Now---on to Christmas!!
Friday, November 27, 2009
Well, we had a wonderful Thanksgiving yesterday! We were at my brother's house and everyone was there this year. It is getting so hard to get together with everyone because the kids are getting scattered around. But-all the cousins were together and it was such a blessing to see them now, all grown up - and it seemed like yesterday they were all running around the house getting into things. We sat and talked for hours. It was truly a blessed day! I will post pics as soon as I get them!
Thursday, September 17, 2009
Well, it's football season so I probably won't be posting as much as I want to. This year our beloved 49ers look like they are going to be strong! My Packers look good too. And, above all else, our Bruins look amazing! I know it's early in the season, but I'm predicting my teams to have a great year! I LOVE FOOTBALL!!!
Wednesday, September 9, 2009
Friday, August 28, 2009
Monday, July 27, 2009
Tuesday, July 7, 2009
Well, physicals for the high schools are over!! We had 10 MD's, 2 Orthopedic surgeons, and 1 internal medicine MD to help us with all of the schools. We had a record # of students flooding through the gyms. As with every year, I had to come up with something for them to say thank you. They really don't want anything big -so I made these. I used the small clear pails, put one of our gym towels in it, our pens (they all demand them!) and our letter openers. I made white coats and used stickles to put MD on them. Cut out thanks and banners,glued them to the craft sticks and that is it! Oh, and of course, Starbucks cards! Super easy and they LOVED them!! They were fun to make and Jess and I had a great time filling them up!
Thursday, June 18, 2009
Making t-shirts with your Cricut is EASY!!
Below are the t's I made for the Lupus Walk my family walked in for me. I used my Cricut Expression and freezer paper for these. For the letters/words, I used the Plantin Schoolbook cartridge. You just type in your words BACKWORDS and use the FLIP feature. This will make your text print correctly onto the freezer paper. Cut your freezer paper to fit your 12x12 or 12x24 mat. Put the shiny side of the paper down, it adheres better. Then press cut. Now you have made a custom stencil! For the butterflies, I used Graphically Speaking and Storybook. I typed in the image I wanted - in this case a butterfly, selected my size and press cut. The image prints onto the freezer paper. After everything is printed out, it's time to iron on your stencil to the shirts. Set your iron on high, NO STEAM! Place a piece of freezer paper inside your shirt so that no paint runs through to the other side. Place your freezer paper stencil shiny side down, press hard for about 15 seconds until your stencil is stuck to the shirt. After your stencils are ironed on-use fabric paint and paint in your text and designs. Let dry for a few hours. That's it--customize any shirt any time you want!
Monday, June 8, 2009
Here are the t's I made with my Cricut and freezer paper for the Lupus Walk. People thought we had these shirts custom made! They couldn't believe I made them with fabric paint-they look like they are silk-screened! All 6 of us walked for me last Saturday at the Great Park in Irvine. We made the 3 mi trip and had a blast! We laughed and joked--Jess and Jimmy ran the last 1 1/2 miles. Weather was wonderful for all of us LUPUS patients!!!
Friday, June 5, 2009
Friday, May 15, 2009
Thursday, March 26, 2009
Friday, March 20, 2009
There was a comment on a msg bd about the favorite place in our scrapbook rooms, and it got me thinking. So, here are a few pics, plus 1 of my Daisy. I love the island because I can stand or sit while I scrap. Plus, when the girls have time to come over we can all sit or stand around and have plenty of room. Well, the fridge, snack drawer and coffee pot are a plus too.
Sunday, March 15, 2009
Just a few pics of the memory jar I gave my hubby. It's filled with memories of our 27 Valentine's Days together!
Tuesday, March 10, 2009
I am finally finishing up my room--what a project! But it is all worth it. I love it but at the same time sad because it used to be both of my girls' room over the last 16 years we have lived here. I love my island so I can stand and work--much better on my joints!
Speaking of--thank you for all of your prayers. I get my infusions on Friday and am out of commission until about Monday, give or take. At least this time I didn't lose my hair (so far)! No change in movement/pain yet but the doctor said give it a few more weeks then go to something stronger if this isn't helping.
Hope all is well! Jenny and Daniel just put a offer in on their first house! Close by so my prayers were answered on that one! Jen is still busy at Childrens' Hospital LA in the PICU and loves it! Daniel's job is not in jeopardy at the bank praise God! Jess is freelancing and Jim is plucking away at general ed.
That's it for now!