Wednesday, January 6, 2010

A Christmas Layout

This is the layout that my monthly stamp club will be making for January. The layout design is GRAND FINALE from the Imagine book. I also used the exclusive stamp set from the Jingle Workshops on the Go, Something Special for the presents. I also used some of the B&T papers from the Jingle Level 2 paper kit. The colors are Juniper, Creme Brulee and Tulip.


Saturday, January 2, 2010

New Year's Resolutions and Blog candy

Since it is a New Year, it's traditional to make resolutions to improve your life for the coming year. Here are mine:

1.Have a closer relationship with God.
2.Get my financial situation back on track after my husband and I both being out of work.
3.Get more of my pictures scrapbooked.
4.Eat healthier and lose weight as a bonus to healthier living.
5.Enjoy life and all the blessings that God has bestowed on me.

Have you made your New Year's Resolutions? A fellow Close To My Heart Consultant, Aaron Brown is celebrating her 100,000 blog hit by giving away lots of goodies. All you have to do is leave a comment on her blog here telling what your resolutions are.

Good luck!

January Blog Hop

Welcome to the Stamp of the Month Blog Hop! This month features the January stamp set, True Friends. It is an 11 piece set that would be perfect for journaling and cardmaking.

Here is the list of participants if you get lost along the way.

Helen Onulak
Jena DeVries
Jessica Booth
Carla Ironside
Lori Miller
Misty Jackson
Jen Patrick
Susan Brooks
Kathleen Androlewicz
Dawn Ross
Amy McVey
Antoinette Herrin
Jill Lucas
Barbra Otten
Lori Brown
Brae Montgomery
Wanda Riley
Adeline E. Brill
Kami Welter
Judy Burger
Pamela O'Connor
Cindy Leek
Mary Eisen
Sylvia Jacquot
Laura Dame
Melissa Laverty
Haley Dyer
Terrie Dodd
Katy Donaldson
Chris Shouse
Tammy Lea Pinchard
Krista Ritskes
Shannon Pelletier
Deb Young
Amy Edwards
Sheila Bennett
Kristie Herdener
Jen Rubio
Jody Gustafson
Sarita Schraeder
Laurie Levnik
Debra Van Patten
Kimberly Smith
Michelle Nist
Karen Norman
Traci Godbee
Nancy Brown
Maricar Harris
Nona Davenport
Laurie Newton
Dawn Heuft
Melissa Burch
Kim O'Rear
Michelle Bourlet
Angela Tutton
Jenifer Benner
Shirley Ross
Latisha Haag

Friday, January 1, 2010

Happy New Year!

I am so glad it is the New Year! 2009 was a very trying year for our family financially with me not working until the end of August. As soon as I got a job, Tony got layed off! But I kept my faith that God would see us through it and he did. We might not have been able to go out to eat, but we had plenty of food in the freezer thanks to my husband being an excellent hunter! I know that there are other people that are really suffering.

We brought the new year in by having an oyster roast at my oldest daughter Ashley's house. My sister Nadalie and her family came and also our Mom and Dad. We bought 100lbs of oysters and they were gone by the end of the night. They were so good!

Here are the "men folk" cooking the oysters. They steamed them this year instead of using a fire. They were able to cook more at a time and quicker. I still prefer the old-fashioned way of standing around the fire pit waiting for them to get ready. LOL!

The kids played the Wii while waiting for the oysters to cook.

Here is Skylar, my nephew's daughter giving Tony a kiss. This was the 1st time she let him hold her without crying and then she kissed him. He was in hog heaven!

This is my youngest grandson Davis with Ashley's fiancee Mark after he had several smores, I think he got as much on him as in him. LOL.

Since it was New Year's and I knew all the crazies would be on the road, we stayed the night at Ashley's house and slept in her spare bedroom upstairs. When we were leaving the next morning, I missed the 1st step and went down about 6 or 7 steps on my BUTT! They only reason I didn't bounce all the way down is because Tony was behind me and finally caught me by my right arm. Needless to say, I was very sore but thankfully, I don't think I broke my tailbone. Ashley called me later in the day and let me know that she could see the shoe marks on her carpet showing my path. LOL!