Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Happy Tuesday!

Wow! Tuesday already!! Plus it's the end of March today. Seems like it was just a few weeks ago that I was saying, wow, it's the end of March (2008) already. Where has the time gone? And here we are again!!

I just have some fun layouts to show you today. Looks like my job as a CT at SAS is over. For reasons unexplained at this point, everything is shutting down. Makes me feel so sad. I really loved being a part of SAS. But I have been invited to join the CT at Stella's cottagescrapbooks.com ! So I'm considering going over to there. I was very surprised to receive her invitation to join them and feel very honored that she wants me on board. Stella was a designer at SAS for a while and had a couple challenges there that I often participated in. She is a really neat lady.

Anyway! On to my new layouts! This first one is of Kayta. Isn't she a doll? This was for the March Clutter It Up Challenge at SAS.

This layout was done using PiggyScraps kit "Watermelon Spring". The bird nest in the tree is here at our condo complex. When I first saw it I knew I had to do a layout about it. It just reminded me of a summer home. The leaves are coming back on that tree now. I'll have to take another pic of it.

These next two layouts are made with the kit Blooming Dale by Lara's Digi World.

Another layout using Watermelon Spring.

This layout was made using Watermelon Spring and Courting Shabby which is also a PiggyScraps kit.

Good news - Chris passed his written test for Border Patrol with an 85% a couple weeks ago. He passed his oral interview this morning. We are excited for him!
Take care everyone!

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Happy Wednesday Evening!!

Hi All! And Happy Wednesday Evening!! Stephen is out doing missionary work so I'm catching up on some of my scrapbooking assignments and putting them on my blog.
Stephen bought me a digital camera!! I'm so excited to have my own now. I don't have to get Kodi to take all my photos for me or borrow her camera anymore. It's sooooo nice!! I've been having fun with it and learning how everything works on it.
First up - Pics of our March Tree!! We did shamrocks and cream colored daisies. The ribbons are green, blue and white stripe. It surprised me how great they looked with the color scheme. I found the shamrocks at Joann's. They are layered wood with glitter on them. I fell in love with them.

Close up of the decorations:

Now for scrapbooking! These first two are made using the kit Love's Dangers by Laitha at SAS:

These next two layouts are made with the kit Sweet Sunshine by Mitsybelle at SAS:

These next two are made using the kit Wildflowers by Designs by Terrells:

And these last two are made using Monika Designs' Herbal Essences:

Simple Pleasures:

  • Our carpenter bees are very busy lately. The other day there were about 10 of them all buzzing around the front door area. They scare anyone who comes to see us. That part isn't good. But I love having them around. I'm not afraid of them. They don't sting unless someone aggrevates them.
  • Frankie got shaved for the summer and he looks like a totally different dog!
  • Tomorrow night we go to the park for Kiley's birthday. Sherri and the kids are down here for their Spring Break.
  • Chris did great on his written test for Border Patrol. He got 85% and now he is preparing for the oral exam on the 31st.
  • After several days of temps up around 90 degrees, it has cooled down again and I'm loving that.

And that's about it for this time. Take care!

Thursday, March 19, 2009

I'M BACK!!!!!

Hello All! I'm BACK!!!! After being without my computer for two whole weeks the Geek Squad finally got it fixed for me. Thank goodness we had purchased the 3 year in home warranty on it. The parts alone would have cost us over $700 and my computer is only 14 months old! They had to replace the motherboard as well as several other major parts. So I pretty much have an almost brand new computer. The first few days were pretty rough not having my computer. Plus I was out of my favorite chocolate. Very cruel and unusual punishment!! But by the end of the first week I found that life continues on - computer or no computer and that I do enjoy my other hobbies!! I did a bunch of crocheting and made little cradle purses for the four youngest granddaughters. Just have the little dolls to make for them now and a tiny blanket for each one.
Here are some new layouts. I'm only showing the 12 x 12 size ones this time. The first few are of my sister LeAnn's mission and homecoming from New Zealand. We TP'd Mom and Dad's house to welcome her home. Don't you think we did a GREAT job?

This is how we greeted her at the airport. All the kids wore piggy noses and ears and we all had pink balloons. Fun!! Stephen R. was such a good sport about wearing the piggy things.

This is when she was in New Zealand:

More at the airport photos:

Sweet Nessa Bug! She is getting so grown up.

Teryaki, Sukyaki and Shaneyaki - Shane's missionary friends who came for his wedding, and Chad, who was his Best Man:

It's getting HOT here. We are supposed to be 90 degrees before this week is over. Not good at all. Summer is coming too fast.
Stephen's work is going back to 4 day work weeks starting Monday. That isn't good either. But we managed to survive last time. Hopefully it won't go on for months and months like before. We just got a bunch of year's supply and I'm really thankful we have it. That will help us a lot.
Everyone take care. Look for those simple pleasures that are all around us. They can bring a smile to your face and sunshine to your day.