Friday, April 28, 2006

New Fancy Pants Designs


I just got all my new Design Team goodies from "Fancy Pants Designs".... And I love them!!! Now all the papers have matching ribbons and rub ons, and they are BEAUTIFUL! Here is a layout done with one of the new lines.

Rainy Days

Well, we are finally getting ALL the moisture, we didn't get this winter. It's been raining like crazy,and it looks like more of the same for the next few days! We really need it, so I won't complain. Maybe having to stay in the house after tomorrow, will help me catch up on some assignments, I need to work on. When it's nice, I just want to be outside!

The photo is of Jerri....I'm missing that girl!

Jan and I are teaching four classes tomorrow in Albion, so It will be a fun day with my sis!
We always have a great time just chatting on the way there and the way back. (that is the best part!) Love spending time with her! I'm so lucky to have a sister,and a bestfriend all in one,(and she's obsessed with scrapbooking too!)
We never run out of things to talk about, so the trip just fly's by. I'm looking forward to spending the day with her, and the girls from Albion. They are always so good to us and make us feel so welcome.
Hopefully we will have a little down time, to take some photo's of the classes, so I can post them tomorrow.

Thursday, April 27, 2006


Here's a layout I just did of Neely and I at Easter. That girl is just SO sweet! Beautiful inside and out! The title is "Just like my own girl". I couldnt love her more , if she was my own! Wes and Ryan couldn't be there, and we sure missed them. Ryan is busy with work, and alot further away now, so he can't make it back for all the family get together like he used to ...so we really miss him. Wes is busy with finally, and working his way to graduation next weekend, so he needed to stay focused and study. Jarad was there...but late as usual (sleeping in) LOL. It was a fun day!

Wednesday, April 26, 2006

SUNSHINE!!!!


Oh, I'm so happy that the sun is shining today!!!
I am "so" ready for spring! I got up this morning to see my little friend drinking out of the birdbath!

Monday, April 24, 2006

Graduation

Graduation Time Already?

It's hard for me to believe that Wes is graduating from College in only two weeks. It seems to me to have gone by so fast, although I 'm sure he thinks differently. I know he has worked hard for this, and I'm so proud of him. He will graduate with Bachelor of Science in Mass Communication Broadcasting. I think Radio will be his choice, but we'll just have to see how things go. I think at this point , he just wanted to keep working his security job through the summer ,before jumping in head first. I think he is looking forward to some down time for a couple of months. I can't blame him, he as been working alot of hours on top of his school load , for quite a while. He doesnt want to have a big party, I think we will just family to the house , a few weeks from now. We have a number of Weddings and Graduations this month...so we'll be on the run.

Aunt Viv's Carrot Cake Recipe

Aunt Viv's Carrot Cake


2 cups sugar
1 1/4 cups oil Beat thoroughly, first three
4 T hot water

Add- 1 1/2 Cups grated or ground carrots, and beat.

Add-
2 1/2 Cups flour
1 1/2 t soda
1/2 t salt
1 t cinnamon

Fold in 4 egg whites beaten stiff
Bake at 350 (her recipe, doesnt say how long)

FROSTING-

1 Cup sugar
1 c evap milk
4 egg yolks
1 t cocoa
1/4 lb. butter (I use less)

Cook about 12 min , stirring constantly. Remove from heat and beat until smooth.
Add 1 1/3 cups coconut and 1 cup nuts.

ALL I WILL SAY IS.....YUM!!!!!!

Aunt Viv's Carrot Cake!!!

I just have to tell you, if you have never had my Aunt Viv's Carrot Cake, you are really missing out! We were lucky enough to have Aunt Viv with us for Easter. We just don't get to see her often enough. Not only did we get to enjoy having Aunt Viv there, but she made her famous Carrot Cake! YUM!!! It has been my very favorite , since I was a kid! It's the Best ever!!!

Friday, April 21, 2006

Signs of SPRING!


I am SO ready for spring. I loved this photo of the robin...because I know spring is right aroung the corner. The snow has melted and it's getting WARMER. Even with the mild winter we had... I'm ready for spring!
As for the fruit, my mission is to not only get back to walking EVERYDYAY ,but to eat healthier! Hopfully , the warm weather will help this too!

It's keep me going!


I have to laugh everytime I see this pic of the frig at the Hotel in KC, the weekend of the Creating Keepsakes show. Jan, Kieth and I , worked the show together . You know ....as long as I have Diet Dew ... I'm GOOD! LOL

Easter Goodies!

Giving it a try


Well, I'm giving it a try! I have decided I'll give the blogging thing a try. Bare with me, while I'm learning,okay? LOL