Friday, November 21, 2008


Ok I have been getting myself all in a huff over how much Christmas stuff is out, one of my neighbor's has their Christmas lights put up and lit, the mall is fully decorated and Santa is there, and radio stations are already playing Christmas music!! It isn't even Thanksgiving yet people!! It seems we now skip immediately from Halloween to Christmas. Now I woke up this morning to what I thought was going to be some flurries. We have been having them daily for the past few days. Early for us, even here is SE Pennsylvania. Well within minutes of leaving for work at 8:00 it turned into a full blown snow storm!! My usually 30 minute commute to work took 90 this morning. Evidently from winter to winter people forget how to drive in snow, and to tell you the truth it was only a few inches, not bad at all. I work at a retirement community and our residents love the snow because they don't have to go out into it, LOL. The picture was taken by one of my residents, he took it from his balcony this morning looking into our courtyard.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Swap Page

I am in a swap to make a calendar, there are 12 of us and we each were assigned a month. I have August. We are to make the top half of the calendar as a 12x12 layout and then make the month's name to go with the actual calendar part on the lower half of the calendar. This is what I came up with. I am not sure like it. I have only made this one so far. The layout was to include a photo mat and a pocket of some kind. Any opinions would be appreciated.

What I got done over the weekend

These layouts are of my Family Reunion we had in October. It was my mother's side of the family, some of whom I haven't seen in 20 years. I created all of my layouts using my great kits from The Scrap Room. Most of them (all but the first two) are using the Bella Boulevard Family Tree papers that were in this months kit.

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Halloween ( a week late)

I have finally downloaded my Halloween pictures onto my computer. So here they are. Katy was a Panda Bear. I made her costume and I thought I did a pretty good job. She really liked it too. Although some people thought she was a skunk, a kitten, a puppy and a koala bear!!! Hmmmm.... some people really don't know their animals. Also posted are some pictures of my kitties and my pumpkin.Katy, Matt, Tyler and Rachael

My Haunted House carved pumpkin.

My little Sonny trying to eat the pumpkin, notice Kit Kat watching him. I am sure she is thinking evil thoughts about her little brother, who at times is cute as heck but not real bright!

Katy checking out her candy haul. Not so good this year, she usually has 3-4x's that amount of candy. Don't know if it was because it was a Friday night and there were football games, or the Phillies World Series parade or what. Just not as many people were giving candy this year. Notice Sonny checking out the stash.

He made his move on the candy and snagged himself a dum dum. Very appropriate!

Kit Kat checked out the Milk Duds but this Diva doesn't do candy!

This splat of fake blood on my patio, left by Tyler after he covered his face with it, proved to be an endless source of fascination, fear, and gross out to every little kid that came to my door for candy the rest of the evening!! If I was an evil person I could have had a lot of fun explaining the blood. "Yes that is real blood, it from the last little kid that came here and didn't like the fact that I was giving out fun size candy instead of full size, Mwaaaa Haaaaa!"