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