All that I'm after is a LIFE full of laughter, as long as I'm laughing with YOU!

Jun 29, 2008

July 4th celebration @ the FARM!

My Brother Ben, Sis-n-law Sheri and their son Ethan

Ethan and his Nana!

Ethan and his Papa!

Check it out...

I'm the Highlighted artist over at TQMnurse this week, be sure to check it out.

Jun 26, 2008


I think we are going to be GREAT friends!!!

Jun 21, 2008

Worst Scrapbook Shopping Trip EVER!!!

After hearing about this store from several people, I decided to make the several hour journey to Waco to check it out myself. I had hope to share my stories with friends various scrapbooking groups (since we all know good LSS are few and far between!) One group was even planning a trip to several Texas stores...this one potentially one of them...on the way to Archive?s in Austin.

Today I visited the store...I was pleased upon arrival that is seemed nice, clean, and quiet but cheery atmosphere. I enjoyed the selection off both paper lines and embellishments. After shopping the store for 30mins or so...I made my way to the cashier.

I didn't catch her name, but she was friendly. As she began scanning my papers. I noticed paper after paper ringing up $2.99, I mentioned this to her, and those papers were not among the papers marked prices other than the regular "all paper $0.69 unless marked otherwise" posted on signs throughout the store. She continued to scan; they continued to ring up wrong. She then asked to see where some came from...I showed her; she too agreed they were not among the marked-up papers. She then returned to the register, questioned another employee, ask if she knew how to over-ride prices.

Neither seemed very educated on the working of the cash register. They scanned a bit more paper, it continued to ring up every piece at $2.99, they then walk to the shelf area I had taken the first girl to check the prices. Upon their return, they told me they did not understand why the paper was ringing up like this and said I could leave my paper and name and number - and when they could find something out they would call me.I explained I was from Ft Worth and had driven 1 hour & 48minutes or 104 miles to visit this store...there was no way leaving the paper and waiting for a phone call was going to resolve this problem for me. They said they didn't know what else to do - and I left the store with NOTHING!!!

This was a totally frustrating situation for me, I drove 4 hours there and home, over 200 miles, $54.00 in gas, all my friends and fellow scrappers know I was going to visit this new store ? and all I have returned home with is a horror story to tell.

Jun 18, 2008

Moving right along

This layout below is my dog Sassy and it is based on the sketch challenge this month over at Feeling Scrappy. I'm still working on completing some more challenges as this month FLYS by!

Jun 16, 2008

Getting back in the swing...

Ok, it's been slow around here lately - since my surgery on my arm May 27th. I'm finally feel like I'm getting back into the swing of things and able to scrap! I went to an all-day crop Saturday and while I flapped my mouth excessively...I got several pages done.

Last Friday, June 6th, my Scrap-A-Doodle pals and I went to the Great American Scrapbook Convention. We had so much darn fun! Tonya went a day early for classes and was able to scope out the entire convention floor of shops and lead us from store to store based on what we were looking for and who had the BEST Deals!! What a time saver she was - Thanks again Tonya!

We totally shopped til we feet/legs hurt for days after walking for 6 hours. (they just aren't up to that abuse these days and so many surgeries later) I didn't go to overboard on spending...Tonya and I agree to bring cash - so we knew when we got to our self-imposed "limits" - I did use my debit card for about $60.00 in additional emergency purchases {lol}.

Jun 14, 2008

Neighborhood Napoleon Dynamite

Ok...if you've ever seen ND you know there is a scene where Napoleon's brother Kip want to be "pulled into town" via Napoleon peddling his bicycle.

While driving down our street last week we came across the funniest thing...a female Napoleon living right here among us! I ran home to get my camera and saw on a side street and waited for them to come by!!! My kids thought it was great...we love that movie! My girls look for her every time we leave the house now!

Jun 13, 2008

Ivy's 1st boat ride

Saturday our neighbors invited us out for the evening on their boat. I never realize Ivy had never been on a boat before - but man was she excited about this! She was telling me all about how she would ride in the front and swim for hours...oh, to be 10 again! She and Katie both tried the skills doing the tube...and loved it! We ate KFC chicken while in a cove and rode around Lake Grapevine until the sunset. It was a great time!

Jun 11, 2008

11 days

Eleven days is the number of day between when Jared graduated and is leaving today for his advanced training for the Army. He will fly out tonight - to Maryland. Thought this would be an appropriate time to share his graduation photos from June 1.

Jun 8, 2008

What a rush...'s Danaka

Last night we spent our evening at the Indy Race with friends. We live very close to the Texas Motor Speedway. Since the race didn't start till 8:30 - it was at least cooler that a typical Nascar race (even thought I prefer them). We had a great time, we took the girls with us (which we rarely do) but they seemed to enjoy it pretty well.

Jun 4, 2008

playing catch-up

I've fallen behind blogging and a ton of things have happened I need to update on here...

Katie got her photos back yesterday from the 8th grade banquet.
I'll explain why there are 3 kids in each (LOL)
The was a 3 person min. for the photographer (strange for couples on "dates") each person paid $ Katie and her date added another friend - so they could have pictures. Kinda odd to me...maybe photographer didn't think 8th graders would have dates. (most did).

The other photo is Kate with 2 of her best gal pals...she's been close to them all thru Middle School. One is going to attend Central H.S. with Katie but the other will have to attend Keller H.S. - our school being divided for high school really stinks for these kids who have grown up together and get separated the last 4 years of their schooling!

Jun 3, 2008

Do as I say, NOT as I do!

Ok, Ok...Don't call my surgeon and tell on me...but I took the bandages off tonight (1 day early - so kill me). My arm looks "better" than it did Friday when they re-bandaged it at the doctor's office...but still pretty bruised and VERY swollen still. The surgery was supposed to be only an hour and took 2 they must of run into more work than expected. I guess I know more tomorrow when I see my surgeon and get to talk to him "sober" & get my stitches taken out.

So close your eyes if you don't like gross stuff...