Sunday, December 24, 2006

Merry Christmas

WOW! It has been a busy couple weeks, I was in bed for most of last week with a very bad cold and for those of you who have been or are pregnant know there is nothing you can really take, so for the first couple days I was dying LOL. I did find out I could take regular Robitussin, so that helped. You can only imagine what our home looked like while I was sick, I could hardly got out of bed so I had a TON of things to clean up around here yesterday. It was nuts. I have a few last minute gifts to wrap for the boys and D and I am so done. The only thing left to do is go to MIL's Christmas Eve party tonight (LOTS of family there) and come home to bake cookies with the boys for Santa. YUM!

I plan to start posting more here agin like I use to, this month has just been so nuts. I Hope you all have a Merry Christmas and Happy Hoildays.

TTYS

Nikki

Monday, December 11, 2006

Saturday/Monday in a nutshell

I woke up early today and cleaned the kitchen, then got ready for work. Work went by pretty quickly. I got home picked up D and Aidan and we all ran a bunch of errands, picked up stuff at Carols for work the rest of the week, then headed to safeway for grocerys, we got 3 nights of food for $23 that was pretty good :) Then we picked up Austin from school. Since being home I have made a few lists of things I will need to do this coming weekend, Grocery shopping for the next two weeks, FINALLY getting our tree lol, Christmas shopping (just a couple things for each boy) bills, Friday I am having lunch with my Best Friend, and Saturday I am having lunch with my dad, and some where I plan on spending some time at Barnes and Nobles. I LOVE it there!

This last Saturday while MIL took the boys I went to Barnes and Nobles and spent 4 1/2 hours there lol. I grabbed a few SB magazines and a couple books and sat down on the floor down the Stephen King/Dean Koontz section (my favorite) I thumbed through a book called "Happy Housewives" by Darla Shine, It was so funny and I am adding that to my wishlist LOL. I also read a whole book called "Cold cases" (Lisa you would love this book, just like the shows on court tv and A&E, ALOT of cases I have never seen before). I could not put this book down so I read the whole thing. I did do a lap around the store to see if any of the lounge chairs were vaccant BUT they were all taken (my butt started hurting after about three hours sitting on the floor with my back against a bookshelf) one was even taken by a stack of magazines and when I tried to move them LOL, a girl from behind a bookcase said that was her spot "did you not see the magazines" UM okay yes but I had no idea Magazines could hold places DUH on my part "eyeroll" (I had grade school flashbacks of Becky saving lindas chair with her hair tie). So I went back to my corner with Dean and Stephen, I like it better down there anyways, LOL would people think I was nuts if I brought one of those folding chairs in a bag (you know the kind lol, people bring them to ballparks or camping and popped a squat in my section with stephen and Dean? Maybe I will do that next time. Heck my excuse? I am pregnant people lay off me LOL ;)

Alright I have homework to do and a bit of a sweet tooth, I am going to go get a spoonful of rainbow frosting from the fridge and hit the books before bed. Nightie night

Thursday, December 7, 2006

:( Just me

Do you ever just feel like you don't belong any where? This is me at this moment...

A little of this, A little of that....

Hmmmm where to start? It's been a long month since I last posted, so many things going on, good and bad. What should I start with first? Okay how about the good stuff?

I had another Ultrasound and got some new pictures. The baby is doing fine, VERY active on the screen. I found out that I am actually two days ahead of what I thought I was. We will find out what we are having on Jan 2 ( so 2 1/2 weeks), I totally think it's another boy. I just have that feeling you know. Looks like I made it through this pregnancy with no morning sickness, how great is that :)

I got an A in school on my first course and it's moving right along, I am very happy with it and as soon as this baby is born I will be headed to bigger and better things in life, I am excited! D also finished his first Course at school and hopefully will be getting a job soon with the electician stuff soon.

I have alot more free time coming up now, work is going good.

Okay now on to the not so good stuff. I have been so depressed the last few weeks. Everything gets me so down in the dumps! Money is one of the big things. Right now we are just getting by from our paychecks to paychecks. His are going straight to rent (one whole check each month) and the bills. Then there is my $150 I get from my job each week that pays for the gas in our cars and food for the week. It really is the pits but one good thing is we are pretty much doing this on our own now. We get paid soon and that will go towards the Christmas tree (Austin has been asking for it for two weeks now and we have to keep telling him that we are waiting for the 15th.) a couple small gifts for the boys and the rest goes into bills and our living needs for the next 3 weeks since I will not be working due to the school break. I think things will finally start looking up money wise after the new year, we shall see.

Myself and all the girl on the DT for the only Manuf. DT I was on were let go last week in an email. The company just did not make it in the Scrapbook industry, so it shut down :( ? I am so sad! I am now only on one DT for THEE best DT I have ever been on LRS. It has been the best experience I have had yet with DT's and I am happy to have it. Just bummed about the MD dt but what can I do? I am looking around to see if there is something else out there for me to be apart of, I am giving up on the chances of being on anymore Manuf. DT's so far the ones I have been on or been asked to try out for have all either closed or just stopped talking to the memebers. I am thinking I want to be apart of an online store/Community. I have been in the past and enjoyed it. Just need to look around I guess.

I have been let down by a few people the last couple weeks and it's been depressing. I know the hormones have gotten me all wacky lately but there are certain things you do not do to your friends! The only thing I can think to do, to stop being hurt is to just let them go! It's not worth it to me anymore.

Alright well I need to go clean up the kitchen and the dinner mess. TTYS

Nikki

Friday, November 10, 2006

Coming up for air

First off I had an US done last week, Long story short I was having cramps and went into the ER (Spent 8 hours there, 13 hours in pain) Everything is fine, the baby looked so cute! Like a kidney bean with a heart beat if you want to read more I posted about it HERE.

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I have had one CRAZY busy week! I had the week off from my REAL job, but it has been so BUSY! First off I have been working none stop on the LM auction stuff, I have spent the last two night up until 2:30am checking emails, pm's, IMs and getting auctions up, I love doing this stuff, just takes up lots of time. I also have a bunch of DT work to do. I will be working on that more shortly (like when I finish this blog lol) but here I sit in my office/ scraproom and I totally feel like rearranging things around LOL, should I go with it or should I get my butt to work?

I am feeling better this week, not so tired like I have been, I think in part it has to do with me walking more. I still have get to get morning sickness. I have my first official Dr's appointment this Tuesday, which means my lovely DH will be working for me at the school that day. Tuesday's are the only days I can make it into the Dr's office, but dh was nice enough to say he would work for me (remember it is his aunts business) so we can get the money. He is really good at it too. Lets see, we also have Austin's school teacher meeting this coming week. He is doing so good in school! I am so very proud of him. We can actually put Aidan in school if we want to because the only thing that was holding him back this past summer was him only being partly potty trained (which means he has to not pee his pants if he naps lol) well I am happy to say we no longer have any kids in diapers (well for some time now), until the baby comes. SWEET! I love that lol.

Okay well I better get back to work on the LM auction and my DT work, plus i want to submit a few layouts to a call :) Wish me luck, I seriously need it, no one likes me stuff anymore LOL.

TTYL hope you have a great Friday!

Nikki

Monday, November 6, 2006

Playlist

Just a quick post to let you know that I added a playlist to my video that plays at the bottom of the page, there are over 60 songs on it that you can choose from, or you can do like I do and leave the page open playing all the songs while you work lol :) If there is a song/video you want me to add just leave a comment letting me know what you would like on there. The songs and artists on there now are some of my favorites :) ENJOY!

Nikki

Thursday, October 26, 2006

Baggie Challenge, Layouts, ST Journaling call, Randomness

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Here is my layout I made for the Lifetimemoments Baggie Challenge that I WON today :) So excited, I love this layout, it is simple but to the point and I love the journaling, I am not going to leave it up to long though because I want to submit it to the Scrapbook Trends Journaling Ideabook along with a few others I am posting. I am so excited about this book and that there is a call for it. For those of you who know me and my scrapbooking style and passion, JOURNALING is my most favorite part of scrapbooking, it means so much to me and is on 98% of my work. Journaling is the main "memory" part of a layout IMO, It is what tells the story of your pictures, what when you read it helps you remember that moment. Even if I do not make it into this ideabook I am WAY TO excited to see and buy it! Another awesome thing is, Kara Henry (My very own mentor), this is her baby, her dream ideabook that she is doing for ST. I can not wait to see it for her stuff and advice on journaling. AWESOMENESS I tell ya!

Here are a few other layouts that I have done recently for LRS and just because that I have not posted here yet.

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Lets see, I have been napping alot lately, not really use to it but I know it has to do with being pregnant lol. When I nap it is for a couple hours and I wake up feeling like I have lost my day or alot of time I could have been doing something lol.

Aidan loves giving kisses right now lol, He wants eyelash kissies, noses kissies, blow kissies (kisses where he kisses his hand and then blows them to you) etc, lol when I am driving him in the car he will sit back there yelling at me to give him kissies LOL, I have to tell him that i love him but mommy can't right then because she is driving.

Austin is doing so good in school, he is one SMART boy! We went on his school fieldtrip to the Grant pumpkin patch yesterday and the teachers and mothers had nothing but good things to say about him. I will post pictures from it tomorrow and tell you a couple stories or what happened lol.

Did you know that I am the BIGGEST John Mayer fan :) lol sheezzzzz thought you knew ;) We went on a 4 hour trip to BIL's last Sunday and the wonderful husband that I have let me listen to all the John Mayer CD's I have LOL, and he even sang along with some of the songs lol, I even caught SIL taking her IPOD headphones off to listen to a few. He is AWESOME ladies!

I cleaned my scraproom just a couple days ago and although it has been a few days since I have scrapped it is a mess again. Go figure.

I am going to start making things for ebay auctions again :) I really miss it and I could use the etra money for maternity clothes and what not.

I have started the LM charity auction stuff, this is always such a busy time of the year for me when it comes to this, I eat, sleep and dream of this auction, it is my night and day, it takes up so much time but the end result is amazing, the families we help, the children that will have a Christmas, that is so worth it PLUS it is fun :) After the auction I will start taking pms and emails for people we can sponsor, so if anyone reads my blog and wants to donate anything they have handmade, Cards, kits, layouts anything please email me at lifetimemomentsauctions@yahoo.com or go to this thread here to read about it more " Lifetime Moments Christmas Charity Auction ".

I have soooooooo much homework to do this week and it is due on Tuesday so guess what my weekend will be spent doing LOL, no problem I love doing it. I have to read over 100 pages lol.

The mail man came so late tonight (around 5:30-6pm) I am so sad because I kept going outside to check and at around 5:15pm I gave up and went into take a nap, so he came and went and left a "sorry we missed you slip in my mailbox saying he has a package I need to sign for. waaaaa I missed a package. I have to call tomorrow because I am not sure if they are going to redeliver or if they want me to go to the PO to pick up. I am thinking it is from my secret Halloween sister from the pub :) I can't wait to see!

I DROVE all around town two days ago to many LSS just to find a scrapbook trends, I so wish they sold them at walmart here like they did in Idaho, I can not believe that NONE of the lss stores had it in but the last one. I am on the look out for the SEPT issue of Scrapbook Trends so if anyone has an extra copy or does not need theirs I am willing to pay :)

Okay well I better get going, I need to pick up a little before D gets home soon :)

Thanks for reading :) Leave a comment and say hi if you read my blog, I would love to know who all is reading it :)

Nikki

Monday, October 23, 2006

Pregnant, my birthday, YUCK

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Tuesday October 10th we found out we are pregnant. We did not announce it to our family until the day of my birthday (Tuesday Oct 17th, so a week later) we were just trying to find the right time plus getting use to the SHOCK of being pregnant. We wanted a 3rd baby, we were just planning on trying for it next year lol, so we were very surprised, we were being safe for the most part anyways. We are very excited. My hormones are everywhere right now lol, One second I am excited and happy with the day and then one second I am grouchy and moody lol, SO IT BEGINS. Everything will remain as is, we both will continue with school, we both will still be working etc. We are hoping for a little girl to add to the mix of boys in the house lol, and so I am not so out numbered LOL, but we would be just as happy with a healthy little boy. :)

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So my 28th Birthday past last week. It was an awesome day, not only did we tell our whole family we are expecting our third child, but we got to spend the day with our families :)
First my MIL came over with that yummy MUDD pie cake in the picture up there :) but then my parents called and wanted to take us out to eat. We chose Chevy's, a Yumm-o Mexican restaurant. My dad had to cancel at the last minute because he forgot he had signed up for a class that night in Frisco, so it was just us and my mom. It was sooooooooo good, I had a Fajita burrito, D had Fajitas, and the boys had Quesadillas. After dinner we went back to my parents house where my mom had a Baskin Robbins ice cream cake for me :) (wow I am a lucky girl, two cakes in one day lol) It was soooooooooo good, vanilla ice cream with chocolate cake. It was an awesome Birthday!!!! :)

Yuck I have had some what of a rotten day today, WAY to much whining so I will not bore you with that, I am ready to finish the laundry and my homework and head to bed lol. I just wanted to make sure I updated my blog with what has been going on lately. I will try and post more often ;)

Nikki

PS I got an A on my test last week at school YAY :) I took it on my birthday lol

Monday, October 16, 2006

mmmmmm So it starts

Yep, so it starts lol, I have been craving everything this past weekend, the never ending tummy, no sickness yet, good sign maybe lol? I just finished a HUGE plate of salad and I am still hungry, again so it starts lol. I have been SO tired lately to, I finally gave up caffeine (no more soda and coffee, waaaaaaaaaaaa lol, This with the hormones would explain my last post (blush), I know better then to act like a whiny baby, sorry for those of you who read this blog.)

Today I think has got to be one of the worst days so far at work, but one you just gotta sit back and laugh at. I knew I was forgetting something the second I walked out the door this morning. I had a car full of stuff that needed to be store at the school, so I figured I had everything...WRONG, I forgot the darn box of trays, and the towels, whatever would the kids eat on. Thankfully there were some in the storage shed. One thing went wrong there and then everything went down hill from there, but I did not let it bug me, just laughed about it. Tomorrow will be better.

Speaking of tomorrow it's my birthday. Not expecting much until this weekend when D said he was taking me out :) I can't wait, maybe we could even see a movie or go to babe's (sports bar, has awesome Cobb salad that is just to die for!) and hang out. I have to work tomorrow and of course school were I have a test (YUCK), not sure I am ready for it YIKES.

I made a BUNCH of new layouts this weekend :) that I can't wait to post :) lol I have like 15 new layouts to post now LOL (blush) sorry, I do have time this week, I have two days off of work at the end of the week YAY :)

Well I better get going, I need to pick D up from work soon. TTYS

Nikki

Friday, October 13, 2006

Sigh, is it really worth it? WHINE WHINE

A little moody today, could be hormones (eyeroll) or the extra emotions I have been experiencing lately lol, but I am wondering "is it really worth it" To submit to magazines? I mean I have been published off and on since 2004, but it's been almost a year now since I was published in a magazine (layout that is, not cards). I stopped submitting for a while because I was getting so down about it, so I decide to give it a chance again, and sent in like 15 new layouts to Scrapbook Trends, 15!!!! I thought well lets cross those fingers and toes and pray at least one (just one) gets published, That someone has to like something of mine there again right? NOPE, nothing. Calls went out yesterday and I did not get one. I think I have a different kinda style from others, I try and make this eye catching, yes people I know "Scrapbook for the memories" not to get published, but AH! Sometimes it would be nice if at least ONE flipping layout I made, made it into a magazine again.

Okay rant over, I will try and post the new layouts I have been working on soon.

Wednesday, October 4, 2006

WOW! John Mayer rocks in concerts!

WOW! Well I guess I should be tied up and shot by the bad blogger police. It has almost been a month since I last posted! SO SORRY! So much has been going on and I THINK it is slowing down a bit now lol. Not only am I working 5 days awake, but I started school to lol. I know I am nuts but it feels so good! I have also been scrapbooking alot more, which is nice :) I will post a few layouts I have done in the last week in a half here either tonight or tomorrow (depends on if I want to resize right now or tomorrow lol).

So BIG HUGE exciting news (no I am not pregnant lol) Is that this past Sunday Oct 1st, My parents bought for me for my birthday (early since my Bday is not until Oct 17th) Tickets to the John Mayer concert. It was amazing. Bummer facter was that there were no cameras allowed and i kicked myself in the ass after the concert and after seeing all the people who smuggled theirs in lol. So I used the next best thing I had, My camera phone, HORRIBLE HORRIBLE shots lol, but I at least got something LOL. Now if I can figure out how to get them from my phone to here I will post a few lol. This concert was amazing, even Dustin enjoyed it and loved the music. John sang new songs off the new CD (gravity (this was my all time favorite of the night, it was truly something!), slow dancing in a burning room, etc) and older songs ( why georgia, no such thing, bigger than my body, etc) AMAZING concert! I did not want it to end, in fact i was sad when it ended, My two favorite guys in one place, the amazing music, songs, it was perfect, When we were leaving out of shoreline (were the concert was held) They had white Christmas lights in the trees outside and it reminded me of Johns video for "no such thing" it was perfect, and then Dustin starts to lead me back towards the entrance and he is not saying why, for a split second I thought what is it? Could it be john? My heart started to beat a little fast and then I saw it, Free posters LOL, and Dustin snatched me up the last one on the table. I was Happy needless to say and on our way out we got to sneak one last look at the tour buses :) Once again it was just an amazing night!

Okay well I need to finish a layout I am working on for the LM Scraptoberfest so i will upload those layouts tomorrow, warning, there is a bunch LOL. See you then and so sorry for the blog neglect, I hope you all don't hate me to much. (BLUSH)

Nikki

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

WHEW what a week, Work, Move and Continuum

I am so tired lol. In one weeks time who ever would have thought someones life would change so much. Last Tuesday I went into my 8:40am DMV appointment and took my drivers test for the first time in my 27 years of life lol....and I PASSED. I am so excited, I know you all are thinking WHAT, Just now getting her license to drive, if you have been a loyal blog reader, friend or family you know why lol.

We also finally moved into our new home. We closed on the house on Friday (Sept 1st). It's been unpacking city here. Okay I moved around alot as a child (Mom always had us moving) and when I was a "fresh" new adult (on my own), I moved a bit also lol, once you have a family of your own moving is tough lol. So much to unpack, so much to go through, I am finally going through all the boys baby clothes and will be listing some on eBay. We are also going to have a Garage sale at MIL'S house soon.

So my life has really changed this month! I went from a SAHM for the pass 5 years, not really having a life of her own, not going out much (a big change from what my life was like before kids and being married) to a working mom, woman, feeling like I am getting "my life back. I get up at 4:00am to get Dustin up for work, head back to bed at 4:30am, get back up at 7:30 to get Austin ready for school (he just started Kinder last week, my first born is growing up sniff sniff) fed etc, getting Aidan up to go with us to drop Austin off , get back home to get ready for work and get the food cooked for work, leave for either work with Aidan or drop him off at Dustin's grandparents, get to work, if Aidan is with me then Dustin is there 10 minutes later to pick him up to head home well I work until 12:30pm, I don't get home until 1pm and I normally have to run a few errands once I am home. I like this new busy life, makes me feel a bit independent and like I have a purpose other then just staying home. I have to say, I do enjoy the alone time I do get driving home from work :) I get to play my music, sing at the top of my lungs if I want to (Like today, I had my PINK (I'm not dead) cd in and was jammin to "Who knew" lol and then I put in my John Mayer "Room for squares" CD and jammed to the first 5 songs, "City love" (my of my favorites) being the last one on when I pulled into our drive way lol, I had to sit there for a few second to finish it and Dustin came to greet me lol (he was probably wondering what I was doing LOL).

Anyways, see BUSY girl nowadays lol. I plan on joining Golds Gym next week and adding that in there everyday LOL, I will being going right after work. I have also started going to the salon with my mom every other weekend to, for my nails and toes ;) It's been nice being pampered like I use to before I became a SAHM.

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So I got home from work today and came into my office/scraproom to unpack a little more in here, I was searching for some things I need for some current DT stuff I am working on. Dustin was in here on the computer (thesamba.com), after he left I decided to get on a read some emails, I got one from John Mayer saying he would be on late night tonight and CBS tomorrow (the BB7 Peeps will be on tomorrow too) then it dawned on me that today is Sept 12, TUESDAY, DUH, John's new CD came out today, so I round up the gang and we headed out to Tower Records lol. I walk right in and there he is, well not John himself but a HUGE display full of the new "Continuum" CD's and all his others, it was awesome, kicking my self in the arse for not bringing my camera and having D take a picture of me next to it lol (you know you are a scrapbooker when you think like this "eyeroll") Anyways it had three different price tags on it, $18.99, sale price for $13.99 and then Special price for just today (it came out today) $11.99. So I picked it up and went straight to the counter, where I of course had to buy two packs of Skittles for the boys LOL (they take after their mother with them Skittles). Dustin puts it on when we get in the car, and after a few songs on the way home, he says, I know alot of these songs, and I say um yes lol, some are from the Try CD, and a couple ( I don't trust myself(with loving you) and Stop this train) I have had on my itunes for MONTHS now. I have a nice (Big) collection of John's covers, songs he sings in concerts and different versions of his songs he sings on my itunes. Sometimes while I work I will turn it on and sit here for hours listening to them. Anyways if you are a John Mayer fan or want to hear some amazing music and lyrics that have meaning go out and get this Album! You will be happy! And while you are at it pick up the Try (JM3) CD lol it's awesome to, heck all his cd's are LOL.

I am still trying to get those John Mayer tickets for his Oct 1st concert here at the shoreline, all that is left now is the lawn seats (waaaaa) which I would totally take, just to be there and see/hear John, but I want closer LOL, so I am going to look on eBay and see what they have, This will be my Bday gift to myself next month lol.

Okay I better get going, I have DT work to finish up and send in. Night

Nikki

Saturday, September 2, 2006

WOW! What a day!

Right now I just need to take in some air and exhale.

What a day! It was simple amazing! We all woke up pretty early. We slept in the front living room at MIL'S (second to the last night here lol) I fell asleep watching the Degrassi marathon (LOL stop laughing at me I said before it is one of my favorite teen-ie shows lol). MIL treated us to breakfast at the country in, I had a Bacon omellet YUM! Then we all came back and started packing what we have had here for the last 4 months (while waiting for our house to be built). I logged online to check email and found one from Alannah from Arctic Frog saying I was in the Top 10 for AF DOND again. I was so excited :). We moved that load into the new house and came home to get ready for D's uncles 50th B-day dinner at Maggiano's "Little Italy" in Santana Row. I called to tell my mom and dad that things were still on (I called earlier to cancel because I was just going to stay home so I could go to the AF DOND chat lol) for the boys coming over while we went to the resturant. We drove the boys over. I got to meet and see my great Aunt Ruby and Great uncle Sammy who are in town and staying with my folks from Ireland. I LOVE their accents :) It was wonderful to meet them. They are "jewlery" people in Ireland and my aunt Ruby brought both my sister and I these amazing gold bracelets. They are Goregous! (I am wearing mine now lol), we had a quick visit ( we would be back after dinner) and were off to Maggiano's.

This place was amazing! There were 10 of us so we did the party ordering, we got to pick two of each course, (I had no idea how this works but later learned that eating out like this is a 2+ hour meal lol) First the waiters/service was awesome! They start you off with bread lol, 10 minutes later you get the first Apps and salads, 20 minutes it's the first entree', and so on until you get to the two desserts. We got there at 5:15, seated at 5:30. so Half way through and after the first entree, Dustin and I had to leave so I could come play DOND :) or at least see if I would be playing lol, MIL said If I was not chosen we could come right back (the resturant is only a couple blocks away.) I honestly thought I would be right back.

So we get in the car and it is 6:45pm, I am like Dustin, I need to be logged in to the computer by 7pm to see if I get to play tonight, so we went down the three floors or the parking garage and he took short cuts home (MIL'S) lol, lol not to many since it's not that far away lol. I walk into the house at 6:55pm and log into the AF chat at 6:57pm lol. Just making it. There were so many great ladies from LM there, I was so excited to see them all :) Even my dear friend Kristie was there, I can not tell you how happy i was to see her :) And of course Miss Susan. I don't know if any of you have been in a DOND chat before but just the chat part is awesome! Alannah said she was going to call out the players name for tonight, guess what happens LOL, I logged out of chat LOL. (I had to do this a few times tonight, MIL computer is so strange, I would hit enter or the backspace button and it would log me out of chat lol) Anyways, she called MY NAME! (shocked!). I was so nervous and excited! I had such a great time, and I walked away with amazing prizes, I am now the proud winner of a few lines of AF paper and rubons, I can not wait to get this package! So many great goodies I get to add to my amazingly huge collection of AF I like to hoard AHEM collect LOL. What am awesome time I had! If you have not played this game yet, you should try this coming week, the challenges are great and the chatting and game are awesome! I plan to keep doing the challenges for the rest of the game. Ohhhh and I am so buying a Hoodie and a clock (for my new scraproom) lol from the AF cafepress shop ;) I need me an AF hoodie LOL.

Okay well I need to get off of here, Dustin is telling me I should head to bed (he is right) because we have a long day of moving the rest of our stuff in tomorrow. I will be without my computer until next week :( because we had issues with the cable/highspees net company. They will be fixing it sometime next week. I will post just as soon as it is up with pictures of our new place :)

Nikki

Still so excited about this awesome day! :)

Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Working woman, Moving, Bittersweet Symphony

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Yep that's right, I am now a working woman again, I started my job Monday. It's been nice, I have'nt worked outside of the home in 6 years now. I LOVE being a SAHM (Stay at home mom) but boy have I missed being apart of the real world to lol. Making money again, feels good, but I am not gonna lie, I miss my boys while I am gone!

I go for my Drivers licence this coming Tuesday, I can't wait! :) I think I can pass it, I have been doing all the driving for the pass few weeks, I am so ready!

We FINALLY are moving to our new home YAY! We close on Friday at 1:30am (after I get off of work), after that we have to stay there for a couple hours to let the cable and DSL people in and then we will be moving in all weekend. MIL is renting us a moving truck to get everything there all at once. We are so excited!

I think I am going to sit down a scrapbook a bit tomorrow :) Should be fun! I was thinking about doing this weeks AF DOND contest, we shall see :)

I changed the music from Cassie (me & u) to The Verve (Bittersweet Symphony), I love love love this song! It reminds me of one of my favorite movies of all time "Cruel Intentions" and the awesome ending that kicked ASS lol. Also it reminds me of my Husband :) When we first started dating and through our first year together (I was Pregnant with Austin) we would listen to music more than watch tv, just to enjoy each others company more, talk, when I would stay at his apartment etc. We both loved this radio station here (104.9) it played alot of good music we both loved ,I say played because it is no longer around :(. Anyways, this song played alot, and everytime we heard it we would be happy lol, so I would like you all to hear "OUR" theme song of 2000 LOL. I LOVE it!

On that note, I hope you all had an awesome day! :)

Nikki

Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Lots to do today

First off here are those layouts I was working on that I said I would post two days ago...

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Thanks to Amy Howe and a challenge she had on her blog I got these layouts done. The challenge was to use Chatterbox and basic grey together on a layout.

Okay now randomness-

I got my new cell phone last week for work(it has a camera on it lol BONUS) It was awesome, Dustin's aunt (who I work for) calls into her cell phone company and tells them they need to add me to the service, I had to go down there thinking I have to sit and wait then fill out papers, nope not how it went down, I pull up to the place, walk in and I'am asked if I am Nikki, I say yes and then I am handed a bag which holds my new phone and told everything is working and ready, have a nice day, Dustin was surprised to see me back in the car in less then two minutes LOL, he had already taken the boys out of their car seats. Anyways, I called my best friend to give her the new number, guess what she was doing? She was at her moms house (who lives about two hours from where we all live) dropping her off for the week because her, her sister and her cousin (all of who I grew up with, I have known my BF for about 19 years now) are all heading out to Hawaii for the week, WHAT A lucky girl, I am so jealous LOL. I told her to make sure she takes pictures and has a glass of "something" for me lol. I told her to call me when she gets home this week so I can go over to her apartment and hear all about this "girls week" trip lol. I hope she had an awesome time and I want the dirt LOL.

I have so many things to do today, I have to go to the PO and mail off a package, I relisted the stuff I had up on ebay of course for way less then what I had them priced for, but what can I do, I need to make some kinda money, it's almost time to pay fees again grrrr, eBay sucks right now. We are heading over to the new house today, it is almost done YAY, I can not wait I am so ready, I am at the point now where It has been LONG enough here and everything is starting to piss me off and you can tell almost everyone else feels the same (I can tell by the comments I here). Before if someone had a tude in the house I would ignore it, now every little comment, look, etc pisses me off. Deep breath lol. Okay well I need to get off the computer and get going on my busy day. TTYS

Nikki

Friday, August 18, 2006

YAY I scrapbooked

Thanks to Amy Howe and a challenge she did on her blog I actually scrapbooked for myself (and I did one for Jen :) In total I did three layouts in the last two days, layouts that I have to say I am proud of and really like. I will post all three tomorrow on my blog (I am to tired to photoshop the last one lol). It's been nice to just sit here and not worry about things for eBay or assignments. I forgot how fun scrapbooking can be lol. I also watched more Degrassi on the- N lol (I know I know stop laughing lol) I love this show, I am such a sucker for teen-ie shows lol.

I should probably get to bed soon, I have girls morning with mom first thing (we are getting our toes and nails done, it's a tradition lol) and mayber do lunch, then back home to get ready for a day in Santa Cruz and the beach YAY. We love the boardwalk! Austin wants to go in the haunted house and I want so more beach pictures of the boys before summer is over so this should be perfect :) mmmmm and boardwalk fries YUMMY! I can't wait.

I hope you all have a great weekend!

PS. I watched BB livefeeds a bunch today! All I have to say is WOW! You are all in for some shockers on Sunday!

Nikki

Friday, August 11, 2006

These Eyes

There are times in my life that I stare up at the sky and wonder why my life deals me days, weeks, months even years like today. I often say (joking-ly of course) That I must have been a horrible person in another life to go through the things I have to somedays. I wonder if I was tough, if I did not take crap from others, if I was strong, if I did not let others walk all over me, all the things I am not in this life.

I can look back at the girl I was ten years ago and see "Fresh Eyes" a girl new to the world with so many hopes and dreams, eyes that could not wait to see the future. I can look back 6 years ago and see " New beginning Eyes" a girl who has seen some of the future she envisioned 6 years back, Some good and some bad, but she had strength and could deal with it, she could see a little bit of her future, it involved a boy and a baby on the way. Something new and something scary, the future looked bright, full of hope, full of new beginnings, full of love.

I fast forward 6 years to "present day" girl, she now looks at life with "unknowing Eyes" things all around her have changed. When she looks in the mirror she does not see her eyes from her past, she seems distant, confused, it's a time in her life where everything is changing, some for the good, some confusing, some for the worst, and somethings remain the same, but not much.

In her eyes there is a sense of loss, she seems tired, scared, and feels as if she lost her strength she once had, the person she once was. Who is this girl looking back in the mirror, present day with these eyes? She is one who "girls" and "Eyes" from the past would never know and with that she feels alone. Looking at the world and this life, with alone eyes.

By Nikki

Yep I am in a poop-y mood this week

Monday, August 7, 2006

Blah, recent layouts I have made...

Today was such a BLAH day. In fact I can not wait to go lay down and pull the covers over my head. Yep when it rains it sure does pour. We found out today that they are now going to add two more weeks on to when our house will be ready, which means both Dustin and I will be working, Austin will be in school (we will have to drive back and forth across town for this), things will be nuts for those extra two weeks. I honestly just want my normal life back :( I miss having a home of our own, don't get me wrong I am so blessed for what is happening but I just miss well my life with just my family, being independent, feeling like an adult, sleeping in my own bed, etc. Dustin and MIL also have more paperwork to sign for this house (since it is MIL who got it for us) and once that is done and they finish building the porch things should be good and all that is left is the walk through. I can not wait to see :)

eBay still stinks lol, nothing of course is selling again, why do I even bother :( I am just starting to owe more in fees for listing there then I am selling nowadays. I am pretty much scared to keep spending the time it takes to make each design just to have it not sale. It costs me money everytime something does not sell. I don't know what to do about it :( I am going to give it one more month and it things do not look up I will just give up on eBay and stop selling.

Here are some recent layouts I have made :) Goodnight

Nikki

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And a card I did for LRS :)

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Tired, eBay- should I? Or should I not?

I have been so tired lately. I go to bed at about 10:30pm and wake up at 8-8:30am, so I am getting enough sleep yet around 4-5pm I feel so beat. Like now, I have been typing this post for about a minute now and have yawned twice. I wanted to get on to listen/watch my big brother live feeds but think I may go read a little am take a small nap.

I worked so hard this weekend on layouts for eBay. I put them up yesterday but none have sold yet, maybe they are just crappy or eBay is slow again, It's so funny, when we seem to really need the money I get no bids, but when we are fine and it is just extra cash then they sell like crazy. I was excited to get started on more layouts and kits for eBay last night after listing but, now I feel discouraged, it always happens like this, then I am stuck, should I make more and pay the fees to list more kits so they don't sell and I end up owing eBay for layouts I listed that did not sell and am now stuck with? or Should I keep going and make more stuff because heck, maybe I will get lucky and get a bid? I am at a loss with this whole eBay thing, I am debating, should I continue it or should I just give it up, I start my job in three weeks full time (meaning 5 days a week, two hours a day), it pays more then eBay does in a week. I don't know, because I do enjoy doing eBay too. Like I said I am at a loss with this.

Yawn lol (I have done it two more times now)


well sorry this post is so boring today, like I said I am tired lol, okay I am going to go read a little than take that nap.

TTYL,

Nikki

Saturday, August 5, 2006

Thank you, It's the weekend and I am working, Driving a new car, NEW CBX paper

Thank you to all of you who posted to my last post. I was really down about all of that and it helped a lot, knowing others have been there. Your comments mean a lot to me!

Okay, I worked on eBay stuff all day yesterday and plan on doing it again today :) I am on a roll. I think I may even squeeze in a layout for myself today too. What have I been watching while I work? Hmmmm LOL, well, I am a huge fan of all the Teen-y shows and movies, Love movies like "Bring it on", Shows like Dawsons creek, Gilmore Girls, One tree hill, and I am now going to admit that I am a Huge "Degrassi" fan LOL. I am so serious! I remember watching the first Degrassi (Jr. High and High School) shows back in 1987. I loved this show so much and although I was way younger then the kids on the show I still loved to watch it back then. NOW a days they have Degrassi The Next Generation, and it has been on for about 5 years now. I have watched LOL. I love this show. Well anyways, my point of all this, they have a marathon for the next three weekends (starting each Friday-Sunday) that will showcase all 100 shows (of DTNG. So I have been watching this :) on Noggin while I work. Fun stuff! LOL. I am going to work all weekend and try and get as much stuff up as I can for this coming week. Crossing fingers I get it done.

MIL's sil gave us her older car (93 maxima) because she just got a brand new 2006 car (lol can't remember what it was called). Today was my first day driving this car. It's very different! I am so use to driving an SUV lol, I love SUV's. I admit I was nervous in the tiny car today lol. One thing I did like was you can switch lanes faster lol and easier. (if you live(d) in CA you know it is a PITA to switch lanes, people are always in a hurry and won't let you in. So that was one thing I liked about the smaller car. I think I will be letting Dustin take it over though and I will just keep using our explorer. Like I said I like driving bigger cars, make me feel safer lol.

So I had to stop at one of the lss yesterday for some CBX greenhouse papers ( sadly they did not have any :( ) but they did have a few sheets of the brand new paper that just came out by CBX. I of course picked up a couple sheets. I have to say, that I now have two new favorite chatterbox lines. The first one is...

Gazebo

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The colors in this line remind me of the "Cabin" line, which I loved so much! I love this first pattern so much and can not wait to make something with it :)

The second line is

Courtyard

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This line is beautiful and the perfect colors for my "BOYISH" layouts, I got a few sheets of this line LOL.

I am so loving the new CBX stuff!

Okay I better get to work. Hope you all have a great weekend!

Nikki

Thursday, August 3, 2006

Back at MIL'S, Working x2, winkflash

We are back from D's aunts house and house sitting. I have to say that was a nice "vacation". We all had fun, SIL and I watched a few movies at night (Witchboard, the hills have eyes, and burnt offerings) The boys had a great time playing in the yard, with the bunny, the dirt, water and some skies D's uncle was throwing out. I worked two of the days which was nice. It was a great time with our family. I really missed that feeling of "Just us". No worries.


We are now back at MIL'S and the tention still seems to be a bit high with some people in the house :( It makes me so depressed. Yes I know it is tough for everyone in this house to have us here this long (3 months) it's tough on us too, It makes me feel like we are burdens. And I just over heard another rude comment, I had just dressed Aidan so he could go outside with D and D's uncle who are taking down SIL's old playhouse in the backyard. The comment was about how "it's about time Aidan finally has some clothes on and is not naked (it was snarkly). MIL and Dustin tell me to just let these things roll off and not pay attention to them but it is hard! I hate to hear anyone put down my kids (I have heard comments here and there and it makes me sad!) First of all we have been trying to potty train Aidan and we were successful with My oldest son, by letting him run around naked during the day. Here is the thing, we ASKED (the people who are in the house during the day) if this was okay to do (we did not want to offend anyone) everyone said yes. So why make a comment like that? Both Aidan and Austin like to run around like that when it's hot (NO AC in the house) what small child does'nt? We have less then 4 weeks to go until our house is done, I have to say although I enjoy being around my MIL, she is such a great woman, I have been so stressed out being here, depressed, sad, I feel like I have to walk on egg shells around some people, I question everything I do, the boys do, even D, will we get yelled at? Will someone be upset if we do this or that? If something goes wrong, something breaks, is moved etc, I can't help but feel like we are blammed for it. I set up my computer and eBay work stuff down stairs and I feel like people are looking at me and thinking WHY did she do that? I just feel so, well un normal, your world really does get turned upside down when you make a big move like we all did. I totally know this will get better once we are in our own place I just can't help but feel like, well, like everyone hates me (us) here. That we are on everyones last nerve, very UNwelcome. You know when you get that feeling, like something is wrong, like someone does not like you, that the sight of you makes them just not want to be in the same room as you, I get that here (not by my MIL, she never makes me feel this way.) from some people. Makes me feel like shit actually. I go back and forth in my head thinking about what I could do to make people like me, and no matter what I do, it does not seem to be good enough. I feel like everyone thinks I am a joke here. What I do is a joke. I have a real job now, plus I do my eBay work which is the money that is coming in for our family right now, but I feel like no one takes that serious, like they look at it like I am just having fun, sitting on my butt and scrapbooking. When I am really earning the money for gas in our car and things we need. I don't know, I am just sad!

On a lighter note, I am really liking my job working for Dustin's aunt again (I worked for her while I was PG with Austin 5 years ago). It's fun. I have also been driving everwhere. I am scraed to death of the freeways here (lol just ask anyone who has driven a freeway here lol) so I have been taking the expressways. I think I am totally ready to take my drving test next week so I am going to make an appointment tomorrow for it. I have to say I am so excited about this LOL. I am sure you know why lol, I am 27 years old and am just now doing this (Driving) lol, I am getting over a fear and it feels GREAT! Who would have ever thought pulling up to McDonalds and ordering a couple happy meals would be so fun LOL. Driving ROCKS! Makes me feel independent.

I am starting to sell more on eBay (knock on wood, don't want to jinx myself lol) which is great. I have been trying something new and enjoying it. I will post some of what I am doing here later on tonight when I can resize.

I have to say I just love ordering pictures from Winkflash.com I have been going to them for about a year and a halk now and they not only are super fast at shipping (2 days) but they are such a great price, I mean 5x7 prints (my favorite size to scrapbook lol) are only $.27 can you believe that! The quality is amazing!

Okay well I better get back to my eBay stuff. Sorry for the down post, I just had to get some stuff off my chest and I feel good now that I did, I have been so down lately and I feel better getting it out. Thanks for listening.

Nikki

Monday, July 31, 2006

House sitting

We are currently house sitting for Dustin's Aunt and uncle. It's been nice so far, kinda like a mini vacation lol. We brought SIL with us and after we get back from signing Austin up for school we are going to pop in some DVD's and spend the day in front of the Tube lol. I of course will be working on some new layouts for eBay. It's my job to pay for car insurance this month lol so I need to sell a couple layouts. I also wants some of the new Chatterbox and Basic Grey paper lol.

I watched the livefeeds for big brother last night until *HUGE BLUSH HERE* 3:30AM lol, yet nuts I know but it is so addicting lol. Major drama happened. James wants to backdoor Janelle now and kept calling her all kinds of names, PLUS now Marcy is talking about Janey behind her back about how he wants her out, then he goes right upstairs to the HOH room and kisses her butt. I love Marcy but man is he on my last nerve LOL. Gosh I really hope Janelle is playing everyone in the house right now about putting Diane up and tomorrow will put up someone else instead, sadly it would have to be WILL if she wanted to make everything better with the S4. I will post more later on what I see unfold in the BB house tonight.

Okay I am heading outto the PO. Hope you all are having a good day :)

P.S. Hi Jen ;)

Friday, July 28, 2006

Big Brother, Spoilers so if you watch and do not want to know, don't read this ;)

Okay so it is 11:20pm and I am watching the livefeeds, I just got flames because Janey just informed the HG's that it is time to pick the players for tomorrows Veto game (reminder it is tonight/morning 12am that they will pick the viewers choice on what times they play the music all night to keep the HG awake so they play a lousy Veto game tomorrow). I watched them last night too and it was nuts LOL. Will was in Janeys PINK HOH room
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bath tub giving Kays, Janey, boogie and somethimes Howie and dani (they left alot) a puppet show with rubber duckies and bathroom goodies, It was so FUNNY! He names the ducks and stuff after each HG, but with a twist lol, like him, he was a three peg foot massager named Dr McDreamy lol, and Janey was the pink duckie named Fennal, Howie was the sponge named Maui, Kays was a devil duck named pacer etc etc. It was so FUNNY! I am hoping they will show it on TV Sunday. Janey and the S4 4 were up in the HOH room last night fighting about who they wanted up on the block today. Janelle picked Erica and Boogie. I over heard will and janelle and then boogie and janelle talking a while ago and it looks like Janelle is working with Chill town now. She is not telling the S4 yet, well she says she kinda told Kays, but does not want to tell James or Howie yet. Janelle has a crush on Will lol, it's cute! I am really not liking James right now (I do like James, I am just not liking the way he is playing the game) he is back to doing what he did last year and is playing both sides. everything he talks to S4 about he runs off and tells Dani.

Okay I will continue to post BB updates on my blog from time to time for those of you who asked me too :)

As of now (11:33 my time and also BB time) there is still flames, I wish it would come back on already so i know who will be playing tomorrow :)

Thursday, July 27, 2006

Pictures of the trip to CDM, Permit, blues

Here are some pictures from our trip to the Childrens Discovery Museum.

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Here are the boys is the kids pizza area, it was so cool!

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Here was this cool wall needle thing lol, we all put our faces through it :)

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lol this was austin being goofy with it LOL, look how the last one on the left he is smiling in it LOL


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So I studied all day yesterday for my driving written test and them went down to take it at the DMV. It is funny how when you do that and then you are driving to the dmv and notice all these things people are doing wrong LOL. I got there took my eye test (20/20) took a funky picture (I was still wearing my work out clothes lol and my hair was pinned back in a ponytale) and then took the test. I made it up to the counter 8 minutes later, the man checked my answers, nothing wrong on the first page, then I saw him check the first wrong on the back side, this is when I turned my head lol he finished grading it and then looks up at me. Says, "well you missed some here at the end of the test" I was thinking great must be the 3 I had left blank and then went back to lol. He then smiles and said you only missed 4, that means you passed, WOOHOO. I missed 4 out of 36. I got my permit YAY! So now I am driving us everywhere LOL. it has been about 7 Years since last I really drove (I would run errands in Idaho but not to far) so I am excited, it's been long enough lol. I have to say I am scared to death of these streets still though (reason never getting a DL here), I have nightmares lol, so many freeways, so many cars, so many crazy drivers, speeders, etc, but I am finally doing this, YAY ME!

I am a bit blue today, I just feel so much tension in this house lately. MIL's MIL is now gone to her other DD's house, and I think it is because of us, the boys, and being to much. We have 5 more weeks until our house is done and we can move, I pray things start going good and there will be less tension in this house, it is seriously bumming me out :(


Okay I have to go start dinner, I am making everyone chicken tacos tonight (I will be having veggie ones :)


Later,


Nikki

Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Saw this on the walls at the CDM....

There are no seven wonders of
the world in the eyes of a child.
There are seven million.

By Walt Streightiff



At a child's birth, if a mother could
ask a fairy godmother to endow it
with the most useful gift, that gift
would be curiosity

Eleanor Roosevelt

Childrens Discovery,work and DMV

We all as a family (the four of us) went with Austin's school today to the CDM. It was awesome. I remember going a few times as a child with school. They had this one room upstairs that looked like a pizza shop but small for kids. They had plastic pizza stuff so the boys got to make their own fake pizza. It was so cute and I got some good pictures of it (I will post them later). I also got some sweet pictures of Austin in firemen clothes, the hat and he was holding the hose on the truck, so very cute! I will post those too.

I have alot of work to do today and tomorrow. Dustin over spent what I had on my paypal card getting Gas for the card so now it is negative money (eyeroll lol). I have two layouts started now using some newer Basic Grey paper. I also plan on doing an awesome two page beach layout for ebay. I have work at the school this week on Thursday and Friday.

Tomorrow I finally head down to the DMV to take my written test (yes Mely I am finally doing it LOL) YAY me! I am really excited about this, FINALLY lol.

Alright well it is 102 right now and I am in a house with no AC so I am heading outside with everyone else to enjoy MIL's pool lol. Talk to you later...

Nikki

Friday, July 21, 2006

a camping we will go....

Yep we are off here in a few minutes to go camping at the Lake for the weekend. Dustin needed to pick up a VW part for his project car and it was up near the Lake, so we are camping. I just got back from work, it was fun. For those of you who don't know I am training with Dustin's aunt at one of her sites, i will be taking over a church school for her when she moves. It is still her business I will just be working that site. She does the lunch program and owns her own company called "Kids Cafe". It's fun and great to spend time with the kids. Aidan will be going with me when I start fulltime (that just means 5 days a week about two hours a day.)

I started something new with my ebay auctions. I listed a couple layouts that I recreated from ones I made for myself, and my books. Two have sold so far to a dear sweet gal on ebay and i just listed two more today. The ones I listed today are a boy and girl layout that matches one of the ones I did of Jen's daughter Addie. I am going to see how this stuff goes on ebay, crossing my fingers this does great!

Okay I better get my things packed for the trip. I'll be back Sunday :) Hope you all have a great weekend!

Nikki

Thursday, July 13, 2006

Long time no talk, Random things

I have been so super busy here. Lots going on. We finally signed all the papers and picked our last options on the house and it is now being built for us. It will take about 7 more weeks until we can move in. I started my job with Marilyn. It's going good so far. We went to the summer Luau (Dustin's family has one every year) Dustin's brother, wife and kids came. It was so nice seeing them. After the Luau we all went back to their hotel to go swimming. It was nice. While we were there I guess Chessie (one of MIL's dogs) cornered Ben (my cat I have had for a couple years, Dustin bought him for me for my birthday, he is a full blooded persian) under the pool house. We heard about it the next day. We took Kate and the boys to the park to spend some more time with BIL and his family. We we got home around 10:30pm we went out to the backyard to put the cats away in the pool house, I called everywhere for Ben but could not find him. I got chloe and Gizmo in the house and was in there feeding them and spending time with them. When I heard Dustin's voice, I walked out of the pool house to see his face and I just knew. He said he found Ben and he was dead :( I broke down right there and just cried. From what we could tell, he did peacefully (we think) he was laying down and his eyes and mouth were closed. What I think happened is, while Chessie was under the house with him the day before, she must have frighten him to death. MIL says he was moving when they got chessie out with the water hose, he seemed fine just scared. He died in that same spot. We buried him in the backyard. It has been very hard for me to deal with. I just can not believe this has happened.

On a lighter note Big Brother all stars has started and I LOVE it! I am so happy to see some many people back from season 6 (my favorite season so far) I can not wait to see what happens on tonights show, I hope Alison get booted out, I can not stand her lol. JANELLE Rocks!

I have been working hard on ebay stuff, trying to earn a little extra money for bills. It's going okay I guess. I am going to try hard to scrapbook for me this weekend. I also have my LRS DT kit that should be here anyday. I can not wait to get started with this kit, it's beautiful and the colors are perfect for summer themes. I am also so thrilled about who we have as our guest designer this month :)

Okay well I better get back to work. I will try to post more often, it's just been so hard with the wireless connection. Have a great day! :)

Lata,
Nikki

Sunday, June 18, 2006

Off to Disneyland :)

~Trip~

We are headed out to disneyland first thing in the morning YAY. We are all very excited. We will be there all week. We will be swimming in the Disneyland hotel when we get there tomorrow afternoon, then the next day it is breakfast with Mickey, goofy and the rest of the gang, then a day at the park (well for the next three days after that too). I have one full flashcard (about 260+ pictures) and another that has 169, so I am set....I think lol. Cross your fingers and toes the boys stay health and don't get sick LOL, two years ago when we went they got the rotavirus and were sick the whole trip. We have the fast passes so we will be able to get on the rides faster. The sad part is Priates will be closed until next week :( so we will all miss our most favorite ride. I missed getting pictures of it the last trip and wanted to get some this time so badly.

~cats~
We found out chloe was pregnant a few weeks ago, I had no idea how far along she was until tonight, she had two babies so far, but both died :( we are hoping D's aunt can take chloe and we are hoping maybe my MIL will let Ben stay here with her, we are so sad that the community we are moving in to will only allow us to have one pet! So we have decided to keep Gizmo (Baby kitty, although he is not such a baby anymore lol, he is almost a year old now.) He has grown to love the boys and D and I so much. I am so very sad that we have to give away our other cats, they are apart of our family and it just breaks my heart :( Ben was a gift to me for my B-day a couple years back from D and chloe is a special case cat, she was a breeder cat (pure persian) and the woman who owned her treated her like she was just a money maker, no love, nothing, so when she came to us she was very scared and not use to people and touch. She has grown to love us and we have grown to love her. I have been with her through three pregnancies, we have bonded and now I have to give her up :( I am truly so sad about this, I even tried to get the community management to see how much she means to us but they said no :(

~House news~ It's coming along great, It will start to be built next week and from then on we will wait anywhere's from 8 to 12 weeks for it. It's gorgeous! I had such a great time picking out colors inside and out, flooring, tiles, kitchen stuff etc, so much fun! I can not wait to have my very own scraproom (it's a retreat room off of the master bedroom). I have big plans for that :)

Okay well I better go finish packing since we have to be up so early in the morning for our 7 hour drive to LA. Did I mention how excited I am lol, I could scream LOL, We love Disneyland :) Pray for us please that everything goes good this time around ;) lol PLEASE. Okay TTYS, I'll be back in a week with pictures lol ;)

~Nikki~

PS, John Mayers new CD comes out soon, I got to hear "waiting for the world to change" (it's on my my space profile page), oooooooooo and I get to go to his concert here in Mt.view on Oct 1st YAY, it's an early Birthday gift lol ;) WOOOOOOHOOOOOOO

PS-more lol, Sorry if there are types, I am to tired to check LOL

Tuesday, June 13, 2006

FINALLY lol

Okay I have tried for a week now to post on here and either blogger was down or our wireless connection stunk! We are still at the in laws, we will be here another 10-12 weeks while our new home is being built for us. We have been so busy with everything here. I just barely got time last night to call my best friend since we have been here. We still have to pick the wood flooring for the inside of the house, other than that everything looks good house wise. We have been helpping my MIL with the landscaping in the backyard, and LOVE swimming in the pool ;) We went camping at New Brighton beach this past weekend, which was fun, love camping at the beach. I have been working out everyday, I walk 1 and a half miles (some days 3 miles) in the morning and another 1 and a half at night. Today I popped in my 3 mile walk away the pounds dvd and did that, then tonight I will meet with my best friend Myra after dinner for my evening walk, we are taking her DD and Aidan, they will be on their bikes, us walking. I can't wait. When we were way younger (10-18 years) we use to walk everywhere together. Walking was our thing, we perferred it over the public bus (we did take this every once in a while) or driving. Her DD is in summer soccer at the local community center, so I am going to sign Austin up so they can do it together in Aug. While they practice every week we can walk and work out. I am so glad we have kids the same age, We grew up together, best friends, now our kids get to do it.

We are going to Disneyland this coming week, we can't wait, Pirates will be closed :( due to them fixing it up for the new movie, they are having a screening of Priates (POTC II) when we go so the park will be closed one of the nights for the stars of the movie, um YUM can you say Orlando bloom and Johnny Depp lol. We will be staying at the disneyland hotel and we get to do breakfast with Mickey and goofy one morning. Aidan will love that. This trip is an early B-day gift from MIL for Aidan's third B-day.

Okay well I need to go hop in the shower and then get some work done. I will try and post more often, like I said it has been a bit hard with the crappy wireless connection and then Blogger lol. I have missed this though!

TTYL

~Nikki~

Sunday, May 21, 2006

MOVING DAY, Stuff, Amy H, Ode to Aidan

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It's finally here, today is moving day :) I was up until 2am last night doing the last minute packing. I was so tired, not even a Red Bull helpped lol. The only thing left to do today is clean and carpet clean. Soon we will be off to California (Home) YAY. We were thinking of stopping in Reno for a little fun (lol remember my post about our fun in Reno lol, where we each take turns going into the casino for the slots, I will go in and Dustin will watch the boys and when I finish he will go in lol) It's going to be a while before we are back to Idaho, the inlaws here are angry with us. Dustin got a phone call yesterday (very immature one I might add, why do grown adults act so childish? It's beyond me.) Apparently my BIL lied to them and said he came by here on Friday to help us move and we were gone, that he had gone to the apartment manager and asked and they said we were gone, That is all a lie, I was here all day, D's VW outside and the moving truck, Here is what I think, he is very lazy, first he never showed up because he just did not want to help (A couple of D's friend helpped instead) BIL thought we would be gone on Saturday, since he never showed on Friday he did not know we changed our plans, so I honestly think he was milking his parents, trying to make them think he was trying to do this good thing and that D screwed him by leaving early so they would feel bad and do things for him (little insight on BIL, he is 18, dating a 16 year old lazy girl, niether have jobs, etc) He does not get along with his folks, in fact they want him out of their house, he is a HUGE Lier (goes back as far as I can remember, once when I was PG and both D and I were working at Zanottos, BIL would come help sometimes, well one day D and I had the day off, we get this phone call from work saying BIL stole some sandwiches from the store and said it was for us because he did not think they would get mad at him if he said that, so they called to see. We were a YOUNG just starting out family and BIL did this to us! Of course he lied his way out of it, said that the real story was, some guys in the parking lot were going to beat him up if he did not get them (later the story was he was trying to hook up some friends) He only thinks about himself! He comes over here at 12-1am when we are in bed and knocks on our door until we open it and asks for a freakin ride home (which is only three blocks away) he calls Dustin to give him rides home and to his GF house which is only two blocks away all day, like if we have no life other then serving him! Just last week him and his GF come over here at 1am, they were shopping at Walmart next door, and wake us up to ask for a ride to her house (two blosks away) because they have grocery (two FREAKIN bags, that is it!) He calls Dustin while he is working to ask for rides and when D tells him he is working BIL gets mad! Dustin does so much for this Brother and he screws him over all the time! Like this new thing now FIL and Smil, they are pissed now because they think we did not stop by to say goodbye, they believe BIL that we are gone already, they will not answer our phone calls (they have caller ID and I know they see my name come up with our ID number so that there is proof we are still here. Dustin does not deserve this crap that they do to him, he is a good person and one hell of a son who does everything for them if they ask. I can tell this is hurting him. WHY do they have to treat him this way? When ever they need anything he is always there for all of them. Sure I understand they are upset we are leaving but to ignore us or just plain treat us rude is just well not mature! We will miss them, we are sad to leave them, but life will be better for us in CA, better jobs, better things for our family etc. We are doing what is best for our family. Anywho, sorry I kinda went of subject there, just what has been on my mind the last two days. I just want my Husband to be happy, KWIM?

Oh can you believe I scrapbook LOL yep I did I did a layout for the CK call for the Annual Ideabook. I just had to give it a try LOL. I liked the way it came out for being a super FAST layout. If it does not get picked up ( I doubt it will lol) then I will post it here.

I was surfing the Pub two days ago and reading a thread, There pops up Miss Amy Howe's oh so CUTE picture again and of course Aidan see's it, so he starts to copy her face, this is what he did lol (yep I got it on camera LOL) This is for you Amy ;)

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Okay I better go get some cleaning done. I will be back in a couple days (once we get to CA) Talk to you then ;) oh I did not go back a proof read so I am sure there are many typos lol...sorry lol

Nikki

Here is one more Aidan pic for good measure lol ;)

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