Thursday, January 10, 2008

Another Valentine's Card (Cricut)

One more Valentine's Card...made several of these. I just love this bear from Joys of the cute! :)

Simple Valentine's Card (Cricut)

Just a very simple Valentine's Card to share. Sorry about the quality. I'm having to use my cell phone to take pics. :( lol.

Thursday, December 27, 2007

Christmas in the heart of Dixie...

Christmas in Dixie...the best kind of holiday. The kids and I spent Christmas with my family in Alabama. The only way our holiday could have been any better was if John had been able to be with us. Anyway, Christmas was wonderful and we got to spend some good quality time with our family. It was SO nice to spend a full week at home. Usually we go down there on a Friday and come back up here on Sunday. There is just never enough time to "enjoy" being there. Here is a little of what we did while we were "home".

On the 22nd, Ariel, Keith, me, Momma, and my Grandfather went to the cemetary to put my Grandmother's christmas tree on her grave. We do this every year. It is just a small plastic tree with bows and ornaments (with all of our names on them). Mawmaw loved Christmas so much and she would have loved to be here to see all seven of her Great-Grandchildren.

The day of the 23rd, the kids, Mom, Dad, and I traveled to town to celebrate Christmas with my Aunt and Uncle, Grandparents', and Cousins. We had lunch, hung out, and the kids opened their presents from their Great-Grandparents'. I had such a wonderful time. I don't get to see them as often as I would like so any time with them is treasured. (I love you, Aunt Connie, Uncle Butch, Scott, Holly and the crew!)

Christmas Eve, my Mom, Dad, Ariel and I hopped in the car and braved the We did really well though and ONLY went into JC Penney's. Of course, we still had to drive across town to Walmart to pick up a deli tray for the next day. Now that was a mad house! Yikes! Christmas Eve night my brother, his wife, and four children came down to Mom and Dads and we watched a few Christmas cartoons with the babies before we settled down for the night.

Christmas Day was nice and relaxed and we spent the day with my brother and his family and my Grandfather. Of course, the kids thought that opening the presents was the best part of the day. hehehehehe. They all got LOTS of goodies. The high light of my day was that morning when I got a telephone call from Iraq...and got to talk to John. I was missing him so very much. I can't wait until next Christmas...when he will finally be HOME with us again. Until then...he will always be...on my mind and in my heart.

Oh and the best news of all came in the wee hours of the morning. My sister-in-law gave birth to my new baby nephew today!!! Mother and baby are doing just fine. I will get on here tomorrow and upload a few pictures from Christmas.

Adios Amigo's...

On the 23rd we gathered with my Dad's side of the family, up at my Grandparents' home. We had a nice lunch, visited with Aunts, Uncles, and cousins, and all the Great-Grandkids got to open presents from their Nanny and Papaw.

Thursday, December 06, 2007

Hello and a few new Cricut layouts

Hello friends. It's been a while since I have posted. I just wanted y'al to know that the kids and I are doing well. The holidays aren't the easiest of times with John in Iraq but we are doing our best to find some Christmas spirit. I sure wish he was home though. On a good note...I think he will be coming home for his two weeks in Feb. or March of 08. He's trying to be here for our Anniversary in March. :)

I've been in a scrapbooking kind of mood the past few days and I thought I would share my pages. I haven't put pictures on two of them...go figure...but y'all get the idea. Hope everyone is well!!!!


Thursday, October 25, 2007

Our BAMA girl

I came across this picture of our dog, Bama, a few minutes ago and just had to share. Isn't she the cutest?

More cards for soldier's

Two more cards to send to Iraq. Urgh...I had the hardest time with the "Dale" Christmas card. Obviously I was doing something wrong because I could NOT figure out how to get the cricut to cut out the white parts. I had to improvise. That's the last time I'll do that! lol.

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Another Card for Soldier's...

Here's one more. I thought it turned out very cute. The inside is blank.

Christmas Cards for Soldiers

I've been working on some Christmas cards for soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan. The ladies on the Cricut MB are trying to send 20,000 cards this month. These ladies are so talented...amazing...selfless to spend so much of their time making cards to send overseas. I'm very happy to be a small part of something so nice. Here are a few of the cards I have made so far...The inside says...Merry Christmas Darling...We're apart that's true...But I can dream and in my dreams, I'm Christmas-ing with you.

Well again!

Another update. I'm finally feeling back to normal again! WOO HOO!

The kids and I are doing just fine. John is well too. He called last night and it was so wonderful to talk to him. I think it was the sweetest conversation we have had since he's been away. He has a soldier coming back in (due to a death in the family) and I am waiting for her to call me and let me know what time she needs to be picked up from the airport.

We are finally getting some much needed rain here. It's been raining for three days straight and it is COLDER than a well-digger's butt I dread winter. I sure hope it isn't a very cold one this year. If so...I will just have to hope for some snow. Snow cream sounds really good about now.

Hope everyone is well...warm...and dry.


Friday, October 05, 2007


As y'all know, I've been really sick lately with kidney stones, cyst on my ovary, etc. Yesterday I had a procedure (minor surgery) done to go in and look at my female organs and remove the cyst. I am happy to say that I am feeling SO much better today. Yes, I am sore from the surgery but I am not hurting nearly as bad as I have been. Thank God!!!!! My parents are here too. I was so sick I had to have them come to help me. I was seriously wondering if I would ever feel half-way normal again. I am hoping and praying that this is the end of all that pain. Please keep me in your thoughts and prayers...if y'all don't mind. Anyway, it is going to take a few days before I am up and running again. I'm resting. Just wanted to give a really quick update.
Hugs to all,

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

John made it to Iraq safely

Just a quick little update to let y'all know that John made it safely to Iraq. The kids and I are doing okay. I'm having a bit of a time adjusting this time around but things will get easier. John was able to call this morning and it was so nice to talk to him. He suggested that I take the kids to the movies tonight so we are going to go see the new Halloween movie. I'm looking forward to it and I am sure they will be surprised when they get home and find out we are going. We need to go and do something fun together. I hope the movie is good!!!! Have a good day, friends.