Monday, September 29, 2008

~The Trainee Has Become the Trainer~

Real quick, I wanted to share with you these photos. Cassie has been showing an interest in potty training but can not get it all together. She knows she is suppose to sit on the potty but does not know what to do.

With all her knowledge, she has her baby doll sit on the potty too. No, baby doll did not fall in, though I did have to put safety door knobs on the door so she does not get in while I'm not looking.
I just thought these pictures are just to0 adorable. I hope you enjoy.
Thanks for checking in. Have a great day!!!

Sunday, September 28, 2008

~Off to the Races~

WOW!!! Let me tell you how AWESOME our Saturday was!!!
Luck was on our side when Kevin got these tickets to the Nascar race. I should say GOD was on our side. Lately I have been thinking how Kevin and I sooo needed a date. I know, I should have been praying for this but GOD hears all. We had a great time!! Just the two of us!! No kids and we did not have to spend a penny, well except for a babysitter, but it was so worth it.
Just look at the view we had from our suit seats. It has been 14 years since we went to a Nascar race and we sat in the stands. Sitting in these cushy, air condition, free food and drink seats, I don't think we will ever go to another race if we can't sit in the suit seats. We have been spoiled for sure!!
Here is the winner doing his burn out after he won. Don't ask me who won because I don't remember his name.

There was a dress code to set in the suit seats. No jeans or shorts. Men had to wear shirts with collars. So we dress up. It was so fun to dress up for a Nascar race. I mean normally we would be wearing shorts and t-shirts like everyone else. I was fun to pretend like we were someone special for the day. We had preferred parking too. I thought that we would be parking some where special, not with all the other race goers. Well, we did get to park closer to the entrance. We still had to walk across the field of cars to get to the entrance. I felt very weird to be walking with the short/t-shirt wearing people when I was dressed up with high heals. I told Kevin I didn't want people to think I'm a snob because I'm dressed up for the race. He said today you are a snob. HA!!! HA!!!
We had such a great time. We will never forget it!!!
Thanks for checking!! I hope to be posting every night. Kevin will be gone till Friday. Boo whooo!! I will miss him sooo!!!
Have a great day!!!

Friday, September 26, 2008

~Apple Cider Days~

It has been one of those weeks. Like you have been busy but you can't remember what you did. Ever get those? Well here is some pictures from last weekend. We took the girls to Topeka, KS for Apple Cider Days Fall Festival. I heard about it on the radio last Friday and thought it would be fun. The girls got to play on pump it up type stuff and ride ponies. They had so much fun. The highlight were the ponies. Cassie was not even afraid. She cried after we got her off. I got to walk through 200+ crafter booths. That is one of my favorite things to do in the fall is go to craft fairs. I bought a couple of cute things for Halloween. I will share with you later.

Kevin had someone from work that could not go to the Nascar race tomorrow so we got 2 free tickets to the best seats in the house. The better than box seats. We have to dress up (no jeans or shorts). We will have air condition, free food and drinks. We also get to park up close to the entrance. Score!!! Luckily I was able to find babysitters for the girls. Oh, I can't wait. We sooo need a date. I will take lots of pictures to share with you all.
Thanks for checking in. Have a good weekend.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

~New Baby~

I am a hoarder of craft things. I buy paper, stickers, etc and plan on using them but then I'm like I will save it for later because it is too cute to use. Crazy, I know. I'm doing better about using the things I have. Like this card I made. I bought the paper and sticker a couple of months ago. I made this card for a friend that is having a baby next month. I'm so glad I used the printed paper because I think it turned out so cute, and she loved it too. Click here to see her blog. I met her through MOPS. I'm so glad I did because she is so super sweet.

I'm trying to keep my posts short so I can spend more time with my hubby at the end of the day so if you have any questions about the card just ask. I will be happy to answer them. If not that is ok too. Thanks for checking in and have a great day.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

~Flower Girls 6x6 scrapbook pages~

Hello all!!! Here are some more brag book pages I made. Remember the pictures I posted of the girls with flowers. I finally scrapped them. I love how they turned out. The stampin up paper I used matched the flowers perfectly.

Here are the pages close up. I think these pages are my favorite so far.

This was the scrapbook page I took the layout from. No, this is not a page I did. I wish I could take credit but I can't. Just so simple and sweet. Emily made this page for all the Moms at our MOPS group last Christmas. I just love it!!! Thanks Emily for the inspiration!! Miss ya!!
That is all for me now. Hope you enjoyed and thanks for stopping by!! I'm off to go make a card. I will share it with you later, if it turns out ok.
Have a great day!!!

Monday, September 15, 2008

~Rides and Rain~

Our neighbor gave Aundrea a go cart. Their youngest daughter has out grown it. So now we get the privilege of worrying over her wrecking it. Yeah!! No really we were so thankful for such a fun gift. We really have great neighbors. Sunday evening Kevin was giving her lessons. He is so patient with her. Below he is having Aundrea look at him instead of at the break and gas controls. She has to learn to look where she is going so she will not wreck. She was very cautious and with a Dad in the field of safety it will be awhile before she gets to leave the drive way.

After Aundrea's riding lesson in began to rain. Cassie thought it as so neat. She would stand on the drive way and watch the rain drops appear on the ground.

Here she is pointing out the rain drops. So precious!!
Yes, she does have her shoes on backwards.

Thanks for checking in.
Have a great day!!!

Sunday, September 14, 2008

~Welcome Fall Friends~

I know it is not officially fall yet but I'm soooo ready for it. The weather here lately sure does make it feel like it. Saturday I locked myself in my craft room (ok, not really but it would be nice) and made up this little welcome sign. I wanted to make one for spring but never got around to it, so I made sure to do one for fall, since it is my favorite season. I love how it turned out. When Kevin saw it he thought it was made out of metal. What??? I don't craft in a machine shop!!! What was he thinking???!!! That was his way of saying that it look professional. He sure does know how to gain brownie points from me.

I just love fall colors!! I just feel all warm inside. Don't you?
Thanks for checking in. Have a warm and fuzzy day!!!

Friday, September 12, 2008

~Aundrea's Walk-a-Thon~

Today Aundrea had her Walk-a-Thon at school. She collected donations and all donations go to the school. Very cool!! Each class got to run or walk for ten minuets for tickets to try to win a prize basket. She did not win a prize basket but she did win a pizza party ( with a friend) and all the 1st grade teachers and a pass to pump it up. She was so excited!! I was there helping pin on the kids lap cards. Each time the kids came around someone marked there cards for each lap. Aundrea ran just about the whole time. I think I have a track star on my hands.

Music was playing while the kids ran and the Cheetah Girls songs were playing. She was running, dancing and singing the whole time and got 18 laps in. She is one talented girl.

Here she is after. All the kids were flushed, hot and thirsty. She had so much fun!! While running she never looked winded. She could have keep on if they did not have to stop them. Awesome!! I wish I could have some of her energy.
I'm so proud of her she did a great job!!
Love you babe!!! You rock!!!

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

~Cassie's 6x6 brag book pages~

Real quick. Here are some 6x6 scrapbook brag book pages that I made for my grandmas book.
I love making 6x6 scrap pages. They go together so quick. I just get so overwhelmed with 12x12 pages. Although, I do make 12x12 pages but they take me forever to make them. I'm hoping by doing the little pages I will get better at making the big ones.

Thanks for checking in. Hope you have a blessed day!!!

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

~Labor Day Weekend~

I'm so slackin' in my blogging. So Sorrrrryyyyyyy!!!
Here is what we did over the Labor Day weekend. My best friend, Traci and her husband Jory, came to visit us. We have seen each other more this year than we have in the past three years. I love that we live so close to each other. Well, with in a days drive or a quick flight.

The kids just love Traci and Jory. They are so much fun to play with. As you can tell from this picture. Traci will probably kill me for showing it. I love you girl!!!
We went to a local park that had this tower we climbed up. It was a little shaky and a little scary but what a beautiful view.

Oh, the best part. Karaoke. Traci and I enlightened Jory with our beautiful (ha, ha) singing abilities via karaoke. We even got both the guys in on the singing. So sorry for the bad pics but with the low lighting for the atmosphere and 2 glasses of wine this is the best I could do. And let me say, wine makes everything sooooo fuuuunnnnnn!!!!!

We had a great visit!! We can't wait to see them again. It will be our turn to travel to there neck of the country. Love you both!!!
Thanks for checking in. I have some scrapbook pages to share with you next time.
Have a great day!!!