Friday, February 29, 2008


I had to move...I really jacked up my blog and don't know how to fix it. So change your blog address for me. SORRY! I wish I knew more about this stuff. I really hope to have my new site looking like normal soon.

Thursday, February 28, 2008


Bare with me while I work on my blog's not as easy as it looks. This may take a few days!!

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Showing Off...

Some pics with my new 40D...yes MY 40 freeking D camera. I know y'all hate me now! It came last night around 7, so the bathroom was the best place for me to go and get some quick snapshots. I just have to say... LOVIN IT! Gotta run and do some more packing. Check back later. And yes...I altered my pics!

P.S. In case you're wondering about my hair, I only wear it down like this every 20 days (or so). Rediculous, huh? I need it cut so badly and I find it much easier to pull back and keep off of my face. So if you've never seen me with my hair down...
there ya have it!!

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Mostly Pics...

In between looking at houses for 3 days straight, I was able to take a few of my girls and GOZER (the dog). I will have an update on the housing situation, but I'm still dazed and confused from the whole experience. Laters...

Friday, February 22, 2008

Sassy Says So...

Ya...I'm feeling pretty special right now. Why? Cuz Sassy said so. And when Sassy speaks...I listen.
SASSY has been such an inspiration in so many ways. All I can say is she is one cool chick and has opened my eyes to so many things. Thanks girl for being such a good friend and making me think outside MY BOX. *Sidenote to anyone who doesn't know this girl...SHE CAN SEW LIKE NOBODYS BUSINESS.* She is incredibly talented on that Viking thing. If you haven't seen her work, check out her blog or her ETSY shop. Keep in mind she can make just about anything, so if you want to order know what to do!!!

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Turn the volume down...


Or you might be annoyed at my laughing and screaming! I guess some people (CLICK HERE)think it's great or cute or whatever...I don't always think so. I've always thought I have an annoying laugh, but hey...WHAT -EVER!

I thought it was hilarious of Bella breaking out in a dance...she hardly does that!! So that is what you get from me today! We're still working on the house...never ending, I tell ya. I'll deal, I guess. HAve a super duper weekend...we'll be house/suburb shopping starting tomorrow. Should have pics in a few days. TaTa!

Sunday, February 17, 2008

This might be it for a while...

I'm hoping this isn't the end of my scrapbooking for a while, but it may very well be. I'm afraid we have yet another huge challenge in front of us...A MOVE! We are getting ready to put our house up for sale in the next few days and Jamie will be taking a new position in Dallas. We are no longer associated with Boston's. It has been a crazy 2 weeks, I tell ya. I know we are going to be stronger from all of this, but did it have to happen all at once????? I know HE knows what HE'S doing and it's for the best. I just have to keep that in mind and have faith it will all turn out. But as I said, we are going to be selling our house. Anyone interested? It's beautiful if I might say. I love it. We all love it. I can barely stand the thought of packing it up and giving it to somebody else. But if you're interested... J/K.
Here are some layouts that just may be the last for a while.

Did I say that I hate packing. I hate the time that it takes. I hate going through our stuff and realizing we have TOO MUCH and vow to never shop again! I dread the keeping it clean all of the time process. I pray that the market will improve around here. I don't want to be without hubby for too long. I hope and pray that we'll find a great new neighborhood, a great new school for Lauren, a great MOPS group, a really cool scrapbook store to hang out at, etc. etc.
Please keep us in your prayers as we go through this huge transition. I guess it's time to get outside and pull those darn weeds. Enjoy your Sunday!!

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Scrapbook Therapy

It's doing a great job of keeping my mind off of things right now!!

{My Baby}
by Nancy Van De Vaarst
You were only the size of a tiny seed,
But you were my baby to me.
You didn't have arms or legs or hair.
You didn't have eyes to see.
You had no brain for you to think.
Your heart could yet not feel.
I couldn't feel you move or kick.
But to me you were so real.
A part of my love was sent with you,
When God called you back to His door.
I may never know why, but whatever His reasons,
That day God loved you more.
You never heard your sisters' laughter.
You never saw your Daddy's smile.
But you were already a part of our family,
If only for a little while.
But I know our journey will begin again,
The day God hands you back to me.
Maybe He'll change your hair, your sex.
But you'll still be my baby to me.
It was Saturday, February 9th @ 9:30 pm, Irving, Texas, when I started to lose my baby. Jamie rushed me to the ER after I started bleeding heavily. The next 6 hours were the worst I've experienced in a long time. Please keep us in your prayers as we make a few adjustments around here.
Thanks for stopping.
Gina and family

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

So Happy...

. do you see why I'm so happy? My darling friend ** JANA ** took these awesome pics of me and my girls! I wanted to do a little Valentines surprise for Jamie and give him some cute pics of his 3 girls. We did this last year and he loved it. Jana suggested going out to Bracken Village and I'm so glad we did. The day was overcast and hardly anyone was there. We had so much fun walking around and finding all sorts of cute props. I absolutely LOVE what Jana did for us and the pictures she took of us are priceless!
I strongly suggest you take a minute to check her out
If you are interested in getting pictures done, I strongly suggest trying Jana. If you have any questions, you can get in touch with her via her blog (or you can ask me and I'll get her for you).
Thanks my dear friend...I adore every single shot you took :-) I kinda liked stepping out from behind the camera. If you are always the one taking's your turn to be the subject! You'll love it.

Monday, February 4, 2008

From the front...

I kinda spaced the front shot of Lauren and her new do. Here's a few more. CUTE...huh? She loves it, too.

Now I'm ready to do something with's been over a year since I've had mine cut (minus the tiny little trim I gave myself...eeeck!). I tell you, I need to take care of myself more. WHy is it that once you become a mom, you put everyone else first? Gina...get over it!

Sunday, February 3, 2008

Good weekend here. We had a birthday party on Saturday at Artworks. It was fun, perfect outside, the girls had a great time playing with their friends, etc. Even tho I'm still operating with a zoom lens and was backed up against the wall on almost every shot, I did manage to capture a few cuties.

** Had to get this of Lauren and all of her hair (in the pink)!! **

And today, while walking on the treadmill at the gym, I decided we should just go ahead and get Lauren's hair cut. I've been talking about doing Locks of Love with her hair for about 10 months now. We had plans to run around today and do some shopping, but then I just decided today was THE DAY! We went right from the gym to Sharkee's. It was our first time there and it was pretty busy. I put our name down for an appointment 2 hours later and off we went to Boston's for lunch. We killed the time and went right back for some pampering. They were so sweet at this place. The owner (male) was really great and treated everyone so nicely. The girls got their fingernails painted and then it was time for the cut.

When it was all said and done, we had more than 10 inches taken off. Lauren was so brave and never cried. I guess she wasn't that attached to it as I thought she was. It was Bella who told me we couldn't get HER sisters hair cut. I assured her it was for a good cause and that it would grow back. "Ok, as long as it grows back down to her butt again!", she said. I totally love this new look. She looks so different and mature. When I put my fingers through her hair now, it feels so great...and healthy...and soooo thick. Boy was she blessed with the Morelli hair. Thanks dad!

I'll have more pictures soon.

Friday, February 1, 2008


Sweet thang crashed on the floor this afternoon...I think she had one too many tantrums at the mall today!! Wore her right out. I gotta work on her shopping perseverance. Note to self...bring junky little pink stroller and lots of grapes!

** A couple of shares today. Some cards I'm working on...nothing that'll blow you away, just some fun simple ones. And a layout that I mustered up. I had an idea and it went entirely different than I expected. Oh well. Movin on...

A couple of things I ran across as I was baby shopping (dreaming). These paci's are so so fun...too much for my budget, but so cute! And that shirt...might have to break down and get one so people don't think I'm just fat!! Kidding...kind of.
All is well so far, in case you're wondering. No sickies, no weird cravings! Lauren still likes the name "little mermaid" and Bella thinks I have a puppy in my tummy!!

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

I need help!!

I mean come on...I know how to scrapbook. I know how to take pictures and do some light editing. I'm coming up on my one year blog anniversary and I still don't have a COOL header. I tried the latest one a few days ago and if you look real close (well not even that close) you'll see it sliding right off of the page...outside of the box! I can't stand it. I need somebody to help me. Are there any tutorials or "headers for dummies" out there? I am determined to get a new look. That is my goal and I will figure something out.
What else is up? It's cold here again. Overcast. Slightly depressing. I'll manage.
Jamie gave me a break from my routine today and picked the girls up from school (I'm supposed to be scrapping right now, but this blog stuff is just as addicting as the other). I finally downloaded a few pics from my camera. They made me smile. Here they are...
My mom and Bella. I regret not taking more pics of them while they were here. Sorry mom! I am usually so good (too good), but with my lens situation...eck! I have to go lens shopping soon. I don't want to replace my 18-55, cause it's so boring, but the others that I've been looking at are A WHOLE LOT of $$$$$$. Some are more than my whole camera package put together!! So not nice! Anyway...more on cameras later. Isn't this sweet of my mom and my baby???

And if this doesn't make you smile...then you're just no fun! How stinkin cute are these two little girls? We got to go shopping and starbucking with our friends yesterday. What a nice break from the usual grocery store/target run. I strongly suggest doing that sometime. Grab a friend, go have some coffee (I promise I had De-CaF) and hit the biggest money pit around...TARGET! What's even better? We both walked out of there spending under $100. AMAZING.
I'm going to have to scold myself now and get to scrapbook room is calling me. Off to create!

Saturday, January 26, 2008

Ooops...forgot this!


I totally forgot to add this to my previous is Bella singing to me on my birthday! I thought it was so cute! She had a little help from Lala, of course. Enjoy!!

Friday, January 25, 2008

I'm back...

and I missed you all!! I have some major catching up to do. I had my parents visiting for 10 days and we stayed pretty busy (they love to keep busy and help me with all of my pending projects around the house!) Unfortunately we had to send them back to North Dakota today :-( So now it's time for a recap of the last few weeks!!
First off we took in a Rampage Hockey game last Friday night. It was kinda neat that SA was playing Hamilton (Ontario) and that happens to be where my dad is from!!

Next up was the BIG 3-6 for me. Yikes. I don't know if I like saying that yet. I usually don't let birthdays bother me, but for some just seems a lot closer to 40. My hubby insisted on a little party. He made his yummy fajitas and all the fixins. It was such a good time and I loved having all of our friends and family over. Thank you to all of you who came (you know who you are) and for all of the lovely gifts! The night went entirely too fast and I didn't get to talk to everyone as much as I'd hoped. Here ya go with a few pics! In case you can't tell, that's a my little pony cake (you'd never know that I have 2 little girls, huh?).

And a few random shots with Papu and Lala.

. you want to guess what this is all about??
A picture of my sweater, you ask? Well it's not just a pic of my all time favorite sweater from when I worked at The Gap, but it's of my BELLY.
Do you see where I'm going with this?
YES...I'm showing off my {PREGNANT BELLY}!!!!!!!!!
We are finally telling people. It's really exciting and scary all at the same time. I feel like I'm starting all over again. I am still training myself on what to eat/what not to eat, what to drink/what not to drink, etc. etc. etc.
Alright...that is going to have to do it for now. I hope to start scrapping again this week, so be on the lookout for some new crafty stuff!!
Have a fabulous weekend!