Monday, March 30, 2009

By POPULAR demand.....PHOTOS of CHESTER....and some wall hangings and I'VE been TAGGED! :):):):):):)

Hi all......

Ok.....if YOU READ the STORY in my last blog post....(which by the way.....the drawing for the RAK is still going on until 04/05/09!!!!) then U know the story of CHESTER!!!!! Well.....after being asked by quite a FEW peeps to show what PHOTOS I do have of CHESTER.....HERE THEY ARE!!!! :):):):):):) (*now for the photographer disclaimer* LOL....these were taken SIX YEARS ago...and WITHOUT a digital camera....heck...I don't even know if I knew about photo editing back then....LOL...and LET'S not forget they were taken at TWO O'CLOCK in the MORNING!!! LOL....ok...*photographers disclaimer done*! ) In these photos U can SEE CHESTER eating one of the CHEETOS and some of his "friends" that he brought back with him!!!! LOL! :):):):):):):):):):)

Next.......I wanted to share some little wall hangings I have made! The first one is for a wonderful girl over on SIStv....she is part of her school's PTO committee and they are having an auction in April to raise funds...and she asked me if I could make an inspirational wall hanging to be placed up for auction!!!!! Are U kidding me!?!?!?! I was HONORED!!!! WOW!!!!!!!! Thanks Sarah for asking me! :):):):):):):):) The second one is for a friend of mine whose Birthday is today!!! It will be shipped off to Canada this week to her *hopefully* happy hands! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):) HAPPY BIRTHDAY SANDY! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):) And I also found out today is another BLOG/SIStv's friends BIRTHDAY....sooooooooooooo HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO AMY TOO! :):):):):):) She is the AMAZINGLY talented lady that sent me those YUMMY vintage CARDS!! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

And the LAST thing I want to share today.....a wonderful gal named LAURA has PHOTO tagged me!!!!! YAY!!! This was FUN!!!!!!!!!

The tag how-to...
Go to the photos folder on your computer.
Go to the seventh folder of photos.
Go to the seventh photo.
Put the seventh photo on your blog along with a description.
Invite seven friends to join.

This photo was taken on 02/20/09.....and that is my Brookie enjoying some of her Big Brother's BIRTHDAY CAKE!!!!!!!!!!! U can see the homemade smock that Nana made for her!!!! I loveeeeeeeeeee those things....totally saves the CLOTHES!!!!!! :):):):):):):)

And I am inviting all of my BLOG friends to join in on this CHALLENGE!!!! :):):):):):):):):)

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

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Scrapping the Music.....ANOTHER new Brookie dress...and WHO IS UP FOR A RAK!?!?!?!?!?!?! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Hi all!!!!

Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhh.....I am gonna start this week off with a little RAK!!!!!! it is!!!! Brian was off to a tournament today....and I was tired and the kids were tired of being stuck in the house....soooooooooooooo we took a little walk to a local antique store!!!!! OHHHHHHHHHHH the stuff I found!!!!!! Sooooooooooooo....I will share EVERYTHING I got in JUST a MOMENT....but but but but for my SCRAPPING FRIENDS......EEEEEEEKKKKKKKKKK!!!!!! I found a WHOLE BUNCH of the vintage chipboard milk caps (buttons) like Jenni Bowlin has!!!! WOW WOW WOW!!!!! And sooooooooooooooo I BOUGHT EVERY ONE that I FOUND...and I WANT TO SHARE them WITH U!!!!!!! Sooooooooooo.....I just counted them up....and I have 31 of them (of ladies, I have to BE a little selfish here and KEEP....ohhhhhhhh SIX for myself!!! LOL) ..... THAT MEANS....I AM GOING to GIVE AWAY 25 ...YES!!!! 25 of them to SOME LUCKY LADIES!!!!!!!!! SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO....just leave me a comment....and NEXT SUNDAY when I post my NEXT Scrapping the Music page....I WILL LIST 25 WINNERS for some of these YUMMY YUMMY CHIPBOARD MILK CAPS!!!!! YAY! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

And some MORE FINDS!!! If U know me....then U KNOW my ALL TIME FAVE BAND EVER is AEROSMITH (*insert swoon here*)....and I found one of their albums at the store!!!!! YAY!!!!!!! AND AND AND AND there's more!!!!!!! I found a wooden clog from HOLLAND!!!!! AND AND AND AND some VINTAGE BUTTONS...AND AND AND AND A VINTAGE KODAK CAMERA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! If U know my family's history....I am FROM ROCHESTER, NY and ALL of MY FAMILY (starting with my Grandfather) worked for KODAK!!!!!..........and and and and and the LAST FIND of my DAY....and this is soooooooooooooooooooooooooo FOR MY BFF DANI!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I found a "CHESTER" PLATE!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I know that means nothing to all of U....but to will MEAN EVERYTHING!!!!! A longggggggggggggggg time ago.....Dani and I went to Laughlin, Nevada for a weekend girls trip!!!! (Laughlin is a small gambling town right over the Arizona border!)....and there is a river that seperates Arizona and Nevada right on the border....and if U drive to the Arizona side, you can get some really COOL PHOTOS of the hotels/casinos in Laughlin.....sooooooooooooo the first night we are there....Dani and I decide to drive over to the Arizona side to get some photos!!!!! (Now mind is like 2 o'clock in the morning...and YES, we are SOBER!!! LOL) and we drive into this parking lot.....and I start taking photos....and all of a sudden a RACCOON comes up to her truck!!!! (*insert Arizonian warning here....DANI and I LIVE in the DESERT....we DO NOT, repeat....DO NOT live near ANY WILDLIFE!!!!*) Dani and I think HE IS ADORABLE.....however COMMA....we are FREAKED out....cuz we don't know if he can JUMP into our truck!!!! LOL LOL LOL....sooooooooooo we call her boyfriend and ask him (well....because he lives in New Jersey....and HE MUST know about WILDLIFE, right???? LOL)....and HE has NO IDEA either if they can JUMP!!!! LOL LOL LOL!!!! At this point....I am DYING for a picture of this ADORABLE creature....and DANI has some CHEETOS in her, she opens the WINDOW just a crack and throws one out to him....and I climb in the backseat of the truck and start snapping the this POINT...we are BOTH ROLLING with LAUGHTER....people probably think we have been drinking!!!!!! Sooooooo....the RACCOON takes OFF!!!!! And we were like, "Well, even if these photos turn out pitch black...we will ALWAYS know that it was CHESTER!"......see, we named him CHESTER because of the CHEETOS....because their mascot has always BEEN "CHESTER THE CHEETAH!!!" LOL LOL is the END of the STORY...I promise....and IF U READ all of this....I WILL LOVE U FOREVER!!!!! LOL!:):):):):) CHESTER COMES BACK with some of his FRIENDS!!!!! LOL LOL her truck is SURROUNDED by 15 RACOONS and we ONLY have 1/2 a bag left of CHEETOS!!!! LOL LOL LOL!!!!! We will NEVER FORGET that story.....sooooooooooo when I SAW this plate with 2 CHESTERS on it....I KNEW I HAD TO GET IT FOR DANI!!!!!! LOVE U MY FRIEND! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Ok.....enough about the vintage, right???? LOL!!! Onto some other things today!!!!!!! :):):):):) Brookie.... has ANOTHER new DRESS!!!! I know this SHOCKS all of U....LOL....she truly is a PRINCESS and at this point in her LIFE....she ONLY wants to wear DRESSES!!!!!! And of course....what's a NEW DRESS without some new SOCKS?????? LOL! :):):):):):):):):):):)

Ok....the LAST....but NEVER the LEAST thing I want to share the LATEST SCRAPPING the MUSIC Challenge!!!!!!! EEEEEEEEEEKKKKKKKKK!!!!! I am SUPER EXCITED about this one!!!! The song this week is "EVERYDAY" by the Dave Matthews Band!!! I LOVEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE this song (obviously right??? Its the FIRST song U hear on my playlist when U visit me here at my blog!!!) :):):):):):):):):):) This is ME in California last month visiting my friend Kristina...and I chose the lyrics...."All You Need Is Love Everyday!" ...because, yes my friends....EVEN I need reminding of that from time to time! :):):):):) Hope all my scrappy friends can join us this week! :):):):):):):):)

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

Saturday, March 28, 2009

OLW- *Be Ready, Miracles Come In Moments*....and some PRESENTS from some cyber friends! :):):):):):):):)

Hi all....

I wanted to share the page I made for One Little Word....the word is "ready" this time...and I chose as my title..."Be Ready, Miracles Come in Moments" :):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Also....I wanted to share some PRESENTS that I got from some blog friends of mine! :):):):):):) First....AMY!!!!!! I had made a page with a bird card on it...and Amy loved it so! Well, it was a PLAYING CARD and I had one left over in the kit that it came, I sent to her as a present...well....she has RETURNED the favor and sent me TWO VINTAGE PLAYING cards and a beautiful card with a beautiful message from her!!!! Thanks AMY!!! LOVEEEEEEEEEEEEE it! :):):):):):):) SECOND....JULIE!!!!!!! Julie is a friend that I met through one of my Design Teams, "Scrapping the Music"...and she is soooooooooooo talented....I loveeeeeeeee the cards she makes....and I won a little RAK on her blog and she sent me a CARD she made....and some BEAUTIFUL papers to play with!!!! Thanks Julie!!! I sooooooooooo appreciate my gifts!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

LOVE to all...and I will be back tomorrow evening with my next page for Scrapping the Music! :):):):):):):):):):):)

Friday, March 27, 2009

Eeeeekkkkkk! I've been tagged....Cafe Mojo....and SERIOUSLY??? Where has the week gone????! :):):):):)

Hi all.....

Sooooooooooooo my friends Kristi and Jocelyn...seriously want me to scare all of U!!! LOL LOL LOL!!!!!! They have tagged me to take a photo of myself....right here....right NOW...and POST it away here!!!!! Sooooooooooooo....blame them if I scare YA!!! LOL LOL LOL!!!!! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Also, I wanted to share a page for the latest CAFE MOJO challenge that is up today!!!!!!! We want to see your embossing techniques! :):):):):):) This is my Adam....on a Gondola ride at the Venetian in Las Vegas last this photo of him....he looks to be in deep thought! :):):):):):) Hope my scrappy friends can come play along!!!! :):):):):):):):):):)

And seriously????? TODAY IS FRIDAY....which I know I should be grateful for....but LITERALLY, I blinked AND....WHAT, ITS FRIDAY????!!!!???? LOL!!!!! I apologize for not visiting all my blog friends this week.....I have been soooooooooooooooooo busy at work...their is a girl that is out of the office indefinetely...and I have been the CHOSEN one to take on all her cases....which, tripled my load!!!! LOL!!!!! Hey, U know....its a job...and I am grateful for it....JUST wish it wouldn't wear me out sometimes!!! LOL!!!! Sooooooooo...I apologize to all my blogger friends...I am planning on visiting all of U this evening after work! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

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

Sunday, March 22, 2009

I got to MEET a SISter....KIMMY...and Scrapping the Music! :):):):):):):):)

Hi all.....

Yesterday...Brian and I had the pleasure of meeting one of my SISters over on SIStv.....KIMMY!!! She was in town to go see a play...and she was nice enough to invite us along with her friends and her Dad for dinner!!!! She is SUCH A SWEETIE!!!!!! LOVE HER! :):):):):):):):):) Thanks for the FABULOUS evening Kimmy....and YES, we did make it to Scrapbooks, ETC......ohhhhhhhh I have FOUND a NEW, FUN SCRAPPING STORE! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

This weeks song over at Scrapping the Music is, "White Horse" by Taylor Swift....AWESOME song...and I chose this lyric for my title...."That Face of an Angel!"....Hope my scrappy friends can make it over to join us! :):):):):):):):):):):):)

And last .... but NEVER least......I am gonna be passing this WONDERFUL blog award that Deana and Jenneke gave to me to FIVE of my blogger friends.... :):):):):):):):):)

Without further ado....the award goes toooooooooo..............


Thanks as always for everyone's continued support of our family and our blog....we truly appreciate U taking the time out of your day to visit us! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):) message for U is on my previous post! :):):):):):):):):):)

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

Saturday, March 21, 2009

A Spring in their Step, a Hold on my Heart and CAFE MOJO....and MY SECRET SIS REVEALED! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):))

Hi all....

HAPPY 2nd DAY of SPRING! :):):):):):):):) In AZ. we don't have a VERY LONG spring before the temperatures REACH ABOVE 100 DEGREES ........ ohhhhhhhhhhh until about NOVEMBER it stays this way....*sigh* the problems of living in the desert!!!!!! :(

So, I made this page about spring.....but twisted my title around a little....the title JUST came to me when I was thinking about this NEW FAVE photo of my family from this past weekend!!!!!!!! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Next up.....the NEWEST challenge is happening over at CAFE MOJO....this time we want U to dig deep and USE THOSE BRADS!!!!! This is a little wall hanging I made (its about 5 X 5) for my desk at work! :):):):):):) Hope my scrappy friends can come join us! :):):):):):):):):):):):):)

And LAST but NEVER LEAST....I RECEIVED a BEAUTIFUL card from MY SECRET SIS over at SIStv.....and it is the AMAZING DEBRAH!!!!!!!! I LOVEEEEEEEEEEEE this GIRL....and BOY DID she spoil me....she EVEN SENT me Valentine COOKIES!!!!! Sooooooooooooooo thanks DEB for being a WONDERFUL SECRET SIS!!!! I have TRULY ENJOYED playing with all the GOODIES! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh and JOCELYN....I DO NOT have your email can U email me at to give me the details about the woman that needs scrap pages made for her???????? :):):):) Thanks LOVE! :):):):):):) And if MY SCRAPPY friends would like to see what I am referring too....please CHECK out Jocelyn's

A woman out there needs OUR help before she dies....she is dying of cancer and REALLY wants to finish some scrap pages for her children before that happens......and her friends have reached out to scrappers to HELP her complete them! :):):):):) Please see Jocelyn's blog for all the DETAILS! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

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

Ohhhhhhhhhh and PS....TODAY....TWLIGHT came out on DVD....I am WAITING for Mr. Fed Ex to ring my door bell and GIVE it to me!!! I pre-ordered it....and can NOT wait to watch it TONIGHT!!!!!!!! I loveeeeeeeeeee Edward and Bella! :):):):):):):):):):):):)

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Scrapping Across the Universe and The Design Experiment.......and HAPPY ST. PATTY'S DAY! :):):):):):):)

Hi all.....

Wanted to share some scrappy pages!!!!! :):):):):):):):)

First up is for the latest challenge over at Scrapping Across the Universe! This time, we are celebrating B.F.F.'s (Best Friends Forever)....and this is me and my B.F.F. Dani....*sigh* I love U, my Dani! :):):):):):):):):):) Hope my scrappy friends can make it over for the challenge....there is a HAMBLY prize up for grabs this time around! :):):):):):):):):):):)

Next a page I did for "The Design Experiment" challenge BLOG!!! They want to know OUR FAVE quote.....well.....if U look over to the right column over on THIS blog of mine....U WILL SEE what my ALL TIME FAVE MOVIE quote EVER is!!! And that is what I did this page on! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

The journaling reads.......

"Childhood is what you spend the rest of your life trying to overcome. Beginnings are scary, endings are usually sad, but its the middle that counts the most. Try and remember that when you find yourself at a new beginning. Give hope a chance to float up. And it will..."

*sigh* ... how TRUE is THAT??!!??!! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

AND hope EVERYONE has a SAFE and HAPPY ST. PATTY'S DAY! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Happy Birthday to my BABY Brother....Cafe Mojo and Scrapping the Music! :):):):):):):):)

Hi all...

Today is my BABY Brother's BIRTHDAY!!!!! The BIG 3-5!!!!!! Here are some photos of the dinner we recently celebrated with him! :):):):):):):):):):):):)

Brookie trying to steal his "musical" batman card! :):):)

Mom & Steve looking at his card! :):):)

The BIRTHDAY BOY! :):):)

Now...let me BROTHER is ONE of the MOST SARCASTIC people I I KNEW this T-SHIRT would be perfect for him!!! It reads, "The Funniest Thing about this T-Shirt is that by the Time you realize it doesn't Say Anything, its too late for you to Stop READING IT!" LOL :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)


Next up..... Cafe Mojo's NEWEST challenge is UP!!! This time we want to see papers in either black, white or gray and ONLY GREEN EMBELLIES! :):):):):):):) This is Miss Brookie and my title reads....."Shhh...Artist in Training!" :):):):):):):):):):):):)

And the last thing to share is the LATEST Scrapping the Music challenge....this weeks song is by ONE of MY all TIME FAVE BANDS EVER.....QUEEN.... "We Will Rock YOU!" ... LOVE this SONG..... I chose the LYRICS...."Gonna take on the World Some Day!" Thought this photo of Brookie and Adam and THAT COOL WORLD paper was PERFECT for this! :):):):):):):):):):)

Hope my scrappy friends can join us for these challenges this week! :):):):):):):):):):):)

PS...Here's a HINT...for all that KNOW ME!!!!! IN APRIL....MY ALL TIME FAVE BAND EVER will have a song featured for a Scrapping the Music challenge! :):):):):):) And I want to thank my friend Jenneke for the blog award she passed on to me! I didn't realize that when I posted my award from Deana, that Jenneke had awarded me too!!!! :):)) Thanks U! :):):):):):):):):):) I will be awarded some PEOPLE SOON with that AWARD! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

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

Saturday, March 14, 2009

A new dress, A blog award, a CELEBRATION for the "laser" kids, OUR ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY and a SCRAP page! :):):):):):)

Hi all.....

NOW that is A LOT to cover huh???? :):):):):):):):):)

First up...a new dress for Brookie!!! She just lovesssssssss DRESSES!!! :):):):):):):):):):)

Next up.....a BLOG AWARD from my DEAR DEAR DEAR friend Deana!!!! Thanks girl...and I will pass this on to some other lucky people soon! :):):):):):):):):):):):)

Next up..... So..... have I ever told all of U that BROOKIE'S surgeon Dr. Hansen TOTALLY ROCKS!!!!!??????!!!!!!!! Every year he hosts a celebration for his "laser" kids at the park...and even with the economic times being tough right now...he still held it this year!!! I can not express ENOUGH how much I loveeeeeeeee this man for doing this!!!!! Its a day where all his "kids" can get together and not have to WORRY about anyone judging them for what they look like...BECAUSE they all look alike!!!!!!! :):):):):):):):):):) We had a TOTAL BLAST and it was SUCH an AMAZING DAY for this! :):):):):) All his "kids" even got a T-shirt to celebrate the event! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Adam and Brookie on the slide! :):):)

Showing off her T-shirt!! :):):):)

One of the "real" trains that are housed at the park! :):):)

My handsome boy and beautiful girl arriving at the park! :):):)

Riding the train! :):):)

Standing in line for the second time to ride the train! :):):)

Having FUN!?!?! :):):)

Riding another SLIDE! :):):)

Yeah....I know this PHOTO is wayyyyyyyyy BLURRY....but I thought the angle of the horses and my family just looked COOL! They are riding the Merry-Go-Round here! :):):):):):):)

She doesn't love the Merry-Go-Round does she!?!?!?! :):):):):)

Me and Brian! :):):)

*sigh* I just loveeeeeeeeeee this photo! :):):):):):):):)

Come on Ride the Train! :):):):):)

I think WE got ONE HAPPY GIRL here! :):):):):):)

Dr. Hansen, some of his Staff, Brian, Brookie and some of the other "laser" kids! :):):):):):):)

Dr. Hansen, Brian and Brookie! :):):):):):):)

AND YES!!!! Today is Me & Brian's FIRST WEDDING ANNIVERSARY!!!!!! One year ago.....YEPPERS....we looked like THIS!!!! LOVEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE U baby.... HAPPY ANNIVERSARY! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

And the last thing to share today..... CAFE MOJO's latest challenge is UP...and its ALL ABOUT USING a STAPLER!!!!! Here is what I created.... my title reads..."I think its gonna be a Pop-Tart kinda day!" There are JUST some days that BROOKIE gives me this look and I just KNOW that means she wants a POP-TART!! LOL! :):):):):):):):) I stapled my photo on here and also stapled on that BEAUTIFUL ribbon from my friend Vicki!!!! AND that ADORABLE bird.....that is an AMAZING gift from my secret SIS over on SIStv!!! Thanks SECRET SIS!!!! LOVEEEEEEEEEEE it! :):):):):):):):):):):) Hope my scrappy friends can join us over at Cafe Mojo! :):):):):):):)

LOVE to ALL! :):):):):):):):):)