Saturday, August 29, 2009

Scrapbooking

I love to scrapbook,however, I don't do it as much as I would like. Well, a couple of weeks ago I started going to a scrapbook get-together with a bunch of ladies from my community. One class meets the 2nd Friday of each month and the other one meets the 4th Friday of the month. Let me just say....I LOVE THIS!!!! We use the Close to my Heart products and for $5.00 we make a two page layout. I love it so much that next month I am going to sign up to be a consultant. I can't wait!! I have already got two people who said that they will host a party. I am hoping to start a Hostess Club where 12 people agree to "host" a month where we will get together and make a two page layout. Each hostess that signs up will agree to spend at least $25.00 a month and whoever is hosting that particular month will get all the benefits from the sales at that particular gathering. All they have to do is provide snacks and drinks. This gives me something to do and gets me out of the house for a couple of hours a few times a month. Here are a few of the layouts that we have done so far.

This one is actually turned sideways in this picture....it should be straight up and down...

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

School Supplies and Brownies

I just spent about 3 hours looking for these




tabbed dividers WITH pockets. Kristyn needed these for her math class. I went to 5 different stores trying to find them. I finally found them at an office supply store in Baytown...the last package. I love to buy school supplies...all the cute folders, notebooks, pencils....but having to go to 5 different stores for tabbed index dividers with pockets is a little excessive. I think that for the hard to find items (12x18 manilla paper, graph paper with 1 cm squares, etc) the school should order them and let the parents pay the school. But that is just my opinion. So, after 1/2 day looking for these little jewels, I think I will eat one, maybe two of these...


I made these for the girls yesterday. I was going to do it the day before, but got sidetracked. Anyway, they turned out REALLY good. The girls were really excited about them when they got home yesterday. Well, I need to put up all the clothes that I washed and folded yesterday and maybe do a little scrapbooking before the girls get home. Have a blessed day!


Monday, August 24, 2009

First Day of School

Today was the first day of school for the girls. It is so hard to believe that Kristyn is now in 6th grade...Jr High :( and Ryleigh is in 2nd grade. We went last week to the Meet the Teacher and Kristyn seems to have gotten alot of good teachers and Ryleigh has the same teacher that Kristyn had in the 2nd grade. Not to mention her teacher knows her from when she was in daycare....not sure if that is a good thing or not...lol.
After I dropped them off, I ran some errands and came home and cleaned up around here from this morning....now it is sooooo quiet around here. I am not used to this. I miss them already. I think I will make them some brownies for when they get home. I am so excited to hear all about their day!!! I take pictures of them every year on the first day of school. Here are the ones from today....



Last Friday a friend and I took 10 kids to the Bluebell Creamery in Brenham and took the tour. It was not all that I thought it would be and I would not drive another 2 hours to go see it. It took us 2 hrs to get there, then we had to wait another hour before our tour started and the tour only lasted 30 minutes.....we were all like,"is that it???" Here are some pics from that day.





Well, only 3 more hours until they get out of school......better get the brownies done!!
Stay Blessable!









Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Bellaire Softball Tournament

Sunday was the first ball tournament for Ryleigh's select team, the Ball Hawgs. It was such a long day. Her first game was at 8:00 am and we had to leave the house at 5:45 that morning. They played 4 games that day, we finally left the ball field around 5:30, I think. Here are some pics from that day.







Thursday, August 13, 2009

Random Pics and other Stuff

I just noticed that it has been a while since I last posted some pics....So, here are some random pics of things going on with us this summer....


Hanging out at the skating rink with friends....







Having friends over to spend the night....and spending the night at friends houses....


Lots of swimming
And of course.....Softball....the pics of that are on my other camera which is dead at this moment. However, Ryleigh is playing in her first select team tournament this Sunday. I am going to try to take alot of pics and will post them Sunday night or Monday....This is her first year to play select ball and she is so excited.

Monday, August 3, 2009

Our Weekend....

Our weekend was pretty laid back and low key.....Saturday was mainly spent around here...we went out to lunch, to Wal-Mart and then went and got the travel trailer from the shop. Ryleigh had caught some fish while she was up at her grandparents house, so we fried her fish and some french fries, which turned out really good. That night the girls wanted to sleep in the trailer, so we camped out....in our driveway. Sunday we got up and went fishing, with no luck. We stopped and ate lunch and then headed home. Doodle washed the boat and mowed the yard. I came inside and took a bath and tried to get rid of a headache I had had for two days....pretty low key and relaxing weekend. This week I am going to try to get some areas of the house organized. I think I will start with my bathroom and closet....maybe I'll do that tonight.....