Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Well, it is the 25th, which means July is almost over. And THAT means that Mike is coming home soon. yay!! He is coming home in two more days, Thursday night actually. And I am excited! Even though I did just see him this past weekend. Its lonely being home alone.

I have been reading the new Harry Potter, but I am only on chapter 10....about 450 more pages to go. :) Maybe I'll finish by this weekend.

My trip to Utah was really fun. We spent time with Rachel and Ed, and the rest of the fam. We went to Bear Lake on Saturday and met some of Mike's family there as well. I didn't get to ride on the wakeboard, but Rachel and I rode on the tube. She likes to go really really slow, just like me. So we had a good time. Oh....except for the part where I got heat stroke. Yup....Heat stroke. Lets just say it isn't pleasant. I thought at first I had food poisoning from my Taco Time...but turns out I stayed out in the sun a little too long that day. Ohwell. Live and learn. Mike still has the camera, so I will post some pics of my exciting tube ride when he gets back.
I have been doing a little scrapbooking too. These are the pages I did for my July section of the pregnancy journal/scrapbook I have been keeping. I might go in and add some more info...but its a start.

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

On my way...almost

I am just trying to get everything ready to go today, because I am leaving for my little "mini vacation" early tomorrow morning. I finally get to go back to Utah and visit my sweet husband, who has been gone the last three weeks, and the rest of my family. Wahoo!!!

We are going to Bear Lake on Saturday and going boating. I tried to convice my mom and Mike it was still okay if I went wakeboarding, but I was over-ruled. They said I can ride on the tube with the little kids. (thanks a lot) I am still going to try and convince them though. We'll see how that goes.

Anyway, I have been working on a few more scrapbook pages, so I thought I would post a few for your viewing pleasure. Can't take too much credit, as they are mostly quick-pages, but I did add a few things here and there. And the GREAT news is...I am almost finished with the roommate album I have been working on for 6 months. Can't wait to get these printed.

Friday, July 13, 2007


Well, I am starting to feel scrapbooking inspired! And I found that all I needed to do was go spend some $$ on new kits. Because ofcourse, then I had to USE them! :) I still needed a little help, so I admit, I "cheated" a little. I have been slowly working on an album for my college roommate. It sort of became a tradition when somone moved out and got married, I made them a scrapbook to commemorate our good times. She got married, and I have been working on this since, oh.....February! (technically I have a year to give it to her, right?) Anyway, I figured a little "help" was in order. So I bought some cute quickpages to help me get my mojo back.

The above page is from our roommate cruise to the West Caribbean. We are on the deck and pulling out of the Miami Port.

For anyone who may not know, quickpages are scrapbook pages that are pretty much already created. All you have to do is drop in your pictures. (which is why I say I cheated a little). :) But Hallelujiah for these things! It is definitely helping me catch the scrapbook bug again. And helping me to knock out several pages very quickly. At this point I need all the help I can get. Besides, she'll never know, right?

I am still making some small changes to each of the quickpages. For instance, I didn't like what the pink and green tags originally said, so I "erased" the words, and added my own, etc. I also bought the kits that coordinate with the quickpages, so I can go in and add more elements later if I want to.

This album is for Janeal, my cute blonde friend in the picture above. She was the last one to get married, so I am adding pics of all of us at eachothers weddings as well. This is also a quick page, and I added pics of my own wedding. (obviously).

The great thing to me about digi-scrapbooking is that now that these pages are created, I can print a copy for Janeal, for myself, and my other roommates to add to the scrapbooks I already made for them. Presto! Just like that. Easy, Peasy.

I still have tonz of pages to go, but hey, I should be able to knock them out before dinner at the rate I'm going. But even better, I have my mojo back! Scrapping here I come!

Monday, July 9, 2007

not a lot to say

Well, things sure have slowed down at my hosue since Mike left. One thing is for sure.....I am B-O-R-E-D!! I spent all day Saturday cleaning the house. Now, it definitely needed to be done. But it wasn't the most fun I have ever had on a Saturday. I vacuumed the house top to bottom, dusted, swept and mopped, cleaned all my windows inside and out (yes in the 115 degree heat), washed the screens, dusted the blinds, swept the front and back porch, got all the cobwebs off well....pretty much EVERYTHING, mowed the lawn, adjusted the sprinklers, caught up on the laundry (including all the towels, rags, area rugs, and sheets on the beds) and filed a huge stack of paperwork that has been pilling up. Whew!

So, now that I finished all my chores on Saturday, I don't have anything left to do. I should have been a little smarter about this and spread them out. I have a lot of scrapbooking and "fun things" I could catch up on. But isn't it funny that I am always saying I just don't have time to do things like that, and when I do have time, I'm not really "in the mood" to be all crafty. hmmm. Maybe its like my chores. If is just get started, I'll get the scrapbooking bug, and want to finish. Alright, I'm going to give it a try. I"ll post my creations later if it works out.

Oh, and sorry no pictures. Maybe next time!

Wednesday, July 4, 2007

Well, today is the 4th of July, and I think my co-workers are just so LUCKY! I made these cupcakes this morning, and I think they turned out really cute! I am having a good time making these cute treats!

Monday, July 2, 2007

just a little sad

The day finally came for Mike to leave for his first rotation. He left yesterday around 9:30 or so. I tried to be brave, but it was still pretty sad. But he said he would call me everyday, and so far, he has. (All 2 days) :) So thats good.
Anyway, if anyone ever wants to give me a call, I'm sure I could use the company! I do have my Marlee...but she's not a complete substitute for human interaction.
On a brighter note, I am going to make some delicious 4th of July cupcakes to take to work. So I will take some pictures of those too. Anything to keep me busy!