Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Challenge 9

Did I mention these Challenges from SAL is for a ticket to CHA Summer???? How awesome is that??? I have one more to go!!!

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Let the season begin....

I love baseball!!! And I love even more that Johnny LOVES it too!!!! Today was his first official baseball practice!!! He did soo well!!! He told me his "collars" made him go fast. BTW "collars" are cleats!! I don't know where he got collars but it's cute!! He said he had extra traction to make him go fast!!! Ohh he cracks me up!! Here are some pictures from baseball tonight!!! He was kinda nervous about meeting new people and who was going tobe on his team, but once he was there. He made friends with everyone!!! He such a social butterfly!! I love that about him!!
Johnny hitting off the tee- he's a lefty!!!

Learning to throw!! What do you think Miss??? Can you get the expert to check these pictures out?? Any pointers from one lefty to another??

Woohoo he throws an excellent throw!!!
He's soo proud!!!

Challenge 8 from SAL

Monday, April 28, 2008

One little picture of my monkeys at the zoo!!

Okay maybe a few!!!
Happy Monday!!!

Saturday, April 26, 2008

Well Kevin's birthday was a success!!!

Singing Happy Birthday!!!Blowing out all the candles!

Johnny had to get the ones on the back side!

Jaxi eating a candle instead of licking it clean!!! Eeks!

I don't think he wants his cupcake anymore...

I made his chocolate cupcakes with chocolate icing and he requested chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream (the real stuff). He was happy, Johnny was happy and Jaxi didn't really care for the cupcake. I think he thinks like me~ chocolate is not my fave.... ha! Here are some pictures from our night!!!

Thursday, April 24, 2008

look at my momma!

She in the middle with her sisters.

I don't know when these are from but I just got them via email for the DVD I am putting together for my Nonna & Papa's 60 Wedding Anniversary.

Kansas (his baby) & Frankie
This is for you Roeder!!!! He has some new ink~ checkout his foot

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Can you believe all this rain!!! Crazy!!! Nice though!!! Not good for house building but oh well!!! It's been a nice day. I had Bible Study this morning and coffee & muffins after with some of the Mom's from Johnny's class. So nice & relaxing!!! I went to the house after I dropped Johnny at school. My stair case is 3 - 5 balusters away from being finished. I am soo excited!!! I am in love with it!!! Just in love with it!!! I will take pictures when it is done!!
I am soo excited I had my first Etsy purchase this morning!!! I have had my Etsy for almost a year now and I put things on and then take them off here and there. This is the first time I have had enough confidence to leave my stuff on and actually think something might sell!!! I sold a name to a lady in NY!! It's a custom name so I will take pictures when it is done!! Anyways just had to share!!! Super excited!!!!!
Well Amy just called and said she wants me to go shopping with her so I need to get!! Have a good one!!

Monday, April 21, 2008

Another Challenge From SAL

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Some new layouts

Johnny's Spring Class Picture
Another Challenge from SAL

Jaxi playing with cupcakes at Exploration Place

Follow My Lead- A Challenge from SAL- Scraplifted from Jen Erickson

Missy's "Girlfriends" Page For her ME Book

Missy's "Before I die" Layout for her Me Book
Thanks for the rhinestone buttons Genny's Grandma!!!

I need to find out the names of these cities so I can add them!!! :)

Friday, April 18, 2008

Just Smitten Over YOU!!!

Just Jaxi and I having fun!!!
PP I don't know, felt Fancy Pants & American Crafts , Acrylic letters Making Memories, Buttons Buttons Galore, Glitter Embossed Rubons I forget right now!!! Flowers Prima Fabric Tulle, and My fave Stickles

Thursday, April 17, 2008

I've been tagged!!

1)Do u like Blue cheese? Love it!!!
2) Have you ever smoked heroin? NO
3) Do you own a gun? YES
4) What flavor do you add to your drink at sonic? NONE
5) Do you get nervous before doctor appointments? Depends on the Dr...
6) What do you think of hot dogs? I don't think about them :)
7) Favorite Christmas song? Feliz Navidad
8) What do you prefer to drink in the morning? Coffee
9) Can you do push ups? Not very many
10) Can you do a chin up? I don't know haven't tried since probably JR. High
11) Whats your favorite piece of jewelry? My wedding Ring & my diamond studs the boys gave me for my first Mother's Day with both the boys
12) Favorite hobby? Scrapbooking of course
13) Ever been in a car wreck? A few
14) Do you have ADD? I really think I do
15) Whats one trait that you love about yourself?
16) Middle name? Anne
17) Name 3 thoughts at this exact moment?Has the mail come yet, my legs are cold, and I am hungry for something sweet
18) Name 3 things you bought yesterday? Nothing did not spend a dime
19) Name 3 drinks you regularly drink? Coffee, diet coke & water
20) Current worry? When will Johnny learn to wipe????
21) Current hate right now? The screaming that occurs in this cheerio
22) How did you bring in the New Year? With my boys
23) Where would you like to go? Anywhere that is sunny & warm I am sick of this cold weather!!!
24) Name three people who will complete this?
25) Do you own slippers? Yes & they are leopard
26) What shirt are you wearing? White Nike Track Shirt
27) Do you like sleeping on satin sheets? Sure
28) Can you whistle? Yes
29) Would you be a pirate? Noway jose
30) What songs do you sing in the shower? Are you kiddin` I don't sing
31) Favorite girl's name? Mercedes
32) Favorite boy's name? Johnny Severiano & Jaxon Santiago
33)Whats in your pocket? Notta thing
34) Last thing that made you laugh? Jaxi's little faces he makes
35) Best bed sheets as a child? What ever was fresh & clean but I think I had holly hobby sheets
36) Worst injury you've ever had? Getting needles in my knee cap from a cactus and my dad had to use pliers to pull them out.
37) Do you love where you live? in the cheerio NO!!!!! When my house is complete oh YES!!
38) How many TVs do you have in your house/apartment? 5 or 6 i don't know I hate them all!!!
39) Who is your loudest friend?
40) How many dogs do you have? none
41) Does someone have a crush on you? helloo Kevin!!!
42) What is your favorite book? Family Scrapbooks
43) What is your favorite candy? Peeps
44) Favorite Sports Team? USC Trojans/KU basketball/Braves
45) What song do you want played at your funeral? I don't want a funeral I want a life celebration party- The song "I like big butts" would be perfect!!! (A Todrzak family theme song!!!)
46) What were you doing 12 AM last night? Watching the General's Daughter.
47) What was the first thing you thought of when you woke up? Stop knocking on the door you are going to wake your brother.
48)What do you like to sleep in? Kevin's shirts
49)What is your all time favorite movie? Some Kind Of Wonderful
50)If you could do one thing over in your life, what would it be? I wish I never moved away from my family. Not that I regret my life today I just wish I could have my life with my family close.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Rain Boots & Layouts!!!!

Jaxi and these rain boots!!! He loves them plus he can put them on all by himself!! He loves that!!

Johnny and the smirk....

Jaxi behind the bubble wall at Exploration Place
Bazzil, Basic Grey, Autumn Leaves PP, Hambly Transparency for Title &
Tree (Stretch Your Imagination- Cricut Cartridge), Making Memories stickers

Johnny at the dentist for the first time!!! No cavities, just smiles!!!
Imaginistics PP & Stamp, Bazzill, Basic Grey, Rubons, Buttons Random but mostly Buttons Galore

Spring Break with the boys!!!
Bazzil, Michael Miller Fabric PP & Basic Great PP, Foam stamps using Stickles & Buttons, Buttons Galore, Staples & Metal Making Memories

I found some mojo, sooo excited!!! Or maybe it was the fall I took down the stairs that kept me home to scrapbook. Totally not complaining!! A good day!!!

Monday, April 14, 2008

FREE prints from Walgreens & Pictures!!!

Walgreens is giving away FREE prints for tax day!!! Click this link!!!

look at this little boy and his rainboots!!

Both of the boys before school today!

The new balusters

The office wall unit

The wall unit int he living room finished.

Saturday, April 12, 2008

A New Chapter...

I am starting a new chapter in life. I have learned soo much over the past year. I have met some wonderful people and my family has really grown over the past year. Plus I have personally grown from where I was a year ago. I have learned soo much about who I am and what I really want from life.

So as most of you know from reading Scrapfunattic's blog, I am not going to be teaching classes as of this May. I have enjoyed teaching classes soo much and getting to know everyone in my class!! You all are such wonderful ladies!!! The hardest part is leaving all of you!! Thank you for coming to all the classes, it's been soo much fun!!! And thank you Scrapfunattic for the experience!! I am definitely going to miss teaching classes, but I am happy to start a new chapter in my life.

I hope everyone has a great weekend!! Enjoy it!!

Friday, April 11, 2008

Some New Items Added to MY Etsy!!!

I am making Letters for Children's Rooms!!!
There are two fonts to choose from. And a couple of different lines of paper to choose from!!!

Emma Font w/Emma Paper

Rhett Font w/Rhett Paper

The different lines to choose from for letters!!

Thursday, April 10, 2008

I am whooped

I think these days of running around are catching up with me! I didn't get home after 11pm last night. And I was out of the house by 8:15am. I had Bible Study first thing in the morning and then I headed over to Genny's for some coffee and muffins. Delish muffins I might add!!! I was childless so it was nice to be able to just sit and not worry about what someone was getting into! After Genny's I had to run two quick errands for Kevin. Then I just made it home to pick Johnny up for school and take him back from where I was for Bible Study. After dropping him off I ran home so Kevin could get to work. Then I did nothing for 2 1/2 hours, that was nice. I just hung out with Jaxi. We just played and ate lunch together. He isn't feeling so great. His 2 year molars are are trying to work their way through. He just has big swollen bubbles in the back of his mouth. Poor budah.
Before I knew it, it was time to go back to school and get Johnny. After school one of the Mom's wanted to go out tot he house and see the progress. So we all went out there. And let me tell ya!!! The stair case is soooo coming along! I think I am going to be in love with it too!!! After school we just had time to get a little snack being that it was my cheat day we went for french fries at MickeyD's!!!! Then we headed home. At this time it was down poring rain and I just wanted to sit in the car and listen to the rain some down and eat my fries!!! So I did the kids were like want to go in the house. I told them finish your movie and friend and then we'll go in! The rain was to peaceful to miss out on!!!! We finally went in according to Johnny. He thought I was crazy!!! Oh well... Kevin got home about an hour later and he was hungry!!! So I headed to Thai Tradition for some take out!!! Ummm if you haven't been it's a MUST!!!!! After dinner I made brownies. By the time all that jazz was done it was time for baths, books and bed!!!! Then I still had to head to the gym. I got there about 9:15 and didn't get done until 10:30. Then I had one little errand to run for myself!!! I went and got some pictures scanned and printed!! That took me forever!! But I have been wanting to get it done forever but didn't have the time. By the time I got home I took a shower sat on the couch and told Kev I am out, I am going to bed! I slept the whole night!!! That hardly ever happens!!!! Johnny woke me up at 8am this morning!!! I slept soo hard I could hardly move plus I think my work out kicked mt booty!!! That is a good thing!!!!

So today it all starts over again! I am super excited out tile is being delivered to the cheerio. We can't take it to the house b/c the trucks can't get through the mud. So they are delivering it here to the cheerio. All three tons of it!!! That should be interesting! Today is the last day we can have it at the warehouse. So we really don't have a choice. I just I will be moving things around in the garage to make space for the pallets! Good times.

Okay I know this is just a big ol' ramble I don't even know if this gets read but I feel better after recapping my day. Not soo overwhelmed.... I hope everyone has a wonderful Thursday!!! I am going out to the house today to take some more pictures!!!

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

When is Spring going to Spring into Action????

Oh I am getting soo tired of the cold!!!!! Hello it is April 8th!!! Hello!!!! Anyways, Kevin and I had a crazy morning. Actually it's already been a fun fulfilled week of house errands!! Today we went concrete window shopping!!! We went to some different subdivisions looking at peoples concrete and looking for the stamp to see who did it! We were looking for one particular stamp to make our decision on who was going to do ours!! I kinda felt like a stalker!!! We would stop at every house in the subdivision look over the concrete and them look for the stamp. The kids were like wth?!?!?! At one point Johnny was like what are we doing?!??!?! He thought he was going to see a cement mixer truck and was kinda disappointed! I told him when our concrete gets poured we can watch and put our hand prints in the sports court!!! He didn't like the idea of getting his hands dirty!!! Sooo his Daddy!! funny... Jaxi will probably dive in! ha! Anyways if this weather will ever dry out and get warm we can get some of this concrete going!!! It will be soo nice! Plus it is one more step to the house being complete!!!!
Kevin ended up staying home with Jaxi so I could do some more house shopping! I was on a mission for Balusters. Fun let me tell ya!!! not really. I went out west to a beautiful gallery but got hooked up with a not soo intelligent fella. So I left! I headed back out tot he house to see all that was new!!! I have a pantry!!! and my desk is almost complete!!! All the crown is done and almost all the base boards are done!!! By the time I got done with everything it was time to get Johnny from school and head to the grocery store for the bag of groceries that did not get put in my car from the day before?!?!?! Soo irritated!!! Anyways. When I got home I was still on my mission to find my balusters. And I did, I totally scored!!!! I found some beautiful balusters online in MO!!!! They are only going to take two days to get here and I got them for a whole lot less that I could have gotten them in town!!!! That was the best part!!! Here's what they are going to look like. They are going to be staggered going down the stair case!!!

Monday, April 7, 2008


Yeah Love Monday!!! I don't know why but maybe because it feels like a fresh start to a new week! Even though my Mondays are pretty much the same as the last Monday, I still like them! Today I got my workout in with a friend from the wiki!!! It was fun to work out with some one!!! It's been a while since I have done that. Then I was off to my daily errands. I usually get home from the Y and Kevin has accumulated a list of "to dos" for me. Well let me tell ya I am whooped today. I don't think it is from the errands but I think it is this crazy weather. Total stay in your jammies all day kind of day. Plus what is the deal with the smoke!??! I know El Dorado was having controlled fires but geez my street was sooo smoky I couldn't see my neighbors house. Hopefully the rain will wash it away!
Well I am pretty excited I got an email today for Johnny baseball information. He is going to be playing his first year of t-ball through Blessed Sacrament's Baseball League. His team is coed and has 15 kids on it. He starts like on the asap!!! They will have 4 practices before his first game at the end of May. The name of his team is the Padres!!! YEAH!!! GO CA!!!! I can not tell you how excited to watch him play and be involved in sports!!!! He seems to be just as excited!!!
Well need to get the boys ready for bed!!! Hope you all had a great Monday!!
Rock Chailk Jayhawk, GO KU!!!!

Sunday, April 6, 2008

things are starting to come together!!

Yeah!!! Things are really starting to come together at the house. It feels like we have been doing nothing but working on it. I had another busy week of lining up bids with different people and meeting with the trim carpenter to make sure things are what we wanted. It's been fun to see the house take shape. I am soo excited. I hate shopping especially for furniture. I mean I should say hate but it's not one of my favorite things to if it's not something like shoes, purses or scrapbooking supplies. Anyways not much of that kind of shopping happening around here. So I was complaining about our options of stores here in good ol' Wichita. I just can't find what I am looking for. I am totally rustic old Italian style and Kevin is ultra modern. Way opposite ends of the earth!! ha! Figures.... Anyways, I was talking to our carpenter and he suggested having our furniture made. I was like really what a concept! So our carpenter is making our office furniture and my dinning furniture and I am going to talk to him about making our master bedroom furniture. I love that it is custom and that you are going to find it anywhere else. I love that I have an idea in my head and I draw in on paper and he just runs with it!!!! Kinda like the wall unit in the living room. He made my idea 100 times better. He is soo talented!!! Kevin is just amazed by him!!!
Well on top of the house we have our life that is keeping us busy. We had a semi nice week of weather this past week. Well for Kansas you never know what you are going to get each day!!! ha! We actually made it to the park and we weren't freezing in the wind! The boys had a blast!!! We first headed to Sonic for "happy hour" 1/2 price drinks! Thanks Genny!! And then headed tot he park. Johnny just amazes me how he climbs up everything and has no fears of heights. Then he goes down these big slides and doesn't think twice and runs back up and does it all over again! Then there is Jaxi, he wants to big soo bad. He kept trying soo hard to follow Johnny everywhere and go up the big slide. The little slide he was on last week just wasn't exciting to him at all. funny.
Yesterday Johnny and I spent the day together just the two of us. He is soo cute!! And funny to listen to! We went shopping for the rest of our exterior lights and some door knobs. Johnny picked out "train" door knobs for his closets and I chose "baseballs" for Jaxi's closet doors. Cute!!! After our day of shopping I decided to take him to get an ice cream. We met up with my Dad since we were on the west of town. We went to Braums and Johnny was trying different ice creams. He chose Peppermint of all ice creams!!! He loved it. He even got it on a cone, something he has never had! I know my children are sooo deprived!!! lol!!! Anyways he loved it and my Dad and Johnny ate ice cream and talked trains! Cute!!!
After my day I was kinda whooped!!! Although we had to stay up because Kevin's team KU was playing in the Final Four!!! He was soo excited but couldn't handle watching the game. It was on after the kids went to bed soo he watched a movie and I kept checking the score online. I was sooo excited for them but couldn't tell him! He finally couldn't take it any more and starting watching the game. (he recorded it so he could watch it if they won and erase it if they lost) He gets very emotional watching these games. He is sooo a die hard fan of the Jayhawks!!! Rock Chalk Jayhawk!!!!
While he finished up the game I went downstairs to scrapbook. I got two layouts done and I made a couple more things for my Etsy store. I don't think my Etsy store is going to be a huge things I just think it will be fun to have. I will take pictures later when the sun is out and the cheerio isn't soo dark! ha! Okay now that I have written a novel have a great Sunday!!!!