Thursday, December 16, 2010

Day #14 of 25 days of Christmas

Sorry..I am behind a couple days posting..Ill try to catch up!
On day #14 we played out in the snow!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Day #13 of 25 days of Christmas

Tonight we wrapped some presents. Tait didn't do much..except for carry the wrapping paper you can see by the picture...I didn't expect much out of him. Can you guess which presents are his?? lol We still have more to do..Justin didn't want to wrap mine, or his gift for Tait tonight. And I still have more shopping to I am def. not done wrapping.

Monday, December 13, 2010

Day #12 of 25 days of Christmas

blogger won't upload my photos from last night...

Yeah! Got them to upload finally!
Sunday night we went to our Church's Christmas Musical. It was very good! Best one yet!
Tait LOVED it...he loves anything to do with music and dancing..this had both! He sat across
the aisle from us with Dave and Susan Thurman, one of the ministers and his wife...I could hear
him say things every once in a while...especially when the live donkey came out for Mary to ride off on...He kept saying "eeaawww, eeaawww."They had candles up there at one point...and he yelled out "Hot!" The boy cracks me up! He did really well though...the musical kept his attention for the whole 2 hours!
Here is a couple pictures of our friend Angela, and Aunt Pat who were both in the musical.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Day #11 of 25 days of Christmas

Sorry for no post yesterday.
We went over to the Bungard's to decorate cookies with Kellie, and Nikki's kids.
I..having the wonderful "baby brain" that I have, left the memory card to my
camera in the laptop at home..rrrrr.
We made some Christmas goodies at Grammy's house. We made 3 different kinds..we would have made more..but mom and I talked for a long time instead of starting on the cookies right we will have to get together again to make more.
Tait had fun helping! ...and eating the chocolate..between christmas cookie decorating lastnight, Ava's birthday cake/ice cream, and today's cookie making..Tait has had more sweets in the past 2 days than he has had in his 2 years of life!

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Day #9 of 25 days of Christmas

Tonight we made gift tags for Christmas presents!

Day #8 of 25 days of Christmas I will admit I didn't even attempt to update this blog last night..with all the trouble I had been having I thought I might as well wait until this morning..Day #8 we bought a new ornament and hung it on the tree. It was very difficult to get a picture of Tait being still tonight...he is a little on the crazy I told him to give the ornament a kiss...this gave me a couple seconds to snap a picture!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Day #7 of 25 days of Christmas Blogger wouldn't upload my photos again last night..I have better luck in the morning I guess...

Day #7 of 25....We got Christmas cards ready to send out. I was excited to do these kinds of cards this year...In the past I have made the cards myself...This year I had a really good coupon for snapfish and decided to try it. We used the photos from our fall photo shoot this year..only bad thing is I have to hope my mom doesn't see these cards at any family or friends houses...The photo shoot is her Christmas present..My brother joined us..he is actually really in that top photo in the card...I just cut him out :) My mom hasn't had a picture of my brother and I for over 10 I thought it would make a great gift..anyway..getting off subject.
Tait didn't help much..he did hand me the cards, but I put in How the Grinch Stole Christmas for him to watch while I finished the cards :)

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Day #6 of 25 days of Christmas

Blogger wouldn't upload my photos last night..but I got it to work this morning!

Tonight we cut out vinyl snowflakes on the cricut and stuck them on the window.
Tait loved handing the "stickers" to daddy.
It was a fun, easy project tonight

Monday, December 6, 2010

Day #5 of 25 days of Christmas

Our internet was down last night so I couldn't post...
Day #5 of 25 days of Christmas...attending the Childrens Christmas musical at church.
I forgot to grab my camera, and the auditorium was too dark for my camera phone to take a a picture of the program will have to do

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Day #4 of 25 days of Christmas

Day #4 of 25 days of Christmas we attended Eli Lilly's Childrens Christmas party at the Childrens museum. They go all out! They rent out the entire museum..everything is open except for the theater and planitarium. We were able to go because our Aunt who retired from Lilly's a couple years ago is on the board for the Lilly employee we get to go for free :)
I went to this YEARS ago and helped her..a couple years dressing up as an elf for the santa clause part...even dragging along my best friend Melissa to help :) funny...I saw her kids there tonight..They were there with their aunt Joyce and Uncle Dave because Dave works at Lilly. Great memories! And its kind of neat that I got to bring Tait to this since I went when I was younger.
We had a great time...however Tait did NOT like Santa...see photo below :)

Friday, December 3, 2010

Day #3 of 25 days of Christmas

We made an advent Calendar...using a mini muffin pan :)

Each day Tait can pull a number off and reveal his "treat" or let us know what fun activity we have planned for the day...all the way up to Christmas day :)

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Day #2 of 25 days of Christmas

Tonight we decorated Tait's little tree for his room. He loves this tree...he carried it around the house for a little while..and when it was time for bed he didn't want to get in his bed..he wanted to sit by the "tweee"

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Day 1 of 25 days of Christmas 2010

Day #1 of 25 days of Christmas:
Drinking hot cocoa and watching Rudolph

Saturday, November 27, 2010


I don't know why Blogger hates me so much...after several attempts tonight..this photo finally uploaded.

We put our Christmas tree up tonight...Well..Tait and I. Justin was at work..Tait loved the bead garland..and ran all over the house with it...that is until he slipped and fell on it hurting his bottom. We still have to put his tree up, but will do that later when he can help with it...It was his bed time half way through putting the decorations up.
Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving! I did..We missed your family Kellie. Glad you will be home for Christmas though :)

Saturday, November 6, 2010

November 6, 2010

This was a test...AND IT WORKED!!! WOW!!
Finally a picture uploaded!! Now maybe I can jump on board with the theme for this month...
I do have more pics meant for my this photo of the day blog...maybe later tonight I will try and post them all...right now I need to take a nap while Tait is taking his..but for now I leave you with this.

I am thankful for great deals! If you don't know about you need to!
Especially if you get coupons like I do from Parents magazine. has discounted baby items..usually up to 30% off. Inside parents magazine the past few months they have included a 20% off coupon for diapers from When you sign up you are automatically signed up under Prime status for free, for the first 3 months...( I have been told that you are resigned up as long as you make a purchase.) have to tell the system you want to receive the item you bought automatically every couple months (however after you make the purchase you can go back in and cancel the auto ship...thats what I do)
LONG story short...30% off from + 20% off coupon from Parents magazine. + 2 day free shipping for ordering a PRIME status item= this box of 234 diapers for the new baby due in May....$15.54!
I am happy for great deals :)

Friday, October 1, 2010

Oct 1, 2010

3rd times a charm??

Nope...yet again Blogger is not uploading my photos...I really am trying there folks!

Sunday, September 26, 2010

September 26, 2010

Flash back to a year ago. My family is getting ready for their BIG day at the orchard next Saturday. This is my Cousin and Brother dressed up and being good sports for a picture :)

Thursday, September 23, 2010

September 23, 2010

This picture cracks me up...Tait made this face up until he was about 4 months old...reminds me of Zoolander...Blue Steel or Magnum!?

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

September 22,2010

Wow...ok..I knew it had been a while since I last posted...but I didn't think it was almost 2 weeks! I do have somewhat of an reason for not posting any pictures....for the few people who look at already know that we are expecting baby #2. I have been so busy during the day watching the baby I babysit, taking care of my own child and dealing with morning sickness...any time I can just lay on the couch..I do! By the time I get Tait to bed I am wiped out! I usually fall asleep on the couch, Justin wakes me up, and we go to bed. So..there's my excuse..and I'm sticking to it!!

I will post some pictures that I have taken in the past few days...and I guess Kellie decided to do blast from the past photos..I can do that!

So here is my blast from the past photo for today
I can't believe my baby boy used to be this little! I miss the little baby..and soon I will have another one...that will just grow too quickly like he did.
This is our rotten dog Bella...Her and I have a love/hate relationship. Now she loves to cuddle..anytime I am laying on the couch she hops up with me with her head on my lap and sleeps right along with me..she is also so good with Tait. But there are times I threaten to take her collar off, open the front door, and let her free.

Tait's new playroom! Of course it's trashed...I guess its a sign that he likes it and plays in there...I will take another picture when I get it decorated. We went to Ikea a couple weeks ago and bought him a table and stools ( that you can barely see in the corner) The white book shelf, and the car mat on the floor. Now these are part of his Christmas presents...he just got them early. I can do this because he is still too young to really know. I also got him a duvet and bedding for his big boy bed :( I'm not ready for the big boy bed.Tait LOVES to dust...Every time I get the duster out he asks for it..I quickly dust and then hand it over to him...he would seriously carry this thing around all day if I let him. This day he had seen me pick up a picture frame and dust under it...he tried to same thing..luckily nothing broke :)

Thursday, September 9, 2010

September 9, 2010 I totally had pictures to post..but blogger was being a pain and wouldn't upload here they are.

We decided to move my scrap area into our family room and make the 4th bedroom a playroom for Tait. Here is the small portion of the room that Tait had before....

This is the portion of the room I had....
And now this is my area in the family room. We weren't using the family room for anything except for our dining room table. And it is really supposed to go in the kitchen, so it works out. I still have another half of the family room to do something with..I was going to let Justin have a "man area" but he says he doesn't want now I will have to think of something else to do. This house lacks in storage, so the other half is pretty much that right now.
We aren't done with the playroom yet. We are going to Ikea in Cincy on Saturday to get a few things for the room. I want to get Tait a table and chair set for christmas/birthday and since Justin is on vacation right now..we decided we better make the trip now because we might not get the chance to do it again before Christmas. I will post pics once the room is finished.

Tait also pooped on the potty!! Hasn't done it since, but I was still proud of the one time!!

He LOVES these Elmo "shoes" we got him last Saturday...he has worn them every day so far. The kid is obsessed with Elmo

Friday, September 3, 2010

September 3, 2010

I have a personal scrapbooking business I am trying to start up ( addition I also decided to start making vinyl wall decor and sell it on through my website and through (if you haven't ever been to this site you need to! Adorable stuff there! I could spend hours looking at that site)
I am in the process of making examples of what I can make with the vinyl. This photo is one example. I made the Family vinyl cut out. I also made the vinyl cut outs in Tait's room ( you can see the stars and the verse in the background..not a very close up picture, but you get the idea.) This is so popular right now I thought I would jump in and see what I can do with it!

Thursday, September 2, 2010

September 2, 2010

This little man makes me smile! I can't believe that in just a little over 3 months he will be 2 years old! What happened to my baby!?

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

September 1, 2010

My handsome little man....

Sunday, August 29, 2010

August 29, 2010

Tait's new backpack that Grammy got him...he loves Elmo

Saturday, August 28, 2010

August 28,2010

Bath time tonight. Yes....the picture is off...but I can't help but stare at this one..I love his expression on his face...One of these days he will be able to sit still and I will get a good picture : )

Friday, August 27, 2010

August 27, 2010

Well..better late than never right???
This first picture is of Tait with his first sucker. He was given a goody bag at a birthday party we went to...which of course had candy....I let him have it for about a minute, then took it away.

starting to play around more with my camera...when I have time.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

August 22, 2010

Well...I have decided to try and get back into this game of posting a picture everyday. Give me a little time to get back into the groove...This is attempt #3 in the past 2 days of posting...for some reason blogger was having problems uploading my photos. catch up a bit I have decided to post a few photos. These were taken last night at a friends birthday party. Little Landen turned 3! And boy does his mommy know how to throw a party! Every detail was perfect! They even had a clown there to entertain the kids.

This first photo is of the birthday boy
My best friend's little girl is in the 2nd photo with the balloon glasses.
birthday boy getting a little emotional when the clown asked for some help
And the last photo is of my little man Tait. I can't believe I am starting to plan for his 2nd birthday here soon!

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

May 11, 2010

Today was our last MOPS meeting..maybe forever. Sad :( This is the group of ladies that were at my table every other Tuesday. I love these ladies and enjoy and appreciate their friendship. We will def. keep in touch!
But for the last day we had a party..theme was 80's. I forgot all about it until last night. I quickly went through my closet trying to find something. I finally found a huge sweatshirt that I cut up, and all I had was yoga pants that were flared at the bottom, not really 80's but it had to work. I even dressed Tait up. He wore his AC/DC tshirt, faded, ripped jeans, and chuck taylors. It was a fun morning.

Monday, May 3, 2010


I had today off so Tait and I played outside for most of the was a beautiful day! He had fun chasing bubbles :)

Tuesday, April 20, 2010


We painted our bathroom...We are waiting until July to get a new vanity,mirror, and light because Justin's dad can put it in for us..saving us money. Its kind of hard to see the color because of the lighting in the bathroom..but I love my shower curtain and didn't want to give it up yet, so I wanted to paint the walls the green color in the curtain...lucky for me while at Lowes to pick up the paint I came upon the mismatched section and there was a gallon of paint for $5 in this color..SCORE!! The picture on the bottom is art I made for the bathroom. Its a 10x10 canvas. I painted it and then added vinyl cut out using my cricut. (I LOVE that thing!)