Ok Miss Nancy over at TTS isssued this challenge for us. it is a LONG one. hop on over for the blog challenges!

1.What's your name spelled backwards? nwaD
2. What did you do last night? Folded Laundry and watched so you think you can dance
3. The last thing you downloaded onto your computer?Digital freebie
4. Have you ever licked a 9 volt battery?Well of course I have!
5. Last time you swam in a pool? last summer
6. What are you wearing? apple print jammie pants and a green polo
7. How many cars have you owned? 6 including our 2 minivans over the years
8. Type of music you dislike most? Country - YUCKY
9. Are you registered to vote? Yeppers
10. Do you have cable? We have sattelite
11. What kind of computer do you use?Mac PowerBook
13. You like anyone right now? My amazing DH
14. Would you go bungee jumping or sky diving? sure!
15.furthest place you've ever traveled? New york
16.Do you have a garden? well I have a flower bed
17. What’s your favorite comic strip? hmm we don't get the paper so I don't read the comics
18. Do you know all the words to the national anthem? yes
19. Shower, morning or night? Usually take a bath at night and a quick shower in the am
20. Best movie you’ve seen in the past month? Pirates 3
21. Favorite pizza toppings? Canadian bacon with pineapple
22. Chips or popcorn? chips
23. What cell phone provider do you have? No cell
24. Have you ever smoked peanut shells? HUH?
25. Have you ever been in a beauty pageant? No
27. Who were the last people you sat at lunch with? My Kids
28. Favourite chocolate bar? Hershey's plain milk chocolate
29. Who is your longest friend and how long? Jodie Brown since 1988
31. Have you ever won a trophy? Yes
32. Favorite artist? Ummm don't have one
33. Favorite computer game? Don't have one
34. Ever ordered from an infomercial? Yes, the Bullet LOL
35. Sprite or 7-UP? sprite
36. Have you ever had to wear a uniform to school/work? Yes
37. Last thing you bought at the store? TP and paper crafts mag which store? Albertson's
38. Ever thrown up in public? yep
39. Would you prefer being a millionaire or finding true love? True Love baby!
40. Do you believe in love at first sight? No
41.Can exes just be friends? um Maybe
42. Who was the last person you visited in the hospital? My Mom
43. Did you have long hair as a young kid? no
44. What message is on your voicemail machine? This is the McDowell's, We can't come to the phone right now, leave your name and number and we will get back to you as soon as we can.
45. Where would you like to go right now? Oregon Coast
46. What was the name of your first pet? Cocoa
47. What kind of back pack do you have, and what’s in it? Don't have one.
48. Last incoming/outgoing call on your phone? Megan for Both
49. What is one thing you are grateful for today? My wonderful DH and being able to stay home with my Kids
50. What do you think about most? Um scrapbooking lol


Meet Molly!

I am so excited! I won the American Girl Molly doll on ebay on Friday. Sammi has been wanting her since Nov. But I just could not pay full price. The doll I won is nakie and her hair needs brushed (she is the one in the pic on the bottom left) but is in very good condition. I of course had to buy the glasses and shoes with knee socks too - from ebay for a great price. (the middle and right pic on the bottom). "Lively and patriotic, she is the star of her story. Molly dreams of performing as “Miss Victory“ to show her support during World War Two" that is her description from the American Girl site. (the photo on the top right is how the doll comes new)

Well of course Sammi's doll needs clothes and period clothes of course! So Sammie and I ran out to Joann's and got 2 patterns and some fabric on Saturday. (large photo) This will be our girlie project this week. I am so excited to share this with her. I have been a huge doll fan since I was little. My Mom would make me dolls and doll clothes and let me use her scraps to make clothes. Sammi on the other hand is not much of a doll person. She has a few she likes but does not play with them much. I was so happy when she actually asked for a doll! I hope we have a really great time playing with Molly! (cause you know she is as much for me as she is for Sammie)
10 things I have learned form my friends

  1. It is ok to not agree on everything - even on some big things- we can still be friends.
  2. that a strong friendship will last through lots of space and time.
  3. when you need a good pick me up call a friend late at night and a margarita doesn't hurt either.
  4. There are lots of ways to be a good parent
  5. When you need some one - a good friend is always there
  6. Take time to enjoy the thing I have
  7. little things like birthday cards and hugs do matter
  8. You have to put a little effort into making a friendship last
  9. Be sure you are giving as much as you are getting
  10. It's a good thing to find a pair of jeans that fit well!
This list was for the TTS blog challenge. Head over and check it out
First things First

I started getting the monthly page kit from Poppy Ink in May and WOW I am so impressed with the kit. I finally got to play with the May kit yesterday and made these 2 layouts. I love all the fun and funky little elements in the kit. I think because it was Memorial Day I was in a patriotic mood. The donut page is about our tradition of having donut for breakfast while we wait for the parade. A note of interest for the Donut page - Jo decided while I was at the store it needed to be colored on! thank goodness she used pencil and I was able to erase most the evidence ;)

Mom: Jo why did you do this?
Jo: cause only SarahAnn had color and I wanted everyone too!
Mom: but JO you colored on everyone but you! and you colored on the papers too!
Jo: Sheepish grin


click on the layouts to see credits