Monday, March 31, 2008

14th Layout of 52

Might as well post one of the layouts I did this past weekend. This is a 2 page layout. The 1st page ended up being one of the layouts I previously did; I like the 1st layout I did with this pictures better so I will put that page with page 2 of this layout.
Layout 1

and 2

Sunday, March 30, 2008

An Evening of Scrapbooking

Last night I had the opportunity to go Scrapbooking at Archivers with my sister.
I was very productive and got 11 pages done. I will post these within the next 11 weeks. Unfotunately when I was putting the pages in my scrapbooks, I found 2 of the layouts were previously done. UGH! I guess before I decide to use pictures in a layout, I should make sure I haven't already used the pictures in another layout.

Saturday, March 29, 2008

13th Layout of 52

Here is an easy layout. Not much I could do with the layout considering it is a large group photo.

Thursday, March 27, 2008

13th Card of 52

Here is card #13

Sunday, March 23, 2008

The Court Jester

Awhile back we recorded the movie The Court Jester and today after lunch we finally had the opportunity to watch this classic movie starring Danny Kaye, Angela Lansbury & Glynis Johns

Happy Easter

Sending everyone who reads this a Very Happy Easter!

Friday, March 21, 2008

Inner Turmoil

Starting last Sunday my Brother in Law was in their Church's drama "Inner Turmoil." He has the part of Sorrow in a four-part Holy Week play and is really doing an awesome job. I was able to go see the 1st two parts of the play but missed tonights. We had a snow storm earlier in the day (Yes it's still snowing in March) and we were not sure how the weather was going to hold up.
Hoping to see the last part of the play on Easter Sunday.

12th Layout of 52

Well sort of. Here is my layout for this week. I tried Stitching the 12x12 layout but as you can tell I am not quite good at it. My top part didn't line up.
Oh well at least the majority of it turned out.

Thursday, March 20, 2008

12th layout ?

Well I don't have one ready yet, I am hoping to have one ready by the end of the day Saturday to keep my goal!

12th Card of 52

Here is card #12 Another card I made for a challenge from another blog.

Monday, March 17, 2008

M&M Commercials that crack me up!

Here are 2 M&M commercials that I really get a kick out of.
One I have seen on tv the other I found on YouTUBE.

3, 5 and 17

Today the company I work for laid-off 3 people in the department I work in, 5 people total on our floor and from what I heard 17 total within the company.
This has been the 2nd set of layoffs within the month.
They claim this will be the last of the layoffs, but you know how companies say things just to calm the storm.
Their excuse for the layoffs is because of our current economies state. Could be but why doesn't middle or upper management ever get laid off along with the non management employees?
Just wondering....

Friday, March 14, 2008


Got this as an e-mail so thought I would post it here too!

1. If your doctor told you TODAY that you were pregnant, what would you say? I'm getting a lawyer and suing my husbands Urologist

2. When was the last time you flew in a plane? March of 2006 from CA to IL

3. What did the last text message you sent say? Telling my DH that when he called on the cell phone all I heard was the phone disconnecting. I absolutely hate cell phones.

4. What features do you find most attractive in the opposite sex? Boy I better describe this one correctly. Physically: around 5' 7" Full Head of Hair, Cute Tush, Strong Legs, Full Lips Non-physical: Have Common Sense, Smart but not come across as overly Intellectual, Sense of Humor and Be Patient but Stern when needed.

5. What is a goal you would like to accomplish in the near future? I only set short term goals so as to not be too disappointed. Current goal is to get through the next few months smoothly, we are rather busy these next few months.

6. Shoe size? 8

7. Been to Mexico? Yes but just for 1 day.

8. When is the last time you had a massage? 2001 table massage/full body & 2004 chair massage/back massage

9. What was the last TV show you watched? Celebrity Rehab the Reunion

10. What are your plans for the weekend? Saturday going to the Columbia College Open House, Sunday: Church, and catch up on Saturday's chores that I didn't get to do. We are also having overnight company Saturday to Sunday, wrestlers coming in from MI that will be wrestling at the High School's annual Rumble.

11. If your significant other asked you to marry them TODAY what would you say? Sure, if he would still want me...

12. What is in the back seat of your car right now? Just the bench seat, I have to keep one thing in my life clean and organized might as well be the car.

13. What were you doing at 8 am this morning? At work, at my desk probably trying to reconcile a purchase order

14. If you could marry any celebrity today who would it be? As I get older I don't find celebrities all that attractive anymore. Maybe Jim Carry (humor), Gary Sinsese (Seriousness), James Spader (animalistic)

15. Have you ever been to a strip club? No, I don't find anything sexually attractive about people stripping; male or female.

16. What is the best ice cream flavor? Anything with Chocolate in it or Pralines and Cream

17. What is the last sporting event you watched? High School Wrestling

18. Ever go camping? Unfortunately Yes.

19. Last phone call? To my children yesterday.

20. Are you allergic to anything? Only some medications: Ceclor, Vicadin, Celebrex and Naproxen. I was told I can never get arthritis because they may not be able to give me anything for the pain. Wonderful!!

21. What is one thing you have learned about life recently? 2 things actually: No one is looking out for you except yourself and It Is What It Is, some things can't be changed.

22. What do you do at work?
Title: Purchase Order Reconciliation Clerk: The department is a major function within the Finance department. Our primary goal is to ensure the integrity of inventory files at the respective Retail Support Center aka Warehouses. P.O.R. is responsible for the verification of all vendor stock deliveries into the sixteen RSC's. Our typical day consists of reconciling the warehouse receipt against the vendor invoice, filing claims against the carriers / vendors for shortages, damages, prices and thoroughly researching correspondence associated with such claims. Money recovered by the P.O.R. department through vendor chargeback's (on an annual basis) resulting from price differences.

I copied that from our website. That's it in a nutshell? Understand? There are some days I still don't. LOL

23. What is your mom's name? Esther

24. Ever cried for no reason? No, and I don't normally cry for reasons either. Just not a crier.

25. What is your favorite color to wear? Black - it is slimming, but otherwise reds, grays and maroons/burgundy

26. What is the longest plane ride you have ever been on? IL to St. Lucia with a layover in Jamaica on the way.

27. What is the longest road trip you have ever taken? IL to Fort Meyer Florida.

28. What are your turn-offs? Arrogance,

29. What was your last alcoholic beverage? Lite Beer

30. What are you craving right now? Sleep - as for food for the last few days I have had a craving for a Fudgcicle.

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

11th Layout of 52

This is a 2 page layout of Todd building our new grill last summer. I think we got our money's worth out of it, soon after it was built Todd christened it by having about 9 of his former co-workers (all male) over for a BBQ.

In the bottom right picture, Todd napped after the building of the grill.
Such hard work.

11th Card of 52

I had my campers make this card in February and I also sent the card to Stampin' Up! for their March WOW Card contest.

All materials Stampin' Up!

Warmer weather equals

During dinner I asked Todd since the tempature got up to 50 today; does he have the urge to ride?
After dinner I asked Todd if he was going to see if the bike would start. He said if it started he would take it out for a ride, if not he would accompany me to the grocery store.
Well it started and he rode for about 30 mins. He doesn't like to ride once it gets dark. So I am sure if the weather stays above 50 degress he will be out riding often.

Monday, March 10, 2008

Cute Commercail Alert

There is a real cute Huggies baby wipe commercail that I saw tonight.
A rubber duck is watching this toddler get messy in a few different scenes, each time the toddler gets messy the duck looks happy that the toddler will be taking a bath but then mom brings a Huggies baby wipe and cleans up the toddler. After each huggie is used, they flash to the duck all sad because there will be no bath.
Very cute commercail

Friday, March 7, 2008

Spinach Calabrese YUM!

Lois a co-work of mine brought in 2 large spinach calabrese's today.
Her husband manages an Aurelio's Pizza resturant and had to make over 200 calabrese for some event. So I guess he made extra and Lois brought 2 of them to work. She gave 1 to me and the other was divided between 2 other coworkers. I brought it home and baked it for Todd and I for dinner. YUM! We ate about 1/2 of it and have the rest to enjoy for lunch tomorrow. If it didn't have pizza sauce in it, to me it would have tasted just like Spanakopita (Greek Spinach Pie)
I told Todd that I am going to place special orders with Lois and have her delivery them to work occasionally on Friday's. LOL

Thursday, March 6, 2008

2 Acedemic Achievement Awards in 1 Week

This past week both boys were honored with acedemic acheivement awards from their High School.
Jordan received an award for academic improvement. This award was given to the student who has had the most improved grade point average in the past year.

Then today Ethan received The Prairie State Achievement Award. He exceeded the IL learning standards in Reading and was presented a certificate by the IL State Board of Education. Basically he scored extemely well in Reading when he took his SAT's his Junior year.
He definitely inherited this from his father's side of the family.

We are so very proud of both our boys.

10th Layout of 52

And here is the 10th layout of the year...
This was taken I think in July of last year, these are the cousins from Todd's side of the family taken at Grandma and Grandpa's house.

10th Card of 52

Wow that means this is the 10th week of the year already.
Here is a card I made last weekend for a bloggers challenge. We will probably make a card similar to this at a future camp. Sorry about how dark the scan is, I have to figure out why our scanner is scanning things dark, it's probably the settings.

All materials Stampin' Up!

Sunday, March 2, 2008

Their Back, Yea!

Todd took the boys to his hometown this weekend. He was invited to sing at his sisters church and I needed to stay home because I had to get cards and supplies ready for stamp camp next weekend (It ended up being very frustrating and not very preductive, but that's another story)
I always like having time to myself but I do miss my family and am always happy when I see the car pull in the driveway. Jordan did most of the driving to get some more time in and to build his confidence in driving.

It's so nice to have my family back home and safe.