Thursday, December 24, 2009

Merry Christmas EVE - made it!!

Rachel came home from College on Dec 12, by 21st she had surgery on both her legs for compartment syndrome. Here she is just before going into lil girl :(
God has blessed and she is recovering very well!!
Clayton came home from college on Dec 18th...Made Jennifer and I very happy to see him. I wish it was spring so he and I could go for a day of golf :), but its too cold. (feels like 12 degrees today) So he plays video games and hangs out with friends. Here he is 6/09.
Here is a layout I did as the Featured Member at Scrapbookchallenges
I used Sketch 177 by Pamela Young

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Featured Member? Me?

News about me~
I was invited by the Design Team at Scrapbook Challenges to be
the Featured Member for December!Please go here to view the Sketch 176 I used for this layout and here to see my bio with some of my favorite layouts that I have done. Join the group while you are there, I get so much inspiration there and I know you will also.
Thanks for visiting. Have a great day!

Saturday, December 05, 2009

Engaged and date set for July 31st, 2010

Clayton asked and Jennifer accepted. The wedding will be July 31st, 2010!
Isn't this a sweet picture of the two of them ~:O) Congratulations!!

Monday, November 16, 2009

Secrest Arboratum and a layout

Hi friends and family- The weather was wonderful this weekend!! Dan and I visited the Secrest Arboratum here in Wooster, on Saturday 65 degrees Sunny. Here are some of the pics I took:Dan standing in an arbor
Me on one of the iron sculptures

The elusive OHIO state bird-Mr. Cardinal
one of many gardens
just beyond is a round structure we walked to
inside the round structure is a wonderful display of facts about the Arboratum

looking up at the roof inside the round structure
we walked uphill, this is a picture looking down at Wooster.
Climbing the big hill Dan in the lead....I tried and I made it.
Thanks to Sisterhood of Scrap for so many lil things to add to my layout here:
Rachel with Kako in the week before she would leave to attend college!!

Tuesday, October 06, 2009

one flu to another!

Dan and I both had the flu just before we traveled to see Rachel play her first lacrosse tournament. As luck would have it most of her team and her had it also. They played tough even though they were ill.
We are proud of our daughter (((((hugs)))))

Rachel (holding lacrosse stick) Division I College team at a tournament
in Limestone South Carolina.

Rachel takes the draw as her coaches in background wearing blue jackets, look on! She did very well as a freshman against seniors.
The team in white and blue!!!
It seems like a long time ago...
Rachel in the summer time. HB summer lacrosse league. Rachel in white.

Monday, September 21, 2009

To POst A Layout!

Hi friends and family,
I was off to the doctor today for some help with my cold and cough! I have a viral infection of my sinuses or sinusitus, ugh! Good news is I will be better soon with Rx medicine! 10 days of misery with soon be feeling much much better.
SISTERHOOD of SCRAP is hosting a crop ...see my sidebar for their link.
This layout was done using a Recipe challenge.
I used stickles glue glitter and sigmo pen, thickers for the title and tags for my embys and 1 solid and 1 print paper. Thanks for looking and leave me a comment to say you stopped by or how you like my lo. ~:O) Not the best Photo but it was late....

Friday, September 11, 2009


Hi Friends and Family....Both Rachel and Clayton are relocated to college now!! Yay!!

Our fair begins on Saturday...lots of fun! Love the fair food! Bucky from American Idle will be performing and the Little River Band also. Dan will attend with me, and hopefully other family members too ~;O)

Rachel is officially a "Blue Hose" see Mel Gibson's Brave Heart movie and you will know that a Blue Hose is a scottish/irish warrior. Rachel will be playing Division I Womens Lacrosse in the fall season beginning with a tournament Sept. 26, 2009 "Go Blue HOse"!!Clayton is a Senior and will be graduating this year as a Chemical Engineer. He is now living in an apartment style he is cooking for himself! He and Jennifer are doing well. Here they are looking so adorable!!Me I am trying to figure out what I am going to be when I grow up...ha ha! Missing my kids very much!
Stay tuned I hope to get some scrapbook layouts posted soon!

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Layouts, yay for layouts!

My friend Kathy spent half a day at one of our local scrapbook stores!!! Thank you Kathy for the fabulous idea ~:O) Here is what I got done~ starting a double lo of my dear daughter with her best friend (title will be best friends at the beach) This one is the Prom with my dd boyfriend!! The picture was given to me by a friend Liz Lu...Thank you Liz! She was closer with a better camera.

Me well I drove the Golf cart and took pics of my dear son!!

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Happy Friday!

Finally it is Friday....I have been working 40 hrs a week plus or minus. I am thankful for it right now. Although it does put a cramp in my scrapbooking time...Good news is that I am getting to scrap on saturday!!!! I will post up some pics (using my dd's camera) Yes, still haven't made the purchase of a camera as of yet. Soon yes soon.
Have a great and scrapfull weekend!!

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

RAK winner!!

Here is my son Clayton doing the holding the pot (my dd rachel made that pot!)
The winner is.....Pamela!! PM me your addy through myspace and I will get the RAK out to you ASAP!!! Thanks again for the camera buying advice everyone ~:o)

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Another RAiny day in OhiO!

Hey Family and Friends! I have taken a temporary job for a month or so. I am glad to have it but, I miss posting my scrapbook layouts! Another Sadness is that my camera is broken...gotta get a new one. Let me know what camera you use? If I get five comments I will have a RAK!!
I am going to visit blogs for the next half hour ~:O) checking up to see what you all are up too! If you are interested to know where I go....see my sidebar ...and thanks for looking. Below is a picture of rainy OhiO and an Amish buggy! We often see the buggies on our road also! Have a wonderful

Monday, June 08, 2009

Artistic flow, A lo!

My ds Clayton attends Miami University in Oxford OH, last summer he was accepted to participate in the Summer of Learning "SOL" program as leader to incoming freshman. In my layout I used two separate pictures of him- 1 he is listening to a speaker, 2 he is touring the Culinary Support Center.

Thursday, June 04, 2009

Memorial Day a way to honor Veterans!

May 24, 2009 On this sunny Sunday Dan, Rachel and I, traveled an hour from home to honor veterans of war on the Memorial Day holiday to visit the recently dedicated~
Ohio Vietnam Veterans' Memorial Wall in Clinton, Ohio
Photos taken by me & my sweet daughter is in them.
Ohio Gold Star Mothers' Statue- above and below
The Front of the wall above - the back below
The center of the back wall is etched with historical facts about the wars our soldiers served in.
The following is an excerpt, see article here: Dedication
Memorial wall hails Ohio vets of Vietnam War
by Kathy Antoniotti Beacon Journal staff writer Published May 18, 2009
“125-foot black granite wall etched with the names of 3,094 Ohio men and one woman who died while serving in the Vietnam conflict.”
“Ohio Gold Star Mothers. The 6-foot-tall granite statue is dedicated to all mothers who have lost children to war. The statue stands on a 3-foot pedestal and weighs 1,600 pounds.”
“The wall and all the memorials at the park were created by Ken Noon of Summit Memorials on West Wilbeth Road in Akron”
“Donations also are being sought to pave the walkways, which radiate from the wall, with memorial bricks and to add benches around the wall.”

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Happy Birthday to my MIL!!

Happy Birthday Gerry!! 77, now that is a lucky number if ever there was one!! We celebrated with all the family on Monday. We had the most deliciously amazing~ Chocolate, chocolate chip, chocolate pudding, chocolate frosting cake!! Thansk Kath! Of course all the other fixings we ate were delicious also ~;O)

It looked like this ~>

Well now I am back later with more pics from my trip to the Memorial wall!! TFL

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Blog Hop Fun

I finally had time to join in some scrapbooking fun with Pamela's group on myspace Scrapbook Challenges, you can read all about it here on her Blog ! Here is my Blog Hop Layout made using the sketch from Pamela~
Today I ran around with Clayton my ds, doing errands with him. He was whipping out some Tshirts for his paintball team practice. Yes, he is quite crafty at it...I should of taken pics! Well maybe when he returns from Columbus ~:O)

Rachel my dd and I went a friends graduation party this evening when dd got off work. Then I just hung out with my dh and read a magazine and played on my pc.
Time now to post some pics and sleep!
So, here is two pics from Rachels lacrosse tournament game, first one is Dan (dh) Clayton (ds) Jennifer (ds's gf) & a friend~ During Warm up, Rachel in the fore ground ~:O)

Friday, May 22, 2009

Happy Birthday~CJ at Memories from bits & pieces!

Happy Birthday CJ at Memories made from bits & pieces!!
Thank the Lord for everything ♥
I am thankful for My wonderful family.
Thankful my dh provides for our needs. (including my scrappy stuff)
Thankful for the good health of my ds and dd.
I am always thankful my kids work and are in school.
Thanks be to God.

Laxin lo's ~ Her high school season is done!

My dear friend Kathy invited me to her home for a scrap night this past tuesday, Thank you Kathy!! We had pizza, did much chit chatting and laughed alot!!
Below is the fruit of my labor from the evening, TFL~