Saturday, December 30, 2006

Whew.. Christmas has passed

Wow! I can't believe how busy I have been between work, dt stuff and of course Christmas...thus the missing blogging!

Work has been crazy as it always is at this time of the year..I am just glad that we are almost past the holiday craze!

Christmas was intresting this year...Tis the season sometimes to bring out the worst in people and it hit our extended family this year. It is really hard to even talk about but I am just glad that it is behind us and we are able to move forward....and I feel truly blessed that my own little family is so blessed and so NORMAL! Being normal is so under-rated!

Tomorrow is the last day of this wonderful year...we have been so blessed this year with so many wonderful things. Some of the year highlights are Gavin turning 1...I can't believe my baby is already one..and he is the most adorable one-year-old on the planet! Jackson started 1st grade this year..that was tough with him being gone all day but I am so proud of him! Ashlee also started pre-school and it is a true joy to watch her learn, grow, and change right before our eyes. Chad is offically over at Mortgage now and he is loving is nice to see how happy he is again...he just loves sales! I am continuing to grow in so many areas..but scrapbooking has really been something that I continue to just love! I am just thrilled that I not only enjoy it so much but that I am making records or our life while doing it! It is so fun to look through the finished pages and my kids just love seeing themselves featured!

We truly are blessed! and that will be our legacy for 2006 and forward!

Happy New Year! to all of you!

Friday, December 8, 2006

Hurry up weekend!

Well today is Friday! and thank goodness! I have had so much going on that I haven't even had a chance to blog! GEEZ what is the world coming to! LOL

Today was an extremely stressful one thus far! I woke up this morning to work (I work from home) and tried to log in with my corded headset..and guess what..dd had cut the cord! So I had to call and let them know that I won't be able to make it!

Then DH ran out to the store to get a new headset. We tried several and none of them would work with my base unit. So we ended up getting another unit and headset. Now this was all in between DH taking multiple calls from clients trying to get lower mortgage rates. So needless to say it has been a stressful morning.

I then get a call from DH from his office stating that he accidentally took the keys to my Tahoe..I went on a hunt for the spare keys and ended up lucky..because I found them....oh the day has to be getting better

I have been really busy all month (so far) trying to get my Christmas shopping completed. So far I am doing pretty good. I also need to get things organized from my DS school Christmas party..since I am the room Mom.

SWG has been so much fun lately. We are having a new dt call and have had some great submissions. I can hardly wait to see all of them and then the judging begins. I just finished my dt assignments and I love how it came out. Rather I have completed 2 of my assignments..need to get moving on more. I am going to try to upload them here..
Well that worked easier than I that I good..slowly figuring out this blog stuff :)
Tonight we are going to make some reindeer sandwiches and tree cones with the kids for dinner..and I am sure that I will capture a few cute shots of them.

Saturday, November 25, 2006

What a crazy weekend!

Wow! It is crazy to think that Thanksgiving has come and gone again! We had a wonderful Thanksgiving...complete with a little family drama..tis the season ;)

Today I have spent the day decorating the house for Christmas and also working on some ideas that I have in my head and need to get down on paper! I have sketched a few sketches and also covered some blocks and have been working on the 3bugs call! I am so excited that I decided to go forward with it..regardless of what happens..I know I will love the projects that I am completing.

Gavin is so into the tree this year..he was so little last year that he didn't even notice it is cute watching him checking out the tree. I know I am going to capture some amazing photos of him this year at the tree :)

I also started back on WW today. It is always hard the first few weeks..but I am excited to get my weight under control seems to be an on-going project..but it is totally worth the effort. is having some fun contests..and I am so happy to be on the dt and helping with all of the fun! We are having a huge dt call looking for 2 new dt members with a month long contest. So I spent a few hours today designing blinkies for the contest. This contest is going to be a blast! I just love the SWG site and being on the team. I can't wait to see who ends up winning and joining the SWG team.

Monday, November 20, 2006

The big scare!

Well we found out tonight that Gavin is allergic to peanut butter! 1 emergency visit later..and he is offically not allowed to have any...which means I will be removing it from the house since his sister gave it to him in the first place..oh the joys of life! We are just glad that he is okay and that we are aware of what is going on.

Earlier today I worked on my Christmas cards ...I can't believe it is almost time to get these out. I really want to get them out earlier this right after Thanksgiving..since I put so much time and effort into making them they should be displayed in our friends homes for longer than a few days.

Tomorrow I hope to capture a family photo so we will have one in our card this year. Wish me luck! I will post some when I figure out how to upload photos to this blog...still so new to this!

Sunday, November 19, 2006


Well today has been crazy...trying to get everything put back together after Gavin's birthday party yesterday...yes, my baby turned 1 yesterday! I have mixed emotions about it..mostly good but I also feel the loss of my baby.
His party went great yesterday...complete with a cake in his face :) I will post some pictures later. He is such a little cutie and is becoming more of a little man each day.
I am also trying to reorganize my scrapbooking room...since the BIO (bring it on contest at have created a huge mess that I didn't clean up as I was moving along..needless to say I have a lot of cleaning up to do.
I was happy to hear the results of the bio last night. We had a lot of talented gals that did some amazing work! The owner and dt competed against each other and I was happy to finally hear that I took first place. YEAH! isn't that so flippin' exciting! :)

Saturday, November 18, 2006

Well it is official I have a blog! I plan on using this space to store those crazy scrapbooking moments..the ones that we just can't have enough of! I love is a passion and I love sharing my work..and since I spend so much time was about time I made the jump and opened up my very own blog :)