Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Scrapping the Music - Everyday

Here's my layout for this week's Scrapping the Music Challenge. I used the great embellies from the SD4U April kit and the song lyrics from "Everyday" to make a layout with one of my favorite candids.

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Weekly Sports Reoprt

Lots of sports went on this week... We'll start with Chris. Capo tied the track meet with Aliso Niguel. Capo always loses track meets, so tieing was a BIG deal! Chris wasn't feeling well. He ran the 1 mile in 5:22, and came in last place in the 2 mile at sometime less than 12 minutes.

Chris lost his Saturday soccer game 1-2. It was a terrible game to watch.
The referee lost control... a fight broke out with 10 minutes to go where one of the San Juan players tackled a player on Chris's team (a football tackle, not soccer tackle). Two San Juan players were red carded including their keeper. That would have given Chris's team a chance to tie it up, but the fight took so long to settle down that by then the game was over. Sunday, Chris was amazing! I forget how well he plays when he doesn't run 10 miles in the morning. The team still lost 0-1.

Cheryl scored on Saturday and on Sunday! Saturday she was involved in a scramble in front of the goal. The other team's keeper lost control of the ball and she knocked it into the goal, but her team still lost 2-4. On Sunday, she chipped the ball at the 18 yard line. It looked like it was going over the goal, but it dropped right under the cross bar! She scored the first goal, and her team won 3-1! Team Bob was a loss... 2-4. They played another coed team whose women players were all from the Cal State Fullerton soccer team. Those women were really really good!

Next week's sports schedule:

THURS - track meet at Capo
SAT - soccer at 8:30am (Laguna Hills Comm Ctr)
SUN - soccer at 3:25PM (World Cup)

TUES - soccer at 8:30PM (Bonita Park)
SAT - soccer at 3:20PM (Melinda)
SUN - soccer at 11:00AM (Melinda)

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Unity Blog Hop

Welcome Unity Blog Hoppers!

View the Inspirational Blog Hop by starting HERE!

Here's my project using Unity Gratitude = Joy kit. The card is kind of plain, but I wanted to show off the embossed transparency (I ran it through my Big Shot and sanded).

My Favorite Quote: It's not about talent, it's about ...

Your next stop on the blog hop trail is Carla in Canada:

Joni (kix)

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Scrapping the Music - White Horse

I finished a layout for the Scrapping the Music challenge this week. This photo of my kids was just screaming out to be scrapped! I used the lyrics for the song as inspiration.

This layout uses Scenic Route paper and a big FRIENDS bling.

Journaling reads:

Cheryl and Chris have been best friends from day one! They LOVE doing things together and have never fought. I trust you two to be the best two people you can be. I LOVE you two…Take care of each other!

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Weekly Sports Report

Chris didn't have any sports this week. Cheryl on the other hand had three games scheduled. Her first game was Tuesday night. Team Bob won 3-0. The other team was very good and was giving Team Bob a hard game even though they only fielded 9 players (that's the perils of scheduling a game on St. Patrick's Day). One of the goals scored was off of Cheryl's corner kick.

Saturday's game didn't go so well. Cheryl made herself hoarse playing with her AYSO team. She said that everyone probably thinks she's a bitch because she yells at them so much. She was very frustrated on Saturday. The team lost 0-3.

Sunday's game was canceled because of rain. But we did see Galaxy play on Sunday. Galaxy scored 2 goals in the last 15 minutes of the game to tie DC United 2-2! At least the season didn't start off with a loss. Next home game is April 4th against Colorado.

Next week's sports schedule:

THURS - track meet at Capo
SAT - soccer at 2:55PM (World Cup)
SUN - soccer at 5:00PM (El Morro)

WED - soccer at 8:30PM (Arroyo Park)
SAT - soccer at 8:10AM (Crown Valley Lower)
SUN - soccer at 12:00PM (Wagon Wheel)

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Issho Ni

Issho Ni was the theme for the dinner/hula fundraiser we went to last weekend. I thought it would make a nice title for a layout. It means "together." Here's my layout. It won "Layout of the Week" this week at Scrapbook Deals 4U! The paper I used is from two different Basic Grey collections. I love how it all looks together.

On another topic... at the dinner/hula fundraiser I saw a guy that I used to work with. He was manning the parking lot. What a coincidence! I was going to start job hunting this week (my contract at Rockwell-Collins expired on Monday). I mentioned to him that I was looking for a new job, and he said he would try to find me something at his company, Panasonic. He was good to his word! I had a telephone interview last Friday. If they are interested, they'll bring me in for an interview next week... keeping my fingers crossed!

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Scrapping the Music - We will Rock You

I finished a layout for the Scrapping the Music challenge this week. I had the perfect photo! I used a distress frame on both photos to give it an Urban feel. The large photo is printed on the white textured background cardstock to enhance the grunge look.

I got the PP from Michael's just for this challenge (American Crafts).
The urban butterfly is from The Angel Company.

Journaling reads:
We are the Highlighters, the mighty, mighty Highlighers. Here's Cheryl and her friends, Maiah, Sarah, and Sammy, playing in the charity soccer tennis tournament.

Monday, March 16, 2009

Chris's Birthday weekend

Dad, Tell mom we can't make it for lunch Sunday.

NOTE about sports this coming week:
Chris is sports-less this week... no soccer games and no track meet.
Cheryl has:
Team Bob game on Tuesday night.
AYSO game on Saturday, at 12pm at RSM Intermediate - Track
AYSO game on Sunday, at 2:30pm at Melinda Park

Galaxy kick-off at 12pm SUNDAY!!!

Happy Birthday, Big Guy! It's a BIG family weekend. We started out with a fun dinner show at the Norwalk South East Japanese Community Center, and ended Sunday with a birthday party for Chris.

Look at all that GREAT food!

After that my mom's hula group did several dances, the ukelele band performed, and the taiko group.

We even won a raffle prize!

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Weekly Sports Report

Starting with Chris... He had two games this weekend. Saturday's game they won 4-2, Sunday's game they won 1-0. I only saw the Saturday game. It was exciting! Chris started again, and he played hard!

Cheryl played two half games this week. Tuesday, she went to play with Team Bob after her biology class. She got there in time to play the second half. The game ended in a 0-0 tie. On Saturday, she played the first half of her game, so we could get to the hula show on time. The team ended up winning 2-0!

Friday, March 13, 2009

Happy Birthday Chris!

Yesterday was Chris's 16th birthday. It was busy day for us. There wasn't a single moment of the day where all four of us were home and awake at the same time, but we still tried to make it a special day for Chris.

Chris and I were the only ones awake and home when he left for school. Cheryl and I had dentist appointments in the morning, then after that we made a sign, picked up balloons and a pizza and took them down to the High School. Cheryl snuck into the school during lunch, put the sign up by his locker and presented Chris with the balloons and pizza in front of his friends. I had to wait in the car because I couldn't get in, and frankly I was a little worried about Cheryl being able to get out. But there was no problems, and Chris was very surprised... and yes, he did share the pizza with his friends.

Chris had his first track meet after school. He tied his PR in the mile (5:18), and had a great run in the 800m (2:23). In the photo you can see Jim and Cheryl sitting in the stands just above Chris's head. I wore Cheryl's old track sweatshirt and I snuck on to the field to take some photos.

Cheryl had to leave for school before Chris got home from the meet. Chris opened presents from me and Jim, and opened the present from Cheryl after Jim went to bed. We had store bought cupcakes and sang Happy Birthday to him twice.

Happy Birthday BIG Guy!

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Weekly Sports Report

We had a good soccer week!

Team Bob won this week! Cheryl assisted the first goal, giving a nice through ball to Jaime (the forward). Then she scored the next goal... she was called offsides, but if she was offsides, it was very close. By half time, the score was tied 2-2. Team Bob has 8 subs, and it helped in the second half as the other team got more and more tired. Team Bob WON 6-2! There are no photos of Team Bob. Cheryl said that I'm not allowed to bring my camera to the adult league games (it's too embarrassing), lol!

Chris's team tied 2-2 against Laguna Niguel. Laguna Niguel has an advantage over other cities in that they have an artificial field. That means that they have been practicing for three weeks, while the other teams have been rained out for the first two weeks of the season. Chris started today in mid-field! His first start in years! He took three shots on goal (two on frame) but none went in.

Next week:
Chris has a track meet on THURS (his birthday). He's slated to run the 800m and one mile.
Chris has a soccer game on SAT, noon at Melinda Park.
Chris has a soccer game on SUN, 11:45 at World Cup.
Cheryl has a Bob game on TUES night. She may not be if her class gets out late.

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Scrappy Birthday!

Scrapbook Deals 4U is celebrating their one year anniversary this month... and to celebrate they are hosting a month long crop with great prizes!
Come and party with us!