Friday, February 29, 2008

check this out!

ok, here is a completely awesome scrappy site, full of inspiration, challenges, games and prizes!!

I was hooked from the first day these girls 'made it official'!!

they are a fabulously crazy group of scrappy chicks!

leave them a comment and tell them I sent ya!!
(but you have to be quick... do it TODAY!!!)

hope you all have a wonderful weekend. we're heading to the BIG city for swimming in the hotel, eating too much, and leaving messes that we don't have to clean up!! LOL

Monday, February 25, 2008

I've been tagged !!!

Ok, so Ronda tagged me, so here goes.

The Rules:You must list one fact about yourself for each letter of your middle name. Each fact must begin with that letter. If you don't have a middle name, just use your maiden name. After you've been tagged, you need to up-date your blog with your middle name and answers. At the end of your post, you need to tag one person for each letter of your middle name.

so my whole name is Anne Elizabeth Miller... yes, I go by my middle name. So I am thinking I could try and get away with using the shorter anne.. lol !! but then again , that wouldn't be playing fairly, now would it? I am sure it would make the game more fun, for me to use the longer of the two... so here goes...nine facts about me......
E- easy going. totally
L-loyal- I will always be there for you. even if you hurt me or make me mad. I try and be an example of Christ's love to forgive..(and I am then at peace) and move forward. I don't know that I have ever held a grudge.
I-irresistable, so I have been told by my husband
Z-zany, ok, its hard to find 'z' words.. but I'm a nut. so zany it is.
A-alluring. ok, this is from my husband. but I can actually see his point. He says that people are easily drawn to me. I have to say, this seems to be true for at least the last 15 years of my life!
B-busty. this is definately true, as I had to purchase a bra size 38 EE after Tatum was born! YIKES!
E-empathetic. I am very caring and concerned about people and their emotions. I tend to overthink what I am going to say, just because I am concerned the it may hurt them.
T-trustworthy. for sure. I have always been the person that people come to share things with. I've been told that I am very easy to talk to. So I ususally end up hearing lots of people's stuff. I don't even share stuff with my hubby. I can sense if the information told to me is on a level of confidentiality, even if the person doesn't make it, yeah.. you can trust me with anything!
H-humble. I have never liked the spotlight. never good at recieving recognition or awards(since highschool, even!) I don't like to brag about things.Trying to be better in this area, though, and realize that its ok to share the good things we are blessed with.
**disclaimer** I am not even good about coming up with ways to describe me(the humble thing), so I went to my husband for help in describing me!

so now I have to TAG nine people.. here ya'll go:
HeatherC, Janette, Kat, Kelly, Kim, LisaD.,Nichole, Ally, Revlie

hope you have fun playing!

Thursday, February 21, 2008

thank goodness for blogging..

because if I wouldn't have been reading Heather's blog, then I would not have been directed to
Ashley's blog and I would not have seen this:A "Dear John" letter to my fat ass...
Dear Fat Ass,
It is time that I end our relationship. I don't like you anymore. Actually, I hate you. It is you... Not me. Call me shallow, but I just can't stand the sight of you any longer. You are unattractive. You make my clothes feel tight, and that is just plain rude. You make me cringe whenever I catch a glimpse of you. Since I know that you plan to hang around for as long as you can, seeing as though you are a total stalker, I have decided to call in some reinforcements. I'd like to introduce you to my friends Diet and Exercise. *Fat Ass, Diet. Diet, Fat Ass.* *Fat Ass, Exercise. Exercise, Fat Ass.*
As you can see you have some tough competition. Diet and Exercise will whomp your ass, Fat Ass. I am determined to make you go away. I plan to kick you to the curb like a loser boyfriend. See ya. Buh bye! Sayonara. Au revoir. Adios. Don't let the door hit you in the ass. Oh wait... You are an ass...
...and No. We CAN'T be friends.
PS - Tell your friends Saddle Bags and Muffin Top that I don't want them coming around here anymore either. I never liked them anyway.

I definately know my name could be inserted at the bottom.. as I sit at the computer eating chocolate chip pancakes for dinner*.

*husband has class tonight, baby had smooshed carrots and pears/ brig is eating the last of the corndog, snap peas , and pinapple from earlier this week. and yes, I got the pancakes from yesterday's breakfast ...I am thinking a trip to the grocery is needed =P

Sunday, February 17, 2008

photos of love

so this is what I sent out to friends and family for valentines this year!!

I had so much fun doing a photo shoot with my ***new camera****, that my husband got me!!!

(if you don't know the story, then read the post before this one!!). He is the best!!

and here are the shots that didn't make the card...but are just laying on my scrap table , begging to be played with =)

and about 50 others like this. these were completely untouched with natural light.

I am in the process of finally learning the basics of PS(which I have had forever, and am finally ready to learn).=P

thanks so much for all your wonderful comments to my last post. I am not very good at sharing news like that, or blessings that we recieve and such. Always feel like I am being pridefull, or bragging. I am trying to be better about that.. and let people into sharing my joys . So thank you for all your sweet words, and especially about my husband. Yeah, I think I'll keep him!

He just reminded me that we've been together for 8 years!!! we'll be celebrating our 5th anniversary this summer!!

I look foward to sharing more pictures with you, and be patient with me as I learn this new toy..

(and of course the new lens that will be purchased) with our tax money!!... the obsession has begun.. LOL

have a great night =)

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

my husband rocks

Yep. he totally does. and I don't think that I have properly thanked him yet.
perhaps on Thursday (wink).
Two weeks ago:
I chaotically hurried out the door to drop Brigham off at preschool, and then my plan was to head to the grocery store. we were out of everything!

as I am walking out the door(late of course already!) Andrew calls and wants me to stop by his work after my trip to the store.

So I get to preschool and there is an envelope in Brig's cubby. I glanced, but didn't pick it up, thinking, I'll just collect it when I pick up. One of the teachers came out, making sure I saw it.
Politely thanking her, she said '" make sure you open it."
Ok, I said, "probly when I get home."
She says , "Um NO, I think you better open it when you get in the car."

As I get Tatum in the car, I open the envelope. It reads:

good morning. i hope you listened to me when I told you to get up, shower, and get dressed for the day because I am sending you on a little journey. 33 years is a long time to build memoires, but as you get older those memoires start to fade. This journey is about memories that are not yet made, so let's get started. Located the photo in the envelope, this is your first clue. On this journey you will receive a new envelope at each destination. Use the photo in each enevelope to find the next destination, this first one should be easy.

**use the $20 gift card to buy 2 mocha lattes and another coffee for yourself.

have fun, and remember I LOVE YOU!!!!

so the picture was of Starbucks..

and when I went to the drive thru and ordered, they asked if i was on a scavenger hunt.

and they gave me the next envelope.

which read:

its too cold to go to the park, so here's the next best thing. now that you have little pick me up, its time for a little drop off. take the two mocha's to the next location. hurry up, they're getting cold!

the picture in the clue was of our good friends' the Parks, house.

little did I know I was to drop the mochas off as a thank you for watching Tatum(as I was told to drop her off as well!)

So I won't bore you with all the other clues, but he sent me to several other locations. Each one with a clue.. a picture (that he had secretly taken and deleveloped) and paired up with a cute little jingle.

He had thought to have Tatum taken care of , so I could hop in and out of the car, as I picked up my next clues.

Some of the places were to visit with friends. One of the stops was at his really good friend from work wife's house. She just had triplets. So I got to meet them. and he knew that she shared a birthday with me(I did not know this), so at the previous place, he set me up with a gift bag and a card (with a sticky note to sign the card). So off I went to her house with gift in hand!

I can't believe he totally thought of everything.

SO after several friend's homes, he directed me downtown, and into several of my favorite shops. There was even a gift waiting for me at one of the counters, but the note said . DO NOT OPEN YET!

My final clue read:

remember of what this journey was for, making memoires of course, and there still is more. don't stop now, you're journey's not through, at the next place, as for John, he'll know what to do.

and this is what John gave me:

oh, yeah!! the rebel XT !!!!
it has permantly been stuck to my face for the past two weeks!!
I have just barely begun to learn about it.... but holy cow.... it is just beautiful! and now you can see why my husband rocks.
and for the scavenger hunt, well, I think he deserves the husband of the year award!!

Now if I can just get my butt in gear to learn photo shop, I should have some amazing pictures to play with!!

Thanks for the comments.. so glad to know who is reading this thing! I know I am horrible about updates, I'll try a be better.. life with two, is busy, and we're doing so much.. its just hard to find time!!LOL

speaking of.. I am prepping for a little valentines party we are having here at the house. about 7-8 of brigham's little friends and their mommys are coming over!
hope you all have a great day !!!

Friday, February 08, 2008

its been awhile..

life has been crazy full , but totally fun. so many blog worth stuff going on!! I still haven't told you all about what my awesome husband did for me for my birthday!!

but, I am wondering if anyone even reads this thing???

please do me a favor- If you are a faithful reader, or even just stop by every so often.. would you please let me know who you are!!

( I was told (thanks Rita) that I could click a box that would enable nonblogger readers to post.. so if that has kept you quiet.. I fixed it , so You all can say hey too!!)

hope you're having a great day!
I am off to several hours of scrapping at the LSS!!


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