Friday, December 29, 2006
Thursday, December 28, 2006
Wednesday, December 27, 2006
Tuesday, December 26, 2006
In case you've never heard the song by Rascal Flatts, I thought I'd post the words here.
I hope that days come easy and moments pass slow,
and each road leads you where you want to go,
and if you're faced with a choice, and you have to choose,
I hope you choose the one that means the most to you.
and if one door opens to another door closed,
I hope you keep on walkin' till you find the window,
if it's cold outside, show the world the warmth of your smile,
I hope you never look back, but ya never forget,
all the ones who love you, in the place you left,
I hope you always forgive, and you never regret,
and you help somebody every chance you get,
oh, you find god's grace, in every mistake,
and you always give more than you take
Chorus: more than anything, more than anything,
my wish, for you, is that this life becomes all that you want it,
to your dreams stay big, and your worries stay small,
you never need to carry more than you can hold,
and while you're out there getting where you're getting to,
I hope you know somebody loves you, and wants the same things too,
yeah, this, is my wish.
another picture frame with all her KD sisters & a calendar.
Picture of me & the DS & DD on Christmas morning. I really love this picture.
Me & the snowman-Santa I got from my DS with a Joanns GC in his arms.
Monday, December 25, 2006
They have always been, "You have to wake them up on Christmas morning" kids. I know....weird but true. Even when they were small. I never had to worry about them sneaking out & seeing anything before I was up & camera ready. They will sleep till noon if I let them.
I hope everyone has a wonderful day with family & friends. The way it looks, I may have 15 lbs of turkey left over so call me if you are close and hungry. I guess me & the HSS won't starve while the boy is out of town for the next week! God bless you all. Thanks to everyone that prayed for my DD to get back from AL. safely. Now I have to start "NOT worrying" about her and her brother and their trip to NC. Anyone that wants to "Worry" for me again.......well I can't stop you can I? thanks.
I'm sure I'll have pictures to post later of the fabulous Norman Rockwell Christmas we are about to have so--stay tuned..........................
Saturday, December 23, 2006
I confirmed the girl we saw was my DD. She said she'd received several text messages from people saying they had seen her. I told her that we have it on tape so she can see it tomorrow when she gets home.
I spent a few hours wrapping gifts last night and got them under the tree. Here's a peak at the tree & presents. The Santa is a vintage Coke Santa that originally would have had a bottle in his hand. It is one of two cardbord Coke Santas I have. He looks really cool standing next to the tree. He was on the Lanai to entertain the golfers but with the rain we brought him inside.
I'm getting ready to finish the last of my DD's gifts. I realized I forgot to take pictures of the other things I made before wrapping them...arg!! I'll just have to take pictures after she opens them.
I've got the "Papa Johns" Bowl game on since the USF Bulls are playing. My DD is at the game so I keep scanning the crowd for her. We are taping it so I can always go back later & take a closer look. So far the Bulls are dominating the East Carolina Pirates. It's half time so we'll see what happens in the second half.
I just wanted to check in & see how everyone is doing on this day before the day before Christmas. Hope everyone is enjoying their weekend and not freaking out with last minute stuff.
BTW, here is the calendar I made for my Secret Santa co-worker.
Friday, December 22, 2006
The sky is dark, we are expecting rain for the weekend and possibly on Christmas day. My DD is driving to Birmingham, Al for the USF game...........yeah..Bowl Game on Saturday.......so I'm a little worried about her traveling at this time of the year and in bad weather. I guess I'll just try not to worry. My HSS says worrying is a sign you don't trust God. I understand that but I come from a long line of worriers...it's in our blood. I will try and not worry. If anyone else wants to do it for me, I can't stop you.
We watched MI3 last night. Yes, we may be the last people on the planet to see it but hey...we have a life!! Anyway, it was typical MI, action packed and pretty good. My HSS said he gets a kick out of watching movies with me because of my reaction to things. I jump, I close my eyes, I squeeze his hand at scary parts, I cry....etc. I told him, "Hey, they spend millions of dollars to make the stuff look real. The least I can do is react." He laughed and said it wasn't a bad thing..he just doesn't watch them with the "involvement" I do.
I have a few things to finish up for my DD and all my wrapping to do so my weekend will be fun. My DS leaves tonight for his dads so I'll drag the stuff out and get to work as soon as he leaves. I will post pictures of the stuff I made her after Christmas. I sure hope she likes it. I never know with her. I made her a scrapbook for Graduation and she actually cried when she opened it. I NEVER expected that kind of reaction. I'm sure hope my DS will enjoy the stuff he's getting since none of it is Video game related. I got him stuff to get his butt outside!!
Ok, better try & tackle this pile on my desk. I would like to leave early and get home before the rain starts & my DS leaves for the weekend. Till we meet again, a special hello to my "almost" SIL & my niece in Georgia. Thanks for looking.
Thursday, December 21, 2006
Wednesday, December 20, 2006
Tuesday, December 19, 2006
Monday, December 18, 2006
Sunday, December 17, 2006
We had a wonderful time today at Sea World. I have lots of pictures to share but had to post this one of me having a chat with Santa Clause. Anyone that knows me well knows how fond of the "HoHo" I am. I have a collection of about a 1000+ vintage Santa's, snowmen, reindeer, Christmas houses...etc. They are in a cabinet, year round" in my scrap room. I tried to get my DS to get his picture taken with Santa yesterday but my 11 1/2 yr old wouldn't hear of it. As we were leaving Sea World today we walked by Santa's cottage and I asked him to take a picture. He said NO so I said..."Well then, I'm going to get my picture taken with him". Sure enough I went & waited in line with all the little kids and my HSS, God Bless him, stood with me ready to snap the shot. I sat down next to Santa and he asked if I had been a good girl? I said," Yes Santa." He nodded towards my HSS & said," If I asked him, would he say you had been a good girl?" I told him that my HSS would say I had been a VERY GOOD GIRL..The laughter you see in the picture is Santa cracking up when I said that.
The weather was perfect, slightly cloudy most of the day and about 75 over all. We saw every thing we wanted to and the crowd wasn't as bad as I expected. We had center stadium seats for the Shamu show and only 2-3 rows up from the official Soak zone. I didn't take my Zoom digital camera but it looks like the pictures turned out pretty good anyway.
Here is a picture of the my HSS, me & DS to leave you with until tomorrow. I drafted a person walking by to take the picture so we could all be in it. I think it turned out pretty good except for the closed eyes on my DS.
Saturday, December 16, 2006
I'm really pleased with this picture. I needed a good one of the two of us for a project I'm working on. I can't really talk about it on the off chance "someone" reads this. I'll take pictures and post after Christmas.
We had fun at the KD event. It was at a beautiful house in South Tampa and they had a table full of fancy desserts. I sampled way to many!! We got a chance to chat with some of the Alumni KD ladies. Some of them have been KD's for 50 years. WOW!
After the event I dragged DD by a LSS and then one of my favorite Thrift Stores in S. Tampa. Now that I live in Pasco county I don't get there as much as I'd like. They had 50% off all Christmas items but I was a good girl and didn't get anything more than a "wooden bead" garland. I found a few things I can use to organize my scrapbooking stuff and something I hope to use as a pedestal for a vase in my Niche.
Since DD didn't eat much at the event she decided she was starving so we ended up at Pizza Hut. I didn't order anything because I knew she'd never finish her breadsticks & pizza. I has half right. The breadsticks were hard as rocks so I complained and we ended up getting a basket of 6 hot & fresh for free. I managed to snag 3 so I didn't starve!
Time to get to bed so we can get up early for Sea World. Hope you all had a great day.
Friday, December 15, 2006
Wow.....I REALLY don't feel like working after that!
You all be really careful, everything can change in the Blink of an Eye.
Thursday, December 14, 2006
I'm not sure how often I'll post or what the content will be so come on along for the ride. I'll share my creations using my favorite new toy-the Cricuit. I'll use it to introduce people to "Top Line Creations aka TLC" since I'm a consultant for that fabulous scrapbook company. I'll use it to share ideas that either I come up with or those that I scrap-lift (with permission of course) from people much more talented than me! I may even make this interactive with contests & prizes...who knows! I've certainally got enough stuff in my scrap book room that I could afford to give some away....hmmmmm..let me think about that.
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