Sunday, June 29, 2008

Some days you're the dog...

and some days you're the hydrant. TAC used to carry a cute pug stamp with that saying on it. Dixie would tell you that today was a hydrant kind of day. First, she was subjected to water torture... a.k.a. a bath. (Just because she smelled all nice and "outdoorsy" and we silly humans didn't appreciate it!) Then, this afternoon she was brushed AND had her ears clean. (She really, really hates getting her ears cleaned and cringes as soon as she sees the bottle.) Here she is waiting (somewhat exasperatedly) for me to take her for a walk. It's just not been her day today!

As for me, I've been trying to do a bit of stamping lately. After a particularly stressful day at summer school, I made these for everyone in the office. I love the saying "Things are bad... Send chocolate". It was definitely a chocolate kind of week!

I bought the cute little diecut boxes from Donna over at Donna has an awesome selection of diecuts and colors and she is a real sweet person to deal with. If you buy from her, tell her that I told you about her.Well, Dixie is now standingt next to me, breathing on my leg and giving me her most pathetic look. I think that's my hint to go.... Have a good week! (And it's a short one. Hooray!!!!)

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Birthday celebrations

This Sunday marked the last of the birthday celebrations for Jessica. (Wow, I can't believe she's FOURTEEN!!) We had a beautiful day down at the lake for a belated Fathers' Day celebration as well as a birthday celebration for Jess and my father-in-law. I haven't had much stamping time lately, but I did manage to make Jessica a card for her birthday. I got this Bella from an image swap on the Bellaholics list. Isnt' she cute? Bellas are so much fun.

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

The mad, mad, month of May...

A brief rundown, in pictures.

May music: Jess sang at MU and had her spring band and choir concerts. Here she and some friends are saying goodbye to their beloved choir teacher, Dr. Hook.

Niece #1, Katie, graduates from MU; she'll attend medical school in KC next year.

Niece #2, Christi, graduated from high school; she'll attend MU next year.

I chaperoned Ali's field trip to a local bee farm:

Ali having fun at her school's annual Spring Fling fundraiser:

Ali's poetry "celebration" - she read/acted out a poem with her friends Cecilia and Erica

Jess marched in the annual Memorial Day parade:

Jess received an award for placing 8th in the state in her level on the National French exam. (Here she is with her teacher, Mme Russell.)

My 31st, the last day of the month... Ali had her final soccer game of the season. (They played really well and won the game.)

Whew! Lots of fun memories but it was a little crazy!!