Thursday, August 27, 2009


Hi friends!
I've got my best buddy Sharon Kay here with me for another hour or so...we have had a great 3 days, and I'm going to be worn out for awhile!! But while I have a quiet minute (before Rachel wakes up), let me post my FOB2Y challenge...
Exercise...what kind of exercise do I enjoy doing on a regular basis...
Definitely walking the dog. We live within walking distance of the lake, and have a 50+ pound dog who likes long walks, so taking him out is my favorite regular exercise. I'll admit we don't always go, depending on the weather (too icy or too hot or too rainy)...can't wait for fall so we can go daily again!

Tuesday, August 25, 2009


From DeDe's blog, to mine, to yours (hopefully!)

You've been tagged, you are supposed to write a note with the Firsts for YOU. At the end, choose 26 people to be tagged. This was from Facebook, but I'm just going to do it here and if any of you want to do it too - GREAT! LOL
1. Where was your FIRST vacation? The first one I remember is going to Carlsbad Caverns when I was about 5.
2. Do you still talk to your FIRST love? yes, I'm married to him!
3. What was your FIRST job? babysitting
4. What was your FIRST car? '85 Ford Tempo
5. Who was the FIRST person to text you today? I don't text
6. Who is the FIRST person you thought of this morning? Rachel
7. Who was your FIRST grade teacher? Mrs. Goin
8. Where did you go on your FIRST ride on an airplane? Honolulu via LA
9. Who was your FIRST best friend & do you still talk? Karen Earls I think, and no
10. Where was your FIRST sleepover? probably a cousin's house
11. Who was the FIRST person you talked to today? Rachel
12. Whose wedding were you in the FIRST time? only been in my own!
13. What was the FIRST thing you did this morning? got out of bed
14. What was the FIRST concert you ever went to? KC & the Sunshine Band @ the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo
15. FIRST tattoo? None
16. FIRST piercing? ears
17. FIRST foreign country you've been to? Mexico
18. FIRST movie you remember seeing in the theater? Star Wars
19. FIRST Detention you had? I never had detention.
20. What was the FIRST state you lived in? Texas
21. If you had one wish. What would it be? To have enough money to get us out of debt, have a nice car and own a house.
22. What is something you would learn if you had the chance? To play a musical instrument
23. Who do you think will be the next person to post this? nobody LOL

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Summer is winding down...

It's been raining all week here, and for that I am SO grateful. We have really needed the rain. I would, however, like it to stop next week while my bestest friend Sharon and her boys are in town. I've got stuff planned, and rain would not be welcome. Once they go home, it can start back up again. LOL.
Seriously, summer is not my favorite time of year. I'm not a hot weather fan, so I definitely look forward to autumn's approach.
But before I revel in the changing leaves, the sights and smells of the state fair, and the crisp breezes, let's take a look back at the summer that has been....
At the zoo...

At the park...

At NiNi's pool...

Waiting for fireworks to start...

Playing in the sprinkler...

Friday, August 14, 2009

Woohoo, big news!

I am so excited to announce that DeDe Smith has invited me to become a part of her TearZ Crew! DeDe has some of the most unique kits in digi-dom...if you're not familiar with her kits, you should head over to her blog and check them out. She sells both on her blog and in several stores...links to her stores are in her sidebar.
I'd like to share with you the layout I submitted for her CT competition.

This page was done with her Fairest of All kit, and the fonts are Vivaldi and Perpetua. This kit is one in a series of Disney-inspired kits, and I am so looking forward to working with them!

In other news, there's something coming up this weekend...I can't tell you details right now...but if you come back on Sunday, there'll be a little sumpin' sumpin' for ya!

Happy scrapping!

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Whatcha listening to?

Well, at the moment, I'm hearing Kailan sing some inane song on Nickelodeon. LOL. Nick Jr has some new CDs out and I know Rachel would love them, but I hear enough of them on TV during the day.
OK...enough of that little ramble! The reason for the title question comes from today's FOB2Y question, which is all about what songs we are 'into' right now. I don't know that my post will help Teresa out much, because I don't generally listen to current releases and hits. In general, I only listen to radio when I'm in the truck, and for the most part, I keep the XM tuned to Family Talk 170 or Fox News 168.
In the event that I'm in the mood for song, I tend to gravitate towards the 80s station, the pop stations that play 80-90s stuff, or the hair band stations. So these are the songs that I do enjoy...although they are not the songs that I am 'into' right now, because I am not 'into' any songs at all!
How about 10 pieces of music that I love....
1. anything by Def Leppard (can't pick just one LOL)
2. Rock Star by Nickelback
3. Independence Day by Martina McBride
4. It's Raining Men by The WeatherGirls
5. Why? by Nicole Nordeman
6. Enter Sandman by Metallica
7. Country Ain't Country Anymore by Travis Tritt
8. Canon in D by Pachelbel
9. Amazing Grace by Chris Tomlin
10. Unwritten by Natasha Beddingfield

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Oh, the Places You'll Go (or have been)...FOB2Y style

Hi there scrappy friends! Today Andrea over at the SSD blog has been nice enough to give a pretty easy FOB2Y post on your blog a photo of somewhere you've been in the past month. Well, I'm going to post a few goes:
We went to Houston in early July...

And on the way home, we stopped at Woody's in Centerville, TX...if you are ever travelling on I-45 between Houston and Dallas, this is a MUST!

Drove across Lake Texoma on the way home...

And lastly, a trip to the zoo in mid-July...

I'll be back later to share some pages...time to go finish cooking breakfast for my crew!