Tuesday, November 25, 2008
This is the famous Stoli kitty. Nick bought it at the hospital the day Bennet was born and she hasn't been without it since. It is her version of the Velveteen Rabbit. Poor little thing has no shape left. When we were getting ready this morning I saw her taking pictures of her kitty. I helped hold the camera but she did most of it. Not too bad. Scout is nearly 15 months old and finally has some teeth. She got her first tooth at 13 1/2 months. She had one on the top and one on the bottom, on the same side for awhile. Now the other two are coming in. Just in time for Christmas :)
Monday, November 24, 2008
In addition to the FABULOUS prizes that Jodie will be providing I am adding a couple of prizes to the pot. I will be giving out 2 prizes packages as shown. I'll probably add a couple more goodies to it as well.
Prize Package One: For every challenge you are able to complete I will put your name in for a random drawing.
Prize Package Two: I'd love to see some NEW faces participate in the Cyber Crop. So the 2nd prize package will go to one of the NEWBIES!!!
Sunday, November 23, 2008
(Jess & Amy- look. More circles :) )
I did stamping on this layout. SHOCKER!! I almost never use stamps. I won these awesome Close to my Heart stamps from my friend Pam and they were perfect here.
Friday, November 21, 2008
(On a side note I just realized that I am really starting to look like my mom. This is a good thing. Well- an ok thing since I think she's pretty hip all things considered)
Here are the A,B,C's of me at 33
A: Anniversary- Celebrated 5 years of wedded bliss in September. I would do it all again.
B: Bennet. She is growing up so fast and becoming such a fun little person. Her latest phrase is "Oh brother" and "Couty NO!"
C: Coffee. 2 cups of 1/2 caff with flavored cream- daily.
D: Dark Knight- One of the best films of the year and yes, it is Oscar worthy.
E: Eagerly waiting for Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince NEXT summer (too long) It was SUPPOSED to come out TODAY. Damn Twilight.
F: Facebook & french fry junkie
G: General Hospital watcher. I'm a bit embarrassed to admit I DVR it daily.
H: Hopes my next year is as wonderful and blessed as this one has been.
I: Idiot Box- I really like TV. Grey's, Office, HIMYM, Pushing Daisies, The Unit, ANTM.
J: Just thinks Neil Patrick Harris is too darn cool. Goodbye Doogie, Hello Barney/DrHorrible!
K: Kentucky- Scout and I took a trip to KY to visit online-turned-3D friends Carrie and Carla.
L: Laughter on a daily basis. It keeps me balanced. And I need balance.
M: Mr Darcy. Oh my goodness I still get weak in the knees over Colin Firth (and my camera of the same name)
N: Nick groupie. I really think he's a pretty amazing guy. Love love love. :)
O: Oldies- I really dig old music. Well- like 70's-80's old. I'm talking Hall and Oates, Lionel Ritchie, Earth,Wind & Fire, Journey, Doobie Brothers.
P: Published. I had 2 layouts picked up for publication in 2008. The issues come out in Dec.
Q: Queen. I am the queen of blog hopping. I subscribe to 120+ (eek!!) I don't read them all everyday, don't worry.
R: Red. I adore the color red. Red walls, shoes, purses, clocks, clothes.
S: Scout - She is such a happy child. She gets so excited when she see me come home from work it makes my day.
T: Totally Terrific. On the whole I feel like I have a pretty darn good thing going. Wonderful husband, healthy kids, a steady job, fabulous friends (both 3D and online), irreplaceable family and a hobby that keeps me sane!
U: United Airlines-In Feb. Scout and I took a trip to KY to visit Carrie and Carla. So much fun.
V: Vacation. I wish I had more vacation time. I'd love to get back to NYC soon for an adult weekend.
W: WDEZ- Country Music radio station. I have a little hick in me.
X: Xtra- I'm such a pop culture fiend. If only I could make money with my trivia vault of useless information.
Y: Yearns for nails that don't break all the time.
Z: Zzzzz- Once a napper always a napper. I try to sneak one on the weekend when the girls snooze.
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Yesterday when I dropped Bennet off at daycare she heard change in my coat pocket. Of course she wanted it to put in her piggy bank. Well- since her piggy bank was at home and not at Amy's house we suggested she put it in her pocket. The nickel stayed safe in sound in her Levi's all day.
Later that evening she was going through a Hasbro toy catalog with Nick. We were hoping that she would give us some indication of what toys would make her Christmas magical this year. She was unimpressed with the Playdoh maker but really liked Darth Vader (go figure). She showed interest in a little kitchen and an automated horse. Well the horse was $300. No way! I said, "That's kind of expensive honey"
She continued to flip through the pages and ooh and ah. Then she saw the Princess page. She immediately did a little twist and swirl like she did when she was a flower girl for Matt & Megan's wedding. I said,
Mom- "Do you like the princess Bennet?"
Mom- "Well- maybe you can get it for your birthday or Christmas"
B- "Oh oh oh"
Then she proceeds to dig her little fingers into her pocket to get the nickel. She holds it up and says, "Princess mama. Piggy bank Princess"
Come on- isn't that sweet? Wanting to use her money to help buy the princess.
She earned a penny today for staying dry in her big girl underwear. As soon as I got home she was quick to tell me that the penny was for her Princess.
Oh Santa. . .
Monday, November 17, 2008
JOURNALING: I love how you scrunch your nose when you think some thing is funny. I love your 'who me' look. I love that sparkle in your eye when you look at me. I love your easy going gummy grin. I love the look of genuine contentment in you. I love all your looks because they are
Journaling: Stand often in the company of dreamers. They believe you can achieve impossible things. ~m.a. radmacher
Friday, November 14, 2008
JOURNALING: On a sweet summer Saturday we walked down to the Farmer's market. We stopped at Cafe Le Grand for coffee on the way. Bennet made a bee line for the cinnamon rolls & dug in. We bought some bread & then walked to The Mint Cafe for breakfast. By the time we walked home Scout was out!
Thursday, November 13, 2008
1.Walkers Shortbread Pure Butter cookies are so delicious.
2. The new Taylor Swift album is FABOO!!
3. I think I'm coming down with the annual 'Change of Season' cold.
4. We have a new comforter on the bed. It's fuzzy brown and it looks like a bear. I joke that it's straight out of Legends of the Fall. Brad Pitt was so dreamy in that film before he went cuckoo for cocoa puffs.
5. The display on my car is broken. It says it's Aug 24th and 30 degrees out. Makes me giggle.
6. Nick and I are going to a black tie party in a couple weeks and I actually found a dress I love.
7. It's cloudy and rainy which make me pine for #4 on the list.
8. Our friend Nate introduced us to this Simply Red tune and it's at the top of my list right now. A little Hall & Oates action. I love me some H&O. (Caution- bikinis in the video. Cover the little peeps peepers)
9. I am excited for Thursday night TV.
10. I wish this creepy woman at The Daily Grind in Marshfield would stop gawking at me. I know I look like someone you know- but you don't :)
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
My grandfather, Franklin 'Bud' Kline served in World War II as a SeaBee. He will be 93 this December. Each May he participates in the Memorial Day service. 2008 marked 62 consecutive years.
My Dad, Mike Trunnell served in the Army during the Vietnam War at the tender age of 22. I love this photo of him. Standing in a typical pose with a full head of hair. On the back of the photo he wrote "Me on a big ass rock". That is so classic Dad!
My father-in-law, Roger Sweeney, is a proud member of the U.S. Naval Academy Class of 1964. Here he is aboard the USS Tecumseh. I hope I'm not breaking any trade secrets or impairing National Security with this photo. :)
Thanks again to all the veterans!
I clearly remember seeing Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone at Point Cinema in Madison with Nick, Katie and Matt on opening night. That was November 2001. Really? 7 years ago? Anyways- Matt & I were super fans and Nick & Katie were along for the ride. When that first shot of Hogwart's came on the big screen Matt & I looked at each other and totally geeked out. I can honestly say that my heart skipped a beat a little. It was just as I'd imagined it in my head.
Sunday, November 9, 2008
They even had shoes that fit Bennet. She was so excited.
I guess she did something for my balance because we got a STRIKE!! Go team!
Nick won both games but I lost Game 2 by 1 point. I was robbed.
Friday, November 7, 2008
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
JOURNALING: This photo reminds me of your Aunt Katie. She used to do the same thing when she was your age.
Thanks to my wonderfully scrappy friend Char for the big green bloom!
Monday, November 3, 2008
It is featured on Page 2 of the November issue of ScrapStreet magazine. Pretty cool.
Sunday, November 2, 2008
Saturday, November 1, 2008
1. Link to the person who tagged you- Jayne
2. Post the rules on your blog (this is what you are now reading).
3. List 6 random things about yourself.
4. Tag 6 people at the end of your post.
5. Let each person know they have been tagged and leave a comment on their blog.
6. Let the tagger know when your entry is up!
Here are six random things about me:
1.) When I was 5 years old I ran through a plate glass door with my arm and needed 70+ stitches. I still have the scar. In MN on May Day we would deliver May baskets, ring the doorbell and run. The recipient was supposed to chase you and try to kiss you. Well- I was at Stacy Dargis's house and I ran through the breezeway and pushed to door open with my hands. Grandma's door swung open when you did that- Stacy's did not :)
2.) I have an interest (Nick calls it creepy) in conjoined twins. If there is a documentary or special about it I am sucked in. I once sat behing the Schappell twins on a flight to Philly. Thinking about it now it was kind of creepy. http://www.phreeque.com/schappell_sisters.html
3.) I've met some fun celebrities. I sat next to Cheech Marin on a flight from Minneapolis. Ran into Tony Danza at a casino in Connecticut. Got an autograph from Dave Matthews at a hotel in Columbus. Had my photo taken with Boyd Tinsley and Aaron Gibson. Who else? Um. . . I saw Minnie Driver and Jamie Bell in London when we were on our honeymoon. Rode in an elevator with Tyler Christopher.
4.) Speaking of Dave Matthews. I've seen him in concert 18 times. But the last time was in 2002. I need to get back to a show.
5.) I love beer. If I had the means (and the liver) I would try a new beer every day of the year. 365 deliciously unique beers. Oh man- doesn't that sound awesome?
6.) I once came in second place for the Minnesota State Fire Prevention poster contest. I think I was in 3rd or 4th grade. My slogan was '911- The Hottest Number in Town' Pretty catchy huh? My dad, who has been a firefighter for 20+ years, helped me come up with that. I think I won $50 and had my picture with the Fire Chief in the local paper.
I am tagging the following people because I want to know more about you and I think your responses will be fun! I won't be hurt if you don't participate. MaryW, Kitty, Jen, Melissa, Matt, Charity