Sunday, June 13, 2010

Yes, Virginia, global warming really exists… and other fun events!


Courtesy Photo The Sheridan Press

Photo Taken 5/24/10 Burgess Junction US HWY 14. 

March 18th  we returned from Our Friends’ wedding (Yeah, Cheri n Everett!!) in Newcastle.  Lovely wedding, lovely place.  We stopped at Devil’s Tower.  For the last 6 years we’ve been telling ourselves that we will go to DT “next time” we go east..  Finally, we did.  It was so worth it!   The kids had a blast.


I loved it! 


Robert enjoyed it as much as he could with a bum ankle.  


The kids climbed as many rocks as they could and wanted their picture taken on every single one.


It didn’t matter if it was a huge rock …


or a tiny one…


 or a tree…IMG_3118

or a sign… :)

I think we would all love to go camping at Devil’s Tower.  We will definitely return before another 6 years sneak up on us!

Kate had her Dance Recital in May.  She’s a little diva!  Her class danced to Elvis’ Hound Dog.  Totally cute!!!


Kate and her big sister, Chelsey.


Jonathan had his Orchestra concert.  I can’t believe that my little boy is growing up so fast!  At 9 years old and 3rd grade, he plays the violin better than I did at 11 and the 6th grade.  He already informed us that he will be pursuing a music scholarship!  Aim high big guy!!


Gabe had quite a few accomplishments this year.  We are so proud of him!! 

  • He earned his Arrow of Light, Cub Scouts highest award! 
  • He crossed over the 11 year old Scouts and is working hard on getting his Tenderfoot and Second Class out of the way.IMG_3163

  • He performed at the All Elementary Choir Concert – sorry, no pix..yet
  • He participated in the Sagebrush Elementary 5th Grade Science Fair.- He won 1st place for the Bio-Chemistry division and 2nd place Overall!  What a great kid!!  Who knew that leaving meat out to rot for 4 days was so cool!


  • Gabe graduated Elementary, earning a presidential award for Academic Excellence, numerous class awards for being smart, helpful and generally awesome!!  


Way to be awesome, Gabe!! 

Now on to Junior High!  I’m more than a little nervous since I did not have the best experiences in J Hi.  I have been assured by many people including the principal and counselor that Gabe will have a wonderful time! 

We have not watered our lawn once this season, though it has been mowed 4 times (yeah!! to the new self-propelled mower). 

The kids are watching a guinea pig for a friend.  Skittish little thing!  Not used to smallish type children!  If it ever warms up, the kids can take her outside for some fresh grass and sun.  Poor thing’s been stuck inside for almost a week.  They’ve been really good with her, not feeding her too much or too little, keeping their distance when she seems scared. 

Life is good!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Friday, January 1, 2010

I Scrapped..Finally!! and Happy New Year!!

Hope everyone had a wonderful New Year!  2010 will be a lovely year, I know it!!

Ok so my best friend Erin challenged me to actually do some scrappin’ over the holidays.  I actually did! 

Erin is holding a blog candy contest and I hope I win!! *wink, wink*  The contest says that you need to follow a recipe and there are 4 recipes to use.  I really wanted to do all four but time constraints wouldn’t allow.  This is supposed to be a card contest but I noticed in the rules that it didn’t have to be a card.  I don’t do cards a whole lot, but I did do one plus a 12x12 layout.

Erin, I win. OK.  ;-)


Producte used: CTMH -Key to my Heart paper and stamp set, stickers, and black ink.


Products used: K&Company Wild saffron Paper, misc. bug stickers, CTMH black ink, foam adhesive.

Sorry about the nasty glare on the second one.  Just couldn’t get a good pic.   Love both sets of papers.  Glad I could play with them!  Hope you like!

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Deal A Day with Close To My Heart!

Well this is exciting!!


What are the campaign details?
June 1–30, 2009 (the last item posted on June 30 will remain online until July 1, 2009 at 8 a.m. (MT) or while supplies last.
Featured Products: It's a different product special each day!
For Customers : Take advantage of a different deal each day during June only on my website.
Each special will run for just one day—23 hours to be exact, from 9 a.m. (MT) to 8 a.m. (MT) the following day. There will be two different types of “deals” offered on my MyCTMH site through this exciting promotion:

  1. Receive a free item with a qualifying purchase. On 24 of the 30 days in June, you can receive a specially-selected current product absolutely free (tax does apply on free items in the US) when you purchase a My Acrylix® stamp set, size A, B, C, D, or E (excluding Stamp of the Month, customized or K-size sets, and Art & Soul featured stamp sets).  The free product will change daily and there can be only one free item per order. You will also save big on shipping when orders meet all Deal-a-Day guidelines.
  2. Receive 50% off or more on “Great Goodies” boxes. On 6 of the 30 days in June, you can purchase a “mystery” box filled with “Great Goodies.” Contents will vary by box and include both current and retired favorite stamp sets, paper packs, embellishments, and other great products. The six “Great Goodies” boxes will all have different pricing of at least 50% off retail, with some at even deeper discounts! Note that we have made every effort to differentiate the 6 “Great Goodies” options so you can purchase boxes on different dates and receive a wide variety of differing products! No qualifying purchase is required on the days a “Goodies” box is the deal; discounted shipping is also available when orders meet all Deal-a-Day guidelines.

Notes: Deals are posted each day at 9:00 am (MT), are good for 23 hours and while supplies last, and are only available on Tier II MyCTMH websites.

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Forever Young....or did I really have to get out of bed today?

My birthday was the 6th. I celebrated by going to Cub Scouts like a good leader should. We made bird feeders out of milk jugs. Then, my co-leader surprised me with a cake and everyone sang to me.

Several hours earlier...

Robert brought me lunch along with a couple of his friends Dave Randall and Joe Shoen. That was really sweet of them! But... I was really busy and couldn't take time to eat. I went to leave and grabbed my stuff and spilled my drink all over me and the floor in the reception area at work... So, after I cleaned that all up.. I was able to go about the rest of my birthday.

Friday, May 8, 2009

Forever Young

I had my birthday the other day. Robert asked if I was 28. Nikki told me I was only half way to 68. Jessalee pointed out that 1/3 of my life was done...

They say you are only as old as you feel... I say I feel Forever Young!