Thursday, August 26, 2010

Get Ready!

We are heading for the next quarterly sale at Designer Digitals and of course there is going to be an all day chat again. This time I am in the line up! Yikes! I hope you'll be able to join me at 9 AM, I'll be talking about title work, I thought that should be interesting! Here is the listing of all the chats for the day.

Today is Rachel's birthday, she is 13. Goodness, another teenager in the house, is that scary or what? Looks like we will be going out to dinner, that's what she was wishing for since we did that for Gabrielle last year. Sounds good to me, anything to get out of cooking!
It's been another crazy week, the days just seem to fly by. Last Saturday I spent all day at Karate, helping out with gup testing. At least I got a compliment this time, SaBomNim told me I did a good job controlling, Yay!

Tuesday was Rachel's appointment at Children's in Pittsburgh, she hadn't have an Echo done in four years, it was high time. She has Aortic Stenosis which at the moment isn't causing any symptoms and hopefully that will stay this way for a long time! Eventually she might have to have a valve replacement, but again, hopefully not until she is really really old! :) Just the thought makes me want to cry, my baby having to go through something like that! Her echo was okay, a slight increase in pressure, so we will repeat it in a year. If that one is okay, we will go back to every other year.

In between we did school shopping, piano lessons, karate, voice, practicing for cantoring and who knows what else. Busy, busy! Last night I was finally able to make a page again, it had been several days. I really don't like it when I can't scrap, I'd rather let the house clean itself.... oh yes, yardwork was another thing I did last week, cutting down bushes. I need to do more, my yard looks like a jungle anymore, really, it does! Usually when those moments of wanting to do work arrive, I'll sit at the computer until they pass :)

Today the sun came out again, we had a few really cool days, it felt like fall. I do not like that at all! Only here does August feel like autumn. It should be sweltering hot, shouldn't it? Oh well, Monday it's supposed to go back up to 86, of course, because that's when the kids are back in school!

Well, here are some of the pages I did

We went to the movies last week too, I forgot about that. The Sorcerer's apprentice, it was fun, I really enjoyed it!

Back to photos from Myrtle Beach, as you can see I don't scrap in order...:)

I got these cool shots of Michael last week, he looks so cute with his hair shorter, I love it!

This page was for a challenge. I lifted a framed picture that somebody gave to the choir, made by a local calligraphist. I always meant to copy it and I finally did it!

Max and Rachel :)

Max the Water hound

Now back to Hershey....

This was such a riot, every time I look at those pictures I feel like laughing :)

Okay, now I have to run, Rachel has voice in about 7 minutes. Always in a rush....

Sunday, August 15, 2010

We're baaaack

well we have been back for a couple of weeks LOL. I must have been on lazy street since I haven't posted anything in such a long time. I have been trying to get a lot of pages done, scrapping like a maniac.

We had a great time in Vegas, it was hot with a capital H!!! We went on a tour to Red Rock Canyon and when we got out of the van it was 108 out there. It was dry though, so it was actually bearable. The Bellagio is a gorgeous place, our room was wonderful. Too much gambling for my taste, but hey, that's what people go there for right? Here are some random photos, just a few for today :)

This first one is the Bellagio where we stayed, really nice. We went for a walk that first evening and this is right along the lake, pond, whatever you want to call it :)

We walked through Ceasar's Palace, I couldn't believe what the inside of the Casinos looked like. Permanent European small town, gorgeous to stroll through. Another thing I noticed is that there were no clocks in the casinos, hmmm, I wonder why :)

This is inside the Conservatory/Botanical Garden inside the Bellagio, it is really pretty, tons of flowers and really cool displays which change with every season

Here we are on our trip to Red Rock Canyon, the countryside is just amazing, reminds me of the old cowboy movies. I sure wouldn't want to get lost there without water....

And then of course you have the nut jobs walking the streets in the evening. He was kind enough to let me take his picture, too funny!

The view from our room in the evening, it really looked like that

I will have some page to share in a little bit, there might be some more photos on there that I didn't show here.

Going home we got stuck in the airport in Charlotte. Severe thunderstorms and we sat in that plane for two hours. It was quite late by the time we made it home...

We picked the kids up Friday morning, I was a little nervous but it turns out they had a great time. We joined them for Mass that morning and I could see how engaged the kids were with everything. I wish it could be like that all the time, what a great experience Church could be... Well, they all want to go back next year and Gabby wants to become Counselor in training, since this was her last time. See, mother always knows best :)

The following two weeks were uneventful really. Just Karate, appointments and regular life. The kids are complaining that there is nothing to do and that they are bored. They really like the structured life more, too much free time on their hands. It's going to be work for Gabby next year, that's for sure. I should get them into something to keep them busy.
Well, I don't want to get this post to be endless, just a few pages...

I won't even explain, just look at them if you like, hopefully they enlarge so you can read the journaling if you so desire.
Well, I have to run and get ready for church... have a wonderful rest of your weekend and I will try to not be a stranger this coming week :)

Never say Never!

Well, here I am creating my very own blog! I was always very sure I would never get into this blogging "thing", but here I am. I hope you will enjoy finding out a little about my not so interesting life!