July 29, 2007


Had lunch here with my wonderful hubby today. I love that he only works weekends but also hate that he works weekends Today was such a special day to be together! We shared a slice of Key Lime Pie Cheesecake. It's not on the diet, but it was oh so yummy!!

July 26, 2007

5 things

I missed posting my 5 things list yesterday, (due to item #1 on the list) so here it is today

5 things that make me happy:

1. my new bike! been wanting one for a long time, finally found the perfect bike Tuesday night. Love it!! rode for 45 minutes last night
2. down 9 lbs. yipee!!
3. got the new Scenic Route papers, can't wait to scrap with these
4. peach smoothies from Johnny's Frozen Yogurt (near my work) dang these are so good.
nope, not on the diet, but, they use fresh peaches and apple juice to make them, so at least it's kinda healthy. Perfect for a hot day!
5. hubby is off Sunday! so excited to spend the day together

July 23, 2007

Friday Night at the Fair

Went out to the Orange County Fair Friday night, and what fun we had! I've always loved the OC fair, it's not quite as big and crazy as the LA County fair. More of a small hometown feel to it.
Of course you have to eat while you are there, that's one of the best things about the fair, is all the amazing food you can find. We saw Fried Coke, Deep Fried Avocados, Cheesecake on a stick, Fried Oreos & Twinkies and Turkey legs that must have really come from an ostrich, they were huge!! We settled on footlong hotdogs, and ended up being too full for dessert.
We found our way over the the animal barns, love seeing the sheep and cows, walked through the exhibit halls and if Tucker would have had his way, we would have gone home with all new cookware.
The guys rode a few of the rides, I of course was to chicken, um I mean had to stay off to take pictures.
We had a great time though and hope to visit one more time before the fair closes.

July 22, 2007

Tag You're It

I've been tagged by one of my blogging freinds (thanks Kim!) Now I'm tagging Joe (Scrapbook Joe) and Stephanie, and all of YOU reading this!

1. Where is your cell phone? in my purse
2. Relationship? yes, married
3. Your hair? Brown
4. Work? at my LSS (local scrapbook store)
5. Your sister? only child
6. Your favorite thing? taking pictures, and scrapbooking them
7. Your dream last night? None
8. Your favorite drink? Rootbeer
9. Your dream car? Red, '47 Ford truck
10. The room you're in? my scrapbook room
11. Your shoes? barefoot
12. Your fears? clowns, I hate them!!
13. What do you want to be in 10 years? living on a lake, somewhere in the South
14. Who did you hang out with this weekend? hubby & youngest son
15. What are you not good at? drawing
16. Muffin? blueberry
17. One of your wish list items? bike
18. Where you grew up? less than a mile from where I live now
19. Last thing you did? made lunch
20. What are you wearing? jeans & t-shirt
21. What aren't you wearing? shoes
22. Your pet? 2 dogs, Zoey & Zeke
23. Your computer? love it!
24. Your life? perfect
25. Your mood? sleepy (is that a mood??)
26. Missing? my 2 oldest boys...there coming home tomorrow from a week @ Lake Powell
27. What are you thinking about right now? this dumb tag!
28. Your car? Mitsubishi Montero
29. Your kitchen? gathering place
30. Your summer? loving it
31. Your favorite color? Pink or Red
32. Last time you laughed? Today
33. Last time you cried? Don't remember
34. Favorite snack? peanuts and black jelly beans (not together though!)
35. School? In the fall, a photography class at the local Jr. College
36. Love? hubby and my 3 boys, and scrapbooking!
Be sure to let me know when YOU posted this tag on your blog so I can check it out!

July 19, 2007


Taken this morning.
My front porch garden.
I love summer!

July 18, 2007

Wednesday List

It's Wednesday (already!) and time to share my list for the week:

5 things that make me happy
1. Tucker's first swimming lesson was last night, he loved it!
2. Got some great pics of above mentioned swimming lesson
3. FINALLY got our tax refund check! Why is it when you owe them $ you have to have the $ to them on a certain date, but if they owe you $ it can take forever!!!
4. Played with my new stamps last night that I got at the Rubber Stamp Convention.
5. Tried the new Vanilla Yogurt Cheerios for breakfast today and LOVED them!

July 16, 2007

Monday, Monday, but talking about Sunday, Sunday

Yesterday I went to my very first Rubber Stamp Convention, and can I just say, WOW!! There we so many fun stamps, and so many companies that I had never even heard of. I've been scrapbooking since, well, forever, but the stamping bit is still kinda new to me. There was booth after booth of rubber stamps, clear stamps, unmounted stamps (which is very new for me) stamp pads, handy tools and just so many fun things!! At the very first booth my friend (hi Jessica!) and I stopped at, there was this lady that had a BIG mirror on a lanyard around her neck. We both looked at her and kinda laughed to ourselves. By booth #2, I was wanting to find the lady and her mirror! Little did we know that most of the booths sell unmounted stamps, meaning it's just the rubber part of the stamp, without the wooden block, which also means without the wooden block, there is no picture of what the stamp looks like. So, the lady ended up being the smart one that carried her own mirror, so that she could put the piece of rubber up to the mirror to read what it said. (remember, all stamps are backwards to look at them, but when put to paper, read in the right direction) So, you can bet I too will be wearing a BIG mirror on a lanyard to the next Rubber Stamp Convention I go to!! Spent way too much $, but had a great time. I even got to do a Make 'n Take!! I have worked at so many Scrapbook Shows over the past 5 years, and taught countless Make 'n Takes at the shows, so it was fun to sit on the other side of the table, and be crafty. We both made a really cute tin at the Cut it Up booth (hi Vicky!) using Tim Holtz alcohol inks. Such a cute project! Speaking of Tim Holtz, yep he was there too drawing a crowd as usual. The whole Stampers Anonymous booth was very busy, not just to see Tim, but to look at their fab stamps. Love their stamps!!
Spending the day at the RSC was such a treat, I can't wait 'till November for the next one!

July 13, 2007

Summer of '69

I know, it's really the summer of '07, but here is a layout I did yesterday, with pictures from the summer of '69. I made this for one of the weekly page kits at my LSS (local Scrapbook Store) where I work. This was one of my favortie vacations as a kid. Not quite 6 years old, and off a trek that took us to 18 different states. Good times, good times.

July 11, 2007

It's Wednesday

Wednesday, ahhhh Wednesday....
That means 2 days down, 2 days to go 'till Friday!!

5 things that make me happy today:

1. love having the boys home during the summer, and glad school is out.
2. it's not as hot as it was last week!
3. downloaded my pics from our mini-golfing adventure we had on Monday, and can't wait to start on the layouts. Got some fun pics!
4. a phone call from an old friend. Hi Debbie!
5. my new jacket, it's pink with Brown Owls, and oh so cute!!! Thanks Jessica!!

July 8, 2007

Holiday Bliss

I finally downloaded our pictures from the 4th. I didn't really take many pictures this year believe or not! I was having so much fun, I just didn't take the time to worry about getting the perfect photo. It was nice to sit back and relax and enjoy the evening. There were 12 of us here for BBQ'd hamburgers, hotdogs, the best potato salad ever (courtesy of our neighbor Rebecca) chips & dip and yummy desserts. My mom and dad inlaw were here too, and it was so funny to watch them. They are from Central CA, and pretty much have always lived in what we would call "out in the country", where fireworks have never been allowed. They just can't believe how the whole block comes out and does fireworks, and how many! My hubby had the same reaction when he was here "in the city" for his first 4th of July. I've turned him into a city boy now, so it's not quite so amazing to him. His dad was out in the middle of our street video-ing up and down the block in awe at all the fireworks going on. I had to laugh at how normal this is for me, but is still so new to others. A night of memories for us and them.
I hope you had a wonderful 4th, I sure did.

July 3, 2007


The 4th of July is one of my favorite holidays, so I am really looking forward to tomorrow!! Since moving into this house 2 years ago, we have become friends with so many of the neighbors, and tomorrow we are all getting together at our house (with my inlaws too!) for a bbq and then some firework fun as soon as the sun goes down.
The flag has been hung, fireworks have been bought, food has been prepared, and my camera battery has been charged. I can't wait!!
I hope all of you have a wonderful day with family and friends, and remember how lucky we are to live in this amazing country where we can have a day to celebrate.