Friday, November 30, 2007

I feel more Christmassy today

especially after making more Christmas Cards last night & this morning. While I was making these...

the children were playing with old doodlebug stickers on Christmas paper. lol Samantha said, "Santa is going to looooooooveeee this!!! He will!! yup!"
too cute. And look at the concentration on Camerons face. Dang, but that boy is so cute. I think I will do this more often. It certainly helps the hand/eye coordination.
Notice that color in Samantha's hair? I can't peg what you would call it. Strawberry copper blonde? My mom raves over it all.the.time! It is beautiful. She pays a price though with three cowlicks in the back of her crown. Crazy trying to brush it, and she will not let me put it up in a pony. ever! Hopefully the longer it grows the better they will tame down. Time for naps.. me included! Cam started his wakey up deal again last night.. ugh!

Thursday, November 29, 2007

daddy robot

*insert robot voice here*
"Daddy robot activated. Daddy robot must tickle!!"
*terminate robot voice*

Doug makes this super robot voice. All the syntax and stuff.. it cracks me up and just makes me happy to hear it. He is so clever at switching on the daddy robot, and chasing the kids around. Just think of something a little goofy like Rosie from the Jetsons mixed with the Bicentinial man. It started a couple months ago one night while I was fixing dinner. The family usually lingers about getting in my way while I cook... and it started. It really makes the night fun when Daddy Robot makes a visit.
I already had to run to the grocery store this morning. Woke up and went to change Cam and there was only 1 diaper. No back ups in the diaper bag or anything. ugh. So off to Krogers I go. And they didn't have size 6, so I grab the off brand. I hate going out so early because you have to check yourself out before 7am. "Please put the item back in your bag" is a message I often hear, or "Please wait for cashier assistance" ANnOyING! What exactly are you to do when you have a full buggy? You can't take the stuff off the area to bag because their scaled, or you will hear "Please put the item back in your bag..." hmmph.
This photo makes me grin... and I'm not quite ready for Christmas yet... I'm still in a phase of denial.

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

almost forgot the good parts

Oh yes... how could I forget??
I took two plates of food to the neighbors across the street. My dear neighbors are 84 and the wife was diagnosed with cancer a couple months ago. We just found out three weeks ago. Anyways, I was the last one to eat. and what do ya know.. the MEN went into the kitchen and started putting away food, and loading the dishwasher. What didn't fit in there they washed by hand. I was thrilled & amazed! crazy!!

and, i have proof!
Doug put away food and my dad & cousin gary washed dishes!
and another cute photo I wanted to share.
Day before Thanksgiving we were making pies and I had the best helper in the world.

a day shy of two weeks!!

Geez, I can't believe I hadn't blogged in almost two weeks. Thanks for the nudge C!
Well, let's see. I guess I would have lots to share then, huh? I do.
BOTH Tallyscrapper kits sold out in under 12 hours!! WOOT WOOT!!
Here's what I did with the rest of my kit.
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a silverware holder - since we eat buffet style on Thanksgiving. I fell in love with it.. enamored more like it, and nobody else really noticed. *sigh* Really.. only scrappers get it. My aunt just does NOT scrap near enough to be called a scrapper yet. Matter of fact I had to borrow 3 rolls of adhesive.. adhesive out of a 12 pack she hasn't touched since she ordered it back in March! I can't wait until the bug hits her, then maybe we'll be able to scrap together!

This one is hilarious. My step dad pushing over a dead tree in our yard. He looked like a Hillbilly.. especially with the crack showing.. but it was freakin' funny to watch! He didn't like it when I told him I showed it online... *giggling* it's all about the crack, that's all.

Thanksgiving morning the kids were up at 6:15. Perfect because I had a 24.5 pound turkey I needed to get in the oven. I armed the two munchkins up with a spoon and a yogurt, and started pampering my turkey. We usually eat dinner around 3pm on Thanksgiving, so I had to hurry and boil the neck & giblets for my stock for the stuffing. My mom loves the stuffing out of the turkey (Doug used to, but over the years likes it better out of the pan) so I always have to rush to get that made. I learned a new trick this year. After breaking the bread to sit overnight, go ahead and chop up the onions and celery... saves a bunch of time! Check out my helper.

She helped cull the bread from the cookie sheets to put in the pot. too cute!
Everything came out perfect and on time!!! It was awesome.
No fights erupted. AND I held the crew off long enough to capture the warm bits of food before it was tore into. Note that this is only 1/2 the turkey. the sucker was monstrous!

Broccoli casserole, mashed taters, gravy, turkey, stuffing in the pan/and from the bird, sweet marshmallowy yams swimming in butter and brown sugar sauce, homemade mac n cheese, rolls, and fried green beans... all the cold salads were on another counter, it was all so good!!

Oh yeah, I've completed two mini albums in two days for Christmas gifts. I need to start and finish two more before the weekend. I don't know if I can do it because I really want to scrap a layout or two... hmmm priorities... and I need to make more Christmas cards.. hmmmm

Cameron was sick the day after Thanksgiving, he's finally sleeping better at night now. Phew. I wish Doug and I would get our ass in bed earlier though... midnight -1 am sleep time with a wake up call at 6 sucks!!!!!!!

That's all for now folks!

Thursday, November 15, 2007

TWO KITS this month @ TallyScrapper!

Shirley & Minda over @ TallyScrapper were given creative freedom by Christine to come up with November's kit.... but not just one kit was made, can ya say TWO!?!

How exciting! I was sent Shirley's kit. ANYTHING with Paperloft & Jenni Bowlin is a winner in my book. The papers are rich and fabulous, and it is geared toward creating projects this month.
Take a look.
See that little hanger? It's the dang coolest thing ever!
You can click on the photos to see the larger size!

A Joy pennant for Christmas. It came together pretty quick and I love how it looks! Who knew I was a fan of pennants? :)

More to come with tallyscrappers Nov kit... but I have to go cook dinner first. :(

Tuesday, November 13, 2007


teeheehee omg, I love you Doug.. gotta throw that out there before I post this layout! It's getting a good response so far I'll have ya know ;) Everyone thinks you're as sexy as I do :oÞ

This layout was inspired by the Scrapping The Music challenge blog

Go check out the blog. Awesome weekly challenges!

Monday, November 12, 2007

Such a success

I think the crop this weekend at TallyScrapper was a success... and SO MUCH FUN!! A bit of a bummer not to have 777 points again to give away this morning. If you haven't checked out tallyscrapper yet, I urge you to do so. The owners Christine & Nerd put so much time and heart into that place, it's refreshing to see.

and wooooooohooooooo to Doug and I!! We finally put the cover on the pool. I don't know why we wait so long to do it considering our neighbors tree dumps bucketloads of leaves in it.

It only took us like 20 minutes total to get the damn thing on. NOW it can SNOW!!! (cuz I really want some snow - like NOW!) :)

I suck. I'm smoking again. I had like 8 yesterday give or take 1 or 2. I've not completely given up hope... just wanted to be honest with myself, and my friends.
I completed one more layout on Friday. Finally got to scrap some of the pumpkin farm photos! Thanks again Noel... that Salem paper is just awesome!!!!! I'm super happy to have it!

Friday, November 9, 2007


I just wanna SMOKE!

One way to burn through the day is to scrap.
*u make me happy*

Thanks Noel, I got the Salem goodies today!!


*Girls just wanna have fun*

I know, it weirds me out too.. HAHA

I must be loony

take me and lock me up now!
I'm 12 hours in to my non smoking, hubby too!
It's weird because I really want to stop smoking for the health reasons.. but I do like smoking. I just hate smelling like cigs. Oh, I swear my pancakes tasted better than I've ever tasted them before. Who knows. I do know that I want one though.


Did you know there was a cyber crop this weekend?
yeah baby, with TONS of challenges and fabulous prizes!!
Whole kits even.
It's going to be THAT good.
Check out

Check out some of these photos I took at the cornfield two weeks ago.



I love this one because Cam is sitting here looking up to DH, it's just precious.

Oh. Sam is doing grrrrrrrrrreat on the potty training.
I think she may be holdin' her poo though... that may be TMI! HAHA

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Day #2

and we're off to a great start. She woke up at 7:15 and has been dry in undies ever since. That's two hours!! Woohoo. I'm so happy. I know we have a ways to go, but at least she's not asking for diapers yet!

For those I owe packages too... they are DEFINITELY going in the mail today! Pronto. As soon as I get off my ass and get them packaged, addressed, and to the Post Office. Don't worry - I will do it!

No school today so we can vote.

Katelyn woke up on the wrong side of the bed this morning.. grumpy as can be. I think I'll tell her to do the dishes while she's in a grumpy mood... *gigglin*

OHHHHHHHHHHHHH and guess what? There is going to be a WEEKEND Cyber Crop over at Tallyscrapper this coming weekend. Fri-Sun. Be there for games, challenges, and probably really cool prizes! I love that community.
Ok. must package goodies to mail.

Monday, November 5, 2007

#1 and #2

ewwwwwww I hate potty training.
it's so messy.
this lil cutie has taken a fascination with being naked

so why not put her on the toilet too?
It's only 8:45 am and we've been through 3 pairs of panties already.
Patience. Send me lots of it today please :)

Friday, November 2, 2007

Old Navy chick!!!!

She rocks - completely. I fell in love with this song months ago... finally heard more of the lyrics on Christi's blog and went and googled them.

Thanks for updating your header Christi so I could hear this lovely song again!!!
.. cuz I, love the way you call me baby...
I hope i dream of this song tonight :)
.. hear take my sweater..
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