Monday, June 30, 2008

Grease is the word..

I am hosting a Challenge for the month of July over at A Million Memories . The challenge is to scrap your favorite movie. My Favorite movie is Grease!!!! I Love this movie it always makes me happy when I watch it or here the music. I think it's a movie classic!!!
When I was little I wanted to Be Sandra D...LOL This is the LO I made.

I also made a few of these Crafting aprons. They are also great for sewing and cleaning. They have lots of pockets to put things in. I made one for my friend Beth I hope she likes it. Beth and I have been friends since the 1st day of the 7th grade. If you take my challenge over at AMM you will have a chance to win one...

Sunday, June 29, 2008

The Arctic Thunder airshow 2008

Yesterday we packed our monkeys up and went out to the air show on Elmendorf AFB.
It was a great day The kids had tons of fun and I am still recovering from the biggest headache ever.

Here's the kids just inside the gates don't they look thrilled?Robbie and the shark plane.. Doesn't Robbie look like a tasty treat..Miss Madeline and the falcon....

Every airshow needs The Geico gecko

Madeline climbeing the rock wall for the first time. She made it all the way to the top on the hardest climbing level. They didn't realise until she was half way up that they had put her on the hardest level. The workers were very impressed.Ben and Garrett in the ejection seat simulator. Ben liked it so much that we almost couldn't get him to leaveRobbie in the ejected seat. Now how cool dose he look?Madie and Robbie with Rickey the Recruiter. Have you ever seen an airman that tall. I would say have you ever seen an airman full of that much hot air but I already know the answer would be Yes Yes And did I say yes. So I am not going to ask...Ben and me watching the airshow Ben loved seeing the Army dudes jump from the plane. He did not like the loud jets very much and neither did my head hence the bad headache.Last but not lest as we were walking to the parking lot on the way we were lucky enough to have one of the Thunderbirds Roll right past us.thus ends the pictorial of The Arctic Thunder airshow 2008 True the eyes of yours truly. Me!!

Saturday, June 28, 2008

Hold your children close...

Life is so fragile and can end with out warning . I got a E-mail message from a good friend letting me know her 19 year old son had passed away . My heart just aches so bad for her right now. She was such a Rock for me when we found out about William She was also a very big part of Williams life, she came and saw him every day she loved William so much. When he died I asked her to speak at his funeral. I know it was a very hard thing for her to do but she did it because she loved me and William so much. I wish with all my heart I could be there for her and her family as they say goodbye to there son. I hate it so much that I cant be there for her. We were talking about her sons plans for the future just last Sunday and not even a week later he's gone life is so unfair sometimes.

Friday, June 27, 2008

Some sneak peeks!!!

I made a fun little apron for my friend Jen P and I told her I would put a little sneak peek on my blog of what it looks like. I hope she likes it!!

This next sneak peek is of a new Apron I am going to make . The theme of this apron is The movies. Can anybody guess what movie its going to be from?

Last but bot least i have been trying out some new things to make my aprons pop. I have been playing round with my fabric scraps and making some different flower brooches. Her is a peek at one of the ones I have come up with.

Stay tuned for some other fun things I am trying out. I am not just making aprons anymore. I have some fun new things I am going to bore you all with..

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Cleaning in style and messages of love.

I really don't care to clean I know a lot of people who do but I don't. I am always trying to put it off for as long as I can. Dale will often included in his morning prayers Please help us keep our home clean. When he says that I know it's time to break out my gloves and deep clean. On a side note my house is not filthy it's clean for the most part. You would never walk in my house and say ewwwe yuck my house always smells good and looks nice . It's just That I hate to deep clean, and my closet always looks like a crazy women's been hanging out in there. So back to my point So about a month ago I received these very cute gloves from Sherry along with a cute apron that matches. So I put the gloves on and something magical happened I actually wanted to clean. I felt like a glamours cleaning lady. (I don't like the sound of that) Maybe I felt more like a Fashion diva who likes to clean (Yea that sounds much better) Yes I am crazy but what ever works. I think I am going to have to make a few of these bad boys!! Maybe I should have a Diva cleaning glove give away.

So while I was in my room cleaning my bathroom Garret had a few surprises up his sleeve. He was cleaning his bathroom (With out being asked) All the sudden I hear Garrett shout out Mom you need to come quickly. I thought oh no whats going on. Remember I have no clue that Garrett is cleaning his bathroom. Well when I walked in to the bathroom this is what I saw!!
Now how sweet is this!! He is a fabulous son that I love dearly. One day in the far off future He will make a fabulous husband to one really lucky girl....

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Momma it's not Batman

Couldent resest shareing one of many cute fun things Ben says. Yeasterday Ben asked me to help him put the wings on his Batman action figure when I was done I said Heres your Batman he looked at me with a funny grin and said momma you are silly this is not Batman This is supperman. I said no Ben this is Batman he just laughed and said mom it's superman in a Batman costuem. So there you have it. I was wrong. I never new superman liked to wear Batmans costume.

I also thought I would share this cute sweet picture of Ben. He even grins in his sleep. He is so yummy cute...

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Naughty Apron..

I am trying to better myself in my sewing technic so I am playing by the rules and trying some new things and doing the things I already know how to do the right way. I say to heck with the rules I think my way is better. This apron that should have only taken me a half hour to make has been taking me all day. I sill haven't been able to finish the fun stuff up. I finally had to walk away . I will pick it up later and finish it. I Guess I will finish dinner and the tackle this naughty apron.. Hope full I can show you all the fun new things i learned tomarrow... Or maybe I will still be makeing this apron. LOL

Monday, June 23, 2008

Running into old friends!!

The other day I was shopping at our commissary in Anchorage on the base and as I am shopping I spy one of my good friends and think to my self oh Marla's here. Then my brain register Last time you saw Marla was almost 3 years ago while I was still at Travis. She had just had a baby and was getting ready to move to Japan. Now she's here in Alaska getting ready to have her third little Girl. I was so happy to see my old friend. I love fun surprises like this. I love it even more when I have a camera to capture the moment!!!

Me and Marla...

forgive how I look I had been up an going since 6am it was about 2 or 3 when this photo was taken. Yet Marla looks as beautiful and radiant as she always has.

Sunday, June 22, 2008

It's official I am swap addicted!!

I joined yet another swap!! I just finished up 4 apron swaps joined 3 more apron swaps . I just finished up 2 Newbie swaps on swapbot and joined 3 more swaps on swap bot not apron affiliated. Last night I was blog hopping and found out Tracy over at Itching 2 be stitching is having a Tote bag swap (she is giving away a chance to win a yard of this lovey fabric if you help her get the word out about her swap) Yes I joined that swap too. Am I crazy or what!! I just love swapping it is so much fun and gives me something fun to do and look forward to. Plus I get to meat so many neat ladies. I love It!!!
Plus the benny's of getting all the lovely things I have gotten from the swaps.

Friday, June 20, 2008

Thank you Miss Range From Texas

My son Robbie went and got the mail today he came in singing special delivery...

He was so right !!!

I eagerly opened The package from Texas and in side I found these yummy treats!!

My swap buddy knows me well!! I love all the Chocolate and the fun scrapbook goodies she included.

And Here is the fun apron she sent!!

And if These stripes weren't cute enough Wala Just turn it around and you Get a whole new look!

I love the fun Bold bright colors of the flowers and the Rick Rack is to die for cute!!! Can you believe this is the first apron she ever made. I am so beyond impressed with her talent!! I am very Blessed to have received such a fun Apron!!

Thank you Jen!! If you read this post please Email me you address so I can send you a Thank you. It rubbed off on the package.

jenny8kids(@) hotmail dot com

Thursday, June 19, 2008

100 little known facts about Me!!

I normally don't fallow the crowed but in this case I think I will so Here I go 100 things about me.

1. When I was little I had corrective surgery on my ears so I could hear.
2. I moved to Germany when I was 18 mos
3. I spoke German before English.
4. I have 2 sisters and one brother.
5.Cookie was my first word both in English and in German
6.I have deformed toes
7. I always keep my toenails painted to detract from the fact that my toes are deformed
8.I love to eat out
9. I hardly ever order the same thing when we eat out.
10. I love Change

11. I am always trying to improve my self
12.I hate the dark
13.I wish I could ballroom dance
14 I wish I liked to eat fish
15.I like to take hot bubble baths and drink good hot chocolate
16. I love a good book
17. I wish I spoke Spanish and Russian
18.I can see spirits and hear them too
19. I wish I could fly
20.I love junk food

21.I wish i lived closer to my family
22.I am out going and fun to be around
23.I like who i am
24.I have a good marriage
25. I was married at 16
26.My husband is my best friend
27 I sill date my husband
28. I am not afraid to make a fool out of my self
29.I love being a mom
30. I love talking with my kids (they always make me go laugh)

31. I am Glad I got to know William
32.I am glad he chose me to be his mom
33.I miss William every day
34.I love all my kids the best
35. I miss my Kadie bug
36. i sometimes wish I could stop time
37. I think it would be cool to be a super Hero( I would have the coolest costume)
38.I love to shop with my friends
39.I love a good bargain
40. I love thrift stores( You can always find cool stuff)

41.I am leaning to love Alaska
42. I want to be like Ganny Oberg when I am older(Except I will still wear high heels)
43.My kids think I am insane
44. I love being girlie
45. I love to eat Chocolate every day.(it keeps me thin)
46. I love to live out loud
47. Dale thinks I live a little too loud some times
48.I love that I have 8 kids and that most people think I am sane
49. I Have lots of Faith
50.I have no rhythm

51. I would love to go to Paris again
52.I love girl time
53. I am creative and I like to think outside the box
54. I am always right
55. But I will admit when I am wrong(sometimes)
56 I learned that life dose not have to be perfect
57. I know now that dying is not scary
58. I held William as he died and watched his spirit leave is body
59. I know I am loved
60 People seem to be drawn to me

71 I hate to cook
72.I love to dress up when I go out
73.I love fashion
74.I think I am very good and making people feel comfortable
75. I am afraid that people may think I am a snob
76.I have a high pain tolerance
78.I like to hike
79. I hate being dirty
80.I cant stand a smelly house

81. I love to burn candles
82. I cant spell
83.I wish I new my grand parents better
84.I wish I was able to be around my nieces and Nephews
85. I love to sew
86.I have a hard time with narrow minded people
87. I love color
88. I love to dance with my husband
89. I hate being a part from Dale
90.I would have another baby in a heart beat

91 but I am glad i am done
92.I miss my best friends
93. I miss shopping in the real world(I miss Ross)
94. I love to listen to my children sing
95.I don't want to be grumpy when I am old
96.I love smoothies
97 I don't like ice cream
98.I wish I had a chef
99.I wish I spent less time on the computer
100.I love my online friends
101.I am so glad I am done with this list

Now for those of you who haven't done this I challenge you to do the same.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Yummy crock pot Recipe !!

First off how many of you out there use a crock pot?
I love useing my crock pot I just don't use it enough.

I made this yummy recipe for diner and just wanted to share with you.

Cream Cheese Chicken recipe
1 frying chicken,
cut up2 tablespoons melted butter
Salt and pepper to taste1 package dry
Italian seasoning mix
1 can cream of chicken soup
1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, cubed
1/2 cup chicken broth
1 large onion
Crushed garlic, to taste
Brush chicken with butter and sprinkle with the dry Italian seasoning mix. Cover and cook on LOW for 6 to 7 hours.About 45 minutes before done, brown the onion in the butter and then add the cream cheese, soup, and chicken broth to the saucepan. Add the crushed garlic and stir all ingredients until smooth. Add salt and pepper to taste. Pour sauce mixture over chicken in crock pot and cook an additional 30 to 45 minutes. Remove chicken to platter and stir sauce before putting into a gravy boat.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Fun at the park and leaning a lesson.

Garrett's Cub scout troop met at one of our local parks to do a service project well with the price of gas I decided to take all the kids and stay while Garrets troop cleaned the park. Of course I brought my camera and snapped a few pix. I like the before and after pic of Ben jumping on the trampoline.

While Garrett was goofing off in the mirror I snapped this pic I think it looks very cool the way I captured both Garret and I in the reflection.Now the the lesson part. I am so sick of hearing the kids bicker. I finally had enough and when Robbie and Madie started fighting last night I said tomorrow you will have to do every thing together. So this morning I tied a little cord around one of there hands , there was only a little bit of slack so if one pulled one way the other would have to fallow. Well the were not getting a long very well at all at first in fact Robbie said he would rather be grounded for a week than be stuck with Madie.

After they both sat and pouted for a while They came to the conclusion that if they worked together they could have fun at the park. I was very suprised what they could do together with just a little tam work. I think they were just as suprised. They ended up having a lot of fun together.I think they learned a good lesson I hope that we will have less fighting in our home.

Monday, June 16, 2008

Miss June

Here in our little Town we all know Granny Oberg and we all want to be just like her. She makes the best rolls in the world!! She can grow anything she has the best sense of hummer and she is always willing to help others. Our first week that we moved here our family was invited to dinner at her house. I just kept thinking Wow she's some women. Her birthday is coming up so I wanted to make her something special so I came up with this sassy apron.
Well of course there has to be a story with this apron I made it with a High heel because she is always telling me that I am a Dang idiot for wearing high heels all the time. She always ends the insult with you know i love you and I do I know Miss June ( Granny ) Loves me and I love her very much.
BTW this is the first time I have ever Appliqued any thing. I was kinda forced to because I could not find High heel fabric any were. I say it's not bad for my first try I am definitely going to have to try this again. I am going to name this apron Miss June after Granny.

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Popcorn popping on the Apricot tree

The other day when we were out Ben spotted this tree and said Madeline Look Its popcorn popping on the apricot tree. In all the wisdom of a 7 year old Madie said Ben you know they are just blossoms Popcorn doesn't grow on trees it grows on Cobs.
Ya gotta love kids..
So tell me some of the funny things your kids have said or maybe something funny you have heard other kids say or even something funny you may have said as a kid.

Saturday, June 14, 2008

Car shows and carnivals

Bad boys bad boys what ya gonna do whats ya gonna do when they come for you (me singing the theme song from cops)

It is Colonies days here in our fair town of Palmer last night they had a car show and a carnival so Dale and I thought it would be fun to take the little one with us. Ben got very board at the car show he could hear the carnival in the distance and all he wanted to do was go and ride the roller coasters. Dale and the bigger boys kept drooling over the cars and Maddie she just kept saying take a pic of me!!

We then walked over to the carnival Ben was so excited he could not quit smiling. It was so cute!! When we let him ride his first ride he just kept laughing and saying this is so much fun mommy.

Here is Robbie and Garrett getting ready to ride the roller coaster.

Dale looks like a mean thug standing with a bag of cotton candy.

Here I am opening my big moth so Dale the Tug can feed my cotton candy!!!!

We had lots of fun and can't wait untill next year. Dale's allready planning on entering his clasic car in the car show next year.. I bet it will win it's so cool and sexy .... Too bad she's a girl.. LOL

Friday, June 13, 2008

I love the view from my front window!!

It always takes my breath away this is what it looks like today!!! I am a lucky girl!!!

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Red , White and Blue...

The colors of the New Rusty Pickle Bottle Rocket papers. When I saw these papers I new I need them. I just love the fourth of July , I love fire works and the parades , 4th of July picnics and best of all dressing up in red, white and blue.

It is tradition at our house to get a new T shirt for the 4th of July . We always wear them what ever we are doing. When we lived in Ca our favorite thing to do was to drive up to San Francisco and play on peir49 all day and then drive over to Treasure Island and watch the firer works that were being set off in the bay from ships. It was always super cool. We miss that so much.

Now here in Alaska we go up to Hatches pass have a picnic and hike. We don't have fire works cuz it never gets dark. We still have fun and we are in our cute T shirts as a family. Thats the most important part being together.

So what are your 4th of July traditions.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Christmas in June!!!

Don't you love getting packages I do !!

Well this June I have received lots of fun packages!!

I thought it's about time I share in all the fun I have been having.

I could not figure where this package came from for the longest time. I finally found out it was from a SS swap I was in on AMM
This next Package was a mystery as well It is the cutest Runner I really like it and wanted to give credit to how ever gave it to me.. I finally with a little research found out it was from a swap on swap bot I had signed up for. The sweet gal that made it is Cheyenne from MI..

This next package was way over the top!! Tons and Tons of lovely Brand named PP and a fun little box with magnets to keep a layout from shifting when you are working on it. The box was from my sweet friend Michelle the owner of AMM She sent it for me for being the featured AMMER for the month of may. She is just way to nice. Thank you Michelle.

Last but not least Sherri from the flirty apron Swap sent me this lovely package full of goodies. She sent a fun pin cushion treats for the kids 4th of July fun stuff and Lot's more. Oh and the best part a very cool apron and a matching one for my dish soap. Thanks Sheri in CO..I also received too fun apron packages earlier this month.

So yes this has ben Christmas in June for me!!! I am such a lucky gal!!

Now it's your turn to tell me about some of the fun stuff youve gotten in the mail lately..