Friday, April 30, 2010

New Camera

We got a new camera yesterday. The Canon Rebel Xsi. It's a camera we concidered a few years ago and even with some of the newer ones that have come out since I think it still meets our needs the best. We have been playing with it this morning. It is my fist time using a digital SLR... actually it is my first time using an SLR period. I had a lot of fun as you can see from my pictures.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

13 Months!

Just a few pictures of our "big" girl. Loving her to bits! Can't believe she is 13 months old.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Angeline is walking...

Here are a few pictures of the kids this morning and a video of Angeline walking this morning. She took her first steps on March 20th but has been crawling for the most part since. This last week she has gotten braver and braver and today she has only crawled maybe 5%. This will make it much easier for her to wear dresses and also to play outside.

We actually spent about 4 hours in the backyard yesterday. It was a hot day! I had hats on the kids and I was in a tank top... I could not believe it. I was hoping we would have a repeat today but it is raining! Too bad because Jonathan is home today.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Thursday, April 8, 2010

IMPORTANT allergy information RE: DAVID

When David was 16 months old he had an allergic reaction when eating a very trace amount of peanut butter. We were recommended to keep him away from all nuts until a later time. Last month (March 12th) we had the opportunity to do some allergy testing at Children's hospital. He had a strong reaction to the arm pricks they did and so we did a blood test to confirm the suspected allergies. I just got the results back today and David is severely allergic to the following:

sesame seeds
macadamia nut
hazel nut

We have been prescribed a Jr. Epipen which we will be getting tomorrow and we are going to have to teach everyone how and when to use it in case of an emergency. The allergist will check David in another 4 years but it is unlikely that he will ever be able to tolerate these nuts. So if you are giving David chocolate please look for the "peanut free" sign and make sure it doesn't contain the other nuts listed as well. He can not have Chinese food either... and it looks like I am going to be making a lot more things from scratch. For now we must keep away from Dairy Queen, Marble slab and other treats that are "processed in a facility with nuts."

Angeline must also be kept away from these nuts as she has had a reaction to peanut butter as well.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

It's a GIRL Thing! (You're Invited!)

What have I been up to lately?

Well, lots actually. I've recently become a Stampin Up demonstrator and if I wasn't busy enough before I certainly am now. I am really looking forward to actually getting started... so far I have just been working on getting the word out and inviting people to my Stampin Up Club. Here are the details if you are interested or know someone who might be interested (in case I haven't e-mailed you, handed you an invitation in person or facebooked you yet). Some of you are hearing this again for the 4th time, sorry!

I have a post on my NEW BLOG ( with a detailed invitation if you would like to know more... so here is a brief description....

It's a girls night at my house the 3rd Saturday of every month for 7 months, beginning in just over 2 weeks (April 17th). It starts at 7:30PM and I will prepare projects for us to make using stampin up products. There is a limited space... only 4 spots left. Each person who joins commits to spend 30$/month on stampin up products (not hard to do!) and each person receives hostess benefits for one of the months (this is why it goes for 7 months and there are 7 people, the reason you commit to spend 30$ is so that each month the hostess qualifies for the free stamp set and 20$ free product of her choice). If you sign up and convince a friend to sign up too you get 20% off your order during the month of your choice. If you have always wanted to get into making hand made cards but haven't found the time or don't feel creative enough this is perfect for you. If you have already started your stampin up collection but have trouble making time or getting idea's this is perfect for you too. If you are just board and or need a girls night out this is perfect for YOU.

Please visit my new blog and if you have any questions just call me. Can't wait to see you there!