Historic Cleveland

Looking for the perfect gift for that hard to shop for person? (Like my father in law!) Then check out this beautiful new book from Turner Publishing. The book is filled with hundreds of images of historic Cleveland. The book begins with some of the first known photos of Cleveland and spans through the post World War II era. Looking through the book gives you glimpses of some familiar downtown sites that are still standing today. I would definitely recommend this to anyone on your list who has an appreciation for the history and architecture of Cleveland.



This past weekend, I finally got the chance to get away for a girls weekend with my mom, Becci and Carla. Mom had never been to an overnight crop before. It was fun to spend so much time together without the boys or husbands. We got a lot done, but not as much as Becci and Carla the scrapbooking machines. They finished a gazillion pages. Carla ran out of picture by Sunday morning.
The Bertram Inn was beautiful and the food was great. Trish was so organized and even had gifts for us at check in. I got to scrap with so many new and old friends. It was fun to see
so many different people come together and craft. Trish - plan another one soon! I'll be back for sure.
I'm so behind posting my work, I literally have 40 layouts scanned. I am pretty much caught up with all my summer and fall pictures. Just in time for the Holiday season.


as i was saying

it's official. the Lamb household has cooties. steve went to the doc today with a high fever. he has a respitory infection and strep throat. everyone in this house has been to the doctor but me. mom the dishwashing, laundry folding warrior. thank goodness for antibiotics because this mommy is jumping ship 4pm Friday for a all weekend crop with her mom, friends, Trish and a bunch of gals from Work In Progress at the Bertram Inn. the guys have no choice but to be well.


no fun

please excuse this break in blogging. max had pneumonia in october. poor little emmitt has it for november. he is pretty pathetic. cute but pathetic.
i'm sure coop will have it too since illness usually works it way in threes.
-the tired mom


yes we can.

Today is a new day. So happy for this country - and my Dad. It was worth all those hours he spent door to door campaigning. So very proud Dad that you were a part of changing history.


Work In Progress November

I'm really glad Halloween is over. My nutty kids love Halloween so much I feel like it has turned into a second holiday season. Pumpkin Patch Rides, Haunted Forests, Apple Picking, Boo Parades, School Parties and Trick or Treating. I'm wiped out. Thankfully - Thanksgiving is an easier one to go through. Between all of that fun I was able to make 5 pages with my November Work In Progress kits. Each month I fall more and more in love with Trish's kits. I NEVER buy Basic Grey paper and yet the pages I made with BG are some of my favorties.Journaling Reads:
approaching 40 and still feeling like 30
figuring out what to do with my career
wanting a baby, knowing it’s impossible
realizing my oldest is changing too fast
getting control of my 2 wild monkeys
never having enough time for me
worried about loosing boopsie
celebrating 8 years of marriage
dreaming of our vacation
loving fall, hating winter
trying to smile a lot
being me

Journaling Reads:
the things i love about you...
our kiss and hug before bed
the songs you sing from school
you follow me around the house
sneaking into my bed to cuddle
finding pictures you made for me
but most of all..your big blue eyes.
Journaling Reads:
Cooper you are such a dynamic little dude. I love you to pieces, but some days you really know how to cop a serious attitude. I took these photos of you at the Homecoming Parade. You did not want your picture taken, no matter what I bribed you with. You were way too busy getting ready to catch candy. 9/08