Sunday, July 31, 2011

Project Life | Week 30

This week has been super hectic, mainly because work was out of control and I was also participating in Ali Edwards Week in the Life. To top it off my weekend is full of all the things I can't do during the week and today I was on a jam and cupcake making mission.

So here is Week 30 side by side. As you can see I need to but haven't split my book up. I am going to put it in two albums as I have so many inserts it wont fit in one and I will put them in damask books that match my room. Not crazy about the album colors. I am so glad next year we can just buy the insides as I want to make my own.

This past week started with Richie's birthday, I made strawberry jam and we had the garage door replaced that Garrett and Pepper ran into. I had both my children in one place at one time and was able to snap one picture.
Below is the right side, showing my new mini instax camera that the kids bought me for my birthday, Richies birthday cake and the pattern for Garretts xmas stocking. The last picture was the phone and data trouble I had last sunday which took most of my day to correct stealing away my precious weekend.
Now I am off to put together my week in the life book . I just realized I have 800 photos on my iphone. I took so many this past week!!

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Project Life | Week 29

This week was a fun week with Tommy gone to Hawaii and a little mix up on my routine.
Here is both pages side by side. I am going to split up the book into two as there are too many inserts and it wont fit all in one book.

Here is the left side. It show blackberry jam in the making, Moo creamery lunch with garrett, my vanilla coke Saturday, this weeks flowers and tommy in Hawaii.

Here is the right side Which shows Garretts garage door boo boo, Richie brushing Roaree, Rachels bday cupcake. A summary journaling of this week, dinner at woolgrowers and my italian sub sandwhich.

All in all a great week. Next week I am tackling both project life and a week in the life along with Ali Edwards. Fun Fun.

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Gudruns papirblog: Light a candle

Gudruns papirblog: Light a candle
I met Gudrun while in Greece. I feel her fear and the need for prayers given the same terror here almost 10 years ago on 9|11. Will never forget. They are in my thoughts and prayers!

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

All About Me | Roaree

Now if you didn't already know, Richard has a soft spot for his animals and his grand puppy. I tell ya one day I am gonna video tape him singing and talking to Roaree in the morning and everyone is gonna have a big laugh as its supper funny. We all know Pepper, our grand puppy can do no wrong. Well this cat here can't either and believe you me he has done a lot wrong and cost us $$$$$$$$. But he loves Richie and Richard thinks he is the cats meow. This coming for a cat hatter too. Roaree's different you know.... Everyday Richard walks outside and roaree comes up to him and meows and meows and walks over to the stool and brush and Richard will sit there for 10 mins or more brushing him Spoiled Cat. Oh well I guess there are worse things he could be doing with his time....

Monday, July 18, 2011


There was a little incident this weekend at the Welch Abode. Pepper came for two visits this weekend. She was super excited to see her grandpa. She was jumping up and down on her daddy's lap which is unusual. So Garrett jumped out of the car and let her see her grandpa. There was just one problem... He forgot to put his truck into park! Thus it smashed into the garage.! Look here, she feels sooooo bad.

Lesson learned., Do not let the puppy drive the car as they just don't have the attention span. But good thing for Garrett that grandpa was not mad at his special girl and all is forgiven.!!!!

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Project Life | Week 28

This is my birthday week and rachie's. Here is how it looks in the book.

Left side photos showing Rachies bday photo she sent me from long beach, Her favorite resturant Chipolte that I sent a gift card to her. My sister's sweet adeline show, my blog about rachie and a quiet moment in my card.

Below is a insert holding all my Appreciation day cards
And here is the right side of the book.
Had happy hours with Debbie (dam straight @ the padre) and she got me a gift from sweet surrender. Sushi lunch for my bday. My birthday dinner and thoughts about my 47th year.

Still going strong. Love the project.

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Happy Birthday

Today would be my Moms birthday. My dad is deep in grief and there is not much I can do about it. I choose to remember the good times, special memories, not to feel sad. Its what she would have wanted. So to put a smile on everyones face, I received this special memo text from my great niece Delaney. It puts a smile on my face everytime. Its sweet and its how I want to say Happy Birthday Mom

Sunday, July 10, 2011

She is . . .

Twenty-Four today.
It seems like yesterday that the sweet little BEAUTIFUL girl was placed in my arms. She is some many things but let me try to sum it up in 24 words : Magical, Special, Sweet, Sassy, Caring, Independent, Loving, Beautiful, Fabulous, Spunky, Selfless, lovely, lively, forgiving, Amazing, Focused, Fearless, Glamorous, Phenomenal, Remarkable, Breathtaking, Astounding, Enchanting, Exceptional.


Wednesday, July 6, 2011

My favorite Flower

Very few people know my very very very favorite flower is the peonies. I love them. The multi layers, the smell, the variegation. Very hard to come by in this hot hot town but alas I walked into Vons and their they were. Now I already had two other flowers from my hubby in my happy place, but whats a girl to do.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Making new memories

My dads plum tree was full and it reminded him of mom and her Plum Jam. So I took on the task of making him some. From the dipping into boiling water then ice water to peel

Chopped and measured

sweating under the heat ( i dressed up for this picture)
to the first boil and boiling and boiling
To fillin up the jars and the water bath

The end product. I hope it makes my Dad smile again.

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Project LIfe | Week 26

Trying to try different techniques so you can see my book as is not just the pictures. Week 26 was a "good week" Above is the title card
Here is both pages side by dise.
Left side up close. I like the story journaling card which basically told the story of richie buying me lower calorie juice so my martini was less calories. Whats not to love about that. A pic of Garretts new grass, my newly waxed car, garrett eating fish and chips and a story why or why not regarding the big question in my mind right now Should I get my BSN.

Here is a closer look.

Here is the right side

It has the bowling pic from earlier in the week, This weeks flowers, pink my favorite, a cutout from my silhouette, happy hour pic with Shirley, Chris and sally along with a hello Friday journaling card telling the story of happy hour. Also is the journaling " the story of this day" friday which is typical busy day for both myself and tom and all that weighs on the day. Without experiencing it you just don't know how much we have to do in a day. I Love the project life. I can't say that enough.