Thursday, October 30, 2008

Good morning, lovelies!!! It Thursday and the sun is shining brightly!

Hop on over to the great Christmas giveaway blog
and check out all the wonderful goodies that Angelina is giving away!!! Wow!

Hugz til later!

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

totally tuesday...

it snowed yesterday! the air was white with flakes...and it looked sooo if it could only snow when it was like 70's sooooo cold! we caught a couple of flakes on film...

here they are on shannons coat sleeve...

and here they are in the air...(they are all those scratchy looking lines that fill the pic...

and here are the tiny flecks of white on the grassy area...mixed with the fall leaves

took hoops and yoyo on an adventure to gander mountain...(big sporting goods store...that i thought they'd like to see..and learn a bit about the great wisconsin outdoors in the fall....and besides....I HAD A COUPON FOR $20.00 OFF ANY PURCHASE...!!! and couldn't pass THAT up!) The pair just took off and had fun exploring the store..(Had to ask 4 people permission, (noone knew what to say and I was beginning to get worried that it would be something that would have to be written in triplicate and filed months in to photographically document the visit...guess they don't get much call for these kind of things...)

yoyo and hoops...(yoyo is having anxieties about always being listed henceforth..i shall TRY to remember to address Yoyo FIRST..) found a couple of sweet backpacks and had to model them for the customers...while they perused the weekly ad...

"oh, hoops, just look at all this stuff!!!"

" this a spa too? Look at the SIZE of this TANNING BED!!!!

"so, in Wisconsin, people still head out to the woods in this cold? "

"think i found us a perfect size tent, hoops"

but did you SEE that snow, Yoyo? (scroll back up if you missed it) i hear we need something called camoflage we blend in with the surroundings and keep warm. To which Yoyo replied, "So let me get this straight, hoops, I understand these pants and the color because they DO blend in well....

(can you seeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee us? are we blennnnnnnnding?)


"WHAT DOES IT BLEND IN WITH? looks like our brains are BLAZING!!!"

"so when some of these people go into the woods..they go for deer!!! (don't know why they have to go into the cold woods...lookie here...we found one wandering in the long underwear (ooops, meant to say,..."u-n-m-e-n-t-i-o-n-a-b-l-e" section.."

"...(SIDENOTE...NOT A SMOOTH RIDE AT ALL) wonder if he flies! like rudolph does?)"

"There was mention of something called ICE FISHING too...
hmmmm, Yoyo, ain't that what we do in the fish stick section? guess not..just look at the size of this lure! big are these things?"

"geez..we could eat for a year catchin something THAT big, Yoyo!"

"hee hee...Hee hee...lookie at these toupees we found!"

"think anyone would recognize us?"

the pair bid adieu to the store but had to pose in front (with a bit of "height help" from David) (david was "shy" and didn't want his face the guys at the plumbers local just wouldn't and he DOES need a job..

All in all it was a busy day for the two visitors...they capped off the day with a rousing game of checkers

then a bit of tv and off to was an exhausting day!


Monday, October 27, 2008

it's a GOLDEN DAY!!! (well yesterday it was..)

Here is Ms. Kaleigh in her Kindergarten photo!

Happy birthday to yoooooooooooooooooooooooooooo....celebration at Red Robin...

When it's your Golden Birthday...there is always a special drink..(well MOST days there are SPECIAL DRINKS..LOL)

Kaleigh and her sweet boyfriend, Richie! (ain't they cute?)
Kaleigh has the yellow hair extensions cuz she was a BEE....for halloween

and of course there were BALLOONS!!!

HOOPS AND YOYO...joined in the celebration...and helped kaleigh place her order...

Hoops had a tall drink!!!

...which he finished off quickly...(good thing there are REFILLS!!!)


Hoops and Yoyo...volunteer to pick up the check for the soiree!

and they brought it right over to me...

trick or treating was earlier in the afternoon...
Maxx has two he wore for the candy event...(he was BUZZ LIGHTYEAR!)


this gave new meaning to being CHICKEN on halloween!!!...

Hoops and Yoyo had a great time in their masks and matching treat bags..canvassing the neighborhood for TREATS!~!!!! DINGGGGG DONGGGGGG!!!!

but the adventure soon tired them out...(good thing Shannon brought along the LIMO!)


(side note from hoops..."hmmm they keep promising that we are going to be dancing on the bar...thought for sure Kaleigh's birthday was where it was going to happen...guess not..) monday morning's milwaukee journal sentinel...a reporter had interviewed shannon and debbie during the candy gathering event..and if you read the article (click on the link)..THEY MADE THE PAPER!!! WOOO HOOOOO!!! into the scrapbook with that!

hugz til next time!

Friday, October 24, 2008

i'VE beEN taggED! (ON A two DAYS no less!)

iT'S BEEN A BUSY BUSY WEEK...where did the time go?

Sweet Sandee and Jennifer both tagged me with the seven things about me game...(does that mean i have to do 14 because i was lax in posting this?)

Seven Random Things About Me !!!!!

Here are the rules for the tag game
1. Post the rules on your blog
2. Post 7 random things about yourself
3. Tag 7 people at the end of your post
4. Pass on the tag things...

1. I've lived in Wisconsin, Texas, Colorado, and Germany
2. I'm a digital scrapbooking junkie
3. I'm a childhood abuse survivor
4. I've lost over 100 lbs (been over 7 years now)
5. I've always wanted to see a white sand beach
6. I have to be doing multiple things at one time
7. I so want to learn (or get the courage to) solder!

whew that was work! for seven people

carol s

This week HOOPS AND YOYO arrived at our door!!!
They are on a world wide tour...and have been to many exotic places!
Last night they BEGGED me to let them go on a sleep over at maddy and maxx's...something tells me that not much sleeping went on!

Maddy announced the sleepover on her white board to welcome them!

Looks like there won't be much SLEEPIN in Maddy's bed! WIDE AWAKE!!!

YES, MOM, WE ARE SLEEPING! (hey guys close your eyes and pretend!!! what do you mean you CAN'T)

(at the point in time that Maddy did fall asleep for real Hoops and Yoyo..were not quite ready they sneaked over to Maxx's room)
Hey this is a really cool bed you got here!!! Wheeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!

Hey Maxx...let's RIDE!!! HOLD ON TIGHT!!!!

The next morning Hoops and Yoyo got to help with the pumpkin decorating...

hmmmm wonder what Hoops and Yoyo would look like with "new parts"....

stay tuned cuz...they are going trick or treating on Sunday and THERE IS GOING TO BE PICS OF THEM DANCING ON THE BAR! WOOOO HOOOOOO!!!

I got a couple of new scrapbook pages done...

Hugz til next time!!!

Friday, October 17, 2008


the colors are like a movie setting...almost too surreal to BE real!

so ACTION!!!

(pretend you hear that clap of the clapboard now)

If you pan to the right side of the kids school...there is this group of trees...and i love it because i can see all the seasons in it...the light green of spring, the deep emerald of summer and the gold red of autumn and then the stark empty branches reaching toward the sky begging for that last bit of warm sun of winter...

here is the kids school from the vantage point of where i park in my car when i pick them up...

and for those that i talk to while i is the door that i wait for them by...(now you will have that visual of what i'm looking at when i talk to you! hee hee)

and here is what i do...(well kevin is my stand in double...(LOL) this time for bringing maddy and xander to the car...

mr. xander got a new haircut...

and here is miss maddysen...

here is my newest creation...made from rose granite...(varying shapes and sizes), grey pearl rings, matte ruby beach glass and pewter findings...

that's all folks!
hugz and see you at the movies!!!

Thursday, October 16, 2008


Maxx came to visit yesterday...(well he does that most days!) papa NEEDS his baby gotta love his new fall keep that head warm..

he has this obsession with my hoops, yoyo and piddle guys...he THINKS...HE IS HIDING THEM...calls out "find them" saying "no little guys HERE!!!"

OOOOPS....they somehow sneak out from hiding...hey...who put them there!!!?


hee hee...we couldn't figure out what the heck was that "blue" stain on his shirt...
but now looking at him kissing piddle...we think he hugged piddle a bit too hard...and OOOOOOOPS...(LOL)

he hugz the stuffin out of them....

and this wisconsin "crew" is awaiting the arrival of the california "crew" cousins!

one of my sweet valentines

shoop shoop

the grandbabies

create your own slideshow

garden fairy purse

garden fairy purse



white bracelet

white bracelet

mary bracelet

mary bracelet

turquoise bracelet

turquoise bracelet

glass knobs

glass knobs

have a seat....

have a seat....