Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Dead tired

It's 8:20pm and I am heading to bed?! Am I getting sick? I have no clue but I can NOT keep my eyes open. I'm calling it a night. I think all this running around is catching up to me.
Whew...If you knew what my last two days have held you'd be tired too. So no playing catch up with my CT tonight. Just 18 more days and the craziness will be over with. (I HOPE!)

Furnace is ON

Darn it...Added this little note so I can remember next year how early I had to turn on the furnace. It's only 44 degrees outside right now at 10am? HUH? I know, I live in Michigan, but come on...

Tuesday, September 29, 2009


I love fall but this wet, cold crap can leave. The wind is horrible too.
I want to make potato soup for dinner tonight...or chili? hmm....Amy Jo...which would be better for me?! LOL

Monday, September 28, 2009

New header

Here we all are...out trick or treating together! Love my girlfriends!! Look how cute we would look if we really could go out together! Of course I had to add my little Sister in the mix. I don't like to go away with her! heehee Plus she loves black cats so she had to be that one! I, of course, am the witch! Fitting!

Kristin Aagard Trick or Treat Kit

Just have to say this is one of the cutest Halloween kits I have seen yet. I didn't use the little figures in this layout but oh my word...super cute! New header coming soon!
Its on sale today for $4.55!!! HURRY!!


Remember the seeds we planted earlier in the year...this is what they produced. ONE TINY little watermelon. Seriously?! LOL We have no clue if it will get any bigger or if we should just pick it since we have not grown them before. Will was really excited about it though and that's all that matters!

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Lions WIN Lions Win Lions WiNNNN!!! that's what it feels like. Finally!!! Gotta be a die hard fan to keep cheering this long!

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Jennifer Fox kits

Take me away available at SO
Jennifer Fox and Amanda Heimann-Fall frolic available at

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Walk to school day

It's walk to school day. Which means the "bus" kids get to walk from the HS to the Elementary. Which basically means wet feet! LOL There is always so much dew on the grass. I might make my group walk AROUND the school on the pavement this year. It's longer but hey we are doing it for exercise right so why not walk around! LOL

Still bothered by the lack of parental involvement lately at our school. I mean, in this economy, with people laid off they have nothing BUT TIME, am I wrong? Grrr...Some people's children. I refuse to let it get to me. I'm going to let it go. I just had to get it off my chest. But for those of you with school aged children. Stop and think about how much time you invest in helping out. Could you do any more? Probably. So why not offer to help out for ONE EVENT PER YEAR. It's an hour out of your life or less. You are not committing to a life sentence people. if I only had the guts to send this to 200 people directly! LOL hahahahaha

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Biggest Loser

For goodness sake...why do I BAWL every time I watch this show? God I so feel their pain. That's probably why I feel so emotional when I watch this show. I'm feeling some motivation biting me.


I am thinking of you. Good luck with the surgery and I hope you have a speedy recovery. If you need me, just say so! GOOD LUCK, CYBER SISTER!! I'll be thinking of you tomorrow. XOXO MWAH!

Isn't life suppose to be...


Do I have to remind certain people of that all the time!? You get out of life what you put into it. I'm giving all I have and yet I still have to pick up the slack for others. Geez...get with the program parents!

Monday, September 21, 2009

one of those days

yep it was...

but the best part was coming home from work to see a shutterfly box laying on the table! Cali photobook is here! I looked at it really fast and started to get teary eyed so I put it down. I had the best time out there and I am so sad to think that I can't just get in the car and drive to see Shell whenever I want. I'm so lucky to have Bev so close to me. And I'm even more lucky to have the BEST FRIENDS a girl could ask for. TRULY. ok...tears are coming again. Just know this....I LOVE YOU SHELL! You are so fun and I adore you.

And BEV...we need to meet up so I can bring you your book!! And a huge hug!
We really need to plan on a reunion in the spring. I'll start saving my pennys right now!

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Ikea bound

Heading to the big blue and yellow store with my sister today! WAHOOO!!! We have decided its time for Will's bedroom make over. I think old fashion Winnie the Pooh and friends has lived it's course. He's now 7 and ready for something new. So we are doing Blue, Orange, and Lime.
His favorite color is ORANGE (go figure) so that was easy enough! Here's what I think we are going to pull our colors from. Some bowls at Ikea. Just love these colors and they are so WILL!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Happy Birthday Zander #11

Yep it's true...he's officially 11 today! Wow...

Friday, September 11, 2009

Mini Tiger Mascot

This is just PRICELESS! Look at Will's face in the first picture! HAHAHAHA Josh is going to be the TIGER in the parade tomorrow with the Lincoln Parent Group Float. Gotta love having a wife that's the President of the group, eh?! He has to love me right to do this!! MWAHAHA
I almost gag thinking about the GERMS inside this but that's beside the point. Tiger Power all the way! Germs or no Germs! GO HUDSON TIGERS!!!

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

First Day!

We made it! They are in school and hopefully having a ball. If the morning was any indication as to how the whole day will be they will be just fine. I am happy to report that I did NOT cry this year! yet! Whew...could it be?! LOL Cousin Wendy would be so proud of me! I Premade some layouts over the weekend so I had to do was drop in my photos today! Loving being prepared!
Oh yeah...this kit is by Kristin Aagard called Grade School. Available today at ShabbyPickel for 20% off too! If you have school aged kiddos this one is a must have! Love it! But then again, show me ONE THING Kristin has ever done that I don't love! Go ahead, try! You can't do it!

Woke feeling like total crud too. Stuffy nose, sore throat. Blah. Rainy poopy day. Good day to just lay on the couch.Fifth grade already? How???
My Second Grader! This is my toothless wonder boy! How freaking cute is he?!
And finally, Nana and her boys!
EDIT TO ADD: the font in these layouts are the one and only KRYSTAL HARTLEY'S handwritting. You can get it here.

Monday, September 7, 2009

Two toothless children

Daddy pulled Zander's first. His first "molar" and it has a silver "star" in it. Will see's that his older brother did just fine with his Daddy helping the tooth out so he says, Do mine next. His was more loose than Z's. So with one tiny tug it was out. So I have TWO children going to the first day of School with one less tooth. What a fine day! Ah...tomorrow will come all too soon and I'm more nervous than the boys. They are both very excited and ready to go back to school. Wish I could say the same. I'm gonna miss my boys. How will I ever survive them going off to college? AHhhhh Can't go there. Just going to enjoy what we have NOW!

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Been scrapping

Working on a photobook! 34 pages done. I'd say I'm just about half way there. I can't stop smiling. I love my friends!

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Pullin' it all in

This turtles pulling it all in for a short while. I'm beyond frustrated with life at the moment and need to regroup my thoughts. I"ll be back next week I'm sure!

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

I'm Featured!!

I was contacted a few weeks back about being the featured Digital Discovery for ScrapStreet Magazine. It's an online publication. So, here's the article. Read it, Print it, Frame it, and let me autograph it because it will be the one and only time you ever hear me say these words! I'm so proud of myself! How cool is this?! Really!

Thank you to whom ever nominated, noticed, or named me for this opportunity! My first time ever for such an event and I think it's pretty cool that my designers got the opportunity to get their names in print too! It's a win-win for all for sure. Now stop reading my post and go read the article! It won't mean anything unless you read it! heehee