Wednesday, December 31, 2008
YUP it's true.. Hannah and I just got back from GREASE!! IT WAS fantastic!
Hannah had gotten 2 tickets from Santa for Grease... so today we braved the cold and headed downtown to the Orpheum to see the show. We got to eat at the Rock Bottom Brewery before hand, and even got to look around downtown too! In fact, we even went up to the 8th floor of Macy's for "A Day In the Life Of An Elf". (Today was the last day.. who knew?)
Hannah had a terrific time.. She loved it! I think that we would really enjoy seeing more shows.. (hint hint to my hubby)...
Everyone have a wonderful New Years Eve!!
'til next year...
Thursday, December 25, 2008
We went to the movies today!! Who knew that on Christmas day the theaters are PACKED??? And I mean packed!! We got to the theaters about 20-25 minutes early, and I was told that there were only 30 seats left, and that we might not be able to sit together... We found seats together in the 3rd row!!
It was a really good movie.. funny, entertaining.. but sad too!!
Pat and I were laughing pretty hard at some of the scenes.. I mean they reminded us of Alex so much! Pat said that the ending was hard for him.. I have to agree...
I did read the book.. The book by all means was so much better than the movie.. as with most books.. But I really did enjoy the movie too!!
If you haven't read the book, and you are a dog lover.. by all means read it... but have Kleenex ready!!!
Hope all had a wonderful Christmas!!
Tuesday, December 23, 2008
Then today.. I get a call... the 24 hour test came back positive for Strep!!
She of course feels great now..
In fact she felt great Sunday night...
So now I have a sick child.. UGH!!!!!
Monday, December 22, 2008
OK OK.. so I have heard that I needed to post!! well.. ok.. but NOTHING exciting is happening.. so that is why I haven't posted.. and my mojo is missing.. so there isn't anything creative to post either!!!
I started reading this book.. Dawn actually lent it to me.. I have to be super dooper careful with it... or she will NEVER EVER EVER lend me a book again!!
We are getting ready for Christmas.. just the 3 of us.. which is ok.. will be quiet and all that.. We light luminaries on Christmas eve.. which will be fun.. and have a big dinner!!
On Saturday Hannah and I went to the sneak peek of the movie Bedtime Stories.. It was a fun movie... I am glad that we went.. I wanted to see it.. and got to see it free because she won tickets at school.. so that was cool..
So that is about all.. nothing special.. just hanging out.. will try to post more often..
have a great Christmas week!!
Saturday, December 13, 2008
My Mom sent me this.. and I thought it would be nice to share.. I really like the message...
The Price of Children
The government recently calculated the cost of raising a child from birth to 18 and came up with $160,140..00 for a middle income family. Talk about price shock! That doesn't even touch college tuition.
But $160,140.00 isn't so bad if you break it down. It translates into:
* $8,896.66 a year,
* $741.38 a month,
* $171.08 a week.
* A mere $24.24 a day!
* Just over a dollar an hour.
Still, you might think the best financial advice is; don't have children if you want to be 'rich.' Actually, it is just the opposite.
What do you get for your $160,140.00?
* Naming rights. First, middle, and last!
* Glimpses of God every day.
* Giggles under the covers every night.
* More love than your heart can hold.
* Butterfly kisses and Velcro hugs.
* Endless wonder over rocks, ants, clouds, and warm cookies.
* A hand to hold usually covered with jelly or chocolate
* A partner for blowing bubbles and flying kites.
* Someone to laugh yourself silly with, no matter what the boss said or how your stocks performed that day.
For $160,140.00, you never have to grow up. You get to:
* carve pumpkins,
* play hide-and-seek,
* catch lightning bugs,
* never stop believing in Santa Claus.
You have an excuse to:
* keep reading the Adventures of Piglet and Pooh,
* watch Saturday morning cartoons,
* go to Disney movies, and
* wish on stars.
You get to frame rainbows, hearts, and flowers under refrigerator magnets and collect spray painted noodle wreaths for Christmas, hand prints set in clay for Mother's Day, and cards with backward letters for Father's Day.
For a mere $24.24 a day, there is no greater bang for your buck. You get to be a hero just for:
* retrieving a Frisbee off the garage roof,
* taking the training wheels off a bike,
* removing a splinter,
* filling a wading pool,
* coaxing a wad of gum out of bangs, and
* coaching a baseball team that never wins but always gets treated to ice cream regardless.
You get a front row seat in history to witness the:
* First step,
* First word,
* First bra,
* First date,
* First time behind the wheel.
You get to be immortal. You get another branch added to your family tree, and if you're lucky, a long list of limbs in your obituary called grandchildren and great grandchildren. You get an education in psychology, nursing, criminal justice, communications, and human sexuality that no college can match..
In the eyes of a child, you rank right up there under God. You have all the power to heal a boo-boo, scare away the monsters under the bed, patch a broken heart, police a slumber party, ground them forever, and love them without limits, so one day they will, like you, love without counting the cost. That is quite a deal for the price!!!!!!!
Love & enjoy your children & grandchildren & great-grandchildren!!!!!!! It's the best investment you'll ever make!!!!!!!!!
Friday, December 12, 2008
Hannah is preforming in the Moscow Ballet's production of the Nutcracker tonight.. So it was a rush to get her to the Orpheum by 3:50 tonight.. The show is at 7:30.. so they have some time to actually rehearse on the stage with the professional dancers, and of course they get their pictures taken..
Tomorrow night Pat and I will go to see her.. I have to pick up some flowers...
Thursday, December 4, 2008
Sunday, November 30, 2008
Off in the distance, after looking at tree after tree we see it... OUR tree...
Isn't she beautiful? Doesn't she have personality???
Does Hannah know just what we want??
She wanted us to know that this is the tree.. that it really does have personality! She didn't want us to go too far and loose the tree..
Hmmm... wonder if it will be too tall for the dining room??
Like I said... isn't she just beautiful?? WOW!!!
On another note... It's November 30th.. I have posted a card everyday this month! That was my goal. I wanted to prove to myself that I could do it. Now that November is over, and I have actually posted everyday... I don't know if I will post everyday with a new card or not. Thanks for all of you who posted a comment and kept me going..
One more thing... I know that the count down for Twilight is done.. but he is so cute and "HOT" (as Hannah puts it) that I am just keeping him there.. I might take him down at some point.. but for now.. I like looking at him...
Saturday, November 29, 2008
After driving 4 hours... we are home.. Sasha was sort of happy to see us.. but it seems that the family who was taking care of her.. spoiled her rotten... We still need to go get Grets... I am sure that she will be happy to see us too.. I think that 2 little boys might be too much for her!!
Have a great day!!
Friday, November 28, 2008
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Tuesday, November 25, 2008
So.. I worked my fingers to the bone and got them done last night.. The problem is that there is no natural light for pictures.. so the pictures aren't very good..
For the adult card.. I did a suspension card.. because I like these cards... They are fun.. Old Olive, Real Red, Black... Christmas colors.. check, birthday theme, check.. HOPE she likes it... check...
AND, then the 7 year old is a boy.. Karen knows that I don't have a ton of boy birthday stamp sets.. She knows this because every time she comes over to stamp birthday cards.. she comments on this.. Hey.. I have Hannah.. I don't do a lot of boy birthday cards.. I am trying to get better at it.. but looking at my stamp sets... I am not doing so well..
But I did come up with this.. It is from the retired set Penguin Pleasantries.. some Designer Paper from last year... Real Red and Old Olive again.. I "colored" some of the areas with Pearl Ex..
So there you go... 2 cards today..
Have a great Tuesday!
Monday, November 24, 2008
Sunday, November 23, 2008
I used Lovely as a Tree with Chocolate Chip ink. Kraft, Chocolate Chip and Whisper White Paper.
Not much going on today yet... Will have to see what comes up. I did get my wrapping done last night with Hannah's help! I am sure that I will be cleaning and getting ready for the holiday trip down south...
Have a great Sunday...
Saturday, November 22, 2008
Hannah really liked the movie. She wants to read the book more now than before. Pat thought it was an OK movie too. Not too cheesy or anything.
Well off to wrap the Christmas presents...
My workshop seemed to go pretty well last night. My hostess had 6 people there, and I ended up doing 4 projects. 2 regular cards, a 3x3 card and a mint patty wreath.. which is way cute by the way. I will have to show you that tomorrow???
Today I am taking Hannah to see Twilight. She is pretty excited about it. I am not sure if it is to see the movie, or because it is just the 2 of us going??.. I am interested to hear what she thinks of the movie since she hasn't read the books herself.. only listened to me talk about them.
It is snowing here in Bloomington again.. I can only hope that it doesn't stick around. I do know that it is the end of November and snow is going to happen.. but still...
Have a great Saturday!
Friday, November 21, 2008
OK, well.. was it as good as the book??? NO... did they keep to the book??? Not really... It was ok. They did keep a really important line from the book.. I have to admit.. when Bella asks Edward how old he is, and he answers.. 17.. and then she asks how long he has been 17 and he answers.. a while.. which was good.. I thought that Kristen Stewart did a great job.. she was great.. Robert Patterson was ok, I still am not sold on him as Edward.. AND... Karen and I agreed.. the make-up artist should NEVER EVER work again!!! The person who played Rosalie wasn't who I would have picked.. she is suppose to be the most beautiful woman.. Nope... didn't see it.. and she has a big butt... Alice was perfect.. and you can't tell me that Forks WA has a high school that is that diverse!! NOPE... NO WAY NO HOW!!! And they didn't keep to the room sizes!!!
Now, if you take is just as a movie.. never ever read the book, you might really like it.. I guess they can't really do it justice in 2 hours..
Will it prompt people to go out and read the book now?? Don't think so..
I guess it was OK.. but just OK..
Now, that all being said... I am going to take Hannah to it tomorrow.. so I get to watch it all over again.. and see if I like it more or less the 2nd time around...
I just hope that the trailers before the movie are different.. OMG!!! What are they thinking???
Thursday, November 20, 2008
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Do you ever feel like it is a really LONG week?? Or that things are just not going like they should?? I am really glad that today is Wednesday... It has been a long week... I am not sure why it seems like that.. but lately, my work weeks seem to be really long. I do wonder how much that has to do with Sasha thinking that any where between 1:30 and 3:15 is a great time to come and wake me up... (I NOW totally understand what you were talking about Dawn)
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
HERE IT IS LIT!! I have to admit, it's pretty.. I wonder if the Pepsi Company will do anything special for this guy.. like pay for his dental bills for drinking all of that Mt Dew.. or a gym membership...
Well, have a great Tuesday..
Monday, November 17, 2008
I am not sure if my title is.. IT'S MONDAY!!!!!! or it's monday.... either way.. Monday is here.. back to work for me and Pat.. back to school for Hannah...
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Then there is Sasha.. She really enjoys looking out the window.. Of course there is a reason for her to look out that window.. Seems we have a little "monster" that hangs out there!!
This would be that monster.. I thought that it was a chipmunk.. but I have been informed that it is actually a red squirrel. AND it is a rotten squirrel.. He will come over to the window and I swear stick his tongue out at you.. Or he will climb up the screen.... One of these days I might just let Sasha out after him.. So far he has stolen stuff off the deck, taken walnuts that others have hidden, and chased off the grey squirrels in the area..
If anyone knows how to get rid of him, please let me know!!
Anyhoo... Have a great Sunday.. I think I might be taking a trip to IKEA a little later.. They have some little jars that I would like to have for the stamping stuff.. will see..
Saturday, November 8, 2008
Well, another suspension card.. This one, I really like. Not that I didn't like the other one, but I love the color combo of this one. The handsome hunter and black, it is so rich looking.
I tried to get the "other" side of the middle piece.. it is the penguin.. but couldn't, so I just settled for this..
Not snowing here yet..
Hannah and I will be going to Let' Dish today.. so that is my fun..
Have a great Saturday!!