Monday, December 29, 2008

Becky Higgins 365 album

I really want to do this. Who else is going to give it a go?

A new year. A new kit. A speical offer, just for you. We want to help you get started preserving your memories every day, every week, every month...all year long.Order Becky Higgins' January Kit of the Month, Project 365, and you'll receive 10% off the kit price of $39.95. Getting this kit for 35.95 will help you start the new year off right!
Ever wondered what an entire year of your life looks like? Now you can see it all in living color—or black & white—with Becky Higgins’ Kit of the Month, "Project 365."Take photos by day, by week or by month to use with colorful preprinted cards and specially-created divided page protectors. Take it to the next level using the provided label stickers, ribbon, transparencies, monthly dividers and date stamp. Don’t miss out—there are 365 reasons to get your kit today!Kit Contents
• 1 12x12 D-ring binder
• 54 12x12 specially divided page protectors--
four 6" x 4" slots and four 3" x 4" slots on each side
• 399 3" x 4" journaling cards--21 designs, 19 of each design
• 60 4.25" tri-fold journaling cards--4 designs, 15 of each
• 60 4"x 6" header cards--12 designs, 5 of each
• 60 2.8" x 3.8" footer cards--12 designs, 5 of each
• 8 4" x 6" decorative title cards
• 8 4" x 6" decorative end title cards
• 12 12" x 12" decorative cardstock--6 designs, 2 of each
• 25 4" x 6" transparent overlays--5 designs, 5 of each
• 12 3" x 12.5" monthly divider tabs
• 27 days of the week cardstock sheets--378 total stickers
• 11 days of the week cardstock sheets for journaling cards--429 total stickers
• 2 yards ribbon--two designs, 1 yard of each
• 2 4" x 6" decorative boxes to hold journaling cards
• 1 date stamp
Looking for some great ideas and tips, tricks or subjects for using Project 365. Check out Becky's tip sheet she's put together for Project 365.." "As seen in the January 2009 issue of Creating Keepsakes." Be sure to check out Becky Higgins' blog and the Kit of the Month blog for great tips as well as photo and album ideas to get you started on saving a year's worth of memories.

Sunday, December 28, 2008

bit more about my computer :-(

Donny has been working on my computer today (I am on his), and I had
a laptop mouse hooked up to it. The keys worked for a little bit (had to
press hard to get the letter typed) and then stopped altogether. He tried
to wipe out windows and reinstall it, BUT the keys would not work so he
couldn't type in the key. Haylee had bought windows xp for her old computer
but we bought her a laptop so she didn't have to use it. So he is installing that
on my laptop. It is gonna be weird going from vista back to xp, but if it fixes my
computer then I don't care. So far the keys/mouse are working. He is still working
on it. Cross your fingers for me please. He is hoping he can get it fixed too. He said whenever i check my email it makes his computer run bad. LOL. pooooooor thing. hehe.

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Update on Wyatt from his Shriner's appt.

Wyatt had his Shriner's appt. the Tuesday before Christmas. Pretty good news. His femur bone is almost 100% grown back. It looks really good. Rounded like it should be. There is just a bit at the top that is not grown back but that will come in soon. The nurse practitioner (we couldn't see Dr. Kim (and wont anymore cause he is moving out of state-WAH) because I had to cancel his appt. from the week before because I had strep) said if he stays off his leg and does what he is supposed to and wears his braces for 12hours a day (from 6pm-6am) then next Christmas he should be able to start walking again. So I need all the finger crossing, praying, encouragement for him to do what he should so he can get out of his wheelchair/walker. It is so hard for an 8 year old boy to not walk and run and flop around on the floor to play. But he is doing as good as we can hope for. I don't think I could handle it.
Anyhow, my computer is trash (still hoping for a miracle) so once in a while I jump on Donny or Haylee's laptop to check email. Their laptops are so different than mine so takes getting used to. will try to post about Christmas. Hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas and got to spend it with family/friends and got all you wished for.
Picture of Wyatt on Christmas Eve, just got his hair cut. And Haylee in the mirror saying "AWWWWW". LOL

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

My computer is trash

Saturday my computer was fine, I worked all day with my cricut/DS with no problems. Then Sunday I turned it on and nothing. It came on, but froze in one spot and would not do anything.
Couldn't turn it off properly, but got it off. I have tried numerous times and nothing. Donny worked on it for 2 hrs last night and nothing. It boots in safe mode so he knows it is not the computer itself. It must have a virus or something. He can not figure out what to do. We are going to try to get my important stuff off in safe mode. Cross your fingers for me. So it seems I am without a computer. I cannot afford to take it anywhere to get fixed so wahhhhhhhh no computer for me. I am on Haylee's computer right now. She doesn't like to share. I don't like her computer anyhow, it's weird. lol.
Just wanted to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays. If I don't respond to anything you send me, so sorry. If you really need me, you can call me.
plus all my email address's are in my outlok express acct. and NOT on gmail itself, so I can't email everyone.
Have a safe holiday.
Christy and family.

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Contest at "A little Birdie told me"

Go check out this GREAT blog and the contest she has going on. She does some
awesome work.
Hurry on over

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas to all from our family to yours

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

This is pretty cool

Make sure you have your speakers on. My DH (Donny) emailed me this link.
It's pretty neat. Go check it out.

Another Twilight layout from........
You have got to check it out. She puts these
on EBAY so check out ther blog and then her
ebay auctions. She does wonderful work.
WTG on this new one.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

More pics

Trying to get my mind off Twilight=HA with some REAL life pics

I am so obsessed with this movie and the books. I just watched Regis and Kelly and Kristen Stuart. They (of course) showed some scenes from the movie and man o man, Edwards (Robert Pattinson) Eyes are just sooooo....I don't know WOW. I want to go see the movie again. Anyhoo, I need to try to get my mind off of it. LOL. Crazy I know.
Here are some pics of Wyatt and Donny in the garage playing the drums. This is before Wyatt got his casts off.

The Brick

The Brick!!! Read this today and don't delete it if you are too busy!! You'll see why.

A young and successful executive was traveling down a neighborhood street, going a bit too fast in his new Jaguar. He was watching for kids darting out from between parked cars and slowed down

when he thought he saw something. As his car passed, no children appeared .. Instead, a brick smashed into the Jag's side door! He slammed on the brakes and backed the Jag back to the spot where the brick had been thrown. The angry driver

then jumped out of the car, grabbed the nearest kid and pushed him up against

a parked car shouting, "What was that all about and who are you? Just what the heck are you doing? That's a new car and that brick you threw is going to cost a lot of money. Why did you do it?" The young boy was apologetic. "Please, mister...please, I'm sorry but I didn't know what else to do," He pleaded. "I threw the brick because no one else would stop..." With tears dripping down his face and off his chin, the youth pointed to a spot just around a parked car. "It's my brother, "he said. "He rolled off the curb and fell out of his wheelchair and I can't lift him up."

Now sobbing, the boy asked the stunned executive, "Would you please help me get him back into his wheelchair? He's hurt and he's too heavy for me.."

Moved beyond words, the driver tried to swallow the rapidly swelling lump in his throat. He hurriedly lifted the handicapped boy back into the wheelchair, then took out a linen handkerchief and dabbed at the fresh scrapes and cuts. A quick look told him everything was going to be okay. "Thank you and may God bless you," the grateful child told the stranger. Too shook up for words, the man simply watched the boy! push his wheelchair-bound brother down the sidewalk toward their home.

It was a long, slow walk back to the Jaguar. The damage was very noticeable, but the driver never bothered to repair the dented side door. He kept the dent there to remind him of this message: "Don't go through life so fast that someone has to throw a brick at you to get your attention!" God whispers in our souls and speaks to our hearts. Sometimes when we don't have time to listen, He has to throw a brick at us. It's our choice to listen or not.

Thought for the Day:

If God had a refrigerator, your picture would be on it.

If He had a wallet, your photo would be in it.

He sends you flowers every spring.

He sends you a sunrise every morning Face it, friend - He is crazy about you!

Send this to every "beautiful person" you wish to bless.

God didn't promise days without pain, laughter without sorrow,sun without rain, but He did promise strength for the day, comfort for the tears, and light for the way.

Read this line very slowly and let it sink in...

If God brings you to it, He will bring you through it.

Pass this message to seven people except you and me.

You will receive a miracle tomorrow ( just do it)!

Kristen Stewart (BELLA) on Regis and Kelly NOW

Today is Wednesday at 9am, Regis and Kelly has Kristen Stewart from Twilight on. Turn it on now. I am recording it on DVR. Hurry before she gets on.

Monday, November 24, 2008

The Purple Iris

There comes a point in your life when you realize:Who matters,Who never did,Who won't anymore...And who always will.So, don't worry about people from your past,there's a reason why they didn't make it to your future.Give these flowers to everyone you don't want to lose in 2009, Including me, if that's what is in your heart.Try to collect 12; it's not easy!Be kinder than necessaryBecause everyone you meet Is fightingSome kind of battle.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Twilight News Update

Received this in an email this evening.... Very cool.
You might have to click the "picture to make it bigger
if you can't read it.

Friday, November 21, 2008


WOW-I LOVED it. I want to go see it again. There were some people that did not like it and complained cause it wasn't EXACTLY like the book. But you know what? It was AWESOME.
It would have been nice if it was more like the book and could have lasted as long as the book,
but it was still GREAT. I can't wait for it to come out on DVD. I know Edward (Rob P.) is only 22 years old, but he still looked HOT in this movie. Real life he is OK-the hair has to change, but in the movie. YOWZERS-those eyes and that smile. MELTING... LOL. Ok enough of that.
I seriously have a headache from all the SCREAMING GIRLS in the theatre. But I loved it. I actually WOOOHOOOOO'ed when they showed the preview for Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince. LOL. Can't wait for that.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

A few Twilight Photos

Tomorrow (Or tonight at Midnight for that matter) is the day. So exciting. I canNOT wait. Here are a couple pics. And to the right is a slide show of some pics I have on my computer.

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Wednesday, November 19, 2008


It is almost here-TWILIGHT

Are you getting excited? I know I am. My daughter went and picked me up
a t-shirt today from Hot Topic in Brandon at the mall. I wanted it to have the
words "If you could live forever, what would you live for?" But it doesn't have
anything on the back. Just the pic of the 6 people(EDWARD, Bella, Alice, Jasper,
Emmet, Rosalie) on the front. It is great, but would have been greater with the
words on the back. Maybe I can print a pic and tape it to my back. LOL. KIDDING.
Here is a pic my daughter took of me (and Wyatt) when she got home with it. Also
check out this link..... LOL . Wonder how many woman/girls will be sleeping with this

Saturday, November 15, 2008


Only 5 days left and I still do not have a t-shirt or tickets. If tickets are sold out I am gonna be
one VERY UNHAPPY person. Who hasn't gotten their tickets yet? Am I the only one? Well I know I am not. The person I am going with does not have hers yet. She isn't as much into it as I
am. I put an invite to everyone at work in their mailboxes to join us on Friday to see the movie. SO many of them have no clue what Twilight (books/movie) is. I had to clue some of them in. Maybe someone will be interested enough to join us. I borrowed (still have not bought my own, holding out to get the boxed set) "Twilight" again so I can read it again before the movie on Friday. Who else is reading it again?
SO excited.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

I am a Twilight freak right about now

If you have not read these books, you absolutely HAVE to. They are sooooo awesome. They are
geared towards teenagers, but us old ladies are so in love with them. Stephenie Meyers is such an awesome writer. All 4 of her books (plus the 5th one that she isn't sure she will finish cause some jerk leaked it on the internet) are wonderful. I know what some of you will say, "It's about Vampires-YUK", but they are GOOD. The Cullen family are GOOD Vampires. The do not drink
human blood. Even if you are against evil things like this, you will still love it. I know many Christians that love the books. I can't get into what the books are about, I am just not that good
at describing things. But if you scroll down and look to the right you will see tons of blogs/websites and there are alot about Twilight. You can read more about the books and movie there. The movie "Twilight" comes out November 21st and some of us from work are going to see it. We are going to the 4:15 showing. If you would like to tag along, send me a message. I can also send you an Evite invite. I will also go see the movie any other time. As long as I have the money to go. I will go see it over and over and over again. Have you seen the commercials yet? They started playing them on Monday. I even have the first one DVR'd. LOL. I am a freak for Twilight. Oh and I am team EDWARD of course. I like Jacob, but Edward is the "Man". LOL
Edward is played by Robert Pattison who also played Cedric Diggory in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. I am also a MAJOR Harry Potter fan.
1.Have you read the books yet? (yes all 4 in less than 2 weeks)
2.How did you hear about Twilight (and the other 3 books)? (From ladies at work-they passed them around)
3.What ultimately made you start reading the books?(Everyone at work were reading them, and I love to read.)
4.Favorite moment from the books (one or all): (The Meadow scene of course-and when they kiss)
5.Team Edward, Jacob or Switzerland? (EDWARD BABY)
6.Favorite song that you can relate to Twilight, and how does it relate? (Not sure, my computer doesn't have good sound-so can't really understand the words)
7.Got any good "you know you're a fan when…" stories? (Look at my blog. LOL-I have a folder on my desktop with tons of pics)
8.Have you converted anyone to the saga? (Not sure but I hope so. Have I? ANYONE?)
9.What are you most anticipating in the movie franchise? I just hope the next 3 books will be movies.
What do you read when you're not nose deep into Twilight? Anything Nora Roberts. Just about anything really. LOVE TO READ. Right now it is the Memory Keepers Daughter
So.... Who is going to read the books (At least Twilight right now) and go see the movie with me?

Monday, November 10, 2008


I stumbled across this blog looking for blog layouts for TWILIGHT. I sooo love her layouts. They are all awesome. This is the style I love, but not good at it at all.
Check it out.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Sunday, October 19, 2008

I am having problems with my blog

Not sure if anyone else can see these problems. But they are driving me crazy. I checked the
blogger message board and it told me to clear my cache and cookies and then to click on compose. So I might as well compose something to see if it will work.

Friday, October 17, 2008


14 Days Until Halloween
18 Days Until Election Day
36 Days Until Thanksgiving
69 Days Until Christmas
76 Days Until 2009

Got an email from this morning.
And the above was the first thing in the email. Just thought you would all like
a little reminder. I will add this.....
17 Days Until Wyatt gets his casts off!!!! LOL
Today is Teacher work day, so Wyatt and I are home. Haylee went to the farm to
work and Donny is at work. I am watching Anthony and Jesse next door. So I have
3 screaming kids here. Anyone wanna come visit. LOL.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

A great gift from an online friend

Lynna from my Cricut_Chatter group was so super nice and did an awesome thing for Wyatt. She sent a letter to George Lucas/Lucasfilms telling them about Wyatt and asked if they could send him a little something to cheer him up. Check out the pics. She included the letter she sent
them and the letter they sent her. They sent him (it went to her and she sent it to Wyatt) a
t-shirt and an issue of Star Wars magazine. She also made him an awesome card. Thank you so much Lynna, he loves it so much. I will definately do a scrapbook page about it.
You can click on each pic to see a closer pic of it. You can read the two letters.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

WOW-never thought I would make it. lol

I am over a thousand hits (probably half are mine. lol). I would do some blog
candy, but I really don't have anything to give. Sorry ladies. Thanks to everyone
that has come to visit. I really appreciate. it.

Changing subjects a little. I have lost 8 pounds so far. I have actually had to go a
little or alot off the 500 calorie diet I was doing before. For over a week I have
not had any food in the house that was on the list I had. So I had to eat other items.
But it was all good, I still lost 4 pounds from it. But now, I am going to do something
much different than that diet. I will still get the B12 shot and take one of the pills,
but the food will be differetnt. I am going to try Weight Watchers point system. The
meetings closer for me is out here in Riverview, off of 301 and Simmons Lp. It's at
6610 SIMMONS LOOP RIVERVIEW, FL 33569. Thye are on Tuesday's 6pm and
Saturday's 9 am.
Get driving directions
Meetings Schedule
Please arrive 1/2 hour early for Meetings registration.
TUE 6:00pm
SAT 9:00am

See schedule of meeting times by Leader
Meeting leaders at this location: SUSAN K., NANCY B.
Meeting leader
Meeting time SUSAN K. Tue 6:00PM
NANCY B. Sat 9:00AM

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Walking could save your life (now I only need to start)

Did you know that there is a cheap and effective therapy to prevent breast cancer?-A Special Message from Dr. Karen

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and I encourage women over forty to have a mammogram each year and all of you, men included, to examine your breasts monthly. Each year, about 200,000 women (and 1000 men) are diagnosed with breast cancer and about 40,000 women die of the disease. But we are learning ways to fight back.
Did you know that there is a cheap, effective therapy to prevent breast cancer that has no side effects and that this treatment also reduces the recurrence of disease among breast cancer survivors? It's true and you're already doing it. Exercise, such as walking, reduces the risk of developing cancers in general and recent studies have proven that moderate exercise prevents breast cancer.

While doctors aren't exactly sure how exercising reduces the risk of breast cancer, they do know that obesity is linked to cancer and that overweight women have higher levels of estrogen, a hormone that supports the growth of the most common type of breast cancer. We all know that exercise and eating fewer calories are the keys to weight loss, but women of all sizes and ages can reduce the risk of breast cancer by exercising.

In a variety of recent medical studies, we have learned that regular exercise started as young as twelve will reduce the risk of developing breast cancer by as much as 23%. Breast cancer survivors who walk or enjoy other moderate forms of exercising three to five hours per week are 50% less likely to die of breast cancer that those who are sedentary.
No matter your age, all women benefit from exercise and the more consistent you are, the more you gain in terms of protection. The most benefit results from a moderate- intensity activity such as brisk walking for thirty minutes a day, five days a week. That's a two mile walk with Leslie- something most of us can achieve or work up to.

There is good news regarding breast cancer. Early detection through self breast exams and yearly mammography saves lives and now, we have a simple, safe, and effective weapon against this deadly disease: exercise. I encourage each of you to keep walking - it could save your life. Remember, I believe in good health and believe in it for you!-Dr. Karen

Dr. Karen is a featured writer for our on-line Walk Club. To learn more about Breast Cancer and how we are "Changing Lives," please check out the Walk Club!

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Participating in community and non-profit fundraising or awareness events is healthy physically, mentally and socially. You'll feel positive about what you're doing and the training regimen will give you long-term benefits.
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Saturday, October 4, 2008

What do you see?

Look closely in this picture.
What do you see?
Can't see it? Look up on the fence?
Well Donny has spent all day in the yard. He worked some
more on the Pond (used to be hot tub), and put the flowers
all around it. Moved a few things. Added the lights, and finished
the sprinklers. I have been in my scraproom all day so I wasn't out there
when he finished what he could for the day. So I went out a few minutes
ago to check it out with my camera. I started taking pics and getting closer.
All the while I am like thinking to myself, "I sure hope nothing jumps out at
me in this dark". Luckily nothing did, but I got closer and kept taking pics.
As I was starting to walk back in, I took one last pic (or so I thought I did-LOL).
Here is what I saw. Some are real blurry from zooming in.

Thursday, October 2, 2008

My nephew JoJo, is he not cute?

My sis and nephew came over the other day. We haven't seen them since July.
They moved to Mt. Dora and they don't get back to Riverview very often. Isn't he
adorable? He turned 2 July 18. We combined his and Wyatt's bday party in July.