Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Happy New Year!

Looking forward to a nice evening with the boys. We are having tacos and munchies and will play games and watch The Dark Knight again. Great movie.
Wishing you all a wonderful New Year full of happiness and love!

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas!!!

Sunday, December 21, 2008

The Parties Keep Coming

We had a party at Paper Vineyard tonight. I am so grateful to be a part of such a great group of women. We had a potluck and a gift exchange. The only surprise was that we didn't know we were having a gift exchange! Adriana provided all the gifts and then let us all play the "gift swap" game. How cool was that!
I do LOVE my job!!

Last night we had more than 25 kids over to our home for an Academic Decathlon party. What an easy party....they provided everything! I just provided the house and a couple items. And talk about a polite and appreciative group of kids! Everyone had a great time playing games, ping pong and hanging out. The teacher and her husband stopped by for awhile too. I caught a photo of her playing guitar hero...oh and she won!
The party went on for over 6 hrs so I think it was a good one. My son had a great time and that always makes me smile!

Friday, December 19, 2008

Standing Strong When You Feel Like Falling

Air 1's Verse of the Day

"So be strong and courageous, all you who put your hope in the Lord!"

Psalm 31:24, NLT

Standing on the firm foundation of hope in the Lord. Even when you feel like falling. Trusting in His timing and in His ways. It is a constant reminder to give it all to Him.

Monday, December 15, 2008

Winner Winner Chicken Dinner

My name was drawn on one of my favorite blogs to win a free digi kit.
I was so excited when I opened my email and saw her name. How fun! Now I really do need to get busy learning more photoshop and digital scrapbooking. :)
Check out her blog. She has some great ideas and does beautiful work.
(blogger isn't letting me put links in for some reason so you can click on Pandemonium under "blogs I follow" to the right)

It's Snowing!

It is snowing on my blog! If you want to add the "snow effect" to your blog just following this link to Blogbuster for the download. It's fun!

(for some reason blogger won't let me add a you will have to copy and paste the above link....sorry)

Sunday, December 14, 2008

So Far So Good

Spent the day shopping and getting ready for Christmas. Things are going so well. Did a lot of shopping online this year...boy do I love that! Picked up a few other things and only have a couple to go. Yahoo.
Papa Wish got back from Belize last night so Monty is at home. He was such a good boy this time around. (thank goodness) Last time...not so much. But since he is gone it also means we can put up our tree and a few more decorations. Didn't want to test it when he was here. :) In the above photo-Monty is the one on the left.

This evening I have been trying to teach myself some digital scrapbooking. I am just not very good at it. I get so dang frustrated. I want to learn so badly. Thinking of taking an online class. Not sure yet...hate to waste my money if I can't catch on. haha If anyone has any good tips or books they have used, I am open to any suggestions.

Still not sure about Christmas cards this year. Finding it hard to get everyone together for a photo and time is running short. I have never skipped a year so I guess it would be OK. Or I may give into the pressure and just send them late. Not sure yet. But not worried that a bad thing???

Friday, December 12, 2008

Party Time

Had a fun time at the Devine Memories Christmas party tonight! What a great group of girls. So glad to be a part of it all.
We had yummy food and a fun gift exchange. I have to say everyone was so polite during the gift swap. teehee :)
Thanks to everyone for a great time and I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas!

Saturday, December 6, 2008


Working on a mini book for a friend in Thailand. They visited earlier this year and my mom wants to give the book as a gift when my aunt and uncle go to Thailand this Christmas. They will take it along with them to give to Jane. Hope she likes it. It is more difficult to make a book for someone else when you don't really know what style she will like. So since it was an Arizona trip I went with an AZ theme. Can't go wrong. :)

Colton had another Academic Decathlon competition this morning. They weren't judged right away so we don't know the outcome yet. He felt he did well and had a good time so that is all that counts.

Grateful for a low-key weekend. We are all enjoying it. Hope you are enjoying your weekend too!

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Even When...

Sometimes God calls us to just be patient and wait. That is one of the toughest things to do. When things around you call out for answers sometimes God says to just wait. Be patient and trust me.

Air 1's Verse of the Day

"Rejoice in our confident hope. Be patient in trouble, and keep on praying."

Romans 12:12, NLT

So that's what I am going to do. Even when...

Monday, December 1, 2008

One Step At A Time this is the only thing that I have decorated. My blog. And even that isn't complete as I need to figure out how to change my header. But like it step at a time. I enjoy autumn so much but I did finally take down all those decorations. I haven't been brave enough to get out the Christmas decorations though. We are dog sitting again while my father-in-law is out of town so I am not sure if I can decorate at all (I don't want them eaten) haha I may end up decorating like I did when the kids were little....only up high. We'll see. Until then...wishing you a stress-free holiday season....remember the reason we are celebrating!