Thursday, March 3, 2011

The Coulter's Are Coming!!

I can't believe this week has almost ended!! It has really just flown by. I'm sorry that I haven't been around the last couple of days but I was just busy and couldn't seem to find the time.

I'm getting super excited because my bestie, Denise, and her family are coming to visit. They are making a spur of the moment trip to come see us and spend the weekend!! WOO HOO!!

It is a perfect time for it too. We just celebrated the 2nd anniversary of both our daughter's "gotcha day".

I can't believe it has been 2 years since we were in China waiting so anxiously to hold our girls in our arms.

I was extra lucky because I not only added a daughter to my family but I also added a best friend!! Lucky me!!

I can hardly wait!! Just wait for the pictures!!

I'm hoping we get a chance to scrap a little while she is here too. And my kids are dying to see her kids and my hubby is dying to see her hubby.... Can you tell we are excited!!?! LOL

I started a new challenge at Sketches4all. It is my Feb. 28th Stash Challenge. This time my challenge is to use an animal photo on your layout or no photo at all. Go check it out. I would love for you to participate and be in the running for the RAK.

I started this two page layout at CKC in Seattle (man I started a lot of lo's there!! LOL) and I decided to use these pictures of the owl that lives in my backyard. It dropped down to get a drink out of our fountain and since it was right outside my window and I had my camera in my pocket...I took a few shots through the glass.

Boy, oh boy was it big!! I was a bit concerned after seeing it that it might think my little dogs were a snack item!! ha

But it was super cool to see it up close and personal. I think these pictures worked perfectly with the already started layouts!!

Remember when I was talking about window shopping online at CSN?? Well, I actually ordered something!! (bad me! ha) I ordered some new jellyroll pans. They just arrived and are gorgeous! I plan to use them this weekend...I will let you know how it goes.


  1. I am a "Gotcha Baby" mum and dad adopted me from far north Queensland. Super congratulations to your special girls, I know that they are just so loved with you and they are super lucky, any luck finding the glasses lol gotta love it when you have to go rumaging....and I only have 1 child. Love the layout my girl. Melxx

  2. Oh... check out that owl! HOW COOL!!! Love the layout, by the way.

    Have a blast with Denise & Company! What a special bond you two share!

  3. I look forward to working with you on the Crafter's Companion design team.

  4. So happy for you guys being able to get together! What a special bond you have!!! :-) Love the owl layout!

  5. That is so cool, what a great way to celebrate. It's so cool that you have an owl, I'd love to have one in my yard too!

    You made me laugh with your comment on my scrap our stash post. I think you're right we should focus on actually using our stash, and not so much on the no-shopping part. I think that would help me a know if it's forbidden, you want it more ;) lol.

  6. What an awesome picture of the owl!!
    Such a fun and beautiful LO!!
    Hope you enjoy your dd's anniversary and your time with Denise and her family!!

  7. Yippee on your special day! Two years goes fast!
    Great lay-out!