Sunday, November 29, 2009

*some stuff to share* :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Hi all.....

Wanted to share a card I made for the latest second chance challenge over at Sketchy Thursdays! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):) I made this using Nikki Sivils' North Pole Nights!! Loveeeeeeeeeee this line! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

And last night we went to a shopping plaza that was having a Christmas celebration....there was SUPPOSED to be the lighting of the BIG tree...HOWEVER COMMA....some of U in other parts of the WORLD will KNOW what this is..........

YES!!! That is RAIN!!! U see in Arizona....we ONLY get about 50 days of this thing called RAIN a year and since we HAVE soooooooooooo little RAIN...when it DOES RAIN EVERYONE freaks OUT!!! LOL LOL LOL!!! And no one knows HOW to do anything!!! LOL!!! Sooooooooooooo the festivities DID shut down last night and we came home..LOL....but here are some shots I got before the rain hit! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)





And I totally LOVED his HAIR!!! He was part of the band that was playing music for everyone!! :):):):):):):):):):):):)

And we spied her talking to people around the area! :):):):):):):) Brookie wouldn't go talk to her! LOL :)




Good news is...they will have the tree lit up every night till Christmas Eve....sooooooooo we will be heading out there again to see it all lit up! :):):):):):):):):):)

And as is Bern's Creation all lit up! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

LOVE TO ALL!!!! Tomorrow is a NEW prompt over at FAVE THINGS....sooooooo I am OFF to write the blog post for that! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Friday, November 27, 2009

*because I truly believe our talents are inherited* :):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Hi all....

***edit*** please go help my LOVELY friend Jessi win a Nikon CONTEST!!! She needs our COMMENTS on her video she made!!!! See her post HERE HERE HERE for the details!!! THANKS! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

I hope all my US friends and family had a wonderful Turkey day!!! We did!!!! OMYGOSH!!! Ok....some of U may remember that for MANY MANY MANY years I have visited what I call, "The Christmas Walk Through House"....and for MANY MANY MANY MANY years I have ALWAYS wanted to BUY one of the home owners (Bern) creations....for U see....this man has been decorating and OPENING his home to the people in Arizona for 55 YEARS and HAND crafts all of the decorations!!!! Welllllllllll....every year, SOMETHING has come up and I haven't been able to afford one of his pieces of art!!! THIS YEAR WAS MY YEAR!!!! I have been SAVING my change ALL YEAR and last NIGHT...I was able to BUY my VERY BERN CREATION!!!! YAYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY!!!!!! let me tell U...I was BAWLING LIKE A BABY!!!!!! LOL!!!! I was soooooooooooooooo emotional about the WHOLE thing....and Bern looks at me and says, "Young lady, why are U crying?" and I told him...."U have noooooooooooo idea how long I have wanted to own one of your pieces of art...and I have been saving my change all year to come see U tonight!!" he just got the BIGGEST smile on his face and said, "Well, now U own one!" *sigh*....sooooooooooooooooo here I am with Brian and Bern and my AMAZING BERN CREATION!!!! *swoon* :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):) (And me crying like a baby!!! LOL)

And here are some of his other creations.... *love* :):):):):):):):):):):):)



And the saddest news I have read in a longgggggggggggggggggg time.....*sigh*

Ok....blubbering over and BACK to my title of this post!!! LOL! :):):):) I really truly with all my heart believe that our talents we have are passed down....may not be right from your parents....but maybe an Aunt, an Uncle, a Sister....whatever...we all have certain talents...and I see the beauty in all of it....with that being SAID....I want to share some things "I spied" around my folks home on Turkey day.....I am not a "fabulous" photographer...but I do HAVE a LOVE for photography that I got from my Father and my maternal Grandfather......
Here is my Dad's favorite piece EVER that my Mom MADE!!! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

And here is an Owl my Mom made :):):):):):):):)

And DOESN'T EVERY TURTLE....need shells on his back and a rolling tray to help him get around??? LOL! :):):):):):):):)

And we saw some of him and his relatives.... :)

And here are the kids having some fun at Nana and Papa's :):):):):):):)




And here are the "boys" :)

And the "girls" :)

And since it is ALMOST the end of November...I had to get in my montly photo with the kids :):):):):):)

And here are Brookie's new shoes :)

And her making one of her famous HAM FACES! LOL! :):):):):)

And this one's for lol lol lol....see girl....someone enjoyed the Thanksgiving Day FEAST!!! LOL LOL LOL! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Thanks for visiting....and loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee to all....I got a couple of blog awards lately...from Jacque and Katy...and I will be doing those shortly :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Thursday, November 26, 2009

*thankful* :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Happy Thanksgiving all!!!!!!!!!

Through the wonderful world of blogging...I have met Diana....who in turn introduced me to If the Shoe fits ... Scrap it!!! And for that I am thankful...which is their prompt this time over there!!!! My title reads: Thankful for the legacy of photos I have to carry on.....







These are photos of my Mother, Father and Aunt Carol as young'ins....and my Maternal Grandfather and Paternal Grandmother....and some 2nd cousins too!! :):):):):):):):) I am TRULY blessed that my family took lots and lots and lots of photos when they were growing up and now I have those to carry on to my family! :):):):):):):):):) I made this using's "Peace On Earth" kit! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Hope everyone has a WONDERFUL Thanksgiving...eats lots of TV and take lots of naps!!!!! LOVE TO ALL! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

*Holy Smokes! That's MY photo on that there website,,,,and someone tell Al Bundy his FOOTBALL days are over!* :):):):):):):):):)

U see her????!!!???!!!???!!!??? :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

YEPPPPPPPPP!!!! That's ME!!!!! it was announced today on SKETCHY THURSDAYS that YOURS truly won the GDT spot for December!!! EEEEEEEEEKKKKKKK!!!! Thanks to all of U that voted for me and thanks to the DT for choosing my LO as the winning one!! I am soooooooooooooooooooooooo EXCITED I can NOT even BEGIN to tell U!!!!!!!!! And and and and and ......let's JUST say as a little hinty poo that DECEMBER and JANUARY are GONNA be VERY GOOD months for JULIE....that's ALL I can hint at for NOW! LOL! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Now....for the Al Bundy story!! LOL!!! Ok......a few of U have seen me leaving comments on your blog about hubby Brian being in a cast right now....wellllllllll....if U have ever ever ever watched "Married With Children"...then U will know that Al Bundy was the main character and his character played football...IN HIGH SCHOOL that lol lol....and noooooooooooooo matter HOW old Al got....he always talked about his "glory days" lol lol....and then there is that old saying when U get hurt in sports to "Walk it Off" lol lol...welllllllll U can "walk it off" when U are a teenager and kid playing sports....but SOMEDAY it is gonna catch up to U and remind U that U are getting older!! LOL....sooooooooo back to hubby!!!! He was the CAPTAIN of EVERY sport in High School...Football, Baseball, Softball, Basketball.....and then after High School he became a league bowler...welllllllll those OLD injuries from all the High School sports have FINALLY caught up to my honey and he has been seeing TWO different doctors to try and find ways of "stopping" the pain without Surgery.  Brian came home last week from bowling and FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER....he had to ask our friend Jason to come get his rolling bowling ball bag OUT of the TRUCK...cuz he could BARELY move and was in sooooooo much pain!!! (for those of U that think....WOW! Brian couldn't lift a little tiny ONE bowling ball bag out of the truck??? Then it was BAD....nooooooo this BAG IS HUGE!!! For U scrappers...picture this...U know those HUGE rolling tote bag thingys we take to crops??? This is TRIPLE that size and holds FOUR 15 pound balls!!! LOL!!! Sooooooo its pretty big!!! LOL!!!) Brian went to the Doctor AGAIN last Thursday and the Doctor said....."ummmm if U want to avoid surgery...then we are going to PUT a cast on your hand for THREE weeks to MAKE U NOT use it!!!" LOL LOL LOL!!! Sooooo there U have it!!!!! The reason hubby looks like this......................
Is because ... contrary to popular belief...he is NO LONGER Al Bundy in High School!! LOL!!!!!!!! (Notice the SHIRT he is WEARING says "ESPN"??? LOL LOL LOL....this man LIVES for sports....thank GOODNESS the computers in the kitchen...soooooooooooo I don't have to watch it 24/7!!!!! LOL).....

Soooooooooooo there is OUR week sooooooo far and its ONLY TUESDAY!!! LOL LOL LOL!! Thanks for all the support over at Sketchy TRULY melts my heart!! LOVE TO ALL :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Monday, November 23, 2009

*hi, my name is julie...and i am addicted to circles* :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Hi all....

I wanted to thank everyone that took the time to vote for either me or hanneke (or anyone else that is up for the GDT spot!) on this post..... I trulyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy appreciate it!!!!!!! It really means a lot to me! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Today I wanted to share some more lo's that I have created this weekend! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):) for the latest sketch at Sketchy Thursdays! :) It was like the girls at Sketchy Thursdays....JUST KNEW that Julie, the follower of Sketchy Thursdays....(lol...that's me btw!!!! LOL!!!) is ADDICTED to using circles on her lo' I swear...this SKETCH was made for such said addiction!! LOL!!!! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)  My title....."My day* U at my side....{perfect}" This is me and Brookie on my wedding day....for those that do not know....Brookie and Adam stood up for me & Brian when we got married....that is why our colors were pink and blue.....for our boy and girl! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)I used a variety of different things from my kits! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)



And the next LO I want to share is for the latest Scrap That Poetry! :):):):)  This time there was such a touching poem called, "When U thought I wasn't looking" loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee it!!!!  Again...I used a kit on this lo! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)





And let's see.....the NEXT one I want to share is for the latest song playing over at Scrapping the Music!!! This time our song is.... "Love Me" ... such a moving song....I chose the lyrics, "Grandma & Grandpa" and this is them.... loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee this photo...again again used a kit on this lo! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)



And the last lo I want to share is for the latest Cafe Mojo challenge!!! This time it is based on a sketch!!! LOVE IT! :):):):):):):):):):) "TINI" is my title...and that is Miss Brookie's nickname....for any of U that watched "Hogan knows Best"...Hulk Hogan had a habit of calling his daughter Brooke.... Brooke-Tini!!!! Soooooooooo when that show was was right when Brookie was first born...hence the nickname stuck!!!!! And just like Brooke Hogan (who is about SIX FEET TALL!! LOL!!) the name TINI....doesn't really fit our Brookie lol she is just over 3 years old...and all ready as tall as MOST 5 year olds!!! LOL! Again....(I know...U are I used a kit on this...with some flowers I got from!! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)




LOVE to all....and thanks for stopping by! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)