September 20, 2007


Hi all! Well, I made it safe and sound and I am enjoying being reunited with my family - oh, how I have missed them!! The surprise was indeed a surprise and it was wonderful to see the shock and joy on their faces! We have been really busy these last two days getting totally reacquainted and me trying to juggle my time so that both of the kids had some mommy time plus catch up with my husband. I am loving every minute of it and don't want to go back to Florida, but the good thing is, I only have to go back to pack up and head out here. I thought I would share some pics of the moment they realized I was here - it was great! My DH was up at the property supervising the final pieces of the construction and I popped out of the backseat of my SIL's car - it was priceless to see! I was sooooo excited to see him! Then, I was in the back room when my kids got home from school and walked out and just started talking to them - their mouths were hanging open and I got the biggest hugs you could ever imagine! Today, I am going to spend some quality time stamping while they are all at school and work so I will actually have something to share creatively *wink*. I am driving into Chico this morning to check out the LSS to see what they have. How fun - I could get used to this no job thing! I have been cooking for my family again, taking care of doing my daughter's hair, playing games with them, making sure homework gets done - all the things we all do that we don't realize are so precious because in a blink, they will be gone. I intend to enjoy every single moment and remember how wonderful each one of them is! Until later!

September 17, 2007

CYA IN 10 DAYS!!!!

Well, my bags are packed and I'm ready to go....know what song this is - LOL?! So, I was talking to my SIL and she said that since my MIL does not like to do much on the computer at home, they have dialup so uploading to my blog may take some time but I AM taking some stampin supplies along so I will post every chance that I get! I am going to be posting BLOG CANDY when I get back since we are sooo close to 5000 hits - I am AMAZED by that so stay tuned until then! Now, I have to go to bed since four in the morning will be here before I know it - Ugh!!


Oh, how fun! Dawn Easton over at Treasure Oiler Designz tagged me! If you have never been to Dawn's blog, you need to get over there and check her out because she is a rockin' stamper - I just love her creations! Okay, so here goes:

1. YOUR ROCK STAR NAME: (first pet & current car) -Daisy Toyota
2.YOUR GANGSTA NAME: (fav ice cream flavor, favorite cookie) New York Super Fudge Chunk Oreo (hah! how fitting - LOL!)
3. YOUR “FLY Guy/Girl” NAME: (first initial of first name, first three letters of your last name) AHOB
4. YOUR DETECTIVE NAME: (favorite color, favorite animal) - Pink Dog
5. YOUR SOAP OPERA NAME: (middle name, city where you were born)- Ilse Bremerhaven(i sound like the older bioch with money - teehee)
6. YOUR STAR WARS NAME: (the first 3 letters of your last name, first 2 letters of your first) - HOBAL
7. SUPERHERO NAME: (2nd favorite color, favorite drink put “The”) The Blue Lemonade
8. NASCAR NAME: (the first names of your grandfathers)- Harry KarlHeinz ...nah, not redneck enough - LOL! (I do live in Jacksonville ya know!)
9. STRIPPER NAME: ( the name of your favorite perfume/cologne, favorite candy) Heavenly Chocolate - how's that for a stripper's name!
10.WITNESS PROTECTION NAME: (mother’s & father’s middle names ) Walburga Revilo (no way would anyone find me with THAT name - LOL!!)

That was REALLY fun - I love reading them all too! So, now I get to tag five blogging friends so here they are:

(1) Deb aka Stampingranny
(2) Nikki aka Military Wife Stamping Spot
(3) Shannon aka Stamp Till You Cramp
(4) Julie aka Stampin With Julie
(5) Debbie aka StudioBeeCreations

If you have never checked these talented ladies out, you need to because they do awesome work! I can't wait to read what they have to say *wink*


Hi everyone! Well, I finished the garage (mostly, just have DHs tool area to do) and it feels good to be done! I spent the entire weekend in there and let me tell you, fall does NOT come to Jacksonville so it was HOT!!!!!! But, it is done and all my treasures are safe for the movers to show up - LOL! So, tomorrow I will be flying out to CA for 10 days to finalize some things with our new house out there which means I get to see Tony and the kids - I am SOOOOOOO excited!! And, they have no idea I am coming, I just shared that with my SIL who is picking me up at the airport. I cannot wait to see their face when they walk in tomorrow night and I am sitting there in the kitchen!!! Hee!hee!Hee! I am going to take a few stamping supplies with me for this trip so I can post while I am there so you will still here from me. My MIL has dial-up so I am not sure how all that will work but I will figure something out. I received some GREAT tips on what to bring with me when I DO actually pack out (mid October is the actual moving dates) so I appreciate that! I have a big ole SUV so me and the three dogs AND my stampin supplies will be traveling across country to CA. Speaking of, I wanted to share these pics that I took last night of the puppies in their new Halloween costumes - Clyde is a criminal (it fits, believe me) and Bonnie is a ladybug. Aren't they so cute?? I think so! I am going to do Beate's challenge later today so check back later for a card. Then, packing and stuff - ooohhh, I am soooooooo EXCITED!!!!

September 16, 2007


Good morning all. As you know, I am moving to California - well, the packout is quickly approaching so I have been getting ready for the movers. Yesterday and today is the garage - YUK!!! I spent 14, yes 14 hours in the garage yesterday as this is where all my crafting supplies are kept. I went through and purged, reorganized, and safely stored all my treasures so the movers don't destroy my stuff, especially all my delicious paper! It makes me a little sad to know I won't see my stuff for about 6 weeks (yep, you heard me right) because it will have to go into storage until we receive a cleared occupancy permit for our new house. So, I will definitely be going through withdrawals. Okay, now I have a question for all of you and I would like to hear your thoughts - if you were me and had to take a few supplies just to keep going with stamping, what would you take? I am trying to figure out what to whittle it down to but still have enough where I can play. I am looking forward to hearing what you have to say - please don't tell me everything though because that would require a moving truck all on its own - LOL! Now, on to the wonderful RAK I received from my blogger friend Deb. We have struck up a blogging friendship, she is the sweetest, most generous lady! AND, talented to boot! Check out her blog - she does beautiful work! Look at the cute fluffles and pumpkins and scallops she sent me. And, these beautiful bella notecards, WOW! Love them! Thanks Deb - you rock!! Now, I am off to work in the garage. Have a beautiful Sunday all!