Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Sooo. we didn't end up going to the pumpkin patch on sunday. We plan on this saturday but even that is kinda iffy right now. The best laid plans don't always work. Money is super tight till next week so I have to mind my P's and Q's.

I haven't taken many new pictures so we are picture less today.

I will say that my brother Mike and his girlfriend Amanda have officially announced their engagement at church last Sunday. They have asked me to be matron of honor.

speaking of wearing a dress in front of the whole family. I need to lose 30-40lbs before their wedding on Feb. 22nd.

Picture this...... The groom is 6'5" the matron is 6'0" both of us kinda heavy and the bride is like 5'5" and maybe 120lbs. looks funny I'm telling you. Amanda comes up to my shoulder. Two giants over the fair princess.
These pictures have Amanda sitting on Mike's lap. see what I'm saying!!
I'll be doing their engagement pictures soon. That is gonna be a fun shoot and I might exploit the size difference.

So I'm off to see the wizard.

Friday, October 19, 2007

Happy Friday

Today has been a fun day so far and we didn't do anything out of the ordinary.

The kids and I went to the store, then picked up the new tires for the landscape trailer. Then we came home and I made pancakes for lunch (hey, they asked for them). I have played email tag with my buddy Julie, that was fun. Went outside to try and take some pictures of Kellys hair and now I'm blogging before I go prep for scrapbooking tonight.

Thought I would try and show a few pictures. Boy I really need to practice. Of course when your child is flying around on her scooter it gets kinda hard.
We plan to go to Agua Linda Farm this Sunday for their Pumpkin Festival. Hope it is lots of fun for the kids. I'll have pictures on Monday!
Otherwise be safe and have a great weekend.

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Happy Wednesday.
I have much to be thankful for.
My friend Julie is doing well in her surgery recovery. Very happy for that.
My freezer did not go caput on me. Boy did I do some heavy praying for that one. So thankful.
My mom finally got a new porch put on her house. So now it is safe to actually step outside her door. Those steps were treacherous.
I got to scrapbook yesterday and completed two layouts. I have since then continued to go through my scrap crap and found seven more layouts that need to be put away or fixed so that they could be put away.
I also found several layout in various states of doneness and I am putting them in an evelope for me to finish up at the Scrap social this Friday.
So I have a stack of magazines to go through and cut up for ideas and I think I'm going to ask Rob to put his drums back up because, 1. It's been a month since I got my shelf and most of the room is ready 2. If he doesn't I'm gonna end up using the WHOLE room 3. Rob needs to practice 4. It will make me finish the room so that I can get to my stuff.

So on Monday night Rob, the kids and I head back to the school playground to play frisbee and lets the kids play. I brought my camera to get more shots in the great sunset light. So I whip out the camera to get this cool picture of Kelly and guess what??? I have no memory card!! I took it out to upload on Saturday and forgot to put it back in. What a waste. I was hoping to get some good shots of just Rob or Rob and the kids. Better luck next time.
So sorry no new pictures.
I'm off to finish laundry

Saturday, October 13, 2007

Good Saturday Morning!
We have been productive for the Ross household this morning. I have in the last load of laundry, the kids and I cleaned up the back yard and we even walked to the school, a few streets away to play on their playground.
Now we are home relaxing and watching some cartoons.
I want to give a shout out to Kristie and say HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!
The old broad turns 31 this year. I know your gonna go party so have fun and be careful. Love you girl.

I also want to say congrats to my buddy Julie who had surgery a couple of days ago. She is recovering and doing well. Can't wait to see the changes your about to make.

Kelly is on vacation this week so we are going to do some clothes shopping and just playing around and relaxing.
Today I'm reading the Organized and Inspited Scrapbooker. I hope to fine tune some of my organizational needs so that I might actually use my scraproom. Would be nice huh? I also need to find out about colors and clutter. As in what colors work good for me and what I might find distracting. It's interesting to say the least.
I hope to do some scrappin later this afternoon.
So for now enjoy your weekend, have fun and stay safe.
Love C

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Thoughts and Prayers

As I was sitting here for my quiet time I suddenly felt overwhelmed by all the people I am praying for. After calming my mind down, I asked the Lord to hear my heart and to lift up all the people that are running through my mind.
Especially today.
Today my friend Julie is having weight loss surgery. I will admit I am a little nervous. I also feel bad because she called yesterday and I didn't get a chance to call her back. I'm sorry Julie. I hope you are doing good. Please call me when you feel up to it.
I sometimes wish I had the healing hand kind of power. That people I prayer for or lay my hands on would be healed or given the wisdom they need. Yes I know that is reserved only for Jesus and God but just sometimes I wish I could do that also.
I feel like I am stumbling a bit right now. I know that back in July God told me to quit working** and he would provide. Which he has done every month. Last month the van was deemed unsafe to drive so it now sits. This morning I went to pick up some meat at Sunflower market. When I went to put it in our freezer I noticed that the door hadn't shut from the day before. Now I'm afraid the compressor is shot and that would cost hundreds to replace. I have been praying and asking for forgiveness all morning because it is my fault, and we can't afford to get it fixed if something is wrong. After talking to Rob, I put a cup of water in the freezer and we will check it tonight. Then I will know wether to be worried or not.
The reason I go into this is because I sometimes feel this is a test to my faith. That I must look at the bigger picture and know it will all work out. Sometimes that seems kind of hard but I believe that my faith is strong.

** I just found out that Tres Amigos is closing all of it's Phx stores by the end of this month and that sales in Tucson are really slow. So I know it was the right choice for myself to leave. :) And here is an example of the bigger picture.
In love,Carrie

Tuesday, October 09, 2007

I am trying to post a more recent picture of myself and the stinky old blogger won't have it. This can be so frustrating.
I can't believe I haven't posted since last thursday. yikes. Sorry.
Does anyone know if the new scrapstore is open on River?? I'm jones'en for a scrap shopping fix.
Really, as of right now I have nothing interesting to say.
I didn't get any shots of Kelly. The scrap class that was on last Sunday, the person didn't show up. I'm STILL trying to clean the scraproom.
I have decided that I need a night out to scrapbook. Rob has gone out with the guys several times this last month and I've been home. I want a night out with anyone who wants to join me to scrap.
I'm very boring today so I'm gonna sign off.

Thursday, October 04, 2007

I survived!!
No seriously it wasn't bad at all. For the most part it was fairly easy, by yesterday they were fighting like brothers and sisters.
This morning after dropping Kelly off at school little man and I went and mommy got a hair cut. nothing extreme, just a trim so that I can grow it out.

Ya know this wireless has it's good and bad points. Yes I can sit on the couch and surf the web (albeit slowly) but all my "stuff" isn't on the laptop it's on the PC. I cannot receive email on the laptop so I have to power up the pc to check EVERYTHING. Maybe this will be my computer now and Rob can keep his slow a$$ laptop. Except the pc can't follow me into the kitchen.
Oh what to do.......
Ya know, 15/20 yrs ago none of this would be possible anyway so I'm gonna quit my complaining ;)
I'm hoping to take some pictures of Miss Thing this weekend. I'll post if I do.

Monday, October 01, 2007

Well howdy there strangers!

Lots have been going on around the Ross house.
A week ago we had miss Kelly's 5th birthday party, then just the four of us on Wednesday with the leftover cupcakes and ice cream. We had one day with no internet because Rob was having issues hooking up the wireless. I actually worked a couple of afternoons for my friend Karen doing more courier work. Hopefully I'll get paid this week for that. Friday I got really sick with my asthma and ended up at the doctors to get my very first breathing treatment.

So now I'm back. Granted for the next few days I have some extra company. Kenny and Chloe are two kids from church that my kids have classes with. Their mom and dad are in Rocky Point Mexico till Wednesday so I'm learning to have and juggle 4 children. It's not that bad so far the kids are all pretty much getting along. (keep fingers and toes crossed) I really want things to go smoothly and everyone have a good time.
So here are a few shots of Kelly's party.
Just a reminder for myself that Kelly cheated at pin the tail on the donkey. Yes she had her eyes covered but she could see from underneath.
Loved having the cupcakes, so much easier for everybody.
This was also the best and fastest party we have ever had. The party started at 2:30 and parents were picking up their kids at 4. Well we really didn't get started till 3 and we ran through everything but that was fine cause we kept the kids' interest.
The kids I think had a great time. Lots of goodies from the pinata and then the cowboy hats and the little star gift bags. I talked to the twins' mother and she says that Kelly's party is all her girls will talk about. This makes me happy that they had a great time.
So for posterity, or whenever I get around to scrapbooking it the guest and family list included: mom, dad and wyatt, nina, uncle mikey, aunt amanda, clayton and donovan, grandpa frank, hope gainey, faith and graham, Abby and Elle from school, david and vera beil and samuel and jaden.
Grandmom Ross came the night before and brought your gifts cause she had to work the next day.
All the kids were fantastic, nobody cried and barely fussed or whined.
**I might edit to add to this later, not sure