Friday, May 27, 2011

baby news part 2....

here are evan & jabin's baby reports they brought to school...

it was nice to have the "charts" in the ultrasound room because it kept them busy!

andy :)

Thursday, May 26, 2011

baby news...

we had our 20 week ultrasound appointment on tuesday.

i picked the boys up early from school, they were SO excited for the BIG DAY!! the day they would find out if they were getting brothers, sisters or one of each!

we picked up my mom & amanda and met greg at the doctor's office.

so what did we find out????

evan and jabin are getting....


yep, twin boys again.

we are so excited!

they both are growing right on track for their due date of oct 12th.

{...if we make it that far!}

the boys had {baby report} charts to fill out during the ultrasound appointment. they took them to school the next day to share the news with their classes. i didn't get a picture yet, but i'll post one when i do. they were so cute! :)

now to shop for boy stuff!!

there is LOTS to do before i get a bigger baby belly and can't do much.

{trust me i know, i've done this before!}

have a great day!!

andy :)

p.s.~ boy, oh boy{s}, am i ever glad we finished my stamp room and that we have a nice master bathroom for me to get-a-way to. :)

Monday, May 16, 2011

mother's day 2011

i know it was last week, but ya know!

greg just took a picture of the boys & i yesterday so that's why i didn't post sooner!

friday {may 6th} i had picked up some cook books at a sale went to a few more sales, went to work and came home to meet the boys. when the boys were about to get off the bus, the bus driver opened her window and told me i couldn't look! the boys got of the bus and RAN to the house!! then told me i couldn't go in their room. they seen the cook books i bought and started looking through them. evan said he could get "mega" ideas from them. next thing i know they had taken them to their room. again, i couldn't go in there!

saturday {may 7th} greg's family came over for a visit. it was such a nice day. we had lunch, played ball with the boys and did a little wii bowling!

sunday {may 8th} the boys woke up early and got greg up, they shut the bedroom door and i stayed in bed. here the boys had "planned" to make me breakfast and brought it to me in bed. they made hashbrowns, blueberry muffins and orange tang & brought it to me on a tray. it was so sweet! i took a few bites, but then moved to the kitchen because i wanted to eat with them.

after breakfast i opened my gifts from them. i {LOVED} the cards and things they made for me at school. those kinds of gifts are the best! :)

from jabin:

he even wrote me a letter and told me that i was "the best mom in the galixy".

from evan:

with a letter that said "your are the best mom of all".

after ALL that we went outside to get to work on planting the flowers and plants that our neighbor friend jane gave us.

here is a before picture:

it was a BIG job and after we started greg told me that we had to go to menards to get the mulch to put over the landscape fabric so that it wouldn't blow away. so, we worked for a while then went to menards for mulch and a few more flowers. came home and had to finish the job. by then it had started to rain, but we kept working and got the job DONE!!

i {LOVE, LOVE, LOVE} the little boots with the flowers in them! these were jabin & evan's boots that were old and full of cracks. i had thrown them away last summer, THEN seen the idea so i dug them out of the garbage so i could do this! {gross i know, but i'm glad i did it!}

i had a WONDERFUL mother's day with my family, even with all the work we did, and then feeling the pain of "gardening" work for the next few days, i will still call it WONDERFUL! helps that the boys get so excited about the day and make me feel SO special. i remember the days of wanting to be a mom, when mother's day brought me sadness. i am SO thankful to be a mom, it's what i've always {wanted} to be.

andy :)

may 2011 club cards

here are the cards we made last week at my stamp club:

the idea for this card came from my friend ann:

this card idea came from *here*:

happy stampin'!!

andy :)

Monday, May 9, 2011

May 2011 Stampin' News

May 2011 Stampin' News

Did anyone Scrapbook on Saturday??
It was National Scrapbooking Day.
I didn't. We had the Greg's Family over for the afternoon. It was such fun day. We were outside enjoying the weather!!

I have been keeping up with taking a picture a day this year, I just need to catch-up on the journaling! I have finished a few other 12x12 pages. BUT, I have {lots} more to do! ...don't we all?? :)

If you didn't find time over the weekend to get a few things done maybe you can find some time to stamp a few cards or finish a few scrapbook pages sometime this month. Good Luck!!

Stampin' Up! is celebrating National Scrapbooking Month with some stamp sets 30% off!! I have attached the flyer. Or, you can always check out the Promotions page *here* on my Demonstrator Web Site.

Stamp Club
I had to change the date of the June Thursday Evening Stamp Club to Wednesday June 8th.
The Boys have a baseball game and I don't want to miss it! Thanks for understanding!! :)

Make 6 Cards for $10

Please remember to RSVP and bring your basic tools like adhesive and a scissor.

Stamp Club RSVP
Club Members “that can’t attend” Order Due by Dates:

Monday May 9th
Monday June 6th

Stamp Club Dates:

Wednesday Morning Stamp Club
Starting at 9am @ Andy’s House
May 11th
June 8th

Thursday Evening Stamp Club
Starting at 6:30pm @Andy’s House
May 12th
***Wednesday June 8th***

Club Members
The Hostess this month is Malva.

Other Stamp Club News
After the June Club I will not be starting another "6 month" Stamp Club because our {new} twins are due in October. I will just be doing a Monthly Stamp Club to make 6 cards for $10 for as long as I can, then I will be taking a couple months of monthly Stamp Clubs off after the babies are born. I will keep you up-dated here on my blog.

Happy Stamping & Scrapbooking!

andy :)

Thursday, May 5, 2011

teacher appreciation gifts {part 2}

here are the rest of the teacher appreciation gifts i made for the week.

these ideas were sparked from the eighteen 25 blog.

{i just LOVE that blog!!}

i just *might* need to make some of these scissor tags for myself!

the aw-esome bag has a&w rootbeer in it! :)

next week i am going to school one day to bring evan's class to lunch so that the teacher's can have a full hour long lunch. i am so excited to help out. it is the least i can do for the teacher's who mean so much to us and are SO very good to our boys.

the boys will be going to new school building next year, i will miss seeing their past teachers!

andy :)

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

teacher appreciation gifts

i am sending the boys to school today with these teacher gifts.....
i did not come up with the idea,
i seen it *here*
and just added to it by
rounding the corners on the 8x10 print,
printed the name tag & tied on the ribbon to the top! :)

evan & jabin wrote their names on the back of the clip boards.

i have a few more things i want to send this week...
i just need a few more supplies to finish them up.

andy :)