Monday, April 13, 2009

Wanna chance to win

some scrapping supplies? Check out Lynnette's blog for the details!! Fun stuff!

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Easter Flowers

I hope everyone is having a Hoppy Easter and the Easter Bunny brought you some gooooood chocolate!!
April is a month of birthdays for us. Well not the whole month, more like one week in April is a birthday week for us *L*
Sammie had her birthday yesterday, tomorrow is my dad's birthday, Wed is Jim's moms birthday and Friday is my youngest son's birthday!! We go through the same thing in Sept. with several birthday's in a row.

Anyway, on to the title of my blog post...Easter flowers. When we got home from church today we were out in the yard walking around and I noticed this

I was delighted to find Easter roses!!

During church today Jim presented Matt with his Purple Pepper award! *giggle*
You know how military personel are awarded a Purple Heart for wounds recieved in the line of duty? Well Jim came up with this idea of awarding Matt with a Purple Pepper for his wounds received in the line of Home Teaching Duty *L* Everyone loved it!!

And I even got another page done today! Can I say how GOOD it feels to me creating again? Wow that was a long dry uninspired spell and I am so glad it is over! I have a couple more pages to do of Madi and then I have several of the twins, some of Sammie and Kayden, oh and Jon's first Hooters experience! I plan on getting them all done this week! Here is the one I got done today. I got the sketch for this page over at Liz's blog. Her sketches are awesome, you should stop by and check it out! Thanks for this one Liz, it was just what I needed for this pic.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Happy Easter!

I hope you all....*L* all 3 or 4 of you who read my blog, have a Happy Easter weekend.
We have been listening to the scanner today and there have been so many fatal accidents, it makes me feel so sad. people are in a hurry to celebrate and out there partying and the next thing you know, something happens. So please, be safe...don't drink and drive and be aware of your surroundings and please if you are so inclined to be riding ATV's wear protective gear!!

I did get some scrapping done today woohooo! And Jim is working on a model for the first time since he hurt his hand. He has done pretty well with it! What a relief!
he also got Matt's Purple Pepper award made to present to him tomorrow. *L* I will have to post a pic of it after he gives it to him!

Here is one of the pages I got done today...I won't post the other because it is too personal to me to want to post it. I am on a Madi kick *L* I have several other pics and paper out to do some more pages of her.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Lesson #1 or Home teaching 101

If you don't know what something is, don't pick it up and start playing with it.

Lesson #2 If playing with said object don't point it in the direction of your own face.

It was a rather exciting night at our house last night. Our home teachers came over, a father and son team. and during the lesson Matt, the son, picked up my pepper spray which was on the table. I didn't notice he had it but Jim did and saw Matt unlock it. Just as he was saying, 'I wouldn't press that if I were you', Matt pressed the button!!!! It was just a split second but he pepper sprayed himself in the chin. Let me tell you what, that is some GOOD pepper spray!! Matt immediately felt it burning and the rest of us started coughing and went outdoors. We took Matt to the restroom to undress (he had gotten it on his shirt also) and to get the pepper spray washed off his face and chest. Jim opened all the windows because whenever we tried to come back into the house we would all start coughing again. Finally got the house aired and Matt somewhat cleaned up and out of pain when he picked up the washcloth he had used and wiped his face again!!!!!

So now Lesson #3. Do NOT use the same rag again, because you will reintroduce the pepper spray back onto your skin!!

Poor guy, I felt so bad for him, although I have to admit we all got a laugh out of it, even Matt despite his pain. After soaking his face in Dawn and water and splashing milk on his face, he got rid of the worst of the burn.

I wonder how many people can say they got pepper sprayed while home teaching? *giggle* Sorry Matt!!! I really do feel bad for you and hope you feel much better today!

For those of you who may have missed the Country Awards, you really should check out this video from it
Till the Last Shot's Fired

and finally for a little comic relief check out this cat burgler

Saturday, April 4, 2009


Rotten that is...totally..pampered and loving every single moment of it!
Who am I talking about you ask? *L* No not me!! Sally, our dog...

We had a couple of friends kids over today, Matthew and Rachel, to watch General Conference with us because their mom Sharon had a hysterectomy yesterday, so we invited them to come to our home to spend the day with us. And as you can tell.....Sally loved the attention she got...she is such an attention whore! *L*

Ahhhh yes...right there...that's the spot! (notice how she cloese her eyes...that means she is in this blissful place that Sally goes to when he neck is being stroked)

She tried to give Matthew a kiss to show her appreciation but he kept dodging her *L*

During the break between Conference sessions we took a drive to Bear Valley/Hesperia Rd because we heard there was going to be a CA Tea Party due to the wonderful state raising our taxes again.

We were kinda surprised there weren't more people there than their was, but then maybe some of the ones who would have been there had other commitments for the day, like us. But we did give them a honk and a thumbs up to show our support.

Thursday, April 2, 2009


I drove for the first time today since my surgery. It wasn't a long drive, just to the grocery store and back, but it was nice to drive again. Don't think I could handle a long drive yet, but this is a good start!

I also finished up those remaining pages I have had sitting in my room for 3 or 4 months now. Yeah me!!

More of Jon and his broken arm....

I had fun doing my journaling using only stickers on this one!

and Kayden in Sox's pool last summer :)

I've been doing some more blog hopping, so for your reading enjoyment here are a couple more awesome blogs to check out
Stephanie Garbett
The Design Experiment

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

I did it!

I scrapped! wooohooo!! Here are the ones I can post right now...

This is my stepdaughter Jenny's grad and the school she graduated from.

*giggle* Sorry Jenny I HAD to scrap it!!

And poor Jon with his broken arm

Be on the lookout for more!!

I am speechless....I ran across a blog today and all I can say is WOW! Truly I am speechless by this lady's work! Such a pretty mess