Friday, May 30, 2008

Memorial Weekend in Ketchum

This past weekend we had the opportunity to go visit our friends the Duerre family in Ketchum! We had a fabulous time hanging out, eating, playing, laughing, being outside, and just catching up with them! Here is part of our weekend adventure in pictures.

We went to an outdoor festival in Hailey where everything was handmade. Right up my alley; loved it.

The kids LOVED this bubble machine. They were running all around into booths trying to pop every last everlovin' bubble. This picture Chad took turned out great.

Emme loves her a good face painting.

Ells was not so sure of the face painting at first. She came around though and got a stunning ladybug.

We went hiking one day in the Sawtooth Recreation Area. Here's Amanda and I getting our picture so you can know that we are really outdoors-ey people. Actually, we just slapped on the packs and posed for a picture then hopped back in the car.. not really, but wouldn't that have been funny?

The Chads and their dental work (or lack thereof)

Should we be seeing this stunning photograph on a Christmas card this year? I should hope so.:)

Umm, you will not being seeing this one on a Christmas card this year. Who is that naughty little boy trying to escape a perfect photo-op? Don't you know that mommy needs a scrapbook two-page layout? Silly boy.

Thanks a million Chad and Amanda! Thanks for moving to the mountains so we can have some mountain friends.:) We love you guys.

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

For Katie

I am posting a layout of my new scrapbook pages so you all can ooooh and awwww over it.:) It's from the pictures of Emme and Chad's date to the thee-a-ter. That's how she says it.
I LOVED this flocked blue bird paper by Heidi Grace! It was a little on the spendy side and I couldn't risk messing it up, so I called in the heavy artillery, my college roommate Kate. She was the original reason I started scrapping, and she is the bomb dot com with ideas and originality. This was my first time stitching on paper and I am fairly pleased with how it turned out! The machine missed a few zigzag stitches, but I guess that lends to the creativeness of it all. Hope you like it K!



Monday, May 19, 2008


I had an awesome time this weekend with these fine ladies...

Me, Candee, her mom Nora, and her mother-in-law Marian. *Please do not state the obvious in this picture. I had just gotten done taking my inflate-a-boob pill.*

Seriously though, the Beth Moore conference was awesome. I loved every minute of it and was trying to memorize all that she had to say. But she says it best in one sentence with saying "Gift without grit is a dang waste." Thanks for inviting me Candee. I'll remember this for a long time.

Jacked Up

Seriously almost peed my pants when I saw this fine thang rollin' by. Talk about feeling self-conscious in a minivan....this poor girl is gonna have issues!!

Monday, May 12, 2008

Some would call it a Fashion Faux Pas

Have you ever heard of D on D?
Neither had I.
Until I met this girl.

It stands for Denim on Denim, which is considered a fashion crime by many a fashionista*. I cracked up for quite awhile when she told me of this phrase. I mean, I knew it was not cool to do, but D on D? Too funny.

Anyway, so Candee and I decided to play a little prank on our friend and wear D on D. So blatantly obvious! Well, she didn't even notice until I pointed out that I was seriously overheating with this DENIM jacket on...

Here's the picture of our fashion crime.

This was a fun night with friends. I think we will need a new trampoline mat now, as I was trying to add up the "poundage" of these 3 full grown men trying to crack the "Chad egg".

Here's a cute pic of the little man. After a long time of playing hard he walked directly over to the comfiest spot available and planted his little self down.

Never mind that it was mommy's day lily. I guess after a hard day playing a guy has gotta relax.

*Disclaimer* For those who might be wondering, some would consider D on D appropriate if the denim is a cropped jacket or shrug.

Friday, May 2, 2008

A Little Thing I Like to Call Fluffy Fingers

Best part of the night on The Office yesterday. Fake gang/street advice from Darryl.

Michael: Were you part of a gang?
Darrel: Uh, yeah, yeah I was.
Michael: I KNEW it.
Michael: What are we talking about here, Crypts, Bloods?
Both. Yeah, them, and the Latin Kings, the Warriors, Newsies
Michael Scott:
Ok, so dig this. You're on the street, and one of your gang disses you.
Darryl: Oh my goodness.
Michael Scott: Yeah. Right. So what do you do to get 'em to make it right?
Well see, um, in a gang world, we use something called fluffy fingers.
Michael Scott: What is that?
Darryl: That's when someone really gets in your face, you know you just, start ticklin' 'em.
Michael Scott: Really?
Darryl: Yeah. And he starts tickling you. And pretty soon you laughing and hugging. Before you know it, you've forgotten the whole thing. Y'all just go to church together, get an ice cream cone.
Michael Scott: I would have never though that.. gangs would be tickling each other.
Darryl: Oh. It's a fact of life.

And seriously, at the end of the show, so uncomfy! Just let Michael get off of the camera! It was NOT funny after a solid 3 minutes of whatever he was blathering about!! Any other Office watchers out there? Shout out to my peeps! We LOVE it!