Monday, October 30, 2006
THis is what I did tonight. I wanted a fall page that showed the beauty of the fall colors. I think that this captured that. Still not crazy about the white line that is around the photo it seems distracting I may take it back apart and take that off but IT ain't gonna be tonight I tell ya. Has been a long day. Bella has been "painting" she painted the paper, the table, the floor and parts of herself. SO I am off to put her in the bathtub. AHHH to be three again....
Saturday, October 28, 2006
Friday, October 27, 2006
We are going to start the Pages for Kathy project. We are making an album 12 x 12 with all about me pages and baby girl pages. THey are going to be 12 x 12 and just think girl colors. We are doing them simple so she can do journaling as she would like to on them.
IF anyone is interested in making pages or donating anything, just respond here or send an email. We need to get this done ASAP it honestly isnt looking good. Read the previous post you will see why time is not much luxury at this point. We will be giving this to her through the church and the school. As pages are done I will get them to Sally to take to her. That way she can journal on them or add the photos she wants us to add. You are welcome to put your name and address and words of encouragement on the back of the page if you would like. I have had numerous volunteers already and we thank you all. Please continue to pray for kathy, her husband Jason and her daughter Claudia (5 months old). We know God can work miracles. We truly need one for Kathy now. So please remember their family. Thank you so much
Wednesday, October 25, 2006
ANd she is saying that if you find a lump a bump or anything to PLEASEEEEE go check it out dont wait. A couple weeks could be the difference between treatment and nothing they can do but let you try to be comfortable while you live out the remainder of your days.
Please keep them in your prayers tonight and hug your family a little tighter.
Monday, October 23, 2006
TOdays challenge on SCRAP THAT MOMENTS blog challenge is: WHat is your Passion. WELL I have 3 . My family, scrapbooking and photography. I love patterened paper and all you can do with it. I havent met many patterned papers I haven't liked. ESPECIALLY this crate paper IT IS TO DIE FOR!
I have been working really hard at my photography skills with lots of help from Tracey WHites book and calgaz showing me how to use my camera haha. I have seen alot of progress. I LOVE my camera and all its functions and it takes the best photos. BUT the person behind the camera has to kinda know what they are doing too. SO I had to make myself practise. Bella doesnt seem to mind too much.
Hope you have a wonderful Monday and if you get a chance stop by the boards on Scrap that moment. You will find all kinds of challenges there from blog challenges to scrappin challenges or kick back and muse with us in our daily musings and tell us about your day and whats on your mind. The gallery is FULL of amazing projects and scrap work if you don't find inspiration there then man Something is definitly wrong with ya ha! SO many talented people scrap there and I love them sharing their work. Be sure to say hi and give us a shout.
Till tomorrow .... :)
Sunday, October 22, 2006
Saturday, October 21, 2006
Thursday, October 19, 2006
My friend Annette forwarded me a blog entry from another friend of hers that did a challenge on ~~>
This front page of the Parade. IF YOU HAD ONE DAY TO SPEND WITH SOMEONE WHO'S GONE... Who would it Be? What would you do?
Wow perfect timing Annette. I Definitly would choose my daddy. NO doubt without hesitation. I miss him more than words will ever say. There is no word to describe how much I miss him. I went home last Saturday and took Bella to the Pumpkin Patch. We went down "daddys Road" I call it. The road that he was killed on and later renamed the BObby McCrary Memorial drive. I tried to explain to Bella that this was her Pawpaw's road. She asked the normal 3 year old questions.. "Did He build it?' no I replied, "he didn't build it. "Then why is it Pawpaw's road?' "Becaus,e he was such a special man that they named it after him." "Oh ... CAN I have some more pink gum?"
We were traveling down that road (you have to so you can get to the pumpkin patch) and taking photos. I wanted a better photo of his sign for the book I am working on of his life. I havent gotten too far it hurts my soul. I did work on the page last night for my That Design Team sponsor pages for next months sponsor on Scrap that Moment. It is hard but IT is going to be a beautiful dedication page. I want to add happy pages too though so BElla will KNOW the man we loved so much. Not just that he died.
How do you explain something like that to a baby? I know he knows her. But the first thing I would do is tell him everything about her and John. Tell him How I met John and How he saved me and takes such care of me. How he loved me back to reality and made me wanna get on with life somewhat and that IT Was OK TO LIVE. I will tell him how I always saw him ,well see him, all over Bella. Her mannerisms and things she says, and I know he is whispering just what for her to do to get on my nerves and pay me back haha.
I wouldTell him that the Atlanta Braves won the world series right after he died and I Know he had to have put in a good word for them cuz they sucked so bad the year before. Tell him how much mama misses him and we all miss him. How I lay awake at night wondering what it would be like if he were here, and how life just isn't the same without him here and how life went so crazy after he was taken from us. Tell him I know he didn't want to go but I know he had to. Yes, tell him the bastard that did it is in jail and not to fear I will not rest, he will serve out his ENTIRE sentence and he better pray he never sees the light of day from anywhere but behind bars if it is my last breathe in me. SO HELP ME!
I do think about what it would be like if he was still here.. Would I live in Alabama? Probably not.. he wouldnt let me take that baby to ALabama, he would have had me arrested or road blocks set up and an amber alert in full force before I hit the Rankin county line. (ha ha) But also living there wouldn't be so hard for me if he was still there. Would I have gotten so sick? I know he would spoil Bella totally rotten and take her riding in his old truck. He would let her play with his glasses, Teach her inappropriate songs like he taught me, How to belch the Abc's and let her change the channel on the tv with the remote. (Something we were never allowed to do.) I know he would sneak her a never ending supply of pink gum and grin as she smacked it, enjoying every chew of the flavor it holds. He would get pure delight out of her cowboy boots and how sassy she is in them. He would giggle at her ways and her sayings. She would be his buddy no doubt. We would walk along that road they named after him and Id ask him what he would change about his time he spent here. He always asked me that when something happened good or bad.. what would you change. I'd hug him tight and tell him just how much I love him and wish he was here and How much I miss him and He would grin and say HEY it aint that bad, it could be worse. Then he would say "Dang your a good lookin kid, cuz you look like me." wink at me along with his mischievious grin he always had,
and probably toss me a lifetime supply of pink gum.
What about you? Who would you like to see? What would you Say? What would Yall do?
Wednesday, October 18, 2006
The tag is 5 Random things related to the number 5 and 5 weird things about me.
OK 5 RANDOM Things related to the number 5:
1. It is 10:55 right now.. coincidence I think not Lol (does that count as 2 cuz there are 2 5's in 55? Ok fine!!!!
2. I have 5 things picked out in this new Oriental Trading book I got today :)
3. I have 5 projects due for Scrap that Moment that I am working on.
4. OH this is good one I have 5 toots that will be coming up YIPEEEEE 3 for next hobby lobby 1 for legacy and I cant say yet where the other one is to but you will know it when I can say yipeee!
5. I have 5 outer pieces of the letter l'sin front of me but No inside letter L's so I have the stencil look of it but not the innerds (make sense) chipboard letters. Makes me crazy! Im always runnin out of L's E's and a's
OK 5 weird things about me.. This should be easy lolol
1. I eat black eyed peas with My spaghetti
2. I eat ranch dressing on my pizza and my french fries and anything else that is dippable.
3. I scrap better at night than during the day for some reason
4. I find it hard to throw away magazines esp scrapbook magazines.
5. I love olive juice ... out of the jar of sliced salad olives the green kind but I dont like pickle juice and everyone says its the same but IT IS NOT! ( I discovered this when I used to get hiccups REALLY bad when prego with bella it was the only thing that got rid of them ... still works)
OK I TAGGGGGG:: DIDI, kimberly rae,Anam, staceyface, becky Thackston, Kara, Teri lynn, Jozzy and JEanne (hahahahahaha I know you will call me on this one bwahahahha love ya mean it)
Tuesday, October 17, 2006
We are still recouping at the Jones res. can't go and do anything it seems anymore that one of us doesn't get sick. Here are the photos I promised if BLOGGER will cooperate :)
Bella loved this tiny pumpkin. She wanted to ALTER it she said hahahaaha My daughter what can I say. She looked everywhere for her perfect pumpkin to take home with her. She loved looking at the Green ones too. Actually we did take home a green one as well.
THey had lots to do there from a old fashioned rope swing, a corn box kinda like a sand box.. and a hay maze. SHE had LOTS of fun! (check out those cowboy boots isn't she stylin') SHe thinks she is something in them boots now. WE have our Tuesday Night Girls Chat AT Scrap that Moment tonight. You should come check it out. We always have lots of fun. Hope everyone back home is safe from the storms last night. IT got really bad here too at one time we had 4 tornadoes and the sirens kept going off all night. SCARY! BUt everyone is safe and sound. Just didn't get much sleep last night haha.
Sunday, October 15, 2006
Bella had a fabulous time "papping" (petting) the animals and FEABEN (feeding) the baby chicks. She got a little confused on the pumpkins they looked like balls to her and if it wasnt the perfect one would toss it back down. We had to explain THESE THINGS are not balls and they will break and their seeds and eww stuff will fly out to not do that... well go figure... anyway after going to the pumpkin patch I went to the Local scrapbook store on that side of town scrappin DIvas and saw Miss Wendy and Rowan (hi guys) havent seen either of them in forever. SHe had some awesome stuff there. but I was rushed so didnt get to really shop. It was good to see them though. We stopped by My mom's (grandma's) and then went to Dave and Darlenes (it was Dave's birthday) and then made the drive back home. YES we came BACK HOME same day... DID I MENTION 3 hours one way? TODAY I feel like a train wreck or like a train wreck survivor. It would be easier to say what parts didnt hurt like maybe eyelashes... but im not so sure of that.
I look at the photos of Jan (wanna age her up and wrinkle her) she looks awesome. I look like IM the grandma of everyone even John.. NOT Jan. She looks like she walked off an album cover. I wanna sit on her or something hahah Love ya Jan. IT was so good seeing them since we normally only get to see them once a year. WE NEED to all get to gether more often.
HIghway 49 and a camry were not made for each other. ITs not that the car didnt have a smooth ride IT really did but man I can sure feel every crack in the pavement today. OK nuff fussing about feeble feeling bones. WE did have a wonderful time. We got to see old friends we havent seen in a long time, see Buffallo is sandhill Mississippi (who knew) and a zedonk... Bella still hasnt gotten over that and the walking goat. she thought that was too cool. She loved the tiny pumpkins and wanted to take them all home. she called them the cute pumpkins. They didnt have the old truck and the other decorations that they ussually have. We dont know if because of the crowds and kids climbing on them if that is why they werent there or what BUT I miss the cute photos we ussually get there. Bella loved getting the stamp on her hand of the three pumpkins and THE lady that drove our school bus when I was in first grade was working in the store.. HOW COOL IS THAT! John pointed out to me also we ussually go late in the evening and no one is ussually there but we went at high time on saturday when the tours were going on is why it was so crowded. But we still had SOOOO MUCH FUN! I am sure she will remember it forever and if she doesnt I have 192 photos to remind her.
Wednesday, October 11, 2006
YEs the drama never ceases to end at the Jones residence. I cooked a roast and man it was good. John has an issue though when he eats meats like roast or steak that sometimes they get stuck in his throat. (esp. when it is a huge piece, he didnt cut up or bother to chew, just shoves in his mouth) WELL, HE got a big ol honkin piece put it in his mouth IT was hot (hmm maybe that SMOKE ROLLIN OFF IT WOULD BE A CLUE) so he puts this big ol chunk in his mouth does the "OH MAN ITS HOT" dance and swallows ....then ugh ohh.. it wont go down ... wont go up ... ugh oh.. well he waits thinking it will work it's way down for .... 5 hours. (yes I raised utter cain at him) before letting me after I told his sister on him and his mama and threatened to drag him behind my car with yarn, ribbons and some adhesive tied in a pretty bow around his neck (red line no doubt) to the ER, where they would NOT ONLY have to take the meat out of his throat, but my hands from around the outside of it as well IF HE DIDNT GET IN THE CAR AND GO TO THE ER SO THEY COULD SAVE HIS LIFE.... NOPE he wasnt going. "ILL BE FINE I just need to get it out" (oh, well, why didnt you say so)... its been 5 hours.. not minutes.. HOURS ... KNOCK KNOCK... IT AINT COMIN UP without medical attention. FINALLY after talking to his sister(again) and her calling his mother... He agreed RELUCTANTLY to go.
SO we take Bella to her last year teacher's (Mrs Tracey GOD I LOVE HER) house drop her off. (did I mention my kid had those big ol sparkly horns the size of christmas trees? I think that was a prior post somewhere) then off to ER.
WEll when you get a big ol man still in his nice work clothes come in grabbing his chest and heaving to breathe THEY WISK YOU OFF. SO we splain what the deal is. THey gave him finally (it didnt take too long maybe 30 minutes in the waiting room... IM telling you IF YOU NEED TO go to er for anything GRAB YOUR CHEST they rush you bac,k man I dont care, broke arm.. broke leg, the flu GRAB YOUR CHEST) so they give him these 2 muscle relaxers and man he was like HEEElllooooo dahlin' after that. Mr Im chillin where is the party till he starts the upchuck. BUTconveinently right before they were gonna wheel him down to put the handy dandy pitch fork tube thingy down his throat and spear the roast out.. Up it came.. (Thank you lord) HE felt much better immediatly.
Guess what My dear sweet charming loving husbands words were.. "HEY HUN COME HERE... You need me to get that for you for the scrapbook page I KNOW you will do on this?"
MEN .... GOTTA LOVE EM! He also asked if this was gonna be on my blog tomorrow.... hehehe What do you think?! HEY it could have been worse. I could share the story of Bella asking you about your BIG GIRL PANTIES :) Love you honey SO HAPPY you are feeling better.
Be sure to look in SCRAP THAT MOMENT'S Gallery at THAT SPONSOR pages. TOmorrow is my day to upload and I have a few up already. Be sure and look at all the design teams sponsor pages they are amazing THEY worked really hard on them too.
Design Originals Is THAT SPONSOR of the month THIS MONTH at SCRAP THAT MOMENT. You can see what we did with this product HERE I will upload the rest of my creations with this FABULOUS paper and the TIM HOLTZ collection tomorrow. lynette has been working feverishly trying to get the site upgraded. IT IS LOOKING BEAUTIFUL I must add. It won't be long now she will have the message boards back up. She has the front page and the Designers pages mostly done. They look so pretty! Can't wait to see the finished product. I know she has so much to get done and it takes alot of time. I also know there are alot of STM'ers out there that are going nuts (like me) missing the message boards. Hang in their guys It wont be long now :)
In the mean time be sure and hang out in the gallery and post on your favorite layouts. You will find great inspiration there SO many talented people posting it is awesome! SEE YA THERE! Don't forget to let us know what you think of THAT SPONSOR!
Monday, October 09, 2006
DOn't forget to check out THAT SPONSOR this month at SCRAP THAT MOMENT . I havn't uploaded my projects yet because my upload day is not till Thursday. The Tim Holtz papers we got are amazing. We got some precious Fall papers also. We got A TON of different lines I was so shocked by how much stuff was in that box. IM SO IMPRESSED! LOVIN' this design team stuff! Everyone is so talented it just buzzes with inspiration.
Another scrapbook store is up for sale. How scary. I pray the LSS's make it. Hurricane Katrina was so hard on the stores in the areas. BUt Health concerns were the main reason. It is hard for her to do these days. Praying she finds a buyer and it can stay open. They did a great job with having the cool product in stock but I know how hard it is to keep up with a LSS. Especially with internet and the chains moving in. Good luck to the guys at Scrappin Friendsy. Hoping someone will come in and buy it.
Well I am off to cook supper and to deal with a sad baby girl cuz her kitty cat is now going to a new home. I know she will be so sad but her health is so much more important.
Pray for us tonight lol
Saturday, October 07, 2006
Today was a BEAUTIFUL day here in Mobile. Perfect weather, not too hot. The wind blowing a small breeze. Perfect day for Bella to play outside. SHE DID... almost ALL DAY LONG. I can remember when I was a kid going outside and playing all day. SO much fun. Poor kitty, Bella wanted it to do the CHA CHA but it just wasn't cooperating... Poor cat is gonna have nightmares about that short mean child.
She didn't have a clean spot on her when she came inside this evening. She was helping daddy most of the day. John got the new garage door working. Bella was convinced we needed to call Handy Manny but we kept saying NO DADDY CAN DO IT. SO she helped DIRECT him on the correct use of tools. HA! We needed the sensor on the door the one that came on the house when we bought it was outdated and had no sensor for objects left under the opening, so when a car pulls in or if a little short person by the name of Bella hits the button and leaves stuff in the way it wont crush it or ESPECIALLY her! He also burned some of the rest of the pile in the back yard STILL left from when they cut our pines. Bella kept telling me Daddy was cooking sticks... I was confused on that one but got it when I saw he was burning the old limbs and stuff. Pretty funny. ONE DAY it will be lookin good again. Bella had a grand time playing. We cooked out on the grill tonight (YUMMY STEAKS HUN) John can cook an awesome steak. Bella crashed early she was so tired. I have not seen her that dirty in a while.
I played outside this morning with her and then some this afternoon before it got dark and the mosquitos came out. IT sucks not being able to get out in the sun but I know better. I had alot of work to do anyway getting my projects done for Scrap that moment. I think I have them finished, now to just scan them in. I have to clean up my scraproom mess also It looks like a cycoon came through. I JUST LOVE this paper from this months sponsor. Yall are going to love this. SO much talent there. I am gonna do a couple more things tomorrow to them,just some polishing touches. Then scan/photo them. Well off to bed got church in the a.m. Then lots of work in the afternoon helping Net get THAT STORE upgraded whewhew CANNOT WAIT! My wallet is screaming at the thought.
Thursday, October 05, 2006
I flash back to a certain barbie jeep that she named "THE SCARY JEEP" She was terrified of that jeep.. WELL not at first. AT first it was very cool and she sat on it and was like hmm ok, then her friend Eva Caroline decides to hit the go pedal ALL THE WAY TO THE FLOOR and run them through the swing set. No one was hurt but terror struck.
SO much for the barbie jeep. That was it for her. She had no desire to be on it. I did everything, I tried to get her to ride it but no... SO we luckily were able to return it... she has been talking about a 4 wheeler or a jeep again and I am still thinking it is not such a great idea.
John was talking to our friend at Bella's school who is also the director. She told us how impressed she was with Miss Bella (we looked around in shock and surprise to see if there were any other parents standing around with children by name of Isabella) She said No She is so quiet and reserved in class. (the look of shock on our faces must have totally taken her aback) She minds her teacher and does what she is asked. (again we are looking around for the set of parents that belong to this wonderful kid they are describing cuz THAT CANNOT BE our kid) She then tells about how she walks out to the playground and got a real treat. Bella had all the boys lined up in her class and was telling them THE CORRECT way to do things and this was how IT was gonna be done and no exceptions. Funny was THEY WERE DOING IT! everything she said.. Mind you the little girls were off in the corner hopscotching and playing on swings but oh no NOT Bella she is over with the boys telling them how this show will be run and They are to do as she says, when she says.... no exceptions. I couldn't help but laugh cuz THIS sounds so much more like the kid we know. Our friend thought this very funny, that she was keeping the boys in line. She couldnt get over how they were paying attention to the little dictator and doing what she said. I just shake my head.
Bella is thinking she is MUCH the superstar since her photo is in the Hobby lobby book. She loves to look at it and tells everyone "The Bobby Bobby has my pitter in a book" she informs anyone that will listen. OF course most people wonder who this bobby person is with photos of my kid.. so we explain. I try to tell Bella that this is not near as important to the rest of the world as it is to her grandmother who purchased enough copies to wall paper a small office. Can't wait for the legacy shoot to come out.. she is gonna be floored then. OR maybe she will use it as tile who knows..
We have taken another left turn on the scrapbook room project. We are thinking of going with the "Heidi Jones" approach and putting the cabinets and counter top in. We think we found a good deal on some and man it is NICE! Also out of site maybe out of Bellas hands.... doubt it but it is worth a shot. Also is going to be cheaper since his dad isnt going to be able to do the table and we have to get it done or go purchase it. I think the counter top will be more sturdy as well. Im so excited and glad the construction is about to begin.
I am supposed to go crop with some friends this weekend, I so hope I get to go. I miss them so much havent seen them in a while. Depends on hubbys schedule. Plus I don't drive much yet at least till all of the medication is out of my system especially at night. Who knew how bad that shingles screws up your eyes. So who knows if I will get to go, It is wait and see at the moment.
I GOT MY BOX FROM STM and Scrappy Chick. OH MY GAWESH. I am in love with all the stuff in that box. I couldn't believe all the product and LOVE all the extras. I can't tell you all the surprises, you will be able to see them this month on SCRAP THAT MOMENT in THAT GALLERY when the DT uploads all our projects, but I have to say TIM ROCKS! :)
I got my surpises for the pubs in Scrappy Chick too CAN YOU SAY ENTIRE LINE OF THE FALL/THANKSGIVING papers from Flair Designs along with embellies and the stickers and the velvet ribbons and the charms and the cardstock letters! MOUTH WATERING BABY! I have so many plans for that! I have been told next month Scrappy Chick prizes will be sponsored by Cosmo Cricket. CAN I GET A OH YEAH BABEEEY! SO submit submit submit!
HUGE SHOUT OUT to Shari at SANDYLION. I needed some papers that I couldn't find anywhere online to finish a project for Legacy magazine. I emailed her asking her where I could find them, who may carry them and did they have websites etc. She was so very nice and worked hard to find me an answer but had a HUGE rolodex of stores and didnt know who had this exact line so instead she said "I have no idea but I can fix this" and shipped me out the papers I needed RIGHT THEN! NOW that is customer service.. SOMETHING that you just dont see anymore. Thank you again to Shari YOU ROCK and so does SandyLion! You can catch that project in the March edition of Legacy magazine and Somerset home idiea book.
Well I have 2 of my 5 projects almost ready to go. I have to finish printing my photos and then lock myself in my room and get this done. THIS IS SO MUCH FUN! I am in scrapping heaven!
TA TA FOR NOW... and Happy scrappin'
Wednesday, October 04, 2006
THis was the challenge page I did tonight for that Tuesday Night Girls Chat at Scrap that Moment.
The subject was YOUR PETS.. well this is our latest pet... The cat's name keeps changing as Bella's mood changes which is daily. Its name was smelly cat for the longest time but now she is calling him Vinnie... WHo knows what his name will be tomorrow. Guido gets along with him in the back yard so that is good.
I LOVE SEI papers. Really fun to work with. How can you say no to this face (poor cat wishes we would Im sure)