Monday, December 10, 2007

It's that busy time of year!!!

Well, what time of the year isn't busy, right?! Lots of stuff going on...

I started substitute teaching last week. I worked 3 days, the first one pretty much kicked my toush but I think this is the perfect job for me because I can pretty much work when I want (or need) to. Like today, I needed to stay home b/c Jake is sick:( He's not thowing up anymore (she says with her fingers crossed) but he still has a fever. Poor guy.

Friday night, Jake started basketball practice! We were a little late signing up but were relieved that they could fit him in b/c he really wanted to play! It's so funny to watch a 7 year old who has no idea how to play basket ball try to play basketball. He looked so cute dribbling and blocking! He's as tall as some of the nine year olds so I think this is a good sport for him!

Saturday we had breakfast with Santa @ Jake's school. Pancakes, sausage, OJ and Santa! Fun stuff! Photos to follow! We also went to cut down our tree @ Jarrettsville Tree Farm. We've been going there for a few years. Matt & Elisa came with us and cut one down too. The weather was perfect. When we got there, snow was still on the ground. By the time we left, a significant amount had melted! Crazy. We took our family Christmas card photo and I've been too busy (lazy) to download it. I really hope it came out! need to get those cards done this week. We also don't have a single decoration up yet. Will tried to do some outside lights on Saturday and some were not working so I think he gave up on that & played basketball with Jake!

Yesterday, I went to my scrapclub holiday party! Good food, good friends good fun all surrounded by scrappy stuff! What more could I want! We sure missed some of the girls who couldn't make it!

Today, I'm making some Christmas gifts, prepping for this class that I'm teaching tonight @ Great Scraps and taking care of my poor sick baby!

Oh, I almost forgot to mention that I resigned from the Scrap Naked Challenge Blog Design Team. The owner of the blog went MIA and hasn't posted or been in contact with anyone for almost two weeks. Weird?! Sorry to anyone who joined in on the first challenge. I'm at a loss as to what could have happened:(

Happy Monday!

Friday, December 7, 2007

Gingerbread House 101

I finally broke down and bought a Bind It All machine! It was on my Christmas list so I guess it's an early present! Let me tell you how flipping cool this thing is or better yet, let me show you...

I created this book for my mom but I love it so much I'm keeping this one. I'll make her another one! I'm also using the Bind It All in my Month by Month Minibook class @ Great Scraps next month. I'm thinking maybe I'll teach this house-shaped book in February with a LOVE theme. What do you think?!

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Some fall photos...

We live right down the road from this wonderful park and I get to drive through it almost everyday!

Here's a few of Jake & me! Jake took the photo of me-not too bad, huh?!

As I type this all of the leaves have blown off the tree and there is a light dusting of snow on the ground! YIKES! Not ready for Winter yet!

Monday, December 3, 2007

November was a busy month!

Whew, November seemed to fly by. We were very busy this month! Here's a synopsis with a few photos!

A few days after Jake's party, he was in a play! I signed him up for a class called "Be A Star" where he learned about acting, rehearsing lines, costumes and set design! At the end of the class, all the actors and actresses put on a play titled, "King in the Kitchen". Jake was cast as the Guard. The group did an amazing job despite one of the main characters was out sick! Jake's favorite part was when, while holding his left hand out, he says, "I'm sorry, your Highness, I'm already married." Too cute! Here he is in costume...

Last month, I attended a training for substitute teaching. I am officially ready to start subbing for K-3rd grade! Just waiting for the jobs to roll in!

Thanksgiving was wonderful as usual. After Jake & I watched a bit of the Macy's Day Parade, we headed to my mom's house! Yummy food and great family & friends! We sure missed Val & Jim (with Jim's family) and Mark, Michelle and Madden (in mexico) though! Can you believe I didn't take a single person photo? I took a few of the Thanksgiving Table and Will took one of me with the pups but that's it. Oh well, there's always next year!

The last week of the month was Jake's turn to be Star of the Week @ school! He got to bring in some things that are special to him and a favorite book. He chose his Disney autograph book we made together, his new Build-a-Bear animal, Dakota, his Mickey Pirate hat, lots of photos and "Green Eggs and Ham". I got to come to his class one day and go to lunch and recess with him. Then the class got to ask Jake some questions and I read the book to the class! It was so fun to see him with all his friends! He was very proud to be Stsr of the Week and he didn't want me to leave!

I taught two classes this month @ Great Scraps. Here's a few photos of the Holiday Planner class...

I really enjoyed teaching this class because the students were so nice and really had fun creating this book! This makes me happy!

So here's hoping December won't be as busy! Yeah, right!

Jake's 7th birthday party!

It's been a while and I have tons to share! First I want to share a few shot from Jake's 7th birthday party...

This is the cake I made for Jake! It was cute but not as cute as the pirate ship cake I made last year!

He'll always be my baby!

Jake and his friend Tyler climbing the rocks.

Make a wish!

Jake & his friend, Bennett.

The whole group after playing basketball, playing soccer, climbing rocks, and eating cake! I think everyone had fun! I know Jake did!!! Still can't believe I'm the mom of a 7 year old!

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Scraphappy KT's first Online Crop!!!

So, have you every participated in an online crop? If not, now is your chance! Join me and the rest of the design team @ ScrapHappy KTfor a weekend filled with cool challenges, fun games and fantastic prizes!!! We may even have a few surprises up our sleeves! You will not want to miss this!

If you can't join us this weekend (GASP!) You can still join in the fun because all month long we are celebrating our GRAND RE-OPENING!!! There are tons of challenges, contests, games. We're even hosting a Creative Imaginations Guest Designer Contest! How cool would it be to design for such an awesome company?! Go check it out and I hope to "see" you this weekend!

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

This one is all about me!!!

Yeah, I have tons of updates to post like photos from Jake's b-day party, lost tooth stories, and other randoms bits and pieces but this post is all about me!!! I'm happy to share that I was selected for the Scrap Naked design team! I'm way beyond excited!!! Go check it out to see what it's all about! It's not what you're thinking, so get your mind out of the gutter!!! The first challenge should be up by tomorrow!

BBS to post some more updates!


Wednesday, November 7, 2007

7 years ago today...

We welcomed Jake into the world @ 6:41pm!

He weighed 7.7 lbs and was 21 inches long. That same boy is now weighs 50 lbs and is 52 inches tall! Where does the time go...sigh...?

I've been a very bad blogger! I've got tons to share but it will have to wait because I'm off to buy Jake's birhtday present. This is what he's getting...

It's a Disney Mix Max, an MP-3 player that also plays movies. He asked for an I-pod. This is my compromise. I think he's gonna be pretty surprised! We're also headed to Build-A-Bear after school and to Rainforest Cafe for dinner. It's kind of a tradition! Happy birthday to my big boy!!!

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Some fall fun!

I'm behind on blogging yet again! I've got lots to share but I'll start with some photos from our weekend! We went to Lohr's Orchard on Saturday to pick apples and pumpkins. The day was gorgeous...just the kind of day you hope for in Fall. I see lots of apple pies, apple cake and applesauce in our future! On Saturday night, we took Jake to his first haunted hayride. It's a new on called Legends of the Fog. We waited over an hour to go on the ride but it was totally worth it. The ride lasted almost 1/2 hour and was pretty scary. Jake was speechless (a rarity) and wide-eyed the whole time!!! He was also partially buried under the blanket we brought!!! After it was over, he said he would go again! The three ladies next to me on the hayride had me laughing to the point of tears! They were screaming so loud and having so much fun! Totally contageous!

I'll be back later to post some new layouts/projects!!!

Thursday, October 11, 2007

So proud of my crabbers!!!

I have lots to share because I haven't updated in a while! These photos are from last Sunday. Will took Jake crabbing for the first time. Jake had a blast! I'm so proud of my guys! They caught a total of 1 1/2 bushels and split them with Will's friend, John. We ended up with 4 dozen, so we invited our friends, Val & Jim over. They were in town (from VA) for the Fells Point Festival downtown. The crabs were tasty and it was nice to share the bounty with good friends! So satisfying to catch your own dinner!

I have some recent pages and cards to share a little later!

Sunday, September 30, 2007


the perfect wave!!!

This is my entry for
One Little Word Challenge Blog. It's late but I'm glad I got it done. Love these summer photos of Jake. He LOVES to boogie board!

Hope everyone had a great weekend. I'll be poisting more new layouts tomorrow!

Nightie Night!

Monday, September 24, 2007

KT's is BACK!

After over a month, ScraphappyKTis back!!! Right now only the forums are working but the gallery and store will be back this week! So excited to be able to chat with my girls! Go check it out!

Saturday, September 22, 2007

Ready or not...

...out they come!

Last Sunday, Jake knocked his tooth into his friend's head (BOYS!) It bled and the gum was bruised. It was also really loose. I took him to the dentist on Tuesday. He said it was fine and to let it come out on it's own. After three days of playing with it, it's finally out! I wasn't quite ready for that top front tooth to come out. It makes me a little sad. I was smart enough to take one more photo of him with his baby teeth. It's been two days and I still laugh when he smiles at me! He's excited to get special gold tooth fairy coins. We had to tell him the tooth fairy doesn't work on weekends!

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Doodle All Day @ Big Picture

Just wanted to give a shout out to Maelynn Cheung. She's teaching a very cool DOODLE class at Big Picture Scrapbooking. I was lucky enough to have a layout published in this book. I haven't seen it yet but the buzz is that it totally ROCKS! Go check out the class!

Monday, September 17, 2007

So honoroed...

My OLW layout, Pure Heartbreak, is featured in the slideshow today here @ One Little Word! There is tons of beauty and inspiration there! Happy monday!


This was last weekend...

Full on waterslide action!

Jake's cousin Stevi goes watersliding in her clothes!

And this weekend, we woke up to 40 degree mornings. That's September in Maryland for you. I'm just not ready for cold weather yet!!!