Sunday, April 5, 2015

Happy Easter

Happy Easter everyone!  Hope everyone has a blessed day!  Had a wonderful weekend.  Yesterday we celebrated my mother's 88th birthday here with our first party.  Had a small crowd with Charlies group and my oldest daughter and her small army, my mom and sister and great nieces.  Kids had a ball and had a little Easter egg hunt in the front yard. 
Getting settled gradually - getting new furniture (not as fast as I would like but Charlie doesn't move as fast as I do on this stuff). Going this week for the last load that we have in storage down there and then will be done unpacking boxes!
This week I have my page for the CSI Case File #160.  Want to give credit for our sponsors this month!

 Here's my take:

 Then I'm still working on finishing up my February and March kits from Gossamer Blue so here are some more layouts from the kits. The second one is from Gavin's photo shoot with Carmen Perez! 

Then here is a picture of my beautiful mom yesterday when we all sang Happy Birthday to her!

Thanks for stopping by and again a blessed Easter to you!  Christ is risen!

Friday, March 27, 2015

CSE - CASE FILE 158 & 159 plus some Gossamer Blue

 Well everyone probably figures I fell in a hole and it feels like we did! We finally got moved got TV and internet service and are starting to find our way out from the boxes.  We are still buying furniture and decorating and still have to make a trip back down to San Antonio and pick up a load of things we stored in a storage unit which of course are some of the things I want right now!  It's coming together slowly.  We love the house and we pretty  much left most of our furniture there with our son as he is wanting to buy a house this year after he gets married.  We are getting new things.  Today we went with our official decorator (sks my daughter in law) for a huge shopping trip to hobby lobby and kirklands for decorating items that she will place when she comes over tomorrow!  Then we stopped by Dillards and got the rest of the bedroom set I wanted - I had bought the bed and thought I could live without the rest and found I can't!  But I have finally started scrapping here and there when I'm too worn out to work around the house.  Here's the last two case files over at CSI:
 My daughter's bff and her little boy who I scrap for.

 And here my granddaughter in photo taken by Trace Hernandez.

Then here I am trying to catch up with the last two months kits from Gossmer Blue.  I had to put them aside to get ahead enough at CSI that I could pack up my scraproom so they have been sitting there teasing me for a couple of months now!  Need to finish as it will be time to order a new kit this weekend!
These adorable photos were taken of Gavin (above - daughter's bff's little guy) by Carmen Perez for his 2 year photo shoot.

Then my daughter taking a rare break with her nursing friends from studying.
Earlier photos of Gavin in the next two playing basketball.

Then my son and his fiance with her parents during Christmas in Vegas.

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Monday, March 9, 2015

CSI - 156 &157

 Well here I am again late in posting these but here's the last two week's Case Files #156 and 157.  It's been a whirlwind around here.  Trying to move everything (we have been taking a truck every week during my time off.  Then I went with Maria and Jason to San Luis Potosi for a long weekend and had a fabulous time!  So beautiful! Then today was to be my last day at work and I got put on call but went in around ten to collect my check and because they had a fabulous party for me.  Trying to say goodbye to my work family of 20 years was soooo hard.  I didn't get home until three this afternoon.  But I did want to share my projects for the last two weeks - had so much fun with these Case Files even though I was pressuring myself to get ahead so that I don't have to miss any while we move.  I think I'm there - we should be moving the last load with the moving van by Friday.  I'm bored to tears though with my whole scrap room packed away.  I have two untouched Gossamer Blue kits that I had to pack away because I just didn't have any more time! First a few pictures from my trip! 

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Thursday, February 19, 2015

CSI and a little updating

Well we just got home awhile ago from another whirlwind trip up to Granbury to move things.  Haven't said anything here on the blog yet because I just told everyone at work last week and didn't want it to leak out before I had a chance.  My final day working here will be March 13th.  Almost twenty years working here in Trauma - going to miss my co-workers - they have been my family and friends through the last twenty years.  BUT we have bought a beautiful new home (smaller than the last) up in Granbury and have been traveling back and forth for the last month trying to move as much as we can by truck.  This time week took both cars so that I could get my plants moved.  There's still SOOOO much to go.  We will have movers come to move the last of the big things as soon as I'm done but we have tried to keep that cost down by doing most of this on our own.  Good thing is most of our furniture is being donated to my son and his fiance and we are getting new!!!! How fun is that!  We have already bought a new couch and love seat, master bed (getting the rest for there later) and a kitchen table which I'm obsessed  with.  It's bar stool level and is just cool! But that's why I have been behind here even though I'm working to get two more ahead so I can pack the rest of this scraproom up - it's definitely the MAJOR move of the house!
Also have an upcoming trip next week to San Luis, Mx with Jason and Maria for a couple of bridal showers and some church appointments. So looking forward to that!
This is last week's case file.  Used some Core'dination's for this page - love this line!


 Then this is this weeks sketch and Case File which I solved below.  This was taken on a cruise with two of my grown daughters.  It's so fun to get to go with them and be friends as well as mom!
Thanks for stopping by!  I'll try to keep up but I'm burning the candle at both ends right now. 

Monday, February 9, 2015


Yeah I've been a horrible blogger lately but life has just been SO BUSY!  So much on my plate right now. Am leaving for San Luis with Jason and Maria in a couple of weeks.  Jason is meeting with the priest and then there are two bridal showers planned.  AND I get the personal tour of the city with Maria's family - can't wait!
 I'm playing catch up for the last two weeks with CSI here so will share two of the case files.
The first is Case File #153.  This is a picture of Brandy (right) with Maria, Jason's fiance.  They are pretty close in age and they have bonded so well and have so much fun together.
 Next up is this week's Case File #154.  I used this picture that Maria's Mom took of them at the Botanical Gardens and used it with some Core'dination's cardstock.  They are so excited as they look forward to their wedding this summer.

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Tuesday, January 13, 2015

January's Gossamer Blue kit and some Nifty Pixels sketches

 Got my new Gossamer January kit and since it's all about LOVE I used some pictures I've been wanting to scrap of the kids who are getting married this summer.  First up I used one of the new sketches over at Nifty Pixel #38.2. 

Then I used another sketch from the Nifty Pixel #27.3 for this layout of the two of them from their trip to Las Vegas for Christmas.  Maria's parents took them and they had a wonderful time.

The last one is using some of the pictures they took to use for engagement announcements.
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Thursday, January 8, 2015

Case File #151 over at CSI

It's SOOOOO COLD here!  I hate COLD.  I can't make myself get out and run if it's not at least 50 degrees so I feel like yuck!  Going to have to get Charlie to bring in the treadmill and see if I can make myself use it.  I hate the treadmill and in fact am planning to sell it but have been rethinking it with this cold weather.  AND knowing we are moving up to even colder temperatures soon I may have to change my mind on that.  Kim and Madison (my daughter and Granddaughter) come in tomorrow for Madi's doctor appointment so will meet them for lunch.  I have spent my last two days off meeting with friends.  LOVE friend time and am starting to get a little nervous about leaving all of them before long.  Work has picked back up and the unit's full again.  I have an orientee (experienced nurse but new to our unit) so it hasn't been bad.  Told her the other day I really like the concept of a team assignment!  Although true to form she has had submersion orientation because I really am the trauma draw!  We have seen only a very few bedside CT scans (it's new with the new hospital) and since she started three weeks ago she and I have done three of the maybe four done on the unit!  
Here's my take for this weeks Case File over at CSI.  Loved these colors.  Jason had done this photo treatment to the picture of he and Maria and I loved it so much I decided to use it this week. Em's fabulous sketch was my inspiration and she picked my layout to put up at the Nifty Pixel together with the sketch!  Exciting!

 Then I still have paper left from my December Gossamer kit so used it for some of our Thanksgiving pictures!  They were almost fighting each other this year to have their picture made (???? after all the years of BEGGING!)

Since I just got my new Gossamer Kit you should be seeing more soon although I have to work three days this week (UGH!)