Friday, October 31, 2008


Ryan went trick-or-treating tonight! Here's Matt helping him get ready to go:

What a cute Thomas the Train!

Check out this smile!

Checking out some of the booty:

Sure looks good!

I hope you had a great Halloween!

Pumpkin Carving

Matt carved our pumpkin Wednesday night:

Ryan wanted a "happy pumpkin"

The finished product:

Happy Halloween everyone!

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

My Boys

I wanted to put some pictures of my boys up since I haven't yet.

Here is my little cutie-pie Ryan at my mom's house this past weekend:

Here is Jeffery with his cast on (after he broke his left wrist for the 3rd time). He got it taken off about a week ago:

Jeffery is SO tall now, probably 5'9" or 5'10"!

Until next time . . .

Monday, October 27, 2008


So I'm going to try and post something I find inspirational every Monday -- hopefully even more often. I saw this awesome project on Janet Hopkins' blog last week and I so want to make one of these:

Janet is my go-to for inspiration right now--she is so creative and I'm always dying to do her projects after I see them. Anyway, this project is a Christmas/Holiday Season organizer--beautiful, stylish, and functional. It houses calendars, to do lists, gift lists, and a gift card holder among other things. It makes for a great gift, too. You can actually purchase the instructions/supply list at her etsy shop for $12.00.

Have a great Monday everyone!

Reunion Day #2

Saturday was a great day, too. I spent most of the day resting/recuperating, then went to get my hair done. Rhonda gave me a really glamorous curly 'do. I didn't even get a picture of myself! Can you believe it? I really wanted a picture of me with that hair! Rhonda is an awesome hair stylist and a super super awesome friend! After getting my hair done, I went to the dinner at Rosita's restaurant. Matt didn't feel well so he stayed behind. It was a great buffet-style dinner with beef, chicken and shrimp. The best part was seeing everyone again and being able to chat in a (somewhat) quieter environment. When talking with everyone about our pictures I got the idea to set up a group photobucket account so we could all post our photos in one place. I need to get the list of everyone's email so I can send them a link. It is going to be great to see everyone's pictures. I ended up not going to the general Blythe Homecoming party at the fairgrounds because Matt still wasn't feeling well and, honestly, I was really tired.

You can go to our group photobucket and view all the photos. Give it a few days because it will take time for me to contact people and for them to get their photos posted. Hopefully people play along and post their pictures.

Until next time . . .

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Reunion Day #1

So yesterday was day one of my 20th reunion. I had so much fun! First I got my hair styled (by Rhonda, of course!) at 1 PM. Then it was on to the Homecoming parade at 4 PM. I rode on my class float. I saw a lot of people I haven't seen in a long time -- maybe since the last reunion 10 years ago. One of my classmates flew in from England for the reunion! Another came from Florida. I think those were the two who came the farthest. Matt played in the Homecoming golf tournament and his team won! After the parade it was on to the class party at a classmate's house. They had a DJ, a keg, and an open bar! It was so nice and worth the $20 per person we paid. So many people from other classes showed up and it made for a great party with a variety of people. Matt seemed like he had a good time, too. I did my share of drinking, but woke up feeling pretty good, just with a headache and a little nauseated, but nothing too bad. Tonight it's the homecoming dance/party at the Blythe Fairgrounds. Anyone is invited to this one so I should see even more people tonight. I took some pictures but a lot of them didn't come out. I'm especially bummed about the class picture. We got everyone together in front of the float and I asked a young lady to take a picture with my camera. My ISO was set too high and the photo came out completely white. I guess the girl didn't notice or check the picture viewer and she kept snapping away so I have 5 or 6 completely white photos. Too bad. Maybe I can get a copy from someone else. Here are a couple of the pictures I took . . .

Until next time . . .

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

20-year Reunion

My 20th high school reunion is this weekend. I leave tomorrow night to go to Blythe. Homecoming parade is on Friday, a class party Friday night, class dinner Saturday night and after that the general homecoming party.

I hope I have a good time because I really need something fun in my life right now!

I'll try and remember to update throughout the weekend--have a great one.

Monday, October 20, 2008

Inspired by . . .

OK, well I'm starting my blog today and I thought it would be cool to begin with some inspiration. Here are some things that are inspiring me today:

1.Heidi Swapp has created digital scrapbooking items for purchase! Check them out here: They are all really cute and very reasonably priced. You can buy a single digital "stamp" for .99!

2. I am enrolled in Jessica Sprague's new class, "Stories in Hand." (See banner at left.) It is a FREE class and it's not just for scrapbookers, either--anyone can join in! So register and take the class with me. I'm so excited because I've never taken one of her classes before and now I'll get a taste of what it's like--for free!

3. This Amy Butler mini book kit!

I can't wait to fill it with pictures of the people I love--I will keep it in my purse as a reminder to "give myself the present." This was a campaign that was a "blog blitz" on the scrapbooking blogs a week or so ago. Here's the idea--make a little book of pictures from your life right now--people and things you love, things you are blessed with, etc. Every time you come across it take it out and look at it to remind yourself to live in the present. This darling kit was only 4.89 (6.99 on sale at 30% off). I just love Amy Butler. I want to learn to sew just so I can use her fabrics.

And finally,

4. This kit I just received:

I purchased this from Janet Hopkins' Etsy shop. Janet works with Heidi Swapp and she is so amazingly creative! She created these "junk binders" as she calls them. You basically take the "guts" out of the book, install the binder mechanism, then add your own pages in. The colors are so much more beautiful in real life and I just love red! You can see examples of a "junk binder" on her blog.

That's it for now! Have a fabulous Monday!