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Wednesday, August 29, 2007

20 Years!

Man where does the time go? I've been married to this man for 20 years today! We met in High School thanks to my now SIL who introduced us. She apologizes constantly! LOL! ;) And we broke up for a bit and dated others but we ended up back together for good when I graduated. We've had our good times and our bad times but as Shania Twain says "Looks Like We Made It"!

We aren't doing anything special tonight, we leave for Disney on Sept 8th. That is our present to each other and the boys! :)
And before I get told I blog too much again by Kristi, I'll stop here! Happy Hump Day!

Monday, August 27, 2007

Warning! Don't Take Sensitive Children to a Wild Animal Park!

Since we spent the weekend in Maine at my In-laws house we decided to break up the 3 hour trip home with a stop at the Maine Wildlife Park in Gray, ME. We thought it was a good idea at the time, both boys wanted to and the weather was nice.
Foward Scene to when we start walking around the park after they have just taken my last $20 in cash (they don't take credit cards and I never have cash!) and we get to the bobcat cage. The bobcats are pacing as most wild animals do when caged, the stench is horrendous and Jake doesn't like it much. Next cage, another animal I think it was an albino porcupine cool huh), and it's pacing. And the next cage, at this point I can't remember the animal, it's pacing too! And at this point, Jake has a breakdown, is bawling and wants to leave. We try to explain to him that these animals are better off here because they were hurt, orphaned, or being held illegally as pets and can't live on their own in the wild. What does my boy say, "they would be better off dead than unhappy and pacing in a smelly cage". I have to admit I kind of agree with him. I also don't think he will ever go on another elephant ride again. And as for taking him to a real zoo, that's not happening!
Oh the joys of having a sensitive kid! Now you've had fair warning,if you too have one! ;)

Thursday, August 23, 2007


I went to Ikea last night with a couple of friends. The store closest to me is an hour and a half away and let me tell you it was sooooo worth the trip! What an awesome place! It took us 2 hours to get through the whole place! I had a list a mile long when I left of ideas and wants! So stinkin cool!!! I am not so sure Michael thinks it's cool because now I've found more ways to spend money I don't have but he'll get over it! He always does! :) Seriously, if you have one near you, you have to go! It's so much better than the website!

And in other news, Jake and I are a total mess. I was thinking allergies because it's itchy eyes, soar throat, runny nose and coughing but the weird thing is that there is nothing in the allergy index even on the moderate side right now. I also have a huge cold sore on my lip (totally looks like I got smacked in the mouth) so I figured I could be getting sick because that's about the only time I get these damn things. Who knows! All I know is that it's miserable!

And that's all I've got! Have a wonderful Thursday!

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

My Boy Made the Paper!

Josh went to "Old Home Days" last weekend with my Mom. He had his whole face painted like a lizard and had a great time. Well this weekend, my Mom was reading our small town weekly newspaper and look what she found...Yep, the boy with the green face is my Josh! LOL! He was so excited to see himself in the paper! Granted my Mom had no idea who the person was taking his photo and she let him anyway! I told her not to do that again! At least his name isn't in the article without permission!

Saturday, August 18, 2007

A New PAPER page!

Yep, I scrapped! It was fun. We spent the day at the Lake with Chris yesterday and then last night she came over to hang in my scraproom. I got one page done in 2 hours! I hate to say it but it's really hard for me to paper scrap lately! I think I've been doing way too much digi! LOL!

I got my August Heidi Swapp kit in on Thursday so I was dying to use all that pink and brown loveliness since it is my favorite color combo. I had to find a girl photo and the only other girl in the house is my sweet pup Bear. This photo was taken in 1997 when she was about 4 years old. She's now 15 years old and much greyer! ;)

Credits can be seen here. The tag flipped during scanning, the other side is painted with a bronze krylon pen and there is a white "B" in the center.

So we are off to a friends for an annual Luau today and tomorrow we are having company. I may not post again till Monday! Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

A Little Digi Freebie

It's been awhile since I gave anything away here so I've got something today. These are some cardboard photo corners I made. The four you see are it so don't get all excited that it's some amazing freebie because you'll be sorely disappointed. But heck it's a digi freebie so ENJOY!

Here is the Download link.

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

3 weeks 4 days till Disney

I got my Birnbaums Official Guide and also the "Unofficial Guide" books in the mail yesterday! Jake started reading the Official Guide before bed! I have put together a spreadsheet of Park Hours and Schedules for the week and now we need to decide which "Special" to do, whether it be a Character Breakfast, Dine with Shamu, Luau, etc. I am voting for Shamu but we'll have to see how everyone else in the family sees it!

This is our first time to Disney with the boys and Michael and I haven't been there since our 5 year anniversary in 1992 so I can't wait! There are a few things I'm not looking foward to like who will go with the boys on the 'hell' rides and some stuff I won't mention on my blog for fear of who reads it that I don't know about! ;) But all in all it should be a blast!

If anyone has any 'must see' things or something special you want to mention if you've been there please do!

And for the next three weeks and 4 days you may see a lot of counting down!

Happy Tuesday!

Friday, August 10, 2007

MEME for today

This was over at the Sweet Shoppe Blog. I have no idea what a meme is because I'm too lazy to google it but it reminds me of a tag that I didn't get tagged on.

Five in a Row
1. Name one thing you do everyday. I sleep every day! :)

2. Name two things you wish you could learn. To play the piano and scrap like my favorite scrappers!
3. Name three things that remind you of your childhood. Big Hair, Cabbage Patch Dolls, 10 Pin Bowling Alley
4. Name four things you love to eat but rarely do. Lobster, Prime Rib, Scallops, Donuts
5. Name five things that make you feel good. My boys laughing, a favorite song, a warm sunny day, my friends, a brownie sundae!

Now since this is not a tag you don't have to do it on your blog but you can if you want! Happy Friday :)

Wednesday, August 8, 2007

Cool Contest

You could win a TV!

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My sweet friend Jolene tagged me. This is a pretty fun tag actually! The tag goes like this:
Write 8 of your blog friends names in a unique way and post them. Then come back over and let me know. You must write the blogger's name that tagged you, then add 7 others. Be creative! I used this to do the names. - Custom comment codes for MySpace, Hi5, Friendster and more
Jolene loves the bling! You should see her cool cell phone! And it's pink my favorite color! She is also a total sweetheart so that's why I picked the bling heart! And dang the girl can cook! Love ya Jolene! - Custom comment codes for MySpace, Hi5, Friendster and more
Kendra reminds me of a smooth cup of my favorite cappuccino. She's got more talent in her pinky finger than I could even handle and such a cool person. - Custom comment codes for MySpace, Hi5, Friendster and more
Kristi is another girl I'm so glad I met online. She is so nice and so stinkin funny! Oh and the guitar is because she's always got something rockin on her blog and I have no clue how to do that! - Custom comment codes for MySpace, Hi5, Friendster and more
This reminded me sooo much of Tammy I couldn't resist! She's got pups that look just like this!

Beach custom comment codes for MySpace, Hi5, Friendster and more -
This is for my California girl Chris! She's one of my very best friends and lives way too far away!

lolcats - Caption a Kitten -
Donna is a way talented graphic artist. I couldn't find a cool graphic photo for her but I know she loves animals so this one is for her! - Custom comment codes for MySpace, Hi5, Friendster and more
And for my east coast beach girlfriend Andrea who also lives way too far away down in the Sunshine state! - Custom comment codes for MySpace, Hi5, Friendster and more
For my coffee loving friend who has been trying to cut down her coffee intake! - Custom comment codes for MySpace, Hi5, Friendster and more And for the girl who is never home!

Monday, August 6, 2007

For Jolene

We went to Maine this weekend. The boys stayed with my In-laws all last week and we picked them up there. During that time we went over to my SIL's house and when I shot this photo I thought of my online friend Jolene. She loves barns. So Jolene, this is for you...

The boys had a great time, there were a few issues about sunblock and showers but I'm over it. Sort of! ;)