Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Ice Skating at Alltell

On Friday we decided to give ice skating a try. Kayley had never been and its been probably 10 years since Chuck and I had gone. The closest rink for us is in Blue Jay. We had a great time and the walker was definitely worth the rental cost for Kayley. She did great and only landed on her backside once!

Chuck and I skating.

Katie, Kayley and Josh taking off their skates. The 2 hours went by quick!

Ashley, Kayley and me.

Some Christmas Pictures

This year we spent Christmas in Scottsdale, AZ with my family. We had a great time and Kayley especially had fun seeing her Grandma & Grandpa and cousins.

Josh, Jake (Grandma's dog), Katie, Kayley, and Ashley

This is my sister and her family on Christmas Eve. We had dinner at her house Christmas Eve.

Kayley and Ashley

Odie got to spend Christmas Eve at Aunt Jennifer's too! The other 2 doggies had to stay at Grandma's. Yes - we took all 3 with us to Arizona!

Monday, December 29, 2008

Get the LOVE YOU MUCH Valentine Bundle Now!!

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Wednesday, December 17, 2008

More SNOW Pictures!!

Kayley had been dying to play in the snow since we got home from school! We pulled out all the snow clothes we could find and headed out! Luckily, I had saved my old "Duck boots" from growing up in Naperville and she was able to wear them! We had fun and we let Abby come play in the front yard too! That dog should sleep well today - she loved it!

Let it Snow, Let is Snow, Let is Snow!!!

We've been waiting all week for it to SNOW and it finally happened this morning! Of course they didn't call a Snow Day until around 10:00 am, so as soon as I heard I went to get Kayley. I didn't want her to be out in a school bus in this weather. We've been having fun watching the snow fall. I'm getting some of my baking done too! I got chicken soup in the crock pot, homemade bread in the maker and cookies in the oven.
I think Abby is part snow dog!! She keeps seeking out to play in the snow. She loves it!!

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Craft Fair Items

Last week was Kayley's school's Winter Festival. I had a Stampin' Up! table with information and also some crafts that I had made. Here are some of the items I made. The picture above is of the boy Tooth Fairy boxes I made. The girly ones are pictured below. I love how these turned out! Unfortunately, the stamp set is a retired one (Fairy Nice). It's a keeper though! I found the poem on Splitcoaststampers.com.

I LOVE my Big Shot! I used the Pennant Bigz die to make these Santa's and also the reindeer bags below. The sayings are also done using my Big Shot.

The Homemade Christmas Fudge was also an idea from Splitcoaststampers.com. The "Deer Friends" hostess set was perfect for them!

Please feel free to email me if you have any questions on what I used or how I made anything!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Sampler Promotion from Dec 1 - Jan 18, 2009

Sampler Promotion

From December 1, 2008 – January 18, 2009, in celebration of Stampin’ Up!’s twentieth anniversary, spend $20 on any Stampin’ Up! products and get 20 percent off any stamp set from the Fall-Winter Sampler—no limit! Choose from any of the stamp sets below:
Item # Description Retail 20% Off
111564 Flight of the Butterfly $31.95 $25.56
112911 Vuelo de la mariposa (Spanish Flight of the Butterfly) $31.95 $25.56
111676 Puns from the Past $27.95 $22.36
111660 Just Jawing $25.95 $20.76
111624 Dreams du Juor $18.95 $15.16
111700 Thank You Kindly $13.95 $11.16
111714 Wow Flowers $12.95 $10.36
112955 Flores llamativas (Spanish Wow Flowers) $12.95 $10.36
111600 Bella’s Bloom $12.95 $10.36

The Retiring List is OUT - Get 10% OFF and FREE SHIPPING!!

In all my years of being a demo, SU! has never discounted the stamps on the retiring list! Another surprise they are offering is FREE shipping on orders over $70! Two great specials that you can't miss! (I know I stocked up on some cardstock and got those retiring sets that I haven't gotten yet!) Merry Christmas to ME!! :)
I hope you'll check out the retiring list and don't forget the FREE shipping and 10% off are for a limited time!! HURRY!

Monday, December 1, 2008


HURRY!! Today is the last day for Stampin' Up!'s HOLIDAY EXTRAVAGANZA Sale! You can get some great bundles and big discounts! Order on-line directly from my SU! website or email me your order.

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Trust in the LORD with all your heart,
And lean not on your own understanding;
In all your ways acknowledge Him,
And He shall direct your paths.
Proverbs 3:5-6

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Uncomfortable shoes.
I hate my shoes.
Each day I wear them, and each day I wish I had another pair.
Some days my shoes hurt so bad that I do not think I can take another step.
Yet, I continue to wear them.
I get funny looks wearing these shoes.
They are looks of sympathy.
I can tell in others eyes that they are glad they are my shoes and not theirs.
They never talk about my shoes.
To learn how awful my shoes are might make them uncomfortable.
To truly understand these shoes you must walk in them.
But, once you put them on, you can never take them off.
I now realize that I am not the only one who wears these shoes. There are many pairs in this world.
Some woman are like me and ache daily as they try and walk in them.
Some have learned how to walk in them so they don't hurt quite as much.
Some have worn the shoes so long that days will go by before they think about how much they hurt.
No woman deserves to wear these shoes.
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These shoes have given me the strength to face anything.
They have made me who I am.
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