Tuesday, December 30, 2008

CMK DT entry

I made it!! I wasn't sure if it was going to be possible...but I did it...with not much time to spare! I was working on my 4th LO...but started getting a little nervous with the time and decided to wrap it up!

Ok, so here is the kit I put together with my stash...

Cardstock—-3 sheets Bazzill
Patterned paper-—2 sheets October Afternoon, 1 sheet Sasafrass, 1 sheet Tinkering Ink, 1 sheet Scenic Route, 1 sheet Chatterbox, 2sheets of Scarlet Lime exclusive paper (5 of these are double sided)
Alphas—-Thickers and Making Memories
Chipboard-—2 sheets Sasafrass, 4 misc. Maya Road and 1 pc Grungeboard
3 Misc trims from kits and Hobby Lobby (12 in each, although they are not cut in the picture)
Misc. buttons
Journaling cards—-1 jenni bowlin, 2 Elle’s Studio, 1 misc.
3 grey Prima flowers
Other misc embellies from Paper Valise—-blue and white string, 4 tickets, small stamps, 1 metal flower, 2 price tags, sequins, 3 rosette flower cabs
Cream tulle
1 Scarlet Lime stamp

Things not listed: pens, ink, paint, Slice

(you can click on the pics to enlarge :D)
And here is what I created with the kit:

3 Layouts--2 12x12 and 1 6x12 :

and 2 cards:

Well...that's it!

(For all of my non-scrapping readers...this might be kind of confusing, but it is an entry for a scrap booking contest :D)


Sunday, December 21, 2008

Tagged x 2

Ok...So I have been tagged twice...One by Becky AND Kaci and the other by Holly...she tagged me like a month ago. (Sorry, Holly!)

The first, from Holly, was to name some of my husband's favorite things...he's sitting here next to me, so I'm just gonna take a guess, then ask him and then type it in here!!

Derek's favorite TV show
House or The Office

He also watches A LOT of Sportscenter (which he actually wrote into our vows, seriously...sickness and in health, good times and bad...Sportscenter and shopping...I have it on video..,:D)

Favorite food


Favorite drink

Diet Coke or Strawberry smoothies

Favorite ice cream
Blue Bell Cookies and Cream

Favorite hobby

Golf or Basketball (he says any kind of sports)

Favorite Movie

Gladiator, Office Space, or maybe Tommy Boy

Favorite Restaurant

PF Changs

Favorite Music

Casting Crowns, Shane and Shane, any good Christian music

This was kinda hard, because he really doesn't have a lot of "favorites", he just likes almost anything, everything, everyone most of the time.
Most importantly, I know he loves God and his family. And he loves learning about God every chance he gets!
So, there's that!

Ok, the other tag...which Becky and Kaci tagged me on is this...

1. Post rules on your blog.
2. Answer the six "4" items.
3. Let each person know they have been tagged by leaving them a comment.

4 Things I Did Yesterday: slept LATE!!, I did LOTS of laundry, invited my Dad over to watch the Cowboy game with Derek, Practiced my music/song for Sunday (ummm, I actually didn't do a whole lot yesterday :D)
4 Things On My Wish List: Lose weight!!! *sigh*, for my house to always be clean, for my family to be happy and healthy, for my boys to grow up to be Godly men and marry Godly women
4 Things I Look Forward to: Daughter-in-laws and grand-kids, seeing my mom in heaven, Growing old and retiring with my honey, Singing at church
4 Restaurants I like: PF Changs, The Cheesecake Factory, Chuy's, Chili's
4 Favorite TV Shows: I Survived, Intervention, any Law and Order, So You Think You Can Dance

YAY! All done!! And I'm not tagging anyone, because I think everyone has already done it...

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Holy Toledo!!

My last post was Nov. 20!!! How embarrassing!
I'm soo sorry I have been such a horrible blogger. December has been INSANE!
I think tomorrow will be our 5th party and we still have 2 or 3 more, a wedding rehearsal and wedding, 2 baby showers and 2 birthday parties before the end of the year...and Christmas and NYE of course. Add cooking and baking for almost every event, some fundraising to help our youth for their winter disciple now trip, basketball games and practices, shopping, wrapping, etc., etc....I don't remember being this busy last year...or ever, for that matter!
So...I really have not had a lot of time to do anything "fun" as in scrapping :(! HA! Just kiddding...I've actually been having a lot of fun.
Bry just got back today after visiting his NaNa for almost 2 weeks. I missed that little booger. Bad news is...he's sick. So he has a Dr. appt in the morning to find out what's going on in his little body. Corbin is supposed to have a friend over tomorrow after school, but that is now limbo...b/c of the little dude and his sickness. I think Corbin thinks B was only put here to make his life miserable. Poor Corb. I hope his friend gets to visit tomorrow.
Sooo...I guess I will give ya something to look at and not just my random rambles!
Here is a little project I did...I took an online class here (the 12 days of Christmas) and it was really fun. I have more stuff to make, but I'm really...TOTALLY behind on my online class :(

Our house was taken over by wreaths last week for one of the church fundraisers...messy, but it smelled so yummy. Not a smell we normally get here in the Panhandle. Usually it's more of a spicy sulfury smell. Ok, so not so much spicy...just real stinky. FYI: There are like 4 chemical plants in our small town.

Here are some pics from our visit to the 4 sixes ranch/abilene...

Finally I just have to share one of my FAVORITE sites to visit...Bakerella. She makes the cutest things. One of my faves, the cake pops are SOOO awesome. She just posted her Christmas cake pops this week and I love them! I made some a few months ago and they are YUMMM-MMMY! Takes a little bit of time to do, but so worth it. I'm hoping to make some for friends for Christmas!
Ok, so that is all for now. I have a million more pics to share.
We finally put the tree up tonight, so I'll try to get some good shots tomorrow night. I found some great info here!


Thursday, November 20, 2008

Day 1--Part 2...Day 2--Part 2

Ok...So we get on the bus that takes us to our rental car, they drop us off...I take a quick inventory...MY CAMERA!! I left my camera!! I run back over to the bus and bang on the doors, yelling for her to please open them! ACK! She does and I get my camera. Phew! Derek would have NOT been soo happy with me...and I wouldn't have blamed him. Not one bit!
So, we go check into our room, get a little settled in and decide that the boys are going to the beach and I was going to go to a scrapbook store that I found on the internet. The plan was that I would go with them after I finished shopping (which was so fun...it was the cutest little store, EVAH!!!) I'm checkin' out and my phone rings. I'm thinking "Perfect timing!" but then "Wait, they can't be done already".
Derek: What are you doing?
Me: Checkin' out.
Derek: Bryson pooped his pants (in an extremely annoyed voice)
Me: Oh no! :(
So, I got to spend an hour drinking Peppermint tea next door, while reading the paper...and Derek had to clean some poop pants. (Sorry, Honey!!)
We went back to the hotel, ordered pizza and called it a night. Day 1 is over!!

Ok...So now back to day two...I forgot about our trip to Walgreen's before the zoo. It was so awesome...NOT!! LOL!
I asked Derek if we could go buy another memory card for my camera b/c I only had like 40 pics left on it and didn't have anything I could delete yet. He said sure! I remembered seeing a Walgreen's the day before, so we headed there. I went in with Corbin (he wanted to get a disposable camera) and quickly found what I needed. They had a 4GB card for only 29.99...pretty good deal, right? It took a while to find someone to help me, which I needed because the little boogers are like locked on to the little hanger thing. So the man goes and gets a screw driver, but he can't get the thing off. As he's trying to pry the little lock off, I notice that it says for SD?? only. So I ask him what that means and he asks me how old my camera is...I tell him a few months and then he just kinda looks at me weird. So I say ok, let me just get the regular one. It was 55.99...but I'm thinking the other one is on sale becuase its for a camera they don't make anymore or something. Well, he still can't get the little lock off, so he just rips the card off hanger. Wow...ok, thanks!
I pay, go the car and ask Derek the same thing...what is for SD?? only? He doesn't know either. But I tell they had one half the price...so being the frugal man that he is, he goes back in and gets the cheaper one. He gets back to the car and the package is that plastic stuff that you need the jaws of life to get into. After 10 minutes of wrestling with it...TA-DA...we pry it open. He opens up the cute little plastic box it comes in, I reach to grab it and it pops out. Where does it land, you might ask...down in the crevice between the seat and the middle console. As I'm wedging my hand between this uber tight space, I see that it is slipping...slipping into no man's land. It's about to fall down under the rail that the chair slides back and forth on. I yell, stretch my long fingers vigorously, and it's gone. It's gone. Derek says, "What do you mean it's gone?" I tell him again, it's like, gone! We will have to remove this seat to get it out...it's G-O-N-E!
So, he calmly says to go in and just get the 2GB card and the two will equal the amount of the first I had purchased. But, I start crying instead. Lovely!
He goes in, comes back out and we leave. As we approach the light, he says...very calmly, "I just lost it in there." He gives me the story. I agreed. He lost it.
I hear Corbin in the back say, "Day 2, chapter 2..."
But now we are on our way to the zoo...so it's all good.
Sorry that story was so long...but it was just too good not to include.

Ok, now more pics of the zoo. :)

We saw some pandas...

the little baby was sleeping in the tree...so cute!!

and my favorite...the meerkats...even cuter!

Then we broke for lunch...some were feeling a little sad...

and other a little...crazy?



gross camels...

and some giant koi...We have a koi pond, but ours are no where near this big! :)

I wanted to post the clouded leopard again, so you click on it and see how pretty he is.

Whew! That was a lot of work! I hope you enjoyed our day at the zoo. And I know you've probably seen these animals before, but I wanted to share anyways! :D

Yesterday Bry and I spent the day at the 6666 ranch in Guthrie, visiting friends and then to Abilene to visit more friends...so I will post some pics of that along with Day 3 of our trip at LegoLand.

Sorry this is so long! Hope you enjoyed!!

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Back from our trip, Day 1--Part 1, Day 2--Part 1...

Is that confusing?! I have SOOO much to share!! We had a really great time in San Diego and I'm trying to go through all of the pics I took, so I can share some of our fun! I'm gonna do this in several parts (ummm, hence the title). There are A LOT of pics!
We left early Friday morning for our trip and aside from a few loud screeches, screams, yells, etc. on the plane (from Mr. B, of course), the trip there went smoothly. We made our way down to the baggage claim...this is where the fun begins. My curious little two year old saw a small box with a little handle on it and wanted to see what was inside. I turned just in time to his tiny,sweet, little hand flip the little knob up, Derek yells his name...sirens go off, a big red light starts flashing and the entire airport is staring! And laughing. I slowly walk away. He had opened up an AED...A.K.A, automated external defibrillator. Some annoyed looking gentleman slowly walked over, turned something, and the alram stopped. Whew! That was fun.
We then gather our bags and head to the escalator. Mr. Curious and now very independent insists that he carry his own bag up the escalator. I disagree. He yells. Derek insists it will be fine. So, against my better judgement, I say ok. He gets on, loses his balance and starts falling down the stairs, head first...face down. His little mystery machine suitcase goes tumbling down with him. Luckily, he had no visible injuries. And didn't really even cry...but it scared the crap outta me!! I told Derek I might need a drink!
So that was the first 20 minutes...it does get better ;)
I'm gonna go ahead and skip to day 2, for now. We went to the San Diego Zoo. The weather was SOO amazing! It was hot for California this time of year, but still really nice to us.
(You can click on the pics for a larger version if they are too little...*ETA* or maybe not...it doesn't seem to be working for this post, sorry!)
We started out with some misc. birds...the flamingos are the only ones I know the names of...Bryson was really fascinated and probably could have just stayed there all day and watched them...

So we move one...

We saw lots of birds (this was my favorite)

some tigers cuddling

two giant hippos...I guess also cuddling

and one fake copper one

a clouded leopard...

Ok...I'll post more animal shots on my next post, Day 2--Part 2 :D

The landscaping was sooo beautiful! That was really one of my favorite parts. I LOVE flowers, cool plants, etc...so here are some shots of some of faves...
I think the Hibiscus is one of my faves...

Don't know what this is but thought it was cool

And these were all over the place, in red also.

I have pictures of some of this same plant/flower from my trip to China last year.

Ok. Well...I also haven't posted A THING for Triple the Sketch in forever...so here are some from last month

and also a page I did of Bryson and I that I really love!!

Oh yeah, I was tagged on a friends blog...I will get that in here soon! I promise.

Hope you are all having an awesome Wednesday!