Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Come one --come all

For the super-dooper Cardapalooza on Sugar and Spice

The date you ask: Saturday, October 4
When you are wondering: why all day, starting at 10:00 a.m.
What is this, you think to yourself: new card challenges and techniques all day long taught by the wonderful DT's of Sugar and Spice
Who can come is the question: why anyone and everyone.

We are a very friendly and fun loving group of ladies who love to scrap and make cards. Please come and check us out.

Can't wait to get some more cards made.

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

A Great Cause

Thanks to Stacey's blog, I found this great cause. Since my MIL now has this disease, reading Cammie's blog brought tears to my eyes. Cammie you are the greatest for all the hard work and effort you have contributed toward fighting this disease. THANK YOU.

I encourage you all to check out Cammie's blog to see the fantastic give away she has going and the fact that you can contribute to this as well. Please take 5 minutes of your day and check this out.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Watching the kites fly

Grandpa and Tyler watching the kites.

Suzanne's Blog challenge #38

What are your 'Seven Wonders' -- the seven most amazing things your eyes have seen? Describe the places, objects, people or accomplishments in your life that are the most meaningful and life-affirming experiences of your existence?

1. Four of the most beautiful grandchildren in the world. To see them after they were first born and to watch what they have become thus far, to me is just the most wonderful blessing in the world.

2. Las Vegas to me was the most beautiful place I have ever seen. I felt just like a fairy princess while there.

3. The Hoover Dam was just awesome to know how hard the men worked to build this just blows me away.

4. This may be silly, but to be able to sit outside at night and look up and see the stars and the fireflies and the stillness is just incredible.

5. The island of Aruba and everything it has to offer. The beaches, water and terrain and of course the golf course there was just so awesome to play on.

6. Building our new house and all the hard work and love that went into it. I never dreamed I would have something so nice and to me it is a piece of art.

7. See the Mackinac Bridge for the very first time

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

My grandmother's apron

Someone sent this to me at work today and it brought back a flood of memories of my grandmothers. Take the time and enjoy.

I don't think our kids know what an apron is.

The principal use of Grandma's apron was to protect the dress underneath, but
along with that, it served as a potholder for removing hot pans from the oven.

It was wonderful for drying children's tears, and on occasion was even used for cleaning out dirty ears.

From the chicken coop, the apron was used for carrying eggs, fussy chicks, and
sometimes half-hatched eggs to be finished in the warming oven.

When company came, those aprons were ideal hiding places for shy kids.

And when the weather was cold, grandma wrapped it around her arms.

Those big old aprons wiped many a perspiring brow, bent over the hot wood stove.
Chips and kindling wood were brought nto the kitchen in that apron.

From the garden, it carried all sorts of vegetables. After the peas had been shelled, it carried out the hulls.

In the fall, the apron was used to bring in apples that had fallen from the trees.

When unexpected company drove up the road, it was surprising how much furniture that old apron could dust in a matter of seconds.

When dinner was ready, Grandma walked out onto the porch, waved her apron, and the men knew it was time to come in from the fields to dinner.

It will be a long time before someone invents something that will replace that 'old-time apron' that served so many purposes.

Grandma used to set her hot baked apple pies on the window sill to cool
Her granddaughters set theirs on the window sill to thaw.
They would go crazy now trying to figure out how many germs were on that apron. I don't think I ever caught anything from an Apron.

Monday, September 15, 2008

It's my blog birthday

I am one year old today. I wish I could give you all a big piece of cake but instead how about this

To celebrate and to show my love and appreciation for you all, I'd like to give a little a little present back to YOU!

Since I love to hear your stories about all of your fun at crops, please do a NEW layout showing me some of the fun at one of your crops. Please provide me with a link to your blog so I can see your layout. You have until next Monday, Sept. 22 to finish. I will draw a winner and send you some beautiful paper. .

Again, thank you all for visiting my blog. You are all a great group of ladies.

Sunday, September 14, 2008




Join us at Scrapbook Heaven September 14th-27th for two weeks filled with summer camp fun. Re-live the excitement and memories you experienced as a child as we say "Good-bye, Summer Camp"!

Each day of camp gives you the chance to complete badge requirements and earn a new cyber patch. Earn the most patches and you could be named "Best Overall Camper" and win the grand prize -- a fabulous Scrapbook Heaven KIT!! Additional surPRIZES to be awarded thru-out the camp.

We'll have lots of fun teaching tips/techniques, scrapbook challenges and maybe a game or two! Come along and bring a friend.

When: September 14th thru 27th
Where: scrapbookheavenga.com
Time: 6 p.m. EST-START

Come on over and have some fun and get some new ideas. Can't wait to see you there.

Mud Puddle

When the weather turned to rain for part of the day when we were having our garage sale, it worked out great for Tyler to have his first play date with a mud puddle.

Here are a couple of the layouts:

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Dirt, dirt and more dirt

We needed fill dirt for our yard and I came home from work one day and there was a business card in the door that said, "free fill dirt call my cell." Well they started bringing it and brought it for 2 days. They brought the dirt in gravel train trucks and they brought us 30 loads. When it stops raining we are going to be busy spreading it around and then getting to the point we can finally plant some grass.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Don't forget those that lost their lives

Where were you? Do you remember what crossed your mind when you first hear? I remember wanting to talk to both of my kids and just hear their voices.

Don't ever forget those that lost their lives.

Where Were You (When The World Stopped Turning)"

Where were you when the world stopped turning that September day
Out in the yard with your wife and children
Working on some stage in LA
Did you stand there in shock at the site of
That black smoke rising against that blue sky
Did you shout out in anger
In fear for your neighbor
Or did you just sit down and cry

Did you weep for the children
Who lost their dear loved ones
And pray for the ones who don't know
Did you rejoice for the people who walked from the rubble
And sob for the ones left below

Did you burst out in pride
For the red white and blue
The heroes who died just doing what they do
Did you look up to heaven for some kind of answer
And look at yourself to what really matters

I'm just a singer of simple songs
I'm not a real political man
I watch CNN but I'm not sure I can tell you
The difference in Iraq and Iran
But I know Jesus and I talk to God
And I remember this from when I was young
Faith hope and love are some good things he gave us
And the greatest is love

Where were you when the world stopped turning that September day
Teaching a class full of innocent children
Driving down some cold interstate
Did you feel guilty cause you're a survivor
In a crowded room did you feel alone
Did you call up your mother and tell her you love her
Did you dust off that bible at home
Did you open your eyes and hope it never happened
Close your eyes and not go to sleep
Did you notice the sunset the first time in ages
Speak with some stranger on the street
Did you lay down at night and think of tomorrow
Go out and buy you a gun
Did you turn off that violent old movie you're watching
And turn on "I Love Lucy" reruns
Did you go to a church and hold hands with some stranger
Stand in line and give your own blood
Did you just stay home and cling tight to your family
Thank God you had somebody to love

I'm just a singer of simple songs
I'm not a real political man
I watch CNN but I'm not sure I can tell you
The difference in Iraq and Iran
But I know Jesus and I talk to God
And I remember this from when I was young
Faith hope and love are some good things he gave us
And the greatest is love

I'm just a singer of simple songs
I'm not a real political man
I watch CNN but I'm not sure I can tell you
The difference in Iraq and Iran
But I know Jesus and I talk to God
And I remember this from when I was young
Faith hope and love are some good things he gave us
And the greatest is love

The greatest is love
The greatest is love

Where were you when the world stopped turning that September day

Craftling's Cosy Corner argument against word verification

If you are interested in a chance for some blog candy, please check out Craftling's Cosy Corner

I so agree with her on this one. This is the one I agree with the most:

The problem with word verification is that it takes too long. The characters are very often hard to decipher, and it’s frustrating when you get them wrong and have to re-enter the little suckers!

I have disliked these word verification for a long time and it is so nice to see someone else agrees with me. Way to go Chris.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Suzanne's Blog challenge # 37

Write about what makes your favorite season your favorite season.

The summer is my favorite season. I love it because the sun comes up early and stays up late. I love the hot-hot days. The fresh garden foods that you get in the summer is always a plus. You don't have to worry about starting your vechile up early to get it warmed uped before you head to work or have to worry about getting stuck in the snow. By far--SUMMER is the best.

Saturday, September 6, 2008

How about some blog candy

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Who wouldn't want to taste some of those delights.

Friday, September 5, 2008

Our Day Yesterday

Yesterday we went out to get photos taken-while at a stoplight had a man on a cell phone not see everyone stopped and he slammed right into the back of the van which shoved us into the truck in front of us.

All the airbags went off and the kids were very frightened but amazingly no one was hurt. We had mom(85 next week) go to the hospital just to be sure she was okay and the doctors said she was perfect! The grandkids had a late night last night with lots of questions and some very valuable driving lessons. When the wrecker was taking the car away JJ stood up crying and said "bye bye little smushed broken car." She then got really paniced and asked if the angels that were watching over us were going with the car. After reassuring her that her angel has a life time duty to her she was fine and so thankful and was singing songs of praise for our

Ally had a little trouble sleeping last night but they seem fine today and went to
their first day of Timothy ministry so they are having a ball. I guess that mom and I can never say it is boring when we come down to visit:-)