My baby turned 11 today :( Does it get any easier watching your kids get older? She is becoming such a beautiful little lady!!! We went to her favorite restaurant - Applebees. On Sunday, we are taking her entire class to a movie (matinee, of course!). This is her last year to have a big party like that. Our tradition has been that once you hit middle school, no more big parties, just a friend or two over. Here are a few pics from tonight's supper:
Embarassed by the singers? I don't think so! Otherwise, why would she choose this place year after year after year?!*
And she didn't even share her dessert with me! Can you believe that!!!!
Just a little excited over Taylor Swift! New pink helmet to match her pink bat! You can still be girly and play softball, tee hee! Uncle Jeremy is going to try and airbrush her name on the back of the helmet :) Grandma and brother Tristin were there as well. And so was Lance and Charasten. Tristin really has Grandma's smile in this pic! And boy does he look older!!!!
WOWSA!!! I was in my first Director's swap this month, and I can definetly see why these other ladies are director's!!! Some amazing artwork I received back!!! These are all the new papers too :) Check 'em out below:
Here is my "Stardust" pages that I submitted:
And here is my scrapbooking mess as I'm creating, tee hee!!!!
but these ol' bones are telling me to never do it again tonight!!!
A friend asked if I'd join her women's volleyball team and I, of course, said sure! I love playing! Well, after my first game tonight in 3 years, my body is telling me that I should have thought twice about agreeing so quickly! My daughter, who was watching (or laughing) on the sidelines, told me later that I dove for a lot of balls. And she added, and you missed most of them! Ok, my mind says "Go for it", but my legs don't move as fast as they used to. At least I have a week to walk it off and ice my arms!! By next Tuesday, I'll be thinking, this ain't so bad, until I start diving again....................................
Getting excited about our Operation Smile Scrapbooking crop this Saturday, January 10th!!! If you need a day to yourself.....no kids......no hubby......no stress......then you need this day! Open to everyone!!! You will get plenty of space to spread out all your scrapbooking goodies and scrap the day away! It starts at 2 and ends at 11, but you can come and leave whenever, at the VFW hall in GI :) A soup supper will be provided, prizes to win, FREE Idea Book, FREE 2-page Christmas layout, raffles and layout contests to enter! We will also have a CTMH store with a few of the items from the new Idea book. The cost is just $30 - with $10 of that going to Operation Smile, the other $20 covers the cost of the location. If you have a minute, check out one of the videos on the Operation Smile website - (have a tissue handy though) - http://www.operationsmile.org Our goal is to raise enough for one surgery - $240! Making a smile, one crop at a time! Hopefully you can join us!!!!!!! Contact me for more information or to sign up - 308-383-2733.
It's cold, wet, icy days like today that I wish we didn't have a dog that we had to take out for the bathroom!! Not having a complete fenced in backyard means taking him out on a leash so many times during the day. Not that I usually mind, but when it is cold out (11 degrees).... I do :(
Had our Heart of the Lamb unit meeting today! A huge thank you to Leah and Holly for braving the cold and coming to join me in my "dungeon"!! And to Liz who tried, but the roads were just to icy to make it to GI, this morning.... thanks for the effort! We had fun creating with the Aspen paper and discussing the upcoming Operation Smile crop next Saturday. Still have available spots if you are interested in coming. Holly