Friday, May 30, 2008

Busy, busy, busy...

Working hard to get all the house stuff done. Had some not-so-great experiences with several landscaping companies so we're doing the work ourselves for a tiny fraction of the cost. Off to buy lawn equipment tonight.

The dumpster will be coming sometime before 2 pm. I'm greatly looking forward to getting all this junk out of the house. By next week our basement should be empty!

The foyer is just about finished. I need to scrub it (again!) and put up the little metal strips to the surrounding rooms, but it looks good. Really good. Thanks so much Mom (if you're reading this)!

Off to sort through more toys. I seriously had no idea we had this's scary.

Sunday, May 25, 2008

Just a quick layout...

I finished this one today...used lots of goodies from the Diner. I've been in the mood to scrap lately; all the stuff around the house is getting overwhelming, so I definitely need the outlet. I'm hoping to get a few more done in the next couple days. Have a great Sunday!

Friday, May 23, 2008

You know you're a scrapbooker when...

you take a camera in to your hubby's work and take pics of the baskets and baskets of rolls and buns and bread. You know, cause one day I may just scrap these! ;)

In the second picture and the bottom of the third are what the trucks bring back (called, appropriately enough, "stale"). The breads are chopped for stuffing or sold for dog food (betcha didn't know that!). The rest is all freshly baked bread getting ready to be loaded, or in the case of the bottom pic, ready to be delivered.
This is all I could get from the window in the break room. Max thought they might throw me out if I went down on the floor to snap some more shots! They load 50+ trucks a day...that's alotta bread!

My new favorite project...

It just makes me happy! The apple is from Damboise Designs and the paper is some of my new favorites - Basic Grey Boxer line.

I'm so domestic...

Not really, but some days I can pull off a nice facsimile. Yesterday I was feeling it...for lunch, the boys and I made some tiny pizzas (or so Christian called them). I toasted the slices of baguette, cooked up some ground beef to add to my sauce (canned but I added spices and then let it simmer for two hours), and Will helped me butter the slices and then add the sauce and cheese. They turned out really good...yes, I'm a dork - I took pics.

I'm proud of them anyway. It's the little things, right?

Sunday, May 18, 2008

I can't even begin to describe how much this takes me back...

Simpler times back in the late 80's. I actually got backstage passes back in the day when I was 12. Somewhere there's a signed t-shirt. Oh, yeah...I was a total groupie. And, by the way, Joey was my favorite. ;)

Friday, May 16, 2008

10 years ago today...

we graduated from Grove City! I still can't believe how long it's been! I get all emotional thinking about it, so I won't dwell, but here are some pics I unearthed a week or so ago. Look at how cute we all are!

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Some updates...

Things have been really busy around here getting ready for the yardsale and getting the house ready to sell. Hopefully all the work will be finished in the next couple weeks cause we're so ready to move!

Today I created a post at The Diner's Daily Dish. It's a tutorial for a mini-album using Artist Trading Cards. I think it turned out pretty cute, so check it out if you have a minute.

And I totally forgot to post this before, but I have been asked back to the Scrap-Diner Design Team. I'm a "Deb" again and I couldn't be happier! I get to work with some amazing ladies and the owner of the site, Sher, is a sweetie! If you're in the mood for some scrapbook shopping, make sure you check out the Diner!

I've got to run - the man is on his way to fix my garage door! Happy day! I'll be back tomorrow with some fun pics from a decade ago...

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Happy Anniversary...

Today is our 8th anniversary! I can't believe how fast these years have gone by...and now three children later, we're still madly in love. I love you Max! Happy Anniversary baby!

I say I love you, I say I need you
I try so many ways to say how my heart beats for you
I say I'm always thinking about you
There's no way I'd want to face this life without you
And even though these words come from deep inside me
There's so much more I don't have the words to say

'Cause what I really want to say
Is what the sun would say to the sky
For giving it a place to come alive
But my words get in the way
Of what I really want to say
Oh, what I really want to say

I know that sometimes my words can be as hard as stone
And sometimes my words have left you feeling so alone
So please forgive me and hear the words I'm saying now
I will spend my whole life looking for a way somehow
To let you know just how precious you are to me
I'll use the best words I know but I still won't say it all

It's like a tale too great to be told
It's something that my heart can only show
I'm gonna take my whole life
Just to let you know
What I really want to say
Oh, what I really want to say to you
What I really want to say
Oh, what I really want to say

"What I Really Want to Say" by Steven Curtis Chapman
This was one of the songs that was sung during our wedding ceremony.

Thursday, May 08, 2008

We're back from Georgia...

And man, do I have a lot running through my mind right now! I'll save all my thoughts for another post, but I am going to overload on the pics here. I hope you enjoy!

**A little disclaimer - underneath all the pics are my camera's names...I'm tired and didn't go through and rename things. Sorry.

The first one is just some random pics...

And here's some pics from Wild Adventures, the local theme park...

And some of the new Martin's plant (there's some others in there as well - copies from earlier slide shows - but I'm too lazy to go back and edit them out)...

And our new house...

And last set - the pond and gazebo in our new neighborhood...