Wednesday, November 26, 2008


Well I hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving tomorrow! I'll be feasting with my awesome family. I can't wait!!! I don't see everyone often enough!
The layout above is from the November Creating Keepsakes. I love it. The title letters are embossed with a mixture of black and cinnamon spice. They smell just like autumn! Brodey's cute face will also be in the April Creating Keepsakes. Got that email yesterday!
Well I'm off to clean house! I can't stand to leave if my house isn't in order!
Happy Thanksgiving!!!

Monday, November 24, 2008

The Raccoon saga continues.....

My gosh. It's like a mini series. Today around 5 I was in the office....Eric just yelled at me and said "hey this girl on tv looks like a blonde cocker spaniel" he's so weird....and I heard something hit the door. I go to the living room door and there is the raccoon. Big surprise. It's been pretty windy here and the wind knocked over my fern and it's right in front of the back door.
Earlier today the cat was jumping around in it and I thought she was just playing around. Well the raccoon was doing the same thing and it occured to me that maybe there is a mouse in there! Wow! I didn't know the raccoon would actually be trying to pounce on a mouse! I thought only cats did that!
So she pounces and grabs and I'm cracking up. It's so funny to see a raccoon act like a cat! I had my camera in there so I snapped a pic and ran in to get my video camera. Well I come back and look out the door and....well...she caught the mouse. I'll just say she made short work of it and the rather large mouse was gone in about 5 seconds. Yes. She ate the whole thing. I couldn't believe it. No I didn't video it. LOL I was too in shock.
When I told Eric he says "I didn't want to know that." then he says "what did you THINK they ate?"
I'm like "I don't know! Cat food! Hahahaha!!!" I had no idea they ate whole mice. Who knew?
I'm dying to see Wall E. I got car sick the other night trying to watch it. Brodey had it on in the back and I have been wanting to see it SO bad!!!! I have a feeling I'm going to cry at the end. I know, but I'm a big baby when it comes to movies. I totally get into it and I get so emotional. We were going to sit and watch it tonight but that didn't happen. Maybe tomorrow night.
Well I'm going to go. Brodey wants me to lay on the couch with him. Soon he will be too big to do it! BOOHOO!!!!

Sunday, November 23, 2008

I live in Nowhere Land with the Ferocious Beast...

Okay not really. Well some days I feel like it because that's all Brodey wants to watch. Thank goodness it's a cute show and it makes me laugh.
I also feel like I live in Nowhere Land because my internet is SO SLOW. I know I always gripe about it, but you just can't imagine just how slow it is. Here is how uploading a wedding to my site went:
Upload two photos.
Go do laundry.
50/50 change the photos uploaded OR my internet went out.
Upload the same photos.
Go do dishes.
Upload two more photos.
Take a shower.
I'm not even kidding. It took me more than 4 days of doing this ALL day to get them all uploaded. You are supposed to be able to upload 1000 photos at once. HA! HA! HA! Not here in Nowhere Land!
I finished editing this week's how-to video for J4K last night. I'm still trying to upload it. It gets to 62% and just stays there. Kill me now. I've been trying all day and will try one more time after I post. I'm sorry J4K girls! :(

Tonight has been the night of racoons. I'm in the kitchen tonight after dark waiting for Eric and Brodey to get back from Holdenville. I think I hear a frantic scratching sound. I mute the tv. I listen. There is is again. I instantly think of my sister who would be FREAKING OUT right about now. (No doubt she would be thinking of some stupid scary movie hahahaha) But not me. I'm too nosey. So I go into the foyer where it sounds like it's coming from and it is at the front door. That's weird. I go to the office where the camera moniter is and I can't see because of the glare from the porch light. So I crack the shades and it's a RACOON. Trying to get into my front door! NO! You can't come in! LOL She finally saunters away.
The mommy that I posted pics of eating the cat food on my back porch comes every single night now. Well sometimes even during the day. She isn't scared at all. She will even saunter up to the door and look in if she eats all the food. She knows I will come out and put more out there. She will come right back and eat it all!
Tonight I think her babies followed her. Eric and I were putting Brodey in bed and I hear a racket on the porch. I go over and look and it's THREE little babies! They were SO cute! There were frantically trying to get off the porch, but they couldn't figure out how! The mommy when she leaves always goes off at the end with the drop off. I think she probably took off that way and they were like what the heck! Mom! Where'd ya go!?! Finally they found the steps and off they went! So cute! I'm sure they will be back! As long as it isn't while I'm sleeping I'm okay with it! ;)
Well I'm off to bed now! I'm glad my boys are back! I missed them!

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Is it really almost Christmas?

Wow is it really almost Christmas or are people just putting u lights for the heck of it? Coming back from Tulsa tonight I saw so many! It was neat! I need to nag Eric to do it. We have never put them up. Nope. Never. Eric used to put up his neighbor's and it had to be perfect. I think it took the fun out of it for him. This year we have to, though. Brodey would SO notice and think it was so cool! Plus you could see them from highway 62!
Two of Ally's girls from the gym had a cheer competition today! They did pretty well considering it was their very first one! I went to help. It was fun!
This will be a quick post because I have to go do my video for J4K. I've started doing instructional videos for the Just 4 Keeps site. It's so much fun! I'm still really slow at it, but I've learned a lot.
If you happen to be in the bookstore (or wherever) check out Memory Maker's new idea pamphlet called "Get Organized." It's a cool little book about organizing your scrap supplies. It has some great tips in there PLUS I have a layout in there featuring my scrap room! LOL I'm on page 70! ;)
Okay I'm off to record my nasal self. (Yes my nose is still stuffy.)
Until's good to be back!

Friday, November 21, 2008

Good Grief!

Well HELLO world! LOL I've been a busy little bee!
Even thought I don't have the studio anymore, I still get busy this time of year taking photos. It's nice, but Brodey always reminds me why I do it very part time! ;)
I've also been working on stuff for the March Creating Keepsakes. So look for me twice in there! Yeah!
Yesterday was Mady's (my sis-in-law) 19th birthday! I made her a red velvet cake. Someone please come to my house and take it away before I eat what's left!
We are going to start redoing our bathrooms soon. I dread it, but I can't wait. Thank goodness there is another bathroom right outside of our bedroom. We can use that, but it will still be rough for a while!
Well I know this is a short post, but I have promised myself to get back to posting!!
Have a good Friday!!!!