I make it to 12,000 before my Blogiversary....
We might have to have a PARTAY!!!!
Thank you guys, for reading and loving me no matter what. It means SO MUCH!
I will Blog.
My NEW and feels like we've known each other forever friend, Jennifer, took this photo on the SLY today....
Did you think I wouldn't BLOG it!? Isn't she the cutest? Yep.
It's so nice to have friends.
When we moved here, I was SO lucky that my best friend of only 6 months, stayed my friend. Janet and I really hit it off, and our friendship has survived the move. I'm SO lucky. Still, I hadn't really managed to make any friends here. It's one of the downfalls of moving to a small town. The people here are SO NICE. It's not that. They welcome you with open arms, and invite you into their community. The thing is, everyone here has either grown up here, or they HAVE their set of friends that they play with. It's not that they don't WANT you there, it's just that they don't think to call and ask. You really can only HAVE so many "close" friends. Thing is, we seem to have moved here at the same time as about three other families we've met this year! And we've all hit it off REALLY well. Even the guys. Which is saying something! There is nothing like having a friend that you can just drop in on when you feel like it. A friend who "won't judge"!
So Jen stopped by to kidnap me this morning, and because Travis had to go qualify at range today, I couldn't go with her to town. The best part about her? SHE STAYED WITH ME INSTEAD. I love that girl. She stayed with me in my greasy, zitty, unshowered, aunt flo is in town GLORY. and we had coffee, and she took pictures of Macs snuggling on me, and she took THIS. Thanks, Jen! I'm so glad that you are my friend!
One of the beers we sampled. Don't even think it was REALLY Irish, but LOVE the name!
I made seed cups this year, for planting indoors before the frost season is past. To get a jump on the planting season. Look at them! They are just GROWING like crazy! I can't wait for the next sunny day, so I can plant them outside! I also need to make more cups. I've only just BEGUN to get those seeds planted!
I've been super busy with scrapping these days! Here's a few of the LO I've been doing! The first one is a tribute to SUPERnerd. He's the tech guy at TallyScrapper. For the grand opening of TallyScrapper, there was a challenge to make a LO using the website's design as inspiration. I decided to do this, and also gave a shout out to Weird Al and his song "White and Nerdy" by incorporating bubble wrap into the LO. The Toilet Paper is because the TallyPoints on TallyScrapper have been nicknamed TP. The picture is the Avatar that TallyNerd has. He is NOT Will Ferrel. That's just his avatar. Makes me smile.
This is the LO I did of Macs' birthday! The journaling is below.
I did this one for a challenge on TallyScrapper. I LOVE the way it turned out. The picture is my Mom and Dad in LAW. They look so CUTE!
This was a ScrapJack I did of KelliCrowe. Her LO of her son at age 8. It was also for a challenge called Hello My Name Is on TallyScrapper.com.
A LO of Ian. Telling him to handle his inner child with care.
My Cup of Love LO.
I did my first transparency with this one! I love that the background paper looks like an overlay!
My alter ego TallyHo on TallyScrapper.
So that's a LOT of what I've been up to! Happy St. Patty's Day!
I know what you are saying.
"Rachel," you are saying, "WHAT are you doing with THAT?"
Well, I say to you.... You'll just have to WAIT and see.... It's NOT going to be a home decoration. I CAN tell you THAT.
OK. I know I'm an adult, but I seriously LOVE Foster's Home for Imaginary friends. I found this artist while looking for some CHEEZE on line
THEN I found THIS!!!! If you never watch a you tube I put on my blog, please just watch this. Cheeze reminds me of Macs so much! This is only the first part of th episode, not the whole show....
The father of the Bride walking her down the sand...
A Prayer before we started.
At the water's edge...
Her ring and then,
Dusting that sticky sand off. I love this shot. I was actually taking one of her standing, and then as I snapped, she bent to dust off some sand. I like the shot I did get!
Something about this one made me keep it in color.
A shot of the sandy toes...
In the Gardens at Shore Acres.
THIS, I cannot take credit for, although I did the editing on it. Frenchie (Kerry's French Exchange Student, and NOT his real name) took this one, and MANY others. He let me load his pictures onto my computer too, so I could edit some. This one is THE BEST.
Thank you, Kerry, for letting my do this for you! Your wedding was stunning, and I can't wait to send you your CD!