Friday, September 23, 2011

Hi all,
I have had my 3 year old niece this past week and what can I say but she is a ball full of energy! I just wish I could bottle it up!! I always have a good time when she is here. I just know that I am going to miss her soooooo much when they move away!
School is going well for the boys.  Joe's senior portraits came in today and I have to say that they really aren't as bad as I thought. They turned out nice! I just can't believe that my baby boy is graduating this year. Where does the time go. Tonight is Matt's first school dance. He is looking forward to it and I am hoping that I can get some photo's of him.
What can I say but enjoy the little moments in life and don't get hung up on trying to make big moments. It the little ones that we remember the most!

Sunday, September 11, 2011


There isn't much that I can say that can convey what I am feeling.
On September 11th 2001, I watched as the twin towers of the World Trade Center were hit by airplanes and crumbled to the ground. I sat there in the kitchen staring and crying. My heart sinking with every thought that I had of those who were stuck inside the building and couldn't get out. I cried for the 1st responders who risked their lives to save whom ever may be still alive and those who never made it back home to their families. I cried for the families of the victims and I prayed that they find peace and strength, knowing that  they will be fighting for the rest of their lives for answers and longing to hold their loved ones that will no longer be coming home. I held my baby boy in my arms sobbing like a child and fighting the urge to run to my other sons school to get him out and hold him tight, never wanting to let go! I have cried for the bravery of those of United Flight 93. I am astound at how they were able to push their fear aside and take action to insure that more people would not get hurt. They may not have been able to push that fear completely aside. To hear all the testimonies of family who have recorded messages from passengers of that flight tares at my heart strings to no end!
For the 2,973 people who perished September 11, 2001 after hijacked planes crashed in New York City in Arlington, Virginia and in Pennsylvania. The victims were mothers, fathers, sisters and brothers of many faiths and races who came from more than 80 nations.
All who were killed died working and living the American dream.
I will never forget!!!! I honor and hold with much respect for our men and women who are over seas fighting to keep freedom alive and the ones that are disabled and those will never make it home!

Saturday, September 10, 2011

What's been happenin'

I know that it's been a little while since my last post.
First let me say that Irene has come and gone with no real damage to our home. There were however a few tornado warning/watches so we took the mattress into the basement and slept down there to be safe. The boys viewed it as an adventure. The youngest was nervous and scared but that was mostly due to the news broadcasts. Once the TV was off he did a lot better. Unfortunately there were areas that didn't make out as well and my heart and prayers went out to them.

Organization: Well that has been a slow go. While most of my stuff is pretty organized I still want more. lol
I have scanned all my stamps (except the ones that I just got) along with art work that co insides with the stamps sets from the Idea Books for inspiration. My next step is to print the out and have them in a binder for easy access. They will be stored in theme/number order as well as the reference book. I have a lot of images to print and I know that I will go through some major ink to get it all done.
I also did move my stamps up a drawer level from where they were. It makes more sense since I am constantly going through them and I don't have to bend over to see them.

School: Matthew's first day of school was cancelled due to Hurricane Irene which he was very happy for.
This is Joe's Senior year of High School. They already did the senior portraits during the summer. I am not to thrilled with them but at least he did it. This boy really hates his picture taken. It;s like pulling teeth to get him to let me take one.

Allergies have been my worst enemy as of late. I have been taking some meds but they make me drowsy if I am not kept busy or moving constantly. So needles to say my crafting hasn't been up to par in my book. I have had a friend who is pretty new to scrapbooking come over and showing her how to do a layout that is in the Idea Book. She is enjoying learning the different techniques.
Other than that there really isn't much going on here. I hope that you all are in good health and enjoying life! Don't let it pass you by!!