Sunday, May 31, 2009

Happy Sunday everyone!

My little project, a baby boy book. I wish I would have had one of these when I had my girls...just for the first pictures to look back on. I am not keeping this one, but maybe I will have to go back and make them for my girls with that adorable new Doodlebug paper they sell at the Junkie!

P.S. If you are interested in this little 8x8 scrapbook, please take a peek at my listing.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Where did the time go?

Just look at my beautiful girl with her boyfriend all dressed up like Romeo and Juliet for their Theatre banquet! What did I just say....BOYFRIEND! OMG, I could have sworn she was 3 years old just yesterday! How in the world did she grow up so fast - all of a sudden she is 15 and has an adorably sweet boyfriend?! Where did the time go?

Monday, May 25, 2009


This is a picture of my Uncle Dean. I wanted to post it with his story in honor of Memorial Day. He was in the 504th Military Police batallion during Vietnam. With all of the stories going around about our wonderful soldiers coming home crazy, I wanted to share his story. He went to Vietnam at 19, a very shy and withdrawn person. While he was in Vietnam, he saw terrible things happen to his friends and had a very dangerous job. However, despite everything that happened over there, he made it back a more outgoing and happy person. His tour of duty completely changed him for the better. He has made life-long friends from this experience. Thank goodness he came back alive, because he is a most exceptional person!

Here is a link to his 504th MP Batallion website - the pictures are great, and I had to chuckle when I saw the picture of the "business girls" on the street!

I want to make sure that everyone who has or has had someone they love serve in our country's exceptional military...make absolute sure that they know how much we APPRECIATE them and how safe I feel knowing they are looking out for me and my family!

Sunday, May 24, 2009

May DT Layout No.2 - NEW Doodlebug!

The new Doodlebug papers are just adorable!! Of course pink and green are my favorite colors, so I was really happy to get this kit this month. I absolutely LOVE the little cherries and sparkly stickers! All of these items can be purchased at the Scrapbook Junkie, except the BLINKED letters. I made those myself with chipboard and the floral Doodlebug paper.

Friday, May 22, 2009

One More Step Ahead!

We received a phone call yesterday from the home study people responsible for our little guy's adoption - it is all FINISHED and has been submitted to CPS for final review and acceptance!! We only have one little hitch - I have to get a note from my doctor regarding a medication that I take. However, she said it really isn't a big deal...I just need the note for their files. Soooo, he should be here in June to start life with his new "For Keeps" family!

Sunday, May 17, 2009

May DT Layout Challenge No. 1

This month I was given some of the new Little Yellow Bicycle papers with 2 sheets of cardstock (mustard yellow and light purple). The cute little felt flowers helped pull it all together - I think it turned out pretty cute when it was all said and done. Let me know what you think!

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Look Out American Idol...

Here comes Megan! Today was her talent show - she did such a great job! I would have never been able to get up in front of the whole second grade and sing like she did.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

We made it!

Woo hoo! We finally finished the home study tonight. She was very, very nice, and it only took 2 hours (we had heard about 6 hour home studies - YIKES). Anyway, excellent news --- she is going to recommend us as the adoptive family for our little boy!! Unofficially of course, because it still has to go through the Supervisor at CPS. Unexpected news though, it will probably be June or July before he actually comes to live with us. So we have another 6-8 weeks to wait for him :(

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Happy Mother's Day!!

Thank you guys to everyone that came out to my very first make and take. I had so much fun, and those cards and bookmarks were sooo cute, weren't they?! I had such a nice time visiting with everyone too! Well I hope everyone had a wonderful mother's day. I know I did, but now it's time for me to hit the mop and bucket...have a lot to get ready for on Tuesday evening :)

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

It's Finally Scheduled!!

They finally called today and scheduled our home visit for the adoption! After that, we just have to wait for them to review the results which could be up to 2 weeks...but at least we are making progress!

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Make & Take on Saturday at the Junkie!

Everybody come on out and join me for a great Make & Take this Saturday, May 9 from 1:00-3:00 at the Scrapbook Junkie! We are going to make a really cute Mother's Day card and Bookmark. Be sure and come's first come, first serve!