Wednesday, January 21, 2009

My FUN week, Layout & FREEBIE

Do you remember THIS post {about the AMAZING David Bowman prints}?

Well, I got my signed David Bowman print {"Innocence"} in the mail TODAY!!!! Yippeeee!!

Thank you, David. It's even more BEAUTIFUL in person!!!

Today I had lunch at Subway {grabbed a turkey sub with my Mom}. LOVE that place! I also couldn't resist & stopped by Sprout's for a treat for the kiddos. Once in a while I'll get some yogurt or chocolate covered pretzels or gummy worms for them. Today I got some fresh Jordan Almonds. {candy coated almonds} Mmmmm. Anson says that Ashley will only like the PINK ones! hahaha
Had girls night last night. Usually a big group of us, but turned out to be only Alicia, Julie & me. We saw Bride Wars. It was SO CUTE!!! Fun evening!

Monday, we went hiking. It was the most beautiful day! We went to Usery Pass to hike Scarface. Usually we stop once we hit the Wind Caves, but we decided to continue to the top for the first time. It was rugged & some rock climbing {not too bad though & not very far to the top}. The kids did AWESOME!! Oh my gosh! It was AMAZING on the very top! It was really cool because there was a Mesa Police helicopter that was below us and circled around the mountain back towards us. We took pictures & waved and they came up high & really close & waved back! The kids LOVED it too! It's the closest we've ever been to a helicopter!

If you go to their site, they also have fun KID activities. I want to check those out. There was a hiker that I chatted with and she told me about the program. She's also a volunteer. They sound FUN!!
Here's a view from the Wind Cave {looking out}
Here's a view from the TOP
Isn't it AMAZING?
Have you seen the challenges this month at DSO? Lots of fun stuff this month, plus Bunny gave the site a beautiful facelift. You'll have to re-register, but it's totally worth it.

I'm hosting 2 challenges this month: Font & Quote

If you play along, then you get these posting bonuses {free} from me!
Font Challenge posting bonus

Quote Challenge posting bonus

I'm also having a SALE right now - SAVE 25% on these kits:

I scrapped!!

We were roasting marshmallows in our fireplace a couple weeks ago on a chilly night. It was FUN & Yummy!! Ashley liked roasting hers {barely} and then eating the marshmallows out of a bowl. I scraplifted KimB's Magic of Christmas layout for the DSO Scraplift Challenge.
I made this layout using the mini kit that I created for the DSO Color Challenge.

You can download this FREE kit HERE

By the way, I LOVE reading all the comments. THANKS ♥


Shauna said...

So happy your print came today! L♥ve and hugs :)

Anonymous said...

Thank you! Your blog post will be advertised on the DigiFree Digital Scrapbooking Freebie search engine today (look for timestamp: 21 Jan [LA 09:00pm] - 22 Jan [NY 12:00am, UK 05:00am, OZ 04:00pm] ).

Linda said...

Thank you for sharing - love those papers!

makeyesup said...

Thanks, lovely kit and great layout. Sounds like the hike was a lot of fun for all too.

Vana63 said...

you always do the best, Thanx4Sharing!!!

Lezlee said...

Very cute kit! Thank you.

Crazymamaof6 said...

awesome fun week! cute kits and very cool!

awesome hiking! looks fun! rad picture!

Shanners said...

The pics from your hike are awesome! Looks like a fun time. :)

Anonymous said...

Beautiful kit - thank you for sharing!

Anonymous said...

Thank you! IT's a beautiful kit!

Mostly I want to thank you for showcasing the David brown picture. I have never seen it before and immediately had to go browse his website. Totally beautiful! I have children in heaven and when I look at that picture I just see my own babies in his arms. TOTALLY how I visualize him with them.

Allison Evans Brown said...

You are too kind! Thanks so much!

I've been a horrible, horrible blogging friend and I apologize. ALL my friends and family have been neglected. I don't know what's gotten into me! I've just gotten lazy or something! I rarely check my personal blog.

But I still love ya and I love your comments! Your kits are, as always, fabulous and if you want, I'd be more than happy to work with some (hint hint). It's been a while since the famous Andrea has had some layouts made with her gorgeous kits. :)

That drawing of Christ and the little boy is so touching! I'm so glad that you got it! I want one! It's so sweet and endearing. I love how the artist really captures a moment we all know Christ shared with the children.

Have a good weekend! It's just about here!

Vicki (Chickivaney) said...

Thanks so much!

So~Inkin~Cute said...

oh wow! I love the photos you posted from your hike. What a spectacular view! Thank you for sharing your DSO challenge kit with us. It's beeeautiful!

I love reading your blog. Your family is just awesome!

Thanks for everything.


Sharon aka Scrapcat4914 said...

TY so very much for your LOVELY contribution!!!!!!!!!!

Sue said...

Thank you very much for sharing your wonderful designs! :)

txgwen said...

What a beautiful kit! I especially love the swirls and pinwheels! Many thanks for sharing your awesome talent.

Katrina said...

Love the print - & so cool that you got it signed! The pictures from your hike look awesome too! You are so amazing with all of the digital scrapbooking too - don't know how you do it all!

Mom said...

Andrea ~

Love the picture of Christ with the child - - shows so much love!

And your family picture up on the mountain was awesome - - cool view of the city behind you!

You are accumulating wonderful family memory photos. Keep up the good work and the FUN!!


Kim B said...

OOOOH love the *windmills*- and the LO is just tooooo CUTE! You have a beautiful family Andrea- love those hiking pics! And WOW- that print is stunning my friend!

Thanks for sharing this with us

Vera said...

Bride wars does sound like a good movie to see with the girls! Perhaps I can ask some of my girlfriends out and we can see this too :)

RoseAddict said...

Can you imagine how it would have felt to be that little boy? That is a beautiful print.

Ashley has good taste -- I like the pink ones, too!

Thank you for the sweet kit!

snowflake said...

I love the Texas shirts! HAHA Where did you find those in AZ. I do love the pics.

Anonymous said...

That looks like a wonderful hike - thanks for posting the photos of it.

This is such a *yummy* kit! Thanks for sharing it!

Secima said...

Thank you so much!