Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Catching Up Time

Just thought I'd share a few random photos... The top photo is my daughter who so kindly posed for me a little while on Saturday so I can practice with my new camera. Max our dog was being cooperative too ! Next is my cat Jasmine.. love this shot I got of her.. she's such a sweet cat!

The flowers are from my Crype Myrtle. I love how the sun was shining on it. Cool photo.

Last but not least, here's my daughter with her new car! She got it today.. so happy for her. She totally deserved it. Daddy got his little girl a good dependable car. She's in hog heaven.. can you tell?

Chow.. Posted by Picasa

Thursday, July 20, 2006

Three New Layouts

Love this one.. a funny LO about my hubby
This was for a challange for the School of Scrap
A LO of my DD and her two friends.

It felt really good to scrap tonight! I got three LO' s completed. I've been focusing so much on learning my new camera, I haven't scrapped in over a week. I like how all three LO's turned out! Tomorrow is my birthday! Another year older... but I'm still just 39! LOL

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Monday, July 17, 2006

Two New Layouts

Well, I've been super busy this past week, just getting back from vacation. I did manage to create two layouts. One using some of the pictures I took during our vacation to the beach.

Both LO's are using Basic Grey Paper and I'm so totally loving that line! Love the funky colors and inspiration it gives me.

A friend of mine has opened a new scrapping message board. Come check us out! It's a nice little community of scrappers. We share LO's, ideas, motivation, photography tips.. stamping techniques.. Lisa, the owner of the site is such a sweetheart and an awesome scrapper and photographer!

I'm gonna try to scrap some tonight! I'll post my work later tonight. Posted by Picasa

Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Tuesday's Blogger Challange from 2Peas

What is your favorite summer BBQ recipe?

My favorite recipe to BBQ in the summer is Pork Tenderloin marinated overnight in Italian Dressing. I poke holes with a fork all in the tenderloins on both sides and put in a marinating dish. Pour an entire bottle of Italian Dressing over the loins and refrigerate. Turn them every few hours.

Place a sheet of aluminum foil on the grill folding the sides up to make a bowl effect. Place the loins on the aluminum foil and then pour the italian dressing on top to baste the meat while grilling. Cook for about 45 - 60 minutes on med heat turning frequently.

YUMM!!!!! Serve with Cheese Mash Potatoes and fresh grilled veggies of your choice!

Sunday, July 09, 2006

I'm Back... Did you miss me??

Well I just got home yesterday afternoon from my family beach vacation which was a total blast! I had so much fun playing with my new camera, soaking up the sun, spending time with my family and friends and relaxing! The highlight of my trip was watching the Space Shuttle launch from the beach on the 4th of July. It was amazing!

The weather was beautiful the entire week until Friday when it was overcast and rainy. I'm really thankful for the time we all spent together. I reflected alot on how important family and friends are and cherrished the memories we made this year and all the previous years. This is our 6th year going to New Smyrna Beach with the Diamond Family. Every year it's a blast. My children and the Diamond children are best friends. Eric and Chris and Kristina and Mallory. I look at how much they've grown in the last 6 years and how they are almost grown and soon to be on their own. Chris just turned 18, Eric will be 18 in October and Kristina and Mallory are both still 16.

Here's a picture of the entire group together, including my dear friend Vickie who came to spend a couple of days with me this year. Vickie,Chris, Mallory, Steve, DeeDee, Briana, Bennie,Eric,Adele,Kristina, Kevin and Monica