Thursday, November 30, 2006

Happy Anniversary to us...

Today Matt and I have been married 5 years. Still can't believe it's been that long. We have nothing planned since we are going to get some good snow today. So far we've just had a wintry mix with sleet. The snow is on it's way though and it's forecast that we will be getting 8-12 inches. I'm so excited! Last years "snow" {if you can call it that} was pathetic! This will be the first time Tally has seen snow. So hopefully I'll have a few pics to share tomorrow!

I've been getting a lot of my Christmas projects done. I've ordered the christmas cards and calendars I made for the inlaws. I also ordered 10 of these... Calendar Magnets that of course I designed my way with our family pics we did last weekend, which I'll show further down! I've almost finished Miss Kendall's gift (Jeanne, you'll be happy when you see it!) I'll be sure to show pics after Christmas. Most of my ornaments are on the tree. I still have a few I want to finish and hang.

They look so much better on the tree...huh? ;) Just finished printing my Christmas address labels.

I laid Tally down and now I'm going to start wrapping gifts! Everyone have a nice day!

Sunday, November 19, 2006

Yesterday was the pits... we were supposed to go watch my friends little boy's football game but times were all screwy so we didn't. Tally hit her mouth on one of the tv trays yesterday morning and a tooth cut into the inside of her mouth. So she has a good bruise on the outside and a good cut on the inside. Poor girl, just wasn't her day. So needless to say the plans to do our Christmas pictures got moved to a later date. The evening wasn't to bad, we went to my parents for family night and watched Cars again.

I came home and continued working on my Christmas projects. I love working on crafty stuff. I can't give details on everything because some are for friends that read this but they are going to look awesome! I also am doing some rolled paper in glass ornaments. They are looking pretty good. Not the greatest picture but here is the idea.

Few pages from this week...

I rarely scrap my dogs but here is little Chance. Miss Mints Eighth Night Papers/Elements

Our sneaky little pepsi thief... with Mindy's new Meadow Bliss Kit

Last but not least... my new hair! With Gina's new Falling For You kit that is on sale today only!

Matt went to take pictures of a family for Christmas and also a senior pic of the older kid. I just realized he left his 2GB CF card here and took my 512 mb card... nice! I'm sure he's spazzing right now. I think he has movies on his other 2GB card, hopefully he can clear/re-format that and use it if need be. So I'm alone with the kiddo this morning. Hoping for a better day today... so far so good!

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Good Morning!

Drinking my coffee, trying to wake myself up this morning. Debating on getting out of the house and doing some more Christmas shopping. I've already picked up a Newborn Cabbage Patch doll and a tub of Megablocks for Miss Tally. Now I'm looking for a table to put in the office for her to play on while I'm scrapbooking. I'm also going to pick up some art type stuff for her that can only be used while playing at the table. Hoping that will keep her occupied while I'm working. I can only hope ;)

It's been an interesting weekend. On Friday I found out that my nephew got hit by a car this past week. He is doing well considering. He has a broken pelvis, ruptured spleen and some head trauma. He didn't start speaking until Sunday afternoon. He is making progress every day! I hope the 16 year old girl that was going 50 mph in a 25, has learned her lesson and starts paying attention to where she is driving. My nephew was not on the road, he was in the grass waiting for a truck on the other side to pass. He was doing everything he was supposed to be doing! He's had a lot of people praying for him and I think it has helped a lot! Thank you to all my friends that have been praying for him this past weekend. Our family has truly appreciated it!

With what happened to my nephew it made me think of my real father. My nephew is actually not blood to me because his mom is my step-sister. My Step-dad has been around since I was 2 years old. He is my daddy! I met my real father when I was 17 yrs old after not seeing him since I was 5 yrs old. He has let me down time after time. I am alway the one that has to call and check on him. If I never called him, we would probably never talk again. I think it's sad but I don't totally blame him. There were a lot of things that stopped him while I was growing up, that prevented him from finding me after we moved to Oklahoma. He got his updates from my grandpa who he still went hunting with in TX. Until I searched for him when I was a teenager. We talked on the phone for years and at 17 I went to meet him with my parents. I've seen him a few times since then, even flew down and visited him for a few days one summer... 7 yrs ago. That was the last time I saw him. There have been times he could come see me when I was in TX and for some reason or another he couldn't make it. So after sending last years Christmas card with a note with my phone number and a message to call me... and he never did. I decided that I wasn't trying anymore! Until this weekend... I decided that I will call every month and I'm already planning on making a family trip at the beginning of the year to stay a couple of days with a friend and then make an hour and a half drive so he can meet Matt and Tally. Another reason is that my grandmother lives with him, she turns 80 next month. I want her to at least meet my family. Ok, enough about all that!

My mom bought a new car, a 2007 Honda CR-V. She loves it. Her house has only about a month left before it is completed! This is my mom's first house and she is extremely excited!!!

Last but not least.. a page! With Mindy's Allure kit available at Designer Digitals.

Now I'm off to take that shower and I guess go shopping! Have a great day :)

Friday, November 10, 2006

Sunburn in November... just crazy!

Ok, it's just not normal to get a sunburn in November. Yet I got one. We had 2 days of 80 degree weather and now we are back at a high of 68. Looks like from the 10 day forecast we are staying in the 50's and 60's during the day. Yesterday we went to the park with some friends. Of course this is where I got the sunburn ;) Luckily because I had Tally in a long sleeve shirt and jeans... she doesn't have a sunburn, just slightly pink cheeks.

Nothing interesting is happening in the Burton household right now. Just basic day to day life. I'm not complaining either. I like basic day to day life...

Guess I'll share a few pages I worked on this past week. Then I need to get ready for the day which includes grocery shopping, a stop at the library and possibly a stop at Michaels for some canvas. Need to get started on my Christmas gifts!

First one here is for Mindy, who is now at Designer Digitals if you didn't know... This is with her new Floral Zest kit!

The next to go with the November Challenges at Digital Design Essentials

Have a great day!

Friday, November 3, 2006

Overdue post...

Hope everyone had a great Halloween. We stayed home since Tally can't eat the candy and I definitely don't need it! She did get to wear her costume the day before for a playdate.

Time to share some pages from this past week. My mojo is coming back!

First Miss Mint! She added 2 new kits to the store and also an awesome free kit!

Casual Friday

Rustic Emerald

Candy Fairway

Then I did a page with my friend Rebecca Golds new kit. Can be purchased at Digital Freebies.

Last but not least... Being part of Sara Carlings CT, we have adopted a family for the Holidays. Little Asher was diagnosed with a brain tumor earlier this year. Sara created a beautiful kit Share in the Season in which all of the proceeds will go to Asher's family. For more information or to donate without buying the kit go to Sara's blog. Here is a page I did today with Share in the Season!

Ok I think that's all for tonight but I might be back later this weekend for another post!
It's been a while...again. I have some errands to run this morning but I'll be back later this afternoon with an actual post ;) Posted by Picasa