Thursday, December 31, 2009

a whole lotta Happy

Happy Birthday Joe Joe

Is it possible to love someone more everyday? I know it is.
Happy Birthday babe!
man he was such a cute kid

And for y'all....
Happy New Year!



Wednesday, December 30, 2009

faves of 2009

It's still hard to believe that 2009 is coming to a close. I spent the last couple of hours just recapping the year in photos and I can't believe how much Maribel has grown. She's a little weed that thrives on anything pink and sparkly ;0)

I also looked through my scapbook pages and relived those memories all prettied up and want to share my favourite ones of 2009

I love this one of Maribel. She really is the light in my life
Never Grow Up

My Mojo Jojo. He puts the skip in my step and the thump thump in my heart *love sigh*
My *heart* Thump Thumps for You

This little sweet heart melts my heart and I love this photo of her so much. My sister captured this precious moment of my niece Sherry colouring her felt case daydreaming away. So presh!
Sunshine and Lollipops

Maribel's first trip to Sea World is a time I never want to forget. She loved the dolphins the most and in these pics she looks so tiny next to these beautiful creatures.
"Oh Yook!"

And my fave above all faves...
Outta this *world*
That's right. This kid really is out of this world. Not only is he stinking cute, but he's super funny and so sweet and conciderate. He will make someone very happy one day.



Monday, December 28, 2009

chew chew

I was asked if I would have my face painted like a piece of gum and they would give me $20. Uh....sure. For some reason I have this strong urge to buy some Trident Layers Strawberry Citrus gum...

What would you do for $20?


Saturday, December 26, 2009

boxing day and M's first movie

Okay, so living in Florida hasn't completely numbed my Canadian traditions. ;0)I was there when Target opened to ensure first dibbs.So now I'm all set for next year!

After the shopping and a little nap, we took Maribel to her first movie, Disney's "Princess and the Frog." She loved it and made friends in the middle of the movie too ;0)

Now that she's had a taste of watching movies on the big screen, she asks to watch all her movies in the theatre. I guess Alvin and Chipmunks are next =)


Friday, December 25, 2009

Ho Ho Ho

I hope your Christmas was
Merry and Bright!



Tuesday, December 22, 2009

brrrr baby, it's cold inside

We were invited to lunch at the Gaylord Palms with a tour of Ice afterwards.
Seriously, so cool! heh heh-pun totally intended

Remembering the reason for this blessed season.
This display left me breathless...

I guess this is the closest we will get to snow in Florida ;0)

Ho Ho comes this week!
Are you ready?


Sunday, December 20, 2009

sugar high

Maribel saw the cookie mix in the fridge and wanted to make them right away for "Ho Ho". Who am I to argue right? Plus I couldn't think of a better way to pass the time then make some snowflake cookies that will later look like flowers. =)
Maybe we'll save these ones for Santa hee hee


Saturday, December 19, 2009

6 more sleeps

This video really hit home and reminded me that it's not the money we spend but what has been given us so long ago.

Turn off the music on the side bar

They showed this video at our ward Christmas party last week and I had to fight back the tears. I want to give a special thanks to my friend Lisa for posting it on her blog so I can "borrow" it. Thanks Lisa <3


Sunday, December 13, 2009

Saturday, December 12, 2009

twinkle twinkle little lights...

Our tree is up. Finally YAY!!! I love turning off all the lights and just admiring all the twinkling reflections, and glistening shimmers. So beautiful.

Isn't this guy just the cutest? I have this thing for snowmen, especially fuzzy ones hee hee
Have a great weekend!


Wednesday, December 9, 2009

santa's helpers

This photo has absolutely nothing to do with thie post but our little stinky winky gets me everytime when she turns on her charm ;0)

Last night our ward's Young Women's group were wrapping presents as a service project and seeing that 'Santa' could really use the help this year, we piled the prezzies into the car and off we went.

Maribel played with her little buddies from Nursery (running laps around the building) and I sat and relaxed. It felt great to just sit there. Like, really great. =)

I wonder if Santa's helpers wouldn't mind going to work for me too?
Ahh worth a shot.

Friday, December 4, 2009

December already

And I still don't have my tree up yet. *sniff* I think this is the first time I haven't had our tree up early. It feels so weird. But I did, however, manage to get another layout done that I had sitting unfinished for eons and eons.

If you want to read the story just click on the photo to enlarge it

It's kind of hard to see but while the glitter was drying I had to step away for a moment to tend to Maribel. When I came back I noticed that I had a couple of glitter spots across the one side of the page and an orange kitty settling down across the top of the chesterfield with something twinkling from his little paw. Hmmm interesting. Milo was probably insulted that the LO was not about him. He's the jealous type.

Well here's hoping things settle down a bit long enough to get my tree up and decorated. I have the decorations out just begging to be dangling by a gold thread.

Have a happy Friday everyone!


Saturday, November 28, 2009

sometimes I just can't help myself

My sweet sister in-law had surgery this week to have her Gallbladder removed and I don't think I have ever met anyone so excited for surgery before her. And since I have a warped sense of mind, I made her a little Gallbladder buddie that she can carry with her so she won't feel so empty. ;0)

hee hee I couldn't resist

How 'bout a nice juicy steak? My treat!
Get well soon sweetie!



Know anybody who is having some sort of organ removed and you want to send them cute substitute? I'm for hire. LOL ;0)

Thursday, November 26, 2009

gobble gobble

Happy Thanksgiving

I have so much to be thankful for <3.
My happy healthy family and watching them play together, being happy and healthy myself, my faith that brings me so much peace and joy, my wonderful network of friends from all over the continent, and being Canadian so I can celebrate 2 Thanksgivings!

So what are you thankful for?


Tuesday, November 24, 2009

it was a dark and stormy night...

...that was the weather when I left for home this evening. I was thankful I had layers on because I used one of my shirts as an umbrella while I ran to my car. Literally ran, only to step into a nice deep puddle. Nice.

Speaking of puddles, I realized that I hadn't shared my one LO I created of my little puddle jumper.

Whenever it rains she begs to go outside and leaves no puddle unjumped. She is my sunshine on a stormy day.


If you have never experienced Florida rain before, imagine your bathwater dumped straight down. Voila. Florida rain.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

my girl

For the longest while I have wanted to convert one of Maribel's well loved board books into a mini book for her and so, I did.

Here's a close up of the back of some packaging I had laying around and reused it to create an overlay

It's hard to tell but I used a transparency for protective overlays for the cover and back because I know that Maribel isn't exactly the most gentile with some things (something that we are working with her on)Here's what the book looked like before. It was a freebee that came in a kids meal (so much better then a toy in my opinion;0) and as you can see she loved it. Maybe a little too much...

For being my first one of these, I'm really happy with how it turned, out I sense some more in the near future. =)

And here are the two pages I created for our online crop at SkrapnChat (the ones I gave a sneek peek to earlier this week)


enjoy the rest of the weekend!


Friday, November 20, 2009

tooth pics

I'm just gunna close my eyes for a minute. Just for a small tiny minu....zzzzzzzzzzzzzz

Caught the midnight showing of New Moon this morning so now I have tooth pics keeping my eyes open as this was my early day at work. Oi! Small sacrifice for Team Jacob!!!

When I get home I'll be slappin' on the pyjammas but not for bed, I'll be heading to my scrap haven for a little online pyjamma party at SkrapnChat instead. Our crop begins at 5pm AST and I reeeeeeeally could use some paper therapy! ;0)

See you there? I hope so!


PS walking out of the theatre I felt like a dirty old cougar-go team Jacob!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

what's in your purse?

Today I was persusing through my blog list and saw this cute post of
Elsie Flannigan's (love her btw) Of course I had to play along =)

Today my purse holds:
My ever faithful Olympus with extra memory card; pocket tissue holder made by yours truly; lip gloss; mini Totoro; Vulcan ears my sista sent me from get this-Vulcan, Alberta! Cool eh?; M's bracelets I made her and thought I lost; my mini sketch book that I jot my many crazy and random thoughts and inspirations (looking at it now I think it's almost time for a new one); keys; cell phone aka extension of my arm, ear, what ev; hand sanitizer in my fave B&Bw scent; a lollipop that I promised M could have after her dinner a week ago-oops; crochet hooks and naturally a current crochet project -hense the body parts (their arms in case you couldn't tell) ;0) Looking at all the shhtuff I have here, I think I need to go through my purse more often *blush*

Ooo and dont' forget about this Friday's online crop here!!! I have my challenges all ready to go, just waiting for the weekend to hit =)


PS if you can't tell, neither will I

Monday, November 16, 2009

save the date

Print up your pictures and pull out your pretty paper because this Friday is the beginning of SkrapnChat's 4th online weekend crop. There will be challenges, games and inspiration galore and it all begins at 5pm AST

So stock up on your snacks and adhesive and get ready for a weekend of awesome challenges and friendly chatter! Did I mention there will be prizes??

I thought I’d tease you with a little sneak peek at one of my pages I created for the crop!

Stop in and say hi and play a little ;0)
See you there!



Friday, November 13, 2009

excuse me?

Whaaaat? Vulcan's need to wash their hair tooOooo. *Pshh*

Have a logical weekend.


Saturday, November 7, 2009

bitter sweet

This visit was too short! But I don't think any time frame is ever long enough when my family comes down to visit. At least in my books.

This was the first time my brother Dave has visited Florida so he had his list of must do’s which included fishing, going to the beach, and paying a visit with Mickey. The tides were rough, so rough that he lost his snorkle and came back with a broken flipper. And If it wasn't for Joe there wouldn't be any proof that he caught any fish, and well, you can see how the kid pops out when visiting the Mouse. LOLMaribel is one lucky girl! She has 2 uncle Philip’s and she adores them both! This visit Maribel really attached herself to her Uncle Phil (with 1 ‘L’). They played a lot together. It was so sweet and brought tears to my eyes on several occasions when I would sneak peeks at them playing.So this is what my dad looks like 150 lbs lighter! Such and inspiration!
This was his 4th visit to Florida and this time we took him to Disney for the first time, revisited the beach, and ended it with something extra special that I will never forget.On the last day, Dad and I visited the Orlando temple and had him sealed to his parents for all time and eternity. Words cannot express the emotions felt, so powerful and so sacred. What a way to end a trip.

Until next time dad and bros! Hopefully I’ll be the one crossing the border next time =)

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

guess what?!?

I have a bit of exciting news to share....I have been offered a position as a full time Design Team member at SkrapnChat!!! *insert happy dance here =)*

I am so honored and thrilled to be working with the wonderful ladies again, it's such a fun site with so many friends from all over the globe! If you haven't already, please stop in and check us out! There is so much amazing talent and inspiring challenges. Can't wait to see you there!!!



Saturday, October 31, 2009


~~~~~~~~Happy Hallowe'en!~~~~~~~~