Wednesday, December 4, 2013

This is such an awesome giveaway (among many, it looks like). I'm really hoping to win, since Al wants these for Christmas...she's into Manga and is pretty good at it.

You can find out more here:

Monday, June 27, 2011


Sammie got in trouble for not obeying .....she turned on the water and got the garden muddy while Mario was planting corn. I told her she'd have to go inside and she said, "No thank you, I'd rather stay out."
Don't know what I'm going to do with that kid.

Friday, April 29, 2011

Some pages I've made recently for the race and other things..

 Credits: Rise Above by Dancing Princess Designs (in stores soon)

 Credits: Soul In Bloom by Dancing Princess Designs and Simply You, Simply Me Designs

 Credits: Rise Above by Dancing Princess Designs (in stores soon)

 Credits: Play With Me by Dancing Princess Designs

 Credits: Shadows of Spring by Simply You, Simply Me Designs

 Credits: Love the Earth by Inspired by Dominic Designs

 Credits: Patchwork of My Life by Meredith Cardall Designs

Credits: Moxie by Dancing Princess Designs (in stores soon)

Credits: Rise Above by Dancing Princess Designs (in stores soon)

That's what I've been up about you?

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

I'm a failure :)

I have my irons in so many fires, I'm not doing very well at keeping them going...or maybe it's balls that I'm juggling...I don't know.

My mom told me I needed to update this today, so I am. Gotta love those angels with cattle prods.

Things are crazy. Sophia is a senior and fighting the typical senior-itis. She visited Bowie state and Snow College at the beginning of the month, and has decided to go to Bowie.  It will be quite the experience for her, we think.

Alanna is showing alot of artistic ability with her clay and drawings.  Isa likes to draw as well, and was excited to open her very first savings account yesterday.  Ellie, Isa, and Alanna joined the Girl Scouts in January and have been having a blast with's been girl scout cookie time and it's been BUSY for us all. Ellie will be baptized the first Saturday in May and is really looking forward to that.

Gabby and Samm are the best of friends. They're finding so much trouble to get into lately, I can hardly keep up.  They love to help me cook, and "clean up" and read the Book Of Mormon reader each day after lunch.  They ALL love to take care of little Lando and nearly smother him to death....but he doesn't mind it too much yet.

He's growing like crazy....I can't believe it's been 5 months already.  We can't imagine life without him.  He is such a sunny little guy...always happy and smiling.  He's starting a cold today, but is still a joy.  And he's a talker! Nobody can get a word in edgewise if you can believe it!

Mario is busy being the bread-winner.  He's also developing my website for's been an interesting collaboration between the technical and creative minds. We're having fun though.  I opened my store back up in January, and then was approached last month by a Scrapbooking Software company to sell in their store, so I've opened up there as well. I really have missed not just the designing, but the involvement in the community, and the opportunities to share my testimony through my work. If anybody wants to get started on digital scrapbooking, let me know...I can hook you up!

There Mom...hope that is a good enough update :) I may update again in 6 or 7 months.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Welcome to our World

Baby Orlando is here!  He arrived by c-section on 10-20-2010 and was a beautiful 7 lbs 4 oz and 19 inches long. He has a head full of black hair and a Harding look. *EDIT: I've been scolded and chastised.....his hair isn't black, it's brown...lighter brown than any of the kids to date. (Well, and will remain so, since the factory has been dismantled).

This is Granny T's 64th GREAT GRAND BABY!!!

His bilirubin is elevated so he's had to be under the lights for a couple of days....we're encouraged that it won't be for too much longer!

  We are so in love with him!!!
I know it's not much of an update, but it's what I've got right now! New mom, you know, LOL
Love you all!

Monday, August 30, 2010

It's shameful...just shameful

I just really should not try and blog....I think that it's because I'm an all or nothing gal....If I can't do it, and do it BIG, I just don't get around to it.
Things are going well.  Everybody is doing good and school has started and if I can get on top of this crazy anxiety, I'll be on top of the world!
Sophia had a Senior Photo shoot last can see a few of the resulting photos at Lambourne Photography (this lady was really fun and Sophia had a great time with her).
The Bobsie Triplets, Alanna, Isa, and Ellie are all in their spanish immersion classes and so far, so good.  We're just trying to get a handle on the Back to School routine....
Gabby is great...reading small words and knows all her letters and most of the much fun!  Sammie knows her numbers and can identify them to 10....she'll be 3 in a couple of weeks..I can't believe it! AND, the family is going camping later this month and I'll have 2 days to myself!  NICE! At least I assume it will be nice...I haven't had a moment to myself in nearly 11 years, so I'm looking forward to it.
We're boring right now...truly...and I suppose that's not a bad thing....

Anyway, Sayonara.....maybe I'll update before Christmas....then again.....

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Time Flies...

What a crazy life.  We've had so many ups and downs lately, I'm not sure which one I am at any given moment.

 Sophia has returned to live with us which has been something of an adjustment. I've made a lot of pages's a couple of Soph...

We've been moving stuff around trying to configure our is always at a premium. Alanna and Isa are in a different room, as is Sophia, Ellie, and Sammie. We'll have to have the new kid in our room for a while, and then who knows where.

We haven't really done much this summer....but as soon as I can get the discs to work that Josh burned the 4th of July pics on, I can prove that we had fun then, and we'll be doing something fun this weekend for Pioneer Day.
Isa really misses the routine of school...I don't know about her, but I can't wait until it starts again.

Ellie....I swear I have a new page of Ellie somewhere......Hey, there it is!  A birthday page, even.  She's been enjoying her own room this summer. That and the backyard pool.

Gabby is growing up....she's really fun, sayin' all kinds of crazy things....

And that leaves us with Sammie....she's incorporating words like "actually," "quite," and such into her vocabulary and it sounds so funny coming from a two year old.

I think all of the kids have been able to feel the new baby kick, which has been funny...seeing their various reactions.

Let's see....what else is going on???....we joined a food co-op, and it's been fun to get fresh produce and learn to use things we've never bought or eaten before.
The baby's growing well, and all seems to be stable for the moment.  I'm sure it's only a matter of time before the next round of all heck breaks loose, but for the's quiet on the home front (especially cause everyone's either asleep or out playing).
Well, if I mess with configuring this post any longer, I'll give up and delete it, so you'll have to take it "as is".....I'm Tom BoDett, and we'll leave the light on.....