Wednesday, December 31, 2008

New Year's Eve

I played with this picture of Charli and the Moose we made her for Christmas...
Les and I were going to spend New Year's Eve with Leighanne at the Hospital because she was put there Sunday but she got to go home today and wanted to rest, I am so glad her counts are better!
So we are going to church at 7:00 and going to sit with our baby while Gina and Trey go to a party, I can't think of anything better to do! Gotta' Run!

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Charli Christmas Morning

This is her Mommy's Art... she was showing Charli how to use the fun kid's markers and she did this!
She got lots of Yogabbagabba things, a car, a toybox and clothes, her Favorite thing is the Moono Guitar
This was her as we came to see her, she had just ate and was getting a diaper change before seeing her Santa gifts.
I an Still scrapping trying to get everything printed while Walgreen has 10cent prints. Have the 2 weddings left to do... Hope you have a great weekend!

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Christmas Day

These are pictures from last night, my Mom wouldn't get in our 5 generation picture so this is 4, the picture at top shows Charli with her Moose, Chris, Les and I made at Build a Bear, she liked it ok but it wasn't her favorite thing, Gina said she didn't want too many stuffed animals though, she said she didn't want the dust and clutter. She Hates clutter!
This morning Les and I got up to go see Charli's Santa Claus, we got there at 8:00 but she wasn't awake yet so we ate at the Huddle House, that was fun, I left our waitress a small tin with a few candy kisses and a Salvation Bracelet. I am thinking about doing my New year's Resolution about making at least 3 meaningful RAK's a week, I will not make something I can't keep!
Back to Charli's Santa... she loved her Yogabagaba guitar! Gina had found several toys at Target. I will upload pictures later. I am going to keep her tomorrow afternoon while the kids go to see Bedtime Stories.
Our friends just left, Shannon found out she's pregnant and we all went to see Gloria, her son Steve died Tuesday, she is our pianist at church. We had Fun, we watched a movie Mr. Mangoreum's Emporium or something like that and had an ornament swap. I made a wire and beaded ornament and les painted a great wood one. That was FUN!
I really didn't miss Christmas at his parent's so badly. We will go there Sunday.

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

We had Family Christmas for my side Sunday and here are a couple of pictures, I am off to Build a Bear to get her a special gift...

Friday, December 19, 2008

I have been so busy! The Christmas play was Wed. night and it was great! I had tears from laughing at the kids! Gina had to work late Tues and Wed. doing hair for Christmas so I was there and had to go back to Dr. about my ear and get More drops and have to go back Monday. I am up now because my hand is swollen, mostly my finger with my wedding rings so I had to soak it and take Advil.
ANYWAY this is Charli 'sneezing' LOL! She had been laughing when PopPop would act like he sneezed and now she is doing it and shaking her head No when we say no, Charli! It's amazing how we appreciate the little things with our GRAND kids!
Mama's cousin Dot passed away Tuesday. She had a lump removed instead of taking the whole breast and they didn't get it all and it spread rapidly. I am so sorry for Debbie and Cindy having this Christmas without her! Because I had my work party I didn't get to go to the funeral home and I will be at work during the service.
I still have to make the kid's books for work so I guess I will be working on that today! I hope I get a nap before time to get ready for work!

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Just a quick post but I didn't want to disappoint anyone and not include a picture of my Charli!
My FIL, George want taken to the hospital and is in ICU with pneumonia and not getting enough oxygen, his lungs are getting much worse, I just hope he doesn't die while Jeremy is in Iraq, they were so close.
I kept Charli tonight while Gina and Trey went to her party for work. That was the easiest child to get to sleep and in her bed!
I also went to a birthday party for Caleb who is one of my kids at work, Out of 6 children 2, Caleb and Livi have birthdays today. Their Mom's were in rooms beside each other when they were born!
Well gotta take a pecan pie out of the oven, we have a dinner at church tomorrow! Suzan woke us up at 4:30 (actually I was up then) to go to the hospital. I am now Very tired and having leg pain since my I.V. Thursday SO off to bed!

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Been very busy, kept Charli late last couple of days, Gina has a lot of clients needing their hair done, I will be keeping her Saturday, too, I have parties Friday and Sunday and next Thursday and still need to do books for Tim and for Jessica from the weddings.
I had my Reclast IV today, it's not the quick 15 minute thing like on TV! I was at the hospital for 3 hours! Then I went to see Mom, she found out she has breast cancer, she is in good spirits. Will tell more as things come.

Monday, December 8, 2008

Pictures from Saturday

Here are the pictures from Saturday I promised... I can't wait to scrap the top one with "Santa" Gina doesn't know I got this, you see Charli spotted the camera, LOL!
Dude is haveing a chat tonight, too, he has wonderful freebies and now gives Great Daily downloads! We have a wonderful time if you want to join us! Osten Wilkins Designs

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Been Very Busy! Had a wedding to photograph Friday and our best friends' wedding Saturday! This is Les and I with Tim and Leighanne. Afterwards we took Charli to see the light at Connie Maxwell Children's Home, she cooed and ahhed and danced! We rode the horse-drawn wagons and she Loved it! She was the Best, I was so proud and our friends all bragged on her! We had a group of 12 including the newlyweds, Kevin and Shannon and girls plus Cassidy and Helena from Les' work and her boys. It was a Fun night! Will post a picture later.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Got results back today

This is Charli with my DGM I just thought I would share... we are blessed to have 5 generations in our family.
I talked to my Dr. today, in order to go on Cytoxan I have to go back up to 30 mgs of Predisone, I have been on Predisone for 19 years and was just told it was very hard on my body so I don't think that's a smart thing to triple it! I talked to my husband and daughter and Gina has same feelings I do, if I do this the side effects are too rough, weight gain, moodiness, hair loss And I have to have blood work and see the Dr each month and take antibiotics 3 times a week to prevent infections, to me it's not a real option. The Quality of life is so much more than Quantity, I am 48 and have a grand daughter I adore, I don't want to be too sick to take care of her or have her remember me as a fat witch! My Husband thinks I am being selfish, I don't think wanting Charli to have a happy Meme is selfish...

Monday, December 1, 2008

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Jeremy I am Proud of you!

I was doing my usual two challenges at once when I came up with this page, when J was young we were Very close, I was even assistant scout master of his scout troop and got to pin his Eagle on him! Now he is grown and has a son of his own, I feel so bad that I can't bond with Seth and spoil him like I do Charli, 3000 miles is too far away. Now Jeremy is in Iraq and he is not able to see his son as he has his first teeth and gets ready to walk...
I have to remember what a wonderful little boy he was and I scrap his pictures growing up because I have too few of my grandson.
Well, enough of that! Jeremy I am so proud of you and we are all praying for you to return safely and with good memories! I Love you Son and miss your hugs!
The llayout is make with my stash by Osten Wilkins AKA The Dude and a Blog freebie overlay by Elena Designs which I LOVE and the green ribbon on left bottom is by Colie's Corner from Apple Orchard at SOTB

Friday, November 28, 2008

Black Friday

BoldIt was a Very different day for me, I didn't go shopping with either of my sisters or Gina! Les and I went to Goodies and Wal-Mart, ate breakfast and he went to work. I was going to keep Charli but I didn't get but a couple of hours sleep so Gina and Trey took her with them to Anderson.
I got her this cute shirt tht says Who needs Santa when I've got Grandma? So I used Merry Falala by Cathy K to scrap these pictures. Just after I took the bottom picture she reached and got the donuts from the top of my pocketbook so I gave her one and took pictures. I also got her standing playing with my phone, she loves to dance to the music.
Cathy's Kit is $1 these weekend at SBE and believe me that's a bargain because the kit is adorable.
BTW, how do you like my new header? It's made with Kimmi's $1 kit called Snow Friends at SBE, I did use the frames and heart from Lover Boy to frame my great kids and grands. I had to do a double take for a second because I have had the other up since I started, but I like seeing my children at the top!

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Well I am going to do a little baking today! Anyone that knows me know this is a rare event, LOL! Grandmama Gary always baked a lemon Nut cake and I loved it so much but never got the recipe. I found this one on and thought I would use Cathy K's Merry Falala to make a quick recipe card. It's one of the $1 Black Friday Specials at SBE There are some wonderful things on sale and it's already started so CHECK IT OUT!
If you like the card let me know and I will put it on 4Shared and give you the link.
I will also let you know how it turns out!

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Rina and Kimmi are having some Terrific $1 specials Friday at SBE and this is made from Rina's Oh Night Divine! It has got to be the most Gorgeous Kit I have Ever worked with! Everything is packaged in parts so you can buy what you need, The starry elements, the worn papers, etc. I couldn't help but putting those wings on Charli!
I got some pictures on her standing I will post later...

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

I got tagged back by Sami but I am like her, LOL, don't know enough Bloggers to do it again!

This is the set I made for Charli before she was born, I wanted to get some shots and I got tickled at her! These are made with Carla Ware's Blakelee, she's now at Scraphead, I have got to go visit her there... especially since I tagged her! I really miss her! I will go join their gallery so I can post my pages with her kits I've done, I am pretty busy now doing CT for Kimmi and Rina, Cathy K and Dude and Gem Designs. I also am still waiting for Scrapbooker's Playground to come back up, I miss doing for Cathy Alesia!

Gotta go to work now!

Monday, November 24, 2008

I got tagged

1. Link to the person who tagged you - Shannon
2. Post the rules on your blog (this is what you are now reading).
3. List 6 random things about yourself.
4. Tag 6 people at the end of your post.
5. Let each person know they have been tagged and leave a comment on their blog.

1. I am supposed to cut down on my Pepsi and have cut down to 2 a day, actually I only had 1 yesterday and today. (Per Dr.)
2. My grandchildren were born 4 days apart this January
3. I have 5 generations in my family, My Mom is oldest daughter, I am oldest granddaughter, Ginna is oldest Great and Charli is oldest great-great-granddaughter!
4. I worked at Wal-Mart Pharmacy for 12 years
5. I love Hershey's candy Cane kisses
6. I started digi scrapping when Gina got married in 2005

I am going to tag Anders Amanda Michelle Susie Kashia and Carla I hope they don't get mad at me!

Saturday, November 22, 2008


Kimmi has a new kit for SBE called Christmas Angels, there are 3 colors, this page of Jeremy is done with the blue one, I so love this picture! He had just turned 2 and was so happy and funny!
Jamie and I tried doing our crafts at the Jockey Lot today, it was so cold! 22 degrees when I got there, I only sold 4 angels for the missions project and she didn't even make the $9 we had to pay for the space! Last week she at least made $12! I guess no one is buying much!

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

A quick note to say Happy Birthday to my best friend Leigh Ann!
Yesterday was my SIL's birthday and my nephew is now in the army! I think he will be in Texas.
It is really getting Cold here now, beginning to feel like Christmas!

Monday, November 17, 2008

Time Flies!

Wow, time is whizzing by! My sisters and I did a craft show and sat in the cold wind and it was a flop! At least we had a good time together and I got to meet Twila's friend Nora and Lori and Kelly from Abbeville who did the show, too!
Well this page is done for a SOTB challenge on someone grateful for you, it was a No Brainer for me, LOL! This kit by Cathy K came out at the Perfect Time! It is called Festive Fall and was released at SBE yesterday!
I sent out jeremy's 'sugar fix' Friday, I hope he lets me know when he gets it!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

I am so happy that Rina and Kimmi asked me to join them at SBE! I will be doing the Scrapture Challenge there as an assistant, I can already see it is going to be time intensive reading the emails, LOL! I think it's so cool that so many have downloaded my Word Art! 98 so far! I will have to create more I guess!
This page was created used 3S things...
Fall Harvest (leaves, ribbon, flower) and mesh element by Carla Ware Autumn Glitter by Lianne Carper and Paper is from Serendipity by Monna Lainson

It was Layout of Day at 3S.
Well of to work and later to see Charli!

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Free Word Art

I made this page for a challenge at SOTB using the photo Sarah Kendall provided, The kit is from the Give Thanks Blog Train I found at Assie Scraps Blog and a free overlay from E-lena Designs Blog, Raffia Heart from Kim B and paper dolls from Gina Huff at W&W. If you want the word art I made you are welcome to it...
The picture is from the early 70's of my sisiter Twila and brother Jeff and I at Easter. I couldn't find a good picture with a wagon or a good quote so this is what I came up with.
Thanks to all the artists that post Blog Freebies! I hope YOU always remember to leave a simple Thank You, they sure deserve it for all the time they use to make them for us!
OH, and this is my 100th post!

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Charli's Costume

Charli was a Strawberry last night and was so CUTE! She was glad to see me and whined when Gina tried to take her so I could snap her picture. She didn't even look at Gina when she tried to take her picture...that's Meme's Doodlebug!

Wednesday, October 29, 2008


Monday, October 27, 2008

Sharing Beach Pictures

Here are some shots from the beach this past week end, this is my nephew Cody, he didn't know I was taking photos Or he didn't care, it was taken at Huntington State Park the birds were on the beach near our hotel.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Got home to Great News! 3S is not closing the gallery! Whoo-hoo! Had a wonderful weekend at the beach, the Dr says that my lungs are not as bad as they had thought but wants me on a powerful med and extra sinus and heart burn meds, that is going to put me at 8 or 9 pills a day (I will have to take a antibiotic 3 days a week to avoid infections while I am on the new med) Well, maybe I won't cough so much...
I'll post some pictures later from the beach!
BTW, thanks, Twila and Keith for the trip. I love you! You too, cody!

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

A really quick post before I go to work... Twila and I will be leaving in the early AM to go to Charleston so I can have my lung tests done, I dread the tests because they take a lot out of me but I haven't been to the beach since Gina's 18th birthday, I don't think, so I am looking forward to that.
3S is closing and it really depressed me to know all my 1800 pages are going into cyberspace, I thought it would always be around so Charli could look at what I did! There were 2 main sites I used and the other Crashed! I am very bummed.
Off to work...

Sunday, October 19, 2008

We have a wonderful new desigher Farrah at 3S who created this wonderful kit Glitter Baby and she actually is giving it away! Here's the link
please leave her a little love because it's a gorgeous kit!

Saturday, October 18, 2008

A perfect page

I saw this quote as I was looking at pages today and since I was doing Kimmi's new kit, OUT OF THIS WORLD which is the SAD this time I thought "I bet I can use the deep textured paper with the bows and sequins and make a great page... Here's what I came up with. I want to print it and give to Gina for Christmas.
I think it's a near perfect page if I say so myself, I love the photo, quote, textures and the touch of sparkle!
I am so thankful I got to play with the kit and put some other pages in my gallery

This photo reminds me of one I took of Gina when she was a baby! Charli was in a great mood and let me snap away! I hope she keep it up!
Les's hand is better today, I don't know how long it will last though...

Thursday, October 16, 2008

The Tams in town

We are so lucky to have a town that has free concerts every week in summer, tonight was the last and we had the Tams, what a concert! The original co-founder Charles Pope was there and he is 72! Here is link to their site... If you ever get to see them please do!