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Thursday, November 29, 2007

Counting Down the Hours...

Until I can ship my kids off to my parents for the weekend. I know it's probably horrible of me to be so excited about it. I know they are looking forward to it (my parents and my kids) as much as I am,so that makes it easier. LOL. I have a busy weekend that will be very nice kid free. Tomorrow marks the start of the crop at ,Then Saturday I can sleep in. We have a dinner/xmas party for sorority Saturday night. No, not your typical college sorority, more of a women's group. It is the group that I belong to that raises funds for the Diabetic Youth Foundation. So that will be a nice grown up evening out. I even splurged and bought me some dark red satin heels to go with my black cocktail dress. They are cute! I will have to take a pic and show you all. Then Sunday Off to pick up the kiddos at my parents. I have a ton of new scrappy stuff sitting here that I want to play with. So hopefully I can post some new layouts this weekend. Have a great weekend everyone!

Lastly I leave you with some pics of Jamie watching Charlie Brown's X-mas Tree. Its neat to see your kids enjoying the same holiday favorites that you did as a kid growing up.

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Big Crop this Weekend!

I am so excited!! Scrappin with Grace is having a huge crop this weekend. Come join us as we travel the islands to collect stamps for our passports! There will be games, challenges and a ton of fun. Come join me at

I finally finished decorating my entire house for Christmas. I have all 4 trees up. Yay! I have a bunch of homemade scrappy gifts that I want to get done. I worked on a few last night. Christmas will be here before you know it. I am gonna have to get real organized because Christmas marks the start of my busy time. The Birthdays will be coming in full force as soon as Christmas is over.

Here are a couple more pics to get you in the Christmas mood.

Saturday, November 24, 2007

Now on to Christmas!

So where you one of those sale crazed shoppers that went out for Black Friday? I was, but there was NO way I was getting up at 4am to get me a deal. With me still trying to get over being sick, getting up that early and going out into the cold just seemed stupid to me. So I slept in a bit then got up and went and hit the stores. I got a good chunk of my shopping done which was nice. Only took me 12 hours LOL. My body was paying for it today. Things are tighter this year when it comes to how much money I can spend on Christmas. It is a bummer because I love buying gifts for my family and friends. I know I know, it's not about the gifts and it's the thought that counts, but it is still depressing. I guess there is always NEXT Christmas. LOL.

While I was out shopping yesterday I hit up a new scrap store in our general area. It is probably about 40 minutes from me. I have been wanting to check it out since it opened earlier this year but I have not ventured to that side of town in a while. I sure am glad I did yesterday. This store is huge! The owner carries a little bit of everything you could want. PLUS she is supposed to start carrying the ATG adhesive I use. Now that is the most awesome thing ever. I currently have to order mine online and it is a PITA! So now I need to find an excuse to hit that side of town more often!

Today was all about the decorating. Still have lots to do. We started out with letting the kids each have their own Christmas tree this year. Ask me in a week or two if I regret this decision. An almost 4 year old with a tree in her room could be a disaster. LOL Either way Jamie had a ball decorating her Princess tree. Here are a couple pics of that.

Jeffrey got to decorate a tree too. You think he is proud or what?

And Last but not least here is the last Layout I got done. Being sick has not helped my Mojo but I have lots more pics and new supplies that I want to attack. So hopefully you will be seeing a bunch more Layouts in the near future.

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

I've got the Bestest Best Friend!!

You know why? Because she bought us floor seats to see Celine Dion as my Christmas gift this year. Ok Ok I know some of you are thinking Celine Dion, why? You know she is one of those people you either love or hate. Well we love her. We saw her in Las Vegas last year and it was awesome, even up in the nosebleed section. I can't wait to see her 8 rows BACK! So thank you Steph, I love you!

On another note I flunked as a mom this week. I was sitting in the cave yesterday when I got a phone call. It was a recorded message stating my son had missed school that day. Whoops! Yea I thought he was off all week. Nope his break officially started today. Oh well what are they gonna do? Nothing.. They were only minimum days this week. And I would have realized I was wrong sooner if our phone had been working. LOL. The phone company came out yesterday to fix the line because we weren't getting incoming calls. It's probably all for the best anyways because he has been hacking all over the place. I just as soon have him stay home and rest.

Now on to Thanksgiving. I hope everyone has a great holiday. I will be busy in the Kitchen tomorrow making my annual Thanksgiving Dinner.

Sunday, November 18, 2007

Wow It's been a week!

Not only since I blogged last but seems like a lot has happened since last Tues morning. Let's see where do I begin. Tuesday afternoon I met up with Ali and the kids to go to Folsom Zoo. It was a great time. I hadn't been there since I was 12. Everything was going great and then BAM! I came down with the flu that night. Temperature and all! NO FUN. So I basically stayed in bed from Tues afternoon to Thurs morning. Here are a couple pics from the zoo.

The Girls

The Monkeys

And Ali got this great shot of JJ and all of her static LOL

Friday we had our Parent Teacher conference and Jeffrey is right where I thought he should be. He got all A's and 1 B. Plus he is reading almost a grade ahead. That's my boy!! Friday night I was feeling a little better so I went to Bunco. Probably should have stayed home because I now have laryngitis. I sound horrible. Nothing better than sounding like a strangled cat every time you open your mouth.
Today I managed to clean up the cave. It is much improved. I got rid of a ton of stuff that was just collecting dust. Organized it a bit more. Now if I can get back to feeling better I might get my scrapping Mojo Back! We have a crop coming up at and I need to get some altered projects done. I can see them in my head, I have a clean scrap space now I just need the energy.
On another note, My dear sweet hubby has been trying really hard to find a new job. This is a big deal because he will basically be starting a new career. We just can't rely on the housing market here in CA to see us through. So maybe if you can send some positive thoughts his way we would appreciate it. Plus, My dear sweet friend Heather just had her first baby last Tuesday. I have not had a chance to talk to her with the week being the way it was, not to mention she wouldn't be able to hear me. LOL But I wish her and Mor best of luck on their new journey as parents!
So I guess that is it in a nutshell. Luv Ya!

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Got me a Rock Star!

Both my kids love music. And someone, I believe my mother bought Jeffrey a guitar a few years back. The thing has seen better days. It is missing at least 2 strings but that doesn't stop my kids from rocking out with it. So the other day I was sitting in the cave when I heard my dear Jamie belting out a tune accompanied by her guitar playing. I knew this was gonna be a Kodak Moment. I had to act quick because once she sees the camera she will stop what she is doing and start posing. Makes it hard to get those great candid shots. So I very quietly grabbed my camera and turned it on. Thankfully it is not one that makes one of those obnoxious sounds when you turn it on alarming everyone you are about to take a picture. I snuck into the hall and click!! The first pic wasn't the greatest. I was too far away and she was kinda around the corner too far. But as always the posing continued. Here are a couple shots I got of my little Rock Star!

Maybe I have the next Hannah Montana on my hands LOL!

Saturday, November 10, 2007

End of a Season

So today was Jeffrey's official last day of the soccer season. I was very proud of him. He did awesome job this year. This was his first year playing and I am pretty sure he loved every minute of it. Here are a couple pics from this season.

And one of his his little sis who sat at every game with minimal complaint!

Ok so maybe she isn't watching the game in this pic and I SWEAR she was not pulling out her hair LOL!

Now on to baseball season where they are already taking sign-ups. Geez you would think you could get a little break in between before you are writing out the next check. Oh well the things we do for our kids.

Friday, November 9, 2007

Happy Friday!

So yesterday I went and met a great friend for coffee. I don't see her nearly enough! And I would not be where I am today with my scrapping without her. She is incredibly talented and introduced me to so many techniques as well as my love for stamps and card making. So thanks KP! I hope you have an awesome B-day and a ton of fun at the Expo this weekend.
Do you ever feel really creative but just don't have enough time in the day to use it? That has been me this week. I have bought some new supplies that I want to use. Plus there are some great challenges on ALL the boards I frequent. Is it ski season yet?? Because if it is that will make things much easier. How you ask? Well that means the DH will be up in Lake Tahoe for 2-3 days at a time leaving me here home alone in my scrap room.

Here are a couple Layouts that I have managed to get done this week, The first one is one I made for the Treasure Hunt at

And this one is for a Cosmo Crickey Contest over at CMK

I have a bunch more LO's that I want to get done. I snagged some great pics of my cousins myspace page of my other cousin's wedding. I wasn't able to attend so I might make a mini album of some sort.

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Just a little TOO much fun!

I had a blast at the concert, so much so that I was paying for it the next day. Oh Well it was worth every minute. Adam is still HOT HOT HOT! This has been a great week for me. I won the "Hit your Mark" LO challenge at . It was a total surprise to me. There was some great layouts to choose from. Glad I was not one who had to vote.

So yesterday I ventured into one of my LSS and fell in love. I was pleasantly surprised to find the new Prima Iron Orchid papers there. I LOVE these. Look at them! Yum-O

Plus I also bought me some American Crafts Metropolitan Collection

Now this particular LSS always has a great selection of products, but they don't usually venture away from the standard paper companies. So it was very nice to see new products from a different paper company than who you usually see on their shelves.

Now to just find the right project or picture to use with my new papers.

On another note I have 1 project done so far for the treasure hunt this week at Need to get a few more done so I can get those codes and win me some treasure Matey! Have a great day!

Monday, November 5, 2007

Maroon 5 Concert tonight

Ok so today is my Half Birthday! Not that its really important, I don't celebrate it. BUT today is the Maroon 5 concert. Yea!! Steph and I are off tonight to go see them. I cannot wait. I mean hello talk about sexy!

So I am off in a bit to get my nails done. Got some more projects done for the treasure hunt over at I will post those tomorrow. So happy half birthday to ME!

Saturday, November 3, 2007

The Treasure Hunt is On!

What a great way to start the month. I have been more than inspired using the Paper Trunk products this month over at Treasure Hunt! Just in the last 24 hours I have made 3 cards, 1 altered frame and 1 12x12 layout. Here are a couple of the items I have made for the treasure hunt.

I hope you are having a great weekend! Thanks for stopping by. I am sure I will have even more new projects up soon!

Thursday, November 1, 2007

Exciting Day for Me!!

Ok well first off I am so excited because my first ever pub is being published today. You can find my LO at ScrapStreets Ezine here

I love this layout, one of my favorites that I have ever done.

Second today is the start of the Treasure Hunt at . This is a fun contest sponsored by Paper Trunk I can't wait to get started. Stop by and join in the fun.

Third here are some pics of my Kiddos from halloween