Thursday, December 16, 2010

Daycare Holiday Show

Ashleigh has been taking guitar lessons since September. She has done so well and learned so quickly. Her instructor, Philipe, says she is a joy to teach. Well, at Ashleigh's daycare the Children's Courtyard they do seasonal shows with the holiday show last night. On Tuesday Ashleigh decided she wanted to participate. Philipe was game and came up just for the show to play with Ashleigh. They performed Overboard by Justin Bieber. They decided that Ashleigh should just sing since she did not quite have down the sign and play thing yet. Two of Ashleigh's friends danced behind them which was just distracting to the crowd. However, Ashleigh did not stop or get flustered when the kids laughed at Haley and Krissy. I can not even express how proud of Ashleigh I am. Just this past summer she would not sing at Girl Scout day camp. They almost called me to get her she was crying so much. For her to do this and do so well is amazing to me. I am in awe of my little girl :)

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Trip to Louisiana

I spent the week of July 4th down home visiting with family. Ashleigh and I got to see everyone and had a good time. Ashleigh stayed with mom and John so mom can teach her how to quilt while I can back home. Last I heard, they have been making good progress and I have a feeling Ashleigh will be hooked on quilting. I can't really blame her :)

I will say that not having Ashleigh around this weekend has been different. She has gone on sleepovers before but to wake up and know she will not be home has been bizarre. Having that third person in the house does add some noise and I find myself thinking it is too quiet. I am sure that once I get used to it, she will be back. I miss her but know she is having the time of her life making memories that will last forever.
I did not get my camera out enough but here are a few pictures.
Loree Leigh

Monday, May 24, 2010


We have some neighbors who have a daughter Ashleigh's age. In the course of play dates and such, I have come to learn that Tori's grandmother scrapbooks and loves Twilight. She has mastered the vinyl and made this for her car. I think it is funny and she offered to make me one or one with another saying. I am pretty sure David objects to me putting Edward on my car but we shall see :)

Another crafty thing

So Linda in my office moved into a new house this spring. She asked me to make her a No Soliciting sign for her door. I agreed since I knew it would not take long and I do love Linda (most days). I used my Gypsy to find the frame and insert which I cut on my expressions machine. I had the dog bone paper from an old project. I used it for the letters as well which I cut using my Quickutz Lemonade font. I also had some left over stickers from that project which I added to just give it a little more pizazz. I like how it turned out and hope she does too. Linda's baby is her dog Bunny so I thought she would appreciate the dog theme.


Monday, May 17, 2010

I was feeling crafty

I have a stack of finished layouts I need to take pictures of and post but this past weekend I was feeling crafty. I have been wanting to try vinyl with my cricut machine for a while and finally got brave enough to try it. I started with a purple metal bucket for Ashleigh's teacher Mrs Jackson. After several attempts of putting her name on the bucket I decided that it was just going to have to be the J. I added some swirls and flowers and I think it turned out cute. I am thinking about adding buttons or bling for the center of the flowers to give it a little punch.

The next thing I decided to do was some glass etching using the vinyl. I think my O should have been bigger and that I should have left the cream on longer but think it turned out well overall. Especially since this was my first attempt.

You can't see it real well but I will certainly get better at it in the future. I have lots of ideas running around in my head. Later.

Monday, May 3, 2010

Cricut Fun

Grace spent the night and I decided it was time to pull out my two new cricut cartridges Once Upon a Princess and Create a Critter. Grace and Ashleigh got to pick which critter or princess, colors and help with the cuts. We all had a blast making all the cool shapes from those cartridges.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Life can change on a dime

OMG OMG OMG David has a job!!! He actually starts today. I think the entire process took a week and a half. I don't know much since I am in tax busy season but I know someone wants to pay him to show up everyday. Really, that is all I need to know. When I know more, you will know more. Just a hint, it probably won't be until after April 15th :)

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Phantom of the Opera

Emily and I went to see Phantom yesterday. I have gotten pretty darn good at taking photos of us holding the camera out. I really like this picture of us and love that the chandelier is in the background.

Emily actually had tickets for next weekend which we did not realize until we got there. Luckily for us, they were able to switch them out for seats for that show and we still had a wonderful view of the stage. I have not seen this show in so long it was almost like seeing it for the first time.

Now I just need to get tickets for Wicked which is coming this summer. I REALLY want to see that one.

Monday, January 25, 2010

Girl Scout Cookies

I have to say that my heart swelled with pride last weekend when I took Ashleigh out to sell Girl Scout cookies. I was amazed that she would go to the door, ring the bell and say the script. The reason this made such an impression on me is that a year ago she would have been too scared. She sure has grown up this past year!!

Sunday, January 3, 2010


So yesterday I helped Emily color the stamped image for Grace's birthday invitations. It was fun using the Copic markers mom gave me for birthday and xmas. Unfortunately I don't have a sample to show you but once I get my invitation I will upload a picture.

So while at crop last night they had a sign about what are your scrapping goals. So I got to thinking that I only have a couple of projects I really want to get done this year.

  1. Frame for Ashleigh - I am going to stamp all types of things on a photo mat to put in a frame for Ashleigh.
  2. Scrap Disney trip - I am planning on doing this once I have the next one done
  3. Get caught up on all my journaling

So I figure if I get those three done it will be a productive year. I will of course still do calendars for Mimi and Gramie.

So that is all I got for today. Later.