Friday, December 30, 2005

Boxes and Tape

I am so sick of boxes and tape!!! But the packing is progressing nicely. Sounds like Bill has the job in Newport News, and we may close the 2nd week in Jan when he is down there. Bill is going to be off tomorrow and we plan on getting alot packed!!

I of course am still scrapping daily. If I didn't I would go completely CRAZY!!

Photos by David Travers, LOL!!

Monday, December 26, 2005

the 26th

Well it is the day after all of the hoopla. The kids had ana amazing christmas yesterday!! So much excitement is Alexa is was such an amazing thing to see. We had Christmas AM here then showered dressed and went to Grandma and Grandpas early. Of course there were presents galore, and Santa came!! The kids and our whole family just had the most wonderful day together. That is what it is all about!!

Saturday, December 24, 2005

Wow life has changed so much since last year at this time!!

Last year
Alexa still did not get Christmas
Wil was in my belly
I was on modified bedrest for almost 2 months already
We were not sure if we were going to move to VA
I barely scrapped
I only got 1 kit
I did not have all of the amazing friends I now have that I met online!!

This Year
Alexa is counting down the days until Santa comes with presents, LOL
Wil is 11 months old, happy and healthy
I never want to be on bedrest again!!
We will be moving in about 4 weeks
I am a scrap-a-holic!!
I am a kit junkie!!
I have the most amazing friends anyone could ever ask for!!

Friday, December 23, 2005

2 More Days!!

Oh boy does Alexa git the whole Santa thing this year. She is driving me batty!!! "Yes Santa is coming to town" "santa bring me presents and TOYS!!", and the cookies!! She just stares at them asking for a cookie from 5AM. I can't wait to get those pictures of her first reactions to the presents under the tree!!

I have been scrapping, for some reason I just can't get into scrapping christmas yet. I have done a few LO's, but I am not loving them!

Thursday, December 22, 2005

3 More days until presents!!!

You Are Rudolph
Sweet and shy, you tend to be happiest when you're making someone else happy.
Why You're Naughty: You sometimes stick that nose where it doesn't belong
Why You're Nice: Christmas would be a sad affair without you!
Which of Santa's Reindeer Are You?

How cute is that!! That you Dalis for the link!!

I did a cute Christmas LO today. I don't ever want to make cookies again!!!

Wednesday, December 21, 2005

Cookie Day!!

Today is cookie day!! So far iced sugar cookies are done, and snowballs are 1/2 done. Next comes chocolate cip and something else with chocolate, but I am not sure of what yet. Yesterday we took the car to get an "oreo" (oil) change as Alexa calls it, lol. Got a couple more toys for the kids and wrapped them up last night. BRING ON SANTA, we are ready!!

I did a LO yesterday, but haven't dona a title yet. I only did 1 LO on Monday, I know I have to make either a card or a mini mini book for a gift today, UGH!!

Monday, December 19, 2005

6 More Days!!

Until Santa comes!! Woo Hoo!! Alexa so gets Christmas, and Santa this year!! Right now she is watching a Princess Christmas video. Yesterday was a blast!! Santa Came up here yesterday, Alexa was so excited to see him on the Fire Engine!! Of course it would have been noce if he would have stopped to say hi to the kids as he left one of the neighbors apartment :(, none-the-less Alexa was so happy!! Then last night we went to see Christmas lights, we went to WP and to Harrison. I can't wait until both kids are big enough to understand, Wil slept in the car and Alexa and I got out to look around at the house in Harrison. I think she was a little overwhelmed.

Scrappy wise, I accomplished 3 LO's yesterday. I was going crazy packing boxes and when I am stressed I scrap better I think.

Saturday, December 17, 2005


Not too much happened yesterday, SSDD, KWIM?? I do have to share this link with you, all the Star Wars lovers will get it.... I am still listening to it!! I really can't believe how close we are to christmas, holy cow where did this year go????

I did a cute LO yesterday, and a clipboard that I love, but I am too lazy to take a pic of it. I cleaned the scrap space again!! I really hope I have a little more room in the house. I cannot find a thing.

Friday, December 16, 2005

More of the same

Yesterday was just another day doing the same stuff. Kids played and ate, and slept. I packed, cleaned, and scrapped. Bill had some excitement. He went to work, drove home last night, but could not make it up the hill due to the ice. On his trek up the hill to get home he fell. Poor Bill :( I spoke to my sister, sjhe had an OK birthday.

I did 3 LO's yesterday. I did a mono, but when I scanned it the colors lok terrible. I put alot of effort into the title it is 3 hand cut layers. The bottom is stamped, the middle is inkled and the top is stamped and heat embossed.

Sorry about the color distortion

Thursday, December 15, 2005

Down to the wire

Yup it is really the 15th of December!! It is my sister's birthday, Happy Birthday Dee!! That means about 1 month until we close on the house, WOW!! and 10 day until Christmas Day!! I shopped and wrapped yesterday, and I think I am mostly done, yeah!! I packed a few more boxes this AM of knick-knacks, trying to get as much done as possible.

On the scrappy side os life.... I have been scrappinglike crazy the past few days. On Tuesday I did 4LO's. Two were for the DT , and the other two were for me :). Last night I was on a roll too, I did 3 LOs all challenges for I think I made for for the days I was sick now;).

Monday, December 12, 2005

It's been a while

It's been a while, almost a week in fact, since I have blogged. It has been almost a week since I have sone anything really. Just when I thought I was getting better, a tummy virus really kicked my butt. I am almost all better. Yesterday I didn't care how sick I was we took the kids to the Local 3 Christmas party. They really had a blast, they met Dora and Boots, and Shrek. Not to mention Santa was there, and Wil did not cry!!

I did a little DT scrapping this weekend, and that was fun. I finally sis a J4K challenge today, it had been a week and it felt good.

Tuesday, December 06, 2005


Well as of yesterday the kids are feeling better, Alexa more than Wil but better none the less. I am a bit better too, woo hoo!!

I was so happy I was able to get 2 LO's done yesterday!! Yeah!! It felt good to scrap after being sick. I did the Sunday Sketch and the Monday Manic from Oh and my LO of the kids with Santa is in the Sept gallery. I was so pleased to see how well that paper worked for a christmas LO!!

Sunday, December 04, 2005

I'm Sick too!!

Well yesterday was the 2nd and last craft fair for the year. It went OK, my ornaments sold like hot cakes. I woke up yesterday monring not feeling well, and feel worse today, ugh!!

So... I left the kids home with Daddy yesterday. OMMessy apartment whe I got home!! The kids were still in jammies (it was after 4PM). Granted the kiddies are both sick, but Alexa will show no signs of weakness. Wil, well Daddy held him all day long!! So of course he would not sleep last night if he wasn't being held!! So guess who held him, yup that was Daddys punnishment, LOL!! Poor Alexa had to miss her party, boo hoo. Heather came by before I got home and dropped off cake, and put Alexa down for a nap. Thank you Heather!!

David, David and Michelle came over last night. We had a good time, pizza and ice cream, just like a kids birthday party, LOL!!

Friday, December 02, 2005

Christmas time is here!

Well my little man is sick with a cold. I have never seen so much runniness in my life, poor bugga boo. These kids were up so late last night, the baby barely slept at all. Needless to say, I am pooped!! Bill is off tomorrow, woo hoo a personal day!! I have the second craft fair, hope I do well!! Alexa has her fisrt friends birthday party, hope she does well! Then we are having friends over for dinner.

Scrap wise, I did my first christmas LO of the season!! SO much fun, I love all the christmas papers, I get a warm feeling inside just touching them, LOL!! I am working on todays challenge, I think I will be combining a couple. The funny part of that is that I have to scraplift myself, and one of the LO I want to lift is one I did for one of the same type of challenges. That's really lifting, aye!! LOL.

Thursday, December 01, 2005

Packing, UGH!!!

Ok so we spent half the day yesterday packing, oye was that crazy with the kids under foot!! Of course nobody wanted to nap until we were done, it's that always the case, LOL.

We went out ran errands. Of course we did not get everything done, but when do we. All in all we had a good day.

On the scrap front.... Treasure Island has a great selection of "stuff" now!! I was amazed, but was being rushed so I bought nothing, boo hoo!! I must go back by myself one day. I did a LO last nuight using the Polar Bear Press papers, and my kit, and the ribbon and flower kit from there too!! I was so happy with it!! The wuote was a daily challenge from thank you Jill!!

Wednesday, November 30, 2005

Best Night Ever

Last night was just so great, I really can't explain it well enough! We took the kids to go see Santa. Will was having fun online looking at the christmas "stuff" all around. Alexa was so excited to see the Big Man!! I was so proud of her, it was our turn. She went over to Santa, and he asked her the big question "what do you want for christmas Alexa", and she promptly replied "a Nemo Book", I was amamzed at how well she did!! Good thing we got her the Story Book Reader with the Nemo book, aye, LOL!!

Then we were typical mall visitors, we got Pretzels (which Daddy eat so fast!!), and took her to a surprise place. We went to Build a Bear, sha loved it!! She was a little confused in the beginning, but then she just wanted every outfit for her "princess Bear". She loved putting the heart inside the bear, and has taken that bear everywhere since last night. Even on her trip this AM to Daddys store. I think that trip was so important for her. With the babay I think sometime she just misses having all of the attention. She is not bratty about it, but I think the trip and the bear were a great thing for Alexa, and just Alexa!!

My scrap day yesterday was OK. I did a LO with those awesome KF Princess papers. I cut the letters out and distressed and matted them on white core CS, then I covered them with glitter Mod Podge (which I love). I also dry brushed the glitter MP over the LO, but you can't tell in the scan. I also used the MM square rhinestone brads which I am loving too!!

Monday, November 28, 2005


Happy Birthday Uncle Mike!! The kids and I went to Heather and Mikes for Mikes Birthday, and yummy cake!! There were lots of kids and Alexa had a ball!! She ran around like a chicken. Wil made a new girl friend, lol. He was such a good boy I am so proud.

Scrap wise I did make mike a card, and did my daily LO. I really like this one, and I was surprised the paper worked for it. The journaling is hidden behind the pics.

Wil slept through the night last night, and I am hoping for the same tonight. We will see!

Sunday Past

So we all got up early yesterday morning. Bill and Alexa went to race the RC cars with Uncle Robbie and Jovan. I was home with Wil. I di d1 LO but I am not loving it. I tried to run errands with him but he was just too grumpy. He took a short nap, twice, but he was just a grumpa-lump!!

I made a pot of sauece and sausage, and we had a big amccaroni dinner when they fianlly got home at about 5:30!! After dinner it was tubby time. Then we decorated the tree, I let Alexa and Daddy do the ornaments this year. I put all of the lights on in the morning, by myself 2 times faster than it usually takes Bill, LOL!!

Alexa went to bed about 8, and the rest of us followed at 8:30. I AM SO MAD I MISSED DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES!!! Amazingly the baby has slept all night, for the first time in a couple of months!! Woo Hoo!!

Saturday, November 26, 2005


I remember being younger, looking forward to shopping my day away on Saturday. LOL not anymore. Sometimes it just seems like time is flying by and I missed something. I cannot believe we are moving in just about a month!! So carzy, I am waiting for it to fully hit me. It is creaping in little by little, but WOW it's a comming!!!

I really want to get the tree up and lights on it tonight. Then tomorrow when Bill is out playing I can put on the ornaments with Lexi. I am so happy that the kids shopping is done, I could not imagine trying to get it done now. We really have to start packing, yikes!!

Friday, November 25, 2005

It's Friday??

Really, I cannot believe that it is Friday already, I think I missed a day. Well I am feeling better today abou tmy Mom. I will just let it go. If she wants to speak to us or see the kids then it is on her, so there!!

I was productive today!! Laundry, lunch, dinner (2 different ones) paid bills, bought myself presents at printed out all of the envelopes for the christmas card exchange, just need to make a few more cards!! I did c-n-s to get some packages out of here and where they belong.

My favorite parts of the day were reading the 3 little pigs obver and over to the kids!! They love that story sooo much it is too cute!! And I scrapped a LO I am really happy with today!! One of my favorites!

Thursday, November 24, 2005

Tension on Turkey Day

So we all got showered and dressed and drove up to my sisters. My nephew Adam was there and it was wonderful to see him, he is a man now. No longer a boy at 23 years old, he was so great with the kids, and that just warmed my heart!! There was 4 inches of snow and Alexa had a blast playing outside, she had so interest in coming back inside, lol. My sister and her boyfriend were great with the kids, and I can't say enough about the amazing meal she cooked for us.

Well then there were my parents, UGH!!! My mother did not even kiss or hug the baby all day, not ONCE. That just makes me so mad!! She was obnoxious to Bill and snotty and materialistic and pretentious!! She spent plenty of time cuddling with her dog, but not her grandkids!! During dinner you would think that the Granma that hasn't seen the kids in 4 months would want to be near them, right!! Not My mom!! Oh no, she did not even acknowledge them and was in deep conversations with strangers!! Then when we were playing with the kids later on she was whispering about Bill and I to my Dad. I can't believe she is my mother!!

Happy Thanksgiving!!

I just want to wish all Blog readers a very Happy Thanksgiving!! We will be spending it with my sister, nephew, sisters boyfriend, and my parents. I hope my Mom can be nice today to both my kids and me!!

Wednesday, November 23, 2005

My Scrappy Life

Wow I have not blogged in forever!!! Things have been going haywire, and have now finally calmed down, thank goodness. Let me get the basic life stuff out of the way...... the deposit went down on the house, but we are still mortgage shopping (scary stuff I tell ya), we started packing (that shouldn't take too long ), my babies are fantastic!! getiing bigger and better everyday, well except for the fact that Wil requires absolutely no sleep at all what so ever!!, there is a flu shot shortage again (of course) so we get out of having to go to the Dr with the kids, woohoo for me that is great news!

Last Saturday Vicky and I did the first of 2 craft fairs. It was very slow (I did make a profit, yeah!!). I was having nightmares that I sold everything and was going to have to stay awake until the 3rd to make all new stuff (yikes that would have been terrible). Te second one is much closer to home and in a busy location so we should SCORE!! I can't wait to get all of this stuff out of here I am sooo out of room it is scary.

Other than yesterday I have been keeping up with my daily scrapping, it is like therapy to get that page done everyday!! I love the challenges on they really keep me going, and all of the ladies there are so talented and such sweethearts!!

I found out on Sunday that I have been asked to join a Design Team!! Woo Hoo I am so excited!! It will be for I love her kits they are so full of goodies it will be a blast!! Amber has a great personality too, so I know I will love it!!

Well now to the Noodles, oye Vey!! I am so happy the drama is over, finally!! It all came to fruition yesterday and I am so pleased to say that there will be no more drama!! I am so thankful to have friends like Jill and Crystal, and all of the Noodles and now it is a much happier place to be!!