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This is just a little hodge podge of my life, some bits & pieces of me.:)

Saturday, April 28, 2012

April Update

This is a photo of my Freebies from the contest I won at www.scrapbook.com. I entered their Pin It to Win It Contest a few weeks ago and to my total surprise I was one of the winners, they gave 5 - $100.00 Gift Certificates. I'm one of those people who never seems to win anything but looks like I can't say that anymore! It was so much fun to open this box of goodies yesterday, I was stalking the UPS man because I'd been tracking this package and knew it was due so all day I kept a lookout for it!
I'm looking forward to some fun hours of using all these great products!
On another scrapping note - I completed another 8x8 album last weekend, a baby boy gift album.
Here's one of the pages:

What else have I been up to? Well, last week we babysat our 21 month old grandson while his mom & dad went to Las Vegas. We had an awesome time! And here's our little Kique enjoying some outside time at Papa & Nene's!

I've been reading too - The Hunger Games Series! I read the first book (The Hunger Games) in about 3 days, then started reading book #2 Caching Fire but it took me longer since I had to break for the babysitting, and now I'm on book #3 Mockingjay. I loved the first book, the second one wasn't quite as entertaining but I still liked it a lot and I'm looking forward to the rest of the story with this last one.

We are now anxiously awaiting the birth of our 5th grandchild, the baby was due a couple of days ago so it could be any minute now! Can't wait to meet the little one - not sure if it's a boy or girl since my son and his wife decided to let this one be a surprise.

One more thing - Rick has been working on our bathroom remodel, it's coming along nicely, he is almost ready to tile the shower surround and then it will be just some last minute/touch up things to be completed.

Well, that's it for my April update. :)

Friday, April 27, 2012

Friday Fill-Ins

And...here we go!

1. Ah, me...I really need to get up and get moving!
2. The coming arrival of our 5th grandchild who is officially past due is what's on my mind most lately.
3. When I talk to my best friend, she understands.
4. Drinking a lot of water is what's working for me lately.
5. I recently saw a hummingbird.
6. Spending time with my family fills me with joy!
7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to reading , tomorrow my plans include scrapbooking & reading and Sunday, I want to go to church and relax in the afternoon!

Saturday, April 7, 2012

A few updates...

This is a photo of me at my scrapbook retreat last weekend. This was my 5th year to attend Southern Retreat. We play a game during the weekend where when we finish a layout or project we get to keep the crown and wear it until someone else finishes a layout or project and they take it from us, there's a timer going and when it goes off whoever has the crown wins a prize. I won twice, a set of acrylic stamps and 2 markers both from Close to My Heart.  My daughter Lori & my sister Ione attended the retreat also, it was so much fun as it always is.

I finished the book I mentioned in a previous post - Bring on the Blessings, it was pretty good, entertaining, I would like to read the rest of the books in that series.
I have since read another book - The Quickening by Michelle Hoover. It is one of the worst books I've ever read, I just bogged through it, I knew it was a dark read - set in the depression era but I was hoping it would be good and by the fact I have read Gap Creek by Robert Morgan I know a book can be well written set in that era but this one was very hard to get through. I am one that almost has to finish a book I start for a couple of reasons, one being sometimes the books get better toward the end and secondly in this case I'd paid for it, if I'd gotten it free I'm not sure I'd have trudged through it.
I am between books now but I'll start something else today or tomorrow.

I scrapbooked yesterday, finished up an 8x8 album I'd started last weekend at the retreat.
Today we are going to Lori & Gabriel's for our Easter celebration. I am looking forward to seeing Kique with his Easter goodies! We are having brisket, potato salad, beans, Hawaiian rolls & I'm going to take a cherry dump cake. Should be fun.
Tomorrow I am hoping to go to church and then have a lazy afternoon. Hopefully I'll get to talk to Randy and the kids and I am so excited because it's only a few more weeks until the new grandbaby arrives!

Well, I guess that completes my updates.

Friday, April 6, 2012

Friday Fill-Ins



Here we go!

1. Eggs are best when they are chocolate.
2. Starbucks decaf coffee frappuccino is awesome!
3. When I look in the mirror, I almost always think I wish I could lose 10 or 15 pounds.
4. Brisket, potato salad, ranch beans, Hawaiian rolls & cheesecake these are the things I like for a special dinner!
5. Currently, I just finished reading a book and am looking for the next read.
6. I really want to read the Hunger games.
7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to relaxing and maybe watching a movie with Rick, tomorrow my plans include making brownies to take to Lori's on Sunday and Sunday, I want to celebrate Easter by going to church and then spending time with Lori and her family in the afternoon!