A Couple Pages

I should have written this earlier this morning when I was thinking about it, because now I can’t remember everything I wanted to write about. Oh well, for now I wanted to  post a couple layouts I have done in the past couple days.


This first one is from the day I saw my daughter. I posted the pic before, but here is what I did with it.

Homecoming copy


The second is one I made with a candid I took of my daughter and her fiance. They started out posing, but since I am not fond of posed photos, I just waited and kept clicking and got this wonderful photo.

RockyandNiki copy Credits

And last, but not least is this one from when we all went out that same night.

Another_Thing copy Credits

I have another one I am working on, but I am waiting for some opinions on it.


Think Pink!

Well, here it is!
This month at TTS, we are focusing on breast cancer awareness. Lots of challenges and fun to be had as we support this worthy cause. There is a kit, the September Treasures Bag and all proceeds from the sale of this kit will be donated to the Susan G. Komen for the cure. SO head on over to TTS and check it out. The picture above is linked, and will take you there! The kit is fabulous and full of great items to make layouts for any occasion! And I will be posting layouts made with it during the month. And while you are there, check out the rest of the site and have some fun with us! Create a layout with the kit and link us up in treasured friends so we can see it and comment on it. Come and help us celebrate the women in our lives.

Oh, and here is my entry for the blog challenge at TTS. It’s time for a roundup!

Round up
What books and/or magazines did I read this month? Hmmm, I know I read a couple scrap mags, but don’t remember which ones!

What movies and/or tv shows did I watch this month? Fracture, Premonition, there is more, but that is all I can remember, lol

What special days did I celebrate and how? Celebrated a couple birthdays this month, my sister’s and BIL’s. We usually get together on the sunday of the birthday week and have a dinner with cake and ice cream, and the most IMPORTANT thing we celebrated this month was the return of unit 1157 from IRAQ! They had a short ceremony and then the general dismissed the unit!

What gifts did I give and/or receive? Hmmmm, I haven’t gotten anything for my BIL yet, and I can’t remember what I got my sister, lol. I will be back once I remember. And a gift I recieved was having my sister at the welcome home ceremony for my daughter.

What illnesses or health concerns did I have? Thankfully, there were none for me this month. My Mom has been suffering with some kind of cold/flu for a few weeks now.

What fun things did I do with my friends and/or family? Went to LaCrosse to visit with my sister and BIL. Always love to do that, and we went on a pontoon ride on the Mississippi!

What new foods, recipes or restaurants did I try this month? I finally tried the Noodles place…awesome food!

What special or unusual purchases did I make? I made one of the first purchases of my friend’s very first kit in her very first store!

What were this month’s disappointments? I was disappointed in myself that I haven’t quit smoking yet. UGH!

What were my accomplishments this month? I made it onto the CT at Treasures to Scrap and started my “duties” there! Not so much duties as FUN!

Anything else noteworthy to record? I think I covered it all already!

Give this a try yourself! I think this is a wonderful challenge as it allows me to record things and look back and see what I have or not done in the past month! Thanks Di!

She’s Home!!

My daughter is home! I am so happy, and yet I was so sad yesterday. Once everything settled down, and we went to pick up her car, I just started crying and couldn’t stop. I have no idea why this particular thought hit me yesterday, but it did. All of a sudden, I wanted my little girl back. She is all grown up now, and I was a soggy mess. I thought I had dealt with this when she left for Iraq, but it hit me again. It is so hard to let to go and let them live their lives, but is of course something that has to be done. But anyway, here is a picture of us hugging. It’s not the greatest picture, very blurry, but the best one I have. I always hate having to leave the picture taking to someone else, but the one I took of my Mom and her didn’t turn out much better. Matter of fact, I missed the hug totally! But it was a little dark in there, and complete chaos, lol. But it was so great to hold her in my arms again. Just an emotional day from the beginning.

There was a total of 3 cars driving up to Oshkosh to meet her. Oh but wait, I almost forgot. I have to back track to the night before. I was over at my Mom’s when my sister called and said she wouldn’t be able to make it in time, but that she would be there later in the evening, since we were all staying there over night. My aunt was coming over to stay at my Mom’s that night and about ten minutes later, I was standing at the top of her stairs, finishing up our conversation, getting ready to head home when the door opens. I look down, waiting to see my aunt’s head pop through the door, and I was about to ask her if she needed any help getting her bags upstairs, when I did a double take! It wasn’t my aunt…it was my sister! She managed to get the whole day off, and decided to drive in by us the night before to travel with us to Oshkosh. Talk about a GREAT surprise!

So, 3 cars. we were leading the way, got a little of a late start, on the phone to Niki, and she is telling us where she was, and we are realizing that we will only be about half an hour ahead of her. So, we are driving along, and for some reason, we missed a turn off. Niki’s friends that were following us, called and asked if we were going the right way, and I was like yes! well, a few minutes later we couldn’t find them, and found out they had decided to turn around and go back, because they thought we were going the wrong way. So, maybe 10 minutes later, my other sister in the another car calls and says, are you sure we are going the right way? I was like yes we are! This wasn’t the first time we had driven up there. And she says my BIL thinks we are going the wrong way. So maybe a minute later, we decide that ummm, yes we ARE going the wrong way and pull out the map to find a way to get there without having to go all the way back, which we did. But talk about nerve wracking! We had lost time, Niki was close to being there, and it seemed to be taking us forever to get there. And then she called to ask if we were going to make it, and I had to reassure her that yes we would.

We finally get there, park the car, and are walking to the hangar where it is being held, and here come the buses! So, we watched them pass us, holding up our signs, which she saw, and then RAN to the hangar so we could meet her! I had no time to set up my tripod for the video recorder, or do much of any kind of scoping out for pictures and trying them out before we wanted to take the important ones! So, I have no video, like I wanted of her home coming. And a few not so great pictures of the hugging, but, hey, we made it, and she is home, and that is all that matters! But man, our nerves were shot, lol. And that is the story of her homecoming, lol. I will be back later tonight or early tomorrow to talk about thinking pink!