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Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Turkey Day!

Wishing all of my faithful blog readers a wonderful Thanksgiving. Hope you have lots of fun whatever you are doing today!

The other day Sadie was playing in the leave pile that Jake was raking, I tried to take some photos of her but my camera was not cooperating so this is the best one I got and of course her head is cut off! This would have been a great scrapping opportunity if my point and shoot hadn’t been a bugger! And of course now all the leaves are gone.

IMG_0498 I also parked in the garage for the first time last night. No it’s not done but it was fun anyway! It’s getting there! Michael is working on the stairs that go into the house today.

IMG_0501 Doors and windows are on the way as are the garage doors so in a few weeks there should be another new update!

Enjoy your day and don’t eat too much!

Holiday Meme with a twist

TodaysMama (link to: and GameStop (link to: are giving away a sleighful of gifts this holiday season and to enter I’m sharing this meme with you.

1. What is your holiday wish for your family? Health, happiness and all they want under the tree!

2. What is your Christmas morning tradition? Cinnamon rolls, coffee, opening stockings first and then presents together, everyone does one around the room until they are all done, then relaxing a bit before showering and heading off to where we are spending the rest of the day.

3. If you could ask Santa for one, completely decadent wish for yourself, what would it be? An all inclusive family vacation in Mexico or a Canon 5D

4. How do you make the holidays special without spending any money? Spending time with family and friends I don’t get to see enough during the year

5. What games did you play with your family growing up? Sorry, Yahtzee, Parcheeze

6. What holiday tradition have you carried on from your own childhood? Opening one present on Christmas Eve.

7. Where would you go for a Christmas-away-from-home trip? Somewhere warm!

8. Check out GameStop (link to: and tell us, what are the three top items on your GameStop Wish List this year? Turtle Beach PS3 Headset, PS3 Rock Band Wireless Guitar, Rock Band for PS3

To enter, link to your Mama’s Holiday Wish List post using the Mister Linky box below.

Hope you play along for a chance to win!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

10 on Tuesday

1) I’ve got a day off today because Josh is sick again for the third time in 2 weeks. We are headed to the doctor in 20 minutes.

2) Garage is coming along. I’ll take a photo later when it stops raining.

3) It’s raining. Ick. But it could be worse, since it’s November 16th, it could be snow so that’s something I’m thankful for today.

4) I lasted exactly 4 days posting Thankful for things on my Facebook page in November! Not a good thing!

5) Our neighbors got a trampoline, I am not happy about this.

6) I hate trampolines.

7) I need a new dress for the work Christmas party on Dec 11th or I need to lose several pounds before then. I’m thinking buying a dress will be much easier!

8) I bought my first Christmas presents yesterday, only got two, I’ve got a long way to go!

9) Christmas is exactly 39 days away!

10) I have parent teacher conferences on Friday with all Jake’s High School Teachers, he wants me to skip it, I wonder why?

Sunday, November 14, 2010

I Scrapped!

Actual layouts not cards! For the first time in awhile! And I got 5 pages done. It felt good. I still have a pile of photos staring at me but was a pretty productive afternoon. Here’s my handiwork:

Jake’s School photo. I had the cute owl buttons made by Tessa Ann Designs (check out her Etsy shop she is awesome!) And the other buttons in the upper left hand corner were from

9th grade photoThe boys birthdays:

 twelve fifteen

And the first day of school photos:

josh back to school 2010 jake back to school 2010

and here is a little card I made for my cousin’s baby’s Christening:

christening card And now I have to go back to reality tomorrow after enjoying 4 days off of work so I better get off here and get to my ironing! Thanks for looking! Have a great night!

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Garage Updates and Carrie Underwood!

So not a lot of progress on the garage. Poor Michael is not having much time to work on it as his actual job is very busy and he’s had to work the last two Saturday’s. Add some nasty rainy weather to that and we aren’t getting too far! Here is the latest photo:


And I took my mom to see Carrie Underwood last night as an early birthday present. It was a total surprise for her because I didn’t tell her we were going until we got in the parking garage. Needless to say she was VERY excited. It was a fantastic show. If you are a fan, I highly recommend it as she’s definitely one of the best singers out there! Her voice is just as amazing in person as it is on the radio, even better, I’d say. I got a few shots with my point and shoot that was very low on batteries so no flash but since we were five rows from center stage they came out OK…

Sons of Silvia opened up, these boys were talented in the musical instrument department to say the least!


Billy Currington was next, he put on a fantastic show as well:

IMG_0432 And then came Carrie:

And now I’ve got to go get ready for a Christening for my cousin’s sweet little girl, then come home and write out 16 customs forms for the 16 boxes of Cards for Soldiers I’ll be sending out this week! It’s a short week at work for me as I have Thursday and Friday off and I can’t wait, I am hoping to get some real scrapping in as all I’ve been doing is making cards lately. I can’t wait to edit some of these concert photos and scrap them!

Have a great Sunday!