Sunday, April 28, 2013

April Ice Storm

We had a interesting April around these parts. We got hit by a large nasty ice storm here in the Midwest. We lost our power on a Tuesday morning and did not get it back till late Friday night.
The kids were off school for 3 days plus the weekend so 5 days off and we were all a bit stir crazy.
It kind of felt like the 1800's around here. Food kept outside in the cold, huddling around the stove in the morning to warm up, cooking by candle light. Joyful times! For me it was but as to the rest of the family they like there modern comforts a little to well!

Snowflake overlay By: Tabby Lewis
Papers from : "Let it Snow" Kit by Darlene Haughin
Word art unknown

Dangling Snowflakes by: Delicious Scraps
Snowy Night Collab
Flower Scraps section
Word Tags: Memorable Moments Add on by: ldrag Designs

Until next time...

Monday, April 1, 2013

Easter Time

Papers : "Easter Blessings"

Elements: "Delicious Easter"

Font: Bubbly Frog Hollow & Times New Roman

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Year of Change

Wow! It sure has been a while!
I wanted to blog a few times over the past year but could never figure out how to start..... So if this post is a bit of a mess please forgive me.

     It's been a really long roller coaster of a year.

In my last post(s) I had mentioned a house guest... This house guess was my father. My father and I have never gotten along. In fact I had moved out when I was only 13. It has been a very rocky road between the two of us. Anyway, He was down on his luck and I had asked him to stay with us for a couple of weeks while he got back on his feet. A couple of weeks turned into a month and then another month etc with no real end in site.  I finally had had enough and told him to leave. He took the first trucking job he could get and left town. The last thanksgiving that I posted he came back and did nothing but complain about my family. We had a huge blow up and he took off again.  The week before Christmas we received a call from a sheriff half way across the country saying that my father had a heart attack and didn't make it. This all came the night before my great aunts funeral.

So the Holidays of 2011 were not that good.

January 2012 started off a whole lot better. My long time boyfriend and I finally tied the knot! We planned it and got married in less then 10 days! Why rush a 10 day notice when we had been together for almost 10 years? Timing, Timing was everything! We had been considering Aug. but found out his mother was getting ready to move to Hawaii and she and the rest of the family was gonna come visit us before the big move!  To us the day did not matter it was having the family around us that mattered most! With everyone scattered around the country it was not going to be easy getting everyone together again in one place. So we took the opportunity and did it!  For our 3 year anniversary we are going to Hawaii to renew our vows on the beach!

As for the general things in life, I have been keeping myself busy. I joined our local policy council for Early Childhood Education within our school district. It's a subdivision of our school board that only pertains to Children ages 3 to the start of Kindergarten. You can find out more about this program on the right side of the blog. I was the secretary for the first year and now I'm just a council member. Our youngest spent 3 years in this program before she started kindergarten this last fall.

I also joined the Transportation committee for our school district. We work with the bus company to maintain busing policy and keep costs in check. I have also joined a few smaller programs to keep myself busy. To busy sometimes!

Grandpa is doing well, he is 80 now. Our oldest graduated this past spring and is getting ready to move out on her own. The youngest started Kindergarten and is in her 4th year of playing violin. The boy (middle child) has been having problems sleeping at night and he is always tired. We had him tested for thyroid issues and a couple of other things. Yesterday, the day after Christmas, he had his tonsils and adenoids removed. We are hoping that this will help with all the snoring and sleep issues.
As you can see there really has not been a whole lot to talk about. A few really bad things, a couple of good and a bunch of drawn out boring stuff.

I  "hope" to get back to blogging and designing things. I'm not making any promises. I have not designed a thing in over a year now.  The only layout's I have done in the last year have been of the wedding. Once you break the habit of blogging it's really easy to say, "I'll do it another day" and then never do it. Blogger has even had some big changes in the last year! I had a heck of a time even getting into my blog. For the last couple of months I have been locked out.

 At this point all freebie links are down. I don't know if I will reset them or just start a new. Most likely I'll just do new stuff and let the old go. Sometimes you just have to wash your hands of things and move on.

Kit used is called "Renew" 
This was a blog hop/blog train back in Dec 2011 or January 2012.

Friday, November 25, 2011

Long Time No Post

Howdy Everyone!

I hope everyone had a Very Happy Thanksgiving!

I know it's been a long time since I last posted, a very long time actually. Sorry for the disappearance act. The summer was totally crazy and this fall we had a house guest that put a real crimp in things for a couple of months. Drama and chaos!

Thank you to all of you who have stuck around and have been checking on me. I do miss the scrapbooking community and the friends I have made here on the blog. You folks all rock! I do plan on making a return, I have some templates that I have been working on and a few mini kits. I need to make previews and proof things before I can release them. Both are things I do not like doing and defiantly slow me down releasing things. 

As soon as I get the credits in order I will start sharing some layouts that I did over the summer and see if we can't get back into the swing of things around here! 

See you all soon!

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Template #279 ~ freebie

Busy Busy...
Oh the last week has been a busy one and I'm paying for it today. Oh how I ach all over! First off the little one was off from school all week so we were busy doing all sorts of things. Her teacher stopped by for a home visit and explained rainbow crayons to us. So we made some! really easy to do. If any one would like to know how just say the word! On Wednesday I saw some signs up for the neighbor hood rummage so I decided to throw one together last minute and spent Thursday setting up. Also on Thursday night I surprised grandpa with a new TV. Well new to him. I bought it off a friend of mine dirt cheap. Picked it up and delivered it to grandpa Thursday night. We discovered that it is larger then is old one and was really wobbly on his tv stand. So I told grandpa about the entertainment center that my friend had used for the tv and was also selling. I called him and set it up for Saturday to show it to grandpa. We had the garage sale on Friday and got rained out on Saturday. We didn't do to bad considering I never put signs out or did any advertising.  I only packed two boxes up to save for the next sale. I cleaned everything up and returned grandpa's garage to him on Saturday afternoon. When the rain took a break I took grandpa over to my friends house and he bought the entertainment center. My friend and I loaded it, then I had the oldest help me move it into grandpa's place and get the tv all set up again. Crazy busy couple of days and my feet and back are definitly screaming at me today. I'm so not used to being/standing on concrete so much. Dirt and grass is so much softer! I have a couple of contracts lined up for later in the month for my landscaping. Looking forward to those. Also need to build a deck and fence at grandpa's and install the new gutters on our place.  The weatherman says rain for the next 10 days so we will see how much I get done. I also need to get cranking on my tax's, I have everyone's done but my own!

 Santa Clause is Coming To Town by: Let Me Scrapbook

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