Adam, Brooke, Chrissy, and Tyler

Welcome to ABC & T. Hope you enjoy catching up on our family events and my scrapbook creations!

Thursday, July 29, 2010


Well, we made it home from Michigan. We had SO much fun I can't wait to go back next year. The kids were FABULOUS!! We spent a week in Pentwater and a week in Kalamazoo visiting friends and family. Then, we saw Aunt Whitney at her wedding shower, spent time with Grandma and Grandpa Moore, and stayed with Aunt Jenn in Ohio. The best part, I got to see the birth of my niece Carleigh!! Yet, after three weeks, we are SO glad to be home. Here are some pics from our trip!

Golfing with Grammy Marsha and Papa Don!
Baby Carleigh
Three on the pony! Fun times with Izzy and Marshall!
Doing Grammy's hair!
The sand castle destroyer!
Beautiful 4th of July Brookie!

Friday, June 11, 2010


June has proved to be a VERY busy month. I just finished a week of Camp Invention and start summer enrichment next week. Then, it is finally time to head home to Michigan. I can't wait to enjoy reasonable summer temps!!

Here are a couple layouts I created with the TTT June Kit #2.

Ty loves cherrios. In fact, he would rather feed himself than have mommy give it to him on a spoon. My least favorite time of the day is trying to feed him. Actually, if I feed him outside in his stroller it isn't so bad!

This is a classic! I know Brooke will dislike me VERY much some day for taking this picture and actually creating a scrapbook page about it. Sorry sweetie but this is too darn funny : )
Adam told me Ty will dislike me as much for this layout as Brooke will dislike me for the last one. Ty can actually blame it on Papa since he's the one who put the girl hat on him : )
And here is the cover of the mini album I made for Adam for Father's Day. We thought of all of daddy's favorites: food=salad, color=blue, sport=football, team=Michigan, girl=Brooke, boy=Ty!!

Hope everyone is enjoying their summer. See you all soon in Michigan!

Tuesday, June 8, 2010


So, I ventured into the world of digital scrapbooking. I found some great, free digital kits and created a couple layouts. I must thank my wonderful husband for helping me through this ordeal. I am NOT patient when it comes to learning new technology. It always seems more complicated than it should be. Well, here are the three layouts I created.

Lydia, Brooke, and Ty at the Turtle Trot:

Ty enjoying the pool in Hilton Head:

And my little girl after an exhausting day in Hilton Head.

So, I think I rather enjoy digital scrapping. It definitely has its benefits. The only down fall is I need a new, better quality printer. Oh, and an external hard drive to hold my large layouts : )

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Hey everyone! It's been quite a week. As the kids realize they are close to the end of the year they become very restless! So, it's been exhausting. Not to mention being busy planning for three weeks of summer school.

Well, the Turtle Trot was a blast. I surprised Brooke by inviting her best friend Lydia. They were troopers. They walked/ran the whole mile in the scorching heat! They even had enough energy to play afterwards. Then, we enjoyed a great lunch together before heading home. Papa did a great job as the College of Charleston mascot...the cougar. I'm surprised he didn't pass out from the heat. Here are some pics:

Before the race:

During the race:

Papa put Lydia's hat on Ty. What a ham!

Here's an added picture. Can you tell what Ty's favorite new food is? Yep, cheerios! He also enjoys wearing them as much as eating them! LOL: )

Not much planned for this weekend. I have training all morning Saturday and I think Adam will be golfing for charity on Sunday. Next week is our last full week of school. Can't wait to spend my time with my babies. I think Papa deserves a much needed break as well ; )

Thursday, May 13, 2010

WOW! Twice in one week. It's a new record!

Not much has happened but pretty soon we will be BUSY! School is winding down. Only 14 days left. Two of which are half days. It's hard to believe I started the year by having a baby boy! What a blessing! It certainly was tough going back to school but my class has been awesome. I am really going to miss them, as I do each year : ) I'm keeping my fingers crossed that Brooke will get into a full day preschool program. She would love it! Ty will get to go back with Papa so he can teach Ty all the wonderful things he taught Brooke. I'm sure Ty will have some new things to teach Papa too!

The 4th annual Turtle Trot is Saturday. Papa is going to be the College of Charleston mascot! LOL! I signed him up for it : ) Brooke and I have gone each year since the first Turtle Trot. This year her best friend Lydia is going with us. I'll have pics to post this weekend!

Monday, May 10, 2010

Long Time

Ok! So I'm not good at keeping up with my blog......PAPA : ) Hey! I'm one busy lady but soon to be enjoying summer vacation. Well, after teaching three weeks of summer school. It's hard to think my little girl could be going to preschool next year in preparation for kindergarten the following year. I'm not sure how Papa will handle it.....I'm not sure how Brooke will handle it. I see alot of sleep overs in the near future!

Tyler will be 9 months old this month. Man I'm old! LOL! They are both growing up too fast. I wouldn't be surprised if Ty starts walking before he is a year old. His new favorite thing is eating finger food....especially cherrios!

Today was our day to upload our new layouts to the TTT User Gallery using the May kits. I went a little crazy this month. We only have to create 4 layouts but I created 7. I just loved this kit. It is one of my favorites. Here are the pages I created. Here is the link to check them out:
TTT is also hosting a monthly kit challenge and monthly challenge. You can check them out here at

Here are my layouts:

Ty enjoying a bath at Papa and Grammies!
Brooke enjoying the tree swing!
Strawberry Festival at Boone Hall!
My little girl turned 4 : (
Brooke's new princess kite!
Brooke feeding her birds!
A wonderful picnic dinner at Waterfront Park with Grammy and Papa!

I will try to be better! I will TRY : )

Monday, March 29, 2010

Happy Spring! The flowers are blooming, the pollen is falling, and my allergies are AWFUL! I can't complain though, everyone is happy, healthy, and doing well. My mom is coming to visit this week and Brooke is counting down the days. We have SO much planned. I am going to be after her about scrapping for sure. She has so much stuff but never finds the time to create with it so now is the time. It will be perfect since the website I design for is having an online crop while she is here. It will be April 8-11. There will be 12 challenges and tons of games and prizes. It's easy to join if you are not a member. Check out the website for details.

Friday, March 19, 2010

Well, tomorrow is the first day of spring and we kicked it off with a trip to the beach with Grammy Bonnie. We ended it with a wonderful dinner as well. The little ones were well behaved and now all is quiet as they dream peacefully in least until 4:00 AM : )

Tyler is growing like a weed. He can sit up now and loves crawling backwards for the most part but also sometimes forwards. He has 4 1/2 teeth and is working on the other 1 1/2. Brooke turned 4 and had an awesome party with friends and family.

Here are some recent layouts I completed!

The snow storm:
Crazy Brooke:
Cutest baby boy ever:

Happy spring y'all : )

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Here are a couple pics of Tyler at 6 months and Brooke on Lefty. She is so brave and wasn't the least bit afraid of riding a regular sized horse instead of tiny Peanut the pony!

Monday, February 15, 2010

Hey everyone! Hope you enjoyed your weekend. I am enjoying my day off with the little ones. Her are some pics of crazy girl on Valentine's Day and Tyler's new teeth. I also added a picture of the large snowman Papa, Daddy, and Brooke made while I was out this past Saturday. I am also posting pictures from my fabulous new crown molding/shelf that Papa built for me. It's exactly as I had pictured it :)

The snowman:
Crazy girl:
New teeth:
New crown molding/shelf:

My breyers are so happy to be out of the box after 5+ years! And they all fit!! Guess Papa will have to build a new shelf if I get anymore : )

Saturday, February 13, 2010

So we had a winter storm in the south...1"-3" of snow. WOW : ) I thought a snow storm required 2'-3' of snow! Either way we had a blast playing in the snow. This was the second time Brooke has seen snow but the first time she can remember. She started off excited but quickly realized how cold snow really is. Here are some pics from our adventure.

Snow buds:

Ty's snow angel:
Our miniature snowman:
Brooke's snow angel:
The palm tree by the pond:
Out bright and early in the morning:
Snow family:

Sunday, February 7, 2010

So, Brooke has decided she wants to start riding lessons. Grammy Marsha and I were SO excited. For her 4th birthday Grammy Marsha bought her a helmet and paddock boots and I bought her a wash bucket filled with brushes and extra goodies. We even got Grammy Bonnie and Papa Gary in on the action. They bought her a pair of riding pants! Even though it was pouring down rain during her first lesson she learned to steer Peanut with the reins. She actually steered her into all the mud puddles. Peanut wasn't so excited : ) Brooke even trotted and laughed the whole time. I think I'm in trouble. She is fearless!! Here are a couple pictures from her first lesson.

Here are a couple other pictures of Tyler in his cute hat and with his new best friend: