Monday, July 27, 2009

Overcast and loving it!

I woke up today to a nice cool and over cast day. I never thought you would here me saying I'm happy about an overcast day but I have to say after all the hot weather I am so happy to see a nice cool day even if it is overcast! AHHHH a nice day of cool ocean breezes what could be better?

Well maybe this.... today is my first day of photography lessons. I'm finally going to learn how to use my camera. YEAH!

BUT WAIT THERE'S MORE....My photography teacher is also going to teach me how to use photo shop....could it get any better!!!

I really wasn't to interested in digital scrapbbooking but I have to say it has really peaked my interest....when I saw the girls at the retreat doing hybrid scrapbooking. I got so excited when I found out you could have any color of paper or embellishment from one item....just think I wouldn't have to buy flowers in ever color or every piece of paper in triplicate. For a girl who never thought she could get excited about digital scrapbookng I am very excited. Watch out you could be seeing some hybrid scrapbooking from me soon.

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Crazy Life

My life has been a little crazy lately. I can't believe it's been so long since I've blogged.

The weather her at the retreat has been warm the past couple of weekends. It been around 80. Way to hot for this girl. Thank goodness for that nice mountain breeze or this girl would be in pure misery!

Here are some pictures of the wildlife we've been seeing in our yard lately. This little jack rabbit was so small he could have fit in the palm of my hand. We have so many baby jacks and cotton tails this year. Sue you would be in rabbit heaven! This is the smallest one. I also have some pictures of his brothers and sisters but they were almost twice his size.

We have a couple of covey's of quail. One of adults and one of babies. The babies are only about three inches tall. They are so darn cute.

We have so many different types of birds. The word must have gotten out that Mark is feeding them. We are gone for three days and the two feeders are empty. In fact this weekend it only took two days for the feed to be gone. Today we had blue jays, wood peckers, these adorable little red headed birds not sure what they are in fact we had about 5 different birds today I had no idea what they were. I'm going to have to get a bird book so I can find out what they are. They are so much fun to watch.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Cricut Swap

I'm hosting a Cricut Swap....come on and join in on the fun.

Cricut Swap

Each person will choose their favorite cricut cartridge to use...once one
is chosen, you cannot pick it.

I will keep the list of cartridges that have been chosen posted here on my blog

This swap is limited to 10 people. So e-mail me along with your cartridge
choice as soon as possible so you don't miss out on your favorite

From your cartridge you will cut and embellish 10 of the same design. Each
design should be around 5x5". Doesn't have to be exact.

You will snail mail these to me along w/ a self-addressed, stamped bubble

I will email all the participants my snail mail address.

At the end of the swap, each person will have 10 different embellished
cricut die-cuts.

Then I will post them here and we will vote on the best one. This
will be open to anyone who reads my blog. The winner will receive a gift
certificate for $25 off a visit to Scrap-N-Away! Come on girl's
lets have some fun with this!

I can't wait to see how creative you are.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Happy 4th of July!

We wish all of you a very Happy 4th of July.

I told you we are having our first Girlie Grand daughter. Grandpa is so excited he's already been shopping twice to buy her an outfit. This little princess already has him wrapped around her little finger and she isn't even here yet. I'm getting a little worried LOL!

I finally did it! I joined the gym and had my first workout this morning :-)I don't understand why it's always so hard for me to get there I love it once I get there and feel so good when I leave. I have some very high goals to keep so I'll keep you posted.

The kids are coming in from Texas tomorrow. We haven't seen them since Christmas so we are looking forward to our visit with them.

Have a Happy and Safe 4th!