Monday, August 25, 2008


I know, I know. I have been way behind on the "popular reads" lately. I was made aware of the Twilight books probably six months ago(not knowing much about them) I didn't have time to read them at the time. I finally finished the first one and am reading the second one. A few thoughts :

#1. Isn't new love silly. Did anyone else think this while reading this book? The crazy - I can't spend a moment without you stage !! I guess I have forgotten - being married for 6 years now.

#2. Oh, what would it be like to be a vampire. To be able to run fast, to not have to sleep(think about what you could accomplish in that time). Not to mention being pretty and graceful. And the best would be to be able to read peoples minds like Edward. Just think how that would come in handy !

#3. I am so glad that I am not as clumsy as Bella !

#4. It is a good thing Patrick is not a vampire! If he was, I would not get anything done. I would be too busy gazing into his beautiful eyes and breathing in his wonderful smell !! On second thought, that might not be so bad !!

Enough for now, I am off to read some more of book #2.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Oh thank heaven for the golden arches

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It was a great afternoon. The sun was shinning, the girls playing in the pool, and here I am picking apricots off the tree. Katelyn had come over to join us (me and Tona- mother in law) in our efforts of trying to reach the apricots with no ladder. I am literally up this big apricot tree when i hear this screaming coming from below. Katelyn was now lying on the ground crying hysterically and holding up her foot. I climb down the tree as fast as I could to see what is the matter. Apparently she was stung by a bee (maybe two) !! Yes a bee. Poor Katelyn. Great, I think, here is my very sensitive child crying from a bee sting. Not sure what to do from here, I ask Tona and thankfully, from having 7 kids of her own, rushed to my aid. We scoop her up and take her inside. Those of you who don't know, you mix up baking soda with a little water and put it right on the sting. So there we sitting on my bed watching Dora the explorer, Katleyn still crying. Oh sorry, i skipped some of the story. Anyways, her foot starts to swell up and turns red(all normal according to the nurse.) So two dora's, and two einsteins later. Or was it a dora and an einstein later, i can't remember. I ask her if she wants to go to old mac donald's (code for Mcdonalds restraunt). She says yes, still crying so i get everyone dressed and ready to go. Katelyn can't walk at this point so i grab the baby stroller and push her out to the car and away we went. I kid you not, the moment we set foot(or should I say I set foot) in Mcdonald's she wanted to go play and said she could walk. I did not hear a word about her foot the whole time that we were there and have only heard her say that he foot hurts twice since we got back. So I say thank heavens for Mcdonalds, the hero of my day !! Good night and watch out for those bees !!

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

CKU !!

For those of you not familiar with the world of scrapbooking, CKU stands for Creating Keepsakes University. Now Creating Keepsakes is a magazine full of scrapbooking ideas. CK holds a three day event called CKU. It is three whole days starting at 9 am and ending at midnight. The days are full of classes, album workshops, crops and so much more. The best part was to meet all the " Celerities " of the scrapbook world. And all you scrapbookers out there will know their names and recognize their pictures. They taught amazing classes and all of them were so nice !! It was a dream come true. The first picture here is of THE - Rusty Pickle. He started the company and is so, so funny. Great guy. The next picture is THE - LISA BEARNSON !! YES I KNOW !! She was so nice and I was so excited to meet her and get a picture with her. The next picture is of Ali Edwards. I am now a huge fan of ALI - yes I am hooked. The next picture is of me in my graduation hat. I truly enjoyed every moment I spent at CKU and can't wait to go back. I left a different person and certainly a different scrapbooker. The whole experience was amazing and I just have to wrap up with a HUGE THANK YOU to my wonderful who not only worked hard all winter to pay for the event, he watched the girls the whole time I was gone. THANK YOU hunny, I love you so much. GO CKU !!