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Saturday, October 4, 2008

Go Shopping

Well, I should be getting on my plane soon to fly home to Oregon. I had a FANTASTIC time on my trip, and enjoyed every SECOND of the time spent with my hubby. It really was a nice re-charge for this next round of trainings.

Ha! This one is in honor of the 1 1/2 hours I spent at the PX yesterday - LOL! (Military store, for all of you civilians - hehehe). I did have fun, but mostly because there was no one asking for stuff, or running away, or yelling and screaming, and I could look at what I wanted to look at, and go at my own pace. While I love my gang to pieces, it's kinda nice to get a break every once in a while :)

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Friday, October 3, 2008

New WordArt Packs and BCT Graduation

Hey you guys!!! I TOTALLY forgot to blog my new WordArt packs - LOL! What could have possibly come up that made me forget? What? I got to see my hubby? Oh yeah! That's right! LMBO!

Here's 4 new WordArt packs (I was VERY productive on the plane on Wednesday - hehehe). I hope you like them!

Click HERE to go to the store to get Mother Page WordArt

And, in case you were wondering, I had a FABULOUS time at Graduation. I thoroughly blogged it over at my personal blog. Click HERE to go and see how much fun I had.

And, check out my new Desktop Wallpaper. I took all my favorite pics from our trip, and collage them together! Look how happy we are :) I hope I can look at this over the next 16 weeks, and remember how good we felt when we were together, and keep that with me :)

October Leaves

Hi from Pre-publishing land again! Yep, I'm still back on Tuesday night :) LOL! I sure hope I'm having fun on my trip - hehehe.

So, today was family day at Ft. Knox. I headed off to base at about 8:15, and after sitting and waiting in the car for 15 minutes at the place I "thought" it was at, we were directed somewhere else th_001_smile.gif We all waited there until 9:00, and then waited some more - LOL! The term, "hurry up and wait" was tossed around a lot. At about 9:25ish, the head guy (yeah, not speaking Army so well - LOL!) told us the rules for the pass (no alcohol, no tobacco, no entering into contracts), and then they marched out the company.

We were all standing behind a white tape marker, and when the guys were finally released, it was a madhouse. DH saw me before I saw him, and he had a HUGE smile on his face! It was WONDERFUL seeing him again!!!! Here we are in front of his barracks.

I signed him out, then we headed for the rental car. The closer we got to the car, the more "normal" he seemed. I think he was having trouble switching out of "soldier" mode while still being there. Here's a pic from the parking lot. What a cutie! He's lost SO much weight since I sent him here!!! Holy cow!

We left base, and came back to my hotel. It was so nice to just hang out, and be "normal" again! It was like he'd never left. He was back to his happy, cheerful self th_001_smile.gif I feel a little bad, but I am SOOOOOO glad that I left the kids at home - hehehe!

We went out to lunch at Applebee's (let me tell you ladies, they just want to EAT!!!!! when they go off base - they're STARVING!), and a quick trip to Wal-Mart for supplies for him to take to OCS. Then back to the hotel.

We went out to eat at a Mexican Restaurant, which was FABULOUS! So yummy. Again with the eating. He REALLY had to focus on not just scarfing it down. I guess they regularly have to do that, and it's a hard habit to stop. Poor thing! Here's him with his "fried" ice cream. He was so full from the giant taco salad, that he could only eat a few bites.

The guys were supposed to be back at the barracks BEFORE 2100 (9pm). We were in the parking lot at 8pm, and just sat there and chatted. It was so nice. I think we're both "recharged", and ready for the next 16 week training. He'll have his cell phone for the next training, so it should be a lot better. Here's some pics, just before the guys got back into formation.

So, tomorrow at 9am is the Graduation. I get 15 minutes with him after graduation, then he gets on a bus for Ft. Benning. Wish me luck!!!!

Here's a really neat quote I found. It's a part of a Robert Frost poem. Isn't it wonderful?!! Can't wait to see the layouts using October and fall colors and leaves and such! I can see it now!!!

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October - Impact
Leaves - Amelia (or something like that :)

Thursday, October 2, 2008


Hi all! I'm pre-publishing again! It's Tuesday night, and I'm getting ready to go on my trip. If I have time on Wednesday night, I'll pop back in here, and update you all. I hope that my trip goes well (I'm sure it will)!

Here's a nice WordArt that I made the other night. Don't you like it? Hehehe. I just LOVE that font! You probably noticed! But, I thought that this WordArt would be REALLY cute on a pic of a prego lady! Don't you think? I'm sure it'd be good on MANY different layouts too!

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Miracles - Al Sandra

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Heart Whispers

OMGoodness!!! I'm actually on my way :) I'm SO SO SO SO excited! (Can you tell - LMBO?!!) Here's my plan for today. Get ready and get the kids out the door to the bus by 7:30, then be on the road a few minutes after that. Grandma Ida (she'll be 78 in a few days) will be by to watch Joe (5) and Jim (3). I need to be at the Portland Airport (3 1/2 hours away - my mom is driving me) at 11:15 in order to check in for my flight at 1:15.

I'm flying to Chicago, and my next flight doesn't leave until 9:50 pm. OUCH! I'll have a lot of time to kill. Luckily, I'm bringing the new laptop (woohoo!) and my mom's Stephanie Meyers book, The Host. Between the two, I should be FINE!

I get into Louisville, KY at midnight, then have to rent a car, and drive south to Fort Knox (about an hour (maybe less) away). Thank goodness for mapquest! Check into the hotel, and wake up early the next morning for my day with my SWEETHEART!!! We're supposed to be at the base at 9:00, so I'm leaving the hotel at like 7:30am - hehehe. I think the base is about 10-20 mintues away, but I'm not taking any chances - LOL!

Orientation at 9:00, then I get to take hubby off base until 2200!!!!! That's 10 hours!!! Woohoo!!! I'm gonna be one happy girl :) Apparently, my letter from the army about graduation and family day had a back side - who would have thought! It told all about taking them off base and such. Too bad I didn't see that part until today - LOL! That would have eased my mind a bit - hehehe.

I'm SO excited! So, wish me luck!!!

Here's the latest installment of WordArt Wednesday. I decided to go with the easy quotes, not the requests, remember :) Land Before Time (those dinosaur cartoons) has always been a favorite of my younger kids, so I thought this was appropriate. Click HERE to go to scraporchard to download the zip file, and leave some love if you like my work. And REMEBER, you have to be logged in to the gallery to get the file :) Thanks!!!!

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

All Dreams

OK, you guys! It's almost time for my trip!!! I am SO excited :) So, you know what that means :) Pre-publishing - woohoo! I'm gonna work on that today. Yesterday, I spent my free time (ha!) transferring files from Captain America's old computer, to my laptop. Then, my files from my old laptop to my new laptop. Talk about tedious work. LOL! Thanks goodness I'm almost done with it.

Oh yeah, some of you wanted to know what kind of laptop I bought. Well, I usually get HP, because I LOVE them, but I went with a Dell this time. It was cheaper for what I was getting, so yeah, Dell. It's been GREAT so far (knock on wood - LMBO!) Here's a link to see it :) Mine's the one on sale for $899.
Isn't it pretty?!! I LOVE it! It has 3 MB of Ram, and 300 gigs of Memory. Or something like that - ha! It has a duo processor, which while I don't really undersand what it means, I KNOW that it means that Photophop works PERFECTLY! That's JUST what I wanted. And, tons of storage space. And a massivly large screen - gotta love that (especially for watching TV and moves on). And, it has a number pad thingy. I SO love that :)

I've just got to tell ya. Open House. So some SMART person in the school district decided that we should have a SCHOOL WIDE open house, on the same night, at the same time. Monday night from 6:30-8:00. So, how in the world am I supposed to do 4 OPEN HOUSES at the same time? Really, come on people! What are ya trying to do to me! It was utter chaos! Each kid had at least 2 different teachers that they wanted me to go and see, and I was dragging along 5 kids with me. Insane!!! I'm definitely giving my "feedback" to the powers that be. That was NOT fun - hehehe. But, the good news is that they are all doing well, and are all smart kids (although I already knew that, it's SURE nice to hear now and again!).

So, because I'm SO close to my trip, I'm gonna suspend requests until I get back. It's just easier to pick a few easy ones :) This one if from Walt Disney, and is so cool! I hope you all enjoy it! Click on the image below to go to my 4shared account to download the PNG File, and leave some love if you like my work :)

Monday, September 29, 2008

All Dressed Up

So, after church today, we went to Sweet Home to visit with my Dad's side of the family. My grandma Mavis moved into an assisted living home over there, to be close to my Aunt Sherri and Uncle Rick. They picked her up, and we met up with them at the park. We had a nice little family cookout/reunion. I hadn't seen them in SO long. It's been at least 5 years. 2 of my cousins were there, and their husbands/boyfriends, and their children. The other cousin was on vacation with her family to Disneyland. It was a LOT of fun, and a great day :)

But now I'm tired (pre-publishing - remember!), and I haven't had a chance to answer emails in at least 3 days. Goodness. My inbox is growing again. I think I'll have some time tomorrow to look at them, but I still need to pack for my trip (WOOHOO!!!!!). I haven't flown since September 11th, so I know it's a lot more tricky than before :)

Can I bring my contact solution in my carry-on? Or is it too much liquid? What about my SUPER thick hair gel? Is that a no-go on a carry-on too? Do all of these "fluid" regulations apply to under the plane, or just carry-ons? I'm flying Southwest (woohoo! - gotta love Southwest).

This WordArt request is from Laurel. I know I've got a few pictures that it would definitely work on :) And not because we're fancy - hehehe. Click on the image below to go to my 4shared account to download the PNG file, and leave some love if you like my work.

Dressed - Tingle Institute
All, Up - Felix Tilting

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Life Uncommon

Well, it was another busy Saturday. My oldest was away at a campout/football game, and my #2, Thomas, had a flag football game at the park. My #3, Emeline, was cheering at it. They were both SO cute. It started at about 8:45, and we were done by 11:30. We spent the rest of the afternoon at home, relaxing and veg-ing. Sometimes, you just need to do that :) I went to the store and got a B-day present for my sister (Princess Bride - LOVE it!), and we had a b-day party for her at 6:30 ish.

Madi's b-day is actually in October, but since she'll be home before then, we had the party early. It was fun to see everyone! My mom bought a REALLY AWESOME chocolate cake from the store, and I SO wanted a piece. But, I just smelled it. LOL! And let me tell you, it sure smelled good!

So, it's Saturday night (pre-publish, remember), and I'm posting this and trying to watch a movie at the same time. I'm SO tired, and I think when this movie is done, I'm hitting the sack. After church tomorrow, we're driving to Sweethome to visit my Dad's mom (Grandma Mavis). We havent' seen her since we got here. I'm pretty excited about it :)

This WordArt request was from my buddy, LD. I made it for him so that he could use it on a handout for a class he was teaching the other day. I thought that you all might like it too :) Isn't it pretty :) LD is such a good guy, and has such a wonderful family, I was so glad to do it for him :) Thanks, LD, for everything!

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Life - StephanieMarieJF
Uncommon - um, yeah, sorry, got nothing for ya, again :)