Tuesday, March 31, 2009

St. Louis DigiScrap Gathering

I attended the first annual St. Louis DigiScrap Gathering last Saturday. I decided last minute that this was something I really wanted to go to and I am so glad that I did. Not only did I learn so many things that I didn't know but I also met some awesome people that could be my buddies for life!
We at lunch at the hotel restaurant and I had a pretzel sandwich and margarita (that I couldn't finish) and finished off the day pairing up with our new scrap buds. The gathering was just for the day but all the girls stayed overnight and partied. I went home to do some family time but was secretly sad that I couldn't hang with my new found friends.
Here is a layout I did for one of the lessons. I am still a beginner but I think it turned out pretty nice. I am so excited to really dive in and give this digiscrapping a try!

Friday, March 27, 2009

Spring Time

I just had to share these pictures I took of our tree and flowers in the yard. The blooming of these plants only happens this time every year. Then I have to wait a whole year to see it again. The tree blossoms with white flowers which then turn to green leaves. Right now it is white with just a little green at the top but the leaves are coming in fast. The flowers are just beautiful right now!

Thursday, March 26, 2009

What a Day

Today was Shane's transitional IEP meeting at his home school (Highcroft Ridge). Eddie took off work to come with me but almost had to stay home with the kids because Paige had a fever. Thankfully, Jeanette (my SIL) went to work extra early and drove home to watch the kids so that Eddie could go. She is a blessing! Shane was approved for full day at Pierremont elementary in their language impaired kindergarten program. He will continue to get music therapy at his new school.

I did take Paige to the doctor a couple of hours ago and she does have an ear infection. How do kids have the best timing?!?

We also took a leap and ordered AT&T U-verse for our phone, internet, TV and DVR service. We'll have to say bye to Vonage, Tivo, Direct TV and Charter. We have heard nothing but great things about this service. I am very excited to get it but we have to wait a whole month for installation.

Monday, March 23, 2009

First Time to Nashville

Eddie and I drove to Nashville this weekend to visit my step sister, Ashleigh and her husband Andrew, and to have a kid free weekend. We went to several cool restaurants including a cupcake bakery and we ate ourselves into oblivion. We vegged out and watched a couple of movies and slept in until 10am. We ended the trip with a visit to Opry Mills Mall where we had a little shopping spree. It was fun!! Now, back to the real world!

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Finally Home...Yeah!

Visiting my family in Florida was awesome but also very tiring. Having four small children in one place can be quite chaotic! After a few days, Shane and Paige, wanted to be back in their own beds and back with their daddy. We did do a lot of fun things including the beach, happy hour at Bar Louie's, and some indoor playtime at 'A Latte Fun'. It was a neat little coffee house that had a children's play area attached. Loved it!

Shane was crazy for the beach and Paige wasn't having it. I set her on the sand with no shoes and she flipped out. She did walk a little ways and got close to the shore but just didn't want to be there. I just wish we could have spent a little more time there!
We did several parks and there was a lot of sunscreen involved. I forget how hot and intense the
the sun is. I was happy to come back with awesome pics and a starter tan!

Friday, March 13, 2009

Sunny Days in Florida

I am in Boynton Beach visiting my family and enjoying the beautiful weather. We have gone to many parks and play gyms but haven't made it to the beach, yet. I love that our kids are getting to visit but four little kids together is a quite crazy. I have had the opportunity to take a lot of pictures and they are turning out great! Will be home next Wednesday. Hopefully, it will be warmer by then! To view more pictures click this:

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Some Great Artwork

I got a new scanner yesterday and started scanning Shane's artwork from school. He loves to draw and is becoming a wonderful little artist! I am always excited to see what he is going to bring home in his backpack. He drew these pictures in school...

Monday, March 2, 2009

My Spa Retreat

I went to Lake of the Ozarks this weekend to visit my friend, Kim, from high school. She found me on Facebook and we wanted to hang out and catch up. We had appointments at Spa Shiki at the Four Seasons and I got a Japanese hot stone massage and a pedicure. We stayed the night at the resort. Everything went smooth except for the 7 inches that fell while I was there. Needless to say my van was covered and stuck in the snow and I had a very hard time digging it out! We did get to hit the Gap Outlet and JCrew before I drove home...nice!