Apr 30, 2008
Finished up my final challenge page for Feeling Scrappy today! Can't wait to see what next months challenges are. I hung out at home today until my Dr. appointment at 2:50. Scheduled my surgery for May 30...subject to change. I've got to get Chris to commit which day is best for him to get off work. Tomorrow - I get to crop all day, YEAH!
Apr 29, 2008
Nothing too fancy today, Just did one page this morning while waiting to go out for awhile with my friend Tonya! We turned in our recipe swap pages and hit the Hobby Lobby in search of new treasures (neither of us need anymore really). I think we were both on our best spending behavior. I can't wait till this weekend when we attend out National Scrapbook Day crop! It's gonna be a fun day. Hoping to finish a couple more pages up by midnight tomorrow for the April challenges...and looking forward to what May will bring!
Apr 27, 2008
Apr 26, 2008
Last weekend I shot a few pictures of my oldest daughter Katie. She wasn't really expecting to have tons of pictures while at the farm, and she didn't fix her hair or make-up. but this one one was the best and I can resist putting it up. It is basically SOOC (straight out of camera) with only a slight burn on the edges. I noticed when I got home there was a bit of a sunbeam on her head and right shoulder...I'm not crazy about.
Apr 24, 2008
I completed this layout for a challenge on Feeling Scrappy. It is for the Book of Me, this months theme was your purse.
Apr 23, 2008
I got to scrapbook these pictures 2 years to the day of which they were taken - how cool!
Apr 22, 2008
Today we are having a scrapping party appropriately named "Scrap with us" over at Feeling Scrappy. There are tons of challenges - something to appeal to everyone! Come join us to get your name in the hat for something great and to have a ton of fun!
Here is the 1st page I've completed today!
Apr 21, 2008
I'm working on my recipe for a recipe swap today. Decided to make my mom's famous mac & cheese! I skipped breakfast and as it for lunch - and now I feel almost sick!!! I just love the stuff!
Apr 19, 2008
When I upgraded to a DSLR back in February, my youngest daughter wanted my old camera. Since my older daughter had been given a very nice one for Christmas, I let my 9yr old have it. (with the condition she had to allow my husband to used it when he wanted). Today at the Farm was her 1st real opportunity to get out and about clickin'. To my surprise when I loaded the card tonight, she took 95 pictures - about 75 are in focus on what she intended to shoot! This one was my favorite.
The dog is a stray taken in by our family member who lived there. Her name is ham-bone and she's pretty easy going! Ivy said ham-bone was laying down, so Ivy laid down to take her picture. I think she may have some potential!
The crop went great and I believe that everyone had a great time getting together to get some work done while visiting. We're no heading out to the farm for the day ~ and ~ they'll be lots of pictures to share tomorrow!
Apr 17, 2008
I'm hosting a crop here at my home on Friday with some friends in a scrapping meet-up group (if your a local friend and I haven't invited you already - please come, 6pm). I've been cleaning abit and trying to gather my "tool" into one location to make it easier to use them when I sit down to work. I'm looking forward to it...hopefully we'll have a good turnout and get alot accomplished (like catching up on gossip) hehe!
Apr 15, 2008
I checked into Baylor Hospital in Irving, Texas and by 7am my baby girl had been delivered via a scheduled c-section and was in the hospital's nursery. Little did I know that day, as I laid in recovery, that she and I both would undergo many challenges within the days and weeks ahead.
April 17, 1998She faced a heart murmur & pneumothorax (several holes in her under-developed lungs), while I suffered from a heart condition of another kind. A broken heart and a crumbling marriage, abandoned by a young husband at the most difficult time of my life as I knew it. Those days were dark and troubling for both Ivy and I, in different ways of course...but we both fought through it and are stronger people today for what we endured during that time.
My youngest daughter will be 10 tomorrow - where on earth did the years go? She asked me to make her some type goodie to take to school and share with her class. Today, thanks to a wonderful fellow Pea, who happened to post a link to this blog, I was struck with great inspiration!
....wah-lah!...they are done!!! Ivy is so proud to take them and all i have left is to wrap them and tie ribbon!
I can't wait to make Cupcake Pop's again!
Apr 14, 2008
The first words I can utter out of my mouth are simply "KATIE!!!" as she begins to giggle! "What are you thinking Katie" I ask, "What mom?, Don't you like them?".
"Yes" I tell her "but why would you ever make a bracelet that says that?"
She in turn replies to me "mom, that's our motto in Ms. Gerb's class right now - we're studying the holocaust, and we love Jews".
I am still in shock as I get up and walk away from these possibly offencive bracelets.... and return with my camera in hand. "Mom" she calls to me "are you gonna post that on your blog?"
Apr 13, 2008
Took a couple pictures of the in front of the restaurant after church. Katie is in front (love the pink eyeshadow by the way) and Ivy's peeking out around the pole!
Apr 12, 2008
Thank goodness my house is empty except for me and Chris tonight. The 5 girl guest from our sleepover birthday cleared out by 10am and we took the girls to my mom's for the night and I promptly came home and took a 5 hour nap! That was the highlight of my day!
Now a quick picture from last nights game of toss the bear around the living room and beat the H*LL of of the ceiling fan!
Apr 11, 2008
Apr 9, 2008
I also managed to clean off my kitchen table and put all my supplies away in the laundry storage room (yeah)! They are typically spread all over, but Ivy is having a birthday sleepover on Friday with her friends...and I think we will be needing the table! (LOL)
My new memory arrived today for my computer. It was really getting bogged down with all my photos and editing software - but she's running like a champ now.
Next on the list - a new memory card. Well, enjoy the layout and hopefully next week I'll get back to producing a few more layouts!