Friday, June 25, 2010

Summer's Here!

Yahoo! Chris is finally out of school, so SUMMER has officially started at our house! Chris starts summer school on Tuesday. He's taking an ROP Computer Graphics class. FUN stuff for summer! Cheryl is almost done with first summer session at college. She's taking Speech and Psycology. Second summer session she's taking Chemistry. She has no break between first and second sessions.

Not too much changes... the kids are still in school and Jim and I are still working, but summer makes me feel SO HAPPY!


We have some summer guests at our house. I woke up to some terrible screeching in the yard. I thought crows had a terrible singing voice, but this was ten times worse than the sound of crows. I went out back to see what was causing all the racket, and look what I found purched in our next door neighbor's apple tree. If you can't see them, click on the photo to enlarge it. PARROTS?!!! Four green parrots were sitting in the apple tree chomping on apples! What is a flock of parrots doing in Southern California! They were very cool! I even forgive them for waking me up! lol!

PTI June Blog Hop

Welcome PTI Blog Hoppers! This month we were asked to mix it up and create a card blending PTI colors. I picked a nice masculine color combo. (I need a boy birthday card for this summer.) Here is the color combo:

And here is my card:

Supplies used:
PTI stamp: Signature Greetings
PTI cardstock : Spring Moss
PTI cardstock : Orange Zest
PTI cardstock : Enchanted Evening
PTI Impression Plate : Linen & Canvas
Cuttlebug Impression Folder: Herringbone
Robot stamp : unknown

Monday, June 21, 2010

Happy Father's Day!!!

Happy Father's day to Jim and to my dad! We had a nice day Sunday with tons of food and swimming FUN! I took photos, but I used my niece's camera, so I don't have any photos to share.

I can't believe it's the first day of summer! How can is be summer when Chris is still in school? It's so not right!

I hope everyone had a GREAT Father's Day!

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Laguna Hills Half Marathon - The Official Results are In!

Overall: 110 out of 1199
Men: 91 out of 617
M 13-18: 8 out of 32
Age/Grade: 62.08% Place: 207
Finish: 1:40:17 Pace: 7:39
Tag Time: 1:40:17
Gun Time: 1:40:51

Overall: 453 out of 1199
Women: 127 out of 582
F 50-54: 12 out of 53
Age/Grade: 64.57% Place: 149
Finish: 1:58:44 Pace: 9:04
Tag Time: 1:58:44
Gun Time: 1:59:09

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Scrap Camp in Paradise

Come and join Summer Camp over at the Croppin' Paradise message board. Who wouldn't want summer camp in Paradise with fun challenges and motivation to get those summer vacation photos scrapped. Add to that, PRIZES!

Congratulations Quakes!!!

Cheryl's little girls started off the Spring season losing every single game. They just moved up from 9 players per side to 11 players per side. It's taken some adjusting and adding a few new players, but they've got the hang of it now!



Saturday, June 12, 2010

Wold Cup Fever!

We admit it! We have World Cup Fever! Two games yesterday and three games today, ending with the England vs USA game! YAHOO!!! I feel sorry for the English goal keeper. He's going to hear about that fumble for a long long time. USA ties England! Cheryl's little girls have a tournament this weekend. The tournament setup a World Cup watching room for the coaches so they could all see the England vs USA game. Cheryl said there was a Galaxy player sitting behind her. This guy was coaching his son's team at the tournament.

Chris Klein

I've put together a soccer tribute in honor of the World Cup. Take a look at these moves!

Personalize funny videos and birthday eCards at JibJab!

Dimensional Details - Week 9

First, I have some NEWS! Out of the hundreds of ladies all around the world taking the Dimensional Details class, my week 8 layout (the Catalina Island Race layout) was the pick of the week! I WIN a prize from Nic Howard, the instructor in Australia. I'm excited to see what I get!

I'm getting a little behind in my class posts. I'm going to upload one week a day, so I don't overwhelm you all!

There were two assignments on week 9 (that's what put me a little behind). This first one is using a photo of Cheryl that I took during the "Great Photos with any Camera" class.

Here's a layout using a couple photos of the cousins. I'm so lucky that they don't mind having their pictures taken!

Thanks for stopping by! Look for more scrappy shares tomorrow.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Memorial Day!

Chris and I started out this cloudy morning at the Laguna Hills Half Marathon. The 5K and half-marathon started together with around 6000 runners. It got a little crowded going through Leisure World, but the crowd thinned out quite a bit after the 5K broke away towards the finish line and Chris and I continued on with the half-marathon group. I use the term "Chris and I" very loosly, since the only time I saw Chris after the start was when he was looping back. Our unoffical times are: Chris 1:40, and me 1:58.

After that we had Memorial Day lunch at my mom and dad's house... and Memorial Day means Pool Setup Day! Everyone is hard at work. This year we managed not to make any mistakes!

Of course, it's not just the pool... the life guard tower needs assembly too!

It's not all work... the nieces and nephews are taking some time out for play.

Chris is being a little optomistic... it will take three days to fill the pool with enough water for swimming.

Cheryl and Chris are taking time out to try the tandem bike. Cheryl seems to be having some trouble getting on the front.

Okay, change in plans... Chris is going to do the driving...

My little niece racing Chris and Cheryl... looks like she's winning! When Cheryl got back she commented, "Do you know you can't steer from the back?"

Saddle on up! Time to go home!


We hope everyone had a nice Memorial Day Holiday!