Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Christmas Morning At My Son

Their own kitchen set....
Family waking up and coming downstairs.....
Gifts galore....
Granddaughters trying out the trampoline
How high cam you jump....Jamie's gift to Addison
Addison loves her new car
Their own vanity....

My son Michael and his family.
Hope everyone was as blessed as my family was this Christmas.
Wishing everyone a Happy New Year!!!

Monday, December 21, 2009

International Collection of Nativity Sets

United States

Native America
New Mexico
South Africa

This is part of a collection of Nativity Sets that are on display at the Mormon Visitor Center in Mesa, Arizona. I am not a Mormon but the collection is one worth seeing if your in the area.

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Today's adventure....

A visit with Santa.
Granddaughter Addison
Granddaughter Bella
Christmas tree in living room.
Son and Daughter in laws home all decked out with holiday lights.

Dealership in Chandler.

This morning we meet up with old friends at a pancake breakfast sponsored by the Harley Davidson dealership in Chandler, AZ. We had our bike shipped down here so we could rejoin
and become active members once again with the Foothill Chapter. It was great seeing our old friends and meeting new ones today not to mention a great breakfast. When we were about to leave they asked us to stay for lunch for the dealership catered lunch for all the members. I'm beginning to believe we "ride to eat".
This evening with visited with my son and his family and took our granddaughters to see Santa. Above are some of the pictures from today's events. Aren't those girls the cutest thing.....:)

Click on any picture for a larger view of it.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

They told us.....

They told us to take the southern route to Arizona and miss all possibility of running into snow. HA! HA! Nature had other plans for us snowbirds and above is the proof, of what we viewed and experienced while in Texas, between Midland and El Paso.
We traveled 2450 miles since we left home and are exhausted so more to come later on our latest adventure.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving

Time is at a premium when you're trying to close up a home and prepare for an extended trip. That's what I've been trying to do while making all the necessary holiday preparations as getting my holiday cards done, Christmas shopping and wrapping gifts for the family. This makes my creativity and computer time very limited. I'm posting my last card until after Thanksgiving. So Happy Thanksgiving to all and remember to give thanks for all the many blessings that are bestowed on us each day.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Takes so little to distract me......

Trying to clean up my stamping room before I leave town I discovered this stamp that I haven't used in ages. So the cleaning went wayside and out came the ink and watercolors. Above is the results, now hopefully this little distraction won't keep me from moving forward with my goal of cleaning that room......oooooh look what I found now!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

I Forgot......

stamp: Copper Leaf, watercolored

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Friday, November 6, 2009

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Halloween Layouts

A friend said "I can see a layout in the making" when she viewed my with those words I did an two 8x8 layout of my granddaughters with her Halloween costume.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Happy Birthday Jamie.....Sharing

Today I'm just sharing a few family photo's taken the other day. The first 2 photo are my granddaughters Isabella dress as a cowgirl and Addison dressed a bee, and a cute one at that.
This here is Dino, dressed as a clown to trick and treat me. He loved his costume and wore it faithfully all day long. Think he enjoyed the attention he was getting.
New member of my daughters family is Smokey a Boston Terrier who refused to dress up to come over. However, I heard he did wear his spider costume on Halloween for a bit.
My daughter (in the green) with her brother Jerry and his family celebrating her birthday yesterday at my home.
Everyone now lets sing to Jamie for today is her actually birthday>>>>>>
Happy Birthday to you!
Happy Birthday to YOU!
Happy Birthday dear Jamie,
Happy Birthday, toooooo, YooOOOOoOOOO00OooooOOOOO!
Love you!

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Merry Times

stamp : Inkadinkado #98408

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Sledding Time

Stamp by poppystamp

Walking Ghost

stamp: Stampabarbara #02333

Monday, October 26, 2009

Christmas Card Idea and A Great Find

stamp: Hero Arts

Just sharing my find for storing my clear stamps. These small 3-ring binders (6x8) made by Stampabilities ( The Paper Studio) have pockets that hold all my clear stamps. Refill pages can be purchased for the binders. I purchased these binders at Hobby Lobby in the scrapbook section.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Proud Parent

This article appeared in our local newspaper (Kankakee Journal) Business section today. If anyone lives here in Illinois and needs framing or photography work done he would appreciate the support. I'm sure he will also take work from out of state. :)