Kids Book Corner

  • Goose Girl
  • Mrs. Frisby and The Rats of NIMH
  • Peter and The Shadow Thieves
  • Peter and The Star Catchers
  • Simon Bloom, The Gravity Keeper
  • Stella Brite and The Dark Matter Myster
  • The Island of The Blue Dolphins
  • The Phantom Toll Booth
  • The School Library Journal
  • The Sisters Grimm
  • Tuck Everlasting


Sunday, April 30, 2006

Scary Movie Poster

My daughter, Rachel, prides herself on making silly faces. Her "Munch" like scream made me think of making a scary movie poster of her.

Saturday, April 29, 2006

Faux Disney Magazine Covers

These are some silly faux Disney Magazine Covers I made up for my kids and a couple of nieces pertaining to our trip to Disney World in February 2006. My youngest son, Noah, was very excited about being the subject of a Disney cover and that he was in his favorite character, Buzz Lightyear's, costume.

Friday, April 28, 2006

Persimmons in Summer

This page is done entirely with the new kit "Persimmons in Summer" created by Sandra Boddington

The quote on the layout is: "The family. We were a strange little band of characters trudging through life sharing diseases and toothpaste, coveting one another's desserts, hiding shampoo, borrowing money, locking each other out of our rooms, inflicting pain and kissing to heal it in the same instant, loving, laughing, defending, and trying to figure out the common thread that bound us all together." ~Erma Bombeck

Erma Bombeck is one of the most honest and funny human beings. I miss her insights! I love to work on family history!

Thursday, April 27, 2006

This is a birthday card I created for My MIL. She and I love to watch The Vicar of Dibley, so I scanned my video box photo. My MIL loves being in the Red Hat Society, so I decided that the picture of her in the hat was a must.

Southern Girls?

You Can Take the Girl Out of the South, But Not the South Out of the Girl

"Rachel thought she was absolutely hilarious at the Taylor Family Reunion in July 2005. Instead of asking for a spoon or fork she decided to use her fingers. I'm sure that somewhere in her DNA her Southern roots are emerging. I'm sure telling you that she doesn't usually wear shoes when she goes outside will come as no surprise!"
I used Gina Arzaga's Easter Joy BK paper, Jen Wilson's BK paper from Laundry Basket and her Glitter Center Flowers from Glitter Kitchen Swirls, Gina Miller's Note This 2 paper, and the font:DalyHand

Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Well, I suppose this is my inaugural post. It is rather daunting to try to record your thoughts, but I would rather write them down than have them completely lost in a quagmire that is the recesses of my brain!

I think my last good sleep was about 12 years ago. My oldest son being 11 1/2 that would probably be spot on for the time. I have always been a night owl due to spending summers with my Mama Doris in Phenix Ciy, Alabama. We would stay and watch Johnny Carson during the week, and on Saturdays I would watch Saturday Night Live. (I didn't understand Father Guido Sarducci until I was about 15). I would stay up and watch the B horror movies from England they would often show very late before the stations signed off and went to static (anyone remember static?). If I couldn't find a t.v. show to watch I would read one of the several mystery books that my mom gave me, i.e. Nancy Drew (the 1955 series), Kay Blair Mysteries, or Trixie Belden. I also liked to read anything by Agatha Christie.

I've been playing around with some fun new digital scrapbooking elements by Mo Jackson and Maya. Hopefully I will have something to post later today. My first priority is to get Aaron started on his math work for the morning and then start his history assignment. I really like the books written by Joy Hakim for the history lessons. We are working on the 1950s through the 60s, so we will be discussing Civil Rights and the difficulties in America after having sent people to fight for freedom when we weren't honoring freedom here.


I also hope to load Myst V, End of Ages on the computer later today. I got hooked on playing the Myst series last year while listening to my DH and my DS working out all of the various clues. I was annoyed at them for the time they were putting into the games, but when I paid attention to what they were doing the games sucked me in. My youngest daughter really got into Myst IV. She would wake up every morning and ask if we could save Yeesha (the young girl character in the game). She hated when we went to Spire (a world within the game) because the music was appropriately sinister. She would ask me to leave that world and go to the beach world called Haven that had nice monkeys. I hear this last game doesn't stack up to the preceding ones in the series, but it was on clearance at Target for $9.98, so I figured what the heck!