Thursday, March 25, 2010

Thursday Links

I haven't posted since last week because I still have nothing scrappy to share (at least not my own). I have been very busy getting my garden ready for planting, going through filing, papers, clothes, and everything else in my house and purging.  Simplify!  That's where I am going right now.  Organization and simplification.  It feels....ummmm, CLEAN.

Last Sunday I went on a hike with my dd Shawna and a group of her friends.  We had an absolute blast, laughed so hard the whole day, and just enjoyed some really great people and times.  The weather was beautiful and so enjoyable.  You can check out the photos from our hike here.

I was viewing the member gallery on Two Peas today for the first time in about a week and I was just floored by these from Tomoko Takahashi:

This Frame

and this one

and this gorgeous lo.

Wow, talk about talent.

While you are there, check out Amber Ulmer newest los of her adorable little girl on her 2peas gallery.

Talking Talent, check out Heather's newest digis.  She is rocking the digis lately and while I was on her blog I discovered these awesome Ali Edwards Brushes from Designer Digitals.  And had to buy them.  Im not a digi lo person, but I have been dabbling in a lot of hybrid stuff, and love using digital elements and brushes like this. 

One more fun link, my friend Allison has a new blog that is so cute.  Go by and say hi to her. 

I am going up to visit Kaitie and Marley Jane tomorrow night, and this weekend is all about gardening, some more cleaning, and a good long and relaxing bike ride on the trail.  What are your plans for this weekend?

That's about all I have for now, enjoy the links and come back for some more posts next week, hopefully I will have something scrappy of my own to share. 


Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Happy St. Patrick's Day

Just a quick note to say Happy St. Patrick's Day.  The sun has been shining, I have been getting outdoors when I can.  I am still sick...don't know what's up with that.  Went from a really bad cold that got into my upper respiratory system and now the doc says I have really bad allergies.  Sore throat, coughing, stuffy, and feeling yuck, yuck, yuck.  I think he's says allergies cuz he can't figure it sure doesn't feel like allergies. But in Sacramento, where we have so many trees, and everything is blooming right now, it very well may be.  Ick. 

Anywho...I am just getting from day to day and trying to take it easy and get rest when I get home.  Maybe stress just caught up with me and brought me down.  Whatever it is, I am trying to get well.

Monday I took Kaitie to an appointment and Marley Jane to a doctor's appointment.  Marley, as usual had me laughing so hard I was crying.  She has developed her belly laugh, she smiles a lot, she talks constantly, she sticks her tongue out while talking constantly and smiling, the nurse was even cracking up at her.  The kid thinks she's a comedian.

After a few hours of toting about to different appointments, shopping for Kaitie for some jeans, the little one just fell sound asleep in her stroller.  So cute.

Love this little pic of her that Kaitie took with her Pink Rubber Duckie. 
And just a quick share of a pic of my beautiful dd Shawna.
Have a Fabulous Day.  Hugs

Wednesday, March 10, 2010


I don't have the blog completely set up yet, but this week alone I have had several people ask me when I would get a new one, and what happened to the old one. Most of you know what happened to the old one, we will leave it at that. I am just glad to get a few minutes to get a short post in for my friends....and those that read my blog and don't leave comments (who shall remain nameless), shame on you for not letting me know you care....pouting now...LOL. Well, it is crazy, beautiful, a mess and everything else along with it. Work is busy. Way busy. I haven't been training too much on my cycling because I have had an upper respiratory thing going on for a little over 2 weeks, but feeling much better and I actually took a short 15 mile ride yesterday. It was cold, but it was a good ride.

Ms. Marley Jane is growing like a weed, she's not quite five months old and smiley baby, happy baby. She has discovered how to play with her toes and feet, she is laughing...cracks me up, she is moving around a lot, and now is the time to be very careful about her being on the bed, couch, or making sure you have a firm grip on her while she is in your arms. Apparently, my best friend was holding her the othe day and Marley just arched her back suddenly and almost out of Ann's arms..... Sunday afternoon Shawna and I visited and for Marley Jane, and for her it was all about her tongue...she is currently fascinated with rolling it around in her mouth before sticking it out, bubbles and all. I have a pic of that for another post (because Im at work and don't have a copy of it here.)

This weekend got to go out with Shawna and take some fab photos of her, here is just one, I have some cropping to do and review all of the rest to decide what we keep and what goes. it was fun to spend the day together doing fun stuff, had lunch together, and then visited Kaitie and the baby. We enjoyed it alot.

I have been very scrappy lately, most of which has been for fundraising purposes for the Team in Training. I did a couple of layouts that I am not happy with and so I haven't/won't post. LOL...I hate that. Kaitie likes them though so she will get them for Marley Jane's first year book. I have had several people ask me to make cards for them for friends birthdays and such, and that is good. I like that it keeps me busy and creating even when Im not doing layouts much.

I have been thinking a lot about organization, and getting busy finishing painting and decorating my little duplex. I have been thinking lots and lots about direction; about forward movement. And that's where I'm at. Moving forward. Leaning over the edge, enjoying each minute as it comes.  Grateful for everyday, everything. 

I will be back shortly, and a little at a time I will try to enhance this blog get it looking nice.  For now, thanks for visiting...leave me some love. I love hearing from all of you.