Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Fun Times the past few Days!

This weekend was fun!  I took the girls to a Pumpkin farm near our home on Sunday.  They had a blast as always!  They each got to ride a pony.....this was the first time I didn't have to beg them to ride!  :'(  They are growing up SO fast!  The farm has a bunch of animals (go figure, huh?  lol!) like turkeys, chickens, horses, goats, cows, pigs, sheep, and ponies.  All of the animals were fascinating.  The piglets were super cute!  When we were standing there looking at and playing with the piglets, a family walked up and their teenage daughter says, " Oh My Gosh!  Those pigs are SO cute!  I could just eat them!  (insert GASP)  Oh, NO, I didn't mean it that way!!"  LOL!!!  I laughed so hard!

A few minutes later, Casey tickled Olivia with a feather in turn scaring the crap out of her!!!  She jumped 10 feet in the air thinking a bug was on her!  Too bad I didn't have my camera going.......we would have won $10,000 on America's Funniest Videos!!

Monday, Rich, the girls, and I saw Dolphin Tale.   If you haven't seen it already.....GO SEE IT!!!  What an AMAZING story!!!  You will cry (unless you are heartless!  LOL!), but it is a good cry with a happy ending!   We are going to Florida during Holiday break in  December........We are going to try to visit Winter!  I will keep you posted.....

I have also been working on my Christmas cards!  So far, I am pretty pleased with how they are turning out........I have been embossing the base card to add some flair to the overall card.  Adding my pics, and a simple greeting on the inside, then I am good to go!  Hopefully, I will have them done by the weekend so I can get them listed!

Tomorrow will be the first day I get to volunteer in Natalie's class.  I am pretty excited!  She doesn't know I am going to be worked out best that way last year.  We will see how this year goes.  Last year, I was banned from Olivia's class because she would get too upset when I had to leave.  Hopefully, when I am able to work in her class, she will be better.  I am optimistic because she has been really secure in herself and with Natalie that (knock on wood) she hasn't cried once when I have dropped her off!

More later!  Stay tuned.....

Friday, October 7, 2011

My Memories Digital Scrapbooking

So....I downloaded the software and a BUNCH of FREE digital paperpacks.  I just started working with it today, and it is really fun!  I can see it becoming really addicting!  I decided to do a fully customized layout (I don't well inside the box), and I really like how my first page turned out.  I used one of my daisy pictures as the background with a picture of my girls on it.  Nothing fancy, but definately fun!

In other has been a beautiful week!  I have been outside with my girls everyday after school soaking up the warmth and sun!!  We don't have many of these days left.......  :o(  Someday, we will live in a warm climate!

We have a fun weekend planned!  Tomorrow, we are seeing a movie, having a playdate with a great friend that I haven't seen in a while, and having an adult dinner while the kids stay with a sitter.  Sunday, I am taking the girls to the pumpkin patch! I love going to the farm!  They have tons of animals, pumpkins, and a few activities for the kids.  I will post pics when we are done.

That's all for now.....

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

My Memories Digital Scrapbooking

I was approached by My Memories Suite to use and review their scrapbook software
 All of my friends, fans, and followers will reap the rewards for my efforts! 
 They have provided me with a special code for everyone who follows me to receive $10 off of their software.  

enter in the special code (STMMMS50135), and receive $10 off! 
 It's that easy!  

I will be downloading and trying this software out. 
 I am pretty excited, as I have never done digital scrapbooking before!  

There is one more exciting announcement.......
ONE of my followers, fans, or friends will WIN My Memories Suite for free!! 
 I will post more details about how to win in my next blog after I have used the software. 
 I will also post some examples of what I have done!

Crazy Busy!

This week has been crazy!  I worked at White Star Quarry, which is always a blast!  I am quite sad to see the summer fading quickly.  Even though I am not looking forward to the cold and snow, I am looking forward to the next few months.

There is a ton of stuff going on at school.  I was recruited as the PTO president for this year and next, so life has been nuts!  We have a walkathon this Friday.  It is always a fun time!  The kids collect money from their family and friends, and we walk around a path designed by our phys ed teacher.  We even have a DJ!  The next 2 weeks 3-6th grades are taking proficiency tests, and our Halloween Skating Party is coming up.  

My favorite Holiday of the whole year is this month!!!  I LOVE Halloween!!  Getting dressed up, going to the pumpkin patch, carving pumpkins, apple picking, trick or treating, and SO much more!!!  What's not to love?

I have been receiving my supplies to start making Christmas Cards!  I am pretty excited!!!  This is the first time I have created cards to sell.  I have a variety, and they can be mixed and matched!  I should have them done by next week sometime (providing my Cuttlebug arrives soon!), and I will have them listed on my Esty and Zibbet sites.  Below are the photos I am using......
You may recognize some of them if you are in my area.....The Shark, Huge Tree, and Panoramic were taken at the Toledo Zoo.  The ornaments were taken last Christmas at my Aunt and Uncle's house.  (the decorated tree is theirs too).  The ceramic tree was my Grandma's.  She gave it to me before she passed away, and I cherish it!  It is one of the things that I always remember from her house at Christmas (that, the Candy cane wrapped with a dollar, and her famous sugar cookies!)  She always had a cherry candy cane for me!  I didn't like peppermint......

I guess that's all for now!!  Thanks for reading!!  Next time, I will talk about my Grandma.  My husband, Rich, has encouraged me to write down my memories of her and being with her.  He said he wished he had done that with his grandparents.  Why not share my memories with everyone!