Wednesday, April 29, 2009

33rd weigh in at Great lakes weight and wellness

Thank you all for your .............awesome comments!!! they helped my day more than you could ever know........Staci

night before weigh in....break down/ vent....

Monday, April 27, 2009

graphic 45 mini book

finished up this mini book for the mega meet.....using graphic 45 papers, and I even got out the needle and thread...too...but I'm pretty happy with how it turned out...and it's just some pics of my town "carleton"
it was hard to take pics 'cause there are alot of acrylic pages in there too...
it was a rough day yesterday....just lot's of Edward moments...and I'm not proud to say that I had a bowl or two...or three...Okay..!! Okay!! Four bowls of salty chilli....and last night I even made a cry baby video....but I didn't post it....and to be honest I want to skip group at this moment I'm not sure if I'm going or not!! but I don't know.....

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Ran to scrappy chic to pick up some supplies......for the DT working on projects for the Mega Meet, so keep an eye out for our booth there......but while I was in there...again it's so nice shopping with a gift card.....I picked up some more alphas...those green ones I bought a few weeks ago...well now they have red and blue...this pic looks like pink and purple..., and then look at the fabric tags from prima!! how cute are those?? then I got some of the new Zinnia? from little yellow bicycle and I'm working on a mini book right now...with all this!! should have it finished today...I am scrappin' tests!!
and at the mega meet Scrappy Chic is carrying graphic 45 I decided to alter this mirror with some of their gorgeous papers..
so I played around with this last was fun!!
and then I stamped a quote on the glass, it's hard to see..."you were always there when I looked back" you can't hardly see my "i" but she's there.... looks like its going to be a beautiful day...and I promised sommer a run to the Michaels....she's going to help me make some magnets for my trip to texas.....we are all bringing something to add to the goodie bag..................but Renee got me started on these adorable I am hoping to do some of those today too...hope everyone has a beautiful sunday.....

Friday, April 24, 2009

did a little scrappin' the other day...just wanted to get my hands on some of this graphic 45 paper....but I am itching to scrap again...hoping to get a chance....this weekend...I love to scrap outside...and I know it's supposed to be long as it's not windy I am goody!! I was so honored to be asked by these ladies from Poland to be part of their blog for a post about clean and simple scrapbookers, the other scrapbookers pages are magic!! no seriously M-A-G-I-C!! so I hope you will go check out our pages
Well I am getting ready for school....can't believe we are finishing up our 4th week already!! big test today...but I feel pretty good about it....and doing good on the gym this week, hit it tuesday,wednesday..then yesterday...we walked at the marsh.......TGIF

Monday, April 20, 2009

some new goodies!

headed up to scrappy chic......yesterday to see all the new goodies!! look at the "type" rubons...the mini heidi swapp block stickers, and see how the chipboard alphas come a book...kinda cool!! and lots of bright paper....there were some new lines from basic grey, fancy pants, graphic 45!!

this is my new favorite!! this pen writes like butter.....or wait, it writes like buttaaa....I swear it's magical!!!!

and I actually scrapped last night....after studying for my quiz !! pics are from easter....

and did this one of alyssa on easter too....this cosmo cricket too..cute!!!
I am so excited.....I have been on a wait list for a Tally Scrapper Crop...that sold out like instantly!!! and I knew I was a few down on the didn't really think..I would be able to go!! But last week I got the email....and I am in!!! Okay now here's the catch!! it's in TEXAS !! Oh yeah...sista....I'm going to be flying for the first time....this attend the Texas Tally Rally....I am so excited!! but nervous about flying.....but before I had lost the weight...I wouldn't of even thought of going....!! So this will be an adventure.....but I am hoping a fun and memorable one.....and it's not til' I have time to freak out!! And to be meeting alot of these Tally going to be amazing...they've been there for me during this past year and half...letting me vent...letting me whine.....and supporting me all the way!! It's just going to be exciting to hug each and everyone of them!!

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Tonee' and Chris took us out to dinner tonight...was really nice!! and went to China buffett for the first time...since starting to eat better, it's my all time favorite restaurant...tried to make better choices, had lots of broccolli...and chicken and shrimp...but I did have 2 plates...and then after I felt kinda guilty...but not gonna freak out...I need to learn how to eat...out....and not let it throw me off the deep end...but besides that it's been a good weekend....went to the a skin cancer screening today...and she didn't see anything....bad!! so that was good just sitting home watching some rerun of Saturday night live....jeniece just dropped off some sweets...and homemade mac & cheese....(what is she trying to do to me..) gotta make sure the kids eat it up fast!! but now I just finished a layout for the DT at scrappy chic....gonna stop in there tomorrow...looks like they got lots of new goodies in..and I still have some credit..from the yard sale....this one is of us..on a trip to mickey d's...while babysitting the tacketts...and this is for my abc art journal...the letter was "G" and the word was Grow....and they gave us a paint technique to do which was cool.....liked stamping with the paint

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Somerset Memories April/May 2009

look what I got in the mail.......yesterday, my copy of the april/may issue of Somerset Memories. Kinda sad that I think this will be the last regular issue...the new one comes out in October and then there will only be 2 issues a year...but I bet it's going to be 2 big issues, I am really excited to see the new Somerset this falland make sure you check out page 21...'cause both of these are mine...Sommer was just glad she was in both!!!

Monday, April 13, 2009

Easter Morning....we had a great Easter this year...Mom stayed came over, Mikey and the kids....came out for dinner and an Easter egg hunt.... and how cute are my chairs??? and I love that I picked out all different colors!! what the heck they're cute!!

and alyssa found the golden egg....I think her daddy may have helped...

The less again this year..with Michelle out of the picture..but we're okay...with just us....

I told Tonee' next easter she'll be 20 and is no longer aloud to participate in the egg hunt!!! she was mad...ha,ha..!! just kidding there is no age limit on our hunts!!!

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Happy Easter

Happy Easter.......everybody!! we had a great saturday....colored eggs!!! Tonee' made a fart egg.....yep...a fart egg...have no idea..why..but she just used the crayon to write "fart" on the egg..then my mom showed up and I heard her say from the kitchen....I just ate the fart egg!!! Sommer, chris and Tonee' doing eggs.....
then later I decided to bake some easter cookies from scratch!!! yeah..right...

work and slave...Sommer working hard over the hot stove!!

yummy...Easter that was easy!!!

I got the cutest plastic chairs....yesterday!!! for outside...I will take a pic when the kids are doing the easter egg hunt, we are cooking out.....cheeseburgers, brats, pasta salad, taco salad, potato salad....fruit salad...lots of salads there....

Saturday, April 11, 2009


Last night went croppin' with the peeps....or some of the peeps (miki,Carla,Kathy and jeniece) and then I did a page about some peeps I picked up from Wal-mart yesterday, but for the entire night of scrappin' I only did one page...but it was fun to get out, and hang...for awhile with some friends...we just don't do that anymore...everybody is just busy....and it's hard to get us all to get together on the same night!! but I did this one for the design team at Scrappy chic,the orange paper is from the reminisce "road signs" line, and some bazzill strips, hambly transperancy,cosmo cricket rubons, jenni bowlin journaling spot.....Oh and some puffy alphas (60) from SEI..they rock...I used the green apple color, they have lower case and upper case, and there is a hot pink one too....
Well I am looking forward to Easter tomorrow...Mom is coming over figure out our menu...and the kids are excited about our easter egg hunt tomorrow too....we got some giddy bunnies over would think they were too....old...but nope....they can't wait to dye eggs today either!!!!!

Wednesday, April 8, 2009


I swear it is so weird to go to school and actually care about your grades...'cause back in the day I didn't I just wanted to get through the class, but now I am really trying to do this was my first weeks worth of work through the keyboarding I was excited to get 100% but in both of the classes I am taking...there is already a big change...the test are getting longer and longer, and even the getting tougher...being timed, not looking at the keyboard...and then having to be accurate at that....but I am still loving it...I admit that I am feeling a little tired...but it kinda feels good to be so busy....Mon I went to school, right to work and then straight to weigh in..then, gym...choir concert....but I know it won't always be this busy....tomorrow...I've got school, dentist, and babysitting the tacketts....but friday I am looking forward to croppin' with the Scrappy Chic....won't be there til' later...probably around 5....but I think they're open til' midnight....yeah..right like I could stay up that late!!! but we shall see....yesterday sommer had her spring choir concert....and we always take a few pics of us before we first the girls wanted to do a goofy shot...then I said lets do a serious one....and as I walked over to the camera to set the timer.....the lil' battery sign popped up....and the battery died!!! I grabbed the video camera...and figured that would have to least I have this pic...even if we do look insane!!! but after using the video camera for like a minute it froze.....Okay maybe this was a just sit back and enjoy the I did!! and she did great....
yesterday after school....I went right to the gym...boy oh' boy I didn't want to's so hard to get there....even though I feel great when I do....but as we were leaving school I told tonee'...I would rather stick my keys in my eye than go to the gym.....but I know I have too...blah..blah...blah...yeah..I'm whinning....

Monday, April 6, 2009


my so called ....bff double dog dared me to post my secret dancing video......remember I was just trying to daughter...!!! but get ready for 19 seconds...of awesome-ness...ha,ha....

this weekend...I went to church twice...once with my friend jeniece...on Saturday, and then...went to mine...on Sunday which it has been awhile..I will admit!! But it felt good to go...and Tonee' actually is the one that suggested we go...??? So how could I not?? and look at these cute Palms that they passed out to everybody..... So as we were singing we were all just a swinging our palms...and speaking of singing...Do you ever go to church and feel like they're personally preaching to you??? Well that's how the music was for me yesterday.....

One of my favorite songs is the untitled hymm....and the minute I heard the music start...I looked over at Sommer and she just smiled (this song is Edwards song to us) so she scooted closer to me....and I could tell she kept peeking to see if I was crying yet??? and I did good until the last verse......Ohhhhboy that one hits home to me!!! but it is a beautiful song
Chris Rice - Untitled Hymn (Come To Jesus) Lyrics
Weak and wounded sinner Lost and left to die O,
raise your head,
for love is passing by
Come to Jesus Come
to Jesus
Come to Jesus and live!

Now your burden's lifted And carried far away
And precious blood has washed away the stain,
so Sing to Jesus Sing to Jesus
Sing to Jesus and live!

And like a newborn baby Don't be afraid to crawl
And remember when you walk Sometimes we fall...
so Fall on Jesus Fall on Jesus
Fall on Jesus and live!

Sometimes the way is lonely
And steep and filled with pain
So if your sky is dark and pours the rain,
then Cry to Jesus Cry to Jesus
Cry to Jesus and live!

O, and when the love spills over
And music fills the night
And when you can't contain your joy inside,
then Dance for Jesus
Dance for Jesus Dance for Jesus and live!

(insert tears.....poor sommer she's so embarrassed)

And with your final heartbeat
Kiss the world goodbye
Then go in peace, and laugh on Glory's side,
and Fly to Jesus
Fly to Jesus Fly to Jesus and live!

So after church we stopped at the Cemetary...Sommer always has these wipes in the car, and she cleans Eds stone...there were like 4 new people around him....and we started talking about what kind of flowers we want to get him for spring...she says we have to get boy either blue or green...she says.....Well hope everyone had a great weekend...I see we have some snow out there...crazy!!!!

Sunday, April 5, 2009

well made it through the first of week of school......let me tell was fun!! and exhausting at the same time...haven't had to study in like 20 years...but I just did it...I was making flash cards on index cards, and it paid off...I got 100% on my first test...(so did Tonee' proud) but they're already getting harder, we have another test more studying laundry..and dishes!! yay...but I did actually scrapbook this weekend too...finished 2 layouts and in true "staci" form..they are both about what is going on in my life now...this first my love of scrubs!! and tonee's addiction to owning every pattern ever made!!! but they're so comfy!!and this one is of Sommer showing off her new braces...which you can't even tell she has...but my check book can tell!!!!!!!

back to school tomorrow....and weigh in!! but it's a short week..for Easter break...we are planning on having a Easter Cookout this permitting...!!!

Friday, April 3, 2009

29th weigh in at Great Lakes Weight and Wellness

finally posted the video!!! .......what a week!!! sorry for the lack of blogging!!!!