Thursday, June 25, 2009

50 Days Until Disney World

Here are some more pages in Nik's autograph book from our 2006 trip.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

71st Layout of 2009-Earth Day

I used another one of the kits I got from attending Scrap Mania at Archivers. I used the quote (from Grandmother Willow) as part of an Earth Day challenge posted on Scrapping the Magic.

Monday, June 22, 2009

Week in Review: June 15-21, 2009

This past week, Nikolas attended Discovery Camp at the Brookfield Zoo. While he was busy having fun and learning about animals, I was able to wander around the zoo and got a rare picture of the male lion awake. This was taken on Monday, the only great weather day of the week.

On Tuesday, to escape the rain, I went inside the penguin house and got to witness their feeding time.

Nik had a great time at zoo camp, learning about animal habitats, communication, eating habits, etc. Here he is showing off the cool alligator hat he made.

On Saturday, Nik had a tee-ball game. In the first inning he got to be the pitcher...

he had a great hit...

and spent some time in the outfield.

We had a great Father's Day planned. In the morning Gary got his presents.

Then after church, we went to play mini-golf.

Of course, we let Gary win.

Then for dinner, Gary requested homemade pizza. Nikolas was his personal chef, creating a pizza exactly how his daddy wanted it.

69th Layout of 2009-Basket Bounty

I used the Sunny Days kit from Coordinates Collections on this layout:

Friday, June 19, 2009

68th Layout of 2009-If You Build It

Everytime you attend a Scrap Mania crop at Archivers, they give you a page pack (supplies and directions to create a layout). I have quite a few of this packs from all the times my sister and I have attended. I decided to see if I could start using them. Here is the first:

Gary made this fort for Nikolas to play in.

The page pack comes with plenty of paper. I was able to make several cards with the leftovers.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

67th Layout of 2009

This layout puts me over last year for the total number of layouts I made each year...and the year is only about half over!

I picked up the stickers and pattern paper at the Target dollar spot.

Monday, June 15, 2009


On our 2006 trip, Nikolas met a lot of characters. I made a seperate book for his autographs and pictures.

Here is the cover:

The title page

Sunday, June 14, 2009

66th Layout of 2009 - Zoo

Non-dinosaur pictures from the same zoo trip.

Friday, June 12, 2009

64th & 65th Layouts of 2009-Dinos at the Zoo

I took some many pictures of the dinosaur exhibit at Brookfield Zoo that it needed two layouts to fit them all.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

62nd Layout of 2009-Mary's Scrapbook

Gary, his sister and I worked hard to create a scrapbook for their mom's 60th birthday. We finished it time to give it to her on Christmas.

I used the Earth kit from Coordinates Collections for this layout.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Summer is Here

This past Sunday the tee-ball association had their annual outing to the Kane County Cougars game. It was a great time (the cougars won).

After the game Nikolas joined the kids (and adults) to run the bases.

Monday was Nik's last day of kindergarten. He is offically a 1st grader. All year long he kept telling me that he didn't like school (not enough playtime like preschool), but he is going to miss his teacher.

Mrs. S is a great teacher and I enjoyed helping in her classroom.

To celebrate the start of Summer vacation, we took a family outing to the Drive-In.

Nikolas was dancing with the speaker pole to pass the time until the sun went down. He loved his dance partner.

Nikolas stayed up for through both movies (until 1AM!!) but fell asleep about 3 minutes into the ride home.

Sunday, June 7, 2009

60th Layout of 2009-Starved Rock

This layout uses the What a Hoot kit from Coordinates Collections.

Friday, June 5, 2009

56th Layout of 2009-July Birthdays

Celebrating Gary and Toni's birthdays on the 4th of July in 2001. I picked up the pattern paper last year at Target's dollar spot.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

55th Layout of 2009-Shots

This is a companion page to Farewell Friends, featuring my co-workers and I doing shots the night of my farewell party.

I used the Rumba kit from Coordinates Collections.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Check out my entry on another blog

I have been doing freelance editorial work for Today's Christian Woman magazine for awhile now. My boss, Ginger has constantly telling me that if I ever have anything to share on their blog, to feel free to submit it.

Well, I finally have a story to share. You can check it out here:

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

54th Layout of 2009-Farewell Friends

Pictures from my going away party when I quit my Admin Asst. job in 2001. There is hidden journaling behind one of the photos.

Monday, June 1, 2009

72nd Layout of 2009-My Purse-n-ality

I'm posting this one out of order b/c I just posted it for the All About Me Challenge I am hosting on Scrapping the Magic.