Monday, December 31, 2007

Happy 2008!

Not doing anything here but working today and we will just grab some dinner and be home tonight early. Hope everyone has a safe and Happy New Year!

Thursday, December 27, 2007

How wonderful to receive...

Click on the photos to see them bigger, made them small to fit in lots of fun stuff!!

This is why I save up all my gifts...How fun is that???

Gift for the speed freak, Radar detector!!

Got Depp?? Arrgh...Show me your booty!!

Back by popular demand..Peace out!!!

Honey's favorite gift, socks, socks, and more socks!

Mamaw's new phone, wow cool!!

Hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas, and have a happy new year!!

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Merry Christmas Everyone!

This is a beautiful song by Judy twice on the arrow to hear it!

Sunday, December 23, 2007

Happy Birthday Travis Carl!

Shinedown does an excellent cover of this Skynyrd tune! I love this song and it has become my signiture song for my son, I have always tried to teach him to be kind, good, and honest. Live a simple life and keep on the straight path, you can have a good life but you have to follow the rules and obey the laws. I love that he is kind and has a heart of gold and would help anyone who needs help, he has compassion, that is so important these days...keep up the good work Travis, I am proud of you and I love you very much!!

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Christmas comes early!

I love to give..I love to find the perfect gift for someone, I love to make just the right gift for someone...but give me something and I am at a complete loss, I get all tongue tied, I am so nervous and my thoughts are all jumbled, I am not comfortable in the receiving department but I can give till the cows come home and I am in my element, I am a true pisces, a giver.
But due to circumstances beyond my control, I had to open presents early..anyone who knows me knows I love to save up all gifts I get until christmas morning, but Travis was here and wanted me to open my presents with him...travis got me Elvis movies and a cd that I do not have..imagine that!! I love them!! Very cool presents!! Then Colleen called and wanted me to come over and open Mandy's gift she made me while Mandy was there...Oh my gosh!! What a gift....Mandy made this Altered album for me..the covers are glass tiles she drilled through and added hardware, and printed quotes on transparences, it is all embellished with charms and chain..Oh it is marvelous, I just can't stop admiring it, even Charlie said WOW, he was very impressed with the tools and hardware she had to use it was very impressive...I just love it, I am just not sure I can bring myself to put anything in it...maybe my 20th anniversary momentos when that happens in 2009! Thank You from the bottom of my heart!! I feel very special to recieve such a treasure! Words cannot describe my joy in having such a gift!

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

My Christmas Present!

Travis is visiting for 2 days, last night we opened gifts, he won't be back, he has too many friends and family in california to see on christmas so he flew out early to spend his birthday and christmas here with us.
He was born 24 years ago on Dec. 23, I got to take him home christmas eve 1983!
Merry Christmas and Happy Birthday Monkey Boy!!!

Sunday, December 16, 2007

Jewelry Christmas Party

Today was the big christmas party exchange at Mandy's house, wow, we had tons of great food and tons of love passed around! I had picked June's name and June had picked my name, how cool was that!!! June is a doll maker, I have always admired doll makers, my grandmother was a doll maker and she never got around to making me a doll, my grandma is now in a home suffering from alzhiemers and no longer knows who anyone is. So June pulling my name was a leap of faith...I now have a doll made from a real doll maker, and June made a doll to represent my cat Toby!! She will never know how special this is to me, I don't cry easily ( I have to be tough to get along in this world) but I did cry at home in private, I know the love that went into this gift and I will treasure him forever...Thank all my new friends I have made in jewelry class, you are true Gems!!

Mandy did a wonderful job hosting, her home was fabulous, don't you love how she decorated her table, WOW! I put a picture of mandy and otis and elvis, Troy was out being the wonderful husband he is and went christmas shopping for his wife while women over took his home, thanks Troy we had fun! There is a photo of me and my cat doll and June opening her Fairy necklace I had made for her, she was very happy! Everyone had fun, ate too much, and just enjoyed the time together. Here is a photo of the wonderful job June did in recreating Toby...what an amazing gift..Merry Christmas everyone!!

Saturday, December 15, 2007

Be Happy!

I had made this bracelet a couple classes ago, Colleen Mcgraw had found me the little bee charms for it, too cute! Well, today I made the pendant to go with it in class today! Wow I love it! I have to figure out what chain to hang it on and I need to add more bees and I am looking for yellow and black beads instead of the orange and black crystals, but I should have a nice set by the end of january! The copper and silver together is just marvelous! you have to cut and burn the copper then you hammer it, add a rivet to secure the two pieces together, lots of work and make the silver art clay piece!! Whew, everyones turned out great, what a fun class today!!!

Thursday, December 13, 2007


Just testing these things out, I love the pictures and stuff that people post on the myspace pages, so I thought I would try them out here, they are really cute and some are very funny, so look for me to post more every once in awhile! Here is a cute christmasy one!
MySpace Graphics

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Vegas grub!

Just some notes on the food here in las vegas....if you are in the henderson area, run don't walk to Buon Gusto on horizon ridge and eastern in the albertsons parking lot, it is a little hole in the wall next to a subway..skip subway, this food is way worth it!! I have only eaten the chicken parmigian sandwich and the pasta salad but dang that is all I need to survive the rest of my life!! I am not joking this food is real italian made fresh with all the best ingredients...go eat there today!!
Another palce to eat, try the buffet at silverton, we went there to shop at the bass pro shop and ate breakfast there, very good food for a buffet!

Ok back to regular programming!! carry on...

Sunday, December 9, 2007

All you need!!

How gorgeous is this!! I took a silver art clay class today, Colleen is a great ring teacher...I made this!! Can you believe that..I made this ring!!! It starts out as as 15 grams of clay, a ball of clay and turns into this....I love it!

Saturday, December 8, 2007

Rat Pack Tribute

We went to see the Rat pack tribute at the greek isles casino, it was a really good show! I recommend it to anyone, they sing really well. The guy who sings Frank Sinatra did a great job.
Here is a little Frank for you now...

Friday, December 7, 2007

Shopping fun!

Yesterday Colleen McG invited me to go to Ralph Jones with her, ralph jones is a display place but they do christmas displays as well, so if you love to decorate for christmas then this is the place to go! We started off the morning with a wonderful peppermint mocha form starbucks in my very own get to keep the travel mug from Colleen, that was fabulous!
We arrived and I walked into christmas, they had trees decorated in every theme you could want, I loved the Vegas theme tree so I will work on that next year, because we know how much I love Las Vegas! But the Wine tree was cool too! Oh it was great! The one item I had to buy was this snowman for my snowmen decorations, he hangs from our dining room light fan with mistletoe, my polar express bell, my other snowman ornament, he is too cute.

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Annual hat photos

Every year I have taken our grandson Ethan's photo in a santa hat, here is this years photo...
"Does this hat make me look cute?"Then I handed the camera over to him....not too bad for a 3 year old!!
I still have most of my head!

Monday, December 3, 2007

Music Monday!

I am in Barenaked Ladies mode...once you start listening to them you just can't stop. I can play the Rock Spectacle cd over and is a video for Brian Wilson song...I wanted to play Break your heart but could not find a video for that song!!

Saturday, December 1, 2007

New man in my life...

Every year I have to buy a new snowman for my collection, this year I got this 2 foot tall one for the corner, he has a chalkboard and you can count down the days until christmas on him, he is too cute!