Wednesday, December 29, 2010

The Final Clue

Powerpoint went as follows: (note - the boys were told ages ago when they filled their train bank we would go on vacation)

Your Final Clue...
Don't you worry, don't you fear
You solved the clues which lead you here.
Fill your bank is what you were told
So you saved your change and it is rolled.

What does that mean???? Vacation you say?
You're so right and in __ days



We're heading to where wishes really come true.

A magical place...
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Merry Christmas to you!


Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Part 2...

Unscramble the items inside of the clues










It sends you where you need to go.
In just a few minutes your surprise you will know.....


Then they went to the computer for a lovely - if I may say so myself - PowerPoint, complete with music... the final clue.

Monday, December 27, 2010

Scavenger Hunt - stage 1


And the stage is set - Grandma and Grandpa just have to come over for the fun. Here are the details boys:

Follow the clues to find your last present...

Clue 1: Don't you worry, don't you fret,There's more fun in store for you. Find the clues - bring them here. The first might be stinky in a white box of _____. SHOES

The kids got this quickly - the adults thought I was being too tough LOL

Clue 2: Be it toes, or dogs, or people, When they're dirty they need a scrub. Whether it's little or whether it's big - it can get cleaned up in the ___. TUB

Clue 3: It's wintertime and cold outside. "How do we keep warm?" I said. Well, we put our golves upon our hands and ____ upon our heads. HATS

Clue 4: A place for storage or to play. When you're there you must behave. It's cooler there, a manly place... here we call it the ____________. MANCAVE - now someone who shall remain nameless, hid the clue here. After opening gifts he sent them downstairs to do something - in the mancave! Men!

Clue 5: It's clean, then it's dirty. Now ait, again it's clean. Your next clue can be found in the _________________ machine. DISHWASHING - of course they went to the washer as expected first ;)

Clue 6: Something comfy to sit upon, a couch, a chair, a bed. Just one tip, this comfy thing, is Mom's favorite color _____. RED

Clue 7: You can play on it or do some work, eat a snac if you are able. It moves around and grows and shrinks. Have you sat yet at the _____________. TABLE

Clue 8: When your tummy starts to growl, you might want to fill your belly. It goes grea with peanut butter. The clue is with the _____________. JELLY again they went to the fridge as expected but needed to go to the freezer in the basement - which they figured out pretty quickly.

Stage 2 coming tomorrow.....

Friday, December 24, 2010

Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night.

Off to celebrate the birth of Jesus with family and just enjoy.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

You see that cute birdie

that's green? He's my DoodlePantry Top 3 award. Now if only it was based on most talented ;) but I love a good challenge and their images are too cute! Such fun!

Friday, December 17, 2010

DoodlePantry Challenge

Loving these digital images... today's card:


Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Two weeks later

and I have no new posts, no time to post, no time ;) Hoping to do some catching up and chilling out this weekend......

Monday, November 29, 2010

Catching Up with SundayShutterBugs




Whew - lots of catching up to do. So many pictures, so little time.... Almost caught up now...


V - violet









V - view


















U - up
















U - under














T - two (of my favorite boys ;)














T - tree



















R - rain












Sound













Sun

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Sparkle and Shine


yes another card - I am on a roll ;) Nothing like a little challenge to bring out my mojo. Here's my card using Meljens Designs digital stamp.

Another digi card


Non-traditional Christmas colors but I like it anyway. She's a beautiful angel.

Card Making Mojo


Has struck - yeah! Colored this adorable image from Michelle Perkett Studios and added some bling to the flower centers.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Music to my ears


actually it really is. Trevor is doing an amazing job with the drums. So glad he doesn't play the clarinet - no offense to those that do.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Menu Monday

Today is the day I do my menu planning. Well, actually I do it on Sunday night ;)
It makes our life so much easier to know what's ahead and not have to rush to plan what to eat. Love it!
Sunday: chicken salad and veggie platter
Monday: chicken in Italian dressing and parmesan, sauteed green beans, rice




Tuesday: Spaghetti and salad

Wednesday: Potato Soup (yes again, it was a big hit) and ham sandwiches

Thursday: Pizza (take out) it's cleaning day
Friday: Steak on the grill!! or maybe that will be Saturday's dinner....




Saturday, November 13, 2010

3 amigos


We got to get outside and truly enjoy this beautiful day. Walking, biking, boarding... throwing rocks (in a creek!), climbing rocks, finding big sticks.... makes for a good bonus fall day. Top it off with homemade soup and cream cheese pumpkin muffins and we are a household of happy campers tonight.


More card making

is happening in my house - having such fun being creative. The frog and the lilypads are both popped up. The glaze is still drying...

Monday, November 8, 2010

Menu Planning

Yes, it's true, I menu plan. It makes life soooo much easier - most of the time. Now, I'm not a pro, I don't HAVE to stick to the plan, and some weeks I only plan part of the week and fill it in later (shhhhhhh ;). Here's what I've got for this week:

Sunday: soup and sandwiches for lunch - BBQ and peas with carrots for supper

Monday: Stuffed pork chops, garlic rosemary potatoes, corn and green beans

Tuesday: Baked Potato Soup - new recipe - hope we like it!



Wednesday: Marinated chicken in italian dressing, rice, salad

Thursday: Cinnamon French Toast and sausage

Friday: take out! of some kind, any kind ;)

Saturday: will wait to see what the weekend brings...

Keep in mind, Mom made mac and cheese for the party Saturday and forgot it - SCORE for some time this week!!

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Eat Ham


Just love this little turkey ;)

Card Challenge


I completed this challenge using TiddlyInks cute image and the colors olive, purple, and mustard. Much cuter in person but still cute ;)

Monday, November 1, 2010

I got some scrapping in this weekend


and used a digital stamp - like I need something else to do ;)

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Happy Halloween!



DH was working but the three of us managed to get dolled up - check out that stash! We're going to be set for a little while. We drove more than we walked tonight since it was so cold. Brrrrr - nothing like trick or treating while it's snowing!!

Friday, October 29, 2010

Pumpkins are carved




and glowing as the wind blows by. It's cold and fall and a good night of memories.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Got my scrap on...


a tiny bit this weekend. Stamped and colored this with blending. Even managed to take a pic! A gift in the making???? Perhaps........

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

TiddlyInks Blog Candy


TiddlyInks blog is sponsoring some delicious blog candy. All you need to do to qualify is to link your blog post showing this candy. Feel free to grab a photo . Get linked by Nov. 4th at 11:59 PM and they will pick a winner on Nov. 5th.
This blog candy has a bit of everything: 3 sets of acrylic stamps, stacks of paper, cardboard, bits and pieces of goodies, mirrors and magnets, some cardstock and envelopes, a few finished cards and most importantly a CD of TiddlyInks images worth $50!! Go here to check it out. http://tiddlyinks.blogspot.com/2010/10/blog-candy.html#ixzz12DudU0Hi
I just joined this group myself - their stuff rocks!

Monday, October 11, 2010

Tree Frogs


When we got home from the Lady A concert a couple weeks ago, this cute little tree frog was hanging out on the front porch. Three others were on the kitchen door window. So tiny... he ended up going around the back of the spindle while I messed with taking photos of him. Next morning - they were gone...

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Fall touristy time


Well this actually happened last weekend but I had more important pictures to put up - Lady A and David Nail - yeah! Anyway, years ago Nathan and I took pictures here at this sign when we were dating. So we had to stop and do it again. Now to find that old one.....

Red Light

David Nail - love him. Was so disappointed when he wasn't able to perform at the fair because of the weather, BUT he did come on stage and do one song - Red Light - fantastic! Wish I could have seen/heard him with his band....

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Fall leaves


figured we'd go do some touristy stuff - you know, the stuff you never do if you live right there. Canyon Vista... I know the leaves aren't brilliant but we thought we'd better get out before they were gone by the time Nathan has another weekend off in two weeks.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

ah... memories


this warm weather is reminding me of some good times this summer with my brother and his lovely wife at the lake. This is how to spend an evening - wine and appetizers on the deck overlooking the lake.... life IS good!

Wish I was there right now.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Checking out mom's flowerbeds


and found this beauty - loving these warm days...

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Yummy yummy!

I love fall and pumpkin time. Check out what we just snacked on - Cream Cheese Pumpkin Muffins. Even made them from scratch! So good....




SundayShutterBugs - Q - Quaint

I don't have a lot of quaint in my world - this is the quaintest I've got ;)



Friday, September 17, 2010

SundayShutterBugs S - sun


funny that I had just taken this picture on my way home yesterday while the sun was actually shining!

Because life sometimes gets ahead of you




I am finally getting the boys first day of school pictures up. Aren't they just the cutest? Ok, well, to me they are. Fourth and Sixth grades - time does fly. Enjoy the moment before it gets away from you.