Wednesday, October 07, 2009

Hello Again....

So yesterday was my birthday.... and it was a great day... I am officially 33 years young. It's so weird because I feel like just yesterday I was graduating from college and starting my life on my own and now I am 33 years managing a family of four, a household and a career. In many ways I have grown but in many ways I still feel the so young. I must say I am grateful for all I have experienced through-out the years and looking forward to whatever adventures the Lord has in store for me in the future...I also plan to continue to live my life to the fullest and try not to stress the little things. I realize life is what we make it and I plan on making mine worth living...
Hubby took my to lunch and ordered me a big lobster and I had my favorite (Cheesecake) for dessert.......it was so good. Have a wonderful day everyone.

Thursday, October 01, 2009

I'm Back...

Man, has it really been 4 months since my last post? Just been here living life and trying to get things back in order. Now I think things have calmed down....and I am back to loving life. I am sorry to say I haven't really scrapped much over these last couple of months. I did however go to Texas and hang with some of the ladies from TallyScapper. Now I'm just patiently waiting for my Birthday on Tuesday and my party on the 10th. I promise I will update at least once a week. ttyl

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Life has me so Busy..

It's been so long almost forgot I had a blog... That's bad I know. Sorry... I have been running crazy for a couple of week now with no stop in site. I don't know about you but I like it that way... Keeps life interesting. No time to stop and think about the things that aren't right or that normally upset you.

At the end of April Ezzy and I were up on Fort Myers Beach for the weekend. Such a wonderful time. I wish I could head up there at least once a month. And it was just so nice to get away even if just for the weekend.

Went up to Gainesville at the beginning of May to see my Brother and Cousin Graduate. Wonderful experience. I am so proud of them and happy that they have made it this far.

Last weekend we had a family day at he beach.... Wonderful. I don't know why we don't have more of those.

This week will be Nayshawn's Dance Recital... Bitter sweet. Love seeing him on stage but this will be the last show until next school year. He is sad about taking a break from Dance Classes. Then the following weekend we are having a joint B-day party for Nay and Niah. That is going to be fun. They are so excited. So if I don't blog for a while you know why. Hope everyone is enjoying the outdoors. I sure am tryin to.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Getting Creative......

Yeah .... I have been creative again. It feels so good. Even drove up to the scrapbook store this weekend. I got a lot of good things and even started a layout for Nay. I hope to finish it today.
I even had some painting taking place in my house. Ezzy did the first one a while ago.... a lotus flower and I did the cupcake.
Oh almost forgot to show you ....the kids did some scrapping too. I think they did a wonderful job.

Thursday, April 09, 2009

Layouts

Did some scrapping.. not a lot but some. I did one layout for my cousin which was a great challenge and a wonderful way of getting the juices flowing. I had her send me a pic and did a page based on the feel I got from the picture. I think it's my favorite page so far.

Did one of Niah too.

She's turning 7 in June.. Boy does time fly. My babies aren't really babies any more. Nay turns 9 next month. Since their b-days are a month apart I figured I would combine them and have one party in between. They agreed so I am planning. I am going to have a kiddie club type of party. It's still in the planning stage but I will share more soon once I finalize what I'm doing.

I leave you with a pic in honor of spring. Have a great weekend.

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Man ...

Man .... I think I should have a three day weekend. Two days for my weekend and one day to recover from the weekend. I can't believe it's Sunday night already. Well I had a great weekend. Saturday was family day. Ezzy, the kids and I spent the day in Hollywood. They have a great art park there. We had lunch at this little spot named Mama Mia's. The food was great and so very filling. We spent the entire afternoon at the art park where the kids played and Niah even did arts and crafts. It is definitely something we will do again.
Oh ... The funniest thing happened when we were at the restaurant. A family came and sat down at the table on the other side of the window from us. There was a little boy who fell in love with Niah. It was too funny. He was smiling and just gazing at her the entire time. I have never seen Niah so red. My poor baby couldn't stop blushing. Eventually his Mom brought him over to say hi. They were visiting from Delaware and were here for a wedding. I have never seen such infatuation at that age. When we were leaving I took a pic so I can have it to tell the story when she is older.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

I Created....

Yes it is true.. I scrapped in the last couple of days. It felt so good.
I think it is time to start shopping for some fun new scrapbook papers. Stuff with bright colors that are just going to call me to the table to creat something special. Might have to look online.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Hello Out There

Hey there .... How have you been? I've been good. Visited my cousins on Friday and played American Idol on the Wii. I think I might have to invest in one of those. The kids loved it. And I will admit I enjoyed it too.

Spending a lot of time with family lately. Not that I wasn't doing that before but just been feeling like spending more time with them. Not just immediate but extended family as well. Spent yesterday at Ikea (my favorite store in the world). Ezzy tagged along and actually enjoyed it. I went to go take a look at the bedrooms because I am getting closer to redoing my bedroom and I have seen what they have to offer online. But you know it isn't the same as seen it in real life. Ended up getting a couple of lamps. Today I took the kids out for some pics. This was the end result.

Monday, February 23, 2009

Spent Saturday in Orlando (Downtown Disney). Nayshawn had his first performance as part of his dance team and they did great. We decided it would be fun to ride the bus with the rest of performers so he could have that experience but I am not sure if we will do that again. The trip just seemed to drag and then we had to wait for missing kids. It was just to much for me. But it was a fun experience and the kids enjoyed it. Here are so pics:
That was us the last one Peaches School of Dance.
We stop off in the Lego store to pick up some Lego pieces. Then we ate at the TRex. A very fun place full of dinos and every 20 minutes there is a meteor shower and the dinos make all sorts of noise.
And here is my baby on stage doing his thing.

I promised a pic of my latest painting. So here it is.

TTFN .... I promise I will try to update more often.

Thursday, February 05, 2009

Well .... let's see .... what have I been doing? Now that I think about it nothing really. Just working and taking care of home. No wild adventures or anything like that. Been readying the Twilight series books. I love it I have finished Twilight and I am half way through New Moon. I think I should be ready to move on the Eclipse by Next week.

I just found out that the dance team Nay is on will be performing at Disney on the 21st. I am so excited. This will be his first of quite a few performances this year.

Took a little family portrait the other night. Might blow this one up. I have plans to create a picture wall in my living room.

Nay took this one of me and Niah. He is getting really good at this. He want his own camera. Maybe for is birthday.

I haven't done much creating but I have some projects in my head that I would like to see come to life. Will probably start those soon. Oh I did do a painting but I will have to post pics of that later.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Baby It's Cold

Man ..... where did this cold weather come from? One day I am chilling in jeans and a t-shirt and the next it's a leather jacket and boots. Today I woke up and it was 34 degrees. Crazy!!! I really shouldn't complain it really could be worse. Anyways I was able to scrap last night. Did a little layout with a picture Nay took of my a couple of weeks ago. He caught me off guard but I think it shows the real me right now which worries me. Is this what my kids see when they look at me? When I am not paying attention to being happy. Hmmmmmm
I got a gift certificate for a massage for Christmasm, so I am going to use it this weekend. I think I am due for one. My poor muscles have been so achy lately. I can't wait. Not sure what else I will be getting into but it's still early.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

I Scrapped Again .....

Only did one layout this weekend but I am happy I had the creative juices to do it. It was from a challenge over at Tallyscrapper/ . The challenge was create a black and white page with journaling bigger than my picture. Not really happy with it but I am just happy I was able to create something.
I had a photo shoot this weekend. It felt great to get my mind off of things and do something I love. I had so much fun and the model was so easy to work with. Here are a couple of pics from that shoot. I also did her makeup to practice. I like how it turned out.

Well have a wonderful week.

Tuesday, January 06, 2009

My New Addition

I think I am addicted to handbags (or maybe it's just shopping in general) .... I have bought 3 since October and I have my eye of two more. Take a look at my latest one. A gorgeous Juicy Handbag. I love it. I also want to pink one. I am really not a pink girl but that handbag is just too cute. I am planning a trip next month to the outlet mall up North ( about an hour and half away) to check out the Juicy outlet store to see if I can find a bargain on one. That outlet mall also has a Cosmetic Company Store. I have heard such awesome things about this store. Higher end Makeup like MAC for discounted prices. Definitely going to check that out. In other news I heard there is going to be a crop this weekend over at Tallyscrapper . So that is were I will be most of the weekend. I am really trying to find my Mojo. Oh and how could I forget Nip Tuck premiers tonight. I am such a big fan. So I am going to put the kids to bed and take a quick shower before it starts. TTFN!!

Monday, January 05, 2009

Happy New Year!!!

Yes it has been so long but I do think I am getting back into the swing of things. Christmas was great. The kids got what they wanted and everyone is happy. 2009 is going to be my year. As a matter of fact anything would be better than 2008. I have a new prospective on things and I hope to carry that forward into the new year.
I started off the new year with 2 new layouts.

I will be back really soon.

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