Thursday, September 30, 2010

AGC weekly photos

So this week the photo challenge was : family. We all piled on top of Roy and got this pic!
Orange: This is the sunset from my front yard. The sun is always orange when it is this low
football: Westin with his football I bought him last week!
Fall/Autum: this is some fall ribbon I bought at Target for $1!

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

fave holiday

My fave holiday has to be Christmas. We live far away from family b/c my Husband is in the army, but we always make sure we go him for Christmas. I really enjoy going home for Christmas and seeing all my family and friends! We go shopping and go out to eat. Westin loves being at moms house b/c it is so big and she has 4 dogs. Someone is always home to entertain him besides just me. People are always coming in a out and he loves that! I do love the decorations and the presents and the gift giving. It is a special time of year. There is just this joy in the air. Everyone is jolly and bright hee hee. Christmas is my fave holiday b/c it brings families together! And I really miss my family!

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

box shoe boy

So I am in the kitchen loading the dishwasher and I hear this noise coming from Westins room. This isn't unusual. Then I see Westin come in the kitchen with his boxes on his feet. He put the boxes on his feet and walking from his room to the kitchen. I laughed so hard then quickly went for the camera! He is so funny! He cracks me up! I love it! Oh and he just ate pudding so that is what is on his face.

it's tuesday

It's tuesday and that means weigh in day! I am feeling pretty good about it! We started walking yesterday and we are going to walk every other day till we get to walking every day. Yesterday we walked 2.14 miles! And it is so nice walking with someone b/c it doesn't seem like that far of a walk. So this morning when I woke up and I got on the scale I weighted....124.0 lbs! So I have lost 1 pound since last weigh in last week. That is a total of 2 pounds lost so far! It has been a little up and down, but that is to be expected when you don't have a lot to lose. But I am pretty happy about that. I have been watching my portions and trying not to snack and started walking! I am really close to fitting into my old jean again too! That is all I want. To fit back comfortably into my clothes and feel good about myself! And I am almost there! I would like to lose at least 4-5 more pounds tho. But slowly but surely wins the race, right? I'll just keep on doing what I am doing and slowing take the rest of the weight off!

Sunday, September 26, 2010

A walk in the park collection

I have been wanting this collection since I first saw it a few months ago! I instantly fell in love. And it has been a while since I have fell this much in love with a paper collection let alone a paper company. So I finally ordered it and could not wait for it to come in. The day I found out it was arriving at my house I stalked my mailman! And I saw the mail truck in front of my house through my living room window and I just started jumping up and down! I was so excited it was finally here. Westin looked at me a little crazy but then soon joined in. I wanted to play with it so bad! But I still had like 2 hours before nap time, before I could really play with it! I recieved the paper Friday and have already made a 2 pager and another LO! BTW if you are wondering the paper collection is by echo park and there blog is here. They are also on facebook and have awesome giveaways!
So here is the first one I did. This is another 2 pager from scrapbook Ali blog. I cannot wait until her next sketch week in Oct! I got so much inspiration from 1 sketch! She is my hero! This LO I did for the AGC at and I did the monthly challenge for this, and that is where you had to use 24 colors in 1 LO. So I used every color I had and inked everything. And I had the great idea to sew on the clouds! I love the way they come out! This has got to me one of my fave LO's!
This is a quick one I threw together during nap time. Using the scraps from the 2 pager above. Added some cute pics, embellies and journal. This is cute and simple and goes with the above LO.

Friday, September 24, 2010

almost walking

Here is my little man almost walking! Makes me sad that this was 9 months ago :( Man they grow up so fast. And I used my awesome Oliver collection! I loved the monkeys! I also used a sketch from Sassy Lil' Sketches blog. Thanks for looking

cook family christmas party

I did this a LO I did using Ali's sketch! I wasn't really a 2 pager scrapper, but since I started working on Christmas photos I thought I make a few 2 pagers. Well then I found Ali's blog, thanks to Sabrina. I fell in love with her sketchs and LO's! It inspired me to scrap this!

Thursday, September 23, 2010

AGC weekly photos

paper - this is my paper !
markers - my collection of Sharpe markers!
crayons - Westin's crayons
backpack - Roy's ACU backpack
lunch - for lunch I had a yummy flatbread melt! Those things are good.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010


I love many fall activities! Because with Fall comes cooler weather and cooler weather means more outdoor fun! The temps become bearable and that means many outdoor activities! Like going to the park with Westin. He loves the park and when it is 90+ degrees it is so hard to spend much time outside at the park. It is definitely BBQ weather. Just hang out outside with family and friends and eat on some good food! I love when the weather gets cool and we can do more stuff like that! But what I am looking forward to most of all is pumpkin patch and Halloween! Last year Westin wasn't 1 yet so it was hard for him to really enjoy all the fun stuff! So I am so excited this year, that Westin will get to enjoy all the fun stuff! We are going to a big pumpkin patch where we get to pick out our own pumpkin. And they have a corn maze as well. And a hay ride and a petting zoo for the little ones! Westin will enjoy all the fun activities this year and I cannot wait! Then there is Halloween! Westin is old enough to walk door to door and trick or treat! I can't wait to dress him up and take him trick or treating! It is almost as fun dressing him up as it is taking him trick or treating! I have been in search for him a costume and have found a few prospects! I cannot wait. I am also thinking about dressing up myself for Halloween! They are having a little halloween party on post and everyone dresses up! I am sure I can rummage through my closet and find something to dress up as. I love Westin being at this age where he can enjoy all the fun Fall things!

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

weight in day

Once again it is weigh in day. So the scale said.....125 pounds! Well it isn't good, but it isn't all bad either. I gained 1 pound in a week so I have only lost 1 pound since I started 2 weeks ago! I will just have to really stick to it this week. I did go walk today, so that is good. It was too hot yesterday so today I decided to go walk in the morning and it was still a little hot. But I did walk for about 30 mins! I got to keep doing that everyday and hopefully get to 45+ mins! What really matters is I feel better about myself! I don't dread getting dressed in the morning! I don't cry when I have to squeeze into some shorts that don't fit anymore! The shopping trip last week helped :) So it sucks I gained a pound, but I am optimistic and feeling good so that is success to me :)

Monday, September 20, 2010

First ever Cook BBQ

We have been wanting a BBQ for a while. So we finally had extra money and bought a cheap $40 pit. Then we went to the market and got some seasoned meat. I brought the radio out there so we listened to some music and the weather was actually nice. Roy also grilled some ribs. He wanted to make his own dry rub! I think the rub came out good, but he needed to cook his rubs a little bit longer. They were kind of thick. I am glad we finally got a grill! I can't wait to BBQ again!
My silly boy on his riding toy with cookie hanging out his mouth!
Yummy cookie?
me and my honeys

Sunday, September 19, 2010

AGC weekly photos

Cheap - I got this tank for $1.38 b/c it was on clearance for $1.97 and everything on clearance was 30% off on top of that! I got 2 of them! Got to love awesome deals~
easy - being married to him makes it easy (most of the time :))
hard - trying to hang your clothes on a clothes line on a windy day! All my clothes ended up on the ground! UGH!
fast - Hubby is a fast learner. We just got a pit today and he is already a great griller!
slow - Westin is not going very fast in the rocks in his riding toy!

Saturday, September 18, 2010


So we took a trip to the outlet mall and you have to drive through the mountains to get there. They have a spot where you can stop and take pics! You could see all of El Paso up there! It was a little foggy so the pics didn't come out as good and I wanted. But it sure was a pretty day!

rainy day

So I think I hear it raining but I see the sun shining though our living room window so I think it couldn't be raining. So then I look out of the sliding glass door on the side of the house and see that it is raining. There seems to be a rain cloud right on top of us! It was so weird to see it rain, but then watch the sunset over the houses.
The rain brought some cool weather so I left the doors open and Westin looked. He really wanted to go outside!

He was trying to find out where the rain is coming from!

out to dinner

We went out to dinner last night! Since we got all dressed up I wanted to get some pics of us! I told Roy to pick out Westin's clothes and he picks out an outfit that looks as close to his outfit! He is so funny. We went out to eat at Julio's Mexican restaurant. It was pretty good. The margaritas were pretty good too! Roy said the enchiladas were not that good, but my chicken quesadillas were pretty good! I would like to try other Mexican restaurants and find an better one. The Baker's come with us too. We had a lot of fun!

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

week 1 weight in

So today is the big day, weigh in day! It has been a week since I weighed in last. I am so nervous to get on the scale! I felt good going in to the weekend then splurged this weekend! Not too bad, but not sure if it was helping me lose weight. So, drum roll please, I got on the scale and weighted 124.5 lbs! I lost 2 pounds!!! I am so excited! 2 pounds in 1 week! That is so awesome. I didn't get to go walk as much as I wanted to. Westin has been having a late nap time so by the time he gets up and eats it is almost time to cook supper. So I am trying to rearrange my schedule to fit it in. Then yesterday it rained! Well actually it thundered and lighted and looked like it was going to rain and rained all around us. And this week is a busy week. But tmw we are going to the outlet mall and that is a good work out walking all around the outlet! And I might reward myself by buying myself and top! I am so excited and hope I can keep this going!

Sunday, September 12, 2010

anything goes photo challenge

These photos are for the Anything Goes Challenge (AGC) over at Every week we have a photo challenge and we have to take pics of what each word represents. This pic is UP. So I took a pic of the sky. It is really blue today!

And this pic is DOWN. SO I took a pic of Westin's pool that has now turned into his rock pit! I am all about 1 object being used in many ways
This one is MIDDLE. I am a middle child so I thought it was approprate to take a pic of me :)
This is START. This is the start button on my microwave
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Friday, September 10, 2010

before and after

I did a little cleaning out. I really needed to organize and straighten up stuff. So a few nights ago when I couldn't sleep I went though everything. Through some stuff away and organized some stuff. I really need to buy a couple albums! A Christmas album since I am working on Christmas photos now and a new album for Westin. And I want to start his birthday pics after Christmas so I need an album for that too lol It never ends. This pic is after I straighten everything up. I put all my already done LO's in order and separated them for different albums. I also have a small cubby for my scraps that I am using at the time. It is easy to grab a small piece of white CS for journaling
And this is the top of my desk all cleaned up. My paper all nicely put away and my cricut carts all stacked up! And my printer on the floor (Westin loves to play with that lol)
This was the before pic of my desk!
Nice and neat work space! With my cutter, pink mat and pink ATG! I am ready for some scrapping!
And this is the before of my scrap table! I let it get pretty messy!

Thursday, September 9, 2010


This is my sweet little boy getting ready for bed.
Well I realized my poor babys PJ pants were like legins lol. These are 18 month PJ's too. I thought it was so funny. My poor baby. So of course I had to take out my camera! I got to get him some more PJ's!

his own shelf

sorry bad pic
Westin has his own shelf in the pantry. I put all his food and snacks on the bottom shelf so when he is hungry he can go grab what he wants. It doesn't always work like that, but it does get him more interested in eating more and letting me know he is hungry. He also likes to play in the pantry and stack stuff.
My silly boy!