Thursday, December 29, 2005


This seems to be making the rounds today:

You are Woodstock!

Which Peanuts Character are You?
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Friday, December 23, 2005


Its so cooool. It says all my favorite phrases....including the chapstick one!!!!! giggling.....i love it!


Its here!!!!!!!!!!
And Im GIDDY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Definitely MERRY today, girls!!!
Heres hoping y'all have an AMAZING FUN FRIDAY
(and if youre already on vacation Im sorta mad at you *wink* )

Monday, December 19, 2005

Weekend recap

Umm...nope Im not going to make you trudge through one of my crazy weekends step by step again...LOL

Taking some time for myself and saying no to overcommitting. Got a little scrapping done and even a smidge of cleaning!

Brunch with my best girlfriends! Their love and support has meant the world to me this year. It was so nice to take a break with them and just talk and laugh and eat. We've all been through so much this past year....good and bad! Oh and Jenny gave me a PINK Kate Spade (fake) purse that I love love love...

Christmas play and choir Cantata at church! Soooooo fun to watch the tiny kids sing Away in the Manger in their little baby voices. So proud of the older kids reeling off their lines without a hitch and singing their hearts out! Happy Christmas the moment, remembering WHY we "do Christmas"

Trying to hang on to the Merry...

Tuesday, December 13, 2005


Elisha Kyle
Born: December 8, 2005 8:47 pm
Weight: 7 pounds 0.8 ounces
Length: 19.5 inches

Future subject of HUNDREDS of scrapbook pages!!!

Can you even believe how cute and smooshy he is?? I literally burst into tears when this popped up on my screen this morning. I cant wait to smell him...and kiss him....and buy him stuff....and make him smile....and let him fall asleep on me....OMG....I love him instantly and am DYING to hold him....just LOOK at how perfect he is!!!

This aunt is twitterpated!


No not weekend. It was so insane that it continued into Monday, LOL! It was made even crazier by the fact that I had NO CAR! My faithful chica died on me on Friday and the shop was closed till Monday....argh! I am the girl that LUVS her car, cant do without it, and would rather die than walk...haha! Thank goodness I have LOTS of friends that love me and who own cars that WORK!


  • Worked all day

  • Went to a couples party....even though I was single but it was still fun....ate GREAT food
  • Stayed up late and made a scrappy book cover.


  • Worked

  • Went to a Tastefully Simple Open house

  • Visited Mistee who is HUGELY pregnant...poor girl! She was supposed to be induced yesterday...I need to call and find out if we have a baby yet...LOL

  • Got a call that Grama was back in the ER (second time in a week)....she fell at the nursing home. I hate those makes me sad that people have to live there but sometimes there isnt another choice. I stayed with her while they xrayed and stitched her up. Other than lots of bruises, a sprained arm, and a nasty deep cut shes ok.

  • Went home and organized scrappy stuff. Sometimes its almost more fun to just sort and touch everything...makes me HAPPY!


  • Church. I had nursery so I got to love on all the babies!!

  • Lunch out with friends
  • Visited Jeri (see HERE for pics)
  • More church
  • Decorated Amy's tree with her and Jason than we turned out all the lights expect the tree lights and listened to Christmas music. LOVED it! My absolute most favorite part of christmas. Made me happy and sad at the same comes the roller coaster...but Im still glad that I participated!

On Monday, I spent $900 to get my car back! I love my car but that almost made me puke to spend that much money. And all of you that know me know that I definitely do NOT have 900 laying around! So a loan from the boss was requested and given but it still sucked to have to ask and now my paychecks will be dinky again! So that sealed the deal about whether or not I can go to Alabama and it was a big fat NO WAY....sobbing....sorry Rhonda!!

Wendy, Im beginning to think that I have TOO MUCH to write about it not too little....haahaa! Maybe I'll copy Heather and post 6 times a day *wink wink*

Friday, December 09, 2005


Things I want that other people have:
  • Amys super huge PKPT goodie box
  • Caris fast nice car thats NEW and not broken
  • Katrinas brand new baby
  • Aprils cute little 3 bedroom house
  • Wendys piano skills
  • Ali E's wildly creative brain
  • Salma Hayeks body
  • Donna D's scrapping career
Cracking thats quite the list! Now im going to go read all the verses about not coveting and being content!

Thursday, December 08, 2005

HE'S HERE!!!!!!!!!!!!!

My nephew made his arrival this evening at apx. 10:30 pm!!! I know youre wondering why theres no pictures but its cause I wasnt THERE for it! My brother lives 2 states away and it makes me sad that I didnt get to be WITH him for the birth of Eli....of course Im even sadder that I didnt get to take hundreds of pictures to record every second of his entrance (is that weird of me....LOL) I know all my scrappin girls are thinkin the same exact thing....dont lie!!

So hes here and hopefully I'll get some emailed pics tommorow....i'll post them ASAP! As for the rest of my day it was very eventful and I took good notes so I could meet
wendys challenge ....I think I have about a weeks worth of blogs so stay tuned!

Things I know:
I am a girly girl and dont like to fix my car! Putting gas in is ALL the effort that it should require!

I like church....I need to go more often and I need to ask for help more (from God and from friends)!

New babies are the greatest gift and Im lucky that I get to have so many in my life (in various stages of production)

Alot does happen in one day you just dont realize it till you slow down enough to write it down! (thanks rock)

Wednesday, December 07, 2005


So am I the worst blogger ever or what? Sorry ladies.... I actually just posted an entry written back on the 26th. Makes it look like I posted twice in one day...hahaa

Amy tagged me....Im so excited to be part of the cool crowd :)

2 names you go by
1. Carrie
2. Care Bear

2 parts of your heritage
1. European mix
2. Polish

2 things that scare you
1. dark parking lots
2. drowning

2 of your everyday essentials
1. my glasses (I'm blind without them)
2. my cell phone

2 things you are wearing right now
1. my cool new jean jacket
2. my cool cordless headset (im at work you see....)

2 of your favorite bands or musical artists (at the moment)
1. Martina McBride
2. Ginny Owens

2 things you want in a relationship (other than real love)
1. cuddling
2. humor(truly this list could go on for a really long time...Im shocked i kept it at two!!)

2 truths
1. I am dreading christmas
2. I miss my old life and my family

2 physical things that appeal to you (in the opposite sex)
1. good teeth
2. great smile and sparkly eyes

2 of your favorite hobbies
1. scrapbooking
2. reading

2 things you want really badly
1. a pink IPOD
2. a husband

2 places you want to go on vacation
1. Portugal to visit my sister
2. Cruise to Alaska (not a fan of tropical)

2 things you want to do before you die
1. get out of debt
2. get married

2 ways that you are stereotypically a dude/chick
1. Im boy crazy
2. I like to let guys help me with things (I have a bit of a princess complex...I dont like to get dirty....LOL)

2 things you are thinking about now
1. I wonder if my boss is going to catch me NOT working...heehee
2. I really really hope that I get to go to Scrap Etc!! (OK and there are like a hundred other things going on in my head right now but those floated to the top first...LOL)

2 stores you shop at
1. Lane Bryant
2. Target

2 people I would like to see take this quiz.....I dont think anyone is left....LOL

Saturday, November 26, 2005

Crazy creative process

So I thought I would start sharing some of my layouts instead of just talk about scrapping all the time! At scrapgal we had a challenge to use a feather on a layout! So heres what I came up with! As soon as I read this challenge I thought of forrest gump and the feather in that movie which led me to the quote! The "vision" of this page just popped into my head and I had to jump out of bed to sketch it before I forgot!! These are pictures of my past serious relationships....yes, there is only 3 sheesh!! Anyways, I was just looking at these reminising about what kind of person I was in each of these relationships and how they affected who i am today. I was going to include a picture of my present day single self but couldnt make it fit. LOL...I hope you have enjoyed this glimpse of my crazy creative process! Hopefully I will post more of these soon!

Tuesday, November 08, 2005

So much and so little

Do you ever feel like you have a million things going on but nothing significant to "report"...LOL Thats me...all the time! Work is getting more stressful...we fired the other receptionist so its just me now. Doing her work and my work is overwhelming to say the least. And this past weekend I was on call for the phones. It wasnt as bad as I suspected but having the phone ring every hour all night long does not make for a restful night!

Scrapping did get done this weekend! Coming off a dry spell and the pages are feeling a little forced but Im trying at least...LOL Of course there is one sitting on my table that I have worked on for FOUR days now...totally started over twice...argh! Ive decided that I am never again going to pack EVERYTHING i own for a takes too long to unpack!

Money stuff is getting a little better. I have a few more hours at work and some opportunities for bonus money, plus Im gonna hit my boss up for a raise so we'll see what happens.

Somewhere in my head is rattling a long blog entry about the holidays but Im not ready to devote my energy to it yet. Is that weird? The act of writing takes emotional energy... For now, the short version is Im dreading them!

Wednesday, October 26, 2005

Holding out for...

Find a guy who calls you beautiful instead of hot, who calls you back when you hang up on him, who will stay awake just to watch you sleep. Wait for the guy who kisses your forehead, who wants to show you off to the world when you are in your sweats, who holds your hand in front of his friends, Wait for the one who is constantly reminding you of how much he cares about you and how lucky he is to have you. Wait for the one who turns to his friends and says, "...that's her."

Lea's challenge to write about dating requirements has been rolling around in my head for a few weeks but I have quite the list going and didnt know how to narrow it. I saw this today and KNEW...this is my answer! (Thank you Lindsay T.)

Monday, October 24, 2005

Weekend recap

I feel like I was only home to sleep this weekend...and not even much of that...LOL

  • got off work early and went straight to scrapbooking
  • got home from scrapping at 1:30 am


  • went to a wedding at 11:00
  • went shopping the sales at the mall (credit cards=bad, new clothes=very good)
  • went to Amy and Jasons for an impromptu gathering (boys played poker, girls chatted)
  • home at 12:30 am


  • church was good, stuff I needed to hear
  • lunch and football with Amy (the boys deserted us to GO to the football game in Seattle oh and we WON...cowboys lost...heehee)
  • more church
  • back to Amys for more tv...LOL (oh and I got cute preggo belly pictures of her...23 weeks)
  • over to my other friends for Desperate Housewives
  • home at 1 am

Monday morning....back to work at 9 am!

Thursday, October 20, 2005


Its been one whole blog entry since I mentioned them so I know that my adoring public is waiting anxiously (huge helping of sarcastic wit there)

This past weekend, I met a nice boy. Theres a shortage of them in my life so this is a blog worthy event. We're still in the awkward getting to know you phase which is further complicated by the fact that he lives about 9 hours away!! But at this point Im ok going slow cause I dont wanna screw this up...Im tired of screwing up relationships. Even if it doesnt become a forever thing I want to be able to stay friends (Im close to his family) and look at it as something that I dont have to be ashamed of how it turned out.

Tuesday, October 11, 2005

Creative envy

I feel like I soak up everyone elses creativity from scrapbook pages or blogs or books but than I feel so intimidated when I try to get my own voice onto paper. I rarely journal on my pages I update this thing way less than I should and I just now started journaling again (3 days and counting...) Being the self analytical person that I am I have to discover why I envy what others write in their blog They inspire me or strike a chord in my soul but I cannot be as funny or as deep or as clever so I dont want to put myself out there. What is holding me back and why? I want so many things and I know that I am the one standing in my own way but I dont know how to get out of the way.

Monday, October 03, 2005

Thursday, September 29, 2005


So is it a bad sign that I am noticing MEN everywhere....and WANTING them to be mine. Or at least wanting them to be a little flirty! At the grocery store for petes sake....sheesh


Maybe blogging is not so good for me. It gives me a place to get all of the random chatter out of my head and put it in print. I apologize in advance....most of this should never see the light of day...but haha...Im going to do it anyways!

So Im on my lunch break and I go to the grocery store....what do I buy WENDY (she knows...) I buy OREO cookies and Milk and MORE halloween candy! Something you should know about me is that I am overweight...not in like a need to lose 10 pounds way but in a seriously overweight not healthy for me way. So I have alot of body concious issues like I always feel like people are watching me (which is weird cause for the most part normal people dont notice fat people). So today Im walking through Winco in my flipflops tshirt and jeans (very relaxed dress code) carrying my snickers and milky ways and mint oreos and milk, it just struck me how very welfare trailer trash unemployed fat woman stereotypical I would appear to others. Kind of made me want to go hide and never go in public again. Sometimes I disgust myself....but dont you know I opened the candy bars before I got out of the parking lot. And they were frickin good...for real!

Pregnant girls...

...are crazy! They are also sick all the time...sheesh! My boss is one of them and shes so sick everyday that she doesnt even get out of bed till like 2 pm. So on the one hand its pretty darn cool that I can sit at work and surf the web and do fun stuff all day but its also annoying to have a boss thats a control freak so you cant do much without her and then she DOESNT SHOW UP EVER! Im trying to be sympathetic but its annoying!

I was scrappy chick last night...for real! I completed THREE layouts! I know some of you are laughing but any of you that have scrapped with me KNOW how big that is for me. Im one of those push the paper and picture around forever people. I am liking how my style is all over the place lately. Its getting cleaner but sometimes I just see something in one of my zillions of idea books (bought another one yesterday) and I just HAVE to try it. Copied an Ali Edwards yesterday...turned out looking TOTALLY different but I really like that. I did a cute baby boy LO for Amy with her ultrasound pictures I was so happy with how it turned out! Than I did a LO for BOM inspired by a scrapgal....seriously took me like 45 minutes and that was only cause I was anal about the cutting. Than I did a friend LO for Amys dare that I struggled with forever but I like how it turned out. I will post them soon I promise!

Ive shared with y'all about my money woes....remember, no groceries! So I was talking to a financial planner the other night and he is helping me brainstorm ideas about HOW to get extra money...the obvious being to get another job! But anyone who pays attention knows that I dont LIKE to work....I like to do things that make me happy (see previous paragraphs!) So he hit upon the idea of making custom scrapbooks for people! Cool beans...I would LOVE to do that. Now I just need to figure out the marketing part of that....Any Ideas? Plan B is to work the holidays at Michaels....

Monday, September 26, 2005

I seem to use this blog for surface stuff. Why? Cause I dont want to breach the dam that is holding back all the deep important stuff! Lea has challenged us to write about deep important stuff and darn her shes coming up with great topics....but I just cant. Hello, my childhood...well thats not a can of worms or anything and rejection....lord I could talk about that FOREVER! So for now im going to stay at the surface and be silly and witty and envious of heather and wendy who tackle the hard stuff.

Ive been tagged by like 2 people now but I will have to put some thought into those answers so be patient.

Todays tidbits:
  • There are no less than NINE pregnant women currently in my life! Sheesh...good thing I like babies (sort of...the ones that arent mine)
  • Budgets suck and so do men (right now anyways)
  • My best friend is having a BOY....and Im totally thrilled to do boy pages!
  • I miss my mom.

Thursday, September 22, 2005


It made me buy at jumped into my hand! Oh but it was yummy...Twix bars....creamy chocolate, gooey caramel, and crunchy cookie. Dreamy...nothing like the fresh stuff!


Ever have those days where you get so much done that you just dont want to go back to work? LOL...I got alot of stuff done yesterday and it felt nice to have my head in a good space. Not feeling so overwhelmed! Got all of my bills figured out...good news, I can pay them and even buy gas every week...LOL Bad news, ummm...thats ALL I can do! So, October is NO BUY month again...this time I'm not even buying groceries (friends who are close better invite me to dinner so I don't starve!) Worked on putting more crap away at the apt. You can sorta walk around now. Hung out with my brother, always a good time, and I got to take a NAP (my favorite).

Todays Tidbits:
  • Organizing your stickers and rub ons is NOT making your apartment cleaner.
  • Allstate sucks!
  • An hour with a friend and a cup of tea can improve your whole week.

Monday, September 19, 2005

Football rocks...

So I totally swore I would not be one of those people that NEVER updates their blog...hiding my head in shame. Sorry!

Anyways, I have had a roller coaster of a month so far! I'll try to recap. Got a DT position at my LSS, got a budget (Im totally poor...for real), been winning my fantasy football league, my best guy friend got a girlfriend, work is still sometimes fun sometimes hell, been alot flirty lately, STILL have not unpacked, reconnected with my brother that I have never been close with, scrapped alot of pages, had down days and up days. Thats my life in one big run on sentance...Ive always been a fan of those ;)

I'll leave you with a tidbit or two:
  • Dont ever ask the bounty hunters at work to TAZE you. It DOES hurt and WILL leave a mark!
  • Dallas Cowboys are NOT Americas team anymore. Whoohoo!
  • Its hard to make new friends but if youre not open to it you'll stay the same forever! y'all!

Saturday, August 27, 2005


When will it ever end? Ive just recently moved out of my moms house and into an apartment. Lest you think that I am a 27 yr old loser, its NOT the first time Ive moved out! And there were extenuating circumstances! Oh what the heck...I just dont like being a grown up sometimes! Hence the princess mentality that I maintain. I dont wanna be responsible, I dont wanna pay bills, I dont wanna be dependable! Im a bit of a whiner I think. Oh and I like to use lots of exclamation points..heehee

Friday, August 26, 2005

Is there still a bandwagon to jump on?

I think I am so late in this blog thing that I dont even have a bandwagon to jump on! But here I am. I dont even know what I will do with this but I do know that writing is good for the soul and I need to take care of mine right now. This year has been long and difficult. The details will soon be coming out as I write Im sure. So I hope that Im a little bit funny and a little bit thoughtful. Feedback is always welcome!