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Thursday, April 30, 2009

The everyday pressures of blogging

Mama Kat's workshop this week asked "Have you thought about shutting down your blog? Why haven't you and what would cause you to make that decision final?"

When I first started this blog I posted one entry and then forgot about it.  A few months later I remembered and thought I would give it another try.  At that time I posted a few times a week, if that.  Soon my addiction grew.  I have always loved to write.  Before computers I kept a notebook journal, things I did, things I felt.   I often drew pictures, wrote stories.  I wish I would have kept some of those books but alas I have divorced parents who like to throw things away.  ***sigh***

A blog is sort of an interactive journal.  Have I ever thought of deleted mine?  Absolutely.  Why haven't I?  I still enjoy reading my old posts.  Finding out what I wrote about last year at this time, if anything.  I love the fact that I have loyal followers who regularly show up to read my posts.

Sure you can get bogged down with the "so-in-so has 498 follows and I have twenty something" attitude, but you just have to remember that you are blogging for you and no one else.  I try to visit bloggers who visit me, sometimes I do, sometimes I can't.  I try not to get value out of how many comments my posts receive; some days are better than others.

In conclusion, I think blogging is fun but it should always remain something you could live without.  Once it becomes more of a job, than a hobby, it's time to step away for awhile.  I think that is why Blueviolet shut her site down.  She just needed to walk away for awhile. 

I hope she has any enjoyable summer, free of any stressors.
Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Lost Recap - The Variable

Tonight was the 100th episode of LOST and I was looking forward to it all day long.  I hurriedly got my children home from my son's t-ball practice, put them in pajamas, had the brush their teeth and quickly put them to bed. 
As promised by the teasers, we were going to learn more about Daniel Faraday.  Is there anyone out there that doesn't just love Dan?

It was hardly what I would call "surprising" to learn that Daniel and his mother, Elosie Hawkins, had a rocky relationship.  She is quite odd, she spent a lot of time on the island and she seems obsessed about knowing it's location at all times.
We did learn near the end that Charles Whitmore is Danny's dad.  Again, I wouldn't call that surprising.
Thankfully, Desmond survived his most recent run-in with Ben; that little Charlie is so stinking cute.  Creeped me out a little that Hawkins showed up at the hospital.
Curious that Whitmore didn't go into see Penny.  He's always seemed so desperate to know where she is and to see his grandson.  I would think he would pounce on Penny's weakness and offer his support.  But alas, he remained an absentee parent, which as of late has become a Lost theme.
Tell me this, is Daniel really dead?  Did Eloise know that she would kill him if he went back?  Yet she encourage him to return?  Why?
I'm not sure what to make of the square that is yummy Sawyer, Jack, Kate and Juliet relationship.  It was obvious that Juliet was pissed when Sawyer called Kate freckles.  I pretty sure she couldn't spit that code out fast enough.  Honestly, I think I'm so sick of these four and their dynamics that I'd rather the writers remember some other island dwellers.
Here's my top 5 where are you now list:
Rose, Bernard, Claire, Sayid, and Sun...and if we are going to have any flashback from the dead can we see Eko and maybe even Boone (simply because he was serious eye candy).
I ask this too much to ask?
Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Crafting with Confidence: episode 2

Here is the second installment of the craft show my sister and I filmed while at the beach. 

Many of you could appreciate the humor of the first one and I hope you find this one equally as funny.  Again, they are just for fun and we would love to hear your thoughts.

Monday, April 27, 2009

Weekend Update: Hot weather, golf, t-ball and lots of fun

I hope your weekend was as fun as our weekend.  We had unseasonably warm temperatures, close to 90 degrees all weekend.

Little G and I went miniature golfing as promised.  He had a great time and the ice cream we got afterwards really tasted good.
After losing one ball over the fence and into the bushes, Little Gs technique became a cross between golf and pool.  He has a very unique way of hitting the ball and obviously you can tell that he isn't afriad to get down and dirty to make the shot.
Here's a good shot of his unique swing.  He doesn't hit the ball with the broad side of the putter.   He  prefers to hit it like he's playing crochet.
I can't begin to tell you how incredibly cute T-ball is.  You just have to experience it for yourself.  He  had so much fun and his excitement was contagious.  He didn't complain even one time and it was close to 90 degrees outside when he was playing his game.
He proudly told me his favorite part was running and I think you can tell frm this picture that he was very serious about making it to third base.
We had a very fun weekend, just he and I.  The girls had a great time at church camp with daddy.  I will post some of those pictures later this week. 
Big G got to drive a go cart all by herself and Middle G made it to the top of the rock climbing wall -- a personal best.  My husband relived his childhood through a fun game of capture the flag. 
What did you do this weekend?
Friday, April 24, 2009

Friday High Five: my weekend plans

This weekend my husband and daughters are going away on a father-daughter retreat with our church.  I'm going to try and plan some fun activities with my son so he doesn't whine to much about being left out.

I think we are going to try and do the following:

  • Miniature Golf:  He really likes this and the weather is supposed to cooperate.
  • Visit Friends:  My neighbor is have a party at her house and my son love her son so that should work out well
  • Grocery Shop:  I know what you are thinking, but my son loves the child care center there and I think he will enjoy himself.  Remember: He's only 5--it's not hard to entertain him.
  • A movie:  possible go to or rent a movie...not sure yet.
  • First T-ball game:  He is very excited about his first T-ball game on Sunday.  It doesn't look like daddy and the girls will be back in time for it, so I will have to cheer extra loud.
Here's hoping the weather is beautiful, the sky is blue and that your weekend is as enjoyable as mine.  See you Monday.

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Thursday, April 23, 2009

Crafting with Confidence: Episode One

Today I am posting my previously deleted and now rescued Episode One of Crafting with Confidence. I would like to stress the following: The video below is fictitious. It in no way depicts or pokes fun of any legitimate crafting videos. Think of us as the Red Green of crafting. If you don't know who that are missing out.

No cricuts were injured while filming.

Only a small piece of paper was wasted.

This week's episode features "How to Stamp on a Card". Special guest: Patsy (not her real name to protect her identify...LOL)

BTW: Do you like my hat??? LOL ...and no we were not drinking. This is us completely sober.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

April Book Review - Where Are You Now? by Mary Higgins Clark

After giving up on reading Wicked, I decided I needed something a little more contemporary to sink my teeth into.  While roaming aimlessly perusing the library I came across this new Mary Higgins Clark book.  Usually, I enjoy her writing so I decided to give it a go.
To my surprise, I haven't lost my mojo.  Apparently, when the book contains no fictitional places, green people, or flying monkeys I can actually read it in little to no time at all.  For me, this means about two weeks.  For my friend, Jean, this would me about two days.
This book flows easily, the characters are likable, and the point of view changes are not annoying.  Best part of all, I didn't solve the mystery long before the main character, which I enjoyed.
Total worth a spring or summer read.
May's book:  Are you there Vodka, It's me Chelsea by Chelsea Handler.
P.S.  I'm still working on the videos.  My sister is a little leary of my posting them to YouTube.  Keep your fingers crossed.
Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Tuesday's Tribute - my crazy sister

My sister lives too far away. I don't get to see her as much as I would like. Because of that today's tribute goes out to CrazyTrain, who I wish was coming over for supper tonight.

Five things I love about Heather:
  • She always makes me laugh: My sister is one of the funniest people I know. She can tell a story about a random trip to the doctors and before you know it you will be peeing your pants with laughter.
  • She has pretty hair: All my life I have wanted my sister's hair. It lays flat, it grows long, it doesn't get bushy. Mine on the other hand...well let's not go there.
  • She looks good in a sun visor and plaid shorts: CrazyTrain doesn't care what anyone thinks and will pretty much wear whatever she wants where ever she goes.
  • She is an awesome teacher: She teaches special education on a high school level. That takes a lot of dedication and an actual desire to see her students make a better life for themselves.
  • She fights for what she believes in: This year she has taken juvenile diabetes by the throat and isn't about to let go until her son is cured.

If you read my post yesterday, you are aware that I'm having some technical difficulties with my photos and videos from the weekend. I accidentally deleted everything off my SD card. While, thankfully, I was able to restore my photos, I wasn't able to restore the hilarious videos my sister and I made of our mock craft show: Crafting with Confidence

However, I haven't given up yet.

This is the only one I currently have and it is just a blooper. I'm sure you want to see the rest...keep your fingers crossed.

Monday, April 20, 2009

Weekend Update - VA Beach Trip

Only Lisa M. is missing...she actually left early. WHY????? BTW I'm the one in blue.

I'm back from my beach trip after a road trip from HELL yesterday. Instead of taking us 5 1/2 hours it took us 9 hours. I mean...can you say ouch. The highway was bumper to bumper, we tried an alternate route, we missed a road, we came upon a closed road. We just couldn't catch a break. Needless to say we were soo happy to be out of the car!

We had wonderful weather, tons of laughter and my sister and I even filmed a craft show...LOL It was so funny, but unfortunately I accidentally deleted ALL of the videos. There were four of them. I'm still trying to restore them, but so far I'm not having much luck. You may never know just how funny they were. I'm hoping that someone out there in cyberspace may be of some help.

Our toes and our cool socks. I'm the only one who picked orange....LOL

If you have ever deleted anything off of an SD card and wanted to restore it what software/freeware did you use. I had much luck with ZAR. It recovered all of my photos and for that I'm sooo thankful for, but unfortunately I only have a few seconds of each video. I'm not sure why.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Friday, April 17, 2009

Friday High Five - At the Beach and loving life

Here is the view from my deck.  I'm at the beach with 11 girlfriends.  We are scrappin, laughing and hanging out.  Today's list includes five things that I will not being doing this weekend.
  • I will not be cutting up anyone's food
  • I will not be doing any laundry
  • I will not be cleaning at all
  • I will not be breaking up any fights between my kids, and;
  • I will not be carpooling anyone to any extra cirrucular activity.
I'll be back late Sunday and will have some hillarious pics for my weekend update.
Thursday, April 16, 2009

Lost Recap - Some Like it Hoth

I had high expectations for last night's episode as I wasn't really fond of "Ben vs. Smokey" last week.  This week we were teased with learning more about Miles.  An enigma of sorts.  We know he can communicate with the dead but not in the way that Hurley can.  He is relatively new to the island as he came over on last seasons freighter.
Many bloggers have speculated that creepy Dr. Chang was indeed Miles dad and last night's episode confirmed that.  It was surprisingly moving to watch the grown Miles longily gaze at his father while he held the baby Miles and read him a story.
Hurley remains one of my favorite characters.  His pitter patter with Miles last night was priceless.  Especially the dialogue about Starwars and whether or not he can indeed talk to dead people.
I'm still confused about "what lies in the shadow of the statue" and I have no idea who is good and how is evil and who is somewhere in between
Oh and YEAH, Dan is BACK!
I'd love to hear your thoughts on the matter.
On a totally unrealated issue, I'm leaving tonight for a scrapbook vacation with 11 girlfriends to Virginia Beach.  It is going to be a blast.  I don't think I will get much accomplished, but I can't wait to get there and to see my sister!  Since I won't be driving, I'll be tweeting and twitting about anything interesting that happens on the 5 1/2 hour trip. 
Those updates should appear on the scroll off to the left.  Feel free to tweet or twit back and come along for the ride.  It should be hugely entertaining...well probably not, but it could be.
Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Writer's Workshop - You don't want to know what my kids are talking about

Mama Kat's prompt this week asked "What are your kids talking about?" and for the many of you reading this with younger kids (Yeah Jenners I'm talking to you)you may cringe a little.


I have fielded more questions from my 10 year old, as well as my 7 year old, in the last 9 months or so than I ever thought possible.

Let's back up about a year to when I had "the talk" with my then 9 year old.  No matter how prepared you think you are to talk about this, you really aren't.  Her then 3rd grade teacher was unmarried and pregnant.  Before I get a lot a hate email for that last statement let me just say that I think if you are going to work with children than you should have a moral compass that points a little conservative.  Hate me if you want, but that's how I feel. 

My daughter's third grade teacher required the students to call her Ms. and made it quite clear to them that she wasn't married.  At the time she had two children to two previous "relationships".  She got pregant mid-year to a "friend".  This was information that I didn't really think my 9 year old needed to know.

That being said our conversation started something like this:

"Mom, can I ask you something?"

"Sure, what?"

"If I like the boy I sit beside in math class a lot and he kisses me, will God give us a baby?  Cause I don't think I'm ready to have a baby."

"No, that isn't how it happens.  Besides you have to be old enough to have a baby and you aren't old enough yet."

"Oh, so how does it happen."

"Well, first you have to be naked (or mostly) and then it's kind of like a puzzle.  He has one part of the puzzle and you have the other part of the puzzle.  He puts his piece inside of your piece."

"He puts that INSIDE me?"


"So you can't really do that accidently, can you?"


"Does the sperm come out in his pee?"

"No, there is another spot for that.  There is no pee involved."

"That's good because some girls on the bus told me that boys have to pee on you to make babies."

"Don't talk to other girls on the bus, they probably don't have acurate information."

"Does it hurt? You know when you put the puzzle together?"

"It's not supposed to."

"If it only takes one sperm to make a baby, where do all the other sperm go?"

"Um (thinking quickly about this one)....they just die."

"Can I take a bath now?"

"Sure.  Let me know if you have any other questions."


*daughter departs with a small peck on my cheek; I pop a few xanax.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Tuesday Tribute - Going Buggy

For today's tribute I would like to honor the blog Going Buggy. Enfys (pronounced Envis - it's Welsh) lives in the West Midlands region of the UK with her dear hubby Mike. They also spend part of the year in the states. Florida, I believe.

Enfys never ceases to amaze me with her awe inspiring cards. She seems to have an endless amount of time to craft, something I am profoundly jealous of. She dsigns for Bitten by the Bug, Funky Hand and The Cutting Cafe.

Seriously, En, where do you find the time?

Whether it is this amazing rose card or this more recent card about what to do when life hands you lemons you will continue to be amazed by this talented woman.

Recently, after Enfy had numerous cards published in Papercrafts, I joked with her about needing her autograph. She graciously mailed me the UK magazine along with a cute set of stamps. To my surprise she took the time to sign a few little notes near her designs. My oldest daughter, who was studying the UK at time was throughly impressed that the package came Royal Mail/Air Mail and promptly took it to 4th grade for show and tell.

If you enjoy card making/crafting, you can't go wrong with this blog.

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Monday, April 13, 2009

Weekend Update: Resurrection Sunday, Ham, Egg Hunts

I hope your Easter weekend was filled with family and very relaxing.  We had my mom and step-dad over for Easter dinner.  The food was very good, especially since my hubby cooked it all.

Grandma brought additional baskets for the kids and then we had an egg hunt.  My mom works at a bank so she always puts 50 cent pieces in some of the eggs, which even my 10 year old thinks are quite the treasure.

Middle daughter found the treasure bag and the most money so oldest had to pout for a while but everyone seemed to have fun.  (See picture above)

Friday I took the kids to a gianormous McDonald's near our house to meet up with some girlfriends of mine that I hadn't seen in quite sometime.  Jenny was only in so her kids could see their dad for spring break.  They live in Michigan.  It was great to catch up with them.

We went to A.C. Moore (tell me how much you love the fact that they now have a rewards card) and after that the kids and I went to the pet store and bought Copper a gentle leader, which I have to say I love.  It is a collar that makes it impossible to him to pull me or the kids when we walk him.  My hubby doesn't care for it much, but he isn't getting his arm pulled out of the socket.

When Copper is wearing this he can't even pull my 5 year old.  I love it.

My kids were up at 6:10 a.m. to look for baskets on Sunday morning and I don't think I've fully caught up on my sleep yet.   It's hard for me to get motivated this morning. out...after this cup of tea, I'm going to get to tacklin' you. 
Sunday, April 12, 2009

Happy Resurrection Sunday

Easter Joy

Jesus came to earth,
To show us how to live,
How to put others first,
How to love and how to give.

Then He set about His work,
That God sent Him to do;
He took our punishment on Himself;
He made us clean and new.

He could have saved Himself,
Calling angels from above,
But He chose to pay our price for sin;
He paid it out of love.

Our Lord died on Good Friday,
But the cross did not destroy
His resurrection on Easter morn
That fills our hearts with joy.

Now we know our earthly death,
Like His, is just a rest.
We'll be forever with Him
In heaven, where life is best.

So we live our lives for Jesus,
Think of Him in all we do.
Thank you Savior; Thank you Lord.
Help us love like you!
By Joanna Fuchs
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Friday, April 10, 2009

Friday High Five - a little bit of randomness from my otherwise random week

Is it really Friday already?  How did that happen?  In two days, the Easter bunny is scheduled to arrive.  Along with my mom and step-dad.  Are any of them expecting Easter dinner.  ** note to self  ** remind hubby that he has to cook something on Sunday.
Today I decided to highlight five fun events that happened this week.
Here is middle daughter playing with Copper.  I really like this picture because she has always been the most frieghten of dogs.  As an infant she used to scream and cry anytime a dog would come near her.  This picture shows me just how far she has come.

On Monday, we tie-dyed eggs.  It was actually really fun.  The kit came with a little egg holder with some holes in it and an eye dropper to drop the dye onto the eggs.  The kids actually managed to take turns doing this activity.  That in and of itself is an Easter miracle.
On Tuesday, Oldest was in a Spring Musical (while it was snowing outside) and sang her little head off.  She also played the violin and did a great job.
On Wednesday, little guy and I went to an afternoon egg hunt.  As you can tell, it is still cold outside as he is with the Easter bunny, wearing his winter coat.  By the time we left this egg hunt, I thought my ears may need to be amputated as they had a little frost bite.
Last night, little guy started t-ball.  It was so fun to watch all those little five year olds running around.  Obviously, since he is now in short sleeves you can probably tell that our weather has improved slightly.  LOL 
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Thursday, April 9, 2009

Lost - Dead is Dead (shouldn't there be an astrisk?) *except on this island

Last night's episode didn't really answer many questions for me and I missed the Dharma gang.  I really wanted to see more about that. 

We already knew Ben took Alex from Danielle.  That wasn't very enlightening.  What would have been more enlightening was someone asking Richard what moisturizer he uses since he never ages and no one seems to care.

We already knew that Ben somehow took over Charles place on the island and had him banished.  Other than seeing what that looked like we received no further answers.

I must admit that the smoke monster is a little shark jump for me.  How many of you were waiting to hear Dory from Finding Nemo say "Are you my concience?" when the black mist surrounded Ben.

Total ironic that this episode was entitle Dead is Dead, after all John Locke wasn't exactly dead and then we had a interesting visit from Alex as well.  Raise your hand if you were hoping she would kick her father's sorry ass!  Me too.

The good news:  Ben was unsuccessful in his attempt to kill Penny, or at least it appears that way.  Perhaps, Desmond is convinced that he was successful in killing Ben.

As for me, I'm hoping next week's episode is a little less "out there". 
Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Kharma - the good and the bad

Let's recap:

About two weeks ago my oldest and I were visiting Quiznos for lunch and she headed over to the pepper/pickle bar (I'm thinking about putting one of these in my kitchen) and comes back with not only peppers and pickles but also a credit card.

It's not mine.  Someone named Daniel.  After briefly considering having lunch on Daniel, I decided to ask if there was anyone in the building with this name and lo and behold he was stuffin' himself in the back corner.  Ever so grateful to get his credit card back he said "Wow, thanks."

Oldest was hoping for a cash reward.

Last night my family and I attended a 4th grade spring concert.  As we were leaving, middle daughter finds George Cotanza's wallet.

After looking around and ascertaining that no one was looking for it, I decided I would take it with me and turn it into the school principal.  While I was in the mob with the other 700 parents, I notice someone who I thought might be looking for something.  I approached and asked if they lost something and frantically they replied their wallet.  Grateful that someone honest had found it they said, "Wow, thanks."
I was hoping for a cash reward.
Today at Stuff-Mart, I left one of my bags behind.  Raise your hand if you hate those little turn tables that they put all the groceries on. too.  Anyhoo, it was quite sometime before I realized that I had left my bag behind and when I called Stuff-Mart they told me that it was not in their "Oh, shit, I left my bag behind department."
In other words, there was no one for me to stay "Wow, Thanks" to.  Perfect.  I thought there was some old Chinese proverb that said what goes around comes around.  How come someone kept all my stuff?
To the person who took my bag and didn't return it:  I hope you enjoy those CD-RWs that you didn't pay for.  May you never lose any information you store on them.  Here's hoping that you hate country music or that you already have the new Taylor Swift CD.  Enjoy the tuna and the flat bread.  I hear it is good for you.
A happy ending:  It wouldn't be right not to end this by giving Stuff-Mart a shout out.  The "Oh, shit, I left my bag behind department" let me get all of the stuff without much question.  In fact, when I explained that there were no more packs of CD-RWs (the only reason I went to Stuff-Mart in the first place) the refunded the amount of the disks.
Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Tuesday Tribute - Mrs. Z. is an amazing preschool teacher

Today I want to give a shout out to my son's preschool teacher.  If there was a remake of Mary Poppins, she should get the lead.  I have never met anyone quite as patient and understanding as she is.

Here are just a few things she does that absolutely amaze me:

  • Last week the school had a gas leak, she calmly evacuated the building and while waiting for parents to arrive to pick up their bundles of joy she kept them warm by allowing them to play in her car.  When is the last time you had that many kids in your car?
  • No matter what the story is, she always listens at eye level while my son retells it.
  • To my knowledge, she has never raised her voice at anyone.  Wish I could say the same thing.
  • She has full confidence that my son will ace his kindergarten evaluation later this month.
  • My  middle daughter also had her as a teacher and to this day still remembers and loves her.
  • Her favorite animal is a turtle; and I love to see all the turtle creations little one brings home.
So hat's off to Mrs. Z!  I've heard you should pursue a career doing something that you love.  It is obvious to everyone around you that you are doing something you love.

This is middle daughters first day of prekindergarten....Look how little my son is!  Mrs. Z. is on the left.  Looking at this picture it's hard to believe that my boy will soon be in kindergarten!
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Monday, April 6, 2009

Weekend update - traveling for Easter, dying some eggs, visiting with friends

We had a fun weekend visiting with family and friends and celebrating Easter just a wee bit early.  The kids enjoyed coloring eggs with Grandma.  My hands and theirs still reflect this activity.
Copper came along and wasn't sure what to make of being tied outside.  He enjoyed the sunshine, but missed the freedom of our fenced in yard.  I really like this picture of all the "kids".
Sharon really liked her wreath and many of you commented that you would like me to share instructions with you on how to make one.  They are really simple and only take a few hours to complete.
First you need to buy a styrofoam wreath and a complimentary paper pack.  The one I used for this one was a spring back but I'm feeling to lazy to walk upstairs to find the exact name.  Cut the paper you pick out into 6 inch by 1 inch strips and staple the ends together so that you have a big ol' pile of loops.  Then you need to break out the hot glue gun and get to gluin'.  The most important thing to remember is to STAGGER the loops.  If you line them up it looks really stupid and you will wish you had staggered them.  Trust me on this one.
The finished project looks like this one and I glued a ribbon on the back for easy hanging.  If you make one link me too it so I can come and check it out.
Hope you had a great weekend.
Friday, April 3, 2009

Friday High Five - why I don't like the pediatrician; five projects I'm working on

Today is Friday High Five and I feel like writing five reasons why I don't like taking my children to the pediatrician.  1) I don't like taking the healthy children to the sick waiting room to play with all the streptococci covered toys. If my child only has ear pain, no fever, no cold symptoms, no cough, is it wrong to go in the well room? 2)  My appointment is 11:45,which means that we won't get called back until 12 noon and then we will have to wait another 15+ minutes in an even smaller room. 3) I think, if anything, oldest has swimmers ear; but hubby wants her looked at because he says she has been complaining about her ear for two weeks.  I disagree. 4) Personally, I think you should only have to pay a co-pay if they find something wrong...LOL 5) There is no school here today because it is a teacher work day, so I have to take everyone to the pediatrician's with me.
On a happier note:  I wanted to feature the five projects I'm currently working on.  These are the birth announcements I have been working on my my friend.  I know they are very simple, but I think she will like them.  The were embossed with my cuttlebug; the baby is from the NA cricut cart and her face is a peachykeen stamp
This is the spring wreath I am working on for my mother-in-law.  I was hoping to have it done today, but seems I've run out of hot glue sticks.  May have to stop at the store on the way home from the pediatricians office.
These are the two autograph books I am making for my cousin's kids.  They are going to Disney at the end of the month.  I was hoping to have these done this weekend as well but It's not looking promising.  I still need to sew on a page protector and run everything through the bind it all.
I'm working on a layout from Hershey's Chocolate World and check out the paper I found.  It's Hershey's chocolate bars!  Don't you just love it!
Here's hoping you have a safe weekend.  We are traveling to celebrate and early Easter with some family.  I will be sure to post pics in my weekend update on Monday.
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Thursday, April 2, 2009

Lost - Whatever happened happened...huh?

I guess we were all right to assume that Ben wouldn't die.  Of course, I didn't see the whole "Let's take him to Richard twist".  It was a little hard for me to grasp.
Even knowning all that they know, Kate and Sawyer were like "Sure, you can take away his innocence and wipe out his memory, just make sure he lives."  It seemed a little far fetch given everything they know he does in the future.
My favorite conversation of the evening was by far the one between Miles and Hurley.  It was nice to see Miles again.  I missed him.  Hurley's comment about the movie Back to the Future was hilarious.
A close second was the conversation between Juliet and Jack (in a towel).  It wouldn't be LOST without Jack, whining about something.

We finally got our answer about what Kate did with Aaron.  Most of us had assumed that she gave him to Clair's mother and our assumptions were confirmed.
I thought Clair's mother's reaction was a little down played.  I mean if some crazy plane crash survivor came to my door in the middle of the night and said, "BTW, we are a bunch of liars and your daughter is really alive and the child I've been caring for is really your grandson," I may actually need to sit down.
Clair's mom barely reacted.
Look's like next week's episode will reveal whether or not Desmond and Penny met up with Ben before he got aboard the doomed flight.
Here's hoping Desmond is the one that messed him up and Penny and little Charlie are still alive.
Wednesday, April 1, 2009

A few new scrapbook pages

Today I'm posting a few of my recent scrapbook pages.  I say recent, but most of them feature pictures from 2006...LOL

Here's one from Thanksgiving 2006.  I think that it is one of the most under photographed holidays.  We always get so caught up in the food that we forget to capture the fun.  The turkey is from the SYI cartridge.
My son used to attend this toddler gym class called Tiny Tumblers.  He loved jumping on the trampoline and hanging upside down on the uneven bars.  We used to go with some neighborhood friends of his and they are included in the photos too.
My kids have seperate school books and this is middle daughters layout from the start of this school year.  I know it's hard to believe but my school and my birthday books are actually up to date.  It's supposed to look like a school bus??  Does it work??
Here is oldest layout from this year.  I's hard to believe that she still lets me 1) come to the bus stop 2) bring my camera 3) take pictures of her friends.  Including along the side is the letter I wrote to her on this blog.
Let me know what you think.
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