Tuesday, July 22, 2008

For my daughter

Today my angel turns 10 and I just can't believe it! It does not seem possible that it could have been so long ago. Here is a picture of us 10 years ago....

Wow, time flies for sure. It kinda freaks me out because it's going by so fast.
I made this layout for her. It is for a challenge blog that me and some friends are doing using the cards in the Elsie recipe box. The title is "Yesterday came suddenly". To me it is appropriate because it seems like only yesterday that we welcomed her into this world.

I also wanted to share a song here. This is the song that I used to sing to my baby girl while I rocked her to sleep. She loves this song and knows it by heart.

Okay, enough of the mushy stuff. Here is a layout I finally finished up.

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

How do you spell....

vacation? D-R-A-M-A, that's how! At least that is how you spell and sum up my vacation. Started with drama, ended with drama and a little drama sprinkled through the middle for good measure! Let me just say I hate drama, absolutely abhor it, so the drama that seemingly clouded this vacation was not of my doing. I will spare you all the details, but for the sake of venting will give you a small dose of the drama that I endured.
It started with a telephone call at 5am the morning we were leaving informing me that my Grandma had fallen and was in the emergency room. It turns out she broke her hip and back and they discovered a large aneurysm in her heart. Add that to the already long list of maladies that plague her (Parkinson's, cancer, emphysema, vertigo, blind in one eye and losing eyesight in the other, deaf in one ear and wearing a hearing aid in the other) and it is a list about as long as my leg! I think that she may be an indestructible super hero disguised in my Grandma's body!
We finally made it to the campsite after I spent the morning with my Grandma in the ER. As we were setting up our camp site I heard a very distinct sound. It sounds like the cracking, crunching, popping and crashing of wood. A tree that bordered our campsite fell over! Thank God it did not fall onto anyone or anything. I think now it must have been a sign. You know, like the sign that Dorothy and her posse read upon entering the Haunted Forrest on the way to the Wicked Witch of the West's castle? It said, and I quote, "I'd turn back if I were you". Maybe that is what the tree was trying to tell me, but alas I did not listen, I do not speak "tree". Just so you know though, if a tree falls in the forest and no one is there to hear it, it still makes a sound (trust me)!

In a strange twist of fate it turns out that there were a few appearances made by this person...
wicked witch of the west Pictures, Images and Photos
Now I know what you are thinking, Dorothy melted her, right? I know! I was thinking the same thing!!!!!! So imagine my surprise when she continued to show up time and time again. Man, where is a bucket of water when you need one?
Don't get me wrong, it wasn't all bad. It's just that for me the drama outweighed the relaxation. My daily life is more relaxing than this vacation was. I do however have another vacation scheduled in 3 1/2 weeks to San Diego for 9 days! YES, an opportunity to redeem the dramatic vacation with a drama free vacation with just the 4 of us (and the dog). There is more than I care to detail here to be done in those 3 and a half weeks, but the anticipation of said vacation will hopefully carry me through! Oh, and did I mention I have absolutely no time to scrap?! Ugh! That makes me a little sad and melancholy at times, but what cha gonna do? This too shall pass, right??????????? ;0)

Saturday, July 5, 2008

Here we go!

gone camping
See ya in a week!

Friday, July 4, 2008

Happy 4th of July!!!!

It's independence day! Time for barbecues & fireworks! In an effort to be patriotic today I have recited the preamble to The Constitution while on the phone with my mother, sang the National Anthem and said the pledge of allegiance. I wondered to myself how many American citizens could actually do the same? My mom recited the preamble right along with me and she has been out of school for over 40 years! I don't actually remember where or when I learned it, and to be honest I am surprised I still remember it. That is typical me though. I remember things that one does not need to use on a regular basis. I can't tell you how many cups are in a gallon or a quart, but if you need someone to recite the preamble or tell you how many states border Tennessee (8),I am your girl. I digress. I hope your 4th is wonderful, safe and fun! Here is a recent photograph I took of Old Glory herself, long may she wave!

Here are some pictures of where I am going on vacation tomorrow (you can click on the mosaic to see a larger version). We are going camping in the North Coast at Patrick' Point. It is amazing up there. I am looking forward to the natural beauty and relaxing with my family. Hopefully I will be super relaxed when I get back and have lots more photos to share!

Oh, and by the way, it's okay to miss me while I'm gone! (insert smiley face here)

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