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Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States
Hi! I'm Lisa, or Scrapadoodler on my scrapbooking sites. I am married and have two beautiful little girls ages 9 and 4. I am a believer in Jesus - a child of the King. I love CHRISTMAS, photography, scrapbooking, trash to treasure home decor, and anything crafty! I also have a new love of cleaning and organizing. I have a growing collection of snowmen and I just LOVE Christmas! I hope you enjoy my blog....sit down, grab a cup of coffee, and spend a little time with me! God bless you today!

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Two Days Before Christmas Eve..........

And soooooooo much to do! Cookies to bake, presents to wrap, gifts to finish, laundry to do, a house to clean, dishes to be done, food to get ready, kids to take care of (one with a runny nose now, lol!).........aaaaahhhhhh!! LOL!! OK, deep breaths........things will get done, they always do!! I don't need to stress out now, just keep at things and get things done one thing at a time! Right? Right!! OK, I better get off the computer and get things going!

Saturday, December 12, 2009

SNOW DAY!!!!!!

Yup, we had our first snow day yesterday! Boy was I happy!! I didn't get to sleep in, but I didn't have to go out in all that blustery goodness outside!! It was horrible! Blizzard and whiteout.......fun fun FUN!! Well, that's Southwestern NY for ya! Well anyhow........Julie got to stay home from school......she went outside to play a couple times, then came inside to have hot chocolate and take a nice hot bath to warm herself up! We didn't have boots for Rachel yet, so we couldn't take her outside to play......
Later that night after daddy got home, we started a game of Monopoly.....Julie's first time with this game......I think we've created a monopoly monster, lol!! She's getting the hang of it and she's only 6!!!! We got tired and left the game on the dining room table to play the next day!

We woke up this morning (saturday) and started playing again.......lol.....let me tell ya, Julie is really hooked! I played for awhile more, then I left to take Rachel and go to Walmart.....we got some more stuff to make cookies and we found Rachel a pair of boots! Yay!!!! After we got home, daddy was cleaning the rugs and told us that he beat Julie in Monopoly! Julie had to sell her three railroads to pay $950 rent to daddy for one of his properties........it was funny to hear daddy tell about it..........anyhow........I think this game will definately be a family favorite to play from now on!

This weekend I am also participating in a Christmas online scrapbooking crop at From Here 2 Scrapternity It's a great place to meet friends, get some great inspiration from their gallery, and also have a wonderful time chatting away! Please stop by and let them know I sent you! There are some really great challenges and prizes to help get you motivated! If you get a chance, come check it out!

Have a wonderful weekend!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Build a Bear Workshop surprise for Julie!

WOWZERS, what a loooooooooooong day! A very good day, but very long!
Here was our schedule, lol!
Wake up, have breakfast and get dd Julie off to school
Do some picking up and cleaning around here and take shower
Pick dd Julie up at school at 11:15a.m. (she had a short day due to parent/teacher conferences)
Go to Paper Factory store, Tim Horton's, and then head to Erie, Pa. for dd Julie's surprise day!
Arrive in Erie at Millcreek Mall............head to Build-a-bear-workshop!
Had fun there at Build a bear workshop........LOVE that place!! dd Julie made a bunny, made her sister a bear, and made one for her cousin's baby to be. We then picked out outfits for her bunny and Rachel's bear. What a great idea this store is! Love, Love, LOVE it I tell ya!!!!
Then walked around the mall to various stores, and to ACMoore, Michaels, and then to dinner!
Dinner at Old Country Buffet, and then to Chuck E. Cheese's for some play time!
After that we stopped by Joann's to check out some stuff!
Then finally, started back home to take grammy home.
Got to grammy's and I went in to grab a pepsi, and some christmas lights.
Came out of grammy's holding the lights, stepped down the two outside steps and slipped in the mud!!
Down I went! Pants got ALL filled with mud on the back side.......talk about cold! lolol!!
Oh well, didn't get hurt, just all muddy, lol!
Had to take them off so I didn't get mud all over the truck for the ride home, lol!
Got home and hubby brought me out another pair of pants.
Came inside and got dd's ready for bed!
She loved the Build-a-bear-workshop and is so very thankful for her wonderful grammy!
What a wonderful day! (well, except for slipping in the mud that is, lol!!)
Hopefully, pictures to follow pretty soon of B.A.B.W.! Stay tuned!

Saturday, November 28, 2009

November is almost done!!

Wow, where has this month gone??? I haven't blogged at all this month, shame on me! LOL! I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving! We sure did! We went out to eat with hubby's mom, so we didn't have to do anything except show up! Can't beat that! Anyhow.........

Well, for all you scrappers out there..........there is going to be a Christmas holiday weekend scrapping crop at From Here 2 Scrapternity on December 11 - 13...it's going to rock! They have awesome challenges and awesome prizes to boot! If you have the time, please stop by and let them know that Lisa R sent you! If you don't have the time, MAKE the time!! You will be glad you did!! Besides, we all need a little "ME" time during the holidays, right? Make this your time!

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Wednesday evening happenings.......

Boy, what a gloomy day it was today...rain, rain, and more rain!! While Julie was at school, baby Rachel and I played today and not much else......I was hoping to get to laundry and other housework, but, I played hooky from that today, lol!! There's always tomorrow!! LOL!!

Speaking of tomorrow.......there is a spooktacular halloween scrappy crop at Scrapbook Deals 4 U!! It will last all weekend long! Come join in the fun....there will be fantastic prizes too! Please come and check it out.......here is the link for it! scrapbookdeals4u Just go to this site, register if you aren't already, then jump right in to some scrappy spooky fun for this halloween weekend extravaganza!!

Thursday, October 22, 2009

What a Gorgeous Fall Day!!

I just found a new scrappy site that is having an online crop this weekend! Please come and check out all the fun things that are going on there!! The site is called, Scrap that! You might even know some of the girls there!! Looks like it'll be a blast!! You can click on the Scrap that! that is highlighted or you can click on the logo to the right!!

Also, today I just started going to a new ladies bible study.......a lady I know from local scrapping here is the head of it, and another girl I know from church goes, and all the other girls seem wonderful.......I think this is just what I need right now!

Boy, it sure is beautiful outside right now! The sun is shining, the wind is blowing the leaves around, it's not tooo chilly out, and it smells like fall too!! I just love the smell of all the leaves and the crisp fall air!

Well, time to say goodbye for today! Maybe more later!

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Last Day of September 2009

Wow, hasn't September just flown by! I can't believe it! Tomorrow October starts, and then Thanksgiving will be here, and then..............Christmas! Wow!! Oh no, that means that SNOW will be here shortly......we didn't have too much of a summer, can't we have some more summer?!! Oh well, guess not....that's Chautauqua county for you here in NY!

Well, it's a rainy cold gloomy day today..........Julie has her picture taken at school today.......I hope it turns out good! They usually do, but I always worry that she will spill or make some funny face or something.

Rachel is walking around like a champ now.......even trying to run and climb too....she's my other little monkey!

I sure hope to get scrappy soon........haven't been tooooo scrappy lately.....although I did do a couple of challenges at a couple online crops that have been held recently, but that's about it! lol! I also need to get the front porch all decorated too, hopefully the weather will cooperate with me here one of these days, and then I can take some pictures too!

Well, that's about it for today, nothing too exciting! 'Til next time!

Thursday, September 24, 2009

JuJu Bee's is having a Cyber Crop!!

Come on over and join in the fun! You can click here on JuJu to go to the site!!
From now thru September 27th!! They are also having a Blog Buzz, since Bee's can't hop! LOL!! Check out the blog here! Buzz on over and get inspired!!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Scrappy Time! Wooo Hoooooo!!

Yeah!! It felt wonderful yesterday........ I finally got about an hour and a half to myself while the baby slept! AND what did I do with THAT time?? I made some cards!! They were for the Fall into Scraptember crop at Scrappin' Coast 2 Coast card challenges! Some nice people over there let me tell ya right now!! They also have some bingo going on and some trivia questions.....tons of fun! Well, without further ado, here are my cards that I made!! If you'd like to check out Scrappin' Coast 2 Coast......you can click here !

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

First day of 1st Grade!!

Here is Julie, all ready for 1st grade!

She wanted a messenger bag this year and a different lunch bag.....so, we found something for her! Her mess. bag is in her fave color.....PINK! And her lunch bag has one of her fave characters on it......Tink! She was so excited this morning to be going back to school....she said, "I just love school!" "Mommy, Mrs. Scudder has all new children too!" Mrs. Scudder is her 1st grade teacher.

Here she is at school, thanks to my good friend Janelle that took these pics for me!!

Monday, September 7, 2009

Happy Labor Day!

Wow, it's been almost a month since I last posted! Gonna have to buckle down and post on a regular basis here, lol!! Anyhow.....it's labor day and I am relaxing today........tomorrow Julie starts school! I can't believe she is going to be in the first grade. Her teacher this year is Mrs. Scudder and I've heard she is just a wonderful teacher! Speaking of school, lol...........I have found a new scrapbook message board that is having a "Back to school Cramfest"!! It's from today, Sept. 7 through Oct.4! It sounds like sooooo much fun! The site is called "Scrapbookdeals4u" and it looks like tons of fun and the people are all really friendly too! If you get a chance, come and take a look! You can click HERE and it'll take you to the site!
I hope to get some time to scrapbook soon, it's been forever!!

Another new board I have found is Scrappin Coast 2 Coast! They are also have a crop going on now! Saturday, September 5th (12:00am AZ Time) through Sunday, September 27th (11:59pm AZ Time) If you'd like to check them out, click HERE!

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

It's been awhile............

It's been awhile since I've posted, but alot has been going on........will post later about that, but now..........

I need to tell you about a great scrapbooking crop coming up at Simply Obsessed Scrapbooking site.......it's gonna rock and you are soooooo gonna wanna be there!
Just click on the picture to the right that says simply obsessed, or click on the link in this paragraph, and it'll take you right there! If you're not registered, please do so, and I'll see you there!! Sooo, if you've been looking for an excuse to scrap, here it is!!

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

The Tooth Fairy Came!!

DD Julie finally lost her front bottom two teeth.......they've been wiggling for a few days now and they BOTH finally came out last night!! Yay!! She got $4 from the tooth fairy!!....that's $2 a tooth!! Wow, the tooth fairy's prices have sky-rocketed!! lol!!
Smiling with her wiggly teeth at Monday night's soccer game!

One tooth came out and the other one is just about ready to come out also!!
Looks sideways cuz Julie wiggled it that way, lol!!

Yay, both teeth are out now!!! (Thank goodness there wasn't much blood!!) lolol!!

Here is my happy girl now that the wiggly teeth are out!!

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

New Scrappy Message Board!

I'd like to tell all of my scrappy friends about a brand new scrappy message board that has started up! It's called, JuJu Bee's Scrapbook Corner and it's amazing! Lots of fun scrappy friends and chit chatting going on........we are just getting started, so if you would like somewhere new to go for inspiration, please come check this board out!! Have a great day!

Monday, July 6, 2009

Busy busy 4th of July Weekend!!

Wow, what a busy but fun weekend! Spent with family and friends......isn't that the best! Here are some pics!

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Happy 4th of July!

- At Myspacejunks.com

This morning we went to watch the 4th of July parade in Mayville.....it was rather chilly, instead of hot like it normally is! Oh well, it was fun anyhow! Just dressed a little warmer! Boy, oh boy, was this parade looooooong!! We left about half to three quarters of the way thru it! After we got home, daddy put some chicken in the smoker.....mmmmmmmm........what an awesome smell to be smelling all day long! yummy!! So, we had chicken for dinner tonite, now we are getting ready to leave to meet some friends back in Mayville for fireworks tonite, and check out some of the other stuff they have going in the park for the 4th celebration! Should be pretty fun, but very tiring! Gonna get myself a doughboy too.......I only get one like twice a year, so watch out people, HERE I COME!! lol!! Well, gotta get ready to go, so I'll catch ya'all later!

Wednesday, June 24, 2009


That's right, today is my little Julie's 6th birthday!! What a great day she has had too!! She brought cupcakes to school today (funfetti cakes with white frosting and sprinkles!), she only had half a day of school, she got to do ALMOST anything she wanted when she got home today (she played wii!), then she had a soccer game tonite and she scored a goal plus she stopped two balls from getting into the other teams goal, then we went to Applebee's for dinner and they sang happy birthday to her and she got a free sundae, and then we came home! Wasn't this just a great day to have?!! I sure hope MY birthday is this good! LOL!!

Other than that, not to much going on...........just getting the inside and outside of the house ready for her party this weekend! We are expecting quite a few people and kids!! OY!! What did I get myself into, LOL! I know everything will turn out okay, it almost usually does anyhow! Just alot to get ready is all.......anyhow......that's all for today! Will try to keep up at least once a week or so now!
Take care and God bless!

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

What a Day!!!!!

Today started out soooooooo nice......the sunshine was out, it was warm outside, and everything just looked like it was going to be beautiful!!! Well, that beautiful went right down the drain!!

I got the news today that my niece, who is going to be 16 in september, is pregnant! Oh my gosh!!!! This just can't be!! I can't believe it! But, she went to the doctor and it turns out she really is! Wow......this has hit my like a ton of bricks! This girl has been like a daughter to me through out her life....I just want to strangle her!! I guess THAT'S out of the question NOW!! I hope for her baby's sake, that she straightens up and starts taking responsibility and accountability for her own actions and words.....up to now, she hasn't.....she blames everyone else.....well, we'll see what happens!! Sorry to vent, but I had to get it out! I hope and pray that all goes well for her, I really do...but that poor baby......there are already 6 kids in that family!! They barely have enough money now as it is to support their family, and with another child on the way......OMGosh! Well, it's done now. She is going to finish school!! No more miss nice aunt!! LOL!! Okay, that's enough for today! Thanks for listening!
I'm outta here!

Friday, May 15, 2009

Yay for scrappy time!

That's right, I finally had a little bit 'O scrappy time the past couple of days.....not much, but enough that I did a layout over those couple of days! LOL!! I even made my own paper flowers on it! Pretty cool eh?! LOL! Well, I thought so.
This layout was inspired by a sketch at The Shaker Box! If you get a chance, stop by and check them out! It's a small site and could use a few more friends!! Thanks for looking!

Well, I hope to get scrappy again tonite, we'll see how things go! This weekend is full of birthday parties, so it should be a fun weekend! Yay for fridays, weekends, and family!!

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Mother's Day Weekend

What a wonderful Mother's Day weekend I had! Hubby and girls got mommy some flowers! Aren't they soooooooo pretty?!!

There's a funny story behind the flowers though, it still makes me giggle! Hubby had ordered some roses online for me to get the Thursday before Mother's Day.....well, Thursday came, and hubby called to see if I got a delivery. I said, "Nope, nothing today!" He said "WHAT???!!!, They were supposed to be here today!" Well, he called and complained that his order did not arrive, even though it gave confirmation of it being delivered online! Well, the company told him that they'd send a new order, but I wouldn't get it for Mother's Day. Well, little did we know, the flowers had been left at our neighbors house at the end of our driveway. I got them Friday morning. When I brought them home, I called hubby to tell him that I got the first order! He asked how I liked the roses! I said, "They aren't roses, but they are very pretty!" Here is a picture of the pretty bouquet!

He said they were SUPPOSED to be ROSES! Well, that's okay I said, we'll see what the next order brings, if it makes it to our house! LOL! Well, hubby called today and asked if I got a delivery......I told him no at first but then I went to check at the front door, and there was a box! He said, okay, let's open it and make sure we got roses this time!! Lo and behold, we got roses this time! They are just beautiful!! All different colors too.....I just LOVE them! I told hubby that I LOVE flowers, any kinds really....they all just smell sooooo wonderful! Anyhow....here are some pictures of my pretty roses!! I have such a wonderful family!

And they even gave me some time to scrap over the weekend.....it was a great weekend!

Thursday, May 7, 2009

May Days

Here is a picture of park of the 100 acre park near JCC where we went to help beat the heat one day.......not sure if it helped or not! LOL!!

Wow, I can't believe that the first week of May is gone already! That was so fast! Rachel is standing a little bit on her own now, even if it is just for a few seconds, it's on her own!! She is saying Ma ma ma ma ma now more than ever.....boy, that makes mommy feel good! LOL!! I can't believe that she's 9 months!! What a little bundle of joy she is! I love my little baby girl! Here is a pic of her feeling the heat when we were at the 100 acre park by JCC April 27. Doesn't she look warm?!!

Julie loves playing with her little sister too, although sometimes she can be just a little toooo rough, but I guess that's to be expected! We just watch to make sure nobody gets hurt! LOL!! Julie is almost finished with this school year, another six weeks or so!! Yay!! I can't wait for this year to be finished, it hasn't been a terrible year for Julie, but it hasn't been that great either. I hope that she has a good first grade teacher next year, one that help encourage her to be excited to learn. She loves to read here at home, so I hope that'll continue!! Here are a couple pics of Julie enjoying the warmer weather at the 100 acre park in the creek!

Well, off to do my household chores and such........laundry and picking up are ALWAYS calling my name!! LOL!! I hope to work on a little mommy's day scrapbooking project for my mommy in law! She's the bestest!! Oh, I have found a new little scrapbooking site called, " The Shaker Box " and it's pretty cool! Very friendly site! I encourage you to stop by and check it out!

Okay, have a great day! It's rainy and gloomy here, but it's going to be a wonderful day regardless!!

Friday, April 24, 2009

First Sunny and warm day at the Park!

Today after school, Julie, Rachel, and I went to the Gerry Park. I had promised Julie we'd go friday after school if she could go the whole week without any zaps at school.........well, she was a good girl all week at school and no zaps! So mommy kept her promise and we went to the park......the park in Gerry that Julie hadn't been to yet......she didn't have as much fun as she thought, due to the fact that she was feeling a little under the weather and was a little tired as well. She did have some fun as you can tell by the pictures!

It was also a first for baby Rachel to be at the park this year as well! First ride in the baby swing, first time crawling on the grass, and first time watching big sister have a little bit of fun as well.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

An Evening with a Princess.......

Today when Julie got home from school, I was going thru her notebook like I always do to see if she has any homework.....and inside there was a note from school. The library was having a story time with the Dairy Princess tonite......she was going to read some stories, play a couple of games, and learn how to make butter! I asked Julie if she wanted to go and of course she said, "YES!" So, that was it! We were going! We got there, and there was just a couple of kids from her school that she knew, and a couple of other older kids.....it was an okay turnout. (Hey, it's just an out in the hicks country library, what do ya expect?! LOL!) Well, it's good it was just a small group. The Dairy Princess was Lynette Chase, and she read some stories to them, played a game, and then came the exciting part for the kids...making real butter out of heavy cream!! BY THEMSELVES!! They had a blast!!

The princess poured just a little bit of heavy cream into plastic cups for the kids, then had them put the lids on tightly, and then shake them til they couldn't shake them any longer, lol!! (They did this in pairs so each child could share the job!) It was so fun to watch! What a neat idea to have the Dairy Princess come and read and share some fun lessons too! This is something that Julie will remember for quite sometime!!

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Chuck E. Cheese Day!

Just one of those kinds of days!! Yep, that's right, it was a Chuck E. Cheese type of day today.........we hadn't done anything special over Julie's vacation (she only had a week), so we decided we'd go to Chuck E. Cheese in Erie, Pa. What a fun time Julie had there too!! Grammy went with us to make it even more special! (I think Grammy had fun playing games too!) We also got to go shopping at ACMoore's and Michaels (two of mommy and grammy's favorite stores, LOL!), Babies R Us, and Target. Julie found a Playdoh spaghetti maker......it's really cool!! She also got a couple of Color Wonder coloring books and markers......Wow, these are amazing!! Why didn't I get her these sooner!! LOL!! Then mommy and grammy found some scrapbooking stuff. Mommy needed a couple of albums to START putting pages into...I have a few drawers of pages so I think I need to get them into albums NOW! Daddy made the mistake of telling mommy that she could go on a shopping spree!! Good thing mommy doesn't spend alot of money anyhow, otherwise we would've been in trouble!! LOL! We had a very fun day and it was just gorgeous weather as well, so that made it even better!! On the way home we took the scenic route after hopping off the expressway at the state line, found a McD's to get an ice cream cone, and then drove the back roads thru Amish country all the way home! Wish I had had my camera with me!! Next time!! That's all for today folks! Cya soon!

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Easter Weekend

Wow, that's all I can say is Wow!! We had a GREAT Easter weekend!! Daddy was off on Good Friday along with his usual weekend off too....it was great! Three days off together to spend as a family! Friday evening Julie and I colored Easter eggs and had tons of fun! We didn't have too many eggs, but enough that we had fun! Here are some pics!

Then on Saturday we went to Allen Park for an Easter Egg Hunt.....Julie met up with her cousins and her bff Cassie, from school, at the hunt......good thing I got a couple pics beforehand cuz there were waaaaaay too many kids and parents there to get a picture when they were searching for eggs!!! Here are a couple before the hunt, and a couple while playing on the playground!!

After the egg hunt, we went to Lukeus's 5th Birthday party! Here is a pic of Lukeus opening one of his presents....there were alot of kids there!!

Here is the cake that Kassi made and frosted...supposed to be a train, but she called it her "train wreck!"

and here is another cake that Kassi made, but I frosted....she didn't like me too well! LOLOL!!

Finally on sunday, we spent a quiet Easter sunday at home after going to church in the morning! The girls found their Easter baskets before church in the morning, had an egg hunt after church in our backyard, and then we had Easter dinner. Here are some pics of this special day!