Friday, January 30, 2009

Friday Fill-Ins (a little late)

Here's my January 30th edition of Friday Fill-ins.

1. I'd really like my husband home right now. Oh wait, he IS!

2 OUCH! is the word you'd most often hear me say if I stubbed my toe.

3. Possession is 9/10 of the law.

4. I {heart} Captain Jack Sparrow.

5. Marshmallows and fire go together like Peanut butter and jelly.

6. It's been going on and on.

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to The Linc-Up Dinner, tomorrow my plans include doing a whole lot of nothing and Sunday, I want to be with Web!

Let me know if you played!!

Happy Weekend!

Thursday, January 29, 2009

All Is Right With the World...

....well, MY world, anyway. On Tuesday, I got a phone call from Web telling me that he had a change in plans and was coming home!! Woo hoo! He hasn't been home since the 28th of December and was slated to come home NEXT (2/7)weekend. Nevertheless, he's here now and will be until Sunday.

I did stress a little about the condition of the house. I must admit that I had "let it go" a bit---but I was starting to get it ready for next weekend. So I did a speed clean and it turned out pretty good.

It's nice having him home. It's nice to be 'normal'..haha

Sunday, January 25, 2009

It's Christmas (again)

So it's been a month since Christmas. In that month, I have completed three Christmas layouts:

I used Inspired Blueprints #7 for this layout of AJ and her friend decorating cookies. I also used Sassafras Lass! This is my very first 8 1/2 x 11 layout ever and I must say it was fun to do!

I'm not real happy with this one. I love the pic, but just couldn't seem to do it justice. I added some wrapping paper to the top and scalloped it. It seemed to match better than the other papers I had.

I used Inspired Blueprints #8 for AJ's Santa pic this year. I had her write a few of the things she asked for. I thought she might get a kick out that when she gets older to see her 5 year old handwriting! (it says Barbie House, Calendar and Microphone - all of which she got!)

Welp, that's all the Christmas I have for now. I have a LOT more pics to scrap, but we'll just have to see how that goes.

Have a wonderful Sunday!


Friday, January 23, 2009

Friday Fill-Ins and my First Award

I found this blog called Friday Fill-Ins and thought I would join in!

1. Oh, I am so wanting a cup of coffee!

2. I'm not good with changes, big and little.

3. During weddings, I cry when the bride comes down the aisle.

4. Out of cat litter; are you kidding me???

5. Right now I'd like to be with my husband.

6. The corkscrew is my favorite gadget. (well, kitchen gadget...hee hee)

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to taking AJ to the Ringling Bros Circus for the first time, tomorrow my plans include scrappy shopping and a birthday party, and Sunday, I want to SCRAP!

That was fun! Click on the link and play along and let me know if you do!

Also, Marie has given me my first award! I got a Your Blog Is Fabulous Award! Thank You Marie for such FABULOUS award. Now I must list five addictions and tag 5 other bloggers!

My five addictions are...

1. Scrapbooking!

2. Coke Zero!

3. Facebook!

4. The Target $1 Spot!

5. Reading Blogs (yes I am a lurker...)

Now for my taggees:

1. Bonnie
2. Colleen
3. Theresa
4. Debbie
5. Julie


Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Back to the Grind...

We are back from spending four fun days with Web in Mississippi. He gets four days off about every 2 1/2 weeks, so this time we decided to go over there instead of him coming home.
Here's what we did:

  • relaxed at the condo
  • went shopping at the outlets (LOVE LOVE LOVE the Bath & Body Works Outlet!!)
  • took AJ to a museum
  • stood in line in the freezing cold to get (Tatonuts - apparently the best place in Ocean Springs, MS for doughnuts.)
  • watched the sunset
  • went to the country to eat catfish (Shaw's Fish House) with some friends
  • drove to Louisiana
  • went across the 24 mile long bridge (across Lake Pontchartrain)
Here's a slide of some pics from this weekend (most are from the Discovery Center in Gulfport):

I'm home with a puny kid today. So hopefully I can get unpacked and into my scraproom while she is napping.
Have a great week!


Monday, January 12, 2009

Becoming One with Nature..

well, not Last week, when we met Web in Marianna, we decided to visit The Florida Caverns State Park. The caves were closed that particular day, so we decided to walk the trails and enjoy the nature all around us. Let me remind you that this is swamp land in Florida, and although it is January, it was 78 degrees - a great environment for mosquitoes. So even though we have our jackets on and sleeves pulled down, we were HOT! We had a good time though, and saw a bunch of squirrels and a snake [shudder]. Web loves to do this sort of thing and I must admit this is probably the first time I have ever agreed to do ANY outdoor activity that didn't involve the beach!
{Products except for tickets are from Noel Mignon's Love Story Kit (sold out). I used my new Graphically Speaking Cricut cartridge for the title and note paper.}

I'm still working on some Christmas layouts, so there will be a CHristmas post soon!


Wednesday, January 7, 2009

It's Your Love..........

When I married my husband 6 years ago, it was more than I ever dreamed of. We had known each other for about three years, he was a family friend. I love the fact that he tried to play hard-to-get, that he said "I LOVE YOU" first, that he let me into his heart. He is my one true love and I cherish every minute we get to spend together.

Right now, his job has sent him 450 miles from home - it's hard and I hate it. But I know we have to endure this in order to have the life we want to have. On Monday, he called to say that he had that afternoon and Tuesday off (he's been working round the clock since 12/28 and wasn't scheduled to be off till the 16th of Jan). I came up with the bright idea of meeting at a half way point in order to spend time together. So, I threw our stuff in our suitcases and off AJ and I went to ren-des-vous with him! We each drove about 24o miles - only 3.5 hours - and met up in Marianna, FL. We had a wonderful time and I am so glad we did it! Even though we only got to spend about 36 hours with him, it was soooo worth it!

Today, after I got home, I was inspired to complete Noel's "Love Song" challenge. I'd had the picture pulled since Sunday, but I wasn't inspired (I have not scrapped since November!) I used her LOVE SONG kit (which is sold out) as well! I chose "It's Your Love" by Tim McGraw. The words just fit how I feel about Web.

Dancing in the dark, middle of the night,
Taking your heart and holding it tight
Emotional touch, touching my skin
And asking you to do,
What you've been doing all over again
Oh its a beautiful thing,
Don't think I can keep it all in
I just gotta let you know
What it is that won't let me go


Its your love, it just does something to me
It sends a shock right through me
I can't get enough, and if you wonder
About the spell I'm under
Ooh...It's your love

Better than I was, more than I am
And all of this happened, by taking your hand
And who I am now, is who I wanted to be
And now that were together
I'm stronger than ever, I'm happy and free
Ooh... Its a beautiful thing
Don't think I can keep it all in
Ooh, but if you ask me why I've changed
All I gotta do is say your sweet name


Its a beautiful thing
Don't think I can keep it all in
I just gotta let you know what it is that won't let me go

Its your love, it just does something to me
It sends a shock right through me, I can't get enough
And if you wonder about the spell I'm under
Ooh.. It's your love
Its your love
Its your love.