Sunday, October 19, 2008

Jesse turns 5!

We celebrated Jesse's birthday on Saturday. She had such a good time. Earlier in the week, I took her to ColdStone Creamery to order her ice cream cake. She tasted 4 different flavors of ice cream, Cake Batter (which was real good!), chocolate, nutter butter, and marshmellow. She chooxe marshmellow. They added sprinkles to the marshmellow and she also decided on chocolate cake. It was actually pretty good. We all enjoyed it.

We started out the day at Briley's Pumpkin Patch. It had rained earlier in the morning, so the ground was wet and the air was cold. Even with the girls dressed warmly, it didn't take long for them to get too cold. We took a few pictures with the pumpkins, and then the mandatory picture beside the measuring stick! We have done this for the past few years and we can see how much she has grown each year. We took Xandra's first picture there this year. Now we can see how she grows.

She got lots of nice gifts. A purse with all kinds of stuff in side, 2 pretty dresses, an outfit for school, some My Pretty Ponys (with brushes, she loves brushing their manes) and a laptop computer. It is a play one that will help her learn words, and some other things.

Her parents were there with Xandra, Kelly and Will, and their boys Joey, Brodie and Logan (JoBoLo as Kelly calls them). Granny and Pop, Papaw and myself along with Mike, Sherry, Amanda and James.

While at Granny and Pop's, Becky saw how Xandra and Brodie play. She kept telling Brodie to be easy with Xandra. They rough house together all the time. They are so cute. By the end of the night, Becky was leaving them alone. She found out the Xandra can take care of herself.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008


Here is a layout I did for a challenge on They are getting ready to begin a Sketchapalooza II class. I took the first one and was able to get so many layouts done and enjoyed the sketches. They are such talented ladies.

Anyway, the sketch is by Amy Bell, and the paper is all Creative Memories Vintage pack. The flowers were a gift from a friend (thanks Cyn) and the brads are from Making Memories. This is my first time using flowers and brads, but I really like the affect.

Check out if you would like to take the class. It's a great class and the ladies are alway so nice. Whether you are digital, paper, experienced, or a novice, this class is for you.

Friday, October 10, 2008

Friday's Feast

I saw this on a friend's blog (thanks Tracy!) and checked the site out. It give you a menu that ask questions for each course, and you just add the answers. Here is the one I choose:

What was your favorite cartoon when you were a child?
I loved Donald Duck

Pretend you are about to get a new pet. Which animal would you pick, and what would you name it?

I don't want a pet, does that make me a bad person?

On a scale of 1-10 with 10 being highest, how much do you enjoy getting all dressed up for a special occasion?
About a 3, I love the way being dressed up makes me feel, but I hate the process and the panty hose. To much fuss and not worth it to me.

Main Course
What kind of music do you listen to while you drive?
I listen to all kinds, from country to soft rock, whatever I can find on the radio. Although at times, the radio may be off all day and I spend the time thinking.

When was the last time you bought a clock? And in which room did you put it?

The last clock I bought was about 8 - 10 years ago. It was the alarm clock for my bedroom.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Countdown List

There was a challenge on my favorite website, to do a count down. I'm only a month behind on this, but I liked the idea, so here it is:

10 Things I Want to Do Before I Die
1 - Lose weight
2 - Hot Air Balloon Ride
3 - Parachute from a plane
4 - Take an Alaskan Cruise/Tour
5 - Finish the scrapbooks I've started
6 - Buy my dream home
7 - Go on a big romantic vacation with my husband
8 - Travel overseas
9 - Have my home a "Home Beautiful" home
10 - Go to Disney World

9 Places I Last Spent Money
1 -
2 - Michaels
3 - Zaxby's
4 - Walgreens
5 - Gateway Christian Bookstore
6 - Food Lion
7 - Cragmont
8 - Final payment on Skyline Retreat (Fall)
9 - Dominos

8 Sounds I Routinely Hear Around My House
1 - Ringing of the phone
2 - TV
3 - I'm going upstairs
4 - Pab-by
5 - I love you
6 - I want a hug
7 - Are you on that computer again!
8 - Laughter

7 Real Restaurants Where I Last Ate Out
1 - Zaxby's
2 - McAllisters
3 - Denny's
4 - Hardee's
5 - Bo'jangles
6 - Ruby Tuesdays
7 - Red Lobster

6 Things I've Recently Scratched Off My To-Do List
1 - Packing for Cragmont
2 - Running the dishwasher
3 - Take the dog to the vet
4 - Items from the Scavenger Hunt on Facebook
5 - Finished the Trading Pages Swap
6 - Laundry

5 People I Don't Know by would Like to Hang Out With
1 - Cyn
2 - Jayne
3 - Beth
4 - Nadya
5 - Nancy

4 Songs That Make Me Happy
1 - Old Time Rock and Roll
2 - Life is a Highway
3 - All Summer Long
4 - You are my Sunshine

3 Things I Hate To Do
1 - Dust
2 - Clean House
3 - Cook

2 Things I'm Really Good At
1 - Procrastation
2 - Playing on the computer

1 Bad Habit
1 - Procrastation

Monday, October 6, 2008


I just love going to the mountains. It has been a while since I have been there for a vacation. This weekend our church went and Philip and I were able to go with them. I thought he wanted us to have some time along together, but he invited Jesse. I was thrilled! We went to Cragmont. It's a camp that let's others stay during their off season. Our church goes every year. They continue to grow and build. We had around 35 folks from church up there. We spent most of our time with the Jacksons. We followed them up there on Thursday evening and spent the day at the Ashville Fun Depot of Friday. I think Philip and Jesse had a great time on the go-carts. It was the first time I seen Philip really smile in a while.

Jesse loved it too. She hated when they stopped. The next day we spend it around the camp (after shopping at Michaels and Gateway Christian Book store.) The kids decided they wanted to build a camp fire in the driveway. So they gathered sticks and rocks. It looks like it would work when they finished it. Too bad we didn't start a fire for them!

They also played with a flying toy. You would shot it up in the air and it would go really high and then twirl back down.

We had a great time this weekend. We can't wait to go back next time to spend time away from the daily grind and enjoy being with friends.

Also my favorite online scrapbooking class site has a new look. I think it looks great. Check it out here!