Saturday, September 19, 2009

Today has been a GREAT day!

We started out this morning by going to the orientation for Kyle's culinary academy. That went well - short and to the point. Then we headed over to the Men's Wearhouse where Patrick and Kyle were fitted for their tuxes for the wedding. I can't believe the wedding is in 3 weeks!! Where has the time gone??? From there we stopped at Michael's where I got 4 new Cricut cartridges - Winter Woodland, From My Kitchen (but of course!), Sweethearts, and A Child's Year. Add that to the cartridge I bought yesterday (Calligraphy Collection) and it brings my cartridge total to 58, I think. I also pre-ordered the Gypsy (Patrick actually got me this for my birthday, which isn't until October - which comes in handy since it won't ship until Oct or Nov!). Today I started working on a handmade gift for my future DIL...I can't say what it is just in case she reads this blog - which I SERIOUSLY doubt! lol. I just don't want to take the chance. We stopped by the body shop to get the estimate on our car repair (the valet parking people wrecked it on our anniversary) and then grabbed lunch to go. Then we came home and took a nap (something I almost never do!). I woke up and cleaned up my scraproom a bit and then started on Iddy's gift (Iddy is Elizabeth's nickname). I then cooked dinner using a new recipe I recently discovered for Spicy Peanut-Crusted Chicken (I placed the recipe on my cooking blog - feel free to check it out at and it turned out FABULOUS! We have nice, fat bellies now :). I could sure use a few more days like today, that's for sure!

Now I'm headed to my dear friends, Jahn and Debra, to have some good, red wine and sit by the fire pit. I am so blessed to have these two as dear friends!

Well, I just wanted to check in since I have promised to be more diligent with my blogging.

Hugs and thanks for reading!

Sunday, September 6, 2009

A little update on me

Well, I have been a super-busy girl as of late and am SO sorry I haven't found the time to blog about it. There just aren't enough hours in the day, that's for sure.

My oldest son, Dustin, returned from Iraq safe and sound (praise God!) just after his 30th birthday. I'm SO sorry that he had to spend his 30th birthday in Iraq but was glad he made it home safely. His son, my one and only grandson, turned 4 years old in June. He is just such an adorable child - and SO unlike his daddy at that age. I'm SO looking forward to having them come visit in October, as well as meeting Dustin's girlfriend, Marsha.

My middle son, Kyle, moved back home after getting out of the Air Force. He is starting culinary school at the Kitchen Academy at the end of this month. It is a pretty intense 9 month program. He really wanted me to attend with him and I could do it as they have evening courses as well, but my hubby does not want me away from home any more than I already am.

My youngest son, Jake, is getting married in about 34 days!! I just can't believe it! I truly can't believe it!! Elizabeth is PERFECT for him, as he is for her. They are going to make a wonderful couple and they will make pretty, perfect babies (no pressure kids lol). I really can't wait to have more grandbabies to spoil. Speaking of grandbabies, James is going to be the ring-bearer in their wedding - too precious!!

I haven't gotten a lot of scrapping done, but I did make 225 wedding invitations for Jake and Elizabeth's wedding. I was so honored that Elizabeth and her mom allowed me to do that for them. I am taking a couple weeks off work the beginning of October and can't wait to spend time with Dustin & James & Marsha, and maybe even SCRAP!!

My dear, wonderful friend Lucille is coming back for another visit as well. I know she wouldn't miss Bubba's wedding for anything! I'm still trying to figure out the logistics of where to put everybody!

I am very sorry again for the lack of blogging and truly hope to post much more often....even if it's just a few lines. I also posted on my cooking blog tonight ( if you feel like taking a trip over there to check it out!

I've missed blogging a log as I find it's very relaxing.

Hugs to all!!!
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