Monday, June 27

Last Scrapper Standing

I recently went onto the Memorable Season’s board and found out they were doing another Last Scrapper Standing challenge. I decided to play along! The first challenge was to make a layout with an embellie cluster, a non-scrappy item for an embellishment, and not to use theme pattern paper for theme photos.
I got out the Sweet Peach April kit and made this layout!
little model
My non-scrappy item(s) is the flower by the title punched out of leftover pieces from a sewing pattern and a rolled flower from leftover fabric scraps. I had just been sewing an outfit for Kalen, so I made use of the leftovers! Smile
I was so excited to see that I made it though that round! I am looking forward to Week #2.

Monday, June 20

Happy Father’s Day

to a wonderful husband and father!


Daddy got the kids dressed for church that morning and without even realizing it he coordinated them very well! Smile


We had a great day celebrating our Father’s! We went to church, then rested a little bit in the afternoon (Mike’s favorite part of the day), and then headed to Grandpa & Grandma’s house for dinner and dessert!

Thursday, June 16

Fun at the Playground

We love going to the playground during the summer (when it’s not too, too hot)!

This boy can do the monkey bars all by himself this year!


And this little girl loves the slide!

25- Playground

We are havin’ fun in the summer sun! Smile


Wednesday, June 15

Sweet Peach – June Reveal

Sweet Peach Crop Shop has two more gorgeous kits this month! The Sweet Featured kit is fun and full of color, perfect for summer pictures!


The Juicy kit is called “Time to Fire Up the Grill!” I love it! This is the kit I created with this month!


The minute I saw the contents of this kit it reminded me of one of Kalen’s dresses that I made for her! I knew I had to make a layout with this picture! The little hanger clip is the perfect embellishment for this page!

Kalen's New Dress

A simple page about Tyler at Easter last year. He didn’t want to stay still or look at me for pictures, he was too busy finding eggs! Smile

Tyler at Easter

I just love this layout of the cousins on Grandma’s swing. So sweet! (It was amazing that we got them all to sit still and look in the same direction!)


Then I made a Father’s Day card!

#1 Dad

The idea gallery for June has just been updated over at Sweet Peach! I always love seeing everyone’s layouts and how they used the kit items! So be sure to stop on by, you will be inspired! Smile

Friday, June 3

Cotton Row 5K & Fun Run

I started going to our Run for God program at church at the beginning of March. It is a 12 week training plan with a Christian focus! It was so great to have God in the center of training. Being a swimmer growing up I really, Really, REALLY disliked running, so I needed to be reminded that I could finish this program with His strength and not of my own!

Horizontal Logo

So on Memorial Day I set out to run my first 5K at the Cotton Row. My goal was to run it in under 35 mins.


This is a BIG event with a 10K, 5K, and 1 mile fun run for the kids. There were about 5,000 people there!


Tyler and Kalen did a great job cheering for me at the start! I actually heard them saying, “Go Brianna, Go Brianna!” It worked out great that I heard them, I forgot to take off my wedding ring and was able to give it to Mike as we started!


It was such a HOT day and was probably in the upper 80’s - low 90’s when we started at 9am! Mike and Tyler went to a couple points where they thought they would be able to cheer for me!


It was nice to have friends to run with and be able to encourage each other!


Almost there!


I did it! Woo Hoo!!! When I crossed the finish line my time said 34:15 and later looking online at the results of my k-tag (which records when you actually cross the start and finish lines) it was 33:33! I was so excited that I finished and under my goal!


Woo Hoo! Love my girls!


Family picture. Kalen didn’t want to be in it, she said, “My not running!”


Then Tyler had to get ready for his 1 mile! He was talking for days and days before about the “big” race! So cute! Daddy ran with him!


I couldn’t find him at the start (he must have been too fast) so these are at the finish line!


We were so proud of him! Mike said he did a great job and really liked it when the people were cheering for him! When I asked Tyler what his favorite part about the race was he said, “Winning!” I think he got his parent’s competitive genes! Smile

So I think we all have the running bug now! Mike wants to do the next race and I think I want to try a sprint triathlon! (Yikes, did I just say that!!)