Saturday, November 27, 2010

it was a very happy thanksgiving. i missed my son who couldn't make it home, but enjoyed everyone else. especially a certain grandbaby. who has the cutest grandchild ever? MOI. oh, you need evidence?

he's even cute when he goes down for a nap and unbeknownst to everyone he finds grandma's scrapping inks.

now on to christmas...L

Thursday, November 04, 2010

My new favorite show. I don't know what I like most about it. The writing, the characters, the storyline. It's all good. Especially Michael C. Hall. Who plays Dexter. I think the C. should stand for 'come to momma.' seriously...L

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

i see a future news anchor...L

Sunday, September 05, 2010

i did me some digi scrappin' this weekend...L

Thursday, September 02, 2010

See that girl. The grown woman. I gave birth to her 27 years ago. I love her to pieces. She definitely was a perfect child. That's the reason I gave birth five more times. Happy birthday Brianne. I love being your mom...L

Sunday, July 18, 2010

well, this girl turns 14 in one week. FOURTEEN. i can't believe it. amazing how time flies. carson resembles me most in body, not personality. she is outgoing and crazy and fun and loves to be on the go ALL.THE.TIME. no really, ALL.THE.TIME. me, i'm happy hanging out at home reading a book. however, we do share a love of shoppping and shoes. we do not share a love of team jacob or justin bieber. she makes me laugh, smile, and helps me and her sisters out when we need it. i love her to pieces...L

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): A few single friends of mine use the dating
site OkCupid to meet potential lovers. One woman got the following
notice: "We are pleased to report that you are in the top half of
OkCupid's most attractive users. How can we say this with confidence?
Because we've tracked click-thrus on your photo and analyzed other
people's reactions to you . . . Your new elite status comes with one
important privilege: You will now see more attractive people in your
match results. Also! You'll be shown to more attractive people in their
match results. And, no, we didn't send this email to everyone on OkCupid.
Go ask an ugly friend." According to my analysis of the astrological
omens, Capricorn, you will soon receive a metaphorically comparable
message, not from OkCupid, but from the universe itself.

a few layouts and a horoscope...L

Sunday, July 11, 2010

enjoying a lazy sunday morning...L

Tuesday, July 06, 2010

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): So it turns out that the "blemish" is
actually essential to the beauty. The "deviation" is at the core of the
strength. The "wrong turn" was crucial to you getting you back on the
path with heart. I have rarely seen a better example of happy accidents,
Capricorn. You may not realize it quite yet -- although I hope this
horoscope is bringing it all into focus -- but you have been the beneficiary
of a tricky form of divine intervention. One good way of expressing your
gratitude is to share with friends the tale of how you came to see that
the imperfections were perfect.

Monday, June 28, 2010

a few layouts i did. started watching Lost. i always seem to get hooked on something AFTER the fact. so i'm watching it from the beginning. so far, so good. surviving the summer, haley has learned to swim, we are playing lots of the game Trouble, watching movies, eating ice cream and popsicles. the usual in-fighting amongst the girls. the hot weather has finally hit and stuck. got through mid-terms. started the 30-day shred workout, which is awesome. just some of the summer...L

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

a couple of layouts i did this week in between homework that is kicking me in the butt...L

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

kerry--do you feel the love?

chalk--.99 cents
endless amounts of fun--priceless

Saturday, June 05, 2010

mississippi. Loved it. Beautiful, green, trees and fireflies. But most of all Shanna!! We had fun. We went to breakfast, we went to this cool little town that was reminiscent of Prescott. Shanna showed me all her little 'spots' around Madison. We saw a movie, had dinner, we even ate Mexican food and when i asked for 'hotter' salsa they eventually brought some out. good stuff for a southern state. Shanna even took some 'senior' pictures of me to put on my profile. Thanks for having me shanna--you know i love you...L

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): You're not living in Iraq or Sudan or the
Congo, and you don't have to walk five miles a day with a jug on your
head to fetch the water you need, and you're not so bereft of food that
you have to resort to eating worms and tree bark. So how bad could your
problems be? The single best thing you can do to start fixing your life's
small glitches is to feel waves of gratitude for how many resources you
have and how lucky you are. The second best thing would be to
aggressively take your worried attention off yourself and turn your mind
toward people who could really benefit from your help. As you carry out
those two assignments, your dilemmas will begin to solve themselves as if
by magic.

well said...L

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

ENG 366 Literature on Film A+
ENG 376 Writing a Personal History A
ENG 385 Career Develop English Majors A

Term GPA: 4.11 Cumulative GPA: 3.75

Ah yes, spring semester is over. so happy. let's take a break. oops, what was i thinking? summer school is in session. two classes left until my undergraduate degree is finished...L

Saturday, May 15, 2010

i love this picture of carson. ok--spring semesester is over and what is that sound? oh yeah, that's the sound of me groaning because summer school has already started. shoot me now.

but i do have a cool horoscope for today.

Your horoscope for May 15, 2010
Enjoy yourself, lisa. You have a great deal to be grateful for, so give thanks. Take pride in all that you have accomplished so far, and share your joy with others. Feel free to let go of the reins and sit back comfortably for a while. You have worked hard for a reason: to enjoy life. If you don't do it now, then when? Take time out and be with loved ones tonight.

I actually did enjoy tonight with loved ones. Dallas, Taylor and I watched the first two episodes of 'Heroes.' I am not a big tv person, nor do i have time for much tv. so i hate dallas for introducing me to a show that has piqued my interest. of course right after watching it we learned that it just got cancelled. so i will only have to watch 4 seasons. and to be truthful i'm going to watch it because of Sendhil Ramamurthy. that man is hot.

i am going out tomorrow night with friends too. some much needed relaxation is on its way...L

Sunday, May 09, 2010

this is how i spent my mother's day for the most part. Having fun making some scrapbook pictures. I know, I could have done other, more important things like homework, but this was much more fun. I got some nice gifts from my children, some homemade cards and lots of love. Plus an incredible italian dinner cooked by dallas. I love being a mom. It's exhausting for sure, but i am grateful for all my lovely children and the happiness they bring in my life...L

Friday, May 07, 2010

"I don't want to drive up to the pearly gates in a shiny sports car, wearing beautifully, tailored clothes, my hair expertly coiffed, and with long, perfectly manicured fingernails.
I want to drive up in a station wagon that has mud on the wheels from taking kids to scout camp.
I want to be there with a smudge of peanut butter on my shirt from making sandwiches for a sick neighbors children.
I want to be there with a little dirt under my fingernails from helping to weed someone's garden.
I want to be there with children's sticky kisses on my cheeks and the tears of a friend on my shoulder.
I want the Lord to know I was really here and that I really lived."

— Marjorie Pay Hinckley

happy mother's day to all my wonderful girlfriends, mother's or not, you add to my life as well as your families and I wouldn't know what to do without your love and support...L

Sunday, May 02, 2010

happy sabbath and horoscope for today:

Take time out today to change the things in your life that need restoring, lisa. Explore your emotional needs and find ways to satisfy them. You may need to adopt a radically different approach in order to get where you need to go. Even if things seem unstable at first, they are likely to smooth out and be much more dependable in the long run. Be an individual instead of just another cookie from the cutter.

Definitely there are things that need restoring in my life. I'm officially divorced now. I haven't done a lot of things specifically just for me in a long time. I have mainly focused on my children and my education. While I won't quit focusing on those I do need to take care of myself as well.

Dallas is home! Sweet happy day. He is busy getting enrolled at ASU and finding a job. The girls and I are loving having him here. He's a tremendous help and a ton of fun. I'm hoping he can endure the copious amounts of estrogen floating around this house.

OK--so at the girl's elementary school every friday they have some jamba juice and other fun things to buy extra at lunch time. Haley asks for $2 because that is what jamba juice costs. Last friday she asked me for $4 because she also wanted popcorn. I gave it to her and a couple of minutes went by and Anna says--why do you need $2 for popcorn? It only costs .50 cents. busted. Haley got this funny grin on her face and needless to say she didn't get $4. something is telling me my sweet innocent baby is growing up. shoot me now...L

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

I got accepted to grad school. yes, i did. i was on a high last night for sure. if this is the route i take, which i'm pretty sure it will be, i will start in the fall and it will take 18 months. then i will be certified to be a teacher in the state of AZ and have a masters degree in education...L

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

this girl turned 15 yesterday. i looked at some baby pics of her today and its hard to accept sometimes that your babies grow up. i love taylor. i love her style, her personality, her sense of humor. i love the fact that she is her own person and doesn't let others dictate what she should wear or what she should think is in style. she loves 80's music and johnny depp. she wears her ac/dc converse tennies everyday. she plays the piano and speaks spanish. she makes our little family complete and that makes me happy. there really and truly is only one taylor in this world...L