Thursday, April 24, 2008

My Anniversary

*Imagine little doodled hearts here*

hehe! Tuesday was our 2 year anniversary.... and even if it didnt go as we planned it was fantastic! Matt had to his building certification exam that morning and was supposed to go back to work afterwards. Instead he was home at 3, just as I was getting dressed to go get the food for dinner and his present. (I wanted to make Carmela's chicken rigatoni. I found a copycat Macaroni Grill recipe that I had already perfected.) I just threw on jeans and my crocs.

Anyways... we didnt end up leaving right away. He wanted to go with me and needed to eat lunch first. 2 hours later we are out the door, but had to stop at his dad's. An hour later we left to go get our presents... we had decided on his and hers cotton bathrobes (to stay with the traditional 2nd anniversary gifts)

Of course it hard to find nice bathrobes in April when its about to get hot so we went to several stores. (I did get some great bras!) Finally we found some at Bed Bath and Beyond. By then it was 8:30 and we were starving. So instead of cooking dinner we went to Outback Steakhouse. The food was fabulous as usual.

So instead of my romantic candlelit dinner at home on our wedding china, I went out in my jeans to Outback. Instead of going to the movies, we stayed home and watched big brother in our new bathrobes. Instead of having a drink out, we made alcoholic snow cones with the little machine we also bought at Bed Bath and Beyond. It was a fantastic night. I wouldnt trade it for anything.

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Category Stories :)

Category Stories is UP!!

Make sure you check it out. We are giving away a Paper Pixie kit this month.

I chose the category this week and well... I did it as an excuse to make me scrap my crocs. My hideously ugly but oh so comfy crocs. They truly saved my butt in Vegas (we walked at least 10 miles a day) I always swore I would never own a pair. Im a shoe girl and I usually go for style over comfort.... but damn if Im not wearing them to work, to the grocery store, to run errands. Damn.

Anyway... please come and play along with the challenge! Its all about SHOES. Im giving max points to any tally gal that does one and links it to the blog. :)

Friday, April 11, 2008

A busy weekend.

Yay Wyatt! Im done with my antibiotic now so after the chaos of this weekend Im going to come snuggle you. I cant wait! :)

Its going to be a busy one. I actually need to start packing and trying on dresses. Matt has a big all weekend convention for one of his volunteer organizations (and he's in charge of half of it) Its about an hour north of us. He is already there and checked in to the hotel. I work until late late tonight and then I have to drive up. Im just hoping I get out of work before midnight so I can get a little hot tub time.

Saturday morning I get to go to a tools class my tallygal Fiskateer Sara! Its super psyched to meet her and Alicia and learn all about fiskars tools.

Other that is convention time until Sunday evening. I think Im going to take a little scrappy stuff in case I get bored. I know Matt is going to have to work most of the time (except banquet and party times) and he is the only one there I will know. *fingers crossed* I can find a few ladies to chat with :)

oh and just a hinty hint... you may want to watch Caardvarks tomorrow.

Tuesday, April 08, 2008

Welcome Spring

I love the way the air smells in the springtime. I love to fling open my windows and let the freshness in. The flowers are blooming, the birds are chirping and the grass is getting greener. There is just something about spring that makes me happy!

I got out of work super early tonight and went outside with my canvas and began to paint with bright happy colors. My creation is a little crazy (and still unfinished) but made me feel so good. My hands are still a little painty. I love it. I love being HOME in time to watch Big Brother live while I scrap. I love that I get to spend time with hubby tonight. Yes... today is an awesome day.

Last week I got to play with the springiness of the April Simply Obsessed kit. I finally got my hands on the NEW pretty pink paislee stuff. Here are a couple layouts and my "Welcome Spring" wall hanging (made out of a piece of cardboard) I cant wait to make cards with my scraps.

Saturday, April 05, 2008

What a week!!

So many good things have happened to me this week and as part of my effort to be MORE POSITIVE I am going to share them.

It begin with the birth of my newest little nephew Wyatt Lee. He's an April Fools Baby. That is special because 4/1 is my late grandma's birthday. Isnt he the sweetest little guy ever? Unfortunately my mom took this photo because Im a little sick and cant go see the baby yet. I want to wait til Im done with my antibiotic.... just a few more days.

I also found out that I made the April - June Design Team at TallyScrapper (which is one of my favoritist places ever) The points are like crack.... You have to have more and you have to share(not that Ive tried crack mind you, but you get the picture) I should be recieving the vintage inspired April kit any day now. Im going to make my grandma dig out the old pictures!

Thursday I got to spend lots of time with my niece's rough housing and playing around. I love watching my husband dazzle them with his magic tricks. (yes I married an amateur magician)

On the way to my SILs house I found a cool scrapbook store. Now I'll be dragging Matt in there everytime we go over.

Then I found out that this layout <---- won the Glitz designs contest over at Create My Keepsake. I am getting this ginormous pile of glitz gorgeousness! I seriouly cant wait! It had lots of frosting and a rollerdoodle!

Other than work this is been one awesome week! Here's hoping next week is 1/2 as good :)

Tuesday, April 01, 2008

My Monday Night...

Its almost 5am and I just got home!

At 9:30 pm my mom and I were cropping away when our phones started ringing. Mindy's water broke (my SIL). At that point we dropped our scissors and said goodbye to the guests and started calling the phone chains.

By 10:00 we were off to the hospital. My mom is already crazy tired and all we'd eaten for dinner was chocolate and sun chips. We manage to find our way around the hospital late at night and find my lil sis and other brother already waiting. She was still in triage so we had to wait.

After another hour we got to go in 2x2 and visit for a bit. She just wasn't dialting. At 2am they gave her the drug to give it a push. By this time Im dying with cramps and my mom is looking mighty tired. She'd been up for almost 24 hours.

At 4 my brother comes out and tells us the nurse says he'll probably come between 8-10am. At this point my mom had to go home and get a little sleep. If she didnt I was going to make her anyway. I drove the 45 minutes home to do the same.

Now Im up wired from all the caffiene I chugged earlier and so wishing I was kissing my sweet little nephew's chubby cheeks! But NO... he has to be like his daddy and take his sweet a$$ time with things. hehehe

Here's to hoping Im and Aunti when I wake up :)

Here are the 3 layouts I finished before our crop was interrupted....The 2 here at the bottom use the March kit from TallyScrapper.