Life's a journey... here and living it!

Life's a journey...   here and living it!

Friday, December 29, 2006

Hard to believe

this year has almost come to an end. With that said I'm excited about the New Year to come. We are going to have many changes to 2007. Our oldest daughter Heather is getting ready to go into the Army reserves. She leaves on January 4th. We are going down on the 3rd to OKC to spend the last day with her. She is leaving behind her daughter (our grand daughter) Hayleigh, so we will be watching her until she gets back. I am going to be pulling mom duties again for a little one.

Another big change for us is my DH is in the process of finding a new job so we will be relocating to a new state. He has an interview in Texas and Ohio so far. I'm leaning towards Texas myself. I would be happy at either place. Being a military wife for 12 years I'm so use to relocating it's just another adventure. I have alot of wonderful friends I will be leaving behind here that I will truely miss. They are mostly scrapbooking buddies!

I've been thinking about my 2007 goals and I hope to get them listed by New Years. That way I can fall back on my blog to remind me of the goals I've set for myself.

I hope everyone has a wonderful and safe New Years!

Sunday, December 24, 2006

Christmas Eve

is already here. I'm so blessed to have all my kids home except one. My oldest son is over in Korea and I truely miss him. I wish he could be here but I know he is doing well. We love you Adam! Happy Holidays to everyone!

Thursday, December 21, 2006

I'm back with another son in the Army!

I'm so proud of both of my sons. Here's a photo of Alex from graduation today. He's all grown up...but still my baby!

Thursday, December 14, 2006

All work and no play...

are pretty boring so tomorrow I'm going to the LSS and crop for the day. I have an album I need to get finished and two layouts for the Superbowl round at Memory Creators. I guess it's still work but I love this kind of work. Sitting down...running my mouth...and can that be work???

I'm getting very excited because next week we go pick up our son that has been away at Basic training and his AIT (Military training) for Enigineering. I'm so happy that he will be home before Christmas. He has been away for some time now...most of the year! He is at Ft. Leonardwood...we have been there for our oldest son's graduation. I loved it up there, very beautiful area. I hope it's not too cold or any snow while we are on the road. I love it...but I don't like driving out of town in it! Did I say how excited I am??? lol

This is Alex the day he left for Basic. I can't wait to see how much he has changed!

I'm working this week

for a friend that has a Organizational business and we have been so busy organizing this couples' house. I have not been around to play this week...but the extra Christmas money next week will be great. I hope to catch up with my usual blogs soons. Hope everyone has a great week!!!

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Made it through the Draft

Round 1 at Memory Creators that is...not sure yet what we have to do for ROUND TWO – FIRST HALF. I'm in the contest with some familiar faces (Jessica and Kate) and some new faces. I'm having a blast and the gallery is just should check it out! They have wonderful kits too. I get them every month and love them!

Sunday, December 10, 2006

We'll I did not win

at Scraplove...but I did have a blast and got to know some great people there. It was very challenging and I hope to get another chance some day!

Congrats Kate and Em for winning!

I got to crop most of the weekend and I got most of my Christmas presents finished. I had a blast with my friends and eat to much junk food! All in all the weekend was great!

Wednesday, December 06, 2006

This is round

at Scraplove. For the final round you have to do a LO of "10 things I love about me". We started with 63 people playing the game and now it's down to the final 11 with 2 slots for the Design Team. I've gain so much from this challenge. I've made some wonder friendships along the I've push my artistic abilities to the max. I've loved every challenge and whether or not I make the design team or not does not matter. I'm proud of the accomplishments along the way. Although...if I do make it that would be awesome too!

Here's my final LO for the Scraplove Survivor contest!

Journaling reads:

10 things I love about me

I’m family oriented! I’m loving and giving to my family. I try to remember and tell my family I love them everyday.

I’m true to myself. If you want others to believe in you…you need to believe yourself. I may wish that I could change some cosmetic things in my life but I still love being me.

I enjoy laughter…Anyone that knows me knows I have a smile on my face. I would rather smile than be mad. I can’t stay mad long any way!

I dare to dream! Where would we be if we did not dream of better for our lives? I appreciate what Gods given me, but I dream of more for my life!

I live out loud. Life too short to not live life to it’s fullest. I enjoy life and live it with a purpose!
I usually have a positive attitude. I tell my children to see the glass half full instead of half empty. If life knocks me down…I pull myself up and try again.

I’m artistic. God has given me the gift of art and I love to create. It gives me purpose and joy!
I have faith. I believe that there is an after life. I put my faith in God and believe he will guide me.

I love being a grand mother. The circle of life is what it’s all about. I hope that they will see the wisdom and love in me that I have experienced from my grand parents.

I love being a wife. I might not always show it enough, but I love my husband and can not think of life without him.

TAG Your it!

tag your it!
I was tagged by the talented Kate, so here it goes...

A - Available or single: neither
B - Best Friend: Tina
C - Cake or Pie: pie...both!
D - Drink of choice: Coke
E - Essential Item you use everyday: deodrant :)
F - Favorite color: blue
G - Gummy Bears or worms: worms
H - Hometown: Charlotte
I - Indulgence: Krispy Kreme donuts
J - January or February: February ( my birthday)
K - Kids & Names: Adam, Heather, Alex, Jessica, and Kimberly
L - Life is Incomplete Without? family
M - Marriage Date: March 11, 1987
N - Number of Siblings:2 brothers (both older)
O - Oranges or Apples: oranges
P - Phobias or Fears: snakes
Q - Fave Quote: Live life as if it were your last!
R - Reason to Smile: why not? life's too short...
S - Season: Fall
T - Tag 3 or 4 people: Michelle, Jessica, Bethany, & Emily
U - Unknown Fact about Me: my weight...urgg
V- Vegetable You Don't Like: spinach...unless it's in a dip
W - Worst Habit: picking up after my kids when they should do it...that I'll just do it myself!
X - Xrays: long list!
Y - Your Fave Food: Popcorn shrimp
Z - Zodiac Sign: Aquarius

Saturday, December 02, 2006

The Draft

Working on my LOs for the Draft at Memory Creators. We can not post our LOs online any where so I'll just give a peek at a couple of photos used for my LO. I also used the two pictures of Hayleigh below.

I day dream of Cancun!