Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Julie's LEAVING on a JET PLANE!!! Don't KNOW when I'll be back again!!!! LOL :):):):):):)


Hi all.....

U all probably are seeing Ben Affleck & Liv Tyler in your head right now humming along to the song he sang to her in the movie, "Armageddon," huh???? :) LOL :):):):):):):):):):):)

Well....TOMORROW morning I am off on a jet plane to see Kristina, Kerry Lynn and Cortney....and some more of Kristina's friends for Kristina's BIRTHDAY celebration!! :):):):):):):):):):)

Now....no one BETTER do anything exciting while I'm GONE.....U hear me?!?!?!?! LOL LOL LOL :):):) I won't be able to catch up with U all until Monday! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

LOVE TO ALL! :):):):):):):):):):):)


Monday, February 23, 2009

Julie really NEEDS to have the CAMERA taken away when an EVENT happens in her house!!! :):):):):):):)

Hi all!!!!!

Well...as promised here are some photos from the boys BIRTHDAY celebration yesterday!!!!! Ok...I am GONNA overload ya.....but U all know that this isn't EVEN 1/2 of what I actually took yesterday, right???!!!??? LOL :):):):):):):):):):):):):)

The BOYS!
Opening PRESENTS!

And these are for DEANA & RACHEL'S benefit.......one....Deana, I TOLD YA the GIRL LOVESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS TINKERBELL!!!!!!! EVEN her HELLO KITTY from Build-A-Bear had to have the TINKERBELL dress....and ahem...check out Brookie's SHIRT....LOL...and TWO....ummmmmmmmmmmmm RACHEL.....DID U know that they had HELLO KITTY at BUILD-A-BEAR???????? :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Some shots of the family! :):):)


And what's that OLD SAYING.....BOYS WILL BE BOYS!!!!!! LOL :):):):):)


And can WE SAY CHOCOLATE!?!?!?! YUM! :):):):):):):):):)

AND NOW........SOME scrap pages to SHARE!!!! LOL :):):):):):):)

FIRST up....... this weeks song at SCRAPPING THE MUSIC....is "STAND BY YOUR MAN" sung by the BLUES BROTHERS!!!! LOVEEEEEEEEEEEEE IT! :):):):):):):):):) I played with the title a bit....and made it...."STAND BY YOUR MEN!".....this is the day that my brother Steve, Adam, Brian, my Dad and I went to go see, "Batman, The Dark Knight"....and CAN I say HOW EXCITED I AM that HEATH LEDGER won the OSCAR for his role as the Joker in that MOVIE!?!?!?!! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):) Hope my scrappy friends can play along this week! :):):):):)

Next is a page I made....just BECAUSE!:):):):):) My title reads........ "WATCH OUT....she is all ready getting her DIVA ON!" ... hehehehehe....BROOKIE at two giving me that LOOK! LOL :):):):):):) The BIG FLOWERS and the scallops on the top and bottom are ACTUALLY from a gift box from a shirt that my Aunt MARY gave me for Christmas....loved the box and it ended up on this PAGE! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)


Ohhhhhhhhhhh and ONE last PHOTO to share!!!!!!!!!!!!! :):):):):):):):):) To prove that I am IN TROUBLE with BROOKIE....here is a photo of HER and her new "boyfriend" Garrison (yeah....ADAM'S BEST FRIEND!) from last night's PARTY!!!!!! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

HAPPY BIRTHDAY Brian!!!!! :):):):):):):):):):):):):)


Hi all.....

I wanna say HAPPY BIRTHDAY to my hubby BRIAN today!!!! LOVE U BABY! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):) *sigh*....and IT is ALMOST ONE YEAR for US since we took this photo......*sigh* :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

I will be back tomorrow to share photos of the boys birthday celebration from last night! :):):):):):):):):):)

Saturday, February 21, 2009

A small Birthday celebration....and I swear...I did TEACH these kids MANNERS!!!! :):):)

Hi all....

We just stayed at home last night for Adam's Birthday....since Brian's birthday is Monday....the entire family is going out to dinner on Sunday and then presents back here at the house! :):):):):):):)

Soooooooo.....we had a little pound cake last night.....and I swear to all of U....I HAVE taught these KIDS manners....they just obviously didn't listen that day!!! LOL LOL LOL :):):):):):):):):):)

And...I'm TELLING U.....would U look at the LOOK on BROOKIE'S face????? Can U just READ the TROUBLE I am gonna be in when she gets older?????? LOL :):):):):):):)

And just a FEW more photos to share of our evening!!! :):):):):):):):):):):):)



LOVE TO ALL! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Friday, February 20, 2009

Happy 12th BIRTHDAY to my BABY BOY Adam! :):):):):):):):):):):):):)


Hi all....

My baby...*sigh* Adam turns 12 TODAY....and *double sigh* I pulled this photo of him from when he was ONLY 3 months old..and one of him from this school year......and *triple sigh*....yeah....I'm feeling it....

It Reads......
"12 Years Since You Were Him"
12 Years of memories...
12 Years of Smiles...
12 Years of lessons...
12 Years of hugs...
12 Years of tears...
12 Years of stories...
12 Years of love...
12 Years of you...
12 Years since you were him.........

I made this scrap page using sketch #78 on Sketch This challenge blog! :):):):):):):):)

And what EXACTLY do U do the NIGHT BEFORE U turn 12???????? Well..... OF COURSE.....U dance around the kitchen with your Mom and Sister and your Dog acting goofy! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)



Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Happy BIRTHDAY Kristina!!!! :):):):):):):)


Hi all.....

Today is the 30th BIRTHDAY of my good friend Kristina!!!!! Over this past year I have gotten to know her...and I can't explain the AMAZING friendship we have developed! :):):):):):):):):)

Kristina....I love U and I hope U have A WONDERFUL BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!!!! Can't WAIT to see U in 8 DAYS! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Lots to SHARE! OLW...Scrapping the Music...Round Robin and Cafe Mojo!!!!!! :):):):):):)

Hi all....

I wanted to share some scrap pages that I made this week! :):):):):):):):):)

First up......One Little Word's (OLW) word this time around is "FUN" and I made this!!!! :):):):):)

My title is....

"Remember to always
Be
Fun
Know
Fun
Have
Fun"

That is Adam and Brookie playing horsey! :):):):):):):):)

Next up!!!!!! This weeks song for Scrapping the Music is "1,2,3,4" by the Plain White Tees!!!!! I loveeeeeeeeeee this song! :):):):):):):)

My title reads.....
"There's only ONE
thing TWO
do THREE
words FOUR
you.....
I
Love
You!"

And that is me and Hubby Brian! :):):):):):):):):):) Hope all my scrappy friends can join us for this weeks CHALLENGE! :):):):):):):)


Next! Today on SIStv...I played in an online Round Robin game!!! Those are ALWAYS fun!!!!! And this is the layout I made during that game! :):):):):):):):):)

My title reads.....
"*Sigh* I love you!"


And last BUT never LEAST....the newest challenge is up over at Cafe Mojo....and this time its another color combo...we had to use Gray, Purple, Pink, White and a CROWN.....and U know....I SERIOUSLY loveeeeeeeeeeee it when people use purple in their scrap pages...BUT I always STRUGGLE with how it looks when I use it....but I am pretty happy with how this turned out! :):):):):):) I wanna thank my friend VICKI for the ribbon I used on this one! :):):):):):):):):):):)
Hope all my scrappy friends can join us for this challenge too! :):):):):):):):):):)



Cafe Mojo and Scrapping the Music's links are over on the side bar of our blog! :):):):):):):):):)

LOVE TO ALL! :):):):):):):):) I wanna thank each of U that take the time out of your day to come visit us! :):):):) WE APPRECIATE IT! :):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Love U Dani!!! :):):):):):):)



This says it all........ Just wanted to tell my BFF that .... YEP... I love her! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):) This is where Brian and I went to dinner last night....we DID NOT want to deal with the crowds....hehehehe....so, we just headed to our fave sub shop! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Happy VALENTINES Day! :):):):):):):):):):):)

Hi all....and HAPPY VALENTINES DAY!!!!! :):):):):):):):):)

Daddy and Adam bought me & Brookie some ADORABLE Teddy Bears for today!!!! Soooooooooooooooooo SWEET!!! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):) Of course....Brookie's bear says, "PRINCESS" well cuz DUH...she is ONE!!! LOL ..... she goes around the house all the time....saying "PRINCESS BROOKIE!"...man....are me & Brian in TROUBLE or what!?!?!?!?! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)



An update on my friend Janelle.... Her surgery went as well as hoped for....this is still GOING to be a long road for her....her tumor was between two nerves...so they were not able to get all of it .... (I thought that might happen...because my tumor in my wrist is in a nerve sheath and they can never get all of it either.....darn those nerves...LOL!!!) .... she is supposed to be in ICU through today and hopefully her family and friends can see her tomorrow!!!! :) Thanks everyone for their prayers for her...even though U don't personally know her...I appreciate it! :):):):):):):):):):)

I also have some scrap pages to share..... :):):):):):):):):)

This one is for the latest Cafe Mojo challenge using border punches! :):):):):):):):):) I titled this......."A piece of History" and my journaling is, "We came across this windmill at the local zoo. Sue stops and says, "My Dad could have built that- he used to work for them in Chicago!" She was so touched that a piece of her history was right in front of her!" Sue is Brian's Mom! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)


Next is a page I made for a challenge over on SIStv! :):):):):):) Simple and the title says it all....."P.S. I Love You" .... the photo is of when Adam came back from visiting his Dad this past summer (he was gone for SIX WEEKS!) and Brookie COULD NOT GET ENOUGH OF HIM!!!! She was sooooooooooooooooooo HAPPY to see him! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):)


Ohhhhhhhhhhhhh....and I almost forgot!!!!!!! SCOTT from BLUEMOONSCRAPBOOKING.COM has given me a COUPON CODE for all of my scrapping FRIENDS!!! YAY!!!!
This is what he sent me...........

Please use the following coupon code CHA when you check out on your next order and receive 10% off the entire order. Type CHA in the coupon code section and click apply. Coupon expires 3/1.

I hope EVERYONE has a BEAUTIFUL VALENTINES DAY.....and I am off to pay some bills....UGH....those never go away huh??? LOL....and then I will be checking in with all my blog friends later today!!!! :):):):):):):):)

LOVE TO ALL! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Devastating and heartbreaking news from Australia......and prayers needed for my friend and co-worker.....












Hi all....

Through this amazing world of the internet ...
I have made several friends from across the globe....some in Australia (Sharmaine, Julie, Mandy and Kathie)....
and I am GRATEFUL to each of them for keeping me and others updated on the devastating fires that have been happening over there as of late.....
reading about them just breaks my heart!!!!!!! I wanted to share some photos from some of my friends blogs....
I apologize, I can not give full photo credits, just one actually of "sam" the koala getting a drink from David Tree (a fireman) which was taken by Russell Vickery.
And then David is later reunited with "sam" and WOW does that TEAR at the heartstrings! :):):)
And thanks to Mandy and Kathie as they have shared websites on where U can help if you want to. People have lost soooooooooooo much over there....it is causing me tears.......

http://www.rspcavic.org/campaigns_news/news_bushfires.htm
www.salvos.org.au


Onto some other news that I need to share.....my friend and co-worker Janelle is having surgery this morning and I was hoping that my friends and family could keep her in prayer. This is just not an everyday simple surgery. As some of U know, I personally was born with a Nerve tumor (yes...it has a technical name, but it early here and I'm toooooo tired to look up the spelling...LOL) in my wrist. It has ALWAYS caused me pain, there isn't a DAY I don't REMEMBER that its there....and I have had numerous surgeries to take "some" of it away. Well, my friend Janelle...has the same type of tumor....however, hers is in her brain. And that is what they are operating on today. She started having ringing in her ears almost a year ago, and that is how they found it. I know FIRST HAND how serious this tumor is and even more so when attached at the brain. So please, keep Janelle in your prayers, as we won't know until tomorrow if anything was successful with the surgery........

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