Thursday, December 17, 2009

Hello Home for a few more days....

Morning in San Juan, PR
Goodbye Puerto Rico!
The little tug that followed us out of port
The Atlantica in St. Thomas
Oh the beaches of St. Thomas
St. Thomas again!
Margaritaville, Grand Turk
Downtown St. Thomas
Muster on board
The Atlantica!

Well I'm back from the Caribbean though I wish I could have just moved to St. Thomas and permanently become a resident. I LOVED IT!
I also really enjoyed Puerto Rico but our excursion to the rainforest took quite a bit of time, which is okay, but I didn't get to enjoy the town as much as I would have liked. Defiantly need to go back and visit again someday and spend some time just chilling out over there on one of the 365 beaches our tour guide told us about.

Now that I have had some nice warm weathers of the Caribbean I'm off to head into the cold for about 10days. I'm headed to Texas for Christmas and then out of the blue I had an idea. I had a few days to play with, why not see what it would cost me to get to Wisconsin to see family. It's only $17 more than what my flight from tx to fl would have been. To get home I was able to use one of my rapid rewards certificates! Woohoo! only its -13 there. Well I guess I'll get to see lots of snow for the first time!! ya!!!!

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Wow it's been a while since I last updated the good ole' blog (almost a month), in that time its been a whirlwind of activity. I can't believe in less than 6 days I will be traveling the Caribbean aboard Costa Cruise's Atlantica. Ya! I can't wait!!!

Sunday, November 1, 2009

34 Days tilll

I'm here!!!

Photo by Blogs en croisiere on flickr.

Check this out.

Like How AWESOME is that!!!

Donna Downey's website has an amazing kit up for grabs from scarlet lime... It's totally awesome!!!

Thursday, October 29, 2009

New Texas Pages....

This one needs a little more on it with some embelishments!

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Witch Shoe is it??

A little witch must have dropped by and left her shoes.....

Sunday, October 25, 2009


Got a call from my grandma today and I was missing her so I did this layout about her..

Saturday, October 24, 2009

It was time to reorganize!

the second desk, almost cleared off.
the silver poles are so empty now :(
my desk, probably never will be cleaned off completely. lol!
All my favs. out to play with within reach.
My cart of goodies including music!
Adhesive cabinet and goodies on top!
Cricut, Bind-It All & Sizzix stand!
A few more things to hang yet.

A few new pages

Ya stayed up late and started scrapping..

close ups below

and this one will have a partner as well, its lower on the posts here on the blog, for the contest for that scrappy girl!

card from the scraps of crate paper! I loved this stuff!

Friday, October 23, 2009

That Scrappy Girl Challenge

This page is based off the sketch on Scrappy Girl for their contest.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Had a nice evening in with a family friend this evening that made me very happy. It's nights like this that make me realize I do have control over some things in my life and the other things I just have to let go.... Its hard to say and actually do, but hopefully with time I'll have some more control of those things.... Time will tell I guess..

Off to the scrap room this evening!

Monday, October 19, 2009

Some fun new pages...

Friday, October 16, 2009

Looking Out

Made home just in time to avoid rush hr. traffic and a nasty storm. I'm hearing the boom of thunder as I type this from my scrap room. Gosh soooooooooooo much rain today from 3am onward. Luckily my time @ Epcot I only got a few drops on me as we avoided the rain for the most part luckily. I just hit rain for about the first hour of my drive to Epcot and then was clear all the way there, the whole day at Epcot, and all the way home. I'm very thankful for that as I don't like to drive in rain..

A few postcards from my trip around the world today..

Just got home from Epcot's International Food & Wine Festival. It was amazing!!!

My friend Suzanne and I had such a wonderful time.. It was my first outing with my new camera and I must say I am very impressed!!! Will be sticking to Cannon cameras for life, no Nikon's in my future ever again..

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Random Thoughts

* “A house is not a home unless it contains food and fire for the mind as well as the body.” —Benjamin Franklin

Monday, October 12, 2009

Something to Ponder...

Got this off the Unity Stamp Blog..

Whatever you have forgotten, you can remember. Whatever you have buried you can unearth. If you are willing to look deep into your own nature, if you are willing to peel away the layers of not-self you have adopted in making your way through the tribulations of life, you will find that your true self is not as far removed as you think.


Saturday, October 10, 2009

A Moving Loss

So with everything being moved from my apartment in Orlando back home to the house I lost one thing.. I should be happy that I only lost one thing, but to me it's kind of sad because it was my whole scrapbook album of our trip to North Carolina in 2004, our first road trip with Maggie as well and we visited Maggie Valley on that trip to...

That's the sad part, I guess the good part is that I have had the pictures reprinted. (thank god I had them backed up on cd's and they are saved on the walgreen's photo website). I also found some of the pages on (I guess I could try printing them on my big printer. I doubt I will be able to locate each of the papers I used and to recreate exact pages, and yet there are some that I am so upset in losing..

Today I was able to look at them without crying. How lives change in years, I can't believe that was 5 years ago.

If a genie came and gave me three wishes I'd only need one.. Take me back in time to then....