Sunday, November 30, 2008

I actually scrapbooked a little this weekend......finished two pages..with some of the new thankgiving pictures.....and a quickie run to the scrapbook store to pick up some new paper...to inspire me to scrap!!
busy weekend....today was my 4th day at the gym...I really love it there....!! so glad I didn't let fear keep me away from.....I am feeling muscles that I never knew I had....but I like it because it makes me feel like it's working...but the scale is not moving...and it's really pissing me off....feel like I am working so hard!!! and I hate that I rely on a number but it's a fact that I do....I want the number to go down!! but we shall see tomorrow..how it goes..!!


Friday, November 28, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving.

we had a great thanksgiving...my family was shocked when I ran to the gym...in the morning...Melissa taught me how to use alot of the machines...we were there for 2 hours...and I am heading back today...to learn some more of the machines...and you know what it wasn't half as bad as I thought, most people were just there doing there thing....I really liked it..and I am looking forward to going today.....I know I am going to be sore in the morning..Check out this funny pic..of mom..cooking!!! she hates the camera..and this is her way of getting me to stop taking pics...little does she know...I love this shot even more than a regular one..even had a surprise visit...from my girl Jeniece...and she brought a delicious snack of some pumpkin spice dip thingy!!! looked delicious!!

My dad attempting to carve the turkey...but my knifes are so dull....


and here's my turkey....3 delicious oz....and I had some vegies..and yes!!! my deviled eggs..and let me tell you I think they're the best deviled eggs I've ever tasted!!!!

after we ate we got the wii out...and Chris was trying to show mikey how to do the guitar hero...






and love this pic of all the granddaughters....gotta make a copy of this one for mom.

Well...hope you had a great thanksgiving......and I really hope to do some scrappin' this weekend...with all these new pics I've got!!!





Thursday, November 27, 2008

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Monday, November 24, 2008

Sunday in Monroe Michigan

we had a busy day......me and sommer hit church in the morning...then headed to the mall to catch a movie (she had a free pass burning a hole in her pocket) so I had to sit through the movie Bolt....but really it wasn't that bad.......even made me cry..but don't all those disney movies do that???? So after the parade we hit wendys for lunch and I had a ceasar side salad..( 1/2 the dressing) and it was so good.....and it didn't even bother me that everyone else was eating the typical burger and frys...I enjoyed the salad....Then we seen the parade was starting so we headed outside.....I think I have been to this parade almost every year that I can remember...I love this one..of sommer because she is so freaked out by the characters....she so afraid I am going to draw their attention over our way...she literaly hides behind me until they pass....but when I took her pic she didn't even realize they were right behind her....ha,ha....
and I love the bands....I had a year or two in the flagcorp with the jefferson high school band...and I think once you're trained with the beat to march...it sticks with you forever......and when they come by...blasting that christmas music..it just feels good!!!
and here I am freezing my buns off ( I wish)....
and here he is the one we've all been waiting for....Santa Claus!!!!









Saturday, November 22, 2008

I finished a new page....the other day....but the mojo has left the building or at least my house....so I am going to not touch the scrapbooking stuff for a while...and check out the cutest house key...ever!! Took Sommer to get her ears pierced again...she has the 2 on both ears now...and she needed a new house key..and then we heard about these disney keys..they're so cute..and so many to chose from..
you should check them out over in monroe http://www.monroelock.com/disney.html this is the one that sommer picked ....too..cute....she seen a sign where they're getting high school musical ones too....
went to a christmas card crop last night....was cool I got to see alison and Sandi.....and hang with jeniece, who by the way has a new do..looks amazing...well anyway..I am ordering christmas cards so I worked on these basic grey ornaments....took me forever to do the first but after that I got it..but it was fun!!
tomorrow is the Monroe county holiday parade that starts at 3pm...I am so excited...i have a feeling I may have to force sommer to go...why do kids grow up and not want to do this stuff anymore...I guess I will have to get used to the fact I may be going by myself...but the parade really gets me in the holiday mood...and I am itching to put up the tree...so this could start the christmas season....


Thursday, November 20, 2008

candle light

yesterday was kinda cool....I got to be in a commercial for great lakes weight and wellness....that's supposed to be on Comcast cable in this area...in the next week or two....but they wanted me to send a pic of me and ed...from our high school years...and I came across this beauty!!! don't you just love the matching colored shirts, my mullet and popped collar...I think I was 16 and Ed was 17...such babies!!! last night me and sommer went to a candle light rememberance at the funeral home.....it was really beautiful...and even though I've been to the funeral home many times...since..you can't help to replay the moments that happened there, I could see my friends and family....and also remember that , here was the last place I seen ed...
also on the way out they gave each family a white rose...this funeral home really goes beyond the norm..they're the ones that have the balloon release....it's the Ford Chapel in Rockwood, MI...they even send uplifting stories, and poems...through the year...and when I walked in the door...last night...they remembered my name...
Renee inspired me to do a couple pages in the art journal....which are always fun...got this title from a song from one of my favorite new shows "Ruby" on the style network the lyrics are "Am I not pretty enough, is my heart to broken" http://www.mystyle.com/mystyle/shows/ruby/index.jsp if you haven't seen it..you should watch it's basically a reality show of a woman trying to lose weight...and not just 20-30 pounds...I think she weighs 475 in the begining....and alot of the things she goes through I see in myself....
here is the other side of the page.......






Monday, November 17, 2008

did someone say snow??

What?? I couldn't believe it...sunday morning....it was snowing like crazy...I loved it...I seriously would love to be covered in snow...until march!!! and it was so weird, when I went outside..and of course started taking pics, I had this urge to go to church, I haven't been in a few months...and it has been heavy on my heart, but for some reason, I can always whip up an excuse not to come>>> so I took off, everybody else was still asleep.....there are alot of memories that play when I go there....and I took Eds bible with me...he loved church, and they loved him...it was cool to look through his bible and see things he highlighted or little notes he scribbled....it started out as a good sunday and kept going...
the family came over for dad's birthday.....even though I don't have ANY pics of them.....hee,hee...we played the Wii and everybody got weighed in on the wii fit...everybody lost weight too...Ohhh..I can't wait to join in on that...only 17 more pounds..hopefully less than that after tonights weigh in...and alyssa ed...was looking cute as usual...
Michelle keeps teasing us that we like alyssa best because she has brown hair, and the other two kids are blondes.....I guess I am drawn to the brown hair, reminds me of my own....
and this is a picture I never thought I would see...Mikey sporting the pink baby bag....but I think it's sweet...dads do what dads have to do...
and then the girls got ahold of the camera...and you all know they love that, at one point they were fighting over who had the most shots.....they filled that sucker up!!
and then they dragged mom in between 'em too...
and of course the usual crazy eyes pic!! they're crazy...but they're mine!!


yeah..just seen that I made the Cat walk over on SIS http://www.scrapinstyletv.com/portfolio/catwalk.php so cool!! always love the layouts over there...






Sunday, November 16, 2008

Happy Birthday dad....

the family is coming over today to celebrate dad's birthday...I am cooking up a giant pot of spagetti.....which I get none of...but I am going to have a salad...managed to scrap a couple pages last night..... was a quiet day yesterday as planned.....loved the rainy day...hoping for some snow....today...but that newsman always lies to me....

and make sure you check out the new gutter girlz prompt..... http://guttergirlz.blogspot.com/ and check out the prize that I sponsered this month.....yum!!! Good luck..



Saturday, November 15, 2008

Somerset Memories Dec/Jan

got my copy of the dec/jan somerset memories magazine....I have a layout on page 70, and on the opposite page my friend renee has a layout too...and it's funny we were croppin' together when I did this one...this is an older layout...that I did last summer before ed died, it's kinda sureal to see layouts from before.....
I did go croppin' last night...but the "mojo" was not with me....I did finish one page for the design team at scrappy chic....but with the rainy day today...and nothing going on...I think I am going to pop up a table in the living room and Scrap away.....the only scary part is my ink is about to run out in my printer and I can't find my refill...I know I have one...but I can't find it!!! ahgggg....
still getting used to the braces....I would always see people do that weird "lip" thing when they had braces....and I didn't want to do that...but jeniece busted me last night doing it....I guess you can't help it....they just feel weird!!!


Friday, November 14, 2008

well I got the top braces put on yesterday.......my kids are getting a real kick out of it!!! It wasn't as bad as I thought.....and I won't get the bottoms on til' december...it just feels like I have something on my teeth ( I guess I do) but it just feels weird, Tonee' told me after awhile you won't even feel them...plus I had to get spacers in the back...so that feels like you have something stuck between your teeth ( I guess I do) but no awful pain, but the dentist said he keeps them loose the first month to let you get used to having them on your teeth...so I think he was letting me know that next month when the tighten them....I am gonna be hurtin'... going croppin' tonight....looking forward to that....didn't exercise yesterday...so really need to walk today......Sommers parent teacher conf. went as I thought...she's doing awesome in all her classes....so I am very proud of her...and speaking of proud...Tonee' got 15 out of 15 on her last quiz...she seems to really love the pharmacy tech classes....which I am thrilled.!! So I guess I am a proud mom today....Tomorrow..could be total different story!! ha,ha!!

Thursday, November 13, 2008

today is the day.....

think of me this afternoon.....I am getting my braces on my top chompers!!! I am getting a little nervous...'cause everybody keeps talking about how much it hurts!!! and then right after I have to go to teacher conferences for Sommer....she's so funny...she was nervous to tell me that she thinks she's getting a B....the rest are all A's....I love that...and she don't get that from her mom...that's so her dad......when me and Ed were in school together, he would make sure I got my homework done....and didn't skip....I had to make a run to scrappy chic....to get some of the new pink paislee paper!!! it's so gorgeous!! and I am trying not to touch it...'cause I am going to hang with my CM peeps tomorrow...so trying to build up!! so I have some mojo...eww..maybe a before and after braces pic!!and was so excited to get some "happy mail" in the box too....Sandi you're so sweet......and the only thing better than happy mail, is surprise happy mail....
love those clear buttons....and that polka dot one..is begging me to use it!!! and a maya road chipboard album....yes please!!!


Sunday, November 9, 2008

I'm back

just got home a few hours ago...from spending the night at Miki's croppin'....got to do a lil' scrap shopping in brighton, finished 4 layouts...hung with friends...and got to see my favorite puppy Ranger!! this first one...I wanted to use some pink...just 'cause I don't that often...so I did some pics of me and alyssa I took this week..... this next paper is actually christmas paper...but I used to remember putting the flip flops away for the season!! My toes were freezing on friday...so I had to admit it was time ...
isn't he adorable....lil' mikey , acting up for the camera...
and this one of ms..Tonee'......looking so cute!!
Tomorrow is weigh in.....not sure how much I will lose....did get to eat 4 actual meals...so we shall see if I still get a loss.....


Thursday, November 6, 2008

Photos,Toot,RAK,braces

Robin over at Once upon a memory photography, just posted some sneak peeks of our photo shoot with the girls, they turned out so awesome, she's so talented, I hope you will go check them out there are pics of the 3 of us, the girls together,alone..and even a couple of Tonee' and chris together
http://onceuponamemoryphotography.blogspot.com/2008/11/c-family.html

got another email from Scrapbooking and Beyond...asking for another layout...and I am so excited to see my work in their magazine....and to be able to toot again!!

some other good news...was checking out Ms allisons blog . http://cloningchickens.blogspot.com/ ...and found out that I won her RAK!!! and believe me...if you know allison...she has a great RAK!! thanks girl

Okay what else has been going on.....I got to eat again yesterday...had a plate full of vegies and sardines!! yum...love sardines...and then I had to go to the dentist for another ortho visit....and it's official...next thursday...I will officially be a brace face for about 18 months.....yeah..maybe I'll have my braces off by the time I turn 40...boy does that just not sound right.....but what the heck...I've needed them since I was 10 just took a little longer than expected....27 years...later!!

hope everyone has a great day...looking forward to watching Dr Drew celebrity rehab...it's my new..fav show!!! plus Dr Drew is very easy on the eyes.....come on doesn't everybody have the Dr fantasy....Oh no hope that's not just me...hee,hee!!

Monday, November 3, 2008

weekend scrappin'

did some scrappin' this weekend.....after the time changed...it felt like Sunday was like 48 hours long!!!! it's weird how one hour can just disrupt.......our life...
can't wait for tomorrow.....to go VOTE!!


Sunday, November 2, 2008

shrimp stir fry

Look what I got to eat yesterday....my version of shrimp stir fry...they're slowly starting to play with adding a meal here and there...and this one was only 255 calories...it was so good...and vegies never tasted so good....I am a little nervous how my body will react...and will see tomorrow at weigh in.....need to go work out today.....forsure!! also had to run up to scrappy chic and use up the rest of my gift card.....picked up some of the new prima!!! it's the youth collection...and I love it...circles, numbers,stars....and the epoxy stickers are frickin' awesome!!! really can't wait to play with these....hopefully today!!!
and check out the camera rubons!! how cool are those.....and then the new hambly paper....look at the cute typewriter!!! you can also see a piece of the new sassafraslas paper....yep..it's official I need to scrap!!!