Wednesday, June 27, 2007're it! And other cool scrappy news!

If you haven't already (and someone is actually reading my blog), you need to go see all the cool happenings over at The site has a total makeover & looks awesome thanks to the talented digi girl - Michelle! So so totally cool! Also, we're coming up on an awesome contest starting July 10th. Scraplove is having the Summer for Scraplovin' Contest which has some really amazing prizes! Just be sure to come over, register, & join in on the fun! Also, we'll have a freakin' cool spotlight on the amazing ELSIE FLANNIGAN! Is that cool or what?

And here's my tag! Thanks Tracy!

So this is how it works. I must post the rules, 7 random things about me and then tag others to do the same. Sound fair enough, right? These are the rules…. each player starts with 7 random facts about themselves on their Blog. People who are tagged need to blog 7 facts about themselves and post the rules as well. At the end of their blog list 7 people you are tagging. Let them know that they are tagged by leaving them a comment.

Here goes!

1. I cannot stand Chinese food! The smell just turns my stomach & makes me want to gag. Must have been that bad encounter with the egg roll & watching Ernest Saves Christmas that got me on that one.

2. My dad is a vet so we grew up with tons of animals. Yeah - I was a cat lady (actually girl) with like 20 cats. Weird thing is now we only have one pet.

3. I had my head stitched back together twice - 2 different spots. Yeah! That hurt! Both times!

4. I was a nerd in school. Actually now that I think of it, I probably still am one.

5. My second toes are longer than my big toes. Yeah - gross I know it but totally totally random!

6. I had my first child at 17. Very young but something that I would NEVER change or regret. They are my world!

7. I've gotten one speeding ticket in my life. Cop was a total jerk & I totally did not deserve it but paid it anyways.

I am tagging Michelle, Michelle, Suzy, Emily, Amy, Denise, Tanisha, & Coni! Whoops that's 8 - oh well!

Monday, June 18, 2007


Well I'm not really knowing right now what to blog about but since I know it's been awhile, I am forcing myself to blog.

Today has been a bit of a sad day. My Uncle Bob died yesterday. He was really the sweetest man you'd ever meet. Never upset, never a harsh word - just always smiles, joking, & a true caring heart. It's just one of those times you know it's best because there's not one bit of me that wanted him to be in pain, but then it's just so sad to think of family togetherness without him. I guess one of the things that really hurts me is knowing that my kids will never get to grow up with him like I did. With as little as we've been able to see them over the last few years, Kalli & Dylan really loved Uncle Bob & were heartbroken when they heard he was getting sick. He was the kind of man you could meet once & be friends forever - a truly geniune individual. Tomorrow is going to be pretty tough saying goodbye at the funeral.

Now since this post is already tearing me up, I need to talk about a little good. Jim is coming home! He is finally completely done with the Marines! Now instead of worrying about him out in Iraq, we can just stress about him here. Go figure! But it will be nice having him home. :)
And then there's this:

A little something that's been good for me today - creating this layout with these old pictures of Kalli & Dylan. Everytime I look at those pics, they just make me smile.
Guess that's it for now..... until next time..... :)

Sunday, June 03, 2007

Nothing can stop this girl...

She has a broken arm & still manages to hang upside down in the swing. Go figure! I wouldn't even attempt that without a broken arm!

Anyways, here's a few fun pics that we got at the park today. It was absolutely beautiful outside so we made sure to bring out the camera.

And see Kalli's hair? That's her new haircut - otherwise know as "a Swedish girl haircut" as Kalli now calls it. I think it's cute plus it's super easy & doesn't take much to fix - something Kalli definitely needs.

And here's the family pic from the day. Believe it or not - this is the only known family picture that we have. It turned out pretty cute so I'm happy that we took it.

Also, since I haven't posted any in a while & got a couple done this weekend, here's a couple recent scrapbook layouts.

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