Saturday, October 30, 2010

2 cars

We are finally a 2 car family again. We've been making due with one car for the last 4 years. At times it has been very difficult.

No more buses, no more coordinating who gets the car when for doctor appointments, etc.

It's so freeing!!

The 26/38 MPG is what really sold me. Isn't she pretty??
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No cute red wagons this year

We didn't make it to the pumpkin patch this year. So, we hit the grocery store at 7:00 AM when we woke up and realized, "OMGosh, it's the 30th and we haven't carved pumpkins yet!!"

It worked out ok. We didn't have to drive an hour and a half and walk around in dust and dirt.
The pumpkins were also about a third of the price of the pumpkins at the patch. That was nice.
All the pumpkins were perfect. We didn't pick up what we thought would be a perfect pumpkin only to be disappointed when we turned it over and discover it was rotted.

We didn't get apple pie afterwards, BUT we got donuts instead. I think the kids like the donuts better anyway.

P.S. I think I like the yellow-ish glow the pictures have from the lights in the store. It gives it that "we forgot to hit the patch this year but we did ok" look.

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Thursday, October 28, 2010

Sookie story

This morning, Sookie thought it would be really fun to wake us up by attacking our sleeping eyelids. My eyes itched, my nose started to run and my throat started to hurt.

I refused to take a Benadryl. I had a little bit of energy and I knew taking one would have me asleep in 30 minutes. I toughed it out but I got even with her.

She had her first vet appointment today. Oh, she was not pleased with me. She had a thermometer up her butt, a few shots, a blood test and her nails trimmed. She's spent the remainder of the day ignoring me. You can almost see her rolling her eyes at me when I stopped to take her picture.

Do you see that look on her face? What do you think she's going to think when I take her to get spayed next month.

I'll just keep looking at this cute baby picture of her. This was taken 8/10 at Ashley's apartment...the first day she brought her home.
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Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Me & Martha

Here's a spoooooky layout I made of the kids using one of the Martha Stewart stacks. I buy them each year but this is the first time I've actually used it.

The pictures were altered in Picnik. Sorry for the bad scan. The MM flower skeleton thing makes it really bumpy.
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Monday, October 18, 2010


Theresa from BBTB2 asked us to use the barn cut from the Old West cart. How convenient that Katrina had been riding Rainbow on Friday. ;)

The patterned paper is older Crate. Thanks for looking and thanks for your comments. :D

Go check out Bitten By the Bug 2 to see what the other gals have done.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Vintage Halloween card

This is another cute free image from Peggy Loves Vintage.

I used my first Nestie for the label. It's not embossed perfectly but I don't have one of those embossing mats. The leaves are Bo Bunny.
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Wednesday, October 13, 2010

From my backyard

This beautiful hawk was just sitting on the kid's playset yesterday. Isn't he pretty!! Once the dogs discovered him, he flew away. Look at those claws!!

He has a little tag on his foot.
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Tuesday, October 12, 2010

My Haunted House

Susan at BBTB2 asked us to use the Haunted House from the Happy Hauntings cart. OH BOY! It was tough but it was worth it. The kids and I had so much fun putting it together. Kat now wants to take it to school for show and tell.

Mine is certainly not the coolest on the block. Please check out the other creations at BBTB2.

It was cut at 7 inches. At the end, I sprayed it with Glimmer Mist, which warped it a little bit. I guess you could say that my haunted house is the one that has been foreclosed on and is now lowering the value of the others on the block. ;)

The layout in the background will be posted in the next couple of days. I altered the photos in Picnik. Gosh, I love that site!!
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Friday, October 08, 2010

The costumes are in!

We had a scare with Trent's. We didn't think it would get here on time because it was caught up in that train derailment in Phoenix. When I called UPS, they said it could take a week at least to get it all straightened out.

So, I called and they immediately overnighted a replacement costume. I think that is AWESOME customer service!! We ended up with two costumes because UPS delayed delivery only by a day. I couldn't believe it!! Two great customer service stories.

We've had Kat's costume for awhile. She has wanted to be this half devil-half angel for a long time. She can't wear the costume in the house because Sookie gets all crazy for the feathers on the bottom of the angel side. Katrina wanted to add the "Devil Stick" (she can't seem to remember the word "pitchfork"). I guess that means she's more devil than angel, which in my opinion is pretty accurate.

I've already heard several times in the last week how much she "loves her devil stick". I have also had to take it away from her many times as she loves to poke her brother with it.
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Thursday, October 07, 2010

Kat's drawing

Here is a little picture that Kat drew of Sookie. I love the dirty ears. Below Sookie is my arm...covered in tiny kitten bite marks.

Her attention to detail is amazing. ;)
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Saturday, October 02, 2010

I love the bubbles...a Zoe story

Ok, someone turn it on, please!!

Thank you thank you!
I love the bubbles!!! They're so much fun!!

I could do this all day.No, Zoe. You are getting too worn out. You need to take a break.Fine. I'll turn it on myself!! Ooops, I accidentally knocked it over.Five more minutes, Zoe. That's all.
I'm so happy!!!!

Friday, October 01, 2010

Layouts and blog hop winner

Both layouts are made with Jillibean Soup.I love their papers. They're so easy to work with.

and now chosen by random winner, Theresa! Congratulations. You won the MME set of Halloween papers. Please send me your name and address at

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