After asking for this for 6 years I finally got a Kitchen Aid Stand Mixer for Christmas. I have asked for one of these since Wade and I started dating. I even registered for one when we got married so I could buy it at a discount if we received enough in Macy Gift cards (I was out voted and got a knife set instead). So this year Wade heard an ad on the radio for a rebate if you bought the kitchen aid. My husband researchers everything before he buys. He is not an impulse buyer like myself. He ended up picking out the professional model (maybe he's hoping I'll become a prof. chef or something - ha)because it had metal gears and would last longer (the one with plastic gears would last long too since I rarely cook!) plus after the rebate it only ended up being $50 more then the Artisan model. Ok fine if this is what he wanted to get me. But it didn't come in pink which is another reason I am sure he chose this model because then that color was not even an option. In fact it didn't have a lot of great colors. It did have red but I'm not a red person even though my kitchen is but it may not always be so I chose a more neutral color without picking black or white.
So the UPS driver brings it to my door before Christmas and I was so excited but I chose to not use before then. However we did open it to see if would fit on my counter under the cupboards (which I did tell Wade he should measure before buying) and NOPE it didn't fit. I have the model that doesn't tilt up...the bowl lifts up and down so it's a little taller. Oh well - guess I'll have to get a new house so the Kitchen Aid will fit!!!
I took it out today to use it and let's just say I AM IN LOVE! I made a batch of chocolate chip cookies and it was so dang easy...oh did I mention I have the pour shield. Yes that is wonderful too. If you have a KA and don't have the pour shield go buy one RIGHT now! Then I made Taco dip for our New Year's party and I had to whip the cream cheese & sour cream and it was so nice and easy. I can't believe it took me this long to get one. I am going to make more cookies tomorrow.
Oh and the cute apron I am wearing, well my mom made it for me for Christmas. I am so LOVING that too. I LOVE aprons right now. I called her up and asked for a scrapbooking apron...hope I get one for my birthday. They are so much fun. She made the cutest dang aprons for Heidi & Brea. I think I need a black & White one or a pink & green one for scrapbooking. Brea got a pink & green one and I'm hoping if she didn't like it she'll re-gift back to me for my b-day (hint hint...hahahaha). She is too sweet and would never do that. Plus I bet she liked it a lot.
Ok well off to a New Year's party!


Epson printer

So I've been thinking and thinking and thinking about one of the little personal printers

since...um...March 2005 when Lisa showed hers off to Debbie and I while we were scrapbooking. I couldn't justify getting one but I REALLY wanted one. I loved how you could print 4 wallet size photos of 4 different pictures (not 4 of the same photo). But I had a nice photo printer that attached to my desktop computer that I rarely used. I usually just send my photos to Costco and get them and then never scrapbook. I have really gotten into doing Projects instead of scrapbook pages since I went to CE 2006. When I bought my new camera I got a new Epson printer. I have always been an HP girl but I've read a lot about scrapbookers really liking Epson so I hooked mine up to just see how it worked. I told myself if it didn't print photos very well I would give it to my mom since she just usually prints documents and I would keep my HP printer. Well I fell in love with the Epson and gave the HP to my mom.

I made a mini book of Olivia for my BIL Scott but only had 4 x 6 photos that I had to try to crop and fit in this book - the whole time thinking "if I just had that little printer". I couldn't even go over to my desktop to print the pictures because all the photos since Olivia was born are on my laptop which isn't hooked up to a printer and it was too painful for me to hook up the big printer. So I started looking at the Epson Picturemate and decided I wanted one. I researched it a little and compared it the HP and went back and forth on which I should buy. I ended up at Best Buy and was able to test out both of them. I decided the Epson was much easier to use and bought that one. I am so loving it.

xoxo, T


all Smiles....

I can't believe my baby is 2 months and 4 days old. She is smiling so much. Today Wade was holding her on the couch hanging out and she had her hand all propped up on her chin. She looked so cute (heck I think she looks cute all the time)so I grabbed the camera and took a few pics of her. I think she knows what to do now when mom has the big black thing in front of her face because after I took a couple photos she smiled for the next one and this is what I got! It just melted my heart...even more so now just knowing my days are numbered before I head back to work and don't have all day with her very soon.

Christmas Day

We all have been sick so we just laid low for Christmas. We had a wonderful "Olivia's First Christmas". Olivia got me up about 7am (after i got 4 hours of sleep since I stayed up making all my Christmas gifts!) and we got ready and headed over to my mom's. But before that Wade brought in the few gifts he got for me. And Olivia and I gave Wade his stuff that he didn't want us to buy. We got him new cologne (Kenneth Cole RSVP)and a gift certificate to Cabela's. He seemed pretty happy since there is a new Cabela's store in Lacey. He got me a new Kitchen Aid mixer...you know the kind that sits on the counter! I have wanted one for 6 years and I finally got it. But just a slight problem - it doesn't fit under my cupboards on the counter so we have to figure something out. Wade thought for sure it would fit but since we ordered it offline we can't easily return it.Oh well we get something figured out. He also got me some new earphones for my ipod and Uno Attack, which I can't wait to play. We didn't do much for Olivia since she has been so spoiled already. But I got her a new pink blanket with silky (my personal fav) and a new froggy bath towel. We started a tradition this year with Livy...she gets Jammies, an ornament and a christmas book all wrapped up in a hat box that she gets to open on Christmas Eve.

Once at my mom's we started opening gifts since Ryan was anxiously waiting for us. He doesn't get to start his Christmas until we arrive. Poor guy...no more kids at my mom's! We had gifts from Heidi, Scott & Brea that they sent to us all from Germany. They were so generous to all of us and especially spoiled Olivia. They got little O the most precious keepsake gift - a little silver bracelet from Belgium and an adorable outfit from my favorite clothing store H&M. Heidi went to Czech and got me the best black Coach purse and matching wallet and a really neat bag. I am so loving them...and a beautiful Boheim Crystal Vase that will look great with tulips in(which I will be buying this spring). They bought Wade & Ryan these funny t-shirts that say "Where the heck is AUSFART?" It's a joke since my mom & I went to Germany...Ausfart is EXIT in German.
Mom made us brunch and we had a mellow day. I was looking at the pictures and realized I need to teach my brother how to ZOOM IN...I don't need full body shots of myself, thank you! We'll work on that for next year.
Went to Sue's house for dinner and exchange gifts. Mike, Ragan & the boys were in California for Christmas so it was pretty quiet. We didn't stay longs since I decided to have a crappy headache (which I still have). Came home and finished the night ont he couch.
Hope you all had a wonderful day with friends & family.

Olivia in her Christmas Jammies

This is the Christmas outfit Dan & Dodie bought Olivia for Christmas...It was so cute on her!


bring him home santa

be prepared to cry! debbie brought this website to my attention today and this video was on there. i know my sister's (heidi) list to santa has "to have my husband home" and if i could have one wish granted that is what it would be for her. i know christmas is hard for her & brea this year but they are making the best of it. we are all so proud of scott for setving our country so we can have the freedom we have. we are also proud of all the other soldiers as well. and thank you to all the spouses who are left behind to take care of their families and live like single parents. you all are so courageous.
merry christmas.

Merry Christmas

Wanted to wish you all a Merry Christmas & Happy New Year. Hope your 2008 is a wonderful & healthy year for you and all your families. We are so excited to watch our new little one grow. Although I would love to keep her small her dad can't wait for her to be a little older and be running around (I can wait!).

It will be back to work for me on Jan. 4th - only part time for January and then we'll see what happens after that. I have to work Saturday's so I am going to be off on Wed & Thursdays. Wade is going to watch Olivia on Friday and Saturday's (I'm sure there will be some help from Nanny & Grandma Sue) and then our friend/niece Lindsey will watch her on Monday & Tuesday's. Hopefully I won't have too many break downs at work being away from her. I can't believe how fast time has gone by. The next 2 weeks I am going to just hold her and keep to myself as much as I can. Wade is off until the 2nd so I will have to share some of the time with him. He's been so helpful at night when she decides to "party like a rock star" and stay up until 2am. I think she wants to be on Germany time so she can go visit her auntie & cousin and if that is the case we better get going over there soon! We sure do miss them a lot.

Enjoy your holiday!


PS - here is a little pic for auntie & brea!


for future posts

oct 22

entry to be added...



I know I have some cathcing up to do but I wanted to post these videos I took of Olivia.
I hope you enjoy them. These are especially for Auntie (Heidi), Uncle Scott & Cousin Brea who live in Germany and have never met our precious little baby.
Love you all...


Still Pregnant

Here it is October 17th and I'm still pregnant. Not shocking since my due date isn't until the 20th. I was just hoping to have the baby today. 17 is a common number in my family (Mom, Heidi & Ryan's b-day all fall on a 17 & our anniversary is on a 17). Oh well the baby will come when it's ready. It's not up to me (yet any way!).
Went to the doctor on Tuesday and was dilated to a 3 and my cervix was 50% effaced. Life in general is getting harder. I can't move much and getting out of bed or off the couch is the hardest. Finally packed mine and the baby's bags today. Nothing like last minute! Wade figured the car seat out and got the base all installed in the car. So if it does happen tonight we will be ready!
Heidi told me to go jump on a trampoline...may resort to that if nothing happens by Saturday.
Not going to type much tonight since I'm grumpy and it hurts to sit here anyway!



Dr. update

I went to the doctor on Tuesday and guess what...I lost 2.5lbs...how? I have no idea. So now I've gained a total of 4.5 lbs since my first dr. appt back in March. Heart rate was good. Baby's heart beat was 144. Dr said the baby can come anytime. We are 9 days away from the due date but could go over (hope not).
Today I woke up with a lot of pressure on my pelvis. It is no longer just hurting when I stand up but also when I sit. I hurt really bad and sure it is going to get worse. I am tired but I keep going. I am no longer going to the office to work...just working from home now until the baby comes.
I think it could come this weekend or at least by the 17th. But you never know.

My oldest niece turned 17 today. I can't believe she is that old. I need to post a pic of her from her b-day dinner last night but I haven 't downloaded them yet...will do that soon.

Going to bed so I can work tomorrow and take the work into our Maple Valley office to be picked up and taken to Seattle so I don't have to drive in and drop it off.

Baby sure is tight tonight. Starting to have back pain!!!



Pregnancy Recap - long

So I am down to about 2-1/2 weeks. Going to the dr. weekly now. Today I actually gained weight (3 lbs) and I am dialated to a 1!!! From the first day I went to the dr until today I have only gained 7 lbs. I am not sure how because I do eat now. The Dr. is not concerned since the baby keeps growing. We'll have to see what happens this week.

First Trimester

After my first dr's appt I got very sick. Nothing would stay down. I would throw up in the morning up waking up and going in the kitchen. Then again everyday at 6pm. If I wasn't home from work I would have to pull off the side of the road. I ate ice cream and ice chips. I would suck on Jolly Ranchers hoping I would not lose my lunch. Smells made me sick. It didn't matter what kind of smell it was. I tried EVERYTHING the dr. said for naseau but nothing helped at all. Finally I realized I had acid reflux and got some medicine. That has helped for the most part. I also got naseau medicine that made me very sleepy. So after dinner I would take my meds and go to bed. I was asleep by 8pm. My husband didn't know what to do with me. I did nothing for 3 months except go to work and come home and sit on the couch. It was all I could do to get to 8pm. I was exhausted and tired of throwing up. I ended up losing 7 lbs during this trimester. Everything else was good.

I knew I needed to get better QUICK...I was going to Germany and did not want to experience using the little white bag.

Second Trimester

Finally I started feeling better and I wasn't throwing up anymore. I was no longer taking my naseau meds but still had acid reflux. I went to Germany and all went well. Threw up a few times due to some smells but I felt good. I was very sore from all the walking since I had sat around for a few months but I did my best to keep up with the Vogelphols. They were very patient with me!!! I came back and went to the dr. to find out I had gained 5 lbs in between appts. which I think was like 5 wks. But I did eat a lot of Eis (ice cream in german) while I was there.
I had some energy and felt much better. I worked a lot of hours since I did have the energy to do so but also my boss gave notice and I had a short time to learn as much as I possibly could.
I got thru that. Still didn't have a nursery or anything but that would eventually come.
I just knew I was getting bigger. Went to Vegas where it was very HOT. But I managed to survive that. Sleeping was getting harder and I kept waking up around 2am. That was very annoying.

Third Trimester

Yea the 3rd trimester arrived and that meant I was off to Arizona...I think I like it HOT!
I took the chance and registered for Creative Escape in Phoenix knowing I would be 33 weeks along. It was a great chance. I finally swelled up on Sunday before coming home and realized how greatful I was that I lived in WA and didn't have the hot heat for the summer. I gained some weight up until I went to AZ ( I was up a total of 5 lbs from my original start weight).
Dr. still said that was fine...baby was growing. Then last week when I went I LOST 1 lb....how do you lose weight? I don't know...but I did make up for it this week - 3lbs. Reality set in when I started getting stretch marks on my belly. Didn't have any until this trimester. My clothes I bought too big. I really thought I would gain a lot of weight and get big and my clothes would barely fit in the end but I was wrong. I am thankful for that however my pants don't seem to stay up so I am constantly tugging at them. I also didn't plan for the fall weather to come so early. I am still wearing capri's and sandals. I refuse to buy more maternity clothes....waste of money at this point.

Baby's heartbeat has been constant throughout the entire pregnancy - 135-140.
Wade and I think it's a boy so we always refer to the baby as "him". But we still don't know for sure what we are having. I do know it's gettting close. I am having anxiety about it. I really wish I knew the date for sure since I try to plan things. I really don't like the not knowing part of all this. But I can't control everything can I??? (hahaha).

Here is a pic of me pregnant....at 34 weeks or so!


Let the count down begin...

Can you believe my due date is only 3-1/2 weeks ago - or so! Of course I will probably go after my due date only because I am ready to have this baby NOW. But once again it is out of my control. Learning that a lot of things are out of my control. Oh well what can you do!
So tonight I had bunco and they gave me a surprise baby shower!! It was so fun. I can't believe they did this for me. I was so tired I didn't even realize what was going on. I got a lot of great things. Lots of necessity type stuff. What a great surprise.
Last night I got my thank you cards written out for the shower Lois and my mom gave me the past weekend. And then this weekend my sister in law (Ragan) is having a shower for me. I have been so blessed by so many people...I just can't believe it. THEN....as if that wasn't enough, my boss and friend at work are giving me a shower next Wednesday. I am a bit overwelmed with all the generosity that is around me.
I have been working so much but it will be worth it all in a few weeks.
So maybe we should be taking bets on this baby...Date, Time, Weight & Sex.
Ok so no pics today because they are all on my laptop and I'm using the other computer to post this from but I'll get some fun pics up...
Heidi sent me some of the cutest dang stuff from Germany for the baby. I couldn't believe it. Why didn't I see these things when I was there...oh yea I was too busy looking at million dollar strollers. I wonder if I can wear it out? Probably not.
This weekend I plan on getting my scrap room re-organized for the hundredth time. I need to be able to have a place to scrap and it seems that just when it gets cleaned up the scrap space becomes the catch all table for all the other crap I have laying around. That is going to stop...we need to purge this house of all the crap we don't use.
The baby's room won't be done until sometime after the baby comes. I still need to get pictures developed and frames bought. Wade still needs to move his clothes out of the closet and I need to find a home for the other stuff that accumulates in there...like suitcases. Oh speaking of suitcases, stay tuned for a good suitcase story. I have to be able to post pics before I can tell you the story.
Actually, I have a lot to blog about so maybe this weekend....
Ok note to self..things to blog:
*Pregnancy re-cap
*Creative Escape 2007
*Baby Shower pics
I'm sure there is more but that is all I can think of this late....


In Loving Memory of...

Lisa McDermott

Only one year ago today my sweet friend Lisa passed away. I always think of the song that was sung at her service called "If you could see me now". I know she is so much better off and she's not sick anymore but I still miss her.
I miss the fun times we had. The craziness she always brought out in us and the creativeness she had.
Lisa will always hold a special place in my heart and will be missed until the day I can see her again.
Love you Lees.....


The Baby's Room

Saturday my mom and I went out to see if we could find a crib and changing table. I had this idea of possibly getting a white crib with a changing table that is open & has shelves for baskets.
We started by stopping by Sugar Babies in Sumner. This is a little consignment shop for babies and the owner is very very picky about what she takes in. All her stuff looks brand new. We walked in and saw this adorable crib and another "little" crib with the changing table/dresser. I asked her if she would be willing to split the set up since I liked the other crib better. She said ok. I still wanted to check out Burlington Coat Factory to see what they had and price them. So we went to Auburn and looked but I didn't find anything I HAD to have. So back to Sumner we went to buy the furniture I liked. I walked into the store to find the "little" crib gone and my heart sank thinking that the dresser was sold too. I thought "why didn't I put it on hold?". Well honestly I didn't think the stuff would sell in a few hours. Luckily the dresser was still for sell along with the crib I wanted so I bought it and brought it home.
Mom, Wade & I all cleared the back room out so we could move the new furniture in. Once we got it set up I asked Wade what bedding he wanted to put on it. He picked the boy set (I have a complete set for both boy & girl since we didn't find out what we are having.) so that is what is on it right now. Of course this could change or it may not. But just because the boy set is on doesn't mean that is what we are having. It is still a complete SURPRISE!!
I am going to add picture frames with b&w photos of our family and hang them with ribbon. And then I am going to hang a sign in there with the baby's name on it. I have to order one from Sugar Babies after we know. Not sure what else I might do in the room but for now this is how it looks. I picked the green for now because it goes with both of the sets but that will eventually change too. I am not one to have neutral stuff for babies!!!

--yes that is a frog in the bed. Lois bought me a few frog accents to add to the room.

Saying Good-Bye...

The first part of August I received a phone call from Scott (my brother in law) to say good-bye. He would be leaving in a few days after the phone call for deployment to the "sandbox". It was not a good day for me. Saying good-bye is never been an easy thing. I am so thankful for technology though. The other day I was able to IM him and see him on the webcam.

I can't imagine in a million years what my sister went thru the day she had to take him to the bus and say good-bye. Everyday is a challenge for her but I know she can get thru this. It will only make their love stronger.
Please pray for Scott, Heidi & Brea during this long venture they are about to endure.
Here is pic of them the day he left.
I love you V Family!!!!


What's new?

What’s new? Well where should I start since I slack at blogging.
* 6 months pregnant
* Went to Germany and came back…had the best time.
* Miss Heidi, Scott & Brea & Chewey the dog!
* Brother in law leaves soon for war
* Laura (my boss) is leaving July 27 * I took the payroll mgr position at work
* Going to Vegas in 1-1/2 weeks for Wade’s b-day
* Feeling the baby move lots
* Grandma moved to assisted living

I can’t believe how time flies. Posted here is a picture of me pregnant at about 5+ months. And the cute jar below is one I made for Scott to fill with Hershey Kisses for Brea while he is deployed for 15 months. Under the lid is a special note he wrote to Brea. Every night before Brea goes to bed she gets a kiss from her dad. When Heidi asked me to do this and told me why I cried. It is the sweetest dang thing. My trip to Germany was so amazing. I am hoping and praying I will be able to go back next year. Heidi and her family were so sweet to let me invade on their everyday lives. Some days we kicked back and did nothing and other days we traveled. I must say the highlight of my trip was when we went to Heidelberg to see a castle and ended up meeting Toby Keith at the end of the castle tour. He took the time to thank Scott for his services in the military and took a photo with us.Upon returning from Germany I found out at work that Laura (my boss) gave notice and now we know her last day is July 27. I was asked to be the payroll manager and I accepted. I am very nervous. I will miss Laura a lot. She has been the best boss ever and I have huge shoes to fill. I am going to miss her so much. She’s a great friend & mentor.In a short time my brother in law Scott will be deployed to war. It is a scary time for my sister and her family. We all worry about her and Brea. We also worry about Scott and his job that he does. Please remember to pray for all of them including his fellow soldiers. Scott - we love you lots and pray for your safety. Thank you for being such a good husband & father. I enjoyed the time I was able to spend with you over there…you come home safe…

Leaving for Vegas on July 26th to celebrate Wade’s 40th b-day. I can’t wait. He’s never been and it’s been 10 years since I’ve been there. So many things to see & do. I am going to Caesar’s mall to find this ice cream shop called Sugar & Ice. A French pastry guy owns it and I am hoping the ice cream will be like what I had in Germany. If it is I guarantee I will be there everyday! I can’t

believe I only have 3 months of being pregnant left. I thought the summer would be a lot worse for me but it hasn’t. Luckily my sweet husband bought an A/C unit last summer so we have that in our room. I pretty much live in there in the evenings. The baby is moving a lot. Wade saw it move the other night and was pretty amazed by that. I’ve only gained 3 lbs…but remember I lost 7 in the beginning but I’m just up 3 from my weight at my first dr.’s appt. The doc said everything is looking good and the baby looks healthy. We have a new due date – October 20th. Like that really means anything. The only thing it means is it is in the middle of hunting season and Wade is not real happy about that. He’ll be ok though.A month after Vegas, Debbie and I are heading to Phoenix,

AZ for Creative Escape. I can’t wait. My best friend is going with me. I never dreamed it would happen. I’ll be 32 weeks pregnant. I’m sure I’ll just love the heat!!! Well, I’ll try to update more often…maybe after Vegas! This is going to be a crazy week or two at work but I’ll get thru it.

Choos, Trina


quick update...

15 weeks pregnant as of YESTERDAY! Wow where has the time gone? Since about 8 weeks I have been throwing up morning & evening. I had an ultrasound at 8 weeks! How weird to see a little peanut inside you. Then because I miscarried before the DR. wanted to do another ultrasound at 10 weeks. So Wade & I went back to the dr. This time we saw a heartbeat and the baby moving around like crazy. Wade & I couldn’t believe it. It was so amazing to see this little thing moving all over.Week 14 had another check up…LOST 7 lbs. I was worried that the little guy (NO THIS DOES NOT MEAN WE KNOW THE SEX…it is just what Wade & the doc called it and it stuck!) was being starved but the doc said it was just fine and to not worry. He did another ultrasound and the baby grew! Not moving so much this time but it was still amazing. I have been eating cheetos & orange pop for a few days. For some reason this just sounds & tastes good and it’s staying down! Not much other news on the baby side of things. Next dr. appt is after Germany – June 4th.

In 2 weeks I will on a plane heading to Europe to visit my sis & her family. I can’t believe after 9 months I get to go see them. I can’t believe how much I miss them. I can’t wait to hug on Brea and just hold her hand. I miss that kid so much. And my sister & husband are doing so good. My mom can not stop saying how PROUD of her she is. SHE’s made a great life for her and her little family.Well it’s late (shocker I am still up!) so I’m off to bed.



I am so L.U.C.K.Y.

Today I just feel so "lucky". So many good things happened to me in this past few months to make me feel this way.

*Signed up for Creative Escape

*Found out I'm having a baby in October & I've been sick...this is good!

*Booked my flight to Germany to see my sister and her family...whom I miss so much.

*Booked my husband's trip to Vegas...in July

*Had the best birthday party in a long time...thanks Deb, Mel & Sharon.
*And so many more things....
One today was my friend Cindy from New Jersey called me, called me again and again and never gave up because our cell phones were cutting out.
She inpires me to do things I don't want to do...like join a Charm swap for Creative Escape. Such an incredible, talented girl. And one I get to call my friend. Not only that but she told me how to make a video out of pics and music.
Which leads to my next Lucky thing. About a month ago Lisa's sister Gayle sent me the Power Point slide show from her funeral to burn copies. Well since it came it has been missing. I tore my house apart looking for it. Frantic about telling Gayle it was missing...my dh went out to the "burn" pile of junk mail and found it in the box. It was one LUCKY day!
So I watched the video, burned copies and realized that no one has Power Point on there computer and it won't play in a dvd player so I knew I had to re-create it.
Thanks to Cindy I figured out how to make this video and will be able to burn CD's for everyone this week.
While watching the slide show and crying I saw a picture that reminded me of how LUCKY I was to have just spent one year ago with my 2 bff in New Mexico. In fact it was St. Patrick's day 2006. A holiday I don't normally celebrate holds so many memories. So this year to celebrate I made my friends Green Chocolate popcorn that Heidi Swapp gave us in her Year To Remember class. Then I delivered it to each of them. Gagging and all...the morning sickness that lasts all day!!!
So far 2007 has been A Year To Remember.
I just feel so LUCKY to have such a great husband, family & friends.
Life would be very dull with out any of them.




We're having a baby!

So it's official..Wade & I will be having our first baby sometime around October 23. I went to the doctor on Wednesday and he did an ultrasound and the baby is measuring perfect size for 8 weeks. The dr. saw the heartbeat but I couldn't really tell what is was. We are both very excited. I have not been feeling so well. My mom says I could feel worse. I feel nauseous all the time and have this nasty taste in my mouth. Hopefully it will go away soon.
I'll keep everyone posted here on this blog of any updates so be sure to check back. I go back on March 28th to hear the baby's heart beat so that will be very exciting.
We are not going to find out the baby is so everyone will be surprised!!! My sister's aren't real happy about that but they'll be ok. Wade & Ryan are hoping for a boy. Wade needs a new hunting partner...hahaha!
Well back to work.
Happy St. Patrick's day.
Wear green.


Where did January go??

WOW! January flew by. Maybe because all I do is work. For Christmas Wade bought me a year long class on Big Picture Scrapbooking (BPS) with Heidi Swapp - my favorite scrapbook diva.
It's called A Year To Remember and we are making a calendar. Our first layout was goals we want to accomplish for the year. I chose to get organized. I am tired of always trying to organize so everything is going to have a place and I am going to de-clutter. I can't wait to get started.
I had until Jan 31 to get my layout uploaded to the website and I did it! I uploaded it at midnight. Here it is....
This is quite different for me -
*white background paper
*journaled in my own handwriting
*title in my own handwriting
*1 page layout!
I got the NOW part idea from a book cover I saw. I really like how it turned out.
Can't wait for Feb's assignement. Now I just have to decorate the calendar part but that will come in time.
I am so excited for FEB 3...I am registering for Creative Escape and Debbie is going with me this year. I can not believe it. Actually I don't think I will believe it until she is actually registered.
I am so proud of her for doing this for herself. She will not regret it one bit.
I am also getting ready to book my trip to Germany. I can not wait to go see Heidi. I am not crazy about flying so many hours. I think I could get bored but it will be so worth it. I can't wait to hug her & Brea. I miss them so much. I have been quite emotional just thinking about going. Trying to see how much it will be to go to London.
Well I better get to bed, it's late and I get to go to work in the morning.
PS I put the Christmas advent calendar back on here.