Tuesday, October 21, 2008

This card was fun. I used a stamp with versa mark and then rubbed pastels over it. It was a fun experiment, but didn't come out the way I wanted it to. Owell, live and learn.
Here's a Halloween card I did...sorry the pic is fuzzy. I sent this one to my good friend, Tina, in England. I think I thought of her for this one because of the owl in the tree:o) We have an Owl thing between us. I haven't stamped in a long time, so it was a slow start to get things the way I wanted them.
Anyways...I don't blog as much as I used too(on myspace, that is.) It seems I've run out of things to say or I'm just engrossed in so many things during the day, that I'm too exhausted to think to blog. So with that said, I hope all is well for my family and friends and I'll talk to you soon!

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Hump Day Survey

How did your day start off?
Okay...I slept 6 hours and the kids were their usual pleasant selves*sarcasm*

How old do you look?

Where is the person you last kissed at this moment?
She's in her room with her ABA therapist, hence, why I'm on the computer

Are you waiting for something?
Oz's midtour

What were you doing at eleven last night?

What made you laugh today?
silly doctor doing my heart stress test. Yea, I don't have heart disease! The chest pain and tingling hands are from panic attacks, which is better than having a heart attack.

Does anyone hate you?
who cares?

Where are your siblings?
my sis is in Cali and my bro is at a training

What are you up to this weekend?
the usual, Bella has ABA on Sat. morning, then we'll hang out.Oh, and I have a Pampered Chef Party to go to:o)

Are you happy with your life?

Can you handle the truth?
yes, but I might not like it

Have you ever read an entire book in one day?

Did you cry today?
no, but I'll be bawling for no reason sooner or later*PMS*

Are you a jealous person?

Do you miss anyone?

Do you get 8 hours of sleep everyday?
ahh, wouldn't that be lovely? I'm happy I got 6 last night:o)

What was the last book you read?

Do you hate the last guy, other than family, you had a conversation with?

Is there anyone who understands your relationship status?
uh, sure.It's pretty simple, happily married to the most awesome guy in the world

Is there something you always wear?

Have you ever thought about converting your religion?
I have, but now I'm not sure it was the best choice. Buddist to Catholic...yeah, I know.

What's most stressing right now?
Being FAT, having panic attacks, being lonely...the list goes on...

What are you going to do after this?
finish scrapbook for Jaime P.her baby was born 2 weeks ago! I'm so behind!

How's the weather today?
Not as hot as usual

Do you swallow gum when you're done with it?

Where was your default picture taken?
living room

Who was your last call from?
Becky, from Family Practice to tell me she was putting a referral in for me...yes, another procedure*sigh*

What woke you up this morning?

Last time you went out of town?
July, went to Cali

What color shirt are you wearing?
Red classic mickey tee

Highlight of your week?
went to JAG office...SSI is not going to be getting anything from me!

Whose car were you in last other than your family's?

What are you listening to?

Last shocking news you heard?
That another person commited suicide on base

What was the last thing you drank?
Coke zero

Where's your cell phone?

Who do you dislike currently?
no one really

Who do you most look like in your family?
my dad

Did you have a dream last night?
yes...I dreamt my friend, Angie, was pregnant, which is impossible.

Are you left handed?

What's for dinner tonight?
ham, mac-n-cheese, and steamed broccoli

What is the last thing you thought about?
what other ideas can I use for this scrapbook?

What are you doing tonight?
dinner, walk and put the kiddos to bed.

Saturday, May 3, 2008

I cherish you

Cherish your human connections: your relationships with friends and family.-Barbara Bush

As we get closer to Oz leaving, I've been reflecting a lot. The first year we were here, at Nellis, I didn't have many friends. It wasn't until Robert started school, and I met Elizabeth Antes, that I found a friend that I could connect with. Through every deployment, she helped to keep me sane...and now she's leaving. I'm happy for her, but sad. I wish she was going overseas, too. But I'm excited for her...she gets a new adventure. I will miss our shopping trips, our movie nights and our outings with our kids in tow. But most of all, I will miss her just stopping by to chit chat, vent, or check up on me. You and your family will always have a place in our home. I will always remember you being there and going to evaluations for Bella, going with me to Cali to see her doctor and everything else you've done for me.
Another friendship I cherish is my friendship with Christina Rizzo. The first night we met we shared a bottle of wine. I remember you bringing over lunch or dinner for me and the kids while Oz was deployed...I really appreciate that. I will always be grateful to you and Vince, especially because though you both don't seem comfortable with kids, when Bella wanted you to hold her, you both just lifted her up and looked comfortable with her in your arms. And you even let Bella be part of our sleepover when Vince was deployed. That was a great night, even if we were numb in the face.;p
Ahh...and let me tell you about my cherished friend, Nicole Apel. We have proven our friendship is stronger than gossip and military wife drama. Nicole came over for dinner when Oz came home from his first deployment. She was quiet and it took her awhile to open up to me. We've had many great times. Dancing, swimming, stamping, walking, the list goes on. Her and Christina have been to my house for quite a few holidays and birthdays, ufc and poker nights. One of our last nights with Tina, it was just the 3 of us. New Year's Eve and a movie. I really enjoyed that night...I can't believe we finished all those brownies, just the 3 of us! Now Nicole and I are going to be reunited in Germany! It must be fate...our husbands love each other, the kids love each other, we're just one big happy family! It's great!
Then there's Vivian Gamboa. We met right after Oz came home from his first deployment. We both lived in Manch Manor and we clicked right away. We're both from Cali and our husbands are oober ambitious. Our kids also get along very well. I remember Viv inviting us over for pozole...wow, when was the last time we made that? I haven't made it since we've moved from that old house. I will miss Viv and here family a lot. You've done so many favors for me, I am more that happy to return the favor. I enjoy our walks, and our talks. It's all great! Thanks for being an awesome friend. I hope you get overseas to be with us!
Then there's my Angie Lilavois...simply awesome and strong. I always feel like I want to protect you, but you always prove to me you can do it all by yourself and that you are stronger than I can ever be. You're beautiful, creative and a great mom. I miss our movie nights, our long talks over a bottle of wine, going crazy with our kids running circles around us. I also miss our nights working out. I felt motivated and determined...now working out isn't the same...but I will get there again. I'm always here when you need me.
Okay...I need to stop now, because I'm getting sad, and there are so many of you that have touched me and I cherish all your friendships. Shannon and all the girls from bible study, your intellect has helped me through some tough times and my faith is stronger because of you all. Diana, you could always make me laugh. I hope everything gets better for you. I hope you enjoy your new base. All the other military wives I've come to meet...I've enjoyed all my converations with you and all your experiences. My old friends from high school, wow...we have all grown so much. I'm so glad we were able to keep in touch. I hope to see you guys when I'm in Cali this summer. To Oz's family...I hope to hear more from you during this deployment so we could support each other.
I love you all and Cherish all my relationships with you.

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

a few words

Ahh...it's been a long time. Life has been busy this past month. Lots of doctors appointments and preparing for Oz's deployment. Once life settles next month, I should have more time to stamp and blog:o)
Oz leaves in 2 weeks, and I've been easily annoyed by him lately. I don't want to be, but I think I'm having resentment towards him. I know he has a hard time, too, during deployments, but still. I feel like I'm the mommy and daddy while he's gone. To top it off, all my friends are gone or leaving, so I'll be by myself:o( I know, woes me, but I'm a social person, and being alone makes the deployment seem harder to me. That's all for now. Take care!

Thursday, February 28, 2008


So, lately I've been thinking about my friends and how much they effect me. There are different people in my life who make me feel different things, who I learn from, and those I just really enjoy being around.The past week and a few days, I was recovering from having my wisdom teeth out, yeah, I know, why did I wait so long? Anyways...I had a lot of time to think and ponder. That could be good or bad...you never know with me. I also had time to make a few cards to send a few special people the cards I made. The first card I made for my best friend, Liz. She is great. She has always been there for me and I try to return the favor. I feel she deserves great things and sometimes I feel bad because I don't feel she feels this way about herself. When I came up with this card, I thought of her. Letting her know to "emrace life" I used groovy guava and purely pomegranate card stock. I also embossed the "embrace life" and added ribbon I got at Michaels.
For the next card, I was inspired by my friend, Angie. Every time I see Tinker Bell, I think of her. So when I saw this paper and stickers at Michaels, I had to get it and come up with something to make for her. Hopefully she has already received the card! I met Angie at Nicole's and thought she was great from the get go. As I got to know her, I realized we had a lot in common and she was easy to talk to. I miss hanging out with her, sipping wine and just talking about anything and everything!
The 3rd card I made for my friend, Nicole. I just got this "Friendship Blooms" stamp set from Stampin' Up! I used some card stock I had in my stash and some of the Tinker Bell paper.
The last card I made for my friend, Tina. This was a gradual friendship:o) When we started hanging around each other more, we had a lot of fun! Then we shared stories and experiences and it blossomed into a beautiful friendship. I used the same stamp set as Nicole's, but just changed everything.
I've met a lot of other people that have touched me in some way, good and bad. And I've learned a little something from each experience. I'm thankful to each and everyone of them. That's all for today.

Sunday, February 17, 2008


I started making a baby scrapbook for my friend, Wendy Duazo. I hope she likes it. I'm using paper I got at Michael's and Stampin' Up cardstock. Is it too plain? I wanted to just start it out for her...hmmmm. I did a few more pages that I actually stamped on too. But I liked these simple pages. Hopefully I'll be able to finish tonight. I ran out of snail and stampin' mist, but I have an order coming in, so it should be fine. I'm still learning how to use my blog page, so if the layout looks funny...well...I'll get it eventually!
Anyways...I hope to be a more active blogger, but finding the time...you moms know what I'm talking about. I'm only on right now because the kids are playing and don't need my attention at the moment:o) I also need to get more pictures posted, etc. etc. etc. I guess that's it for my ramblings.

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Wednesday, wednesday

We're halfway through the week and I don't know what I've done. Am I wasting my days? Am I being productive? It seems a lot of my friends are or have moved far away...so sad. These days I stay home a lot. Bella has ABA 3 mornings a week, so I usually scrapbook or make cards while she's doing that. While the kids are in school in the afternoon, I'm at the gym. Then I shower and pick them up. When they're home, it's snack, homework and then I make dinner. After dinner, it's showers and bathes, reading then lights out. Then I wake up and start over. On the days when we don't have ABA, we don't do much. I'm hoping to change that. Any ideas?
I know, I lead a pretty redundant life...but I love it for the most part. I just wish I had more adult interactions. I need to get hold of Angie so she can help me figure out this blogging thing...you know, add pictures and what not. It took forever to figure out how to add links! I'm not computer savvy. That's all for now.

Saturday, February 9, 2008

Here I Am

So I decided to start blogging like my pals Angie and Vivian. I like looking at the new ideas Angie comes up with and can't wait to see the things Viv blogs about:o) So my thought for the day is this: How will I make my blogs interesting? Hmmm...I need more time to think about that one. More to come later:o)