Saturday, February 27, 2010

Day 58

Here is a picture of Kris!! I LOVE working with her....she is such a sweetie! Not sure how she juggles it all... being a good mommie, going to college, and working and still be sweet!

Day 57

Here is a picture of Aden after his morning nap watching the birds with Joy....sorry about the light but I had to snap this it was just too precious to me. I am sooo amazed by how good Aden is with the dogs....he is just the sweetest lil guy ever! And they girls just love him every morning they welcome him with excitement.
The other shot is who I caught in the feeder.
I will try and catch up on your blogs this weekend. When John came and picked up Aden I went to bed then got up at 7 pm. Poor Gary house was a mess from all the toys and books still out. Then got up made dinner and picked up the house went to bed at 12 and woke up at 2am and 4am in pain with my feet a dummy I didn't drink my water and paid the price for it!

Friday, February 26, 2010

Day 56

I finally have some free time this morning to post last night photo. This is Kelly that is filling in for Theresa while she is out on medical leave. I have enjoyed working with her.....she really was putting out the new freight last night I was impressed.

Gary took me and my brother out to dinner last night after work. Oh and I bought some awesome new specialty paper from work it is on sale 40% off and I can't wait to use it for something it is sooo pretty I hate to cut it up but I think I am going to pick up some more while this sale is going on...and also picked up some more of that leather paper I LOVE this paper!!!! Oh more awesome news one of my favorite girls that come into the store is going to let me borrow her Serenade cartridge!!!!! I want this cart soooo bad and have to wait until April to get my own...If you are reading this THANK YOU Yvonne!!
I want to thank you all for all your prayers you girls are the BEST!!!!
here is a sample of the paper I bought I took this with Shanes camera it really shows the color better.....ALL papercrafting products are 40% off on this sale...this is when I can afford to buy the specialty papers....and I am planning on getting more when I go back to work!

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Day 55

This is a picture of Joy and Dora outside playing sorry it is not centered...Joy was running sooo fast I couldn't keep up with her! Ya wouldn't think with only 2 inches of leg she could go so fast!

She is a riot.....and brings me sooo much Joy! Not sure if some of you know how I got Joy but I will son and daughter in law got her for me after Mom passed away and step-father 14 days later in 2005....she was born around the same time which was the Christmas holidays so when I was naming her I decided on Joy...due to me getting some joy back into my life. I really think this is one of the best gifts I have ever received she is such a good lil dog and has brought sooo much joy to my life.

Sorry I haven't been to your blogs yet it has been a very rough week for me emotionally hearing that my friends cancer is in stage 4.....I can't stop crying and have cried my eyes raw...not sure how I will make it at work tonight....Aden has been a blessing he helps me focus on him and caring for him.....we will be soon starting the potty training soon as he will be 2 in April, I found him a Lightening McQueen potty chair on line so hopefully that will help.....he seems to be excited about it....

Sandy keep praying and thank you soooo much for all your prayers...

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Day 54

This is what we got in the mail from our niece Colleen!!! Pictures of her lil boy Tucker who just turned 1!! I had sooo much fun at the wedding seeing the kids they are growing sooo fast!
Excited to scrap these!!!

Thought I got this posted last night....will have to catch up on all your blogs later.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Day 53

Here is what I watched tonight!!! A picture is worth a thousand words!

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Day 52

This is a picture of Sandy one of my co-workers..I don't get to see much of her so it was nice to get to work with her today. God blessed me with another awesome day at work. Helped this lady wanting some fake fur...for her son to run his fingers thru.....why because he loves running his fingers through her hair....I swear I was almost in tears when I seen her pick him up and this cute lil boy running his fingers all thru his mothers hair.....a sight I will never forget soo precious!
Here was this stylish Mom with the trendy cut and her son lovin her that way...

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Day 51

Here is a picture of Sonya our Merchandising manager. She has 2 of the cutest lil boys ever...she is the one that inspired me to pick up my first rubber stamp which then led to scrap booking!

Had a awesome day a work met a really nice lady, hoping to check out her site...she was picking up some awesome fabric and going to run it through her Big Shot...excited to see the end result.

Friday, February 19, 2010

Day 50

Here is a picture of the pizza tonight...we had Marco's...I think Gary likes getting Marco's due to he can pop into the Eagles and grab a cold one and visit! He does pretty good on winning the drawings which is awesome when he gives me half of his winnings!! So that's whay I am lovin' the Marco's pizza night!!!

Day 49

I was working on 2 layouts all day here is a sneak peak of one that will be posted tomorrow.....I will replace it with the layout after it is posted on the SOUS site. I didn't get the other one finished will work on it tomorrow.

I had no computer time at all today will catch up in the morning on your blogs.
***here is the finished layout for those of you who don't visit my Brenda'sjoy blog. More close ups and details on what I used are posted there and the sketch that is sooo beautiful!

Day 48

Joy here I am again late with my post!!! Noooo it's not a bird this time! Why I decided on this one is because of the distance Gary is guessing it is 100 feet from the house! Aden was having lunch and I spotted him out the patio was driving the girls nuts because they couldn't see him and I was going on "awww how cute a lil squirrel".

I am amazed at my camera getting this shot that far away this is way back by Gary's shed.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Day 47

I know another bird picture!!! It was snowing again yesterday and I seen my lil woodpecker and thought it would be his turn! I am thinking this is a Hairy woodpecker but it might be a Downy one will do more research to find out for sure...he is pretty anyway!

Again didn't get it posted last night...more company! I have been teaching Gary's brother how to use the computer...JOY! I even let him play one of my favorite games Charlie the Duck....I know but I love Charlie have been playing him for years. It took me forever to beat the first one getting 100% on all the levels then when I did it took all my scores away after all the streamers and balloons and big congratulations....what a bummer! Now working on Charlie 2 the expansion pack......sooo many hidden areas!
It is going to be a long day for me today I went to bed at midnight was up at 2am feet hurting sooo brother drank my last revive vitamin water....I kid you not if I don't drink that water I am in bad shape with those awful cramps!

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Day 46

This is the picture I took yesterday....didn't get it posted last night due to company not leaving until way tooo late.
This is my back yard and going through the trees is the path we have created to go through the woods. We have a trail that the boys ride their 4 wheeler and dirt bike as well as all the neighbors use the trail as well. I will have to get a layout done from the pictures that my son took on Halloween when Adens dad made it and his woods into a haunted trail..I was tooo busy playing with my brand new Cricut Expression that Angie bought me that night!!!
I often teased Gary that I was going to make it a yellow brick road!
It was a sad day for me yesterday when I found out due to a new company policy that I could no longer be on a Design Team and promote another companys products. It broke my heart to make that call to Kristina I felt it was better to do that than an email...she gave me my first DT and always has supported my work.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Day 45

Today's picture is the Eggs Benedict I made us before going to work....I do it the lazy way and use the Knorr package for my Holladaise sauce...but it is still very yummy!

When I came home from work Gary did have me a valentine and sweet!

Day 44

Whoops again here is the picture I took at work on Sat forgot I didn't get it posted. Ended up with company last night and my poor feet were hurting sooo bad! I stayed on the recliner and kicked back! This is Sherry she has been dodging me since I started this 365 project! Got ya!!!!

Friday, February 12, 2010

Day 43

This is a picture of Aden eating a fudge cycle...this is the first time I had gave him one and by the way he was flipping out I think his first one!! There was sooo many pictures that I took to choose from but this one is sooo adorable!

The real reason I gave it to him was to put him in the high chair for a bit....he is getting good on his Lightning McQueen car...and I was being chased down!!! And it was killing me to walk let alone try to run from him!!

If you aren't familiar with his car here is the link :

Day 42

This is a picture that I took last night at work this is one of my co-workers Tana. She didn't run from me! We have a new Store Manager filling in while Theresa is recovering from her surgery. I miss her! If you want to save some money visit your local Jo-Anns tons of stuff went into clearance!!! I was hurting sooo bad I didn't buy anything except 2 lil $1.00 books for Aden...he loves his books!

I am sorry I didn't get it posted last night I had a rough feet are killing me and am having a hard time today walking. Glad I have tonight off... I think after Aden gets picked up I am sitting in the whirlpool tub....calgon take me away!!!!

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Day 41

Here is a digital layout that I have posted on my other blog. But I want to learn the digital layouts this year to do my Project I thought I would post it here.
This is a photo of my niece and if you read the other blog it will fill you in on the title more. It is some Word Art that I found and it fit perfect for this photo.
I have been collecting some amazing digital papers and awesome elements for almost 2 years now and I really need to play with them so I can learn what I am doing!
Lorrie and Barb are sooo way ahead and staying on top of getting them done...and doing such an amazing job!!
Better get to bed I have Aden plus work tomorrow....makes for a long day.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Day 40

This is a picture I got from the TV this morning we are getting some snow and more on its way....JOY!!!

I live in Defiance so you can see we will be getting hit with most of it! I am feeling sorry for Gary I am sure he will be working late as his company got the contract for snow removal for General I think he might be a little grumpy after work as well....another joy!! What is the scary part I live 5 acres plus from the main road...he might not even be able to make it back here!

Oh I have to thank you Bridget!!! From me doing this 365 project he is finally starting to pick up his underwear and socks!!!! I spotted some outside the hamper on the floor the other day and I told him...hey you don't even want me to have this for my Picture Of The Day for the whole world wide web to see!! What really gets me is that they are not even an inch from the hamper....why???? Now if I can get him to put the toilet seat down!!

Day 39

Here is another bird shot sorry girls this is what I enjoy!!! Here he or she (not sure how to tell on the woodpeckers) has some suet in his beak!!
I found some awesome moss on a spool that we started carrying at work and I have plans to make an album "The Path Home" and using some of these bird photos in it as I have to figure out how to make my bricks out of polymer clay for my side walk. Plus I might also do a mini album of just my bird photos. "For the Birds" sounds like a great title!
I make some of my own suet blocks for my birds using my saved bacon grease, oatmeal,cornmeal.peanut butter,and black berries....they love it!!!
Also I want to thank you all who visit my other blog....I got 30 comments on Moms Triptych layout!!! That is the most I have ever gotten from a project....I will be passing out an award later for all of those who left comments! I really do appreciate you taking the time to leave a comment it fills my heart with sooo much joy!!!

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Day 38: Half Time

Well I took soo many pictures during half time on the Super Bowl game I couldn't pick just one! The Who really did an awesome job....I know showing my age here! And I loved the light show! Hope everyone enjoyed the game and enjoyed all the fav was the Doritos with the dog and bark collar!!

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Day 37

Here is a picture I took of the bean planter that was on our property when we bought it...I love the look of it and it remains where it was abandoned ...some day hopefully I will find the story behind it and maybe meet the farmer who left it behind. When we bought the property there was no road, no electric nothing we started from scratch. Ohhhh I will never forget how happy I was to get water!!! We use the water from our pond and I am telling you that was hard work! I am sure they heard me yahooing miles away!!
My awesome son is letting me play with his Canon EOS Digital Rebel XT so I took the photo with that before going to work. I have sooo much to learn on this one.
I LOVE the Canon Powershot SX1000IS that Shane bought me.....this is the camera that I have been using since he bought it for me Christmas 2009 I believe.
I am sooo blessed Shane is sooo good to me it brings tears to my eyes thinking of him and how proud I am to be his mother. I know you are reading Shane and I love you!!!
Better get to bed work early tomorrow....hmmmm wonder what every one's picture will be for tomorrow!!

Friday, February 5, 2010

Day 36

Today's picture I got after it starting snowing again today. That poor cardinal it was sooo windy he was trying to stay safe. I have soo many birds that this feeder has to be filled 2 times a day during the winter.

This feeder was given to me by my dear friend Diane that passed away she is also one of the girls in my layout "Girls Night Out" I love the look of it and when I commented on it one day visiting her she made her husband take it down and give it to me....I miss her terribly I have known her since we were in elementary school...she was something and she could do the best twist ever!!

Day 35

Here is what I wait for all week! I am hooked on Grey's Anatomy! Gary goes why ya taking a picture of the TV for? and I said Hello what do I watch on Thursdays!!! I am sooo glad we have the Tvio so when I am working on Thursday nights I can still watch it....before that I missed some shows due to someone forgetting to hit the record button on the VCR.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Day 34


Here is some very bad quality paper flowers that I had bought not knowing they looked like this! Well I recently found a tutorial and made them look sooo pretty!
Here is the tutorial:

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Day 33

Here is a picture of Aden at his snack time....he was watching Bolt he is really loving this movie! I think he even said Bolt today!! He was really having fun today as you can tell by all the toys around! He looks sooo good in orange!

Monday, February 1, 2010

Day 32:OMGOSH!! ADEN!!!

OMGOSH this is a first for me!! I have watched hundreds of kids in my lifetime and I have NEVER seen this before!!!I was cutting up Aden's banana for his after nap snack and I heard a noise in the laundry room....I turned my head and there he sat in my dryer! Camera was on the bar from taking pictures earlier so I grabbed the camera. When his dad came to get him I said wait till you see my picture of the day! He then informed me Aden does this at home all the time lil stinker even closes the the laundry room door will be shut at all times. It is my fault that the dryer was open I found that after his bath he sleeps sooo good for me when I wrap him in a warm towel then powder him up. I spoil Gary like that too....(minus the baby powder!) gosh I wonder how good I would sleep if someone would warm a towel for me!!!

Day 31

Wow I just took notice I didn't post my picture last night! I might need to drink the "focus" Vitamin water more! Same home and watched my Sunday Night line up and fell asleep.
We had dinner at my sons and daughter in laws last night Angie makes the best enchiladas!!! I was soooo stuffed. I am so blessed to have her as a daughter in law!
Here is a picture of their cat hope I can spell it right Cucuy means hairy monster in Spanish. This cat is huge the floor moves when he walks!!! He has lost some weight his tummy use to be sooo close to the floor! He also is a Polydactyl cat meaning he has 8 toes!! And I do think that those tye of cats are a little bigger than other cats.
here is Angies recipe:
2 lbs ground beef
2 cans of chili with beans
1 small onion (chopped)
1 bag of shredded cheese or more depending how cheesey you want it.
2 small cans of red enchilada sauce (mild)
18 corn tortillas
chili powder
Heat chili in sauce pan, add a can of water for each can of chili. Add salt, pepper and chili powder to season. When heated, scoop out meat and beans and put into a bowl. Keep chili sauce heating in pan on medium low heat. Cook ground beef, add chopped onions, salt, pepper, and chili powder to season meat. When meat is cooked, mix it with bean and meat from chili. Set off to side. Dip 1 tortilla at a time in chili sauce until it is softened, do not let it get soggy. Layer them in cake pan like you would for lasagna. Should have 6 for each layer, covering the bottom of pan. Add a layer of meat and bean mixture. Add a layer of cheese. Pour some enchilada sauce to cover 1st layer. Repeat with 6 more tortillas, meat mixture, cheese and sauce. Should have 3 layers. On the last layer, pour some of chili sauce on top before the cheese and enchilada sauce to keep moist.
Bake in oven on 350 degrees, until cheese is melted.