Saturday, December 31, 2011

Layouts - old pictures and some newer ones

This picture is my grandparents. I think they look so in love.

This picture has my mom and step dad right after they got married. They were very happy. I am the little girl in the bright blue coat standing in the middle of everyone.

These "newer pictures" are from 2006. This is my daughter Caitie.

This last layout has pictures of me, my grandson Isaac, and my son Matthew. They are from 2007. I really need to pick up the pace and get some current pictures developed and scrapped.

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Grandma Christmas Party

Each year I have a Christmas Party for my grandchildren. This year, Caitie's father-in-law, Kent, came as our special visitor. We had our party right before Thanksgiving so that James, Elaina, Aliese, and Sean could be here. I need to get some pictures from my girls because tonight, I wasn't the one behind the camera.

We made homemade soft pretzels, pretzel kiss candies, and let the kids play and have a good time.

Santa took the time before he got here, to know who all the kids were and what they liked. Thank you Santa for coming to our party.

 Santa and Aliese

Santa and Isaac 

Santa and Matt 

Santa and Sean 

Santa and Kayana 
 Callie wanted nothing to do with Santa. To her, he is just a big, strange, scary man in a red suit. She was scared of him last year as well. Maybe next year, she will want to sit on his lap.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

More Layouts 12/15/11

I only have four to show you today. Last Saturday, I only completed one layout. I am seriously the worlds slowest scrapper.

This is my little grand daughter, Kayana.
These pictures were taken as Kayana was rushed out of the delivery room, so that her nurses could work on her breathing. She had a little trouble getting going after an emergency C section.

These pictures were taken in July 2010. She is such a happy little thing. Callie girl is also pictured here. They are such good buddies.

Kayana fresh from the tub.

Friday, December 9, 2011

Friday's Five

These pictures were taken at Sea World in Florida. The pearl divers were so fun to watch. I swear they could hold their breath forever.

This next layout is of little Callie's first hospital bath. The border punch is by Martha Stewart. The fonts are Cricut fonts.

 This is my son, Brandon, holding Callie

In these pictures my son, James, who is in the USAF, is saying goodbye to his little girl. The tag at the bottom of the layout is from a shirt I bought while we were in Hawaii where he was stationed.

 I love the paper on this layout showing pictures from Universal Studios in Florida. The title is a couple of Cricut fonts.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

So much for posting everyday - five more

I just can't seem to get on here every day, but here are five more layouts. All of these layouts star my sweet little Callie girl (grand daughter).

 This one also has her favorite little cousin, my other grand daughter, Kayana.

Monday, December 5, 2011

Layouts Again

Here is the next group of five:

This is my grandson, Sean.
The title, flames, wrench, and bolts are from a cricut cartridge. I can't remember which one though. I love these pictures. This is also Sean.

Sean's first time in the snow.

This is my brother with his beautiful family.

This is (I think) the last of the layouts for my oldest daughter's wedding.

Sunday, December 4, 2011

More Scrap Pages

I haven't posted pages for a long, long time. I'll try to post five a day until I get them all posted. I usually make about two pages each Saturday - only because I am the world's slowest scrapper.

This page is of one of my dearest friends and her girls. My two oldest children and my oldest granddaughter are also pictured.

This is an photo of Matthew from 2005. I cut out the circle using a bowl and a dinner plate as a template. I also used a hole puncher to make the little circles that are inked and glued on the big circle. The frog and dragon fly are from Cricut's Create a Critter cartridge that Cayli lets me use during our Scrap Saturdays.

This is my brother and his sweet wife. The border punches are by Martha Stewart.

These are pictures from my brother's wedding. My little niece and nephew crashed out. The little pictures on the bottom aren't very good quality. I didn't have a good camera back in 1998.

This is my new daughter in law and her beautiful son (my new grandson who is now nearly four years old) Elaina sent me a packet of pictures of Sean. Now I can make him a scrapbook too! The font is Cricut's Caligraphy cartridge.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Sweet Kayana

Tonight while I was watching Kayana, we heard a siren outside. I didn't think anything of it, but Kayana got really upset. She looked at me with worry in her eyes and said, "Mommy okay?" She touched her left arm and said, "Mommy arm hurt. Bad guy come."

She was so scared. I didn't realize that not only does she remember when they were involved in the car accident the day before James and Elaina's wedding, but it still scares her. " Do you want to call Mommy?" I asked.

"Ya, Mommy okay?"

"Mommy's okay, but let's call her, so you can talk to her."

"I worry," she said.

We called Caitie, and after she got off the phone, Kayana said with a smile, "Mommy okay. Daddy okay too."

I am sad that a careless, speeding driver (one on a cell phone) has caused my little sweetheart to worry and be afraid every time she hears a siren.

The pictures were taken in August 2011.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

I've been scrapping

Callie's Birthday
Pictures of Caitie, Angie, and Callie

My girls with their girls.

Kayana's blessing day.

Matt and his friend last Halloween

Matt and Brandon with the coolest Valentine box.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

James's Visit

James came home after Christmas. He didn't tell Aliese he was coming. He dressed up as Santa Claus and came in with a big bag of toys for all the kids. He handed out the toys, and of course the kids were excited to open them. We asked Aliese, "Don't you want to sit on Santa's lap?"

"Why?" she responded.

"To tell him thank you for the gifts."

She climbed up on his lap, and while she was looking at the rest of us, he took off the beard and the wig. Aliese was so happy, she cried.

Earlier in the month, we had our Christmas Party. I am without photo editing software at the moment, so I can only post the pictures that are right side up.

Jeez, I need to take more horizontal shots. I think I best be getting some photo editing software, so I can show you the cute pictures of the babies in beads, Callie hiding from Santa, Caitie and Angie on Santa's lap, and Cayli kissing Santa. I have a few cute pictures of Isaac as well. He moves fast and is often a blur in his pictures.