Tuesday, November 30, 2010

uh oh

Yeah as usual I am behind...surprise surprise! I need about 3 more of me to go around and some extra days in the week...then maybe I could get everything done that I want to do! *LOL*
Have I done any more scrapping? Well....yes and no. I haven't made any more pages lately, but I did get Austynn a little animal book made and since I haven't posted since June...I did make Mal and Tyler a cook book for their wedding gift, with some family recipes in it.
Oh and I have definately boughten (is that a word? oh well if it wasn't before it is now!) supplies! And I do still browse scrappy sites and read my scrappy magazines *L* That counts doesn't it? And thanks to Kathy for sending me the link to a new blogPurple Pumpkin. Oh how I wish I could order some kits!! Anyway, go check it out and check out the cool give-away!!

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

I seriously need to get busy scrapping again! I have been looking at blogs and found this one on the Punky Sprouts Facebook page Red Oak Lines. I have been checking out all the mini albums (which is what need to be working on..I need to make cookbooks especially) and have found so much inspiration. Maybe I will get something done on Thursday when I am off..or on Saturday before we have to go up to Arrowhead for Jim to help with the Ham Radio testing.

Monday, June 7, 2010

Geneology work

Man you just never know where it will lead you, or who you may find along the way. It is like a wonderful mystery unfolding with so many twists and turns along the way. Right now it is challenging. I am trying to find information on a distant cousin, Joy Casserly. Her mother Ruth Price wrote letters to a lot of my Dizmang family members, and I would love to find Joy to talk to her about her mother and find out if she happened to have saved any of the Dizmang family information that she collected through the years.
According to Ruth's letters, many of which I have recently gotten copies of, her Dizmang heritage was a source of great joy and interest to her. So wish me luck in my search! It has taken me places I never imagined and resulted in me trying to contact people I could only dream of hearing from! :)
To be continued..hopefully!!

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

I see a pattern here....

I posted last month on the last day of the month and I come here tonight to post and discover it is the last day of this month, so I believe I see a pattern developing here...as my granddaughter Kayden would say *L*

It's been another crazy month. I started the month off getting sick, then Jim went to Huntington Beach for training, he came home sick. The same night he got home Madi flew in to spend a week with us :) and on the day she flew home I got sick again. At least mine was just a sinus infection with allergies, Jim had pneumonia. But he is feeling much better now, 10 days after starting his antibiotics.

We had a fabulous time with Madi while she was here on Spring Break!! We took her shopping at Kohl's, I took her to the mall shopping and just having a fun girls time.

Plus I got a surprise day off last Wed so her and I had a good time together just running around the desert to see what there was to do and showing her all the new stuff here.

We got a couple chocolate covered strawberries at The Cinnamon Roll Lady in Hesperia and a couple cinnamon rolls (you have to try her pecan rolls..OMG they are sinful!!

We also took her to see Charlie race the first race of the season at the VV Raceway. It was a fun night!!

Friday night we took her to Huntington Beach. It was a little chilly, but it was so fun and we got there in time to see the gorgeous sunset!

Well if you took the time to read all of this and it is still March 31st *L* Go check out Between Naps On the Front Porch blog and enter for a chance to win a beautiful piece of jewelry!

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Another rainy Saturday

I think we have met or exceeded our annual rainfal amount for the year! It has been a wet wet winter! I am SOOOOOO ready to start working in the yard, and I want a garden this year. Jim and I have been talking about putting a picket fence in the front yard, so now I have all these ideas in my head of things I want to do out there.

Speaking of gardening....Spring is coming..yes only 3 weeks from today until Spring is here!!!!
Want something else to give you Spring Fever? Check out this giveaway From My Front Porch in the Mountains

I am also wanting to really...REALLY get back to my scrapping. I have been reading my scrapping magazines, and getting some of my scap stuff organized.....again. Here are a couple pages I did earlier this month.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

My blog was taken over by aliens!

Otherwise where in the world did those wacked out comments from my first post of the year come from? I was able to delete all but 1...and that 1 eludes me.

Yes, I know I have been a slacker again. 2010 has not turned out to be the least stressful of years so far. I know, we are not even done with Feb yet, but trust me on this one.

Jim has done well since his surgery, with only a couple setbacks, but they were enough to worry me. But he has lost around 50 pounds so far already!!
Then Kayden got sick with pnemonia and ended up in Children's hospital and got sent home right before her 5th birthday, to end up going right back into the hospital a couple days later. I think they sent her home too soon in the first place. She was so sick and the dr's couldn't figure out what was going on, well the finally diagnosed it as Necrotizing Pnemonia. In a word...serious!!! This is a form on pnemonia that causes the lung tissue to liquify.

The good news is she is back home now and her PICC line is out, but she is still on antibiotics until at least next week, and she is still on oxygen when she sleeps. The are coming into my daughter's home next week and doing a sleep test on Kayden also. Jamie says Kayden's dr's have been awesome, thank God!! We had so many people all over the world praying for Kayden, her dr's and the rest of us and I am so thankful for that.

Then last week we had to make an emergency run to Utah to help my stepson, whose wife just filed for a divorce. Nice Valentines Day gift don't ya think? *sigh* We did get to spend a lot of time with Shaun and Patrick though. And I went scrapbook shopping!! :)

Now we are back home...and I am sick with some kinda flu bug..so all those albums I bought in utah will have to wait to be filled when I am feeling better.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Well I did it!

I scrapped my first page of the year! *L* Now I just need to get my butt in gear and get my things pulled back out from Christmas so I can scrap some more. I only have a ton of pics ready to scrap! Thanks for the inspiration Lissa

I gave Sissy a bath tonight. She has a thing about water...she LOVES to play in it!! She splashes the water out of the water bowl, she loves ice cubes, she likes to jump in the shower with us..so I put her in the tub tonight to let her have some play time in the water. While she was in there I decided it was bath time. I was amazed when she dried...her hair is getting so curly, especially her tail!! How cute is that?

Friday, January 1, 2010


well it is that time of the year...New Years Day, and time for all of us to make resolutions. I am not going to overwhelm myself with resolutions this year and I am going to make only resolutions that are attainable. With that said, this year I resolve to:

1. Get back to scrapping more. I have really gotten off track with my scrapbooking and I miss that relaxation and creative outlet. I need to get my scrapbook stuff organized and USE it! I have so much stuff and so many pics I really need to get in gear.

2. Be a better blogger. If I do that, then I have a journal of sorts and something to reference back to when I want to know when something happened, and that will help me with my scrapping also.

3. To get healthier. Jim has had his gastric bypass surgery to get his diabetes under control(after a 2 year fight with insurance companies, so that is one less thing I have to worry about!!) and I plan on joining him in this goal to get healthier!

4. Get organized!!! I really need to get my home (especially the garage) organized!!

So on to resolution #2...my first blog post of 2010!! *LOL* This past year has been so overwhelmingly hectic so I am going to sum it up....

Jan...Jenny had the twins!!!

Feb...Jim tried to cut off his finger..well not technically...HE didn't TRY to cut it off, but he did cut it almost all the way off when he was making a rack for his mobile radio before our trip to see the twins and celebrate my prates 50th. We almost thought we weren't going to be able to go, but the dr gave him ok and off we went to Miss to see Jenny, Jon, Jonny, Sam and the new twins Alexander and Alexis and Ryann and Mariam. Then off to Ark to see Madi and Gavin, then to Kansas to celebrate mom and dad's 50th and see the whole famn damily!! *L* It was awesome! And finally up to Utah to see Shaun, Brit and Patrick.

March..I had surgery on my knee so I was home for 6 weeks..fun fun stuff! NOT *L*
But the surgery was a success and my knee is doing so much better now!

April...I actually scrapped some while I was off work! Yeah me!!

May...May means fairtime! I love going to the fair, especially to see the Doo Wah Riders. The last couple years the other concerts have been pretty crappy, so we have just gone to see the Doo Wah Riders, which is always a good thing! I went to my first pro baseball game, what fun! We saw the Angels play. I went back to work also.

June...We went to Mesa for my cousin's baptism, it was amazing!! Wow, could I feel the spirit!! Jamie and Miles met us there so we could pick up Jon and Kayden, and bring them back to CA with us for a while. We went to Tombstone while we were there..sooooo much fun! I want to go again!!

July...Let's see, while we had the kids we went to the beach and Knott's Berry Farm (in the same day!) we took the kids to see the fireworks dislay here. It was a hectic, busy and awesome month!! I took my Ham Radio test and passed!!! I am now a Ham radio operator and my call sign is K6JKM

August...The kids went back home and we miss them terribly. They had a blast, as did we. Jim's birthday was this month also!

Sept...I turned...50! Yikes, how is that possible? The big 5-0!! I also joined SATERN and Jim and I worked some of the fairs. We worked the LA county fair...on my birthday no less!! And Anne one of the other Ham radio ladies brought a cake for us all to share and everyone sang Happy Birthday to me. It was SO much fun!! While browsing in one of the sheds (looking for scrapbooking entries...a huge disapointment I might add) we got stopped and asked if we liked to cook. *L* Ummm YEAH...well then the ladies asked if we would be interested in appearing in a new reality show they are working on....ummm NO! *L* We got sealed in the Redlands temple, Shaun was there with us along with some good friends. It was beautiful, but also turned into a very stressful time when we found out later that night that our paperwork had not been done correctly.

Oct...We celebrated our 10th anniversary!!! It doesn't seem possible that we have been married for 10 years. The years have flown by!! Jim had surgery for his cataract and he can now see perfectly out of that eye...the other eye will be done later. We worked for the SATERN booth at the Perris fair and we adopted Sissy, the day after our anniversary!! We also went to the Keller Peak picnic in Glen Helen. It was beautiful and such a fun time with friends.

Nov...We found out that Jim was approved for his gastic bypass surgery. What a whirlwind! It all happened so fast after his internest called the insurance company and let them have a piece of his mind! We also found out after the Stake Pres contacted the First Presidency that our sealing was approved. What a blessing this month has been!! So many prayers were answered!! And I in all my grace, broke my finger when I tripped over Sox in the middle of the night... OUCH!!!

Dec...We rang the bell in front of Walmart for the Salvation Army as SATERN reps. There were several dr appts and preparations for Jim's surgery, which took place on the 28th. Shaun, Brit and Patrick were here for Christmas!! The first time we have had any of our grandkids with us for Christmas and it was so much fun! Shaun stayed for a few more days to be here for the surgery and to be with me while Jim was in the hospital. And finally as a bit of trivia..New Years Eve night there was a full moon, the second of the month and the first one on New Years Eve since 1990. It is pretty rare to have a blue moon on New Yrs Eve, but during the 20th century there were 4... 1933, 1952, 1971 and 1990. The next one is in 2028 and after that not until 2066.