Wednesday, June 27
Ok, a totally funny layout, Kaylie was just being so silly and we were all just cracking up!! Were my kids so much fun? Probably but I think sometime we are so 'involved' with LIFE we miss the small details. Plus don't ya think we as scrapbookers, photographers and/or history keepers 'seek out' the little details?KWIM? Or maybe it is just because I am a Gramma lol
I know I say this over and over but we just cherish every minute we have with our little red-headed bundle of energy! lol
Love this new sort of serious face she is doing, then she breaks into a big ole smile sort of like she is saying 'Ha, Ha, Just Kidding!!'.
Love this film cluster by Gina Miller, tons of fun to play with :)
Filmstrip frames from Don't be Negative & Paper from Essential Primaries by Gina Miller
fonts Bracket -Broken Ghost - http://www.dafont.com/
Journaling - Joyful Juliana by Kimberly Geswein - http://www.dafont.com/
block CK Big Al - http://www.scrapnfonts.com/
Blowing on her tummy, she laughs and loves it when he does 'Flying Baby' with her! That little one has no fear :)
Going for a stroll out to see Fleeta (Justin's Horse) Kaylie loves being on the move and she loves going out to see Fleeta! What a cool stroller, a gift from Mark and Jini Danis, good friends of ours.
And my sweet Mother in Law and Great Father in Law. God sure blessed me with those two! No we don't always agree on everything but for the most we do and when we don't it is just not a big deal. KWIM??
Monday, June 18
We had a BBQ Friday night with family out on our deck, super great weather for enjoying the evenings. This is the only 'group' shot that turned out at all, everyone else was making 'odd' faces or totally blurry! Sometimes I am enjoying the evening so much I sort of forget the photos! YIKES!!!!
Gram is also the queen of baskets. I swear she has a vast storage of baskets in her basement. She stuck in a couple of jars of pickled green beans because she knows we all covet them! Spicy and just a bit hot, oh soooo good.
Sunday, June 17
What a super fantastic Day! Beautiful weather and time with the wonderful Father's in my life. My Husband, My Son, My Dad, My Father-in-law, My Brother-in-Law. All really great men and great examples. Just missing my Brother but I am sure he had a great day too. I feel truly blessed :)
I will post more photos tomorrow but I just had to show you this Father's Day card I made for Kaylie to give to her Daddy.
I got a new Shine gift from Shandy Vogt so I had to try it out. WHAT fun it was to use.
Shandy Vogt: Background from If you Dare to be a baby and the awesome grungy FotoFX that I got as a FANTASTIC Shine gift. She has not even released them in her store yet!!http://www.elementalscraps.com/shoppe/manufacturers.php?manufacturerid=65
Jen Adams Donnelly at Designer Digitals word Art: My Heart belongs to Daddy http://www.designerdigitals.com/ddgallery/showphoto.php?photo=32643
Nancie Rowe Janitz at Scrap Artist: Inked Edge http://www.scrapartist.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=904&cat=542
Wednesday, June 13
And of course I love watching the two of them, discover things together!
She was just cracking us up most of the day. She has discovered making sounds gets quite a reaction out of everyone so of course it delights her. I can't really describe it but it is a squeal/squeak and at the same time it is a very HAPPY sound! So it always draws smiles out of whoever is close by!!
Justin was letting her smell the roses, but was talking to her about how they have thorns so not to touch them. The 2nd Rose Kaylie smelled she must have thought smelled REALLY GOOD because she decided to try a BITE of it. Hee Hee Justin didn't let her get quite that close but it sure looked like she was READY!!
I popped in randomly to snap a photo (or 20) but pretty much stayed out of his way. He needs time to just be with her, just the two of them. He is hungry for every moment he gets. And we all know just how fast these moments fly by and how quickly they grow.
Swass Swirl and Swass Alpha by Shandy Vogt http://www.elementalscraps.com/shoppe/manufacturers.php?manufacturerid=65
Font Amber Script by Kimberly Geswein
Inked Edge overlay by Nancie Rowe Jantz http://www.scrapartist.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=904&cat=542
Sunday, June 10
She is just a joy and we can not seem to quit smooching on those cute little cheeks! Ha ha who can blame us?
She loves it when Justin walks with her, those little legs move pretty fast. Gramma is going to have to pick her up a couple more pairs of shoes here pretty soon too!
This is a TOTAL 'lift' of a layout by Shandy Vogt. I just love her style :)
& Papers - Not so Simple Solids http://shandyvogtdesigns.com/store/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=5&products_id=34
Nancie Rowe Janitz (at ScrapArtists) - Inked Edge overlay (Love this!)
Fonts: You are Loved and It ain't Rocket Science by Kimberly Geswein (I always seem to use Kimberly's fonts, they just work soooo well!)
Wednesday, June 6
WOO HOO now how stinking sweet is that?
So the next stop on our little trip was 'The Gorge' another amazing natural spot. Another awesome creation of our Father and more proof of what an amazing artist He is :)! Can you just imagine what the settlers thought when they saw this?
Check out that cave, I tried to zoom in to see if anything was living in it but couldn't see any sign of life. I laughed and said if something happened to fly out while I was zoomed in I would probably 'fly' myself! lolI snapped a couple of photos then we took a hike down this little trail, not a hard hike just about 5 miles round trip. But it was simply beautiful, you totally felt like you were secluded. Well ummm except for the cabins scattered here and there. But the only sign of life was a dog and thank heavens he was tied up! Looked like a cross between a husky and a WOLF!! :) So that is the end of our weekend, had a wonderful much needed relaxed time. :)
Monday, June 4
So here is a view of our campsite. National Forest Service Campground so no hook-ups but you get a super clean place and it is usually very quiet. This trip we made the mistake of camping by the 'yellers' ya know the kind that sit on there rears and yell at the kids across the camp the entire time! GOOD GOLLY!
We of course had a few of these little guys come by for some nuts, man they really got gutsy and came in within inches of us. They can scamper away pretty quickly so I guess they are not to scared. Fun entertainment to watch them wait for you to throw a nut down. Sort of reminds me of Amber's little dog! hee hee She will sort of do a little tap dance if you are not giving her enough attention. Well this Chipmunk got up on the picnic table and sort of danced around to get us to throw more nuts, ha ha ha it sure worked!!
These wild iris's were everywhere, so cool that everyone didn't pick them. Ya know it is tempting but sure nice for everyone to see!
We walked down to the Lake, we were on the shore side so you could see it from the camp. BRRR that is some stinking cold water! Good for a quick dunk but that is about it. The kids were not even swimming so that tells you just how cold it really was :)
We stopped by Diamond Lake on the way home so I had to snap a photo.
I gotta run and get to work but I will post the rest of our trip tomorrow!