Sunday, January 31, 2010

AJ's Day!

I can't believe that my little girl is 4 years old! We will be picking up her big girl bed later this week (yes, she's still in a toddler bed), and ordering the bedding from Domestications soon, but we went ahead and got her some sheets to open today and printed off a picture of the comforter set. She's wearing a new outfit and her fresh water pearl necklace, which is a gift we've been saving for a year or two.
Here's the card I made her. It uses some of the new Sweet Pea Stitched Felt accents and the new Scallop Trim Border punch which you can earn FREE with a $50 order during Sale-A-Bration. No stamping on the front of this card, but I did use a retired set to stamp the inside and the envelope. I didn't take a pic, though.
Sweet wishes!

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Our family portraits

Okay, so I had every intention of blogging again today, and obviously I am, but unfortunately our main computer {with ALL my pictures} crashed earlier. So instead of my original plan, I'm sharing some photos from our family portrait session back in November. My sister-in-law took these pictures in my Granny's back yard.

As you'll see, my SIL is an AWESOME photographer. There is a link to her blog and website (The Bond Between Us) over in the left hand sidebar. I do encourage you to check it out, but I will warn you that her latest blog entry features a boudoir marathon; it's slightly risque.

Now without further ado, here is my beautiful family.

Adorable AJ.

DJ-look at those freckles!

My cute kids and me.

Daddy and his darlings.

Me and my honey. Thanks for these amazing pictures, Kelly!

Sweet wishes!

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

I've become...


The main reason I was so reluctant to start a blog in the first place was because I didn't want to be one of those people who never updated their blog; and until the last 6 months or so, I wasn't. But alas, now I am. I'm sorry that it's been so long. While I would love to promise that I'm "back" and will return to posting regularly, I know that I am not at a place in my life right now where I can say that with even the least bit of conviction.

To quickly recap, I have been working part-time as an elementary music teacher since July. The position is shared between the art teacher and me. The art teacher is currently out on maternity leave, and I am subbing for her, so I'm now teaching 5 days a week.

In my Stampin' Up! life, though, I did have a workshop last night. It was a very fun group of ladies, and we all had a blast. Here is one of the projects we stamped.
I totally stole the idea for this conversation hearts treat holder from Kimberley Morris, aka procrastistamper. If you visit her blog and click on "valentine" under the Labels section, you can find the instructions and her too cute version.

Sweet wishes!