Saturday, December 15, 2012


I am currently 18.5 weeks pregnant and yesterday we found out we are having a beautiful baby GIRL! Praise God! Her name will be Chloe Loren :) Lovin' life right now! Love that I'm getting a baby girl. Can't wait to buy lots of PINK and bows galore! Gymboree, look out! LOL

Life is crazy busy right now and this baby makes me extremely tired each day so I doubt I'll be back on here til after the new year. I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas. Remember, JESUS is the Reason for the season! MERRY CHRISTMAS!

Friday, October 12, 2012

New pics

Here are two recent pics (taken yesterday). At 9.5 weeks pregnant, I'm already starting to show! And I've gained six pounds! Crazy!

NYC "Babymoon"

Realizing we might not get another vacation in a LONG time, my husband took us to NYC on a "babymoon" Fri-Tues. I had a BLAST! Here are a few pics from my cell phone/instagram:

The new Freedom Tower (still under construction)
The living room in our suite at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel
Looking south from atop Rockefeller Center
The Statue of Liberty
From my point & shoot camera: Doug and I on a romantic carriage ride in the rain. Central Park is very neat. I can't believe how big I look here. But I'm wearing a coat 3x too big. It was cold that day! Time to get a new Winter coat...
The eleven scarves I bought in Chinatown/Little Italy (two of them are for friends). All but two of them were $5 each. I might have a (slight) scarf obsession now :)
The Brooklyn Bridge from the harbor cruise we took.
Times Square!
Central Park

This place in Little Italy had the best pesto/chicken pizza!
I had the MOST fun in Chinatown/Little Italy. I love cheap wares (scarves/souvenirs) and they have the BEST pizza there!

It was an AWESOME trip and I'm so thankful that my husband recommended we go!

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Here's what I've been up to lately...

Just as I decided I didn't want another one, God had other plans...

Sunday, August 26, 2012

-263 lbs and Indiana State Fair

Just posting a new picture from this past Friday. I'm down a whopping 263lbs now.

And here are some pics from last Saturdays visit to the Indiana State Fair. All are cell phone pics.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

This little boy started full-day Kindergarten today (sniff sniff).

Today is bittersweet.
I had six, wonderful years staying at home with him. Now, there is a new chapter for both he and I. Who knows what will happen...

What to do with myself now??? SCRAP!!! But first - unpack boxes and organize my scraproom :)

(First pic taken with my iPhone and Instagram. The other two pics were taken by Jen Sherrick. My neighbor and AWESOME photographer)

Monday, July 16, 2012

THIS is what I've been up to lately...

I jumped out of a plane last Tuesday and it was AWESOME! And I've now lost 256 lbs. WHOO HOO!

Still no scrappin'. It's just not going to happen until Fall. My scraproom is still a mess of unpacked boxes. It's okay.. I'll be back :)

Have a great rest of the Summer!

Monday, June 11, 2012

We are moved!!

We ended up moving five days early and although I am still not sure where my shoes and purses are, I couldn't be happier! I loooove this new house!!

It's probably going to be weeks before my scraproom is unpacked. Heck, maybe MONTHS. I will take a picture soon and you'll see WHY..LOL :) But it's okay. I'll get there. We plan to be in this house at least twelve years.. I have tons of time :) In the meantime I'm probably just going to take the Summer off. Our new neighborhood has two pools and I plan on spending a ton of time with Caleb this Summer.. just Mommy and Caleb time. Because in the Fall he starts FULL DAY Kindergarten. And I know I'll miss him TONS. So right now it's important I spend time with him. I'm sure you Mommies understand :)
So keep up with us on Facebook. See ya around!  

Monday, May 21, 2012

Three More Weeks....

Hey all.. Just a quick update. I know most of you keep up to date with us on Facebook but for those of you that don't "DO" Facebook, I thought I'd post something on here :)

In just three more weeks... we'll be proud homeowners again! Can't wait!
I have been busy getting healthy (-242 lbs.) Yes, you read that # right. I still have a little more to go. I'll get there.

Here is a recent pic of us.. taken Easter Sunday by Jen Sherrick (who ironically is going to be our new neighbor, LOL) at our church. If you live in the area and are looking for an awesome, spirit-filled church, please check Imagine out (the male worship leader is really great.. and just happens to be my little brother, tee hee).

On the scrappy front, I went to Archiver's for National Scrapbook Day with two friends and had a blast. Then on Thursday night I took a Doodlebug Mini Album class with my friend Heather.. very fun. Love this little album (just need to find some time to finish it...) How cute!

Well, that's it for now. I've got tons of packing to do. Have a great week!


Friday, March 30, 2012

Exciting news!!

Well praise God! I'm VERY excited to announce that our offer has been excepted on a gorgeous home in Westfield, IN (about 10 or so miles from where we live now). Close to our church, church friends and my little brother and his family. We are SO excited!
I will have a new, smaller scraproom but, unlike where we live now, the setup of the home is very open. My scraproom will be right across from Caleb's bedroom and my husband will have his own office (with windows!) finally. And most importantly (to ease my fear), there is a finished basement that will serve as a tornado shelter in bad weather as well as a playroom & area for guests. WHOO HOO!! We also are gaining a 3 car garage for storage.. something we've wanted forever. YAY!!!!!!!!!

We are going to wait until the middle of June to move so that Caleb can finish out preschool here in Fishers. His new school system is just as awesome as the one here in Fishers only, it's much smaller. Which I think will be a plus for him because of the ASD.
Can't wait!

These next two months will be CRAZY busy for me so I doubt you'll see any scrappy work from me. But wait until Summer! Once my scraproom is unpacked and organized, I plan on joining my friend Beth's scrappy board and participating in a ton of challenges to get back in gear. I also plan on having my friend Teresa over to crop in my new room. Can't wait! I miss scrapbooking SO much!

Until next time,

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Tuesday Morning Stash :)

Hi All! Happy Spring!
Even though I'm not scrapping much right now, I still buy scrappy things on occasion. Today I went to Tuesday Morning on a whim after a doctors appointment and was shocked to find some really great stuff there. The last time I was there it was the same old stuff but not today!
Here are some pics of my findings:

*Tote-Ally Cool Carryall. The colors are off in this picture but they are very pretty. I couldn't pass this up for $9.99. I love that it zips in the middle which seems to be hard to find with other totes. Can't wait to take this to a crop at Archivers or a friends house!
Here is a link to the same tote but in different colors:

*Basic Grey In Pieces .99 cents each. The first one is from the "Basics" line. Not sure about the second, it doesn't say. I'm going back soon for another one of the "Basics".. I love them!! They also had these in several other BG lines.
*American Crafts "Spooky Night" stamp set $1.99. Love!

*KI Memories baby kit. For $1.99 I couldn't pass this up. I'll use it next time I make a baby album for a friend (or maybe myself! HA!).

*Basic Grey "Wander" Chip Stickers $2.99. They had lots of Chip Stickers from lines from last year like Oxford & Pyrus. I might go back and get a few more sets.
I bought this set because I know I'll use the little cars for Caleb pages. The boy loves his cars and Geotrax!

*Prima Say it in Crystals Bling frames. LOVE! $1.99. These things are normally at least $5.99. I thought it was a great deal!

*Glitter cardstock $3.99 for 30 sheets. I could not pass this up. I love glitter paper.. I use it alot to cut out fonts on my Cricut. Great deal! And it's very thick, too.

That's it for today.

We just put an offer in on a house.. fingers crossed. I am (not so) patiently waiting. Can't wait to get back to scrappin' again. See you soon!

Thursday, February 16, 2012


Anyone out there? I'm still here but really haven't felt like blogging. Or scrapbooking, for that matter.
My weekends the last two months have been spent looking for a house to buy here in Fishers (or possibly Westfield - we are praying about that) but so far, we haven't found much that we LOVE. It's critical we find a place by Summer so that we are moved in time for Caleb to get adjusted. He starts Kindergarten in the Fall. We attended "Kindergarten Round Up" last week. My baby is growing up!

Hubby is only home on the weekends for the most part so there is no scrapbooking for me... Except for the rare occasion that I meet up with friends at our local Archiver's but even then, I just go to socialize :)

One of these days I will get back to scrapping. A first floor scraproom is on the "list" of MUST HAVE things in the new house.

If you want to keep up with my family, feel free to add me on Facebook. I PROMISE once we get moved, I know I'll get the scrapbook bug again and scrap my little heart out.
Until then,