Wednesday, December 31, 2008

And the Wii injury goes to...

me!!! Don't ask me how, but of course you put me in front of an interactive game and I hurt myself. I was playing with Collin punching the the punching bag. I guess I got a little over zealous and eager to win.

Well, I won the game and I also got a HORRIBLE pain in my neck and shoulder. It's gotten worse and the days have gone by. Last night I couldn't even sleep and I'm taking ibuprofen by the hand fulls!!! I don't know what more to do -- I've put hot and cold on it, icy hot rub, and hot showers. Nothing is helping!!! No more Wii for me!!

I wish you all the happiest of New Years!! Have fun and be safe!!

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Merry Christmas!!!

We've had so much fun yesterday and today!! My side of the family was over for Christmas Eve and we celebrated with crafts and games -- my SIL Rose came out the big winner!

We had an awesome morning with the kids waking up bright and early of course. My mom spent the night and we always enjoy having her here Christmas morning. The kids ran and woke her up instead of I loved seeing their smiling faces and looks of shock as they opened each one of their gifts. Let's just say Santa was good this year! Mom and Dad had to take credit for the Wii that they got which they totally did not expect us to get with the fact that we just got back from Disney. They LOVE it and spent the whole morning playing all their games. Marisa especially loves the Wii Music.

I got a few goodies of my own that I wanted including a new Canon 50-250mm IS lens, hot rollers to help give my hair a new look now and, and a new blender because my other one no longer would crush the ice. I loved all my gifts!!

The best news came a bit later when my niece Gabby called to talk to Marisa. She was telling her what she got for Christmas. I then hear Marisa say, "Aunt Pam is having a baby!" I said, "What!!" Thinking I just saw her but then things started to add up. She wouldn't take her vest off yesterday and was bundled in a sweater with her scarf wrapped around her. We told her to take it off and stay a while. She commented she was cold. UM-Hum now I know why things have been as they have lately -- that explained it I'm so happy for her and Gabby. I LOVE LOVE LOVE babies, especially when they are other peoples

We're off to my inlaws to celebrate the rest of the day with them. Dave's sister and brother just drove in today from Florida with all their family. Another fun day ahead..yippeee!!

I wish you all the best this wonderful holiday!! God bless!

Sunday, December 21, 2008

I'm BACK!!

Disney was a blast, but it went WAY to QUICK! Can I just say how much I love Florida in December or at least when we were there. It was sunny and 80 every day....just GLORIOUS!!! We had to fly home through a snow storm and arrived at Detroit Metro Airport to tons of snow....yuck! It took me so long to drive home it was crazy!!!
I'm buried with tons of stuff to do both scrappy and for the holiday. I actually haven't been on the computer much since we've been back because there's no time to spare before Christmas Eve when we have my family over.
So I'll post some pictures of our vacation that I'm sure you'll be seeing in future Gosh, did I say how much I LOVE Disney???!!! LOL
This is pictures of our arrival at our resort and the next day at Epcot. (Click on the pictures for a better view)

These are photos of us at Hollywood much fun!!! I actually rode the Tower of Terror and the Rockin' Rollercoaster!!! My stomach will never be the

And here we are at Magic Kingdom. That castle is so beautiful!! Marisa had her hair and makeup done at the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique. She had to have a princess outfit, so I said if it was that important she could use her birthday money to buy it. She picked out a beautiful red Belle gown.

That was the overview of our trip. I think I'll get to planning the next one Off to start dinner and finish up baking some cookies. Have a great night!

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Little late....

but I've been super busy with all that's going on here at the house in preparation for Christmas and then our trip to Disney. First I'll start with my layouts created with December's BPM kit.

Here is a little ornament I made last month and still have more to make for the rest of my kids, nieces and nephew.

I made this little snowman for Back Porch Memories' December newsletter. A fellow scrapper, Jules, showed us this cute project last year at another site. I couldn't resist finally making one for myself. Super easy!!

I think that's all for now. My head's swirling with everything. We just got back from my niece Kaylynn's birthday party and now I need to go back out to pick up my Christmas cards to send out before we leave. Nothing like last minute, but I didn't think I was going to send them this year. However, my sister never fails in persisting that we send out cards to keep in touch with family members. Here are the cards I made -- one for her and then one for me. I found free templates online (one from Miss Tina and the other one from Katie Pertiet from Shutterfly) and just used those because I couldn't find any cute ones at Sam's.

I think that's it for now. I hope you all have a great weekend!

Monday, December 01, 2008

It's the 1st

Wow! I can't believe December is already here!! Time is a flying and I'm trying to get as much done before Christmas...actually before our vacation on the 15th. I was going to make Disney autograph books for the kids, but now I've decided to just take some note paper to get the autographs. Then when I come home I can tear out the note paper and pair it up with the photo in a book. Whew! I can cross that off my to-do list for now

I've got a sneak peek for ya. It's December's Solo and Medley kits from Back Porch Memories along with the stamps. Holy moly, these stamps are FABULOUS!!

And then being it's the first, I get to show you my early layout...can I just tell you I find the Basic Grey Urban Prairie to be utterly scrumptious!!

This layout is of my Marisa when she was just a year old...a bit of a weepy feeling came over me when I pulled these pictures to scrap. I wanted to capture and remember every memory of my children being infants, toddlers, and preschoolers. But when I look at old pictures like this, I think that time has gone way too fast and I can't remember much of when they were younger. It's a shame I didn't scrap much, but it was all new and I just didn't make it a priority. I wish I would have written more stuff down so I could remember, but I didn't. At least, thank goodness, I have the pictures to bring back those good thoughts and warm fuzzies of my kiddos when they were sweet little babes. Okay. Enough of this sappiness and on to the layout

If you're looking for a few good challenges this month, check out BPM's forum and play along for a chance to win a fabulous prize pack given by our awesome Paula. My challenge is to create a layout using a trendy animal on it. You know -- an owl, bird, deer, hedgehog, etc -- whatever floats your boat. It can be cut out of paper, stamped, a die cut, or even a rub on. Here's my example for the challenge. Gotta love that new Quickutz cute!

Now I must go and start my day of errand running -- bills, return movies, grocery know, all the fun stuff
Have a TERRIFIC day!!