Monday, February 6, 2012


We’ve had a busy February so far. Brandon was selected as the Terrific Kid in his class at school. Ronnie took off of work so we could go watch the ceremony. The teacher told us that if she could plant him in the school yard and grow 20 more Brandons, she would have the perfect class! Isn’t that sweet?

Brandon wanted to his picture taken with me, but when Ronnie took the photo he made this face. I can’t believe they’re taking my photo AGAIN! (You asked for it kid. LOL)

On Saturday, Brandon made a really good friend at Alexis’ hippotherapy barn. They have a stray cat that just showed up one day and he adores Brandon. They spent a lot of time cuddling and meowing at one another. Bubs wanted to take him home but Ronnie is really allergic to cats so no luck!


Alexis doesn’t like to wear her helmet when she rides but we all insist on it! She was waiting for Kody so she could mount and ride.


I took this photo of them walking into the arena. We really appreciate the volunteers who show up early Saturday morning to help Alexis ride.


After we got back from hippotherapy, my Mom came over to watch the kids. Ronnie and I drove to Biloxi, MS to see Ronnie’s favorite comedian. We booked a room at the Imperial Palace and it was beautiful.


The décor was lovely, and it was really nice to be out as a couple. We went to dinner at the buffet and I had the best cappuccino! I’d love to just pick up their machine and take it home with me. If I thought I could get away with it…


After dinner we headed to another casino to gamble a bit and watch the comedy show. We didn’t win a single thing but it was still fun to play. The comedian was hilarious and risqué as always!


We ended up coming home really early in the morning because my Mom called at 6 to let us know that Jordan had been throwing up since 11:30 that night. She didn’t call sooner because she knew we would’ve come home. I was so thankful that she watched the kids, and to have her deal with a sick kid was even more of an issue. So yeah, she’s pretty awesome!

I have several different pages to share with you all today. I’ve been doing a lot of digital scrapping lately.

1: Favorites


I'm running behind on Jessica Sprague’s digital art journaling class because life happened! I am working on catching up a little at a time. This is my take on the "favorites" prompt. I loved this paper because it's so bright, fun, and funky. It goes well with my personality! LOL

Jessica Sprague's Digital Art Journaling Class
KI Memories Pop Culture Paper Pack
KI Memories Pop Culture Hip Chip Pack

2: The Magic Of This Moment


I decided to scrap some photos of the hotel from our little getaway this weekend. If you look closely you can see me in the mirror in the top photo.

Countdown Template Pack
Valpolicella Add on Paper Pack
Valpolicella Elements Pack
Valpolicella Paper Pack

3: You


I used Becky Higgins' Amber kit to finish the Photoshop Friday assignment from last week. It's really good to go over some of the techniques again! I love Photoshop Friday.

Amber Edition Journaling Cards
Amber Edition Days + Numbers + Arrows
Amber Edition Paper Pack
Impressions Painting Brushes
Photoshop Friday Converting Photo to Black and White

***I have one more awesome thing to share with you! Remember this sketch that I posted a while back?

HL_Sketch_Template 5

I was so surprised to see that Kelly Goree had used it as inspiration for one of her CHA pages! She did an absolutely amazing job with the sketch and I was so flattered to read that she likes my style. Pretty cool right? Especially since I adore her style!


The new Basic Grey releases are all gorgeous and I really love what Kelly did with the What’s Up line. You can visit Kelly’s blog by clicking this link.

Wood Grain Thank you


Sand and Sunshine said...

Oh what a cool trip, sounds really wonderful, and how cute about B. Hope J is on the mend.

mustangkayla said...

Yay for a little getaway! I hope your daughter is feeling better! Aren't moms the best? I don't know what I would do without my mom and even my MIL! Cute layouts!

Cindy Gay said...

Love the layout of your getaway and of course the "Terrific Kid". He looks like you!

Nancy Keslin aka Homesclscrapper said...

great photos...of course brandon is terrific, as are all your munchkins.

A said...

Oh, so glad Ronnie and you got away for a bit :-)

Cindy deRosier said...

Wow- busy indeed! I'm glad you had a nice getaway, even if it did end at 6:00 AM. Love your new LOs!

Just Jaime said...

Looks like a fun getaway!! Yay for Brandon! Sorry Jordan was sick, your mom is the best!

I love the "You" layout--the design is awesome!

Linda Jordan said...

Omg I love the "favorites" layout!! So amazingly cute :) Is that background a digital paper like that, or did you alter it?


Jojorenee said...

When you say busy you mean it! GO!!Brandon. It's good you and your husband had some special times together you deserve it!

Patrice said...

Wow, you had quite a week! You must be bursting with pride!!I love going to Biloxi (I grew up there).