Wednesday, October 25, 2006

My finished scrap area....

My finished scrap area.

Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Fall Leaves.....

Where is the time going? I feel like I was just giving Ezzy his Valentine's Day gift and now I am already thinking about Thanksgiving and what to buy people for Christmas. Today we are experiencing a small cold front, which is nothing here in Florida (70-75 degrees). While I was dropping Nayshawn off at school this morning he asked me why it was cold today. I told him we are experiencing a cold front. So he asked if it was winter. I said no not yet. It's fall now. Well that sent him on a mission to find colored leaves. My poor baby. He doesn't understand that we don't expereince the changing colors of fall here. No falling leaves. It was cute though. Maybe I should ask Aunty Kelly to send us some fall leaves for Nayshawn to have. Maybe we can even do a scrap page with them. Just a thought.

Sunday, October 22, 2006

I guess I lied...

I said I was going to take it easy but I totally forgot about my uncle's Birthday Party last night. So instead of relaxing a scrapping last night. The kids, Ezzy and I were off to Uncle Richard's birthday party. I had a great time. So did Ezzy and the kids. Here are some pictures from last night.

Friday, October 20, 2006

Hoooray for Fridays..

I promise to take it easy this weekend. I am not feeling well today. Throat is stratching. Normally the first signs of a flu. Or a Sinus infection. I am prone to those at this time of the year. Will not exert myself this weekend. Have to save my energy. Going to Howl-o-Scream next weekend. Must be well to play. Bye, going to pop some Vitamn C now.

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Friends, it has been about two weeks since I have scrapped and man it felt good. I did this layout for a challenge at A Million Memories. I had to use stuff that I had been hoarding for a while. It was really hard using my Basic Grey papers but I am happy I did. I really love how the layout turned out. This is a picture I took of me and Niah at the beach back in February. It makes me want to go to the beach. I had planned to go to the beach this pass weakend but it didn't work out. I am going to try again this weekend.

Sunday, October 15, 2006

My Baby went to his first FootBall Game.....

Saturday night I took Nayshawn to the UM vs. FIU game. I thought it would be a great experience for him. One because it was my school against his uncle's school. Two it would be night out with Mommy and Uncle with out little sister. This was the first time these two schools have ever played against each other. He seemed to have a great time. I ended up having to teach a lesson in sportsmanship. In the middle of the game both teams started fighting. It was so bad that the police was called. Five players from each time was ejected. At the end of the day UM was the winner and this was the start of a whole new rivalry.

Friday, October 13, 2006

OK last of the birthday pictures.

OK, I promise these are the last of the birthday pics. I just had to share these. For as long as I can remember I have always had an ice cream cake on my birthday. (reason - I don't eat regular cake. I know weird.) It was great to share this tradition with two of the most special people in my life. Niah would have been there but she fell asleep early. Maybe next year Niah.

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

I feel so loved!!!

Last night I went to Olive Garden with my family to celebrate my 30th. My dad was unable to come for the party so we did dinner with him. It was me, Mom, Dad, Ezzy, Michelle and the kids. I feel so blessed to be surrounded by such wonderful family.

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Sunday, October 08, 2006

My Birthday Party was great...

I had such a good time. All my family and friends where there and I even got to flood the ceiling with ballons. How cool it that? More pictures to come.

Thursday, October 05, 2006

A Reflection on my first 30 years....

I sit here on the day before my 30th Birthday reflecting on the first 30 years of my life. I have come so far and I know I still have far to go. What mark have I made on this world and the people I have met? Have I accomplished everything I hoped to accomplish by this point in my life? Am I living my life to the fullest? What are my plans for the next 30 years? Wow, I am overwhelming myself. But this is very important stuff. I need to know if I got side tracked in my vision for myself. So after hours of thought I have come to the realization that after years of creating a family and home I have just now start to live life again. I wouldn't change a thing I have done so far and I am very happy at what I have managed to accomplish in such a short time. I have worked very hard in the last couple of years to create a nice balance between work and home and I am happy I can sit back a enjoy life right now. I think before I started scrapbooking I never really stopped to absorb what was going on around me. But now I try to appreciate every moment. Have I made my mark. I think I am still leaving my mark. I can only hope I was able to touch and/or inspire everyone I have met during my journey in life in some way. Tomorrow I will celebrate my life and all I have done. I will appreciate the life I have lived and I will continue to appreciate it. I will not be sad about what I have not accomplished yet. I will set more goals and strive to achieve them. I will not let them consume me but guide me to be happy in my journey in life.

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Count Down..

1 Day until my Birthday!!! 2 Days until my Birthday Party!!!!

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

First Layout on my new Desk...

My first Layout on my new desk. It was great. Everything was in reach and I didn't have to get up and go get what I needed then go back and sit down. It actually took me less time to complete this Layout. I don't know if it was just because I was so excited to use my new desk that everything came easy or the flow was easier because everything was organized. What ever it was I loved it. This is a Layout I did for the September challenge at serendipity scrapbooks. The challenge was to create a Layout in the likeness of one of Elsie Flannigan's ( ) Layouts. This is what I came up with. Just to let you guys know A Million Memories ( http:// ) is having a 20% off sale this week. Check it out.

Sunday, October 01, 2006

Boy weekends go fast.

Well, it took a while but I finally have a scrap desk. I am still working on the entire area but I am truely happy to have a desk. I will post pic of the entire area by the end of the week. I was able to unpack dishes I had packed away for the last three years. My grandmother gave me this China Cabinet and I sanded it and painted it Antique white. It sits in my kitchen against a bare wall. The dishes at the top are wedding gifts and the ones at the bottom where given to me by my mother -in-law. This is part of my work in progress kitchen. We replaced our back door today. What a task that was. Sad thing about it is when everything was done we realized it was hung the wrong way. We will have to remove it and turn it around tomorrow. Oh well that is how the story goes.

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