Sunday, April 23, 2006

akeela and the bee

Thank you to my good friend June and her daughter Chelsea!! I knew they would be my Starbuck's hook up!

That cool bright green thing is from a set of cool coasters from Starbuck's. They are so cool and come with a bunch of long, weird words. I guess it is a promotion for a movie coming out called "Akeela and the bee."

I had these photos of Mike and his car for another project, but when I saw the word on this particular coaster I knew it deserved a whole page instead. It all started with the word:

meticulosity. noun. 1. extreme care and precision 2. attention to detail.

Journaling says: " Mike has loved cars since before I knew him. In fact, it was because of a car that we first met. Me with a '65 Mustang, and him with a '64 1/2 Mustang. I parked next to him on our first day of our senior year in high school. I always thought it was funny how that car that originally gave us a reason to talk to each other, ended up being sold by the time he finally asked me out on our first date. It was a sign of things to come...Mike doesn't hold on to cars for very long.

The current baby - a 2006 Audi A3, 2.0T. Mike spends so much time in his car because of his work, I am glad that he has something that he really enjoys. (And I have to to drive too!) "

Friday, April 14, 2006

I am so torn.

Ugh. I am so torn. I knew this day would come. Megan came home from school today and asked me about the Easter Bunny. I asked her what she thought, and what kids at school were saying. She said that kids at school were saying that it is really your parents. :( But then she quickly added that she still knew that Santa Claus was real because she saw his footprints coming out from the chimney this year.

So right now I am really torn as to whether or not I should be honest and tell her. Or she could know in her heart already and just not want to let me know it yet. My only concern about not telling her is that I don't want kids to laugh at her when she goes back to school on Monday. But then again, I love the innocence that she still enjoys because of believing. She is the kind of girl that would believe until she had children of her own.

I need to think about this awhile and see how things go the next couple of days. No matter what, if we had7 years of the magic, I would never trade the surpirised looks of pure joy that I enjoyed so much, for anything.

Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Wow, I've been MIA for awhile.

I have been going through a dry spell with everything lately. Just not feeling too good in general, and even scrapping hasn't been fun for me. I finally did this page the other night. Lisa wanted to see it. Nothing spectacular....but done. And Maddy! Look! One last remaining piece of the beloved blue KI with big loopy flowers!!

Sorry these always scan so bad and are hard to read.... but the journaling says: "You have learned so much in kindergarten this year! My favorite, is watching you read. I caught you on top of the play set this day. you looked so cute, totally absorbed in a book and ignoring everything else around you. You've been doing this a lot more lately. You pile yourself up with books, get comfortable and then just read to your heart's content. Your little finger sometimes follows along with the words, and sometimes I hear you as you try to work through a particularly hard word. You always seem to work it out on your own because you are so smart. I am so proud of you!!!"


So pretty much the only news here is that Mike started flight school. He goes to the Regional Airline Academy at Williams/Gateway. It is the big first step for when he has a career change coming up in January of next year. He is going to be a pilot. I'm proud of him. He has talked about flying since we were dating.

I'll have to post a picture of him with his uniform on. I know he is flying tomorrow, so I'll ask him to get a picture.

So it has been an adjustment on all of us since he started this. I have been so spoiled with his present job, where he was able to do some work out of the house, and was always very flexible if he was out visiting clients. It won't take us long to get the hang of things, and it will all be worth it.

Other than that....everybody is doing well! :)

Tuesday, April 04, 2006


I didn't think it was possible for them to get any better. Reese's peanut butter eggs. I always eagerly anticipated Easter because of these. Something about the peanut butter to chocolate ratio, is so much better than a regular peanut butter cup. (Although I am not dissing those either!)

Today at Target I found a package of Reese's peanut butter eggs in WHITE CHOCOLATE! Oh my gosh....pure heaven.

My little guy Matthew is allergic to peanuts, and he is at school right now. So I am enjoying eating one of these with nobody to have to keep them from. Then I'll have to go upstairs, wash my hands, brush my teeth and do the whole surgical cleanup so there is no trace of peanut butter on me. Kind of sad.

But for the moment, I am loving life. Dang, these are good.