Tuesday, December 14, 2010


I really wish I was more diligent about blogging, I love to read over my few posts from 2009 and see what my kiddos were doing. Enough of the pity party, I'll just highlight some of my favorite moments of 2010 and strive todo better for 2011. Man...it goes by so fast.

2010 marks my second full year of staying at home with my children, I'm not sure that I am any better at it (that is definitely on my resolution list!!) I also started a business with one of my best friends. We make/sell kids clothing and accessories. We just had a big show and it went really well. Our blog is www.leoandlyla.blogspot.com if you are interested in checking out what we have been doing! I also for the 2010 - 2011 school year became PTA President of Ashlyn's school. I have had a busy year being a mom and wife as well! I also picked up a new hobby, building! I built Ashlyn a bed, a desk and a bookshelf for her 9th birthday and am working on other projects for Christmas gifts.

Jeffrey has had a big year too. In 2010 he turned 30! I surprised him with a golfing vacation to Amelia Island, FL with just the two of us. We had a great time and also celebrated 10 years of us being together! He has picked up a new hobby of playing PS3 online with his friends and in general spending lots of time in his theatre.
He is a wonderful daddy and partner. I am a lucky girl!

Ashlyn started 4th grade and is still in SAGE. She started back up in dance after taking a year off. She also joined choir on Wednesday mornings with her new fun music teacher. Ashlyn is a very popular girl with lots of friends, playd
ates, and sleepovers and we wouldn't have it any other way. We realize that we were blessed with this kind, caring girl. She is friends with everyone and really considers other feelings when making decisions. I can't go up to the school with out a teacher, parent or staff telling me what a great girl she is. We beam with pride at every compliment and use that as reinforcement that we are making the right decisions with her. Her life is getting busier but she still wants to be
with us, family is very important to her.

Gavin turned 2 and has really turned boy!
Of course he is running and climbing and generally into everything now. 2010 had really been rough on him, he has been injured and rushed to the ER more than once and we also ended up with not one
but TWO double ear infections. The w
orst was when he fell in our shower with his sister and needed 12 stitches in his face. He has a scar but after 3
months, it has faded and really became just "him". He loves to be outside playing and has really developed an imagination with his cars and figurines. Although he isn't fluently talking, we know it's in there. He knows his ABC's, can count to 10, and can generally communicate. Mama, Dada, sissy and Ashlyn are common words an
d melt our heart. If he doesn't give me a heart attack first with his dare devil-ism...I am looking forward to 2011 most because I know his I love you's will become clearer and un-coax'd. He really has added more to our lives then we could have imagined.

Well, this is ridiculously long. I hope to be a better blogger next year. I'll leave you with a picture of my beautiful babies. :)
Take care,


Sunday, December 12, 2010


Shutterfly has a great promotion going on for bloggers, link a project to your blog or website and get a $25 gift certificate!

I personally love & use Shutterfly regularly. There are some great Christmas card options this year. I want to show off a Father's Day card I made for Jeffrey highlighting our golfing trip we took to Florida.

Daddy Love Father's Day 5x7 folded card
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