Saturday, November 25, 2006

Just had to share

My little baby- Mia- is barely 10 months old. She's been letting go of things and standing on her own for about a month now. Last Sunday, she let go and started walking on her own! She's such an independant little booger. It's hilarious though- she's walking more than she's not now- and it's the cutest thing ever. She looks sooooo tiny and way to little to walk- but she is having so much more fun. She wants so badly to chase and walk with the other kids- so I guess it's a good thing. BUt here some pics to prove my story.

Plus- we went and took some pics tonight and I had a friend snap some shots of me. I got some good ones- and these are the best by far! Thanks Elizabeth! I'll have to do a page with these.......of course!

Happy Thankgiving!

Ok- I know I'm a slacker! BUt here I am, still alive and still here with things to share. First things first.... I've had my weekly update on Georgana's blog on the lines coming out in Jan. you can check them out here for some hints and sneek peeks on what they will sort of look like!
Did you have a wonderful Thanksgiving? I did! We had a few families over for dinner and had SOOOOOOOO much food. My kitchen is big enough- but all counter space was crammed to the max with food. It was great. And not to toot my own horn too much- but I do make the best Turkey in the whole wide world, and once again, this year was no different! Seriously.... thinking of opening my own turkey cooking business. :)
But now that it's over- it's my favorite time of year. CHRISTMAS!!!! I always pull out all my decorations and decorate my house the day after THanksgiving and yesterday was no different. I pulled it all out and it's all up and ready to share. One surprise that was added to my collection this year is my "Shaky Booty Santa". That's what I call it. My husband went and bought it for me at Walmart. It plays a song and turns around and literally shakes it's booty. It's absolutely hilarious and you can't possibly have a bad day with that going on! Here are some pics of my Christmas decor. AND- I was able to finally sit down and do something for myself. I switched my living room and dining room around and decided that my walls needed a makeover too. SO I went and found all these frames in my closet and made a collage on my wall in my dining room. I love how it turned out. what do you think? THe picture makes it look sort of small- but it really takes up about half my wall.

Such a wonderful time of year- can't wait to share all my stories and pics of the season. Going out to take more family pics today. hopefully I get some good ones- seems to be almost impossible with 3 children under the age of 4!!!!
Happy Holidays!

Thursday, November 09, 2006

What's in a Name Tag

I've been tagged again... thanks to my friend Lisa (blog at right), so I have to give the explanation to why we chose the names of our children. So here's more random facts about me!
Hailey- I used to fantasize in high school about what I'd name my children when I had them. Hailey was the first name I ever came up with for a girl. So when I got married and had a girl, we tossed some names around, but luckily for me, my husband loved the name just as much as I did. So tha'ts how my oldest got her name. Not named after anyone, just liked the name a lot!
Kayleb- Well, boy names are a HUGE struggle for us. We fought over boy names the entire pregnancy. Honestly, I hated the name Kayleb. I worked in a daycare and there was this aweful child with that name! Every name I liked, RIck didn't and vice versa- so we had a hard time with it. Rick loved this name- but for some reason-(i'm really wierd on this) when it's spelled Caleb, I still hate it. But I saw it spelled Kayleb, and loved it. So once I changed the spelling, that's what we went with.
Amelia- Well, yet again, this name was the second name I came up with in high school for girls. I had a friend with this name when I was little and have always loved it. So when it came time to have another girl, we had it narrowed down to 2 names and when she came, we honestly couldn't decide. I think the deciding factor for me was when I Hailey to say Amelia, she said "amia". I'm always thinking of what nickname possibilities will happen. And "mia" came out of that and I LOVED it. So for me- that was it. to this day- she is "Baby Mia". we very rarely call her Amelia- but I still love the name.

Thats about it. Like I said- random facts...... :)-

More Info

So I continue to be a guest blogger on Georgana's blog every Tuesday. Go check it out here to see my latest entry:
I still have yet to scrap anything for myself. I'm getting frustrated at the fact that I am not having time to do what I love. But I'll get over this bad spell and hopefully be starting up my own things soon.

I do have a class this coming up Saturday. It is my 2nd class in the series of Elsie Challenge workshops. We will focus on challenge #'s 4-6. If you are interested in a kit-(signups for the class are now closed)- call Savannah Scrapbooking to get one. I will be coming up with the next kit for challenges #7-9 next week. You can see the kit here:

I HAVE to mention the finale of LOST last night! wasn't it amazing?!?!?! That show is like a drug for me..... have to watch it or I have a bad day! The writers mever cease to amaze me with new ideas and how they all connect. Can't wait until Feb when it starts up again. Any LOST fans? We'll get along great!

Wednesday, November 01, 2006


Ok- got my pics of the halloween celebrations. How adorable are these? just too funny. My little one wasn't feeling well- and this picture of her is the only one that she smiled in. oh well!
And the other two of my baby, well- i guess she has a monkey gene in her somewhere! And don't ask me what caused my husband to try this out... i only took the pics! But the funniest thing is that she takes after me..... you see- my dad, used to do the EXACT same thing when I was little. I have a picture to prove it too.... where is that picture anyway?........