Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Moving My Blog to

I have moved my blog to  I also am writing about our DIY adventures at I would love for you to head on over!

Thursday, January 12, 2012

12 on 12 in January

I had been considering documenting a day each month in 2012 in pictures. I was going to do 3 on 3, but kept coming back to 12 on 12.  I guess a lot of others in the scrap and photo world have the same idea because I am seeing it pop up everywhere today.

Here are the snippets of my day, my 12 on 12 for January

(1) Pancakes for breakfast before school. (2) Me and the new camera, thanks to the parents ;) - I need a haircut. (3) taking a much needed quick break this afternoon after non-stop meetings and demands from when I walked in until late this afternoon. (4) Lot's to do according to my planner. (5) What's on my podcast list this week (6) New Powerball ticket, the one I turned in was a loser. (7) Ouch, what it costs to fill up the Tahoe at $3.29/gallon (8) That's my boy, one shoe on one shoe off, let's go outside! (9) Mario is getting ready for an overnight trip to the bakery, where he will be the star of Nicholas's birthday cake on Saturday. (10) Looks like the first week back after winter break was a bit tough on Jackson (11) Pinterest - the ultimate time suck (12) Kiddos asleep, now it's play time for the grown ups

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Is this thing on? I mean really?

I have just not been into blogging lately, I mean like for a really long time.  But it's almost a new year, so why not make a bit more of an effort?  Yesterday I gave the blog a remodel and refresh so we are ready to go. It will be a short one tonight, kiddos need to get to bed.

We are having a nice Christmas recovery week off.  I have been off since Friday and it has been great. I was worried at first, when Nicholas came down with pink eye last Thursday and we thought that Jackson was getting it too, but since N won't do eyedrops, the doctor gave them antibiotics and it cleared up before Christmas and J never completely got it.

Mike is sick as is our usual after Christmas tradition.  The upside is we have stayed close to home and relaxed a lot.

Since you can't blog without a picture here is my first collage I created at Picasa today (how did I not know about this).  This would have taken me 30 minutes in Photoshop and it was whipped out in 5 minutes on Picassa after a bit of fixing on the cropping.

Meet Happy the Elf he arrived on Thanksgiving night and kept an eye on N & J for Santa through Christmas. The boys were sad to see Happy go back with Santa on Christmas Eve, but I am making them a little mini book to capture all his adventures while he was here.

Be back soon!

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

This Man Changed Our World


Steven Jobs

Apple CEO

Brilliant Innovator

1955 - 2011

I am not quite sure I can put my finger on why the passing of this man, that I did not know personally, has moved me so much. I am sure it has a lot to do with him dying of cancer at too young of an age. And it is almost this time last year that the beginning of the end of our time with my mom began. I know my heart aches for his family and friends. That is definitely part of it.

Maybe it was because I saw the news on my iPhone. A device I cannot live without because he knew we wanted it. Maybe it is because when I got home tonight, I saw Nicholas, at almost 5 years old, glued to my iPad playing one of a hundred games he has downloaded from the App Store. Maybe it is because I cannot survive my drive to and from work without the podcasts I listen to on my iPod Touch that come to me straight from iTunes several times each week.

Our world today would not be the same without this man. And I believe we are all very lucky for it.

Rest in peace Steve Jobs.

Monday, August 1, 2011

Week in the Life - Sunday

Sunday, July 31

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In Words:

Day:  Sunday, July 31, 2011
Wake:  6:20 a.m.
Sleep:  10:50 p.m.
Weather:  108 degrees
Work:  No thanks, hanging out today
Plan:  Dinner at Garcia’s with the Carr grandparents
Eating:  Pancakes & bacon for breakfast
Drinking:  Lots of water
Exercising:  Oops,I forgot
Listening:  Silence, 4 kids in the house are now asleep
Watching:  I wasn’t watching, but there was baseball
Feeling:  Refreshed after a good night’s sleep
Thinking:  About interior design
Doing:  Measuring rooms; and, swimming before the storm
Wanting:  To redecorate most of my house
Needing:  Money to actually do it, ha!
Loving:  Watching the Carr cousins bond

Sunday, July 31, 2011

Week in the Life - Saturday

Saturday, July 30

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Day:  Saturday, July 30, 2011
Wake:  5:21 a.m. (thanks Marti)
Sleep:  10:35 p.m.
Weather:  106 degrees with a mid-day storm
Work:  House chores most of the day until 3:00 p.m.
Plan:  Jon & girls coming for the week
Eating:  Subway subs for lunch          
Drinking:  Pomegranate lemonade
Exercising:  Day off
Listening:  Mario Kart on the Wii in the background
Watching:  Tori & Dean on the DVR while scrapping
Feeling:  So hot today and sticky today
Thinking:  Nichols is obsessed with the Wii
Doing:  Organizing my scrap room & the coupon binder; hanging a shelf in the laundry room & new posters in the boys room
Wanting:  To create a “Cool in the Pool” mini album
Needing:  A shower every time I come back inside from the heat
Loving:  Nicholas so excited for his cousins to get here

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Week in the Life - Friday

Friday, July 29

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Day:  Friday, July 29, 2011
Wake:  5:28 a.m.
Sleep:  1:05 a.m.
Weather:  108 degrees (or 103, but it is hot!)
Work:  Arrive – 9:05 a.m. Depart 6:05 p.m.
Plan:  To not work late tonight
Eating:  Oregano’s Grandma G’s Rosemary Chicken Potato Pizza– yum!
Drinking:  Ice Sparkling Water
Exercising:  Yoga & Stretching
Listening:  LOAD & Paperclipping Podcasts
Watching:  Did you Hear About the Morgans?; Hawaii 5-0 & Tori & Dean on the DVR
Feeling:  Free from some clutter
Thinking:  About new work assignment – a fun challenge
Doing:  Cleaning & organizing my scrap room
Wanting:  To re-decorate the guest bathroom
Needing:  A good night’s sleep
Loving:  Extra time spent with Nicholas & Jackson this morning