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Saturday, August 23, 2008

Curious Adventures

So, I'm TOTALLY inthralled in the new Stephanie Meyers vampire books! I'm on book 4, and can't put it down. I've been staying up till 1 or 2 in the morning reading, then getting up with my kids at 7am. I need to hurry and finish off the series before I get sick from lack of sleep - LOL!

I posted a few pics from our family walks we've been taking. Here's one of me and my dad, posing in front of the Casino - ok, so not in front, but it's WAY off there in the back ground. You can see it through the trees at this "dead end" street near our house. Hehehe. My diet is working pretty good, don't ya think! I'm down to 152!!! Woohoo!

Here's Tom and I at Dairy Queen. We walked there for dinner last night (well, they ate there, I had water then came home and had my stir fry). It's probably a mile away. But it's through "Old Town" Florence, and it was neat walking past all of those "touristy" places I usually avoid :)

Here we are on the boardwalk. We even saw a sea lion. The kids thought it was pretty neat.

Hehehe, and I just had to share this one. This is Jacobs (my 10 year old) General Grevious (Star Wars) action figure, that he wrapped up like a mummy. Tom (my 8 year old) was reading a book all about mummies today, and Jacob thought it would be pretty neat to make one himself. Jacob was so proud of his work, and made my mom take a picture of it right when she got home from work. Heheheh, thought I'd share.

This WordArt request is from Laura. What an incredibly cute quote! I LOVED it the instant I saw it :) Hope you like what I did with it.

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Curious - An Unfortunate Event DeWarped
Adventures - Charade JF

Friday, August 22, 2008

Great Cause

So last night was our Ward's (congregation at church) Relief Society (Women's organization at church) Enrichment meeting. We had a cook-off, which was a lot of fun. I signed up for a dessert, and made a cake. It sure smelled good. Here's the recipe.

1 Yellow cake mix
4 eggs
1/2 cup oil
1 can mandarin oranges (with juice)

Mix all 4 ingredients together until orange pieces are broken up, and it's nice and fluffy. Pour into 2 greased round pans. Cook at 350 until done. Ha! Do you like how percise I am. Just tap the top, and if it's springy, then it's done. Cool the cakes.

1 tub cool-whip
1 3oz package vanilla pudding (instant)
1 can crushed pineapple

Mix all 3 ingredients together (including pineapple juice) to make your frosting. Layer and frost the cake, then chill. It sure smelled good (remember, I'm dieting - hehehe).

So, there were about 8 main dishes, 8 salads, 8 jellos (yeah, since when is Jello it's on course?), and 8 desserts. They has small cups, which were numbered, filled with each food. It was a taste testing kind of thing. I had fun smelling my mom's cups. I was good, no cheating for me! I'm 13-14 weeks into my program, and only 12 lbs away from my goal, and I'm not messing it up now :)

So, if you need a fun activity to do in your Enrichment meetings, this is definitely a go!

This WordArt request is from my mom! Jumped to the front of the line again, didn't she - hehehe. I guess being the Mom of the "WordArt Queen" has it's advantages - LMBO! Love ya, Mom! Plus, letting me and my 5 kids live at her house for 6 months doesn't hurt - ha!

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Great - Stephanie Marie JF
Cause - Felix Tilting

Oh yeah, and Amberlee won the "Name this Kit" thingy - Good job, girl! LOVED the name. Standards of Success ROCKS!!!

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Hands of Friendship

No, you're not a day off, I am - ha! It's really Thursday, not Wednesday. But, again (ha!), I forgot about WordArt Wednesday. Part of it is that hardly anyone plays :( I only have 1-5 non-Scraporchard CT participating. So, anyone else wanna play?

This WordArt request is from Jeanette. Remember back when I did the "discrimination" type WordArt thing, and said that it wasn't quite the quote I was looking for, but the best I could come up with. Well, THIS is exactly what I was looking for! Thank, Jeanette!

Click HERE to go to Scraporchard to download the WordArt, then go HERE to post your layout, then HERE to share the link to your layout. Come on, what are ya waiting for!


Friendship - LainieDay
All rest - Sylfaen

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

A Sneak Peak of Fresh Fruit Friday

Alright, so the powers that be at Scraporchard (hehehe, they're really not like that- great bunch of girls!) decided that from now on, our Fresh Fruit Friday will not be on sale for 20% off, unless you get the code from the Scraporchard newsletter. It's sent out each Friday. I tried to set up a coupon on my own, to share with you all to make it 20% off, but I didn't have a CLUE what I was doing - ha! But, the coupon code is in the newsletter. You can sign up for it by clicking HERE. It's just a once a week thing, with all of the new products we off, and the coupon code. Try it, you'll like it :) hehehe.

Anyway, here are my 4 new WordArt packs for this week. What do you think? Click on the images below to go to the Scraporchard store to pick up all my new WordArt packs (LOL!)

Life's Treasures

I went and registered my kids for public school today. Holy cow, what a lot of paperwork! I was at the Elementary school for 1 1/2 hours filling out papers and waiting in line. My poor Grandma (who was watching the kids at my moms house), I felt so bad by the time I finally got home. But, it's done. Tom has Mrs. Greene, Eme has Mrs Foster (we know her from church!), and Joe has Mrs. Ransom (PM Kinder). It looks like a nice school, and the staff seemed very nice.

Jacob's school only took 15 minutes to register him. That was more like it - LOL! And, the secretary at the Middle School was one of the same secretaries from my high school years. That was kind of fun seeing her! He'll find out his schedule later in the month. Oregon schools start the day after Labor Day, so we still have about 1/2 a month left of summer.

It was a rainy day today, and it's sure wet out there. Not the rain like in the mid-west, that pours. This is more like a drizzle. A heavy, soaking, drizzle. There's a storm heading to the coast, so we ought to get a lot of rain and wind. But, that's nothing new for the area :) Liquid sunshine!!! Hehehe. But, because it's been a bit cooler as of late (yeah, to the people who live here (I've been freezing since I got here)), my Dad built a fire in the family room! I'm actually wearing a t-shirt (but I still have the socks and long pants on - ha!

This WordArt request is from Martha - What a lovely saying :) And, I love the look of this one. That Stephanie Marie JF fonts is one of my favorites :) What do you think?

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Life's - Stephanie Marie JF
Treasures - Kon Tiki Aloha JF

Monday, August 18, 2008

Get Well Soon

Allright girls, I have a new WordArt pack coming out this Friday (but maybe earlier for you all), and I need your help again, coming up with a name for it. XYZ WordArt Pack is the format. So, what do you think? Any suggestions? Just leave them here in the comment section of this post. And, if I like yours best, I'll make you a coupon for the Pack. Sound like a good deal? So, put your creative caps on, and Name My WordArt Pack :)

Church was good today :) I substituted for the 7 year old class, which my daughter is in. We had fun together :) It was a good bunch of girls (4 of 'em).

We went on a family "stroll" before dinner. It was nice and relaxing - what a nice family activity. All in all, it was a nice Sunday! AND, there was a thunderstorm last night - holy cow! It NEVER thunders on the coast. It needs a cold front and a WARM front (which we have very little of - ha!), but conditions seemed to be just right tonight. We only get 2-4 a year. After coming from the midwest for 4 years, I'd say we get just a few more than that! hehehehehe.

This WordArt request is from Jacquie. I'd never thought of doing something like this, but thought it would be good on cards and such. Hope you like it!

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FONT: Primrose JF

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Friendship Be True

So, how is your weekend going? Ours is progressing nicely :) We went on a HUGE family walk/bike ride today. We walked to a park about 20 blocks away, and played for a bit, then walked to Taco Bell for lunch, then wound around some fancy schmancy neighborhoods looking at house that weren't ours, but we sure wished - ha! It was a lot of fun. Jacob (10) and Tom (8) were on bikes, Joe (5) and Jim (2) were in strollers, and poor Eme (6) had to walk. She was exhausted by the time we got home. Poor little thing needs to remember how to ride her bike :)

All afternoon, my mom and I "decluttered" her room. We got 2 giant trash bags full of donate-able clothes. And another trash bag full of trash. It really looked good when we were done. I LOVE decluttering - especially when it's someone else's mess. Ha! You'd think my house is clean, but it's not. Decluttering/organizing and cleaning are 2 different things :) I did have a good time, though. I LOVE hanging out with my mom :)

I also got another letter from Captain America today. I was SO excited! It's amazing how happy a little letter can make me :) Missing my man! But glad that he's doing well, and learning a lot, and that he's gonna protect our country, and make this land safe for our family and others :)

This WordArt request comes from "themagicbox". Yes, it was a bit long, but I think it turned out nicely :) Hope you like it!

Left click on the image below to go to my 4shared account to download the PNG file, or right click on the image below to save a smaller PNG version of the WordArt. And, leave some love if you like my work. Thanks!

Friendship, Be, True - Stephanie Marie JF