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

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Croptober at Lucie's

Lucie decided to have a crop at her house in October. She's thinking of being a consultant for Creative Memories just to do scrap classes and have fun. This definitely was fun! Behind me in the photo are Lucie, Amanda, Laura (Owens), and Valerie.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Sweet Mosey!

Josh and Mosey on the grass outside the Orland Veterinary Hospital ...14 Oct. 2010
Seeing this photo on Facebook this morning made me soooooo happy! Mosey (Joshua's Jack Russell Terrier) was hit by a car on Monday (it was a hit-and-run). He's gotten out of the house a couple times and has always headed north away from the busy road. We think this time he and Charlie, Lucie's dog, were attracted by all the kids walking home from school which is just a couple blocks down. Charlie was lost for a while and found 3 hours later and escaped injury. But Mosey was not so lucky. He sustained severe head trauma. For the first 2 days he didn't open his eyes and we weren't sure if he was going to survive. Yesterday he started moving on his own and trying to open his eyes. This morning he is doing even better, tho not out of the woods. He can't see right now and moving isn't easy for him but we're hoping it's temporary. The vet said he might be able to go home tomorrow. I am so thankful for the power of prayer. Josh and Lucie are going to buy baby gates now to keep this from happening again. Cause no matter what some people might think pets ARE family and are just like kids. Mosey is definitely Josh and Lucie's baby!

Friday, September 24, 2010

Sunday, September 19, 2010

After the Rain

We had an awesome rain storm this afternoon. It only lasted about 10 minutes but it really poured! Afterwards I went out with my camera to see what beauty I could photograph. Check out the rainbow, reflections, and that black sky in the east!!

Girl Scout Bridging Ceremony...May 2010

Tyeler and Paige both advanced in Girl Scouts during their Bridging Ceremony in May. They were excited that their mom could be there. Tina and Kathy came over from Laytonville for the ceremony, then took the girls to dinner afterwards before they headed back home.

TS Treasured Hunt 2010

For the Final Challenge (#4) we were asked to use the word 'End' in our title. Also include bling, ledger paper, journaling, ribbon, and something hand-made. I did a tribute to FIL Gene for this one.
Journaling reads: One of the things I truly believe is that family love is an eternal thing. That love doesn't end with the passing of a loved goes on forever! We miss you, Gene!!

Thursday, September 9, 2010

TS Treasured Hunt 2010

For challenge #3 we were asked to spotlight a technique that we love. I love doing faux stitching. We also needed to include black & white and bling on our page. I love black & white with red so this photo of Sammy was perfect for this LO!

TS Treasured Hunt 2010

For Challenge #2 we had to use a Book Title as the title for our page and include some journaling using the phrase, "things I learned about...". Grandma passed away in May so I decided to do a LO about her and something she taught don't have to be loud to be heard.

TS Treasured Hunt 2010

I'm taking part in their 2nd Chance Round since I didn't sign up in time for the main contest. This is what I did for challenge #1. Part of the challenge was to include 2 photos I took myself and include something handmade. I made the lace flower.

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Lemonade Anyone???

I helped Josh and Lucie do a yard sale a couple weeks ago. Tyeler and Paige sold cookies and lemonade on Saturday. They quit when it got too hot but they made $32...not bad!

Family Photos

Photo ops with MOST of our kids are pretty rare. So even tho Gene's funeral was not a happy occasion, it WAS nice having the kids here. The boys (Troy, Josh, and Jeff) were pall bearers at their grandpa's funeral. This was also Troy's birthday (Aug. 2). These were kind of hurried pics cause he was heading back home to go camping with his family.

Saturday, July 31, 2010

The World Just Lost a Wonderful Man!!

But Heaven just got a whole lot brighter with his sweet spirit! Brad's dad passed away earlier this week.
EUGENE P. HIBDON passed away on Tuesday, July 27, 2010 at Enloe Hospital after a brief illness. He was born October 29, 1921 in Caddo, OK to Claude and Minnie Hibdon. "Gene" and his parents made three trips back and forth to California. They settled in Orland in 1929. He graduated from Orland High School in 1939. He joined the Army Air Corp in 1942 and served in Kansas and Texas. He learned his mechanical skills as a flight engineer which served him the rest of his life. After World War II, Gene worked at Union Oil, Hibdon & Gamble garage in Orland, before finding his work/home at the Finch Ranch. He worked there until he was 82. Gene continued his early mornings to meet his friends at the doughnut shop.
Gene was predeceased by his wife of 31 years, Idola. He is survived by his oldest son, Ron Hibdon (Carolyn) of Chico, Danny and Darrell of Sacramento and daughter, Debra Gill (Bob) of Black Diamond, WA. He also leaves brothers, Leon Hibdon (Lorraine) of Chico, Kenneth (Jane) of Orland; sisters, Arlene Allen of Antioch, CA and Tressie Richardson of Chico; six grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Gene is also survived by two stepsons, Brad (Berta) and Rod Ramsey of Orland; six grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
The families will miss his quiet, loving and caring ways. He was an active member in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Orland, where his service will be held on Monday, August 2, 2010 at 1:00 p.m.
Arrangements are being made by F.D. Sweet and Sons of Orland. Contributions may be made to the Orland Senior Nutrition Site or the Orland Fire Department, c/o the mortuary at 825 A Street, Orland, CA 95963.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Summer Makeovers

Got tired of the dull off white and painted the livingroom, hallway, and kitchen this great Aztec Tan. Also painted the cabinets a nice fresh bright the results! It's been 7 years since we've done any painting around here. The new color feels good!

Friday, April 9, 2010

It's Official!!!

Today is my 62nd birthday....I am officially Social Security age!!! NOOOOOOO!!! Brad had to bring that to my attention. I wasn't depressed until he reminded me...LOL!!
We went shopping today and he got me a new rug shampooer. Then he treated me to lunch at Applebees. They have the best Oriental Chicken Salad...shhhh, don't tell Valerie! Troy came down for a Drs appointment. He and Justin were here when we got home from Chico. Halley and Bella are here too but they are off shopping with Aunt Valerie. Halley is driving!!! Look out Chicoans!!

Sunday, April 4, 2010

The April Mega Muse is Here!!!!

This month's Mega Muse 'Ride On' features papers from Sassafras Lass's Apple Jack collection and Cosmo Cricket's Joy Ride. Check it out here...
I have been having so much fun creating with it.


It's so quiet here with no little ones. No baskets, no Easter Egg hunts, no candy, but I did color some eggs and Brad is cooking a yummy roast chicken dinner. Tyeler texted us to let us know it is snowing in Laytonville. Josh and Lucie are at the airport waiting for Amanda to return from Texas. And today is TROY AND DENISE'S 18TH WEDDING ANNIVERSARY... CONGRATS!!

Friday, February 19, 2010


Ryan is the oldest grandchild and will be graduating from High School in June. While Derek, our youngest just celebrated his first Christmas. Seems like just yesterday that Ryan was the one celebrating his first. Sigh!!! Time goes way to fast!!

Thursday, February 18, 2010

While We're Waiting...Say Cheese!!

Oooops! Lucie pulled off the road just a fraction too far. After all the rain we've had her front tire sunk in the mud. That caused the back tire to raise just enough that they couldn't get traction to get out. But I got a lot of fun photos out of the deal...LOL!! She and Amanda had time to kill while waiting for the CHP. These are some of the pics they took with their cell phone while they waited.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Scrapmuse Blog Hop...Feb 15, 16 & 17

Welcome to the "Spread The Love" blog hop for ScrapMuse. If you have just happened upon my blog, you'll want to start at the beginning of our blog hop. Take the time to leave some love on each design team members blog post for the blog and once you have visited (and commented on) all blogs, leave a comment on the ScrapMuse blog to let us know about it.

ScrapMuse is a mid-month kit club which will soon be celebrating their 6th year of offering kits that feature all the latest and greatest scrapbooking companies such as Basic Grey, Pink Paislee, Prima Marketing, Fancy Pants Designs, Jillibean Soup and so much more! ScrapMuse publishes a monthly newsletter featuring great technique articles, inspiring layouts and fun tips. At the ScrapMuse website you will find an active, friendly message board and gallery. For information about ScrapMuse’s monthly schedule, including kit reveal, shipping, payment dates, and to sign up for the monthly ScrapMuse kit, please visit the Join Us page or email Three and Six month prepaid subscriptions are available now in the store. All memberships and subscriptions will begin with the March 2010 kit.

The January 'Sweet Nothings' specialty kit

included chipboard elements from Sassafrass Lass. In my LO above you'll see how I used them to frame the photos of my granddaughter at her Daisy Scout meeting. I also used some for the flower and leaves. I love how the chipboard adds fun and dimension to a LO. So easy!

Now hop on over to Missy and see what fun ideas she has to share with you.

Thank you for visiting us all today, we hope to see you on our Forum and have you join the fun of our month-long celebration of Love and ScrapMuse

Monday, February 1, 2010

'Spread the Love' Contest at Scrap Muse

When you think of February you think of LOVE! At ScrapMuse we are going to dedicate the month of February to spreading the love. "Spread the Love" will be a month long contest held on the ScrapMuse message board. We are going to spend the first 5 days of February getting everything ready for you. You will have the rest of the month to earn points by spreading the love about Scrapmuse, participating in weekly challenges, joining our Blog Hop, and posting on the message board. Since the contest is all about love.....there will also be random "love" points handed out! You will find a complete list of rules and ways to earn points on February 5th in the "Spread the Love" section of the message board. The grand prize for the scrapper with the most "love" at the end of the month will be a Brand New March 2010 Mega Muse and a July 2009 Mega Muse. We will also select a second place winner from a random drawing who will win a March, 2010 Mini Muse.

Hop on over...

Saturday, January 23, 2010

43 Years!!!

Brad and I celebrated our 43rd anniversary on the 21st. We went to dinner at the Berry Patch with Tyeler and Paige. They borrowed money from us while we were there so they could buy us each a gift from the gift shop. The little penguin and seal are what they picked out...too cute!