Monday, September 28, 2009

4 ever

Here's my latest layout! It took me all weekend to do it, & that's not normally the case. But I had to be the adult here & share the computer with my kids! LOL! Anyway, could these pictures be any cuter?! The one of Casey & Tucker "kissing noses" was the very first time they actually got close like that. How convenient that I had the camera in my hand! The other two pictures were all posed & planned. Ya know, I just figured, if they liked each other enough to sniff noses, they could sit on a chair together for a few minutes! And, well, the one with those two adorable kids in it--yeah, they are just the cutest & sweetest kiddos on the planet! (& I'm not just saying that cause they are mine; they really are!)
The paper, tree, & apple basket were all scrap stuff I got from the Target dollar spot. I also used some flower brads, round brads, a piece of ribbon, some epoxy stickers, some rub ons, & a few drops of stickles. I'm very pleased with the look of it! And it's really getting me in the spirit of fall!

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Merry Christmas.. Early!

I'm sitting here listening to my playlist of Christmas music! Yep! On September 27! I just love it! It's not even a freezing cold day out to get me in the mood. it's actually 69 degrees right now.

But, as an FYI, Christmas IS less than three months away! Why not start now with the music?!

Anyway, we rushed around last night getting ready for Sarah's game, & we got there, only to find they weren't cheering due to the rain. Noone called & there was no message on the football/cheer hotline. So guess what we did instead? We went to Eat 'n Park for dessert. The girls got sundaes, & Jamie & I got grilled stickies a la mode.

One final thought.. Today at church, our priest talked about how so many people devote so many hours a week to certain things, & how so many people are "too busy" for church. he said that Jesus gives us 24/7 & only asks for one hour a week at church. How can we deny that when we have so much? Something to think about!

Have a great week!

Friday, September 25, 2009

Not much going on...

The title of this post just about covers it! It's been a {thankfully} slow & quiet week. Total opposite of last week. Next week, I have some stuff going on. I'll be happy when it's all over. I'm very happy it's Friday! The girls have cheer games tomorrow evening. Of course, it's supposed to be cold & rainy, so they might not cheer afterall.

I think I'll sit here & try to put together a scrap page. I just picked up a batch of newly printed pictures yesterday, so I have some inspiration to work with!

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Give me a C-U-T-E!!!

Here they are, the long-awaited pictures of Sarah & Brittany. I have a better picture of Sarah on my camera, & the camera is right now in my purse. And I'm too lazy to go down & get it out! Cause if I do, I'll find a million things to do first, & the picture will never get off the camera card. So this is what I have for now!

Don't they look cute! Just adorable! Last night was week 3 of their games. Both of their teams won the first week. We don't know about last weekend because of the rain--they didn't have to cheer (although the games were played). And this week, Brittany's team won, while Sarah's didn't. It was close though! We were on the two-yard line... One minute left in the game... Down by a touchdown... & threw an interception. Ugh! Lost the game! Oh well, there's always next week!

Friday, September 18, 2009

On Hold... in AMERICA.

I love my phone. Okay, so it's a cheap-o little TracFone. But I just got a new one last week, & I love it! It's got a camera; I can play soccer (which I don't), Tetris (which I do & like), & Sudoku (which I do & love!). It has a built-in calculator & alarm. It also has a great calendar feature which is really wonderful--I haven't missed an appointment all week!!

The ringtones leave little to be desired though.

So by a stroke of luck, I got an email today from TracFone saying they had some new ringtones. Bits of actual songs, not the ringing bell-type tones. Actual songs! I love that! So off I went to their website & found two songs that I love: You Belong With Me by Taylor Swift & All Summer Long by Kid Rock. (I know--two totally different genres!). I used my credit card & purchased both. But only one came through (the Taylor Swift one).

So I called TracFone to either see if they could get the download to work for me or just issue a credit on my account.

That was, ohhh, about fifty minutes ago. And I'm still on hold. Now, to be fair, they have been trying to help. But it's frustrating. First of all, my main complaint is that this is the second person I've been connected to, & neither person speaks English very well. I think I'm spending more time saying "I'm sorry, I didn't hear you." or "I don't understand what you said." Frustrating. At this point, I just credit issued to my account. But geez, it's like the third degree. "Well did you do this?" "Did you do that?" UGH!!

I'm this close to just hanging up. thisclose.

~~5 minutes later~~

OMG. I'm going to scream!

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Welcome, Fall!

I love the fall. The only thing I honestly hate about it is back to school time. I love everything else about it--the cooler temps, the bundling up in sweaters, the colors, smells, fooods, holidays... Everything.

Except back to school. Why must that ruin the season for me?

Anyway, Friday was one of those perfect fall days. Well, it poured here. I mean, poured & poured. We're talking a football game that was cancelled because they had 3 1/2 inches of rain on their field. That's how much rain we got. But I love it. I made a big pot of homemade chicken noodle soup yesterday for supper. There was a small bowl leftover, which Brittany had for breakfast today. (yes, I said soup for breakfast!)

So this morning, we had a community yard sale. Okay. I am so NOT a seller. An hour into the sale, my poor kids only had 35 cents in their little money dish--to share. Things picked up eventually. Jamie sold a table saw, which was one of the two big-ticket items we had. So all together, we made about $60 or $70. Not bad. But I much rather would have stayed in bed sleeping.

Speaking of sleeping, the girls & I were so exhausted, we laid in the living room with Tucker & Casey, & fell asleep. It was nice. Their cheer games were cancelled, so we didn't have to rush around for that. As much as I love their games, it was nice to just spend a Saturday relaxing & doing nothing but lay around. We all need that once in a while.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

The Swine Flu

Nope. Don't have it! Whew! Okay, so I got the flu on Saturday & was sick with that for a few days. But while I had that, I contracted a migraine that lasted three days. And I'm talking MAJOR migraine. To the point of vomiting & almost passing out. I ended up going to the doctor's office for fear that I had the swine flu. Or a new version of it. Hey, when you're sick nowadays, the swine flu scare does cross a person's mind. I'm sure I'm not the only one who thought that!

I have lots of pics that I'd like to add at some point. I'll get there eventually. I've been really bogged down with my new volunteer position at the school. Plus, I was asked to do some volunteer work at the middle school. That's what I want--to get my foot in the door there & see how things are. I'm not quite ready to just let my eldest precious Sarah go on her own without my knowing what's going on.

The pics I have to add here are of Tucker & Casey with the girls. Gosh, I took those a while ago. Tucker has grown since then! And I also want to add pics of the girls first cheer game. Of course, by the time I get around to adding them, they'll be on their second or third (or last ) games.

I'll get to it soon!