Saturday, July 24, 2010


Now this is what summer is all about...eating dinner outside (on the picnic table Mike made!) and later on...

playing an evening game of frisbee in the backyard.

Here is the latest layout I made for our photo album last week.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Making layouts

Now that Mike is home, I have had more time to get creative and make some 12 x 12 layouts. I decided to add them to my blog after my mom suggested that I take pictures of what I make. These are some that I made awhile ago, but I happened to have in my iphoto album.

The family having fun and getting silly in Germany...

Millie dressed as a ladybug for Halloween this past year...

...and this one has photos from before I even had Millie. (I was 7 months pregnant with Millie.) I found the photos in a plastic baby album for Millie to play with when she was a toddler. After taking the photos out, I was going to throw them away since they were so wrinkled, but they flattened out okay and I made a quick 8 1/2 x 11 layout.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Time to Ride

On the way to another milestone in life, fingers crossed...

Yeah!!! Good job Millie on your first bike ride!

Monday, July 5, 2010

Happy 4th Birthday, Millie!

Thursday Millie celebrated her 4th birthday. Millie and I went strawberry picking in the morning, we actually picked 7.5 lbs! Later in the day, Millie first picked out a birthday balloon from the store and then we opened presents. Thank you to everyone for some great presents. Barbies, books, dress-up, games, a zhu zhu hamster and tea set.

Fun books to read for later on!

....lots and lots of beautiful dress up clothes sent by Nana.

Millie is here modeling the princess ballerina dress...

followed by this beautiful red dress!

And of course, this year Millie requested the "Princess Party." We had her party on Saturday when Mike was home for the weekend and Millie invited 4 friends from pre-school over. We had tiaras for everyone to decorate.

Hard at work adding gemstones and other colorful touches to their crowns.

Afterwards we played some games outdoors. The sun was shining that day, a special gift for Millie's birthday! (That was 8 days ago and the last of the sun for the week....)

Millie playing Pin the Kiss on the frog....

Ta da! The princess cake. I am so glad we had gone strawberry picking. Those berries were the perfect touch to the dress and hide all the imperfections perfectly....

Putting the candles on the cake.

Blowing them out and making a wish!

And here she is, our beautiful 4 year old princess birthday girl!