Wednesday, 30 December 2009


Sword fights




The family that plays together stays together! Or so they say...

Saturday, 26 December 2009

Merry Merry Christmas!

Happy Birthday Jesus!
Hugs to Chelsi and Kyle on the slope! See you on the 31st!
I hope everyone's day was wonderful!

Saturday, 19 December 2009

Journal Your Christmas #19

All elements are dad's from Divine Digital. Font is gigi. Today's prompt was to write a letter to Father Christmas. I included a picture of my Santa collection!
Kelli has already missed her flight from Chicago to Anchorage...they rebooked her to Seattle and then home! Ryan arrives at 10pm and poor Kelli Sue arrives at 2:30am! (poor us too!)

JYC #8

JYC #3

Friday, 18 December 2009

Found the stockings...pheww!

Lovely morning, a lot to do, but most of it fun! Mike arrives tonight and Kelli and Ryan tomorrow! Lots of snow has fallen! Have seen 3 moose already this month. Huge bull in neighbor's yard, a snow-covered female in Parker Drilling parking lot, and a yearling walking along Rabbit Creek!

Wednesday, 9 December 2009

page 2 WEATHER

Trying again!

Started JYC 2009

This year I am trying to do a mix of traditonal and digital. So far I have done all digital and just added embelishments for texture and depth.
Having problems uploading other pages...will try again later!

All papers are freebies from Divine Digital, 2 Peas in a Bucket or Designer Digital. The elements are free from Divine Digital and Designer Digital. The adorable journaling tabs are by KPertiet at designer digital. Pictures are my own and I use MDS. The fonts were free from CK or from 1000 free fonts or my own. I did try and make up some pages before JYC started and used Shimelle’s templates for ideas.

Monday, 30 November 2009


Mike's rental car! Hard for Ryan to fit in the back seat!

Pretty Paper Pilgrims for 2009!

Skyping Kelli in Mi.

Turkey time! What a bird!

Little guy outside their kitchen window.

Mom had this on her bedside table, so I scanned it! Nana Lou's writing is on the back and says..."Harry 12 yrs. Zylpha 4 years". This is my grandfather and great auntie Zip. Her bow must have been driving him nuts! What a treasure.

Loving our time here in AZ. Great Thanksgiving Day with Ryan, Mom and Dad. Checking on the house and enjoying the reasonable weather. Not too hot!!! Always good food and tooooo much of it!

Friday, 6 November 2009

November is chilly, but not much snow!

And GUMBO was served!

Scrapping with Kay, Jan, and Brenda at MTAM, the Wed before Halloween!

Some days this mtn. range looks like you can almost touch it! And it is really, really far away.
Sitting here missing my children! Kelli and Ryan don't arrive until the 19th of December! Chelsi returned today from the slope, but leaves again this weekend for LV.

Tuesday, 27 October 2009


Finally snowing! Not really sticking yet, but you can see it up on the hilltops!

Sunday, 25 October 2009

Chelsi is 23!

Happy Happy Birthday! Love You!

Monday, 5 October 2009

Happy Happy Birthday, Brother Kelly!

Dear Kelly Leston, Hope you had a great day, though you must still be BLUE from the outcome of the game on Saturday. Love you lots! Or maybe you are a little GREEN with envy!

Today, driving through the rain on Minnesota to get to Bible Study at Jan's, I saw 2 moose crossing the road. Red lights shining everywhere as 10-12 cars going 60, all came to a complete stop, in order to let the momma and older calf cross the double highway right at the "Moose Crossing" sign! A coincidence...I think not!!!

Brotherly Love~~~Jack and Liberty

Wonderful Halloween freebies now available at Divine Digital's Download a Day for October.

Sunday, 4 October 2009

MSU vs Uof M

My bowl is the 3rd one back waiting to be cooked. It was soo yummy!

Kelli and I have been skyping wildly! This is a black cat flashlight that I sent her in her BOO box!
Michigan State University beat University of Michigan today in East Lansing, Michigan! Mom and Dad were there, Kelli Sue was there, and Kelly and Jeanene were there. Fabulous Game! and I kept up on the score via Kay's son who kept texting her with updates! Go Green! Go White! I was shopping at the Sullivan Arena and then having lunch at "Twin Dragons". Yum! and had a fun time with friends!

Saturday, 3 October 2009

Fall in AK!

Searched for Liberty and here he is Fluffy's bed!

Made this adorable "BOO!" book for KSU at scraptime with my buds, Jan and Kay! Had a great Wednesday chatting, eating Thai, and scrappin'!

~~~beautiful fall~~~

Saturday, 19 September 2009

A BEEEAUTIFUL Day in the Neighborhood & random pictures/scans

This adorable little boy is my Mom's dad, Harry Frank Smith.
Mom has had this picture on her wall forever and I finally took some down and scanned them.

Chelsi's 2nd Halloween. She was the cutest bunny in Cairo!

Kelli's newest profile pic! Go Green!

Kelly and I Kayaking on the Cheboygan River
Kelly "The Skiier"-he must have been pretty good cuz my parents let him have poles and the rule always was "no poles til you can use the tow rope"

2 dozen red roses from my husband in celebration of our 24th (on the 14th)

Trying to exercise everyday and today it was a 45 minute walk around the area. (The last 3 days I have ellyped and ridden the bike while watching the first 2 Star Wars!) These are pictures taken of some of the great AK fall colors.