Saturday, January 31, 2009

Sketch #4

Here is this week's sketch layout. I made a slide show on the right. by the end of the year I should have 52 layouts done!!!! That is very exciting.

Have a great weekend.

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Photo Tag

I was tagged by Nessa to do this: Go to the place on your computer where you store your photos, then to the sixth folder, then to the sixth photo. Take that photo, put it on your blog and tell it's story! So here is mine....
This is a funny one that will mean nothing to anyone but me and a few NY friends. I was visiting a friend Jule and during the winter she keeps marshmellows in her oven. They have dried out and are like little crunchy sugar bites. Jule LOVES them. Me????? Not so much. Since I have my new little camera I take random pictures ALL the time. This was the 6th photo in the 6th folder. Hahahahaha.
So I tag
Looking forward to seeing everyones pictures.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009


Here are the layouts I made last weekend.
They are pictures from our trip to San Diego, last fall.

Have a blessed day!
God gives blessing to us so we can be a blessing to others.
The Lord bless you and keep you. —Numbers 6:24

Tuesday, January 27, 2009


After my awful day yesterday, the Lord knew I needed this!!!!!! Snow just makes me happy no matter what is going on in my life.
I took a long walk with Blue.
I usually sing praise songs from my IPod and pray for family and friends.
I love this time I spend alone with the Lord.
These are pictures from the trails around my house. So beautiful!

Love my Macro setting!

Monday, January 26, 2009

A trip to the dentist...

Why did I go???? (shaking my head)
It was THE most awful thing in the world. (Yes, I would rather give birth.) Last time I did sedation. That way is exspensive, so I thought I would give it a try with nitrous.
I felt I was being sufficated the whole time.
I guess I must breath out of my mouth more than I realized.

When it was all over, 3 hours later, I realized I had to come
back to get the permanent crown put on. O'my gosh.
They gave me valium for the next visit.
I feel like such a baby. I am sure 90% of the fear is in my head.

So today wasn't that great. Hopefully the rest of the week will be better.

Friday, January 23, 2009


I really didn't have a "bad" week.
I just am relieved it is Friday so I can spend some time with my family and friends.

I am scrapping with a friend.

I am celebrating a birthday and saying goodbye to my college student.

Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Lighthouse Layouts

Here are five more lighthouse layouts. This brings me up to 13 out of 30 done.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Take Time to PRAY

Regardless of who you voted for, your new president and My new president is the one who’s been set in authority by the sovereign hand of God (Romans 13) and we are commanded to support and pray for this man in his new overwhelming responsibility as leader of the free world—whether you voted for him or not.

At the end of the day we trust in a God who is in control and for whom the Scripture says, "The nation's rage, but the purposes of the Lord cannot be thwarted!" (Psalm 2) So please take time today to pray for all of our new leaders.

Have a blessed day.

"I exhort therefore, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercessions, and givings of thanks, be made for all men: for kings and all who are in high places; that we may lead a tranquil and quiet life in all godliness and reverence. For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior; who desires all people to be saved and come to full knowledge of the truth."
1 Timothy 2:1-4.

Monday, January 19, 2009

Maryland Snowblower

Yes, he is blowing the snow off our drivway!

So hubby came home and said he was going to go clear the driveway from the
blizzard we had today.
I heard this blowing noise from the kitchen. So I looked out and saw this.....
Yes he is using the leaf blower to blow away the snow.
I really should have been surprised to see him doing this.
In the fall I caught him vacuming the acrons off the driveway. Heehee.......ROFL

Menu Monday

Sarah brought home a large platter of Heavenly Ham the other night. It had ham, turkey, and three different cheeses on it. So this weeks menu is refelctive of this wonderful blessing.

This week is busy so I didn't want to put them in any particular order.

Ham Egg Bake

Cordon Blue

Hot Turkey Sandwiches

Ham & Noodle Cassarole



Dreams Do Come True

This morning I was watching the news and I glanced out the window. What did I see??? SNOW was falling from the sky. It made me so happy. So I took blue for a long walk. Then I took this video. I love the big flakes.

Friday, January 16, 2009


I put the follow me tag over on the right side of my blog. Please take a minute to sign up to follow my blog. I am curious to see who actually reads my ramblings.

Meet Miss Daisy

This little dog is so cute.
Daisy played cards with us last weekend.(wink)
She watched all the girls leave at the end of the night.
Then she curled up in my bed and kept me warm all night long!!!!!!
Love this doggy!
Daisy said, "I am only on Phase 3, grrrrrrrrrrrrr. Will this game ever end???????"
Have a great weekend everyone. Try to stay warm in this ridiculously cold weather.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Sketch #2 Layout

Here is my layout from the 52 Sketches Site I used my pictures from our San Deigo trip. Sarah was really facinated with the flamingos. She fed them pellets she got out of a feeding (gumball type) machine.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Crop Layouts

Here are the layouts from this past weekend. I used a Cricut to make my titles. By the end of the day I really wanted one. Thanks for taking a peek.

Have a blessed day.
Jesus said to him, “Assuredly, I say to you, today you will be with Me in Paradise.” —Luke 23:43

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Weeknd Review (backwards)

Here are some pictures from my trip to NY. I had such a wonderful time visiting with everyone. I miss you all so much already!
Sunday we went to the beach and took pictures. I will call this picture snow dunes.

Saturday we scrapbooked from 9am till 8pm!!!! I will post my layouts later.

Friday night we played cards till midnight! If anyone ever ask you to play a game called Phase Ten, be prepared for a looooong night.

Monday, January 12, 2009

I'm Back

Well I had a wonderful weekend visiting with all my NY friends. I am real tired so I will post my pictures tomorrow.

Here is my weekly dinner menu. I am trying to plan my menu so I am not tempted to go out to eat.

Monday - Meatloaf, augratin potatoes, fruit and veggies

Tuesday - Heavenly Ham

Wednesday - Sloppy Joes & Chips

Thursday - Chicken and stuffing

Friday - Flank Steak and noodles

Saturday - Leftovers

Sunday - Lasagne

Friday, January 9, 2009

Going on a Road Trip

Leaving today for a short trip to NY. I am going to go see all my friends and scrapbook this weekend. The weather says that it is going to be snowing up there so I am super excited about that too.

I leave you with a layout I did a few days ago. I made it for a sketch site The creator of the site makes a sketch each week and then you can enter your layout for a random drawing of goodies. I plan on trying to keep up with this site for the year. I will make a slide show as soon as I get a few more done.

Have a blessed day.

They truly lead who lead by love

And humbly serve the Lord;

Their lives will bear the Spirit’s fruit

And magnify His Word. —D. De Haan

Thursday, January 8, 2009

This Day in History

Did you know that
January 8th 1988 is an
important day in history.

McDonalds opens in Moscow
Soviet troops begin to withdraw from Afghanistan after nine years occupation
George Bush defeats Michael Dukakis for the US Presidency

Simply Irresistable by Robert Palmer
Don't Worry Be Happy by Bobby McFerrin
The Locomotion by Kylie Minogue

TV and at the MOVIES
Tom Hanks wished he was 'Big'
Kevin kline and John Cleese were chasing 'A Fish Called Wanda'
Robing Williams cried Good Morning Vietnam
Cher and Nicholas Cage were Moonstruck
Danny DeVito and Arnold Schwarzenegger were Twins

Wonderful People Born TODAY!!!!

MY dear son MATTHEW!

Wednesday, January 7, 2009


OK, I couldn't be wordless today. Hahahahaha. I found this cool site that you can create "word clouds" You put in any words or phrase and it creates this cool picture for you. I did John 3:16

Wordle: John 3:16

Wordless Wednesday

Monday, January 5, 2009

Making a List and Checking it Twice.

I LOVE making lists. I make them here at home and at work. I just get satisfaction from crossing things off. I don't think I am failing if I don't get things from my lists done. I think it is just an organizational tool for me to see what needs to be done. I usually prioritize my lists so I get the important things done first. So here is my list for this week.

1. Call dentist (Done)

2. Go to M's to buy page protectors and put them in albums. (Done)

3. Get brows waxed (Done)

4. Grocery shop (Done)

5. Plan more pages for crop this weekend. (Done)

6. Pack for crop

7. Find snow boots for trip (Found them!)

8. Plan dinner menu for week (Done, that was easy!)
Monday - French Dip X
Tuesday - Tacos X
Wednesday - Homemade Pizza X I cheated and used french bread instead.
Thursday - Matthew's Birthday Dinner choice??? Birthday Cake!
Friday - Sunday - Dad cooks because I won't be home ???
9. Blog

10. Take dog for walk a few times this week.(x Its been raining for two days, grrrrrrr.....

11. Call Drivers Ed office (Done)

12. Pack for road trip to NY

13. Laundry DONE!

14. Clean house before I leave Friday

That should do it.

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Sunday Ramblings

My favorite winter drink!
I made myself a cup of cocoa and sat down to plan some scrap pages.
In five days I will be sitting in my friends house up in New York! I will be chatting and scrapping all weekend long.
Newest addition to our fish tank. The orange one with the black fins. My daughter set this up with her birthday money. She has taken great care of her fish.

Have a fabulous week.

Saturday, January 3, 2009


These are not the kind you stomp in during a rain storm. They are the ones that melt in your mouth. Each year my hubbies boss sends us these little goodies for the holidays. Well since they are all gone. I found this recipe. I will have to try to make some more for Valentines Day.


16 oz. pkg. caramels

2 tbsp. water

3/4 lb. pecan halves

6 oz. pkg. semi-sweet chocolate chips
Melt caramels and water. Stir until melted. Arrange 36 groups of pecans, 2 inches apart on greased cookie sheet. Drop melted caramel by teaspoon on top of nuts. Cool. Melt chocolate chips. Frost top of turtle. Makes 3 dozen.

Thursday, January 1, 2009

World's Best Hubby

I would like to tell you all that my hubby deserves the best husband in the world award! He cleaned my fridge yesterday. Not just wipe it out, but a deep cleaning. Thanks, babe.