Thanks For Visiting....

My place to share with family & friends... pieces of my life and some sparks of creativity that come to me in between my crazy days of now! Remember that each day is a gift!

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Night Before Christmas .....


Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Joy to the World !

Family Photo at "Timeless"...

This is a Family photo taken at our Church Christmas production they call " Timeless"
This is the best 1 of 2 ...

Saturday, December 13, 2008

You Tube Video

Remember to view this You Tube video... you must pause my playlist music. Enjoy!

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Tennessee Thanksgiving

We spent our Thanksgiving in Tennessee. The weather was perfect, not too cold to enjoy the outdoors. The kids had a great time seeing their grandparents. We went to Dollywood, Black Bear Jamboree , Wonderworks and drove through that historic Cade's Cove. I also went to that Scrapbook Superstore that my girlfriend Annette just visited there a few months earlier ! No matter where we go, ( even visits to our hometown) I am always happy to arrive home ! With a new gratitude for living in our townhome. Just happy to be home ! Hope everyone who reads had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday too !

Smokey Mountains

Tuesday, November 18, 2008


Flurries are forcasted today, maybe on Thursday too.
It's cold here, finally !

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Soooo Fancy....

So, I am really lovin' Fancy Nancy... she is the cutest! I find myself looking at all things " Fancy" at the Target store. They have an aisle of Fancy Nancy dolls, purses, tierra's , shoes oh, and the cutest fanciest hat! Sooo, Maddy & I got busy in the craft room and created our own very " Fancy" hat ! I have had these paper flowers for a while now ( remember that I had to have them Annette.... at the Anthologies Scrapbook Store... never even used them or the paper that coordinates! )
I love the hat we made... Maddy loves it too !

The " Pouty Princess"

This is Princess Cinderella at the library on Halloween... story time & a parade that we didn't last for. Not really sure why princess is so pouty, but we left before the end of all the activities. Notice the really cute , young librarian...
she dressed like Fancy Nancy

Tuesday, October 28, 2008


My Girl's THREE !

My Girl turned 3 this month ! We celebrated by playing at the neighborhood playground with friends and ate pizza & princess cupcakes ! I also planned a
princess playdate for her and did 2 princess crafts ! We love our girl... Maddy!

Collecting Leaves...

In The Apple Orchard...

Apples !

We did pick apples again this year ! A little disappointed that we were later in the season getting there... and were only able to pick 1 variety the day we went. We picked golden - green " Mutsu" apples! They are delicious ! Soooo juicy... that the juice from the apple drips down your arm when eating ( sometimes) ! We picked a little less than a bushell. Good old fashion apple crisp is my favorite !
I am NOT a pie maker ! I do love an apple pie... I should give it try one day ! And
although we did not get to pick the reds I had to take a picture of them on the tree!

Monday, October 27, 2008

Pumpkin Patch

Little late in the season getting to the patch.... looks picked over, but we managed to choose one that we all liked this day !

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Sunday at Fisher Park...

My goal this past Sunday, after church was to get some great photos of the kids at one of the many great parks in our area. I love this Willow tree by the creek. This always proves challenging with 3 kids... and their they are:

Jackson... loves to work the camera. He is indeed a camera hog ! Very photogenic !
I am happy that he is so cooperative, but then there are times when I
want individual shots of the OTHER kids... gotta remind him... "just
Grant in this one Jack.... "

Grant.... Really hates taking pictures.... he usually has this smirky grin on his
face or a really agitated expression. Very impatient... really hates
when I say " 1 more Grant" because this usually translates to 5 or 6
more and he knows this !

Maddy... LOVES to say " cheeeeeeeeeee eeeee eeeese ! " and she is so full of
energy that it is really difficult to get her to stand or sit still !

So, after some bribery and begging.... these are my pictures. I'm sorry to inform my children, but they are in for many more photos to be taken... it's Fall and there are so many opportunities for great pictures... memories & traditions to capture!

Thanks for looking !

Saturday, October 4, 2008

What I did this Weekend....

Have you heard of Bakugan Brawlers yet ? They are the newest craze where I am living! As a matter of fact, Toys R Us held a " Bakugan Tournament" today! I took the kids... my boys " battled Bakugan's" while I watched & learned and Billy took Maddy around the toy store getting ideas for " little girl's " birthday coming up.
It was pretty fun to watch these boys play this game... and FYI, I think Toys R Us is the place to buy right now... Target & Wal Mart have been out of them for a while.
So, here's the scoop...

The Brawlers are spheres that pop open into mythological-looking warriors when you roll them onto the game cards. Bakugan combines fast-paced fun with eye-popping excitement to redefine the term "action gaming."

THEN, I thought it would be a great idea to check out the new LEGO store that just opened at King of Prussia Mall... BETTER IDEA... Go to the LEGO store when it's NOT Grand Opening day! There was a line about a mile long... seriously ! The store was so small, they could probably only allow a limit of 20 in at a time! CRAZY ! We did not stand in line... we will visit another day !

Tomorrow is Sunday and I hope to take a few good pictures of the kids after church.
If I am successful, I will post them!

I hope you had a great weekend!

Friday, October 3, 2008

A " Present " for you !

There is a very cool challenge going on in the blogging world of scrappers. Began be Stacy Julian of Simple Scrapbooks. You can read the details about it on her blog... just click HERE Heidi Swapp is on board as well... It is a great idea and I think I'm going to join in ! It's always great to reflect on where you were in your life
( in this case... 1 year later). Check it out... leave me a comment if you decide to do it ! Have a Great Weekend !

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

You Tube video...

You must know by now... to watch the you tube video... scroll to playlist on the right and pause the music before watching.

Saturday, September 27, 2008

what's in your car?

So, for lack of something creative to blog about.... I have had so many ideas... too much creative energy and no spare time to engage it! So, I am posing this question.
What's in your car ? Do you have anything on your rear view mirror, or your rear window, or your bumper... that makes your vehicle uniquely yours ? This is mine... well, the rear view mirror. My cross, and my Yankee Car Jar and if you look really closely you will see a Starbucks sticker on the mirror !

Thursday, September 25, 2008

oh so yummy... cupcakes !

I've been shopping... on Etsy ! I just bought these super cute cupcake stamps...
handmade by Patty ! I can't wait to get them... I'm thinking of just keeping them all together and framing them in a little black frame! check her store out...
click HERE

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

My Guilty Pleasure....

Coffee is far more than a beverage. It is an invitation to life... It's a trumpet wake up call, a gentle rousing hand on your shoulder. Coffee is lingering scent, better than any potpourri. Coffee is an experience, a rite of passage, a good excuse to get together. Nicole Johnson

Coffee is MY guilty pleasure. What's yours ?
Today was a chilly morning. Today I ordered a HOT coffee and enjoyed every last drop of it ! I am usually an iced coffee or blended coffee drinker! But, on cold mornings ( plenty of them in store ) I elect the hot version ! Isn't the coffee huggie the cutest ? A gift from a neighborhood friend & fellow caffeine addict!

Monday, September 15, 2008

Monday Night Football

Eagles are playing Dallas Cowboys tonight... always makes for an interesting game
with TO's antics ! Of course my boys had to wear the jersey to school today ! I found out Jackson's 1st grade year , that a Philadelphia Eagles jersey is a staple item when going back to school shopping! These fans here are die hard... crazy fans!

Thursday, August 28, 2008

First Day of School

I can't believe it's that time again! Grant started Kindergarten this year! Jackson is looking way too old... cannot believe I have a third grader!