Thursday, December 31, 2009

Wishing you all...

a Happy and safe new year. Today is my little boy's 6th birthday. I can't believe he is already 6. Seems like only yesterday I was spending New Year's Eve in the hospital gazing at his precious new face for the very first time. I knew right then that my New Year's celebrations would always consist of celebrating his life. I took it a step further and made it a point to reflect on the blessings in my life. I've challenged myself to see this day - and everyday - as a gift. I pray you will also choose to see life as a gift, and not so much for yourself, but for others. A gift...meant to be given away.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

New Sketch Site!

Hello friends:) I am so excited to announce that I have started a brand new sketch site! I would love for you to join me in weekly sketch challenges at Sketch Inspiration.

Friday, October 30, 2009

Happy Halloween:)

Have a safe and happy time trick-or-treating tomorrow. This is a pic of my sister and myself. It's from our school party yesterday. I borrowed my daughter's bee wings and antennas and then I duck taped a yellow shirt. LOL! Hey, when you only have 20 minutes before school to throw something together, that's what happens!

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Living large:)

Sam and I went to a MWF match last night. If you've never heard of it, it stands for MicroWrestling Federation (yeah, midget wrestling)!! Hubby thought it would be fun - and he was right. LOL I think this is the first time - ever in my life - I have been in a room full of grown-ups and felt TALL! HAHAHA! There were 6 "little" wrestlers. These guys put on a great show:) Yes, it's random and completely out of the ordinary - and so am I!

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Tuesday's Challenge 9-22-09

Hi friend:) Today I challenge you to find the good in your situation. Yesterday I was totally bummed because I was so busy, I only got to see my kids for 35 minutes all day:( I felt down about it and like I had pushed my kids aside while I took over other responsibilities. That isn't true. Sometimes life gets in the way and we have to find the good in a hard situation.
1. My kids got some much needed Daddy time.
2. My kids know they are loved.
3. I was able to be there for others who needed me.
I challenge you to count it all joy today. Whenever something negative comes your way, stop and find something good in the situation.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Tuesday's Challenge 9-15-09

Hello friend! It's time for another Tuesday Challenge:) This week I challenge you to add an encouraging quote to your blog. It can be anything from anywhere, just something that is positive! Let me know what you find!
Here is mine: From the Bible, "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me." Phillipians 4:13

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Tuesday's Challenge 9-8-09

Today my little guy is home from school...11 days into Kindergarten and he has an ear infection. How often do we take for granted our health and that of our loved ones? Today, join me in taking a moment to count your blessings. Of course we could never count them all, but take time to be thankful for the "little" things, the things we just assume will always be - those are usually the greatest blessings of all.

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Memorable Seasons

is our September sponsor at HYWWP. I LOVE this kit Memorable Seasons sent! It's sooo girly and fun:) I also used a sketch from 52 sketches as inspiration for this layout. I still have tons left in my kit so I am off of the computer and back in my scrap room:)

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Little Bean Embroidery

This company sponsored our design team at HYWWP for August. You have GOT to check out this site: She has some of the CUTEST stuff! She's very talented and can do just about anything. Please check out her link when you get a chance!! She gave us these adorable stamps which I used for this card.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

New sketch!

Here's a new sketch for you:) I want feedback!! Let me know what you think;)

Tuesday's Challenge 9-1-09

Hello friends! It's already Tuesday again:) If time flew by any faster, I would need a jet pack to try to keep up! This week I challenge you to provide a meal for someone. This can be taking your elderly neighbor a plate of spaghetti (afterall, you have to make it in bulk anyway!) or have a pizza sent to a friend, whatever you choose will surely be a blessing. The point of this mission is to feed someone's tummy and you feed their soul. I am making chicken spaghetti tonight and sending over enough for a busy mama of three. Share your journey with me!

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Tuesday's Challenge 8-25-09

Hello friends! I nearly let today slip by without your challenge! Your challenge is to make a special card for a friend and send it to them this week. Just to let them know you are thinking of them;) Be sure you come back here and tell us when you've completed the challenge!

Monday, August 24, 2009

Big day

For the past 10 years, all I have known is motherhood. Today is the day I never wanted to come. My baby started Kindergarten today. I can't explain the emotion that has run through my veins's a mixture of pride, caution and sadness all in one. I'm so very proud of my children, I take great pride in me, they are my most prized possession. Now life will take a new direction for me, one I always wanted to avoid. Nevertheless, as I tucked them into bed last night and prayed with them, I gave them an extra squeeze and thanked the Lord for the wonderful opportunity to invest in their first 5 years - with no regrets. I became the designated hugger at school this morning:) I walked around and hugged mama's who needed to know it was ok...eventhough inside I was kicking and screaming...I was so proud of my son for walking in to a strange place and immediately being so confident. He assured me that he loved me and gave me the "thumbs up" as he walked if he knew he needed to console ME! So here is to all you mama's who have dedicated your life to prepare your child(ren) to take on the world. You've done a great job, mama!

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Take me out...

to the ballgame! Sam and I (and a friend of his) took the kids to see the Texas Rangers play baseball yesterday. Sam and Austin went last year, but this was mine and Brook's first time to watch a major league game. It was a ton of fun and we are already looking forward to next time:)

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Tuesday's Thoughtful Challenge #2

The first challenge must have been a difficult one. Only two responses! I will make your second challenge a bit easier. Call an old friend or someone you haven't talked to in a long time. They've probably been on your mind, but you "just haven't had the time". Do that this week, let them know you are thinking about them:) Remember, these challenges are to build us up as we build up others. Respond to this thread when you've accomplished your task!

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Tuesday's Thoughtful Challenge #1

Hello there! I am going to try to challenge you every Tuesday. Each week there will be a different, simple challenge - however, this is not a scrapping challenge, but a challenge to better yourself. A challenge to live a life of purpose. Today is your first challenge.
I challenge you to find someone who is in need. This could be someone who is having trouble crossing the street , someone who needs to go ahead of you in the grocery line, or even someone who just needs a hug. We are surrounded by hurting people. Be sensitive to those around you and be their angel today:) There is no act of kindness that is too small. When you complete your mission, come back here and let us know how you are affecting your world! I look forward to hearing your story.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Online crop all weekend!

I'm gearing up for a big online weekend crop over at Paper. Come join us for challenges, games, and fun scrappy prizes!

Monday, August 3, 2009

Best Friends

I am so very blessed with many many friends. My sister, Jenny, happens to be the one who has been with me through it all - and still loves me:) Today's blog entry is dedicated to her. She inspires me daily - not only as a sensational scrapper, but so much more.

Saturday, August 1, 2009

August sketch

Here is a new sketch for you:) It was inspired by a layout created by my sister, Jenny. Thanks for allowing me to sketch your Easter layout, sister! Happy August!

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Been scrappin!

I feel so productive this week! I've done several pages and a few new sketches (will share some soon:) This is one of my favorites from the week. I just love everything Bo Bunny makes so I was itching to use these papers. The layout was inspired by a sketch by Julie Bonner. Thanks for stopping by:)

Monday, July 27, 2009

Happy Blog Hop WINNER!

Hello friends! Thank you so much for joining me on a Happy Blog Hop:) I just drew a name and the winner for my prize is: BETH! Congratulations, Beth! Email me with your address and I will mail your prize:) Don't forget to keep hopping around to see if you won on another blog, there are many prizes out there. Have a wonderful Monday and check back again soon for another chance at something scrappy:)

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

The Happy Blog Hop!

It starts here! In an attempt to spread some happiness around the scrappy blog world, several of my friends and I hope you will join us in a happy hop. Here's what you do:

1. Comment to the quest below in this post.
2. Click on the next hostess blog and do the same again and again!

The beauty of this hop is: EVERY blog is offering a DIFFERENT prize! You have a chance at MANY awesome new scrap goodies:) All you have to do, is "think happy" and participate. The first prize is everything you see in the above picture:) This hop will go on until Sunday at midnight. Then on Monday, each blog will draw a participant's name - there will be many prizes and many winners!

Here is your first quest:
*Name 3 things you love about yourself.

Then click on over to my dear friend, Erin's blog for a chance at another great prize!
Thanks for hopping by! Have a happy day:)

Surprises & Prizes GALORE!!

Just a heads up: You will want to return to my blog tomorrow for MANY chances at MANY PRIZES! Bring your happy face!

Saturday, July 18, 2009


Just wanted to let you all know that you mean so much to me. I know many of you have been prayer warriors for me this week and I thank God that He listens and cares...and I thank Him for friends like you. Not to scare anyone, but I had a major surgery Wednesday. Without going into any details, I want you to know that it was a good thing and though I elected to have it done, it was necessary. Thank you all for hanging in there with me. I've said it before and I'll say it again, you mean the world to me and I pray God's richest blessings on you and your precious family. I am very limited to what I can and can't do right now, but I thank God for His goodness and mercy. I'd love to hear from you, I know it would brighten my day:)

Monday, July 13, 2009

Happy to announce:

that I have made it as a design team member and sketch artist for It's a new site with what is sure to be a great kit club. Come on over and join us!

Sunday, July 12, 2009

A day of rest

Hi friends:) I hope that you are enjoying a relaxing weekend. It is HOT here. I love it, but would welcome some much needed rain. This is going to be a busy week so I won't be posting for a little while. I just wanted to wish you all well. Hugs!

Friday, July 10, 2009

Bo Bunny

Anyone who knows me knows that I am a huge fan of Bo Bunny! I get so excited when they come out with new products. Head over to their blog and pick out a blinkie for your blog. You have THREE to choose from! If you scan down to the right of your screen, you will see my favorite:)

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Happy Tuesday!

Yep, it's my birthday:)) Hubby surprised me with a NEW LAPTOP yesterday! Not only that, but my family spent the day together. We ate at a popular Mexican food place, went shopping and even watched the new Ice Age 3 movie. I have a great attitude about what the coming year will bring. I'm at peace with the world and love this stage in my life. I'm looking forward to great things:)
I pray you, too, will find this a great year. I'm so glad you are in my life:)

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Welcome sign

I found this kit at convention last month. Though the chipboard shapes were pre-cut, it was still pretty time consuming. It's hanging by my front door right now, but it won't be there for long. I'm afraid the weather will be to harsh on it.

Sunday, June 28, 2009

We're home!

We had a wonderful time at Disney World this past week. We are exhausted, but the kids really enjoyed it. I've been trying to catch up on laundry and computer today. I was having internet withdrawls:) I'm sure I will overload you all with pictures and pages in the near future. I'm glad to be home and missed you all. Check in soon!

Blog award

Thank you Kristi, for selecting me for this Lovely Blog Award:)

To accept this award, you must share the love.
1. Add it to your blog.
2. Link to the person from whom you received this award.
3. Nominate 7 more blogs.
4. Leave them a message on their blog letting them know they received "One Lovely Blog Award".
So, in return I am passing this award on to:
1. Myia
5. Roe
6. Rita
7. Jenn

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Leaving you

Well, I didn't want to leave you empty handed while I am on vacation next week. Here is a new sketch for you to play with while I'm gone:)

Brooklyn's recital 2009

Here are a few pictures from my beautiful daughter's dance recital last weekend.
I can hardly wait to print these and scrap them!!!

Monday, June 15, 2009

Riff Raff Designs

This is a layout I did with my sponsor products from Riff Raff Designs. I am so impressed with this chipboard and if you haven't used it before, I urge you to do so! You won't be disappointed - it's delicious!

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Thanks for the blog award!

My dear friend, Roe, honored me with the Kreativ Blogger award:) THANK YOU! It is now my turn to choose 7 "Kreativ Bloggers" - which isn't easy to do! In order to accept this award you must:
1. Thank the person who nominated you for this award.
2. Copy the logo and place it on your blog.
3. Link the person who nominated you for this award.
4. Name 7 things about yourself that people might find interesting.
5. Nominate 7 Kreativ Bloggers.
6. Post links to the 7 blogs you nominate.
7. Leave comments on all 7 blogs letting them know you nominated them.

So here are 7 things about myself that you might find interesting:
1. I have a sweet tooth.
2. I love to hunt.
3. I prefer to scrap alone - only because the creative juices seem to flow better.
4. I'm predictably unpredictable.
5. I have a LOUD laugh.
6. I love to play poker.
7. I'm a clean freak.

Here are my 7 nominees:
1. Jenny
2. Cathy
3. Katt
4. Myia
5. Paula
6. Regina
7. Lisa808

*I look to all of you for inspiration. Thanks for visiting my blog!

Monday, June 8, 2009

Texas Retreat

Here we are, our first scrapbook friends retreat. There were 7 of us who met from all over the country for the very first time. I am so blessed to call these girls friends. I cannot even begin to tell you how absolutely amazing each of these girls are - online and in person. My life is more beautiful because they are in it. If you want to join in on the fun, memories and of course, pictures (I'm talking 1000 between all of us, that's no exaggeration either) then head over to Have Your Way With Paper and join our message board. You will quickly find that this scrapbooking board is unique. We are real people with big hearts, true stories and tons of love. You matter.

Sunday, June 7, 2009


What a wonderful week I have had! I had the honor of meeting - for the first time - some of my dearest online friends. What a blessing you all have been to my life. Thank you for taking time away from your families to meet up. My tummy still hurts from all the laughter and my heart is full from the extra dose of love. You all mean the world to me and I love you:)

Tuesday, June 2, 2009


Hi there! I hope you are enjoying your week. We've had a ton of sunshine this week, but today it decided to storm - that's ok, I didn't want to water my yard this evening anyway! I can hardly sit still today - my sister and I are leaving early Thursday morning to head to Arlington for a few days. We are meeting up with some of our online scrap sisters who we have "known" for a long time and are finally going to get to hug necks!!! We will be going to the Great American Scrapbook Convention together on Friday. Talk about HEAVEN! Great friends and NEW scrappy supplies! I can already hear the angels singing...
I'm sure I will overload my blog with pictures of my highly anticipated trip - we've been planning this trip for about 9 months!! Needless to say, I won't be back on until then. I hope you have a wonderful weekend and I hope to hear from you soon:) Blessings friends!

Friday, May 29, 2009

Flower RAK winner:

I let my son draw a name for the flower RAK and he drew:
Congratulations! Please email me with your address and I will send out your flowers. Thank you all for sharing with me what you love about summer. Looks like we all have something in common!

Blog candy prize!!!

Have a sweet tooth? Well then this is sure to do the trick! Check out the following link for your chance to win this fabulous prize: yummyblogcandy

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Flowers for you!

Ok girls! I planted my first flower bed this year. It was a ton of work (still is) but I'm proud that I did it by myself:) I'm sure it will be a chore keeping up with it thru the hot Texas heat! I have to admit though, I love the warm summers and the time lounging by a pool with the kids without a care in the world. I don't know about you, but I always love getting flowers. My favorite kind are scrappy flowers:) They last much longer than live ones;) So here's the deal: I'm offering up these flowers as a RAK (random act of kindness). All you have to do is post to this thread and tell me what you love about SUMMER. I will put everyone's names into a drawing and pick someone Friday! Let me hear from you!

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

One proud Mama!

Brooklyn had her awards ceremony at school this morning. I haven't been able to make many this year because of my work schedule (they are always held in the morning). Well Austin and I went today and let me just say....I am so proud of that girl! She was the most decorated student there. She got awards for "Triple A" which means straight A's all year long. She received her UIL medal from Ready Writing - she placed second in the district - the only child at school who placed (individually). She placed fourth in the school's reading program - which means she read like 58 books this year (again). The only thing she didn't get recognized for was Perfect Attendance and that's because she missed ONE day...but that's ok. The other awards are far more impressive to me. I just sat there with tears in my eyes everytime they called her name. What a blessing this child is; she is so well rounded. Thanks for letting me gloat:)

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Hi there!

This is Brook's last week of school so it will be busy busy for us - with track meets, field trips, talent shows and parties, we still have to fit in gymnastics and ballet. She had a rough start to the year; so many changes overwhelmed her, but she is a tough girl and has continued to impress us with making wise decisions and her compassionate heart. Austin is ready for her to get out for a couple of months. They love each other so much, it makes a mama proud. He has his last art lesson of the year tomorrow. He will really miss that, but with such a full schedule this summer we won't have time for art until school starts back. The rain has continued to fall, which is strange for us this time of year. It's been wonderful to actually get a SPRING this year. We usually go from winter to summer in a matter of days. There are only 10 days until the Great American Scrapbook Convention in Arlington! YAY! If that isn't treat enough, Jenny and I are meeting 6 of our online friends from all over and for three days there will be laughter, shopping at convention together, laughter, food, laughter, hugs and more laughter. We've been waiting for this for MONTHS and I didn't think it would ever get here...and finally here it is! I hope you all enjoy a blessed week!

Monday, May 18, 2009

Roll Call!!!

Ok, it's quiet around here. Who's with me? Let me hear from ya so that I know I'm not all alone in the world of blog!

Sunday, May 17, 2009

SUNday news:

Hello friends!
Today is a beautiful day:) We've had some severe storms and rain over the past few days. Though we've desperately needed the rain, I'm glad to see the sun shining again today. I managed to get a couple of scrappy projects done over the weekend - including adding some new sketched to my slideshow - so that feels good. This is my last week of school for the year. Austin graduates from Pre-K on Wednesday - break a mama's heart; my baby starts Kindergarten in just a few months. My big girl will be headed to the 5th grade - GASP! Where does time go?
Anyway, I hope you all have a bright sun shiny day:)

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Happy Mother's Day!

Happy Mother's Day ladies! Whether you are a biological mother or a mom at heart, I pray today brings you much love and honor. You are special to me:)

Monday, May 4, 2009

More winners!

Wow, thank you girls for participating in my first ever blog hop! A BIG thank you to my good friends who were stops along the way:) I drew a name from the bowl and the blog hop winner who will receive the stamp set is........drum roll please......

REGINA!!! Congrats girl!

Oh but wait! I have some more good news! Yesterday I asked you to tell me your favorite color combo and there were 5 of you who participated....WELL! I had this planned all along, but wanted to surprise you - all 5 of you get the stamped journaling spots up for grabs! You never know when I am going to pull a fast one over on you:)
So if:
Jennifer Moore
will email your address to me at: I will mail those out:)

Congrats to all of you girls for your hard work and friendship:) Please check back again soon for another chance at a scrappy prize. Have a great Monday!

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Another chance!!

I'm giving you another chance at a scrappy prize right now! Just post to this thread telling me your favorite color combo and you qualify for these cute stamped journaling spots! I will end this contest at midnight (Central time zone) and draw a winner tomorrow!
Oh and by the way, I love pink & brown or light blue & brown together:)
*Don't forget about the blog hop! It doesn't end until midnight tonight so you still have time!

Sketch #4 WINNER!

First of all, THANK YOU so much to these girls for participating in my sketch challenge:
Alexandra Zimmermann
Jennifer Vinson
Jennifer Crowe
Toie Richardson
Scrappin Marie
Luzma Bruna
Alisha Duckie
Briard Buddy
I LOVED seeing all of your creations and I'm thrilled that so many of you found inspiration from my sketch:) I will be hosting more soon, so please check back for a chance at another scrappy prize:))
My daughter picked a name from the bowl and the winner is....

Scrappin Marie!

Friday, May 1, 2009

NSD Sweet Celebration blog hop!!!

Hello friend! Welcome to my blog and thank you so much for stopping by! This is my very first blog hop and I hope you will join me and some of my close friends as we hop from blog to blog and leave love and get new ideas! Please remember to leave a comment to this, and each blog you visit before midnight (Central time) SUNDAY and I will randomly draw a winner for this cute stamp set!
Good luck and have fun!!!
Your next stop will be to my sister and best friend's blog. You will see, she is incredibly talented:

Let's get this party started!

To kick off this exciting weekend, I challenge you to do sketch #4 from my sketch slideshow on the right ->

Please send your entry to and you will be eligible for the happy scrappy prize pictured above! You have until Saturday night at midnight (Central time zone) to get your entry in! I will draw a name get to scrappin' girl!

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

National Scrapbooking Day

Oh yeah! It's nearly that time again! I wanna kick this party off with a big bang! Over the next couple of days, stay tuned for some challenges and your chance at some scrappy prizes:)

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

I've been a fool...

A SCRAPPIN' FOOL! I got THREE pages done yesterday AND finished one I started the day before - woot woot! That NEVER happens in a days time so I was feeling guuud:) Especially since I worked til noon, did laundry, cooked dinner and taxi'd Brook around to practices after school too. I'll be updating my slide show soon:) Have a beautiful day!

Sunday, April 26, 2009


We have a chance everyday this week for rain! OHHH we sooo need it. We are still under a burn ban because of the dry conditions. I've made a few new pages and I need to add them to my slide show soon. Maybe I can work on that in a day or two. Have a beautiful week!

Friday, April 17, 2009

It's Friday!

Happy Friday to ya! We had a very severe storm blow in early this morning. High winds knocked out most of the power to the North side of town - not so fun when you have to get kids ready for school in the dark! We never lost power, but Jenny (my sister) called me at 7:30 this morning and hers was out.
Yesterday, Jenny and I worked overtime yesterday. I had this brilliant idea to paint the church nursery - I'm so glad she showed up or I would still be there. I have blisters on my hands this morning LOL! That took up 8 hours of my day yesterday and then it left me 30 minutes to get the kids home to Dad and I was back out the door to teach aerobics - we ended up just walking a couple of miles.
SO, I hope today will be a low key day. Brook has a school social after lunch. I'm in charge of that, and then Austin has a t-ball game this afternoon - if the weather permits. So we'll see:) I hope you get a good headstart on your weekend!

Monday, April 13, 2009

Happy Monday!

It's a beautiful day in the neighborhood...ok it's a bit chilly this morning, but I'm optimistic! We couldn't have asked for a more beautiful Easter - I was a little aprehensive, the weather man talked like there would be a flood, but after the early morning showers, the sun came out and it proved to be a wonderful day. I got to spend it with some of the most important people in my life and everyone was happy and healthy - what more is there?

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Thank you!

There were four of you who made the deadline for sketch challenge #1. I've made a slideshow to show your fantastic work, and as promised, I am drawing a name out of a bowl right now....the name....I am! Roe, congrats for winning, I will get your RAK out to you first thing Monday morning:) Again, thank you ALL for participating and there will be more sketches to come! Have a scrappy weekend!

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Hi friends!

I just wanted to share a couple new features I added to my blog:) I added a slideshow to the right of the page to display some of my recent work - and of course, you noticed the new playlist. I'm just trying to figure all of this out! Have a blessed day!

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

How's it going?

You getting this sketch done? Don't forget, you have til Friday to show me and be entered in a drawing for a scrappy prize!!

Friday, April 3, 2009

My first time:)

Woo Hoo! Thanks to tips from my HYWWP friends, I am attempting a few of my own sketches! Here is my very first one evah! Send me your interpretation and get your name in for a scrappy RAK! Let's see what you can come up with! Do it, do it! Your deadline is one week from now, April 10th at midnight Central time.

Send entries to:

Wednesday, April 1, 2009


Today was an emotional day as Mom and I went to Wichita Falls to a funeral of a family friend. As I looked around, I saw so many familiar faces, but it had been years since I had seen most of them so I wasn't positive about anyone! It's crazy how you "remember" silly things, being a part of someone's story and then you look up - some 20 years later - and everyone is grown with kids of their own. They have their own stories and their own lives - and you are no longer a part of their world, only a part of their history. If today doesn't speak volumes as to why I am passionate about scrapbooking, then I could never explain it. My goal is to leave my stories, the big ones and the little ones, the happy ones and the not-so happy ones, the daily moments that distinguish who I am and from whence I came. I'm so incredibly blessed and I could never put into words the gratitude I feel for every single individual who has crossed my path...that includes you. Have a blessed day.

Monday, March 30, 2009


I KNEW it! It was a wonderful day:) Started out with a good hair day - that always determines the rest of the day. LOL! Went to school. March is Dr. Seuss' birthday so we celebrated with green eggs and ham - YUM. Everyone got a big kick out of that. Came home, made lunch, ate, got Austin off to art class for an hour, ran errands like a mad woman during that hour. Picked Austin up, came home, and found I had AN AWESOME package waiting from my secret bunny!!!! Did some laundry, made a cheesecake for a friend, picked up Brook, she presented me with her new Spring school pictures - I SMELL A PAGE COMING ON:) Took her to gymnastics, picked her up, took her to ballet, made dinner, picked her up, ate dinner, played outside, went to the track and put in a couple of miles and 10 sets of bleachers. Now everyone is bathed and in bed and I'm off to watch a movie with hubby. Phew! Goodnight.

I can feel it!

It's going to be a great day! Yesterday was full of excitement. We found out that Brooklyn's Fallow Deer hunt will be airing on the Sportsman's Outdoor channel in JUNE! We were thinking October so that was a nice surprise. I'll let you know the details as I get them;) Also, Austin harvested his first animal yesterday! He took this GOLD METAL Corsican Ram at the same ranch Brook took her Fallow. He's going to give Brook a run for her money! Not bad for a 5 year old, eh?

Sunday, March 29, 2009

And just like that

another weekend has come and gone. It's been so stinkin' busy around here! This weekend was so full of cleaning, working, church and bday parties that I don't even remember much of it! I just want to scrap, is that too much to ask??

Friday, March 27, 2009


I can't believe this. I got "pink" yesterday on my legs from the warm 85 degree sunshine and today - there's a chance of SNOW??? I've got the heater cranked up and am ready to crawl into bed. The house contractor cut my phone line yesterday and I've been without internet/phone all morning. So let's re-cap: too cold to go outside, no phone or about stir crazy! I'm hoping for some happy scrappy time tomorrow:) It's been a scrappy week and it feels greeeaatttuh!
Enjoy your weekend:)

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Work out day

Thursday's are aerobics day. I look forward to this night every week:) I worked this morning, went to lunch - ate too much Mexican food so yes, I need to work out tonight! Then I finished a page I started yesterday. YAY!

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Wow it's already Wednesday!

I can't believe the week is already half over. Where'd it go?? I got a total of 3 pages scrapped yesterday:) It was a good day! Wonder how many I can fit into today?? With the rain falling outside, it sure gives me a good excuse to stay in:)

Tuesday, March 24, 2009


I haven't been able to scrap in over a week - for me, that's wayyyy too long. You might as well not feed me! Here's a new one from today.
Basic Grey has added this one to their idea gallery. YAY! This is #10!!

Monday, March 23, 2009

Monday Monday

It's time for another week. Spring Break has come and gone and now it's back to schedules and alarm clocks. I taught this morning, my little class had a hard time getting back in the swing of things too. Today is crazy busy. Austin starts his first year of T-ball:) He has practice at 6, Brooklyn has gymnastics at 4:30 and ballet at 6:15. I'm getting my very first taste of both kids in extracurricular activities today. Wish me well!

Sunday, March 22, 2009


that's how I feel today! After church, I was just beat so I laid down "for a minute" and woke up 2 hours later - WOW! I never take naps anymore so this was a treat. The sky is cloudy and the wind is loud. I guess it made me feel like going back to bed. LOL! I hope YOU got something done today because I DID NOT!

Saturday, March 21, 2009

PHEW! I am POOPED! I didn't get to bed til early this morning and then I was up by 6 to start my garage sale. It went really well - especially for a last minute deal:) It's been a long, but productive day. I have some serious scrap fever so I hope to make out with my supplies tomorrow after church! To be continued...

Friday, March 20, 2009

This is my girl. Her smile will melt your heart.
I am so in love with all these new products by My Little Shoe Box:)

Isn't my boy growing?? This layout was done as a sponsor project using Memories Complete products.
Hello! Welcome to my blog:) I'm still trying to get a "feel" for blogging so please bare with me. I'm glad you are here!