Thursday, August 31, 2023

Triplets Update- First Day of Kindergarten and first Soccer Practice for the Boys

Yesterday was the first day of kindergarten for the triplets.  And Tuesday, the boys had their first soccer practice.  Very excited to watch them play.  Rhonda and I have gone through Brad playing soccer from age 3 to a couple years in college.  Needless to say, we went through withdrawals when that was over.  Then we got to watch Avery play from about 3 to this year.  She has topped out in the program she is in.  Now the boys are going to play.  Should be a fun year.  Justin is very aggressive at home but not so much on the field and Connor was really going after the ball.  And then there is Anna who is not able to play this year as she was at our house and fell and has a hairline fracture in her collarbone.  So, no sports for her until Spring.  She is a tough little cookie.  It's going to be hard to keep her down for 6 weeks.  She has a sling and is already running around being crazy and we are all yelling Be Careful.  

Connor, Anna & Justin
Dad, Connor & Justin

Maddy and Justin

Ramie, Brad, Anna, Avery, Conner, Kailey, Justin & Maddy

The middle of August, we spent August 9-14 in Sisters, which is Central Oregon. It was a family vacation, and the older girls joined us.  It was so fun getting to spend that much time with them.
    They live up in Washington so don't get to see them very often.  
    They went tubing down the Deschutes River, walked in the Lava Caves, some hiking, swimming in         the pool and of course shopping in downtown Sisters.  The triplets love shopping for new Stuffy toys     everywhere they go.
 And to top things off Brad and Ramie have been moving into a new house. They moved from a house twice as big as this one, but they bought it because it has 5 acres, which is what they have been wanting.  Hopefully, it will get them through a year or so and then will build a new house.  It is still close to us in fact maybe 5 minutes closer.  So, a great summer, and start to a new school year.

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Thursday, August 24, 2023

Color Hues #70 Red & Yellow

A card for Color Hues using Red & Yellow
The shine is very pretty in real life.

I used Gina K's Stencil & Poly Glaze Stencil Mates in Gina's Ink,
Gina's You Give Me Butterflies stamp and stencil set.  M/L #1

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Seize the Birthday #268 Jules

This time around Jules would like us to make our card musical at STB
I used an old PTI stamp set, Little Bitty Bird Additions, as I remembered it had some music notes in it.  Now bird cards are really not my thing as I really struggle making a descent card with them.  Lol...  So, I feel this is just ok....  The background stencil is one that Colleen gifted to me as she bought two of them.  It is from Pawsome Stamps.

Another thing I am having an issue with is posting my card.  Why is it that when you get a new updated computer everything changes.  I am struggling with Publisher, which is what I used to use to post my card.   I wasn't able to add my STB signature as the prompts were not the same in the new system.  Why can't they just leave what's working for us old people alone.  UGH!!!  

If you're not a toppings kinda person, can just

stick with our usual "Anything Goes" Birthday!
The choice is yours!

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Thursday, August 10, 2023

Seize the Birthday #267 JoAnn

Today's Challenge is hosted by JoAnn, and she would like us to make a shape card.  So, I found this large Waffle Lacy Oval Die set to make my shaped card.
Gina K's Create Friendship stencil and inks.
PTI Modern Background Stencil 

Please come and look at all of the inspiration and join us in the challenge.

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If you're not a toppings kinda person, can just
stick with our usual "Anything Goes" Birthday!
The choice is yours!

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