Thursday, April 29, 2010

Happy Anniversary

8 years. 8 LONG years. (Inside joke.)

12 years if you count the dating. 12 LONG years.

So not to overshadow my last post, because I'm still giddy over it but here are some pictures from the wedding. The sad thing is, I have nothing digital so it was all scanned. Yuck. I'm really not that color. The originals are pretty nice though!

So, on April 27th, 2002 we did the deed.
8 years ago. Really? It seems like only yesterday that I was paranoid over getting the reception hall on the same day we could book the church. And will the food be okay? What about colors? I loved the royal blue/silver combo with some stars maybe? Good luck finding ANYTHING at the time. Of course, wherever I go to day, I see that color combo with a big shooting star or group of stars. 8 years later.....

We were married at Rancho Capistrano.

My parents...

And because its my mothers favorite picture.....

In those 8 years, we've bought a house

Had a baby

Traveled the world

Changed jobs
Started my business

Experienced life together.
I know life throws challenges at us and I know we'll weather the storm. Because who else would put up with me for 8 (12) years?

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

I've got a new toy....

To keep me busy this summer.

The Crackberry broke this week. Well, its been dying a slow death. But it lasted 21 months which is apparently longer than Crackberry's should last. The roller ball usually dies within 6 months and needs to be replaced. Or the battery dies. Or the screen dies.
I've heard any number of common Crackberry deaths but mine, she lasted. For almost 2 years.

So when the pins on the charger bent, I took her in to get fixed. With it being so close to the contract renewal, they said I could buy a new one for just $99. It was going to be more than that to fix her.

So.... I made the tough decision to trade her in. Upgrade to the newest model.

And then the salesman (clever kid) slyly points out the iPhone. I can't afford that, I say to myself. See, I can't even look at something like this. I need to have it. I want it. I dream about it. I upgraded to a Mac desktop last year and its been the most amazing transition. I love everything Apple and I want it. I'm like that creepy thing in Lord of the Rings saying 'my pressshhhhussss'.

And thats when he dropped the bomb on me. I could get an iPhone for $99. I almost punched him in the face for messing with me. You don't mess with me when it comes to shiny electronics. He had some 'splainin' to do.

See, the new Crackberry was $199 with a $100 mail in rebate. The iPhone was $399 with an INSTANT rebate of $300. Really? No, really? Thats it? And all I have to do is sign up for another 2 years of service? Aw shucks.

So, baby.....

You had me at hello.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Time on my hands....

Now that the Kings are out of it, I have more time on my hands.

Disappointed in this guy:

He cost this guy his shot at the Norris Trophy:

Hoping my 'second' team can pull it out in Game 7 on Tuesday.

Working on some upgrades to the site and blog. Just cleaning a few things up and making it look prettier.

Finishing up the National Scrapbook Day plans I have for this weekend. (Which reminds me, I should start packing....)

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Some cool pictures from last nights game.....

Coming out of the Castle gate for the start of the game.

The Canucks scored first and early but the Kings came back hard and strong.

Luongo got pulled early.

And after controversial goals and penalties, the Kings came out on top.

If you can't handle trash talkin' don't look at this video.

For those of you who can't read lips, Doughty is saying:

"keep yappin buddy, keep yappin....I got all day, come down my come down here and i will ****in hipcheck the **** outta you"

Monday, April 19, 2010


Cheering my boys on to victory!
Watching this kid to amazing things with a puck ....

And watching Vancouver fans jaws drop when he does them.

Trying to ignore men in tight green body suits and praying that they don't come down to Los Angeles.
Excited for the game on Wednesday - because I have tickets. The first playoff game in Los Angeles in 8 years. Been too long. Oh and I heard there are rally towels involved. You know I'm getting one!

So forgive the lack of creativity and layout posting. I'm busy trying to cheer loud enough for my team.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010


I totally forgot about this. I tried a while back when I first started my blog and it was boring.

Now I have some substance to my Wordle.

Wordle: She Travels

Sunday, April 11, 2010

99 things....

How many have you done?

1. Started your own blog (not one but 2!)

2. Slept under the stars

3. Played in a band

4. Visited Hawaii

5. Watched a meteor shower

6. Given more than you can afford to charity

7. Been to DisneyWorld

8. Climbed a mountain

9. Held a praying mantis (caught one in a jar for Nick. I'd never actually touch one...)

10. Sang a solo

11. Bungee jumped

12. Visited Paris

13. Watched a lightning storm

14. Taught yourself an art from scratch

15. Adopted a child

16. Had food poisoning

17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty

18. Grown your own vegetables

19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France

20. Slept on an overnight train

21. Had a pillow fight

22. Hitch hiked

23. Taken a sick day when you’re not ill

24. Built a snow fort

25. Held a lamb

26. Gone skinny dipping

27. Run a Marathon

28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice

29. Seen a total eclipse (no one can really "see" this, but I looked at the shadow on the ground through one of those cardboard things in elementary school.)

30. Watched a sunrise or sunset

31. Hit a home run

32. Been on a cruise

33. Seen Niagara Falls in person

34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors

35. Seen an Amish community

36. Taught yourself a new language

37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied

38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person

39. Gone rock climbing

40. Seen Michelangelo’s David

41. Sung karaoke (thankfully there is no evidence of this)

42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt

43. Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant

44. Visited Africa

45. Walked on a beach by moonlight

46. Been transported in an ambulance

47. Had your portrait painted

48. Gone deep sea fishing

50. Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris (well, as far as they let you go up.)

51. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling

52. Kissed in the rain

53. Played in the mud

54. Gone to a drive-in theater

55. Been in a movie

56. Visited the Great Wall of China

57. Started your own business

58. Taken a martial arts class

59. Visited Russia

60. Served at a soup kitchen

61. Sold Girl Scout Cookies

62. Gone whale watching

63. Got flowers for no reason

64. Donated blood, platelets or plasma

65. Gone sky diving

66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp

67. Bounced a check

68. Flown in a helicopter

69. Saved a favorite childhood toy

70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial

71. Eaten Caviar

72. Pieced a quilt

73. Stood in Times Square

74. Toured the Everglades

75. Been fired from a job

76. Seen the Changing of the Guards in London

77. Broken a bone

78. Been a passenger on a motorcycle

79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person

80. Published a book

81. Visited the Vatican

82. Bought a brand new car

83. Walked in Jerusalem

84. Had your picture in the newspaper

85. Kissed a stranger at midnight on New Year’s Eve

86. Visited the White House

87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating

88. Had chickenpox

89. Saved someone’s life

90. Sat on a jury

91. Met someone famous

92. Joined a book club

93. Got a tattoo (big mistake.)

94. Had a baby

95. Seen the Alamo in person

96. Swam in the Great Salt Lake

97. Been involved in a lawsuit

98. Owned a cell phone

99. Been stung by a bee

Not too bad. Still a few things on my list that I'd like to do.

Friday, April 9, 2010

More March layouts

Took a drive past my childhood home a few weeks ago and took a picture of it. Its been up for sale a few times since my grandparents sold it and the new owners have remodeled a few times. They tore out the cool features of the house which hurts. I have so many memories of that house. Too bad I wasn't old enough to buy a house when they sold it or I would have bought it.
Used the new My Minds Eye Quite Contrary papers. Love the colors and patterns.

Been trying to do more challenges and sketches lately. Not so good at that but I'm trying. Used a Studio Calico sketch . Trying to get through all of my sketches. Of course, I didn't use this sketch soon enough to post for the challenge, but hey! I did something.

As soon as I saw the stamps from Cats Life Press and the 'This is what 2 looks like...' stamp, I had to have it. My son is 2 and is the King of the Terrible Twos. He looks cute but....

I hoarded the stamp (of course) and then found the perfect paper to go with it. This is from the Studio Calico Anthology line. Its also from a challenge to scraplift one of the SC DT members. I lifted Kimmithy Laine. Love her work. Maybe we'll get a chance to see her work in the Stash Gallery this year. ;)

Finally......Crazy Hair Day.
I love that this new school does so much for the kids. The last one just stuck him on the floor and let him play with toys. His new school totally develops him and his curiosity etc. He comes home dirty, happy and tired every day and its worth every penny. Each week, they have some kind of activity. This was Crazy Hair Day. Surprisingly, Nick let me do his hair and surprisingly, let me get a photo of it before we left the house!

I've had that 'Hello my name is...' Sticker for a while. I was supposed to put my name on it at some function but I left it blank. I hate wearing name tags.....