Sunday, December 28, 2008
The past few days I have been playing around with Photoshop and doing some Digital Scrapbook pages. This is one of the pages that I made of the girls from this Christmas. Its fun to do these and I have found several websites on Digital Scrapbooks that give away freebies.
I have to go back to work tomorrow,,bummer. I am only going to work 3 days this coming week and be off on New Years day and friday. It will be quiet at work too as the students and teachers do not return until the following week. I hope every one has had a great week-end!
Saturday, December 27, 2008
I sure hope every one had a Wonderful Christmas ! We spent ours with our children and loved every minute of it. This is what the Christmas tree looked like before we opened our presents.
I have alot of pictures of us opening the presents but every one had the bed head look so I promised them all that I wouldn't blog those pictures. But we had a great time.
The weather is extremely warm here today. High is suppose to be 73 degrees and storms coming in tonight to cool us off tomorrow. Its nice to sit here 2 days after Christmas with the door open to the deck and feel the warm breeze.
I am enjoying some quiet time right now as Daniel and Allison have gone to take her boyfriend to the Airport. He has to work Monday and had to return home early. We really like him a lot! We couldn't ask for a nicer guy and he is so good to our daughter. Hoping he will be our son-in-law one day soon.
I wanted show the cute little packages of Cocoa that I made for my Co-workers this year. I got the template from my blogger bud, Lolly from Lollychops. They turned out so cute!
They made some really great gifts and the cocoa recipe was easy to make too. Thanks Lolly!!!
I also wanted to show the vintage Christmas table cloth that was my Grandmothers. And also one of the pretty poinsettias that I got this year. Well I better get off this computer and do a few things before Dan and Ally get back. I have some lyaringtus today and not feeling so great. Guess its this crazy weather we have been having.
Hope every one has a wonderful week-end!
Monday, December 22, 2008
Yes, our daughter her boyfriend finally made it here. But what a time they had trying to make the journey here. I am sure every one has heard about all the snowstorms all across the country and all the cancellations and delays at all the airports. Well that's how is was for them. They started out at 3:30 Thursday morning trying to get to the Spokane,WA airport for their flight out at 6::00 a.m. Of course there was the blizzard that they had to contend with and 3 feet of snow already on the ground. Luckily her step-dad has a 4 wheel drive truck or they wouldn't have made it there.
They got to the airport to find that all flights had been cancelled indefinitely due to the white out conditions. So they sat and sat some more. Then at 11 a.m. they were able to board the plane. Unfortunately their plane did not take off until 4 p.m. in the afternoon. They got to sit on the tarmac for 5 hours with screaming babies and irate passengers while they kept de-icing the plane and trying to clear the snow off the runways. All this while more snow was falling. They were on of 3 planes that got out of there that day before they shut it down completely. Needless to say her Dad and I were basket cases all day. Trying to work all and watch the airport's flights departing and texting Allison and e-mailing each other,,it was just crazy!!!!
They finally made it to Denver by 7 p.m, only to find that all the flights to Nashville were full up until 7p.m. on Friday night. We found them a hotel for the night with shuttle service to and from the airport. Then had to spend most of the next day sitting in Denver airport until flight took off, which was delayed of course until 8:40 p.m. They finally arrived in Nashville at 11:30 p.m. We were so glad to see them coming through the corridor from the gates. Even though was 30 hours later than we expected, we didn't care. We were thrilled that they made it safe and sound.
They were pretty worn out from their travels and we all came home and went to bed.
On Saturday Mom had her Christmas get together for our family. My brother in Alabama came up with his Granddaughter. His wife was very sick with a cold and didn't make it. My children were there too and we had a wonderful time. It wasn't even that cold here and Allison and Willy were glad it wasn't snowing after coming from the Blizzard in Spokane.
This is Allison and Willy below in Mom's kitchen.
Then Mrs. Santa(Mom) opening her big box of gel pens that I gave her.
And then its the kids watching me open up a present.
All of us having fun and opening presents!
My Girls, Kalyn and Allison!
Kyle and Kalyn spent the night on Saturday night and we all had such a great time. We played board games and laughed alot and also ate alot too. Daniel enjoyed having our all our"babies" here with us.
On Sunday we celebrated Daniel's birthday.
The picture above was made down in our basement which is the "Dan Cave" that is where he likes to spend his time listening to music and where he keeps all of his Bud collection. We had alot of presents for him and the girls made him a birthday cake and he loved it all. I had to take a picture of him and the kids.
This week has been a busy one for me so far. Yesterday I had an Optometrist appointment and I now have to wear bifocals, I knew it was coming because I was having a hard time reading up close. I will get my new glasses next week.
Today I went to the Rhuematologist. Good news is I don't have Rhuematoid arthritis. Bad news is I have bone spurs in the joints of both of my big toes. It causing degenerative arthritis in the joints and has been causing all of my pain. He gave me some medicine that will help with the pain and I do not have to go back to him again until April unless it gets worse.
So this has been whats been happening with me since my last post. Now I am going to go see whats up with all of my blogger buds. I will post again tomorrow.
I hope you all have been having a nice Holiday week so far.
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
I get to pick her up at the airport tomorrow afternoon,,I can't wait to hug her and kiss her sweet face!
I hope to post alot more next week as we are going to do some fun things while she is here.
I also hope every one is doing great. And to tell my other Girlie Jess, how sorry I am about her losing her Grandmother this week. Your still in my thoughts and prayers!
Hugs to every one!!!!
Tuesday, December 09, 2008
A little more art that I have received lately is some 4 x 4 Christmas chunky pages. I was in a swap and received 4 of them.
And I also participated in a Christmas ATC swap too.
I really didn't participate in too many swaps this Holiday season. I did a Christmas inchie with my Mom and another with someone in another group. And I also did a Christmas Banner swap and should receive it this week. I will post pictures of it when I get it. I am also doing a Goodie box swap will that Jill is hosting. You send your partner a good size box of artsy stuff such as art supplies, pictures, embellishments, etc... I think this will be fun as I always love to get goodies that I can use in the mail.
I have been working fast and furiously on some jewelry projects that I am giving as presents. I also making some Hot Cocoa bags to give to some of my co-workers. I got the cutest template and recipe over at Lollychop's blog. She is so generous in giving all kinds of cool templates, patterns, and recipes away on her blog. The templates are in PDF form. She also had some cool Christmas gift tags and little cards. I have really enjoyed visiting her blog and she is just a really nice friend,,and her posts are funny too. So pay her a visit and say Hi!
Ok,,,I had to get a little sentimental today,,lol.
Monday, December 08, 2008
I Love it when the sky looks like this. And my ride in this morning was so pretty because of the sunrise but I didn't have my camera to take a picture of it. I did take a picture with my cell phone but it didn't turn out that good.
Yesterday I went over and got my Mom to bring her over to watch our fave Football team play. We had a great time. She always gets chilly at my house as I don't keep it quite as warm as hers so I had to bundle her up in my Titan's blanket and I put a Santa's hat on her too.
Next picture is when she was so happy because the Titan's made a touchdown!
We do Love to watch our Titans play ball and they won again. So we are going to the Play offs and hopefully on to the Superbowl! Daniel came in and had to snap a picture of both of us as I had my Santa hat on too!
No,,she didn't fall asleep,,she just shut her eyes when the flash went off. And of course I had to have my big mouth open,,lol.
I also took some pictures of some of my Christmas decorations that I have out and of my Christmas Tree.
Now I just need to do some Christmas shopping and put some presents under that empty tree. I always wait till the last minute to do my shopping. Mainly its because we have to wait till get "Sparky" gets his Christmas bonus check,lol.
I hope every one had a wonderful Monday! I have been pretty sore today with my good ole Arthur acting up. Heavy rains are expected tomorrow and tomorrow night. No more snow for awhile.
Sunday, December 07, 2008
So,,I will deal with it and try to do what I can to keep it from progressing.
On to happier notes. Yesterday my sweet niece came to vist my Mom and I. She is like a daughter to me and I use to babysit her all the time when she was little. Her husband and her have been married for about 9 years. They always said they were not going to have children, but guess what? Yep,,she's pregnant and her delivery date is next month. We are all so excited and can't wait to have "Little Samuel" join our family. We haven't had a baby in our family for many years, every since my children were little, which was 21 years ago.
We had a great visit and my step-bro prepared a great lunch for us all. It was very Christmassy looking with Mom's Christmas plates and decorations up in the kitchen.
Here is a pic of Mom and Emily at the table. Of course I didn't notice that the ceiling fan chains were in the way when I snapped it,,duh.
Emily is very petite and she has only gained 15 lbs during her pregnancy. But that is all baby fat. I think its wonderful since I gain way too much weight each time I was expecting. We also had some baby presents for her and her hubby to open while they were here.
She is such a sweetie. And they both are so excited about the new addition.
I had to snap a funny picture of my step-dad. Between my parents and my step-bro, they have 2 Bichon Frise dogs. Well, my step-bro's dog seems to think that it is her duty to keep my step-dad's scalp cleaned and washed very day.
Ha,,now that would drive me bonkers, but dad is so laid back that he jus sits there and lets her go to town. According to Mom and Bro he gets a good "shampoo" every day. And Sugar gets pretty spoiled by him in return.
So, today I am going to bring Mom over to my house and we are going to do a little Artsy stuff,,and watch our Football team, the almighty Titans, whip Cleveland.
Its still very cold here today and the high will only be 37 degrees. Our December has been way below normal in temps so far. And I think we will get a good snow before January. I hope it happens on Christmas day.
OH,,and great news. My stepdaughter and her boyfriend will be flying in from Idaho on the 18th to spend two weeks with us. We can't wait as we haven't seen her in almost 2 years. Its going to be so much fun having them here.
Today I am going to take some pictures of my Christmas deco and will post them this coming week.
I hope everyone is having a great week-end! I am leaving you with pictures of our "mini snowfall" that we had on Monday. It was just a trace and melted pretty quickly, but we usually do not get snow here till January.
Monday, December 01, 2008
I hope every one has a great Wednesday!