Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Memory Lane

First of all if you prefer not to read about my life feel free to skip this post.

There is just something about this time of year that brings all of the memories flooding back. I remember before I had children and how fulfilling my life is now that I have kids. I remember all of the family gatherings we had before we moved. I remember how close me and my sisters used to be. I miss so many of these things. I miss those family gatherings that we used to have for no reason. I miss the closeness our family used to have. It saddens me to think that we will never have that closeness again, but I know we won't. It saddens me to know that the only time I get to see family is during the Holidays because we live so far away. Yes we are still in the same state but Texas is huge and it takes 10 hours to get to where we really truly want to be. Celebrating Thanksgiving and Christmas with family.

Megan turns 2 this week. I can hardly believe that it's been 2 years since we had her. Where does the time go? It doesn't seem fair that she's growing up so fast. That Shane will be starting school next school year. It doesn't seem possible that she isn't that small sweet little baby I held in my arms such a short couple of years ago. I miss the baby smell. If you are a parent, then you know what I'm talking about. I miss the endless hours of snuggling and hugs. How they used to fall asleep in my arms. Don't get me wrong. I love the hours of playtime and one on one time we get now. I love that they are both old enough to walk and talk. I love to watch them run and play. I love listening to them laughing. I guess there are just things we have to get used to as time moves on. It just makes me a little sad and happy all at the same time.

Enough of my rambling. I'll let you all get back to your life.

Until next time. . .

Freebie Template

and a chance to win a little something extra from Rachel aka Steel City Scraps. Rachel is having a template challenge on her blog today. It runs for a week. All you need to do is decorate it up with preferably Steel City Scrap stuff but not required. One lucky person will win a little something special they can use in either one of Rachel's stores. Head on over to check out all the fun things Rachel has going on on her blog. Be sure to check back on a regular basis because you just never know what cool things she will be doing.

Until next time. . .

Monday, November 16, 2009

Freebie from Steel City Scraps

Hey everyone! Just a quick little note. Rachel aka Steel City Scraps has a fantastic freebie on her blog for today only. You don't want to miss this chance. Tomorrow the link will be removed and it will be going into her stores for Black Friday. Head on over to her blog and check it out. It will be a complete mystery until you download and unzip it. What are you waiting for?

Until next time. . .

100 Days of School

Hey everyone! I'm back today with a new kit from Shel of Shel Belle Scraps. Ok it's not so new. It's been released already but for some reason yahoo mail didn't like me for a while and ate some of my emails. All of a sudden I got them all last night. Go figure! So anywho. . . Shel never ceases to amaze me at her talent. I do not have kids that are school age as of yet but I did manage to be able to work with this kit just fine. I had no problems whipping something together. This kit works for all of those school pics as well as those pics of your youngins' coloring, drawing or just being creative. You can grab this fabulous kit in Shel's store at Stuff to Scrap.

A preview of the kit.

And my layout I made with it.

Until next time. . .

Friday, November 13, 2009

A Chance to win

not 1, not 2, BUT 3 kits from Steel City Scraps. Yes you read that right. Rachel aka Steel City Scraps has all the details on her blog, but here is the run down. Rachel has decided to start doing fun challenges and giveaways. Today since it is Friday the 13th, is the beginning of the fun challenges. So today her challenge is called Freaky Friday. What she has done is pulled papers and elements from 3 of her kits. All you need to do is head on over to her blog download the goodies and create a layout. Upload it to either your gallery or photo sharing site. Leave her a comment on her blog with your link. On the 21st she will enter all of your names into random.org and one lucky winner will receive all 3 kits. How cool is that! Don't forget to check her blog often because she is going to have tons of fun stuff going on. Mystery Monday is right around the corner. I wonder what she has in store for you.

Until next time. . .

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Speed Scrap ~

Hey everyone! Just popping in real quick to let you all know about Speed Scrap on Friday night at Scrappity-Doo-Dah. It is bound to be tons of fun. I hope you all can make it. This falls right at bedtime for the kids but I will be there. I'll just be a few minutes late. Now all I have to do is pray that the scrapping mojo hasn't left by then. LOL Hope to see you all there.

Until next time. . .

Excuse the Mess!

I've been working hard on creating a new look for my blog. Please excuse the mess as I get things exactly the way I want them. I'm looking for a new photo sharing website to upload my background too. I don't like how photobucket keeps reducing the size of my background and I refuse to go to a Pro account just for my blog background since I don't make very many of them. LOL If anyone knows of a good site please feel free to leave me a comment.

Until next time. . .