Monday, November 23, 2009

Halloween Costumes 2009.

During one of our flights last week I pulled out my laptop and created a digital scrapbook page using photos of the boys in their Halloween costumes. I am not very good about creating theme pages, and one of my goals this year was to create more Christmas, Birthday, Halloween, Easter, etc. layouts to put in our albums.

Template design by me :-)

{Patterned Paper: Katie Pertiet Spot Dots Number 10 & 13. Sewn frames: Katie Pertiet Stitched Up Frames No. 1. Scallop Border: Katie Pertiet Scallop Strip Masks. Staple: Anna Aspnes Yesterday & Today Elements.}

The three hour time difference is still lingering & my sleep schedule is not back to normal yet. I'm hoping to sleep well tonight and have a relaxing day tomorrow. Goodnight!

Jack Photos & Other Stuff.

If you get a chance, head over to Terri Beloit's Blog & check out the adorable photos she took of my little guy :-)

We got back from Cincinnati last night & we have a house!! It is 110 years old (but with a new furnace & hot water tank), brand new kitchen cabinets/counters & appliances, paint, and carpet. It's got a lot of charm and cool old features, but the inside is in perfect condition. We are so excited to start this new adventure!

If you are waiting on an e-mail from me, I will get to it this afternoon. Traveling is exhausting, and I have fallen behind on my e-mail, among other things.

Mark is driving back to Pullman today to work until Thanksgiving, but Jack, Evan, and I will be at my folks' for the rest of the week. So if you need to contact me, e-mail is best!

And because this post is full of randomness, I also wanted to mention that I won a spot in the Big Picture Class "Reclaiming My Time". Thank you Big Picture for giving me this opportunity!

Have a great Monday :-)

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Our Week in Photos.

Blogging comes in waves for me. Some days or weeks I am super excited about it... others, not so much. The last couple of weeks I haven't been in the mood, but I think the blogging bug has finally come back!

We've been busy the last couple of weeks with family in town, mid-terms (Mark), pre-school (Evan), snow, online classes (me), and growing like a weed (Jack):

On Saturday we hosted a mini family reunion with some of Mark's extended family. Thank you Tami, Danielle, Travis, Michelle, Alex, Zoe, Mandy, Aiden, and Tegan for spending your Saturday with us!

I don't think Jack likes his sock monkey hat very much...

Pullman got a nice dusting of snow Friday afternoon. It was about four, so it was getting dark really fast and I didn't get many great photos of Evan and Jack in the snow because it was so dark, but I like this one.

Another Evan-squeezing-the-crap-out-of-his-brother photo. Good thing Jack is a happy baby and doesn't mind being squished :-)

6 months old and sitting up on his own.

Evan and I went to a WSU men's basketball exhibition game last Monday with Cindy and Ray. Evan was so good and really got into clapping and cheering for the cougs during the second half. The skittles and juice I bought him during half time must have kicked in! At one point during the first half, LCSC had missed a bunch of shots in a row and Evan turned to me and said: "Mom, are they trying to miss?" It was super cute!

This little one got his fourth tooth yesterday (upper left). He now has three teeth on the left side of his mouth (one upper, two lower), and only one tooth on the right (lower).

Tomorrow we have a lunch date and I have a ton of laundry to finish before we take off Wednesday for the west side. Mark and I will be in Ohio Thursday through Sunday looking for houses and touring pre-schools. I think I've been in denial about this move up to this point, but the moment I step out of the plane and I am in Kentucky should be a reality check. I just hope I can survive being away from my kids for four days. My poor parents are going to get 500 phone calls during that time as I check to make sure my babies are okay!

Thanks mom and dad for taking our beautiful children for four days... we owe you :-)

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Sweet Baby Jack

One of the photos I took recently (and posted here) has quickly become one of my favorites. I watched "The Good Wife" and created this layout tonight:

{Background Paper: Katie Pertiet Roughed Up Shabby Photo Mats. Journaling Block: Katie Pertiet Sampler Pack. Chipboard Alpha: Katie Pertiet Chunky White Chipboard Alphabet. Staples: Classic Curled Photo Frames No. 1 Scalloped Border Brush: Funky Stitching & Scalloped Brushes by Crystal}

I am working on Ali Edwards' Yesterday & Today class, and busy scanning 26 old photos for our lesson this week. I love doing creative stuff every night :-)

Mark is studying for a statistics exam he has on Friday, and working everyday, too. He is super busy, too, but almost done with school! Only 5 weeks left.

Evan has a day off tomorrow from pre-school in because of Veteran's Day, so I have scheduled a play date with one of his classmates. His latest obsession is playing airplanes on the Wii. That kid loves playing video games, which means I get the job of controlling his obsession. I get a lot of "Mommy, don't tell me no! Tell me yes!" Poor kid thinks I'm mean because I only allow him 30 - 45 minutes of Wii per day.

Jack is almost sitting up on his own (without falling over), and is still a fantastic sleeper. He laughs all the time & loves to be held, but still hates all solid foods. He spits them out turns his head away from them. We keep trying new things, but so far he doesn't like anything we have offered him.

That's it for us! Have a great Wednesday, friends.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Because they make me happy.

{Evan @ 3.5 years old. Jack @ 6 months.}

I will be back later this week with a layout and some family updates.


Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Happy Halloween!

I know I'm a little late, but we had a great Halloween & I know the Grandparents want a photo: