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Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Playing catch up

We are back from Nascar and Disney. Still feel like I need more time to get everything back on track. I think it is harder to recover from a mini vacation when you have multiple commitments to come home to in addition to school and work. An extra one of me would be nice so I can cover all my bases to make everyone happy. Oh well what are you gonna do? For now I am just gonna keep on trucking. Here are a few pics from our vacation.

I hope all my crickets have been doing well. I will post a couple of the Nascar pics in the next post. Until the next time....

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

It's Fall

And you know what that means! Cooler weather, pumpkins, baking goodies, trick or treating. Last weekend Jeff and I took the kids to the pumpkin patch. Figured it was our only free weekend of the month. We weren't there long, but we got our tractor ride out to the field so they could pick out the perfect pumpkin...

It was a treat having Jeff join us to pick pumpkins because he doesn't normally go. If you know Jeff, crowds are not his thing. He got himself a treat at the pumpkin patch as well. Our local patch is a big farm that sells all kinds of stuff. We bought some jalepenos and tomotoes among other things. I came home and made an awesome batch of homemade salsa. I think he could live off chips and salsa if he had to. Then I made two batches of Zucchini bread. That didn't last long. They ate it up. Still have a bunch of zucchini left so I might make a few more loafs. I hope you all are enjoying fall.

Friday, October 2, 2009

Growing way too fast

Well Happy Friday my Crickets. Hope you had a great week. I get to end my week with a hair appointment. Nothing better than spending a few moments on yourself. Go treat yourself to a Mani or pedi! Those are always worth every penny.

Speaking of hair, Jamie's hair has gotten so long and she will not cut it for anything. She actually learned how to put her hair into a pony tail in the last couple of weeks. Not sure how she figured that out. I didn't teach her. I came home from work and she said "look Mommy, I can do my own ponytail". How pathetic is it that this moment made me so proud. Must be because she is a girl and she is my baby and she is growing up so so fast. Her 6th birthday is creeping up on me. I don't like that.

It's funny the little thing's that make you proud of your kids. And the differences between what things make you proud with a boy vs a girl are crazy. Obviously I wouldn't get excited if my son proudly announced he could put his hair in a ponytail. His ponytail moment was probably more like learning to tie his shoes when he was little. However he now feels like he doesn't need to tie/untie them when he wears them. I blame his Dad for that one. Jamie hasn't accomplished this little milestone yet, but she doesn't really own shoes that have laces. She is all girl and wants super girly shoes. Girls are all about slip ons and buckles.

I leave you with a pic of Jamie from her first day of Kindergarten. Yes my baby is in big girl school and she loves every minute of it. I will post more on that on another day.

You see how long it is? Jamie and Ashley before they got on the bus

Monday, September 28, 2009

Celebrate Good Times Come On!

So Jeff and I recently celebrated our 10 year wedding anniversary. We went from this 09/04/99

To This, with a couple cute kids in between. 09/04/09

As it turns out Marriage is nothing like what I thought it would be, it's even better. I've learned alot about life and love these last ten years and glad that it was Jeff that I have learned with. I would like to think he has learned a few things about life and love as well. All I know is that after 10 years he finally learned how to cook. So I guess I will keep him around for another 10 years or so.

So for our Anniversary which lands on Labor Day Weekend every year, we headed to Tahoe for a couple days. Jeff's grandma got us a free room at Harrah's overlooking the lake. We spent the next four days hanging out at the pool, hiking and getting a little gambling done. We even managed to win a little bit. What we won covered any expenses we did have. Stephanie and Jason came up and met us on our annivesary and we went out for a nice 3 course meal. It was worth every penny. Trying to figure out when I can get him to go back. Maybe since we won a little and he enjoyed himself that maybe I can convince him to head to Vegas. That would be nice now that he got the gamblinng bug back. If you don't know Jeff he is more than happy to watch me gamble and not play himself. THAT is not fun, at least not for me. So now that he wants to play his own machine, Vegas sounds like a lot more fun.

So that's it for now. More updates to come.

Friday, September 25, 2009

Ok starting off small

I've been thinking for awhile now about my blog. I knew that it was in need of some serious attention. I had even considered just taking it down. I originally started this blog when I was busy scrapping all the time. Work however has kinda made scrapping hard. Not to mention that I now have two kids who are involved with school and sports. Blogging and scrapping have been pushed to the bottom of the priority barrell. I have this horrible habit of starting stuff, being super hooked on whatever it may be and then I fizzle out. I find something new and sparkly to get my attention. I always thought I had a great attention span, always finished what I started, however after 30+ years I am starting to think otherwise. I guess knowing that is a good step in the right direction. Yea whatever...

SO here I am, updating you about myself. I have decided to change the blog from a scrapping blog to a all thing's Pealer blog. Or maybe I should say I am updating myself. It's been so long since I updated all I hear are crickets around here. Here 'em?

Ok, now that I got all that crap out of the way... An actual update about what is up with the Pealer Family. Yesterday was my Sister-in-Law's Birthday. She is busy celebrating in San Diego with her man. Tomorrow is MY man's Birthday. Jeff gets to celebrate his birthday with the kids soccer games and Pizza. He already got himself a shiny new toy to play with. We bought a new PS3 last weekend for his birthday. Then we continue the party on Sunday with a softball double-header aka party time.

I think I will leave off here. Don't want to bore all you, who ever may be reading with too long a post. Have a great weekend crickets. Chirp Chirp..

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Uh Oh....

I think our computer at home has bit the dust finally. Jeff still has his laptop but our desktop I think finally burnt out last night. So we will have to figure something out soon. Most of my pics and music are on my external HD so that is good. Sure glad we bought one.

Anyways on to other news. Jeffrey's team won their game last night. Only the 3rd one this year in the W column for us. At this level it doesn't really matter much, But it is nice to see the boys excited because they won. Usually they go home bummed. I could get carried away about youth sports and how they are managed but I won't.

Thought I would share with you one of Jamie's new favorite songs. Well the song is NOT new but it is to her. Every time we are in the office she wants me to play it. One of these days I hope to catch her singing it. Enjoy

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Monday, May 18, 2009

Burning Up!

This last weekend was super hot here. Jeff said we reached 107 yesterday. Not sure if that is correct but it sure felt like it. Our pool jumped 4 degrees from Saturday to Sunday. Saturday started off with Jamie's T-ball game. The helmets are so big for her little head that she has to run holding on to the helmet so it doesn't fall. Here is a little video of her first hit at a T-ball game a couple of weeks ago.


She loves playing ball. How cute is she??

Jeffrey got to compete in a program called the Pitch, Hit, Run Contest. This is a MLB related event. Basically he competed against other kids his age in pitching, hitting and running. He advanced from out local little league to the sectionals which were held this last weekend. He did a great job but I don't think enough to advance to the next round. Some lucky kid will get to go compete at the SF Giants ballpark. Sure seems like my life revolves around baseball at the moment. I hope you all had a great weekend.

Friday, May 15, 2009

Yay for Friday!

Glad the weekend is here! I'm getting my hair done tonight and can't wait. Nothing better than a fresh cut and color! So yesterday I said I would share my Hawaii trip. Back in March Jeff and I went to Oahu for a week without the kids. We were kinda celebrating our 10 year anniversary a little early. We stayed at the Marriott Ko Olina Beach Club. It is the best place we have ever stayed! I highly recommend it. Especially if you want out of the hustle and bustle of Waikiki.

Here are some pics from the trip
Jeff and I taking a walk at sunsent near our resort. Yes I burned like a lobster when we first got there. And YES I had sunscreen on.

The view from the beach. I sat and read my books all week.

A stop somewhere around the island.

Kailua Beach. This beach is gorgeous. We went here twice because we loved it so much.

And for all you Lost Fans. This is the Waterfall that they showed in the beginning of the season. You know where Hurley was floating with his Guitar, Jack jumped off the top and Kate was washed up on some rock.

I got a funny story for you from the trip. One of our last days there called for Thunder Storms. You know the kind with flash flooding. Well we went into "town" to grab some food. On the off ramp there was some flooding. Well when we were leaving we had to take the same ramp to go back to the hotel. Water was still running across the road. As we hit the water a car coming the other direction was approaching at the same time. I noticed they had their window down so they could smoke. Well it was too late for us to slow down and when Jeff hit the water it sprayed EVERYWHERE! I know the driver coming the other way got soaked. Teaches them to smoke during flash flooding. LOL Felt bad for them but laughed my ass off at the same time. Something I will never forget from that trip. Have a great weekend everyone!

Thursday, May 14, 2009

It's all Katie's Fault!

Well not really. For those who don't know Katie, this is Katie..

See is my little sister, literally and figuratively. This was from her Best Friend's Wedding a couple weeks ago. I spent a week in Hawaii tanning my Ass off and here she is making me look I never set foot on the beach. Between her and Jamie this white girl cannot look tan enough to fit in. Speaking of the kids here they are with Katie at the wedding.

Once again my son was a DANCING FOOL. He thought it was so cool that he could request songs from the DJ. He requested Right Round by Flo Rida TWICE!. He wanted to request NKOTB but I told him NO. Didn't think the wedding guest would appreciate that very much even though mom would have. That's my boy! He also wanted to request the Beatles. Yes he is very versatile in his music preferences. I'd like to take some credit for that :)

Have a great day! Tomorrow I will tell you about my trip to Hawaii with the Hubby sans kids :)

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

For all my Twi-hard Buddies

So if you are a true Twi-Hard you should have heard of the band Blue October. They recently released a new album called "Approaching Normal" I have it and love it. During the Breaking Dawn book tour Stephanie invited Justin the lead singer to join her on tour. She had him sing a song called "My Never" off the new album. Just wanted to share this song with you because I love it so much. Here is a video from the tour of Justin singing "My Never" Enjoy!

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Two days in a row Tuesday

Yes so creative I know. Don't hate! LOL. Well since I have not posted anything scrappy in a while, here are a couple of my favorite things I have created recently. Some of you may have already seen these. I really have not done much in the last four months.

Made this for my Mom for Mother's day, also from CMK challenge/Crop

This was for a challenge at CMK a while back.

Jamie's school pic for the year

So I will be back with more blogging tomorrow. Have a great day.

Monday, May 11, 2009

Your Eyes are NOT deceiving you!

Yes I am here posting. It's been way too long. Pathetic really. I have decided that I am going to mix it up a little, (the blog) from now on. I guess since all of my DT duties have passed and the fact that I have scrapped very little in the last few months has helped in my absence. I always say the beginning of the year is by busiest but here we are in May and things have not slowed down. I guess you get to some point in your life when you have kids where there is no such thing as "time". Guess it just took me a little longer to figure that out.

Well since my last pathetic post here we have had 3 Birthdays. Jamies 5th, Jeffrey's 8th and Mine.

The Birthday Girl

Sorry no Bday Boy pics available at the moment. That is another thing I have been bad about. Taking Pictures. I really need to remember to take my camera with me more places.

The kids are both playing Baseball this year. This is Jamie's first year. She is on an all girls team and she LOVES it. We missed a game recently and she cried because she wasn't going to get to play. Jeffrey is still eating, sleeping and breathing baseball. He stands in the back yard facing the sliding glass door practicing his baseball swing. It is so cute. Another thing I need to get on camera! This last weekend he was in a competition called the "Pitch, Hit and Run" contest sponsored by MLB. He tied with 3 other little boys in the pitching segment so he gets to move on to the next round this coming weekend. He is so excited. I will remember to get pics of this for sure.

Hopefully later this week I can have something Scrappy for you to see. Thanks for visiting after such a long absence by me.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Happy New Year to everyone

Ok so I obviously took a break from blogging for the holidays. We had a nice couple of weeks. Looking forward to the New Year. Lots of big things for us this year. First off my little girl will be 5 years old in a few weeks. So that means my baby will be headed to Kindergarten this year. Plus she will be old enough to start playing sports. She has wanted to play soccer with her brother for the last 2 years. Also later this year Jeff and I will be married for 10 years. Time sure does fly.

On another note this is my last month at Crop Addict. I have really enjoyed designing for Debbie but I decided that I am going to step back and just scrap for myself for awhile. This time of the year is really busy for us and I just can't commit to anything extra.

Here is a little sign I made for Jamie for Valentine's Day. I used my Glimmer Mist which has been collecting dust on my shelf

Then over the holiday I scrapped a page for myself. I bought a couple new Heidi Swapp papers that I really wanted to use. This is from my 30th Bday Party.

I hope you all are having a great week!