Saturday, September 30, 2006
*I must give a shout out to my buddy Kim who got the assistant manager job at Walgreens on Friday. this has taken a huge load off her shoulders and hence we all went to texas roadhouse for dinner. she starts her new job 10/16.
* Today being Saturday i'm off to work from 10-5 and then Kelly and Wyatt are getting pictures taken at 6pm. I'm stressing already. I have a few outfits to choose from for Kelly but I really don't have anything for Wyatt. His jeans are either to little or way to big. Also do I put them in fall clothes for the shoot together or since it is 98 degrees do I put them in shorts? oooo the drama. I really don't want to go to work. I have so much work around here that needs to be done that I feel work is in the way.
* Sunday Kim and I are going to see the Devil wears Prada at the cheap theatres. I've been wanting to see this so i'm all excited.
Sorry i need to get busy i leave for work soon and have lots to get done. C
Wednesday, September 27, 2006
this may sound cheesy but i got teary eyed when they did the hearing test and she pointed to what ear she heard the sound from. *if you ever ask kelly which one or choose she will tell you "ok", so this was big decision making stuff for her and i was a proud mama. otherwise.....3 shots.... 2 in one leg and one on her arm. I hate hearing my babies scream in pain. it's awful. of course now her attitude is even worse than ever because she is in some pain. the once sympathetic mama is starting to get bitchy with all the back talk and yelling.
*got to take the van out for my "first" outing. yesterday i spent half the day cleaning and vacuuming, Rob did more detailing later. it felt good, i'm trying to get used to the gas and brakes compared to driving my truck. to me the van is a little jumpy but i'll get all the kinks out and start feeling more confident. i can say i love being able to park in smaller quarters and having the sliding doors is great with the kids. no more stressing about not hitting other car doors and such.
but to be honest i always felt like a bad ass driving my truck so driving the van well you know what i think about that. but thankyou God for making this work and i do extremely appreciate it i just want to poke a bit of fun at myself.
So it's lunch time and i better find somethin' for Rooster and I to eat. enjoy your day and smile it makes you feel better. Carrie :)
Tuesday, September 26, 2006
My baby has turned 4!
She even received a phone call from Geoffery the Giraffe at Toys R Us!
Yes, I know the picture is sideways. I forgot to turn it before I uploaded it. Oh well. You get the idea.
So far today has been a good day for Miss Kelly she helped me outside, she watched a movie, did some puzzles and now she and Wyatt have taken off with Grandmom Ross for the afternoon. What am I to do? I made no plans and the house is still fairly clean, so I have nothing to do. I could scrapbook. I need to scrapbook. If I had so money I would go run around but I've spent my allowance (hehe) so to speak. So I guess I'll just chill out at home.
Guess what's in my driveway?
Yeah! Rob signed the contract to paint their house and we get the van and once the house is done so moolah too. Kelly helped me this morning wash the outside and I started on the inside but I need a shop vac and Rob's is buried in the shed. Sooo, I'll wait for him to come home and see if I can borrow the one off his work truck to vacuum out the van. So cool. drives nice, it will grow on me.
I always said I would never own a mini van. Never say never! :) the kids seem to really like. Wyatt can now see outside better and he won't stop yelling out everything he sees. It's kinda funny. so anyway I'm gonna go chill and play with my scrapbooking stuff and get dinner to defrost.
Have a great Tuesday. UGH! I just remembered I have to work tonight. Oh well it will go good. good vibes people give me good vibes. Enjoy your day.
And Julie if you are reading this, the Nikon coolpix 4 is an 8.1 megapixel for under$500 compact camera that should work fine for your company.
Sunday, September 24, 2006
Good Sunday, I had to work in the nursery but it was great, we only had 7 kids and they were great. no crying, or fussing. Today we also had Kellys Birthday party. That kid got soooo many presents. Lots of puzzles, panties galore and socks. she also got some art supplies and craft projects. Of course there was more but i'm not going to give a detailed list of all her goodies. But to all I will say thank you for the gifts. she is set in panties and socks.
Right now i've just finished dinner, I'm watching the broncos and patriots football and waiting for desperate housewives season premiere to start. Of course i've got to get the kids in bed before it starts. I don't want any interuptions.
Overall it was a good day. hope yours was great too. Carrie
Friday, September 22, 2006
Now next up is Desperate Housewives. the previews have been very interesting. hopefully it lives up to the hype. the first season was hilarious and last season was a little lackluster but the writers have said they are getting their grove back.
okay enough about tv.
i downloaded some pictures that i thought you would get a kick out of. Here is a pictures of squeakers when i freaked him out so the picture isn't that great. he is still a cool bird. The next picture to post is of miss Kelly. I asked if she wanted a cookie. the kids are on an oreo kick so i actually bought oreos. this was her with ONE cookie. I told her not to move mommy wanted to take a picture. isn't she hilarious. how do you do that with one cookie? of course then she wanted to pose so i started snapping like ten-fifteen shots of just her cookie face.
Then i decided to be a "cool" mom and let her play with my camera. First rule. ALWAYS put the strap around your neck. She did very good but she also was sitting right next to me so that i could be there in case of trouble. here are a couple of shots of me that she took. Not bad at all for a first time. she got so excited that she couldn't focus the camera and was moving it so all the pictures were a little blurry. this kid loves taking pictures and maybe if she is good and santa can afford it, i will get her this princess camera i saw at walmart.
I wish they had digital when i was growing up. i have always loved photography but we couldn't afford a camera and i was to shy to join the yearbook club so now my passion is finally coming out to play. if kelly has a interest i'm gonna do my darndest to harvest it. same with wyatt. go for your dreams kiddos momma will be cheering you from the sidelines.
have a great weekend. kelly is having a family birthday party this sunday so it should be a great weekend for all. love, carrie
Wednesday, September 20, 2006
*on another front, there has been some miscommunication with the van owners wife (she said we could get it whenever because they need the garage space) and now it's, do you have all the money, you need to sign a contract for payments and the owners need to write a bill of sale. we will be getting the van sometime soon. i'm not gonna even talk about it until it's sitting in my driveway.
calgon take me away.
*work last night was weird. we had several guest return items and they had 6-14 different receipts? what a pain in the arse. plus Lupe (the manager) closed so we all know we will be there until after 10pm. i was flippin tired.
also, there were police cars waiting in the parking lot and circling the building. as we were getting ready to leave a new team member said it was for her protection. her oldest childs father is suspected of murdering his 5 mo. pregnant girlfriend and the police believe he could come after her. HELLO! i did not show up to work to get shot at. it just freaked me out. i sincerely hope she is not working with me tonight. it just gives me the heebeegeevees.
*Sunday afternoon is ms.kellys 4th birthday party. to the theme of chicken little. i need to go order the cake and call sears to make arrangements for her photos. no i don't have the equipment or the knowledge to take them myself yet.
christmas is coming, hint. hint.;)
So have a happy hump day. Carrie
Tuesday, September 19, 2006
* so we are getting the van in the next couple of days. hopefully tonight. it definitely needs to be cleaned inside and out. but it will be so nice to have. I just pray that financially we can continue to afford it.
*so i'm teaching a scrapbook class this friday! i like to teach basic scrappin' and it's nice to get to know new people. side note; i'm still waiting for one more magazine to come in. i'm like a junkie i need my magazine fix. (if you really know me you know this is way too true!)
*my mother in law has picked up the kids for the day. i've got the radio cranked up and doing some housework. did lots of cooking and baking yesterday so all i have to do is make dinner before i go to work tonight.
it's a gorgeous day and now i'm gonna go enjoy it. ciao Carrie
Saturday, September 16, 2006
*Today was a good day at work. long but a good day. Rob and Mikey are at the car races and i just put the kids to bed so i think i'm gonna try scrapbooking right now. (well as soon as i finish this)
*I think I like to scrap better at home. I don't have to haul out all my stuff or make solid decisions on what i'm going to put on a page, lots more freedom at home.
Okay so i'm going to got set up, then it's my turn to pray for 30minutes and then i'll scrap.
Have a nice weekend.
ps we should be getting the van this week. eeeeeeeee!
Friday, September 15, 2006
*tonight is my scrapbook social at joanns. so far it's just mom and myself that i know of. the last couple of months i have cancelled because after an hour and half no one shows. so really i'm hoping we can get a couple of more people.
*i don't know what to talk about. home is normal and i am working tomorrow so is rob, ho hum, ho hum.
* our church has started a blog called oasis chatter you can check it out here www.oasischatter.blogsource.com. hopefully this one will take off.
enjoy your weekend. carrie
Thursday, September 14, 2006
Before i found scrapbooking i wanted to remember eveything i could about my parents and grandparents. but it was all oral history. now with scrapbooking i can journal and hopefully have a picture and show and tell my memories.
i will admit at one time i wanted to be published, but not so much anymore. it's not about the "new" product or recognition it could bring, it's about my family and what makes my heart sing. i'm going to start by focusing on getting pages done, not worring so much about what is design savvy.
50yrs ago that wan't important, it was putting your memories down on paper for your family to know you and remember you. that's my goal.
yes, i'm going to want the new and pretty things but i'm going to use them not hoard them for the "perfect page". every page is perfect and every memory is precious.
so my addiction to scrapbooking will not subside but my purpose has a more clearly defined meaning.
Tuesday, September 12, 2006
Now I was expecting to hear him on/off during the night but he didn't make any noise that I heard.
What's funny is we put him in Kelly's room and everytime the bird makes noise she tells him to be quiet or shush. We'll see how she does with the bird, if it becomes a constant than I will move the bird to a different location. I like having him. Squeakers isn't loud at all and I like the songs that he sings. Maybe when we have a little extra we can get him a friend.
I would post a picture but it didn't turn out that great and I was freaking the bird out with my camera lens in his cage so I left him alone. Sorry poor guy. gotta get used to have a camera/scrapbooking nut in the house.
Monday, September 11, 2006
this picture from last year seems fitting. had a hard time this morning with all the tribute coverage. I eventually turned it off because I 1) i was crying 2) i didn't want to upset the kids. they wouldn't understand and i'm not sure i could even explain it in terms they would get.
HAPPY BIRTHDAYS!!! two very happy kids who were totally excited to get presents.
Kelly ripped into hers with a vengence trying to get the tiara out. We both loved her new pjs and short sets. Way to go Gerri!! awesome choices. As you can tell by the picture Wyatt kept saying oooooh. loves his cars especially after Daddy showed them how they work. Thank you both you did good.
They are both growing too fast. thankfully i have pictures from EVERY month but even then it amazes me how much they have changed. my rug rats, ankle biters, youngns', my kids. god i love them.
* okay, on sunday i was asked to photograph the upcoming relay for life cancer walk/run. the run is next year but they also want me photo banquets and kick off parties. AAArrrrr. I'm honored and humbled by this request and i will defintely(sp?) start working on taking more action shots and indoor lighting and the list goes on. I know I can do this just very nervous and want to do my best. plus these pictures will be on the website. talk about pressure!!!!! eeeekkkk. Okay calm down, deep breath. where's my manual again?? kidding. its all good. Just pray for me okay! Ima gonna need it.:) Hugs for today Carrie
Friday, September 08, 2006
*so the fall season is upon us and i'm excited about all my favorite shows coming back on. desperate housewives and greys anatomy top my list. right now i'm hooked on project runway on bravo channel. its cool watching designers come up with their outfits.back to des. housewives, the news just reported that marcia cross(bree) is pregnant in real life. kinda wondering how they will fit that in the show.
*tomorrow rob goes to traffic school. hahahahah! no, i have no right to laugh because i was right beside him and i could have told him to slow down but there was NOBODY around. the cop got us about 1mile plus out. so there goes $117 for him to sit in class from 7:30am- 3:00pm.
well the weekend is looking fairly normal, not doing anything but church, homegroup meeting, laundry, meals. etc. hope your weekend is nice and eventful. have a great weekend and i'll see ya monday!
Thursday, September 07, 2006
*so right now all is quiet. wyatt crashed on the loveseat, kelly is playing quietly on the couch and the tv is off. SHOCKER! whats really nice is that i woke up to RAIN this morning. forget seattle come on down to tucson. this has been the best summer in the 13yrs i've lived here. the kids and i are in jeans and i'm sooo loving it. see this picture you can't even see the mountain. it is raining all over town and for tucson thats rare. have i driven you crazy yet???compare to how i have been feeling before the monsoon season this is like being on a happy drug. this is the weather that makes me happy. * too bad i made chili on tuesday it would have been great today. and i was going to make a veggie soup but forgot to lay out the meat so i'll make that this weekend.
anywhoo, just enjoying the day.
maybe i'll bring out the camera and snap some pictures but for now kelly is asking for lunch and rob should be home soon to join us, and i'll let wyatt sleep.
lovin it carrie
ps when i'm changin my train of thought i'm gonna throw in that asterisk so you can follow. i know i ramble and this might help you better. love ya
Wednesday, September 06, 2006
okay so no it's not official, but it feels like it here. the temps are in the 80's it just feels gorgeous. here's a pic that made me smile.
next month we head back to willcox for the annual pumpkin festival (where photo is taken).
yesterday i started putting up some of the fall decorations lit some caramel apple candles.
today is a off day. rob was sent to sliver city new mexico and so he will be late to get home. i miss him and pray he gets home safely. called our insurance agent today to get a quote on adding the van to our policy. yeah right. our policy would almost triple. uh huh. so i hit the net and did various company quotes and found one for $94 for the 2 vehicles. considering they are both 97's one a pickup and one a van, i shouldn't have to pay $150 for both vehicles. capice?got me?
According to my mom we are getting this van and we will make it work. hell even my mother in law is like you need this van. so why has a kink been thrown in the plans? didn't i just write last week how i wish we could afford a second vehicle and now this van pops into our lap and because we can't afford the higher insurance i can't get the van??? hello, God could you answer me please? to me this really sucks. i'm not asking for a new car dang it. this van will be PAID FOR!! sorry my vent is over. i will continue to pray, and i ask that you also pray for us.
wherever you are at enjoy your day.because i'm gonna dang well going to enjoy mine.Carrie
p.s. i'm gonna start talking about scrapping and photos soon i promise! heheheh
Tuesday, September 05, 2006
so in happier thoughts it was interesting to watch rosie on the view this morning. i think it might be a good change but will watch occasionally to see if sparks fly.
in regards to the van i think we are going to do it. we talked about it and prayed and i don't see any negatives in this issue.
i'm sure there are more ramblings but i need to have luch with rob while i have the chance. enjoy your tuesday. Carrie
Monday, September 04, 2006
Happy Labor Day! today has been a "normal" day. kids fighting, me on computer, rob working etc., but today i got 3 scrapbook layouts done and started a 4th. it's hard for me because in some ways i feel like i'm wasting time and sometimes it takes an hour to get what i want on paper. the results are what make me happy. (it doesn't help that i've been criticized before either)
Today i also tried out a new recipe called onion soup. never had onion soup before. it's okay, nothing i would invite people over for.
okay, rob is working a side job today and most saturdays the owner is offering to sell us their 1997 dodge caravan for $1500. we need a second vehicle and we need one that can hold more than 4 people. the car has 110,00 miles but is in good condition. we told the owner it would be six months before we had the money and he is fine with that. should we do it? Rob and I are going to pray about it tonight. i would love your thoughts though. carrie
Sunday, September 03, 2006
Feeling slightly better since I woke up. Rob is off to pick up pizza and see if his mom wants to join us, otherwise hopefully the rest of the night will be peaceful and my kids will see tomorrow. hehe! I guess you could call this a normal day right?? Carrie
Friday, September 01, 2006
Last night I had such a blast at my friend Julie's house scrappin' with a few of her friends. We all seemed to hit it off real well (even if they are addicted to big brother). hehehe. That was okay since Julie and I were hooked on watching Andre Agassi kick some butt. Only got one layout done but ya know its more about the friendships that are made and cultivated and the things you learn that are important. Granted I have about a gazillion ideas running through my head and i impatiently waiting for my b-day present from joann.com so that i can put some of these ideas into action.
Today the fam is having lunch with my bud miss Kim as we head to our favorite restaurant Sushi Garden. We have been going to this place for 10yrs? When it was still called Oriental Garden. This is the restaurant that catered Robs 35th party in january. Everyone loved it! the restaurant is also right next door to my favorite scrapbook store, Making Memories Unforgetable. Maybe I can talk Rob into letting me spend a couple of bucks? 10?15?20?
No work again tonight (at least i haven't been called in yet) so hopefully i can enjoy some family time tonight maybe some photos and scrappin'. Rob and i are both working tomorrow so next day off together is sunday. haven't discussed it yet but we may got to a bbq hosted by one of our home group leaders. should be fun if we go.
I feel jazzed up today. kids' laundry is getting done, the house is fairly clean, kids are being pretty good. I don't know just pray that this feeling continues. it's a happy day. Enjoy your weekend. happy labor day! teasing kelly and making her face the camera. my kids are starting to revolt. NO More pictures mom!!