Wednesday, May 27, 2009

NEW Kitchen table is here!

Wednesday May 27, 2009

My new kitchen table arrived today! The 2 green chairs are on back order until August and 1 blue chair was damaged, so I will still be getting 3 more chairs, but for now I have the 2 reds, 2 whites and 1 blue.

The table with the leaf in it is 54" x 54" and although it fits in the kitchen area fine, we put the leaf away and now it is 36" x 54" and seems to fit better with lots of space around it and I think it will work great when it is just the 5 of us and besides, Ellen only eats with us occassionally now! I am sure the whole house will be looking better once we get the green couch downstairs and all the dark furniture out!

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Sassy and Becca to the doctor

Tuesday May 26, 2009

Today I had to take Sassy, our cat and Becca to the doctor!

Sassy has had this skin rash and looks like flaking for a couple of weeks now, so she had a 10am appt. and Rebecca woke up this morning saying her ear hurt AGAIN! This is the 3rd time in 2 months!

Sassy has an allergy making her skin raw. He is not sure if it is an allergic reaction to flea spit or an environmental allergy. Time shall tell! Doc gave her a steroid, an antibiotic and flea preventative, and he gave me a $140 vet bill!

Becca has swimmers ear (infection), so she is on an oral antibiotic and antibiotic ear drops. I guess swimming 3 days in a row isnt that great of an idea!

Swimmers ear plugs will be in my shopping cart the next time I go to the store although the doc told her she cant go swimming for another 7-10 days!

Monday, May 25, 2009

New Kitchen Table ordered

Monday May 25, 2009

I have been trying to convince Jason that we need a new kitchen table for a while now.

The one we have now is round with a center pedestal and it drives me nuts that the legs of the chairs hit the pedestal and wont go all the way under the table. The other MAJOR problem with this table is that we have had it for about 18 years now and although it is a great sturdy table and has withstood a lot, the finish has pretty much worn off from the constant cleaning it with cleaning sprays. It has 3 leaves to extend it to an enormous size and those leaves are beautiful... the way it used to look like, but we decided we would rather have a more square/rectangle table with 4 legs in the kitchen now and we have been wanting to go lighter colored, so I finally convinced Jason that we should go "look" since it was Memorial Day weekend!!!

We went to Haverty's and saw 2 tables we liked, but one was too big and the other too dark although both had very comfy seats.

Then we went to Rooms to Go, which he didnt think he wanted to go there or would like anything there, and we both fell in love with the same table. It is a Cindy Crawford table with a pretty pine wood top and white washed weathered look base and legs and the chairs are in different colors with the table tops wood color in the seat. It was the perfect size and the exact look we were looking for. It is bar height, which seems to be the "in style" right now, so we bought 8 chairs since we seem to have a lot of company over and always need chairs, and we also bought a side table for the couch since ours is in "throw away" condition!

I am so glad we went to "look" because it is being delivered Wednesday!!! Yippee!!! I love it!

New Ribbon Ring

Sunday May 24, 2009
I went to The Contianer Store last week and saw this cool round tie holder to hang up in your closet and thought it would make a better ribbon holder than the one I was presently using. My biggest problem with the other one was that I never wanted to take it with me becuase it was so cumbersome. This one is round and the pegs fold over so I can easily compact it, drop it in a bag and voila!
All my ribbons are still hanging from paper clips and all like colors are sorted on a ring, but the rings are now placed on these hooks coming out of the round wooden part of this hanger and those pegs are the things that fold down onto each other to make it more compact!

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Scrapper's Boutique Opened!

Saturday May 23, 2009

We finally have another "real" scrapbooking store again in the Fort Worth area!

Cheri opened Scrappers Boutique in NRH, not far away from the house!!!

I stopped in today for her grand opening. Cute little store with a really cute cropping area, freshly painted walls and very cute product lines such as Fancy Pants, Heidi Swapp, Basic Grey, Cosmo Cricket, etc... Today was her grand opening, so she had these little cupcakes that almost didnt even look real and limeade, which Ethan truly enjoyed. He even had to ask if the cupcakes were real because they looked so perfect!

I cant wait for June when I am sure she will have more product and when she starts her weekend crops!

Friday, May 22, 2009


Friday May 22, 2009

OK, I have tried and tried and TRIED to learn how to sew.
My grandmother enrolled me in classes when I was young and I didn't learn then, so I should have known that I wasn't going to get it now as an adult!

I bought a Janome Sew Petite Sewing Machine a while back thinking I would try to sew on some pages, and although I did do some in the past (OK- I admit, a lady sitting at the same table saw my pain and came over and just did it for me!), I just tried again and NOPE - Still cant sew!

So, I have decided that maybe someone who CAN sew wants and needs this sewing machine more than I do. I have had it with this sewing thing. I am done. From now on, if I want it to look like I sewed it or if I have something that needs to be sewn, then I will take it to a seamstress!

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Yard Work

Thursday May 21, 2009

Jason decided to take today and tomorrow off to finish the patio he started last year and never got done. It is hard and tedious because he has to mix the concrete with the coloring and then lay it into this mold, then let it sit a while, then pull the mold out and do it all over again.

I caught him here looking "tired and fussy" and he has like maybe 4-6 more molds to do! It will be worth it when he is done and he will have hopefully Saturday through Monday to relax!

Dancing with the Stars Winner - SHAWN JOHNSON!!!

Wednesday May 20, 2009

Yesterday was the finale of Dancing with the Stars, which everyone knows I LOVE to watch and so do the kids! Every Monday and Tuesday nights, we were glued to the TV!

The 3 finalists were Melissa, Gilles and Shawn.

I LOVED how all 3 danced and really had a tough time deciding on who I wanted the winner to be or who should win, but after watching them on Monday night, I decided Melissa would probably get third place. She is a beautiful girl and a beautiful dancer but she did mess up on her "group" routine and I agreed with Carrie Ann and Bruno that her freestyle routine wasnt flowing and that it was mostly "tricks" and not as much dancing. She did really well all the other times and I think she should pursue a career in dancing. She really is THAT good!

I just knew that with Gilles being a hot tamale, and about 99% of the population watching this show were female - hardly any men, that he would win on his looks alone. He is an awesome dancer, but I knew that most women would be voting for him on his looks mostly. I also think Gilles is a natural dancer and would do great if he pursued a career in dancing, but as great as he was, I dont think he improved or it was as a challenge for him, and I really wasnt that crazy about his Freestyle dance.

Shawn on the other hand, I thought did wonderfully ALL season. She improved every week, she challenged herself, she did fun dances, serious dances and all in all, I wanted her to win because I loved the way she danced and I thought she was kind of the underdog. She couldnt have asked for a better partner in Mark! He is so silly and goofy and fun, and that is what Shawn needed!

Their freestyle dance was GREAT and it was the perfect style dance for Shawn. I really loved the dance they did to the Alladin theme song, and that fun style is exactly what I thought she should do and needed to do to win the trophy and she NAILED IT! I loved the beginning of the freestyle dance up on the stage and then the whole thing was a little bit of everything wrapped up in one of everything that she and Mark were awesome at!

Everyone in my household took their phones (4 phones) and voted all 3 votes (x4) for Shawn. And I am SO glad we did, because in the end, the difference between Shawn and Gilles was only 1% !!!!

YEA SHAWN!!!!!! Now she has that cheezy mirror ball trophy to go along with her Olympic Gold Medals!!!!

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

New Haircut

Tuesday May 19, 2009

I went to get my hair cut today with the picture of Kelly Clarkson in hand. I showed it to her and she said she did think my hair could do that and look like that and she proceeded to cut and cut and cut and cut and cut and cut and cut and cut and cut and cut and cut and cut and cut and then she dried it and then cut some more and more and more...

This is what I ended up with after coming home, washing it and playing with it myself.

In my opinion, it is not looking exactly like the Kelly Clarkson picture (April 29th post) and I not happy it is THIS short, but I figure my hair grows fast and as long as she doesnt touch the length for a while, I should be ok. What do you think???????????????????

On the good side, It is A LOT lighter and cooler for the summer heat!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Ethan is a star reader

Monday May 18, 2009

Ethan is my little star reader!

Jason and Kenzi

Sunday May 17, 2009

Kenzi loves Jason so much it is ridiculous, but if you ask me - I think Jason loves Kenzi just as much!!! Arent they cute together?

Digi Crop

Saturday May 16, 2009

I went to a digi crop and it was so much fun!

Becca's 1st school dance

Friday May 15, 2009

Today was Becca's Spring Fling Dance. She looked so cute in her black skirt, grey leggins and matching top! She was so excited and had a really good time!

Happy Birthday Nicho

Thursday May 14, 2009

Today is my nephew's Birthday. He is 11 years old now!!! Happy Birthday Nicholas!


Wednesday May 13, 2009

Tonight was our awards dinner for the students. They had a god time. Here they are dancing to some songs we taught them. They act like they hate to dance, but they really love it!


Tuesday May 12, 2009

Every where you go in this town, there is traffic!!!! UGH!!!

Last Day of Class!

Monday May 11, 2009

Today was my last day to teach before the summer break! We had a fun day with the students. They got to watch a movie and play games. It was a nice last day. Here I am taking one last picture of the campus as I am driving away!!!!

Mothers Day

Sunday May 10, 2009

Today is Mothers Day and look at all the gifts I got!!!!

I got a huge bix of my favorite Rocher Ferrero chocolates, a home made card from Becca, a frame from Ellen and a cute pocket with "coupons" from Ethan! We had Donald over and Jason cooled me my favorite meal... Chicken Marsala!!!! YUM!


Saturday May 9, 2009

Today is Brandon's Prom and Ellen is going with him. Ellen's friend Nikki came over to get ready and then the boys - Branden and Shannon came to get them. They looked SO beautiful!!!!!

Kissed Becca

Friday May 8, 2009

Today I had a lot of lipstick on and Becca wanted a kiss, so she turned her head and I planted a big smackaroo on her. She loved her kiss!

Terri and I at B&N

Thursday May 7, 2009

I met Terri today at Barnes and Nobles in Southlake to help her with Memory Manager and Story Book Creator. Here she is with her laptop and smiley face!!!


Wednesday May 6, 2009

Becca deemed this tree the BUTT Tree. Can you see why???

Everytime we go to Braums, we have to pass this tree because it is planted in the drive through to get to the window. We laugh every time we see it. It actaully should be called the Butt-holeS tree!

Jason got his Red Tip Belt!

Tuesday May 5, 2009

Jason got his new belt today! I am so proud of him. He has worked so hard for this and I know he wants it so badly. With his grueling work and travel schedule, he cant make it as often as he would like, but he does his best when he can and he is only 3 belts away from being a black belt!!!!!!!!!!

Ethan and Ellen

Monday May 4, 2009

Ethan and Ellen are my youngest and my oldest. Most of the time, they are fighting or Ellen ignores Ethan, but they do have a few special moments like this one!

Sarah's BD

Sunday May 3, 2009

Today is one of my neice's birthday - Sarah. She is Erin and Chris' daughter. This is an old picture of her but I love it because Ethan is kissing her and it looks like she is just loving it!

National Scrapbook Day Crop

Saturday May 2, 2009

Today I went to a National Scrapbook Day Crop with a bunch of friends. Gerri even got to go which was nice since she hardly ever gets to crop with us! We had a blast! They had pizza for lunch, Mexican for dinner and tons and tons of fun!!!!!!!!!!

Sea Siam

Friday May 1, 2009

Jason went out to eat lunch today to our favorite Thai place. Or I should say, One of our favorites. This place is close to the house and so we will go eat lunch there together before I head off to work everyone once in a while. We go there enough, the owners already know us and our orders by heart! It is yummy!

Creative Buffet

Thursday April 30, 2009

Today I went to Tracy's Creative Buffet class. I made the Boys will be Boys book. I love the papers and colors and the album itself, but I am not sure I am going to use it for "The Boy". I think I might adapt it for Becca and her TKD pics or maybe for Jason and hsis TKS pics!

Kelly Clarkson

Wednesday April 29, 2009

Today I found a picture of Kelly Clarkson with a cute hairstyle that I think I might get for the summer. What do you think?

Jason's belt test

Tuesday April 28, 2009

Jason tested for his red tip in Taekwondo today. It was a big class testing and he did wonderful. Here he is breaking the board. He only has 3 more belts and he will be a black belt!!!!

Class Trip to Krogers

Monday April 27, 2009

Our class was invited to Krogers today for a behind the scenes look at the real store and all the things it takes to work there. It was real intreresting to go in the back and see how they do things and all that is involved. Kroger helped us a lot when we did our Virtual Reality Grocery Store so it was nice of them to invite us to see thier store and teach us even more!

Mega Tan

Sunday April 26, 2009

Ellen and I joined Mega Tan today. She wanted to start building a tan before prom came around and I just thought it would be nice to be darker, so we joined!

AAU Qualifier

Saturday April 25, 2009

Becca had to go to Austin for the TKD AAU Qualifiers. Jason took her Friday night, she had her competition Saturday and they got home like at 3 am on Sunday morning! She took Gold in sparring!!! I guess she qualified!!! We will be off to Austin again in July, I guess!


Friday April 24, 2009

Our family LOVES Chick-Fil-A, so on my way home today, the kids asked me to stop by there and get them dinner. Of course I said yes. I LOVE it too!

Invisibles Class

Thursday April 23, 2009

Today I went to Tracy's and took an awesome class on Heidi Swapp Invisibles. It's this cool new product that was an embossed decoration on it that you can barely see excpet when you paint on it, ink it, etc... then you rub it away and the design shows up. It is SO pretty. Here is an example of one of the projects.

Monkeys making faces

Wednesday April 22, 2009

I have 3 monkeys! 3 monkeys who love making faces at me everytime I try to take thier picture! Arent they the cutest monleys you have ever seen?

Taxi Mom

Tuesday April 21, 2009

Taxi Mom, That is just one of my jobs! Here I am driving AGAIN!

Lunch money

Monday April 20, 2009

MOM, WE NEED LUNCH MONEY!!! That is what I hear about every 2 weeks, so here it is... 3 checks for 3 kids to eat lunch at school!


Sunday April 19, 2009

On my way home today I pased a beautiful crane sitting onthe railing of a small bridge. I turned around to try to get its picture but it flew away so I waited for it to come back. It did but it was skitish, so I couldnt get real close - so this is not that great of a picture!

Becca with her Bo Staff

Saturday April 18, 2009

Becca is now interested in taking Bo Staff lessons, so she took her 1nd lesson today with Mr. Myers at her TKD school. Everyone says she is a natural at it. Mr. Myers says she was born to do the Bo Staff. Others said she should be on the drill team or one of those flag girls in high school.

She is always good at whatever she tries. I am just glad she loves it and is willing to try it.