Monday, December 22, 2008

Warmest Holiday Wishes to All!



Well it is almost time for the Jolly man to arrive and the lights have been hung! I just love this Santa ornament. I am loving the Cannon Rebel XS that Santa gave me too, yes I know it is before Christmas. Convinced him I needed it early so I would know how to use it on Christmas! TE HEE HEE HEE In the spirit of love and kindness
I wish everyone Joyous Holidays from our home to yours!

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Outside Christmas Prep




Having fun putting up outside Christmas lights up today or I should say John is. I am just playing a support role in the caper! LOL I keep the music going, make sure he has something to drink and occasionally hand him something. Had minor surgery yesterday and that went well. Yippee Looking for the kids to be home on the 20th for Christmas. We always have a party at work for needy children helped get presents for that this week. Looks like everything is falling in place for the big day. Hope your Holidays are Merry and Bright!

Monday, December 8, 2008

CK Ornament Drop


Maggies's Daddy is always teaching her new tricks. They had the timing just right on this one!

Check out the Creating Keepsakes message board for details about the World wide ornament drop and join the spirit lifting fun!

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Holiday Preparations



Holiday prep is in full swing here! Love the season. I have a quirky little thing I started doing years ago. Whatever hobby I am into I always save the December magazine. Always looking for new recipes, decorations or scrapbook ideas. During the month of December whenever I have a few minutes whether it be while waiting for something to come out of the oven or just taking a few moments to have some hot coco and prop my feet up, I take out the old magazines and reminisce. It is especially fun with the SB magazines. I find designers I haven't seen in awhile, sometimes I find an old technique I can make new again or just laugh at how we used to do things. I always see something I did not remember from years past. Here are two of my Christmas cards for this year. Stamps and punches from Stampin' Up, bird punch from Martha Stewart, Stickles(best glitter glue on the market IMHO),and I forgot the name of the maker of the felt trees but, they were a bargain at Big Lot's. Now gotta get them addressed and in the mail!

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Get Well Soon Debbie Cakes




My sweet DIL had surgery this week and we wish her a speedy recovery! The get well card is one I made for her. Love the fall colors of the Basic Grey paper, the Martha Stewart leaf punch, Stampin Up circle scallop punch and you know me and my beads! LOL Finally got Sean's birthday pictures from a few weeks ago. This is just a 6X6 page for his little SB. I think the nintendo DS was a hit! How many of you braved the crowds and got out there and shopped today? Not me!!! I worked Thanksgiving night so the only thing that looked good to me the next morning was my bed! It was a good night at work though. Lots of the staff brought in food from their family dinners and I got to sample it. Yippee! Hats of to Terrie's Moma, she made an Italian Cream Cake to die for! Yummy!

Friday, November 21, 2008

Does this happen to you?


I sit down to update my blog and start reading your blogs and before I know it an hour has pasted and I haven't done what I set out to do? There is just never enough time....
John has been home this week regaining his strength and getting his medications adjusted. Now that it is Friday he is going a little stir crazy, following me around like a puppy and messing with my mojo! LOL I am sure some of you can relate! LOL I am thankful he is feeling better now!
Can you believe this was Maggie Beth's school picture? Neither can I - Love it! Did this page last week. Maggie's outfit has apple slice buttons on it but they aren't visiable in the picture. Love this Stampin' Up paper because of the apple slices. The words are by Memory Makers found at Big Lot's for a buck a pakckage, gotta love that!

Monday, November 17, 2008

New Ways and Thank Yous



Got a new rice cooker yesterday, cute little red pot, yes? Trying to to find new easy was to cook low fat and whole grain foods. This little red pot also comes with a steam basket for veggies. Think I am going to like this pot! Also making thanking you notes for all the great people who helped John and I out. We are so blessed!

What a week it was!

Just a quick run down on what has been happening. My hubby was feeling bad last Wednesday night and had to be admitted to CCU. He was having some heart problems and HTN. The next morning he was sent to a larger facility were he had two stents put in. Lots of waiting, watching and medications and he is now back home doing well. We feel incredibly blessed to have such a good outcome and such good doctors, nurses and good friends. Our heartfelt thanks to you all!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

We Honor our Veterans


We honor all of our Veterans, past, present and future today. We are thankful for all you do for each of us and our Country. Thank you

WOW, What a RAK !


Can you believe all this scrappy goodness? A few weeks ago I commented on on Beth and Susan's awesome blog and I won this amazing RAK. There is so much fun stuff and I love all the colors! Can't wait to dig in and start playing! Love - Love - Love visiting their blog, "It's all about the Details", always something interesting going on there.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

HAPPY BIRTHDAY SEAN !
















Sean, this is the first year we will not get to see you on your Birthday! WA WA WA That is me crying! LOL I can truly say that the day you were born was one of the happiest days of our lives and I wish we could be there to celebrate with you but, since we can't I have prepared this little Birthday Roast for you. Te he he he! These are mostly unpublished pictures of you from this past year. Which reminds me, is all you want for Christmas your two front teeth? or did you already get them? LOL Well I never claimed to be a comedy writer but I do miss cutting up with you!
Hope you have a super great Birthday! We love you Poppie John and G xoxoxoxoxoxoxo

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

It's Frightening!


I got busy after 'Dancing with the Stars' last night and created this page. Just loved this picture of Maggie and her friends. Their Mothers got together and plotted this plan for Trick or Treat delight. Speaking of 'Dancing with the Stars',
I am finding this season not as exciting as previous seasons. I did like the group dance which was scored. Added a little extra to the mix.

Monday, November 3, 2008

Home from the Big Town







We are home from a super fun weekend! Maggie's parade and party were a big success! So many cute costumes! Poppie John had a really big Birthday this year, he got a new RIDE! It was time, he had his last truck for twelve years! Yummy strawberry filled cream cheese cake with trick candles that just would not go out! On the last night we had a camp fire with smores, ghost stories and singing. The weather was perfect. One last little detail, we found out Maggie would be having a little brother! On the way home got to stop at Achiever's! Yippeeeee! Got a sack full of goodies. You know what that means, gotta go get scrappin!

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Happy Birthday Poppie John



Happy Birthday John! Hope you are having a great day!
We are heading out to the mountains this week. Just love to see the leaves change colors and the cool crisp air. Gotta get packing!

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Island Boy



I am missing all of the G-babies a lot today. Even though none of them are babies anymore I still refer to them as G-babies. G-babies is not an internet abbreviation. G is what they call me so, they are my G-babies. Sean was our first G-baby and this was his first year to play flag football. They live so far away now that we did not get to see any of his games and haven't been able to get any pictures yet. {Another good reason to scrapbook, you can always pull out your layouts when you are homesick to see family and friends.} This layout is from a trip we took last summer to Jekyll Island with Sean and Scott. Jekyll Island is one of Georgia's best kept secrets. It is a beautiful Island with very little commercialization. The kids always have a good time climbing on the huge oak trees,exploring the beach and watching the fiddler crabs.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Game Face


Scott is really doing well this year on his soccer team. He has gone to his brother's games for a couple of years now and even got to play some last year. The year he has put it all together and has his game face on!

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Creature of Habit



I am such a creature of habit. I make my appointments around my work schedule which rarely changes, that is until this week. The new schedule for the next four weeks
has several changes on it all which conflict with my appointments! Ugh Oh, did I mention I work twelve hour shifts at night and that we have been crazy busy ? LOL
So much for a regular routine to keep your life running smoothly. Guess that is what happens when you work 'Shift Work'. Thanks Kenny

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Halloween Card




Just love this new fence punch from Martha Stewart! The kitty pumpkin was from one of those tubs of foam stickers, since we are a kitty household this one worked 'purrfect'. The greeting is from the Stampin Up set 'A Haunting Halloween'. I borrowed the owl and tree punch while I was at Scrap a Palooza and I am not sure which company makes them. What have you been making this weekend?

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Kiss



Is that Gene Simmons on my porch?????? LOL We found this awesome Halloween Costume store in Valdosta over the weekend. Just could not come home empty handed! Anyway, I think he makes a fine addition to our front porch.

Friday, October 3, 2008

TGIF



Had to put Maggie Beth on here for some pre Halloween fun!
Sending out a big Happy Birthday to Cindy! Hope you have a great time at the Brad Paisley Concert!
Congratulations to Beth! No contest you were the only one so, send your addy to me at: carlatarrou@yahoo.com and I will send you some scrappy goodness !

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Ghosts and Goblins


Anybody in the mood for some Ghosts and Goblins? I am ! Have the urge to put out the Halloween decorations, hope to get to that this weekend. In the mean time here is a little goblin from a previous year. Like the eyeball? Easy to make; oval chip board painted white, round chip board painted green, regular size brad painted black. Glue round chip board to oval chip board, insert brad. Use red and black pins to freehand lines in eyes then glue black fibers around the edges and there you have it! I will pick a name for my RAK on Friday.

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Anniversary


Recently I celebrated my one year smoke free anniversary! It was and continues to be quit a journey. First of all I never thought I would be able to do it but, with the drug Chantix I DID IT !!! Along the way I have encountered anxiety, depression, weight gain and hypertension. I am happy to say I overcame all of them except the weight gain and I am still struggling with that. I will continue to work on that and we will see where I am at two years. In honor of my anniversary and the fact that I have been blogging regularly I would like to send out a RAK of some cool scrap booking stuff sooo, give me some comments and I will randomly select one.
Can't wait to here from you!