Monday, June 29, 2009

This is for a challenge on Triple the Sketch blog.

Needed to use a stamp on the layout and I chose to use Close to my Heart's Confetti and Favors.

A couple of hours with Tyler

Last night, my son, daugther-in-law and husband went to the movie so I got the opportunity to take Tyler shopping. How fun it was to see things through the eyes of a 2.5 year old. Things that we take for granted are a new adventure to his eyes. We stopped at Target and there they have a section with some of the old toys I used to play and my kids played with. I showed him the Jack in the Box--to him it was the greatest thing in the world. We could have stayed the whole night and just played with that.

Sometimes we need these little ones to help us remember to a look at our life and not to always be so busy we forget the little things.

Have a great day and find something today that will make you think like a child again.

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Urban Anthology’s Birthday Blog Hop!

I participated in Urban Anthology’s Birthday Blog Hop!

If you want a challenge go check it out, it was a lot of fun and here is my layout.

Friday, June 19, 2009

We Got Some Great News Today

Tyler is going to be a big brother come next Feb. Yup, our DDIL is going to have a baby. Her due date is Feb. 4 and we are all so excited. Tyler told us today by giving us a card with his voice recorded in it.

Such great news I just had to share.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

I am Older Than Dirt, are you?

Someone sent me this today and it so reminded me of my youth I thought I would share.
Yes, I am older than dirt, but I have so many great memories that I don't care.

Someone asked the other day, 'What was your favorite fast food when you were growing up?'

'We didn't have fast food when I was growing up,' I informed him. 'All the food was slow.'

'C'mon, seriously. Where did you eat?'

'It was a place called 'at home,'' I explained. ! 'Mom cooked every day and when Dad got home from work, we sat down together at the dining room table, and if I didn't like what she put on my plate I was allowed to sit there until I did like it.'

By this time, the kid was laughing so hard I was afraid he was going to suffer serious internal damage, so I didn't tell him the part about how I had to have permission to leave the table.

But here are some other things I would have told him about my childhood if I figured his system could have handled it:

My parents never drove me to soccer practice. This was mostly because we never had heard of soccer. I had a bicycle that weighed probably 50 pounds, and only had one speed, (slow).

We didn't have a television in our house until I was 5. It was, of course, black and white, and the station went off the air at midnight, after playing the national anthem and a poem about God; it came back on the air at about 6 a.m. And there was usually a locally produced news and farm show on, featuring local people.

I never had a telephone in my room. The only phone in the house was in the living room and it was on a party line. Before you could dial, you had to listen and make sure some people you didn't know weren't already using the line.

Pizzas were not delivered to our home. But milk was.

All newspapers were delivered by boys and all boys delivered newspapers --my brother delivered a newspaper, six days a week. It cost 7 cents a paper, of which he got to keep 2 cents. He had to get up at 6AM every morning. On Saturday, he had to collect the 42 cents from his customers. His favorite customers were the ones who gave him 50 cents and told him to keep the change. His least favorite customers were the ones who seemed to never be home on collection day.

Movie stars kissed with their mouths shut. At least, they did in the movies. There were no movie ratings because all movies were responsibly produced for everyone to enjoy viewing, without profanity or violence or most anything offensive.

My Dad is cleaning out my grandmother's house and he brought me an old Royal Crown Cola bottle. In the bottle top was a stopper with a bunch of holes in it. I knew immediately what it was, but my daughter had no idea. She thought they had tried to make it a salt shaker or something. I knew it as the bottle that sat on the end of the ironing board to 'sprinkle' clothes with because we didn't have steam irons.

How many do you remember?

Head lights dimmer switches on the floor.
Ignition switches on the dashboard.
Heaters mounted on the inside of the fire wall.
Real ice boxes.
Pant leg clips for bicycles without chain guards.
Soldering irons you heat on a gas burner.
Using hand signals for cars without turn signals.

Older Than Dirt Quiz :

Count all the ones that you remember not the ones you were told about

Ratings at the bottom.

1. Blackjack chewing gum
2. Wax Coke-shaped bottles with colored sugar water
3. Candy cigarettes
4. Soda pop machines that dispensed glass bottles
5. Coffee shops or diners with tableside juke boxes
6. Home milk delivery in glass bottles with cardboard stoppers
7. Party lines on the telephone
8. Newsreels before the movie
9. P.F. Flyers
10. Butch wax
11. TV test patterns that came on at night after the last show and were there until TV shows started again in the morning. (there were only 3 channels,if you were fortunate)
12. Peashooters
13. Howdy Doody
14. 45 RPM records
15. S& H greenstamps
16. Hi-fi's
17. Metal ice trays with lever
18. Mimeograph paper
19. Blue flashbulb
20. Packards
21. Roller skate keys
22. Cork popguns
23. Drive-ins
24. Studebakers
25. Wash tub wringers

If you remembered 0-5 = You're still young
If you remembered 6-10 = You are getting older
If you remembered 11-15 = Don't tell your age
If you remembered 16-25 = You're older than dirt!

I might be older than dirt but those memories are some of the best parts of my life.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Do you like to try to win some blog candy

Then run over here to Emily's blog and look at the awesome blog candy she will be giving to one lucky person.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Challenge #7 Vows-- for Lovebug Scrapbook

I made the flowers and cut the vines out and painted over the smaller photo. Was fun to work on this.

The quote says: As we grow older together, as we continue to change with age, there is one thing that will never change...I will alayws keep falling in love with you. Karen Clodfelder

Thursday, June 4, 2009


My scrappy friend Melissa has an awesome give away on her blog.

Now you can go order and leave a comment and try to win, but I am really sure I am going to win this one :))

Look at some of her awesome work she does. This lady has so much talent.