Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Some Shares....

Here are pics of my most recent pages. Three I did last Friday when we all got together here at my house. As well as the cards. The other page, I got to work on yesterday. Not much going on here to talk about. Things are good...we are all good...thank you God :) Hit the gym yesterday w/Miguel. Hadn't gone in a week, but it wasn't too hard. I was able to run 5 consecutive minutes...yay! I know! What is it with me and running? I WILL get back to running those long distances..I WILL! lol It's just a personal goal I guess :) Thankfully, my ankle is not bothering me or hasn't been bothering me lately....very grateful for that. Well, waiting for the baby to get dropped off so until later :)

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Getting Together...

So, I spent the day hanging out w/Chon on Friday before the girls came over that night. I met her early and we hit up our usual shopping spots....Hobby Lobby, JoAnns, Target, Tuesday Morning, Wal Mart and we had a yummy lunch at Mama Margies :) I picked up a cool mag at HL with some pages I really want to lift and some AC alpha stickers, got the DCWV Mariposa pad at J's, at Target I got some little things for some Vday gifts I'm putting together for the girls, and at Tuesday Morning I picked up some cool Love Elsie chip stuff. It was a fun day of hanging out and shopping. Unfortunately, Liz wasn't able to make our gathering this time because her aunt had passed away earlier in the week and her rosary was that night. Laura and Yocasta came and Laura brought Robyn so her and Victoria could play. I did the 3 pages I had planned and made two Vday cards that I need to take pics of and upload. The girls spent most of the night looking through the HUGE pile of paper I, but we all had a great time hanging out and chatting. I always have such a great time hanging out with these girls. Oh SO thankful for God bringing them into my life :)
Today was church then hanging out at my Uncle Frank's house. Today was my mom's 70th birthday and he had a bbq for her. Very nice time spent with family :) We came home and just relaxed and Miguel ended up falling asleep on the sofa and Mikey played video games while I read some of Dear John while laying on the couch. Such a great Sunday. I always look forward to them because I know I will get to go to church and worship my God, visit w/my new, wonderful friends and spend time with my family :D
I will try to upload pics of my stuff tomorrow. Gotta I can't make any promises! Also hitting the gym this week and really watching what I eat...I NEED to get back on track!! Nighty peeps ;)

Wednesday, January 20, 2010


So this is what my new paper storage looks like. I got rid of the big, bulky wooden cubbie shelf I've had for over 7 years which was still in really great condition. And I opted for these colored ITSO cubes I got at Target. I already had two white ones and I bought some pink to alternate with the white. One of the pinks is a lighter pink because I couldn't find another hot pink one. It will work for now. Might replace it later. Anyway, they fit perfectly under one of my six foot tables. I think it looks much neater and out of view. Didn't really like having it all out since it's in the livingroom. The first pic is the paper I purged to try to get my paper collection down to fit into 4 cubbies. I had about another 6 inches I added to the stack after I took the pic. It was all paper I knew I wasn't going to use and papers which I had too many of the same sheet. Lots of good stuff in there...K&Co., American Crafts, MM, MME, We R Memory Keepers, Prima...tons of good stuff. The girls are going to have a blast looking thru there! Can't wait to get together on Friday. Already got 3 pages put together to work on and I think I'll try to work on some Vday cards. Or maybe try to get some more pages planned. Malissa is getting dropped on in a bit, so I won't have any time to plan anything until later in the evening. Anyway, that's all for now :)

Saturday, January 16, 2010

A mini album....

This was the mini album we worked on last Friday when the girls got together. Got to finish it up on Tuesday. I'm really loving the way it turned out. And I'm really liking doing mini albums. Really quick project and such a sense of accomplishment! :) Also worked on this one page sometime during the week. Oh, on Thursday. The baby I am watching didn't come that day because she got sick so I ended up scrapping page...glad I got to get some scrapping done!

So the baby...Malissa, came over on Wednesday and overall, it was pretty good. Mikey was having a bit of a hard time sharing me with her...think he just needs to adjust since all my time is pretty much devoted to him during the day. But it went pretty good I think.

Didn't get to go to the gym except for two days this past week :( REALLY need to aim for four days and I really need to watch what I eat more closely. I need to get myself motivated again and step it up.

Chon came over today and we went to Target at Crossroads and I got my ITSO cubes to put my papers in. I got 3 pink ones and alternated with the two white ones I already have. But I need 3 more. They fit perfectly under one of my 6 foot tables and I was able to fit two rows of 4 stacked 2 high. My albums will go in the bottom ones and my paper in the top. I'm giving my cubbie shelf to Yocasta :)

What else? Can't think of anything else going on for now. So, until next time! :)

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Bad Blogger....

For whatever reason, I never have the time, energy or motivation to keep up with my blog anymore! I was so good about it to begin with and for a while there, but now...not so much!
I can't believe we are already almost mid January! Gee whiz, does time just FLY! So far this year is off to a pretty great start. I am feeling so very blessed these days. With all my new friends from church...oh how I love my sisters in Christ! Thank God for sending them to me!! I feel very blessed with where Miguel and I are taking our relationship...working on it, but it's getting better! It's a constant effort though...hard work, but well worth it! ;) I am so blessed for my kids who I just love to pieces!! So many things...good things...going on in my life.

Today after Miguel got home from work, we went to the gym together. We took Mikey too to burn off some energy in the Kids Klub. There were ALOT of people tonight! I mean ALOT!! Had to work out in the Cardio Cinema again, but didn't mind because it was so much "fresher" in there. It literally that right? STUNK? I don't know...but it SMELLED really BAD in the gym. Seemed like the heat was on inside and then with all the smelly, sweaty people...ugh....NOT good! So I was very glad to be back there with fewer people and no stench! LOL Plus, they were showing Juno which I really love. I did 3.5 miles on the treadmill and 1 mile on the bike. Ran at 5.0 too with no problems whatsoever. I'm working my way back up there...YAY!!
On Sunday after church (Miguel went w/us again...SO glad he did...LOVE when we go together and not him going to his church and me to mine), we went to eat at Mama Margies and then stopped off at Target because I wanted to pick up some storage stuff to reorganize my scrap area yet AGAIN! It's a constant quest for the perfect "set up". So, after we got home, I started moving stuff and it took me FOREVER! Literally! lol I had stuff all over the tables which I put back in the kind of "C" shape with space in the middle instead of having the two tables pushed together to make one big table. I liked the one "big" table, but it kind of closed the space off. Plus, I've been wanting to find a better way/place to store all my paper because I don't really like having it all "out there" where it can be seen since my scrap area is half of the livingroom. And having the tables pushed together didn't really give me anywhere to store stuff UNDER my tables. This way, I can store tons of stuff underneath and have it still be accessible, but not seen. I'm planning on getting some more ITSO cubes from Target and pushing them underneath one of my 6ft tables and using those to store all my paper. Might be a little harder to get to under there, but I think I can make it work. Also, I'm going to start babysitting for some friends of ours on Wednesdays and Thursdays and the baby is a year old and walking so I kind of wanted to get my stuff all tucked away and IN containers so that she doesn't get anything that might be harmful to her and so that my stuff stays nice and safe :) I remember when Mikey was that little, he just LOVED getting into my stuff! I was always afraid to leave him alone near my scrappy stuff! lol So anyway, I got that all done last night! WHEW! Hopefully, I won't be getting any more reorganizing ideas in the near future!
Oh, and last Friday, the girls and I met up at Chon's house for a little scrappy time. Yocasta wasn't able to make :( but Liz and Laura did and we all worked on these CUTE little "home" albums using these house shaped cb albums Chon had gotten at M's. Everyone did such a good job on theirs! We didn't get them all done that night, but we got a good start on them! I finished mine up today and I am really LOVING it! I need to take some pics and upload during the day tomorrow. I got a couple more little cb albums at M's last weekend...a circle one and one that looks like a big "tag" I think. I'm wanting one in the shape of a heart for Valentine's Day. I hope I can find one. Also picked up some cute K&Co. Vday stuff and that K&Co Cut and Paste pad which was on sale.
Hmmm..what else? Can't think of anything else at the moment. Need to go dry my hair and go to bed since I need to get up early to wait for the baby to get dropped off. Mikey is excited about her coming over and says he wants to help keep and eye on her so she doesn't hurt herself! I'm hoping that he "will" help me out with her! Okay, nighty!

Monday, January 4, 2010

A New Year...

Well, so far this year is off to a great start! ;) Laura and I did toddler care at church yesterday. I took Mikey with me and he was VERY good! He likes it SO much! I always enjoy being with the kids...they are so fun/funny! Miguel met us out there after he got out of work to pick us up and as we were leaving, I saw a couple of my new church friends...saw Kim and Joe and Monica and Mario. Mario invited Miguel to join them in their paintball tournament this month and Monica told me she got a Cricut Expression for Christmas! :) Anyway, as we were leaving, I just felt SO very blessed and grateful that I have found a home in this church that I have come to love so very much! I really look forward to every Sunday because I know that I am going to a place to worship MY God, in MY way, that I will be surrounded with uplifting people who I have also come to love, that I will hear music that will inspire me and lift me up...just so many things that I love about this place!

Miguel and I are also off to a great start. We are BOTH honestly making an effort to know each other in a whole different way...kind of like starting over only after six years! It's kind of neat because I feel like it's back at the beginning of our relationship and everything feels "new" again. I am hopeful that we are on the right track and that God will lead us where we need to be.

I scrapped my first page of the year today. Chon and I both lifted this page off of 2 Peas. I am VERY happy with mine :) I wanted to do another, but I'm getting kind of sleepy so it might not happen tonight. Maybe tomorrow. Finished all my cleaning today...don't have much to do tomorrow other than hitting the gym. I hope it's not too cold. Hate going out to the gym in the cold! :(
Anyway, I think that's about it for now. Hope everyone else is getting a great start on this new year! :)