Wednesday, July 30, 2008


here are a few pics from Jonah's special day! It was just the family. Aunt Shelby is here visiting from North Carolina. It's been nice.

First thing we did was go swimming! {per usual}. Then we went for a hike at Mission Trails!it was good. the little guys tired out quickly, but James and Dad went on a short hike alone while i stayed back at the dam with the little guys. I got some good pics. check out this dragonfly!wow! then it was back home for the BIRTHDAY BBQ~

good times!

you do'nt suppose this little boy likes you?

Sunday, July 27, 2008


today is Jonah's 2nd Birthday! he was born at 2:16 am. Yeah!

Yesterday we had a birthday party for both of our July B-day boys!! I'm a terrible mom. I forgot to dedicate a post to our *golden boy* Colby on his special day. His birthday was last Sunday, the 20th. He' 4!!! holy moly, how time flies.
the party was a rager! we had 18 kids, ranging in age between 8years and 1 week! it was cool! there were 2 wading pools, a bouncy pool, squirt guns, a face painter, superhero and princess costumes and a pinata! totally AWESOME!!

and Erika came down with her kiddos and husband Max!! i was so excited! what a great day!

tonight we are doing a small family party for Jonah. I will post pics tomorrow.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

scrappy goodness!

here is a layout i just did! i totally love it! The pic is from when Jason got home from this last deployment!!! cute!

i like the butterflies the best...i think, i also like the chipboard flourish, you can't really make it out in the pic but i painted it and added glitter. The butterflies are punched from vellum and glued one completely down on the card stock then took another one that i embellished with stickles and folded it in half to make it look *in flight* and glued it down on the fold. i really like how it came out. :)

anyway, that's all for now.


Monday, July 14, 2008

2 months...

wow! i just realized that we are shipping out to Spain in exactly 2 months! i can't believe it. i've been packing my scrap-room. slowly but surely...the movers come on the 6th of August to move our household goods. the Van gets shipped the next day and it will take 52 days to get to Spain!! i hope it's there when we get there.

Anyway, we have been enjoying the summer and Jason being home! we are BBQing at least 3 times a week and have been having dinner outside in our lovely backyard.there is always a nice cool breeze back there...even on the hottest day. i sure will miss this place....We just got ROCKBAND for the Wii!!! CRAZY FUN!!! we are all addicted! the boys love to bang away on the drums and the guitar while Daddy or I sing. great family fun!
we went to the art street fair in El Cajon and the boys got their faces painted! i think we'll hire them for Colby's birthday party! that would be fun! they were pretty reasonable. and did a good job! James always chooses something scary. Colby is supposed to be IRON MAN, but he started to wipe it off and it got all smeared. And, it always amazes me when Jonah actually lets people touch him, other than the family. he sat right down in the chair and got a *toot toot* on his cheek. totally cute! but would not sit still for a pic. oh well.
so thats what we've been up about you?

Friday, July 4, 2008


happy anniversary to two very special people who have been married 37 years today. Two people who are so generous and loving. Two people who love their family and friends, and it shows in the way we all look at them, especially their grandkids! Two people that i would have been lost without these last two years...thank you both for loving this family with all yourselves.
you two truly are the footprints... ;)

we love you.

Thursday, July 3, 2008

wow! it's almost the 4th!

holy moly! how did that happen?

it's summer, and you know what that means...we are busy little bees!
here's an update!

so we did the ultimate summer tradition! we went to the Del Mar Fair! always good times! this year Colby was tall enough to ride almost all the rides! so he and James got wrist bands and had a blast! Jonah got to ride a few with us. it was fun!
the only thing i wanted at the fair was the delicious, fatty, clog your arteries Aussie beer battered potatoes....oooohhh, smothered in melted cheese and ranch......aaahhhh the fair. all the same exhibits, same livestock. but worth the trip every year. our last for about 3....

on Saturday we celebrated James 8th birthday! it was science themed! now let me tell you, there are no *science* themed birthday party decorations, so i had to do them myself! it was cute. First I cut out big black question marks and taped them up around the yard and under the question marks i printed magnified objects off the Internet and taped them underneath with a clue about the object! the game was to guess what it was! there were 7 questions and we had a prize for whoever got the most right. I also had a huge pop up beaker and filled it with balloons and they had to guess how many were in it. I made DNA strands from pipe cleaners and hung them from the rafters, i got a bunch of those *hairy rubber balls* and hung them as *molecules*. We had *MAD SCIENCE* come and do experiments with the kids and they got to made *goop*. it turned out really good! and the piece De resistance!!! {scroll down}....
THE BRAIN CAKE!!!!! it was a hit! Jason helped decorate it! what a great dad!

in other news!! my BFC and I found this AMAZING new scrapbook store called *Paper Tales* in Point Loma!!!! OMG!!! soooo great! alot of true vintage finds, one of a kind embellishments....aaaahhhh we were in HEAVEN! if your in the San Diego area, seriously, check it out!

ok, that's all for now. today the boys and i are getting our passports!!!! joy!