Thursday, November 25, 2010

New pictures and some may have even made the Christmas cards…

So, since I received my promo code for the 50 free shutterfly cards, I needed new pictures to showcase us all.  The past 3 years, it was always all about Skylar on the cards and don’t get me wrong, he’s definitely the best looking of us 3, but I feel like we should be in our cards too, ah!

So, we went to the new Botanical Gardens a mile from our house and we started to snap away.  Even Terry took some pictures.  Smile We had several good shots, but not to bore you all, here are the few several pictures that I liked a lot. 

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My sweet good looking Boys!

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Skylar was jumping up and down here.

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This is not the kind of poses I like usually and well…when he did it, it melted my heart. Terry came up with this pose for Skylar. 

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Heartbreaker in the making. 

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Skylar looks a little creepy here huh?  haha…or that he just set my shoes on fire… and I don’t know yet.

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Terry took these picturessky and i sepia

Love my Skylar!



Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Marker the Elf is on the loose…

And watching over Skylar to make sure he’s good. 

Recently we received a package from the North Pole and Skylar was eager to open it, I mean… it did come from Santa himself and all. 

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This package travelled all over the world before it was delivered to us. santas message (1 of 1)

Santa even left Skylar a message.

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Santa’s official seal

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Inside was a book and Santa’s elf that will be watching Skylar through out the day and who will report to Santa at the North Pole at night.  Skylar named him Marker Laughing out loud, but appropriately so.  Marker will be “marking” him naughty or nice.  (actually I think there was a marker or pen that was nearby and that’s how he came up with that original name, ha) 

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Skylar knows that everyday when Marker returns he will be in a new spot in the house.  So Skylar has to be aware that Marker is always watching.

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Hey Marker!!

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Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Are you a “Merry Christmas” or a “Happy Holidays” kind of person?

I’m a Happy Holidays kind of girl, but that’s me. Whichever you are, you can choose from all sorts of cards from shutterfly with your favorite expressions. Smile  I noticed from another blogger friend that you can receive 50 FREE Holiday cards by doing just that on your blog.  Click here to find out how. 

Last year I made my own Holiday cards….from scratch… might I add, but I can’t pass up the free part.  I’m excited to send out “free” cards this year.  Well…minus the millions of dollars used to buy the stamps.  Smile

The cards that are my favorites are all printed on card stock.  You can see all the flat stationary cards here.

Below are a few of my favorites.





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Sunday, November 7, 2010

Making cakes during my birthday weekend…

But not for me.  Smile 

Below is a cake I made for my college friend’s son’s Baptism Cake. Let me tell you, I normally don’t have a hard time working with fondant, but dang…. It took me a while to work on this.

I made the bear as a present to her son.  She didn’t ask for it, but I thought it was cute.  It’s made out of gumpaste. 

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Baby blocks with his initials.

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Sunday, October 31, 2010


On Halloween day we went to the Children’s Museum in Greensboro, because I heard they were doing a parade and all the kids dress up.  So, we went there to join the fun.  I will say this, I didn’t read the fine print and we missed most of the activities that went on earlier that day.  So, we did make it for the parade, aha!

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Skylar is so shy.  I guess he gets that from me.  I am shy if I don’t know you…but if I do know you…I can’t shut up.  Smile Poor guy wouldn’t stand there with all the other kids and smile.

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Promise him candy if he will smile, then you’re good to go. 

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I haven’t been to the Children’s Museum in a while, because they added so much new stuff and this train was one of the main attractions for Skylar. 

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He loved it and got so irritated if he had to share with another kid. 

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He’s a natural

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Back home I tried getting some pictures before it got dark in his full get up, but it began to get dark and off we went to go trick or treating.

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Make a silly face!

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Buzz Lightyear… Infinity and Beyond!

Saturday, October 30, 2010

WCU/APP Game 10.23.10

Last weekend, Terry and I went back to our college roots to cheer on Western when they played our other mountain rivals….APP State.  UGH…I would like to say that the outcome was in our favor…but…what do they say?  “You can’t win them all!”  Or any at all, ha!  Poor Western.  They’re not doing so well this year, or in the fast few or several years.  I will say that our school has changed so much since we graduated.  Of course I always knew it was beautiful, but it’s just breath taking scenery.  They added so much to the school there.  It’s completely different, but in a good way.  I miss it soo much!  Such good memories were made there. The friends I met, the Sorority I joined and the husband I found. 

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We’re wearing our purple!

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This is a before and after picture, ha!  Brad is pinching his neck on the second one.  Terry wasn’t prepared for it obviously.  Smile

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Brandi, Kelly and I.  I haven’t seen Brandi in forever!! It was so good to see her!

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Corn hole was played by all of us!  Fun fun times!  Notice terry’s sweater is now a scarf.  hah!

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Graceful form Kelly had. 

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View from our cabin..just gorgeous!

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We were so sad to leave there, but we were so happy to go pick up Skylar from Mawmaw and Pawpaw’s house.  He had so much fun, he didn’t even notice we were gone….man…  Gotta love the grandparents!  Smile