Tuesday, May 31, 2011

I Heart Faces- Best Face photo for May

More great faces here.

I so love this shot of Harlee. She is so happy and proud of herself blowing the huge bubble. Makes me happy too.

Monday, May 30, 2011

Not the Greatest Weekend

My weekend hasn't exactly gone the way I planned. Curtis and I had a great trip to Helena on Sat. But, Sat night I went to bed and woke up around 12:30 with an irregular heart rate. So off to the ER I went and my heart was in atrial fib. In the ER they started an IV, gave me some meds, drew blood, took and X-Ray. But my heart rate just wouldn't convert and stayed up around 160. So I got transferred to the Cardiac unit, where they mainly watched me for a few hours. But there was no sleep that night. Shortly after noon they started giving me some meds to help it convert and finally one called Corvert did the job. So, finally at about 7pm last evening they let me come home. Oh, to sleep in my own bed. I still so exhausted this morning. But, I am alive and kicking!!!

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Multiplication Factor in my Backyard

First there was one little bunny in the backyard this morning--the kids haven't completely scared him off. The next time I looked, there was two. Who knows what tomorrow will bring?

Curtis and I toodled down the road to Helena for a late breakfast at IHOP and then some shopping at Costco and Lowes.

Rainy and cool all day in Great Falls, but we missed it all being in Helena.

Friday, May 27, 2011

New Backyard visitor

This evening we had a new bird visit our backyard, that I have never seen before--a Lazuli Bunting. He was mixed in with all the sparrows, but easy to pick out with his bright blue head. And the house finches are around and the mourning dove.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

More Spring Flowers

Don't you love flowers???? I sure do! They make me happy. When Curtis and I were first married and lived in Germany he brought a bouquet home every week. He still brings them now and then.
Had a quiet day at home, until dinner time when Kirsten and the kids came over. I had the kids while she went to derby practice. Curtis is on the road. I skyped with Cait earlier today and caught up on her life. Won't be long before she is home again.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Picture of the Week#21

I am going to continue this week with a picture of spring.
I went to Gibson Park the other morning to take some photos of their spring flowers.
At week 21--that means almost half the year is gone--that kind of blows my mind.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

The Great Bunny Caper

On Sunday, when Kirsten and the kids were here, we were all outside. We have a small hill in our backyard. Nicholas is at the bottom of the hill motioning for something to come to him. Kirsten and I are wondering what's up???? We check around the corner and see he is calling our backyard bunny to come to him.. How darn cute is that????? So we all watch the bunny for a bit and the bunny decides to hop down the hill. And that means it is a free for all for the kids. Nic is on one side of the garden box and Harlee on the other with the bunny in the middle. He is hopping back and forth between the two and then hops under the fence and disappears. 'Til next time.

Monday, May 23, 2011

The Paper Mama--Blue Challenge

You can see more cute photos with "blue" here

How could I not submit this photo of Nicholas and great grandpa Old Tin Lizzie.
He so loves cars like his daddy.
He was in heaven when he saw this old clunker.
He doesn't talk the greatest, but he can identify other cars that look like his daddy's.

I Heart Faces-Yellow

Check out the other great photos here.

This weeks theme is Yellow. I like yellow, but it was difficult to find photos with yellow in them.
Had to hunt back to when Harlee was a baby. She was a cute, pudgy little thing with a round, round face.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Beauty in My Backyard

Spring has arrived in the backyard-finally, considering it is almost the end of May.
Cleaned up the gardens a big today.
It has rained the last couple of days and the ground was soft and I dug up some stray dandelions.
Kirsten and the kids were here for dinner. The kids got to see the bunny in the backyard again.

Friday, May 20, 2011

Crate Paper May Challenge

All papers used are from Crate Paper-Seaweed and Taylor collections
Rubons are from KaiserCraft
Title-Glitz Design Teeny Alphabets, American Craft Thickers
Chipboard- Crate Paper Brooke collection
Key from Kaiser Craft-inked with Tim Holtz distress ink

I managed to fit in another layout the last couple of days, since rain has been in the picture. This sketch is by Crate Paper and you must use at least 50% of their product.

Sketchy Thursdays-5/19 challenge

All papers used are from Basic Grey-Lemonade
The letters for the title are from Basic Grey too.

This is the challenge layout at Sketchy Thursdays for this week and my take on the sketch.
Rainy day here in Montana and they are worried about flooding.
Back to work in the morning.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Picture of the Week #20

OK, so this week, I am taking blossom photos in the backyard and this is what I came up with after mowing the grass this morning. In a few days they should be quite beautiful, don't you think?

MME Blog Challenge #23

Here is the latest blog challenge at MME and my take on the sketch.
No particular theme this time, but just to use 80% MME product.

Photos are of Harlee blowing bubbles last week in nana's backyard.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

A New Layout

Paper used were from Girls Paperie, Crate Paper
Title cut on the Cricut with lyrical Letters font
Flowers from Crate Paper too

I recently did this layout of Harlee dying Easter eggs. Have another one on the go too. You may get to see it tomorrow.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

A Few Cute Cards

for my son in law - he loves cars

for my grandson

for my father-in-law- he likes trains

Have a few birthdays and of coarse Father's day creeping up quickly on me. And I made some cards over last weekend.
Have been at work the last couple of days-did my NRP renewal yesterday and did my 12 hour shift today and was pretty busy.
Off until Sat. now and see what I can create over the next few days.