Archive for May, 2006

I know it has been a while since I blogged. I am so sorry for that. I hope all is well with you guys. Everything is going slow here. Dh is still out of town. One point of good news it that we are finally breaking off the partnership with our business partner. We are going to have one of the stores up there to ourselves and just leave it at that and then go on to open the store in Los Angeles. Pray for us cause it is still a very long road.

5 more days till Dave gets here. Dave is Mike’s best friend from Austin. He will be here for 5 days next week. I can’t wait. Dave is such a sweetheart. He works for Apple computer and is super cool. I am looking to match him up with someone because he is 34’ish and still single. He is such a great guy. I just want him to find a good girl, so if any of you know anyone in the So. CA area who is single, let me know, lol {wink}.
I told Mike that he better make sure that he can come home while Dave is here because there is no way that I am going to entertain his friend by myself. That would be super weird, lol. So he promised to come home and leave the store with the stand-in manager that we have right now.

Scrapbook related:
I did make finalist for the Paper House dt. I am super excited and cant wait to see who gets it. I pray that I am one of the new members. I’m not going to hold my breath or anything but I really want this so bad. I just know it will be a super cool manufacturer to work for.

I dont have any lo’s to post today, I kinda took a week break from scrapping. I feel rusty, lol
I am thinking about entering the MMMasters contest too, but just thinking at this point. I will let you know.

Well I won’t ramble and bore so I will post again real soon, I promise. TTYSoon ๐Ÿ™‚

Random About Me Fact:

I put peanut butter on my pancakes instead of butter, yummy!


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A lo…

Hope I dont bore you guys too much because I have not post too much lately. All I have is a lo I did last night. Still working on this new concept I thought up. The bird on this lo is attatched with a hinge and it flips down with journaling on the other side and so it can fit in the album.
Oh yea, one of my layouts got picked for Memory Makers mag’s April Assignment and is featured online and can be seen at http://www.memorymakersmagazine.com/article.aspx?id=64. I was pretty excited even though it was not in the mag. I almost fainted when I got the email though, lol.

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It is so funny how a mistake can end up amazing. I am calling it my new scrapbooking style and I am very proud of it. I have never seen anyone do this before and I came across it as an accident. I had sewn some stitches to the top of this page which was black thread on white cardstock. Well, it looked awful. I was not happy with it at all. So I decided to cut out the white top of the layout which left the picture and the flowers and no top part. So since I love stars and had been trying to think of a new way to used them, I cut some out and added them to the top of the layout. They are supposed to look like they are just floating there. My sister said for me to get this idea ยฉcopywritten, isnt she cute, she just loved it ๐Ÿ™‚ I have so many ideas coming to mind from this it is incredible. Thank you Jesus ๐Ÿ™‚ So here it is, my lo gone from bad to good…

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I hope yall had a great NSD! Just posting a lo I did for my sister of my nephew. It is a halloween lo. I found these pics and even though it’s off season, I got totally inspired to do it for her.
I did get my Xyron PCS in but now they have the Cricut at Michaels so I’m not sure if I’m going to keep the XPCS. I really want to save up for a Wishblade. It really comes out so much cheaper in the end. The cartridges for Cricut are 89.99, buy 2 of those and you end up paying for a Wishblade which you can download unlimited fonts off the internet. I will keep you posted on which one I end up keeping. Have a beautiful and blessed Sunday.

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I missed yall while I was gone ๐Ÿ™‚ Saturday the 29th was my b/day so Mike got here on Friday night to spend it with me. We love it when he comes home. We didn’t have any big plans so we just slept in and relaxed a lot. Mike had been asking me for I don’t know how long what I wanted for my b/day. I didn’t want him to stress over it, especially with all going on with business so I told him not to worry about it. He really felt bad because I was supposed to get the new car for my b/day and it just didn’t happen. I don’t care about that, I just want him to focus and not worry about anything such as material things. He has so many worries on his mind. But… I did get a Xyron Personal Cutting System I can’t wait for it to arrive.

We ended up driving into Los Angeles on Sat. and spent the day site seeing and just enjoying the day. We drove by our store up there and took a long drive up the Hollywood Hills, Beverly Hills, and Bel Air.
So since we don’t really know the area too well, we were trying to find somewhere to eat, somewhere nice. So we past a couple of resturants on Sunset Blvd that we should have stopped at, but, as usual, I said ” No honey, lets just drive a little bit farther and see what else we come across, maybe something better”. Oh, I swear, I will never say those words again because we ended up driving for hours and hours. We were starving, the daylight faded away into night and we still had not eaten. We ended up in Santa Monica where they have nothing but a bunch of little bistro type resturants, you know, the kind you dont want to take kids into. We avoid those kind of places at all times. So we decided to get back on the freeway and start driving back towards the O.C., I just knew, and prayed we would come across something. I prayed, silently. I prayed for anything, a Chili’s, a Buca di Beppo, a Jack In The Box for crying out loud. But most of all I prayed that no one would throw my words back to may face because silently I was already doing that. All I could hear was ” No honey, lets just drive a little farther” echoing in my mind. OH how foolish of me. And sure enough, I looked lovingly over towards my dear spouse… I saw a grin appear on his face… Oh no! He said it! “Let’s just drive a little bit farther”. All I could do is laught histerically and promise that I will never say those words again.

We finally came across and Outback Steakhouse, which I had never had. We also came across a Bucca Di Beppo, my absolute favorite, but the wait was too long so we did go to Outback. It was good. We had a great dinner after all ๐Ÿ™‚

Another late sleep in day. God forgive us but we missed church. We started the day off slow and ended up by ourselves in the car. Krista stayed home with the babies and we drove down the coast and into La Jolla. La Jolla is my favorite beach in San Diego. It is so absolutly beautiful there. Here are some pics of us and me…

And it would not have been a complete b/day without my Peas. Lisa (artsyfartsychic) started this b/day thread for me. She is a doll for doing so. And she got everyone to make me a b/day card using the theme of my random fact about me from my blog. How creative is she! I was so thrilled over this and I had so much fun reading all of the random facts about my friends on the beautiful cards they made for me.

AND, I received a package of goodies yesterday for my b/day from my friend, Miss Erin Keener, how sweet was that! She sent me some HS goodies, and some really awesome pp, and she made me the most awesome card.

I was so taken back by all of this shower of kindness. Really made me feel very very special.
I really love all of you guys from the bottom of my heart. I wish I could give each and every one of you a big ole’ hug!

So my dh is gone again, he left today. This will be a short trip, I will see to that. So I will get back to scrapping and blogging and all those good things.
Thanks for reading this super long post, I just had to play catch up ๐Ÿ™‚

Random About Me Fact:
I was a cheerleader in school and I was always at the top of the pyramid because I was so skinny. I was such a skinny toothpick before I had Krista. I sure wish I could be like that now, lol

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