Monday, January 15, 2018

New Photo Cube!

With the new year here, I'm changing out some photos I have in frames around the house. I've had a photo cube on one of my tables for about 10 years now. So, over the weekend I thought it was time to make a new one. Luckily Michaels has them, perhaps I should stock up.

Here is my original photo cube...





This is how I knew my photo cube was about 10 years old. Look at that little face of Logan!
Now, I love this photo of Logan soooo much that I dedicated a whole scrapbook page to this pic! Looking at it I realize I should put the date on it somewhere.


Continuing on with the photo cube...


And my NEW photo cube...








I'm really happy with the way it turned out. I don't think I'll wait 10 years to update it, maybe 5!

As always...

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Project Life June 2017

It's January and I just got June, 2017 done. I love being in my craft room and I just need to make the time, like I did this morning. Believe it or not, I was all ready to stop doing Project Life because I feel so far behind. Then over the holidays, Eric, Jessie, Logan and Emmy came from Virginia Beach and Jessie told me Emmy was looking at a Project Life album. Not once, but twice! And that's what this is all about. And for me to be able to look through them when I'm old.

For the first and last pages of June, I used Design A and for pages 2 & 3 I used Design F. I used Design F for my birthday pages because I had so many vertical photos. Worked out great!


I grabbed some confetti, popcorn boxes Emmy made, balloon holders and stuff to remember this special birthday. The confetti here I fused into the pocket.

Notice the 60's and star confetti?






Behind the photo of the popcorn boxes Emmy made, is an actual box I kept.





I have a journaling card behind the RV picture explaining the tag "there is no such thing as perfect". 
As always...

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Happy New Year!!

It's officially 2018! I am working from home today but thought I'd take a break and post some fun pics of our New Years Eve party. Small, fun group!!



My sister Wendy came
My buddy Bev and I...I LOVE HER HAT!!!

This bottle is as creepy as it gets...
You download an app and the photo on the bottle comes to life!! 

We played Left Right Center...
Bev rollin'

Wendy won!!

Lisa casting a spell on the dice
A lot of standing in this dice game LOL!

Wendy mentioned that my billiard chairs looked like electric chairs! They kinda do. Tom just happened to have a hat that looks so much like an electrocution hat, complete with lights and buzzing sounds!! I couldn't believe it. I had to get my pic taken with this thing.



So Ashley wanting to put a pic on the front of a bottle of Twisted Tea, got a cool pic to submit.

Holding her bottle of Twisted Tea while getting electrocuted! LOL. 

One of my favorite pics!
And I woke up on New Years Day and got a very nice surprise from my Apple Watch (man do I love that thing!!)


Friday, December 29, 2017

Goodbye 2017...

It's almost over..2017 that is. I can't say it was a bad year. In fact, for me 2017 was a good year. A couple of very sad months when we lost Winston and then Kitty, those were rough. But, I've decided to copy a friend of mine http://itsmylife-jen.blogspot.com/ and post the year 2017 in pics...

Jan...
We went on a cruise to the Bahamas with Eric, Jessie, the kids and some of Jessie's family. We had a lot of fun and I snorkeled. Haven't done that in 10 years.



February...
Got myself an Instant Pot. Makes the best eggs and also is my new favorite appliance..I am in LOVE!
March...
We planned for almost a year to take a relaxing vacation in Cancun. Jenn and Dan asked if they could horn in and came with us to Imperial Valentin Riviera Maya. So fun!! So relaxing and So gorgeous!


Very sad day on the 25th, we lost our beloved Winston. I knitted like a crazy person just to have something else to do, other than cry.


April...
Paul fell in love with this little guy. We brought him home and named him Bentley.



May...
We went on a Kentucky Bourbon tour with Joe and Diane. Had a blast!! We also bought a motorhome..went in halves with Paul's brother Bobby. It's gorgeous!



June...
I got the surprise of my life when Paul and my family and friends threw me a surprise birthday party for my 60th. Not only that but Eric, Jessie and kids were there and REALLY surprised me. I didn't stop balling my eyes out for a week!


July...
Paul ran in the Kerstetter 5k race. We wore some shirts Jenn got for us in support of Law Enforcement.

August...
We had the kids again for 2 weeks. We went camping in Hershey Park and ALL kinds of fun things!! Paul and I went to see Tim McGraw and Faith Hill for our 41st Anniversary! 💖



September...
Paul and I visited the sunflower fields in Avon. It's called Maria's Field of Hope for all children who have or have had brain cancer. So beautiful and so sad at the same time. 



October...
We had our annual Halloween Party at Joe and Diane's. I actually made my costume and if you can't guess, I'm the person on the operating table in the game Operation. Paul said his costume was so comfortable that I have to figure out what I can be next year so he can be a surgeon again. I sliced my leg open by dragging Toby across it. He didn't know. He was bracing himself and I need to trim his claws. Spent the morning in the ER. 





November...
Me, Paul, Jenn and Dan saw Wicked. First we ate at Hofbrauhaus. We all had a wonderful time. Jenn said she'll never look at the Wizard of Oz the same. 
The kids came from Virginia Beach for Thanksgiving. What a fun time we had!! 






December...
Got our tree up. We bought this tree last year and we're so in love with it. Holds all our ornaments we've been collecting since 1980. Bev, Joanie and I went to see On Your Feet, the story of Gloria and Emilio Estefan. It was fun.



And there you have it. 2018 I'm going to try and post here more often. I was going to back off of Project Life but over Thanksgiving I noticed Emmy looking at the albums, not once but twice! That's what it's all about so I will continue in 2018 to capture our memories with photos and document them.

As always...