Wednesday, December 20, 2006

yee haw ya'll

not sure why being in Dallas makes me go all texan, but its fun for a bit.
we are here after a long, terrible red eye flight from Hnl-dfw.
its great to see family and especially the cousins playing together.
ahh. and our first stop was....TARGET!
dang that place is heaven.
am scoping out some other stores and even looked in the phone book and ran across KI Memories. I called and bummer...its not open to the public. Must find some other scrapbook stores. It has been FOREVER since i stepped foot in one.
also to do...
see santa.
toys r us.
more family.
outback and other yummy restaurants.
and lots more sleep because we are all screwed up.
hope your Christmas week is a good one!

Saturday, December 16, 2006

santa love and a new do

ew whatta bing boom...

da da da da da da..

today was a good day.

i am singing that song as i type here.

so today was a happy saturday and its not even over.


i am stressin about leaving for the mainland for two weeks.

but i am thrilled to see everyone.

to get ready, my husband took the kids for the morning for some shopping and such while mommy got her hair done.

can i just say ...I feel sexy!

it has been so long since i remember feeling this way.

it must have been way before i had my kids, so i am grinning ear to ear.

its amazing how a new do can boost your spirits. oh yeah.
tonight we are going to a chirstmas party too, so HOT DOG, its going to be fun.
shakin it all about on the dance floor.
and santa...
i know i know.
i made my little one be tortured by wearing those silly reindeer ears and sitting with santa, but sometimes you do what you have to for a picture right?
And big "oh yea's" for my Olivia.
she was terrified of sitting with santa and then finally did it and got the cutest photo.
love the holidays.

Friday, December 15, 2006

elf yourself today!

this is too funny not to try ....really!
I saw this on a few blogs and had to give it a whirl.
put a smie on my face for sure.
check mine out here.

Wednesday, December 13, 2006


snap! i can not believe my name is on this list.
for real?!? when i saw this call on Falyn's blog, i knew i had to go for it. SO me. I love love love how Kristen brings in misc. goodies to her kits and can hardly wait to get my first one to play with next month. Thanks so much....still can't believe it....yipee!!!!
If you have not seen her kit....speed up your type ridden fingers and check it...

with this great news too, i want to thank michelle for her sweet words about the whole design team thing. you were right!

also Had to jump in on this weeks Dare with the Effers.

Jamaica came up with it this time around and i LOVED the dare.

Make a layout about your name.

Of course my Dad gave up the fight to name me Porscha , but whenever i think of him telling the story..i giggle. was so fun to make a page to document it too.

in other fun stuff....

I got a super sweet postcard from Deanna in the mail and it made my day!! thanks girl.

also in fun mail..i got not one but 2 ultra cool CJ's from heidi....eeks...i can not wait to get workin on them. Its so fun to see them at this stage as they are almost done. I have to say a huge thanks to you too girl for the Jam cd! at lunch today, the kids and i were rockin out to NKOTB, Lisa lisa and so many other great 80's music makers.

what a fun week it has been.

Friday, December 08, 2006

a little cheese and scrapbook goodness

oh what a happy boy. Give him something sweet and he'll ham it all up for us.
That happiness on his face almost brings me to tears. A-friggin-dorable!

and some new pages....i am in the groove and pumpin out some fun ones i think. And with this spurt of funky ME pages, I got the courage to try out for a couple kits nervous about it though.

wish me luck.

Thursday, December 07, 2006

a few updates

sorry to start out on a bad note but....i finally have some news that will hopefully help my little boy. He is way WAY allergic to Peanuts. Since he was born he's had skin issues and i have tried everything to try and fix it. I followed my motherly instinct this last doctors visit and now have a huge answer. Yes, it sucks he is allergic, but thank God we know what to do to avoid future pain and suffering for him. Tonight i will sleep better and tomorrow its back into the doctor to get to the bottom of it all. Wish us luck.

so on a happier note...D made this awesome banner for me to use. To bad i am not computer saavy enough to get this on my header,(even with all her help), so i will just display its prettiness here for all to see...thanks Deanna!
also, i am wanting to get busting out a christmas book of all the things i love in my home this time of year and here are a few photos i hope to include. Traditions are too fun not to record.
gotta love christmas dinner ware! *love* that i got most of it on super clearance, as i call it, at Target a few years ago. ahhhh...bliss. I am totally wanting to do this too . A day in the fun huh? ahhh...hopefully now that i am kicking this cold i can start getting some fun stuff done instead of napping.

Monday, December 04, 2006

the 4th already??

our christmas card pic...
Olivia enjoying the toys for tots train and not happy to be giving away a Dora toy to this great cause. It makes us feel all warm and fuzzy to give though....
a Williams Sonoma cake that i wish i had time to cool is it really? it blows a gingerbread house way out of the water.....

and a Christmas gift i made for of many i am making this year. Its so fun to give something from the heart and use up scrappy supplies at the same time....
wow December is already flying by.

as i moved my little snowman calendar guy to today, the fourth, I am just shaking my head.

This year i am really trying to enjoy each moment of this Christmas. the good, the bad and even the ugly.

A BAD....the kids and i came down with a little bug and darn, its just no fun. After a trip to the doctor today, it was treat time though. A little shave ice always makes us feel a bit better and its the closest we get to snow here.
A GOOD.... i went to our little scrapbook stores Christmas party and got 50 % off my entire purchase!! I was so tickled.
happy 4th to you and yours

Friday, December 01, 2006

love the first of the month

reason 1...
I get my first peeks at the kits i subscribe to each month. Scrapologie and poppy ink are my two current ones and man are these things the best?? So addictive too. Sadly i can not imagine when i will end my subscriptions ...never hopefully. really sad.....i am already scoping out a few more...eeks.
reason 2...
i sit down and look at whats coming up for the month.
the first big thing is a Xmas parade tonight.
and then tomorrow...
du du duhhhhhh..the Army/ Navy game! Its huge in my house being that Anthony went to the Naval Academy. Even the kids have outfits to wear in support. GO NAVY!!

reason 3...i love the fresh start feel of a new month. and for some reason knowing that this is the last month of 2006 ,i feel i need to do alot. Make sure my year is complete. and with that comes a time of reflection and of course i love that.

so happy december 1st to you!