WHEW. and HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!!!!!!!!

35 Birthday Invitations
are heading off to the post office TODAY.
I made them for my sister's friend
who saw this layout of Sofia
and wanted something similar for her daughter's birthday invitations.
{they are a VERY SIMPLE version.. keeping it clean and easy since I had to make so many!}
In TRUE Brookie fashion..
I waited til the last minute....
and was up at 4:00am to finish them up!
(Patter caught me.. she spotted me ONLINE doing work related stuff as well... )

I hope you all have a
very FESTIVE and FUN
New Year's Celebration..
whatever you do!
WELCOME 2009!!!!


Back in the swing of things.. MONDAY!

Christmas Vacation is over...
well at least for the adults..
who all have to return to WORK.
My kids still have another WEEK off...
lots of time to play with all the fabulous new stuff they got!
My SWEET buddies
that participate in the
Unity Monday Challenges
came up with a
theme for today!
Here are my contributions...
Stop by and see what my girls
cooked up for today.. be sure to leave them
LOTS of LOVE cuz they deserve it!!
What's Shakin Sugar??
card featuring stamps from Delectable Delights Delightful Penny Candy
(sorta) using Amber's Monday Unity Sketch
I have TONS of fun Xmas photos to share...
and I still have a bunch more..
but these are some of my favorites....
Grandpa & Grandma with their 12 grandkids..
this was even more hilarious in real life...
some were smiling. some were crying.
some were making faces. some were trying to escape..
Devon* Dayton* Chloe* Caden* Brody* Hailie
*Austin* Sofia* Dalton* Shelby* Emma *Taya

Big cousin Devon & his girlfriend Emily
with Brody & Hailie
Sofia & Caden.. hammin it up for the camera

Chloe with her new Hannah Montana robe & pjs
Is this how ALL 4 year olds smile?? or just MINE?!
Brody and his 'CHEESE' face
Caden.. looking adorable in his red plaid!
Miss Sofia.. never camera shy!
Trever & I with our darling little God-Daughter Taya
Christmas morning.. they DID get presents from Santa...
guess they were GOOD this year!
Christmas cookies are the best!
Daddy & Sofia
Here is the reason I did NOT send out photo cards this year.
Is it really THAT hard to get 6 people to look at the camera??
I guess so. If its OUR family!! LOL
how much do I LOVE this picture???
ALOT. really. I like it ALOT.
Best place to hang out.. under the tree...
where all the presents are!
Concentration... He was totally into Mario Kart on the Wii
Auntie Jessi and Caden
Uncle Nathan and Brody
The Girls. Just relaxing.
Auntie Holly, Kare Bear & Chloe
No picture of Uncle CT!!! I'll have to get more
photos from my sister... :)

Hope each of you had a
Thanks for stopping by!



I'm still MIA for one more day!!
This is the last day my whole family will be
together until summer..
so I have to take advantage of our little bit of time together!! :)
I'll be back tomorrow with new projects and holiday updates!
If you haven't seen this yet... check out the pure yumminess
that is the Unity Stamp Co.
January Kit of the Month...
wow. I LOVE this kit so much.. and you will too...
this is the perfect month to join our kit club!!!


Baby.. Its COLD OUTSIDE!!!

its MONDAY!!
time for another Unity Challenge..
This week we decided to use SANTA for our theme...
I also combined my card with Amber's Unity Sketch for today.
Nothing like multi-tasking!!!
Go see my girls... they always make the BEST stuff!
if YOU want to play along... find the details HERE!
Believe in Santa
featuring stamps from Bitty Xmas Tags
by Unity Stamp Co
we pretty much stayed inside warm and toasty all weekend...
with the exception of a trip to church on Sunday
for my darling baby God daughter
TAYA's baptism...
{photos to come this week...}
and an evening spent with my second family..
Steve, JoAnne, Ashley, Lauren & Paige...
the girls decided we had to start a new tradition
and have COOKIE DAY...
here are some photos from Sunday..

this cookie making stuff is serious business...
they got to make a mess and do it all themselves..

L Money teaches the little peeps how to text...


Lauren & Chloe.. making the cookies pretty!
Their favorite one said... COWS ROCK THE WORLD.

Ash putting the finishing touches on the
peanut butter balls and the dipped oreos.. yummy!


and the winner is..

#31- LATISHA!!!!! you WIN!!!
$5.00 Gift Certificate to Unity Stamp Co.
please email eryn@unitystampco.com and let her know! :)

Here are your random numbers:31
Timestamp: 2008-12-19 13:41:49 UTC
Happy Holidays!



Hey Hip Hoppers!
Time for some...
*chit chat
*and just plain FUN!
So much going on over @ Unity.
Check out Angela's BLOG for the lowdown
on everything!
thanks for stopping by...
i'm keeping my post short and sweet today.. just 2 projects..
because its 4:16 am... and i need to go to bed!
featuring only the coolest stamp evah!! :)
from Dec. KOM Little Reminders
paper- Cosmo Cricket
Little Miss Sunshine
scrapbook layout
featuring stamps from Dec. KOM,
Our Lives, Our Stories, & All About Me
paper- Cosmo Cricket

Leave me some LOVE telling me
and I will throw your name in the hat for a
$5.00 Gift Certificate to UNITY STAMP CO!!!
(winner to be announced on the hip hop thread this evening!)
now go see Little Miss Sweetie Pie..

Happy Hip Hoppin Holidays!!!!!!!!!!


tis the season..

to be JOLLY.
and go see SANTA...
and have some COOKIES..
and make some CRAFTS!

last week we attended a little event hosted by
the school that Brody & Sofia go to...

Here's what they did... got MESSY and had a good time!
i'll be back tomorrow with some HIP HOP yumminess for ya!

have a wonderful wednesday!