Monday, June 29, 2009

Blog Candy at Taryn's Blog!!!

Monday, June 29, 2009

Blog Candy!!!
I just wanted to give a shout out to everyone who stops by and visits my blog! I have put together some goodies to give away to a random reader of my blog. In order to be entered into the drawing, all you have to do is become a follower of my blog and post a comment here, and also post this on your blog! Friday, July 3rd at 9 p.m. I'll draw a winner. So spread the word, because if I have lots of response, maybe I'll give away more than one prize...I'll get a picture later today and post it with the goodies.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

I got a new car!!

I finally did it. I took the plunge and helped stimulate the economy. I bought a new car yesterday. My car that I had was a 1999 Hyundai Elantra which I bought new in 1999. It had almost 121,000 miles on it and I loved that car. But it was starting to nickel and dime me so I decided to take up the really good offers the dealers are now offering. I figured I would start with Hyundai since the car I currently have had been such a good car. I test drove an Accent and an Elantra. The Elantra has gotten much more expensive in the past 10 years. Plus all of the ones they had were loaded with extras. So after driving both and looking at a lot of different ones (colors and options) we sat down to talk numbers. The deal they offered me on the Accent just could not be passed up. So I am now the proud owner of a 2009 Hyundai Accent with only 65 miles on it (so far, LOL)!!!

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Katy graduates from Middle School

On Thursday, June 11 Katy "graduated" from Norwood Middle School. I guess that officially makes me the mother of a high school student!!! She looked beautiful in her dress and I was very proud of her. She won the Interboro Music Boosters Excellence in Instrumental Music award!! This week she also went to her first dance. It was the 8th grade dance held at the school. It's theme was New York New York and she had a great time. She had a date too!! Andrew who has been going to school with her forever is her new boyfriend. He seems like a nice young man, as far as I can tell, LOL. He doesn't say much. Here are some pictures from the dance and graduation. Making her walk down the "gold" carpet. Doesn't she look so grown up and beautiful?!?!?Receiving her Music Award.
Receiving her "graduation certificate"

Katy Jamie and Jeannie after the graduation.

Rachel Jeannie Katy Andrew and Jamie before the dance. (Rachel is only in 7th grade so she didn't go to the dance).

Katy and Andrew. He bought her flowers!!

Katy and Jamie before the dance. BFF'S!!

Katy looking very pretty in her dress but very uncomfortable with all of the attention.

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Sunday Update

I had a very nice weekend. I went to an all day crop yesterday to benefit the church where we hold our monthly scrapbook group. It was very successful and I am sure the church will be happy and grateful for all of the very kind scrapbookers who helped make the day a success!!

I managed to get a total of 5 cards done. Not as much as I would have liked but if you have ever cropped with a group of ladies then you know the day is as much about socializing as it is getting projects done!! Here are my cards that I completed. I tried a new technique using glossy card stock and inks. I am happy with the way they turned out especially for my first attempts. They are all made using Stampin' Up Glossy White Cards stock, Close to my Heart stamps sets (several different ones) and CTMH & Tim Holtz Distress Inks.
Also here are a few pictures form Hershey Park. I went there on 5/28 with the Norwood Middle School Band. The other girls in the pictures with Katy are Jess and Ellie.