Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Just Chillin'

People are probably beginning to think that I have quit scrapping. I'm afraid it has been that long, but don't worry. I have lots of thing to show you in the next little bit. The first thing is my part of the DAC June Collab.I had a color swatch and some snazzy new brushes I was super excited about, but no real plan when I began this kit. I was planning ahead a little (I know that's so unlike me) and just put JC (for June Collab) in the name of all the papers and elements because I didn't want to go back and rename EVERYTHING. At the end of the kit, I started thinking about things JC could possibly stand for. Just Chillin' was the first thing I could really think of, so it stuck. It turns out the name fits well. The kit has a very relaxed vibe to it, perfect for layouts of those lazy summer days. It is also free at DAC until 2pm (central time US) June 18th. (Image is linked)

Also, check out the snazzy new previews. We decided it was time to give my previews a little makeover. So far, I'm liking it. In the makeover process I found lots and lots of treasures, so be on the lookout for some albums I have had for a while, but never released. Yay for hidden treasures!

Monday, June 8, 2009

out of the mouth of mom

I have realized lately that I say alot of things to my kids that I had never imagined I would ever have to say, so I am going to write a few of them down (hopefully I can remember)
But first, I have a code Adam story to share.
Last week I had this brilliant idea that I should take Caibo to pick out a birthday present for Jade while she was at her friend's house. It really did seem like a good idea in my head. I was WRONG.
So we drive down to Kmart (it is closer than walmart) and head for the toy aisle. Immediately, Caibo starts wanting EVERYTHING. I kept reminding him that it was Jade's birthday and he needed to picl something for her. This only made him throw a giant fit that went something like "BUT IT'S MY BIRTHDAY" Fortunately, the other customers were amused by this. He stopped his fit long enough to declare that he needed to go potty. So I took him to the bathroom.
To make a long story short, he snuck out of the bathroom and Kmart had to do a code Adam (which by the way they are not very good at). Fortunately he had dressed himself that morning, so I had no problem remembering the creative ensemble he had put on.
I found him a couple minutes later walking happily up the aisle wearing a batting helmet and carrying a bat.
Anyways, so here is my list
* Get that monkey out of your mouth
* Dogs do not drink mountain dew
* Quit writing on your brother
* No you cannot wear your sister's swimsuit
* We do not blow bubbles in the house
* Hot dogs are not a breakfast food
* Quit using your ketchup powers on your sister
* No we cannot take your incredible (he means invisible) guitar to church
* We do not jump on the top of the van
I'm sure there are more, but that is enough for now.

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Sadly this is a goodbye and not a hello, but it still cute

Jade painting all her friends' fingernails

I let the kids decorate cupcakes for Jade's birthday party. Gel frosting was a bad idea.

Jade in her kindergarten Program

They love goggles

This one is a hello

You can only do this at a small airport. The second plane back was the one we flew on.

Also, a goodbye. The building in the background was Jerry's barracks

Yes, I am a slacker (evidently more than once)

I went to type, "yes I am a slacker" into the title box, and it turns out I must have used that title before. Oh well! It's true.
Since I haven't actually blogged about anything in a long time I'll try to keep it short. (and I shall use Erin's list format because I like it)
* Went to to see Jerry's basic training graduation in Missouri. It turned out to be quite an adventure. The kids went on their first airplane ride and loved it. The best part was getting to see Jerry (even if it was only for a total of 13 hours)
*After surviving a week of the humidity and wind in Missouri I spent some time at the Dollar Cuts. I already posted about Jade's hair, so that's been said. I also cut 10 inches off my hair, and donated it. It only took me 2 weeks to work up the courage to tell my husband. (being a military wife can have it's advantages) Surprisingly he liked it or at least that is what he said. I will post a picture as soon as I take a good one.
* I finally know where I am moving to just not when. I guess it is something to work with. So, at some point between August and who knows when I will be moving to Florida.
* I took Jade to get her ear's pierced. She did really good, and she is being really responsible with her new earrings. I was going to take a picture while they were doing it, but evidently it is store policy not to allow pictures to be taken in the store (I am not a fan of this policy, neither was the employee)
*and today my little girl turned 6. I not sure that is even possible, but I guess it is Wow they grow up fast.
Next I shall post some random pictures and maybe if you are lucky I will give you some descriptions (maybe)