Saturday, October 31, 2009

Happy Halloween

I am sitting here at work and feeling kinda sad that the kids have grown up past the point that they really want to celebrate Halloween. Halloween has never been my favorite holiday but I did enjoy watching the kids enjoy the holiday. This year the only one that is going to dress up and go out is Abby and even she does not want to do a pumpkin with me today. What is a mom to do. I know that they will get into the spirt for Christmas though because they are already talking about how the house should look this year. I think we will be doing blue white and silver this year because I want to showcase snow being as for the first time in all of our lives we will be in an area that actually should have lots of snow for Christmas.
Ok well enough of my rambling for this morning, I hope to carve a pumpkin this afternoon and make up some pumpking seads(my favorite part of the pumpkin).

Friday, October 30, 2009

Fall in the desert is so odd!

Yesterday it was snowing not 10 miles from my house tomorrow it is going to be almost 80. I got used to the hot summers just barely and now we are almost to freezing at night except of course for when it decides to warm up. Poor kids have no idea as to what to wear from day to day. I guess fall here is like spring in Oregon, unpredictable at best.
Todays picture was taken off of the front balcony of the house just looking down the street. I usually get to scrap on Fridays but not today I worked a full day and then had to clean the kitchen and I have to work tomorrow so no staying up late for me.
Hopefully I will be able to at least get a pumpkin carved tomorrow and some pics of Abby dressed up as a Nerd. She comes up with the best costume ideas most years.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Park City here I come!

I just got a call offering me the job as House supervisor at the Park City Hospital. I am so excited this is the job I have been waiting for. It is 3 days a week and the kids will probably stay in St. George with their aunt while I am at work until at least Spring break.
Now we are making cookies to celebrate and I will have to start packing soon. I am worried about getting my online blogging class done with all the changes that will be taking place.

A mini album and a new LO

Just a little mini album I made last night while listening to a book on tape which seems to be my favorite activity to do while scrapping these days. Then this morning I made this LO based on the Sketch of the month at

I just love Kelly Purkey and her monthly sketch class.
I am waiting for the girls to get home from school and I think that we will make some pumking cookies. I have this really easy recipe and the cookies always turn out so yummy, but they will have to do their chores first so this activity may or maynot happen.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Getting Ready for November

I want to do a Daily Gratitude journal during November. I am not taking a class for this just made a template on my cricut and cut out 16 pages so that I have on for each day and one for the front cover. I hopefully will be able to take pics for everyday but if I can not I will just write something. Like December daily I have a stash of old supplies that I am using for this but I did go out and get some brown thickers today. Never can have too many thickers is my motto.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Getting Ready for December

Yesterday I saw Ali Edwards first post about her December Daily album . This really inspired me to get things together to make my own December Daily album. I choose a small format for this using a 4x6 album from SEI with tabs(I think it might be a recipe album) I tore it apart and added 8 transparency sheets to make it 25 pages long one for each day of the month leading up to Christmas. I would also like to do Shimelle's Journal your Christmas and this album I believe will do well for both concepts. Since I am using 3 years worth of Basic Grey Christmas Papers I will not have to purchase anything to have my Christmas season scrapped. Tonight I will be adding numbers to all of the pages but here is the cover and the first pages.

On another note it is back to the diet today, and hopefully I will get some fall pictures like I have been meaning to do for the last couple of weeks. Fall here in the desert I belive only lasts days and I really need to capture it while it is here. I think a walk at lunch might be the way to go, the kids appear to have no interst in being my models this year.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Back to work Monday

Well as much as I would love to stay home and clean and bake cupcakes it is back to work and school this morning. No daily photo yet but I am taking the camera to work with me to see if I can get a pic of what passes for fall in this neck of the world. Not much color and it is almost November. The leaves just fall here without the riot of fall color that I so love.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Cupcake Sunday

While looking at Shimelles blog getting inspiration for her new online class Blogging for Scrapbookers. I came across a recipe for Apple Spice Cupcakes and just had to make them. It does help if you have flour in the house when you go to make cupcakes just a little FYI. Also baking soda is a must but after a trip to the store Rachel and I had made Shimelles' yummy "Longwinter Cupcakes" and were pretty pleased with our results. • View topic - (un)Blinkies for you! • View topic - (un)Blinkies for you!: ""

Monday, October 12, 2009

Home today with a sick Abby

No recent online class, I am missing the daily challenge of doing an online class every day. I need to be more creative than I have been this month.