Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Tis the season...

for giving and being thankful. I read about this charity on Noel Mignon's challenge blog and was completely shocked. I absolutely had no idea. I've given to this charity as well as sponsored a few marines as my way of giving back. If everyone just did their part we would truly make this world a better place.
I'm pretty much done with my Christmas shopping, and I've now just finished my cards. This week I gotta wrap, package, and send out those to distant family and friends. Well, I really gotta get to bed if I wanna wake up tomorrow to go to work. I leave you with some cards I made for Noel's Christmas challenge.

Wednesday, December 03, 2008

Soooo tired.....

I'm like a walking zombie. I don't get enough sleep...maybe 4 hours a night or so. My legs are killing me. Why? I have no freakin' clue. My husband is annoying the hell out of me; and I wanna lock my kids in a soundproof closet. Yeah, it's been one of them days. Well, actually it's been like that the last few days. Just blah...and ewwww...and uugggghhhh. So, what can you do? Nothing much, but suck it up. Take a deep breath, smile, and be thankful.
So, anyway, Thanksgiving was good. Really good. I had family from Houston come over, and we chilled, stuffed our fat faces, played games, and watched movies. The kids had a blast. Good Times. I loved seeing them. Here's a few pics from our Thanksgiving weekend:
This was the best pic I could get of these kids. They just would not sit still.

My brother, Josh, and his daughter Amaya.

Isn't my niece just too cute! LOVE her hair!

Well, I gotta go, these kids are driving me up a wall. Please pray for my sanity. It's hanging by a thread.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Happy Veteran's Day!


To remember, to honor, to be forever grateful. That's what this day is about. To my brother, Josh and my husband, Mars. I love you guys. Thank you for your service.

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Our New President

Please pray for the new leaders of this country. May God give them the strength and wisdom to make some good changes for our country.

Sunday, November 02, 2008

Halloween pics

Halloween was fun! We got to spend time with the family, eat, and just be. Good times. I wasn't able to get a pic of my kids together. By the time, I'd get one to stay, the other one would wander off disregarding my pleas to stay put, lol. So, that's when a lil' pic editing saves the day.

This was actually the closest I came to getting all 4 in a shot.

Here's Elyse wondering who the kid in the creepy costume is, and then proceeding to cry for Mommy.

After a long day of playing with all her cousins.....this is my lil' princess:

Hope everyone had a really great Halloween.

Friday, October 31, 2008

Happy Halloween!!

So today is gonna be fun and hectic, lol. But I guess everything is hectic when you have to do it with 4 kids either hanging on you, running around, crying or pooping all at once, lol. We'll be going trick-or-treating just for a little while then we'll be having a Halloween party right here in the comfort of our home. I've got the costumes done and I'm hoping I'll be able to get a few decent pics of them together. I'll post some pics tomorrow. For now, I leave you with a layout with a pic from last year.

Hope everyone has an awesome day! Stay safe!

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Lovin' her Baby Brother

Elyse is a bit obsessed with Jake.
She force feeds him.
She pats him a lil' too hard.
She slobbers him with kisses.
She almost made him choke by shoving a choc. chip cookie in his mouth.
She pushes him really hard in the swing.
She loves him with all her heart.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Sweets for my sweeties

So, I went to my 6 week postpartum check-up and I've gained 5 pounds in 2 weeks.'s depressing. I bake like crazy and make all sorts of sweets during the holidays...and of course, I eat them too. I could be more disciplined and blah blah blah...but I don't want to. Maybe once I get a new treadmill, I'll start the whole "eating healthy" thing, lol. Right now, I'm getting a routine going and barely easing into this new life of 4 babies. The last thing I want to be right now is starving and cranky. Here's a few goodies I've been stuffing my face with:

And here's some pics of the munchkins for Joyce, lol. (Love ya girlie!)

Monday, October 06, 2008

Sweet Treats

I'm taking this class by Trish Turay over at Get it Scrapped and I LOVE it!! If you're planning on making goodies for the holidays...this is THE class to sign up for. You won't regret it, trust me. There's lots of really cute ideas! This one is from the class. Simple and sweet. The recipe calls for Halloween oreos but our grocery store was out, so I used the peanut butter ones. The kids loved them! Today, I'm making Monster Munch...yummy!

Friday, October 03, 2008

Halloween to-do

My list is super long. I still need to finish making the kids Halloween costumes. I have 2 down, 2 more to go. Since Mars is going to work on Halloween; and I don't wanna have the kids outside for too long trick-or-treating (4 kids under 5...umm...I don't think so.)....I decided to have a Halloween party! I've never had one before , and I'm kinda excited. I need to start getting some decor going. Nothing too scary though, since it's a kids' party. I have to get this, 'cause it's PERFECT!!! I've got the invitations done, took me about 10 min, lol. And well, since my birth announcements never got done, lol, I decided to kill 2 birds with 1 stone and combine it with my Halloween cards. Anyway, I got a bajillion things to do, so I better get to it. Talk to you later. Peace.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

My Lil' Pumpkin

So, I finally did get around to taking some pics of the baby..but not the ones for the announcement, lol. Maybe tomorrow. I'm still scrappin' like crazy, so all week I'll be updating my gallery. Oh yeah, did you see the 2peas Christmas Card Classes? They're absolutely gorgeous! Can't wait to try some. Anyway, I really gotta go and get some clothes washed. I'll leave you with pics of my cutie and a new layout. Peace.

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Scrapping Fool

Yep, that's me. I've been making cards, sewing, and creating some lil' felt goodies. Ahhhhh, I love lazy weekends. Just staying home, watching movies, creating, playing games. Love it. I'm gonna work on putting some more stuff up on my etsy, 'cause well I needs me some moolah. For what, you ask. Well, for some kits I'm wanting and to take this class.
Anyway, here's some stuff I've made in the last 24 hours, lol.

Monday, September 15, 2008

He's Home!!!

Well, he's been home for a week today. I love having him home. I missed him soo much. It's been kinda hectic, though. 2 of the babies have a stomach there's been a lot of cleaning, bathing, and disinfecting going on here. Looks like it's pretty much over though. Thank you sweet Jesus. I've been meaning to get some good pics of Jake for his birth announcement...but you happens. This week they will be taken and birth announcements will be done. For sure. If all my drama wasn't enough..I've also been sick worrying about all my family in Houston and surrounding areas. Some evacuated...most stayed. No power..some damages...uuggghhh. I still haven't been able to get ahold of my dad since Sat. and I haven't heard from my oldest brother in awhile. Just praying....with all my might that everything's okay....with everybody. Well, I'm gonna take advantage that the kids are calm and Mars is watching the Cowboys game so I can get some scrapping done. Til' later. Peace.

Monday, September 01, 2008

Our Baby, Jake Eden

So, after a very difficult pregnancy and about a week of so of efforts to try to stop labor, I had an emergency c-section. My lil' baby was born on August 26, 2008 at 5:13 pm weighing 4 lbs. 13.8 oz. He's still in NICU since he was a preemie, but he's doing well..and we're praying and hoping that he'll be home VERY soon. I could talk or write for hours about all the drama, pain, frustration, joy, relief..everything that has happened in the last couple weeks...but I've chosen to just write all that down in a special lil' mini album for my baby boy. Yay!!! a new scrapping subject!! Lol. Well, hope all is well with everyone out in blogland. Take care. Peace and love.

Sunday, August 31, 2008

Stopping By..

just to share a couple layouts. I'll update tomorrow with pics of Jake, the newest addition to our family. Hope everyone's been doing well. Stay safe during this crazy weather. Be back soon. Peace.

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Blah, blah, rainy Saturday....

I love the rain...but it does make me feel blah...and sleepy. Haven't been doing much just surfing and reading some blogs. I took this quiz that How About Orange had on her blog. Turns out my style is:
Your home confidently embraces the many needs of busy, family life. It's adaptable and easy to live with, reflecting your sense of style without having to banish the kids to the attic or basement. You're sensitive to elements of design such as colour, light and architectural detail, mixing items that are relatively disposable with other pieces that, in time, will become family heirlooms.

On another note..I got some happiness in the mail. I got this from my cousin's Etsy shop.
Isn't she adorable? I love her already and she's happily hanging with my keys...and every once in awhile being slobbered by my 1 year old, lol. Well, that's it for now...I just got a new book and I'm gonna go curl in bed and read a bit. :)

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

I'm lovin' Scrapblog!

A friend pointed it out to me today...and I've been having some fun! I'm addicted..I think. It's really easy and soo much fun. Not to worry I could never begin a complete digi scrapper. I love paper and glue too much, but it is cool. I'll be sprucing up the look of my bloggy blog in the next few days, lol. Oooo..and check out what I made with our pic.

I think I'm gonna have to have it printed out so I can frame it, lol. It's just too cute, if I do say so myself. Well, gotta go get some rest, talk to you peeps later.

Sunday, August 17, 2008

My Baby Girl Turns 1 (sniff, sniff)

Well, her birthday was on Thursday, but we had her lil' party today. Nothing big, just hot dogs, chips and cupcakes, lol. Elyse had lots of fun, though, playing with her bajillion cousins, lol. I think her favorite thing about the party were the balloons and cupcakes. I'm super tired and can't even think straight so that's it for now, but I leave you with some pics of her day...and one of Mars and I being lovey dovey, lol.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Hurricane Dolly

came, hit us, and left us a mess. I wasn't as prepared as I should have been. We ran out of batteries..and had to limit the use of our battery powered fan, lol. We were without power and it was SOOO hot. I could go on and on but I'd be here typing forever about all the drama we went through. I'm making a lil mini so I'll post that when I'm done, lol. TTYL.