memories 2 you.

so since it's official. i can share...
check it out, memories 2 you guest designer. pretty nifty, eh?
fun little kit. surprised myself with all those creations. ;o) and all different sizes too. cards, 8x8, 8.5x11, and gasp a 12x12. it had been ages since i did one of those. the 8x8 is going to be a new album. gonna use inspirational daily guru emails!
thanks girls for the opportunity to design for you! it was fun!



I was tagged...

So this is how it works. I must post the rules, 7 random things about me and then tag others to do the same. Sound fair enough, right? These are the rules…. each player starts with 7 random facts about themselves on their Blog. People who are tagged need to blog 7 facts about themselves and post the rules as well. At the end of their blog list 7 people you are tagging. Let them know that they are tagged by leaving them a comment.
1. love mexican of any kind. taco bell included, so it's not just for the margaritas. ;o)
2. my feet are almost always in motion. a jerking or tapping of the floor or chair leg and a constant rubbing the two together when i'm laying down. maybe i should get checked out for restless leg syndrome!
3. i hate change. scares me.
4. i can listen to pretty much any genre of music except country. yes, gangsta rap included...
5. i love games. board games, trivia, card games, shower games, video games. love them. i find them even more enjoyable when i win.
6. the scar on my left cheek is from my black lab rufus. i was putting baretts in his hair and he bit me. i think i was three.
7. i love listening to rain. i could lay in bed all day long with a good book on a rainy day.

so lesse... i tag any reader who wants to play. i won't bother your comments! yeah, i don't follow rules. erm, well, maybe it's because i'm too lazy. now you have #8 and #9 too! :oP



nick got a phone call about 3pm today saying our friend is finally having contractions. her due date was tuesday. poor dear is miserable. went to the movies with them yesterday, was hoping her water didn't break while we were there! ;o)
hopefully by this time tomorrow there will be a new little one in our presence! fingers crossed for a safe delivery and healthy baby and mom.

otherwise, kinda had an eh weekend.
friday nick was crazy. nick was on call and i swear we had phone calls past midnight... groan. that never happens.
saturday rained and rained and rained. was hoping to bike, but i didn't want to get wet. the boys did do some running tho! saw pirates 3, eh. kinda long!
today was nick's sister's shower. was nice.

so k. back to the babe... thinking happy delivery thoughts!

edited to add... they had a baby girl this morning. braiden marie cooper. 2:19am. 8lb 3oz 19.5 inches. hope to have pictures this evening! :o)


holy bejesus...

we got our bootays kicked at yoga yesterday. tried a new class. oy. nick had sweat dripping off his forehead. the boy never sweats!
was very challenging, but i think we be worth it in the end.
i can barely walk today. sad.
yesterday i couldn't laugh... had done pilates the day before... again. sad. ;o)

on a funnier note.
vitamin water cracks me up!
they always have a little story on the bottle. today i'm drinking xxx. acai-blueberry-pomegranate...

'c'mon, get your mind out of the gutter. we only named thsi drink xxx because it has the power of triple antioxidants to help keep you healthy and fight free radicals. so in case you're wondering, this does not cost $1.99/minute or contain explicit adult content or anything considered 'uncensored'. it has not 'gone wild!!!' during spring break nor will clips of it be passed around the internet like a certain hotel heiress. and it has never been seen live or nude, but it is definitely au naturale.'

how funny is that?! always brightens my morning!
and woohoo, it's friday. yay for weekends.


the daily guru.

is my friend. {the link is in the title today...}
totally stolen from a carrie colbert's blog. oops. she's married now, add another last name to that...
anywho. i finally signed myself up for the emails. i'm totally loving them! not sure why i didn't do so sooner.

nick and i were having a conversation about happiness and how some feel entitled. told him i had just gotten an email on it. he looked at me like i had seven eyes. when we got home, i read it to him and he kinda did one of those hmphs, but in a deep thinking i'm impressed kinda way. love those. makes ya think.

so here it is...


No one has a corner on success.
Pay the price for it and it's yours.
No matter what you want from life
you've got to give up something to get it.

Nothing worthwhile will come easily to you.
Hard work will accomplish results that last.
There is no easy road to success.
You've got to work a great deal harder than most people to get it.

There is no success at bargain basement prices.
The highway to success is a toll road.


and another i really liked...


"Adopt the pace of nature, her secret is patience."

-- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Racing through life is very stressful. If we stay in high gear too
long, we lose our ability to shift down. And when we're stressed, we can't
access happiness, appreciation, fun, compassion, generosity, awareness
of beauty and other wonderful qualities. High stress also triggers
negative emotions like frustration, impatience, anger and fear.

Life has so much to offer if we will slow down and truly experience it.
We must always remember that we are the ones in control of the
accelerator. We CAN choose to brake.

"Slow down and enjoy life. It's not only the scenery you miss by going
too fast -- you also miss the sense of where you are going and why."

-- Eddie Cantor
k. enough deep thoughts by jack handy. but i really like them and thought i should share. ;o)

edited... what in the world is up with the funky overlap? my apologies!


the busy season.

can't believe how crazy it always is this time of year... graduations, weddings, birthdays. seriously. from june 25 - july 24 there are 10 birthdays. egads. might have one more to add to the mix depending on when christy deliveries that mystery baby. she's due in one week...
been trying to keep up on the biking thing. i didn't spend a gagillion dollars for nothing. we did 20 miles on sunday. trying to squeeze in time next weekend between the birthday parties, grad party, and father's day.
upgraded our yoga. nick tried power yoga last thursday while i did yoga III. mine was just a bit more intense that what we had been doing. nick's was uber hard from what i hear. don't think he'll be heading back! tomorrow we are trying out a pilates class together. might try one other class and then sign up for our set schedule. i'm really diggin yoga. kinda shocked... and at the same time kinda not. afraid pilates might be a bit too much work for me!
have a fun tequilla tasting outing thursday. really looking forward to it. the mix of people we invited should lead for some interesting stories. will most definitely try to remember to take pics and share some craziness. hoping my mom will still be able to attend. been having some hip problems. had to go be private duty nurse yesterday. sigh. she doesn't really do sick well. not that she's ill... just some bursitis. gave her some meds {insert some sleeping pills} and she slept and is doing much better. hope in two more days she's shipshape! nick's even going to be the dd. we're borrowing his coworkers van and cramming 7 adults into it. nice. like i said, i should totally have some quality stories!
been a scrapping fool! yay! something about deadlines just motivates me so! ;o)

oh and heather, i know it's the 12th... gotta upload some pics and see what i can come up with... i suck!



four amazing years.
time flies. so does not seem that long. so is that a good thing then?
had a rip roaring evening. yoga followed by mexican while watching so you think you can dance. yeah, i'm so not high maintenance.

used some new elsie stuff for nick's card. turned out pretty darn cute! gonna have to wait for next month's gallery at byom! ;o)
no gifts required. i consider him a gift every day and i hope he feels the same...
was really hoping i could get nick to make me a card. no such luck. so i asked for a poem or something of that sort. we'll see what i get. he's writing it while playing a video game! yup. knew he was a big dork when i married him.

love that we are still laughing and enjoying each other. that nothing has changed. that we are growing on our own and as a couple at the same time. so lucky to have married my best friend. my rock.

happy anniversary nicholas. i love you!

a fun picture of us being us on our wedding day. one of our favorites...


lazy days

love me some lazy days. had a few over the weekend. a few movies, soccer, bike rides, icky open houses.
even had a day to sorta sleep in today. went to asco with a co worker. got to leave when i should have been at work. still got home around the same time. was a bit overwhelming. kinda bummed we didn't get to sit in on the lectures. darn guest passes. still got to walk the exhibit hall, nabbed some freebies, then spent some time in the city.
thinking the house thing just isn't meant to be right now. so okay with us. don't want to force anything or feel stressed. it'll happen when it's supposed to.
one of the movies this weekend was arthur and the invisibles. sooo great. totally gonna buy this one. so not what i was expecting, but great nonetheless. also saw the score. which we had seen, but forgot, so rewatched it. still a great movie. different ending than what i remembered... not sure how that works!
got some awesome scrappys in the mail today. kits from byom and mfm. woohoo! actually already completed a card with one of the kits.
hoping to complete a few more projects before the night is over! ;o)