Saturday, September 9, 2017

Crazy Mouse | Minnesota State Fair

I love rides. Really. Truly. I do. Roller coasters, crazy rides, they’re all good. But this ride - the Crazy Mouse at the State Fair the Mad Mouse at Valley Fair - not so much. They freak me out. The roller coaster part is all good, but those tight corners scare the heck out of me! That’s what Lauren likes - she loves hearing me scream. My terror completely amuses her. She begged and begged and begged me to PLEASE go on the Crazy Mouse with her. She said it would make her life. She wore me down. Being the good mom I am (or was I just a pushover?) I went on it with her and do you know what? It terrified me just as much as I knew it would, but it made Lauren happy so I’m glad I did it. Yup. I love this kid but I really am afraid of this ride.

Credits: Just Jaimee Storyteller Raine

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Mother Daughter Day | Lake Calhoun

Anita Designs | Today
Karla Noel: Upside Down Buttons & Add On Sets (retired)
Karla Noel | Digi Essentials (retired)

First Day of Senior Year

Since my kids started kindergarten I've keep an 8x8 "First Day of School" album for each of the kids. I keep my pages super simple with mostly the photo & a note of the school, the year and my kid's signature (which has changed a lot over the years - it's fun to flip through and see how their signature has changed!). This simple album is great to flip through and see the kids grow up from year to year in a quick glance.

My son is in college now so his book has been done for a couple years and now that my daughter is a senior I guess this is my very last page. It's the end of an era! Sigh!

Credits: this and that from Shabby Pincess, Kitschy Digitals, Audrey Neal and Creashens

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Kindergarten | Senior Year

I'm hosting a "Back to School" challenge over at The Digital Press this month. Head on over to The Digital Press forums to check out all of this month's challenges!

Anita Designs: Land of the Learning Kit
Kim B Designs: Reminisce Wordart

Saturday, August 26, 2017

This is life captured | Family dinner at Betty Danger

Splendid Fiins (retired):
Eclectic Mix
Office Supplies 1
Feedsack Stitches
Very Krafty Neutral Paper

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Future Cyclone? | Iowa State

Sweet Caroline Studio: School is Cool
JustJaimee: 24-Seven (frame) and Siblings

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

England | Stonehenge

Kim B Designs: Reminisce papers, elements, word art

Randomly Remembering Good Times and Smiling Like an Idiot | Family Game Nights

My favorite evenings at home are evenings spent playing family games. With Grant living at home again this year all four of us get to play! Yay! What could be better than an evening with the four of us sitting together at the table talking, laughing and playing a friendly game of Settlers of Catan or Pandemic? OK, I’ll be honest, we're all pretty competitive so things can get a bit dicy when we're playing Catan; but dicy or not, it's always fun! Pandemic - a game where we work together as a team - doesn’t get competitive at all. :) I do so love hanging out with these guys!

KimB Designs: Reminisce Wordart and Memory Keeper The Full Kit

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Go See The World | Lauren's got the travel bug

Anna Aspnes Designs:
Globe Trotter
Passport Stamps
Stitched Bitz White
Artsy Cameras

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Sunday, August 6, 2017

Fishy Friends

Breaking out the really old digi supplies ...
Echo Park Hybrid: Splash

Monday, July 31, 2017

Minneapolis Sculpture Gardens

Wishing Well Creations: Project 2016 April

"Into the Future" | Lauren's senior photos

Michelle has a thing about senior photos. She looks at them and points out how they are  "looking into the future" in one way or another. It’s really pretty entertaining! About half way through our photoshoot Michelle was driving down Cedar Point Road with Oma and came upon Lauren & me taking Lauren’s senior photos. She immediately joined us. Here are some of the images we captured keeping Michelle’s penchant for the “future”  in mind . . . LOL!

Mye De Leon: Happiness Lies Within
Nancie Rowe Janitz: Storystarts v. 2

Sunday, July 30, 2017

Lauren's Senior Photos | At Cedar Point

In the blink of an eye Lauren went from being our baby girl to this beautiful, confident young woman entering her senior year of high school. Scott & I are so proud of the incredible young woman she has become. Watch out world, this girl is going to go far!
NOTE ... I love that Lauren wanted me to take her senior photos. We had so much fun!

Sabrina's Creations: In the Making
Katie Pertiet: Ripped Vintage Photo Frames No. 5
Celese Knight: Wisdom Stamps

Deena Rutter: One Kind Word