Tuesday, February 17, 2009


This is a card I made for one of the super sweet ladies in my Mom to Mom Bible study group at Church. She is so sweet and is always sending me cards and is just such a dear person, a real inspiration to me and I wanted to be sure she was the first one I made a card for with my cricut. It took quite a few tries (7), I'm embarrassed to say, to finally get the size right and the shadow to work properly. But ta da! lol I'm happy with it and I know she will like it. Now to make something extra special for my Daniel. :-)

Monday, February 16, 2009

Cafe mom swap

I finished up this swap this morning and wanted to take a quick photo before I packed it up to get it ready to mail off. It's for a flash card swap on CafeMom. They had very simple rules for this swap ... anything goes as long as you use patterned paper, card stock and an embellie. I hadn't been swapping much lately but I'm glad I found a few quick and easy ones to give a go at. I also signed up for my first ATC swap a few weeks ago and I'm super excited to get them back, but it will still be a while since their December one is just now arriving at the participant's homes. I guess that's it for today. It was a lovely day with my Daniel and Abbey and a wonderful evening with my Elizabeth. I love Sundays!!

Friday, February 13, 2009

A spin around Wal-Mart.

Today did not start off all that well but it sure ended fabulously! I couldn't sleep at all last night because I was having terrible cramping from the soles of my feet up to my neck, and every where in between. UGH It was due to some new medication, and I kept my poor Daniel up most of the night. We tried everything from heating pads, creams, soaks in the tub, back rubs and finally a double dose of Tylenol but nothing worked. So Daniel made an appointment for me this morning to see my Doctor and he gave me a muscle relaxer. I was still really stiff and in a lot of pain after so Daniel suggested a good walk around Wal-Mart to loosen up my muscles. Now who doesn't like a spin around Wal-Mart? Once there I was near tears and walking like I had a stick ... well you know. Anywho ... I was in so much pain that I really just wanted to go home but Daniel said pick something and it is yours. LOL Husbands, they know some mighty powerful healing words, I tell ya!! lol Oh, I said feebly, I need some sticky tape. So we shuffled, well I shuffled, Daniel pulled me along at a near jog, to the scrap aisle and what do you know!! **Wink wink** ... they sell the Cricut Expressions machine for much less than Michael's. Then I told him all about our own dear Christina and that she was a lucky ducky and WON a fabulous new Expressions from a marvelous lady online and how I entered as well. He looked me straight in my teary eyes (I was still in pain, seriously!) and said "Oh bride, why didn't you tell me you wanted this??" and proceeded to put it in the cart!!! :-) Imagine here a sad pitiful, painful frown turning instantly into a huge goofy, over the moon happy grin! lol Then I said well, it's a little pricey and he said shut up and kiss me. :-) La la la la .... that's my happy song! We did a little more walking in Michael's, Joann's and Hobby Lobby. :-). So here is my bounty for the day. La la la la. lol Oh and some more wonderful news ... Michael's now carries Beacons 3 in 1 craft glue!!!!! I was pretty happy over that great news, I've been super stingy with my last bottle. Now I have 10 more in my stash!! Whoohoo.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Fly Pen

Today after my Mom to Mom meeting at Church I headed over to one of the strip malls by North Star mall and headed into Best Buy. I was looking for season 9 of Stargate Atlantis for Daniel and me but they didn't have it, darn! What I did find was this really cool thing called the Fly Fusion system. You use this pen with a sensor to write on special paper then download the pen to the computer and wow, everything you just wrote is now on the computer in your own handwriting!! Super cool!! The notebooks show you tons of things, like translating English to Spanish, working Algebra problems, helps with spelling, you can play brain teaser games, it has an MP3 player, you can compose music and even use it as a day planner! Wowee! So I bought some extra notebooks and half a dozen journals for Abbey and me. The journals are really cute and have these journal prompts to get your creative writing juices flowing. I've been having a blast with it, I think I may need my own pen thingy because Abbey loves it as much as I do and passing the pen was too frustrating for us. lol Oh and it was on sale too! Whoohoo.

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Most Outstanding Performer

Before you watch the video I have to warn you, I am video taping with my camera and I was just as excited as the kids were so yes that is me screaming like a fool. LOL But ya know "Oh my gooosssh!!" I was super excited!!! Now to back track a bit ... lol Today was the NISD One Act Play Festival. The kids at Abbey's school worked very hard and came in second place with Excellent honors! There were 12 Middle schools competing against one another and Abbey's school put on a very touching play called "Once on this Island". Abbey was Erzulie, the goddess of love. Her school was selected to go on in the main theater and all was going well until ... the music stopped and there was dead silence. I was so proud of them, not one of them broke character, they all patiently sat still and waited. The second the music resumed, 9 minutes later, they took up right were they left off. It was a very long but fabulous day. I'm off to bed because I can hardly keep my eyes open. Have a great Sunday!!

Friday, February 6, 2009


Ok, so most days I head to sonic to buy my daily "fix" ... Sweet iced tea, YUMMMM. I think it's the crushed ice that does it for me, since it really doesn't have to be sweet at all. Daniel offered to bring me a bag of crushed ice once but it's not quite the same. LOL So here is my photo for the day, the Sonic order board. :-)

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Being goofy

Abbey is playing "Eurzulie,The goddess of love" in her school's production of "Once on this Island". She was excited to finally receive her costume and even more excited to learn we get to accessorise her outfit as we see fit. To her that simply means shopping. lol The second photo is of some of the kids just being goofy after a long rehearsal. :-)

Monday, February 2, 2009


This is Ellianna ... Abbey's Build A Bear all decked out for Valentine's day. Abbey NEEDED to take this photo for my blog today. I should have let her blog about it since she took the photo but thankfully she has been asleep for hours. There was some hoopla at school today when they went into lock down all because the police were serving a weapons warrant to a man that wasn't even home. Let me tell you when I heard her little voice on the answering machine saying "Mommy there's an emergency at school, you need to come get me speedy quick!" My heart sank even though I had already picked her up since I'm normally quite early to wait in the drive up line so I can read for a good 20 minutes.
The school really handled it all wrong but I'm too upset to get into it. Grrrr Here's to a MUCH better day tomorrow!!

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Zacks party.

Abbey and her little friends had a great time celebrating Zack'z 1st birthday. I loved making the monkey tails the most and pigging out on an ooh so yummy super duper babana split. I'm wiped out and oh~~~my Daniel just this second walked in the door from a business trip so I'm off to snuggle my love who's been gone since friday morning!! :-)