Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Bye Bye 2008 Hellllllooooooo 2009

I can't wait to see 2008 go to the way side.. Looking for 2009 to be a better year which I don't think will be to hard..
I didn't get a whole lot of photo's for Thanksgiving..I forgot once I put the camera down...
Lots to catch up on.

Group Effort in the kitchen

Traffic to Thanksgiving feast look at both sides argh.



Mom and Bree

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Totally Busted Boys

Here is a picture of the dogs at work on the packaging bubbles.. I called them and they both just looked at me like what.. They had a great time playing with this stuff for hours... The small things they love to get into.. They love it when they don't have to be on a leash get to run free.. Well I gound the photo cord so I can now start loading picture whew that was a long spell... of no cord.. Also got my layout packaged for the Cristal so that they can get that book going... So one thing off my to do list..

Saturday, December 27, 2008



Have a great day...
Maybe some scrappy time....

Yikes I'm still down for the count everyone.. i have't been answering to much email etc...
I'm still flat on my back.. Hopefully by Monday

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Dec 25th No more counting down it's here


Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Dec 24th Xmas Eve

Everyone enjoy your familes, friends and holiday
Be safe if your on the road

Only another week and 2009 I am praying that it is
good to all.

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Happy Birthday Terry Dec 23rd

YES YES YES lots and lots of birthday in November... yikes...
My cousin Terry's birthday is today

Happy Birthday....

Cosmo Cricket Huge Giveaway by Leah

This is one talented girl... and she is doing an Amazing giveaway on her blog
all you have to do is comment.. She has over 500 entries for this prize package
value at 150.00 of cosmo cricket goodness......
Go here

for bloggy good time and enter the contest

Good luck to you all....

Monday, December 22, 2008

Dec 22nd.. only three days left

Do you open your gift on Xmas eve or Xmas day or both.
We usually do the inlaws on Xmas Eve
and my family on Xmas day...
We usually just play gift exchange at the in laws and the kids
under 18 get a gift. There is only one under 18 at this point
Where does time go... They were just all getting them not to long ago.?

I'm hoping to get to sneek a movie in for Dear Hubby he always wants to go
but we never make any time to get there cause we are here and there...
I am gonna try on Xmas Eve to make this happen for him... Keeping fingers crossed

Saturday, December 20, 2008



My shopping is way done and I'm excited.. My homemade gifts were
another thing but I had also cut back my list on that...
This year has been challenging and I need no more stress...

Hubby has had so many trials with his heart... I am so grateful
for his medical care and that he is here.. I have no clue how to
handle that I think no one is ever ready for it..

Thursday, December 18, 2008


No Tamales this year I usually do this ritual it's an awful lot of time more than anything so this year I am skipping this and we will gladly go buy a dozen at a market.. LOl... Usually I try to do them between now and Xmas but I'm just gona enjoy my time rather that the hussle bussle of this... I will make Pozole for New Years Day I promised DH already..
I am hoping he is cooking for me again on New Years Eve.. Usually he makes a lobster tail but I'm not sure this year be better if we just ate fish rather than the lobster with butter how can you have lobster without butter just not right lol... So will see how things are but I'm thinking we should probably do the healthier of the two to ring in the new year...

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Rest in Peace Aunt Liz

May you always walk in sunshine and God's love around you flow, for the happiness you gave us, no one will ever know, it broke our hearts to lose you, but you did not go alone, a part of us went with you, the day God called you home.

A million times we've needed you.

A million times we've cried.

If love could only have saved you.

You never would have died.

The Lord be with you

And May You Rest in Peace.
You battled as hard as you could as someday I'm hoping they will find the cure.
As your memory will be kept alive we will someday meet again...

My aunt finally lost her battle with cancer last nite. Please pray for her family.

Dec 16th... Happy Birthday Joseph Wow 21

Happy Birthday Joseph...
Yes your right all my godchildren were born in December how amazingly fun is that.
He will be the big 21 I can't beleive this....
Enjoy your day Joe

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Dec 13 only 12 more days

Only twelve more days for the season it comes and goes so quickly....
Lucky thirteen today is Victor and Erica Engagement party...
We will of course work first then attend it's not till 3:00 but it's
a few miles it will take at least an hour which is ok... Then I get
to see Sonia which is a BFF of mine whom I don't get to spend very much
time with at all... I miss our breakfasts We use to go to breakfast well
at least coffee and hashbrowns or coffee and toast and or sometimes full breakfast
but alas we don't work together anymore and we are far apart .. We both have
the distance driving phobia.. but we do keep in touch thru the internet thank
goodness for this

Thursday, December 11, 2008


Go here
You can see caring for crystal on the right of a blog roll. I got this message in my email today and my heart just sank so Please all you scrappers out there... If you can Please red thru I know it's a long post.. but if you can help out.?

Dear Family and Friends:
As you may or may not know Crystal was diagnosed with an aggressive rare type of Cancer located in and around the Cervix. Unfortunately, since Crystal is HPV negative and completed annual Pap tests the problem wasn’t diagnosed until it reached stage 3.5 – 4 with the primary tumor growing to a length of 9 cm. We will continue to explore all options, but this is a fast moving disease that is not curative. This is difficult to say and it may sound like we are giving up, but that is not the case. We are going to fight this disease and expect good things to happen.
Radiation and Chemotherapy will start on November 24th and we are confident that new combinations of therapy and or surgery (not to mention the support of the entire Kaiser Oncology staff) will reduce the size and slow the growth so Crystal can enjoy time with Rylee, Aiden, Gaven, family, and friends. No one knows for sure, but we were told to expect a couple of years depending on how she reacts to the upcoming 6-8 week treatment. After that she must balance future treatments and quality of life. With a little luck, your support, and prayers we are going for her 40th birthday (about 6 years from today). We can do it…
We appreciate all of your support, thoughts, prayer. Our door will remain open. Crystal wants to make sure you know it is ok to visit and call anytime. Her only request – no flowers. Crystal, Jason, Gaven, Aiden, Rylee

Crystal is more than my cousin. She is more like a sister and a best friend. She is 33 years old and she has a 2½ year old son named Aiden and a 8 month old daughter named Rylee. She is married to Jason who has a 14 year old son named Gaven who Crystal treats as her own. Since her husband wrote the above letter to friends and family, things have actually gotten worse. After many tests, it has been found that Crystal has an EXTREMELY RARE and EXTREMELY AGGRESSIVE form of Cancer. So rare that her Oncologist has only found one other oncologist in the entire United States that has dealt with anything similar to Crystals Cancer. There is no protocol for this. If things go well and Crystal responds well to ongoing Chemotherapy and Radiation, she could live another 2 years. Unfortunately, it could be less.
Crystal worked very hard to become a nurse. The RN program is a 2 year program. She completed that and took it one step further and continued her education to get her bachelors degree in nursing. The ironic part of all this is that she is an oncology nurse. When she told me she wanted to get into oncology, I thought she was certifiably insane. I could NEVER deal with all that sadness on a day to day basis. Oncology is a special calling and she got it. I don’t wish cancer on anyone but I definitely feel that it is NOT FAIR that it would attack my cousin who dedicated her life to helping cancer patients.


Her biggest fear is that her children are so young that they will never know or remember her. How could this happen to my young cousin that has two babies depending on her? She asked me to create the Scrapbooks for her children so they would know who their mother was. She wants them to know what a great life she has, how much fun she is and of course how much she loves them. How do you let these children know what a wonderful person their mother was? You know how sometimes you wonder why life has taken you in one direction or another. I think it was in God’s master plan that I would be called to do this one day so He led me to open a Scrapbook Store. I don’t think there is a better way to accomplish this task than through our passion, our hobby...scrapbooking.

We spent Thanksgiving with Crystal two weeks ago. We went through her pictures and organized them so we can start making the scrapbooks. This is where we are pleading for your help. I know you are all very busy with your day to day lives but if you can find it in your heart and find the time to make a layout for Crystal's Scrapbook it would be a great big help for us. We need all different types of layouts. She will be scrapbooking her journals, emails that people sent to her and greeting cards. We would like these to be 2 page layouts with no set format. She will also be scrapbooking lots and lots of photos. We would like these to be 2 page layouts with several mats in different sizes but most for 4x6 photos. We would also like an exposed spot for journaling (no hidden journaling please).

If you do not have time to make any layouts, donations will also be accepted. Trust funds have been set up for Aiden M. LaGrange and Rylee M. LaGrange and an account has been set for all of Crystal's needs in the name of Caring for Crystal Foundation. Crystal has an amazing support system in Denver. I was there for 6 days and 3 of those days her friends brought home cooked meals for her and her family. Her coworkers at Kaiser have donated their vacation to her. When I left, 6 months worth of vacation had already been donated. It is amazing how kind, caring and generous that people are.

I also ask for your personal prayers for Crystal. If you belong to a church or a prayer group and you are able to add Crystal to the prayer list, I would greatly appreciate it. I believe in the power of prayer and I believe that there is still a miracle in store for Crystal.

I am not one to reach out and ask for help. However, I have never needed this much help. I feel so blessed to be able to reach out to so many people. I belong to an amazing sisterhood, a sisterhood of tens of thousands of scrapbookers. We all scrapbook for the same reason, for the preservation of our memories. Please help me preserve Crystal's memories for her children.

If you belong to any Scrapbook Yahoo Groups or Message Boards and you think anyone might want to help, please forward this email.

I am headed back to Denver in January. I would love nothing more than to present Crystal with completed Scrapbooks. She expressed to me so many times that this was her number one concern. If we can do this, she can stop worrying about this and start concentrating on her battle against her cancer.

If you would like to know more about Crystal, see pictures and keep updated on her treatment program and her fight against cancer, her friends have started a blog for her. It is We have created a link on our blog that will take you directly to Crystal's blog. You can also click the picture above.

Thank you so much for taking the time to read this. Thank you for your thoughts and prayers. Thank you for any layouts that you can contribute!! Layouts can be dropped off or sent to Scrappin' Good Times 564 W. Arrow Hwy., San Dimas, CA 91773.

This is a trying time to anyone's family.. It's person for me...My aunt will be passing before the end of the year She also had uterus cancer and they can do nothing more to save her.. Thanks in advance for anyone willing to help out in some way.....I personally do not know this family.. I have shopped at the LSS but it really hits close to home with my aunt in the same situation only the doctor told us two weeks ago that she will be lucky to make it another thirty days... Cancer is a horrid disease my father passed from it my step mother passed fromm it.. Two of my uncles so it runs in our family.. Two of my aunts have had breast cancer and thyroid but are here and beating the odds...

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Dec 10th only 15 days left

Happy Wednesday and it's 10 days into December already...Well it's a good thing..that I hve discovered how to post ahead cause so far all my posts were scheduled... I have a busy crazy month... & lots to tackle get orgnized finish year end ahead of schedule. Plan some things for 2009 .. Hubby have lots of medical stuff thru Dec- Jan Very stressful month... So I thought I better schedule the posts this month due to all that's been going on and my time constraints etc..lately.

Thanks for stopping by i'm hoping that soon I can float some photos soon as I find that dang cord.

Also if your looking to have some fun... head on over to

For some Scrapping fun they will be having a Cyber Crop this weekend... Maybe you can get some holiday projects done...I will miss Saturday but hope to have some fun on Sunday... Hope to see you my blogging friends to....

Scrappincoast2coast is still in the works ladies... Thanks for your patience.

Tuesday, December 09, 2008

Happy Birthday Karen Dec 9th...

Happy Happy Birthday Karen aka as soccerboyzmom on messageboards.

Enjoy your day...

Monday, December 08, 2008



If you haven't finished your Xmas shopping try to get it done soon..
The mad dash is on... If your creating things well that' time seems even
I am hoping to have my nieces books finished... I am lucky I have to have one done on Xmas but the other I can fudge and send a little bit later cause she's in Texas.
but lets hope I don't need the extra time.

Sunday, December 07, 2008

Dec 7th... Happy Birthday Nicholas + Cricut Cartridge

My goodness you children you are growing to be adults so fast Nicholas is another godchild I have... He will be 16 this year I have no idea where the time goes..
He is a good Football player in school...
Happy Birthday Nick Enjoy your day

Also... if you go to They are extending they cyber monday most cricut cartridges are 29.99 with FREE SHIPPING NO TAX.. so how cool is that to shop from your computer..... Thought I would spread the cheer....

Saturday, December 06, 2008

Dec 6th Happy Saturday

Wow it's already the first Saturday in December only a few more to go..
2009 will be here before we all know it...

I have a list of items that I need to do for 2009.

1.) Be more organized
2.) No buying Scrappy supplies (adhesive Ok)
specifically no patterned paper
3.) Make office better and more managable
4.) Donate things that have not been used or in way
5.) Take all clothes that don't fit and donate
6.) Be finished with year end , quarter end, month end on time
7.) Hopefully a job (yes I work with hubby) but need a paying job
8.) Lose weight oh yes the ever so lose weight each year deal.
9.) Be positive each day when wake up
10.)Make sure to scrap at least once a month
11.) Make sure to scrap with a friend at least every other month
12.) Get at least 150 layouts done in 2009
13.) To be in a card trade at least every other month my supply is running low
14.) Be organized for the Sedona Trip.
15.) Pay off a credit card
16.) Take more walks with hubby
17.) At least go to one movie a month with Hubby this is his favorite thing to do.
18.) Learn microsoft 2007
19.) Make sure I watch the 2009 tutorial to educate my self to the fullest with Quickbooks pro
20.) To eat more salad in 2009
21.) Keep hubbies heart in mind when cooking try to take the sodium out of whatever I can
22.) Pray everyday that hubby n family n friends are always healthy
23.) Write more cards just because to friends and family
24.) Hope to Visit Az at least twice
25.) Make a grocery list and shop with coupons at the store

Well this is a good start and I will start working on it now not Janaury 1st.

Friday, December 05, 2008

Dec 5th.. 20 more days till Xmas

Today... is Friday...
another week almost gone.

Please pray for me today...
I don't want to jynx myself...

So please please the power of pray.

Thursday, December 04, 2008

Dec 4th.. Happy Birthday Alyssa

I wish I could show a pic but all my pictures are in the garage at the present time i have one bag at home of about 250 pics but none of her lol...
She is gonna be 17 years old.. Omg where did the time go... She is growing so fast
and so smart..
Love ya little one and Have a great Birthday.

Wednesday, December 03, 2008

Dec 3 only 22 more days left till Xmas

I just can't beleive how fast the days go by.
then each week seeming faster than the next.
Year end , quarter end , month end all at once
ugh... Well I'm preparing for it in bits and pieces
and for the first time in a long time I' will have it done
right on time.. I'm excited about this...

Not a whole lot is new still no cord for the camera
so soon you will get photos until then

Have a good day

Tuesday, December 02, 2008


Where is your mobile phone? On table
Where is your significant other? work
Your hair color? brown
Your mother? pleasant
Your father? decease
Your favorite thing?
Your dream last night? scarry
Your dream goal? organized
Room Your In? office
Your hobby? scrapbooking
Your fear? drowning
Where do you want to be in 6 years? Az
Where were you last night? home
What you're not? rich
Where you grew up? Pico Rivera
The last thing you did? type
What are you wearing? sweats
Your TV? Fox n Friends
Your pets? here
Your computer? best
Your mood? bad
Missing someone? Jenny
Your car? parked
Something you're not wearing? socks
Favorite shop? Target
Your summer? Fun
Love someone? everyone
Your favorite color? blue
When is the last time you laughed? today

Just one word is tough! Give it a try!

I tag: Teresa, Debbie, Kris, Delphina,Cristal, Shirley,Karen
The others I would name have been tagged by Miss Natalie already

Monday, December 01, 2008

Dec 1st.. Wow 25 days till Xmas

I can't beleive how fast time seems to be flying these days...
I made it all thru posting each day in November sometimes not a whole lot
of interest but I stuck to it and did it.. I am looking forward to 2009 and hope
that many chances and things get better.. I'm hopping you just never know..
I'm hoping to catch up on a few things the week of 12/24 to New years at work we are generally slow but it's year end so I have to have all that done along with new files and clean up the place...
Boy I was looking at things on Ebay and boy oh boy you can get some good deal on things are totally so cheap I can't see how some of those people are making money even.
Anyways... Happy December and hopefully you won't have to much Xmas shopping to get done... It's always fun I like the hussle and bussel just wish everyone would have that spirit all year long and not just at xmas time.