Thursday, November 27, 2008

Our Thanksgiving day Family photos! :):):):)


Me, Adam, Brookie and Brian


Brookie and Adam taking a rest on Nana and Papa's bed


Adam in front of an old silo that was on the property


Nana Ruth, Me, Brian, Adam, Nana Sue, Steve, Brookie and Papa Mike


Adam, Nana Ruth, Brian, Brookie, Nana Sue, Steve, Papa Eli and Papa Mike


Brookie!


Adam!


A beautiful DAY!





Hi all!!!!

I hope everyone had a safe and YUMMY Thanksgiving!!!!! I know the Tucker & Wolek Clan did! :):):):):):):):):):)

My folks have a timeshare condo and that is where we spent our day!!! This place was GORGEOUS!!!!!! Golf course right outside the back door and we couldn't have asked for a better day!!! :):):):):):):)

We had us there, my folks, Brian's folks and my brother Steve! :):):):):):):):):):)

LOVE to all!!!! :):):):):):):):):)

Happy Thanksgiving! :):):)


Hi all....

Wanted to wish everyone a safe and Happy Thanksgiving! :):):):):):):) I will be taking photos today (I know, you are all SHOCKED by this....LOL!) and will post them tomorrow! :):):):):):):) Everyone be safe and EAT lots! :):):):):)

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Seriously...STOP growing up on me!!!!! :):):)


Hi all.....

Here is my handsome boy Adam....all ready in the 6th GRADE!!!!!! I sooooooooooo want him to STOP growing up on me!!! :):):):):):):)

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Made this page for Scrapping the Music! :):):):)


Hi all....

Just wanted to share this page that I made for the challenge blog...."Scrapping the Music!" They chose the song this week, "Just a Girl" by No Doubt!!! LOVE that song, full of energy and FUN! :):):):):):):) I am really happy with how this turned out....I just wanted to make a page really girly girl of Brookie with this line from the song! :):):):):):):):):):):)

Love to all! :):):):):):):)

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Photos of Aunt Carol to share....from Uncle Ron....





Today was Aunt Carol's funeral service and I wanted to share some photos that Uncle Ron sent me........rest in peace Aunt Carol...love U! :):):):):):):)

Monday, November 17, 2008

SCRAPSTARS.net has asked me to join their Design Team!!!! :):):)


Hi all!!!

I am thrilled and honored to have been asked to join SCRAPSTARS.net design team.....I have been "with" these girls since the beginning.....and they are just sooooooooooooo TALENTED and just a great group!!! :):):):):):)

This is a scrap page I made for their newest challenge!!! Its all about NICKNAMES!!!! :):):):):):):):)

My title is: "Seriously, whats in a {nick}name?"
Then my journaling (On the back) reads: "Adam has always been "Boogie" cuz he loved to dance as a baby...I've always called all his friends "Bubba" lots easier for me to remember...LOL....and Brooke has always been "Tini" after we saw a show on TV where they called their daughter "Brooke Tini"!!! :):):)
And for each child in the photo....I gave them a thought bubble with their nickname listed!! :):):):):):)

Soooooo...my scrapping friends out there....hope you can join us over at scrapstars.net and play along! :):):):):):):):):):):)

Love to all and TRY and have a GREAT Monday! :):):):):):):):):):):):)

Saturday, November 15, 2008

New challenge at SCRAPPING ACROSS the UNIVERSE!!!!! :):):)


Hi all....

Last night the 3rd challenge for Scrapping Across the Universe came out.....and this one is all about your first love!!! Was it your boyfriend? Your husband? Your kids? Chocolate???? :):):):):):):):) This is what I made for this challenge.....my first LOVE was my DADDY!!!!!! Here he is in 1971.....soooooooo handsome!! :):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Hope my scrapping friends came come over and play!!!! The link to their blog is over on the right side of our blog!!!! :):):):):):):)

Love to all....and thank you for the sympathy towards my Aunt Carol's passing....it was very much appreciated! :):):):):):):):):):)

Friday, November 14, 2008

In Loving Memory of Aunt Carol.......


Hi all....

Yesterday, I got a call from my Mom. My Dad's only sibling (my Aunt) Carol, died in her sleep sometime during the night of November 12th. She was exactly one year younger than my Dad to the day....... She was a beautiful, sweet woman.....always sending Christmas presents to my kids...... She wasn't even sick ....she thought she had the flu, but didn't think it was serious.......She is survived by her husband, my Uncle Ron and their only son, my cousin Michael......

Rest in Peace Aunt Carol.....we love and miss you..............

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

OLW #39 .... Listen :):):)




Hi all....

Just wanted to share a scrap page I made for the challenge blog OLW (One little Word)...this challenge's word was, "listen." I made the title, "Listen and you will hear Him." :):):) Love these photos I took in Sedona, AZ last fall. That place is GORGEOUS! :):):)

Thanks for looking! :):):):):):):)

Ok....Call me the Christmas EARLY BIRD!! :):):):)







I am on vacation this week....and I KNOW the holidays are approaching FAST!!!!! So, I figured I would take this time that I am home and decorate for Christmas!!! :):):):):):) MY FAVE TIME of the YEAR!!! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):) And U can't have an ARIZONA Christmas without some lit up CACTI!!!! LOL :):):):):):):):):):):):)

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

In honor of our Veterans!!! :):):)


Today is Veterans Day.....and I for one am thankful to all the men and women that fight for our freedoms!!!!!! On a personal note....thanks to Papa Mike for serving in the US Army.....and thanks to my friend Sasha who proudly serves in the Airforce! :):):):):):):):) Thank you for all that U do for us! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Monday, November 10, 2008

WE had HAIL!!!!!!! In PHOENIX no less!!!! :):):):):):)


Hi all.....

Just a quickie here.....I am off today and going to be decorating for Christmas (YES!!! I am an early bird.....cause I loveeeeeeeeeeeee Christmas soooooo MUCH!!!) :):):):):):):):) BUT....wanted to share that we had HAIL yesterday here in PHOENIX!!!!!!!!! It wasn't much and it didn't "stay".......but stilllllllllllllll it was kinda COOL!!!!!!!!!! In a city where it is over 100 degrees 8 months out of the year.....well, this is BIG news!!! :):):):):):):):):)

Brookie is DOING much better.........no fever yesterday.....but we kept her diet kind of bland and stayed inside yesterday to make sure she was ready to go back to daycare today!!!! :):):):) Thanks again for all of your thoughts and prayers while she was getting BETTER! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Brookie doing a little better today......

Hi all.....

First of all.....I want to thank EACH one of you for your support and kind words while Brookie was under the weather....they truly mean a lot to our family! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Brookie was feeling a little better yesterday and was playing with her toys and such .... we want to say to her, "Brookie, you were just REALLY REALLY sick....take it easy and rest!!!" ..... but BEING TWO.....LOL.....how do you tell them that??? :):):):):):):):):):):) She SLEPT soooooooooooooo much on Friday, that she didn't sleep at all yesterday, and by 7:30 last night she was not feeling good again and tired.....very tired.......

She had a slight fever again last night and we just checked her again this morning and she is again back to normal......sooooooo she is going to be spending another day indoors just to make sure she breaks this virus!!!! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Thanks again everyone for your thoughts and prayers!!!!! We truly appreciate it! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Love to all!!!
Julie, Brian, Adam, Brookie and Mr. Dandy! :):):):):):):):):):):):)

Friday, November 7, 2008

Brookie has a turn for the worse :(


Hi all.....

Welllllll about 2 0'clock this morning Brookie woke up getting sick in her bed. She had a fever and just wasn't feeling good. She hasn't been doing to good since......Brian called her surgeon and he is just the NICEST man...but, he thought that there was too big of a time gap between her anesthesia from her surgery and the fever, to be the cause of it. But he encouraged us to take her to Urgent Care. We did and that doctor was also fantastic....she even took the time to call her surgeon to make sure anything they prescribed didn't interfere with any medicines he gave her during surgery......they both agreed that if she gets worse....then we need to take her to the ER that her surgeries are performed. So, please keep Brookie in your prayers as she fights this infection...... :):):):):):):):):):)

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Some scrappy stuff and a Brookie report! :):):):):):)



Hi all....

Thank U all for your well wishes while Brookie was going through today's surgery!!!! :):):):):) She did GREAT!!!!! :):):):):):):) Her surgeon can't ever "guess" how many more she needs....it can be anywhere from 10-12 treatments and today was #6! The marks U see in this photo is from the doctors assistant....she came in to "mark" where they were going to do the lasers today!!! :):):):):)

Also wanted to share a little wall hanging I made the other night....I am soooooooooooo in the mood for Christmas to BE HERE!!! :):):):):):) This is me when I was about 3 at a Kodak photo shoot back home! :):):):):):):):)

Thanks again everyone for all the well wishes.... Brian and I and the Nana'a and Papa's and the Adam.....hehehehe.....are all very tired from having to be there soooooooooo early today.....so its time to say GOOD NIGHT!! :):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Ohhhhhh.....and PS...to see the photos better....just click on them and it will open them to be more viewable! :):):):):):):):):):):)

Today is surgery day......


Please keep Brookie in your thoughts and prayers today....as today we go for another laser surgery..... I will post tomorrow to let everyone knows how it goes.....

Love to all :):):):):):):):):)

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Aunt Pat Comes for a VISIT! :):):):):)






Hi all....

Aunt Pat was in town for a quick business trip and we got to spend some time with her last night! :):):):):):):):) Even Mike and Debbie came over to join in on the FUN! :):):):):):):):):)

Also....as a side note....yesterday history was made in our country.....CONGRATS to President-Elect Obama! :):):):):):):):)

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Brookie's next Surgery is Thursday....


Hi all....

Just wanted to give a quick heads up that Brookie's next surgery is Thursday....Please keep her in your thoughts and prayers as the surgery is hard enough........but the way people treat her after is HORRIBLE....hopefully, she is still too young to understand it all......because I know I hear it and it makes me SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO angry.....but no worries, anyone who makes a comment on how "ugly" she looks....gets AN EARFUL from me!!!!! What can I say....I am ONE PROTECTIVE Mama! :):):):):):):):)

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Scrapping Across the Universe....Challenge #2!! :):):):):):):)


Hi all...

Well...The next challenge for Scrapping Across the Universe is up....and I thought I would share the layout I made for the challenge!!! I used the song "Hold me Tight" as my inspiration!!!! This is Brookie and Papa Mike hanging out at a local farm! :):):):):)

Hope my SCRAPPING friends can join me and the rest of the gang over at Scrapping Across the Universe!!! http://scrappingacrosstheuniverse.blogspot.com/

Love to all! :):):):):):) HAPPY NOVEMBER! :):):):):):)

Our Halloween! :):):)






Hi all....

Brookie was a Disney Fairy Princess...but that didn't last too long because the costume.....as she stated,"was ittchhhy".....LOL LOL LOL :):):):):):) But she went down Mike & Sue's street for trick or treating and had a BLAST doing it! :):):):) Adam wore his "Halloween" shirt and at first wasn't going to be able to go.......because of some VERY bad grades....but we had his conference with the teacher on Thursday and he improved one grade and improved his percentages on the others.....soooooooooo he still didn't have a costume, but he was allowed to "trick or treat"!! :):):):):):):):):) The last picture....hehehehehe is Brookie and Adam hanging out in Mike & Sue's spare room just be loving to each other.....I LOVEEEEEEEEEEE those moments!!!! :):):):):):) We overall had a GREAT night, my folks were there at Mike & Sue's helping handing out candy!!! Just a fun FAMILY NIGHT! :):):):):):):):):):):):):)