February 25, 2008

New Jeans

My Victoria Beckam Rock & Republic jeans have 'bit the dust' (tear). So I took The Rock (aka: my hubby Cory) to help me shop for a new pair of duds. We got a babysitter one Friday night, went straight to the GAP...and had good luck! I purchased this pair of welt-pocket curvy jeans.
I was dreading (& putting off) the time when I had to shop for a new pair of jeans, but it wasn't as bad as I thought it would be. I'm very happy with the pair I choose but still looking for another pair. If you have any suggestions of a good pair, I'd love to hear your ideas.

February 19, 2008

Weekend with the Reeves Family

We always enjoy a visit to the Reeves household. We feel so at-home when we stay with them, they are so hospitable! We had a fun skating party at their back-yard rink...
Ace on skates
Carter & Ace
Mommy & Scarlett
Love this shot of the Daddies playin' some hockey
Carter is such a great skater
Scarlett with the opposing team...says her Dad
Hannah & Lily
The kiddos: Ace, Carter, Scarlett, Lily, Adam & Ashtyon
Playing dress-up
The adults playing Rockband {so much fun} Darrin on guitar (aka: The Edge from U2), Hannah on vocals & Cory on drums
Hannah & I usually pull an all nighter when we get together; here's to paralizers & making it till 3:02am!Thanks so much for the great time guys, can't wait to visit again!

February 18, 2008

Lunar Eclipse

Thanks to Dee-Ann (who reminded me of the eclipse) and Cam & Tara (who lended me their lens) I was able to capture this photo of the lunar eclipse.
camera: Canon Rebel XTi, lens: 70 - 300mm, iso: 200, f5.6, 8 seconds

February 16, 2008

Ace's First Trip To The Dentist

Ace did amazing for his first trip to the dentist. He was such a big boy and sat for his check-up with the hygenist in the next room over as I had my visit with the dentist as well. Way to go big guy!

February 15, 2008

Happy Valentine's Day!

We had a low-key Valentines Day since everyone around here is still recovering from colds & flus. I have realized over my 5 years of marriage, that if I want to do anything for Valentine's Day, I need to plan it. Don't feel sorry for me, my husband just isn't into made-up holidays and romance...that's just the way he is. So I made plans for us to enjoy a movie on DVD:
'No Reservations'
And indulged in a box of our favorite chocolates: Bernard Callebaut
More specifically the creamy caramel ones...yum!
We had a wonderful time and to top off my day, Cory left me a note in the kitchen before he left for work in the morning which simply said: 'Happy Valentine's Day'...maybe he is coming around? I couldn't have asked for anything more...love ya sweetie!
Happy Heart Day everyone!

February 13, 2008

Photography Assignment

Tonight was the last night of the photography class I've been taking at SAIT. We had our final exam and critique of everyones final assignments; it was very informative & interesting to see everyones photos. The class was great and I'd recommend it if you'd like to brush up on your photography skills and learn what-more you can do with your camera. Now that the class is over, here's my wishlist of accessories I'll be saving up to for: tripod, wide angle lens, polarizing filter, starcross filter, accessory flash & Gary Fong light sphear.

Here are the 7 photos I submitted for my final assignment:
5 photos with a common theme...my theme being Ace & his new toy (Lite Bright)

1 photo of a person/animal with eyes...Scarlett looking pretty

1 of your favorite photos...storm clouds taken summer 2005 by Alameda Dam, SK

Technique Tuesday: Staples & Beads

When I heard of this technique at a Stampin' Up! meeting, I was excited to try it. It is simply beads threaded onto an unfolded staple and then attached to your project. I used a paper piercer to make two holes, then threaded my beads and placed the staple onto my cardstock through the holes. Then fold over the ends of the staple using a bone folder. Simple!
Recipe (all products Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted)
Stamps: Little Pieces, Fundamental Phrases, Simple Serif Mini Alphabet & Numbers
Ink: Certainly Celery, Soft Sky, So Saffron, Groovy Guava
Paper: Soft Sky, Certainly Celery, So Saffron (textured), Groovy Guava, Whisper White cardstock
Accessories: 1/2" Circle Punch, paper piercer (ProvoCraft), staple, paperclip, Green Bead Duo, Stamping Dimensionals, Groovy Guava ribbon
***Sorry I skipped a week (due to sickness), but thanks for stickin' around.***

February 11, 2008

Scarlett's Cupcake Party

I thought I would share some photos from Scarlett's cupcake party, held a few weeks ago. We had alot of fun preparing for this party...afterall, who doesn't like 'cupcakes'!

Found this adorable cupcake pillow at Target and had a little photo shoot with the birthday girl...
Took Scarlett to Crave where she choose cupcakes for her party...pink, of course!
Her outfit for the party came from Gymboree (they have an entire cupcake line)

A little shy as we sing 'Happy Birthday' to her...

Brother Ace is there to help blow out the candles...

Big pink cupcake for a little girl...

Having a snuggle with Great Gramma...cute!Scarlett & Carter The decor...Making Memories wall letters
The cake stands, cookie jar & plates are from Target

Fun little project the kids did with Auntie Amber...from Michaels

Scarlett received such cute handmade cards, this one is made by Dee-Ann:

Made by Jenny:

Made by Linda:

Favors given out to guests...Ikea frame painted pink, letters dicut using Cricut machine and cupcake made from the Stampin' Up! 'Make A Wish' set.

Daddy & Mommy with our big TWO-year-old!