Monday, November 8, 2010

Shutterfly has my ♥

Recently I came across  Shutterfly, thanks to some of my blogging friends!! Well I was sold right away there prices were great and the amount of variety was amazing. It's a great way to share photos and memories of your loved ones.  I started my first shutterfly book last month. I decided since scrap booking is so time consuming and costly, that I was going to try to make my own photo book online.  It was so easy to make and lots of fun. I'm excited this year to be doing photo books for all the grandparents and of course one for me! The book consists of photos of January - August 2010 of all our special moments and events! Which I wanted to say it turned out amazing. At the end of each photo book I put a different picture of each set of grandparents with LK (my son)which makes it a little more special!!
Every year I do make my own Christmas cards online at our local photo shop, but this year I'm using Shutterfly the quality of the picture on the cards are so much better. There are so many to choose from. Check out Shutterfly Christmas Cards HERE!!!  They also have Holiday Story Cards which is a specail way to update friends and family afar on some special events are milestone your little ones have done!!

These were some of my favorites:


Every year I also  make a calendar for LK's (my son) great grandpa he loves looking at the different pictures of his great grandson and since he lives in Florida we do not get see him that often. They also have  Shutterfly Calendar's  that are perfect for a Christmas Gifts to a loved one or family friend. I know I will be ordering from Shutterfly you should too!!!

So if you are a blogger and would like to participate in their 2010 Holiday promotion in which you receive 50 free greeting cards for spreading the word, go here. 

 I hope you enjoy Shutterfly as much as do!

Friday, October 1, 2010

Happy 101 Award

                          Thank You over at @The Robles Family for the Happy 101 Award!

List 10 things that make us happy.

1. My Family- my heart

2. My baby sis is having a little boy his name is Mason :)

3. The Smell of a pumpkin candle burning in my kitchen

4. Fall,  the colors, the smell and chill in the crisp air

5. Spending time with my lil man "Just him and his mama"

6.  A campfire and marshmallows

7. Hugs and Smiles from my Daycare kiddos

8. Lazy Days

9. Watching my Hubby play ball.

10. Family Dinners at my mom's house just like when I was a little girl!

I'm passing this award along to 3 other bloggers! Make sure to drop by and say hello

a tail of three poags!, At Home With K and  Faith...Family...Fun & Butterflies

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Camp fires and Marshmallows

This past Labor day weekend we went camping with my In Laws. They drove up from Florida and met us at the camp site in North Carolina. It was such a relaxing and beautiful weekend. We stayed in a small cabin which only had beds in them, no bathrooms or running water. It was diffently more of a camping experience than the one we experience this past July.  We had a great time catching up and watching the guys play Ladder Ball. Lots of Camp fires and roasting marshmallows were in our nightly routine. LK loved cooking hotdogs on sticks over the camp fire.  We took LK fishing at a lake near by, they didn't catch anything but we had a blast.  I will have to say this was one our better trips this summer. And what a way to end the summer with Family and Great Memories.

The Ward Family

My son told us, Now Mommy this is REAL camping! So we knew we had to take him camping in Shenadoah Va, my husband and I went camping in Shenadoah soon after we met. It was one our favorite trips together. So this will be a surprise for our son LK he will not know about  this until we get there!! No cabins there, we will be pitching our 12 person tent for two nights and using nature for well you know! :)

Our Dog Maxine came with us

Ladder Ball

Making a fire for Dinner

Cooking hotdogs over the campfire, yum!

The 3 Ken's
LK fishing on the pier with his Daddy

Fishing on the pier

LK with his grandparents

My family loves taken and pictures!

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Shark, Sharks and more Sharks

In July we went to  Cavert Marine Museum in Solomons Island, Md every year they have a Shark Fest. So this year we went! My Inlaws, our Friends and their kids also came, they had a blast. They had a pool inside the museum which held 5 baby sharks, LK thought this was the coolest thing! But he did say he thought JAWS would be there! lol  He was a little hesitant when he was told he could touch them. But as you can see in the pictures he was so into after he knew they were not going to bite his fingers off. 

the kiddos
 They also had a pretty good size area for the kids to dig
for Sharks Teeth, this is LK's shark tooth that he found!

Have a great day!

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

yay, It's Follow Me back Tuesday!!!


Follow Me Back Tuesday is hosted by Survey Junkie, Little Yaya's, Review Retreat and Boobies, Babies & A Blog.   Each week we will choose a random number every week from the blogs linked and add the random blog to the #5 spot to link to the following week.

                This weeks guest host for the #5 spot is Lydia from Still On The Verge.


                            IT'S A GREAT WAY TO MEET SOME NEW BLOGGING BUDDIES!!

Have a great day!

Monday, August 30, 2010

First day of School

Today was LK's first day of school, he was a little nervous this morning but we made it with no tears!  For the last three years I started taking pictures of him by the Big Tree in our front yard. So I went back to those pics and couldn't believe how much my little boy has grown. He started Prek-3 at the church in our neighborhood and he loved it, so I sent him there for Prek-4 the next year. He called it his little school when he started Kindergarten in the BIG school. This year is so different because he will no longer have center time and nap time. I talked to him about it and seemed to understand, he was more worried about having recess time! :)
So here are some pics below of the past three years of LK's first day of school and the most recent which was taken this morning!!


Sunday, August 29, 2010

My little Boy is not so little anymore

This pass July 11th my lil man turned 6 years old! I still can't beleieve he is 6, were has the time gone. He will be starting 1st grade tomorrow! :( I miss the long nights and all the baby items placed around the house. He has always been very independent little boy. He loves his strawberry milk and carrot sticks with ranch. He loves to wrestle with his daddy and cuddle with his mommy. Time is going by to fast and I have no control over it, I wish that I could make time go bye a little bit slower.

I always look at him and think what will he be, were will he go in life. I know he is a special little person that will do great things. I'm a proud mama but tears come to my eyes thinking about him getting older and going out in the BIG world. I know he is only 6 but in 10 years he will be 16! But no matter what I cherish all the milestones and have so many memories of his baby years. I love taking pictures of him but even that has become "mommy more pictures".  So when I can I snap a shot or two, he will thank me when he is older!
Here are some pics of my lil man from our summer vacation! Notice in every picture what he is wearing on his head, his GOGGLES! This child wears them every time he is in water, even in the bath tub!:)

Thanks for Stopping bye

Monday, August 23, 2010

Last week of Summer Break & Mingle Monday

This is my son's last week of summer break before he starts the 1st grade. I still can't beleive I have a 1st grader.  I have tryed to explain that 1st grade is very different than Kindergarten.  I think he will do fine and adjust quickly!
LK starts Wrestling next week,  which is a big change from playing tball, he said he needed a break. So we found a local Martial Arts Academy that offers Wrestling classes for my sons age.  We will try it out and see how it goes.

mingle mondays button

 I'm particatipating in my first Mingle Monday hosted by KdBuggie Boutique. She has so many sweet baby boy/girl items in her etsy shop! Go CHECK IT OUT!!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

My Favorite





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Food to Cook





Ok, Now what are your favorite things?