Sunday, October 31, 2010

Where Words fail, Music Speaks!

My Studio:
I took down the pegboard I never used on one of the walls in my studio, pegboard is to cluttered and messy for me, I want a clean room, just like when I cook, I have to start in a clean kitchen!

So I had this blank canvas to work with, since my room is filled with music quotes, it had to be something good. Tanya and Jaci tried to help but it would have been Ozzy or Led Zeppelin words if they had their way! I could just see  "I'm going off the rails on a crazy train" on my studio wall! Hahahaha!

I ended up going with Joe Cocker...Love him! And who can resist "I get by with a little help from my friends" I printed out some of the best pics with my friends and tacked them all up around the lyric. I am so happy with it and everytime I look at it I smile, all the fun times spent with my chicas, winey scrappers, and bingo babes!

Monday, October 25, 2010

Scrapbook Expo!

Just got back from another wonderful time scrapbooking with the winey scrappers!
We were in Ontario this time, we stayed at the Ayers Hotel, dang those hotels sure are nice!
The hotel is right next door to the convention center so we just walk back and forth.
Christy and I were working on our Alaska cruise books and Mary F. made a book about Merissa's 16th birthday, and Mary NR worked on her birthday trip to Ireland. We had a fun time and on saturday Marlene and Suzi joined in! All in all it was wonderful to spend time with my friends and sister, eating and drinking and scrapping!
 "The Winey Scrappers"
The room was full and held about 500 scrapbookers!

That's me, The Happy Scrapper!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

More wedding fun!

I love this photo of Travis and Rebecca dancing, how fun! Travis did a really cool dance to Rebecca, she was seated at the wedding party table and he was on the dance floor when they played..BeeGees Staying Alive, it was amazing, I hope to get some video of it from them, they were singing it to each other while he danced, so fun, and that is how I hope they live their marriage..just wake up each day in love and is what Charlie and I strive for, just have fun with it! Life is too damn serious sometimes.
The Cake was AMAZING! I think her Aunt made it, it was so delicious!! Usually wedidng cakes are dry and yucky, oh man, not this one, very moist! White cake with a fruit filling, dang that was good!! I hope I can hire her in 5 years for my 50th birthday cake!! Oh, Rebecca loves sunflowers!
Travis and I waiting to have our mother - son dance, I was so nervous, I should have drank more wine and loosened up but I only had one little plastic cup full, I am not a dancer at all, I need to put that on my bucket list to learn to dance!!
Charlie and I, 23 years together!

Charlie's mom, so glad she made the drive out with us! We had a fun time, I hope she enjoyed her hotel room and the free buffet breakfast, that was a nice hotel (Hampton Inn) out there in Banning!

Sunday, October 17, 2010

They've only just begun...

A kiss for luck and....
They're on their way...
Rebecca and Travis...Married 10/16/2010
Good luck my little monkey and his beautiful bride!

My son was married yesterday to beautiful Rebecca, they had a small intimate wedding with just close family and friends.
It was a wonderful celebration!
The weather was wonderful, my mom and charlie's mom made the drives, charlie's mom drove with us from Las Vegas and my mom drove with my sister Christy and Jeff from Los Angeles.

 Christy, mom, Me
 Grandma Joyce and Travis
 Mother and Son Dance...Elvis, The Wonder of You!
Congratulations, Mr. and Mrs. Altfather!
Wishing you many years of love and happiness!!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Zenyatta is one amazing horse!

Do a youtube search on Zenyatta and you will see the most amazing horse ever! My sister, Christy,  and her husband, Jeff, were lucky enough to go see her up close and personal. Zenyatta will start a race just lopping along way in the back, then at the very end she decides, Oh, I don't want to be back here and boom she starts running and passes everyone up to win! She is a real ham in front of people too! I love how she sticks her tounge out all the time! Here are some pictures of their visit with the amazing Zenyatta!
What a ham!

Jeff had a shirt made with a photo of Zenyatta on it, she is looking at it and thinking
"Hey, is that me on your shirt!"

Christy and Zen, she said there were no words to describe being in her presence!
What an amazing animal she is! Beautiful!

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Something wicked this way comes...


I took a bead around a donut class and failed, I hate beading with little beads, I know my limits now. So I handed my donut to Tanya who just whipped this little baby up and handed it back to me (well, it took her a day or two) and said here this is your donut, Holy GhostBusters! This is gorgeous! Love the little skull dangling from the web, yes, the black widow is quite the man-eater! I love the antique button on the back, it has little black cat heads on it!
Well, not to be ungrateful, I had to find something fabulous to make in return, I have a feeling this is going to be a never ending cycle with us, I can't accept her wonderful gifts without giving go to  to see what I made for Tanya!
And don't miss the fact that she posted at 10:10 am on 10/10/10!! How fun is that?
If you love her bead work and want to own a one of a kind piece like mine check out her etsy store,

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

What?? It is Fall already??

Dang, I am not done with summer yet!! We are getting ready to close the pool, it was 65 degrees this morning!! Oh the agony. How much longer until summer?? Um, 7 months, I hope I can last that long!