Monday, December 29, 2008

Family and Saying goodbye to a good Friend......

We had a great rest of the Christmas week. We had lots of Family over from down south and all just returned home yesterday. We did get a unexpected call yesterday morning. We have lived in our house for 4 years and for 3 1/2 of those years Dr. Bob Miller and wife Tonya have lived next door. We have gotten to know them very well. We've shared backyard barbeque's,dinner's together, good times, fireworks, mowing each others lawn, and even a knocked down front porch courtesy of Bob's raft trailer . In the summer Bob had a bout with a case of cancer. He was finally done with his last radiation/chemo when he started to have problems with what he thought was a slipped disc. After some test on his back they found that the cancer had spread. They gave Bob 2-6 months....he started another round of radiation. Yesterday morning Bob went home to be with our Lord. Please keep Tonya and Family in your prayers and His two teen daughters. Bob you will be greatly missed!!!!

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Merry Belated WHITE Christmas..................

I hope all of you had a wonderful Christmas....we sure did. We did let the kids know that this year we would have a more modest Christmas than in years past. Despite the modestness(is that even a word?) of it all, the kids were more excited than in past years????? What great kids!!!! We had been blessed with bits of snow here and there leading up to the BIG day. Christmas Eve was no exception....we headed out to church with it snowing and with Grandma D in tow. This year due to weather we were all packed was cozy and warm:). We then headed for home and dropped off some goodies and presents to the Homier/Tallerico clan and then home to get cookies and cocoa ready for Santa. The kiddos went to bed around 10:00 but of course too excited to sleep, which meant no sleep for mom and dad. It stated with um 16 year old "T" coming into our room at 12ish to say she couldn't sleep....she tried to doze off in our room then opted for TV in "H's" room which then woke "H" up at 2ish. Now 2 girls awake and mom and dad getting very little sleep...after a warm bath for both..and some more TV they finally fell asleep. However it was then time for "C" to wake up...trotting into our room again and another dear child in our bed. That was at 3ish still not much sleep for mom and dad!!!!! Finally at 6ish "C" decided to wake up for good. A very tired mom and dad gave up on the thought of a peaceful nights sleep and decided to get ready for the day. However we did make them suffer a bit by keeping them upstairs waiting while we made some much needed coffee. All were happy with what Santa had brought even mom and dad. And the best of all was the White Christmas, I can't remember the last time we had one of those. Then it was off to the in-laws for breakfast. Home again we went and had a wonderful dinner of old fashion ham, real yams, mashed potatoes, rolls, green beans, and fruit salad. Of course "C" had chicken nuggets. Followed by several different kinds of pies. I tried to watch a movie with everyone in the evening but was too tired and had to go to bed. It looks like our snow is gone for now:( looking forward to the next round of it.

BTW: way to go Ang on the new did you ever set up such a cool site????:)

Monday, December 15, 2008


Ok so we were suppose to get some major snow storm.....nothing yet just some light flurries here and there. I forgot to post some pictures of Miss T and her friends that I took. Hopefully my composition will get better with the new class I am taking.


Saturday, December 13, 2008

Almost Christmas!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Wow...I can't believe Christmas is almost here. It all goes by way too fast, why is it that the older we get the faster time goes by???? Well, we finally have our tree up, lights hung...however no presents wrapped. I am embarrassed to say that I am not done shopping yet. We have many parties coming up this week. C and H finished school on Thursday, they are lucky (me too) to have 3 weeks off. B and I will be baking this week and delivering goodies to all our friends on Friday. We were suppose to have a winter storm this weekend...I was skeptical and it seems to have missed us again!!!!! I love snow!!!! I have been taking an on-line photography class from a local teacher and friend her name is Karen some of you scrapbookers may know her...she is a designer (narratives) and an awesome photographer. There is so much information and I am a week or two behind on assignments. Luckily I can work at my own pace.

until then, blessings....

BTW...Miss T got her license to drive yesterday

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving

T 16th Birthday weekend
The cinnamon rolls

Happy Thanksgiving....hope all of you have a blessed and thankful day. Our Thanksgiving started bright and early when I got up and made cinnamon rolls.Table is set, Pies are made (banana cream, pumpkin, a new one orange meringue), Turkey is in the oven, baked the sweet potatoes last night, fruit salad is done. This is the first year we decided not to stuff the turkey and I am trying a new recipe...I will let you know how it turns out. This is also the first year in probably 10 years that I am not going out the day after to shop :( but I have to say that I almost have all the shopping done and there just isn't much out there that I have to get especially at 4:00 am. Instead we are going to have a pajama movie day and decorate for Christmas.


Monday, November 17, 2008

Some work to Share....

another DT project...Actually has a clear background on the birdcage side

Here a few projects....I have been trying to catch up on old film pictures, I take a pack of pictures and make myself scrap them before I go on to anything else. The circle one is a design team project, I will have 3 more to share later today(maybe). Along with everyone else in America(due to the failing economy) I have been cooking at home more...made some awesome quiche last night which is perfect for picky eaters. Also cinnamon rolls and then I have been making a loaf of bread ( I use bread flour 1/2 white 1/2 wheat) in the bread machine almost every day everyone at home loves it, as well as apple sauce ( I use half the sugar) every other week. I have attached the link to each recipe if anyone would like to try them the site is my favorite because you can modify your search list them by the most positive comments. Enjoy!

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Finally a Page to Share

I finally have a page to share..I just wanted to get H's soccer photos scrapbooked before they were put in a drawer.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

For Mike and Ang....

Warmer Vintage
Yellow Vintage

Basic Vintage

Extreme Color

Color Pop

Simple Color


Thursday, October 30, 2008

What a Mom says in 24 hours........

This is so true...thanks Gina and Shaela.

Monday, October 27, 2008

The Roloffs...............

We were up in the Portland area this week and decided to go to Roloff Farms. It was the last day of their pumpkin season, we had such a good time. We met Jeremy, Amy, and Zach and we saw Jacob and Matt. Molly was busy doing homework but we did get to meet her friend. We may just make this a yearly event they are such nice people and so humble and grateful. Here are a few pictures:)

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Here are the edited photos...........

Here they are a few of the best..............Thanks Amanda;)

Sunday, October 19, 2008


T had homecoming this weekend...we were volunteered to cook dinner for the 11 kids that were all going as a ended up being 8 (thank the Lord). I think they all liked it??? and as always I love to matter what age the guests are. I am so glad T had a good time..I was a bit worried with it being a new school and all...but it sounds like it was just what she needed.I also tried to take some pics of my niece for her Sr. pictures...her mom isn't in to the picture thing so I told her I would try to take a few shots for the year book. Keep in mind they haven't been edited...I am hoping I can get them looking even better:)

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Sunday...Again!!! I know I need to post more than just once a week but the weeks go by so fast!!!! I think that the older I get the faster the days speed by!!??? I changed the photo on my header....It is a picture of my front door(it's the only fall photo I could find on short notice plus we haven't been to the pumpkin patch to take pictures yet). I decorated the front door for homecoming. T is going with a group of boys and girls...she didn't want to go with just anyone...she wanted to save the date part for someone she really liked, so rather than miss it she is going with a group...We are hosting dinner at our house and wanted a great place to take it helps me get into the Fall spirit!!! I think I may even make pumpkin muffins today! I do have something creative to was assignment #5 for CWH term is coming to an end :(...I have to wait a term to re-apply. But be on the lookout for the next tryout for the DT. I have to say with Valerie passing away I just was not in the mood to make this item...I was actually late on getting it going and out in the mail...but happy to say it is on the look out for a giveaway this week:).

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Happy Sunday...............

Happy seems like Fall is finally here(it is about time!). I love games,soccer,the leaves changing,apple cider,pumpkins...etc. Valerie's memorial service was beautiful the theme was Celebrate Life and that was exactly what we did. Keep Lindsay in your payers...she will need lots of them in the days and weeks to come.


Monday, September 29, 2008

A Very Sad Day....

Prayer request..............what a sad day today has been. Our local scrapbook community lost an amazing gal..Valerie from the former NBP store. Our thoughts and prayers are with Lindsay, Carma, and Val's whole family. You will be greatly missed.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Bad blogger I am...............

It feels like forever since I blogged....home schooling has me a bit overwhelmed however I feel like we are finally getting into a groove. I didn't get any response except for Amy (hehe) waiting on a package...I still can't find an email or an address for my stamp winner..if you are out there please email me!!!! And I think I may owe one to Deb because I had some items with your name on them???? I have not done one creative thing lately and I am chomping at the bit to get something done. I do have a CWH project that I need to get done so I will at least post that soon. I miss blogging and am going to make an effort to get back into it. We had our family photos take at the beach earlier in the month and Miss "H" had her little shoot can view a sneak of them at when you get to the page just click on her blog. My friend Amanda does amazing work!!! Thanks Amanda for the awesome photos!!!!

blessings until tomorrow(hopefully),

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Need Addys...HELP

If you are waiting for a package from me please email me your addy!!!!!

Many of you know we have gone through some major changes in our life lately....I know a few of you are awaiting packages from blog candy and I am waiting on some address from winners....if I owe you one please email your addy so I can get these in the mail today :) I will stick in a little something extra as well.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Lots of Changes.................

Like I said before..lots of changes this year!!! I am homeschooling my 5th and 2nd grader and am terrified!!! Any word of wisdom????? We just came home from the beach yesterday. We had a great time will post pictures later.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Craftwarehouse Queen of the Crop.....Please vote only 2 more days!!!!!

VOTING STARTS TODAY!!!! GO REGISTER!!!:)Last year I entered this contest and won for my area so I can't enter again this year. However I did talk my friend T into entering a gorgeous page she made....of course I have to say the picture is amazing(he he!! I took it at her b-day party)! So if you think about it Starting on the 18th Vote for her here. I attached at picture of her page. BTW.....Adrienne has entered for her store level as can vote at each store level.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Prayer Request.................

I have a circle of blogs that I try to read on a daily basis...Today I came across one I hadn't read in a while and was sad to read this post by Jeanette...from SISTV. Please say a prayer for them.

Monday, August 18, 2008

The Winner

Looks like it's lucky number 5 LYN!!!

Random Integer Generator

Here are your random numbers:5

Timestamp: 2008-08-18 14:32:50 UTC

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Finished a Project

The colors are bit off I need a new scanner....but I love the way the program stitches...if anyone knows of a great stitching program easy to use...let me know!