Monday, December 28, 2009

It's coming through today.....

the Olympic Torch, that is. My family and I are heading down to City Hall tonight to watch it come in. It will probably be the only time that this will ever happen here in our small city; so we better make sure we get some good pictures of this event!

Have a good night!

Friday, December 25, 2009

Merry Christmas from my family to yours.....

Luke 2 : 1 - 20 (NIV)
1 In those days Caesar Augustus issued a decree that a census should be taken of the entire Roman world. 2 (This was the first census that took place while Quirinius was governor of Syria.) 3 And everyone went to his own town to register.

4 So Joseph also went up from the town of Nazareth in Galilee to Judea, to Bethlehem the town of David, because he belonged to the house and line of David. 5 He went there to register with Mary, who was pledged to be married to him and was expecting a child. 6 While they were there, the time came for the baby to be born, 7 and she gave birth to her firstborn, a son. She wrapped him in cloths and placed him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn.

8 And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. 9 An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. 10 But the angel said to them, "Do not be afraid. I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. 11 Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is Christ[a] the Lord. 12 This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger." 13 Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying,

14 "Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace to men on whom his favor rests."

15 When the angels had left them and gone into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, "Let's go to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has told us about."

16 So they hurried off and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby, who was lying in the manger. 17 When they had seen him, they spread the word concerning what had been told them about this child, 18 and all who heard it were amazed at what the shepherds said to them. 19 But Mary treasured up all these things and pondered them in her heart. 20 The shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things they had heard and seen, which were just as they had been told.

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Looking for the horseshoes.....

that are up there somewhere.....

Sorry for that visual, but I'm having a really fantastic, lucky week!! I don't really believe in luck, but I think I'm really having the socks blessed off me!!

First, my LSS runs a monthly Sketch contest. This LO won me a $15 gift certificate to the store. I'm really low on card stock, so this just made my day!

Then, on Tuesday, I found out that this LO won me the weekly prize over at 52 Weeks..52 Sketches; which was a great kit from Scrapbook Studio!

AND then, tonight, after playing along in her 12 days of Christmas contest for all 12 days, my FAVORITE photographer, Stacy announced that I was her Grand Prize winner!!!!!!!!!! SO extremely excited, as Richard and I were hoping to be able to book her to do our 12.5 anniversary photo shoot in April!!!!!!!! I can't wait!

Have a great night!

Monday, December 21, 2009

On vacation.....

and getting some scrapping done. Participating in various challenges that I've found at several different sites helps. Like these two pages created for the Bookmarks Challenge over at Two Peas in a Bucket :

And these ones created for challenges over at 52 Sketches..52 Weeks. I was so sad to hear that Julie will not be running the site next year - her sketches rock!

Today I got to sleep in until almost 9am! Thanks goes to my kids for staying quiet for that long. I really needed it. It's been a good vacation so far; I'm just relaxing and doing NOTHING for at least another day.

I'm just about ready for Christmas - can't wait to see my kids reactions to their gifts. I promised myself that I wouldn't stress about it, but I still hope they like my choices.

That's it for today; Have a good one!

Friday, December 11, 2009

Yet Another.....

snow day today. The third one in a row. It's not the amount of snow we're getting, I think, but the wind blowing it all around. In town where we are, it's better than on the highways and back roads. It's colder today, too.

It better clear up before tomorrow, hubby and I have plans to go away.

I'm 3/4 of the way through Christmas shopping. Next week, I'll be done - and yay for that!!

Have a good one!

Thursday, December 10, 2009


snow day today.

Another day home with the kids. But, at least hubby is snowed in today too.

I'm going to attempt to finish Christmas shopping today. Wish me luck.

Have a good day.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009


snow day of this school year! Can I say Whew!!!?? I'm so glad I don't have to drive a school bus in all of this!!!

Today is the first day of an apparent 3 days of miserable weather coming our way. It's a good day to stay home and scrap, I think.

Have a good one & stay warm!!

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Inspired by.....

the most beautiful little girl :

This is my new neice; isn't she sweet?

Also, I found out that snails hibernate. Because of this site; I now know just about everything I need to know about snails. Ours is still alive, we saw him yesterday briefly.

I have started Christmas shopping. Note for next year - I should have started earlier. Gak, I hate Christmas crowds!!!

Have a great day!