27 March 2008
Shopping went well yesterday, I was at Hobby Lobby for wayyyy too long but it was good, scrapbook paper was half off and some other good things were 15% and 25% off so I made out like a bandit! I got some paper, some photo storage boxes, project organizers, 3 glitter paints, stickers, a set of stamps, some desk drawer liners, foam letters, a circle cutter, some ribbons and a ribbon box for all under $40! I mostly love the ribbon box, it was originally $17 but I got it for $7 and it's an Alphabet Ribbon Box ( I don't have time to google it and get a link-sorry), but it is great, and it came with 26 ribbons, all with the letters on there.
So I am tired today from staying up late playing in my office with my new stuff and I got busy today so I'm wore out now... :) But I'm not complaining, I'm busy!
So sorry for no pictures yesterday and today, but I'll have some later. I'm ditching work tomorrow to hang out with the girls on their last day of Spring Break and we get to go see Nemo on Ice tomorrow! :) So I'll definately have pictures of that! We're going to a little friend's birthday Saturday and we are doing a little get together birthday party for my oldest on Sunday. We also have my inlaws over this weekend for a visit so it will be a FULL weekend, I hope to start scrapping soon! Love ya and have a great weekend!
Okay... I found a picture... this was last year sometime driving up to my mom's house in Northern New Mexico. Isn't it beautiful?!!!!
26 March 2008
Today wasn't the most eventful day, although I had a great lunch with my friend from work. I have to give her a "shout out" because she is absolutely a great friend, she is genuine and best of all she listens to my constant jabbering about nothing. So, thanks Theresa! :) Annnnd you know what, we had a Book Fair thing at work last week and I wanted to buy sooo much stuff because they had some scrapbooking stuff and I love books, so I got the girls some books of course and got me a pack of scrapbook paper. Well my friend Theresa snuck down to the fair while I went to lunch and she bought me a scrapbook with a graduation scrapping kit! Can you believe? I couldn't, I almost broke down in tears. When I got back from lunch she had left it on my chair with a Thank you note! Forget it, the waterworks were about to start, so I had to rush down to her office and tell her thankyou! I love it because it's the same Royal Blue color as my highschool colors were, so I get to add in all my highschool photos in it. Well I got off subject, I was telling you about lunch, we went to eat at the hotel across the street, had the Mixed Berry Salmon Salad! I have to say, this salad is the ONLY salad that I would be able to eat on a daily basis. I love it! It's mixed greens, tomatoes, strawberries, big chunks of Salmon and a rasberry vinagarette. It's truly awesome and I had "intended" to only eat half and bring the rest back for later, but that didn't pan out the way I wanted to. Instead I ate the whole dagum thing in one sitting! Well at least it was healthy! :)
So no pictures today, I'm about outta here and off to Hobby Lobby so have a great Hump Day and see you back here tomorrow! Adios!
25 March 2008
24 March 2008
haha.. Yeah can you tell I do LOTS of work! I had to try to be sneaky cause my camera is a bit loud but I got the shot! :)
So then, I think well, tomorrow won't be bad, we can rest and enjoy Easter, get my stepdaughter for a while, have cake and icecream-it was her 9th birthday-HAPPY BIRTHDAY ALEX! Nope, I was wrong again, we only got her from 10:30 to 1:30, so it was rush, rush, rush. We went bowling, had some food, and it was time to take her back to her mom's. So we ended up going to my husband's families' gathering, there were some confirmations and baptisms that they were having a reception for, so we ate some more, flew some kites, played in the park again. Annnnd right when I thought the day was over! Nope again, we went to the dollar movies and watched Alvin and the Chipmunks again. I guess getting an extra day off with Daddy we decided to wear him out! Sooooo I am taking some time off for ME tonight, since after putting on a tiring weekend, and staying up til 11 moving stuff into my office STILL, I think I need some ME time, and I'm sending daddy to take the girls shoe shopping. YAY!
20 March 2008
This is the Air Force in 2006 for a show they did in Albuquerque, over Kirtland Air Force Base. Don't get me wrong, I am ALLLLL Army, but these pilots are insanely awesome! They do a great show and they do even greater work our country. I love watching them, they are extremely loud though and they sneak up on you! So I would love to sit and watch them fly all day, give me a good reclining chair, a blanket and cup of Sun Tea!!! :) Enjoy, Happy Easter and have a great weekend! Adios.
19 March 2008
Above: The bookshelf, some of my favorite books, and some books I intend to read this year. Bottom shelf has lots of EMPTY scrapbooks, waiting to be filled!
Below: As pictured above the bookshelf, my 9-11 Tribute Book and my Pieta Statue that I got in Rome, just sending some extra love and prayers to all the victims and their families.
Above: The Hutch to the extra half-desk where my laptop will be, giving me a full desk to scrap on.
Below: A little blurry pic of the hutch with open doors, these are boxes and boxes of pictures! What's bad... is that this isn't all of the pictures that I intend to scrap!Below: A close up of the open space in the hutch, from left to right on top, my wedding candle from the wedding ceremony, Elvis from my brother, I love him, yes both my brother and Elvis! and my wedding topper and the tiara that I wore for the ceremony. Bottom, left to right is a picture of me and my Grandma, Muah-about 9 years ago, but I LOVE this picture of us, she's so darn cute! :) and my "P" so I can remember what my married last name starts with! haha, and last but not least a picture of me and my friend of 15 years, my BFF. I have more nice frames from my wedding in 2005 that I am filling with Family to put on the wall!
Above: The hutch over the lateral file, on the top of the hutch is my "toot my horn" area, all 3 of my degrees and my gold cords for graduating with honors! On the top shelf is random things to the left, a basket full of flowers, add ons, pop up stickers, misc. stuff really, second shelf, paper, adhesives, basket full of markers, pens, pencils, and crafting books standing upright. Bottom shelve is hard to see but there is a clear cylinder with buttons-half full, the starry pink box filled with chipboard and cards, some flowers in the small purple box, and projects to do or started in the pile of "stuff".
Below: One of the shelves in my main desk, top shelf is my label maker, Cricut cartridges, and hot works tool, second shelf is paper cutters and camera charger, third is my Cricut!
18 March 2008
In the meantime, this is where I wish I was today! On the boat, and this raft thing that we got from a friend. This thing is so fun! This is me and my cousin-in-law and 2 of my girls and one of his. It was great! Unfortunately though it's not warm enough to take the boat out YET! :) I'll try to post again later today if anything comes up.
17 March 2008
In other news, I am just about able to start reloading my office with all my stuff! YAY, my honey finished putting together almost all the furniture yesterday, minus the bookshelf but that's not too bad, I'm soooo happy, he even furnished it with some other pictures we had hanging in the TV/loft area but they are perfect for my office! So here is a pic when it was in progress, before he got all the doors on... let's just say it wasn't an easy or light task, he had to call the neighbor over to move it from the garage to the office, my wimpy butt couldn't pick the darn thing up! and below is the after, isn't it lovely?!? Darn it, the picture is blurry but oh well, it gives you the general idea! Anyway he moved my flag in there too, it matches perrrrfect! He knows that I am way beyond a "support our troops" person, I'm a die-hard GO ARMY gal(even though I hate green), so he bought this for me when we lived in Arizona and he also put this picture in the office.... So here are the other couple of the pictures
I love it! Don't you love it?! It looks so nice and put together and against the wall color the dark wood looks awesome. The only think left to do is turn the desk around so my back is against the wall with the Twin Towers picture. I don't like my back to the door and I'd rather not be sitting at my desk looking out the window at the stucco of my neighbor's house. haha... So let me know what you think!
14 March 2008
Anyway what are your plans for the weekend? Anything fun and exciting? I think a nice relaxing weekend with the girls will be fun enough for me, mixed in with laundry and ongoing potty training, I think the weekend will be busy. Nevaeh seems like she's got the hang of going on the potty, she's only had a few accidents but overall I'm impressed. Last night was our first "outing" without diapers and she did well, except she was wanting to go to the bathroom every ten minutes, I think it was more because she liked the automatic soap dispensers and automatic faucets. In the end it was a fun evening and I got to do a bit of gambling. :)
As for today though, nothing interesting, bored at work and nothing to do, I am tired of going through blogs and scrapbooking websites already. I'm ready to go lay down and take a nap.... so right now, this is where I wish I was, or at least this is what I wish I was doing...Man that was a mouthful, tongue twister thingy... BTW, this is Nevaeh at about a week old.
13 March 2008
I can't believe this day, first nothing to do and then when I tried to work my computer gave me this pop up of "your computer will shut down in 30 minutes" and then began a countdown. I thought it was going to blow up. I almost wished it had, then they would have to get me a new one! :) UGH! And yesterday my darn digital picture frame conked out too! What's going on, maybe I have too much energy and I'm shutting down all my electronics? haha... I'm so aggravated with technology. Just like the ipod that still at home with no songs on it. Ughhh. Okay so my father in law put the desk together and we picked up the lateral file and the hutch today so it's coming together, slowly but surely and I can't wait! I'm so anxious to put everything back together and for it to be calm and serene and place that I actually want to go and sit in.
So whenever I can upload these pics I also have a few pictures of my dogs... One is Amora, she's about 16 months old, she's an English Bulldog that I got for my husband on our 1 year wedding anniversary, then it became a Valentines Day gift and his birthday gift for that year because when I sought out to get one for him I didn't realize they were so gosh darn expensive. The other pup is about 7 weeks old, his name is Romeo, and he's a shitzu that my dad got the girls for a gift. They absolutely love him to pieces too! So, way to go dad or as they call him, Pampo! Okay it's working... here they are... This is the desk, you can see the color of the walls on these...
It's so pretty! :) See... I told you we had double doors in there, you just couldn't see them before with all the junk! This is Romeo, the new addition. And this is Amora, Nevaeh's Cuddlebug.... :) Get it Romeo and Amora... We're keeping with a theme darn it.
12 March 2008
I have managed to sort through all of my photo CDs and organize them according to year and activity, can you believe it!?! Yeah, let’s just say that the total number of pictures is way beyond the thousands that I was thinking I had. I’m okay with it though, it’s job security! Gives me much more work to do in my future and I see years and years ahead of scrapbooking that I can do. Okay you might think I’m crazy but this is my idea….. I have three girls, all whom are very active in school, sports and being drama queens, so I take tons of pictures. I love my family and I plan to have one more baby in the future. What I want ultimately, is to scrapbook just about every picture I can, even if it means thousands of pictures later, I would like to have a Scrapbook Library per say. I want them to be able to look through them as they wish and remember the great memories we have as a family, vacations, school, home life, pets, etc. After I pass, years and years down the road, I want them to be separated as they wish or with my husband in a library where they can still see them and show their kids. I want the library to be a lasting memory and a place they can go and love….. So that’s my idea… crazy I know but I love the idea of it and I plan to in this lifetime have it as I wish! So there!
As for today, I’m just doing it one day at a time and hoping that it all goes according to planned… but in the meantime, this is where I wish I was today….. I'm leavinnnn on a jet plane.. don't know when I'll be back again! haha... it popped in my head sorry... but wouldn't it be so relaxing to be a balloonist and be able to go ballooning when you wanted and to just drift off and let your mind wander as you float miles and miles away....... aaahhhhhhhhhhh
11 March 2008
10 March 2008
Okay, enough about that, I'm tired for some other reasons besides this DST thing but I'm sure that doesn't help at all! Okay I had a busy weekend, went shopping, cleaned out the office completely, and painted it! Noooowwwww if I could only find my camera cord I could upload the new pictures, I have pictures of a painting I did for my friend's husband and I also have the "before" pictures of my office. I am revamping it, before it was just a cluttered mess, no maybe not cluttered as much as hit by a tornado mess. Yeah... it looked more like tornado mess. Anyway I took the plunge and ordered allll newwww furniture for my office and it will be here tomorrow! YAY! I can't wait, but in the meantime my office is in my dining room and it's not very appealing.
In other news, Nevaeh might be potty trained for good this week, it only took me forever to find her size of panties on Saturday! Finding panties for tiny little butts is a pain in my big butt. I couldn't believe it, I shopped for about 4 hours and the entire 4th hour was dedicated to finding panties for my girls. Everything at the general stores were okay in the package but I took them out and geesh! They could have fit "Big Mama". It was ridiculous! Anyhow I found little Nev some Elmo and Princess panties and since she saw them she put them on and it's been pretty good since saturday, 2 accidents but other than that, great! So we'll see how it really went at daycare today. Yikes!
06 March 2008
Anyway I hope you enjoy the blog... comment!!!!! email me!!! Something!!!! :) Enjoy your night!
05 March 2008
But I didn't, instead I came back to work and did some more work. I can't believe it. I had a busy day! Anyway, I didn't have time to write or look for crafts and all that junk today so I'm leaving you with another, Wish I Was Here Photo! Enjoy!
Venice? Ohhhh no, my dears, I tricked you, it's Vegas! My husband took me to Vegas last July and that was the first time I had been back to Vegas since I lived there when I was 8, roughly 20 years ago, 1988, Holy Cow! Back then I had only remembered Circus Circus and the apartment complex we lived in and going swimming every day! Now I have entirely new picture of Vegas. I wouldn't mind going back and I definately wouldn't mind bringing back some of that extra cash they got there!
I'll post some ACTUAL photos of Venice and my honeymoon cruise when I find the CDs. :) Remember, I'm still organizing all the thousands so be patient! Love ya!
04 March 2008
So with all the downloading, editing, saving of all these pictures I thought I might add in a... Where I wish I was photo... Here ya go! Well you're probably thinking... "she wants to be on top of a rock" Well this is actually on the Tram in Albuquerque. The Tram is what locals call the Tramway, the world's longest aerial tramway transports and it's located right here in Albuquerque. My husband took me and the girls in 2005 and I found this beautiful picture while organizing. The Tram takes you to a point of 10,378 feet at the Sandia Peak and gives you an 11,000 square mile panoramic view of the Rio Grande Valley and the Land of Entrapment... I mean Enchantment. :)
So I hope you like my shot today and I hope to get more scrapping and painting done this week. Wish me luck!
03 March 2008
Well I think that I'm making it a regular thing to post "I wish I was here" so I think it will be fun to do every couple of days, posting pictures of where I've been, both in and out of the Army and with my family and friends. So this is where I wish I was today.
The Vatican in lovely Roma! I say Roma because the funniest thing, in 2001 my mom, my brother, one of my sisters and my BFF had went to visit me in Germany, I took some personal leave for a few weeks and we drove around. One of the places being Rome, we were going to the Vatican and all the hot spots in Rome and on the way there we couldn't find our way into the correct tolling places, so we were stopped at a light and next to a guy on a scooter. I rolled down the window and asked him for directions to Rome, he looked at me as if I was crazy, he was confused, baffled and to say the least not quite understanding of the English language, so my mom asked him in Spanish, still saying "Rome", I uttered "RomA" and all of sudden the clouds parted, sun was shining, birds were chirping and he said "AAAHHHH ROMA!!!! That way!" like helllloooo I was saying it the wrong way! Haha, it was hilarious, maybe you had to be there, I just thought that Rome and Roma were pretty close to sounding the same. Guess not.
So I guess the reason I wish I was there is because the Vatican is an incredible work of art, the architecture, the paintings, the sculptures, everything about is is amazing. It leaves me in Awe just to look at it and I've had the wonderful pleasure of visiting there 3 times in the past 7 years. Each visit there was a different experience, once with a group of friends, once with the same group I mentioned before and once with my husband. But each time I do have to say that when I walked in the front doors I was overwhelmed with emotions. There is so much detail in all the work there that it's impossible to take it all in. So I really can't say that I've seen the same thing in all three trips, they were all unique trips and I got different emotions with all of them and I loved it all. So if you haven't been there, take the time in your lifetime to get there. It is a true work of art!