Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Thanksgiving 2009

Well, another Thanksgiving has come and gone, and I have made promises to get my blog updated, so I am going to do my best to re-cap each night until the end of the year, so keep checking in for updates.

I hope this Thanksgiving found you and yours in Good health, and with much to be Thankful for, as we all are. We are Thankful for you our Family and friends, and look forward to a very prosperous New Year to come

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Puyallup Fair 2009

Well we made the trek to the Puyallup fair ... As usual, we had the typical fair favorites, Earthquake Burgers, Elephant Ears, Fischer Fair Scones, Funnel Cakes, and Carmel Apples (i only had part of the funnel cake) But the kids ate until they were sick ... They rode rides, played games, Such Fun

Friday, September 4, 2009

Taylor's Sweet 16th Birthday

Most of you have already seen the pictures on my facebook, But I keep getting emails to update my blog and when do we get to see the pictures from Tay's party, so XOXO here ya go!!!

First day of School

Well we have all survived our first week back to school. Its just Crazy to me that Cosy is a senior this year, and this same time next year he will be a Freshman at a anunknown College (still deciding where) These pictures mean so much, This is the LAST first day of school picture of Cody. I have 14 years of first day of School photos and he has grown so much. Wow!

Taylor is a junior this year, and she just made the High School Soccer team, and will be playing both for Varasity and J.V.

Kenny just started his first day of Middle School, and LOVES it, He, I think has grown the most over the past year, he has just finished up his Summer tournament baseball league, and jumped right into football which has been practcing all summer as well. Games start next weekend, so stay tuned!!!

Have a great September!

Friday, August 28, 2009

Happy Birthday Dad

Today would have been my dads 64th Birthday. Happy Birthday Dad ♥ We love you and miss you and think of you every single day

Friday, June 26, 2009

Summer Ball has started once again

Tomorrow is the 1st tournament of the Shamrocks
Summer baseball season

This isKenny's 2nd year with this team and we have enjoyed all of the familes
we have become such great friends with. We are looking forward to another
wonderful summer season!

GO S H A M R O C K S ! ! !
kenny is the catcher again this year - I♥that! i was a catcher too!

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Im feeling very old all of a sudden!

Tonight is the last night that my oldest son is 16 - Tommorow he will be 17 - and therefore 17 years ago I became a mom for the very first time. This year has been very hard for me, all of a sudden I have my youngest Kenny getting ready for his 5th grade camp, which leads to 5th grade graduation, My daughter has more boys interested in her than I can keep track of, and then Cody, he will be 17 in a few short hours, he will be a senior this fall, hes already doing some of his college classes, graduation this time next year and then he will be off on his own. Which makes me very sad - happy too, but sad! So sob story over - Happy birthday Cody!

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

This is what i want to go and see this summer -

This is the only place I really REALLY want to go and see - not in pictures, but in person, Maybe this summer I may just go and do that --- We will see -- Passes come in handy some days ...*wink*

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Girls Weekend - at the Zion Camp

We had a great time at our Girls Weekend - We had about 25 people there throughout the weekend. The girls I scrapped with are SOOOO Talented! I was so impressed with their work, I got some incredible ideas and cant wait to get my stuff put together for some power scrapping!

The Camp was so beautiful, Huge scrap area for everyone, Huge kitchen, Nice bathrooms and dorms. I cant wait to go and do it again --

These are just 2 of the layouts that I did - way to many to post but you get the idea

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

14th Annual Easter Egg Hunt at the Matthews

Its that time of the year again for the
Anual Matthews Family Easter Egg Hunt and Dinner/Pot Luck

Time: 1:00 p.m. Egg hunt at 2:00
Dinner to Follow


TONS of Prizes & Candy for all

Hope to See you there - EVERYONES invited - bring friends!

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Knights vs. Pilots - Kennys 2nd game of the season

Kenny had his 2nd game of the season tonight - The weather was awesome, and Kenny played an awesome game! Kenny Caught the first half of the game - and then played 3rd and then pitcher, there is some rule about you cant pitch after youve caught or vise-a-versa anyway Kennys 1st inning at pitch he hit the first kid (HBP) and then struck out the next 3 batters! thats 14 pitches - AWESOME - I love spring baseball!

Monday, April 6, 2009

1st official Fast-Pitch game for Taylor

Well today was Taylors 1st official game, and wouldn't you know it, she couldn't play. If you didnt already know it, Taylor was hit in the face - right between the eyes with a Baseball, and broke her nose on Friday. Under the GLOB's of make-up she has a good Black eye on the left and the right is getting darker by the minute. We go see the Doc in the morning - So we are hoping for a clean break - and a you'll feel the pain for a while but it looks good report - Cross your fingers.

WAY TO GO SEAHAWKS! - Taylors team beat Enumclaw 18 - 2 ! Wahoo way to go girls!

Sunday, April 5, 2009

New Garden Block in the front of the house

Today was beyond beautiful - We took the opportunity to get some stuff done in the yard for the upcoming 14th Annual Easter Egg Hunt -

It was 71 at my house, we were able to get the lawn cut (if you've seen my yard - that is a chore in itself) Weed wacked the upper and lower field edges - Cut down all the Blackberrys down the driveway - Moved 6 trees to the lower part of the property, Took apart the construction fence at the driveway (4 years eerrrggg) Pressure Washed the Camper, Cleaned the Weeds off the Play Ground, planted flowers and Built this neat Block border in the front of the house.

Wheeew Im beat - I♥SUMMER

Monday, March 23, 2009

Stupid but funny ---

Okay - so I'm in my room and hear a ruckus in the kitchen - i get up to go and see that the boys are doing, and find this --- My Broom free standing in the kitchen. No strings, No wires, No Glue, tape well you get the picture. No if only I could get it to move back and forth I'd be set!

Monday, March 9, 2009

Cody on a Longboard + fall = broken scaphoid and a cast

So after 2 weeks in a splint and Cody feeling worse, we decided to take him back to the doctor on friday. After another round of x-rays, 3-4 doctors reading the films, they are agree that Cody BROKE his scaphiod. Originally it was "just a bad Sprain" Well from the amount of pain he was in I knew that night it was more, and I wished I followed my motherly instinct and took him the next morning to another doctor.

Now we are faced with a difficult decision. We can either opt for surgury to have a screw put in, or take a chance with a cast for 8 weeks, have it re - x-rayed and hope it heals - or have the surgury in 8 weeks anyway.

after talking to Cody, he decided to get the cast for 8 weeks and then chance it and have the surgury if its not healed. I think its a VERY big chance were taking. The scaphoid bone gets very little blood flow and is the worst bone to break in your wrist. although the doctor said he broke it in a good place (for a break) and the top part of the bone gets more blood flow than the bottom, he broke the top. and since we found the break with in the first month there is a chance that it will heal without surgury. fact - did you know that your scaphoid bone requires twice the pressure to break than any of the large bones in your arm??? FACT

So say a prayer for his speed recovery, and that in 8 weeks the caast wasnt for nothing....

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Okay - all of my bargin finding friends -- I have a website for you --- This is a total score!!!
It is called PEACHY CHEAP and you will be hooked like me -- but if it looks good -- dont wait --- THEY SELL OUT!!! This is todays Peachy Cheap deal --- all for $3.98 plus shipping --- check them out and let me know what you think --

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Can you say Hat Trick???

Tonight the whole family was at the soccer center to see Kennys game - and WHAT A NIGHT IT WAS TO SEE THAT GAME!!! Kenny played awesome! He scored 3 goals in a row and in about 3 minutes. Nice game buddy!

Monday, March 2, 2009

Altered Barn Star -- its almost done!

This is the Tin Barn star that I am altering for my wall. Anyone who knows me know that I LOVE barn stars, Dont know why, I just do. This is the one I started on Saturday, I still have to mod podge the photos on it. Im just waiting to find just the right ones. I keep snapping pix of the kids when they are not looking, but I have not found just the right ones. Stay tuned ... (ps Im going to have them printed in 5 X 7 and in sepia tones.)

Saturday, February 28, 2009

I won a contest!!!

I came home today to find a box on my door step .... What could it be??? I didn't order anything, It's not my Birthday.... So I took the plain brown box into the house, opened it up, and found this cookbook, a coupon for a free hunts product. WOW --- I actually entered a contest and won --- I was one of (500) semifinalists in the Hunt's Best meals. I won --- Wahooo

Friday, February 27, 2009

Darius Goes West in Utah

Well - We have spread the word - Taylor got 13 people to go to the DGW screening in Utah.
This was such a treasure and such an inspiration - I wish that I could put it all into words.
If you have not had the opportunity to see the movie - We have a copy that we would be more than happy to LOAN you - but Im sure in the first 5 minutes you will want a copy of your own. Taylor is going to promote and sell the movies and shirts with her young life kids - Taylor is one of the (2) girls leaders for Harbor Ridge 6-8th grade girls. Younglife brought us to Janelle and her beautiful son Micah, and we will do anything to Help Cure DMD. Darius is such an inspiration, and even more are his friends who have made it their priority to also fund a cure for DMD through DGW / and Charleys fund we will cure this in Micahs lifetime!

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Headache and a Huge fever

Today, I got the dreaded call ... You know the one, Hello this is ___________ elementary and we have Kenny in the health room ...Hes not feeling very good, and he has a fever and needs to be picked up. Hello ???? HEALTH room ... Thats sick room, nothing healthy every comes out of that room. Cody bless his heart♥ picked up his little brother, (i was on the road in the yellow limo) When the boys got home Kenny went right to be (no TV no gameboy, no anything) Thats SO NOT KENNY so after I got home from work I went and checked on him, thinking he was sleeping since it was so quiet, Nope He was bright red and said he had a headache, by 5:00 he was running a 103.7 fever, got a 2nd thermometer and it read 103.9 (YIKES) mom panic set in. No cough, No congestion, No runny nose ---nothing. just a fever and headache.
Kenny wants to go to school because they are picking their classes for middle school tomorrow. So we will see whats going on in the morning. He can't fool me, so no matter how important that is to him, he is more important to me, and his health comes first. feel better Kenny :( ♥

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Darius Goes West

Tonight Taylor and I went to support our Friend Janelle's Son Micah who has DMD --- We were blessed with the opportunity to screen the movie Darius Goes West and help support Darius in his quest to help fund a CURE for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. Darius and his INCREDIBLE friends made a documentary on Darius' and his journey from Georgia to the West coast. I would love to tell you all about it, But I have a challenge for you all ... I will tell you if you ask, however I would prefer you help Darius and his AMAZING friends reach their goal of selling ONE MILLION DVD's IN ONE YEAR! Each DVD is $20 and can be found on I will promise you, that this video will make you laugh, cry and for sure want to be a part of the ONE MILLION - There is a cure just waiting to be found. To Darius and all of your friends - YOU HAVE INSPIRED A NATION- God Bless you all!

Thursday, February 19, 2009

its a small world after all ... its a small world after all ...

So for all of my friends awaiting my its a small world layout here it is...
the 1st picture is my personal layout (page 1) with the people added - I have not put our picture on it yet, but it will go in the center and slightly under the small world banner...
The second layout is the original that I taught in my Disney Layout & design class last Tuesday.
As you cen see the people are not on page one ... I took the Jolees its a Small world sticker and peeled the people off the the world and stuck them on my layout --- what do you think?
Black and white clip art was my inspiration ... and the Pazzle was the creation!

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Cute Valentines

These are the cute Valentines Taylor and I made tonight - They were super easy and didn't take much time at all. I wsish I could remember what blog I saw them on my friend Valeries blog - she got them from her friend
I cut the flower out on my Cricut machine, and we used thr making memories instant setter to make the center hole for the stick, Outlined the front with a black slick writer, and then slid the Tootsie pop in the hole -- Waaalaaa Done!!!

Sunday, February 8, 2009

My new Disney Book I made

This is the new Disneyland book I made for the store - isnt it so cute!
The kits will be available at the store -- the picture is not as cute as the book
each patterned paper is another page the Mickey head is on the front page the ears are on the 2nd page as so on and so on - you need to see it in person

Thursday, February 5, 2009

The finished Garage

This is the finished product
Now this summer we need to pave - That should be fun!
We have started the decks on the house (we have never had them) our 2 story house is listed as a rambler ... therefore the decks were not included, my wise husband has a rule - Pay cash or you don't need it ... so we have saved ... and now we will spend. Throw some money into our local ecomony. How nice huh ... I'll keep your posted as we get going!

Monday, February 2, 2009

Found at last

At last the long awaited book was found. Tonight while at Target of all places, Kenny said to me:
"Mom, does Target have a book selling place" I said yes they do, and off to the books I went, and the last copy of Diary of a Wimpy kid (book 3) was found. All I heard down the asile was "YES" "YES" Wahoo Wahoo " Needless to say Im going to have to take it to be with me tonight if Kennys is to get any sleep at all. (Im glad I dont have to stop at Border's anymore, Ive hit them about 10 times in the past week and dumped about $200) and didnt get what I went for? How did that work out?

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Happy Birthday Jimmy - 40 years young - hahaha

We pulled it off!
One of my husbands best friends turned 40 on Friday and we all ignored him. He must have felt just aweful - but we had a plan, and set it motion - He thought we were going to go to the casino for dinner and some throwing away of money
But little did he know - we mailed out Invites to all of his family and friends.
The turn out was beyond words ... My drive way looked like a used car lot - Good thing we have a 300 ft driveway! we needed every inch - we had cars on the playground, down the driveway, in part of the backyard , the whole driveway and WOW amazing we fit them all. Everyone was here by 3:30 and Jimmy pulled in by 4:15 he knew as soon as he saw the mailbox - BLACK - BLACK and big 40 gave it all away - Oh and then there was the rock - I put a huge Jimmy's 40 Banner there Over the hill construction tape all the way up the driveway and then the sea of people and cars.
We had a great time -Jimmy was so surprised. The look on his face was worth a million words. We had Catered food - a Keg - and appitizers galore - We PPV the UFC fight had great food - even better friends - and a Fab time! Thanks to everyone who made it all come together! Jimmy -- Happy Birthday - WE ♥ you!