Monday, December 31, 2007

...Happy New Year...

I wanted to wish you all the most best and very Happy New Year. Be safe tonight in celebrating and ringing in the New Year

Friday, December 28, 2007

New Years Eve plans...

This year we're going back to our same ol' same ol'. We'll be hanging out and partying with our friends at my husbands best friends house. Last year we stayed home because the year before that I ended up getting REALLY REALLY bad sick. Don't even mention GoldSchlager and Buttery Nipples around me. I get sick just thinking about Bailey's Irish Cream now. Blehhhhhh! So the last 2 years All I've heard is "hey, want some GoldSchlager??" They are so mean! ;) We'll be singing, dancing, playing pool, air hockey, volleyball, badminton, eating and drinking. What are your plans??

That day is also my neices birthday. Her and I share something in birthdays. Mine is the 4th of July. But anyways, we'll be doing birthday stuff earlier that day. She's be 3 years old.

I haven't been very scrappy the last couple of weeks. I wanted to get back to scrapbooking this week, but I haven't been able to because of this toothache. I'm hoping it gone now. It feels a little better this morning.

And fyi.... my resolution is to keep losing weight. :) :) lol

Thursday, December 27, 2007

Will You Keep Your New Year's Resolution?

You Will Keep Your New Year's Resolution
You planning on making a resolution that's smart, attainable, and perfect for where your life is.
Will You Keep Your New Year's Resolution?

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Merry Christmas!!

Merry Christmas my blogging friends, from my family to yours.

Friday, December 21, 2007

A few little gifts

I made 7 of these little notebooks. They are little composition books-- 4.5 x 3.25 in. The 3 in the middle were made for the kids bus driver and teachers. I made one more that isn't pictured for the teachers aide in Saira's class. She's practically another teacher. ;) So I hope that everyone that received one enjoys them. I had ALOT of fun making them.

Thursday, December 20, 2007

My Christmas Cards...

I was busy busy since I finished and mailed my Thanksgiving Cards. And I really can't figure out why it took so long to make all my Christmas Cards. ?? It's not like they were a difficult card to make. I made 28 of them though. 2 slightly different cards. So that was nice having something different, rather than the same ol' card...over....and over....and over again....LOL

Onto other things...

I had tried out for the Scrapperie Tres Chic Girls Design Team. Last night the 4 new lucky ladies were revealed. My named wasn't called, but that's alright. I'll try again in April. :) It was my first time to ever try out for a design team call.

And more things...

Today were the kids Christmas Parties at school. Lemme tell ya, I'm completely and utterly exhausted. Saira's party was this morning at 10am. Ryan's was at 2:45pm. I'm actually glad all of that is over with. I never say things like that about Holiday stuff, but their party preping was wearing me out. Especially having Saira's party with both the Pre-K. Ryan's was the best one yet. One of the other moms helped me out with his. And his teacher had all the 2nd graders outside playing, so therefore me and the other mom started putting out the plates and napkins and drinks. We decided to go ahead and put out the treats and so forth. I tell ya, that was sooooo much better than running around trying to get it all passed out like mad men. I guess I can tell that group of kids are getting older now for sure, I could totally tell a difference in their behavior. And I'm sure that helped out with the party as well. So now I actually look forward to the Valentine and Easter paries. :) :)

Maybe now I can sit back and enjoy the rest of the Holiday Season. It's been so busy busy busy this year. And I guess that's because I have both kids in school now.

2 events down, 4 more to go..... (Sat. Sun. Mon and Tues.)

Monday, December 17, 2007

SheetLoad of Cards giveaway...

I was checking out my blog friend Vicki's blog and saw she linked over to a giveaway. So I checked it out and you should too. SheetLoad of Cards has a GREAT giveaway going on right now!! :)

Friday, December 14, 2007

A kiddie card

I needed to make a card for Ryan to give his friend tomorrow. She turns 8 and they'll be having a birthday party at her house after school. He's so sweet. He bought her a cross neckalace from the Santa's Workshop the other day as her birthday gift. I just keep thinking... Awwwwww!!

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Now How'd That Happen?

Boy am I a sucker or what? LOL I was at the school awhile ago, letting the kids do their santa workshop shopping. And Saira's teacher asked if I sent a note back saying if I'd help with the party next week. I told her no, not yet. And I asked who was in charge (gesh, that was a mistake...lmao). She did a pouty face and said no one yet. And so I said I'd do it. I swear something is on my forehead saying, 'Ask Jayme, she'll do it!!'. I was planning on doing Saira's class party for Christmas. But when she sent a note home the other day saying that both the AM and the PM class were going to do it together I was like OH HECK NO. I'm not doing a party that big. I honestly don't think it's fair. And I'm not brave enough to step up and say so. I wish someone would though. UGH! So I told her we'd do the project I had planned. Therefore I need to go and take pictures of the kids. We'll make a picture ornament. :) That's what I had the kids do when Ryan was in Pre-K.

So wish me luck! :)

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Still here...

I'm still here... :) I've been busy making Christmas cards. I'll have a picture posted on here after I get them mailed. Can't spoil it for my blogger friends that get cards. :)

This evening I found some decorations and lights to put out that were hiding in my closet. My musical carousel and my little snowmen lights. The kids just love the musical carousel!!

Saturday, December 08, 2007

{Mine} is Layout Of The Day...
Isn't that just too cool? Thank you Colleen for picking my layout today, from all those other terrific works of art.

Yesterday I went for an eye checkup so I could get new glasses. Everything is well, still have wonderfully healthy eyes, just blind as a poor ol' bat. LOL And these are the glasses I picked out. I can't wait for them to come I can see better. Wonder if I'd scrap better? LOL ROTF!!!! ;)

And last but not least today I received this gorgeous card in the mail from my dear sweet blogger friend. :) Kari, you did a wonderful job, I love that little felt tree!!!!! I love it and thank you so much for sending it to my family and I.

Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Go Me...

I'm suprised with myself. lol I've made 9 layouts in the last 5 days. I have no idea what's gotten into me either. LOL Whatever it is, I like it. I have lots more layouts that need to be made. I have pictures everywhere it seems. Plus 1/2 a zillion more to order.

Anywho, here's what I made last night.

It was Saira's first trip to the dentist. ....oh no, I forgot to title it. The title is suppose to be "1st Dentist Visit". I'll do that later. LOL ;)

Monday, December 03, 2007


I love these pictures. That night when Saira got her pink gun, it was so special. Ryan use to get lots of toy guns. You know those ol' cheapo's from the cheap toy isle. LOL Well Saira has ALWAYS said she wanted a Pink Barbie Gun. We don't know where she got that from, but she wanted one. Well, on Aug. 26, 2006, Chad's grandpa called us and asked if Saira still wanted that 'Pink Barbie Gun'. lol We told him yes. And he said, OK I'll see ya'll later then. A few hours later, him and grandma showed up at the house. And handed Saira a big long back that said Crickett on it. She was sooooo excited! Cause you gotta remember, Chad's family is all about guns and hunting. So at 3 years old, Saira got her first gun. She bypassed the BB Gun like Ryan had gotten and went straight to a 22....LOL Spoiled little thing. ;)

It's either to dark or to bright in here to get good pictures of my layouts. But you actually can see and read the journaling on the page.
Jouraling reads: Saira always talked about wanting a "Pink Barbie Gun". So Paw-Paw found her one... ...a real one!
I used American Crafts papers, Carriage and Lullaby; Peppermint textured cardstock by The Paper Company; alpha stickers from Creative Memories; EK Success stickers; Autumn Leaves stamp; Colorbox ink and Tim Holtz Distress Ink; don't know what ribbon that is.
(I should probably journal some more on it....LOL)

Sunday, December 02, 2007

2 from this afternoon + 1

These are two layouts I made this afternoon. They go with these other two I made in October. That's my little nephew.

I made this one just awhile ago. I'm so glad I'm done with these pictures. I'm tired of baby blue. LOL I couldn't think of ANYTHING at all to do with this layouts.

Saturday, December 01, 2007

Another from last night

This one is rather plain. I couldn't figure out what to do with it. It was driving me crazy. So this is the finished page. ugh!!

Friday, November 30, 2007

Another for today...

Yay me, I've gotten 2 layouts done today. I'm about to start another.

Story Time

Here's a new one from this morning. :) I made it for a challenge at Colleen challenged us to use the scraps and odds and ends on our scrap tables.

Thursday, November 29, 2007

'How Lovely Are Your Branches'

Yesterday I finally got the tree decorated. It had been up since Monday. I just couldn't get the motivation. I guess the jet lag got me. lol

So here's my tree. I don't know how you all put your ribbon on your tree, so don't laugh at my technique please. :)

Instead of waiting til I finished, I went ahead and had Chad put the Angel on top. I didn't know if he'd be able to hang in there and stay awake. But he actually did. And I had the tree finished before the kids had to go to bed.

This was actually the first year that Saira got to put on ornaments all on her own. And might I say, she is a DARN good ornament hanger. I told her not to put two ornaments on the same branch and it must've clicked cause she did a GREAT job. I was very proud of her.

With Ryan, I had to tell him a few times not to put two ornaments on the same branch. Once he got it, he was doing a wonderful job. So is it like a girl thing or something, since Saira was doing so good from the start? LOL

Alright, so now it's all done and picture time in front of the tree. :)

And just a couple of pictures of just the tree.

Alaska Thanksgiving Pictures

Well, finally here are a few pictures for you to see. (I'll try real hard not to get carried was my guys first time EVER on a plane. Before take off Ryan and Saira switched seats. It worked out better that way so that Saira could 'people' watch...LOL

The first picture is Ryan and Saira first touch of snow. It was around 1am Alaska time, but my dad and Penny made sure they stayed outside to play with the snow before it was all gone, since it was raining that day. The next two pictures are of the kids in the backyard playing around having a snowball fight.

There's me and Saira all bundled up for the cold. Ryan's getting all revved back to attack his daddy...LOL

Me, my dad and Penny. They are such a hoot together!! Of course Chad and I brought Penny a Longhorns shirt....and yes, you know WE HAD to teach her how to hook 'em. I think she caught on pretty And then here's a pictures of some mountains from the Taxi when my dad took me and Saira shopping on Friday afternoon.

We started out by shopping at the Once In A Blue Moose shop.

Here's Saira with a bear. Saira and my dad with a bear...yeah, they are EVERYWHERE! LOL We ate at the restaurant for lunch behind that big bear. My dad being funny catching me in action eating King Crab legs. OMG, they are soooo awesome in Alaska. You can taste how fresh they were. :) Yummmmmmmmmm!

Am I getting carried away???? I hope not....LOL I have tons more to show....

After we ate, we went into this store called Alaska Mint. There was gold everywhere!! And when we walked out to our left was another gorgeous snow capped mountain. :)

There's Saira with another bear. And then we went across town to the Alaska Wildberry Products chocolate shop. Where they have a 2 story high chocolate waterfall that contains 3,400 lbs of real chocolate. Said to be the worlds largest. YUMMY!

Then we went across the street to Sourdough Mining Company restaurant for hot chocolate and coffee. Let me tell you...they have THE BEST sourdough bread...YUMMM...look at those sourdough rolls! And yes, there was another bear for Saira to stand by...LOL The next day it started to snow again. So me and Chad loaded up the kids including Penny's granddaughter.

We went to the Anchorage Museum of History and Art. And after that we went out to eat for lunch at the Sea Galley. Daddy told us to spent at least $150 on lunch. Well we ended up spending $125 on lunch. Not bad huh? LOL I had a $50 lobster. It was soooo goooood! Chad had baked halibut Imperial. mmmm, his was good too. we shared. ;) We had 2 appitzers, fried halibut nuggets and stuffed mushrooms, which were AWESOME! He had an Alaskan Amber beer. One of his first amber beers too. Oh yeah and we have an order of snowcrab legs too. YUMmmm!

After we ate lunch, I just had to show Chad the chocolate factory with the chocolate waterfall. And then we headed back to my dads to rest up and pack before we took off at 1am. I hope I didn't bore you with my pictures. I tried real hard not to post so many, but I couldn't help it. LOL :)