Sunday, November 15, 2009
Right now I'm working on a Halloween mini album. I'm about half way done, but haven't worked on it the last few days.
Yesterday an old friend of mine from high school came into town. Her sister threw her a surprise party so we went to that. It was a real nice time and SO nice to see her after almost 18 years!!! We've talked on the phone most recently, but hadn't seen each other since right after high school.
Today we just stayed in. We spent the better part of the day helping V with a state project she has due tomorrow for school.
Yesterday before the party, we went by The Rim and dropped off our shoeboxes for Project Christmas Child. We filled up 4 boxes. I'm really wishing we'd got more cause we had enough extra items to fill up a couple more. Next year I'm definately picking up a few more boxes.
Went by Michael's and found all sorts of MM Autumn Splendor stuff for 80% off. I got several paper packs and a kit and the journaling notebook. The Vintage Findings stuff was also 80% off. I got a couple of the embellies and that's about it. Also picked up the MM Craft Fair with a half off coupon.
Friday Steve suprised me with a new phone. Not really sure what it's called, but it's REALLY cool and has TONS of cool features. I've hardly begun to figure it all out. I'm sure it's going to be a while, but I don't have any reason to be bored while waiting at the doctor's office or anywhere else for that matter;)
I've been fighting a headache all day today. I've had a headache everyday for the past like 3 days. Last week I felt them coming on and knew I'd be getting them soon. They haven't been that bad yet, so I'm thankful for that at least.
This week is the kids last week at school before Thanksgiving break. They will be off for a whole week this year...Yikes!!! We'll be spending Thanksgiving at my mom's this year. Looking forward to it:)
That's about all I've got for today. Gotta go through my pics and see what else I still need to update with. Hope everyone is enjoying their Sunday:)
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
I've been going to the gym 3-4 times a week first thing in the morning. I like getting it out of the way before I get lazy and unmotivated to do it later in the day. I lost 12 lbs, but somehow put 2 back on:( I have hit a plateau and have not lost or gained anything since my birthday...
Yep...our birthday came and went. The big 38!!! That is SO close to 40. Scary. For my birthday Steve took me to the movies. We went and saw Couples Retreat. Good flick. Then we went to eat @ Texas Roadhouse. LOVE that place. Did a little bit of shopping in between. The Friday before our birthday I met up with Jess, Maria, Laura and her dh. We had lunch at Logan's. Yummmy. Saturday we met up with Lal, Miguel and Mikey @ Fiesta Texas for Fright Fest. Then later in the evening I caught up with Lal, Laura and Maria @ Mama Margie's for dinner. They were going out, but I was feeling horrible that day. I ended up having a cold on my birthday. Boo!!! We dropped off the kids with Steve's parents so we could get an early start the next day for my birthday so after we did our thing, we went back to Steve's parents and did the cake there w/ the kids before we headed home.
We spent Halloween here at home. My uncle was throwing a party, but the kids wanted to go trick or treating in our neighborhood and Steve wanted to decorate. Halloween is like Steve's Christmas so I didn't want to ruin it for him. Our plan was to pull out our banquet tables and set up in the driveway and hang out, trick or treat and pass out candy.
Early that day my cousins called that they weren't going to the party afterall so I invited them over here as well as Lal. So we ordered pizza. Had chips/dips and cupcakes for the kids. It was a lot of fun. We sat out and talked, but when it started to get too cold we came in.
The kids played in the other room and we watched a movie; Orphan. It was SCARY:( We had a great time and I'm thinking this may become our new Halloween tradition;)
My cousins are in the process of moving back down here and we've really enjoyed having them here and spending time with them. They've been having a time selling their house though and I really hope they won't have to go back "home". So prayers for a smooth and quick house sale would be GREATLY appreciated.
This past Friday Lal helped organize a crop at the church she attends and asked me to come. Steve got home on time and we went and picked up Lal and he dropped us off. He took the kids to the planetarium. They LOVED it.
The crop was a lot of fun. Only 3 other girls showed up, but we all still had a fun time. I got 4 LOs done. Lal and I put together some little goodie bags that we had planned on using as "door prizes", but we since there were only 3 girls. They all got to take something home:) I'm really looking forward to the next gathering which is planned for the beginning of December.
Saturday I had to drive Steve to work cause he didn't have a work truck. Since I was going to be on that side of town and had to pick him up from work as well, I just went to hang out at my mom's.
That afternoon was Nick (my cousin's son's) birthday party. We went to Peter Piper's and then to the movies to see a Christmas Carol in 3D. The movie was awesome and all the kids had such a good time. My aunt took my other cousin's 3 kids so V had girls to talk to:) It was a really good time.
Tonight V has a PTA performance. They are singing patriotic songs in honor of Veteran's Day. They also have the book fair going on, so we'll probably be making a stop in there too tonight.
This morning I did 3 miles on the treadmill at the gym, then came home and did another one on the Eliptical. Hard work, but I'm really hoping to get out of this slump and lose another 10 by Thanksgiving.
This past weekend really threw me off. I made pumpkin bread loaves for the church gathering and ended up eating too much:( Darn that pumpkin bread!!! I need to stop taking my weekend "breaks" and just follow through all week long.
I have lots of pics to share, but I will post those later in a seperate blog. I really need to stop slacking on my blog too. Going to make more of an effort to keep on it;)
Monday, October 12, 2009
In the afternoon, V started complaining that she didn't feel well and that her throat hurt. She didn't look very well either. She felt warm and looked flushed. We came home and I gave her some Ibuprofen. As soon as it kicked in, she perked up. We went out to eat and ran a couple of errands; I went by 911 and picked up some new goodies. I got the new Comso Cricket Nutmeg line. LOVE it!!! Went by M's and HL, then came back home.
She ran more fever through the night. We stayed home all day Sunday cause she was not well. Last night she ran a lot of fever and I just couldn't bring it down. Pretty scary stuff. It finally broek this morning. We took her in the doctor this am though; double ear and throat infection. I am just ever thankful that it was not the swin flu or something else. She is on antibiotics and out of school for the week. On the road to recovery though, so that's good:)
Since we were home all day yesterday, I got to work on my LOs I started at my mom's. Here are the finished products...
Lift off 2Peas. Used up Early Bird scraps. The green pp is Carolyn Gavin and the brown I made using kraft and woodgrain rubber stamp. AC puffy Thickers, MM Puffy alphas and tiny alphas and an HS chip heart. I also machine stitched a border along both of the scrap strips.
Lift off April Yap. MM pp, Tim Holtz Addage tickets, Prima felt flowers, JB bingo card, MM Just Chillin' journaling sheet, 7 Gypsies cardstock stickers. The house is cut out of a sheet of Recollections fall paper. Vine is Sizzix cut; one of my new Bigz dies;)
Tomorrow is cleaning day since the kids were off for Columbus Day today and we had to run V to the doctor and all. Wednesday I have my appointment with OAG. Praying for the best:) Hope everyone enjoys the rest of their evening.
Thursday, October 8, 2009
I took it to Mikey last Friday when I went by my mom's and he loved it. It made me so happy:) and he looked super adorable in it...I'm not just saying that cause he's my nephew and we made the costume and all;) I gotta have Lal take some pics of him in it.
V is going to be a Skelanimal Kitty. We bought it at Target. She's modeling it in one of my recent LOs in my last post. Mattie is going to be the king from Burger King. It's hilarious. TFL
In other news, I had V home sick week before last. She was home for 2 days. She had ran a low grade fever for a day, but then she was super congested and coughing so I kept her home. A few days after she went back to school, I came down with it. I'm going on a week now. I started to feel some improvement and then I woke up yesteday feeling worse. Today was a better though, so here's praying it doesn't last much longer.
For the last week and a half I have been dieting and so far I have lost 8lbs. I'm hoping to get to 10 by the end of the week. I am setting short term goals to keep me motivated. Setting my weight loss in 10lbs increments.
We finally got our gym membership transfered to the new gym right by our house, so starting Monday, I'm hitting the gym. Hopefully this will help me with the whole weight thing; give me a little boost;)
Today I did a little yard work. All the rain we'd had really got the grass growing. Or should I say weeds. I went out there and pulled out quite a bit, then just mowed. The yard REALLY needs some work. Hopefully once the weather cools down more consistenly, I can work on the yard more.
Not much else going on here...at least not that I can think of at the moment. I'll be back to update with another post later today to get caught up. I think this post is photo heavy enough;)
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
We have been BFFs since the 8th grade. I can't really remember how we met or how we started talking. I used to "go around" with a friend of his. Maybe that's how:) Anyway, we were tight all through high school. We even shared a locker. We spent countless hours on the phone...I mean LOTS...We'd watch TV on the phone. One of our faves was Three's Company. I still remember:)...LOL...Jess didn't have a color TV so it was harder for him when we played "RED" (a game we made up where you had to shout "red" everytime something red came out:) hee hee
After high school we went through our "party" phase. You know...eating too much birthday cake...wink, wink;) and Jess always looked out for me. He was the best. For a while there, we lost touch. He got married. I had my son. I saw him a couple of times after, but then lost touch again. It wasn't until about six years ago, I ran into him at NIOSA and we got back in touch and the rest is history:)
Sure, we don't spend countless hours on the phone now. Life and kids prevent that;), but we are still close. We've had our rough patches, but we've gotten through. I pray that he will always be a part of my life in some way or another. I am forever grateful that God brought him back into my life. He is my constant when all else fails, I know Jess has my back;)
So a tribute to my BFF...
This picture is from one of our recent class gatherings. I made it black and white to fit my color scheme. All the flowers, vines and little quotes are handcut from the Teresa Collins Friends line. I Stickled my two small black flowers and the large white HS one. I built this one black cardstock, then a light blue Rhonna Farrer that I inked the edges on. Also used a piece of KI lace cardstock, Prima bling flourishes and some ahesive pearls for the flower centers. Oh, also added a piece of lace trim to one of the quotes. The LO idea was from a LO I saw, I believe, on the Teresa Collins blog. I am absolutely in love with the way this turned out and I hope he likes it too:)
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
I got some feedback on the scrap boards about what to expect and was a little torn about whether or not it'd be worth it after all my expectations and waiting, but we went anyway.
We got there about 9:30. I was expecting to have to fight crowds, but that wasn't the case. Found parking fairly easy. Wasn't too much of a line to purchase tickets to get into the faire. We even got free admission for Steve; hubbies were free;) and I used a coupon and got in for $7 instead of $10:)
I must confess that the actual faire was NOT what I'd anticipated. It was a lot like the convention we did in Austin a couple of years back. It was still fun and I did get some things I wanted. Managed to spend about $80. We were there about 2 hours and then we left and hit up some stores around there before heading back home.
After doing these 2 events, I really don't think I'd go again...unless Lal came with me. Then maybe;) It's just not the same when you don't have another scrapper to keep you company:)
Here is a pic of my purchases along with some things I picked up at HL...
Today we actually got some rain again. Pretty much all day. It cleared up in the afternoon as was actually cool when I went to pick up V. Today was Picture Day. Got some shots of V out front...
I stayed home all day today and got some scrapping done. So did Lal. We had some what of a cyber crop. We are planning to get together on Friday and see what we can get done. No big expectations since it's kind of short notice. Probably just get a couple LOs done, get something to eat, do a little bit of shopping and hang out. It's been a while since we did that. We didn't get to do our Scrapapalooza Trilogy while Miguel was on vaca cause poor little Mikey got sick.
So here's what I got done today. This puts me at 106 LOs, I believe...
All Sass; Bungle Jungle and Anthem on kraft paper. Sass and Chatterbox chip "9"s and a Jillibean Sprout and Sass Happy Place alpha stickers.
Lift off 2Peas. The kids on the day we celebrated V's birthday. Cosmo Cricket Early Bird on kraft. STILL loving the kraft background. Cricut cut title using my Graphically Speaking cart. K&Co. diecut jouranling tag and a sticky note I got in M's $1 bins a while back.
Time for bed. Hoping to get a couple more LOs done tomorrow as I don't plan on leaving the house;) Night all:)
Thursday, September 17, 2009
This one is a lift off Jenice on sb.com. I love that her LOs are very simple. I used kraft for my background again. I am really loving the look of that and doing it a lot as of late:) PP is Sass Skully, I believe. Some old Daisy D's punchouts, MM tiny alphas and AC Puffy Thicker number along with a Sass sticker flower:)
This was a lift off the Cosmo blog. Pics of V sleeping with her furry puppy friends. Steve says he didn't like the pics. That they were morbid looking...sigh...Whatever!!! Anywho...I think the names V gives her animals are funny. She never names them anything like Fluffy or Sparky. These three are named Lauren, Alicia and Biscuit.
This is another lift off Jenice. I used a Doodlebug paper I've had for quite some time, as my background. AC vinyl Thickers, HS block alpha stickers, Daisy D's rubon and some buttons.
This Saturday Steve is taking off from work and we are hitting CKC in San Marcos. I'm pretty excited. I've been waiting for this for about a year. I hope it's good. I wasn't too thrilled about the convention we did in Austin a couple of years back. Hoping this one is better. Thankfully, this one isn't as far a drive either. I'll update after. Hopefully with lots of awesome goodie deals:)
Thursday, September 10, 2009
I think Miguel is supposed to be going on vaca real soon and I had mentioned to Lal that it might be time for Scrapapalooza the Trilogy...LOL...Hopefully we can make that happen. I think I got like 10 LOs done at our last "event". That would really give me a good boost to reach my "mini goal":)
Yawn...I am super tired tonight and heading to bed ASAP. Just waiting on a load of laundry to come out of the wash so I can throw it in the dryer and I'm headed to bed. Nighty:)
V also took cupcakes to her class. She was super excited. Hers was the like third class birthday this week. There are lots of September birthdays she said:)
We'll be celebrating her birthday on Sunday with a little party at Peter Piper Pizza.
We've been getting quite a bit of rain these past few days. We REALLY need it so I'm not going to complain. The humidty afterwards has been just awful though:(
I've pretty much just been chillin' at home all week. It helps not to be out where the shopping temptation is more likely;) I've been trying to keep my sb shopping down to once a week and for the last week fews, I've been doing really well:)
This past week I went to M's and got the Sass packs they just got in. I got Vintage Yummy and Bungle Jungle as well as 3 packs of Whimsies flowers; Vintage Yummy, Bungle Jungle and Anthem. Last week I put in an order at Two Peas and got a whole bunch of Jillibean Sprouts @ 40% off. Can't remember what the previous week was, but it was a one day thing too:)
So here's some LOs I got done recently. The first two I got done today:) TFL