Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Halloween Photo Share!


WOWY 6 posts this week! A record in blog land for me!! Must have been an exciting week!!

The kiddos had such a GREAT time tonite, and looked GREAT if I do say so myself! a big THANKS to Tutu (my mom!) for making the costumes again this year!!! and NO I didnt set tehm up to wear these! They picked them all by themselves! Arent they GREAT kids to do that!!! They got LOTS of treats and are now giving them out! We are about to watch Its the great pumpkin Charlie Brown!!!

Hope you had a FUN night~ Happy Halloween! Thanks for stopping by!

Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween!! The first photo share of the day! TONITE there will be MORE!! Just wanted to share a quick LO I did using a photo I took of the kiddos out front after school today!!!
This is based on a sketch by my good friend Em!
Have a WONDERFUL Night!!
Happy Halloween!! Be ready for MORE photos!! :)
Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Hannah Montana! the novel post!! :) and photos!

HANNAH MONTANA-AHHHHHHHHHH :) That is what it sounded like at the concert last night, thousands and THOUSANDS of screaming fans! 90% girls! LOL!! it was a GREAT fun night for Amanda and I!

As I was getting off the highway I got right behind a friend at a red lite! So I called her up said LOOK behind you! :) We ended up all going to dinner before the concert~ that was fun! couldnt have worked any better if it was planned way ahead of time! :)

We walked around the fountain area after dinner.. and Amanda posed for some photos! By the fountain, by Miley/Hannahs party bus, and with Miley grandma! She was so excited to meet her grandma! That was the photo she wanted to show to Steve and Justin right away!!!

The concert was FUN!! She puts on a good show, lots of lights, I LOVE how she entered in that pink box! The Jonas brothers came out first, then Hannah, then the Jonas brothers sang with Hannah, THEN Hannah changed back to Miley, so just the Jonas brothers, THEN out came Miley! The show started about 7pm, and was to end about 9:15pm but Amanda wanted to go at 9pm! Fine with me since I had to drive in the traffic I wanted to get OUT easy!!! (if Steve drives I am fine to stay til the end! LOL!) So off we went home, with the program, a blinkie, and a t-shirt plus a Jonas brother key chain for Justin and TONS of good memories!!

The CRAZIES part.. was the t-shirt sales, I waited when we got there, then went looking for a shorter line.. no luck... SO when the Jonas brothers came on I ran up, still had to wait 15 minutes, then my seat neighbor (Pam) went up right before Hannah preformed to get her daughter one, and she missed 4 songs by Hannah, when we left during Miley there was still a wait of 20+ people~ CRAZY I tell ya! and you know what is the WORST of it, when people get to the front and they do this..... OH I dont know which I want, can I see that one, oh and that one, HELLOOOO you have waited over 40+ minutes I heard people say... KNOW WHAT YOU WANT and get out of LINE! LOL!! I walked up paid and left!! Take notes people!!! HA HA!!!

It really was a FUN night! I shared some of the 75 photos I took in the slide show above!!!!
Have a GREAT day!!! Thanks for stopping by!!!

Sunday, October 28, 2007

Happy Sunday!

Just doing a couple blog challenges for 2scrappychix

you had to share fall photos around you! :) and a chili recipe! Well you can see the photos above!
and here is the recipe! I found it here
it was really good! I used black beans instead of kidney beans (since I dont like them!)
Here is the recipe! we all LOVED it! (ok Amanda didnt eat any! but the rest of us did!)

Best Bean Chili

Vegetable cooking spray
1 pound lean ground beef
1 1/2 cups chopped onion
1 cup chopped green bell pepper
1 teaspoon minced garlic
2 to 3 tablespoons chili powder
1 to 2 teaspoons ground cumin
1 can (15 ounces) Red Kidney beans or 1 1/2 cups cooked dry-packaged Red Kidney beans, rinsed, drained
1 can (15 ounces) Pinto beans or 1 1/2 cups cooked dry-packaged Pinto beans, rinsed, drained
3 cans (14 1/2 ounces each) chili-seasoned diced tomatoes
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa

1. Spray large saucepan with cooking spray; heat over medium heat until hot. Cook ground beef until browned, 5 to 8 minutes, crumbling with a fork. Add onions, bell pepper, and garlic; cook 5 minutes longer.
2. Add remaining ingredients; heat to boiling. Reduce heat and simmer, covered, 20 to 30 minutes.

Makes 6 servings (about 1 1/3 cups each).

SLOW COOKER TIP: To make the chili in a slow cooker, combine all ingredients in slow cooker. Cover and cook on low 5 to 6 hours.

thanks for stopping by!! Have a GREAT day!!

Saturday, October 27, 2007

Halloween Card!

Trick or Treat!!! :) TREATS only please! LOL!

FINALLY I got our card done for this year, now i MUST get offline and fill them out! or they will be LATE!!

I found this blog
and thought I would join her challenge!!! I hope to get some Halloween/Fall layouts done this week! the kiddos have half days all week, so it could be just a DREAM! :)

Have a GREAT day!!! Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, October 24, 2007


I have the SWEETEST son EVER!!!!

He went yesterday to get permission to go into Amandas class today during their lunch and have them sign this get well sign he made up for her!

He surprised her today after school!! She LOVED it and was so excited to see her friends had signed it!

I am so PROUD to be his mom, he is so kind and thoughtful!!!!

Amanda is doing GREAT tonite after her little teeth surgery.. she doesnt want to stay down! By tomorrow she will be running I am afraid! I have her out of school the rest of the week, but she wont need it! LOL!! I am glad she is doing so well! It didnt start out that way! But all is well now!!!

Thanks for stopping by!!
have a GREAT rest of your week!

Thursday, October 18, 2007

FINALLY almost 5 years later.......

WE got our LIVING room furniture!!!

Yes it took me this long to just find the right thing! :)

Our tables aren't here yet but the couch and 2 chairs are!

Plus I got a CUTE bookshelf from Longaberger! Those are my 2 new bargin photos I got at Michaels! (60% off!) and a photo stand I am gonna put a LO on! :)
So it arrived last night about 9pm! The kids were so EXCITED! They just wanted to sleep on it! UM no! :) This morning they did wake up FAST, and rush down to get cozy and read a bit before school! Justin has staked out HIS chair, and Amanda well she took the WHOLE couch! :)

Funny story! Last night the delivery guys called for directions, Steve gave them to them.. hung up the phone about 1 minute later it rings again, I answer to someone SINGING ~ I was like HELLO who is this.... singing... I hand the phone to Steve and say here I dont know who it is ~ someone is singing..... well they hung up, the later the delivery guys called back for directions and he had to CONFESS, and say he was sorry ~ it was him~ the THOUGHT he dialed his girlfriends phone number but had hit ours instead!!! LOL!! :)

I then told Steve how sweet that was and that he could call and sing to me ANYTIME! DONT think it will happen! :)
Just wanted to share some photos! Now I need to get to the laundry and cleaning! BUNCO at my house tomorrow!!!
Have a GREAT day! Thanks for stopping by!!!!

Sunday, October 14, 2007

Photo Share!

Happy Sunday! What a FUN weekend we had!!! and heard SAD news too!! The pumpkin patch we go to is closing! The county bought it and is making it a marshland! SIGH!! Now we have to find a new place to go!!!

I got LOTS of photos! I am sharing 8 of them in the slide show!! Hope to scrap some more this week!!

Hope you all had a GREAT weekend! THANKS for stopping by!

Saturday, October 13, 2007

Amanda gets her Hannah tickets! :)

Happy Saturday!!

Finished a LO this week I wanted to share! It was a sketch challenge my friend Em issued at A peek into yesterday! Amanda getting her Hannah tickets! We can hardly WAIT for the concert!! 2 more weeks!!! :)

Today we are off to the Fall Festival at Bothell Country Village we go every year, and are so EXCITED!!! Tomorrow is the pumpkin patch!
Gonna be LOTS of photos taken this weekend in our house!! LOL!!

Have a GREAT weekend! Thanks for stopping by!!!

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

My New Adventure!

Sooooo today I started my new FOOD JOURNEY!! I saw an article on Tosca Reno in Oxygen magazine and had to have her book! I got it 2 days ago and have made 3 things and LOVE it all so far!!! :)
Can I say I will do this 100% ~ YES/NO I am not sure! BUT I can say I am going to give it 110% ~ because the big 40 is coming..... to SOON and I dont want to look or feel like this ANYMORE! :) So Eat Clean here I come!!!! :)

Here is her blog link! She has a DVD coming out too~ I am ADDICTED to workout DVDs so I will have to own that too!!!! :)

Eat Clean Blog

Have a GREAT day~ THANKS for stopping by!!!!

Monday, October 08, 2007

One SOGGY weekend at Hoods Canal!

WET WET WET.. that was the weekend we had! :)

We headed over sat. to Papa and Dedes cabin, it was sprinkling out~ so we stil went to the water... Well come sunday it was POURING out! I hadnt gotten any photos so we HAD to go back down there! Ok by we I mean the kids and I! Everyone else stayed back in the warm cabin!

Justin had a little accident he fell down HARD, but still wanted to hunt for little crabbies! So you can see he found some but oh what a FACE he was still sore!!!

Amanda she wanted to feed the fish~ so we took the left over bread from breakfast that day... UM as you can see she got HUNGRY and ate some of it herself! LOL!!!

We still had a FUN time even in the rain!!! It is nice to get away for even a night!!!!

Hope you all had a GREAT weekend! and hope you have a wonderful week!!!

Hoping for SUN this week and NEXT weekend we are off to the pumpkin patch and fall festival we go to every year!! Be ready for MORE photos!!!
I am going to do some SCRAPPEN this week too! So be on the lookout for some layout shares!
Thanks for stopping by!!!

Monday, October 01, 2007

Layout Share!


What a FUN weekend we had!!! Larry, Kimmie and Allyson came up!!! We got to watch bug while Larry and Kimmie went to the Husky game! and then they all stayed over night! How FUN is that!! :) THANKS for coming up guys! We LOVED having you and had such a GREAT time with the sweetest BUG EVER!!!

So today I am sneaking in some scrappy time! Been cleaning and organizing for 2 weeks STILL NOT DONE! but wanted to take a creative break! SHHH dont tell on me ok! :)

These photos are from our Beach getaway over the summer ~ our day in Seaside! and YES side 2 will be coming... just need to figure it out! :) I am getting so behind now on the 2nd pages! YIKES! :)
I used the new BG Obscure line! It is so loud and wild~ but I thought it was perfect for the silly photo of my little family!! :)
Thanks for stopping by! Happy Monday!