Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Here's What is New

Miss Peanut Butter is still in love with her castle. I am very happy with the purchase. Some of you have asked about it and I got it at Amazon. They have a more boy style one too. The only thing I don't like about it is some of the doors are very small and some of her figures/dolls get stuck. We are also in the process of moving most of her toys to her room. This would go a lot better if she was no longer in her crib, but alas she is not. In fact going to bed has gotten even worse here. She no longer lays down when you put her to bed but stands and begins the crib shaking and scream fest.
She is becoming quite the words worth too. She seems to be picking up more and more words, it is interesting to hear what comes out of her mouth sometimes. "Hurry!" and "GO AWAY" are a couple of my favorites.
I unfortunately have not used my Cricut yet. It took me most of one day to do a page on Sunday. Sometimes I get too wrapped up in watching tv than scrapping. That is my excuse anyway. I did win a Disney font cartridge on Ebay. I also used up most of the gift card J gave me for the scrapbook store since I'm sure it was the total lack of paper that was making it so hard for me to get any mojo. I'm sure I'll be ready to get down to business the next chance I get.
We are doing our normal get together hanging out with our friends over New Year's Eve and Day. Happy New Year's everyone. Is it just me or did the year just fly by?

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Photostory Friday: Merry Christmas

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Merry Christmas

Miss Peanut Butter was excited to see all the presents under the tree this morning.


She ripped through presents like a tornado, even through a couple that weren't hers,
but no one minded.

She seems to love the castle we got her. I really like it myself.



When you have a castle, a prince and a princess, there is sure to be a happy ending.




J got me a wonderful present too. A Cricut, I cannot wait to use it.



I hope your Christmas was as merry as ours was.

If you want to see the Christmas pictures from Madrid check out my last 2 posts.

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Some Christmas Lights

A few Christmas light pictures from Madrid. Here's to hoping everyone has a Merry Christmas.






Sunday, December 21, 2008

Photostory Sunday: Nativity Scenes

Nativity Scenes

One of the things I noticed in Madrid is they love their nativity scenes. On the Saturday night we were there, we came upon this shed set up with a huge nativity scene in it. We though, "oh that's neat let's take a look and as we rounded the corner there was a huge line down the block to look at this scene. They were probably waiting at least 30 min to walk through a shed to look at a nativity scene. The next day we found this Christmas market in the Plaza Mayor. My Mom bought one of those hanging Santas that I showed last Friday. They had loads of ornaments, lights and trinkets for sale.....

They also had the motherlode of nativity scene pieces. You want a little clay bottle to add to your scene they had it. A big castle? check, any animal under the sun? check, palm trees? size small? check, size large? check. A plethora of kings, mangers, Marys, Josephs and of course Baby Jesuses. We aren't talking one or two stalls here either it was stall upon stall. Cutesy ones, huge ones, tiny ones, you name what you want they had it somewhere. I have never seen anything like it.


Here is one of the cutesy sets I saw. I didn't even look at prices on any of them I probably would have tried to take home a whole set.

This isn't a nativity scene, but I though it was a neat set of carollers made from chocolate. They had pigs made out of pastry and mice made out of something too.


Friday Miss Peanut Butter recieved a nativity set of her own from her Aunt. She loves pushing the top of the manger to play the music.

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I know it's Sunday and not Friday, but I'm behind on everything.

The Things in My Husbands Head

My husband got it in his head that a bunch of things around here needed to be done before Christmas and a whole 2-5 people come over and see the money pit. Number one on his list was the living room floor needed to be done. I'll admit it they did look awful, as this is the before photo.
He set it up were they were coming last Tues to start. The day after I got back from Madrid. Thankfully he had a friend come over and help him move all the furniture out. So from last Tues until yesterday we could not use the living room and on top of that J has the ceiling in the kitchen refinished too. So not only did we not have a living room we had no kitchen either and since the dining room had everything crammed into it we really couldn't use that either. We also seemed to be running, but doing nothing all week so nothing got done around here and I haven't found a chance to finish my Christmas shopping. But our floors look good.


In order to get this madness back to normal I'm going to post a couple posts today and try and catch up with you all, and try and stay sane over the next few days.
Have a Merry Christmas!

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Santa Baby

We went and saw Santa today. Peanut Butter did pretty good. She was all excited when we got up to the house, but acted all shy when it came time to meet the guy in red. I really like this guy that does Santa. He looks great and is really nice. They were having problems with the camera and he came over and talked to the kids in line, warming up to them.

We also went and saw Bolt. We were the only people in the theater and PB ran around more than watched the movie, but I thought it was pretty good.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Home from Madrid

I made it back from a whirlwind weekend in Madrid. It is a very beautiful city, great old architecture. I love that stuff. The Christmas lights did not disappoint, I will be posting more on that on Friday. I definitely would recommend learning some Spanish before you go if you should. I tried to cram in some before we went, but I kept wanting to speak French and I'll I could remember was Donde esta..... We managed though and had a pretty good time. We must have been super jet lagged since we ended up sleeping until 2pm the first night. We thought my Mom's watch was wrong until we walked out into the lobby, oops. But Madrid is a night city and most things are still open until about 8 or 10 pm. People don't even eat dinner until 10 pm. We didn't do the tapas thing. I was not confident enough, due to our lack of Spanish, to attempt this and I don't drink either so sitting at the bar wasn't going to do it for me. We ate some pretty good meals, the night we had pallela was delishious. We even hit a Christmas market in Plaza Mayor which was really fun. The love their Nativity scenes though. I have never seen so many or so many vendors selling peices for them. We are not talking the basic little set, these are huge elaborate sets down to little bottles and tuffts of grass. It did rain one day but that was the day we slept til 2 so we hit the museums and by the time we got kicked out of the second one it was 8pm and clear. We walked around for probably another hour or so and saw the city all lit up. It was beautiful.

I did attempt to Skype with PB, but it didn't go very well, she cried a lot at ended up having a huge tantrum after we diconnected. I did miss her very much. J went on a huge cleaning spree and the house looks great. We are supposed to have our living room floor done today, but I have been waiting over an hour now for the guy who is going to do it. I think J has a bug that he wants to get the house in order to attempt to sell it. Who knows, but things are getting done around her anyway.

I will be posting more through the week about Madrid, I took over 200 photos before going through them, weeding out the bad ones.

Friday, December 12, 2008

Photostory Friday: Christmas Around the World

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Christmas Around The World




I have been lucky enough to have traveled to Europe, not only once but twice and as you are reading this I am probably in Madrid for a weekend with my Mom. The last time we traveled together we went to France in January. Most places still had their decorations up from Christmas. It was neat to see how they showed the Christmas spirit. I loved the fancy evergreen boughs and presents decorating the fronts of stores. This was a fairly common decoration and a lot of them were very pretty like this one. Lights we strung every where it was beautiful walking at night. The thing that cracked me up were the Santas hanging from everywhere. This little town we visited had them all over in odd spots "crawling" up the buildings. Some almost looked like he was hanging on for dear life. I am excited to see what Madrid has to offer. Their web site looks like they do the town with gorgeous lights.

Sunday, December 7, 2008

The Tree is Up

We went out and got a tree today. I wish Peanut Butter was more into the snow so we could go look for one instead of grabbing the nicest one available in the barn. I will, however, give her some props, she did walk on the snow today. She really didn't want to, but was okay with it after she tried it out. I think this is by far the smallest tree we have ever had. We have been know to get a tree way too big for the space it needs to occupy.

J decided to take PB in to urgent care on Saturday while I was at work. We wanted to find out if she had the flu or not since she threw up again Saturday morning. It wasn't the flu, it is bronchitis. Poor thing. She wasn't really coughing until Friday night, but J and I have both been fighting some sort of chest congestion. We probably have it too. The ER doc also said she has eczema, which I had asked my regular doctor if she had it and he said no. This doc said if that isn't eczema I don't know what is. We got some medications for her and we didn't have any throwing up today, so I think that is a good sign.

I went to dinner last night with some friends I hadn't seen in years. It was a lot of fun catching up. We talked and talked like time had never passed. I felt really good just hanging out, it is one thing I miss a little. We ate at this nice little place and the food was great. I told J we'll have to eat there sometime. I figured I'd be home by 10pm or so, but we were just chatting away and poof it was 11:30 and I still had to drive 30 mins. I was a tiring ride home, but it was worth it.

Friday, December 5, 2008

The Perfect Ornament

I got this little gem in the mail this afternoon. A perfect selection from Kellie at This Blessed Nest for the Ornament Swap at Abbilyeverafter. I had no idea they made a peanut butter and jelly sandwich ornament. I will say it was hard getting a photo of it. Someday if we ever get our tree up I will have to try again.

Fighting the Flu and the Flab


Today is my day off and I was looking forward to a nice long sleep without the worry of an alarm clock and things started blissful I fell right to sleep listening to Celebrity Rehab. Some day I will catch a whole episode at home or the gym. Around 1ish Miss Peanut Butter wasn't happy with her own sleeping arrangements and came to bed with us. Shortly after this I awoke to some gurgling and bolted up to grab PB as she was puking in our bed. Yep, a nice round of puke on the sheets and my poor electric blanket. We got her to the toilet and she heaved a little more drank some water as we remade the bed. And again went back to sleep like an angel. I don't know if she has some mild form of the flu since she has thrown up or had some diarrhea since Monday. J seems to think she gets too much phlegm in her stomach at night. I don't know but I am really hoping this is a puke free night since we did the nasty diaper this afternoon.

At least we got a nap in today. The gym kicked my butt this morning.
I will still give my props to those of you who run. I don't know if it was because I already did 2.5 miles on the elliptical but I could barely force myself to run a couple tenths at a time and I was dragging the rest of the day until my nap. I'm beginning to think this whole gym thing is a sham. I am not losing any weight and have become substantially hungrier, which has been some how forcing me to shove cookies down my throat. But I am beginning to think about this whole giving up the diet soda. I love my diet coke, but they say diet sodas make you want more sugar, so I went with out it today and I didn't nearly crave as much sugar as I normally do. I did however still buy another case of it.

Photostory Friday: Mixed Emotions

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Mixed Emotions


It snowed again the other day. I thought I would show you just what
mixed emotions Miss Peanut Butter has about the white stuff.

Here she is after begging to be put in her jacket and boots.
She is waiting to go outside with Daddy, who is going to
shovel some snow.



She got very impatient waiting, but we set her out on the deck
as soon as Daddy was ready and this is what we got.



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She may have perked up at the end of this video, but she reverted right back to
hating standing in the snow. Daddy came up and shoveled the deck and stairs off.
She then walked down the stairs only to be disappointed that Daddy wasn't going
to shovel a whole walk way for her where she wanted to go. Someday she maybe she
will actually want to play in the snow and not just admire it.


Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Trips, Slips, and Falls

We received another wonderful(hear the sarcasm) couple of inches of snow today. I quickly shoveled off the back deck and the front sidewalk after work. Around 4:30ish I get everything together for a fun filled workout on the elliptical machine at the Y, I then walk out the door carrying PB, my purse, a tote bag with my gym shoes, and a couple empty bags for our stop at the grocery store. I walk out like it is the middle of summer; I see my neighbor walking to his house from his car and..... whoosh from just about the top step, PB, the bags, and I go flying. I land square on my hinder and apparently my right shoulder hit the one of the stairs because I can now feel exactly where I hit. I thought for sure PB broke something; she was screaming. The neighbor asked if we were okay and I said I think so. I brought her back in the house and checked her out. She calmed down and appeared to be fine. We headed out again and I gave it all I could on the elliptical and as soon as I got off, I could feel every ache and pain. I am a hurting unit right now. PB hasn't alluded to anything hurting, so I'm hoping she is a-okay.
Last night was very interesting also. PB around 11:30 and I brought her to bed. J couldn't take her squirming around and took her back to bed. Around 3ish she starts crying again and J goes in and he yells she puked all over her bed. It smelled so disgusting, I almost yakked myself. Puke is the one thing I don't do very well, poopy diaper, which she also had, not problem, but puke just gets me. I semi showered her and got her redressed and brought her to our bed to which she blissfully fell asleep and woke as if nothing happened this morning from what J said. The sleep I was hoping to get a little of last night became 4 short hrs. Ugh.
I hope you had a better Wednesday than I did.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

little of this, little of that.

The boy had a basketball game again tonight, he had once last night too. I thought after his first home game a couple of weeks ago we'd have it made. Miss Peanut Butter sat on my lap for almost the whole game. Ah, not so much the last two games. She has discovered she can make laps through the gym, down the hallway along the gym, back through the gym, repeat. I barely get to see any of the 24 minute game. But, The Boy's team won yesterday and today.

It has been an interesting evening. J is sitting in the recliner with PB watching the Princesses Sing Along Songs. He was doing fine until they said Pocahontas was a princess, now he's all up in his feelings about the whole thing. He is adamant about Pocahontas not being a princess, how all the other princesses are fake and Pocahontas is a real person. Apparently, she shouldn't be reduced to a disney movie.


I seem to be having some weird dreams as of late, it is as if my self conscious is feeling guilty about leaving PB to go to Madrid for a weekend. They have been all about abandonment and the like. It is driving me a little batty. I just want a good night of sleep.

Monday, December 1, 2008

Not Diggin' the Snow

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Miss Peanut Butter likes how snow looks, but doesn't want to walk on or touch snow. She got all dressed up to go outside this morning in the new snow and was not happy once she got outside. She made it down the stairs after J shoveled the porch and stairs off. When he didn't shovel anymore she came inside.

Friday, November 28, 2008

PhotoStory Friday: The First Snow

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The First Snow

Monday morning Peanut Butter and I awoke to a few inches of snow.
It was our first ground sticking snow of the year. She decided to peek
out the window to get a better view of the white stuff.



She was in awe of the white stuff and also is a wee bit scared of it
for some reason. She looked as if she was going to die when
I set her down on some to walk in from the car; she put up a small struggle.


She will point and say, "Snow." She will reach out to touch it, then pulls
back quickly like she might get burned or something.
For some reason she just doesn't like the stuff.


She may be in for a very long winter.



*Sorry to my regular readers I know I used these on Monday, but I liked them and the were perfect for today.

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving folks. It was a blah day here that seemed to go on forever. It felt like 10pm at 6pm. Peanut Butter and I didn't have the turkey dinner. Peanut Butter didn't eat dinner at all. Note to self: do not make dinner right after PB wolfs down a bunch of goldfish, she is no longer hungry. J comes home tomorrow afternoon, I am pretty excited about that, while this week has gone pretty well just PB and I, except for the alligator wrestling on Tuesday morning to get her in her clothes and into daycare, I am ready to have another parent at home. The bad thing is because J has been gone for a week she is so used to just me, she just wants me.
I was supposed to get her transitioned into the big bed this week too. I didn't, in fact I gave up. I will try and give it another go later in the month. She has started to go down fairly quickly in her crib opposed to fighting it like she has been.
I am going shopping tomorrow. I am only going to kohls, target and jo anns. I went through all the ads and found most of what I wanted at these places. I may stop at Michaels and pick up a cricut cartrige since they are on sale for 29.99. No, I haven't gotten one yet, but they are 99.99 at joannes with free shipping so I'm going to tell J that is what I want.

Monday, November 24, 2008

The First Snow


We woke up this morning to a few inches of snow. It is the first time Peanut Butter has grasped the concept of it. We didn't play a whole lot outside last year in the snow. I don't do cold very well anymore. I did have to shovel though and of course it was the wet heavy snow.

I have to go back to work tomorrow for 2 days and then I have Thursday and Friday off. I'm curious to see if there are any deals that will make me really want to get out there on Friday. I am afraid what is going to happen when I drop her off at daycare tomorrow. I have a feeling I will be crying myself when I leave. It is usually hard for me to drop her off, but with my being off for a week this could potentially be hell.

Since we did get snow, I had to go get Miss PB a pair of boots to play outside at daycare tomorrow. I think everyone had the same idea wait til the first snow and have to get a pair. I did, however, already buy snowpants. Of course PB wanted the Disney Princess boots, but that wasn't happening. Two of the pairs I wanted were out of her size, so I ended up with a pair of carters. Some how I cannot get that girl's foot inside a pair of boots. She did walk away from Kohls with some princess slippers.

And guess what? I am going to Madrid for a weekend in December with my Mom. She needed to rack up some miles before the end of the year. J said he would take off work to take care of PB. I am so excited. Hopefully I can learn some spanish before then. Christmas gifts could be interesting, I just know the boy wants bull fighting outfit.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Monkey Business

We had a pretty lazy day Sunday morning here. Peanut Butter and I were both in our pjs until 11:30. I got another Tivo'd movie watched, Juno. I watched Gone Baby Gone on Friday. We then headed to the Dells and met my Mom at the outlet mall. We shopped the good shop and yep, there are some deals and steals out there. It makes me wonder how low are prices going to go before Christmas. I had to break into one of Miss PB's gift purchases to keep her from trying to open them all. We also stopped at build a bear and she ran around that place like someone who had been stuck in a stroller for an hour or so. We finally got Mr. Monkey here with a sound box in his arm for the monkey sound effect. I think they stuffed him a little too much though, he was almost cuddlier without any stuffing. And they said they were going to put the sound box in his hand and it is in his wrist. I would have gone for the tummy had I known that. Live and learn I guess. And yes, I forgot to bring my camera again.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

The Point of Repulsion

Like Kat's hubby mine gave me flowers before he left for deer hunting for knowing what I will endure over the next week. I have been off of work since Tuesday and I think Peanut Butter and I have hit out point of repulsion. You know when your eating something that is so good your eat it up and eat it up until it makes your want to throw up, yet you still want more, that is where we are at. We love each other, but don't necessarily want to be around each other. PB managed to put on the tantrum of all tantrums at nap time she screamed for an hour about being in the crib and screamed for me to go away when I attempted to appease her. After giving up on trying to take her out of the crib she cried for another 30 min and I came up and napped in the bed across from her. I could not even deal with trying the big bed tonight and she went in the crib. I'm sure around 1:30 she will wake and sleep the rest of the night snuggled with me in my bed. I even went to wally world for a new video tonight because I couldn't take anymore of the ones we had or Noggin. We got TinkerBell and it actually isn't to bad. I didn't think she would be ready for Wall-E quite yet and Kung Fu Panda wasn't going to work for me. I considered taking her to Bolt, but she was in a mood this afternoon, so that wasn't happening. We are meeting Nana in the Dells tomorrow which should be a nice little break. I am hoping to get a little Xmas shopping in too.

Friday, November 21, 2008

Not Feeling it

Lately I just haven't had it in me to blog. I also realized that according to certain rules I have a sucky blog anyways. I haven't had a Thought for Thursday in ages and I couldn't even muster up a Photostory Friday something I have actually enjoyed doing. I understand that there are things people like reading more than other things. I love a good story and even a bit of sarcasm when I read people blogs. I also like reading about the tedious day to day stuff, because you all know we all go through it from time to time. I say this because I don't try to suck, I try to put out a good story, I try sarcasm, I even try good gramar, and don't catch most of my mistake in the first 4 read throughs. I also know sometimes it gets so busy you skim through and just don't have anything to add. I've been less of a commenter as of late. I don't know why this is all bothering me right now, maybe because J is gone for a week and as lame as I am, the computer is the one place I get a little interaction with adult people. I know I need to get out of this stinking place once and a while but when it can be hard. I am looking forward to dinner with some friends I got back in touch with through facebook.
It has also been a hard week here doing bedtime. I am not a patient persom and sitting in the girl's room listening to her breathe wondering if she is asleep so I can leave is driving me bonkers. I swear she has sonar and can hear the instant my feet hit the stairwell. I am glad I haven't dismantled the crib yet because I had to put her in it the last 2 nights after hours on end of crying and breathing. On the flip side she has been napping glorious naps in my lap in the recliner, it has been nice, getting her to nod into the nap is the hard part.
J left to go deer hunting for the week last night. I have taken time off of work since getting Peanut Butter to daycare in the early ams is not my cup of tea and I have no daycare on the weekend, though I forgot I had asked my mom last year to keep the weekend open. All this time with the girl I realize I don't have a a lot of activities to do. I will have to work on this. I am kicking around going to the Y tonight to play at the water park, but I don't know if I want to brave the cold.

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Tuesday, November 18, 2008

That's the Spirit

Rudolph Pictures, Images and Photos

I am one of those anxiously awaiting Christmas. You can have Turkey Day, it doesn't do much for me. We hardly ever celebrate it anymore since J goes deer hunting and I usually have to work. I am also doing the ornament swap at abbilyeverafter. I was searching for my person's ornament today, I'm not exactly sure what she likes from her blog so I'm hoping she likes the one I picked out. I thought I'd give some insight to the person who has me. I love Rudolph, I collect more and more every Christmas. I also like silver or frosty acrylic ornaments. Snowmen are fine too.
That being said I have been online shopping for Miss Peanut Butter. I think I might get this doll house. People have said it is perfect for those mini disney sets which they had super cheap at the disney outlet in the Dells. I am thinking about a little train and some wooden food items from moolka.com. I was looking for a nice baby for her, I saw a couple on etsy like, but if I'm interested in a Waldorf inspired doll I'm thinking I should maybe just buy the real thing. Aren't these the cutest baby doll diapers?
What is on your little ones list or yours for that matter?

Bedtime Drama and The Y

Last night was the first experience of "let's try the big girl's bed" for Peanut Butter and quite frankly I guess it could have gone worse. I read 3 stories to her after which I turned out the lights had her lullaby music playing and laid with her. This apparently wasn't to her standards and she crawled out of bed for another book which she threw on my head. I finally got her to sleep I think since I woke up and she was asleep and I felt like I had drank a six pack and didn't remember the party. I went downstairs and Jason said is she asleep and I said yes. In the big bed and I said yes, what time is it. It was almost ten thirty and I had put her to bed at nine. I was hoping to get a little overtime today at work so I hopped in to bed. At 12:30 the scream fest began. I went to her room and she was screaming in her bed. I tried to get her to lay down but she kept screaming. I took her to our room and she kept screaming. J told me her thought her diaper needed changing so I went and changed it and she was still screaming. She finally settled down in our bed and proceeded to as J put it "learn to swim" all night. She was all over the place and was scratching her back all night long. It was a nightmare. She woke up like a nothing had ever happened.
Nope, I didn't get called for some overtime. I sure could use the cash, but oh well. Peeps at work were laughing at me when I said I was going to come in for overtime, since I am not one that usually works any by choice. But I didn't even get called so I was forced to have a day off:) PB had to go to daycare since we have to schedule her for at least 2 half days a week. I went and worked my booty off at the Y. I joined a week or so ago and some what enjoy it. I find thier tredmills much nicer than the one at work though it still doesn't magically make me want to run. I do like to do the eliptical. Maybe someday I will brave the weights. I find it slightly amusing that with all this working out my thighs have grown and my pants are tighter in that area. Did I say amusing, I mean depressing.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

How's that Workin' for Ya

As much as Dr. Phil annoys me, this phrase popped into my head after trying to put Peanut Butter down tonight. She screams every night when we put her down. I am at my wits end here. I cannot keep doing this. I whole heartedly believed that crying it out was the way we had to go. I tried laying across from her for hours, she at one point slept in our bed for months. But we have been crying it out for way longer than I like, even with the same routine practically every night. I would like to move her out of her crib and into her twin bed. I believe a whole new bedtime routine is in order and since I start some vacation time on Tuesday, I might try this Monday night. I can lay there and not worry about getting sleep myself since I won't have to be up at the crack of dawn for work. Though since the time change it feels more like the dead of the night. I'm trying to decide if I should do a book when we first lay in bed or if I should just do the you are going to sleep thing. We do a book now on the couch before we go up to bed right now, so I don't know if I want to mess with that. I am open to any and all suggestions.

Friday, November 14, 2008

Photostory Friday: Little Miss

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Little Miss


Who would have though I would have given birth to the most headstrong little thing in the world? I have been pushed to my limits with her, yet still love her to pieces. I do not know if she is wired to do exactly the opposite of what I would like her to do or if that is just her way of having fun because she sure gets a laugh out of doing it. I do not know if she was wired to be a tornado through the world leaving destruction in her wake, but she does. Yet, one of the strangest things about my Little Miss is her complete love of the Disney Princesses. J nor me never saw this girly girl coming. Though the fact that she is also in love with Stitch doesn't surprise me one bit.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Scraphappy

As you can see, I got a few pages done this weekend. I was pretty proud of myself. I wasn't as social as I would've liked to be, but I was churning out pages. For some reason I had the mojo. I also realized I REALLY want either a cricut or a slice. I must get and electronic die cutter. They are so nice. My friend had her cricut out and another gal brought the jukebox for it which was really nice. I even did a 2 page LO, which is a total rarity for me, the photo of it did turn out. I feel weird sometimes when I get positve feedback on my stuff. I scraplift a lot of it and I feel like I do the same layout over and over. I should just enjoy it. I find I scrap totally different than most of my friends. I don't know if it is because they started with the Creative Memories system or what. One of them is breaking out of it a little, but they always ask me how I can scrap just one photo. My answer, I don't feel the need to scrap 5 photos that are very similar. I like to take the best one or maybe two, unless they tell a story. I don't feel the need to do two page layouts either. I acutally hate doing them because I feel the need to mirror them perfectly and it drives me buggy. The one photo question sometimes bothers me, like I'm not purveying the memory or something. I don't ask why they feel the need to scrap 5 of the same get everybody together and smile portraits of a specific event on the same page. I don't care that they do, that is their style, those are the things they want to remember. I just don't question their methods. I just prefer to scrap snapshots and in the moment things.