Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Happy Christmas EVE!


Grams oversees the Trimming of her Christmas Tree last Saturday. While the rest of us ate snacks, hmmm.
Hubby Dan sits in the recliner reading the paper and surveying the tree trimming, ha ha! lol
Rachel (dd) and Sean (my nephew) finish up the trimmings.
Clayton (ds), Me, Dan (dh) and Rachel (dd)
We have played games, snacked on goodies and finished decorating my mother-in-laws Christmas! Now we are ready for the holidays!

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Golf order and Christmas!!

Yes, my hubby and I own a Golf ball plant. Periodically he asks me to help pack/assemble the items for shipping. I do this at home, the pictures below are in my hallway. I spent a few days using my "Glue dots" to stick two smiley golf balls together, in order for them to stay smiling in the plastic tubes seen below. They sit on golf tees that I also assembled the week before.
So the Christmas decor in our home was on hold for a little bit.
This is a picture of empty boxes and left over smileys and tubes! Oh the dog? well that is my Charles, what a helper he is, good motivation, ha ha!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Christmas cookies or not?!?

I am not a baker of Christmas cookies. I can't bake cookies very well at all. It seems to me that once a year I bake chocolate chip cookies and its always in the winter. Around this time of year as I think about. Maybe I feel festive??? Weird, anywho I saw a pic of m&m shortbread cookies....so feeling festive as I do...I will give the recipe a try. With any luck they will look like either of these pictures. Ha Ha! Well at least I can't ruin sugar topped with sugar, right?????

Saturday, December 06, 2008

The issue with birds!!

Every day there is a crow. He rests atop the highest branch in a tree in my backyard. I took this picture of him and made this layout for the Scrapbook Challenge MS grp-distress your edges & Sisterhood of Scrap Challenge ~ http://sisterhoodofscrap.blogspot.com/2008/12/challenge-monday-december-1st.html
My cat Sam was very curious about what I was doing?? My hubs Dan holds him up to see that I am just taking a picture of my layout. (difficult without daylight and sun!) Yes, Sam is huge.
A couple of days ago I heard a loud noise outside....this is the flock of birds that flew in with such a sound, I have never heard!! I grabbed my camera and went to the back deck.... They flew to the trees.....
Then they flew back....

Friday, December 05, 2008

Take a hike, ha ha lol

October 2008~I took this picture with cell phone because I left the camera in the car. Thats my hubs in the gray hoody. The whole family is heading out for a 3 mile hike. It turned out really nice and I made it!

Friday, November 28, 2008

Sisterhood Challenge #2 Believe

My prayers are always with you my sister!
My Sister Teresa and her son Spencer. She has been so brave through her battle with breast cancer. I believe God has carried her through!

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Challenge 4 Sisterhood - Scrap Challenge sketch 118

I used Pamelas-Scrap Challenge Ms -Sketch #118 and
used an arrow in the lo for Challenge #4 at Sisterhood of Scrap.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

The Day before THaNkSGIVinG!!

Wishing everyone a Happy Thanksgiving!
To those not celebrating - Wish you all a Great Thursday!!

After reading a few blogs I thought I should add a few of these~

I am thankful for my online friends. (((((hugs)))))


I am thankful for my health as it is today.


I am thankful for my family.

I am thankful for my pets.

I am thankful for all that I have that is not monitary.


I am thankful for the beauty all around.



Monday, November 24, 2008

One old photo, how fun...

My online pal Sharmaine tagged me with this
1. go to your pictures
2. upload 4th picture of 4th folder
3. post
4. tag 4 of your friends

Here is the photo taken July 24, 2007 Rachel, Me & Clayton took a family trip to Cleveland Inst. of Art to see the Ansel Adams display.











I tag Shelly-Carla-Pamela-Marie

Monday, November 17, 2008

Layout done in a game of Boss Says (simon says)















Click picture to view BIG


SiStv had an Owl Night Long Crop Nov 15, 2008 http://www.scrapinstyletv.com/
I played along in a thread called "Bossy Says"! We played a game like simon says. It was fun, fun! This layout was the finished result of doing what the boss says!!!
Thanks for looking and I appreciate your kind comments. ~:O)

Friday, November 07, 2008

Its Halloween~ SWEET! Carve the pumkins.

Rachel looks Sweet cleaning out the pumkin for carving.

Anthony (bf) trys the contents of pumpkin then rach gives him some more...eww!

Monday, November 03, 2008

Snow WHAT!

October 20, 2008 First Snow in Wooster. Very light dusting about 1/2 inch!
Charlie dog is wondering what is going on??
Just enough snow to turn everything white in the neighborhood and keep me indoors from the cold!




Wednesday, October 15, 2008

A day in life of ...

Anthony + Rachel <3
Rachel & Spirit Club at a Football game!! Go Go....face paint and white tees!
Rachel & Kelc BFFz

Monday, October 06, 2008

When I arrived home from work...

A Red TAiled HAWK was sitting next to my front porch. He caught a squirral and was just beginning to eat. I drove up and got out of my car, went through the garage and this first pic is taken through the glass on my front door!! He is sitting by the bench. His beak is filled with his snack...Russling his feathers up because he noticed I was peeking out at him. I stepped out on the porch half curious half afraid....he began to turn away... Slowly he turns himself looking at me the entire time... It was scary at this point because had almost turned 180 to face me again...look at the red tail, Wow, beautiful bird! He turned a bit more and flew up to land on the peak of the roof just above my front porch!!! Sweet experience...love these birds!

Scrapbook layout-sept 08

September 26, 2008 I took Rachel on a college overnight visit...I stay in a hotel while she sleeps over with lacrosse team hosts! Scrapbook supplies in tow I finished this layout using pics we had taken in 2006' for our passports. (we don't have our passports yet btw) I loved using the see thru bubbles over words and retro dymo wood colored tape!!


Saturday, September 27, 2008

Almost time & time won't give me time!

Homecoming Dance-All dressed up!! Rachel and Juan Carlos (exchange student fr Bolivia)




My Pets Charlie (Sam behind), Kako, Sam & Mimi (sam and kakos mom) They wait for me while I travel to take Rachel on college visits. My hubby Dan takes good care of them though.

Saturday, August 30, 2008

Family & Fierce One.

The Family-June 2008-Here we are celebrating Claytons belated Birthday Dinner at Longhorn Steakhouse....because he loves his steaks!


Rachel ~CJ~Rose Ann~Dan~Jennifer & the Birthday boy again!!

Fierce ONe...Ms. Rachel in hair braid & White and Blue jersey #22...Taking a shot against a tough defense!

I am so proud of her and pray the best always for my girl.


Rachel and I are still traveling - touring the midwest, in her search of a college to play lacrosse and get an education!! It has been good and we have seen many really nice colleges! She is getting closer and closer to making a selection or visa versa....the right college is selecting her.


Thanks for your prayers and good wishes! It is an exciting time and also a very tiring time.

WEll on to the laundry and a bit of scrapbooking....artsy artsy!