Thursday, September 27, 2007

Today's meandering thoughts....

It's Thursday, which means I had to get to Green Tangerine's up in Rocklin to pick up the newest secret page kit. It's not really a secret, but there may be certain people reading this post, so therefore it will remain a secret. If you are dying to know, email me and I'll tell you.... but then I'll have to kill you. But I digress.....

Anyhoooo, so off I go to the Scrapbook store with all 3 kids in tow *blood pressure rising*. Declan announces that he will wait in the car while I go into the 'boring' store and he wants Teagan to stay in the car to keep him company. He also let's me know I can bring Maren in with me.... Turns out that is dangerous and against the law, so we ALL go into the store. I'll bet they were glad to see us coming.

As I left I heard a woman tell the cashier how brave I was. Umm hmmm.

We survived it.


Then headed to get Greg for lunch. Chipotle. Yum.

Declan has decided that he is the best pumpkin picker and that we should go get pumpkins NOW. We'll see after night night.

It was a good mail day, as I got these ADORABLE crochet flowers. If you are jealous, you can get them here: . I can NOT wait to use them on some pages. I wish I could crochet.

I forgot to mention that we finally got a new sofa. It's the Ektorp from IKEA. I love it, but more importantly, Otis loves it. Maybe I'll get to sit on it someday.

Since I had the camera out taking these pictures of the sofa and sofa weight, Declan wanted to take a picture of me..... so I reluctantly let him. I think he did a pretty good job, for a 4 yr old!

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

2 Pea's Blog Challenge

Today's Challenge~ How often do you meet with friends to scrap? Do you wish it could be more?
My Mom's group gets together once a month to scrapbook. My local Scrapjazz friends get together at Scrapbook Station in Folsom every once in awhile. I've attended a few crops by myself too. I would LOVE to get together with my friends much, much more often to scrap. Until Maren is older, I just don't see going to much...

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Are you ready for some serious sweetness?

Declan talking to Maren - she loves her Bubby!

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

2 Pea's Blog Challenge

Today's Challenge~ Do you have any colors you have a hard time using on your layouts/cards?
Yep, as weird as it seems, I have a hard time using purple.
Strange, as it's been one of my favorite colors for as long as I can remember. Even had a lavender room in jr high. What's even weirder is that I LOVE to use blue and orange. LOVE it!

Greg & T plus 3......

Tee hee! I cracked myself up with that title!

Okay, I know it's been awhile since I posted. I've been laying around, snoozing until noon, having countless massages, facials, manicures, pedicures and private Pilates lessons....

Oh... wait.... that is in my dreams. Where I'm driving that cute convertable.

As if the flooring wasn't enough of a project, we decided to get a swingset for the backyard. This *sounds* like a simple enough of a thing right? Well, it turns out that we had to remove an entire planter bed so it would fit and have like 100000 cubic yards of bark chips delivered. It took an entire weekend, but hey, nothing but the best for our kiddos, right?

Here are a few pictures of the yahoo's playing on the set.

Yesterday we decided to paint paper mache pumpkins for the "Harvest" season. That must be the politically correct term they are using at Declan's preschool. The kids had a great time, and I got some cool photos.

And last, but certainly not least, the littlest Loop.

I absentmindedly erased some really cute photos from the camera before uploading (or is it downloading?) to the computer =( Declan and Teagan talking to Maren and she was smiling at them. Yep. I suck.

Monday, September 10, 2007

Yet another 2 P's blog challenge.

Today's challenge is:

Share the most recent book you have read and think others would enjoy?

I just finished reading "The Doctor's Wife" by Elizabeth Brundage. It was a relatively easy read and entertaining.

I'm thinking of heading out to the library today to see about getting the first book in the Stephanie Plum series by Janet Evanovich.

Thursday, September 6, 2007

2 Pea's Blog Challenge

Today's challenge~ What is one thing you enjoy doing during the fall season?

I love to go to Apple Hill, in Camino and let the kids run around.

I also love to decorate the house and by my front door for the season. Once upon a time I used to plant flowers in the planters out front too..... we'll see. I may be able to swing that since I have 2 great helpers now!

Wednesday, September 5, 2007

A sad goodbye to a dear old friend.....

My little feathered friend, Sweetpea, passed away during the night. He was a canary with 9 lives. I recently rescued him from his waterbowl, frozen half to death.... twice. Fly high and fly free my little friend!

A bird does not sing because it has an answer. It sings because it has a song. ~Chinese Proverb

I survived my first day alone!

My Mom went home on Saturday and Greg worked a full day yesterday. I'll admit I was pretty scared. Maren slept most of the day, and Teagan took a nap too. So that left just me and Declan for a few hours. We made play dough and made every letter of the alphabet with it. I should have taken a picture, it was pretty cool. I imagine that I'll be busier as the baby sleeps less during the day, but at least she's breaking me in slowly!

Maren gets up twice at night, but the 2nd waking is scary close to 4am. There have been a few times that I'm still up with her when I hear one of the other yahoo's is getting up. Now that is Just. Plain. Scary. I don't 'do' tired well.
We have had some GREAT mail days as of late too! Baby Maren has been receiving some beautiful gifts from friends and family. I thought I would post the gifts here so that the people that have sent them know we got them (if they are checking the blog). It may take me awhile to get Thank You cards out.

12x12 Scrapbook album from A. Sue and U. Steve

2 outfits from Amy

Outfit and burp cloth from my Mom's friend Terry

Blanket and outfit from my Dad and Step Mom

2 burp cloths from my Mother in Law
I'm going to *try* to take some pictures of the baby today. I have an idea of a few scrapbook layouts I'd like to do, and she is growing and changing so quickly I'm afraid to wait much longer. It's kind of like the little plaster of paris tin thing I bought to do Declan's footprint in (when he was a newborn). I waited too long and decided I'd use it for Teagan. Well, needless to say, I still have it.

Also, take a lookey see at this glass necklace on It sold yesterday, or else it would have been MINE!

How not Mom looking is that?! Beautiful. They are made by Alison from Hambly Screen Prints. Very cool transparencies that all the cool scrappers are using.
Okay, kiddo #1 is at preschool, kiddo #2 & #3 are sleeping. I'm going to go snuggle with Otis on the sofa.