Friday, July 27, 2012

The Sequel

We are expecting again! Baby #2 is due on February 5, 2013. I am almost done with my first trimester and feeling pretty good. I don't have much of an appetite and I feel sick after I eat, but it's not really that bad. I've had 2 ultrasounds where I saw the heartbeat and I heard the heartbeat on the doppler at my last appointment.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Playin' in the Rain

Liam loves the rain and thunder. He says "rain," "clouds" and "boom boom!" We had a nice rain shower without the usual lightning, so I let Liam play in the rain on our big, empty back porch. 

And one photo that I cropped and color corrected. I almost never use the on-camera flash, but I needed it to fill in the shadows on his face. It's a little bright and a little flat, but it was better than the shadows.

He's getting so big. I can hardly stand it.

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Card Making

You know it's time for a new cutting mat when you have to tape the paper to the mat.

I actually ordered a new mat, some sketch pens and adhesive cardstock while I waited for these pictures to upload. I'll let you know how the sketch pens and cardstock turn out. 

After tinkering with the cutting mat, I was able to make this cute little card for a baby shower this weekend. I am really happy with the way the card and envelope turned out. The print & cut feature on the Silhouette machine is my favorite. I used 3D dots to give the butterflies a little dimension.
Last name blotted out for privacy.

I'm not that creative, so I usually do the same things in all of the cards I make: a nice quote inside of a curly frame.
Inside of the card. 

Thursday, July 5, 2012

4th of July

Independence Day was full of fun. A few weeks ago, I changed out the frames in my hallway. I love the picture of Liam last year, he was so little! These printables all came from Pinterest. Unfortunately, I didn't pin them, just printed them when I found them. 

I am ashamed to admit that I had to take out our Christmas card to put up July 4th decor!
Dan's family is in town. It is non-stop fun. Liam loves playing with his "ta-tins." That's cousins for those of you who don't speak Toddler. On the 4th, we went to the river, rode in the boat and played in the sand.

At night, there wasn't enough room for all of us to fit in the boat and watch the fireworks on the river. I didn't mind, since Liam needed to get to bed earlier than that. Dan and Liam watched the neighborhood fireworks in the backyard. Liam is still saying "boom! pop!" this morning. I took my camera and tripod to the overpass near my house to watch a big fireworks display and get pictures. I got eaten alive by mosquitoes, but it was totally worth it.

A huge full moon rose around the same time the fireworks were going off. It was on the wrong side for me, but I did manage to get this:

Happy birthday, America!

Tuesday, July 3, 2012


Liam and I were invited to go with my mom and sister on a last minute trip to visit my aunt and uncle in Naples. It was a really nice trip. We had a great time.

My mom and aunt spent hours floating around the pool and talking about everyone they know. Liam loved to be in the pool, too. 

We took an evening trip to Sanibel Island. It was the perfect time of day to go since the day time temperatures are brutal these days. 

Liam and Aunt Morgan aka "Ammo"

Morgan and Liam built sandcastles. 

Liam learned how to say "shells" as we walked the beach and found seashells. Morgan found these two little critters. When she put them close together, they tried to fight. 

Unfortunately one of the shells had a clam in it and it stunk up my car on the way home. Yuck! 

Sunset was so pretty.