Monday, August 13, 2012

More on Mitten

I won one of the Grand Prizes during the ScrapFreak summer crop- a gift certificate to TwoPeas. It was burning a whole in my e-pocket so I ordered up a bunch of new scrapbook goodies. But- before I dug into my new box of product I whipped up two more pages for my pregnancy album. The first shows a current belly photo although I really popped more this past weekend. The second shares the story behind our nickname for baby #4- MITTEN. 

TITLE: 5 Months 
Journaling: 25 weeks. I’m wishing I could slow down time. I just feel like time is flying! I’ve been feeling pretty good lately, just the normal aches and pains. I do feel smaller than I was last time but this time next month I’ll be saying the opposite.   Trips to the bathroom have increased as well as my need to snack! 

I have had the acrylic number 5 in my arsenal for YEARS! I'm guessing 5 years at least. I knew it would come in handy at some point. 

TITLE: Mitten
Journaling: It all started with Bennet and got progressively more creative with each pregnancy. Your Dad doesn’t like cutesy or food realted nicknames for babies when they are in utero. And since we don’t find out the gender we want neutral nicknames. First there was TRUCK. Then came LEG LAMP followed by THERMOS. We call you MITTEN. Each name, has a backstory related to either the season or timing of when we found out about you . It’s kind of weird, but it’s just how we do it. 

Inspired by this layout. I did the journaling in InDesign.

Thursday, August 9, 2012

10 Things on Thursday

1. Spent last Saturday in Eau Claire with my one-of-a-kind friends.  I have such fond memories of my college years because of these people.  Over the years some of us have been in each others weddings, added children, gotten married and become family. I think it's a testament to both UWEC and APO that after all this time we still keep in touch.

Four years ago a dear friend of mine from college passed away suddenly. While at his wake his friends decided that we would gather every year in Eau Claire on the 1st Sunday in August to celebrate his life. This year was the 4th Annual Jason Yarrington Memorial GetTogether.

2.  Plus I got to spend some time with my sister Katie which I always LOVE! 

3. Demolition has begun in the basement for Nick's new office. Wish us luck! 

4. Bennet Snapshot of the Week: BIG NEWS!! After a year and a half of talking about it and over a week wiggling it, Bennet finally lost her first tooth. I had to make her a cute tooth fairy pillow to celebrate! (Pillow available for order) 

5. Scout Snapshot of the Week: We went school supply shopping last weekend and is now even MORE excited for Kindergarten! 

6.  Ellie Snapshot of the Week:  She loved the rides at Bay Beach last week. Especially the carousel. She did NOT like when I rode the big swings with Bennet. I don't think she liked seeing me fly through the air. 

7. Read this beautifully written yet very sobering book last week.  

8. I love the Olympics. That is all! 

9.  Reading this: 

10.  Weekend plans include construction, a dinner/bonfire with friends and some relaxing! 

Tuesday, August 7, 2012


I absolutely adore these photos of Scout from last Valentine's Day. I made the older girls a ruffle heart tshirt from scraps and a matching skirt. Isn't she cute? 

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Bay Beach

For the last two years in August my Mom makes the trek from MN for a quick visit. Our full-day together involves a day-trip to Bay Beach Amusement Park in Green Bay. They have 16 rides.  Even better is the fact that tickets cost 25cents a piece. Most rides are 1 ticket but never more than 2. Can't beat that! 

Last year Bennet was SUPER excited for her very first roller coaster ride. Unfortunately she was a little too short. "Maybe when I'm 6 1/2 Mom!". Well- now she is 6 1/2. We are enjoying the 3rd Annual Bay Beach Day today so we we'll see if she was able to ride the Zippin' Pippin!

Here is a layout of Ellie from last year's trip. 

TITLE: Giddy Up