Hi there.
This is me...a happy wife, mom to three awesome boys, teacher to two of the aforementioned boys (we homeschool), chauffeur to karate, archery and all sorts of other activities, former scrapbooker and founder of the 
Good Grief Blog.
Life is good.



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Who knew?

Okay, I'm totally supposed to be doing other things right now (Nathan has all the boys upstairs and I came down to my office to get some work done), but first I just have to show you something. Any of you who have known me awhile probably know I've had this off and on battle with biting my nails. Well, I found a solution! Look:


Yeah, they're not "real"...and it's not really a cost efficient solution...but look how pretty they are! ;)  Backstory...I got my nails done for the very first time about a month ago when I flew out to Utah to film some CK instructional dvds (trust me, you did NOT want to see how my nails really looked). They were so cool I've been maintaining them...told myself just through the middle of June when I go to CKU, right? Until today, I'd just been having plain, boring clear polish. Then, the gal today shows me all these awesome airbrush designs they can do. Dude. I may be hooked. Even after I let these fake nails grow out, the airbrushing thing is so cool. I totally want one. :) Can't you just imagine how much fun that would be on my layouts? (Yeah, yeah...I can do this already using masks and ink...and I *do* sometimes...but a fun new toy never hurt anyone...hee hee.)


And the winner is...


Asher pulled this one out of the basket o' names. :) Sarah, check your email. Thanks all for the great book recommendations (making up a library list now) and birthday wishes! 


Hey, hey it's my birthday!

Woohoo! Feeling pretty dang good about life right now and am celebrating my birthday (and Mother's Day) by going to CKU, so no big doings going on today. I'm wanting to do something fun, though, so how about a little RAK (random act of kindness)? I have a lovely "All About Me" album kit (the ones put out by CK...comes with the album and all the "stuff" and instructions) up for grabs! Just post here and tell me the name of a good book...we signed up for the library's summer reading program yesterday and I'm always on the lookout for good reads, both for myself and the boys. :)

I'll have one of the boys draw a name from the posts tomorrow around noon! 


Scrappy goodness.

Yay! Check it out:


This awesome special issue by Jen McGuire hit newsstands recently! I don't have my copy yet but was fortunate enough to peruse one at my local scrapbook store earlier this week (I'm trying so hard to be patient and wait for my own copy to come in the mail so didn't just buy it then, though I may go back if I don't have a copy in the next few days *laugh*) and it's fabulous! And I'm so not just saying that because I have a number of projects in there. Seriously, folks, check it out. If you can't find it locally, CK sells stuff online, ya know...look HERE.

In other scrappy news, the June Those Were The Days kits are now available and so gorgeous! AND, they're now offering cool "splurge" kits to compliment the monthly kit. Loads of great stuff! I finished my design team layouts and project earlier this week and I think one of them may be up in the gallery there now. :) Will try to remember to upload them to my Two Peas gallery soon.


PS Gob Gob

I just had to add a little note to my earlier post. We've been working with Micah trying to get him to say his own name. He's got everyone else's down amazingly well...loves calling for his "No-nah", says "Asher" surprisingly clearly (better than Noah or Asher did for sure) and often times shortens it to "Ash", has mommy and daddy down pat...but can't seem to get his own name. We know he can make all the required sounds for it but every time you ask him what his own name is (or try to trick him into saying it while going through a list of people or whatever) he answers "Gob Gob." I don't know why. Can't you just see me calling to him while out at the park or in a store..."Gob Gob Sir A Lot, you come back here!" Bwaahaaaha! ;)