Friday, January 30, 2009

Finally Friday!!!

Woohoo! It is finally Friday! What a week. I think I might have gotten one nights sleep all week!! Poor Baby has had it rough! You know he's been struggling with double ear infections, well I was really beginning to think the boy was a little poo boy. That is until yesterday morning. I woke up to a very sick little boy. He couldn't wake up, his little cheeks were blood red, his fever was still above 102, and my thought were... he's got Kawasaki's. I was petrified! I called the doctor's office as soon as it opened and explained that I'd been giving him his antibiotics, ear drops, and Tylenol and ibuprofen and his fever would not come down. They called us right in. Thank God it wasn't Kawasaki's. I just don't know if I could handle another baby with that. After we knew it wasn't that, she rechecked his ears and said, "Oh my. His ear drum will probably burst today. It is so swollen, it looks like it could go at any time." She checked the other ear and it wasn't much better. So they loaded him down with more meds and the wonder shot of all shots!!! By 5pm Baby crawled out of my lap. By 6pm, he actually played!! The fever has come down and he seems to be doing much better. I pray that this time he continues getting better!!!
This is a double page I did using a sketch at Scrap My Memories. If you haven't checked them out yet, you really should!

We will be having a Sketch My Memories crop next weekend! Lots of fun to be had. Zoe has also started giving points for every challenge you complete and those point turn into money! The real green stuff to help you get the goodies that you've been drooling over. And soon she should start getting in all that new CHA stuff! They really are great over there! And if you are worried about buying in Canada, don't be. US gets a very good exchange rate. So pop on over!!!
Hope you have a great weekend!! Me and the hubby are celebrating 11 years this weekend! 11 years with my best friend, it doesn't get any better!!

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Tuesday Tips

Tip: Never EVER put the oven on warm when attempting to get your dough to rise! It does speed the process. It also cooks the dough!!!
What a night. I was suppose to have the dough ready for the hubby when he got home. We like to make our pizza from scratch. It was ready alright! I cooked the blasted thing! I was so angry with myself, but whatcha gonna do??
I was going through my scrapbooks and noticed I didn't have many layouts about Noah. He's very smart, but he doesn't really have any hobbies so it's hard for me to find everyday events to scrap about him. I'm trying to notice more so I can scrap more about him.

And one more Valentine:

I love these skunk stamps!!!

Have a great day!

Friday, January 23, 2009

I've Been Given An Award

My very good friend Jenny gave me this snazzy award!

Now I must tell you my 5 "addictions":
1. My boys!!! Can't get enough of them! I'm so blessed to have such a tight knit family. I pray it never changes!
2. Diet Mt. Dew. Without it I would thirst to death!
3. Scrapbooking. Duh!!! LOL!!
4. The Food Network. Don't know why because I rarely use any of their recipes, but I love to watch!
5. Chocolate. I know it's a cliche, but I really do have to have some form of chocolate every day!!!!!!!!!
Now to pass this little gem on to 5 more talented ladies with fabulous blogs:
Here's the layout I did for 52 weeks 52 Sketches this week:
Have a great weekend!!!!!!!!

Thursday, January 22, 2009

A Challenge and a Card

Here is the page I created for the Mothers and Daughter's Creations challenge. You can find all the details here:

I used sketch #37 for my page.
And here is another Valentine Day Card:

Hate to run, but the guys are still home and I am being stretched to my limits. My Honey's fave cartoon is the Incredible's because he says it is our family (only Violet is a boy in our family). Weeks like this week make me totally agree!!
Have a great day!
Oh yeah, don't forge about the sale going on at Scrap My Memories. There are still some days left to save 35%!!!

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

A Rare Treat!!

This is what we have been enjoying for the past 2 days!!!
This was Baby's first snow! I thought he would hate the cold, but you couldn't get this little tike in!!!

Noah didn't enjoy it as much as the others. He come by it honestly, I hate the cold!!!

Nick rolled all around in it!! He thought it was fantastic!!!

A quick photo of all 3 boys before me and Noah came in.

So much fun!!
Also, I wanted to tell you about a crop coming up at SMM:
Scrap My Memories Design Team would like to invite you to join us for our:SKETCH MY MEMORIES ONLINE CROP!!Friday, Feb 6 at 7:00 pm EST - Sunday, Feb 8 at 7:00pm EST. We will give you until Monday, Feb 9, 11:59pm EST to upload your completed layouts. The Design Team is busy at work planning sketches for challenges and there will be guest sketch artists contributing as well! Along with the challenges, there will be lots of fun games and chatter to keep you busy! So, don't forget to mark your calendars. More details to come at a later date!
I hope to see you there!!!
have a great day!

Monday, January 19, 2009

Super SALE!!!

Just wanted to let everyone know that Scrap My Memories will be having a pre CHA09 SALE tomorrow January 20th. EVERYTHING will be 35% off!! To make it even better... Zoe has stocked up on her Riff Raff!! Please come by and check it out!!

A Trip To The Past

I hate to post without pictures so I thought I'd share a few from 4 years ago. My cousin who is a twin was getting married and he wanted my twins to be in his wedding. It was truly an honor and they were so incredible handsome!!

My honey took these photos.

Don't know what was going on here, but I thought the picture was cute!
Hopefully, I'll be able to post some scrappy goodness soon. Unfortunately, I'm running low on sleep and energy due to a little fellow with an ear infection. Then, this morning I was met by a crying twin with, you guessed it, an ear infection. Lots of tears, fevers, and rocks that have to be taken care of. See you on the flip side!
Have a great day!

Friday, January 16, 2009

I MADE IT!!!!!!!

I am sooooooooo excited!!!! I found out last night that I made the design team over at!!!
I hope you will come join us! It's a new site and I am honored to be getting in on the ground floor so to speak. The girls are super sweet so swing by and say hey!
Here is another page I did with me and Wesley. You have to make this one bigger so you can see my handsome hubby's sense of humor! LOL!

He did finally cooperate, but it was after I threatened him!! jk!!
Have a great day!

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

No Title

Here is my take on this weeks sketch at:
I turned it on it's side and changed the rectangle to be different sizes.
Now, my card for today. Be completely honest please!!

I drew the giraffe's. I took a few semesters of commercial art and graphic design years ago. The main reason I quite was because I got married and we wanted a family and we both agreed that I would stay home for that. However, another reason for my sudden departure from college was the fact that I have no imagination! I love to draw. I love all things crafty. But I had to get all my ideas from somewhere else. Scrapbooking has helped me to use my imagination and that is where these loving giraffe's came from.... my imagination! I'm giddy about it, but my guys all said they look like snakes. So you tell me and PLEASE be HONEST!! Do they look like snakes?

Have a great day!

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Well, I am still on my card kick. Here's one I did for MIL b-day.

the inside reads: Mine is UNLISTED! I think that is hilarious! We've also established that my sense of humor is like a 9 year old. Me and the twins just role out the jokes... Wesley just smiles and says, "And I married you" LOL!! We were trying to think of valentine's yesterday and Noah said, "How bout, I'm stuck on you?" I immediately saw that quote coming from a porcupine. Now I've just got to draw a porcupine!!
On a slightly higher note... here is a LO I did for

They have a random winner at the end of the week and you get some really good prizes. I've won a few times. She has just opened a new blog and it is very good.
Have a great day!!

Friday, January 9, 2009

I'm in the Mood for Love! LOL!

I don't do Valentine's Day. Really. It's just another day for women to beg, bribe , and blackmail to get lots of jewelery and chocolate. I don't wear that much jewelry and I definitely don't need an excuse for chocolate!!! Besides, I've always found 'romance' to be fake. I like the real stuff.
Anywho... this year I've been in a Valentine's mood! Check out my corny card:
My guys have laughed so hard at me over it!! LOL! And here's a LO I did about my DH.

He really is perfect for me!!

Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Mommy got a boo boo

I sliced the tip of my finger yesterday and it's painful to type so it's a short post today.

Have a great day!

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

So How Did You Do?

Did you accomplish all your goals in 2008? I certainly didn't complete all my resolutions (control my temper & organize), but I did make some fairly good steps in the right direction. Here's the page I did showing the progress I made:

As for my resolutions for 2009... still thinking about that one. There's no rule that says you have to come up with your resolutions on New Year's Eve, is there?
Is anyone else bummed that CK ran out of the Project 365 kit? I was really going to try and do it, had my heart set on it. Not to mention I loved those page protectors that came with the kit! So they ran out of the kit, but that's not going to stop me from taking a photo a day. I started on Jan. 1st. It's just easier for me to keep track that way. Here are days 1 & 2:
Our satellite and DVR box. We just had it put in. I know, we are soooo behind. Man! How did we ever live without this thing!!

My favorite, white chocolate chip macadamia nut cookies. Need I say more!

Have a great day!!

Monday, January 5, 2009

I'm Back...

Did ya miss me? :D Is it just me or did those 2 weeks fly by!!! Wow! We had so much fun over Christmas break! I really am so sad that it's over. We Wii'd, and watched tons of movies! DH had satellite put in (I politely opposed the decision, but I was extremely outnumbered) so I've seen more car shows than I care to see in a lifetime! Here are some of the sights of our time together.

Unfortunately, we did have a dark cloud over our Christmas. My BIL's wife left him about a week before Christmas. DH & I knew it was coming, but it caught BIL & MIL off guard. Please pray for the situation. They have a little 2 year old girl and sadly she's pretty much being raised by MIL. I always hate to see parents miss out on all the wonderful things that their kids do.
Also, I've started the 365 project. I missed out on the album from CK, but I have an idea on how to store all the photos. Can't wait to show you!
Have a great day!