Monday, December 15, 2008

Christmas pics

Well this is as good as it gets after taking a bunch of photos this is the only one that semi came out! I could not get them to pretend to like each other any longer than that! LOL Well Merry Christmas!!!

Monday, December 8, 2008

Crutches till Christmas!

AAAACK the doc said he wants me to use the crutches at least till Christmas day and wear my boot through the new year. I know it does not seem that long in the scheme of things but I have been on them since Oct 10 (not to mention the countless times in the last 3 years dealing with this issue) So any way that is my Christmas present I guess you could say.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

foot update- sort of

Well its coming along slowly but surly! I have to go tomorrow to get my feet casted for orthodic inserts for my shoes and I see the doc again on Monday. I am hoping I can ditch these crutches really soon!!! My wrist and shoulders are done for! Not to mention Christmas shopping is a pain in the rear when you are crutching around! I will update again after I see the doc on Monday!

Thursday, November 13, 2008

One Skinny Leg!

Well its true, I have one skinny leg, well okay semi-skinny LOL From not being ableto walk my right calf is significantly smaller than the left. I have been wearing one of those lovely boots that goes up to my knee and I got to wondering, do they make these for the thighs???? If so I would like a pair of them! My thighs can use all the extra help they can get. Unfortunaly the doc said no as he laughed at me! (the nerve of him). So for now I guess I have to settle for one skinny leg!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Karlie is on Crayola!!!!

Karlie was one of a few children from her school to be selected to have her picture submitted to the Crayola website! The theme was "Green-Earths favorite color" you can view her picture on the link below! We are soooooo proud of her!

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Happy Halloween!!!!

We hope that everyone had a Great Halloween, We did! Thekids loved their costumes and had fun trick or treating and then when they came home we had a party for all of their friends! It was a little cold but I think everyone had a lot of fun, especially making each other into toilet paper mummies! LOL We had a ton of food, I always make too much!

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

This picture cracks me up! It totally defines Cory's mood lately!! I wanted to take a pic of him in his jacket, I thought I would make a scrapbook page about how he always has to be all zipped up.(all the way up) so I was ready with my camera when he came home from school and did not have a good day nor did he want his picture taken. His poor glasses some how got knocked so out of whack they were barely covering both eyes! My poor baby, I sure do love you!
Now on to my foot, well it has been 18 days, 18 very long days! I still have my stitches but I was finally able to get it wet! A hot shower was very nice today. I should be able to get my stitches out next week. I still can't have any weight on it for at least 2 more weeks though. I am ready to throw the crutches out the window!! LOL So here is a pic of my stitches I put it on photo bucket so if you did not want to see it you didn't have to. the incision is about 3 inches long. Enjoy

Monday, October 20, 2008

Stir Crazy!

Okay so I am on day 10 of recovery and I am going stir crazy!!!!!!!!!!! The foot is still really painful but I guess it could be alot worse considering I can't take anything because of my allergies. I am bored, I have all these ideas I would like to do for scrapbook pages but I can't get in my scraproom, Steve has decided to make it into a storage room and blocked my walk way and I can't get to my table grrrrrr. Not to mention I need to keep my foot elevated. IF I even sit in a normal position Steve hollers at me to put it up! He says " I need your foot better" Well no kidding so do I! (love you babe). Its been 3 years since my first cast went on, and I am so over it!

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Scrapbook TakeOut's new kit

I just love the new kit that Scrapbook Takeout put together this month, Antique Autumn, I can't wait to get my hands on it! Check it out and get yours today

Great Job Shakira Francine and Vernell!!!!!

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Surgery update

Well I came home Friday afternoon as expected, my foot was totally numb (was being the key word there) toting a pump that is helping keep some of my foot numb with instructions to keep my foot elevated above heart level for several days. So I woke up yesterday and the numbness has worn off and pain has kicked in, they say it would be a whole lot worse with out this pump.

The doc said the surgery went well , I was unfortunately awake for a better part of it(not by choice) I woke up cause I was having an allergic reaction to the narcotics they had to give me, and got to listen to the not so lovely sound of the saw, yes the saw that they used to cut through my bones! not a sound anyone needs to hear! He said he took out alot of bone and put in a screw. That's right ladies and gentlemen I have been permanently screwed!!!

So now I am at home in bed with lots of pillows under my foot and my laptop in my hands where it seems I will remain for the time being, no weight bearing for 4 weeks!!!!!! And crutches well they don't like me much, I am already getting sore in my upper body from using them. UGH!

Here is a pick of my foot the ball laying next to my leg is the pump with medicine in it. Enjoy!!!

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Surgery Tomorrow!

Well tomorrow is finally the day!My Foot surgery is finally here! It will be at 915 Friday morning so think good thoughts and say a prayer, I will update as soon as I can, if all goes as planned I will be home tomorrow afternoon.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Halloween Invitation and Fall card

I made the fall card over the weekend from one of the tutorials on splitcoasters website and today I made about 30 of the Halloween Invitations for the kids party. Both stampsets are CTMH.

Karlie made cards!

Saturday Karlie made 3 cards all my herself, I was so proud of her!

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Fishing With Cory

Today I decided to take Cory to the pond at the front of our housing development to go fishing. He has been really wanting to go for a while so we took his rod and some hotdogs for bait and off we went for a relaxing afternoon of mommy and me time. We did not catch anything except for some minnows and tadpoles but it was fun! Next time we won't wait so long to go again.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

My Boy Scout

Cory got his uniform yesterday, doesn't he look so handsome!

A thought

My sister sent me this email today and at the bottom of the email this is what it said

'Good friends are like stars........You don't always see them, but you know they are always there.'

it truley reminded me of all the friends I have out there whom live so far away, Love you guys!

Saturday, September 6, 2008

hanna update

Well its 10:22 am and the winds are still blowing but I think the worst is behind us, about 4 this morning t hey wind and rain started getting bad and by 6 they were really going but we fared well lost the electricity a few times but not for but a few moments. Even have cable and Internet which is amazing! (((((((((HUGS to all))))))))))))))

Friday, September 5, 2008

Hanna Update

Well the storms path has moved south and now looks like Myrtle Beach is getting the worst of it, (stay safe crystal)though we are expected to have it move over us. So far we only have gray skies and rain the wind has not picked up much. We a re really not suppose to get the worst of it till over night and early morning.
I will keep you updated!

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Preparing for Hanna

Well Tropical Storm Hanna is preparing to come ashore here in Jacksonville and I was busy getting prepared today, picked up the usual groceries water ice batteries. I swear they double the price on that stuff when they know everyone will need them! The kids came home from school excited because they already cancelled school tomorrow, So I had them go outback and help me pick up toys and get the pool stuff cleaned up so nothing blows around. Some of Cory's trucks were sitting at the deck edge and when I picked it up what comes slithering out from underneath but a copperhead snake! YIKES!! Karlie went running all the way around the house screaming at the top of her lungs! she was quite the site to see! needless to say I am no longer cleaning up the back yard, I am letting Steve get the rest of the stuff when he gets home, Sorry Steve.
I will keep you all updated as the storm approaches and try to post some pics along the way.

Monday, September 1, 2008

In Memory of Janie

We lost a beuatiful friend yesterday, Janie aka: CustomKat as she was known on my scrapbooking forum. Janie was a wonderful person and friend with a huge heart an outlook on life that was amazing. She truley inspired me as a wife mother and friend. This world will not be the same with out her in our lives. My heart goes out to Janies husband and family, you will all be in my continued prayers. Love to you all.

Friday, August 29, 2008

My Fashionista!!

Karlie has become quite the little fashionista this year, those of you that have known her know that she has done a complete 180 LOL but I think I have created a monster as now she wants it all clothes shoes and accessories! Shes only 10 what will she be like at 16?? I can't imagine!

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

First Day of School

yesterday was the first day of school, here are some pics of the kids Cory is going onto 2nd grade and and Karlie is going into 5th grade!!!

Saturday, August 23, 2008

New Purse

At the beginning of the month I started working on my sisters birthday present and unfortunately it took a back seat when I went into the hospital. So the last few days I have been working on it and FINALLY finished. I will never use this pattern for this purse again there has got to be an easier way to make this! Its very cockeyed so don't look too close, I also added pockets on the sides so that did not help. LOL

Monday, August 18, 2008

Leapin Lizards! Happy Birthday!

First I want to say Happy Birthday to my sister Deanna! love you!! Hope you have a great day!

Well most of you that know me , know that I have been under the weather for the last couple weeks and I am home form the hospital now and hopefully on the way to recovery. So anyway this morning I went out on my deck and found this cute little creature staring back at me, I could not help but take his picture.

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Baby girl Mini album

The pictures are a little out of order but you will get the idea! Thanks for looking

I made this mini album for my neighbor who had a baby girl this spring. I found it really hard to scrap mini with out pictures. I used a variety of papers the stamps , flourished are Scrapbook Takeout, the carriage is TAC and the lettering is CTMH, I also used my wishblade to cut out some of the flourished and the title cutie, thanks to the wonderful share files on the wishblade forum! Hope you enjoy!!!!

Saturday, July 26, 2008

My first Scrapbook page post!

Ok so I have been in a scrapbooking slump for the last several months. Yesterday I walked into my scraproom sat down and decided to just use what was on my desk, and here is what I came up with. I covered my daughters friend's face because I did not have permission to post her pic, so disregard the pink flower.

The cardstock is Colorbok,with the exception of the blue mat it was a scrap not sure whose though. The black swirls and black flowers , are actually stickers!!! and they are from Kelly Panacci, and the various flowers are Primas I believe,and two of the flowers on brown cardstock I cut out with my sizzix.

Well enjoy I hope this will be the start of my Mojo coming back!

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Flowers and wierd umm.. mushrooms?

I have not been feeling so great this week but tonight I went out on the porch and decided to take some pictures, we have black eyed Susan's growing in several places in the yard, which are my favorite, also I noticed these strange looking ummm... mushrooms growing in a flower pot by my front door, its been a wet, humid week so I guess that's why they popped up. LOL
Out in the back yard are Karlie's flowers she had to plant for a science project this past spring and they are really blooming now! She has sun flowers, and morning glories and green beans vining all over the deck. (see those pics below) I hope you enjoy the pics!

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Feeding the Birds

So the kids and I just loved watching the birds at my Moms birdfeeders when we were in PA a few weeks ago so we got some feed and put one out side our living room window. It took a couple of days but the birds found it. We have some young cardinals coming in to feed, we have never had cardninals in the yard before so the kids are excited. this picture was taken through the window and a screen, so its not real clear. This is our favorite little one, we call him spike becasue of his faethers, he is the only one that the feathers stick up on his head, you can see his red feathers coming in slowly that is why we think he is a male bird. any way just wanted to share our backyard birdies!

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Made 2 more purses

I have been on a sewing kick lately and I made 2 more purses, they both need some finishing touches like insert for the inside bottoms but I was excited by the way they turned out and had to share!! Enjoy!

Saturday, July 5, 2008

More pics from my mothers garden

Here are a few morer pics I took in my Mothers garden, and to think it was not even in full bloom yet

Friday, July 4, 2008

Vacation Pictures

We also stopped at a park in the Mountains along the way.

Last week The kids and I went to Pennsylvania to visit my Mom, she is an amazing gardener and I took some pics of her flowers,