My Little Corner of the World Where Every Day is the Start of Something New!!
(and usually something crafty)

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Lightning Show

We saw a really awesome light show last night. I don't know who was getting the brunt of this, but from here it looked absolutely amazing!!! One strike right after the other...soooooooo cool!!

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Inquiring Minds...Day 11

Have you ever had a crisis in your life where scrapbooking helped you get through it?
In 2006 my son and his wife had their first child together. Caydence had somehow cut off her own oxygen supply in the last week of Kim's pregnancy and was born with almost no brain function. Having lost an infant child of my own I had so much empathy for them. It was even harder going through it with them than it was for myself. While they were at the hospital and the Ronald McDonald house for those 7 1/2 weeks the thing that got me through this was scrapbooking...every activity (donated by Ronald McDonald House), every photo of Caydence and the family. It was therapeudic for not only me but for the entire family.

Scrap Muse DT Reveal

I had the priviledge of working with this month's Specialty Kit...'School Boy'...which features papers from Cosmo Cricket and embelishments from Kaiser Craft. Check it out at

This is the LO I did for the 'reveal'.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Inquiring Minds...Day 10

Have you ever wanted to kill a pet? LOL!!!!
Tyeler and Paige worked so hard yesterday helping me put up our Christmas tree. Except for help with the lights I let them do it all by themselves. Tyeler was so proud of the job they did. Last year we only put lights on the tree and made sure they were off when we went to bed so Furball wouldn't be tempted to play in it. At 3:30 this morning I was awakened by a CRASH!! The tree was knocked over and every ornament was on the floor...AAAAARRRRRGGGGG!!!!! The word 'KILL' definitely came to mind!

Furball is NOT as innocent as he looks in this photo!!

Inquiring Minds...Day 9

This is kind of a scrapbooking question and kind of not. I wonder how many of you know much about your own parents? Do you know how they met?

My mom was always and still is pretty vague about her childhood. I have only 2 or 3 photos and she never talks about what her life was like as a kid. I really want to know!! It wasn't until my dad was in the hospital with cancer that he told me how he and Mom met. My dad's life story is even more vague. I only know that he grew up in Bakersfield, had 11 siblings, and went into the army at age 17 and served in WWII.
My mom's parents divorced when she was 7 and both remarried. Her mom and step-dad were living in Oklahoma while her dad moved to California. Mom was a teenager visiting her dad when she met my dad at a USO dance in LA while he was in the Army. They communicated for a while. Then when Dad was on leave Mom tricked a guy into driving her to CA where she met up with Dad and they eloped to Arizona and got married. She was just 15 and Dad was 19. A wife at 15 and a mom at 17...Mom really didn't get much time to just be a kid. I wonder if that's why she doesn't have much to talk about.