Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Online Friends :)

In the last couple years since I started digital scrapbooking, it seems like this has become true. It's nice to have people to talk to while you are at home everyday. And, I made a page about one of my closest friends from Canada below. I love that I get to know people from all over the world! It's so cool to learn about the different things that we do and to see just how similiar our lives really are! I am really thankful for my computer and for my online friends!! :) I love you girls!! :)

Monday, January 26, 2009


Today, we all stayed home.... Hopefully, this extra rest will help us all to recover and get back to normal... Jas and Ari are the sickest followed by Kylie and then me. I don't have time to be sick as mom would say. :) Anyhow, I had to cancel Jas' eye appointment for today, and the girls didn't go to gymnastics. We also didn't go to church yesterday. In fact, we haven't been anywhere since Friday (except to the gas station for cough drops, milk, etc.)

On Saturday morning, my Uncle Leslie passed away. He was in so much pain at the end, and Aunt Sis said it was good that it was over. I felt so bad that she had to witness his death right after Grandma's, but she said it was a good home-going. He's happy and healthy in heaven!!! I am so happy that he was saved recently, and Aunt Sis said he grew so much in the last 2 months. I cried after I talked to her. I feel so badly for her, and it reminded me of Grandma.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Well, on Sunday, we will have exercised and watched what we ate for 3 weeks... I am noticing a difference especially in my stomach!! I've only missed about 4-5 days. So, that's not too bad considering that it's not always easy to fit it in some nights. :) I did it by myself today because Jas is sick. So, I have 4 more months until swimsuit season.... I'm going to make it this time!!! :) Here's what we've been using:

She about kills you in 20 minutes, but at least it's over fast. It's easy too... just normal stuff so that exercise-moves challenged people like me can follow it. I have it memorized; so, I just put on my Zen and listen to music the whole time. :)

Ari is starting to get a runny nose, and I didn't feel that great this morning... Jas had the aches and was freezing last night, and Kylie stayed home on Tuesday because she was sick... But, I'm so thankful that we haven't been sick nearly as much this winter!!!! I think we've only had one trip with the girls to the Dr. in the fall! So, hopefully, there won't be too many more sicknesses until spring gets here!!! :)

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Blind Date Contest

I just love this new contest at Catscrap: (And, after getting a peek at the kit, I fell in love!! :)

Bad SAHM....

Kylie's sick with a bit of a cold today.... I kept her home from school. I actually overslept and thought that since she was sick, I might as well keep her home.... I feel very low though because I have been sleeping in some in the morning instead of getting up and fixing breakfast, getting vitamins, etc. for the girls. I woke up to just how blah I've been lately with the house too... I get cooped up feeling and then just let things go because I feel kinda depressed.... Well, no more!... I am starting up with flylady again... I'm going to read with the girls and spend time doing what I should be doing. Going to bed earlier tonight too so that I will be up for breakfast and learning verses while we eat and get ready on time... Shame on me... :(

Monday, January 19, 2009

My sweet friends Therese and Diána gave me this award...
I need to list five things that I am addicted to...
my family
taking pictures
and share love to five of my favorite blogs....

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

7 days...

Jas and I have exercised 7 days in a row tonight! It's actually becoming a habit, and I love the way I feel when we are done! We have been using Jillian's 30 Day Shred most nights, and I totally recommend it! I can actually feel a little difference in my stomach. Jas, of course, has lost a ton of weight and looks awesome already.... Guys only have to think the word diet, and they lose 15 lbs.! But, I'm really thankful that he's going to stick with it for me! I soooo need the motivation and company! My goal is to wear one of these this summer and look good in it!!! :)

Monday, January 12, 2009

There's a new blog challenge at Catscrap... You can win a $10 GC!! This is my page for it. :)

Here's a page that I made a while back for Vinnie.

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Catrine at DST

Catrine from Catscrap is the featured designer at DST this month. She made a gorgeous kit for the Gold Members there, and the CT also got to use it!!! I love the colors especially!! :)

And, here's a QP that I used from Lynne-Marie's Resolution Word Art and some of Vinnie's New Year's Word Art both available @ Catscrap.

Friday, January 9, 2009


I was tagged by the very talented Yvette (alohamama).
I am supposed to write 6 (un)interesting things about myself and then tag 5 more people... :)

So here is my list:
1. I love sushi.
2. I am scared of heights.
3. I was a third grade teacher.
4. I wear flipflops in the winter.
5. I've owned about every pet that can live in a house and some that shouldn't.
6. I've never ate a banana while sitting on a blueberry pie. :)

And now I am tagging.... (not exactly 5, but 4's good, right?)
Therese from Sweden
Diana from Hungary
Christelle from France
Tracy from the USA