Sunday, December 13, 2009

Christmas Card Photo Outtakes

We had fun taking pictures of the boys down at the beach last Saturday. Here are some of the outtakes.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Recent Layouts

I thought it was a good idea to share some of my newest scrapbook pages! I'm really trying to get through a bunch of our Disney pictures from Sept/Oct 2008 since we're going back next month (Jan '10). Yay!


I've seen people chose a "word" for the new year and try to have it have meaning throughout that year. I haven't done this yet, but I think I'll try it on for the year 2010.

I've chosen the word "ReNew". On our car ride up to NC this past weekend for Sara & Kevin's engagement party, I saw a sign for recycling that said "ReDuce, ReUse, ReNew". The bell went off in my head that ReNew was a great word for me.

ReNew old friendships.
ReNew Relationships.
ReNew my commitment to losing weight.
ReNew my faith.
ReNew my love for scrapbooking.
ReNew my passion for life, in general!

Time to stop neglecting my Blog!

I really want to make a commitment to posting on this blog again. I've said this before, but I'll say it again that I enjoy going back thru my own posts here and seeing, reading, etc... I need to get back to this as something fulfilling and not a chore. I can upload pictures now, so I think that will be very helpful in getting me to WANT to post more.

Friday, September 25, 2009

Win a Cricut Gypsy!

Gypsy by Cricut

I saw the tutorial video on this machine a few weeks ago and thought it was awesome! I don't think I'll win, but what the heck, might as well try! :D

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Ugh.... computer problems!

So I've decide I want to keep up with my blog. Thank you to Erin, Eleni and La for your encouraging words. I realized that it was one of the first times, in my adult life, that I was really journaling what was going on in my life and I didn't just want to stop doing it.

Anyway, now I have computer problems. One of the ways I like to blog is to post pictures. It's probably my fave way to blog & journal. I'm a very visual person. LOL. But my stupid computer won't let me upload pictures here to Blogger. I also can't upload pics to yahoo or photobucket. Wahhhhh!

I think we're either getting someone to fix this computer (yet again) or getting a new one. I can't deal with computer problems when it's my lifeline almost every day. DH bought himself a flat screen TV, so maybe it's time for me to get a laptop? ;-)

Thursday, September 17, 2009

To Blog or not to Blog?

I've been a horrible blogger and I've been asking myself these questions a lot lately. Do I enjoy blogging? Do I want to keep up with my blog? Should I keep on blogging? Hmm. Then I realized how much I enjoy going back thru the posts & pictures from last year, so if I keep slacking this year, I'm really going to miss a lot. All that said, I'm going to try to blog again. :)

Monday, July 13, 2009

I'm back online!

Ahhhhhh.... can I tell you how good it feels to be sitting here back at my computer? But it's also weird to have computer access here in the Myrtle Beach house for the very first time ever! LOL.

Getting the cable internet guy here was no small feat for some strange reason, but he came this morning and I'm all hooked up. I'm also not sharing with the boys right now - they have their Wii and DS's right? ha!

Okay so I might not blog for awhile, but I had to do a blog post.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Taking a Blog Break!

It's not like I've been keeping up with my blog or anything, but I wanted to say that I was going to take a break from blogging for awhile. There's just too much to get done for me to worry about my blog. I've even got pictures to share, but no time to get them up.

I'll be packing, packing, packing... also trying to see a few friends, but then packing. I am heading down to Myrtle Beach sometime in the next week (which is the norm in the summer anyway). So much to do... so little time!

Friday, June 5, 2009

My Scrapbook Helper

Well maybe she's not really helping, but she wants to be right in the thick of things! She first decided that she was going to nap inside of of my plastic drawers. She was lying right on my pictures & paper, but that's more my fault for leaving the drawer in the middle of the table. Then, she was poking around all of my stuff and was trying to chew on my embellishments and paper. Oh such fun. She's just too cute, though! :)

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Kitty & Scrapping!

I have 2 things for today!

#1 - It's a rainy day & DH is still away, so I'm gonna scrap for the rest of the day. Soccer will be getting called off and I'm just going to chill with my scrapping stuff and keep working on our Disney '08 layouts.

#2 - Does anyone remember when I took a picture of Daisy inside Andrew's Venom mask? She was so cute and fit right in there. Her eyes were also so blue. Well yesterday she tried to play in the mask again, but her whole hind end was sticking out and it was just so funny. She's such a playful kitty! This is my blog entry from the fall about Daisy & the venom mask (there's a picture)....

Saturday, May 30, 2009


Congratulations to Sara & Kevin who got engaged last night! Kevin asked Jim last weekend for "Sara's hand in marriage", so we knew this day was coming. Sara called us both last night and was very excited to share her big news! Kevin proposed to her at The Melting Pot. He was very clever and had a tray brought over with rose petals & a ring pop, but then pulled out the box with the real ring in it. Aww!

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

The Homework Helper

Does anyone remember when I posted a picture of Daisy "helping" with homework a few months ago? She was so small back then! She still loves to sit on the counter when the boys do their homework and usually she sits right on their papers. In this picture, she's sitting on Matthew's binder.

Monday, May 25, 2009

Me & my Honey

We went to a wedding last weekend and got these two pictures of us. I seem to take a ton of pictures, but never seem to get enough of me & Jim or of our family! Next time, right?

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

New Hair 'do!

So I finally went to the hairdresser today to get a real hair cut. I haven't been there since Sept, I think. I'm so bad about stuff like that and need to go more often. Anyway, I told her to cut off length (believe it or not, she took off 4") and I also told her I wanted some more layers cut back into it. I was talking to her about how I hate all the volume and poof/frizz and she decided we needed to use the flat iron on my hair. I really had no idea what I'd look like when she was done, but I'm so pleased with the result. It was almost weird to see myself in the mirror because I looked so different! My kids were a little freaked out (because I looked so strange to them) and Jim was funny about it (he liked it, but it was also so different to him). He started calling me "Felicia" as if I was a new girl. LOL. I even went to Walmart and bought myself a flat iron so that I can try to recreate the look on my own. Wish me luck! ;)

Monday, May 4, 2009

Once again.... I'm a bad Blogger!

I really have not done a good job with keeping up on my blog, have I? I can see that people are still visiting my blog, too, so double shame on me.
I'll share a few pictures.... Two are of Daisy trying to sun herself in the side kitchen window. She thinks she can go outside, but we tried to let her on the deck and she took off within about 2 minutes. She really had no sense of what to do, so she'll have to stay indoors at all times. Another picture is of Matthew and the garden hose. Two weekends ago, we had temperatures in the 90s (yes 90 degrees in April, go figure), so the boys had gotten out the sprinklers, the hose, etc... Matthew decided to wrap himself up in the hose. Silly kid!
I promise to be back with more pictures to share this month! I won't go so long between my blog posts.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Girls' Weekend Away!

I'm leaving today for a scrapbook weekend crop. I love going to these things! I will be meeting my friend, Ellen, for the very first time. We met online when we were pregnant 9 years ago and meeting face to face is going to be awesome. Actually, all of the women I am going with this weekend are people I met online - isn't that wild? We're going to laugh, sing, scrap, eat, drink and be merry. LOL! I hope to have my computer back by next week with everything up and running again, so that I will be able to share some pictures.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

It's all because of facebook.....

I've decided that I'm now a bad blogger because of facebook. I am on facebook all day long and I really enjoy it, but I've blogged a lot less because of it. I love that I've reconnected with so many old friends on FB, but again, I blog less. It seems easier to share pictures over on FB, but I write more here on my blog and discuss the pictures more. I really should get better at blogging again.

That said, I actually have a few pictures to share and can't right now because the computer is being fixed. I'm using the old computer, but it doesn't have the slots to just stick in your memory cards and I cannot, for the life of me, find the cord that came with the camera, so I can't connect it up to download pics off of it. Oh well!

So I guess I just needed to ramble a bit? Thanks for reading, if you do! :D

Sunday, March 29, 2009

The Furry Patient

Miss Daisy was spayed & declawed on Thursday. She's been more than fine since coming home & honestly, she acts like nothing ever happened. She's one of the best patients I've ever known! She was helping read/eating the newspaper this morning for Jim, so I had to include that picture, too. She's getting so big (She's over 6 months old now). She really seems to be very happy that she's back home with us. We definitely missed her because she had to stay overnight on Thursday and it was really weird when she wasn't here. We love our Daisy!

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

I finally got new glasses!

Not only are they new, but they're definitely a bit of a departure for me. I love the shape & I love the color. I didn't want to go too bold with the color since I wear them every single day. They're a little tight and they're bugging me behind the ears, though, so I'll go back to the eye doctor tomorrow to get them adjusted.

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Signs Of Spring

Normally, with a title like that, you'd be expecting some flower pictures or buds on the trees. But no... you're getting Daisy pictures. Why? Because the darn cat is in heat and she's just 6 months old. She started acting weird yesterday - the first day of Spring, ironically. She has her butt in the air all the time, she makes these weird, funky mewing sounds constantly and she's obviously uncomfortable. She's also affectionate and will beeline for any door that she thinks she can get out of. It's rather humorous and slightly disturbing all at the same time. LOL! So being the loving mom that I am, I got out the camera last night and took these lovely pictures of her for posterity. Thank God she's getting fixed on Thursday!

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Go Green!

We really didn't do a lot to celebrate St. Patty's day yesterday, but I got an idea from a scrapping friend to make green pancakes (Thanks Sara). The boys thought it was so funny that I could just put food coloring in the batter and Ta Da! We had green pancakes. LOL.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Four Eyes!

First of all, I've been a horrible blogger and I need to do a much better job at posting things here again.
Well it's been all about the glasses here lately. Andrew finally got his sport goggles (second pair of glasses to wear during sports activities). Matthew went to the eye doctor for the first time and had to get glasses, too. He has to wear them all the time and the poor child got bifocals because the muscles in his eyes are a little weak.
For the picture where Andrew's wearing his sport goggles, the boys found Jim's old bandanas and thought they'd look really cool wearing them. They were more than happy to pose for the camera. Can you tell (by the short sleeves) that we finally had a spring day?
I also went to the eye doctor last week for the first time in over 2 years and my new glasses are on order. I'll definitely post a new picture when I get them because I was adventurous this time and got a funky style vs. the same old same old. The lady actually told me my type of glasses were out of style - she was nice about it, but OMGawd! I've never been a trendy girl anyway. LOL.

Monday, February 23, 2009

Real Men Wear Pink!

For those of you who know Andrew, you know that he hated pink (or so he said) & you're probably laughing at this picture. When he was little, he told his one cousin to take off a pink shirt because boys do not wear pink! He had a serious aversion to all things pink (or even purple) because they're girly colors. Well, we went shopping the other day and he saw this shirt. He had to have it. We were skeptical, but he was really funny about it and had to wear it to school today. I can't wait to hear what kind of comments he got!
If you click on the picture, you can see it larger and maybe read the shirt. It says....
I wear this shirt to annoy you.
Smart people wear pink
My Dad did the laundry.
I make this color look good.
It was my last clean shirt
Rock stars wear pink
Pink is the new black
My Mom made me wear it.
I'm a movie star.
Tough Guys wear pink!

Friday, February 20, 2009

A Tale of 3 Mugs

At first, I was only going to do "A Tale of 2 Mugs", but then I realized that I had to have a separate mug for hot tea. LOL! Here are my mugs.... the cream colored, woven one is the coffee mug I use every day in PA. The striped, multi-colored mug is my every day mug when I'm in Myrtle Beach. The chipped, blue, winter-scene mug is my "hot tea" mug here in PA. Can you tell I'm particular about my mugs? Notice how they all have to be tall ones? I definitely need to scrap about this some day. :)

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Happy Valentine's Day

I'm a little late with this post, but better late than never. LOL. We had a very nice Valentine's Day at home. The boys got a few small presents from us and they gave me a card. Jim gave me a dozen roses & I gave him a box of Turtles (candy). We made some Valentine's Day cookies & cupcakes. Yum!

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Signs of Winter

I've always been excited to grab my camera and take pictures of "nice things" like when spring comes around and everything starts to green up again. This got me to thinking because today it is 65 degrees outside - yes in February in northeast PA. It's weird to me, for it to be this weird and it's melting all the snow. I feel bad for my boys that the snow is almost gone because they love to sled and quite honestly, if we move, it's not going to be like this for us next year. So I decided to go outside with my camera and take some pictures that vary from what I normally like to shoot. I also thought my blog needed a new entry. LOL