Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Project Life - Week 2

Here is Week 2 of Project Life.  Have I mentioned how much I love this??  Enjoy!


 And the close ups...







Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Project Life (Title Page & Week 1)

A few months ago I did a post here on my blog about Project Life.  Most of you know how much I love scrapbooking and working on this project has been probably one of the most enjoyable things I have ever done.  I am taking more pictures, being aware of things around me and my most favorite part is that my kids and husband are totally involved with Project Life!  So as you can tell I am absolutely loving this!  I may be many weeks behind but my photos are printed and ready for journaling.  I'm proud of myself for keeping up on this project and it's even more fun to have some of my friends working on it as well.  I just wish I had more time to work on it!  But it's all about "cultivating a good life", right?
 
Anyway, here is the title page for my album for 2012...
Family Photo credit:  Ginger Voth :)

Anyone else notice my toe?? LOL I'll do better next time, I was trying to use natural light and being quick about it.  Oh well!
 
This is Week 1
Have a mentioned that I LOVE this project?????




A few close ups...




Check out www.beckyhiggins.com for more information about Project Life!!!

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Our Family Vacation

We needed to make a trip to Las Vegas, so we decided to make the best of it and we planned our first real family vacation road trip.  We left on a Thursday morning in April and made our way to St. George.  First stop was in Orem, so I could stop at Archiver's.  Then we had lunch at In-N-Out which Conner was so excited about!
The sky was so pretty on our way south.
Once we arrived in St. George, got settled in our room, watched American Idol, then walked over to Panda Express and got some dinner.
On Friday morning we headed south to Vegas.
Hello Las Vegas!!
Clay dropped the kids and I off at Caesar's Palace and we wandered around there for a while...
Shopped at H&M for the first time, Courtney was in heaven!  She loved all the accessories!  Must me my girl.
We watched the water show at the Bellagio, my most favorite place on the strip.  I could have stood there all day! :)
Clay finally came and picked us up later in the afternoon.  We were all exhausted!  It was quite warm in Vegas! :)  We promised Conner that we would stop at Bass Pro Shop and Clay found a little scoot that he wished could have went home with us. ;)
The only thing Conner wanted while we were there was this Fly Fishing magazine that he had been searching for for weeks!  He was on Cloud 9!  So easy to please (most of the time).  Just outside of Bass Pro Shop there was a Mermaid aquarium that was pretty awesome, I was quite facinated, the mermaids looked pretty real!  LOL  Then we had the buffet at the Silverton Casino which was a perfect way to finish our day in Vegas.
Saturday, Clay and the kids swam at the hotel pool for a while and then we went to the mall.
Had some lunch at Five Guys, Clay's favorite.
We spent the afternoon at the Fiesta Fun park with unlimited passes for everyone. We had the best time!!!
We played a round of Miniture Golf, rode on the water boats (laughed my butt off), drove the Go Carts, played Arcade games and air hockey.  It was well worth every dime we spent there! :)
 We had dinner at Iciban which was different but really quite good.  It was fun to try new things. I couldn't resist stopping by The Sweet Tooth Fairy for a tasty treat!  Conner and Clay picked a German Chocolate cupcake, Courtney chose a sucker and I had a sugar cookie!  I love this place, it has the coolest atmosphere and it's fun to look at the pretty treats.
All sorts of delicious goodness!
Sunday we made our way back home and hit In-N-Out again, finished the trip how it started.  Oh, and Courtney lost her tooth on the way home!  We had a wonderful time and I can't wait to plan another getaway soon!!!

Monday, August 20, 2012

Leap Day!

I wanted to make Leap Day a little special for the kids this year since it doesn't come around that often.  We made a fun desert with lime sherbet and sprite.  It was a hit! :)

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Valentines Day

My sweet valentines!
Clay and I didn't get to spend Valentines Day together, but he surprised me with a card and a new purse.  It was a nice surprise when he got home that weekend.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012