Thursday, January 29, 2009

If your children are being too quite

OK the kids have now been out of school for 3 days due to massive amounts of sleet/snow/freezing rain ...... So maybe not massive but for this girl who loves the Houston climate it seemed like a lot.
anyway day 1 and day 2 seemed fine but by day 3 I was pulling out my hair :)
and I DID NOT threaten to take my kids to school ice or no ice whether their were teachers there or not..... NOPE that wasn't me

So here is a glimpse into what just might happen if your children stop fighting with one another and decide to co-conspire to devise a plan to use Barbies and Bionicles to TAKE OVER THE WORLD.... in short, if they are being too quiet you should check on them ....and bring your camera

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

fa fa fa fa FREEZING

School is out due to ice today so we went sledding

All is well, except for the fact that we moved here from Houston
and don't own a sled .... we decided to improvise.

If you are in a similar predicament and happen to be an organizing Nazi like myself just pop the top off of one of your Rubbermaid containers and WAAAH LAAAA :)

Thursday, January 22, 2009


Angela passed this "Your Blog is Fabulous!" award to me. I am thrilled that she chose me. If you haven't had the chance to check out her blog before please do so now. So fun!!! If I understand this correctly I have to list five of my addictions and then I get to choose 5 people I would like to pass the award onto.

1. Anything scrap related (buttons, ribbon, and you can't forget paper.... oh that glorious paper)
2. the kits and my friends at THE SCRAPROOM
3. Hedgehogs, mermaids, owls, toadstools, and of course FLIP FLOPS
4. Bible Study workbooks ( I am on the hunt for a new study ....feel free to leave suggestions)
5. Target and their Archer Farms BLACK PEPPER and SEA SALT potato chips

Award Winners
1. Steph and all her HOMEGROWN HOSPITALITY
2. Ashlee with all of her craftiness
3. nienie her story just tugs at my heart
4. Big Mama - love her sense of humor and well she lives in TEXAS .... she totally deserves a shout out ;)
5. Nitty Gritty - love her willingness to share so that others may see HIM
6. Angie Smith's blog BRING THE RAIN - because she has been through the ringer (or is that wringer?) and yet HIS love still shines -- and she is a great writer

Please don't forget to check out the links- their blogs are so inspiring :)

Wednesday, January 21, 2009


Head over to Emily Anderson's BLOG and take a look at the giveaway she is offering today. It is from my UBER talented CrEAtIve friend Ashlee super easy to win. So what are you waiting for??? GO, GO FAST ;)

Tuesday, January 20, 2009


Heath had surgery on his hand today. They removed a giant cell tumor (about the size of a marble) from the palm of his hand. Everything went exactly as planned in surgery and Heath is resting comfortably on his pain medication. There may even be some drool involved ;)

I must admit I had my moments last night. I began to feel anxious about his surgery and about all the things that "could" happen. I know it sounds horrible but my mind was wondering and even the thought of something bad happening made my palms sweaty and my eyes well up with tears. I even stooped as low as to say "Are you sure you don't want to just cancel this altogether? It's totally up to you, you know. You don't have to do it.? "

Today I will admit that I am disappointed in myself. I shouldn't have made those comments. I am sure it didn't ease his mind any.

On a more positive note though I must add that Heath was hilarious after he woke up from anesthesia. Cracking Jokes with the nurse and other things that I won't mention here but he was sooooo funny.

Friday, January 16, 2009

Happy Birthday Heath

Today you are 30
and just so you know how much I love you
I decided to post a blog tribute...

Heath with Melissa and Christi
1. I love how you were the cutest little boy (just like our son)
2. I love how you are a little spoiled by your parents...and your sisters, you are the baby of the family after all

3. I love that you came along and saved me in every possible way.... from myself and from the world.
4. You showed me how to love HIM with all of my {HEART} by example and not by bossing me .... cause we both know that would never work ;)

Heath with Noah
5. I love how you always comfort me when I have nightmares.
6. I love how excited you were to start our family

Heath with Makenna
7. I love how you would always get up at night when the kids were babies and change their diaper and bring them to me to be fed.
8. I love that you are the "FUN PARENT" and how the kids look forward to your days off.

9. I love how you still call me your "smokin hot wife" even though I couldn't get my knee into those size 2 pants that used to swallow me whole
10. I love how you still aren't sure about what you want to be when you grow up

11. I love that we are BEST FRIENDS
12. I love how even after 11 years of marriage we still stay up until the wee hours of the morning talking

13. I love that you will load the kids up in the car and drive over an hour just so I can get pictures of us in the bluebonnets.
14. I love that you are not afraid to tell me when I am wrong.

15. I love how you think THIS is your sexy face ..... and how when I want to take your picture you ask if i want to see your "sexy face"
16. I love how silly you are, you constantly have me CRACKING UP
17. I love that you love THE OFFICE just as much as I do .... and that you aren't threatened by my innocent school girl crush on JIM

18. I love how you instantly go to a silly face everytime I point my Canon Lens at you.
19. I love that you are spontaneous. You don't need a 'to do' list to leave the house or an iteneary on vacation.
20. I love that you help me by doing the laundry

21. I love that you LOVE our FAMILY and WORK HARD for us every single day 22. I love that you will take me to see a 'chick flick' even when you would rather see a 'shoot em up bang bang' guy movie.

23. I love that you love me so deeply even though I have done nothing to deserve it
24. I love how you defend my honor just like the Karate Kid (well except for the violence ... you aren't one for violence ...unless it is absolutely necessary)
25. I love that you support my dream of being a nurse and let me go to school full-
time even though I really need to be bringing home some $GREEN$
26. I love that you still run me bubble baths with candles

27. I love that you hold me and wipe my tears when I cry
28. I love that you let me buy scrap supplies even though I could start a store with the products I already have.
29. I love that you love JESUS and want to live your life for HIM
30. I love how you seem to get even more handsome every year.... really how is that even possible

I love you and can't imagine my life without you!
Happy Birthday Babe

Thursday, January 15, 2009



today we had a small dusting of snow -- pretty but not enough to really do anything with.

I kept the kiddos home from school today. Both have made multiple trips to the nurse's office this week. It seems they may be fighting off a cold, but are just run down in general. They spent the day in jammies on the couch or in bed and by this evening they seem to be doing much better. Makenna still has a runny nose but other than that all is well. I guess there is nothing that a little chicken noodle soup and grilled cheese sandwhich can't cure. :) ;)

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Today 1-14-09

Makenna and I had cleanings/check-ups at the dentist this morning
this is the loot she left with .... :) Groucho Marx glasses, Spongebob toothpaste and a toothbrush. Best of all, NO CAVATIES!

It was fun being able to be with her by myself. We don't get to do that often but I am going to really try to spend more one on one time with her. We even went through the drive through at McDonalds for breakfast burritos, hash browns, and juice. Special Treat.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Under Construction

Decided to give the blog a fresh look
so i will be "under construction" for the
next little bit :)

Thanks for your patience

Update: I think my redecorating is done
I added a new banner some "curtains"
feeling romantic today I guess
.... Valentine's Day is just around the corner

Oh also added new music.... some of my
favorites right now

Totally loving YOU FOUND ME by The Fray
was going to list it as #1 on the playlist
but it doesn't really go with my theme so
I added it a little further down on the list.
Be sure to check it out though.

Hope you likey :)

Saturday, January 10, 2009

A Photo A Day Stamp Set

this message is copied from the website ....
"A PHOTO A DAY" Stamp Set: $18.00 please click on photo to view full image

A little bit about the features of this stamp set...
*Set of 26 Stamps
*Journaling lines stamp is a separate stamp from the journal block stamp for more journal card options. (Journal block measures 2-7/8""x3-7/8.")
*Set includes (2) different Days of the Week Labeling option stamps.
*Circle Days of the Week stamps are sized for use with a 1/2" circle punch.
*Accent stamps sized to fit journaling block for embellishing the journal cards.
*Use Staz-On Ink to stamp Days of the Week Stamp directly onto the top of the page protectors after slipping photos into the 4"x6" slotted page protectors.

To create this "Photo A Day" Album...
*Use 4"x6" slotted page protectors (which we have available for preorder below). Each 2-page weekly spread will include (12) 4"x6" slots.
*Use (1) 4"x6" slot for the "WEEK OF" title block. (Embellish a 4"x6" piece of patterned paper or cardstock any way you want to and add the "WEEK OF" information to this block. This will allow you to use different papers and embellishments each week if you want to to "mix it up" throughout the year.)
*Use (7) 4"x6" slots for (7) photos - taken one each day of the week.
*Use (4) 4"x6" slots for (7) journaling cards. (Two cards will fit side-by-side into each 4"x6" slot. One of the slots will only contain (1) journaling card, so you can embellish that block with some additional patterned paper and embellishments to add some "flair" to your page.)

If you missed out on Becky's kit and would still like to keep up with this project, you can preorder this stamp set by e-mailing us at with your order. (We will be adding this item to our "Specials" page shortly, but if you want to have one reserved in your name now, then feel free to send an e-mail. Your credit card will not be charged until we ship the stamp set out. I don't have a definite ship date yet, but the stamps are in production now, and we are anticipating a ship date in early February.

If you are a ScrapRoom Member and we are able to ship this set with your next available shipment, then there will be not additional shipping charges. All stamp sets that are shipped separately will be charged $2.50 for shipping.

Finally, we will be hosting a "PROJECT 365 CATCH-UP PARTY" after the stamp sets have shipped out on our message board. We'll be scheduling an online crop, complete with prizes, to encourage everyone to get their albums caught up, using the new stamp set to get your journaling cards created and your pages put together! We'll announce more details when we get closer.

Thursday, January 08, 2009

Domestic Goddess

Made the bestest dinner tonight yummy
lemon and rosemary fish
roasted asparagus with olive oil, sea salt, and pepper
Mashed potatoes (for my hubby who doesn't love all the green stuff)

Not everyone loved the asparagus (i did) but everything else was eaten up.... no leftovers at all. I also made homemade banana bread today and cleaned the house (except for the bathrooms....put that off till the weekend) Feeling like quiet the DOMESTIC GODDESS today!! Ok so maybe that is over kill but I am pretty pleased with my accomplishments today.

In other news I got my Project 365 kit today ....very exciting stuff! Also looking forward to the new stamps that TSR is going to be producing to go along with this theme. I will update my blog when we have details.

Wednesday, January 07, 2009

Fig Newtons

Makenna on Fig Newtons

"I have always HATED those things....just the smell of them makes me want to throw up."

I guess that means more for the rest of the family ;)

Tuesday, January 06, 2009

Heath's Favorite Movies

Just a random question I asked him tonight just cause I wanted to know
Silverado (??)
Smokey and the Bandit (I totally knew this one)
Silence of the Lambs (that one is kinda creepy)

Monday, January 05, 2009

Link to Project 365 Giveaway

I know there are several of you who weren't able to purchase the Project 365 kit from CK ..... but you are in luck .... you can follow the link above to enter to win one of the kits.

Sunday, January 04, 2009

Goals and Plans for the New Year

Heath: wants to be healthier in 2009

Noah: said he wants to learn to play and instrument this year

Makenna: said she wants to "save the environment"

For me: I really want to try to live in the moment more... be PRESENT. I am also focused on getting HEALTHY....eating healthy....losing weight... and fingers crossed the doctors will finally get my thyroid meds were they need to be ... we are still changing meds every two months or so. I would also like to find out more about PCOS. Since I was diagnosed with PCOS and insulin resistance it seems I have been on even more meds.... I would like to reduce the amount of pills that I have to take daily (right now it is 6 pills a day) I will always have to take thyroid replacement but hopefully I can cut out some of the others.

Thursday, January 01, 2009

January 1 2009

The kids came home from mom's today :) So glad they are back the house is far to quiet when they are away. Heath had to work again today.