Friday, December 19, 2008

Christmas Cookie Exchange

Well, the annual cookie exchange was a success! We had a lot of fun....getting together with friends and sharing our cookies is always a fun time. Here are few pictures of the event.

From the back, Linda, Ruby, Teresa, Karen, Christina, Lauren. Front: Amanda, me, Peggy, Vicky and Margie

We each brought 12 1/2 dozen cookies and exchanged with each other and took home a mixture of some delicious cookies.

We played a few games and really enjoyed the evening.

Have a good Christmas!

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Trip to see Santa

This weekend Lauren, Coy and Brooklyn were in town for Thanksgiving. We took them to the Mills Mall to visit with Santa. Brooklyn really didn't like Santa this year, but I'm sure that will change. Here is their picture...I plan to take Brody and Nolan next weekend, I will post their picture then.

Monday, November 17, 2008

Playing in the leaves

Over the weekend, we did some clean up of leaves in our back yard.
Nolan and Brody decided to get in and help too! Not!
They just ran around in the leaves and jumped in and out.
They had a good time, and they had leaves everywhere!

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Christmas Mountain Vacation

We went to Christmas Mountain in the Dells of Wisconson this past week. We had a really great time, we stayed in a log cabin that was just beautiful! This is a picture of the cabin we stayed in, Lauren is standing in front.

We had a great time with our grandchildren, Lauren, Josh and the Czapla's.

I really enjoyed spending time with Brooklyn. She is growing up so fast! This is a picture of me with Brooklyn sitting in the kitchen of the cabin. I really was a nice place to stay.

We took the kids horseback riding. They had a great time! It was Coy's first time on a horse, he really enjoyed it. I was a little scared at first, but as the ride went on, I got more comfortable. The ride was about an hour long, up the Christmas Mountain (a big hill) and down. I'm a little sore after the ride!

The resort also had a indoor water park! This is something really big in the Dell area, they are all over the place. Coy had a really good time going down the slide and playing on the water toys. I took this time to rest and enjoy watching the kids play, and take pictures of course.

Brooklyn also had a great time at the indoor waterpark. She tried the swing and went down the slide with her mom...I would post the picture but Lauren would probably get upset if I did....since she was in her bathing suit.

In the evening, the guys played poker, while the girls watched TV and played games. It was a great vacation, one we will do again.

See ya soon!

Friday, October 31, 2008

Happy Halloween

We spent last night carving pumpkins, here is the one Bart made. He is very proud of it! When the Nolan and Brody come over tonight to trick or treat, I will post a picture of them with their pumpkin they carved.

Lauren send me pictures of Coy and Brooke so I can post also.

Have a safe and happy halloween!

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

My first challenge card

Here is my first challenge card. This is from the Splitcoaststampers site for the Wednesday sketch challenge. I scanned this card in, the colors didn't really turn out to great! I used PT Ocean Blue cardstock and PT Shimmer white cardstock and the PT Build a Snowman stamp set.

Not to bad for my first attempt. Heres the same card taken with my camera....still not the best, I haven't gotten this down yet...oh well..I'll get there.

Thanks for looking....

My first card post

Here is my first attempt to post a card. I'm am still working on how to take the best picture to showcase the card, but wanted to get something posted today. So until I figure out the best lighting, and display of my cards, this will have to do.

This is a sample of a christmas card that I am thinking of sending out this year. What do you think?

The recipe is: PT cardstock, Poppy and Ripe Avocado. PT 2008 Holiday Tag Collection stamps and PT Poppy ribbon. I also used the SU scallop border punch, which I just love, and punched holes in the scallop part so it would look like lace.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

For my first post, I want to show you a picture of my grandaughter Brooklyn. I made this Tinkerbell costume for her to wear on Halloween. Isn't she cute!
The costume was pretty easy to make, the TuTu just completed the outfit! The wings I purchased at the Disney Store before it went out of business here in town.

Well, I finally did it!

I started my own blog! I don't quite know what I am doing, but I will give it a try. I hope this will give me an outlet to showcase some of my creativity and communicate with my family members across the country.

I want to join in with some of the others out there in blog land that participate in stamp challenges. I will begin to post mine here. So be kind with your comments, as I am just starting out.