Saturday, May 31, 2008


Well it's official we have the diploma to prove it.
Here is a picture of Ethan taken right before we left for graduation.
With over 700 graduating, the indoor pictures didn't turn out all that great.

Friday, May 30, 2008

22nd Layout of 52

Mobility Concepts Halloween. Trick or Treating at Dad's work.

22nd card of 52

Here is a card made for the restaurant


Wow the day has arrived. I can't believe that we will have a child out of school.
What an odd feeling! He is a great kid and we are very proud of the 4 years he has spent in high school. His accomplishments, drive and attitude through high school has been amazing.
Congratulations Ethan on a job well done!!!

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Last Week of School

This is the last week of school which means finals
Ethan is exempt from taking his finals because Seniors who have an A/B in their classes do not have to take exams.
Jordan had 3 today, 1 tomorrow and 2 of Friday. The one tomorrow is for his Ceramics class, no actual final but in order to pass the class they have to show up. If he didn't have to go to Ceramics, he could take tomorrow off.

Tomorrow afternoon it the rehersal for graduation and then the Senior "Party"
Then Friday evening GRADUATION!!!!

Monday, May 26, 2008

Baggo Round 1 (Couples)

Well this round was Raelynn and Gary vs Todd and Mary
Ended up being a tie so we will have to get together and play another round to see who the "Couples" champions are.

Sunday, May 25, 2008

Saturday, May 24, 2008

One sore kid

Today was the 1st day my son experienced working an 8 hour day.
It was physical work and he came home exhausted and he said he is sore all over.
He asked "Will I get used to it?" I said "Yes if you work often enough you will." I guess once wrestling ended he hasn't been as physically active as he used to be.
He took 3 tylenol and is now in bed.

Baggo Round 1

We broke out the baggo game today, best of 3
I lost, Todd won 2-1

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

21st Card of 52

Inspired by Memorial day and I made this for last Weekends Card Challenge

21st layout of 52

This was taken Thanksgiving Day 2006


My oldest son got his 1st job and started working last week. He is a lot attendent at the Home Depot store in town. He will help customers load larger items in their cars, bring in the carts and clean the lot. I am delighted that he will be working over the summer to help save money for his college. He has come home every day very happy and said the job is kind of boring but the time goes by really fast so that's ok!
I feel sorry for him this week though, he is working almost 40 hours this week and this is his last full week of school. I would be worried about finals coming up but since he is on the honor roll, he is exempt from taking exams.

Number of Graduates

Both Community High School Schools will hold their Class of 2008 Commencement Exercises on Friday, May 30. South will graduate 794 students at 5 p.m. and North will graduate 580 students at 7 p.m. Total graduates 1374
I attended the North high school and I think if we combined North and South at the time the total only was around 800.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

20th Layout of 52

20th Card of 52

This will be made at our next stamp camp.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Spring Art Show

Today was the opening of the High School Spring Art show. Both Ethan and Jordan have art work featured in the show. Jordan has 3 ceramic pieces and Ethan has most of his art work that he did through out his 4 years of high school on display. It was really neat, they had the Seniors in a separate room with all their work on display.
Here are only 2 pictures of the many that I took.

Jordan with one of his ceramic pieces:

Ethan with his display:

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Mothers Day 2008

Though the day was quite rainy it was a very nice day.
Ethan gave me a chef statue that is also a tart burner, Jordan's gift to me hasn't arrived yet via mail/ups...He didn't tell me what it is so it can be a surprise.
I was treated to dinner by Todd and the boys; we went to bd's Mongolian barbeque. It was a great experience, fun and delicious. This is where I got my Tiara.
Me and My Boys

Todd and I

Where we ate:

Friday, May 9, 2008

Another Arlo and Janis

Sometimes I feel like this when it comes to my kids.
If it's too small to read, click on the comic to enlarge.

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

19th card of 52

I really like the colors in this card

19th Layout of 52

These were taken when the kids were in grade school. 1st Day of School

Monday, May 5, 2008

New neat scrapbooking toy

I went scrapbooking this weekend and it just happened to be national scrapbooking day; so Archivers had some make and takes demonstration's going on when we 1st got there. One of the neat new tools is the QuicKuts Quick Stik; The Quicker-Poker-Picker-Upper! (It's on the tag I didn't make that up) Anyway this is my new toy, on one end it has a small flat end that you can use to pick up small gems or any small items that has adhesive on the back and needs to be placed on a page or card. This end then pulls out and you can flip it over. It has a point that you can use to poke or pierce wholes on your scrapbook pages or cards.
On the other end is a rubbery substance that you can use to pick up small pieces of paper to be positioned on your page. I have used my new toy everyday since I purchased it on Saturday. I think I already got my money's worth.

And might I add this is the same company that makes another favorite tool of mine which is the Quickutz Silhouette.

Sunday, May 4, 2008

18th Layout of 52

I realized last night that I forget to post my weekly layout so here it is a day late. This was a margarita I got at Cheeseburgers in Paradise.

18th Card of 52

I realized last night that I forget to post my weekly card so here it is a day late.

Thursday, May 1, 2008

I Am Living a Nightmare!!!

Right now I am in the middle of a nightmare that started back in July of 2007
In July the cap that was put in my mouth over 20 years ago by one of the BEST DENTISTS that ever lived cracked and I had to get it replaced. Since that time I have had 3 molds done on my mouth & 4 different caps. Almost none of which have fit correctly or stayed attached for more then 3 days at a time. The 1st cap that was placed in my mouth fit perfectly, the next day I started experiencing pain, the dentist removed the cap and filed it; still pain, went back in and he remove the cap and filed again. Still pain. The next time I went in he said, well here is your problem, the tooth in front of the cap is chipped, let me fill it and we should be fine. (It probably chipped from you working on the tooth next to it) Well it wasn't fine, he must have filed it too much because from that point on I have lived with multiple caps that weren't fitting correctly and continually falling out, remolding of my teeth, NUMEROUS cancellations by the dentist (more then I can count) and pain. I called my insurance company for advice, they said to try and get a refund for the cap and try a different dentist. They can not pay another dentist for work that was already done, so until I get the refund nothing can be done to this tooth. I know the Dentist had a new modeled cap in his possession so I wanted to give it one more try. Last Wednesday April 23rd was my last attempt to get this cap put in; it fit pretty well, but was grinding my upper teeth when I ate. I was told by the Dentist that he wouldn't be in until Monday April 28th. I called on Thursday knowing that they wouldn't be in the office, but thinking that maybe the receptionist would be. There was no answer so I left a message about the grinding teeth and asked them to call me on Monday. Well Saturday the cap fell off; Monday came I tried calling the dentist in the morning, it went right to voice mail. I did not leave a message and I also did not receive a phone call. Monday afternoon the filling that was supposed to fix the chipped tooth fell out. Tuesday the pain started. I called the dentist, right to voicemail. Wednesday stayed home from work because I had a headache (probably caused by the pain) Tried calling the dentist, this time it went to a voice mail but not the normal voicemail, it sounded like a cell phone voicemail. I did leave a message stating that the cap fell out on Saturday, the filling fell out on Monday and that I was in pain. Thursday I woke up at 3:00am in pain. I decided to call another dentist, I was fortunate enough to get into a local dentist; I was told that I was literally screwed over by my dentist. I had 2 caps in my possession, the dentist did not have a post connected to either cap so how was it supposed to stay in the spot.(I knew this) That the tooth in front of the one that needs capped is chipped, infected and needs a root canal and cap.(I knew part of this) They will repost, and recap the tooth the 1st dentist messed up on and then do a root canal and cap the 2nd tooth. But 1st I have to get in touch with the 1st dentist to get a refund. I know that this is going to be so frustrating for me. In the meantime the new dentist is going to get in touch with my insurance company and see what can be done. I am right now on an antibiotic and pain killer/anti-inflammatory. This is going to cost me a small fortune even if I get the refund and with insurance!!!