Thursday, December 31, 2009

Be Safe, Enjoy Yourself and Have A...

Happy New Year

Should auld acquaintance be forgot,
And never brought to mind?
Should auld acquaintance be forgot,
And auld lang syne?

For auld lang syne, my dear,
For auld lang syne
We'll take a cup o' kindness yet
For auld lang syne!

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

December Daily...

I've been doing good on taking my daily pictures but today I uploaded them and some are not so good. I'd better take more than one picture if I'm going to experiment with different camera settings. I still plan to use the ones I've taken but first I must try to fix them. Wish me luck. Here's the front cover of my album.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Happy Mail...

I received my scrap supplies today for the DYL class that starts on December 31st. Take a peek. I can't wait for class to begin but I need to get busy thinking about pictures and doing the pre-class assignment. I'm hoping that I don't fall behind this time around. I also took my first picture for my Dec. daily today. I'm excited to see how it turns out.


Friday, November 27, 2009

CZ METAV...Title Page...

Our Thanksgiving was wonderful and I hope your was also. On Friday we got our tree put up and decorated the outside of the house for Christmas. It's nice and simple just like I like it. We had a couple of busy days and I ate way too much so I will be avoiding the scales for a couple of days. However, I was able to get a few pictures together for my title page. I'm usually the one taking the pictures so I really don't have many pictures of my husband and I together. I'll have to remember to get a few of us together once in awhile.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

CZ METAV...A Page...

I've acutally completed four page and have a bunch of the others partially completed. I still need a few pictures.This has been a awesome class. I love how my album is coming together. I think everyone should make one. I plan to set up a Flickr gallery to share my entire album when it's completed. The edges of all pages are lightly inked in brown but for some reason didn't show up on the scan. It's probably me...not the scanner. Once again if you'd like to take a scrap class head on over to BPS. Cathy Zielske has a great class starting Dec. 31st!

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Busy, Busy and Busy...'s almost Thanksgiving already. Time flies when your having fun. I've been busy working on my ME album for the class I started forever ago. The class is over but I'm still plugging away. I plan to have it complete by the end of the month. I'll be sharing some pages very soon. Next time I'll be smart and do the pre-class assignment. Speaking of next time I signed up for yet another class at BPS. DYL by Cathy Zielske...check it out here. I thought it would be nice to have something to do during the cold, dark, miserable season thats headed my way.

My husband brought these home to me on Friday.
Arent' they fallish! He Loves Me!

The girls came over and we scraped a little yesterday. I worked on my first ever December Daily album from Ali Edwards blog. It's coming along nicely. I need to add some embellishment and it'll be ready for pictures and journaling come Dec. 1st. Yeah me!
I spent a small fortune today at the grocery buying Thanksgiving dinner and such. The kids, grandbabies and my sister will be over on Thanksgiving Day and the day after. We'll have an eary dinner, some drinks and laughs on Thanksgiving Day and we'll be decorating the tree and the house the day after. There will also be plenty of snacks for us to enjoy. It's not a good time for the so called "diet" I pretend to be on but I'll get back to that at a later date. Next up...Christmas shopping...anyone wanna help?

Saturday, October 31, 2009

A Little Sad and Talladega...

I'm not going to be here for Halloween this year. I'm going to miss my Grandbabies trick or treating and I'm not too happy about it...stupid race schedule. If I hadn't already paid for and received our tickets I would not be going. I wish that whomever makes up Nascars race schedule could make up their *%*$* mind.
We will be in Talladga for what they are calling the "Larget Halloween Party Of The Year", We'll see? It had better be good! We will be enjoying along with some rain and nasty red mud, The Mt'n Dew 250, The Zac Brown Band and The amp Energy 500. Hopefully our driver can pull this one off and win for us.

Y'all have a Happy Halloween!
Off to the Dega we go!
Go Jeff #24

Friday, October 30, 2009

Nature's Beauty...

The trees are absolutely beautiful in my neck of the woods...take a peek.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Fun Stuff...

Go here for fun effects on pictures.

For you Charlie!

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Catching My Breath...

WOW! This month is flying by, where has the time gone. It's been a crazy busy month, I hope you all are enjoying the Fall as much as I have been. I've been trying to have some fun with the Grandbabies since I'll be away Halloween weekend.

I visited the Apple Orchard with my Grandson's class this month.
He found out that he loves raspberries.
We took a trip to the Pumpkin Patch!

We went to Zoo Boo!

Took my Grandson to the Children's Museum Haunted House today...
No pictures allowed inside! What?

I had a sleepover with AM and another with Jayna this month and I've been working on my Me Album, I've got alot of things done for it, just not an actual page completed to share. I need to get some pictures together and I still have about half of the alphabet to go before I have my journaling completed. The class ended at the beginning of the month but I hope to have my album completed soon.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Happy 8th Birthday Deuce..

If you stop by wish him a good one...

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Falling Behind...

Here I go again...I'll catch up sooner or later. Maybe...seems I've been busy this month. The husband located a new park close to home, we visited it a couple of times over Labor Day weekend and have plans to visit it again this weekend if the weather cooperates. Note to self: Do Not roll down hills ever again. My class with CZ at BPS started (I'm falling behind a little but I will complete it). We had our third sleepover with our Granddaughter (you should see her dance). We've been going to some of our Grandsons football practices and games, they've yet to win but the little guys are fun to watch. We went to Irish Fest last weekend, perfect weather, good bread pudding, dancing and music. I've cleaned my scrap room and once again I've decided to start exercising. I've also started to write myself to do lists which really do help, go figure!
Today is the first day of Fall/Autumn, curious... what do you call this season? Anyway, it is my FAVORITE season. So I'd like to wish you all a Happy Fall. Enjoy!

Sunday, August 30, 2009

I Scrapped...

Just a page...I'm also starting an online class next month at abridged version. An album all about me! Check it out here! There was a pre class assignment to do, so I've been reading and working on it. My sister and I went to a CTMH workshop and I've been trying to edit a bunch of pictures. So much to do so little time. LOL!

Funny little story about this page if you can't read it. My Grandson was looking at the flowers on our deck, saw a flower bud, looked at me a said "Nana, looks like you got one about to hatch." I laughed till I cried. Funny stuff!

Friday, August 21, 2009

She's One...

Once again we had rainy weather. This family has a rains! But things still went smoothly. My daughter and son in law worked their tails off for this little one's party.
Once the cake was on her tray I was sure she'd tear into it but she was so gentle with it. A little icing here and there and she wasn't a bit interested in wearing her girly Horton ears.

J & her cake...Yummy...icing!

J in her Birthday dress & myself (Nana)

Her Mommy made this.
Her Horton cake/cupcake tree.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Found Myself...

A Rainbow but no Pot of Gold...guess I'll keep working!

Friday, August 14, 2009

Incredible Hawk...

This Hawk was hanging our in the tree we were sitting under while we were at football practice. He won! We moved out from under the tree so he could get what he was after, which I won't go into here. Love looking at them though, they are beautiful birds!

Monday, August 10, 2009

Sleepover Number Two...

We had another sleepover with our Granddaughter this month. She will be a year old soon. My how time flies. Once again things went great. She makes it to easy and her little smile just melts my heart. She loves that little book she's playing with below. I'll bet I read it to her 25 or 30 times. I'd finish reading and lay the book down, she'd pick it up and hand it to me to read again.
A note from J...Mommy, Please bring more books to our next sleepover, Nana never tires of reading to me. Love, J

Friday, August 7, 2009

Little League Football...

Our Grandson has decided to play football as his first sport, so we will be spending quite a bit of time at practices and games for the next couple of months. It's gonna be alot of fun!

AM /practice uniform...

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Back at the Track...

For the what used to be the BrickYard the All State 400 (I think)! AM's first race and even thought he had been sick the week before, he was a real trooper. I'm pretty sure he had a great time and will be ready to go again. As you can see Pawpaw had a great time too!
Totally LOVE moments like these!

AM & Pawpaw...kissing the bricks!

His first race...
He got just a little excited...

Pawpaw, AM and myself...

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Short and Sweet...

Our Vegas vacation...Thursday evening thur Sunday evening. Next time I think we will take a few more days to rest in between things. We were non stop the whole time. I'll just hit the main points here...way to much to squeeze in!

View from the plane...

Las Vegas Airport...

Stayed at Mandalay Bay...Awesome!

Cruise on Lake Mead...Beautiful!

Visited the Hoover Dam...
This is the view looking East...I believe!

The Shark Reef Aquarium...Lion Fish

The Main reason for the trip...
The Awesome Keith Urban...
Love this guy...

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Not So Happy 4th...

This totally ruined our 4th of July celebration. We had a bounce house for the little and not so little ones, yard games, lots of yummy eats, an iced watermelon, fireworks and spent the entire day hanging out in the garage. It rained all freaking day!

Friday, July 3, 2009

Happy 50th To Me...

Well, it's here THE BIG DAY...and guess what? I made it and I must say it wasn't so bad after all! I looked out my front door and saw this (thanks kids) all the neighbors know. Just had to run out and get a few pictures. A girl only turns 50 once you know!

Later in the day the kids and few family members showed up for pizza and cake. I'm pretty sure the candles were the husbands idea. For the last three years now I've been 30 something.
Oh my gosh....this was the best cake ever! : )

My husband got me Keith Urban Vegas!
Yep...just a little excited!

and my Brother in Law and Sister in Law gave me this. As I pulled the tag they just kept coming out of the bag. 50 $1 bills. Clever huh? I thought I might use them in Vegas (for gambling) but since I'm not a big gambler I'll keep them tied up for now!

My night ended with fireworks (out of my kitchen window).

Ladies, I'm here to tell you...turning 50 ain't so bad...I had myself all worked up for nothing.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Strange Sighting...

We have a planter that sits on a table on our front porch. The husband moved the planter down by our flower bed to water it so as not to spray water on my freshly washed windows. He knows how I don't like that. LOL! A couple of days later he went to move the planter back to the table and there was a goose egg in the center of the plant. The egg was in perfect shape, no cracks or anything. We have no idea how it got there. If you have any ideas,I'd love to hear them.

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Sleepover at Nana's...

Jayna and I had our very "FIRST" sleepover this month. This is a picture the morning after. She looks rested...right? We followed her schedule (her mommy gives you a mapped out time chart of how things should go) we may have been off a few minutes or so...but all went well and she slept thru the night. I'd love to get a picture of how she sleeps...sitting up...bent forward...with her head by her knees. Strange really but so cute. I can't believe she's even comfortable that way but she seems to be. She's such a joy to be around and I am looking forward to many more sleepovers with her.

Saturday, June 27, 2009


brought to you by Anthony M. Enjoy!

Anthony assembling the Smores...


and a Recipe Card for Nana's Recipe Basket...
Written by Anthony himself...Too Sweet! I Love It!

Thursday, June 25, 2009


I'm a little behind on updating here. I hope to get caught up very soon. I'll be adding a few June posts and I let you know about something big that is happening to me in July which I am having a very hard time with. Can you guess what it is? Not only that but Facebook has a hold on me. LOL.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

IMS 09...

We also visited the Speedway for Indy Car practice last month. The Speedway celebrated 100 years this year. The Pagoda had a neat mural on it. Click on picture for a better view.

The Pagoda

Anthony Michael and Pawpaw. They are supposed to be holding their fingers to make 24 for Jeff Gordon's number but they got it backwards and of course refused to listen to me when I ask them to change it up.

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Conner Prairie...

Last month we visited Conner Prairie for Civil War Days. The weather wasn't all that great, we were all cold and left before the war ended. I managed to get a few pictures on the way to the battle field.

William Conner Home

Recognize this guy?

The battle field...