Category Archives: Holidays

The most magical time of the year

I have realized I take a lot of pictures of the critters that abound when we are with family.  What can I say I am an animal lover. There is something magical about being home with family during Christmas isn’t there.  Actually anytime of year I call my parent’s home a magical place. We spent…

Santa Time

Christmas time has passed.  It’s been long since over but I find it hard to sometimes get back into the swing of things.   We were with family over the holidays and I was amazed at how fast the time went.  Don’t get me wrong it usually goes fast, but this year I just felt…

Gearing up for Christmas – Our traditions.

Hayden and Maddy are beyond excited these days.  I find I am excited to see their faces when they open their gifts.  Watching kid’s eye’s light up is the best, isn’t it?  This was St. Nick morning, in the beginning of December.  That’s when we do stockings with all the fun little things. Maddy looking…

Christmas card outtakes

I decided one morning before school that it was the perfect morning to snap a Christmas card picture.  I believe that you need to do these things fast.   I told the kids we were going to take the  picture right now and that it wouldn’t take me longer than 10 minutes.  Maddy thought 5…

How to: Make Photo Christmas cards using Photoshop elements

I love photo Christmas cards.  I love to see all the different designs out there, so many choices.  But one thing I don’t like is the price of the cards.  So this year I decided there had to be a cheaper way to get those Christmas cards I was wanting.  I did some research and…

Halloween 2012

Some scenes from our Halloween.  Love this mask, I think Maddy just may be sold on being a cat next year. Maddy was a flower fairy, her favorite part was the wings.  Hayden was a ninja. As halloween approached cards and packages started to appear.  Their great Auntie MeToo sent them a package full to…

Pumpkin Patch confession

I have a pumpkin patch confession.  I get more excited to go get pumpkins than my kids.  And it isn’t for the pumpkins.  I love pumpkins but my real love is gourds.  I get giddy with excitement when I see a bin full of gourds. Our pumpkin patch this year was actually a visit to…

Parades

July 4th we go to the parade Andy has gone to since he was a child.  It is a small town parade. Now it isn’t just Andy’s parade that he grew up with, it is our kid’s parade that they look forward to each year. Love the contrast of these two.   Yeah, it was…

Easter Memories 2012

I think my favorite memory from Easter this year will be when the kids were dying Easter eggs. We don’t have the Easter bunny hide the eggs we dye because I am pretty sure Millie our dog, would find them first and eat some.  Makes you wonder why we even dye them then.  But it…

Ballet and Valentine’s day

This morning I surprised the kids with some valentine love, we gave them three freedom hearts each.  Each one contained something they get to turn the heart in to do, like stay up 30 minutes later than bedtime on a non school night.  Hayden was pumped with these little things.  Maddy didn’t quite get it,…

Category Archives: Holidays

The most magical time of the year

I have realized I take a lot of pictures of the critters that abound when we are with family.  What can I say I am an animal lover. There is something magical about being home with family during Christmas isn’t there.  Actually anytime of year I call my parent’s home a magical place. We spent…

Santa Time

Christmas time has passed.  It’s been long since over but I find it hard to sometimes get back into the swing of things.   We were with family over the holidays and I was amazed at how fast the time went.  Don’t get me wrong it usually goes fast, but this year I just felt…

Gearing up for Christmas – Our traditions.

Hayden and Maddy are beyond excited these days.  I find I am excited to see their faces when they open their gifts.  Watching kid’s eye’s light up is the best, isn’t it?  This was St. Nick morning, in the beginning of December.  That’s when we do stockings with all the fun little things. Maddy looking…

Christmas card outtakes

I decided one morning before school that it was the perfect morning to snap a Christmas card picture.  I believe that you need to do these things fast.   I told the kids we were going to take the  picture right now and that it wouldn’t take me longer than 10 minutes.  Maddy thought 5…

How to: Make Photo Christmas cards using Photoshop elements

I love photo Christmas cards.  I love to see all the different designs out there, so many choices.  But one thing I don’t like is the price of the cards.  So this year I decided there had to be a cheaper way to get those Christmas cards I was wanting.  I did some research and…

Halloween 2012

Some scenes from our Halloween.  Love this mask, I think Maddy just may be sold on being a cat next year. Maddy was a flower fairy, her favorite part was the wings.  Hayden was a ninja. As halloween approached cards and packages started to appear.  Their great Auntie MeToo sent them a package full to…

Pumpkin Patch confession

I have a pumpkin patch confession.  I get more excited to go get pumpkins than my kids.  And it isn’t for the pumpkins.  I love pumpkins but my real love is gourds.  I get giddy with excitement when I see a bin full of gourds. Our pumpkin patch this year was actually a visit to…

Parades

July 4th we go to the parade Andy has gone to since he was a child.  It is a small town parade. Now it isn’t just Andy’s parade that he grew up with, it is our kid’s parade that they look forward to each year. Love the contrast of these two.   Yeah, it was…

Easter Memories 2012

I think my favorite memory from Easter this year will be when the kids were dying Easter eggs. We don’t have the Easter bunny hide the eggs we dye because I am pretty sure Millie our dog, would find them first and eat some.  Makes you wonder why we even dye them then.  But it…

Ballet and Valentine’s day

This morning I surprised the kids with some valentine love, we gave them three freedom hearts each.  Each one contained something they get to turn the heart in to do, like stay up 30 minutes later than bedtime on a non school night.  Hayden was pumped with these little things.  Maddy didn’t quite get it,…