Monday, December 29, 2008

EEEEKKKKKK.. My Sexy Vamp Cut it off!

His hair that is! LOL

So Robert Pattinson. my new yummilicious MC"CanBiteMeWheneverHeWants" has cut off his long messy freaky hair.. and I LOVE IT!

I am partial to the messy don't give a crap look he had going on, but hey i am a true army girl and love the sheared look!

What do you think?

Here is his new look!

And the Comparison pic.... Oh the YUMMINESS!


Sunday, December 28, 2008

Am I really this burnt out?

Well I tell ya... for a holiday off from work, and away from it all it has really sucked the big one so far!

Actually not the entire holiday but the past few days!

I had been on duty (which means I had a blackberry at my hip) from the 22nd until the 27th... and I tell ya, if the moon could of fallen from the sky it would of. I had so many phone calls to take care of things I never really felt like I was off of work! Good thing my boss is super awesome and is giving me 3 days of my annual leave back for doing that duty last minute! I have a feeling I am really going to need it!

Xmas day went quite well. the kids had a blast and I'll post some pics later and tell ya all about it in another post. I wasn't feeling all that hot though.. and considering I was on duty and couldn't drink I definantely couldn't blame it on that!

I woke up after 4 am with a real sour tummy and just achy and outta sorts.. after two hours of fighting the nausea, I took care of business. Well I didn't stop throwing up for 24 hours after that. Then the poopies hit and OMG.. I am so not gettin descriptive but let's just say that a doughnut pillow is my new BFF! I was up at 1 am last night feeling nauseated again and whammo.. SICK AGAIN!

I am all for letting nature take it course with these kind of bibits... but at 48 hours... YA I HAVE HAD ENOUGH! I had John get me some Imodium and gatorade, and I am just taking it easy waiting for everything to kick in.

So my question is.. AM I REALLY THAT BURNT OUT? This is the second time in a month that I have gotten seriously ill... is it time for me to finally just admit that enough is enough and I am not able to do it all? Why is that so hard for us to admit this to ourselves???

I had such high hopes for some awesome family time this holiday and while I'd love to go downstairs and join in the laughter that I am hearing I just can't! Thanks goodness I am married to an awesome man...he made a run to Costco today, got me some BRAT diet things, and came home with LOST Season 4 (total surprise). Guess if I have to nurse a sore toushy and sour guts.. I may as well take in some yummy Slater!

Sorry so down guys... here's hoping tomorrow is ten times better, and I can enoy the next wek off!


Thursday, December 25, 2008


The TOPS FAMILY sends lots of love and hugs to you and yours!


Tuesday, December 23, 2008




Have an awesome day and a safe trip home!


Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Just a Sendin

Big hugs and Smooches to my Katieroo!


Here is something that is bound to make you LYAO!

Girl I had some serious tears streaming dow my face watching this!


Thursday, December 4, 2008

Odd's N Ends

Some Odds N Ends that I have found on the net!

New fave song!!! LOL I just want to get jiggy with it when I hear this song! LOL

Let's Dance - Lady Gaga

I first fell in love with it the first time I heard it on "So you Think you Can Dance" I totally thought this performance was a flash of the 80's with a funky modern sound! Everything from the clothes to the dance moves...LOL Check this out.. it is so wacked.. LOVE THAT!


A Cute Oragami Wreath Tutorial by Domesticali

You so need to check this Little Birdie Advent calendar by Skip To My Lou... if you like felt and birds.. this is for you! WINK!

I got all tingly and warm reading this! I know exactly how I want to use this on a scrap page!

When we honestly ask ourselves which person in our lives mean the most to us, we often find that it is those who, instead of giving advice, solutions, or cures, have chosen rather to share our pain and touch our wounds with a warm and tender hand. The friend who can be silent with us in a moment of despair or confusion, who can stay with us in an hour of grief and bereavement, who can tolerate now knowing, not curing, not healing and face with us the reality of our powerlessness, that is a friend who cares.
~Samuel Paterson~

Love this Felt Candy Cane tutorial!

Who said playing with your food couldn't be fun! I got a chuckle out of this.. and it's super creative actually! Brussel Sprouts Wreath

Debbie Hodge has her Early 2009 Class schedule up! I see taking a few of these! Check it out here!

I love when you can find tutorials that are eco friendly! I think this is true creativity and hey.. helps to environment... that the cherry on the sundae!
Check this plastic bag bow from Creative Comforts!

YUMMY.. Roasted Rosemary Cashews Katie you'll be all over this one girl! LOL

Another interesting Blog! Every Little Thing If you like to bake.. there are some pretty things here!

So precious this pretty paper patchwork mini album Something for Kate!

OMG My Ass just gained 5 pounds looking at this.. LMAO I so want to make this!

HAVE AN AWESOME DAY! I have a scrap class that Steph is teaching at the scrapbox. My mom and Mell will be there too.. so it'll be a fun ladies night scrapping! LOL Also have a fancy full uniformed Xmas lunch at work today... the start of the never ending turkey dinner starts! LOL


Tuesday, December 2, 2008



Biggest hugs and kisses to my YAYA Tanya today! Have an awesome B-day and I luvs ya big!

We'll have to get together soon to celebrate with a "few" of these girl eeerrr I mean old fart! LMAO


Saturday, November 29, 2008

So much to post!

Hey ya readers! Sorry for the blogging hiatus but I have just returned to the land of the living. I caught a nasty flu bug that knocked me on my ass for about a week.. horrible really.. full blown gastro symptoms with a horrible cough, sneezes, headache, severe body aches and fever! UUUHHHH! Anyways, I am not 100%, but definantely on the rebound!

So what's new??? Let's see!

I did my annual physical fitness test! 13km with my rucksack loaded with 50 pounds, helmet, flack vest... you name it. I tell ya it was hard. I had to hump me arse some hard, and I almost quit. Thanks to my big bad boss Jo for kicking my butt, and yelling at me to move it...LOL Definantely motivating...LOL John was waiting for me at the finish line with smiles and hugs, and I admit I started to tear up! After the year I have had with all my pain, my surgery, the stress... it was such a huge milestone for me. I had to dig down real deep for the strength and it's kinda cool to know that I still have it in me if needed! I sometimes don't give myself enough credit!

Anyways this means that I am gonna be promoted to the next rank.. FINALLY! LOL

I have been cleaning! MOM pick your tongue off the floor! LMAO. I scrubbed my bathroom yesturday and got in all the nooks and crannies with a toothbrush! I can't stop going into that room now.. BAHAHAHAHA! Trying to get the house in shape for Xmas decorating...!

So we are also almost done our Xmas shopping! I am so impressed that we actually have our shit together this year! LOL All out of towners are done... and we have my side of the family done, pretty much it's just the kids left! All we have to do is wrap.. which I think this year John and i will do together over some vino! OH maybe over some caramel apple martinis! :) :) :) :)!

There is a new love in town! SORRY GEORGE O'MALLEY, I'll always love you, but my heart is pitter pattering over someone new!


Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart as Edward Cullen and Bella Swan!

I mean seriously.. is that some hotness or what?? LOL

So to lick my wounds this week, I saw the movie Twilight (yes I have read the first two books and I am now reading the third, and this has to be one of the best series I have ever read! I was a little apprehensive since it was suppose to be a teeny kind of series, even though the author Stephenie Meyer says it was originally meant for 20-30 ladies! Regardless I can see how it would be appealing for all ages! While the vamp books I have been reading lately have been pretty naughty, I love the intense love story of Edward and Bella. It's clean, and passionate, sexy, and pulse pounding.

I was chatting with Katie yesturday and I was laughing and kinda proud that I still have the ability to be thrown back into my teen years, where crushes felt like love, the butterflies in the tummy, the blushing and giggles. Being a grown woman with a family, and married, let's face it things can kinda feel routined.. although I wouldn't change that for anything, yes even Edward.. lol, I love the rush I feel reading this story and watching the movie. I look forward to going to bed to read my book... and other stuff! John likes it too.. WINK..LMAO

K nuff of that.. I am about to combust!

So I am dying to scrap. I have had such a huge creative block, and no time. I hate it. The kits pile up, the stash gets larger,, but nothing! I think maybe Xmas holidays will break that. I just need to come up for air.. things have been real hairy as of late!

So I am also ready to sell (actually just give her to Aunt my almost 6 year old child. I tell ya everyday seems like a new fight. Is this really suppose to start this early?? LOL I was okay knowing it happens in the teen years but I tell ya.. snooty rooty! I have found myself deep breathing atleast 5 times a day.. if not more! PATIENCE PATIENCE PATIENCE.. my new mantra!

So today is their classes and then the Santa parade in Orleans with Granny and Papa, and their cousin! they are pretty stoked!

So there you have it. I am now gonna do some internet reading, maybe tomorrow will have something to share!



Monday, November 17, 2008


HEY Chicklet!

Today is MISS LAURIE AKA "Diva Loca"'s B-day!



Sunday, November 16, 2008

7 Weird things about Me - Tagged by Wilna!

Reading Katie's blog I see that Wilna had placed a tag to all on her own blog. daring us to post 7 weird things about ourselves... so here are mine! LOL

1 - I think Super Mario brothers is the bestest video game in the world, and will fight my kids for the gameboy when I want to play! I also am very good at completing the entire game! LOL

2 - I often bite on things to see what the sensation would be on my teeth..

3 - I'm super messy at home and when crafting, but when it comes to my work I am anal about how clean and sterile I have to be!

4 - I am a walking oxymoron. I work in the army as a medic, am tomboyish thru and thru, hate doing my hair, hate shopping, hate most girlie things, but when it comes to my scrapping, I am all about the bows, pink and bling! LOL

5 - I love popping zits and peeling sunburned backs. I love draining abcesses at work.. I know gross huh? LOL

6 - When I am barfy sick, I still call out for my mom!

7 - My fave comfort food is cream of mushroom soup with a peanut butter and jam sandwich! LOL



Friday, November 14, 2008


Check this out...

Bad Girls is hosting their SECOND ANNUAL XMAS WORKSHOP.. if you missed last years, get your arse over there cuz you WILL NOT want to miss this one! The bestest issssss that... IT'S TOALLY FREE FREE FREE.. and I am sure I need not remind you that the talent over there is RIDICULOUSLY INSANE!

So it start 14 Nov, and there will be games and prizes, challenges and of course LOTS AND LOTS of fun! Plus you get to make some gifts.. some keepsakes .... and of course some new friends!

Here is the link to the Xmas Forum.. I'll also update on my blog as they update on their classes!!!



Thursday, November 13, 2008

Today I Remember You!

I am sorry I didn't post on 11 Nov, truthfully, I didn't want to have anything to do with my computer. Instead just reflect and attend the parade. I didn't want to to leave this out of my blog either as it is a day that cuts deep for me.

As I was watching the vets march down the street, and the numbers are dwindling each and every year, I also noticed the young too. We are in a world that no longer has to just recognize the old WW1 and WW2 vets, but the vets that are our own age. Ones that have lost their lives, ones that have lost their limbs, but I dare you to find one that has lost their spirit. Even if they are gone, you can feel their spirits present 11 Nov. You see their spirits live through their children's faces, or hear their spirit thru their loved ones speech. Regardless, they will never be forgotten!

I kindly remind EVERYONE, to take a moment and stop and think. If you decide to vote or better yet not vote... you have that choice because of them. Most of our actions in today's society is a direct reflection in the past! You may never agree with certain rules, regulations, and politics... but you also are able to reserve that RIGHT to disagree, because of our vets!

Have a great day everyone, sorry so heavy, but if there is a time of year to be heavy, those that know me. know this is it!

Laurie here is that video we discussed on e-mail... ENJOY!



Saturday, November 8, 2008


Good morning bloggers! I have decided it's time for another internet findings.. and a brief post on the happening of the doodles...

Big news this week... some of you are already privy to this, but I was selected to go to Germany for three months to work at the Canadian contiguent hospital, taking care of our injured troops from Afganistan. I have been wanting this for 4 years now and after hard work finally just maybe going.. I say may as we are waiting for funding, which shouldn't be too much trouble. OMG that is living in Germany for 3 whole months.. John has family in Holland, and with some of my Bad Girls being in Europe, I am so gonna travel and see bits of the world... LOL CAN YOU BELIEVE THIS? Also, I think John is gonna fly in for a week at the end of my tasking so we can travel a bit together too! I am gonna kiss my hunky hubby under the Eifle Tower... I am sad I'll be away from my babies again, but we did 6 months a year and a half ago, so this will seem like a cake walk. That and as they are older now... they have friends, extra curicular activities etc, to keep their little minds going. I asked John what he thought about me going away again, and he pretty much told me he'd kick my ASS, if I passed on this. WHAT A SUPPORTIVE MAN HUH?? LOL So cross your fingers all goes well with the funding ladies.. this is a unique opportunity.

OKay enough of me babbling, let's get down to

We have big news in the SQUIRES house (that'd be my YAYA Kayleigh her precious DD is POTTY TRAINING, and had a very successful day yesturday. I am sure most can appreciate the serious milestone this is... not only is it growing into a big girl.. let's be honest.. NO MORE DIAPERS... LOL CONGRATS BABY BIG GIRL... YOU'RE AUNTIE IS SO PROUD OF YOU!

While I am chatting about Katie, SERIOUSLY I am calling her an official BIOTCH IN PUBLIC! Have you seen her latest and greatest scrapping... that girl is on serious fire and she won't share her mojo.. BITCH BITCH BITCH! LMAO WHO LUVS YA BABY! Here are some samples of her recent work!

GASP.. have you seen the latest creation that Steph made??? OKAY SERIOUSLY.. her best mini ever.. and I signed up the minute the newsletter from the SCRAPBOX came out.. I am extremely PUMPED for this one Steph!

On a side note.. Steph also became a "ZIA: recently. Her sister had a baby, and Steph became an Auntie... Congrats to your family Steph!

Mellisa has been officially threatened.. if she ever dresses like this again.. she is getting her ARSE kicked! LOL Great costume girlfriend.. I can only imagine what your students thought...LOL

Here is an awesome new way to eat those green beans!

I came across this awesome tutorial about how to make folding trees. I think these are way to cool! Here is the tutorial one and here is tutorial two!

Take a look over at SCRAPSCENE. They are having tons of tutorials on Xmas card making. Tis the time if you like to make them!

Ali Edwards has an instant downloadable class on BPS. It's a family spinner class. Check it out here!

So on my end of things.. I have a bunch of pics that I wanted to share with everyone... some are from Halloween! Most are curtosy of my sitter Henny, and other from my brother Mike!

Angelina's first day of school!

My gorgeous ladies!

I LOVE this pic!

The girls going to school in costume!

Angel Alexa!

Sgt Angelina Tops!


HALLOWEEN Night at my brother's
My girls!

My brother and Kari, John and I and all our kids!

Mike and Kari!

My handsome nephew Noah the firefighter!

If you LOVE german dresden foils.. here is an awesome site to make some purchases. I can vouch for the awesome service here!

Well that is about it for now.. gonna get some lunch made, grab a shower and get ready for my YAYA night at Tanya's!

Hope everyone has a great weekend.. mine is super long, as I took Monday off... Tuesday is Remembrance Day, and I have Wed off. Time to get caught on some scrapping stuff... here's hoping I get some stuff done..LOL


Friday, October 31, 2008


Hope your day is full of ghouls and goblins, ghosts and spooks, vampires and werewolves, pumpkins and parties, chocolate and candy, and finally fun and laughter!

We are heading to my brothers tonight and my moms for the weekend! I'll be posting pics of the kids cuz their costumes are awesome this year! Be safe and have fun!


Monday, October 27, 2008

6KM - and well COUNTING

Oh my poor So today I started my work up training for my 13KM forced march. For those that have no clue as to what this is, it's my annual physical exam, and it's hell! I have to carry 55 pounds, wear my bucket (aka helmet), sling my rifle and go for 13Km at a speed of approx 10-11 min for every 1 KM! Sigh.. no small task and I am outta shape.. way to whip my arse back in though I think!

So this afternoon I did 6 km with no weight on my back and I did it in 50 min, which is faster than I need to go... but once I add the weight that automatically slows you down.. so I am right on track. I didn't tighten my boots before nor did I change my insoles.. and now I am nursing some pretty sore and nasty looking feet....LOL John had to drain one of my blisters, and I have a blood blister deep in my heel. I did an good salt soak when I got home and that made all the difference.. so did the Advil. I am not too sure if my feet are the reason I am not feeling too sore muscle wise.. maybe cuz the pain is in my feet, I can't feel my muscles... guess I'll find out tomorrow morning when I creak out of bed... I tell ya though.. I love that rush of endorphins after a good workout.. I was sweaty, and my water bottle was downed in record time I think!

So I am officially training.... and maybe soon... a thinner me...LOL Just by my little adventure today, I got 4 points back on my weight watcher points...GOTTA LOVE THAT!


Sunday, October 26, 2008

Oh BOy What a week!

It was a rough week here in the Tops house... COUGH BARF WHINE.. need I say more? I was off for the better half of the week taking care... it was horrible.


Also a HUGE hug to MELLISA. Yesturday marked her dearly loved DD B-day as well. Sadly, she passed shortly after birth. I know she is blowing angel kisses to you everyday hun! Love to you and Kevin!

I also had a burst of energy yesturday too.... fever broke, so I spent the day cleaning and sorting my bedroom/scraproom. I still have a bit more work to do, but so far so good! I sorted all my things in little containers (thanks Katie, you totally inspired me)and have all my bins organized. I moved some stuff back into the basement and have decided I am going to work from a smaller stash, and switch it up every couple of months or so! Good way to use it up, and I'll feel like I just got some new stuff when I bring another load upstairs into the room. Hey man, it works for me k?? LOL

So not too much on the internet today (well truthfully I am not looking)! But here is a list of some things that interested me, and/or made me TEEHEE!

OMG LMAO.. I saw this and instantly thought of Katie! BAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

Yes, it's a toilet paper halloween costume!!!! Here is the link in case you are interested! LOL

Here is an awesome way to serve melon.. halloween style! LOL

I think this is too cool... check it out here!

Here are some instructions on how to make mini witches brooms... this looks like a fun craft!

EEEEEKKKKK.. I am so LOVING THESE! I wanna make one BAD! LOL

Here is a link to where she posted them.. I didn't scroll down or look around yet for the instructions! Hopefully there is some info there!

Wanna see a cool HALLOWEEN cocktail?? It's pretty gross looking! LOL

This one is called brain hemorrhage and there are links to some others! FUN HUH?? LOL

Hey TANYA.. this one is for you! Well maybe for Mellisa! LOL I found some sushi that she may eat!....WINK Check it out here!

Well that is it for now.. I want to get my room finished up and don't want to spend the whole day on the computer.. which if you know me is so easy to do! LOL

Oh one last thing... KATIE!!!! I must admit I sucked at this challenge thing this month.. turned out to be a crazy month! If I am gonna compete with you, I want to compete. I'm not even sure of you have done 1 LO either for these challenges! Would you like to defer it to November???? If you have done a lo then I'll still buy you lunch... but still want to compete for a SUPPER date?? LMAO Let me know girl!


Saturday, October 18, 2008


Well I had fun last night, but today I am paying the piper! John and I stayed up pretty late watching TV, chatting and enjoying a few more. We were not planning on doing this at all... truthfully I was looking forward to him finishing his work so I could go to bed. Well 3am was when I saw my bed...LOL

Well back to reality and responsibility... So yesturday we got the girls halloween costumes... all I have to saw is BAHAHAHAHA! I'm gonna leave this alone and just post pics when I get them all dolled up!

So while I nurse my coffee, and await for my eggs... here are a few interesting things that I have found on the net!

Check out this YUMMY recipe... So making this!


I tell ya I really REALLY enjoy reading Laurie's blog.... please check out her latest posts... they are a tiny peek into this amazing ladies beautiful life!

Here is an awesome RIBBON WREATH by THE LONG THREAD.
Great for Halloween, and looks super easy to make!

(curtosy of a YAHOO poem group)

*Double, double toil and trouble; fire burn and cauldron bubble.*
~William Shakespeare

*At first cock-crow the ghosts must go
Back to their quiet graves below.*
~Theodosia Garrison

Come with me
All Hallow's night
We'll frighten everyone in sight
Such pranks for ince,
are justified
And fun and frolic amplified.
~From an Early Nineteenth-Century Halloween Postcard

One need not be a chamber to be haunted;
One need not be a house;
The brain has corridors surpassing
Material place.
~Emily Dickinson

*Shadows of a thousand years rise again unseen,
Voices whisper in the trees, "Tonight is Halloween!"*
~Dexter Kozen

*Where there is no imagination there is no horror.*
~Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

So ever since we got the MAC, the girls have been loving the PHOTO BOOTH FEATURE.. so we as a family had some fun taking some shots.... have a good laugh readers.. I know I did! LOL

Isn't that cute???? BAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!

WEll that is all I have energy for right now... hope everyone has a great day and enjoys this weather..... thanks for poppin by and enjoy CHICKLETS... !!!!