Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Tuesday Musings

I just wanted to let the digi scrappers that visit my blog know that Audrey Neal is having an incredible sale in her Oscraps store - you DEFINATELY want to check it out. You can find her store here.

Audrey's designs are so incredible and unique - this sale is a perfect way to try out some of her awesome goodies! Okay, that's it for me tonight. Our air conditioner is broken (why does that always happen on what feels like the warmest day of the year?!?!) and we're sweating it out over here tonight. I'm just not up for a big post. Let's hope its back up tomorrow night and I'll drop in to give you an update!

Saturday, June 23, 2007

Saturday Musings

Tonight will be a quick one - just sharing some recent layouts. Alex has been sick all week - high fevers which ultimately turned into an ear infection and a throat infection. Poor little guy! But, he's on antibiotics and we're hoping he'll be back to normal soon. I'm sure that Meighan will develop everything he currently has as soon as Alex is feeling better! Okay, onto the layouts. I'll come back soon and post more about what we've been up to ...

Here's another of the baby book pages - this is Alex's fourth month page and I'm just thrilled with how it turned out!

Another Alex page - this one about his first reaction to the sand at the beach! He is too cute!

Here's one about Alex and what he's been up to these days - one of the most hilarious is how he calls things which he knows the name for different names (he'll even argue with you if you try to correct him - LOL) - he calls Meighan 'Dora' (as in Dora the Explorer, guess its easier for him to say than Meighan) and he calls Elmo 'Nemo' although he knows that Elmo is Elmo and Nemo is Nemo. He's a funny boy!

And here's one of my Meighan that I did for this week's Digi Dare - it's all about her new favorite saying 'GECKUM' - AKA 'You're Welcome' - she's cracking us up on a daily basis!

And last but certainly not least, is a layout of one of my favorite Meighan and Dave pictures that I took on Easter. She loves her Grandpa (or Papa as she calls him). This one uses lots of Jen Beschinski goodies (go check out her store at the Digi Shoppe - her stuff is AWESOME)!

Okay, that is it for tonight! I'll be back soon with recent pictures and an update ...

Friday, June 08, 2007

Friday Musings

Well, this is going to be a very Traci Reed oriented post because I just have to tell you about the two new kits she has released which are INCREDIBLE! (I also have layouts to share so be sure to scroll down!!).

The first kit is Vibrant which you can find over in Traci's shop at Scrapbook Graphics! It's so fun and well, vibrant!!! LOL

The next one is Faded Tee which is a softer kit with such beautiful papers and elements. (See Paul and Alex in the ad below - LOVE that!)

And so, here are my layouts with these two awesome kits -
This first one just makes me smile because this girl of ours is something else! She is certainly full of personality! The other day she came home from a visit with Grandma and Grandpa with a new white raincoat and hat. She insisted on wearing it throughout dinner and kept looking over at me with this very sassy look! So, I couldn't resist snapping a picture of our very own "Miss Thang" -

And this one is a really special page for me - about my boys and their very special relationship. They are so much alike and yet so different at the same time! Alex looks up to Paul in a way that is just amazing and I love watching them together!

Okay, now RUN to Scrapbook Graphics and grab up these kits while they're on sale! You definately won't be sorry!

Things are going fine here. We're looking forward to the weekend and a bit of downtime! I'll be back soon with more news ...

Sunday, June 03, 2007

Sunday Musings

A lot has been happening here since my last post so here is a quick update ...

The company that I have just begun working for has announced that it is merging with another firm that is headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri. It's a really exciting opportunity for the firm! However, this decision means that my company will be moving our headquarters to St. Louis. Which could very well mean that if I want to continue working with my boss and in my current department, I may have to relocate. At first, I was a bit taken aback by the news but now I'm getting excited. I have no idea if I'll be asked to go to St. Louis but Paul and I are STRONGLY considering saying yes if they do indeed ask me. I've made a lot of decisions in the past out of fear - not going to college out of state, for one - and I really want to accept the opportunities that come my way and try not to make decisions based in fear. So, if the offer is made and its one that we can live with financially, we may very well say yes! Very exciting and scary! However, it could mean great things for my career and our family, depending on how things play out. I'll keep you posted as I know more but I wanted to throw it out there since this merger has been in the news a lot and many of you know that I just started a job with this company.

In other news, Meighan and Alex are doing wonderfully! They spent the night with their Grandma and Grandpa last night and had a blast. Paul and I had a night out at the movies, seeing Spiderman 3. And I was able to sleep in this morning which I really needed since I've been battling this cold for the last week or so! They are now downstairs napping away after their exciting time with Grandma and Grandpa!

My friend Heather had her second baby this week - a little boy! I'm so excited for her! Welcome to the world of raising a boy and a girl at the same time! It's a fascinating ride!

I've gotten a couple of pages done that I wanted to share -

The first is one of Meighan's monthly baby book pages (yes, I'm still at the 4 month page - bad mommy!) and I used some of Rose Farver's yummy things from the DigiShoppe on this one ...

This one is one I did during the nap this afternoon and I'm really happy with how it turned out! I really tried to step out of my comfort zone again and I'm pleased with how it turned out. This uses Jen Beschinski's The Cats Pajamas which you can get at the DigiShoppe in their June Sampler. (That sampler is a steal, by the way!)

Well, that's it for me right now. I expect that the twins will be up any minute so I need to go get ready for the impending twin madness ... Hope that everyone is doing well!