Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Hello all!  Long time, no see!  ;)  Life has kept me super busy and scrapping is out of the picture these days. I did sneak off with my mom for a weekend retreat at a nearby resort (laughing...as this place does not feel like a resort...but I do love it and it makes a great little getaway).  Here are a few layouts I made there as well as some I found hidden on my computer.

Most of these layouts are based off of sketches...most off of my Pinterest board.  

We took a weekend trip two years ago to Hood River to visit my brother and sister in-law.  These are pictures from that trip.  I think the paper is Basic Grey, the rub-on's are old and from my stash as is the chipboard corners I inked.  

I admit, I have used this sketch before...I think the layout is even below. It is such a great sketch.  The papers are MME.

WCMF stands for Willamette Country Music Festival.  SUCH a fun event!  I used my Simple Stories goodies on this one.  The swirl clip is holding the list of artists singing as well as a few other memorabilia.  

A super simple double page layout from Peyton's Kindergarten year.  I think this is a Carta Bella line.

We went  camping with some friends last summer.  It was so much fun!  I used a couple Echo Park scraps of papers and everything was bits and pieces from my stash.

My favorites camp spot....Mill Creek Camp.  Its a great little camp spot with no other campsite around it.  It wasn't too far from our old house.  I'm thinking papers and button were from October afternoon, maybe a piece of Cosmo Cricket in there.

Another super simpler double pager from Peyton's Kinder year.

This picture was taken two years ago at a Beavers VS Huskies game.  Chelle and I met on a scrapbook forum and chatted for a while.  We were lucky enough to meet at a college football game.  I *almost* didn't go due to weather and horrible bad roads.  Talking a 3 hour drive turned super long due to driving 25 MPH due to ice covered snowy mountain passes.  But I'm so glad I went and was able to meet up with Chelle!

Chris coached Peyton's t-ball team last year.  They were the River Cats.  I am embarrassed to admit that these paper are at least 4 years old!  :-0  If not more!  Yep, I'm working hard at using up my stash.

This layout is a sad lift of my super talented friend Karen.  I loved how she used three of the same photo.  Such a neat affect.  This is the same line as above...super old and not even sure the company is in business anymore.

This layout is tidbits from my hubbies family reunion.  How I love his family!  I look forward to the campout every.single.year!  Yes, yes I do.  We have so much fun!  I was horrible this year, capturing photos, but this year I hope to be better.

A double pager of the Jefferson County Fair.  We met up with my mom who brought my nephew and niece. The kids had a blast.  Pony rides, carnival rides, popsicles.  My pocket and my mom's pocket didn't have quite as much fun. ;)

 I just love these pictures of the kiddos.  I can vividly remember how excited Maddy would be when we went inside and waited to pick up Peyton.  Even the last month of school, she'd be super excited to see him. She also enjoyed watching him in gymnastics.

Walton Lake...one of our favorite places to camp and fish.  These pictures are really old.  Where does time go?

Back when I had my act together and was doing Project 12....June 2012 (my last month I think).

This picture cracked me up.   The looked so much alike.  From how they were laying to both having red tops and blue bottoms on.

Yes...I did use this sketch before and even on a layout in this same post!  :-0  But, I do love it, may even use it again!  haha!  I just love these pictures of Maddy.  She caught Chris napping on the couch and went to join him.  Kitty (her stuffed dolphin) and all!  
 I didn't put my finished layout away quick enough.  Maddy decided it needed a little more *umph* and took my scissors to it.

 I'm not sure if I have shared this layout yet or not, but it is of Peyton's first dentist appt.  The dentist printed out the x-rays for me.  I was so excited!   haha!

That is it for now and probably for a while!  Hope every has a wonderful summer!  

Busy days = lots of photos to share!

Maddy has such beautiful long hair.  I've had it trimmed at least 3 times, maybe 4, an inch or two every time. But it is SO.LONG.  When she goes potty if falls in the toilet (think public restroom...want to puke yet?  Eh...me too!).  It was time to get it cut short.  Looking back, I wish I would have only done 4 or 5 inches, but I went for 8-9 inches!  :-0  It is SO.MUCH. easier to take care of.  

A few weekends ago was free camping (not sure if it was an Oregon deal or all over).  We took off to a campground about 20 min. from our house.  It was a very nice campground and I am sure we will return.  We were right up the canyon from this lake.  The kids had a blast playing with the other kids we went camping with.  LOVE the surrounding here.  I spent many a days of my childhood summer here.  

 Jenabelle was excited to have a play mate.
 It was so much fun camping with other families.  The kids did fantastic together and had so much fun!
This was my kids first time buying ice cream from an ice cream truck.  They thought it was pretty darn cool and spotted it long before it made the stop in front of our camp.  
 Little miss Jenabelle was so worn out that she was here, in this spot, for quite a few hours without budging.  We poked her and prodded her with no reaction!
 Have you heard of Kids Bowl Free?   A very neat program I signed the kids up for.  They get to bowl 2 games free per day through the summer.  For $24.95 I am able to add up to four adults (sitters, grandparents,etc) to be able to bowl with the kiddos.  The kids had a blast and are ready to go back.
 As for their attired, they chose it and there was no changing it. haha!
 Chris and I have been trying to figure out what this plant was.
This is what ended up happening to it....
The picture above still cracks me up.  They were pretty big plans and there are more still to pull!
 We have enjoyed gorgeous sunsets.
 That is Mt. Jefferson you see there on the left.

This past Sunday we went up to my parents for lunch.   My nephew and niece were there and they had a blast playing in the pool.  My brother got a good ole water fight going and it was so much fun to hear the kids scream in delight!
 Jennabelle was quite loud this night.  She cracks me up how she sleep and snores quite loudly.

 And if you don't let her into Peyton's room when it is bedtime, she attacks the door til you do.  She LOVES snuggling with Peyton at night.

Chris took off for a guys weekend this past weekend and I knew I needed to fill the days with activities to keep my sanity.  A local store had a 'vendor' event where many reps from numerous different companies set up booths.  There was a face painting book and both kids chose out what they wanted.  

 A few errands later we stopped at Burger King (my first time in the Burger King here in town!  :0 ).  Side note - their cranberry apple chicken salad was really good!  The kids had so much fun playing in the play structure and wearing their crowns.
 One of the errands was to find a pool.  We went home and filled it up. Y'all may laugh...but this is a big pool for what my kiddos are used too having at home.
 A little sunbathing after some playing in the water.  My mom came over for a bit to get some sun and visit.

Today, we took a little drive back to Prineville to visit Peyton's school.  He was rushed by classmates and friends which just made my heart melt.  When some left more heard he was at recess and came a running.  
Peyton's best friend is Thomas.  I was able to finally get a photo of the two together.  Thomas is one incredibly sweet boy and it broke both Peyton's and my hear to have to move after finding such a good little friend!  

Peyton's teacher is retiring this year.  She is planning on having a huge garage sale this year to sell many years of accumulation of teacher supplies.  I was able to snag a few scores like this bucket of pretend change.  I think we spent at least 2 hours this afternoon playing with it!   
We also scored some brand new costumes.  Maddy's is pretty sad that her Super Woman cape didn't make her fly.  She tested it by jumping off her bed.  Peyton is a ... gremlin?  of some sort.  They both had their costumes on within minutes and only took them off when I promised they could put them back on in the morning.  
Miss Jenabelle...well...she found the toilet paper roll in the guest bathroom and decided to bring a chunk of it out to the living room to play with.  It is a good thing she is cute...cause gosh dang, she is a LOT of work!

That is it for now.  I still have more layouts to share and will do that soon.  I'm planning on participating in a Christmas bazaar again this year and am attempting to get some stuff made early and am working on coming up with something 'new'.  Any ideas you want to share?  Link me up!  I'd greatly appreciate it!

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

May Catch-Up

I thought I'd update with a bunch of pictures from May.  

First off....Peyton has been asking to have Jenabelle snuggle with him while he reads or watches a movie right before bed.  If he forgets...Jenabelle reminds us.  

We were lucky enough to have some friends stop by while they were in town.  The kids put on a skit for us and it included a somewhat Cinderella story with Princess Peach and Mario in place of the prince and Cinderella.  :)  That would be Maddy in the Mario outfit.
 We had a bbq on Mother's Day.  It was a lot of fun and a perfect day for a bbq.  Peyton got in a little soccer time with the help of Grandpa DuPont.
 Isn't Miss Maddy just as cute as can be in her swim suit and boots?
Peyton's final soccer game was in May.  He really liked soccer and was even able to play the goalie.
 Rain won't damper a little campfire fun.  
 We had a wonderful bbq with all the family.  What is it about campfires?  There is something special about it and even more so when it is family that is enjoying it with you.
 I've been homeschooling Peyton this last month.  One morning I went to change a load of laundry and came back to this.....
 Miss Jenabelle loves to play outside.  She also enjoys laying down in the pretty bushes and plants.
 Morning snuggles are in order every morning.  But only for Jenabelle and Peyton.  :)
 Peyton enjoyed helping Chris put in the garden rows and requested to hep Grandpa John.  So when Grandpa John called, we headed his way to help create the garden rows.

I missed a lot of the months events.  I really do need to get better at taking pictures.


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