Thursday, August 30, 2007

top 10

things I love right now


2. reading

3. milky way midnights (a little too much)

4. American Crafts albums

5. My Nikon d70
6. www,
7. reading blogs
8.hoarding scrapbooking supplies
9. The promise of a new homeschool year starting after labor day
10. The See's candy hubby brought me for my birthday :)

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

10 days can seem like a lifetime

When you husband is out of town, that is! Don't get me wrong. I love my children. I love having a large family. But boy, not having even one minute alone to myself for 10 days has been hard. I am sure part of that is the fact that I am not getting a lot of sleep. The baby is STILL waking up 2-3x a night. He is eating people food (versus baby food ;)) and still it doesn't help. None of my children have slept through the night while I was nursing. But none of them have been up this often. I am not ready to stop nursing but if I don't get some sleep I may change my mind. 10 days is a long to time go without scrapbooking too. I did a card for a friend that made MMM. (making memory masters) and that is it. Just feeling kind of tired and blah. Hopefully my hair cut this Saturday will perk me up some. and the fact that hubby comes home tonight!

Saturday, August 25, 2007

high school musical 2

I am wondering if your house has children running around singing "what time is it?" Yes, the High School Musical 2 movie came out a week ago. Here are my thoughts on it. yes, it had more boyfriend/girlfriend stuff in it. I could have done without so much of that. But what I did like is
1. The contrast between the girl's clothing. Good girl Gabriella wears pretty dresses versus the snotty Sharpay's more trashy clothing.
2. The theme that ran through the movie was, be true to yourself, be a good friend.
3. the music, very catchy songs :) LOL

scrapbooking. There is so much competition now. I had tried out for a DT position at labeltulip. Cute kits! I didn't make it. Probably didn't even come close. They had over 300 scrapbookers apply. Wow!

I keep feeling so let down when I don't make a team I have applied for. Now I don't apply for every team out there. I only apply when I feel that the kits and I are a good match. No sense getting on a team for a kit you don't like :) but it really is like being turned down for a job. I either need to be content with scrapbooking for myself or figure out what I am lacking. Hummmmmmmmm stuff to ponder.

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Hot hot hot!

It is so hot! 101... Our air is on all day. and even then it stays around 80. Just can't keep up with the heat.

Memory Maker Masters were announced today. While I am SO bummed to not get a call, I am very happy my friend Staci did get a call. Go Staci!!!!

So what have we been up to? Not a whole lot. Hubby took a day off last week and we tried to go berry picking. But apparently that our cold spring ruined the crops so no berries. Hubby took the kids swimming instead.

My computer died and I am on a spare. A spare that does not have printers, or photoshop loaded on it! So I am hoping to get a call from best buy to pick my baby up :)

I know I had other stuff I was going to talk about, but now I don't remember what it was.

So bye for now.

Thursday, August 9, 2007

random :)

No one can anticipate a birthday like a 6 year old. His birthday isn't until March. But everyday he shows me a picture of the cake he wants (pirate treasure chest) and looks on the fridge to make sure his list is still there. Now myself on the other hand, am NOT looking forward to my next birthday, which is MUCH closer than next March. Maybe if I had time to have my hair done and if I lost the weight I gained over the past 7 years. Maybe then it wouldn't be hitting me so hard to be turning 37.

Last weekend was a bummer but I am all better now. Jacob (11) had a low blood sugar seizure. That is always so scary. He is well recovered now.

My oldest went on an insulin pump this week. Finally!!! SO far he is enjoying the freedom to eat a snack when he wants. Yesterday a neighbor offered him a piece of cake and he was able to just give himself more insulin to cover the carbs. Nice.

Scrapping. Not happening this week so far. Kind of in a slump. Hopefully tomorrow I will have more energy at nap so I can scrap a bit.

We are planning on trying a new church this weekend. I met a lady in Walmart with 9 children also, all the same ages as mine. So I promptly asked where they attend. So we will try their church.

Ok I am off to read :)

Sunday, August 5, 2007


Just not a very good day at all :(

Thursday, August 2, 2007

August 2nd 2007

Quite the catchy title ey :) I think I will not waste time trying to find titles and just get to the meat.

Let's see, what have I been up to? My mom was here for a week. I love having her visit. We never run out of stuff to talk about, have the same taste in clothes and both love to shop:)

We had 2 birthdays and Mr. T is 3 today! He has not openned gifts yet because Daddy is not home but I did give him the bubbles I bought him. A big hit I must say. The girls loved their gifts as well. And Katie's sand and water table is played with for most of the day. She, Tucker, and Ethan will play for hours. We had sand AND water in it the first day. That was so not fun. Sand and water mixed together is VERY sticky. So now it is filled with water on both sides. Much cleaner :) Plus it is so hot here it is nice for them to get good and wet.
Here is a layout I did for myself this week. I am really pleased with how it turned out. We are going through some stuff and this is my reminder to myself to keep my faith in God.

Speaking of faith. My cousin Kate happens to be one of my very best friends. She and her husband Jeff have 7 children. The youngest is Noah. He will be a year old this month. Noah is one very sick baby. They could use prayers for Noah and the whole family. You can read their story here on their blog.
Ok, I am off. I am really hoping to scrapbook today. Luke is still waking up 2x a night at 7 1/2 months and I am so tired. I keep taking a nap instead of scrapbooking :)