Saturday, December 30, 2006
Did I say traffic was horrid? Hillary's one in 48 for January is coming up. A ton of my Willow friends will be there this time participating, it's sure to be a blast. I've already signed up for the one in March too (shhhhhhhhhh) ;) The classes are just total fun and give you a bit to think about. I bought printer ink today, enough to last me a month or two depending on how many I print out. I bet it would be cheaper to get them all offline... but I hate the wait! I like being able to print as I go.
Another exciting note, and yes, I will talk about this ALL THE TIME -> But I will be getting my FIRST EVER DT Kit (ahhhhhhhhhh I love it!!) from Scrappy Giraffe come the middle of the January. I'm so STOKED!!!
I'll end with something that makes my heart smile :D
Thursday, December 28, 2006
We've all been busy playing with our new toys. I finally got to try cutting on my wishblade this morning. I'm so nervous waiting on it to cut, and I did cut my mat a little bit... ugh. I have to make myself play with it some more, or I'll never learn & get used to it! Someone, make this nervous feeling go away!!!
ATM, Katelyn is coloring in her lil sisters Dora coloring book. It's cute & funny. At 10 she still finds joy in playing with the kids toys.... heck, I gotta admit it too - coloring is so much fun!!!! Nice to just sink into the page and watch the swirls of color being applied to the page. Samantha has this little colorbox that holds her colored pencils/crayons. She decided she would take one of my drawers today and put her lil box in it. She has marked her territory.. hilarious!! She gave me the biggest grin, patted the front of the drawer - as if asking if it was ok to leave her stuff there. Who am I to refuse the lil sweetie for wanting to put away her colors?? As long as she stays far away from my chipboard, embellishments, flowers, and ink... we'll be ok!
Speaking of ok... Samantha was pulling her stocking trying to get it off the mantle, and the darn stocking holder crashed down and hit her head. She didn't cry or anything, Katelyn came into the room screaming bloody murder, in tears holding Samantha. She had blood running down her scalp into her face. It stopped bleeding quickly, and looks pretty small. It started to bleed again earlier tonight so if it starts up again we'll go to the ER... and we'll be watching/waking her up every coupla hours to make sure she's ok. Poor kid.
Monday, December 25, 2006
and a NEW awesome macro zoom telephoto lens 100 - 300!!!
just a sampling of the macro part.. OH I LOVE IT!!!
I can't wait to post some more pictures, but later. Cam just woke up so I have to get dressed, dress him, feed him, pack the van and diaper bag & go!!!
Love you willow girls!!!
Sunday, December 24, 2006
Merry Christmas everyone!!
Saturday, December 23, 2006
For whatever reason, Doug woke up when I went to bed and we talked about my last post. I feel a little better about the outcome, but still. How can you forget to tell your wife about "thinking about looking up my dad again" oh yeah, and "I found my family tree online".
Ok.. officially letting it go.
And then more secrets from him!
my god, i try to get the man to talk to his family for YEARS!
who does he confide in?
what a crock of shit
why is it, that I find this shit out on my own?
oh, and what will i hear about finding out?
you snooped in my email!
i just wish i could sleep.
Thursday, December 21, 2006
A - Available/Single? Married to the love of my life!! We've been together 11 years and married for 4!
B - Best Friend? Stacy
C - Cake or Pie? Pie
D - Drink Of Choice? Pepsi or coffee
E - Essential Item You Use Everyday? water
F - Favorite Color? I have to have a favorite? Today it's this color of blue
G - Gummy Bears Or Worms? Bears, I like eating the heads off!
H - Home or Homesick? Home
I - Indulgence? I have a lot of them :) Lets say it's chubby hubby from B&J's!
J - January Or February? February, Cameron was born in this month
K - Kids & Their Names? Three. Katelyn 10; Samantha 21 months; Cameron 10 months
L - Life Is Incomplete Without? My hubby and kids!
M - Marriage date? 3/30/02
N - Number Of Siblings? 0
O - Oranges Or Apples? Apples
P - Phobias/Fears? Heights My butt tingles if I'm up too high! LOL
Q - Favorite Quote? I’ve learned that you shouldn’t go through life with a catcher’s mitt on both hands. You need to be able to throw something back.~Maya Angelou,
R - Reason to Smile? Looking at my 3 gorgeous kids
S - Season? Fall
T - Tag 3 or 4 people? Amy Renee, Tami, Jamie
U - Unknown Fact About Me? I snort when I laugh
V - Vegetable you don’t like? Asparagus
W - Worst Habit? Wiping my nose on hubby... HAHAHA (it's not as bad as it sounds) Well, I thought of another one. Smoking.
X - X-rays You’ve Had? Lots on my ankles growing up... always sprained them.
Y - Your Favorite Food? Roast with carrots & taters
Z - Zodiac Sign? Cancer
I'm able to FINALLY LOG IN!
Yes, that's me screaming.
I switched over to the beta with google right after my last post and
ever since then could NOT log in with my computer. It's amazing
what a format will do! *wink* Doug loaded Windows VISTA on my computer last night... so far it feels sleek and fast, Lovin' it!! We'll see how I feel if a program I wanna use doesn't work!
I made the Scrappy Giraffe 2007 Design Team! I'm so excited, my term starts in February and runs through July. This is my very first DT and I hope I do them proud! Kat provides gorgeous muted kits so all you have to do is SIGN UP and start scrapping. It's that easy!
Gotta wash the babes up.. oh and Shannon... I blogged (ppbbbbllttt!!!) :)
Sunday, November 12, 2006
Friday, November 10, 2006
Speaking of Katelyn, she's sick. This sickness is going around like wild fire. I've been hearing mom's talking about their children being sick on all the message boards I frequent. Katelyn was up from 12:30 til almost 4 this morning with a headache and vomiting. Poor girl. We kept her home from school today, which means daddy had to take her project to school and turn it in for her. He said they kept looking at him funny, like "why exactly are you here?" LMAO!
It was due today.. don't they understand? LOL
The only thing we did to help was gluing down her astroid belt while she wrote her paragraph about the solar system. Click on the picture to make it larger, the planets are gorgeous!
Oh yeah... I still have *some* halloween stuff not put away yet - one of them is my tablecloth.
I need to get busy printing the rest of my pictures because there is a HUGE cyber crop at Transparent Touches today through Sunday. You should stop by!! If you do, tell them Leah sent you :)
Wednesday, November 8, 2006
A layout I finished last night. I love that I am pulling photos up to ten years old and scrapping them. I need to get a couple of albums just for Katelyn's childhood. She loves seeing all her old photos being scrapped, and it's bringing back such wonderful memories. I wish I had taken more pics of her when she was little. Off to put Sam down for a nap and start laundry.
Saturday, November 4, 2006
I want to pull out all the lights and get the house decorated.
Put up the tree.
Pull out my snowmen!
Feeding the babies ramon noodles = a real sticky mess
No pics of that.
Guess I better clean them up and go to Target ;)
I need printer ink!
Friday, November 3, 2006
i want to scream and cry and throw a freakin' tantrum!
tell them to talk my hubby into letting me get my sub back
i cant stand it any
r!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
can you blame me?
look at this gorgeous kit from MY Favorite memories!!!!!!!!!!
then Shari gives a sneak peak at the man in brown delivering more goodies for DEC kit.
to quote her:
I know, I know....you're just getting your November kits. But, I have to tell
you....this December kit is probably the most BEAUTIFUL KIT YET. I cannot
believe how GORGEOUS all of this is together!!!!! I'm about to FLIP with
excitement!!! I would even go out on a limb to say this is the MOST BEAUTIFUL
KIT YOU HAVE EVER SEEN . Your jaw will drop when you see it, I guarantee!
woe is me
honey - you reading this?
on the other hand
i made a two pager this morning
used pics that were 10 years old
and some paper that my friend stacy gave me
Thursday, November 2, 2006
2 layouts complete in 48 hours... taking Hillary's class is challenging
when you have people like Crystal & Ari in there. There really creating like crazy!
then somehow I got talked into trying digital.
so i did.
This day should be fun.. considering I'm suppose to be doing laundry
and NOT smoking.
Wednesday, November 1, 2006
I was running behind getting dinner cooked, kids dressed, and out the door to take a picture.
Sunlight was gone.
Thank goodness for flash, or not.
Samantha was the cutest thing though. We would go up to a house and she would say "t or tee" all the way up the sidewalk, when we got to the door, she would stand there with her teeny lil bucket. When she got candy, she didn't want to leave.
Just stood there looking. LOL
At this house, there was a beautiful doggy, and Sam wouldn't budge until she got a closer look at "the baby" ;)
Blogger is being a PITA and won't let me upload more pics.
I'll try finishing this later.
============================== later ;)
I love Katelyn's smile in this photo... don't know the person at the door... but like I said, love K's smile :) She went as a fairy.
Samantha getting a goodie. oh so sweet. Mommy's little bumble bee.
Here's Cameron after waking up from a nap. He slept most of the time out, but he did so good. No fussing, even if it was past his bedtime ;) He was my little hound dog.
Monday, October 30, 2006
christmas is less than 60 days away and we haven't put a penny back for our children. D being out of work topped with our poor spending choices in the last year has left us fighting to stay above the water. we've been reading a book by dave ramsey called the total money makeover. i can really see this concept working.
i pray we stay on track and don't lose focus in a few months.
we're going to be working the envie system which means no more credit/debit cards to be used!
here's a couple of pics i took while we were in the car today.
Saturday, October 28, 2006
Take care of the kids
play with them
give 'em naps
That's pretty much it.
Cam slept beautifully last night.. til 6:45 this morning!
*insert shocked smiley face here*
Here's a layout I created using the My Favorite Memories October kit.
I also used a transparency from Transparent touches & Tags.
Totally love those AC Thickers!
Thursday, October 26, 2006
I feel it. I feel a scrappy design coming on today. I think it's going to rear it scrappy head in altered form!! Maybe a Santa... ooh, or a snowman.. hey a pumpkin... Hmmmm
Let's see what I do!
Monday, October 23, 2006
30 minutes. Ughhh... really long day here in the Crowe household. Bad Karma must be making it's rounds... won't go into details, but it just stinks.
We took Katelyn to the roller rink to try out her new inlines she got for her birthday. We were there about an hour, she doesn't really like the skates yet because their not broke in. I told her, "Hey, that's your job... to break 'em in!" ;) Here are some pics from yesterday.
I love Cam's expression in the first one.. "oooooooooh" ;)
Sam running toward the play place... she loves playing in there, but it's expensive at $4 *yikes*
Oh yeah.. Katelyn won a free small soft drink while she was there skating... she was so happy for that since we weren't springing for snacks there!! LOL
Friday, October 20, 2006
Well hopefully the link above will work for you.. if not my user name is Darln Leah and my password to get in is.... well, you didn't think I would tell you?!
I think I just may be plastering this awesome Crop tag with every other entry in my blog. TTT (Transparent Touches & Tags) is one heck of a kit club. I attended their first ever online crop back in July or August and had a blast. Tons of fun, challenges, chatting, prizes, games. You should really clear your weekend. The DT does an amazing job hosting this, as does the owner Monica. These girls rock the kits over there! I can't wait til I can actually join... but that will be awhile yet since Doug and I are rockin the TMM (total money makeover).