Friday, November 30, 2007

So much for painting...

I woke up this morning and had the intention of finishing the painting on my house, and this is what i awoke to. Normally i love the rain; it's hot chocolate and a good book weather. However, today is different. I was looking forward to finishing the trim and the foundation so that my house would be done for the holidays. Oh well... i guess i try again tomorrow.

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Family Tile...

Okay, so it's safe to put this on here cause my mom is computer illiterate and never goes online.
This is her Christmas present. I'm very pleased with how it turned out.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007


My brother and sister-in-law and my niece are visiting and it has been SO fun! Sage just loves his cousin Adelle to pieces. He's so concerned that she is going to get trampled by Aurora. This morning we got some pictures of cuddle time with Grandma, which has become a morning ritual.

Grandma, Adelle, Sage and Aurora

Adelle Sidney Vallieres, her shirt says: Naturally Sweet no added sugar

Sunday, November 18, 2007

Christmas Cards Part 2...

Okay, so my Sister-in-law saw my Christmas Cards and she wanted me to make some for her. She loves blue and green for Christmas so this is what i came up with. They are very simple but I think they turned out pretty cute.

Wednesday, November 14, 2007


10 years ago:

1997, I was a Junior in High School. I was in Show Choir and HATED school. The only reason I even bothered with it was because of choir. I was boy CRAZY and most likely daydreaming about some missionary that was serving in our ward or Korean love sparks {inside joke}.

5 years ago:

2002, I had only been married 9 months and was pregnant for the second time. Aside from my wedding; that year was terrible. I lost two babies who i still miss everyday.

1 year ago:

2006, I was pregnant with my fourth child and my only girl, Aurora Janell Isabelle. I was busy anticipating her arrival and preparing for the big day when my little princess would finally be here.

5 places i would rather be:

1. On a vacation with my family.
2. Stamping with friends.
3. A girls weekend with my Mommy.
4. In my room reading a good book.
5. On a date with Robert.

What would i do with 1 million dollars:

1. Buy a house
2. Get out of debt
3. Go on a Disney Cruise with the kids
4. Buy everything in the stampin' up! catalog
5. Put my kids through college

5 favorite shows:

1. Friends
2. Grey's Anatomy
3. Private Practice
4. Big Bang Theory
5. Ghost Whisperer

5 favorite snacks:

1. Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream
2. Avalanche Candy Bar {it's a PayDay covered in chocolate}
3. See's Candy Peanut Brittle
4. Planter's Cheese Balls
5. String Cheese

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Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Christmas Cards...

I love Christmas! This is the first year that i've made my own cards to send out to family and friends. I'm so pleased with the way they turned out.

Olive Fingers...

Sage LOVES olives! Every time without fail they always go onto his fingers. He makes us laugh every night. We call him our evening entertainment.

Monday, November 12, 2007

Brother & Sister....

Okay so this morning i walk into the kids room to get them up and Sage is in bed with Aurora saying..."It's okay Rora, i here, it's okay, i wub you." He is such a great Big Brother! When she cries he is always so concerned, that's of course when he not wrestling with her and torturing her. She's quickly learning to fight back and has mastered the fake cry and knows how to make everything look like it's Sage's fault. She is definitely Mommy's Girl!!!

Saturday, November 10, 2007

Animals need naps too....

Earlier this week i walked into Sage and Aurora's bedroom and this is what i found in Sage's bed. Apparently his puppy and cow needed a nap. It was so sweet, i just had to capture it on film. He never ceases to amaze me!

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Name Frames...

I've been working on Christmas presents this last month and this is one of the things that i made. It for my Best Friend Marci's daughter, Callie. I was really proud of myself! I hope that she'll like it.

In the little frame at the bottom it has her birth-date

Thursday, November 1, 2007


Last night was Sage's first real trick-or-treat experience. At first he didn't know what to do and all the scary decorations scared him, but after about 10 houses he got the hang of it and had a great time. He was so excited about all of the candy.
When we got home we sorted through his bag and took out things he can't have (hard candy, taffy, etc... ). He was left with M&M's, Skittles, Pretzels, Chocolate and Smarties, about 50 pieces total. We decided to let him go candy crazy and just get it out of the house as soon as possible. Needless to say he has not had one healthy thing all day and the candy is ALL GONE!