Tuesday, June 28, 2011

it’s template tuesday!!

i will openly admit that i suck at template tuesday.  i have a whole pile of them, stacked-up on my desktop, just waiting to be played with.

but i don’t suck so bad at it when it is actually my turn to make the template.

that’s right!  it’s my template there today. :)

(click on layout for full list of credits.)

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so head on over, download it, play (better than i do..), and share your creation in the template tuesday gallery.

hope to see your layout there!

Saturday, June 25, 2011

in the haze of cold/allergies (still not sure..) i missed a whole monday.


i was looking back over the projects i did this last month, enjoying them, and fixing mistakes (wink, wink) that have been found, and i realized, i missed a monday!

is there possibly anything worse than missing out on a whole day?

yes, there is.

a summer cold that has it’s hold on the majority of the household.

or is it allergies?

i still can’t make up my mind.

it sucks though.

so here’s what i missed:

(hope you did too.)

echo park:

(as always, click on the layout for complete credits.)

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in the making:

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and jodie lee:


Friday, June 24, 2011



that is where you have arrived, stop 37 for all of you blog-hopping fools!!

(now, in case you somehow stumbled on this here old blog, and want to start at the beginning of the line, click on the image below and enjoy even more fun!)


i have created (using the AMAZING designers creations of course..) a quick page for you!


i remember hopping around to all the other blogs in the past celebrations, scooping up goodies and giggling like a school-girl..  i am so excited to be an actual integral part of this one!!

(kisses to liv-xxxxxx!!!)

thanks for stopping by!!  come back soon. ;)

now go see what my friend monica has in store for you..  if it’s late, watch out, she’ll make you hungry with all of the other goodies she concocts!

“tonight, tonight, tonight! hot dog it’s coming tonight!!”

(if you can name that movie, i will admire you forever.  if you know which word i changed, you will be ranked as extra awesome in my book.)

the most exciting blog hop of my whole life is coming, TONIGHT!!!

(just in case you forgot.)

the jessicasprague.com blog hop starts 10 pm (est) here.

then a few hops more (36 to be exact) and you’ll be here!!!

(like right here..  my blog.)

to prove my excitement, i made a layout today…

it’s complete with lyrics that seriously bring me to tears lately.

(click on image for list of full credits.)

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lyrics, for your tearing-up pleasure:

"Story's read, prayer is said
Close your eyes sleepyhead
While angels linger in your dreams
And hold you in their feathered wings
Just like you, I was small
Not that long ago at all
I wish you all the happiness
That God gives freely if you ask.
When you reach for the stars
Don't forget who you are
And please don't turn around and grow up way too fast
See the sand in my grasp
From the first to the last
Every grain becomes a memory of the past
Oh, life's an hourglass
Life's an hourglass."
(but i suggest listening to the song to get the full, tear-jerking effect.) (wink, wink, wink..)

song: mindy gledhill, “hourglass”

peyton had to drive the point home, one drizzly day while i was busily painting, trying to distract myself from life and all that was going on.  i was listening to this song, like really listening to what it was saying.  i was getting teary, and right after the line, “and please don’t turn around and grow up way too fast..” peyton runs up to me, hugs my leg and says: “i love you mommy!!”

it made my heart hurt just a little.  she is doing just what i need her to slow down in doing!!

oh well, a little blog hopping can’t hurt anyone in the cheer-up department. ;)

Thursday, June 23, 2011


i met danielle when i worked at sears.

we had way too much fun.

she and her husband were sealed in the draper utah lds temple.

we were blessed with some awesome weather.

(i even got to take my mom along.  we went to ikea after.  it was a great day for many reasons.)

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curt was such a hoot.. 

i caught a few like this:

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then there was the request: “i would like one..  of me..  on mah belly..  in the grass.”

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sometimes, all you need is a sucker.

last week, i got to hold another baby, inhale his sweet baby scent.
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then there were his siblings…
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but nothing compared to his older brother who just cracks me up!
he wasn’t exactly loving this whole process of me shoving a camera in his face, trying to make him smile, etc., but a sucker, or his brand new baby brother in his arms, managed to coax smiles out of him.
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gorgeous mom…
now let me indulge you in some pretty sweet feet…
yes, i have a thing for cute feet.
and cute brothers..
i will have to post more on this chalkboard later.  best. prop. ever.

Friday, June 17, 2011

something to look forward to.

it is celebration month at jessica sprague, and next week might just be my favorite part of the celebration..  well, behind the sale..  and the speed crops..  you know..

it’s the bloghop!!


i have looked forward to this for the past couple of years.  it is a night full of blog-hopping, freebie collecting goodness!

(see, it’s your favorite now too.)

i will be one of those stops along the way (SO excited!!).  i have loved going and collecting, getting all of that fun stuff, and now, i get to be part of it for real!

so, mark your calendars, set your cell phone alarm/reminder thingies and hop (pun totally intended) on over!

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

making the most of it.

summer, that is.  it might not “officially” be summer, yet, but we are making the most of this time.

some of the things we have done…

enjoyed a popsicle or two:



(with many more planned.)

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well, some of us at least, the ones who aren’t skeptical of the water temperature..

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bounced around, either by bounce house or by trampoline…

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(and then you should stuff a teddy-bear down the front of your swimsuit and pretend to be expecting for it to amount to real fun..”

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a first trip to the library, hoping we can stay on schedule and go every week.  this last time we checked-out “tales of a fourth grade nothing” and the girls love it!  we read a chapter every day and fudge never fails to make us laugh.

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grandpa pitcher brought us the first corn of the season:

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(we did have more to eat than just corn.  ashely clearly saved the best for last!)


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most of these activities are followed by sleep of some sort.  sleep either being bedtime, or a good nap.  so good, there is drool involved.

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can’t wait to see what else is in store…