Nov 29, 2006

ABC Album continued

Here are the next 2 pages of the ABC Album:

Credits and journaling can be seen here

Credits and journaling can bee seen here

Have a lovely day! A

Nov 14, 2006

ABC Album

I have forgotten to post the next installments of the ABC Album. So here goes.

C is for Caleb the Clown
Credits are here

D is for Daddy

Credits are here

Have a blessed day!

Oct 26, 2006

B is for BoBo

This is the 2nd page of C's ABC album. B is for BoBo.

Click HERE for journaling.
Credits: New Beginnings by Eve Recinella of 3Scrapteers.
Fonts: Doodle Cursive & Symphony

Have a blessed day!

Oct 16, 2006


When I first posted this, blogger stalled after the photos was uploaded so I couldn't add any info. This is DD earlier this summer. She was playing outside and trying to ride her big brother's tricycle. I just had fun taking her photo. With the main photo I used curves to give it a bit more punch.

Credits: Paper Lanterns by Theresa Hernandez available at ACOT.
Font: Doodle Cursive.

Thanks for looking!

Oct 12, 2006

ABC Album

I have decided to begin an album for DS#1. Here is the cover.

Credits are here -- Caleb's Cover

And here is the first page from his birth day.

Click here for the credits - A is for April

Have a beautiful day!

Sep 27, 2006


Well, I don't think I have been tagged before. Christy S. tagged me with this:

"List seven songs you are into right now. No matter what the genre, whether or not they have words, or even if they're not any good, but they must be songs you're really enjoying now. Post these instructions in your LiveJournal/blog along with your seven songs. Then tag seven other people to see what they're listening to."

So here goes my list:

1). Psalms of Praise - this is what we use for our family worship.
2). I Loved Her First - by Heartland, just heard this yesterday and immediately thought of DH and DD many years down the road.
3). Holy, Holy, Holy - Michael Card, Unveiled Hope
4). You are Worthy - Michael Card, Unveiled Hope
5). Never Be Shaken - Judy Rogers, Never Be Shaken
6). Good Things - Lori Seely, Remember Your Creator
7). Just to Know the Lamb - Jim Cole, Merciful God (who does he sound like to you?)

And I'm to tag some others...Who? I really don't know....

Have a lovely day!

Sep 9, 2006

Profile Photo!

Here is a photo of DS#2 at the state fair back in August. DH took this photo. DS was looking around and just looking pensive. I love the profile shot!

Credits: Cloudy Chocolate Mist by Christy Sturm of Butternug Squash Designs; Index Card (colorized by me) is from Christy Sturm's Where's My List element pack; Calendar is from Anita Sterigiou's 110 Years of Memories; heart and cord is from Cindy Simon's Page Bracelet Set 2. Font is CK Letter Home.

See it at my gallery here.

Sketch is from the Ad/Art Inspiration Challenge at Butternug Squash Designs (see below).
Some helpful hints for using the ad.
The original ad from


Notice my new blog header. I used Christy's kit Cloudy Chocolate Mist and a flower from Delightful Daisies. Such fun! I even made a template for this header.

Sep 2, 2006

Ad/Art Inspiration

Take this ad....
Swiffer Ad from Ladies Home Journal

Add your own creative flair....and get....

This is my take on the ad/art challenge at Butternug Squash Designs grand opening!

You can see this in my gallery HERE.

Journaling reads:
Watching the big girls, that is what you are
doing in this picture. We were at the wedding
of some friends. After the wedding various
friends were gathered outside the church
before heading to the reception. You were
one of the younger girls. You enjoyed
watching the bigger girls twirl around in
their pretty dresses and blowing the wedding
bubbles. While you were not as big as them,
this did not hamper you from playing and
enjoying little girl games.

Lady Weatherley by Christy Sturm at Butternug Squash
Font: Doodle Cursive & SaffronToo

Sep 1, 2006

Free Chocolate Anyone?

I just came across this from Nestle Chocolatier

Free Chocolate in the month of September

Thought I'd give it a try!

Aug 9, 2006


I found this photo on DH's computer in one of his favorite photo folders. I thought I should scrap it....What do you think?

Credits: 95 in the Shade by Theresa Hernandez at Plain Digital Wrapper.
Font is Doodle Cursive.

Journaling reads: Smiling at Dad...what love! what exuberance!

See it here in my 3 S gallery.

Have a blessed day!

Aug 5, 2006

Shoes - Mother and Daughter

DD and I were sitting on the front porch one afternoon, watching the boys. I had the camera and took a photo of our feet. She had her pretty shoes on. DD really likes the flowers -- so girly!

Journaling reads: Sitting on the front porch with each other and enjoying each other’s company. I took this photo to remind us of the time when you are little and can sit in my lap easily. You are a little girl that enjoys her pretty shoes and enjoys her dresses, yet runs and keeps up with her brothers as best as she can. May the Lord contniue to bless you all your days!

Credits: Mother and Daugther Tea by Theresa Hernandez available at ACOT.
Font: Doodle Cursive

You can see this at this gallery.

Thanks for looking!

Thanks for looking!

Jul 25, 2006

Cowboy Boots and Boys

I started this post a number of days ago, but Blogger would not let me add photos. So I saved it as a draft and am finally able to post the photos. These are of DS #2 ...although each of our sons could well be in the photos! They all love the cowboy boots!
Fonts: Doodle Cursive & Symphony
Scrapkit: Old West by Mirranda Reinhardt of Yesterday-remembered and AddictedToDigital.
Wordart by myself with CK Wrangler font.

Journaling reads: Cowboy boots and little boys....they sure seem inseparable in our family. The first pair of cowboy boots were a hand-me-down to Caleb from friends, then we found the next pair at a Goodwill in Texas while visiting Grandma & Grandpa. A really small pair was found in Oklahoma at a Salvation Army Thrift Store. Peter wore those until they were too small; we are now saving them for Sarah. The pair that you have on were a find at a garage sale. The two other larger pairs of boots have been worn out to an almost unwearable state with holes aplenty and stitching broken. Cowboy boots are a wonderful way to enter the realm of imagination and boyhood!

I found the quote when reading a small book that I picked up this summer. We sure love cowboy boots...too bad he wasn't wearing his cowboy hat at the same time....

Thanks for looking.

Jul 13, 2006


Couldn't resist taking a sleeping photo.

Journaling reads:
Sleeping -- just a word for recharging when the one sleeping is 1 1/2 years old.. I just love how you tuck your legs and your arms underneath you when you sleep. Your little bottom sticks up and you sleep and dream away. Do you dream of playing with your brothers, being held in your mother’s arms, hugging you daddy or seeing a dog walk by our home?

Credits: Font: Worstedtveld Sling
Strawberries & Kiwi by Cindy Simon of NDISB

See it here ~ 3 Scrapateers.

Long Time No Blog...

It's been a long time since I posted here. We are in the midst of some repainting and changing things around at our home. So my computer time has been a bit more limited and blogging has gone by the wayside. But I have scrapped. So now to share my latest creations.

Journaling reads: A little girl without much hair what a blessing! You are four months old and the joy of your mother and daddy and brothers (and they are your joy)! In fact, Joy is your middle name. You have found your fingers and toes and you are smiling and loving life! Your eyes seem to have turned brown, just like your oldest brother Caleb’s. May you continue to grow in wisdom and stature.

Credits: Katie scrapkit by Christy Sturm of Butternug Squash Designs (coming 7/14/06), paper from Where's My List by Christy Sturm, pencil by Christina Bartholomew in Scrap 2 School mega kit at 3 S, flower doodles (Friday Freebie July 7-13th) by Lauren Grier at Digital Freebies.
Font: Doodle Cursive.

You can see this layout at my gallery at Three Scrapateers.

Jun 17, 2006

Critical Mass

I found the effer dare blog earlier this week and was inspired by Dare #31. Dare #31 -- using a Book Title. I used the book Critical Mass (just because it was how I described DD's amount of hair).

Journaling reads: June 2006 - 20 months old and you finally have a critical mass of hair....meaning that you finally have enough hair to notice. While it is still too short to need a barette or pony tail holder, we have noticed that you might have some curls, especially in the back where it is longer. We were not concerned about the little amount of hair as your mom did not have much hair when she was your age (and hers was even harder to see being blond), and Mama is not lacking in that department now.

Credits: Conservatory 1 - The Reds by Christy Sturm of Butternug Squash Designs.
Torn paper Edge by Kim Hill of CGEssentials.
Fonts: Doodle Cursive.

See the LO at my 3 Scrapateers gallery

Thanks for looking!

Jun 2, 2006

A Little Smile & Music Video

This is our daughter smiling at her daddy. We were eating dinner at the campsite. DH and the boys were camping that night for DS#1's birthday. DD and I went back home after dinner.

Kit: Easter Delights
Designers: Designers at NDISB
Font: Symphony
Wordart: Sharia Braxton
Flower: From Mother Daughter Tea Kit by Theresa Hernandez at ACOT
Photo: Virtual Photographer to soften it.
Sketch: SBB sketch by knightsgal76

Did you see the video at the bottom of the left sidebar? This is an older song that came out when DH and I were engaged and seemed to fit us so well. So glad I found the video code.

Have a great day!

May 26, 2006

Memorial Freebie

I was playing around with some brushes and the overlay function of PSE and made a paper I really liked. I thought it would be fun to make a red & blue mini kit in honor of Memorial Day.

Here is the link: Memorial.

Please leave me a comment if you download. Have a beautiful day!

May 22, 2006

Creative Team

I thought I'd help out by posting this information. I am currently on the creative team ~ and really enjoy the work of these talented designers.

Have you ever wanted to be on a Creative Team?

Natural Designs in Scrapbooking urgently needs to fill a number of spots on the Natural Designs Creative Team, so if you are a creative scrapper we want to hear from you!!!

As a member of the Natural Designs (NDISB) Creative Team you will be asked to:

  • Create a minimum of one layout with each product provided and post it in the NDISB Gallery as well as three other nominated major online galleries.
  • Help with promotions and include blinkies & links in posts (where allowed) about upcoming events, sales, new product releases, sampler packs & specials.
  • Participate in the NDISB community.

What you will gain is:

  • All newly released NDISB products at no cost;
  • Exposure as a creative layout designer, including in the NDe*zine;
  • Should you have a layout or project published using any of our products where the credits are included in the print you will :: earn cool, hard cash ::

* $10 per item if published in a national scrapbooking magazine *
* $20 per item if published in a book *

Please view our kits and collections in the NDISB store so that you can get a feeling for the design style of the NDISB Designers prior to submitting your application.

So, if you answered “Yes! I do want to be on a Creative Team,” then you need to apply NOW!

:: details required in your application ::

  • Your name, screen name/s and ISP email address (ie no hotmail, gmail, Yahoo! or other non-ISP based email addresses please);
  • What software you use to create your layouts;
  • Tell us which digi scrapping communities you are most actively involved in;
  • Link to your most complete online digital scrapbooking gallery;
  • Details of any design teams that you are currently a member and is that designer/s ok with you being on our team as well;
  • If you’ve been published; and,
  • A short bio about yourself (ie who are your main scrapping subjects, what motivates you as a scrapper, where you get your layout and creative inspiration from, any other personal details you care to disclose).

NB :: Applications that do not answer all of the above will not be considered.

A .pdf copy of the NDISB Creative Team Member Agreement may be viewed here

:: email any questions and your application to us :: admin AT ndisb DOT com.

:: applications close :: Wednesday 24th May 2006 at 12 midnight USA EST

:: the new team members will be announced :: Wednesday 31st May 2006 on the Designing Naturally and a new JOUR*NEY blogs

Sunshine Walk

This is my dear daughter. I just loved the shadows and her walking with her favorite (or is it my favorite?) hat on! I also tried chalking the paper strips on my own (tutorial from DigiScrapping Tutorials -- chalked tags tutorial for PSE).

Journaling is from this poem:

Author: unknown
She's a little bit of sunshine,
She's a smile to light your days,
She will steal your heart and
keep it with her warm endearing ways,
She's your precious little daughter,
With a sweetness from above
Who will fill your years with laughter
and your lives with lots of love.

Circle of Friends at ACOT (Theresa Hernandez & Anita Stergiou's portion)
Font: Doodle Cursive

DigiPick of the Day for 5/21/06 ~ Thanks for the honor!

May 18, 2006


No,I'm not getting one. But my blog did. But I wasn't sure which side bar was better. The one with the "graphical" headings (on your left) or the one with just words (right).

Let me know what you think. By the way -- all the graphics are designed by me.

May 8, 2006


This is my DS #3 who loves to "paddle" (his word) his trike when he takes walks with me.

I extracted my son and then blurred the background.

Journaling reads:
Mom, Look how fast I can go! I’m zooming! I’m “paddling” fast! Bet you can’t catch me!

Punkin, you are going so fast! Maybe I can catch you with my camera!

See it here

Credit: Whispers of Spring by Anita Stergiou at NDISB
Font: Doodle Cursive & Symphony

Apr 28, 2006

Muppet Character

Such fun!

You Are Kermit

Hi, ho! Lovable and friendly, you get along well with everyone you know.
You're a big thinker, and sometimes you over think life's problems.
Don't worry - everyone know's it's not easy being green.
Just remember, time's fun when you're having flies!

Apr 26, 2006

Four Blessings!

Credits: The good Lord!
Okay....okay...See it in my gallery here

All by Anita Stergiou at NDISB
Essentials Collection ~ Heart Beat Stitches
Essentials Collection ~ Ribbon Roses Pink Monogram and Papers
Essentials Collection ~ Ribbon Roses Blue Monogram and Papers
Photo filter: Virtual Photographer
Font: Mediavial Italique

Psalm 127:3 Behold, children are a heritage from the LORD,The fruit of the womb is a reward.

Apr 14, 2006

Sketches ~ Have you seen these?

Sketches for scrapbooking are very useful, especially when you've got a block about how to present a layout. This website also has some sketches for cards. Memory Makers

Apr 11, 2006

A Goofy Smile For You

This is my daughter with one of her goofy grins. She was sitting in her high chair and just being silly and the camera was nearby.....

Credits: Bloom Outside the Box at SOTB Rose Farver's portion.
Font: Doodle Cursive.

Apr 4, 2006


Journaling reads: November 2003: A trip to the Ledges State Park for a picnic and a hike makes for an exciting day! Since only the kids and Mom went on this adventure, Caleb and Joshua were the protectors. They carried their “weapons” of choice with pride and were ready to be chivalrous.

Credits: Deep Woods - Designs by Kay at DigiscrapTreasures
Photo prongs by Anita Stergiou.
Fonts: Doodle Cursive & Geeker (title)

Love their expressions...

Falling Asleep in Grandpa's Arms

This is a LO that I finished over a week ago, but forgot to post. (We are in the midst of getting our house ready to sell etc.). My kiddos really enjoy being read to and will conscript any willing party! So when G&G were here, they requested all their books (okay..not all) be read to them.

Journaling reads: During Grandma & Grandpa’s recent visit, Caleb, Joshua & Peter often requested Grandpa (& Grandma) to read to them. This afternoon, Grandpa started reading to Caleb & Joshua, but Peter joined in quickly. For awhile all the boys were paying attention, but soon Peter’s head started bobbing and weaving. Finally, he fell asleep in Grandpa’s arms.

Credits: Essentials Collection: Ribbon Roses Blue by Anita Stergiou at NDISB.
Fonts: Teen and Doodle Cursive (my new favorite handwriting font)
In my gallery at 3 S

Mar 24, 2006

Memorization ~ John 1:39-42

39 He said to them, “Come and see.” They came and saw where He was staying, and remained with Him that day (now it was about the tenth hour).
40 One of the two who heard John speak, and followed Him, was Andrew, Simon Peter’s brother. 41 He first found his own brother Simon, and said to him, “We have found the Messiah” (which is translated, the Christ). 42 And he brought him to Jesus.
Now when Jesus looked at him, He said, “You are Simon the son of Jonah. You shall be called Cephas” (which is translated, A Stone).

In health and in sickness

The two youngest have had some sort of stomach/GI virus. DS#3 woke DH & I up at 4:30 one morning with some emesis, later dry heaves, and then later that day had a fever. He slept a lot for almost 2 days and then slowly recovered. Then DD had the same a couple of days later. So the washer and dryer got some extra work as did Mom and Dad. All seem to be well now. DS #2 had his 6th birthday last week; he opened his presents but we didn't have cake for a couple of days since that is when DS#3 was sick.

Any way, I did do some layouts. This first one is from just over 1 year ago. DH took this photo of three of our blessings with myself. I used the faux lomo effect tutorial by Anita Stergiou once again (it is so much fun to play with).

Credits: Far Away Love Scrapkit by Theresa Hernandez available at ACOT Essentials Collection: Heart Beat Stitches by Anita Stergiou at NDISB Fonts: Times New Roman & CK Man's Print

This next layout is using a photo of DS #1 and DS #3 just over 2 years ago. My have they grown! I love their smiles!

Credits: Monochromatics Collection :: Pourpre Étouffant by Anita Stergiou at NDISB
Font: CK Holiday Spirit and Times New Roman

Mar 18, 2006

Memorization ~ John 1:35-38

I'm a bit behind on posting our memory work -- and a bit behind on having this down perfect.

Again, the next day, John stood with two of his disciples. 36 And looking at Jesus as He walked, he said, “Behold the Lamb of God!”
37 The two disciples heard him speak, and they followed Jesus. 38 Then Jesus turned, and seeing them following, said to them, “What do you seek?”
They said to Him, “Rabbi” (which is to say, when translated, Teacher), “where are You staying?”

Memorization ~ John 1:32-34

32 And John bore witness, saying, “I saw the Spirit descending from heaven like a dove, and He remained upon Him. 33 I did not know Him, but He who sent me to baptize with water said to me, ‘Upon whom you see the Spirit descending, and remaining on Him, this is He who baptizes with the Holy Spirit.’ 34 And I have seen and testified that this is the Son of God.”

Mar 16, 2006

A Long Time Away.....

Oh, I've been away from this blog for awhile. We've had a busy couple of weeks. But before I bore you with that. I wanted to share this.

For my knitting friends:
Blue set - 3-5 lb sized rolled brim hat with I-cord "umbilical cord" adapted for preemie size & booties - I can't remember the pattern. Yarn: Caron Simply Soft Needles: 4 US
White Variegated Set - Michelle's Hat and Booties sized for preemies 1-3 lbs. Yarn: sport weight I had Needles: 3 US
Bright Booties & Hat - Spiral Hat (5-7 lb size) Pattern is by Debbie I think -- I couldn't find the link but if you know it I will update; booties are same as white pair (larger needles due to larger yarn) Yarn: Caron Simply Soft Variegated Needles: Size 9 US

For my digital scrapbooking friends:
Scrap kit used: Auntie's Attic by Mirrand Reinhardt of Yeserday-Remembered
Fonts: Teen
See it in my gallery at 3 Scrapateers HERE

The Preemie Project has 2 chapters: one in Iowa and one in Michigan, although people all over the world knit, crochet, sew, etc. for the babies. Please check out the website HERE or HERE.

That's it for now. Time for dinner.

Mar 6, 2006


This is a photo of DS#3. He was lying down on the carpet and looking up at me. I used the Lomo photo effect tutorial by Anita Stergiou on the photo then made it sepia tone. I did this layout as a challenge from 3 Scrapateers for the DigiScrappers Anonymous Chat/Crop for 2/25/06.

Credits: Something Sweet Scrapkit and Boing Alpha by Rose Farver at SOTB
Font: Teen

Mar 2, 2006

Memorization John 1:29-31

29 The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him, and said, “Behold! The Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world! 30 This is He of whom I said, ‘After me comes a Man who is preferred before me, for He was before me.’ 31 I did not know Him; but that He should be revealed to Israel, therefore I came baptizing with water.”

Feb 24, 2006

Candy Turkeys

I just downloaded these photos (from November 2005) from our older (2 MP) camera (so the quality was not as good -- and it has an unrealiable flash). But the candy turkeys were so cute! They had so much fun making them! I used my program to lighten them up...they were still a bit blurry, but hopefully you can see the cuteness!

Journaling reads:
Just before Thanksgiving, we got together with our friends the XXXX for a little history lesson and a craft. We sharpened sticks to make wood nibs, made ink from black raspberries, and created Thanksgiving cards. But the most FUN craft was making candy turkeys. Everyone was so creative and looked forward to eating the turkeys (after they were shown to the dads)

Credits: Simple Gifts by Christina Bartholomew at Three Scrapateers. I also used Christina's Corner Punch brush set for all the rounded corners (eraser tool). Font: Will and Grace

Memorization John 1:26-28

John answered them, saying, “I baptize with water, but there stands One among you whom you do not know. It is He who, coming after me, is preferred before me, whose sandal strap I am not worthy to loose.”

These things were done in Bethabara beyond the Jordan, where John was baptizing.

Feb 18, 2006

Nine Months Old - July 2005

This is my DD at 9 months old.

I used a sketch by Tatiana Erickson for this LO.

Journaling reads: You were not too sure about sitting on the grass outside. You did not like the prickliness of the grass on your skin, especially on your feet. July 2005

Credits: Autumn Evening by Mirranda Reinhardt of Yesterday-Remembered . Stitching by Christine Nash at SOTB. Font: CK Holiday Spirit

See this in my gallery at Three Scrapateers.

Feb 14, 2006

Memorization John 1:22-25

This week's Scriptures to memorize from John 1:

22 Then they said to him, “Who are you, that we may give an answer to those who sent us? What do you say about yourself?”
23 He said: “I am
‘ The voice of one crying in the wilderness:
“ Make straight the way of the LORD,”’
as the prophet Isaiah said.”
24 Now those who were sent were from the Pharisees. 25 And they asked him, saying, “Why then do you baptize if you are not the Christ, nor Elijah, nor the Prophet?”

Feb 13, 2006

A Kiss

I just love the papers and wanted to showcase as many as I could with these photos of DH and me. I had seen a LO of Kristy Nerness's on her blog with strips of ribbons -- so I scraplifted.

Credits: Simple Life Scrapkit by Laura Burger of Three Scrapateers.
Font: LD Letter Home

Feb 11, 2006

Monkey Man

While our whole family went on this trip and enjoyed the zoo, I decided to focus on DS#1 in this 2 page LO. The photo for the 2nd page is one of my favorites! It really shows alot about my oldest monkey man. The zoo had a suspension bridge with this huge cable. He decided to hang from the cable and who could resist taking a photo. Evidently not me. LOL

All the boys wore yellow shirts -- easier to keep track of them. We enjoyed seeing the zoo so much that we stopped there on our way to Oklahome as well as on the way back from Oklahoma. Of course having a zoo pass helps as well.

Credits: Stitching on journaling tag is from Anita Stergiou's Bull's Eye Stitches Essentials Collection at Natural Designs in Scrapbooking (
Scrapkit is Monkey Man by Mirranda Reinhardt at Yesterday-Remembered ( Fonts used: CK Holiday Spirit & Arial & LD Letter Home for the title (made from papers).

Journaling reads:
Journaling: A trip to Oklahoma with a stop at the Kansas
City Zoo made for an enjoyable mini-vacation for our family. We saw tortoises, parrots, leopards, hippos, and
so many more animals. We had one boy act like a monkey by hanging on the cable of the suspension bridge ~ Caleb, our Monkey Man.

By the way, he's really not that far off the ground.

Feb 7, 2006

Memorization John 1:19-21

Our church is corporately memorizing the first 4 chapters of the Gospel of John (NKJV). This week our portion is John 1:19-21:

Now this is the testimony of John, when the Jews sent priests and Levites from Jerusalem to ask him, “Who are you?”
He confessed, and did not deny, but confessed, “I am not the Christ.”
And they asked him, “What then? Are you Elijah?”
He said, “I am not.”
“Are you the Prophet?”
And he answered, “No.”

Bible Gateway John 1

Some of my favorites

Blue Sarah
The photo that I used in this LO is the one that catapaulted me into digital scrapbooking. I did this layout a number of months ago during a chat at Digital Scrapbook Place. We were scraplifting the LO Blue Lady by one of the members there (sorry, I can't remember all those details). I had finally figured out how to use brushes for this LO and had fun!

She was 6 months old and riding in the backpack carrier while our family was on a Sunday afternoon walk. My DH took our photo; I just love her expression and the little tilt of her head.
Credits: Artistamp font
brushes by default PSE, 8nero, Void, victoria extras and Lep-reflections and probably some I made.

The second layout I'm sharing is one of our family. I did this LO for a sketch and color challenge at 3 Scrapateers. We really enjoy hiking at a nearby state park. On this LO I really wanted to make sure I journaled. So here goes:

Journaling reads:
Another afternoon/evening of hiking and spending time together at one of our favorite places. We are very blessed to have such a wonderful state park so close to us! It is only about 10-15 minutes from our home - give or take. We have taken many different trails at the park, some are more off the beaten path than others. One of favorite places to go is a well beaten path, but not an official path -- the overlook rock (not an official name but our name for it). This is part of the bluff that overlooks the Des Moines River. The path to the bluff is well used; and as the photo tells, there are not safety rails on the bluff.. It is about 30-40 feet above the river and has a great view of the river. We have also had exciting adventures taking the less traveled path from the bluff; muddy trails, slippery paths and great fun have abounded. Usually Mom carries Sarah in the backpack (as she is not walking) and everyone else uses their own feet. If Peter gets tired, he either rides on Daddy’s back or Daddy’s shoulders. Caleb and Joshua usually find a walking stick or sword or spear
or javelin to be used while hiking. This day Joshua was also wearing his Robin Hood hat and his green shirt to complete the outfit. Caleb enjoys sitting at the edge of the bluff and looking over the edge. Joshua is more like his Mother and stays farther from the edge, but Peter will probably be more like Caleb and his Daddy, although we don’t let him get that close yet. Sarah enjoys riding in the backpack; she likes to see where she is going. She has the cutest denim hat that she wears to avoid a sunburn on her head; her hair is still very short and fine. All in all a wonderful time spending time together and enjoying God’s creation.

Credits: Papers,ribbon and journaling tags by me.
eyelet by Andrea Nelson; word art - unknown; Clay alpha by Ronnie McCray

Feb 4, 2006

My most recent digiscrapping

Here is my most recent layout of my DD. These pictures are a year old...And she still doesn't have much hair. I just love the love that is evident in her eyes in the bottom photo. She is looking at her Daddy. And the hood just makes her eyes stand out!

Journaling reads:
At 3 1/2 months, you still don't have much hair so this little jacket with its hood is just perfect for you. Your eyes are so bright and striking -- dark brown eyes. But the one thing that is noticed most of all about you at this age is the love that can be seen in your eyes. In these photos you are looking at Daddy with such love and affection. When Daddy comes home from work, you can hardly contain yourself until he picks you up and loves on you.

Credits: Martinis at Midnight by Anita Stergiou at
Essentials Collection ~ Bull's Eye Stitching
Font: CK Holiday Spirit

Feb 1, 2006