Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Another one I'll get hate mail for...

On the heels of my funny yesterday, PLEASE READ THIS!

PS...This makes the umpteenth article where I've seen Obama referred to as a "messiah." I will tell you this: The Messiah has already come and his name is Jesus Christ.

My Spidey sense is telling me that if Obama is your "messiah" you might what to get your heiney back into church.

He seems too good to be true, no?

He's downright preachy about peace and equality and a new way of doing things...He's fresh, out of left field, seems to see things "your way."

Seems like he's all about overturning the tables at the Temple, if you know what I mean.

Have you read the Left Behind series?

Its awfully Anti-Christ...

I'm just sayin'

Monday, August 25, 2008

Butt Dust

Thanks to MOM for the huge laugh on this one...I love these!

JACK (age 3) was watching his Mom breast-feeding his new baby sister. After a while he asked: 'Mom why have you got two? Is one for hot and one for cold milk?'

MELANIE (age 5) asked her Granny how old she was. Granny replied she was so old she didn't remember any more.... Melanie said, 'If you don't remember you must look in the back of your panties. Mine say five to six.'

STEVEN (age 3) hugged and kissed his Mom good night. 'I love you so much that when you die I'm going to bury you outside my bedroom window.'

BRITTANY (age 4) had an earache and wanted a pain killer. She tried in vain to take the lid off the bottle. Seeing her frustration, her Mom explained it was a child-proof cap and she'd have to open it for her. Eyes wide with wonder, the little girl asked: 'How does it know it's me?'

SUSAN (age 4) was drinking juice when she got the hiccups. 'Please don't give me this juice again,' she said, 'It makes my teeth cough....'

DJ (age 4 ) stepped onto the bathroom scale and asked: 'How much do I cost?'

MARC (age 4) was engrossed in a young couple that were hugging and kissing in a restaurant. Without taking his eyes off them, he asked his dad: 'Why is he whispering in her mouth?'

CLINTON (age 5) was in his bedroom looking worried. When his Mom asked what was troubling him, he replied, 'I don't know what'll happen with this bed when I get married. How will my wife fit in?'

JAMES (age 4) was listening to a Bible story. His dad read: 'The man named Lot was warned to take his wife and flee out of the city but his wife looked back and was turned to salt.' Concerned, James asked: 'What happened to t he flea?'

TAMMY (age 4) was with her mother when they met an elderly, rather wrinkled woman her Mom knew. Tammy looked at her for a while and then asked, 'Why doesn't your skin fit your face?'

The Sermon I think this Mom will never forget.... this particular Sunday sermon...'Dear Lord,' the minister began, with arms extended toward heaven and a rapturous look on his upturned face. 'Without you, we are but dust...' He would have continued but at that moment my ve ry obedient daughter who was listening leaned over to me and asked quite audibly in her shrill little four year old girl voice, 'Mom, what is butt dust?'

Have a fabulous Monday!

Monday, August 18, 2008

A few layouts...

Debbie, Berta and I have been scrapping again!!! It was a focused couple of hours...I actaully managed to get three layouts done!

These are the fruit of the weekend:

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Brown and White cupcakes

Last week at this time, I was putting the finishing touches on these:


Monday, August 11, 2008

Heard at our house....

***Edited to add translations...when necessary of course.***

Oh, I know!

Oh, tooooooooodles!
(Toodles is a little character from the Mickey Mouse club House)

Hi, Mommy! How you?

An Mommy an Daddy an Baby…an Day-see an Daw-nawl…an Mitty
(I'm not sure why, but Daisy Duck, Donald Duck and Mickey Mouse get to go every where we go. Yes...he DOES refer to himself in the third person.)

Mommy ree toe-wies! Puhpool Can! An Eyeshut! (Mommy is to read stories, specifically Harold and the Purple Crayon and I Can Read With My Eyes Shut by Dr. Seuss.)

Baby do self. Yea!!! (he did it himself...and he's celebrating!)

YEEEEEHAW! (I have zero clue where this came from. Although, now that you mention it, Grandpa Steve DOES look an awful lot like the Marlboro man!)

I go pay pahk! (He's going to the spray park.)

I go ma-mahs house! Baby see brampop! (He's going to Grandma's house to see Grandpa.)

Baby go owside pay! (He's going outside to play)

It WAINING! It WAINING! (Its raining...and my own personal Chicken Little is telling me...loudly!)

Oh, well!

I go see choo choo twain!


I det down!

Boo wahtah an geen wahtah.
(Blue water sippy cup and green water sippy cup.)

Baby hun-ree!

Dehr it is!

Baby wissen daddy’s moosic!

Baby what lillios – Dohwa an Poots!
(He wants to watch Dora and Boots videos.)

Lalbelly Yodurt! an geen poon! (Rasberry yogert and a green spoon.)

An montey pate! (He likes the monkey plate when he eats...sometimes followed by the tetty bewah pate and the dinosaw pate and the mitty pate.)

Shishy showats! Shishy shaht! (Fishy shorts and shirt)

Baby mate cuh-cates!
(He helped mommy make cupcakes.)

He's also added these to much of his communications:

Say peas!

Tant Oooo, Mommy. Tant Oooo, Daddy.
Peace, ya'll!

Thursday, August 07, 2008

Rock Star

I've been having fun again!

This one was really fun...I'm noticing a new style emerge in my scrapping...less shabby, more about the photos and cardstock, less about the embellishments, bigger titles, more journaling. I like this new style...it suits my life at the moment and my sensibility about the story and the pictures being the reason I scrap (although if you could see my scrap room, you might think it was about the supplies! hee hee!)

Anyway...Here ya go:

Cardstock: DCWV; Lace Paper: KI Memories; PP: Kaleidescope by MME? (I think?); Chipboard: Paperbilities; Thickers and Pen: American Crafts; Ink Color box.

I had set myself a goal to do one layout a week at the beginning of the year. I'm failing miserabley. Even if I do three a week, I don't know if I'll hit my goal. BUT I'm going to keep plugging away at this. I have stacks of pictures calling my name and I'm daying to get many of them on pages and into a book!

Tuesday, August 05, 2008

Do you know Nora?

I went to college with a girl named Nora.

She wouldn't know me from a hole in the ground if she ever met me...

BUT my friend Karen linked me to her via blog-land and I lurk her site for her amazing layouts. She has a really refreshing scrapping style.

She finished a travel book for a trip she is taking and you can see it HERE. I just love it!

Thinking I might try something like this for a "moments" book for Jay.


Monday, August 04, 2008

Something else...

In my quest for cool products and sights that make my life easier:

LOVE that these are not only practical and eco-friendly, but CHIC too! Lunchopolis Bags

LOVE the recipes here: Taste of Home

Note on this one, I don't necessarily AGREE with everything you will find here. Its just interesting that there is one place to go for this stuff: TED

This is where I go for handy color sheets! I love the printables and Jay loves the characters! Play House Disney

And this one too: PBS Kids

Peace, y'all!

Sunday, August 03, 2008


I think this has to be one of the most brilliant things I've ever seen...I wonder what negative number his carbon foot-print is?

What do you think of this?

Would you or do you buy the products?

I think I'm going to start adding these products to my grocery lists...

And, Hey, Mom, they even package deer repellant!


Friday, August 01, 2008

How do YOU do it?

I was reading THIS about Kelly Ripa and thought to myself that I am absolutely amazed at what this woman can handle! I think if you have three jobs, three kids and a hubby, SOMETHING must give, right?

How does she manage all of this stuff? Who cleans her house? Laundry? How about exercise? Reading? Sleep? Hobbies? How much does her personal assistant handle? Does she have secretary? What does she turn over to somebody else so she can do these things? And how did she decide which things to do and which things to turn over? And how did she find reliable help to make this kind of life-style possible?

I know in my life, my ONE job, my ONE child and my hubby can be a lot to dish up on one plate. To be sure multiple kids are sometimes easier than one because they entertain each other.

Most likely at least one of her jobs gets her a daily hair-dresser, make-up artist, personal assistant, secretary or personal trainer, etc. That isn't a priviledge I've currently got.

One thing I know that I have to do is handle all or most of the daily details myself…I wonder what details she handles and what she leaves to other people. Does she make the dental appointments? Decide which brand of toilet bowl cleaner is best?

Regardless, the woman must have mad skills, strategies and processes to get all this rolling smoothly through her life.

I’d love to see her calendar. Mine has all these pencil marks and eraser lines…it changes every morning depending upon what happens in my daily meeting. I’m struggling to menu plan and think ahead enough to plan the closet and fridge organization.

Women are busy in a way that they have never been. We are relied upon to be the keepers of the family stuff, regardless of whether we work outside the home.

So I wonder…how do YOU do it? What do you manage and how do you do it?