Monday, May 12, 2008

What a wonderful weekend!!!!

Seriously I had a fantastic weekend. The boys were GOOD....the husband was good. It was just perfect!

Shawn kept asking me what I wanted for Mother's Day...finally I said...I want you to go to the mall with me. (I can count on one hand how many times he's gone to the mall with me!!). So after Auston's soccer game we took the boys to Jungle Rama (the drop in daycare) and headed to the mall. It was fun...just to have that alone time together...which we haven't had in forever!! We went to Maurices where I bought...yet another, outfit (yes folks...that's 2 in about a month..shocker!!) I have to tell you how FUN it was shopping with my husband!! I have never done that before and we've been together for 12 years!! It was so fun coming out of the dressing room to see his expression. Now I'm NOT a thin woman...but my husband has always, always told me he thinks I'm sexy and pretty. But to see his face...and how he nodded his head in approval....was just FUN!! Or to see him say...uh uh...don't like it at all. How cool to know what he likes. Sure makes me want to dress nicer instead of wearing my $5 Hanes sweatshirts from Walmart!!

Saturday he took the boys fishing in the morning and I cleaned the house and did some laundry...then I worked at the scrapbook store from 4-midnight. I only got 2 layouts done but it was so fun as just Jenny and Kara were there. It was nice and quiet and really nice. I haven't scanned the layouts yet but I'm really happy with how they turned out.

Sunday was, of course, Mother's Day. We went to breakfast and then just hung out the rest of the day. I even got to take a nap. :) I did do another layout for my brother...although I just don't think I'm going to get a whole album done before his graduation on Sunday!! (I've thought about taking stuff with me and maybe scrappin' late into the night on Friday/Saturday to get some more done!!). We'll see. But this is also for the Random Chaos challenge....

Monday, May 5, 2008

Happy Monday ya'll....'s been a really crappy month for me...but May is a new beginning..and a new month right?? It cannot possibly be worse than April that's for sure!! And my third has come...Shawn was told that he needs to start looking for work...and there is NOTHING going on in the valley as far as building and I'm a bit freaked out. But heck...that was last month and I'm going to try to stay optimistic for May. :) I'll let you know how it works for me...
Friday night...Auston totall cracked me up.
Auston: Mom...I'm not making you a jewelry dish for Mother's Day.
Me: You aren't?
Auston: nope...I'm not.
Me: Well if you aren't making me a jewelry dish then what are you making for me?
Auston: I can't tell you...Mrs. Arneson made us promise we wouldn't tell you.

So yeah...looks like he's making me a jewelry dish for Mother's day!! :) I will definately have to record that conversation for him to reread some day. It was just so funny as he was SO serious and intent on NOT telling me. :)
I created this layout for Random Chaos (see link on sidebar as I'm too lazy to put it in here) for this weeks challenge: to create a baby layout using non traditional colors ie: no baby blue and baby pink. My biggest challenge was finding a BABY!! I dug and found this photo of my little brother (who happens to be graduating from high school on the 18th! Woohoo!). The picture totally makes me laugh...he was the CUTEST thing ever!! Although I didn't appreciate him then I certainly do now.
And I never did share my layout that I lifted from the oh so talented Lea Lawson (who's link is also on the sidebar). It's pretty much an exact replica. She's SO not my style but I have always loved her clean style. I just had to try it and am really pleased with the results. :)

And a couple more layouts from the May Sweet Pea Scraps kit. This kit is awesome. I really thought that I would struggle with it...but ended up with 7 not too bad!! And I'm thinking I'll use the leftovers to create the paperbag album I'm doing for Teacher's Appreciation week!

Finally...Tracy's service was REALLY nice. Standing room only. So many people were there to honor her memory. She touched so many people and was such an amazing woman. She was loved by all. From what I've heard...Stacy Julian and Lisa Bearnson will be in Missoula for an event in which ALL proceeds will go to Tracy's boys. Now those of you in the scrapbook world can see what an amazing person Tracy was to know if those two have stepped forward and are wanting to do this for her and her family. If you aren't already on the mailing list and want more information on this event go to and I'm sure they will be sending out the information as the event is scheduled.