Wednesday, November 23, 2011

LONG TIME COMING..or maybe going..

Ok I have to say that I have been missing in action lately.  My boys have both been ill and are having to have breathing treatments every 6 hours right now so I haven't tried to post this week..however, I HAVE tried numerous times before that these last few weeks and it would show my post in blogger and just keep saying it was saving..saving.. saving.. and NEVER post!! I have had things to update but got so furious I just gave up.  Then the boys got sick, so FINALLY this week it appears blogger likes me and it posted!!!   YAY!!

Because I am so far behind, I am going to post just pics of my recent Sketchsupport stuff and then I have an announcement.
Please ignore date on is way off and i didn't realize the date was on the picture b/c it doesn't show up on the camera! I would have taken another one but i had already given it away before I posted it.
All these are from sketches by Allison Davis and the original sketches can be found here: just click on card sketches.  NOTE** The last 3 are from the same sketch!!

As for the announcement, I want you to know that I have decided I will not be reapplying for the Sketch support Design Team again this coming year. As a matter of fact, the team call ends today..if any of you are planning on giving it a shot : )

I LOVE sketchsupport and have had a great time this year and Allison has been GREAT to work with.  I will certainly be following along this coming year.  I plan to keep doing sketches and posting my projects here as well.  I thank all of you for "following" me and hope to keep up my blog better this new year. (That's actually 1 of my new  years resolutions  LOL : )  I guess you could say "my cup runneth over" this year and not always in a good way. I have been so busy that I have not been able to spend time with my kids like they deserve and I want that to change. I am hoping that by changing some of things that I currently do that come with deadlines and extra responsibilities, we can spend more time together. And who knows, maybe even have a few more photo opportunities for those scrapbook pages. (*wink*wink*)  I can't wait to see the new sketches this year and see who makes the team.

Thanks again for being patient when there have been a lack of posts and know that I never forget you..sometimes blogger is stubborn and posts are late, and sometimes I'm just enjoying life and will tune in soon with a scrapbook page to share it with you.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Fall Family pics and Daddy's Big Deer!

This weekend we decided to take advantage of the BEAUTIFUL fall colors we have right now.  Mom and I took the boys to the Linden Bridge, Ozark Park, the old Mill, and a pumpkin patch for pictures and fun. Then I took the boys to Fall Festival at our church..all in one day! I must say it was an exhausting day in more than 1 way.

Getting my children (Caden to be more exact) to take a decent picture is like pulling teeth.  He is the king of the cheesy, grit your teeth, squint your eyes, smile.  He either looked in pain, half asleep, or possibly heavily medicated in most of the pictures.  I was REALLY getting frustrated..he has such a sweet smile, and beautiful blue eyes when he shows the little boy I know is in there..but get out a camera and he disappears and a whole new person shows up.  We just had to laugh because you can literally see him change and as soon as you say, "CHEESE, SMILE," or whatever else you can think of to elicit a smile. Mason is almost always genuine and I can say, "I love you!" And he says it back to me with his usual happy smile.  I managed to get a few decent ones of Caden by saying "I love girls" or something he considered embarrassing.

Then to top it all off, as they were supposed to be getting back in the car to drive further down the river bank, Caden starts wailing about Mason splashing him with mud.  URGHH! Mason had thrown a rock at him which landed in a huge mud puddle right at Caden's feet..he was covered in mud from head to toe.  In his new clothes and we had only snapped about 5 pics so far.  I was SO MAD. Frustrated is an understatement! That's boys for you, they are drawn to dirt and mud puddles like a bee to honey.

Even though it took all day, several arguments, whines, and a few bribes later, we had a handful of good shots.

On Sunday evening, Keith went hunting and shot the biggest buck he ever had with his bow. The boys were super excited.