Saturday, February 27, 2010

I Love Yummy Fish!

G loves to fish & I love to eat the fish he catches, perfect match hu?

Friday, February 26, 2010

I Love Lip Gloss

Ok, maybe it's not love, more like an obsession but I really could not live without lip gloss! My friend Sandra & I were hanging out one day last summer & she asked where my purse was. I had to tell her that I didn't carry a purse most of the time because as long as my lip gloss was in my pocket, I was good to go! She just laughed at my priorities!

I Love My Pink Phone

Ok not all phones are the same right? Well, the reason behind my love of my phone is truly silly in some people's eyes. I love my phone because it's pink! That's it! Simple! It's pink! I'm a simple girl I guess!

Thursday, February 25, 2010

I Loooooove My Craft Room

Since I do so many crafts & G got tired of having all my stuff spread all over the house, he built me a room! He took a closet that was in our great room, knocked the back wall out and extended it into the garage (carefully measuring it so my truck would still fit in the garage:) I love it! It is the perfect place for all my projects to come to life!

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

I Love The Sellwood Pool

We practically lived here last summer & I can't wait for summer to come around again!

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

I Love Being a Beach Bum

We have had a beach house in our family since before I was born. I have very fond memories of great times spent there & I am working on building even more memories with our kids at the same beach house! This picture is one of my favorites. It's me & my brother taken on the beach in 1973!

Monday, February 22, 2010

Living Close To Family

When G got out of the Army Lexi was almost a year old. We had opportunities to live anywhere we wanted. Since both of us grew up close to our families, we decided that for her sake, we would move back to Oregon. The weather isn't the best but we both love being close to our families. It is so nice to have both sets of Grandparents living less than 10 miles from our house. It allows them to share in the everyday lives of our kiddos!

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Kids Reading

I love it when kids read! Both my kids started reading before they started school & haven't stopped yet!

Saturday, February 20, 2010

I Love Big Coffee Mugs

I Love big coffee mugs! Regular size mugs just don't do it for me, I need as much caffeine as possible to get me up & goin!

February 16-20, 2010

February 16, 2010

Since I started running this is my drink of choice. Not necessarily this flavor, but G2. I keep it in the garage, not the fridge because I don't like to drink things that are very cold after I run.

February 17, 2010

This is G's favorite licorice ever! We found it at the beach one weekend & he ate an entire container in 24 hours. This package was in his Valentine's Day gift. He got it on Sunday & by this morning it was all gone!

February 18, 2010

I bought myself tulips this week & they are so pretty on my table by the window surrounded by all the Valentine's Day colors! That's enough to make me smile:)

February 19, 2010

Spencer wants to be the next Apollo Ohno. He's seriously looking for a short track speed skating team to join as we speak. Until he finds one he is going to have to settle for practicing with his carpet sliders & baseball helmet worn backwards.

February 20, 2010 (happy birthday mom)!

LAST BASKETBALL GAME!!! Oh it was a trying season but we all survived & Spencer is even talking about playing again next year (guess it wasn't such a bad season)!

Friday, February 19, 2010

I Love Beach Sunsets

I love everything about the beach! Even better, when the weather is good enough to be able to see a beautiful sunset on the Oregon Coast, life is good!

Thursday, February 18, 2010

The Best Dog Ever

This was a sad one to put together because we all miss Isabella so much! She was the best dog for our family to have & she can never be replaced!

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

I Love...

My Mom's tuna casserole. It's one of those foods that reminds me of being a kid. It's my favorite comfort food.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010


I Love Smiles! I have been noticing so many smiles lately & have really been conscious about smiling to people. I have been gravitating toward smiling people lately. So do yourself a favor & smile! This picture was taken back in 2008 at the top of Neah-Kah-Nie, a hike the kids & I took with my Dad!

Feb 7-15, 10 Pictures

February 7, 2010

Lexi decided to make her friends candy for Valentine's Day this year. It turned out beautiful, and yummy! Here she is making candy & watching the Super Bowl (multi-tasking! Way to go!).

February 8, 2010

I found these slippers at The North Face outlet when Lexi & I went shopping a few weeks ago. They were a great deal & they are warm & pink (the best part)!

February 9, 2010

Spencer after school one day looking cool even though he has mud all over his jeans!

February 10, 10

Just another picture of Spencer!

February 11, 10

Signing those Valentine's Day cards!

February 12, 10

This is some kind of bush thingy in our backyard. Right now it's looking kinda sad but this summer it will be bushy & full with flowers all over it. Right now it kinda looks like a Y.

February 13, 10

Lexi was chosen to play with an honor band. She had so much fun with this group of dedicated musicians & the concert was VERY good! It's so fun to hear the growth in her music as she gets older. Today was much different than those concerts we sat through when she was in 6th grade;)

February 14, 10

The night before Valentine's Day I strung different color string all over the house leading each kiddo to their Valentine's Day gift! G thought I was crazy but the kids were really excited about it. It was much more fun than just opening a card with an I-Tunes gift card inside. Now Spencer wants me to do this every time he gets a gift.

February 15, 10

A day off school & we went and had a great lunch with my parents. The kids just love my parent's backyard & lucky us, it didn't rain!

Monday, February 15, 2010

More Stuff I Love

I know it seems crazy but I really do love our air conditioner! Even though in Oregon it seems a bit silly most of the time, it's nice when it gets really hot!

Sunday, February 14, 2010

I Love Flip-Flops

I really think part of the reason I love flip flops is because they remind me of summer weather, and to me there is nothing better than warm summer days! Old Navy flip flops are the greatest because they are two pairs for $5 so we each end up with about 4 pairs each (at least).

Saturday, February 13, 2010


We met when we were 6 & she's still my best friend!

Friday, February 12, 2010

I Love...

Yes it's crazy but I love my truck. Some days it doesn't start, the heat only works in the back, the back wiper only works once every 5 months & G hates driving it but I still love my truck!

Thursday, February 11, 2010

I Love Disney!

I absolutely LOVE everything Disney! I own almost every Disney movie, we have a tree full of Disney ornaments every year & both kiddos had (still have) a favorite Disney buddy that went everywhere with them. Spencer has Eeyore & Lexi has Winnie the Pooh. We took the kids to Disneyland 4 years ago & I was almost in tears with excitement walking through the entrance on our first day there! I was so excited to be there with the kiddos & see their excitement. Just thinking about it makes me want to go back soon.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

The Best $40 I Ever Spent

Our little backyard pool got so much use over it's three year existence. Three years & I only spent $40 on it, now that's value!

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Happy Kids

I absolutely love it when both of my kiddos are happy at the same time! It just seems like everything is well balanced when two little smiles are running around the house!

Sunday, February 7, 2010

365 Pictures, February

I am posting to catch up on my 365 pictures for 2010. Here are my pictures for the first week of February.

February 1, 2010

Spencer has decided he wants to be a cinematographer when he grows up. So he spent all day taking video of anything & everything he could, including me!

February 2, 2010

This is the view from our front window. I love how Spencer decorated!

February 3, 2010

Lexi & her Duck shirt!

February 4, 2010

There is homework to be done & no kid willing to do it. Spencer is having a hard time with his writing homework lately. It seems he has writer's block. He's usually a good little writer!

February 5, 2010

My mess in the midst of my idea for the Love Album in February! It's a mess but I love to scrapbook!

February 6, 2010

We had dinner with the family at our house for my Dad's birthday. We ate wonderful pepper steaks & had Dad's favorite huckleberry pie for desert!


There are so many people who have come into our lives. Some stay around forever, some stay for just a short amount of time & some come and go, but then find us again! That is Dale. He was like a brother to G when they were in the Army. After he got out, they lost track of each other. Last summer they found each other again & it's like no time has past. They are great friends & we are so lucky to have him back!

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Love Layout

Wow! There are so many things I love! I was collecting more pictures to get ready for next week & I realized that I could fill over five albums with things I love! Maybe that's why I scrapbook. Maybe this will have to be an annual event! Hum, the possibilities are endless!
Today I am posting a picture of the Grandkids, me & Papa watching the parade at the beach house on the 4th of July. The beach house & the 4th of July just go hand in hand.

Friday, February 5, 2010

Nonie Taking Pix

I love the fact that my family is full of people who love to take pictures! Not only does it help me sometimes get the perfect picture when I miss it, it is also something I grew up with! My family's picture taking hobbies allowed me to grow up around a camera, both in front & behind! Because I grew up with flashes going off all the time, I am use to it & feel comfortable with it! Thanks Mom & Dad for taking so many pictures!

Thursday, February 4, 2010

I Love Spencer

Yep, you knew I would have a page about Spencer next didn't you? This little guys makes my heart so happy some days it feels like it might burst!

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Live, Laugh, Love Alexis

Yep, the third day of February brings a layout of my beautiful girl. Love you Lexi Lou Who!

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Love You G

Here's my second layout for my February Love album I am putting together. It seems like I have put a lot of things on my plate right now, but all the fun, creative stuff needs to happen for me! Creating makes me happy. I am still taking a picture a day for the entire year but I will be posting those pictures only about once a week because I am still planning on posting the love album layouts every day. This plan my change but that's how it will go as of now! Thanks for following my crazy journey! And boy, I need a new scanner. Sorry about the quality of the scans of my layouts:(

Monday, February 1, 2010

Heart Month

February should be full of celebrations of the heart so that's what I am doing. For every day in February I will create a layout of something I Love! Here's the page for today. Check back tomorrow for another look at what I love!