Sunday, July 24, 2011

Heat, Home and Trucks

I'm back! Love technology - I can post from almost anywhere. And our son was keeping his Dad posted as to fixing his girlfriends (but they are really just FRIENDS!) truck which she just  purchased for vacation so now their vacation is delayed (she is not happy). We are home and it is hot. I miss central air; it was so nice.

As soon as we get in the door our son is ready to fix his girlfriend's truck. She bought this truck (even though she was adviced against it) because she needed one for vacation. Anyway, it had to be towed home. My son has been working on it most of the weekend and waiting for his Dad to come home and help. Its a Ford 250 and for whatever reason it is not getting the gas it needs so they are checking fuel lines, filters and gas pump, etc.

Enjoy your day!

Saturday, July 23, 2011

The Beach - Fire Island, NY

That's exactly what it is today at Fire Island! On fire at the beach. We have been visiting my Dad in NY. Today, despite the fact it was 103 degrees when we left the beach there were lots of people there. And, yes some of us got sunburned. So put that sunblock on and put a second coating on and possibly a third. Even though I sat in the shade I still got a little burned. I also forgot my camera so I borrowed my daughter's friends and only took a few pics. I was hoping to take more so I could use Bo Bunny newest beach collection kit or Echo Parks.

Anyway, enjoy the day and the great sunshine. Drink lots of fluids to stay hydrated.

Friday, July 22, 2011

Mini Stroke

My father in law had a mini stroke while enroute to MT from Canada, last week. However, he did not go to the drs until yesterday. Fortunately, he is now in the hospital and he is under a drs care. So, if you are suffering symptoms of a mini stroke please go to the ER and get the care you need. Fortunately, God was with him and he is doing good so far although they are still awaiting the results of the ekg. Take care of yourself and get the  care you need. Please don't mess around when you are having stroke symptoms.
God Bless!

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Cricut Expression Repair

Have you had problems with your Cricut Expression machine? Well, a friend of mine did; it just stopped cutting and she couldn't use the speed or pressure gauges. My dear husband, the Electronics guru fixed it although it is not a permanent fix but right now it will work and Lisa can save her money for a new one. He took the left side panel off and simply pulled off the control line. When she turns it on, it will only cut on max speed and pressure but that is better than nothing and she is happy. Really, all she has to do is turn down the needle strength. So,  thank you dear Scott for fixing Lisa's machine. She is quite a happy camper. 3X is a charm as Scott was  her last hope after two other guys looked at  it. We keep telling him, he is a genius.

AC Moore Coupon 50% off

Boy, its been a while since I have posted anything. Sometimes I just forget or really have nothing to say. I did find this coupon for AC Moore for 50% off and thought I would pass it along. Good thru Saturday, July 23.

Monday, July 11, 2011

Bless Your Heart Scrapbook Weekend

This past weekend about 6 of us got together and went camping (sort of). Some brought campers and another brave soul brought her tent. We set up tables in a cabin and had munchies and laughed. My wonderful husband, came over Sat. morning and made us breakfast. Anyway, we had a good time. Prizes, games, a lot of laughter and sad stories were told. In between all that, projects were completed and many pages were done. Mid morning, Karen gave a devotional from Psalm 59 and how we are not in control but God is. So stop worrying and keep your eyes on Him. We played Scrapbook Bingo-whoever had 5 in a row first won a prize. Then we had Mr. Green Frog - he was passed around to whoever finished a page entirely. I am not sure how many pages I finished but I did complete an 8x8 album. And I even got my 4th of July pics scrapbooked from this yr. Only because I wanted to use this new kit, I Love America by Best Creation. It was a toss up between Bo Bunny and BC because both are beautiful. Keep in mind, I still have pictures from my daughter's graduation party last yr that are not scrapbooked-there are just so many! And less, I forget Sharon made T Shirts for us. Karen showed us how to make flowers with Mother's Day Bouquet and use different mediums to enhance the floral look. She also showed us how to use We R Memory Keepers Sew Easy mat and pennant wheel.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Happy Monday!

Today is  the day to recover after a busy weekend. We went to our local state park and finally found a picnic table-the place was PACKED. Forgot matches for the grill, so we borrowed someone's lighter-thank you whoever you are. Ate, talked, took pictures then went canoeing and kayaking. It is then that the fun really begins. When you have two teenagers who love to torture their mother because their mother is so gullible and is a coward when it comes to water. I am the only one with a life jacket on to begin with so as we are going along, they are telling me there is a huge falls ahead because of all the rain we received. I am thinking we are on a lake how can there be a falls? Then they are hanging on to our canoe which makes me nervous because I don't want to tip over and get all wet and I have my camera with me. We all had a great time but I was relieved to be back on shore. But I do have to mention this funny scenario-on our way back both of the kids were frightened by a water snake. The kids were looking in the weeds and saw this snake with his mouth open and looking right at them-ha,ha. I told them that is God getting revenge for me because they were tormenting me.

Monday, July 4, 2011

Happy 4th of July!

Having fun with the family. Canoeing, picnic, hiking and food-what more can you ask for including nice weather. Enjoy your family and take lots of pictures.

Sunday, July 3, 2011

50th Anniversary Party

Yesterday, my in laws celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. Wow, that is a long time to stick it out with one person. Mom & Dad creditted Jesus as the reason their marriage has lasted so long. Everyday it requires work and by obeying God's word they came through many, many hardships. It was a beautiful day!Many friends and family attended  this special event. Sharon made the cake, Leeann made the centerpieces made w ith Werther's candies and I did an album and invitations.

There are at least 20 pages or more-to many to put on here but this is just a sample. I bought embellishments, paper, etc. from every craft store I visited just to have variety. I was hoping for a gold album and found one in Michael's by Martha Stewart and of course, I had my handy dandy 40% coupon. It was fun to make. Once they pick the pictures they would like I said, I would put them in the album for them.

Friday, July 1, 2011

And The Winner Is?

Congratulations Peggy Sue! You are the winner of Echo Park's, Country Drive. It should be shipped tomorrow. Thanks for participating. Come back again.