Monday, December 10, 2007

My Best Friend


I really like this layout, so I wanted to share.

I created this layout for the December template challenge at K-Joi Studios. It's supposed to be a Christmas card challenge, but since I've already ordered mine, so I did this instead. If you haven't done your Christmas cards yet, this is an easy way to get them done.

All papers are from the Cafe Latte paper pack by Deanna Tafoya. The heart is by Kim Higueria and the template is from Rose McDigital Designs. The font I used is A&S Black Swan.
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Sunday, November 18, 2007

Just Wanted to Share



This layout is from when David and I went to the Andretti Thrill Park in Melbourne, Florida for the 4th of July. David loved the Go Karts. I was more in to the Laser Tag and Miniature Golf. We had a good time and David finally got to do something he has wanted to do for a long time. This layout was created using "Be Bold" by Cindy Doerksen. It can be purchased at Digiscrap Boutique and Divine Digital


This picture was taken last Christmas at my mom's house. It's a picture of something extremely rare, all three dogs sleeping at once. :O) This layout was also made with the "Be Bold" kit.

Thanks for taking a minute to look at my new layouts.
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Thursday, November 15, 2007

Gideon Bibles - A Thing of the Past?

I was just reading this Newsweek article regarding the removal of the Gideon Bible from many hotel chains. In fact, many of these chains instead offer intimacy kits. Depending on what is in these kits, they might be a fun thing to offer, but I don't see why they need to replace the Bible with these offerings. I suspect there are many married couples who, when traveling without kids, might like having both items available. It would probably be best if you had to request one of these kits, simply because parents don't want to have to explain to their children the purpose of the intimacy kits.

The article seems to imply that those of the Generation X age or younger are not interested in Bibles. I know for a fact that is not true. I am a member of Generation X, as is my husband, and the Bible is very important to both of us. I know one of the first things I look for when getting a hotel room is the Gideon Bible. I much prefer the King James Version of the Bible, yet I always look for that Gideon Bible. I want it to be there.

Of course, I was very surprised that the spokesman for Marriott hotels would say their new boutique hotel chain venture would be less values oriented. Somehow, I don't think Mr. Marriott would approve of that. At least I hope this is the case.

According to the American Family Association, the Accor hotel chain, which is the parent company of Motel 6, is among the chains removing the Gideon Bible. I find that very sad indeed.

The Newsweek article also states the Gideon Bibles in hotel rooms is down 19%. I truly find that sad. I never thought I'd see the day when there are not Gideon Bibles in hotel rooms. I hope this is a trend that soon comes to an end.

Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Latest Layout

This is my latest layout. It is created using Ravishing in Red by Connie Prince at K-Joi Studios. I am particularly proud of this layout, so I wanted to share it will all of y'all.
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Saturday, October 27, 2007

A 1000 Words

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This is my latest layout. It features one of the best pics I've every gotten of any of my fur babies. This is Sanosuke is January of this year. He is in the backseat of the Little 3.

The kit is called Two Solitudes. It is by She's Full of Scrap and will be available November 1 at Gotta Pixel. I love the colors in this kit. I also think the huge raffia wrap is great.

Sunday, October 07, 2007

A new layout

This is my latest layout. It's about the new car we bought last year. I am really happy with the way the layout turned out, so I wanted to share it.
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Thursday, October 04, 2007


I am now on twitter? Are any of my friends on twitter? If so, you can find me at I really could use some more twitter friends.

Friday, September 21, 2007

Monday, September 17, 2007

Budgie Food

I finally found something my budgies like to eat besides seed. I know, it's amazing. Y'all are all shocked beyond belief. lol But really, these budgies are extremely picky eaters. I've tried tons of things with them, including foods every other fid loves, but no it's not for them. However, I have a success story. The food my budgies will eat is called Tropimix. It's from Hagen and this is how it is described on their website.

Tropimix Budgie, Canary & Finch Mix
Tropican egg granule-based formula with blend of top quality breadcrumbs, grains, extruded mash, fruits and vegetables. Fabulous egg food, most edible, designed for all finches, canaries and budgies.
CONTAINS: Fruits: papaya, pineapple, coconut Seeds: chopped oat groats, canary seed, hulled millet, niger seed, rape seed, flaxseed, hemp seed, sesame seed Vegetables: carrot Others: Tropican egg granules which contains egg protein, breeding mash which contains vitamins and minerals, breadcrumbs.

I can't believe they all eat it, but they do. I am so happy about this. I've been trying for as long as six years in some cases, to get them to like something new and I finally did it. So, if you have budgies that are picky as mine, check out Tropimix.

Thursday, September 06, 2007

Finally, A New Layout

This is my first digi layout in some time. I created it for a blog challenge from One Of A Kind Scrapz. This may not be my best layout ever, but it's the first one I've done in a long time, so I am glad I did the challenge. I plan to add this layout to my Book of Me. (You can view credits for the layout here.)
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Thursday, August 30, 2007

Family Search Indexing

About two weeks ago, I began working on the LDS Church's Family Search Indexing project. The project is to extract information from old records so that people working on their genealogy or family history can use this information in their search. I've only done about 200 names, but I just find the little bit of information I see so fascinating. I wish I knew more about all of these people. I wonder about the poor mother who has had so many children die or why a woman was still single in to her late 20s. (Remember these are old records, so it would have been odd for the time.) Anyway, I really do find it very interesting.

By the way, you don't have to be LDS to take part. So, if this sounds like something you would be interested in doing, please visit the Family Search Indexing website.

Monday, August 27, 2007

Family History Work Continues

The birth certificate for hubby's maternal grandmother arrived today. I was so excited. In fact, I am pretty sure I was more excited than he. And I did gain some valuable information as I now know the name of my husband's maternal great-grandmother, Emma M Hauck. I hope to be able to get farther on his mother's family line now, but for today I am just excited to finally have this information.

I also want to give kudos to the City of New York. They make it so easy to order a birth certificate as you can do it online without having to pay a third party. I have not found another city or state, including New York state that give you this option. I think it's great that New York City has provided this option, so I wanted to make mention of it here.

Saturday, August 25, 2007

Some People Just Have Nerve

Some people just have too much nerve. I don't know if it is that there ego is just so large. Or if it's that they are just too arrogant. Or if it's that they are just too stupid. Or maybe a combination of the three. Well, let me tell you about somebody who has just really gotten to me today.

Okay, my husband loves Slashdot. I would say the majority of slashdotters are not real friendly toward religion of any kind and I don't mean just Christianity (as the following discussion will show). Part of the discussion of life on Mars moved into a discussion on religion Part of this discussion just has me flabbergasted. Here's the pertinent parts of the discussion (you can read the original story and entire thread here.)

Person A posted:

I'm an atheist. A few weeks ago, a Christian friend asked me, "When you look out at the night sky, across billions of light-years of interstellar space filled with billions of worlds we haven't even imagined yet, aren't you a little afraid that you might be wrong?"

Your idiotic post made me realize -- way too late, of course -- that I should've asked her the same question in reply.

Person B in reply stated:

If she's wrong, it doesn't matter...

Person C, who is the subject of this post, then states
(and this is not the scary statement):

Yes, it does.

Think of how much more she could have accomplished had she not been wasting time on religious rituals and discussions?

My husband then replies to Person C:

Yea just think what Gandhi, Sister Theresa or Cardinal Tutu might have done if hadn't been wasting their time on spiritual things.

Please even if you don't like religion I doubt that it is as big of waste of time as TV, music, or Slashdot.

Person C then replies: back (and this is the scary part):

Gandhi, Sister Theresa, and Cardinal Tutu could have achieved more if they spent more time on learning reality, rather than fantasy. I'm not saying they didn't achieve great things; I am saying that they would have had more time in their lives. As you imply, I could do more also (I could be programming instead of typing this, and I could have rejected fantasy-based thinking for scientific thinking earlier in my lifetime).

What I don't understand is how anyone could have the nerve to say that Gandhi, Mother Teresa or Desmond Tutu could have done more. There is only one man who would have the right to make that judgment and Person C is not that man. I can't even imagine thinking such a thing, better yet saying it. I know I am not worthy to make that statement. I am just so shocked that Person C thinks he is that special.

Friday, August 24, 2007

Which Rurouni Kenshin Character Are You?

I am a big anime fan. Without a doubt, my favorite show is Rurouni Kenshin. I took a litte quiz to see which character I might be. I had pegged myself for Kaoru, but no. Here is who I am.

Which Rurouni Kenshin Character Are You?

Test Created By oronoda

I just don't think David is going to agree with this one. :O)

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Stupid Quote of the Week

Okay, I found this quote on the CNN website regarding Michael Vick and I am making it my "stupid quote of the week".

Jeff Wise of Atlanta, Georgia
Why not give him a chance to play again? Seriously how many chances has the NFL given to Ricky Williams? Smoking pot is against the law, but he's been given a number of chances, and STILL isn't banned from the NFL!

How many people really think that smoking pot is the same as what Michael Vick did to those poor dogs? Those people are just nuts. Yes, smoking pot is illegal. And yes, it is wrong. However, it is not now, nor will it ever be, the same as torturing and killing dogs. Period. End of statement.

Facebook - My New Obsession

I've been on Facebook for awhile, bot over the past few days I've really gotten into it. There is actually a lot of fun stuff to do. I originally thought it was kind of boring, but now I think it is way better than MySpace.

One of the things that I like about Facebook is that you can invite your friends to get involved in the same Facebook activities that you are involved in. So, I have been having a lot of fun the last few days.

So, if any of you are on Facebook, feel free to add me as a friend. Here is my profile.

Monday, August 20, 2007

Michael Vick - Banned for Life

This is exactly what I want to see happen to Michael Vick. He deserves this and so much more for what he did to those poor dogs. A man like that should not be allowed to play in the NFL. What Michael Vick did was plain evil and now he should get his just reward. And his just reward should be more than time spent in prison. He should be banned for life from playing professional football.

I know what some people think. They think we should overlook what he did, because he has apologized to all the people he has hurt. Well, when do I read about his apology to the dogs he hurt? They are the ones who truly suffered here. Plus, he should be sorry. Even if he really means it, and is not just saying it, repenting of a wrong does not mean that you get to avoid the consequences of having done something wrong. And one of those consequences should be a permanent ban from professional football.

Please take the time to contact the
, Commissioner Goodell and your favorite team and urge each of them to seek a ban for life for Michael Vick. He deserves no less.

Saturday, August 18, 2007

Happy Anniversary!!!

Today, my sweetie and I celebrate our 6th anniversary. I know there are a lot of people out there who didn't think we'd make it this far (we met online in an IRC chat room members of the LDS church). I was watching either the Democratic or Republican National Convention (I usually watch both) in 2000 and talking to another member about it. This interested my sweetie, so we started talking and now here we are celebrating our 6th anniversary.

I am so happy to be married to my sweetie. He really is the perfect husband for me. I didn't get married until I wad 30, but he was definitely worth the wait. I am also so grateful that we were married for time and all eternity, so that our marriage will last beyond this life. I really wouldn't want to think of our marriage ending on the day that one of us dies. That would be so sad.

Tonight, we are going to The Melting Pot in Melbourne to celebrate. We went last year for my birthday and the food there is so yummy. I've been looking forward to this for weeks.

My one disappointment is that my sweetie's main gift won't be here for another month. I think he'll be really happy when I tell him what it is, I just wish I had it to give to him today. (I would say what I got here, but he might read this before I have a chance to tell him.)

Anyway, today we celebrate six years of marriage and I for one hope to have many more anniversaries to celebrate many more anniversaries together.

Sweetie, if you see this, I want you to know:

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Thursday, August 16, 2007

{Daily ramblings and random thoughts}: Baby Moses Law

I just wanted to share with you a post from a friend's blog. I think what she has to say is right on and rather than repeat what she has said so well. I just wanted to share the post with you, so go check it out. The post is {Daily ramblings and random thoughts}: Baby Moses Law.

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Movie Preferences

So, if you and your significant other are going to layout $30 to go to the movies (which is what it'll cost you if you add drinks and popcorn), which type of movie do you prefer to go see? That's my poll question for the week, so be sure to take a moment to vote.

Just so everyone knows my preference, I really believe it's "comedy". I enjoy dramas, science fiction, mysteries and romances (not much of a thriller girl), but I love comedies. I love to go see a movie where I laugh a lot. We went to go see Evan Almighty a few weeks ago and I loved it, because it was just so funny. I didn't expect to like it and I did. So, as much as I enjoy most types of movies, I really believe comedies really are my favorite.

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

The Beginning of a Journey

Six years ago today, my dh David flew to Dallas so we could be married. Six years ago we picked up our marriage license, went to Six Flags with my sister and brother-in-law and then ate at Razoo's with the aforementioned sister and bil, as well as my mom.

I picked David up at the Airport around 10:00 a.m. We then headed in to Denton to pick up our marriage license. After that, we headed up to Frisco to meet up with my sister and bil to Six Flags. David had never been and I hadn't been in years. We had a blast. I even rode three roller coasters, including Batman (I've never had the never to ride another coaster since). On the way home from Six Flags, we called my mom to see if she wanted to meet us for dinner, so we all went to Razoos as I had not yet had the opportunity to take David to that restaurant and it was one of my favorites.

It's hard to believe that all of that was six years ago. I remember how excited I was to be at Six Flags with my future hubby. It was just so awesome for me. I was just so happy that day.

Normally, I am not one who is very good with mental pictures. That is probably why I love scrapbooking. However, that day is just so vivid in my mind. Probably cause I had so much fun and was just so truly happy.

This coming Saturday, David and I will celebrate our sixth anniversary. There is not a day goes by that I am not grateful for David and that I don't give thanks that he is my hubby. I was truly blessed when David came in to my life.

Sunday, August 12, 2007

I Miss My Teaching Partner

Up until about a month ago, my hubby and I taught Primary (the little children) together. I loved it. Then about a month ago, they called him to be Sunday School President. And it just doesn't seem right that he's not there. He was so great with the kids. Really, he's much better with them than me. Not that I don't love Primary. I do. I think it's the best place in the Church to serve. I just think my hubby does much better with the kids than me. He is just a natural with them. I just don't think the class is going to be as good with me teaching it every week. Hopefully, I'll do a good job without him.

Friday, August 10, 2007

Pres. James E. Faust

A member of the First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints passed away early this morning, James E. Faust. You can learn a little bit about his passing here.

I'll have to say that I am sad to hear of his passing. I really enjoyed his talks, not because of his presentation, but I loved what he had to say. And he really did have a good sense of humor.

One of my favorite talks by President Faust was What It Means to be a Daughter of God. When this talk came out, I was still single and this talk really meant a lot to me and it has always stuck with me.

I know President Faust is in a much tetter place now, but I will miss listening to him in General Conference.

Monday, August 06, 2007

One of My Fav CDs

It's been missing for awhile, but I recently found it, so I was able to listen to it again. I know y'all are thinking this must be a George Strait album, y'all would be wrong. This is the music from Les Miserables. I love that album. The music just speaks to me. I swear I could play that album over and over again and never tire of listening ot it.

Three or four years ago, I was lucky enough to see a Les Miserables touring company in West Palm and I was not disappointed. In fact, it was absolutely everything I had hoped for. I had wanted to see it for so many years, I figured it could never live up to my dreams. This time I was wrong. It was exactly how I hoped it would be. Really, it was one of my dreams come true.

Well, I now have both CDs on my iPod, so I won't even have to take time to switch CDs. I am so happy. In fact, I listened to the whole album this evening and would listen again, if only I had the time.

Tuesday, July 31, 2007


Last night I was successful in getting the emailer working properly. I am so happy about this. I was really worried that I might never get it working properly. So, it's a good start for my day. (I wasn't positive until this morning that it worked.)

Monday, July 30, 2007


I spent half my day at work making sure that we could send out an email to all of our customers about a new seminar. My tests were going fine. Then, when I go to send to all my customers. Nothing. It does not work at all. :O( (Oh it told me I successful, but that was a lie.) It's been three hours since I sent that email and I haven't received nary one copy of it. *sigh*

Then, while I am preparing to write this little post, my keyboard decides spasmodics would be a good idea. It's through throwing it's fit now. Thankfully.

Anyway, I wonder what will go wrong next.

Thursday, July 26, 2007

Spoiled Cat's Life

My cat, Lorenzo, is too spoiled. She only wanted to eat Kit 'n' Kaboodle, and I tried everything, but no go. No Science Diet, No Nutro Natural, nothing. Until I provided her with Wellness cat food topped with USDA quality freeze dried chicken. She came to love Wellness w/ or w/o the chicken. Fast forward to a couple of days ago, when her mommy, that's me, forgot to stop for more Wellness. So, I decided to surprise her with Kit 'n' Kaboodle. But now, she's too good for Kit 'n' Kaboodle unless it's topped w/ chicken. *sigh* This is one spoiled cat.

Monday, July 09, 2007

Just Have to Share

I have made a huge discovery today in my family history. Quite a bit of research on my mother's side has been done. Well, today, I was able to find a lot of information on my Dad's side. My great-grandmother was Margie Jane Beason and I was able to find information going back paster her great-grandfather this evening. I am just so excited. I have never had much success on my Dad's side, so this is huge for me. I know this probably won't sound exciting to most people, but I am very excited.

Sunday, July 08, 2007

Family History Calls Me

I woke up this morning with a desire to work on my family history. I am not sure why, but I have just been really interested in working on it. I have made a little progress. Probably would have made more if wasn't having problems processing orders. Ugh!!! I was able to locate a library with a few obituaries I could request, so I have done that and hopefully I will hear back soon, so I can make further progress.

This is not the first time I've started work on family history. I usually get frustrated when I don't make much progress. Hopefully the info I was able to find today will help me maintain interest in the long term.

Wednesday, July 04, 2007

Happy 4th of July

Fourth of July Images @

As we celebrate the birthday of the United States, I just want to take a moment to share how grateful I am to live in this country and to be able to enjoy such great freedom. I know that it is a blessing and once for which i am truly grateful.

I also want to take a moment to thank those men and women who are willing to serve our country. It is because of the sacrifices of men and women willing to serve their country in the past and today that we are able to enjoy such freedems and for that I feel like I must say thanks.

Support our troops graphics. Show your support.

Saturday, June 30, 2007

Just a little sad

For the first time, I've had to delete a comment on my blog. Someone tried to use their comment as a means to get others to come to their blog. That wouldn't bother me, but it was porn related. I did not want that associated with my blog. That someone would use my blog that way, makes me a little sad. I should expect it, but this is the first time that has happened. Oh well. Sadly, I am sure it won't be the last.

At last, Sonic!!!

Finally, after being patient for nearly six years (that's how long I've been in Florida), there is a Sonic less than 15 minutes from my house. I guess it's been there almost a month, but I just found out last night. (It's not in the town I actually live in, but the town next to mine.) Anyway, we went last night and I am so happy. I love Sonic and it's one of the things I've really missed since I moved to Florida. And I am not the only one who wanted one. We've heard people were camped out for opening day. I know it was busy last night. Anyway, I just wanted to share how happy I am about Sonic being near by.

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Goodbye Amor

These pictures, taken last week, are of Amor and her mate Poseidon (Po). Amor is the lovie with yellow coloring. Day before yesterday Amor passed away during the night.

Amore came to live with us after she was already an adult. We were in a pet store in Melbourne, FL and there was Amor. Her owner, who used to work there, was giving her up to make way for a nursery (don't get me started on that one). So, Amor was for sell for $50, which included her cage and toys. She was so frightened and I felt so bad for her that we paid for her and took her hom. But I'm afraid ww were never able to conquer her fear of humans, so after about a year, we had the opportunity to adopt Po and we took it. They have been madly in love ever since.

I am so sad that she has passed on. Amor was never mean, inspite of her fear. And even after her and Po became a couple, she never became the mean, bitey bird that I have so often heard about. Amor was just a very sweet bird and she will be sorely missed. Amor is not alone on the other side, as Micron and Valentine are waiting for her, as is Lady our bassett/beagle mix.

I do worry about Po, he looks so lonely in that cage. In awhile, we will probably seek a new mate for Po, but not right away. I really do believe he'll want another friend. Po and Amor were such a cute couple.

Goodbye Amor! We'll miss you!!
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Friday, June 15, 2007

Great Customer Service

For you digi scrappers, I just wanted to post about the great customer service I got from Blue Flombingo. I had some problems downloading the files I purchased, but they really went out of their way to make sure I was able to get all of the files I purchased.

It seems like these days you only hear about bad customer service, so I wanted to take a moment to mention the good customer service I received.

Monday, June 11, 2007

Help Save a Dog

Daisy is a dog who doesn't deserve to die. She is a puppy whose owner made a mistake and left her alone outside a store. An elderly lady came outside. The puppy got excited, jumped on the woman and the woman was hurt. Notice I didn't say bit or attached, just jumped on her like most puppies would. Now, we can debate the actions of the owner all day, but the dog was just being a puppy. So, you may ask, what is the crime Daisy committed? She is part pit bull. And so, it has been determined she needs to die. Although if a full-blooded poodle had behaved in the same way, no one would be saying this. So, please take a moment to read more about Daisy by clicking the link below and then sign the petition to save her life. They are trying to gather 1000 signatures and I'd like to see them meet their goal as Daisy does not deserve to die.

The petition to save Daisy

Friday, June 08, 2007

Yes, I have been gone awhile

My husband was really sick at the beginning of the year and I just didn't have time or blog. Since then I just haven't had the desire. However, recently, I've wanted to get back to it, so here I am. Now, if I only had something exciting to tell you about. lol However, I am going to try and stay on the blog train here and will be back soon. Hopefully with something to talk about. :O)

Now, to get back to scrapbooking...

Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Meet Spike

Everyone, meet Spike. He's a Mali Uromastyx. Our beloved Uromastyx Isabella passed away recently and we were very sad. Yesterday, we went in to the store where we got Spike. We weren't really planning on getting a lizard, we just wanted to look. Well, Spike just came sauntering up to the front of his aquarium and we just loved that. So, we met Spike and decided to make him part of our family. Just as Isabella did, Spike lives at our office. He's a young one, a little over 4 months and so active. He's definitely very interested in what's going on in my office. I sm so glad to have Spike at work with me again.
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Tuesday, January 16, 2007

I'm Still Alive

I just wanted to let everyone know that I am still alive. Since we returned from vacation, I just haven't been spending much time on the computer. (So weird for me.) If you aren't on the computer, it's hard to update one's blog. :O)

We had a good trip to vacation. Ate way too much, but my mom made all of my favorite foods. And my dogs loved being spoiled by the grandma. The time just seemed to pass so fast. It seemed like we had just gotten there and we already had to head home, when we had actually been in TX for like 10 days. Well, maybe next time we can go for longer.

Well, I am off to see if I can wrest the remote from my hubby so that I can watch either "Bleach" or "Rurouni Kenshin".