Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Yeah, so I've slacked off a little bit in the world of blog.........it's not like I had a goal to blog everyday, or even every other day.....I'm figuring I'm good if I get more than one or two a month, and yes I OVERUSE........................................................lol.

So when Ash was a baby, people would tell me she looked like the Olsen twins. I was usually not too pleased with that observation because I thought they were ugly as babies. I know, rude huh? I mean babies are supposed to be cute, and I guess they were cute, in their own ugly way, kinda like a pug is ugly/cute!! So as Ash has been getting older and hittin those tween years, I've been hearing more along the lines of her lookin like Cameron Diaz. I think this pic really reminds me of Cameron...what do ya'll think?

So here are a couple more of her, we went to a church activity with the youth and hit a corn maze, at night, in the dark, with a bunch of tweeners and teeners!! The ear piercing screams could be heard from miles away!

There were a few farm animals around too, on account of it being held on a farm and all. I thought this little guy was adorable.

Pig in a Blanket anyone??!! This struck me as hilarious, my ex-husband is in a band called "Pigs in a Blanket", so named because the majority of the band members worked for the police dept. Pigs/cops, get it? Anywho, it got me gigglin a little bit.

On another topic. My dr. put me on a strict low-fat diet with 45 minutes of cardio a day. My cholesterol levels were way too high, and with my heart issues I have to be careful. So food, to me, is one of life's simple pleasures, and he's gonna take all the fun out of that. He didn't say I couldn't eat sugar though. Thanks heavens for that. In all honesty though, I really do need to change my eating/exercise habits. I'm happier when I exercise, I feel better and in the long run will be very beneficial for my health.
Here are a couple of cards I made. The penguin is from the Joys of the Season cricut cartridge, and the birthday one is just a quickie I threw together.
I've been working 4 10's now, since the beginning of Oct. It makes for a really long day, and when I finally get home, I don't feel like doin a dang thing. However, I'm really diggin the long weekends!!!
And with that said.........I'm outta here!!

Tuesday, October 7, 2008


Interesting that I end up being Elizabeth. Pride and Prejudice is the only Jane Austen movie that I've seen more than once. I've seen the newer version with Keira Knightly and the A&E version with Colin Firth. Have to say I definitely liked the newer version better, I know, I know...I have arguments with the guys in my office as to why the newer one is better. They all like the older version. That's fine!! I love taking quizzes...it's fun. So take it, and see what Austen character you are!

I am Elizabeth Bennet!

Take the Quiz here!

Monday, October 6, 2008

That's my Girl!

Ash started out scoring the first goal of the game this past Saturday!! Gotta love it!!!

I just wanted to say that I LOVE this GIRL! It's just been the two of us for most of the past 6 years. J lived with us for two of those years but decided to move back to Vegas with his dad. That has been real hard, but he's doing well, and he's such a great kid.

So for the most part, it's just been us. She is such a sweet girl, and even though we are headed into the teenage years....the attitude hasn't been too bad! Hopefully we can keep it to a dull roar and survive the hardest parts! She is very loving and gives me about 4 good night hugs each night before bed. :) She is in the tween stage....trying to develop into a young lady, but still holding onto childhood. She still likes playing with her dolls and all her little pet shop toys, she still is afraid of the dark, she still likes to pretend she is the mom when playing with her dolls, and that is totally fine with me!

I can't believe how fast kids grow up. I mean it's just crazy. J is a senior this year and after graduation will head out into the big bad world. AHHH...I can't believe it, it just doesn't seem possible. Time is precious, children are precious and before long, they are no longer children, but teenagers and young adults. I'm trying to enjoy and savor each moment, each stage of life while I still can, because the time will come all too soon when they will leave home and start their own lives, have their own adventures, and start their own families.

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Happy World Card Making Day!

I got a late start today on card making, so I only got one finished, think I will just make several of this one and call it good! It's too late and I'm too tired to start on something different. This was Shanna's sketch from the Create My Keepsake challenge.

Sorry for the blurry pic...I SO need a better camera and a class!

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

A soccer moment and contest

With the coming of fall (my favorite season) comes soccer season. I love this time of year and even though I live in the desert, (not much color changing goin on here) I can feel the change in the air....the air is cooler, crisper, cleaner. LOVE it!

Speakin of soccer season!! Here's a proud soccer mom moment!! Ash has stuggled a little bit this season with playing a little too much with the ball......she's watched "She's the Man" WAY too many times! LOL, Well this game was completely different...no playing, she was serious. She scored 3 goals and had 2 assists. It was Awesome!! I hope it had nothing to do with the fact that her dad was there........and that it's just her improving her game........hmmm. I guess time will tell, but it sure was exciting to watch.

Shanna is having a contest over at her blog using one of her patterns..so on this layout, the first page I used her scroll frame for my journaling block. This was a trip to Hogle Zoo in Salt Lake with my Sis and her family, my mom and dad. We had a great time and it was fun to see all the animals....it was a little chilly and rainy, but those are the kind of days that I love!! Shanna's contest ends Friday at Midnight, so anyone that wants to join in still has time.

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