Monday, August 27, 2007

Being a Kid...

Last week I got a surprise call to watch my lil Avery ~ I was so Excited! I love hanging out with her ~ she is a great kid. We played with Play-doh and had a blast. She tried to eat a lil bit of it too. It was so much fun playing with it. It reminded me of being little and only worry about what toy to play with...I Love that childhood innocence. It made me so happy to see her get so excited about playing with toys. She is growing up so fast and I am so thrilled that I get to see her grow and I get to be a part of her life!

I also did some scrapbooking this week. I had time to do a little for myself and I work on some gifts too. I did a page about Milwaukee ~ using some new MME paper, AC Thickers (love them) and Love Elsie Stamps. I also did an 8x8 page of the William Pub in Florence, Italy. I used the new MME paper.

That is about it for now. I need to get some rest ~ I go back to school tomorrow...

Wednesday, August 22, 2007


Today I didn't do too much. I ended up scrapbooking part of the day. I worked on my cousin's bridal shower invites. I needed to take a little break from them and decided to finally do this little clipboard. I went with a picture of my lil Avery because let's face it ~ she is just so CUTE ~ I can't get enough of her!!! There really isn't much to this clipboard (it probably 5" by 10") I ended up using some of my favorite things ~ doodlebug sugar coated paper (glitter glitter glitter) Love Elsie ribbon and stickers (b/c she Rocks!) and MAMBI bling hearts ~ because really you can never have enough bling - glitz - or sparkle!

This is one of my favorite things I have done lately...hopefully you all enjoy it too!

Monday, August 20, 2007

Rain, Rain...Go Away...

I'm in a blue mood...I think it must be all this rain. It has been raining almost nonstop for the past few days and it looks like (@ least as the weathermen predict) it is going to be continuing for the next few days...All I want to do is stay inside, watch movies and scrapbook.
Earlier in the week I helped my cousin (along with some others) work on addressing and stuffing her wedding invitations.

My Aunt asked if I would make my cousin's bridal shower invites. So know I am in the process of making about 40 invites that need to be done this week. I have a lil mock-up made ~ so I'm feeling a lil less overwhelmed. thank goodness...

On Saturday night, Rach and I went to the Brewers game with my aunts and uncle. It was a Great game! My new love had a good game too...:)

I love going to brewer games, I am really contemplating getting some season tickets next year.

Nothing else really going on....hopefully I will get some scrapping done tomorrow and will post some stuff soon. Have a Marvelous Monday!

Tuesday, August 7, 2007

Martini Madness

Last night Betsy called and asked if I want to go get some martini's.....who am I to deny Betsy. So of course we went along with some other friends. (the newlyweds, maggie, michelle, and matt) We went to this new bar called City Lounge.
I had heard good things about it and they have $5 martini's on monday nights.....what a deal! How could you pass that up? They had a pretty good selection of martinis to pick from. Michelle and Maggie had a chocolate covered banana one. Betsy decided on cookies and cream. Katie had an almond joy and tropical paradise. I'm not big on the chocolate flavored ones.....too much sweet for me. I had a carmel apple, tropical sunset, and a laffy taffy (I had to have that one b/c I liked the name) The carmel apple was the best one. One of my favorite kinds is the flirtini ~ it has chambord and champagne in delicious!!! They didn't have flirtinis so I got to try some other kinds instead. Overall, it was a nice monday night...when I wasn't planning to do anything.
Just a few random pics from the night
Look @ the cute engaged couple (Michelle and Matt)
a nice pic of the girls (michelle had already left)
Now being silly...

Sunday, August 5, 2007

Home again...

So my lil stephanie and steve are on there way Texas. I, along with Anabelle and Madelyn, saw them off @ the airport. I love going to the airport! but it was hard to see them go. The time always goes so fast. We did a lot of fun things this weekend. I defintly got to spend some quality time with some people I LOVE! Thursday night Stephanie got home @ about 9 ~ so I went over to her parents house and had a fun little sleepover with her and the lil girls. Friday we went to the State was so HOT ~ we basically drank (water and lemonade) all day to stay hydrated. We also went down the BIG slide
and saw all the animals. We of course had some SAZ'S to eat because Stephanie and I LOVE it so much. We went to Stephanie's Aunt and Uncle's house on saturday to have some lunch and hang out with all the kids. It was a nice day. Today we had hot ham and rolls and lots of other goodies (including simma's cheesecake ~ yummy!) @ stephanie's parent's house. Overall it was a wonderful weekend. I love seeing my stephanie ~ she makes me so HAPPY!!! It is sad to have her leave, but I know she Loves her job and I know she will always be there for me ~ no matter how far away she lives.

Wednesday, August 1, 2007

Creative Juices...

So I have been really bad @ staying on top of my blog. Stephanie is always giving me a hard time about updating my blog. I must say the past few days I have been working and scrapbooking and sleeping. That is ALL I have been doing. I finally have my creative juices back and I couldn't be Happier! Ever since Stephanie left...I haven't really felt inspired or in the mood to scrapbook. So I am so excited about finally being in the mood. I have so much to work on. I have one of my fabulous friend's birthdays...
My cousin is in 4H and showed his pig @ the Fair...
I also have a ton of weddings...
I am so EXCITED because my lil stephanie is coming home tomorrow night and I just can't wait to see her! I know I just saw her july 22nd, but we didn't have much time to talk or anything and I just miss her like crazy....I love my lil girl!!!