Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Catching Up...

I've been a little negligent in posting photos for the past little while...sorry folks. To try and make up for it, here is a smorgasborg of pictures of what we have been up to...compliments of Doug, the best husband/dad ever!

Play days at the park...and an afternoon with Uncle Dan

Family night at Boomers!...we had a super fun time miniature golfing and playing arcade games

Fun at the beach...the girls never get tired of the water or sand

Photos with Papa and Uncle Dan...

Who doesn't have fun with bubbles?

More beachy fun...this time with friends (and followed with a romp in the sprinklers)!

I seriously LOVE these girls...their smiles and laughter are contagious and they add so much happiness and joy to my life. I'm not sure what I did to deserve the privilege of being their mom, but I am so grateful they were given to me and Doug and I hope they know how much they mean to me.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Freebie Template...

I created a template for the second part of this month's Template Challenge at Funky Playground Designs....stop on by and play along for a chance to win some $$ to the FPD Store!!

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Mother's Day Love...

In primary today, the girls filled out a Mother's Day questionnaire. I thought it would be fun to share their answers (be they good, bad, true, incorrect, embarrassing or not) with you all...

My mother likes to:
A: Go to the park with Reilly and me
R: Wash dishes and drive the car

The most fun or funniest thing I ever saw my mom do was:
A: Stick out her tongue
R: Twirl her eyeballs

I like it when my mom:
A: Does coloring with me and Reilly
R: Gets us squishees and dolls

My mom's favorite food is:
A: Peanut butter sandwich and cereal
R: Bananas and strawberries

If I could give my mom anything, I'd give her:
A: Necklace, new pajama pants
R: A new ring, new underpants dress

I think my mom would like to go to:
A: Church and the grocery store
R: Ralphs and Target

The think I hear my mom say the most is:
A: "I'm goofing out," "Stop," "You look beautiful"
R: "You are freaking me out"

When my mom wakes up, she:
A: Gets dressed and eats her breakfast
R: Gets dressed

I wish my mom wouldn't:
A: Throw my toys away
R: Spank me

I love my mom because:
A: She's beautiful
R: She is the most beautiful mom ever

I loved reading these because it reminded me of life through the eyes of a child. I often wonder what the girls will remember about me and our family from this stage in life...I hope they remember the good and fun things and overlook (or at least forgive me for) my faults and mistakes (like the whole spanking thing...which, for the record, does NOT happen often).

I am not the perfect mother, and motherhood is not something that I feel has come easily or naturally to me, but I have tried really hard to develop myself and to find joy in the special and unique offerings of motherhood. I am grateful for Aiden and Reilly and for everything they have taught me...their giggles and smiles and kisses and hugs are what make motherhood so rewarding. I cannot imagine life without my little twinsers, and I am thankful for each and every day I get to spend with them.

I also want to pay tribute to all the amazing women in my life who have helped me become the mother I am today. To all the wonderful women in my life - my mother, mother-in-law, sisters, sisters-in-law, and friends - thank you one and all for your amazing examples. I hope your Mother's Day was super special!!

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Scrap Haps at FPD...

I'm back on board with the Funky Playground Designs Creative Team...which means I took the liberty of taking a break from baby-prep activities to create some layouts!! Here is what I came up with during the past month (click on the image for full layout credits)...
Pickles and Ice Cream collab by Girl.Boy.Girl Designs and Daybreak Scraps by Dawn

Butterfly Kisses collab by the FPD Design Team

Funky Fresh Collab by Brine Design and Studio Demo

Endless Summer Days by Michelle Batton

Gaga For Little Monsters by Sir Scrapalot Designs

Butterfly Kisses collab by the FPD Design Team

Up, Up, and Away by Sir Scrapalot Designs

Salt Water Taffy Collab Kit and Template Pack by the FPD Design Team

And I recently joined the CT for a new designer at FPD, Little Green Frog Designs.
I actually "met" Andrea while I was on the CT at ScrapMatters (oh....how I have missed SM) and I have to tell you that she is uber talented and I am super excited to be creating with her templates!! Andrea's shop just opened on May 1st, so here is just the first (of many) layouts using her stuff...
Build It Yourself: Everyday Template Bundle by Little Green Frog Designs, Hot Cross Fun by Brine Design
That's it for today! I'm not sure how much scrapping I'll get done in the next few weeks....you know, with baby girl#3 coming and all...so if you don't see very many pages from me, then I hope you have a fantastic and crafty May!!

Thank you for stopping by!!