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Our 2013 Fall Family Photos

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I was beyond excited to work with Melissa Jones from Bubble Toes Photography on a photo session for the Fall! We had a wonderful time working with Melissa, even though Shelby refused to cooperate I was so excited to see all the cute photos she captured of our family.

I especially loved the ones of our feet with the & symbol in between my husband and I and the girls. Shelby made this part so much fun. What I really appreciate is how calm and patient Melissa was with us and Shelby, we had to work around Shelby to get some great photos.

These were our first family photos we have done and I am beyond thrilled with them!

Right now Melissa has some great Holiday Sessions available

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Head on over to www.BubbleToesPhotography.com to learn more!

*We received a photo session in exchange for sharing about Bubble Toes photography.

Happy Halloween 2013

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We hope everyone had a wonderful Halloween! Samantha dressed up as an 80′s Party Rocker,  Shelby was Snow White and Sarah was a lady bug. I made Sarah’s tutu.

Our Week in Pics (week 84) Oct 12th – 18th


We started the week celebrating Hubby’s Birthday and the girls had Nutcracker rehearsal!

We also had friends in town so we were crazy busy!

Lots of playing and learning for Shelby and we also had fun at the  cousin M’s Birthday party

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Girl Scout Kaper Chart

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I was really excited to be asked to make the Kaper Chart for Sarah’s Brownie troop! I put a lot of thought into what should be on the chart.

The middle I made a large flower and each petal has a job title. I used velcro dots so that the Leaders could swap the names each meeting. The back of each of the girl’s names also has velcro.

The right side includes both the Girl Scout Promise and The Girl Scout Law. This is a great way for the girls to always have it on hand during meetings. We also put the girls buddies on the chart.

rightsideThe left side of the Chart has a little envelope with all the girls names on one. This will allow the Leaders to add little sticks inside the pockets to keep track of girls who do good deeds, wear their full uniforms, bring back green folders and girls will be able to earn incentives.

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Materials I Used:

  • Large Tri-Fold Presentation Board
  •  Colored Card Stock (for envelopes)
  • 12 x 12 Scrapbook Papers (flower petals)
  • Velcro
  • Scrapbook Embellishments
  • ModPodge
  • printer/white printer paper/colored ink
  • 2″ scallop whole punch (I purchased mine on amazon)

I found the flower/bee/butterfly graphic online. I ModPodged all the papers down except for the envelopes. I figured that the leaders could put new sheets up over the Buddy List of the troop changes. Also the envelopes could be taken off easily and replaced with new names if needed.

I spent a total of 60 dollars on all items. If you have these things laying around then the only thing you would need to purchase is the presentation board which I found at Target for $9.99.

Our Week in Pics (week 83 – Oct. 5th – Oct. 11th)


We started this week off heading to Disneyland and having a blast. The rest of the week flew by way too fast.

Sam braided Shelby’s hair and it was way too cute!

 

Wordless Wednesday: Mickey Mouse

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On Saturday we headed out to Disneyland. We decided to go walk through Mickey Mouse’s House not knowing we were going to walk right in and meet Mickey too!

Shelby ran right up to Mickey and hugged him.

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We also saw Jake from Jake and the Neverland Pirates.

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And at the Media event the girls got a kick out of Maleficent.

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Our Week in Pics (week 82)


Just another busy week, we all were excited to start a new month!

Shelby has been saying a lot of new words:
go, eat, waves hello and goodbye and says “hi” and “bye”, Papa, Daddy, Mommy (unless she is mad then she says “MA”, Mantha (Samantha), no, yeah, pwese (please), tan-to (thank you),

Our week in pics (week 81)


Well this week started off with my 30th Birthday! YES I turned 30!!! We had a ton of fun with our friends and I wouldn’t have changed it for the world! I celebrated the day with some of my close girl friends and we had a blast.

Sarah went to her first USC Football game too!

The rest off the week I dealt with a sick baby. She wanted to be next to me, laying on me or touching me all…day…long… which means I got absolutely nothing done!

 

Our Week in Pics (week 80 – Sept. 14th-20th)

Another week that flew by because I was busy planning and baking and getting ready for my birthday! The BIG 3-0!!!

We did get out on the lake and jsut had a nice time all week.

The girls started Girl Scouts this week and they were both so excited for their first meetings!

I got a little early Birthday Present Surprise too!

Our Week in Pics (week 79 – Sept. 7th-13th)


The second week of September flew by in a blink of an eye. With school back in session and the girls at dance 3 days a week I realized I did not take very many photos of the kids this week.

Lots of playing and I was out running around all week.

We had a little Spa Party with our friends and it was a blast!

Wordless Wednesday: Shelby’s new GRIN

It’s so cheesy but I love it!!! We ask her to say cheese and this is what she does

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Our week in pics (week 78 – Aug. 31st – Sept. 6th)


This week FLEW!!!! The girls had their second week of school and started dance! I unfortunately didn’t get photos of them before dance classes, but we are excited for a new year!

I finally got back to woring out 4 days a week, starting slow but will get where I ant to be.

 

Our week in pics (week 77 – Aug. 24th – 30th)

This week the kids started school and we just are trying to get back into the swing of school and our activities!

Sam started 5th grade and Sarah started 2nd grade. They both have great teachers and are excited for the new school year!

next week Ballet starts back up!

Our week in Pics (week 76 Aug 17th -23rd)


Last week we started if off with my brother’s beautiful wedding, then spending time with family in Texas.

SeaWorld San Antonio and then traveling back to California!

WHEW! We had one busy week that was a blast!

Our Week in Pics (week 75) Aug. 10th – Aug. 16th

On the 10th we were still in Nebraska at Johnson Lake. We woke up on the 11th and headed down to Kansas where we stayed in a really neat KOA in Wellington.

On the 12th, we had a much shorter drive and stopped to see the State Capitol in Oklahome, then headed South to Lake Arrowhead Texas!

We stayed in Wichita Falls for two days and we had a lot of fun, but we were all so excited about getting to Austin on Wednesday!

Wednesday night all the adults went out to downtown Austin an saw the Spazmatics. Thursday and Friday were all wedding prep days and spending time with my sister and the girls enjoyed spending time with their cousins.