Monday, December 7, 2009

M.I.A.....? But I have pics...

Where has the time gone?? It is now December and days just flew by me! I did capture some high points on my camera.
I know EXACTLY when things went haywire! Right after our scrapbook retreat in Discovery Bay back in October. As soon as I got back it seemed as if my life just went into high speed and I could barley get out of bed. It wasn't that I was depressed, just overwhelmed.
Birthdays, allergies, rashes, migraines, ill cat, sick kids, bratty kids, pms, cramps, dreading your 40th birthday.... etc all seemed to take its toll on me.

Here are some of the highlights....of the Good times.
Happy holidays to you all, and remember to always tell the people you love, "I love you", you might not get a second chance.

Discovery Bay Sunset~ October 2009

Carving da pumpkins~ 2009
They look awesome!!!!!

Little Tinkerbell and her daddy! Halloween night Monterey

Grandma's 80th Birthday party~ November 2009
My 40th Birthday(UUUURGGHHH!) November 2009

More baking.....

Liv & her daddy preparing apples for homemade apple pies
and more baking........
And finally getting ready for Christmas!

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Daddy's Boots

Every day when Tod gets home from work, he takes off his boots before walking on the carpet, (since I don't allow shoes on in the house!!!) and just as fast as Tod can get them off Livie is sitting on our desk chair right next to them slipping them on as quick as she can. Watching her try and walk in them racks me up!

(Future pictures to scrap!!)

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Long hard rain!

The storm was to come in at 3 am, and it did. It was supposed to rain all day, and it has. It's been pouring down all day, some lighter then other times, but constant. Never stopped.
I love it. We need it. I love it. I love it.
Now in three days I might change my mind. But while the house is cozy warm, it's allllllll goood.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Cricut Celebration!!!

Over at the CRICUT MB they are celebrating their 100th Cart!!!!
Come join in for a chance to win a free cart!
How cool is that?! so go go GO!!!!

Thursday, September 24, 2009

For da love of JuJuBee's!!!

I have been waiting for the launch of her kits, and let me tell you, they rock!!
JuJu Bee's has an awesome KIT CLUB now, I was lucky to get her first month and love what I got! Tons of paper for more then one two sided 12x12 layout, yummy Prima embelli's, cool ribbon and much much more!
Check it out HERE!! You'll also wanna check out her store, she has great sales, super fast shipping and yummy products! Plus the bonus is she is always a delight to talk to, so if you have any questions, comments let her know! She's a sweetie peetie! Check out her deals HERE!

Don't miss out on her cool BLOG!!! She has tons of new fun products that she lets her peeps know about, great eye candy, and a Fall Frenzy Online Crop until Sept 27th! GAMES, CHALLENGES, PRIZES!!! HOW CAN YA NOT STOP BY!?!?!

Come join the yummieness and check her out, join the KIT CLUB, join the FORUM, Dive into the ONLINE CROP, Check her STORE out, and order some googies and then get ready to create away!

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Busy summer time schtuff

I have posted before that during strawberry season we are blessed by friends who bring over boxes, crates and containers of these beautiful strawberries that are grown locally.
This season I made strawberry/Rhubarb pie, strawberry jam, strawberry smoothies. Then we were SUPER blessed with flats of BlackBerries! Uhm YEA, MY ALL TIME FAV!!! I made blackberry cobblers, like 5 of them. Blackberry smoothies and then pretty much ate handfuls out of bowls all day with Livie, who, as you can see LOVES THEM TOO!!!
After we finished with the blackberries, we got some funny lookin squash..... Liv wouldnt go near 'em! lol

We also celebrated Liv's birthday which was back in June but had a party on July 4th. She was SUPER excited about her Wow Wow Wubbzy cake and when everyone sang happy birthday to her I thought she was gonna fall off of her chair! lol
Here are some pics of our summer schtuff!

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Yessssssssss, It's that time again......

Every year about this time Tod and I have endless conversations about back to school supplies, clothes, money, school pictures, school pe clothes, pe shoes, backpacks, more money talk, sports passes, student id pictures, and again more talk about money for all these supplies.
Now that Myo is off at college she still gets back to school funds she just spends it on what she wants! haha! Every year, one of us will break into this song, and it cracks me up everytime!
As our kids sit around and sulck(HEHEHEHE!!!), I truly wish all the parentals out there HAPPY BACK TO SCHOOL SHOPPING, BECAUSE IT IS THE MOST WONDERFUL TIME OF THE YEAR!!!!

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Arlene's Blog Candy HUrry ends Aug 23rd~

Man, she's a pretty talented momma and from Ca!
Arlene has an awesome I MEAN KILLER blog candy contest! This is just one pic of her generous candy gift~ Head over and get in on the chance to win, plus I know you'll learn somethin'! She's got talent!

Okay, hurry, click HERE and enjoy your stay for a while, you wont be dissapointed~

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Circle of Friends part II

Okay, I got this awesome award from Faith and I am so thrilled to call her friend.
Have you ever chatted with a person and realized your lives are very very similar and the paths you both took seem to have way to many similarities? That's how I feel about Faith. I feel like if we were ever to meet, we could spend all day talking, laughing, crying and laughing again. I feel like I have known her for years. So thank you Faith, thank you for your friendship, for your kindness and for just being an awesome friend. Keep up the good work, your a strong, wonderful supportive momma and friend!!!

So now the rules, I need to link 5 friends to this award:

1. Janice ~ She has been my friend for a long LONG time and knows the good the bad and the pretty gross about me! and she even still likes me!

2. Lillian ~She's super talented, has a very positive personality and has a great smile!

3. Leah ~ Funny how we met on the Cricut MB but she already knew my sister! Leah is super fun, sweet and I think we have tons in common, she gives me great tips both creatively and personally!!!

4. Sandy ~ Man, she is super talented, very kind and I wish and hope to learn more about her!

5. Bridget ~ She has an awesome kind personality and I think she's wickedly talented!

Blog Candy contest.... COME & GET IT!!!

Have I told you how awesome and super talented Malisa is? She rocks with her genius ways of creating things with paper, and she is super kind! She posted a picture of her cool sb room and I told her I loved her Hello Kitty's and she sent me a pm telloing me she was popping them in the mail to me! How kind is that? Talk about an awesome rak! She truly blew me away with her kindness!
Well, if you take a few clicks and head over to her blog she has some AWESOME blog candy to win!!!! Here's a picture of her loot! Man, she rocks!!! I drolled lookin at these goodies!!!

Thanks again Malisa for a chance to win!
Once again click here and I will even take u there myslef!!!

Sunday, August 2, 2009

AND THE WINNER IS..................

WAIT FOR IT.....................

AND THE WINNER IS......................

WAIT FOR IT.......................................



~BridgetL~ said...

I love the doodling stack. Got the 12x12 and the 8x8. Great haul.

July 31, 2009 11:35 PM

congrats Bridget & thank u for watchin and playin. Please send me ur address and I'll get ur goodies off to u! (pm me @ Cricut mb partyof5inca)

Thank u all for watchin and playin!
Tuki & Lisa, please send me ur addresses and I will get your Paisley papers off to u two.
I'm on the Cricut mb as partyof5inca!!!


Friday, July 31, 2009


Hi everyone!
Just wanted to give a quick glimpse of MOST of the DCWV Stacks I picked up at Joann's last week.
..... and a surprise too...
Make sure to leave a comment and I'll post back here on Sunday Aug 2nd!!!
Enjoy your weekend everyone!

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Circle of Friends Love

Thanks Leah!!!
I am excited to call you my friend! Your a doll and you crack me up! Thank you for thinking of me on this award! xoxox!

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Our party pooper on the 4th of July

I love this picture of Livie and Kira. Livie had just woken up from a nap and was a little taken back by all the people and music. Tons of kids and tons of food laughs and music!!! She sooooooooooo wanted to hang with the older kids, but ended up clinging to her daddy and playing in the driveway with us and using her sidewalk chalk on EVERYTHING!!!

4th of July

I haven't had time to post pictures from my camera but Kira has done me a favor and downloaded some pics she took using her camera lol!
The above picture is Jackie and Tessa- Kira's friends riding on Tod's Go-cart.

Matt and Sebby, Kira's other friends under a tree at the end of our street that even Olivia HAS to stand under when passing by~

Tessa and Jackie gettin ready to take off again......... Disaster will soon strick......
Shortly after the above picture, Tessa accedentally electricuded Jackie by touching a wire on the go cart to the stearing wheel Jackie was holding........She's a little looped after being shocked.picture below.....Kira thought it was hysterical..... nice Kira....
Kira gettin in the kitchen for glasses for her friends......

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Cuttlebug Spot Contest!!!

Awesome contest, lookin for more followers could get you a prize! very cool! Check them out here!

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Honest Blog Award

Thanks Jeannine for this award!

10 Honest things about me.... hmmmm let me see....

10. I hate being cut off on the road while driving
9. I love the smell of Jasmine
8. I hate lairs
7. I love being a mom and step mom
6. I am WAAAAYYYYY to obsessed with paper and my Cricut
5. I love the sound of my childrens laughter
4. I miss my cat Lucy
3. I wish I could offer more to people
2. I hope my children know how much I love them
1. I am sure Jesus hears my prayers

Friday, June 26, 2009

Father's Day

We spent Father's Day in Monterey. First we ate at the Whole Enchilada at Moss Landing, then went to the beach for a few minutes. After that we headed into Monterey and strolled on the pier and bought some yummy caramel corn and some killer candied apples. Always good for the teeth!!!!!!

Pics Below

Father's Day

Fahter's day in Monterey

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Freezer jamitty jam jam!

Each summer we are super blessed with baskets big and small of awesome strawberries! Our neighbors, our friends all spread the love and give us tons! AND TONS! So this year Kira and I made freezer jam! Sooo yummy on PB&J and with vanilla ice cream!
Our end products!!

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Your eyes

So I took this picture of Olivia one day when we were messing around in Kira's room while she was at school! hehehe! I knew I wanted to have Kira edit it. She made it black and white for me and kept her eyes their original color.

This is my picture for my next layout; plan to do it this Friday at a crop with Kira.

Monday, May 25, 2009

Grease monkey

Tod has been working constantly on his baot getting it ready for the ocean. Even though there is AGAIN no salmon season for us here he has set his goal on a BIG halibut!!!

While getting the motor ready Little Livie makes sure she is right there to help with the tools and constant chatter with her daddy! After gettin all greasy it was off
to a nice warm tub!!!