Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Cade turned 5!

Cade turned 5 just two days after we moved so our house wasn't set up for a HUGE party of any sort. We managed to have some pizzas delivered, cake ordered and a fun Birthday with the cousins that live near us anyways. It was just what Cade wanted! He does keep asking if we have another party with his friends.

Cheers, Carri

Garris turned one!

Bad Mommy!
Didn't get a chance to post much with the recent move, job, life, blah-you get it.

We had a quaint lil party at our old house surrounded by family:) It was perfect.
Cheers, Carri

Sunday, January 12, 2014

life on track

Don't get me wrong I absolutely LOVE my photography job. But, I do have to admit its been heaven having my weekends free again. I feel so accomplished and caught up on my home life. The past two weekends infact, I have spent taking photos of my boys. And this weekend I worked out, got all the laundry done, sheets changed, groceries bought, Valentine cards made and ordered, shopping for new work out clothes for me and the crock pot is cooking our dinner as we speak. The boys are napping, while Evan is off watching the Bronco game today. It's been pure bliss.  I used my time this weekend to do a Valentine's photo shoot of the boys, plus Caders will need to bring cards to his classmates. I created this cute number ( you see all over pinterest, so not my idea) where you place a sucker in Cade's hand:
you know me, I can never just have one variety of card, LOL so I did 12 of each.

Meanwhile, take a look at these loving brothers!

And because its Garris' first Valentine's Day we made him a special Valentine also, those are lipstick kisses on his head bc I had a few hundred dollars on me and bought a bunch of kisses from this dude.

I love the idea of photo card for Valentine's cards. They're personal, thoughtful and cheaper than those silly box set. At .9 cents a pop, you can't go wrong!
Happy early Valentine's Day all.
Cheers, Carri

Saturday, January 4, 2014

All the best in 2014!

Well Christmas time came and went and here I am a few weeks late posting holiday pics! The boys had a great time, opening presents, making cookies.  I think I enjoyed the time more than usual as I had a week off work and got to sleep in every day until 8:30. IT. WAS. HEAVEN!
Now I'm back to the grind, which is also ok because I really do like my job and the people I work with.
Here's a reflection on our holidays, hope yours were just as sweet. I just realized we didn't get a pic of the boys with Grandma, Sorry Grandma, we will do that very soon!

Cade concentrating very much on the paint cookies task

making the infamous "paint cookies" that my mom made with us as kids

I took this pic late so here is our droopy tree

Our version of the Elf on the Shelf (about a 4th of the cost) lol

My fav ornament from Adrienne

Ev on Xmas Eve enjoying the evening by the tree

G playin on his new cell

Cade playing Dr.

Ev tryin out the new Megazord

Oh and Happy 9 Month Birthday to Baby G.

Cheers, Carri

Monday, December 23, 2013

DIY Christmas ornaments

This year I decided to try a different spin on the photo ornaments. I love the classic idea of silhouettes so I decided to give this ago. 
I purchased these round wooden discs at Joanns for .20 each. I brought them home and painted them with paints I already had on hand. I painted the edge a diff color than the rest of the ornament. 
I took a digital profile pic of each of my boys. 
You need some experience in photoshop to convert the photo to a silhouette though.
I used this tutorial to do: http://www.bowerpowerblog.com/2013/02/photoshop-tutorial-making-a-silhouette/

Once I had my silhouettes made, I printed them, cut them out and modge podged them onto my ornaments. 
Lastly, I hot glued a ribbon to the back. I know I love my ornaments I think the grandparents will too. 

I think this is a new tradition!