Sunday, June 28, 2009

Mad Hatter Tea Party

I am so sad to have missed the Mad Hatter Tea Party, but we missed for a good reason. We had to take William, our new son, to meet his new grammy, aunts and cousins. We had such fun! He is such a sweet blessing!

Thursday, June 25, 2009


We have wonderful news! We will be picking up our new son tomorrow at 2:00 for his very first overnight visit. He gets to stay with us until Monday morning and possibly next Friday - who knows, maybe this is it and he will get to stay forever! In case you are wondering, the case worker is concerned that he may be a little more than we bargained for. That's why his first visit was scheduled to be short. However, each time we talk to someone it gets a little longer :)

We are soooo excited!

P.S. - I will be posting my June Design Team layouts this weekend, so keep an eye out!

Sunday, June 21, 2009

The Two Best Dads in the World!

My dad passed away in December of 1993, just 3 weeks after his first grand-daughter was born. He never really got to know our little family, but hopefully from heaven he can see what fantabulous (as Brittany would say) kids his grandchildren are!

My father-in-law quickly took a place in my heart as my second father - of course he had that special place in my heart since David and I started dating. He is one of the kindest and most loving men I have ever known, and my girls absolutely adore him! I can see clearly where David got his wonderful demeanor from.

My David - one of the best daddy's around! He plays games, reads books, swims, is silly and supportive and best of all - loves all of us so much!

So HAPPY FATHER'S DAY to my two favorite dads!

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Just Beautiful!

I love flowers, not the kind you buy at the store (although those are pretty too), but the ones that grow in the garden. No matter if the garden is messy or pristine perfect - I love all flowers, even the little buttercup and dandelion weed flowers that grow in the grass. I wish I had more flowers in my yard, but we are still working on that one. So anyway, I thought I would share some pretty flower pix that I took during Epcot's Flower and Garden Festival last year - I didn't get to go this year so I am reminiscing...

These adorable little fairy houses were scattered throughout Tinkerbell's Garden.

Gosh I miss Disney World! It's where the real world just disappears and we don't think about anything but enjoying our family time together - no schedules, no phones, no computers...just old fashioned fun!

Cinderella's rose garden is just incredible! I am so lucky to have 2 Disney Land rose breeds in my backyard. They are a beautiful bright orange and pink rose when they bloom.

This water lily is from the water gardens in China section of the International Village at Epcot.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Phoebe in Wonderland

OMGosh! I was just looking at Vanessa's website A Fanciful Twist, and she has a link to the most amazing movie ever - I have to see this!


I am having sooo much fun and summer just started! I am in school right now getting certified to be a Special Education teacher. I just love my class, I only have 8 classmates and my teacher is great! When I finish school in the next 3 weeks, I will be certified to teach Special Education children in Preschool - 4th grade. I take my tests next week - hopefully I pass! I so want to teach PPCD in the Fall - that is Preschool for learning disabled kids ages 3-5. Next will be to get certified in Science so I can be a Science resource teacher as a backup in case I can't find a PPCD job. Did I say how much I love this stuff?!

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Made from the scraps

With so many things going on right now, I decided that I needed to take a break and pretend like I didn't have 100 other obligations. So I made this little page from the scraps that were left over from making the album. I drew the letters and cut them out. The most fun though was making the little bubbles. My mom got watercolor pencils for my birthday and let me tell you - they are soooo much fun!