Monday, March 30, 2009

March Challenge

My friend Jena has these monthly Challenges and I have always wanted to participate, but never have, so this month I decided that I was going to participate in at least one of the categories. This card is one that I made earlier this month from the book Originals- Message in a Pocket.

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Happy Birthday Hunter

I can't believe that Hunter is three years old. It has gone by so fast. Here are a couple of my favorite pictures from the last three years.



Friday, March 20, 2009

We're off to see the Wizard- the wonderful Wizard of Oz

At the Crown Center they had a small display on the Wizard of Oz to celebrate 70 years. Here are a couple of pictures of our adventure.

Follow the yellow brick road

In the Emerald City

At the Witch's house

In the hot air ballon- "There is no place like home"

Saturday, March 7, 2009


Weston had a week of vacation time that had to be spent before the end of March so we went to "Mashville, Tennessee" (that's how Hunter says it). We had a great time and were able to relax and just have fun as a family. We stayed at the Wyndham Resort; it was like a small apartment, with two bedrooms, two bathrooms and a small dining/living room and kitchen. We had so much fun with the kids.

On Sunday after church we went to the Botanical Gardens in the Grand Old Opry. This is the only family picture we got during the whole trip. The gardens were beautiful. This is my favorite picture of the kids in the gardens with the waterfall behind them.

Then on Monday we went to visit the house of Andrew Jackson. Unfortunately it was a really cold day and Hunter was not impressed with the house especially since he couldn't touch anything. Fortunately that night for our Family Home Evening activity we went swimming at the indoor pool that was part of our hotel. Hunter loves swimming, the water was a bit too cold for Walter, but I got a couple of cute pictures of him sitting pool side.

On Tuesday we went to Mammoth Caves. I think that was our favorite. The kids did awesome. It was the shortest tour only one hour, but it was perfect for Hunter and Walter, especially since we forgot to bring the baby carrier so Weston held Walter the whole time. By the end all Walter wanted to do was get down and crawl.

Cave Crickets- Not my favorite

Then on Thursday we went to the Nashville Zoo.

It was a great break and we left relaxed and happy and dreaming about the next time we could go on a family vacation.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Scrapbooking Contest

So a couple of months ago I enter a scrapbooking contest. I thought I had done a pretty good job, but I also realized that there would be a ton of people entering. Well, I didn't win, but I sure had fun making my project. It's a stationary kit. I made it for a friend of mine here in Kansas a way to say thank you. I like to think that the reason I didn't win was because of the poor pictures, but it was the best I could take. I guess the most important thing is that she (my friend) loves it.

P.S. I'll write and add pictures about our trip to Nashville later this week.