Monday, August 25, 2008

New School Year Ramblings

Today was the First Day of School. The boys happily posed for a pic before we left, right on time!! I even cooked breakfast! Joseph is a Sophmore in High School, so he glided right in all relaxed and looking forward to his first year in the Health & Medicine Academy and another year on the soccer team, hopefully Varsity this year, I on the other hand had a small twinge of sadness as I thought this might be the last 1st day of school I drive him to as he will have his drivers license by his Junior Year :o(, Anthony is a Fifth Grader. The Big Man on campus, as our elementary school only goes up to the 5th grade. So he glided right in all excited to enjoy the popularity he has earned by being everyones friend since kindergarten!, I on the other hand had a huge twinge, alright a huge twist of the gut as I realized this was the last time I will walk him to his first day of school :o(, next year he will be in middle school and I'll just drop him in the parking lot, and be happy if he remembers to say goodbye, of course I may not notice if he doesn't because i'll still be crying from watching Joseph drive off on his own. Okay, this day must have actually gone too smoothly because I am already getting myself all worked up over next year!!! A true multi-tasker, adds worry to her list of things to do even when it isn't necessary!

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Welcome Stampers, Scrappers and all Crafty People

Most of you already know that I am a Stampin Up! Demonstrator. I have a small but dedicated group of customers and I'm always looking for. I do this to support my obsession..oops I mean hobby :o). The New Catalog has arrived and is wonderful! I am having a contest to celebrate the new Stampin Up! line of products. All of my local customers should have a catalog by now. For anyone that isn't local and would like to play along you can download the catalog from the Stampin Up! website @ Everyone is welcome to join the contest even if you are a Stampin Up! Demo yourself, or if you purchase the great SU! products from someone else. Here are the contest rules:
I have posted a picture of my favorite new item from the catalog.
Leave a comment telling me what your favorite item from the catalog is.
You will be entered into a drawing.
I will draw a lucky winner on Monday Sept. 1st
The prize will not only make you happy, but it will benefit the Ronald McDonald House Charities, each time this stamp set is purchased SU! donates $2.00 to the RMHC.
To all of my "new to Blogging friends" if you have never left a comment before it only takes a minute to create an account and I'd really love to hear from you.
Good Luck everyone!

My Favorite & The Prize

The new Scallop Square Punch is my favorite! It will happily sit right next to my Circle Scallop Punch! Say it with Scallops is the prize! Good Luck.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

I've been tagged!

Okay so I have been tagged by Eve a Superfunscrapper I met at the Green Tangerine
7 People! Wow! I don't have that many blog friends...yet! Here are a few:
Monique Super Cricut Teacher @ GT
Rebecca Awesome friend, photographer, and scrapper
Diana owner of the cool Scrap for a Cure site

Here are my seven random things:
1. I love being the only girl in my house!
2. I do not, have never, will never, eat condiments!!
3. I was the Head Cheerleader in High School
4. I eat a salad from Wendy's at least 3 times a week!
5. I Love a good sad country song.
6. I fall in love with my wedding ring each and every time I look at it.
7. I Could not live without my gals The Lollipop Croppers :O)

Leave me a comment especially if you are new to my blog, then I'll have more bloggin friends!

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

To the Beach and Back and not a single minute to scrap!

The boys (all three :o0) and I are back from our annual trip to Pismo Beach, we were gone for 7 days! which is a record! We stopped in Gilroy at the factory outlets to shop and I spent the least... although my new Coach wristlets are cuter than anything they bought! We drove up to Pismo and had 5 days and 4 nights of total relaxation! I love cool mornings at the beach and cold sand in my toes! We drove to Santa Barbara for lunch, nice but too "touristy" for us... then to Valencia where we visited Joe's family. There was a Baptism on Snday and Joe was Godfather to our newest family member Matthew Kyle. Then off to Lemoore, CA for a quick overnight visit with Joe's Dad & his wife. We headed home on Monday and arrived just in time for soccer practice. Whew!!!
We had a really great time, just the 4 of us and no "real time commitments" It is wonderful to be surrounded by my boys they all take such good care of me! The most amazing part of the trip was I was so content and relaxed I never even unpacked my scrapbook bags, though I did shop at one local scrapstore.