Tuesday, December 25, 2007

A Little Love Elsie For My House

Merry Christmas!!!

Hope you all are having a wonderful Christmas! I opened presents with the kiddos this morning and then they were off to their dad's for the day. Can't wait until they come home tomorrow and we can play with all of this new stuff! The first picture is right before they tore into all their gifts. The second is Austin with one of his many new guns he's gotten so far. He even got a cap gun from grandpa. Let me tell you...that makes a SWEET noise in the house. I couldn't say much though, I got him a drum. Speaking of gifts....that cute little tote was my gift from my BFF (aka BEST GIFT GIVER EVER!!). I love it, love it! It has pockets on the inside and everything. It also came with a matching coin purse. She got it from this Etsy shop: Blue Planet Creations. The other picture is of jars I made for gifts this year. The first batch turned out lots cuter, but I didn't manage to get pics. That's all for now! Have a wonderful day!

Saturday, December 22, 2007

Some projects

I did the layouts at the end of the summer ... really slow getting them uploaded!

Sunday, December 16, 2007

What's Going On....

So, I've had a few emails and calls from friends about my blogging...or lack thereof. They want to know what's going on. Lots and nothing all at the same time. So, here goes the most random post ever. ...I have lost 12 lbs since school started. ...I switched from regular soda to diet, which I said I'd never do, but now I could never go back. ... I got a whole lot of my hair cut off the back and only one person noticed. ... I took my kiddos to the Christmas parade last Saturday. First time ever we didn't stay til the end to see Santa. It was freezing! ..... The kids and I saw Mr. Magorium's Wonderful Emporium and Alvin and the Chipmunks. Both were really cute, but I am dying to see Enchanted...... Yesterday, was a sad day for me. I have been going through a divorce since August and yesterday was my wedding anniversary. He actually remembered this year. He had the kids, which made it even harder. My daughter called last night saying her tummy hurt. She was crying and wanted me to bring her some Sprite. The roads were really bad and her daddy said he would take care of it. I called later and she had thrown up and then gone to sleep. Not being able to take care of your babies when they are sick is at the top of the crappy list when it comes being a mom. I moved out in October, so I'm still getting used to shuffling the little ones back and forth. They seem to be adjusting well. I'd love to show you pictures of my new scrap space, but everything is a wreck. .... I had my first formal evaluation at work and it went extremely well. I'm blessed to be at such a wonderful school and work with such amazing people.....I tried to finish my Christmas shopping yesterday and some girl hit me in the ankle with her cart while standing in line. I hate going out this time of year .... The Christmas tree is a Creative Cafe project. I am sadly behind on my projects. As usual. If you don't have an Art Bar near you there are some on-line places you can snag some of the goodness. I know Scrap Lovers has a few things in their store. Danelle added some new girls to the team! I want to say Congrats to all of them! Lots of amazing talent.....Also, my friend Rebecca has sold CMK . She is starting a new manufacturing company with Holly McCaig. The company is called Pink PaisleeI'm so happy for her! I wish them all the best! .... I guess that wraps it up for now!

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Creative Cafe Holiday Frame

Inside wtih a flash...not my idea of the best way to take pictures of this stuff, but a girl's gotta do what a girl's got to do. I can't seem to make it home during daylight hours.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Saturday, November 17, 2007


We got a dog. Actually, we got him quite awhile back, but I just didn't post about it. Part of me thought I might actually return him and he ran away once, so who knew if it was going to work. I didn't set out to get a dog really, but when the local dog catcher came to school to collect on a little dog someone found wandering around she mentioned they had this cute little Yorkie who needed a home. We checked him out on loan for the weekend and now he's all ours. I'm not sure he's actually a Yorkie. He's a big whopping 12 lbs. Of course we named him Lucky. That's what everyone names a dog they get from the pound right? His full name is Lucky Jack. The kids don't like that, so Austin calls him Yucky and Ash calls him something different every time she calls him. I won't tell you what I called him when I came home and found he'd chewed a hole in the screen door to the garage. Or the words that spouted from mouth when I found he had pooped a pile bigger than himself right beside my scrapbook table and then hiked his sweet leg on a crate of scrapbook supplies. He does have the right name. He is Lucky to be alive.

Monday, November 05, 2007


My friend came from Illinois this weekend to keep me company. Going throug some rough stuff lately, so it was really nice to hang out with her. Sunday we had lunch with her brother Willie. Okay, so he goes by Will now, but since I've known him since he was 9 or 10 it will always be Willie to me. He takes awesome photos...you should check out his work. Hope you all had a wonderful Monday!!

Sunday, November 04, 2007

Super Late Super Awesome Halloween Post

Seems like I got a whole lot more pics of Austin this year. Ashley avoids the camera any chance she gets. Oh...and the super weird make up job on the little guy...I am maybe a little responsible for that. :) Hope everyone had a safe and Happy Halloween!

Friday, October 26, 2007

Lots Going On Today...

But no time to chat about it. Here are some projects made with Creative Cafe goodies! Have a super weekend!

Saturday, October 20, 2007

Happy Saturday!

The days are getting cooler here. Going to miss these warm summer days at the park with the kiddos, but I cant' wait for the leaves to start changing colors. Had some pics I wanted to share, but looks like I left my camera at school yesterday. Ugh! I hate when I do that. Hope everyone has a super Saturday!

Saturday, October 13, 2007


I am still here. Just trying to get by. So much going on in my life. So many changes. Just updating with some pics of the kiddos. A couple from a fun afternoon at the park and the other of little spidey! He got this costume for his birthday from grandma and grandpa and didn't want to take it off the first 3 days. Look at that tiny barefoot hanging out. Melts a momma's heart.

Wednesday, October 03, 2007

Look Who's 4!!

Can't believe I've had my sweet little guy for 4 years today! We are blessed to have him in our lives. Happy Birthday Austin!

Monday, October 01, 2007

Happy Monday!

Enjoying the day off. Finally got a few pictures taken of some older layouts. This one is so heavy it doesn't stand alone very well. It's leaning on one of my albums.

Sunday, September 30, 2007

Creative Cafe Projects

I heart the new Creative Cafe Spirit line. So much fun. The puffy felt flowers are my favorite...or maybe the thick sheets of felt...or the colorful rub ons. Can't go wrong with this stuff!

Friday, September 28, 2007

What's Going On....

Here's a little glimpse of a happy moment in my week. These two love to ride bikes. The little guy has been insisting on wearing my sun glasses. I think he looks pretty cute in them. Work was good this week...we are out of school today! We are also out on Monday, which next week is a good week, too! I really need to get caught up on a bunch of stuff. I have a little bit of sad news. I have resigned from CMK. My term was suppose to end in November, but I have a lot of things going on in my personal life right now and I didn't feel it was fair for me to take up a spot on the team that someone really dedicated could fill. Rebecca has been wonderful to work with and she picked some awesome talent to fill my space. I don't have a single complaint. The other girls on the design team have been amazing. I will still be posting there as often as I can. It is truly my scrappy home on the web.

Sunday, September 16, 2007

A Little Layout Love....

Finally took a pic of something! Hope everyone has a great week!

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Good Times!

It is almost Friday! I am excited about that. I am blessed to have a job I love and wonderful people to work with, but when Friday comes, I am still as excited as the kids. Besides that I have an extra long recess duty on Friday! It's a perk of being a special teacher. I don't mind too much. The classroom teachers need the time and I've been there.

So tonight I went jogging with my friend Katie. Well, I guess that's stretching it a little. What I mean is I jogged slow and Katie jogged really fast so we weren't together, but I could see her from the other side of the track at all times. It was inspiring to jog with a friend. We decided, by our own calculations that if we keep this up we should be Olympic runners in a week or so. Katie is a lot younger than me, so I think she has higher expectations. We did go 3 miles and I actually jogged 2.5 or so of it. I don't even think my ankles are going to break anymore, but I do worry that some part of my anatomy might actually come loose and fall on the track. Nothing yet!

I guess that's all the excitement for tonight. Hopefully there will be some projects to see this weekend! (If I'm not too sore to photograph :)) Have a SUPER Friday!!!

Oh...the pics are from a family reunion in Oklahoma a couple of weeks ago. Those kiddos crack me up. That's my momma in the last one! Looks like me only older. Kind of scary. Real Scary. Okay...Like I said....Have a Super Friday!!!