Thursday, December 31, 2009

GDT for Lotus!!

check this out and come and play with us!!

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

So i am trying to get

in the christmas spirit just not working so well. we have decided that we longer want our new student in the house must be a cultural thing or something but i cannot take it anymore. is it really a teenage thing to be told a milion times to do things seriously no patience for that but she is gone by feb 1 . i am starting to pray now for our teenagers that we will have before we know it for them to be out standing indivuals who take joy is helping others and not being lazy!!!! Just Wrong i tell ya!!

So in case i dont get back on Merry Christmas and have a wonderful and Blessed New Year!!!!!

Tuesday, December 01, 2009

so for my

birthday i got a kitchenaid mixer i am so excited alreaady used it 3 times this could be a new era of more baked goods in my house i love fresh cookies and such thinking of making buns tomorrow and i know i have to make a cake miss shantal wants a purse for her birthday cake going to fun so fun already have it planned out and yes i am taking pictures thinking of adding some berries to her cake to !

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

HappyBirthday to ME!!

and of coarse my dear sweet cousin who passed away she would be 25 today!! Miss you H!!

so at 37

I have managed to break my leg twice
I have 3 wonderful blessings even if there not a blessing to me always
I have been married 11 1/2 to my BFF
I still get IDed which personally i think is cool!!
I have a goal to lose weight its happening NOW
I am in pursuit to find my MOJO!!
I love my life just not every minute!!
and Jesus is my LORD!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Who knew Gr 3....

math could be so hard to figure out.Man i was no scholar and this homework business has been pretty slack for me so far i tell ya.... but my middle child is giving me the gears when it comes to homework.. so i am off to help some more happy wednesday!!

Sunday, November 15, 2009

hello today brings another challenge.......

did you hear about this we at scrap calls participated this weekend with this event come check it out here is my picture for the sketch we did

Saturday, November 14, 2009

hey i need to mention this

check this out a blog hop that salt is particpating in this is my card for the hop

Thursday, November 12, 2009

challenge day at salt

here is my card for the challenge and my lo for the last one that apparently i never got posted !! check out the challenge here i have another challenge to post this weekend hope you come check out will post later to tonight or tomorrow when it goes live

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

ok ok

i am going to show a ton of new scrappy stuff . kids are off school for the rest of week and i am hoping they dont interupt me to much i have calendars to finish and i am thinking of making a fleece wreath still oh and i added another calendar to my list lol..

some of these are for a dt entry i will should my calendars next post!!

Monday, November 02, 2009

we have been

sick around here kinda leaning towards it being the flu maybe even h1n1 but really not sure because it was kinda mild fever for 4 days for me and headache kinda may me think it was. we have alot to do in the next couple of weeks at least hubby is working pretty solid thankful for brothers who put there family to work yes randy is still working for mark at least till after christmas when things are looking up he has sent over 200 resumes can you believe it? not even a phone call . i am guessing its gotta be god because i am hearing some horror stories , i am really starting to think the job market is going to change drastically exspecially from an employer view. my hubby is a very hard worker, shows early stays late. will work 7 days a week for months if need be and if he is sick he will go in anyways and be the one sent home so you can see i am sick guy. he not mouthy, he does not smoke, and he can do many things extremely well he is smart and knows when to speak up and suggest things. hes my man !! So this has been hard mentally on him very hard he does not understand what he has done wrong either, kinda proud i think.

we have had a birthday for mr jesse he turned 9( holy cow when did that happen!!!) here is his cake i made him

and now long at this boy does he look bigger to you??

i am starting to miss him when he was little he was so so cute!!!!

we also had a big birthday for grandma s she turned 65 this year WOW now when did that happen? she so does not look it either!! and of coarse we had halloween

i just started letting the kids go out for this last year it concerns me but we have talked alot about it. i found the kids parties through the church are getting boring for the kids they gear towards the little ones more and the mall is getting to explicit for me even.. i sent them out with granny as i am still not going to far i am out of my air cast some what although some days i need it more then i realize. i went to work on saturday for 6 hours and felt so tired and sore after. but i will get there been there before not to long ago and i still remember so i am off to take care of a sicky girl as she has a fever now too!

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

so with the up & downs of life

this is for this weeks challenge at SALT check it out here i choose this verse joshua 1:9 because it reminds of our live as of late. god reminding us to be strong and courageous not to be terrified not to be discouraged for the lord your god will be you wherever you go. i am holding firm to that verse, we are making it work but it been a little disheartening. randy has been applying for jobs that show up in the paper i think he has handed out over 200 resume's in the last bit things are picking up at work here and there but it is so hard to work where you never know if your going to make a pay check. thank you shawn randys brother he has been putting randy to work here and there we will make it through another month, and well if i dont make it back to work soon yikes!!! my ankle and leg feel pretty good i started wearing the air cast everywhere its a little tough to get used to, when you do it feels not to bad i can put weight on it and can get around pretty good. Need good things and positive things now in life hoping we get a party together for jesse eeck hes almost 9. where did the time go?

Friday, October 09, 2009

hamburger soup

so with my sister here we got to work even though i cant do much we have so far made banana bread, peanut butter cookies with chocolate chips(pretty good i might add). the plan today is hamburger soup, buns, more cookies and hopefully pickled carrots as i still have carrots in the ground. yes there is snow here lol i figure they are pretty safe for a bit longer need to find dill oh MIL !!!! she has some for me what are your plans for the weekend? my sister goes home tomorrow she has to work all weekend we are going to MILs on sunday not to much else going on i will post pictures later of our creations i may even scrapbook later........ much better then yesterday ups and downs its all about life

Thursday, October 08, 2009

sister is here

and she is just keeping me from having a major meltdown i think is there days were you feel completely ignored ? today is of those days i am just trying not to have a pitty party about it just plain yuck i think i am thinking of taking yoga or finding a quiet place off to do that ..........

Sunday, October 04, 2009

Saturday, October 03, 2009

new calls and challenges

posted new calls and challenges on the scrapcalls blog check them out checkout my pretty foot off to bed now

Thursday, October 01, 2009


at least i dont have to have surgery and i can some what walk on my foot i have a air cast and i am to be careful i go back in 3 weeks to see doc again but i dont have to have surgery woohoo!!!

here is my project for the latest challenge on the salt blog go check it out here

Sunday, September 27, 2009

so yesterday........

we had decided to take the kids out to the go cart track we have been promising to do it all summer and just never got there well we had an injury and the person was not even driving a go cart yep was me accident prone i seem to be lately broke 2 bones in my lower leg more ankle area in the same leg i have already broken once the pain is managable but poor david is just beside himself something was wrong with the go cart he was driving jammed up and he hit the side of the track where i was standing basically the cart hit me i did not really need this but i guess we will manage that to hubby seems to be taken it in stride so hopefully all things will work out heres some pictures of the kids riding

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

ever been just

just not in the mood i am starting to think i need meds again but they did nothing last time so ...just not into it . i would love to get on here and tell you all about life but just to much complaining going on in my life to share and i am not a happy girl about it. but i think hubby is starting to come to the realization that he needs to find other employment its been slow moving around here on that one. why is it you feel your being lead in a direction have been for years and now looks like you may have to go back in that direction you had a hard time giving up? what did i need to learn? if you seen any blaring flashing neon signs about my head could you be a friend and point it out? cause i am missing something here so i better get off here before i start really explainng and complaining about it i need to go to work anyways LOL its all i got..........

Thursday, September 03, 2009


so this week at salt it was my turn check it out here . off to get kids out the door for school

Tuesday, September 01, 2009

RAK WINNERS and FIRST day of school

hello all rak winners are Hazel and Mona let me know your addy here . I also have to mention the quiet in my house awwwwww so nice!!! thanks for going back to school lol!!!! will share some scrappiness on thursday!!

Also did you notice a new blinkie on my side bar? well i was asked to contribute helping out there still learning the ropes check back thursday !!

Sunday, August 23, 2009


more scrappiness to show

Saturday, August 22, 2009


got drama me to!! to much of it!!!!!!!!.......kiddies, hubbies and inlaws lol!!! off to work tonight been busy with work camping and to have a nap ttyl!

Friday, August 07, 2009


i was watching you, me and dupree the other night so in finding my "ness" this is it

i got more i am sure of it hopefully i will get it posted soon remember to leave a comment till the end of the month and i will draw for a RAK have a good weekend!

Sunday, August 02, 2009

Cleaning out the scraproom

so its time to clean out the scrap room again i am giving away a rak so any and all comments left between now and the end the month august 31 will be entered are you up for it? enter as many times as you would like. so we lost someone not so close and very extended family this week hoping and praying for the family much peace about it she is in a better place we know that we love you and if you need us we are here. i got quite a few layouts on my desk to share we have had alot of stress going around our house this past week without going into to much detail randy is out looking for other employment again. so i am hoping something fulltime comes available soon keep us in your prayers thanks so much!! we have another exchange student coming on august 28th and we may even end up with my dad to this winter so there is half my mortgage payment yay!! back above board if you know what i mean lol!! we have more camps this week d is in soccer camp 9-3 and them j and s are in swim camp from 12 -4 love them all but they are grumpy i think school needs to start sooner....... lol not going to happen we have family reunion this next weekend . then a wedding the weekend after that also a trip to calaway planned with the rest of my family woot woot !!!! what else have you got going on this summer? i am also looking for ideas for hubby and i going away in january i think maybe vegas?? not sure i am going to make the trip in october girls no money yet may change though..........not that i am rowdy anyways going for more of the shows then anything and the lights what would you do?

Saturday, July 25, 2009

back home

we are so glad to be home i tell ya love ya mom but time to go lol!!!! i had to work last night WOW so rough may have to rethink the career but i can hold out for while yet anyways i got scrappiness to share come check out the challenge this week at SALT
got more to share but i must go pack up the boys for camp so i better get at that night........

Monday, July 20, 2009

still in lethbridge

lets just say moms not as easy as we were hoping still working at it we will be here till wednesday we have been busy got room done. how can one woman can be so fussy when you are getting free help oh well life moves on here some cute pics of the kids dont tell hubby as he has not even seen there hair lol off to work again

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Its been a long week

so we leave tomorrow to go to moms and hoping to get something accomplished at her house i am hoping we can gut it she has other ideas though maybe aunty will have some influence? maybe heres hoping i have a ton of layouts to share but i am not going to get there until we get back i have to much to do between work tonight and leaving after a quick sleep tom. hoping all of you have a wonderful week

Sunday, July 05, 2009

working nights

so i am working nights again so i sit here trying to stay awake. not much going on we went canada day to a friends house for a bbq was fun. kids had a water balloon fight and went in the hot tub. got to see cutie girl leah she is now 2 months and we may be going camping with her, her mom and dad and her big brother at the end of july, if randy does not need to be somewhere else. i am hoping he gets busy for a bit again it seems like we are stuggling so keep us in your thoughts. i have thought about it and i am putting the kids on the bus for the next year driving just drives me crazy so i am thinking this will be better. E comes to live with us on the 28th of august. hoping that works better for us. praying that she is a blessing more so. go to my moms next monday the 13th for a couple of days to help her clean out basement to get things better organized for her and i hope she is willing to throw out as i am concerned. shantal and i are thinking we may sneak away for a girl only date and maybe we will take great grandma with us as she seems to be lonely. hoping to catch up with a few people while we are down there.and maybe my new neice or nephew will be here. heres hoping shay!!!and maybe doug you will get your boy ???? my baby sister turned 27 on friday man she getting up there i wonder when she passed me as i am only 25??? so i better return to work incase the camera is running lol have a good week !

Wednesday, July 01, 2009

so she is gone

ms. elle went home this weekend to korea we adored her but i did like the extra work involved with her i have to tell ya. the girl has a very priviledged life and has no idea really, she felt the need to make some serious messes and not clean them up. she was told to wash her linens once a week never happened and to be honest i was not jumping up and doing it for her i have enough on my little plate i did her laundry only because she asked if she would have striped the bed i would have made sure the sheets were washed but it never happened i did learn alot about how different cultures are she kinda thought my mom was in her 70's my grandma is as i am only 36 but i guess it could happen. she did not like randy very much she may have liked him but was very timid she has goals it called study study study and i have to say they work hard she was very shy her and i got along great but there was an invisible line i could not pass it i found out very last minute that i was not going with her to the airport which really was kinda a blessing in disgiuse (sp?)but it really ticked me off that it was a dicision that was made without me i am hoping when we get ms. erica in the fall that it will be a better experience as this has been a great learning experience for me i will be laying down some rules and routines with the next girl but she has also been here for 3 years almost 4 now and i think it will be better she is very friendly. so in the fall i will have a gr12 a gr5 a gr3 and a gr2 when did all the children get so big????? i think i missed it to be honest i need to work on that we have some serious summer plans not sure how often i will be on here so heres hoping you all stick around !!

Sunday, June 21, 2009

boy someone should

fire the writer for this blog left to fend for itself well life happens we have been busy school getting out soon randy's been working out of town lots and i was working nights some this month which kinda really messes me up lately. so we have a rude neighbour in our mist here they seem to believe that its perfectly fine to run a bobcat in his yard at 1230 am well i guess he must be pretty rich as we have called him in at least 3 times in the last couple of weeks. i have been telling the kids to show respect to the neighbours show respect to everyone don't do things that are annoying. they are really starting to see things, and have to my dismay said things that may not have been good we correcting that . we spent some time my cousin and her family yesterday they were in innisfail this weekend for a ball tourney so we went to check out mr j play man people seriously under estimate people exspecialty when they are short i glad that kid set them straight ! go j go !!! today i have a special supper planned for "DAD" and the kids all made him a special something i have some cjs to mail out and some teacher gifts to get made for the last day of school so i ahd better get at it !!!

Thursday, June 04, 2009

check out the salt blog today

here it features me today lol this is my latest layout for the last scrapper standing contest what do ya think
i am off to do the laundry paint the rest of the kitchen i have a passport to pick up tomorrow for randy he may be with me he may not work has all of the sudden gotten busy lol yay
GOD we need it want a holiday if you know what i mean but i need to do my chores first lol

Thursday, May 28, 2009

holy spirit

this weeks challenge is up over at the salt blog check it out " the work of the holy spirit " here and check back on thursday because its my turn to tell you about me we are off to edmonton for a quick trip this morning because randy needs a passport for work now yay!!! in truth not really excited about that. So i told you i had some news to share well i am very excited to be guest designer at this month so come check them out always fun has alot of challenges to in other news i made it through week 3 and 4 with the Last Scrapper Standing at come check it out i have a layout due wednesday for the next round mostly done just need the finishing touches . this is all my great news so far unless i think of something else lol so we are off have a great day ...............

Friday, May 22, 2009

i bet your wondering

about my painting well its well under way the one color is almost done should be done today in fact the downstairs is completly done.the upstairs should be done within the hour and the next step is the second tone which will be next week i think just trying to stay in budget lol ya right no really. hubby and i have been working on the garden planting this weekend i think we are doing everything and i mean everything except potatoes we have herbs to loads to look after good times lol. i am thinking i am not going to work this much after summer gets here with the kids wanting to do things and such they are going to camp.thinking of a few day camps to and a trip to edmonton and lethbridge are all in the works. had some cool little finds at garage sales recently one tannis would totally steal if she could lol!!!! my sister came this weekend while i was working nights . she did all my laundry love my sister and i mean LOVE her!!!! i have lost a total of 19 lbs now i am so excited but so much more to lose biggest loser do you take canadian entries???? please?? start now???? i have some scrappinest to share i will try and post it tomorrow i dont seem to go downstairs that often since the lap top got here lol !!!! have a great weekend!

Saturday, May 16, 2009

saturday morning and what ........

is on your plate? well i have heading to the farmers market love that place and so excited that fresh produce is on woohoo exspecially since i have taken up drinking smoothies for breakfast lately looking for different ingredients i am still working on my laundry pile yes i know i was determined to get it done the other day and i did but then i started washing bed linens i try to do them once a week boys are going quading this afternoon so shan and i may scrap book good news here to i made the 2nd round of the last scrapper standing contest there was alot of really good entries there the first round and i can wait to see what the next round does i am cleaning out my scrap room again tying upthinking of painting my room i am almost done upstairs i am having a hard time with the vaulted ceilings and i am scared of the latter i am trying to talk randy into it i think he might i just dont want to fall again lol already enough injuries here for a bit i have dropped 4 lbs this week looking for a better diet one that appeals to the kids as well more fruit more veggies and some interesting things to do with them want to share any ??off to shower before hubbs is back

Thursday, May 14, 2009


and boy do i need it i have a boat load of wash to catch up on and i am not really sure where it came from. do you ever get the feeling that your kids or husband has been putting his clean pile back in the laundry??? i did 6 loads yesterday and i have at least that to do in baskets again today and i need to do bed wash as well. lol i am going to be here all day so i have not had much time on my hands lately to busy been working a little more. randys boss has not phoned in 2 weeks and so its a good we he has a good brother who puts him to work. i think this may even become a permanent thing again. randy is nervous and i am trying to calm him down not sure why he is either the bills and stuff are paid .we have extra so i think he is just being a guy really. so i have been a bad girl also i was pulled over for speeding a couple of weeks ago and i had forgotten that i sitill needed to renew my liceinse in was in the back of mind honest !!! lol so i got two tickets one for 161 for speeding and then 230 for no liceinse and randy had to come pick me up as they were going to tow the van if he didn't ...............eeeeecccckkkkkk . i do have another good thing to share just not yet!! and i am sharing the salt challenge with you this week we have noticed we do have alot of followerers and thank you for that we would love to see you participate to so come and share your creations with us here and this is my take on the challenge
deut 6:5 LOVE the LORD your GOd with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength come check it out

Monday, May 11, 2009

Been working to much

but i had to see hubby and i got a new baby to play with a new laptop!! woot woot!!! and well i have been painting like a crazy woman but its almost done i will show you when the darker one is complete hubby and i were thinking of a two tone so we got 2 shades lighter going in the kitchen looks gorgeous!! i will share when the darker is done and i will share some new layouts too i have alot to share

Friday, May 01, 2009

no fancy title

so this week at salt we have challenged you to do a layout card or project about perseverance "may the lord direct your hearts into GOD"S love and Christ's perseverance" 2 thes 3:5 we have had as a family many challenges lately some behavoiral challenges some selfcontrol challenges and job challenges i will admit its be bad its been enlightling as well and we will persevere with the help of prayer. here is my layout and you can check it out here

Friday, April 24, 2009

went here

loved the show with billy currington hubby with me no kids just us we even got jennifer nettles on our heads serious sound lots of fun