Thursday, December 30, 2010

Mt. Rainier

One of the beautiful highlights before and after our Alaskan cruise was seeing beautiful Mt. Rainier. September 2009.

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Joy of the Season

My two little angels, Reno and Brady, looking out a snowy window. Photo taken December 2010.

Monday, December 13, 2010

Along Came You

I just love this page with Bill, who "came along" into my life. He looks so great in these photos that I took of him in Fort Lauderdale, FL. The top photo was taken on a water taxi that took us along a river walk, which had so many spectacular homes along the way. The bottom photo was taken at Johnny Rockets, where we had the famous Johnny Rocket's milkshakes.
Used Teresa Loman's page kits and paper pack, which can be found here: Along Came You, Along Came You Add On Pack, and Along Came You Paper Set.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Revised "Santa" version of Jodi and Brian.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Glamour Girl

Another granddaughter photo. This is Teresa Grace looking as pretty as ever in pink. The page kit used for this layout is Tweet Chic by Robyn Gough.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Undeniably YOU

My lovely daughter, Jodi, looking as beautiful as ever. 2010 Page kit used is Suzanne Walker's BeYOUtiful 2 page kit

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Clowning Around

My granddaughter, Faith, at the Shrine Circus in San Antonio (Sept.10) with her clown friend. I didn't have a nice circus page kit, so I just used bunch of background papers from various kits.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Granddaughter Faith, looks so precious with her pretty Easter dress and her captivating look with her Easter duck. Used Sugar and Spice Value Collection by Carole Harden to create layout. Also used Love Overlay by Marcee Duggar. Both of these can be found at

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Kaylee - Exquisite Loveliness

My granddaughter, Kaylee, and her treasured moments of being a senior in high school. She was in Honor's Choir, and this little songbird sure loves to sing. Used Ebony and Ivory to create Layout, which can be found at

Thursday, November 4, 2010

I love this photo of my granddaughter, Kaylee, who is now a Freshman in college. The look is a captivating contemplation or the look of thinking / dreaming of what her future holds. Kaylee, you are beautiful. Page kit and Add-On pack are by Teresa Loman, which can be found here: Muddy Blues Page kit, and Muddy Blues Add On Pack. Alpha is Nicole Young's Grungy Pup (freebie).

Saturday, October 23, 2010

My sweet granddaughter, Grace, in her beautiful pink and green Easter dress. What a little doll. Page kits used to create layout are Lauren Bavin's Pink Fizz, Emily's Garden, and Tranquil Forest VC. Also used Crystal Titles, also by Lauren Bavin.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

A Moment Like This

A gorgeous moment arriving in Seattle early in the morning on the Star Princess. Seeing such magnificent scenery with beautiful colors reflecting in the water was amazing, but knowing the cruise had ended was a sad moment, too. Created with Down by the Sea page kit, Down by the Sea Stamps, Doodle Delights: Moments all by Tina Chambers and Bitty Blues page kit by Kim Liddiard.

Monday, October 4, 2010

Pretty in Pink

Another page with granddaughter, Grace, looking Pretty in Pink. Layout created with Brushed Away page kit, Brushed Away AOP, Brushed Away Alpha, and Soft and Pretty Groupies all by Rene Bross. Stick 'em Up Songbird Alpha by Linda Rechtin is no longer available.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Always a Beach Beauty

This is my spunky little granddaughter, Teresa Grace. I love the adorable little face she is making. This little one loves the beach so much, and she is always a Beach Beauty. The page kit, Herueux, by Suzanne Walker, was a freebie, but is no longer available through Digital Scrapbook Place.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Renaissance Fair

My friends, Paula (far left) and Dietra (far right) at the Renaissance Fair with some of their friends. Looks like they are having a great time. Used Renaissance Fair page kit by Elizabeth Weaver to create page.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

My Ancestors

This is a 1903 photo of my ancestors. My grandfather is the adorable little boy in the center, and my great grandfather is in the top left. Page created with Lauren Bavin's Deep Destiny Value Collection.

Sunday, September 5, 2010

The Best Day Ever

My beautiful granddaughter, Sydney, and her best friend, Emory.
Page kit used is Marcee Duggar's "The Best Dayee Ever", but at this time, I'm not able to locate it at Digital Scrapbook Place.

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Kaylee & Chris

A memorable moment for granddaughter, Kaylee, and her boyfriend, Chris. Page kit used is Worn by Robyn Gough.

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Congrats Graduate

"Congratulations Graduate" to my lovely granddaughter, Kaylee. She has now started college, and is taking photography classes. Also in the photo is my pretty granddaughter, Sydney, and my daughter, Jodi. Live and Love by Christine Gundersen & Tangible Distraction by Elizabeth Weaver.

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Just 10 of the Things I Love about You

My sweetheart, Bill, with our dog, Reno. Just had to let him know a few of the many, many things I love about him.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Kaylee - Love You

My granddaughter, Kaylee, who is Puttin' on the Ritz for her lovely evening at the Senior Prom.

Page kit used is Marcee Duggar's Reneesmee. Also used Marcee Duggar's Raffee Alpha, and both can be found at Digital Scrapbook Place.
My granddaughter, Kaylee, and Chris, ready for a big evening at the Senior Prom. Used Time for Love Plopper by Meryl Bartho.

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Glorious Port Aransas, TX

We love taking pictures while visiting Port Aransas. There is so much beauty and interesting things to photograph in this unique little city. This is a picture of the Port Aransas Municipal Harbor. Used Dawn to Dusk Overlay Stack by Lauren Bavin, which can be found at Digital Scrapbook Place.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Patriotic Tunie

This precious little girl is my good friend's niece, whom she nicknamed Tunie. Tunie's mother, also my friend, from Houston, took these lovely and patriotic pictures of her beautiful little Victoria. Page kit used is Pam Lefors , Happy Fourth mini kit. Couldn't resist using this gorgeous kit one more time.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

July 4th

Went to see the tall ships on display for the 4th of July celebration in Ingleside, Texas. There were several one-of-a-kind ships from around the world. Very fascinating and beautiful! Had a great time, but as usual, the heat was hard to take after about 45 minutes. Page kit used is Pam Lefors Happy Fourth mini kit.

Monday, July 5, 2010


I loved this profile picture of granddaughter, Faith, taken at Big Fisherman Restaurant on 6/30/10. Page kits used are part of the Shabby Chic CD and can be found at Digital Scrapbook Place.

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Enjoying the ride on the White Pass and Yukon Route Train in between Skagway, Alaska and Canada. The scenery was spectacular, the adventure just a little scary when the train traveled along the very edge of the mountain. Page kit used is Elizabeth Weaver's Bountiful, which can be found at Digital Scrapbook Place.

Skagway, Alaska

Lovely view of the Statendam with gorgeous mountains in the background in Skagway, Alaska. What a beautiful little town. Bill and I had the time of our lives. Page kits used are: Coastal Breeze and Pacific Coast Highway by Lauren Bavin.

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Captivating Butterfly

This stunning butterfly in all it's glory was one of the many photos we took at Memorial Park in Rockport, TX on Memorial day, 05/31/10. We saw so many "critters" and insects that day, and they all seemed to be very used to having people near them. Page kit used is Tuscan Meadows by Lauren Bavin, which can be found at

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Beautiful Osprey

Bill was in the right place at the right time, and did a fantastic job of capturing the beauty of this Osprey. Aransas Pass, TX 1/20/10 . DSP page kits used are: Choco-Blu-A-Licious and Bitty Blues, both by Kim Liddiard.

Saturday, May 22, 2010

My Guys

This lovely photo of my guys was my anniversary present last year, 8/3/09. Bill did a wonderful job of taking the picture, even though Brady did not cooperate too well. Page kit used is Wild Blackberries by Carole Harden.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

The Look - My New Haircut

I was really scared when I asked my hairdresser to chop a lot more hair than my usual shoulder length. When all was said and done, I think I was pleased with the outcome. This was my new look for the Alaskan cruise that we would be taking on 9/13/09. Page kit used is A Young Mans Fancy by Erica Belton.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Colors of Spring

We sure enjoyed the colors of the spring flowers in Goliad, TX with our new friends, Terry and Christine for Gillingham, Kent, England . Great times with great friends! Page kit used is DSP's Always Remember.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Family Heritage

1954 - Three Li'l Girls just enjoying being together. My sister, Patty, my cousin, Linda and me having a girl's afternoon . Page kit used is Lauren Bavin's, Deep Destiny Value Collection, which can be found at Digital Scrapbook Place.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Sweet Memories

Reminiscing with the Sweet Memories of our Alaskan Cruise September 13 - 20. Page is from Pam Lefors Designs Remember Yesterday QP Set 1.

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Friends for Life

Dinner at Big Fisherman Restaurant in Aransas Pass, Texas with our friends, Terry and Christine from Gillingham, Kent, England. We had just enjoyed a rodeo in Goliad, and had worked up an appetite for seafood. Terry couldn't believe how much seafood was piled on his plate when the waitress brought his dinner. They are truly great friends and a lot of fun. Page kit used is Friends4Life, and can be found at Digital Scrapbook Place.

Friday, April 23, 2010

Aim True

Bill, during Firearms qualifications. He is my hero. Kit used is Erica Belton's, Loves Gift Value Collection, and can be found at Digital Scrapbook Place.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

The Aggie Bluebonnet

After we dropped the dogs off at the groomer's early in the morning, Bill and I decided to check out the wildflowers close to home before they were gone (about 2 more weeks). We were simply amazed to see the Texas Aggie (red to maroon in color) Bluebonnet in the yard of a very nice man, who told us all about the Texas Aggie Bluebonnet. Only a Texas Aggie would dream of changing the color of the state flower, and only an Aggie could pull it off.
Used Fields of Dreams Overlay Set 1 by Rene Bross to create layout, which can be found at Digital Scrapbook Place.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Unforgettable Memories of You

Bill and I had such a wonderful time at the rodeo in Goliad, TX with new friends, Christine and Terry from Gillingham, Kent, England. This was their first trip to Texas, and we feel very honored that they came so very far to see us. Used Pam's Always in My Heart QP, from set 1, which can be found here:

Saturday, April 3, 2010

A Time of Enchantment

What a captivating memory while visiting the King Ranch in Kingsville, TX. Journaling reads: The King Ranch sprawls across 825,000 acres of South Texas land, an area larger than the state of Rhode Island. While Visiting this lovely ranch, we saw a beautiful horse with her colt, who was a newborn. We were in awe of this magnificent moment, when the colt decided to stand up, and start her new life with her mom.

Friday, April 2, 2010


This is our good friend, Terry, from England, who was visiting us the week of 3/12/10. He and Reno had a good time together each evening, and Terry would tell Reno each night that he was going to take him back to England to meet Maisy, Terry and Christine's chocolate Lab. If we can not find Reno, we will know where to look.

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Port Aransas, Texas

What an adventure with Terry and Christine, our new friends from England. We went to the jetties to watch the boats, people, and pelicans, and then went to Roberts Point to watch dolphins and a lot of people fishing. Christine and Terry...... you are so much fun!

Springtime flowers in Goliad

Taking a moment to sit in the Springtime flowers in Goliad, Texas with new friend, Christine, from England. Bill and I went to the Goliad Rodeo with Christine and her husband, Terry, while they were visiting Texas for the first time.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Adventure in Alaska

Journaling reads: Photographer Bill capturing the most beautiful scenes on the planet. He was so excited going through the Fjord that even the wind, rain, and cold could not keep him inside the ship. He was outside every moment of the 5 hr. scenic cruising.

Monday, February 1, 2010

Fun in the Sun

My granddaughter: What a beautiful "Beach Baby". She was ready for the camera with those cool sunglasses and bare shoulder.

Saturday, January 30, 2010


I was thrilled to see this very large alligator sunning himself at the edge of the pond as Bill and I hiked the trail at the Aransas National Wildlife Refuge in Austwell, Texas. He was in the perfect position for awesome photos.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Alaska Memories

Beautiful moments to remember from our Alaskan cruise on the Star Princess, 9/13 - 9/20/09.

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Mother and Daughter Reunion

I had such a wonderful time seeing my mom again after 7 years. It was also great looking out her kitchen window while we were talking and watching the snow flurries.