i run

and so does rachel!!! we survived the 5K this past weekend. even though we didn't run the entire thing we had a great time doing it together. it sure made it a lot easier doing it with someone else. thank you rachel for suggesting we do this & i can't wait for the next one. our goal next time is to run the entire thing without stopping! i know we can do it!!!
now for an update of last week...nothing too exciting. work for me, work for danny.
we did get a new roof put on our house. it is amazing how much just getting a new roof will do to making your home look a little better. we were shocked to discover, as it was being replaced, just how many areas had rotted through & were allowing moisture to get into the attic. we knew about 2 leaking areas, but we are so lucky it didn't cause more damage than it did. now we have huge piece of mind knowing that now we have a good, leak proof roof!

in scrappy news...happy dance for me! i won some Hambly goodies on their blog! can't wait to see what i get!
also CMK held a Scrap Pink crop this past weekend. i challenged people to make a mini album or LO about who they are right now. i loved how mine turned out! here it is...
and here are a few LO's...

scrappy share time

just some of my latest faves.
this first one was made using a couple things i have been hoarding for quite some time...the Fancy Pants chipboard swirl & the Technique Tuesday scallop circle. i have been into distressing & adding dimension to my LO's lately! i am having a lot of fun & just making things that really make me happy...i like that a lot!
the next 2 were actually part of my KI submission...i know, what was i thinking? but i decided to at least give it a try and let them tell me no! there's always next time!!! either way i came out with 2 LO's i love, a new way to use the
lace cardstock & i used up some of my KI stash! gotta love that!

on to other scrappy news CMK is hosting a Scrap Pink Crop this weekend. we have tons a fun things planned...classes, challenges, prizes!!! stop by & check it out! plus it is all for a very good cause!

catch up

i want to try to post at least once a week. kind of like a journal to keep track of life.
but i am going to back track just a little with this one.

9/7/08 - we celebrated my niece's 3rd birthday 9/7/08. d & i went to st. louis for the weekend to visit with everyone. we slept on an air mattress...bad idea. air mattress = no sleep! not good!
but emma had a great day! she wanted a barney birthday & she got one. the problem however, was finding barney related items to use for decorations, etc, barney is not popular right now, so it was darn near impossible to find anything. C still did a great job though & made the most adorable cake using a drawing of barney to make a barney shaped sugar cookie as the cake decoration! it was adorable! as far as gifts... emma got so many toys she didn't know what to play with or be next! a chef, a doctor, a carpenter, a gardener, a fireman...you name it she got it & can now be it! it is amazing how she can play & imagine & be whatever she wants. it really makes me stop & think about my own creativity or lack there of sometimes. oh to have that creative, uninhibited imagination!

9/8/08 - next up...danny turned 40! no big party or celebration. he doesn't enjoy having parties for himself or even receiving gifts. and with the budget we are on this year, that was no problem! i made him a card of course! and dinner...meatloaf, mashed potatoes, broccoli and invited mom & clyde over to celebrate. mom brought a salad & supplied the requested dessert...cherry pie! d's favorite! he later told me it was a wonderful birthday & just the kind he can really enjoy! i am so blessed that simple things make him happy!

9/10/08 - 3 years ago...i can't believe it has already been 3 years since we got married! the time has flown by & we have done & experienced so many things together! it has been so awesome!
to celebrate (i had the day off from work) we took a picnic lunch to cape county park, took our lounging beach chairs & set up in the shade under tree. we spent the afternoon relaxing, talking & reading. it was a wonderful way to spend the day & so much fun reminiscing about our wedding day. as my gift i made him a mini album with photos from us at the botanical gardens and journaled about all the wonderful & positive ways he has had an impact on me since we got married.

9/11/08 - danny got a bug...yes a bug in his ear. totally freaked me out! we spent 4 hours in the ER & all they did was succeed in killing the bug. the next morning he got in to see an ENT who successfully removed the bug & reassured him he really was going to be OK. so my advice for you...if this ever happens pour rubbing alcohol in your ear. it will kill the bug & stop the noise & pain the bug produces when it is so close to your ear drum. then hopefully you have the means to go to an ENT & have it removed with the proper tools!!!

yeah!!! i did it!

it only took me all day, but i finally have my blog looking a little more like i had in mind!
now off to fix & eat dinner!

sharing some new stuff

first off i want to share the projects i created using the September CMK Kit!
i just love Pink Paislee & I especially love their Vintage Moon line!
if you do too, then this kit is for you!
here they are...

next off is random chaos #30
use an oversized photo on a layout
this one was fun
here it is...

last but certainly not least & a little toot of my horn
i had this LO selected by Scenic Route as one of their monthly product challenge winners!
yeah me!!!
here it is....

i am trying this new format, but i am not liking it!
maybe someday i'll actually like my blog!!!
anyway, thanks for letting me share.

oh & by the way i know someone on the catwalk....
check her out!!!!