Friday, December 29, 2006
Wednesday, December 27, 2006
First of all I hope everyone had a fabulous Christmas!
Mine was fabulous as always, but I think it just gets
better the older the kids get, I love it more... I love it
when everyone is here and just hanging out... doing
nothing but all the same doing something! It really was
a great day! And of course Santa was very good to me
and everyone it was just great! I have been a bit under
the weather lately,nothing too serious but just not feeling
great so I have been laying a little bit low... so if you have
all been wondering where in the world the January
layout is, it is coming I promise... I probably won't get
it out until later next week though so don't panic! not
yet anyways! It has been really busy though, I can
hardly believe it, where has the time gone though??
So just incase I don't talk to anyone in the next couple
of days i wish everyone a very HAPPY NEW YEARS!
All the best for 2007, you gals have made this an
unbelievable year!!! A great big Thanks from the bottom
of my heart! Hope to talk to everyone real soon!
Friday, December 22, 2006
From our house to yours....
I just wanted to take this opportunity and wish
everyone a MERRY CHRISTMAS! From my house to
yours! and also I hope that 2007 is the best year
ever for everyone! You have all made this a great
year! Enjoy the moments with your families! Take lots of
pictures, LOTS!! Ronda, enjoy all that snow in
Colorado, we will all be thinking about you here
with our brown Christmas! lol. well you never know
this is Calgary we may get some yet...
p.s. Thank you to all of you blogging buddies all over the
world, love the comments!
Wednesday, December 20, 2006
So every year i know that Christmas is coming! and...
every year I wait until the very last minute, then I ask
myself WHY do I do this every single year!!!! The mall
is crazy the traffic is insane and here i am doing it all over
again! CRAZY! I know that I do work better under pressure
but really this is CRAZY!!! On a lighter note how is everyone
doing with their shopping? Are you done? Are you ready for
Christmas? I really do LOVE this time of year, Love
just enjoying Christmas day (after the shopping is done!) It
seems like it is the only time of year that you don't have to feel
guilty about doing nothing!!!! Hope everyone has a great day!
I have to clean my house a bit more and then get a bit more done
Talk to you all later!
Thursday, December 14, 2006
some pics that make me Happy, and cause
I thing my boys are HOT! Oh and also to remind
me that they really are SWEET, NICE, KIND, and
not to mention the best kids around... No offence
to my girls but sometimes moms just need to look
at the pictures and realize how much they love the
little darlings....even when they are bad!!!!
Nothing else for today ladies, teaching tonight so
better go get ready!!! For those of you that are
coming to the class tonight, see you later!
p.s. the January class is out if you just click on
the google calendar it will let you know the dates,
e-mail me if you want any more info!!
Tuesday, December 12, 2006
Monday, December 11, 2006
Friday, December 08, 2006
How cute is this...
This is one of the new packaged layouts for sale. Its one of my favorite pictures of Shalaina and my nephew Jaxton. There are only a few left so if you are interested let me know. Just wanted to let everyone know that the RAKS have been sent out, so sorry to everybody that didnt get one but they are for sale and I have a few left. They are $12.00 each. Thanks for all the great comments on the blog, LOVE to read them. Have a great weekend everyone.
Thursday, December 07, 2006
Tuesday, December 05, 2006
Sunday, December 03, 2006
Friday, December 01, 2006
Monday, November 27, 2006
Thursday, November 23, 2006
Wednesday, November 22, 2006
Check this out.....
So all day I have been fiddling around with my new digi kit from Rhonna Farrer! I was starting to get a bit stressed and finally after lots of comments here and there i got it. I can't say that I have mastered it but I figured out what I was trying to do... Here is one of the pictures with a frame, Don't you love it.......... this is definately one of my favorite pictures of Sharla...
Tuesday, November 21, 2006
okay so I know that i need glasses.... I have needed them for years but you know how it is, i am a procrastinator. I also don't get out much, so last night my girls and me are invited to a purse party, yes I said purse. Actually some of them were kind of cute, they were knock offs of the real thing. It was out in Airdrie, for those of you that don't know where that is it is only about a half hour or a little more. I figured since I was driving I better at least put my contacs in.... do you think I could find them? Not likely(shows how often i wear them) So after looking in the only places i could even think where they might be, Manda tells me that Cody needed a case last time he was here and NO there were no contacs in there.... So he either didn't see them or they flushed them hoping i would never notice... BRATS! Anyway it was fine, Shalaina told me I was driving like a Grandma but other than that it was totally o.k. I didn't hit anything or run the truck up on any curbs so Life was good.... talk to you all later.....
Friday, November 17, 2006
so glad it is Friday, I don't have to do anything today if I don't want to and the best part of all I don't have to wake anyone up in the morning.... Poor Cole I am sure he is so sick of me going in to his room in the morning and pretty much dragging, yes dragging the poor guy out of bed... Every morning I think to myself there has to be an easier way to get this guy out of bed! He can get up at 6:00 am for Hockey but that is totally it! This is the layout for the Calendar club class! If you need to know picture sizes let me know! I did send them out in an e-mail but just in case you didn't get it!
Have a great weekend ladies!
p.s. If you haven't had a chance to check out the new "blogging"ladies blogs, make sure you do they are amazing! Just click on their names and it will bring their blog up!!
Wednesday, November 15, 2006
Blast from the past...
This is way too funny, well not really funny but it brings me back to about grade 5 or 6.... this was my most favorite book in the whole world and now Shalaaina is bringing it home to read! She is totally in to it! She will tell me about a part of the book and I am like I totally know what happens next!! Hilarious!!
Have a great night ladies!!
Monday, November 13, 2006
Here's a new favorite...
Here is one of my new favorites that I just finished!! Reminds me of how fast life goes and that I am getting older.... not old... just older! The kids made comments this weekend about remembering things that happened when they were "little"! I felt like saying wait a minute you are still little! Not really, Shalaina, the Baby is ten!! Where in the world does it go!
O.K. maybe I am getting OLD!
Happy Monday Everyone!
Cole and Shalaina hd so much fun on this hill by our house. I got to stay home and clean the house! Not much fun on my end but they sure had a great time! When they got home they were cold, wet and whiny!! Is it worth it for an hour of quiet? not sure...
Thursday, November 09, 2006
So we went today, (even though the weather was nasty!) to give Shalaina some lunch....(I didn't have the heart to give the poor thing the same old lunch) We got there a bit early and she says....awwww mom, I wanted you to watch me be a patrol today.... awwww how cute is this!!! So I told her o.k. we will wait across the street and watch you! It was the cutest thing ever, here she was her legs couldn't stop moving and she was prancing around there like she was the Queen!! Too cute... Reminded me of WAYYYY back when I was a patrol!! I know can you just picture it! I too thought I was the queen bee, quite hilarious... Anyway better get back to work but thought that I better post something today!!!
Talk to you later,
Tuesday, November 07, 2006
Have you ever seen such a mess? I don't know how I even find anything in this disaster.... So first thing that I have to do is go and clean it up!! At least so that I can work and not get so stressed. Holy!!! Anyways.... things are crazy busy still but everything is coming together! Sorry to those of you in the Calendar club I know that I haven't been very good at sending layouts and I do apologize but there are so many things to get done!! Like for instance a poster is due tomorrow on the Rainforest in Brazil like what in the world do I know about this topic??? Anyway it looks like I will be finding out rather quickly since my darling little Cole hasn't even started it and it is due tomorrow!!( i hope his teacher isn't reading this!!) Life!!! with all these kids, good thing 2 of them are finished school otherwise I would have no time at all to scrapbook!! Well I better run along, back to work and see if I can get something accomplished!!! Oh by the way, those great little organizer bags at Michaels, i finally broke down and got one!!! They are on sale this week so I thought it might be good for classes and stuff, keep everything in one spot maybe!! We'll see but they are really cute!! I figured if you ladies have one then I wanted one too!!lol... Anyway talk to you soon,
Friday, November 03, 2006
Anyways to everyone.....
Here is a great soup recipe that I just tried, everyone loved it here, well except for Cole!
Creamy Cheddar Chowder
2 cups boiling water 1 1/2 tsp salt
2 cups diced potatoes 1/2 tsp pepper
1/4 cup chopped onions 3/4 tsp dill weed
1/2 cup finely chopped brocolli 1/4 tsp nutmeg
(I didn't add brocolli, and it was just fine)
add boiling water to veggies and seasoning. Cover and simmer 10 - 15 minutes. doesn't need to boil
1/4 cup butter 2 cups milk
1/3 cup flour 2 cups shredded cheese
make white sauce with butter, flour,milk then add cheese. stirring constantly until cheese melts, cook it for a bit until it gets thick. Add the chhes sauce to the veggies, cook for about another 10 minutes, serve with cheese biscuits and a salad, makes a great easy meal
Hope everyone enjoys this!
Talk to you next week!
Wednesday, November 01, 2006
And the winners are......
Congratulations girls! I had to pick two because I couldn't decide on just one...
Here are the entries from the winners:
"to the world you might just be one person but to one person you might be the world"
"I am aware that I am less than some people prefer me to be, but most people are unaware that I am so much more than what they see"
I loved all of them, there is even one from anonymous that I love so I guess if I use that one I don't have to give that person a freee class! I will post these all and then send them out! or hand them out in a class...
Lori and Annika you girls can use it towards that class or just towards your next class, Thanks again to everyone it was lots of fun, very inspiring!!
So I definately didn't think this would be this hard..... You guys all came up with some great quotes, and I may need to pick more than one! I am also trying to post some great Halloween pictures(not) actually my little darlings didn't decide until the last minute that they were even going to dress up! Sharla askd yesterday morning what she could dress up as! Uh Hello you have to leave for school right now! Needless to say she didn't dress up and then Cole decided as I was making supper last night that he needed a wig!!!! Of to Wal-mart right after supper with Rob! I don't think he was amused at all. I told him it would have been nice for a bit of a warning, he told me that I should have known he would need a wig!!!Needless to say I have the most pathetic Halloween pictures ever! Anyways back to my perfect world and contemplating these great quotes.... I will publish the winner later on today!
Monday, October 30, 2006
What a great way to end a week!
i love my Life, like how mch better could it get! I love my Job, I love my family! With the Fall Festival on Saturday, i thought this is great, Sunday is the next day I can just hang out and relax! This picture is our family, and a few extras for Sunday lunch... I know looks like lots for those of you not used to lots of teenagers around but it was great... we had a really nice day. Shawn brought his cute girlfriend home and Manda brought her cute boyfriend home! Shawn also had a friend over so it was good. Rob and Sharla, the sweethearts had the house cleaned up and the groceries bought for lunch... I wouldn't trade this life for nothing at all... One other thing, Thanks so much for the great comments I know it made my mom feel great!! Thanks again ladies for making Saturday so much fun!!
Sunday, October 29, 2006
First of all a great big Thanks to everyone who made yesterday so much fun, I had a great day, hopefully everyone else did too! Another great big thanks to my MOM for making all the great food, couldn't have done it without you, it was awesome!! Just wanted to remind everyone about the "quote contest" the last day to get your quotes posted on the blog will be Tuesday at midnight, there are already a few great ones on there so hopefully we will get a few more! I better run for now I have all the gang and the boyfriends and girlfriends for lunch! Talk to you soon,
Wednesday, October 25, 2006
Tuesday, October 24, 2006
Monday, October 23, 2006
O.k. I might not have everything in control but I am trying! For all of you coming to the Fall Festival, today is Monday! If everyone starts getting ready today you will be ready! I promise! It will be a busy week for everyone I am sure! Don't forget to keep on sending in the quotes they are fabulous and totally inspiring. The date that this contest closes is October 31st. So keep sending! The layout classes in November are sold out but there is still room in the pizza party so keep that in mind! There is also room in the project at the end of the month! I will have to change that date so keep posted for which date that will be!
Talk to you soon,
Friday, October 20, 2006
Wednesday, October 18, 2006
Tuesday, October 17, 2006
Sunday, October 15, 2006
Tuesday, October 10, 2006
A TIME TO BE THANKFUL...
Thanksgiving is definately a time to reflect on all the blessings that we have in our lives. A roof over our heads, healthy children, a great husband, and so many other things that I am truly greatful for. This picture reminds me of all of that. Don't get me wrong we all have our moments it is not always perfect but for the most time we are always there for each other.
Life has been crazy around here, getting ready for lots of classes in October as well as the Fall Festival right around the corner and then we are in to November! I can hardly believe it! Time flies! The little renovations are coming along, still a little bit to do but I do have baseboard now so that is pretty exciting! My fireplace still isn't totally complete but I promise to post it as soon as it is. I had to let you all know that I am totally impressed by all of your blogs. I love to read them and most of them i can figure out who you are. Cynthia, thanks for taking the time i know how busy you are with your little munchkins! Thanks!
This is the picture that I used for the Fall Festival layout. Look through your pictures and find the perfect picture! Can't find one? Take one!
I was thinking of a Journey, the destination, where are we going? Think about it........
Cheers, talk to you soon,
Thursday, September 28, 2006
o.k. so right now I am in the middle of LOTS of projects! Too many in fact. I have been wanting to change the colour of my fireplace for about 7 years! I HATE oak! I know people call me crazy but it is so boring! It is time to add some colour and make this place a little bit more exciting! The other day Rob(the biggest sweetheart ever) changed the colour to white. Actually it is a bit off white and I love it! Then with those great family pictures i am framing a big print, adding some decorating and voila! hopefully the finished project will be exactly wht i am looking for. I will post a picture next week when it i complete! Can't wait! I have been super busy designing some really great stuff so keep posted to the website if you don't get my regular e-mails. If you are interested in getting regular e-mails just send me a quick e-mail and i will add you to the list! Lots of fun! There is also one other thing that has been on my mind. The other day Rob went to the coffee pot to make our regular pot of morning coffee (we sit ever single morning before the kids get up and have coffee and a blether(scottish for chat) He mentioned that his PET PEEVE (I am sure it is his only one! lol) is changing the coffee filter! Like how come when i am doing the dishes I can't quickly rinse out the coffee filter? I really couldn't answer cause i really don't know why, just have never thought about it! Anyone have any pet peeves out there? Let's share!
talk to you soon,
Tuesday, September 19, 2006
I love this quote! It reminds of how careful we need to be what we do with our lives now! Life is so busy that I wonder if we even have time to think much about what we are doing, what we want to be doing, and what we should be doing! Once again tonight our supper table was very quiet. Actually Rob and I started having supper by ourselves and talked about what it will be like when we are 60!(scary thought) unfortunately I am sure that won't be that far off! Well maybe a few years yet! It won't be too terribly long from now and it will be lots quieter,well thanks to Mandas reminder and she will be bringing all of her children over! Thankfully we have scrapbooking and photos to remind us of days gone by, for that I am grateful! Remember to take lots of pictures! Going through some old scrapbooks tonight, I was so glad that I had the memories, even though it is very old style scrapbooking, the memories are still there. Remember the reason why we are scrapbooking, because we love it! It's back to my quiet little sanctuary to finish up the cutest layout with one of my new pictures(thanks again Tere!) Talk to you all soon!
Thursday, September 14, 2006
Sunday, September 10, 2006
How much fun was this!
We had the best day ever on Saturday! It started out by having family pictures at 11:00 a.m with the best photographer ever I might add! It was Shawn's 18th birthday yesterday and I thought it would be great idea to finally get family pictures, I should get them this week and I can hardly wait to see them! Anyone looking for a photographer? Her name is Tere, there is a link on my website to her website, and I highly recommend her. She kept us all quite entertained! After that the 7 of us went to BP for lunch, that was special, well until the bill came, these kids are expensive! It was for a good cause I guess, Thank goodness there are not that many birthdays in one year! Then we went to the mall, Shawn was looking for something for us to buy him, what a Birthday present! Needless to say he found nothing! What he was really looking for was a very expensive pair of jeans, thankfully they were not to be found! Next we went to my mom and dads house for supper and the evening! We had a fabulous time. Lots of relatives from Scotland here and they know how to "PARTY" anyway we had a great time. Kareoke started about 9:00 and went for a couple of hours! It was lots of fun and I ws spending it with my favorite cousin! (sorry Gary but last night Caroline won the prize for being the best) She is leaving on Tuesday so we will have a little Teary session at the airport i am sure! The picture is of me and her at the party, I of course am much younger! lol! Well it is back to classes this week, I am looking forward to getting back at it and there is so much fun stuff coming up! Feel free to blog or e-mail anytime I love to know what everyone is up to. As soon as I get our pics back I will share some and let you guys see how great Tere is!
Friday, September 01, 2006
Here is the new Canadian Scrapbooker magazine! It is a good magazine and totally canadian! It is nice to be able to check out all the different canadian websites out to see what is out there. I think all the local scrapbook stores probably have it by now so make sure you pick one up!
Monday, August 28, 2006
Thanks a bunch
Saturday, August 12, 2006
Wednesday, August 09, 2006