Thursday, October 21, 2010

...got tea?

...oh ya, this is gonna be a bit...
hahaha...got a whole month to fill you in on!
***just want to mention first, that i now have a fresh new batch of
ADORABLE gift certificates available in any amount for my shop!
CHRISTMAS is coming.....
...oct 2 we took a couple of courtney's friends from dance to Amaze In Corn for a belated bday visit!!!
...the weather was just beautiful and allowed for some fun photo opps of the girls...

Miss Alex...
...Miss Kailey...

...on our way to climb the hay stack...

(please don't break anything....and don't tell Lynn i encouraged this!! )
;) hahaha....

...in the corn maze...


...goin' on a hay ride...
...pickin' out some mini pumkins...
...back home ( and after picking up Rosi ) we had pizza, salad and breadsticks... and the girls iced their own cupcakes...

...then chill time downstairs playing Wii and watching movies...

...Hmmmm let's see...
yes. i was very sad to see Mackenzie eliminated last week off So You Think You Can Dance...
Top 4 remaining are all great, but I am voting for Denys.
( and yes, this show has been my obsession for years now...it's about the only tv i watch, aside from Grey's....)
...our little furball Oliver is doing great...sweet and cuddly as always......i think i work almost daily on my YEAR in our life project...between photos and journaling, it is a huge project to upkeep....BUT I LOVE IT!!!
....KELSEY!!!!!
i took this photo for you after Courtney had a little shopping spree at Claire's using your birthday gift card!! She went on a good day and got lots of great sale items to make the most of her card!
...and lots of new PIERCED earrings...
Thankyou!!!!
...and look who's on the girls Grade 7 Volleyball team at school!!!
Go Viperssssssssssss!!!!
( Go #35!! )
i am excited to watch her try something new!
...and tyler was excited to earn his first YBC bowling badges!!
( here we go with the sewing.....hahahaha )

Thanksgiving...
this year, our families decided to just lay low and do our own things for dinner.
life has been so busy lately and nobody was prepared to make a big meal for everyone i guess!
so mike, the kids and i just had our own little dinner at home!

...my mom had my sweet grandparents at her house for a little sleepover/thanksgiving visit!
so we went for a visit and to do a little photo shoot with them!!
( there are soooo many, so i am only posting our family )


...oct 13 brought courtney's very first volleyball games!! she played 3 different schools, won a couple and lost a couple...it was a whole new world for us!!

...first timeout huddle...
...heehee...courtney's 'game point winning serve'!!!

...last week i decided to try and color my own hair. usually i go to my hairdresser for color and hilites, pay an arm and a leg, and it lasts just a few weeks.
i have not had the 2.5 hours to go sit and get my hair done ( nor could i digest $90 for my HAIR at this time either - courtney needs lots of highland costumes! )
...i decided to straighten it that day too...
ta-daaaa!!!

...oct 16...
WOW. busy. busy. day.
courtney had her first fall dance competition.

courtney, kailey & alex...
...heehee....poor tyler, it was such a LOOONG day!
...7 dances, 7 new medals, 3rd overall in her class!
:)
...congratualions girls on all your hard work today!
( kelsey...where did you go?? )
...later that night it was an event LOOOONG in the making!!!
heeheehee....
my brother Curtis and fiance Erith's wedding social!
( they are getting married next July! )
FUn, Fun night!!
Congrats you two on a successful and fun social!!!
x0x0


...and the next morning was Oct 17...
my birthday!
here's my bday breakfast mike made me!!!
YUMMY!
...i had a totally lazy and relaxing day...
opened up and played with my new Canon Selphy photo printer...
DANG - do i LOOOOVOVVEEEE this new toy!!
Eeep!
...did a little photo shoot of myself...meh.

...and since mike was 'recovering' from last night's social, he did not make supper, as promised. so i had to run out and pick up pizza...not that the kids minded!! hahaha!!!
...and on my way home, LOOK at the beautiful sunset the Big Guy gave me on my birthday!! I went home to grab my camera and go back for some pics...of course! ( wink )
...this past monday was Monday Night Sketches at my house...
and my sweet lil' Brat made me a scratch chocolate cake!!
Sooooo delicious!!
( thank you again Tracy...and for all the thoughtful gifts - LUV 'em AND LUV you!!! )
...one of the layouts that night i had the girls painting with BUBBLE WRAP on their layouts!!!
...here's the layout i sketched...

and here's the other two...
YOU SHOULD COME OUT SOME TIME TO A MONDAY NIGHT SKETCHES CLASS AND GO HOME WITH 3 COMPLETED 12 X 12 LAYOUTS!!!


...tuesday night my mom came over to have some belated birthday cake...
she's so sweet!!

...and last night courtney had her second volleyball game at a visitor's school...
:)
...nice save courtney!
...and well, i DID have a picture here of last night's rainbow after a little sunshower on our way home from volleyball, but accidentally deleted it..sorry!!!
WOW....that was some long post!!!
are you still awake?
giggle.....
:)























































4 comments:

Original Inspirations said...

And here I thought when the title said "got tea", I thought you had made a little mistake and meant to say "got T" ... you know, T as in Thelma (not Tracy, no!) ... Thelma! Don't know where you find the time to do all that you do! But I would have done the same while my kids were growing up if the scrapbooking had come into my life a little sooner!

xoxo... t said...

Wow! That was quite an update Kimmy! So glad to see all these pics and what you Griffin's are up to on nights other than Mondays and Fridays (in other words, when I am there!) Love love LOVE that sunset shot, it is to die for.

Can't wait for Halloween crop, will definitely be working on 365! Got caught up to Thanksgiving last night :D

Thanks for the update, awesome blog post!

XOXOXOXOXO

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Kim, I think you had a nice cozy celebration... everybody loves ya!
Nice shots of Courtney's birthday too. thanks for sharing them.
lori

Anonymous said...

Enjoyed your blog sweetie. Sorry you are feeling so yucky. Go to the doctor and get well soon. Love, Mom