Monday, May 31, 2010

*touching* :):):):)

hi all...

for those that have followed me for awhile...U know that every season we go to the cemetery and leave flowers for Brian's twins that were lost at birth and also we visit two other friends graves and leave flowers for them also.... well I thought with today being Memorial Day, it would be fitting to go there today and pay tribute to our friends and the twins.  Wow...was I overwhelming touched and moved by what I witnessed there today.  We have been going here for as many years as I can remember, and today truly touched my heart.  The cemetery was decorated more than I have ever witnessed before.  The company that runs the property was kind enough to place United States flags at every service man and woman's graves in honor of Memorial Day.  It was so beautiful...I wanted to share the photos from today.... :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Brian and Brookie working on placing new flowers on the twins graves... :)

Brookie is told not to walk on any of the "squares" as we head towards the twins grave.... :):):):):):)

And I was overwhelming touched by seeing this.......

This is Officer George Cortez... who was a Phoenix Police Officer that was killed in the line of duty back in made my heart swell with pride for the beautiful decorations that were at his grave site... :)

Some servicemen that I found that the cemetery was kind enough to leave flags for.... :)

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Sunday, May 30, 2010

*no problem....* :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Tomorrow is Memorial Day here in the States...and I want to take a moment and thank the United States Military for their never ending service for our many lives have been lost...not just our Military, but across the entire world....and if it wasn't for the men and women that serve our country, we wouldn't have the freedoms that we thank you to those that have served in the past and those that are currently serving....I for one, truly appreciate your dedication to protecting us........ :)

And I wanted to just stop in real quick and share some photos of the kids! :):):):):) We don't have a pool....but the kids loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee our sprinkler!! LOL! :):):):):):):):):):):) And check out Miss Rambo-toting Brookie with her Brothers water gun! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

And think she has issues with her Brother??? LOL! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

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Friday, May 28, 2010

*da boys...da girls* :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

hi all......

Today is my day to post over at the Blue Moon DT blog...and *sigh* my last day to showcase the ever YUMMY American Crafts.....but never FEAR...I will be there next month also showcasing a different's a hint....hmmmmmmmmmmm Queen has a song about some "Bicycles"...LOL :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Here is my little teaser to *hopefully* entice U to come take a gander at what I have cooked up over on the Blue Moon DT blog today....

Check out my full reveal of this LO and another LO and a little wall hanging too....right  
HERE HERE HERE! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Thursday, May 27, 2010

*i have super powers...i just don't want to show u!* :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

hi all......

I wanted to share some lo's today....but FIRST!!! I have to wish my Mama a VERY HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!! She is 29 and holding today!! LOL! :):):):):):):) Noooooooo ... really, that's what she tells everyone! LOL :):):):):):):):) Soooooooooooooo Mama...this is for U.... about a week ago, Brian and I were on our way to work...and there was Smokey the Bear's Hot Air Balloon RIGHT over US!!! Of course...U know your daughter...she had to get a pic for U!!! :):):):):):) And of luck would have it...his "back" was to us!! LOL!! But never fear...I did get one of his face...not a GOOD one mind U as it was in my rear view lol lol...but still! :):):):):):):):):):) Sooooooooooo here U go Mama....a Hot Air Balloon on your birthday!! LOVE U! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

And here is my Mama and Daddy this past Sunday as we celebrated her Birthday!! LOVE U BOTH! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

And now for some lo's!!! :):):):):):):) The first one is for Sketchy Thursdays!!! I used a FUN FUN FUN tag that reads..."I have super powers....I just don't want to show you!" LOL LOL LOL! :):):):):):) Could not resist that one with photos of Brookie!! LOL :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)
Here is our sketch :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

And here is my lo!! I used the Mamarazzi line from :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

And I also wanted to share the lo I made for the latest Scrapping the Music challenge! This week our song is "Fragile" by Sting..our GDT Hanneke chose this weeks song....*love it* .....I chose the lyric "rain" I have wanted to use this photo of Brookie playing in the rain FOREVER now!! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

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Monday, May 24, 2010

*it may not be pretty....or perfect...but for my first time...its the best I got* :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

hi all...

soooooooooooo my friend gave me Amish Friendship bread...and if U have ever met me....bread seems to be one of my BFF's...sooooooooooo I thought what the hey??? And I went for has been a long ten days...mushing the bag...feeding the bag....thinking the whole time...will I be able to pull this off??? was day TEN...the magical day to mix & stir & prepare future bags for more friends to share with and FINALLY BAKE!!!! I was sooooooooooo nervous...I have never ever ever baked bread before...cookies..YES! But bread, no! LOL!! Soooooo I did it...and the kids and me LOVED it!! Its not the prettiest bread ever made, but I DID IT...and it tastes GREAT!! Soooooooo here is my latest masterpiece.....bread! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

And let's see....Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhh YES!! By popular is Mr. Gnome from the baseball game we went to Saturday night! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):) He actually was in my baseball pics (Brookie was holding him...but he was hard to see against her black shirt!! LOL!) :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

And can anyone say DIVA??? LOL! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

And I wanted to share a card that the AMAZING Chris sent me!!! I loveeeeeeeeeeeeeee that strawberry Chris!! Thanks sooooooooooooooo much for the card! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

And then the AMAZING Tammy sent me this GORGEOUS bracelet and some little flowers from her ETSY!!! Thanks Tammy!! I loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee them! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

And I did a second lo for the latest Creative Imaginations sketch! How could I not???? The WONDERFUL Michelle Baca did this sketch!! LOVE IT...LOVE her!!!! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):) My title is a little play on words..... We call Brookie..."TINI" when she was born, we were way addicted to the show, "Hogan knows Best" with Hulk Hogan!! LOL!! And he calls his daughter, "Brooke-tini"....soooooooooooooo we heard it...we liked it...we shamelessly stole it!! LOL!! of my CI papers had the banner on it that read..."I'm kind of a Big Deal" my title is..."Tini...I'm kind of a BIG DEAL!!" LOL!!! :):):):):):):):):):):) This lo was made with all CI products! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

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Sunday, May 23, 2010

*why worry?* :):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Or so the street sign tells me! LOL! :):):):):) Me and the crew were coming back from antiquing yesterday and Brian spots this street sign name...and I was like...."EEEEEEEEEEEEKKKKKKKK! Turn around! I need a picture of that!!" LOL.....Ohhhhhhhhhh come on....U all know U would have done it too!! LOL LOL LOL! :):):):):):):) Soooooooooooooo I think this is THE STREET I need to LIVE can U WORRY when your own street tells U NOT too!! LOL :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Sooooooooooo back to the antiquing!! Because of the wonderful Laura Ingalls Gunn....I found a "new to me" store in the "Melrose" district of Phoenix yesterday....she had blogged about this place...and I could NOT wait to head there myself! :):):):):):):):) The store is in two parts...Paris Envy is one the first floor, and Olive in Paris is on the 2nd floor!! Just loved this store...and I got to have a wonderful convo with the owner of "Olive in Paris" Lani!!! She is JUST a SWEETIE!!!!! LOVED her!!! And she was really nice to Brookie...which those that follow me KNOW that is a HUGE bonus! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)
Here are some photos from both stores! :):):):):):):):):):):)

Best of luck to you Lani!!! I truly enjoyed meeting U yesterday! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Then after that store...we went to one of my old favorites..."Melrose Vintage" ....just loveeeeeeeeee their store!!! It is part ANTIQUES...part SCRAPBOOK store....I'm can you go wrong there???? LOL! :):):):):):):):):):) And here are my photos from there! :):):):):):):):):):):)

And see...even this sign spoke to me....FUN! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

And this ones for Maggi!!!! BLINGED OUT CANDLE! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Scrappy goods! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Even Brookie wanted a peek!! LOL! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

And then it was off to a baseball game last night!! I don't NORMALLY agree to go to baseball games....cuz ummmmmmmmmmmmmm I know longer live in NY and the YANKEES won't come to me!! LOL!!! But...LAST NIGHT was FREE GNOME night!! LOL!! Soooooooooooo I had to go to get my free GNOME!! LOL! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):) Here are our photos from the game....of course it would have been better if all of our shirts said "YANKEES"....but hey....*whatev*!!! LOL!! Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhh and it was '70's night too...sooooooooooooooo one of these photos are JUST for DEANA! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Deana???? Ohhhhhhhhhh Deana?????? LOL! :):):):):):):)

And what's a baseball game without a bunch of NON-baseball related rides for the kiddo-s???? LOL :):):):):):):):):):):)

And here is Adam with the Diamondbacks 2001 World Series trophy.....*should have been the OTHER team that won that night....cough cough .... YANKEES!*........I'm PLAYING...and obviously a sore loser too!!! LOL :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

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