Sunday, March 27, 2011

Project Life

This is what I've got so far with my Project Life.  I didn't start at the beginning of the year and I'm not doing a photo a day. I just thought that this would be a really great way to quickly and easily keep caught up on our life memories.  I started this album from the time I got married, a new chapter in our lives, and it will document important events and memories from the everyday moments in life.   I'll apologize now for the glare...sorry!

I'll be using the We R Memory Keepers protector sheets with a bunch of different configurations to get caught up on the tons of pictures I'm far behind on.  I really like the idea of just slipping the pictures in and jotting down a quick note, and then on some of the better pictures, I'll spend more time and do a nicer 1-2 page layout. 

Do you do Project Life?  If so, how do you put it together?  A picture a day?  By event?  Or just as life happens?

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Some random photo goodness!! ;D

I've been busy..........super busy.  I've been organizing, cleaning, working, playing soccer mom, basketball mom, now I'm playing the wife role too, working at my job working and helping a friend make a scrapbook for her husband for his birthday (which is today) the album is of his dad, who just passed away this past Christmas.

Have I had time to scrap?  (Other than helping my friend)...not much.  I have however been working on my Project Life album and will share some pages in a day or two.  For now, I'm just gonna share a little bit of random everyday life!!

Me and Ash at lunch for my birthday!

My dad, giving Ash some basketball advice.  LOVE this picture!!! I have a super great dad!

 My mom and Ashlie at a cake decorating class, it was Ashlie's birthday gift from my parents! I have a super cool mom too! :)

 My cutie Ash, she watches Cake Boss, DC Cupcakes, the Ultimate Bake Off, and any cake decorating show she can find.  I don't know how many times she has watched the season 1 of Cake Boss, she used to fall asleep to it! 
Ahhhhh, don't eat me!!! This was up in Springdale, by Zions National Park at the Majestic View Lodge, they have a small museum, with wildlife.

 Zion's National beautiful!

At the end of the Riverwalk Trail in Zion's before the narrows, on the bank we came across hundreds of piles of rocks.  It was really kind of bizarre and cool to see, I wondered what the significance was, but it seemed totally random and people were just piling up the rocks, so we had to contribute with a pile of our own.  

 Rock piles.....pretty dang cool!
 Us..........newly wed, spending some time in one of the prettiest places on earth.  (Zions)
 Soccer, on a cold, cloudy day, 43 degrees, Ash was freezing........and then the rain came!!  Ahhh, gotta love it!! dedication, and I wouldn't miss it for anything.  I love this game, love this girl and love watching her play.

 Sorry for some of the blurry pics, my mom took them and she's more challenged with the camera than I am.  So, this is how we spent our morning.  I don't think Ash had ever been more grateful than when she got in the nice hot shower!

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Heaven in 32 flavors!

Seriously, how can you choose??? I mean, look at these little puffs of sweet cream and moist cake with some cool colors and unique flavors. We got 16 different ones and tried them all. 3 bites into them and you started getting that sugar rush, but did that stop us???? UM, NO!! I was mad though after we left because I forgot to get the butterscotch one and the maple bacon, that will be on my list for next time!!!
There was pink lemonade, chocolate loves vanilla, chocolate loves strawberry, smores, cookies and cream, cinnamon toast, triple chocolate, glazed donut, salty carmel, cotton candy, grasshopper, and a couple others that I was too stoked up on sugar to remember. If you ever get to VEGAS...go to RETRO BAKERY, you won't regret it!!!! ;)

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Wedding stuff---the people (picture heavy)

Pics of the most important people in our lives, family and friends. Not all could make it, but both our families were all there with us on our special day. I figure this might have been the one and only time we had all the kids, all the siblings, and all the parents there at the same time.
Love this one!!

His, mine----and there will be no "OURS" both of our youngest girls are 15 and only 1 day apart.....I'm looking forward one day to grandkids (like 5-8 years down the road) but none of our own, I was done having kids when my sweet Ashlie was born.

Oh happy day!!!

My whole family!!

Me and my Jordan

Me and my Ashlie

My niece (she's 13) singing us a song she wrote especially for us and our wedding. When they post it on you-tube, I'll post here...she's pretty talented!

My sister and her hubby...cute couple!!

Monday, March 14, 2011

Cookie Recipe!!!

Here is a link to the thread on 2peas for the cookies...they are yummy, get the recipe and make copies, (I lost the first one) and then make them......make lots of them!! You will thank me later!! ;)

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Wedding part 2

treat table with yummy cookies and cupcakes. We had great friends volunteer to make the cupcakes and I made the cookies from a recipe a fellow pea posted. Let me tell you, these cookies..........are divine. They are kinda like shortbread cookies, with a lemon frosting. I guarantee, you can't eat just one....or two, or maybe even 6!! Yes, they are that good!!!!

A shot of a couple cupcake stands I made from candlesticks!!

A few shots of the table/centerpieces...

Just a few pics of the decor...
Posting Wedding part 3 later, this will actually have people in the pics!! ;)

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Wedding stuff--part 1

first off, I scrapped a few pics of Steve and myself based on the sketch challenge over at 2peas, I used these two layouts as part of the decor for the wedding. At this table I also had a couple of scrap pages with a snapshot of us so that people could sign their names if they wanted. My super cool friend made the vases on the right of the layout and we used those for some of the centerpieces on the tables.

see the flowers in the birdcage??? They were made from cupcake huh? I can't remember where I saw the idea, I read and looked at too many blogs, tutorials and idea sites to keep anything straight in my head. They were super easy to make and turned out pretty dang cute!
Here's a close up of the paper flowers..


the next thing I made was cupcake stands, again, I got the idea from a blog and can't remember which one.....but they are stinkin cute!

I made them from wooden candlesticks and a flat round wooden disc found at Joann's. I painted some blue and some black to match the colors.
Well....that's it for now, I'll be back with the treat table and cupcakes next post...ooooh cupcakes, YUM!!! ;)

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

A great weekend with great friends!

Ash and I got to Primm a little earlier than our friends did and had about 1.5 hours to kill, so we killed some time messing around doing this.........

Yep, we did this for about an hour....while sittin in the parking lot of the hotel! The music was loud, the bass was pumpin and we had people starin at us like we were total freaks, but Ash would just laugh and sing at them! She's such a goof, but I totally love her and she had me laughin my butt off!!

Primm was totally fun! Playing with friends is always a good thing, it renews the soul and cements the bonds of friendship. Shopping is fun and theraputic, same with eating. Throw them all together and you have the ingredients for a great time, and a great time was had by all!!!!
Me and Steph...we did get a few other pics, but I won't bore ya with em...and at least we TOOK pictures of us this time, I don't know how many times we have been together over the years and neglected to get a friend pic, we're not very good memory keepers sometimes, at least not when it comes to taking pictures of ourselves.
Do we have a future Nascar racer in the family?? I'm surprised she fit in there..she's got some really long legs!
Now why can't I look that cute in a hat....totally not fair!
Our goofy, funny girls!!
I love this girl.........she also turned 15 over the weekend.........ack, where has the time gone and can I PLEASE slow it down for awhile.
I'm glad we got the chance to hang with our friends and hopefully it won't be too long in between visits! Thanks Steph and Cass for the great time and great memories!!