Thursday, June 28, 2007

Long Day

Had a rough night which lead to a long day. My little guy had me up late because he was, well, barfing for lack of a better word. I cleaned him up, cleaned up the carpet next to his bed as best I could, brushed his teeth, changed his sheets, gave him tylenol since he had a bit of fever. He then proceeded to immediately barf that back up, all over his jammies this time and his sheets and me while daddy sort of ran about like chicken with his head cut off, not quite knowing what to do. So I changed the sheets, again, changed him from the skin out, cleaned him up, and fnally got him back to bed. It was probably about 1:30 at that point. So then I tried to sleep but of course I had a hard time falling asleep because I was listening for him in case he got sick again. Then I had to get up this morning for work. Lordy but I was tired. Looking forward to a rendezvous with my pillow in a hour or two. He, by the way is feeling better, although he started the day with a bloody nose and still had a slight fever this afternoon. I sent him up a few minutes ago to try to wake his daddy up, so they could play before he had to go to sleep. He didn't come back down like he usually does, so I went up to check on him and he's curled up on my pillow, snuggled next to daddy sound asleep. Poor little man must have been worn out.

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Beauty LO

I took this picture a couple of summers ago, on one of our annual trips to Brookfield Zoo. It just seemed pretty to me the way the light was hitting the water and highlighting the geese. I've been wanting to scrap this one for sometime now, but didn't know how I wanted to do it. So I sat down and played with it tonight.
LO Credits:
Started out with a template from Misty Cato (blog template5)
I used Misty Cato's Starlight Whimsy Kit (from, along with one of her layered tag templates (I used the one to make the file tab folder in the top left corner). The last thing I did was use the wordart (I recolored part of it) by Katie Pertiet (from designerdigitals) which says "everything has it's beauty, but not everyone sees it -confucius"
The font used is CK Print

Seesaw LO

This is a page of my son and one of the daughters of my best friend. Aidan went through a stage of calling her and her sister his girlfriends. I'll have to explain to him that it's not a good idea to date two girls at the same time (much less sisters, LOL).
the journaling reads:"I took you for a playdate with your “girlfriends” Ashley and Dana. You had a blast running around and playing with them at the park near their house. I just loved these shots of you and Ashley on the seesaw. We need to make this a regular playdate since you three always have so much fun."
I started out with a template from Kwikplates2 from digitaldivasdesigns, and I used Ashley Bailey's Wildflower Honey Kit from digitaldivasdesigns.
Font is CK Print

Sunday, June 24, 2007

Aidan's 1st Xmas LO

This is a picture of Aidan and Daddy taken Xmas of 2002. Aidan was just 16 days old. He's wearing an outfit that was daddy's when he was a baby, he looked like a peppermint! He was just too sweet!

This is another picture that I had to do some work on to get it to look decent, it was taken with the old camera which was going bad!

LO credits: I started out with a template by Misty Cato (it's from a challenge awhile back at sbElements, I just now got around to using it :) ). The papers and embellies are all by LaWanna DesJardin, they're from her Sons and Fathers Kit

and her Sons and Fathers Mini Kit which are both available at OScraps.

The font used is CK Holiday Spirit

Friday, June 22, 2007

Autumn Days LO

Here's a page of my Aidan from this past autumn.

the journaling reads:

What a cutie you are! The first really nice autumn day that mommy didn’t have to work we went out to play in the leaves. You had such fun running around and tossing the leaves!

The font used is Cybergram DSP

I started about with a template from the Kwikplate2 set, which can be found here and I used the Wildflower Honey kit by Ashley Bailey of which can be found here.

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

pictures from the BNL concert

Keep in mind that a couple of these were of the jumbo screens at the side of the stage. We had good seats but my camera doesn't have the best zoom. All in all it was an awesome time though. and it was really great to have some one on one time with my hubby, even if it was in a crowd of people, lol.

Monday, June 18, 2007


Barenaked Ladies!!!! We just got back from their concert at the Charter One Pavillion on Northerly Island, in Chicago, and they totally rocked!!! it was awesome!!! I've got tons of pictures and some video footage from my little point and shoot. This is the second time I've seen them (first time for my hubby) and it was just fantastic! I'll add some pictures tomorrow, but for now I'm off to bed!

LO- Aidan and Daddy March2006

This is my dh and son goofing around for me, aren't they just the biggest hams?
I started out using a template by Tamara Schnuller. But I added quite a bit to it
Credits:Template-Tamara Schnuller
Staple- LaWanna DesJardin (Groovy Little Christmas Kit)
Everything else is from LaWanna's Sons and Fathers Kit.
Font LongIsland
ETA: this page got picked as layout of the day at gotta pixel . I am just stunned and shocked and so very flattered!
ETA again- this page was picked as layout of the day at too! I'm so geeked about this!

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

American Pride digi kit

is what I used to make this layout. It's by LaWanna DesJardin. She's got some awesome designs and I'm thrilled to pieces to be a part of her CT.

THe sketch is based of a sketch by Lissa Ballard- from the sketch it! blog.

The font used on this page is DSP cybergram.

Everything is is from the American Pride kit by LaWanna which is available here.

Saturday, June 09, 2007

Holy Cow, It's been awhile

Been a little bit since I blogged, figured I better get in here before what few faithful readers I have think I fell off the face of the earth! LOL.

So not too much new going on. I've taken on some extra responsibilities at DDD . I'm now hosting a sketch challenge there (featuring an exclusive sketch by Lissa Ballard- check out the Sketch It! link in the side bar for more of her awesome sketches), hosting the treasure hunt and helping moderate the forums. Speaking of the sketch challenge I'm hosting here's my take on the sketch.
(for LO credits go to anyone of my galleries listed in the sidebar, I'd love to hear your comments there too!)
The 3 lovely ladies in this page are my Ian's mom and her sisters. Fantastic genes there huh?!

I also got accepted to another Creative Team, I'm now on LaWanna DesJardin's team, I can hardly wait to get started on that! For you digi-scrappers out there she sells at OScraps and Scrapbook-bytes.
On the home front, nothing much is new, we're into hot weather now, it's been upper 80's to lower 90's the last couple of days. And it's been super windy!
We've got bunnies in the yard too (it's either more then one, or as Ian says "it's one really quick one!" He's not sure, LOL.)
My little guy is getting big, is totally potty trained, even over night! Dresses him self (and quickly, LOL) And has been going through a stage of wanting to wear a straw cowboy hat all the time, he's too funny. I'll have to upload a picture this weekend of him dressed as "Cowboy Aidan" (that's what he calls himself) I think he looks like Huck Finn.
og and we're counting down the days until vacation! NJ here we come!!!
I'm off to bed, because it is WAY past my bedtime! toodles!