Tuesday, September 23, 2008


I got to go to a HAZMAT class today at the hospital in Salida. Whoa! Early on in the class I got to thinking that this was way over my head. We were being taught classifications of chemicals are being transported and that I can tell this by reading those little placards on all 4 sides (that is a regulation)of a vehicle. I learned a whole bunch more which will only bore you, but in the end I had fun. It was really interesting to learn something so outside of my realm and I am quite glad I got to go.

Saturday, September 20, 2008


Today the kids and I took a journey to Colorado Springs. I had several errands to run there and since we had driven so far I wanted to take the kids to do something fun. We went to see the 3D movie, Journey to the Center of the Earth! WOW!!! this was a really fun movie. Of course it was predictable, we knew they would be ok, and it was pretty unrealistic as far as the stunts and how far they fell and how far they were blown out of the earth, but the effects were cool! The story was fun and there were enough surprises in the flick to make it a really good time! It is definately a theater movie, but I am sure this one will be added to our DVD library as it is good for the kids and can be watched over and over again!


Friday, September 19, 2008

Two pages

I just completed two pages. I might post them later but they are from High School! Yikes! My 20 year is next year and I am just now getting back to scrapping High School! Believe it or not, I have scrapbooked since High School! Oh well! While organizing pictures though I discovered I don't have any from my graduation~well of me that is. I have plenty that are of my friends but none of me! I hope Mom can find them. LOL!

Saturday, September 13, 2008

I am right!

Shelby bought a toy a couple of weeks ago that I cautioned her against buying. It is a little interactive pet thing that cost her $30 of her own money. When she was preparing to buy it I warned her that she was likely wasting her money since she hadn't even said anything about this toy before being at Wal-Mart. I told her she would tire of it in a week or two..."Oh no Mom! I love it and it is so cute!" So she went ahead and bought it...just the other day she came to me and said, "Your right Mom, I don't like this toy. Can I sell it on E-bay?" This may be the only time in her life that she admits that I am right, so I am going to enjoy this moment!

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Remembering 9-11

My memories and thoughts are with the people who died on this terrible day. They are also with the men and women, especially my nephews and cousin Chris, Pat, Marcus and Taylor who are fighting for our country and trying to ensure that this cannot happen again.

The kids and I will all bow our heads and pray tonight!


Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Missing in action!!!

It has been a while since I blogged...I have missed it. Life has been pretty busy here getting ready for school to start, which happened on the 21st of August. I was also Duty Officer from August 28th until the 5th of September. It was a busy week compared to some I have had. Both kids have been sick and have missed two days of school each...of course while I was on call. So it has basically just been crazy!I was able to get about 5 additional cards done in August, all turned out pretty cool, but I so forgot to take pictures of them! UGH! One that I made with a Bella stamp really was the cutest!

I went to the Royal Gorge SWARM this last weekend and got nothing accomplished! Well almost next to nothing. I tried again to do the pictures from our San Francisco trip but again found it too hard. I want these pages to be perfect. I was able to journal about the Project and that did help tremendously. I think that I am going to be able to do some scrapping now. The emotion just had to come out.

Lastly, I have been having to do some extra comforting to Hunter. He is my sensitive child and he must have seen something that scared the beegeezies out of him because now he is asking all kinds of questions about dying, where we go, what is it like, what do we become, do we know it is happeneing, etc. I am a little caught off guard. I would have expected this at any point in the last two years as he lost two grandparents, a great-grandma and a great uncle, but now...I don't know why. I just pray he comes to terms with this soon. It is so sad to see him so worked up about it. I guess all kids go through this...I remember having done so myself.