Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Micah and Ethan Saito

Aside from Jado and Kale, here are my other two favourite boys in the world.
Micah, despite sterns conversations to the contrary, decided to come into the world while we were in Alberta.  We finally got to meet him on Sunday and we are quite taken with this little man.
I was also so proud of Josh as he held Micah, asking various questions pertaining to bowel movements in newborns.  Excellent topic, that's my boy.  When you've got a question, ask!
Ahh, boys rock.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Been's house part 2

Blogger is so annoying sometimes. Those pictures took 45 minutes and a dozen tries to get them loaded.
I grew tired of waiting on attempt #5 to load the last few pictures, so am now making a new post!

A few other goodies from the week at Been's:

New kitchen in the new house!  Lorne and his dad built this from scratch.  So impressive... it turned out beautiful in the end!
Kale's funny face (grr!):

Josh's birthday celebration:
Ovechkin shirt! Yess!
Sweetest birthday cake EV
ER for a strapping young lad:
Team collaboration in building the fan.  So funny!!  Awesome work, Peeps!

I love my family!!

Summer Vacation at Been's

Here are some very late pictures of our week in Alberta!

Aside from a few days of some sort of stomach ailment, it was a splendid time. And, even during the days of not feeling well, we took in many an Olympic game- good times!

Memorable moments that were actually captured on film (too many to count- these are just a few that we remembered to take pictures of!!):

Raz is THIS way, Charlie!

Super Slim n Fit Been self portrait- one of my favourite pictures from the trip!
Yay Been!

Josh at the beach, crankin some ipod tunes and checkin out the waves.

Lorne and Josh watching a British TV show. It's not often I hear my bIL laughing out loud to a show. Even more rare to hear that laughter punctuated by Josh's high-pitched squeal laugh!
Jado at the Beach.

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Simone's #1

Ahh, yes. Today is the start of vacation!

I have pre-set some fabulous cards to blog themselves while I'm away. Hopefully this will work....

Here is Simoneous' birthday card. We were a little late in getting this puppy signed (by both of us) and mailed off. It has a theme of pink (cause she's the only girl I can spoil that way!) and ones (one butterfly, one candle, one cupcake, one number, one flower embellishment, one ribbon, one swirl, etc).
I love the paper and the colours.

Happy Birthday, Simone!

Card Recipe:

Paper: Cornish Heritage Farms Ultra Smooth White, Bazill card stock, Chatterbox pattern paper (I think!)
Stamps: My Favourite Things
Ink: Brilliance Chocolate Brown and Graphite Black ink
Ribbon: American Crafts
Embellishments: Memory Makers pink star brad, Memory Makers flower tag, Liquid Pearls (pastel pink and yellow).

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Lo's Unfinished Baby Shower Invitations

Here are the baby shower invitations that will be sent out to everyone on the list (pending approval by Sandra, of course).

These cards come as a single piece, but the top portion flips up to reveal the information inside.
In looking at these cards, I'm thinking I might add on a few more baby stamps to the front cover. Not sure- I will consult with Dilly on that one.

I was going for unisex, but not in the typical pastel colour kind of way. Instead, went for darker colours as I loved the pattern paper and had quite a bit of brown and navy card stock to use as well.
The 'date', 'time', 'place', etc details are small but hopefully people who get the gist of the information once we fill it in. ;O)
Not bad for a first attempt at shower cards!

Hmm. I think I will also do some copic colouring or perhaps some water colour painting inside to add a bit more life to the image. It definitely feels not completed!

Ok, back to work ;O)

Card Recipe:

Paper: Cornish Heritage Farms Ultra Smooth White, Bazill cardstock, Chatterbox pattern paper
Stamps: Clear Stamps
Ink: Brilliance Graphite Black
Ribbon: May Arts
Embellishments: Memory Makers white brads, White eyelets.