Friday, November 26, 2010

All About Me in 30 Days

all about me
Ever wonder who your blogger friends really are? Wonder no more! We've put our own spin on the "All About Me in 30 Days" blogging memes floating around to share a little bit of ourselves with our friends.

This 30 day challenge began on Tuesday November 23rd and ends on December 24th.... if you miss a few days, just play catch up! I have a few days to catch up also.  No pressure :) Be sure to grab the button so we know you are participating - post it anywhere on your blog or in each daily post!

Day 1 – a recent photo of you
Day 2 – your favorite song
Day 3 – your favorite movie
Day 4 – a photo of you as a child
Day 5 – your favorite television program
Day 6 – your favorite book
Day 7 – a picture of you and the person you have been closest with the longest
Day 8 – your favorite quote
Day 9 – your dream house (description or photo!)
Day 10 – a photo that makes you happy
Day 11 – a photo that makes you angry/sad
Day 12 – something you are OCD about
Day 13 – a description of what's currently in your handbag/purse/diaper bag!
Day 14 – a photo of a person you’d love to trade places with for a day
Day 15 – a photo of yourself and a new friend you met this year
Day 16 – a song that makes you cry
Day 17 – your favorite website
Day 18 – a photo of your favorite memory
Day19 – a picture of somewhere you’d like to travel
Day 20 – a talent of yours
Day 21 – a hobby of yours
Day 22 – a photo of your wedding/future wedding plans
Day 23 – a photo of something that has made a huge impact on your life recently
Day 24 – a recipe
Day 25 – your worst habit
Day 26 – a photo of where you live
Day 27 – a photo of someone you could never imagine your life without
Day 28 – your hopes, dreams, plans for the next 365 days
Day 29 – a picture of something you want to do before you die
Day 30 – it's Christmas Eve! post a photo of what's under your tree this year!

You can follow and play along at Marine Parents.

1st day:
I hardly have any pictures of myself since I am always the one with the camera in my hand, but this was taken in June at my daughter's wedding.

2nd Day
  My favorite song is Independence Day by Martini McBride

3rd Day
 My favorite movie is Home Movies of my Family

4th Day
Oh my, I look like a war orphan.  LOL  I don't have very many pictures of me as a child.

Check in tomorrow to see the next postings.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving to all of you bloggers,

I didn't think I was going to blog today, but here I am....

I normally do not decorate for Thanksgiving and really I am not today either, but I did make something this year. I was channel surfing the other day at work (yes I have a very boring job). I ran across a Martha Stewart Thanksgiving show and stopped on it for awhile. She was making coloring books for the children that would be coming to Thanksgiving dinner to keep them occupied. I was intriqued. Our youngest child this year is my granddaughter, Bella, and she is only 11 months old, so she won't be coloring. LOL My youngest son in 10 and I suppose he is still coloring age, but I didn't think he'd want to. So I decided to make it into a "I am grateful for..." booklet.

I found a clipart of a turkey silhouette on the web and imported into my SCAL. I cut it out two times in black and four times in white. I glued one white page to each black page creating the cover. Then I glued one white page halfway to the "cover" two times and then glueing the back "cover" half way to the rest, creating a little booklet. I then scored it so it will be able to open and close nicely. I have a lot of alphabet stickers and I just stuck them to the front and back of the booklet. I could have made it prettier but this is what it is. I know in my mind this makes sense...I hope it does to you. Now when we sit down to eat Thanksgiving dinner I will have everyone write something they are grateful for in the booklet and when I get my pictures from dinner developed I will make a scrapbook page and use my Turkey booklet as the focal point.

Here are a few pictures of it.

As always, have a great day and god bless.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Oh My...Rambling and Blog Award

Hello all my blogger friends...

I feel so bad that I haven't posted in almost a month.  It's not that I haven't been creative, it's just that time is not my friend anymore.  I have been really busy with work and by the time I get home at night after 10 hours, I have no desire to do anything but put my feet up and veg out.  I have been creating though.  I made a bunch of stuff for a craft fair I had 2 weeks ago.  It went pretty good, sold things that I didn't really think would go and the stuff I made especially for the show didn't.  Weird economy...I have about 68 ornaments left over.  I guess all my family and friends are getting ornaments again this year.  Ha, ha, ha  I promise I will post some photos this coming weekend.  I've changed shifts slightly at work and now I have Sundays off...yeah.

On to another subject...As most of you know my daughter and her family live in Colorado...ok, let me rephrase that...THEY HAVE MOVED TO SOUTH DAKOTA.  LOL  Sorry, I am just so excited that they moved back.  Now I get to see my granddaughter grow up in real life and not via webcam or photos.  She is sooooo cute.  They have been here for almost two weeks now and it's been awesome.  So that's what's been keeping me from posting too.  I just haven't had much "me" time.  My DD got a job already and Bella is attending daycare.  She seems to be adjusting well.  My SIL will be moving here in the middle of December and we will all be able to enjoy Bella's first Christmas and birthday together.

OK, one more thing to post:  Tonight I received a posting from my bestie blogger friend, Kristal over at Kandrewdesigns  She gave me an award.  Boy do I feel special right now.  

To accept this award I have to do the following:
1). Thank and link back to the person who awarded me
2). Share 8 things about myself

3). Pay it forward to 8 bloggers that I have recently discovered

4). Contact those bloggers and tell them about their awards

Well, I am wholeheartedly thanking Kristal.  She has been such an inspiration to me.  I have learned so much from her and hope to meet her one day soon.  Florida is too far from me and California will be just as far, but one never knows when fate will step in.  Thank you so very, very much Kristal!!!

My eight things...hmmmm

1.  I was born in Wiesbaden, Germany and lived there until I was 16.  I miss my family and the culture, but America has become my home.

2.  I have been married for almost 16 years to my best friend.  It's indescribable how I feel about him.  He has been my rock when I was swimming in quick sand, wow, that sounds like he is drowning me.  what i mean is he has been very supportive.  it was late when i wrote this and when i reread it today i realized how bad that sounded..  

3.  I have 3 beautiful children whom I love and adore very much.

4.  I have 2 gorgeous grandchildren.  Bella will be 1 on December 31st and Draven is  
3 1/2.  He will be moving to Hawaii in December with his mom and stepdad, but he will come here during the summer months

5.  I love crafting in many different mediums.  I have worked and continue to work with jewelry making, mosaics, cross-stitch, scrapbooking, and cardmaking.  I am sure there are other things I've done, but I could go on forever.

6.  I am a crime book buff.  I love to read James Patterson and John Grisham.  They are for sure my favorite authors.  

7.  I definitely believe you should do onto others as you would want them to do to you because Karma will bite you in the butt.  LOL  I hope you see the humor in that last part.

8.  I love Reality TV.  How sad is that?  But I am addicted to both Survivor and The Amazing Race.  I have recently started watching Undercover Boss and I think I would love my boss to do my job sometime.  bwwwwwwwaaaaaaaa

Ok, so now I have to pick 8 blogs to pass this award onto.  That's the toughest part of accepting this award.  It's just because I love so many of you and also I am afraid that I will pass this onto someone who already has received it.  But I guess that's okay, because Kristal got this award 4 times.  WOOT WOOT  You go girl!!!

Joy at Joy's Life 

Ali at Found in the Al

Neighen at Scrappin3rdeeschik 

Terri at Terrisproul

Courtney at Courtscrafts

Okay, I hope you all didn't get bored with all my rambling, but that's what happens when you finally get some computer time and have a desire to ramble.  LOL

As always, have a great day and god bless.