Thursday, July 24, 2008

memory. . .all alone in the moonlight. . .

if you can name that movie---you rock!!

and this picture has nothing to do with the post, but it's a cute picture of 'tryn on her 6th month birthday--go visit her blog to see more picture goodness!!

Here is a fun little game... leave a comment on my blog of a memory you and I have had together. It doesn't matter if you've known me for a short time or a long time; anything that you remember! Next, re-post these instructions on your blog and see how many people leave a memeory about you. It is pretty funny to read the responses. If you leave a memory about me, I'll assume you are playing and I'll come to your blog and leave one about you. On your mark... get set... blog those memories!

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

My 6th annual 19th birthday

Yesterday was my 6th annual 19th birthday. A few years ago (6 to be exact) I decided i wanted to stay 19 forever. I didn't want to turn 20, because then i was no longer a teen! So matt and I joke every year that it's my ____ annual 19th birthday. It's entertaining.

It started off with Matt getting Katryn when she woke up at 7:30am. That's always nice. He took her for a while, until she was ready to eat and sick of him. Sometimes all she wants is her mamma. They came in to wake me up with presents and and a card Katryn was trying to eat. Sometimes I never know what to expect from Matt. He complains that he doesn't know what to get me. Does the same thing around Christmas time. so I've started just giving him a list of things that I wouldn't mind receiving. Sometimes it works, other times it's still a pretty good surprise. He did good this year.

I've been scrapbooking a lot lately, so he got me a clear ruler, that has opening in it so I can create journaling lines, and dots in it so I can place things evenly on a page. I have a problem with that. He also got me a gift card to my favorite scrapbook store. Can't go wrong there! And like usual, a nice statue.

The picture might be a little blurry. Sorry 'bout that. As I've mentioned before, I collect these statues, so I love receiving them.

We took Katryn in for her 6 month check up, but since she's been sick this weekend, we didn't give her the shots. Although she still cried when the Doctor came in. And she's a really nice grandmotherly type doctor! Oh well. It happens. And towards the evening, i got sick as well, so I'm glad i didn't have to try to take care of a cranky sore baby as well!

We also thought my sister was going to have her baby yesterday. We were hoping! but no such luck. . .her labor completely stalled on her. Oh well!

Saturday, July 19, 2008

scrapping away

I've been busy scrapbooking lately. a few months ago, I joined an online scrapbook/stamping community, and they have a swapping forum. Basically, someone creates a group, say a veggie recipe swap group. People who are interested sign up and create usually 5-6 small recipe cards (6"x6" usually) of the same recipe. but they're not just recipe cards. They're scrapbooked, with stamps, and ribbon, etc. Then they mail them to the hostess of the swap, and she sends them back 5 different cards! I've become addicted I fear. It's been fun though! I've really enjoyed making recipe cards. Scrapbooking recipes cards! it's like it was made for me! It's super easy too! I haven't taken any pictures of the cards I've created yet, but here's some of the pages I've created.

This one is for my sister, of three of her four kids having the time of their lives playing on the slip'n'slide on the 4th of july. they were so funny! They wouldn't slide until the very end. it was more of a run'n'fall.

This one is just showing off katryn's love of plants already. She loves being outdoors, and it always calms her down to take her outside for a while. Matt takes her to pick flowers and bring back to me. . .and does his best to make sure they don't get squished or eaten. It's hard to prevent that though!