Sunday, November 30, 2008


I am now a friend of PageMaps! Becky Fleck asked me to create a layout based on one of her 12x12 sketches for December.

Here is the layout that I made. I used Scenic Route "Sonoma" products and Christmas pictures from 2006.
I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

7 years ago today...

At 9:29 a.m. on Sunday morning, November 4, 2001, this little guy entered our world. What would we do without him?

Well, we'd probably get to sleep in a lot more. But, think of all the fun we'd miss. Oh, that laugh!And, the hugs...his hugs are really good. And his shoulder rubs, too. He's a great kid and the only person in the world allowed to call Blake "Blakey".

We love you Big Kev!

Election Day

I just got back from voting. The boys enjoyed getting to do the kids' vote, too.

Monday, November 3, 2008

What a busy weekend!

We had something every night last week, so our pumpkin carving was put off until Thursday - the night before Halloween. This year Kevin brought home a story about 5 little pumpkins and picked the face off of one to be the design for his jack-o-lantern this year. He cleaned out his pumpkin for me, I drew on the face, and together we cut the face out.

Blake did everything for his pumpkin all by himself this year for the first time. :)

Last weekend when we went to get the boys pumpkins, as we were leaving, I found a pumpkin that reminded me of a skull. So...I decided I needed one to carve myself...

Here are our jack-o-lanterns - left to right created by me, Kevin and Blake. Friday was Halloween and after talking about it for months, Kevin finally got to be his mad scientist...Dr. Frankenstein. Blake was his creation. The costumes were in my head for a long time and luckily I was able to pull them off in the hour between the boys coming home from school and Tom arriving home from work.

Everything Kevin wore was out of his closet except for the "lab coat" (a shirt Blake had outgrown) and his glasses/nose combo. I had to buy Blake a new pair of Black sweatpants, but he wore is (outgrown) jacket and long sleeved tee. I just had to buy him some makeup and hairspray. Oh...and that's their REAL HAIR!!! I teased it and then sprayed it black.I almost forgot...I dressed up this year, too. It was a last minute idea to be a witch. I pulled it off without anyone knowing except for my aunt, Missy. When the boys got home from school, I was all dressed up and I scared them after they got off the bus.

We went to Glendale for the boys to trick or treat and there I met up with Batman (a.k.a. my younger sister Kaitlin).Guess what Tom dressed up as this year??? I found this photo on my camera. Kevin tried to take a self portrait of himself the day after Halloween eating candy while wearing my witch nose and hat. (He had to explain it to me, too!)Kevin's birthday is Tuesday the 4th, but we started celebrating early. On Saturday we went to the new Kansai Japanese Steakhouse. When we were in Florida, we fell in love with Benihana's, but there aren't any around here. We REALLY enjoyed our dinner. The birthday boy was joined by Adriane, Blake, Kaitlin, Grandma Kim, and Molly. My mom had never been to a place like this before. It didn't take long for her to realize why Blake pushed his chair back from the grill when the chef came to our table. As always, Kevin's favorite part was the onion volcano.Well...maybe his favorite part was the birthday cheesecake...with whipped cream...and cherries...
Sunday we went to church in Henderson to hear Terry sing at church. We didn't know he could sing! We all really enjoyed it. Afterwards, we went to Build-A-Bear for the boys to add to their collections. Kevin created Monk E. Mark (a monkey) to join Roar E. Pinecone (a bear) and Bark E. (a dog).
Blake made a dog that is affectionately named "Papi Dogg" in honor of "Big Papi" David Ortiz (Boston Red Sox DH).Today I found more pictures added to my camera. There were two guilty suspects today. I had to make a photo collage to document part of the SIXTEEN shots they took of their BABW animals!
Tomorrow my baby will turn 7!