Sunday, December 23, 2007

Holiday fun...

Swinging on the front porch while daddy hung the Christmas lights...

Gramps came over for a visit and a nap :)

Crawling in and out of the bottom of teh saucer, too cute!!

my new projects...

I altered clipboards for my Peachy gift swap and for Victoria's teacher gifts.

The other project I've been working on is altering notepads. Thanks to Debbie at Archiver's for the idea and her great examples!

Thursday, December 13, 2007

old events, new pictures...

Our little witch and baby Tigger...

Victoria's last soccer game, she is so proud of her trophy!

Mom gave me these beautiful roses as Congratulations for the new shop opening...

After cropping with the Peaches I met the family at Chili's for dinner for my birthday. I LOVE their nachos!! It was the first time Trey sat in a high chair outside of home. This was what was left of my cookie cake when I thought about taking a picture of it, it was yummy!

This great picture is the winner for our Christmas card this year. Nothing special, I was just taking pictures of the kids on the couch and caught these great smiles...

Thanksgiving... my first ever apple pie! Not a homeade crust but it sure was tasty!!

I just had to get a picture of this... Trey fell asleep in his carseat with a very strong grib on his little bug, too cute! And then we decorated our tree last weekend. Victoria was quite the helper hanging ornaments. She's certainly in the holiday spirit.

Thursday, December 06, 2007

Gym Snobs!!!

I just don't understand it!
First of all...
WHY do you have your hair and makeup PERFECT when you're coming to the gym???

So I went last night to a 5:00 BLT class. There was a bout 6 of us and we used the step for part of it. Then there was a Step class at 5:30, most of us stayed and left our steps sset up. Others came in for the 5:30 class. One lady set up a step up front and her friend proceeded to push a step completely from where it was way up front and center. One of the BLT ladies came back from getting a drink and said, "Did someone move a step? Wasn't there a step here?' It took me aminute to realize what had happened and I said, 'Yes, there was. She just moved it.' By now the friend looks at us and goes, 'Yea, I can't use a step so I moved it.' WHAT?? I don't care if you don't use the step, but WHY do you just move someone elses equipment? We said 'That step was her's, she had it set up already.' This lady just looked at us. 'Oh, sorry.' With no care at all.

Then I said something about the fans... and this lady and her friend say, 'Oh, we hate the fans, how can you sweat with the fans on?' HELLO, if you are working your butt off you WILL sweat.

THEN, as I watched the 2 of them during class I realized WHY they don't sweat, they DON'T do anything. Neither of them exerted any more energy than what is used to walk or march. Anytime there was a jog, or 'power' steps they just walked or marched. WHY BOTHER COMING?!

And as a result of the step getting moved that poor women took her step all the way to the back and other side of the room and set it up there.

I just don't understand!

ok, off to work at the shop.

Friday, November 23, 2007

My new toy!!

Hubby got up and to the store at 4am and got me this...

Yup, I got a Cricut today as an early Christmas present. Hubby got a new monitor and couldn't wait till Christmas to open it so we both got new toys early. I always thought these were cool and this deal was just WAY TO GOOD to pass up!

Thursday, November 22, 2007

I'm thankful for...

My wonderful family.
My beautiful children and wonderful hubby.
All my friends near and far.
Our health and our home, our recently remodeled basement.
And so much more!

The baby is calling....
Happy Thanksgiving to everyone!!!

I made my first apple pie for dinner today and it was yummy!! We had a great meal at mom's house and just had a fun day hanging around and eating lots.

Friday, November 16, 2007

I beat him!

Thought I would try to beat the battle real quick last night and I did it on the first try!!! It opened up the next section of songs. Off to work at the shop today.

Thursday, November 15, 2007

New Toy

Got a new toy for my birthday....

My brother got me playing on his PS2 and then we got Guitar Hero 2 for the Xbox 360. I enjoy playing it but the songlist isn't real great. GH 3 on the other hand has an awesome variety of songs!! I got through one section last night and then a 'Battle' pops up! Now I have to beat some guy in a battle to move on to the next section of songs. In this battle mode you can hurt your opponent by shaking their notes, adding notes, increasing the difficulty etc. So we will see how long I get stuck on this!

I had a great time cropping with the Peaches. I got 7 pages done even though my pictures didn't come in on time. I'm going with some other friends to Archiver's tomorrow night but I am not organized at all, oh well, it's still fun! At least I'll have my pictures for tomorrow. After the crop I met hubby and the kids at Chili's .... LOVE their nachos, YUM! Then home to a cookie cake. That reminds me, I've got to get to the gym this weekend :)

In other news...
Getting ready for Thanksgiving break. I had lunch with the kindergarteners on Monday, Yummy school food :)

Today I had a lovely brunch with friends from church. Three of us have little baby boys and we are going to be in trouble when they get moving! There's no telling what they will be getting into.

Tomorrow I'm at Betty's Back Porch for the day. Saturday Victoria has another cooking class, her cousin is going with her and they are making Smashed potatoes and Homemade Stuffing. They are so excited! After that we're going to go watch Daddy's 'boys' play their first basketball game of the season. The away games are so far we will not be going to any of those but we're looking forward to the home games.

Everytime that I post lately I don't have access to my pictures... maybe I'll get some Halloween ones posted before 2008, lol.

Thursday, November 08, 2007

This week...

Hubby started coaching again! Yup, he is now the head JV and assistant Varsity coach of the boys high school basketball teams at a Christian Academy near by. It was something that came up very quickly in the middle of his thesis being due and a phone defense for it. But after much thought and prayers we decided that he would do it. The biggest downside is that we now have to get a sitter at least twice a week for the nights that I'm teaching. And on game night he will be home quite late especially on away games.... I have to remember the bedtime routine for Victoria, it's been so long since I put her to bed.

Victoria is excited about going to games again, it has been a while and she really enjoys them.

I had forgotten all about adding Halloween pictures here. I will try to soon, can't get to the pics right now.

Trey is in full food mode now. He is in his highchair and has had Peaches, Bananas and Peas with cereal. I found a site about making baby food and have starting doing that... we have carrots, bananas, applesauce and sweet potatoes in the freezer. Ice cube trays are great for this! Each serving is about an ounce so you can just take out what you need.

Frustration!! I'm going scrapbooking Saturday with the Peaches and my pictures that I ordered have not come yet! I'm keeping my fingers crossed that they come tomorrow. yes, I have other pictures that I could work on, BUT I have this thing about working in order. We'll see what happens tomorrow!

Saturday is also my birthday, so after the crop I think the 4 of us are going out to eat.... any suggestions on where to go?? Nowhere is screaming out at me. Then we're having lunch at mom and dad's Sunday.

gotta go!

Monday, October 29, 2007

The big boy!

Trey is my little supervisor when we work at the shop...

He's got his first teeth! Yup, seems like he's going to be the same as big sis and get two teeth at a time! Some 6 month shots...

Victoria got a new bike from her cousin. We spent all afternoon riding around the park and letting her get used to the new bike. She ended up riding over 2.5 miles!!

A little fuzzy, but one of my favorite recent pictures of me and my big girl!


The shop's Grand Opening is this Saturday! Here's a peek of some of my items; pottery, cards, jewelry, and more.

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Betty's Back Porch

This is a new shop in town that opened TODAY!!! I have a room full of my items.... pottery, jewelry, crocheted items, handmade cards and more.

We are very excited to finally be open and hope that the holiday shoppers will find lots of wonderful gifts.
Other items in the shop include birdhouses, painted furniture and sweatshirts, watercolors, and more.
I'll post pictures of my items soon!

Some Pictures....

Just a few pictures taken last week. He turns 6 months old today!!!

Tuesday, October 09, 2007


We had about 3 hours of steady rain this afternoon. I was working on cards and heard something upstairs and lo and behold it was rain and a storm!

Victoria has early release tomorrow and thinks it is so cool that she gets to come home early. Then she and hubby have the rest of the week off and next Monday too for Fall Break.

Well, back to work!

Thursday, October 04, 2007


yup, that's me, I'm sick. I have a horrible cold and think I may be going to the doctor tomorrow to see if it is a sinus infection. ugh! And what perfect timing since tonight is my first night back to work for the fall quarter.

I'll try to catch up and post some pictures when I feel better!

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Pink giveaway

5 Minutes for Mom is giving away a Pink Dyson vacuum!!

Sunday, September 23, 2007

A quote for today

Families are like fudge--mostly sweet with a few nuts.
~Author Unknown

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Thursday morning...

That is today, just a thursday morning. I would have gone to the gym, but I was supposed to have a conference at Victoria's school at 8:45. But her teacher called earlier and had to rescheduke because of ITBS make-up testing. So my whole morning was planned around the conference and now it is all messed up. Not that I had any huge plans, but still! Now the conference is around noon.

Thought I would make a quick post while Trey is sleeping.

Took some pictures on Tuesday... 5 months old! Will try to get them uploaded soon, not sure if I got his smile at all, he was full of energy.

Unfortunately, the piles of laundry are calling my name. Have a great Thursday!

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Sunday, September 09, 2007

Star Student

Victoria is the Star Student this week!!! Every Friday she brings home the Kindergarten newsletter and this Friday it was announced that she is the Star Student of her class this week! We spent yesterday afternoon making her All About Me poster. We took this picture of the 4 of us to add to her poster after we realized we did not have a good picture of all of us since Trey was born.

Trey and I will go have lunch with her one day this week. I don't have anything going on so I asked Victoria what day she would like us to come... her answer... 'Tuesday, it's my favorite day!' So, Tuesday it is!

Soccer games started this weekend. We have a new coach who is very nice, but we miss coach Drew!

Friday, September 07, 2007

Today's Thoughts...

A fun idea I got from Jan, some random thoughts about today and the weekend...

  • overslept
  • school
  • baby onsies
  • racquetball
  • long fingernails (scratches... ouch)
  • soccer
  • allergies
  • family
  • arts festival
  • drool
  • cards
  • xbox
  • errands
  • busy
  • food
The last one is thanks to the Service Foods delivery that we just got!! Check it out and let me know if you'd like a referral from us for them to come tell you all about it (you'd get a complimentary French silk pie). I can't wait to fix dinner!

Completely random fact..... Jennifer Garner has a dog named Martha Stewart, interesting!

Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, September 05, 2007

The Bus

Here are a few pictures finally from Victoria's first bus ride. After that she kept asking to ride it home too. So now that the weather isn't in the triple digits anymore we let her take it home. There is a girl in her class that also rides her bus and they have been sitting together, so Victoria just loves the bus!