Sunday, December 28, 2008

Yay me!!!!!

Ok ladies so I want to show you what I did!!! Its not the best its my first attempt at doing this!!! So as some of you all know I picked up crocheting!! So far so good and I am so super excited!! I am about to teach myself how to read the patterns so I can make awesome things!! So here is what I did. My attempt at a scarf.

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Merry Christmas!!!

I just want to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. I hope that everyone gets what they want for this holiday!!

I would like to share my finished products of the presents that I am sending out Late. I was at my Mother in Laws for about a month and its taken me a while to get settled back into my own home. That is the reason my presents AND Christmas cards are going out late. So here is what I did for my Father (hardest one to figure out what I was going to make him)
This is a Mini Album that I did for my Father!
Now I REALLY REALLY want to show everyone what I made for Lizzie but I have not yet sent it out so that means I cant show you it. I will show you a Sneak Peek of what I did for her. Once she gets it I will post the whole picture.
This is her Birthday Present
This is her Christmas Present!
I also want to say that I did a Gazillion mile long Crochet Chain lastnight. I learned it all by myself!! Yay me!! Hehehe.... Hopefully I will be able to make something AWESOME. Well I hope everyong has a Fun and Safe Holiday.
MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!!

Monday, December 22, 2008

Where has the time gone?

So its like a couple days before Christmas and I so cant believe how quickly time has passed. I am ALMOST done with all of my Christmas presents that I am making, then I need to send them out, lol. So ya the people I am making these for are going to get a late X-mas gift along with my late X-mas cards, lol. I know I am horrible lol. It just hasn't felt like Christmas to me and I have no clue why. So I really cant put a picture on here of the gift I have been making for Lizzie because she drops in here once in awhile....Hi Lizzie, lol. So here is the Christmas Photos that I took that I will be sending out to family!
So I did a challenge for paper craft junkies on Cafemom. It was a Christmas LO that I did. It was so fun and cute. I believe that its a pencil lines sketch but I am not to sure. Here is the picture of what my layout looks like.
so forgive me but for some reason it loaded up sideways and that is not how it was when I was loading it, weird. Anyways I do love how it came out I need to do another one but I dont have any more xmas photos from last year lol. Oh here is a Christmas Star/ Snowflake that I make.
I also did Mrs. Dee's card sketch challenge for the month. I loved the way it came out too!!! BUT Mr. CJ messed it all up :(  while I was in my scrap room he tore up the card :( Here is a picture of the card before CJ got a hold of it, lol. I am just in a picture mood tonight, I just want to share pictures with you all, lol. So I am going to show you a picture of our Charley Brown Looking Christmas tree, lol. We dont have many decorations but we made with what we have. Soon or hopefully eventually we will have more decorations for the holidays.
Oh and here are a couple of pictures that I took Saturday night when we went to take my friend and her hubby out for dinner. We went to Texas Roadhouse and it was SUPER yummy!!
So I think I am done yapping for tonight!! I hope everyone has a wonderful Holiday and is safe!! Happy Holidays!!

Friday, December 19, 2008

My Ventures!!



Last night we recieved our gifts that we got in NC for my hubby's present. Well in the boxes was our jar of APPLE BUTTER, greatest thing on this earth, lol. That made me want to make some FRESH biscuits in the morning to have with it!! Then I was thinking well I have been looking at Sonya's Blog because she has some recipes that just look absolutely AWESOME!! She has these two recipes and they are Peanut Butter and Chocolate Crinkles ( not together). It looked SOO easy to make so I was like why not? Well I gave it a try this morning! And Guess what?? They came out ABSOLUTELY AMazing!! I cant believe that I baked them!! I also made some homemade chicken soup. Lets just say that hubby had TWO bowls of the soup. He absolutely LOVED the cookies and let me tell you he his not someone who does sweets!! So now I am going to be trying another one of Sonya's recipe that she has on her blogspot. Stop by and check it out. Well I just wanted to gloat about my makings.

Chocolate Crinkles Peanut Butter Crinkles


Oh Ya I forgot to tell ya all about my birthday! So my friend Misha took me to Olive Garden for lunch and she gave me a bday card she made, super cute! Then we went to her house and made some YUMMY Peppermint Cookies!! When I got home my hubby bought me Carnations(my fav flower) and gave me a massage. It was a GREAT 25th bday for me. me on my bday. I look wrecked lol.









My X-mas Gifts!!



So I have been in the crafty mood. I don't know what it is but I am just wanting to give them gifts that I created. It was a very easy project to do but kind of messy because I used modge podge. They came out so much better then I expected, I want to keep them for myself!! I really do hope that they like it as much as I do! I am still behind on making my gifts. I still have to make Lizzie her bday gift, since shes an old lady, lol and I still have to make her her xmas gift as well. So to say the least my xmas gifts are going to be a tad late. I guess thats what happens when you get to your house on the 11th and are trying to settle back into it. So here check out my notebooks I altered.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Tomorrow!!

So tomorrow the 17th is my 25th Birthday!! Oh Joy, lol!! I can't believe another year has gone by so fast. So what am I going to do for my Birthday? Absolutely nothing really. In the morning I am going to my besties and I think we are going to make some yummy cookies. I also think she is going to take me out to the Olive Garden, yummy. Other then that I am not doing anything at all!!! Who knows I may do some crafts in the evening. I think we are going to have some yummy hamburgers!! On Saturday we are going to Texas Road House and thats my Bday present as well!! So ya another year has gone by and time sure does fly when you are having a great time!!

Happy Birthday Pictures, Images and Photos

Monday, December 15, 2008

Hiya!!

So now that I am finally caught up I have been able to look at my other friend's blog pages. I stumbled across this on Callie's page!! What a sweet heart she is. Now I dont have very many blogging buddies on here, sad to say, lol. I will try my best to fulfill what I need to do. Sorry if you get this twice, that just means you are super de duper awesome!!



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1~ Lizzie is super AWESOME!! She is so freaking out going and OMG her scrap pages and crafty things that she does are AMAZING!! One of these days I will think what I do is just as amazing as hers!!

2~ Dee is the sweetest person anyone could meet! She is also an amazing upline for SU! She has helped me out tons of times with my endless questions about things. She also does amazing cards and has awesome card sketch challenges!!

3~ LaLa is very creative and sweet. She is always making the cutest little things ever. I wonder where she gets her ideas from? She does amazing work as well!!

4~ Callie
of course!! She is soooo sweet and a very strong person!! He is soo outgoing, I love it!! She too makes amazing cards!!

5~ C
is a wonderful lady!! She is also very talented and of course is an RN!! She still finds ways to get crafty!!



That is all I have. I know I didnt get to 8 hopefully my next go around I will have more bloggin ladies.

Well 2 more days and I will be older, lol. It will be my birthday, Yay!! Well I hope everyone is ready for Christmas!! We are going to ahve a small Christmas this year, since we had ours in NC. Well I hope all is well!!

Hay Ride

So in NC they have this Farm where they decorate it with likes and you go on a hay ride. I have NEVER been on a hay ride before, so to say the least I was super excited!!! It was SUPER cold that night but it was well worth it!!! The lights where AMAZING, the pictures dont do its justice at all!!! The restaurant there was so yummy good!! Oh!!! And the FUDGE, OMG awesome!! They make it right there and you can see the ladies work at making the fudge. I wish I could of been there longer it was so much fun. Here are the pictures.

We FINALLY did it!!

So we finally did it!! We took CJ to get his 1st Hair Cut!! Omg I think I was going to chicken out. I didnt want my baby boy to get his hair cut!!! No I was NOT about to cry, not like that, lol. He did an AWESOME job at letting the lady cut his hair. In the end he still looks Handsome as EVER!! Here are the photos of when we got his hair cut!!

Playing catch up!!!

So I know I have not blogged in a minute so here I am playing catch up. Well some of you know that my mother in law put me up for a pretty good challenge. I must say I think I did a pretty good job! I made 11 6x6 mini albums to give out for xmas gifts. I will say that I did not get it 100% done :( but it is 90% and they would never know that it wasnt finished, lol. I am waiting for the rest of the pictures to be sent so I can finish up the books. I gave 3 out and they LOVED them. So here is a peek at what I did. I was scrapping like a mad lady while I was there.

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Finally the End!!

So my husband is FINALLY home from being overseas!! It was a very exciting and long day when he arrived. Let me tell you it was FREEZING on that Virgina Beach Pier but it was well worth the wait!!! I dont even know where to start with the whole homecoming thing. Lets just say it was AMAZING!!! I am happy and glad that my hubby is home. Here are the pictures and I hope they will tell you the story of the day he came home to us!!
<~~ Waiting for daddy!
Daddy's Ship
First time seeing his son in 4 months.
Me and My love!
Our Kiss!
I hope you enjoyed the pictures!!

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving!!

I just wanted to take a moment and say "Happy Thanksgiving to all you and your family!" I hope this day is special to you all and that you all take the time to reflect what you all are thankful for. I hope everyone has a safe and wonderful Holiday. I would just like to take a minute to share with you all what I am Thankful for.

I would like to say that I am very Thankful to have my husband in my life. Without him by my side I wouldn't be the person that I am today. He has made me a better person and has brought light into my life when I thought that I would never be happy. He has provided our family with everything we could ever ask for and so much more. I am also Thankful for him being in the United States Navy serving and protecting the US. He is a wonderful husband, father, son and man all around. I couldn't imagine my life without him. I will miss him though this Thanksgiving for he is still deployed right now. He is on his way home though but he is in our hearts on this Thanksgiving day.

I am also Thankful for our child, CJ. He is light and joy of our lives. He can ALWAYS bring a smile to your face even when you are upset with him. He is the light of my life as well. He has brought so much happiness to everyone lives he has enter. He is the best son I could have ever hoped for.

I am Thankful for my Family, they have always been there and supported me in everything and anything that I have done. They have stood behind me and taken my side. They have given me words of encouragement when I thought there was nothing left. Without them there through out my life I wouldn't be as strong as I am. My parents have taught me how to be a good parent and have showed me a way to raise my son. My family is everything to me. I do miss them tremdously and I do wish I lived down the street from them. There is not a day that doesn't go by that I dont think of my family. They have helped me become the women that I am today.

I am also very fortunate and Thankful to have AWESOME in-laws and family from my husbands side. From day one when they meet me I was welcomed as if I had always been apart of their family. My inlaws are the best that any daughter in law could have ever wanted or asked for in inlaws. They have helped us in so many ways and have been there for my husband. With out them in my husbands life he wouldn't have been the man that he is today. They are wonderful people and I am so very blessed to have them in my life.

I would also like to add that I am Thankful for the friends that I have made who have made and impact in my life, you know who you are. You all are the best and have helped me in ways you never knew. I will miss the people that I have become friends with when I leave Texas but I do hope that we continue to talk and our friendship grow.

These are just a few things that I am Thankful for. If you would like to share what you are Thankful for I would love to hear it!! Thank you all of taking the time to read my blog. I hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Thursday, November 20, 2008

OMG!! So Long!!

Hello!!! Well its been awhile since I have been on to write a blog!! Well as you all know I am in NC with my in-laws, staying here til my hubby gets back from his deployment, only a couple of weeks left!! So since we have been here we have been EVER so BUSY!! OMG it makes the time go by so freaking fast and I LOVE IT!!
Cj and I went on a 3-day shopping trip!!! It was awesome when went with my Mother in law and some of her church ladies. Had a blast!! CJ was a big trooper on the shopping trip he did very well and didnt complain to much about it all, lol. He did love his grandmas shopping cart as he had to be in it most of the time. He didnt want his stroller anymore, lol. So ya we travelled to VA to shop for 3 days and we rented a uhaul, the ones that you attach to the vehicle and they filled that suck up!! Man I tell you there isnt anyone that I have met that can out beat my Mother in Law with shopping. This lady I swear was born to shop and shop. Trust me you know that saying "shop til you drop"? Well I almost did that lol. They were there when the malls opened and were there when they closed. It was a very fun experience.
So my son is extremely spoiled. His grandparent threw him a birthday party out here! Ya he will be 15months tomorrow and he had another party,lol. It was fun though I am not going to lie about that. He also had a blast at his second birthday party. It was the Disney Cars theme and it was super cute for a boy birthday. Here is a picture! There is a picture for you. We had to take the cake from him and he didnt like that idea as you can tell, lol. He LOVED that cake I must say.
 Well what else have we done since we have been here. Yesterday we went to the beach and to the aquarium, lol. Let me tell you though, man, the beach was FREEZING!!! We were nuts to have gone there BUT CJ had a BLAST playing in the sand. He did want to go in the water but we didnt let him because he would of froze. It was his first time at the beach and it was a great experience. He also had fun at the aquarium too. He loved to look at the animals and run around.
I have been scrapbooking. Well more like making christmas presents. I have 11 mini albums to make for family members so I have been working on those. Its been fun kind of. Mini albums are really not my type of thing to be doing but hey atleast its scrapbooking.
So right before I left TX I borrowed my friends book Twilight! OMG!!! The book was AWESOME!!! I finished ALL of the series in what like maybe 2wks!! I fell in LOVE with those books!! All I can say is I WANT MORE, lol. I sooooo want to go see the movie!! I will wait though till hubby gets home to watch the movie. But they are very very very good and easy books to read.
Oh ya! I have a little vent to do here, lol. The pictures that I took from halloween and after some of them are not coming out. They are like half gray or totally grayed out. It is pissing me off too. Of course DUMB me deleted ALL off the pictures off of my camera BECAUSE they werent like that when I did it. I am so upset because its like HALF of the pictures that are like that. Hopefully its just this computer and my external hard drive isnt working right with this computer. I am keeping my fingers crossed for that, lol. Well thanks for reading my boring blog. Leave a comment!!

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Pages Done

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Pages Done

So I have been scrapping once again!! Well I took maybe a week off but I didnt post EVERYTHING that I did, lol. So here is a slide show of all of the pages that I got done. I am sure that I am missing some, actually I am sure that I am missing some but as soon as I take the pictures I will add them to the slide show.....Well I am currently waiting for the pictures to load so I can do the slide show, lol. Well I cant believe how fast time has gone! Can you believe that its almost November? Actually Next Saturday is November 1st!! Yay!! I am so excited that means I get to have my hubby all to myself again!! Oh I so cant wait!! We have a count down going on and its SO FREAKING awesome as to how soon he will be home with me and our son!! Here are my layouts


Ok I am going to post this tomorrow, Its pissing me off right now and not working. I am to tired to try and get it to work too.


*****Ok so I got the slide show to work in the post above this but I cant add the slide show to this post. Very interesting and irritating if you ask me. Some times it works for me and sometimes it just doesn't want to do anything for me at all. It drives me bonkers. If anyone has any suggestions on how to make it easy to do these slideshows please tell me. thanks*****

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Pumpkin Patch!





So this past Monday (20 Oct) CJ and I went to the pumpkin patch with my friend and her daughter. It was an AMAZING day for Texas!! It wasn't to hot or to cold...it was just right!! CJ had a blast there!! I am so glad that we went on Monday because there was not a bunch of people just basically stay at home moms and hubby's that took the day off to go with their families to the pumpkin patch. CJ was rolling, sitting, and trying to pick up every pumpkin that he came in contact with, lol, it was too freaking cute!! I had the hardest time trying to get him to look at me when I was taking his pictures but I did what I could with what he gave me lol. So these two slideshows above are the pictures that I took of him at the patch. He combed a minature horse and touched a sheep there. It thought that was like the coolest thing on this earth lol. It wasn't to bad of a drive it was like oh 45mintues which is alright for me, lol. Well I hope you all enjoy the photos.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Hello! Beautiful

Well Webster's Page is releasing a new line called Hello! Beautiful. Let me tell you it is very beautiful!!

Check out their blog and see what goodies they are giving away!! Hello! Beautiful is very very beautiful, just stop by and check it out you will be amazed!!

Time to search for a LSS that has their product Line.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Scrapping and not stopping

Well I know I havent wrote a blog in a minute so I though I would update with some of what I have been doing!! I have been scrapping a ton of pages!!! So let me load up all of my photos that I have finished. I have no clue why this one came out sideways but all I know is that its bugging me. Hopefully the rest of them dont come out this way or its going to drive me bonkers!!! Ok so this is the second page to the halloween page that was posted earlier. I am goint to post my other halloween pages as well that I did for our family book. This one is going in CJs baby book...speaking of which I need to go buy that boy ANOTHER one because ya his is already filled to the back and I have no got every month in it yet!!

Ok so it seems like its done it again to me!! This one is side ways as well....grrr....sorry ladies. This was for a sketch challenge for one of my Cafemom Groups. I had fun doing it too. Of course I always do double layouts so here it is together. "Tired Bee" my handsome little bumble bee 2007. Cant believe how time flies by.

Another sketch challenge done for Cafemom... I am on a total sketch kick and it drives me crazy at times but sometimes I cant help my self because I cant think of what to do, lol.



After I got these photos done I had no more recent pictures to scrap. I had to go into my old pictures that have memories that we hard to forget. It didnt make for a fun scrapping but I wanted to scrap so I scrapped the pictures that I had. These next pages are from when I was deployed in 2004. One of the layouts I did stitching to it and I LOVED it!! So more stitching will be seen on my pages. Ahh I am having issues right now with positioning my photos on the blog...grrr....ok got it!! I hope I dont have a problem with every photo that I put on here.


Out of all of these photos I like these two next layouts. I used stitching on these layouts. Its hard to see but its on the pattern paper. I didnt realize how many layouts that I did. Wow I am so sorry that this is getting to be so long. Then again I think all of my enteries have been long, lol. I guess I am just long winded and always have some thing to say or I just wait to long before I post a blog!!

Haha I promise I am ALMOST done lol. I have been scrapping like a mad lady this past week and a half I am doing so many challenges to help me get caught up and its working!! Ya I am getting closer every day.



So I told my hubby that I was scrapping these pictures with baby memories and he told me to buy myself whatever ink cartridges that I needed so I could print happy pictures. I was so happy when he told me I could get ink!! So I went printer happy and printed a TON of Pictures!! So I printed more pictures of CJ and a TON from my San Juan trip that I took when i saw my wonderful hubby!! Man I sure do miss him so much!! Ok so I tried out a 6 x 12 layout and I like it but I am a 12 x12 type of girl. I did it for the Cyber Crop that 4SS is having this weekend. SO MUCH FUN!!!! The Circle layout was for a challenge with them as well. The other two layouts I did for a BG DDD and I loved the way it turned out. I have to get the link that I use for it. It is a pencil lines sketch that I used. Ok so these are almost all of the sketches lol. I have two more that are from the beginning of this month. I will post them soon, lol. Just wanted to say thanks for taking the time to stop by my blog and read this long ol thing that I wrote lol. Eh never mind I wont add the last two so this is all folks. Thanks!!