Sunday, September 30, 2007


I have this friend (I use the term loosely) who thought it might be funny to alter a copyrighted image you can see it here. We have this slight rivalry, and so far I've trumped every effort of an attempt he's made at a payback, it's easy when you cheer for a better team. GO COLTS on to a PERFECT START!! (sorry about the steelers loss)However, he messed with my kid. A big no no. So I'm enlisting the help of friends and family. Please email me with your payback ideas, and there might be some sweet Colts gear in it for you! Thanks! And to the "friend" I know you're here. But don't worry, it's coming.

Saturday, September 29, 2007

Design Team Tryouts...

So this weekend I tried out for TWO design teams at CMK and Dixie Pieces - We'll see what happens!!

Here's a layout I did for one of the entries - most of you will appreciate the humor in it!

Thursday, September 27, 2007

I've been tagged...

5 Things I was doing 10 years ago:
- Dating, Dating, Dating oh and Kissing, Kissing, Kissing
- Going to College
- Pretty active with our teeny YSA group
- I had met my husband already but didn't know it.
- Running 2 miles every day without fail.

5 things on my To-Do List today:
- Put away laundry
- Go to the YMCA
- Wrap shower and birthday party gifts
- email Josh
- Pick up postage stamps

5 things I would do if I were a millionaire:
-Surprise people in the grocery line by purchasing their groceries.
-Hire my dad to tell me what to do with it.
-I would build my house...
-I'd probably be sweet in some way to the family.
-My totally crazy splurge though would be TRAVELING!!

5 things I'll never wear again:
-Bikini (love those stretchy stripes)
-leg warmers
-floral dresses - please remind me of this when I'm eighty.
-maternity clothes - well maybe one more time.

5 favorite toys:
-MP3 player (only 30 bucks at wal-mart, and it gets me through my tough workouts at the Y on incline ELEVEN, my hands bead with sweat!!)
-My new refrigerator
-a riding lawnmower if I had one.

5 people to tag: (I'm totally cheating here, I think everyone here was already tagged!)

Look what I found!!

Laila found a little something the past couple of days... looks like it will be the thumb instead of the fingers like her big sis! Have I told you how EASY this baby is??? SHe is so amazing, I feel extremely lucky! I mean I think she cries a total of five minutes a day, if that - it's so great. She's content and easy going, smiles big, and cooing. She's so refreshing!

Monday, September 24, 2007

Sunday Morning

Here's the latest photo of the first two... they don't change nearly as much as Laila - but they don't want to be left out of my photo spree!

Saturday, September 22, 2007

It's a smile

I'm terrible at trying to "capture" the smile - but here's a decent shot of a smile, maybe not a good shot of Laila - but she's definitely smiling often, and cooing, and giggling a bit, too. They get so big so fast!

Thursday, September 20, 2007


The other day Colson got himself ready for school and wanted to look like superman what do you think?? By the way, superheroes don't smile, all work no play.

Friday, September 14, 2007

Paying it Forward

The Wal-Mart. The Grocery. The kids. Yikes, never a positive experience. I dread going to the grocery for many reasons, in particular it's always a lot of money, the kids aren't always on their best behavior, it's mundane. I don't know. Just in general not fun. So today I embarked on the dreaded experience and with a list and coupons in tow, I set forth to just get it done. I went through the process and collected my items one by one, it took awhile but I did it. I went to check out, and the lines were long and to be honest I am on WIC - and it's quite embarassing and I hate taking up people's time, I went to write a check(a familiar commercial come to mind?) so I was just taking awhile and there was this nice gentlemen (maybe late 30's) behind me, patiently waiting, and I kept thinking he must be so annoyed with me. When he said "go ahead and put my things on the bill". I was confused, I said "Pardon me?". He said, "I'd like to take care of this for you today." In my mind I wasn't comprehending what he was saying. He said "I'd like to take care of this for you today, I do one good deed everyday, and today you get to be the lucky person." I MEAN WHAT?? I told him "Sir, I can't let you do this it's going to be $100 bucks!" He said "It's o.k. I've been blessed in my life financially I'd like to do this for you." In my mind I thought I can't even accept this, but in my heart something was saying let this man do this for you. So I said "I don't even know what to say, as tears welled up in my eyes, I said thank you so much, you don't even know, my husband is deployed, this is so generous". It was just a special moment for the two of us standing there in the Wal-Mart. Afterward my friend came up to me, and I said "this gentlemen just paid for my groceries". I went to put my groceries in my cart as tears were rolling down my face. My friend went back and asked him about his good deeds, and he explained his son died in February and in his honor he does a good deed for someone every day. What a legacy! It was such a touching moment, a moment I won't ever forget. Generousity for a complete stranger, and through his grief, I believe many people are being touched by this. So today, I ask "Pay it Forward", do a good deed for someone, someone you DON'T KNOW. I wish I had gotten his name or shook his hand, or something I was a mess, I couldn't even think. What I am going to do is send a letter to the editor of our local paper, I just couldn't believe it. I had to share this amazing story with you. No longer will grocery shopping be a mundane chore, I can think of September 14, 2007 and the sweet man who made a sacrifice for me. I, too, will pay it forward. Hope you have a surprising day, too! :)

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

The Garden and the New and Improved Front

I'm still waiting to paint the front steps, door and large window frame... Oh, and put a sidewalk/walkway , and to cover the big stone circly thingy... The list goes on and on!!

Monday, September 10, 2007

The "Garden"

O.k. Folks, here's a garden for ya!! Yes, this monstrosity (sp?) was absolutely consuming me, I hated looking at it, I know the neighbors couldn't stand looking at it, and I in fact tried to do a lot of the weeding myself... um needless to say, I only got about a third of the way done. UNTIL some amazing friends came through AGAIN!! With all the help, they whipped it out in about an hour, Just wait for the updated pictures tomorrow - it looks so much better!

Friday, September 07, 2007

The Results

This is just a little project, I made for a friend if she checks this site out before she checks her mailbox, I have ruined the surprise!! :)

A thank you/birthday gift, humble I know. She is such a generous person!! Love ya Brandee!!

Thursday, September 06, 2007

My project for the evening...

This frame I picked up with a friend in mind. We'll see how it turns out! Wish me luck!

Siding Done (almost)...

Here's the house - I've been waiting for the other set of shudders to get here but this is the best I can do for now - This is also BEFORE my parents came and helped out with the front yard landscaping. We're getting there - Slowly But Surely!

Tuesday, September 04, 2007

2 DAYS 2 GO!!

Indianapolis Colts Season begins this Thursday!! Check them out here! And if you're looking for a Christmas Gift I'm all about THESE!!

The Long Awaited Layout...

It took me forever to get back into the scrapping after my insane few months but here it is... THE LAYOUT!! Thanks To LisaW on CMK who gave me the inspiration to bust the barrier!! She said do a LO in 30 minutes or less and here it is. Thanks so much!!

Saturday, September 01, 2007

Two Months

Two months. I just can't believe it.

RAK Anyone??

O.k. so I had asked for some tips on getting my started scrapbooking again and here we go. Here's the RAK I'm going to send once I get my first Layout done - I'm aiming for TODAY ... I have had some great ideas, and I'll let you know the lucky person from the CMK website!