Thursday, February 16, 2017


i finally figured out how to upload a video from my iphone to the blog -
without an help from the teenage boys around here.
big smiles.
savannah is talking ....

Wednesday, February 15, 2017


this is on my bucket list.
just going to have to move it to next years bucket list.
6 months of rental nights sold out in 5 minutes.
that's faster than franklin's bbq !


valentine smiles from savannah !

Tuesday, February 14, 2017


weekend project continues.
step eight.
select 12 x 12 background paper for the special pages.
there is sometimes stuff that can not be trimmed to fit into 
a 4x6 or 3x4 slot.
for these pages, i insest a 12x12 page.
todays goal is to pull out the big boy paper & make an important decision.
the background color.
i usually stick to solid colors.
i like to keep it clean and simple.
i haven't created the pages.
just popped in the background paper.
i'll cut/paste/create down the road.

Monday, February 13, 2017


weekend project continues.
step seven.
so the photos are loaded.
january thru december.
now we need to add some fun to the pages !
the dates.
the events.
the stories.

Sunday, February 12, 2017


happy birthday colin !
can't believe you are 15 today.
to celebrate your birthday we did just what you requested.
you just wanted a day home in your pj's.
we did celebrate with papa murphy pizza and 
chocolate cake with chocolate frosting.
too bad you fell asleep before dad got home from florida.
those birthday gifts will have to wait till tomorrow !

Saturday, February 11, 2017


sunny smiles from florida !


weekend project.
step six.
count the pages for 2016.
started out with 15 pages this am.
added 43 more pages.
all photos are now safely in their new home !
next step.
add the words !


weekend project.
step five.
get dressed.
pick up december photo order.
race back home to work on project !


weekend project.
step four.
pull photos out of the walgreens photo envelope.
put in piles.
organized in order of date.
match up ephemera with photos.
slide into project life page protectors.
repeat for next pile of photos.
repeat for next pile of photos.
repeat till there are no more piles of photos.


weekend project.
step three.
dust off the scrapbook cart.
wheel it out of the closet.
its time to put this to use.


weekend project.
step two.
grab doodle book for dates & details.
will help when filling the pages in chronological order.


weekend project.
step one.
gather supplies.
find album.
note: several weeks were started during one weekend project last year.
i did get our 2 week family vacation into the album.
now 50 more weeks to add.


weekend project.
one large pile of photos.
one extra large pile of stuff - official word is ephemera.
goal: make these piles disappear !
realized i am missing december photos.
order online at walgreens.
use ten cent each photo coupon.
upload order.
will be ready for pickup in one hour !

Friday, February 10, 2017


ok - now this is absolutely hysterical !
i've watched it with nathan.
i've watched it with steve.
i've watched it with justin.
ok - where is colin ?
i am a new fan of melissa mccarthy.

Thursday, February 9, 2017


because cell phones have text messages at 1:57am.

Wednesday, February 8, 2017


happy 7 month birthday savannah !
love these celebration onesies !

Tuesday, February 7, 2017


just finished reading this e-book from the library.
love reading in bed in the middle of night.
love not having to worry about returning books on time -
they automatically are returned on due date.
love finishing a book before the due date.
love taking pictures of my favorite pages.
learned more about ike than i ever learned in high school.

Monday, February 6, 2017


winter fun from the north.
what is that white stuff ?
stay warm !

Sunday, February 5, 2017


super bowl celebrations from clarence.
i actually fell asleep at the beginning of the 4th quarter.
falcons were winning 28 to 3 over the patriots.
what a surprise to have steve wake me up when the game was tied !
overtime ?!
no way !
i was cheering for the falcons but gotta love the patriots for pulling a win in overtime.
great superbowl game.
great half time show lady gaga.
no memorable commercials for me.

Saturday, February 4, 2017


baby julia posing for the camera.
can't believe how big you are getting !

Friday, February 3, 2017


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friday family movie night.
minus justin and nathan.
great redbox rental.
can't believe its been almost 7 years.

Thursday, February 2, 2017


william has found something more exciting
at nursery school than pulling the fire alarm !

Wednesday, February 1, 2017


a little smile from savannah to start my day!