Thursday, June 30, 2011

All American Celebration/ Heartstrings Community Foundation

The organization that I work with had their All American Celebration on Wednesday. It was hot, but we all still a great time. Truman the Tiger was there for MU and Baby Jay was there for the chicken hawks KU to celebrate with us. Oh and my friend Tyler had a great time flirting with one of the Chiefs cheerleaders, (I teased him for quite a bit after I took the below picture). The day was to celebrate all servicemen. There were fire fighters, policemen, active and retired military and state troopers all honored for their hard work and dedication. If you are around Overland Park, Ks next year in June..  stop by for free food, ice cream, cold drinks and celebration!

Maybe next year the ultimate mascot will show up.. Willie?? Where were you??

One of the sweetest people I know

Tyler AKA "Mack Daddy"
eyes up buddy.. caught ya!

Blake celebrating with the chicken hawk Baby Jay

Sunday, June 26, 2011

I can't wait

I am ready to see two beautiful sisters and one very proud big brother in these outfits. Hurry home little one!

Friday, June 24, 2011

picture borrowed from Simplify blog

One line a day.. I am going to do it! I have a few OCD issues so I may need to start doing this on January 1st because gosh for bid I have blank pages at the beginning of the book. What a great way to keep memories. You know, the memories that slip between the cracks. This book allows you to keep memories for five years and as we know a lot can happen in that amount of time. Five years… Maddie will be almost 17 and I will be almost… well who really cares how old I will be. How great would it be to sit back in five years or even a couple years into the journal and reminisce. Even if the journal says.. today I stubbed my toe and Maddie rolled her eyes at me because I was dancing in the kitchen while her friends were over. Why? Because those times will be gone, but not forgotten. If you would like to get one of these books yourself you can go HERE. And if you don’t care if there are blank pages at the beginning of the book for the next FIVE YEARS and that you will see them EVERY TIME you open the book then you can start today! If not you can jump on the train with me on January 1st. I might even start having a Saturday share day on my blog so that we can stay accountable and share a few laughs, tears and just plain everyday life stuff. Who’s comin’ with me??

Monday, June 20, 2011

Rest in Peace Uncle Lew

We buried my uncles ashes this weekend at his memorial service the day before Father's Day. There were tears, laughter and lots of love. His spirit lives on in his wife and seven children and will never be forgotten.
My cousin (eldest son) back right

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Want to help?

I am plugging away, planning and making things that will  be in my Etsy shop (soon I hope). This week I finished designing my first bag! This is a picture from my cell phone , but I will be posting more official pictures soon with different angles and the interior. Now.... this is where I would love some help.. I need to name my bag! It needs to be a strong but feminine name. I have one in mind that has meaning to me, but I would love to hear your suggestions.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

What Love looks like

Please pray for the Cannon family as they are on their journey to bring home their daughter Dariya. Isn't she adorable???? If you would like to wish them well and let them know you are one of their prayer warriors please drop by their BLOG and leave them a message.

Photo taken from the Cannon's blog

Photo taken from the Cannon's blog

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Digital Scrapbooking

This is my first attempt at digital scrapbooking. I am trying to expand my photography business by offering this service. Who wouldn't want a custom book or thank you card? What do you think?

Sunday, June 5, 2011

My favorite one year old

Mr. Owen had his Birthday bash this weekend! Oh how my heart loves him.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

SMarie Handmade camera strap cover......Do you like?

I am trying out different items for my soon to be Etsy site. This is my first attempt at a camera strap cover. What do you think? I think that I like the overall construction . I may narrow the ends a bit , but the jury is still out. I do however like the fabric choice a lot, so at least I have that going for me. :)