Saturday, November 24, 2007

Tis the Season

Thanksgiving is now over and the mad rush is on! Adam and I actually braved the early morning crowds yesterday and accomplished some shopping. Poor Adam though, he really got an eye full of the "Grinchy" side of Christmas. Sad to say we witnessed pushing, grabbing, butting in line and just plain ugly natured people. Some life lessons are hard to witness but help us grow as individuals.

This afternoon we're all going to enjoy some college football.

It's the big UVA vs Va. Tech game. GO Hookies!


Sunday, November 11, 2007

I'm Addicted

Okay this is really scary!

As I was blog hoppin' just yesterday I came across this little quiz. I must admit I knew I'd receive a high score but didn't think it would be in the 70's...I really need to get a life.

77%How Addicted to Blogging Are You?


Click on the block if your interested in seeing how addicted you are.

Friday, November 9, 2007

Ramblings From A Proud Football Mom....

They did it...they did it!

The Lee-Davis HS JV football team rocked the county with the best winning season on record in many, many years. Last nights win ended their season with a dominating record of 8 WINS and 2 losses. A stunning record indeed.

The Lee-Davis boys were unstoppable last night. With each blow of the whistle, the C-feds dug in and pushed forward for positive yardage. This relentless determination and powerful teamwork resulted in a scoreless game by their opponents; Lee-Davis 27 - Atlee 0.

This group of starters marked their place in history this year with constant dedication and skill....

18 - Phillip {Quarterback}
17 - Justin {Wide Receiver}
15 - Jacob {Full Back & Line Backer} my son
11 - LaJay {Full Back & Line Backer}
10 - Brandon {Wide Receiver}

CONGRATULATIONS BOYS!

Friday, November 2, 2007

A Howwwlin' Good Time

Yeah, another Halloween has come and gone but not without a few great photos to helps us remember the occasion.

First we have Ethan and Matthew - scaaaary!

and here's Daddy takin' part in the fun...
And it wouldn't be Halloween without the older boys being overly thrilled about passing out candy to all the little munchkins.




















Chat again later!

Saturday, October 27, 2007

My Silly Guys!


Just the other night I went shopping for Halloween treats to send with the boys to school for their "treat bags". Who would have guessed that these silly little glasses would have been such a hit.

WOW - it's almost scary to see how much they look like their daddy with these on...the big nose, bushy eyebrows, tiny glasses - there's only one thing missing the mustache! Well you be the judge....

You know I love ya babe with all my heart, it's just that the similarities were too funny to go unmentioned!

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Sneak Peek @ Nov. Add-On's


I altered this composition book over the weekend to show you the add-ons we'll have available for November. There will be new acrylic stamps, ka-jinker jems and a Creative Imaginations mini kit. Remember to check back with us - 4 Scrappy Sisters - on October 25th, that's when all the November kits and add-ons go on sale.
Oh yeah, before I run I have a quick question, who's in the mood for some Figgy Pudding - Basic Grey style? It'll be available in the store on the same day - wahoo!!

Is It Just Me...

...or am I not the only obsessed Webkinz fan in the world? I'd seen them many times on my trips to Ben Franklin, but never really knew what all the fuss was about. Well, a couple of weeks ago interims came home and Ethan did very well, so we offered him a small reward. " A Webkinz" he shouted. Why not I thought, they're only $8.00 and BF in right around the corner from our house - it was a win, win situation. Little did I know I was about to meet my next obsession! These precious little things not only look adorable and feel so soft and cuddly but they have their own cyber universe. A interactive world where you can play games, decorate rooms, feed and dress your pet, go shopping and interact with other Webkinz. Needless to say, I returned to BF the next day and got one for myself. I love playing the games and decorating different rooms. I'm in the process now of creating an interactive backyard - complete with a garden, grill, hammock and trampoline - how fun!

Meet Pepper - my black lab.

Sunday, October 21, 2007

Spending Time Doing What I LOVE!

Scrapping and Eating...

Just last weekend Kristin and I took 4 Scrappy Sisters on the road to Nags Head, North Carolina. We vendored and scrapped the weekend away with Scrapbook Escape Weekend Retreat, which is organized and hosted by Mary Full. She does a fantastic job. We will be the featured vendor at her next crop retreat in Virginia Beach the weekend of January 25 - 27. If you're interested in joining us please post me a note and I'll get you in contact with Mary.

Well seeing that I'd never been to Nags Head before that weekend, I was insistent that we visit restaurants local to the area. There was this one - not exclusive to Nags Head - but was an absolute must visit, if not for any other reason but it's name. "Dirty Dick's" - yep you read correctly - Dirty Dick's Crab House. Neither one of us really knew what to expect but when we arrived to a full parking lot we knew we'd made the right choice. The seafood was the absolute best I've ever eaten. I had crab cakes and - oh my gosh - they were at least an inch and a half thick with no visible breading just lumps of crab meat. Unbelievable! And don't even get me started on the hush puppies (homemade with real corn inside - ahhhh!!). Okay, I'm going a little over board I know, but when it comes to good food I just can't help myself!

Well, once we finished gorging ourselves, we made a quick pit stop at the Dirty Dick's souvenir shop. I just couldn't leave with out getting a little something for my man...check this out:


...come on ya just gotta laugh!

Chat again later!

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Halloween Hangman

This is too funny! Perfectly creepy for this time of year!

http://dedge.com/flash/hangman/hangman.swf?a=300

Chat again later.

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Just Doodlin' Around

It's week 2 in my doodling class and I'm having so much fun!

The class is offered through Big Picture Scrapbooking and taught by Maelynn Cheung. She is truly a "Master Doodler". I have learned many new techniques that I've already put into practice.

Week 1 Project: Take an existing layout from your achieves and bring it to life using only doodling dots and/or lines.

Easy you say? Not really. For me, there's that constant fear I'm going to make an irreversible mistake or even worse, turn my "labor of love" into an endless maze of squiggles and swirls. Well, I must tell you once I got started it was all most hard to stop. Now I'm looking at each layout - new or old - through a doodlers eye.

Take a look at what happened to my "My Boys" layout once I added a few dots and lines.

Monday, October 1, 2007

1st Homecoming Dance

Well, hold on to your hat, I just got these photos in from Jacob's first Homecoming dance. Wow, kinda scary if ya think about it - next will be prom, then graduation, then - okay, okay, jumping a few years ahead. Deep breath...ahhhhh. Let's just enjoy this moment.

These first photos are of Jacob and his dad (Don), as they both attempt the age old task of tying a real necktie! Not as easy as it looks.



Here's one of Jacob being a true gentleman, as he helps Kelly down the stairs.


And finally, the cute couple posing for a few quick photos before dancing the night away!!


Chat Again Later!

NO WAY!

It can't be October already! Didn't we just load the kiddos on the bus for the first day of school!?! And is it just me, or are the chain stores smothering us with Christmas decorations and music before the tots have even had a chance to dress up in their scariest garb and go bell hoppin' for candy. Insane, I tell ya!

Well, I must give a shout out to Target though. They really know how to sell their goods. That $1.00 isle is a killer - and right there as you walk in! Yesterday I ran in to grab a few odds and ends when I stumbled across this gold mine - and each was just a $1!


Needless to say I grabbed two of each thing you see. I probably should have gotten more but didn't want to look like one of those "crazy" scrappin' ladies!!
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In sports news...football season #2 has started. Yep, Adam's Middle School games started last week. So now I'm attending anywhere from 2-4 games a week. Busy, busy, busy and lovin' it! He's a few shots of Adam's first game!



Chat Again Later!

Saturday, September 22, 2007

Retreat Class

Guess what? We've been ivited to vendor another crop! Yep, and this ones in Nags Head - woot, woot!

For this crop 4 Scrappy Sisters has decided to offer a class. I really wanted our class to be different from just a page layout our a mini album (not that either of those are bad choices, but I just wanted ours class to be different). So after pondering the subject for a couple of days this is what I've arrived at - an altered composition book. Yes - it's different plus it can be personalized and quite versatile. Okay enough of the sales pitch, let me know your thoughts.


Chat again later.

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Retreat Layouts

My weekends work:

video

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

What A Weekend!

4 Scrappy Sisters went vendoring this past weekend. Yep that's right - and boy was it a blast! We spent Friday - Sunday with a terrific group of gals. Oh yeah, and Smitty
:-) Kristin and I ate way too much, slept far too little, laughed until we made ourselves sick, completed some layouts and made a small profit! Life is GOOD!

Here are a few photos I snapped during our retreat:



and of course a couple of shots of Kristin and I just to prove to the hubby's we really were vendoring the weekend away:


Thanks goes out to Scrappin Retreat (http://www.scrappinretreat.com/) for inviting us to come. You guys put together a great weekend getaway. Hope to vendor with you all again real soon!


Before I run - have you seen who is in the "New Kit On The Block" spotlight over at Willow Traders? Boo yah! It's us - 4 Scrappy Sisters! What an awesome review Christina gave us. Thanks So Much!

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Music and Apparel

1st - Apparel:

After an insane trip to Wal-mart this morning, I was so glad to get home. And what to my surprise - a package from my friendly little "man in brown". So I did as any girl would do, TORE it open. It was filled with our newly designed 4 Scrappy Sisters t-shirts! I think they turned out great. They come in both white and grey, sizes M-XL and will be available for purchase in the 4SS store later this week. Now you can show your scrappin' spirit all over town!

2nd - Music:

While visiting my neighborhood Wal-mart today, I picked up the new "Lifehouse" CD, Who We Are. Can I just say AMAZING! I have listen to it 3 times already in its entirety, and think I love them even more each time through.

I had never heard of them until a few weeks ago. They were the featured band on Jay Leno's Tonight Show and it was truly love at first listen!

http://www.lifehousemusic.com/ (click here for a listen - you won't be sorry).

Monday, September 10, 2007

Exciting News @ 4SS!

Early yesterday morning I received an email from Scrappin Retreat asking if 4 Scrappy Sisters would be interested in vendoring a crop retreat this weekend. Well Hello - of course we would!! The retreat will be held in Charlottesville and has a projected 50-60 scrappers coming! What an amazing opportunity this will be to get our business name out there in the public eye.

Scrappin Retreat took over where Let's Scrap 4 Fun left off, providing wonderful weekend scrappin' retreats in Virginia. They hold 3 to 4 different events a year, ranging from Virginia Beach, Richmond, Fredericksburg to Charlottesville.

GO !

Also, 4 Scrappy Sisters will be the featured "New Kit On The Block" at Willow Traders this month. The grand revealing will take place on September 15th. Please drop by the site and check out what the September kit has to offer - I promise you won't be disappointed!!

Gotta get packin, chat more later...

Friday, September 7, 2007

INSANE I TELL YA - Just INSANE!!

Last night was Jacob's first High School football game of the 07-08 season. I was so excited, but just not expecting so much "excitement" in the 1st game! We were playing against last years #1 team; therefore, creating its own drama.

Jacob took the field this year as a starter, meaning he'd see 90% of the action. He was on fire --
(He's #15) make a killer sack,


caught a 20 yard pass,


constantly motivated team members,


aided the injured,


and became a victim of the "Walking Wounded".
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Yep that's right, we spent most of the night in the hospital!! We had thought he dislocated his right shoulder, but it turns out that it's just a sever stain. He's now in a sling and hopped up on Tylenol #3 + Naprosyn - life is good now! He'll now be taking a few days off for recovery, then on Monday start physical therapy and will hopefully be released for play by Wednesday.

One game down, 10 more to go. Insane I tell ya - just INSANE!

Thursday, September 6, 2007

Here We Go Again!!

Yep - it's time to start a whole new school year!! Take a look at my gang as they head out...


Top Row: Jacob - 10th grade, Adam - 8th grade,
Bottom Row: Ethan - 3rd grade, Matthew - 1st grade.