Wednesday, June 24, 2009

2009 Little Miss Henry County Fair Pageant

Here's some pics from last night....Avery was named 2009 Little Miss Henry County Fair 2nd Runner Up. We are so proud of her....everyone told us how much they enjoyed her and we heard stories about her all night. She spent all morning today with 8 other fabulous girls (the Little Miss Queen and Little Miss 1st Runner Up, the Junior Miss Queen, 1st and 2nd Runners Up and the Miss Henry County Fair Queen, 1st and 2nd Runners Up). Now we are off to nap before we have to be back there at 6:30! It's gonna be one crazy week around here!! Congrats Avie baby - I love you so much and I'm so proud of you!!

Monday, June 22, 2009

Countdown to Tuesday Night....

Tomorrow is Avery's Little Miss Henry County Fair pageant.....they are due on the grandstand at 5:30pm sharp. It is supposed to be 100 degrees tomorrow with the heat index!! Yikes! That's 29 very hot, sweaty little girls. The preliminaries have already been held. All girls were judged on a 2-minute interview, party dress, and pop question. Those totals will determine the top 10 contestants.

After the country line dance tomorrow, the top ten girls will be announced. Those girls will show their party dress one last time and answer another pop question. Then, the Little Miss will be announced. Here are some photos of Avery at prelims....she did a great job, spoke loud and clear and answered her pop question well. I am just hoping she is having fun (I think she is) and learning some ladylike tools and making friends. No matter how she does tomorrow, she is always going to be my Little Miss. :o)

Friday, June 12, 2009

~5 years

This layout sports a photo of Avery on her first birthday and her sixth birthday....only a short 5 years but so much changes so fast. I thought capturing it by putting these photos side by side would really cause me to grasp it. The journaling is exactly what came to mind as I was scrappin this page....raw, mommy emotion. Why can't they just stay little? *sigh* .... I know it's the circle of life, but I'm not ready. :o( But really, are any of us, at any time of life ready for moving forward, getting older and time passing so easily. This layout was made with the Memory Works June KOM. Studio Calico's sneak peek release is seeing the different patterns and embellies these two put together. My DH is still trying to figure out why I need both kits, lol!

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Memory Works Kit arrives!!! YAY!!

THIS came via the UPS man today. Does anyone else get a jolt of excitment when you hear the big brown truck coming down the road!?! I sure do....and I'm super excited to dig into these goodies. Memory Works has been picking the BEST new stuff lately and even last month's MW goodies are this month's goodies at Studio Calico. Lovin' that I had them a month earlier! I'm all about birthday pages this week. Stay tuned for a sample of scrapiness tomorrow. Oh, and Steve, thanks for the package.....he's the brown truck guy. :o)

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Tragedy in D.C.

Horror here in Washington D.C. My niece Kylie is on her first trip away alone with classmates in Washington D.C. She sent my sister a text this afternoon that there had been a shooting at the Holocaust Museum but they were not there. They were there makes the hair stand up on my skin to think about it. I'm not sure exactly where they were in DC when it happened but the Holocaust Museum is just off the National Mall, so I am pretty sure they were in the vicinity.

Please pray that these young ladies and men get home safely. And pray for the security officer's family as they are now reporting that he has passed away. What is this world coming to that we have to continue to endure these horrific tragedies? Get home soon Kylie, we love you, be safe!

200th Post!!

Can you believe it, 200 posts? Wow! I thought I'd share some photos I took of my daffodils and potted flowers yesterday playing around with and learning my not-so-new-anymore camera.....aperture, white balance, iso, I'm trying so hard to understand it all. Patience. It will come.

Sunday, June 7, 2009

~ new layouts

Amazing what having more than 12 hours off between your shifts does for your mojo! I have laundry caught up, house picked up, and even found time to scrapbook with Hannah this afternoon. Yay!

~Event #1 {Little Princess Pageant}

Avery and all of the other Little Miss Henry County Fair contestants helped out with a fair fundraiser spaghetti supper last night in Geneseo. They got to introduce themselves and help clear tables. Here are some pics...she is so ready! I will have to upload their dance video soon, it's a country line dance!!

~Family Pics

A sneak peek of our photos are up on Megan's blog....check them out! Thank you Megan for a special day!

Thursday, June 4, 2009

~She's back finally!

Finally!!! I am scrapbooking again, yay! Spent 1/2 the day today cleaning the hurricane that became my home these last couple of weeks as I was held hostage by the kindergarten scrapbooks. The house is now utterly spotless (just the way this OCD gal likes it) and I decided to take a moment to scrap a page for ME again. How funny though that I picked to do one for Hannah's book with photos from their 5th grade trip with, what else, KINDERGARTNERS!! Gotta love 'em though. I used Prism cardstock, DCWV Green Stack papers, Forest Friends chipboard, Unity Stamp, MM Alpha stickers and (hold your breath) Thickers!! Hope you are enjoying this nice weather, it sounds like we are in for rain the next several days....yuck!