Thursday, September 29, 2005

video card in my home computer is fried

Well I am bummed out, my system at home is down, no video card. it sucks.
so I will post from here for a little while at work.

J is playing football tonight against columbine, and Hh is singing in the choir seems all is going along, D won an ipod nano at school durring a rally yesterday!

my friend writes me lovley letters- and I think I have decieded to go to CKU if I can in May 06 in provo- so I have to go sign up for the newsletter and see what else is up there.

I hope I have enough time to convince my friend Kate to go too.:) Karen is already on the path to figure out the best method to be able to go, we may try to see if one other girlfriend wants to go too. yippee- this is a dream for me and definate on my bigger wish list of things to do before I die.

Wednesday, September 28, 2005

two for tuesday

Tuesday, September 27, 2005
What are the last two...

1. TV shows you watched? two episodes of Overhauling!! one with a 2005 mustang gt
2. household chores you finished? dishes and well nothing else unless you count making dinner too!
3. food items you ate? we had an asian dish with chicken and ramen noodles.

4. websites (before here) you visited? thoughts from along the broken road google news

5. things you do before you go to sleep? potty and check my alarm is set

Monday, September 26, 2005

i say you think

I say ... and you think ... ?

Crave:: desire for chocolate mostly, somedays other things.
Whole package:: m and m's
Roommates:: old college gilrfriends, long ago having forgotten me.
5:30:: the time I snooze just once !
Lesbian:: some one dear who I know
Poignant:: emotional and makes you get a tear in your eye
Hurtful:: the things people say about you as if you can't hear them
You and I:: Friends I hope
Grateful:: the blessings I have in my life, god, kids, great husband! a house and a home, a job and plenty to eat.
Giggle:: What Hh, does best at 9 yrs old. what I still do cause I am a girl at heart.

a meme from my friend Ching's blog

This week's MeMe Challenge is: We were all little girls at some point right? Tell us about the one most special childhood memory you have that still brings a smile to your face

This is her memory

here is mine :

When I was about (almost 6) we went to visit my great aunt and uncle who lived in San Antonio TX. We went there over the christmas holiday, it was the year before my little brother Greg was born, so christmas of 1969 and we didn't know how our lives would be changing in lots of ways after this holiday. My older Brother David and I were old enought to start thinking about Santa and not sure if we belived everything.
Well my Dad was raised in a jewish home so we as a family never had a christmas tree, it was the one thing my mom consented too for the holidays. I am not sure she did a tree growing up in war time France. So we really never knew what this tradition was all about. We always had lots of presents and Santa always came down the chimney or through the stove, depositing presents in our well cleaned shoes and boots. So I don't think we ever thought that a tree was a missing item.
So then there was this very special christmas. My great Aunt and Uncle were childless , but my dad thier nefew was a favorite of theirs. When he knew he would be going away to Vietnam in the near future, his aunt and uncle wanted to shre this special time with all of us. Well in south Texas there wasn't any snow, but when we arrived at the home of my great aunt and uncle , my great aunt came running out to tell us we had just missed Santa who had already came and dropped some presents off by Helicopter!!! Well we were impressed and we were excited too- presents already and still the promise of more from my Parents.
that was just the begiing , we stayed a few days before and after christmas with them and every morning at breakfast my aunt had left us a little gift near our placemat. it was so wonderful and what a great holiday. The other part that still makes my holidays special today was the chance to go into my great uncle's property (50 acres on the guadalupe river) and Cut Down my very first Christmas Tree. This Tradition was never in my family home, but he made this such a special thing, that when I married that was one of the best things we got to do every year, get a tree, When I married my DH Steven, it has been even better....we have had artificial trees and this last year we bought a huge tree- we can put it up every year at Thanksgiving and keep it up until new years and I love the sight and thought of it today as much as the first time.
Thanks for the memories. !!!

Friday, September 23, 2005

Star wars theme more photos

what can I say about these photo and these folks. the cake was a crumblling death star I think?? and there were lots of figurines all around.
Then there was a whole lot of folks just dressed in their costumes, some elaborate some not as much.
the lady in blue is a twillick(sp_ but she had a pretty neat get up, lots of blue nylon and a little blue face paint, she said to us this is her most photographed costume!
there were lots of jedi knights in all age brackets from young to old.

Photos of a different wedding (STAR WARS THEME)

the bride in a gown she hand crafted- Darth to walk her down the aile and then her Dad in the brown robe.

the bride and groom and yoda and obiewan as the princple mariage ceremonial provider

Tuesday, September 20, 2005

Play at work

from a link at lifehacker to this link at to-done

this is a great list of things that can help with a change in attitude, something I have been looking for a while now. Sometimes I just get so bogged down with having to to the same things everyday the same way, this guy is spot on with a few ways to change the mundane.


I found my friend Ching- I emailed her and have looked at her blog for a while tonight, hope I will hear from her soon too.

Sunday, September 18, 2005

striking rose

this was taken at a wedding we attended over the weekend, the coloration is so stiking the striping is so unusual.

the funny pages!

here we all are with our funny mustaches, the kids and I all thought they were hillarious. we bought them in the target Dollar section and we all had a blast trrying them out and snapping photos of each of us. D. really enjoyed them and we all got such a laugh. He likes anything that is like a furry disguise and these definatly fit the bill.

Friday, September 16, 2005

I somehow blew out my banner shot on top??

whaaaa what happened, it is too late tonight to fix it.

Bloging Crushes

by the way of Angie Peterson @the blog of me ( see side bar for link)

September 14, 2005 :: 11:10 PM :: Written by Darren Rowse

Blog Crushes

BlogcrushThings have gotten a little heavy in some of the latest comment threads here at ProBlogger so I thought it might be time to put a little love in the air and have some fun.

So I’m suggesting we make the next 7 days about naming our Blog Crushes.

Do you have a crush on another blogger? I don’t mean an actual crush - rather is there a blog or blogger out there that you really admire? Maybe you’re too scared to let them know or are afraid that your admiration is unrequited?

So Angie Names a few of her crushes- And I will name a few of mine- I wait daily for Michelle at Scrapablity to update her blog- she is up on the latest and greatest and I aspire to be like her when my blog matures

and then there is Angie- Sucessful Book Author- Book of Me
I love her style and her sense, she is always challenging herself and others to look to the best source of our stories- ourselves, and include us and our relationships in our books.

There is Teri Fode {snapshots}
this is one talented lady and such a spirit of giving and her heart and mind are in the right place for god to work through her. She takes great photos and does cool things with her scrap supplies, very clever and to the edge.

I like to take a look at all the things Gretchen does for her LSS and CC here at her Blog
she is an everyday kind of gal and I relate to her on many levels, she still finds time to scrap and be a cretive muse.

I have to put Lindsay Teague here too- she makes me laugh out loud somedays and other days she really has great photos- sometimes when she doesn't update I visit her blog anyway! Her's is screen shots

well I am like Angie and now I will be thinking of some more to add here to my blog crushes, thanks ladies for all the inspirations to keep on doing my favorite fun activity - scrapping my family and photos.

Thursday, September 15, 2005

worlds shortest pesonality quiz

Your Personality Profile

You are elegant, withdrawn, and brilliant.
Your mind is a weapon, able to solve any puzzle.
You are also great at poking holes in arguments and common beliefs.

For you, comfort and calm are very important.
You tend to thrive on your own and shrug off most affection.
You prefer to protect your emotions and stay strong.

here is the henna tattoo - I love that it came out so cool

we used a fixative for an hour after the application of the paste in the photo below! and this is how it came out! this was so cool and the color is so mello, it is very arty and HH loves it. I really like the little crack texture that the inside of the main body of the sun has.

HH used her own money to get it and is very proud of how well we had it turn out.

Wednesday, September 14, 2005

Scrapbookers-keep, protect, share

Kodak advertisement online tour

this link is from Michelle at scrapability via Lauren Bird's blog

This is an outstanding advertisement-web film with some great photos and neat setiments about taking picture and saving them and sharing them, all the things that make me a happy scrapper!

Tuesday, September 13, 2005

I haven't updated in a few days

Not sure if I had a cold or allergies, but I have been going to bed early and not even really looking at the computer.

Steven suffered a bought of diverticltus and had no energy - and could not eat solids for 4days, in order that the antibotics that they gave him kicked in a did thier job, he is finnally feeling better.

so that is where I have been

now for more fun stuff, Hh and I went to the "harvest festival parade" we had fun, got sunburned and she got tons of candy - better than halloween she said!

there was a fair too, she got a really cool henna tatoo and it really looks great!

Thursday, September 08, 2005

from Keri Smith-wish jar journal

wish Jar journal Blog - writes this quote that she got from Jen's site.

"every day, passion speaks to us through our feelings. that's why when you allow yourself to become anesthetized by what others think, you literally block yourself from living the life you were called to live.
i promise you that if you make a choice that doesn't please your mate, your friends, your mother, or whoever, the world will not fall apart -- the people who truly love you want you to love yourself. and as you become clearer about who you really are, you'll be better able to decide what is best for you -- the first time around." ~Oprah Winfrey(found on Jen's site)

Amazing words and concept to live by! I have found this to be true in my own life- it is still hard to take that first step of faith though and make the hard decisions.

Terry Fode has a new book but also info

on SBA loans and grants for Katrina survivors. Her web Blog entry askes that you e-mail her directly for more information. All persons have to register first at the FEMA phone number or web site and have a registration number.

Thanks for passing this information along to others.

The book looks great, I can't wait to see it IRL!! she has such great photos and ideas.

Tuesday, September 06, 2005


here is a link to simple scrapbooks article on adding yourself to your scrapbook.

Here is quiz number one Name and age: Tamara A. Crandall (Spector) -old

Today’s date and time: today is Sept 6th and it is 11:07pm

1. Inside, I feel like I’m (what age): about 20 I liked myself pretty well at that age and I think I try to think young.

2. A goal I’m working on right now: Trying to get more healthy lifestyle going, walking with Steven and eating better.

3. My most recent achievement: I helped Steven build a fence :)

4. The last gift I bought for someone: a set of fake mustaches for Dane, I will include a picture of all of us we are so funny !! it made all of us laugh.

5. The last CD I bought: was 50 first dates and IZ a hawiian musican

6. My current favorite song: Toby Keith - as good as I once was.

7. The last movie I saw in the theater: wow I can't remember

8. The last book I read: Harry Potter and the HBP

9. The last new thing I learned: That my children are getting more independant everyday

10. What I’m wearing right now: a t-shirt and Jeans but I am getting ready to go to bed soon.

11. The last person I talked to on the phone: Was Dale on the way home tonight to remind him to get his scout shirt ready to go.

12. What I ate for breakfast today: We had toaster strudels-by pilsbury

13. What I thought I’d be doing by this age: I have never really been sure, working I guess and I am , though there are times when I would like to work from home more.

14. Something I’m saving up for right now: a new car- I hope the Van can hang in there for a while though.

15. Someone I think about a lot: at the moment I think about J alot of time durring the day, i also worry about the other kids too.

16. The last person I helped: Was Shawn at work today, we had lots of cleaning to do after the weekend , they blasted dirt all inside the warehouse , it was a great big mess.

17. The last thing I apologized for: elbowing J this morning acidentally

18. Something I’m worried about: I worry about money all the time- I am constantly feeling like I haven't got enough and I hate being in debt to anyone. I worry about getting child support from Jim.

19. What I wish for when I see a shooting star: to keep the love in my life, I often tell god how thankful I am for all my blessings.

20. What my plans are for the rest of this day: - snooze!

Father Jake Stops the World

this is his interesting article

I think he is right- people should take responsiblity for themselves and the local leaders need to be hard nosed in times like these. The people who can't get out need to be moved out.