Wednesday, May 20, 2009
I made this for my dear friend, Janelle. She is a nurse with me in oncology. I used the curious card challenge over at the greeting farm. I loved and had even printed it out prior to them choosing it...I'll have to try it again!!!! We had a fun filled weekend and a jam packed week. I just do the weekend b/c I have to leave soon....We went out for my friend Erika's surprise b-day party and then decided to walk home (approx. 27 blocks), it was nice for husband and I just to have some alone time. We went to the boat club painted the shed, and had Kev's cousins out, and then gave the girls a hair cut and went swimming on Sunday. I took some pics that I'll have to share tomorrow seeing as it is time for me to head to work.....
Hello Peeps, I am just setting down to eat a bite for lunch at 2:30....we have been at the boat club all weekend celebrating my mom and dad's birthdays. Plus my youngest brother Mace is leaving Tuesday to play ball in Mo. He is going to Jucco now and lives with us...I'm really going to miss him!!!! Now on to my dad, AKA. Coach Krol. He is not only a very strong man, christian, coach, father, teacher, he also is one of the softes, kind, loving and supporting man I have and will everyone know. I know that you are thinking yeah right, her parents can't be that great, but they are AMAZING!!!!! I love that my dad can't whistle, but when he makes that weird sound a ball games that is more like gleeking everyone that has ever played for my dad turns their head. I love that my dad has been Santa for every and it is the only Santa that is real, in my books. I love that my dad would play catch with me even after teaching all day, having practice, and then finally getting home at 6. My dad gave us our baths, tucked us in and said prayers with us. I love that my dad is an awesome dad despite the fact that his father died at a very young age and my dad had to live a very hard life without him. I love that my dad beat up a kid in grade school b/c they were picking on an handicap boy, my dad got suspended and the little boys parents came to thank my dad for sticking up for him!!!! My dad is a hero to more men than I could every guess. He commands everyone and is respected by those that have any brains!!! I love that my dad had a dream to build a baseball field, and now there is one. I love to watch my dad take care of my son and my husband, in hopes that they will both become the father my dad is!!! I love that my dad would let me go last in line for spankings :P As you can tell, I love my dad and just to finish this...I would like to add some Texas Mow-Mow, but this special language is only for my family and my dad's players....whom are our extended family, Thanks dad I love you and happy birthday.
Happy Birthday mom!!!!!! I love my mom soooooooooooooooooooooooo much!!!!!!!!!!!!!! My mom is our family bra. Yes, I did just compare my mom to a bra, she is strong, holds us together, I can't live with out her, she helps me to be a better woman, she is very honest (maybe the most honest person I know), loves without reservations, I am very blessed to have been born with such an amazing mother!!!! She has not only shaped our family but continues everyday shaping our kids future!!!! There is no other person I would ever trust to tell me the honest truth besides my mother, my mom and I are very alike in some ways and in other we are exact opposites. I love that she will be honest enough to tell me that she loves my brother's boughten cards more than she loves my home made heartfelt cards....because that is who she is!!!! I love that when we (Adam, Mace and I) got a B on a test in school we got the disappointing look and if Noah got a B he got praises!!! ( Now I realize that Noah totally knew what he was doing, lowering mom's expectations of him, that darn sneaky kid!!!!!) I love that after a ball game, that my mom never missed unless she was with another kid at another game and would be there as soon as she could, my mom would be sure to point out our mistakes if we started in on how well we did. My mom is so amazing that she would pack us cooked hot dogs in a thermos so that she could save enough money to help us through college w/o taking out any loans (Mace is the only one left in college)....out of 4. My mom had us write book reports all summer long, but more importantly she took us to the library!!!! My mom helped us with all of our 4-H projects from age 6-till 17. She made us breakfast every morning, packed us lunches everyday, had homemade diner for us after practice (I mean everything from scratch) bread from flour, chili from canned tomato sauce, and fresh baked Cinnamon rolls!!!!! My mom was there after school everyday, she knew where we were, who we were with and what time we would be home, even when we were in high school, mom would wait up with dad until we got home and then we would talk for hours about the evening!!!! My mom never would make us do homework until we played for awhile, then we had to practice the piano for 20 min. everyday, do the dishes, and then homework. I love that AC didn't make it into our house until I was in High school, cable came my Jr. year. My mom totally focuses on what is important, so we did without in some areas so that we could make it in others. If that meant shopping at Goodwill or going to where ever the deals were best for groceries. My mom has ran the concession stand for I don't know 20 years. She made enough money to make the Field have lights, pay for umpires, build a concession stand with bathrooms.....all by sacking up seeds, making her relish, buying the drinks, cooking the food, and well stocking everything!!!!!! Besides working behind in there all spring and summer!!!!!! My mom is the BEST!!!!!!! We (our family) would not be where we are today without my MOM!!!!!!! There is nothing I could ever do that could measure up to be better than her, I can only strive to be like her!!! Thank you mom and Happy B-day, I hope you like this card!!!!!
Yes it is true, that is me riding the mechanical bull!!! Hello every one, it's my day off and it has already started out wonderful and it's only 7am!!! I fed the bunny, made coffee, took the dog out, switched the laundry, made 2 cards, made 5 pages in my thank you scrapbook, spent sometime with my husband before he left for work, laid with Easton when he woke up at 6 for a few minuets, (I told him he could go back to bed b/c it was my day off and he said, "I love your days off, tell me what fun things we're going to do today", as his eye lids slid shut....) I love those moments!!!! I am trying to get the next few posts made b/c 1. it's my parents b-day's this week, 2. I've already made the cards, 3. the week never gets slower after Wednesday, 4. we are going to the boat club Fri.-Sun. so that only gives me Thursday to post.....anyways, I made these scrapbook pages for Kev's parents that live in Arizona, whom we stayed with, as my way of saying thank you. I am going to try and get this all done in the next couple of weeks...hopefully!!!! I don't know what we have planned for the day, maybe the library, the zoo, and a picnic in the park, followed by a nap, putting in the garden and ending with a church carnival!!!! I think that sounds jam packed so I better get the laundry ut away before Kanon gets here and Easton wakes up!!!! LATER!!!!!
Monday, May 18, 2009
Isn't life funny...I am ready for another VACATION!!!! We do have a Monday of, so that will have to do. There are 2 girls that are having a baby soon, so time off is going to be very hard to come by. Soni and I hung out with Kev's cousin's kids...We did some stamping, movies, popcorn...a regular AWESOME Friday night, minus the hail, mushroom clouds, and possible tornado weather!!! Saturday we went shopping for my remodel kitchen. I decided not to move and to take out a loan and add the things to my house that I really, "really" want. So I'm adding a double door from the dinning room, gutting out the kitchen, new wood floors, new windows, a covered patio, a garage, and possible a hot tub!!!!! Just a few things. Why you ask don't I just move, well I like where we are located, I love my hardwood floors...privacy fence, developed yard and flower gardens (which we have worked and worked to make them beautiful), my laundry shoot, and my unique loft bedroom just to name a few things I love, oh yes and my 80 year old and 91 year old neighbors who totally ROCK....so we're staying put!!! Here are some pics of Friday Mushroom clouds, bubbles with Bobbie (Soni's son), pics of the girlly party, and a card for my Sister in law... Happy B-day girl!!!!!
Friday, May 15, 2009
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
Yes Girls, I'm still alive, but my weeks have been jam packed with to dos!!!!! We got back from AZ. on the May 1st, at about 11:45. We had a great trip, pic need to get on my computer....still pending!!! Sat. we had 4 ball games starting at 9am and ending around 7pm and then we went to my brother's for a BBQ till 12 am Sunday....at 8:30 am the Sunday I helped with a surprise 80th b-day for my dear neighbor till 1pm and then the party lasted until 6pm, (May 3rd is Easton's b-day) so we celebrated with cake that night and hung out with him and unpacked our baggage. I had off till Thursday, though I don't remember what was all jammed in that week...and then the next weekend we went to boat club and had Easton's b-day on Sat. My mom's house flooded on Friday night so we helped her until 12 am Sat, the party lasted until well I went in the camper around 2 am and then we were up before 8am for mother's day.... we stayed out there until 6pm on Sunday and then came home only to unpack again... Now it's Wed. and I have to work for a friend that has a Dr. appointment and then tomorrow I have a day off!!!! I have made some thank yous for my neighbor and use some old thank yous for Easton's party, just to get that off my list!!! Now you know where I've been........I have also been trying to work out at night or in the morning which cuts into my stamping time, but I need, I really need to feel better about wearing a swimsuit...so priorities!!!! Catch you later, maybe!!!! :P It's easy not to post when you get out of routine....and I need find out how to squeeze it all in!!!!