Thursday, October 25, 2007

My pal Sylvia!!!

My girl Sylvia is so much fun!! I don't know what it is, but different comments made today made me think of her.
Sylvia is so freakin' hilarious!!! We have spent HOURS laughing so darn hard that my stomache hurts!!!
She's attended two trade shows with me and we have cracked up each time!
One of the funniest things ever was when we were in Chicago and she was sitting in the middle between Rocio and I. She kept saying that she couldn't move because of her seatbelt. I thought she was just kidding. When I pulled the belt while we were laughing I realized she was telling the truth and she literally was stuck to the back seat. She couldn't even move half an inch! I don't know why, but we started cracking up so bad. You had to be there!!
She is so darn talented! I can't wait for everyone to see what she did for the next book we have coming out!!
Sylvia--You are so "special!!" LOL
Love ya girl!

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

So proud of YOU!!!

You're an amazing mom
An awesome wife
A wonderful daughter
A terrific granddaughter
A super friend

I love spending time with you!
It's always a lot of fun listening
to all your craziness!LOL I'm so happy
with the decisions you are making
and the time that you are taking
to really get to know you.

I love you and and so proud
to be your mom!

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

My friend Erin!!!

So Erin says to me,
" I want to take pictures of you
and I to show my girls how silly I am!"
OMG, you want PROOF???? LOL
We took many pictures...
of which maybe 1 or 2 could be
shown to others!LOL
We are just that silly together!!!
When I saw this picture on her blog I
cracked up so loud I thought I was
going to pee my pants!!
I love ya girl!!
You are my funny lady
my robot and dolphin dancing
my gelato and fondue loving
"I dont know what to say about that....HUH?" friend!LOL
On a serious note...
There is nothing I would'nt
do for you!
You are always there
for me
know that I will always
be there for you!!!!
I love ya girlie!!
Suzy West

Friday, October 19, 2007

Looking forward to our SIS crop!!!!

I am so excited about this weekend!!! We have a lot going on!!! Including our Scrap In Style TV GTG!!! We had our first gtg a few months back and had such a great time!!!
I'm sure this time will be just as much fun!!!!
Looking forward to chillin' with you all girlfriends and talking about _______ and __________ and we'll talk more about ___________ this too!! We can't forget to talk about my __________________ and Laurie's ________________!! LOL

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Last night...

I couldn't wait to get home and spend time with the kids. I have been so busy at work that I have come home exhausted and ready for bed. I guess it didn't help that I've been feeling really sick from sinus issues. They are driving me nuts.
Anyways, last night I got home and Sierra's little face just made everything so much better.
We got to spend some time together and it was so nice to just hang out.
Jeremy, Sierra, and I had fun just being silly. Later on she asked me to sleep with her. She was so cute. She was trying to sleep and would open one eye because she could tell that I was staring at her. She'd smile and then close her eyes again. We did that for a while until she really fell asleep. I felt truly blessed to have this little angel is my life. Just seeing her beautiful face and those cute little eyelashes made my heart skip a beat.
I left the room and went to tell my son how much I loved him and how handsome he was. He is such a sweetheart. I tried to remember when I was 13 and how hard things were at that age. I asked him if he wanted to talk. He said, "no." I asked him if he was happy, and he looked up at me and said, "yes." Gave him a kiss and let him finish his homework.
Last night, I felt lucky to be a mom!!!

Monday, October 15, 2007

Crop for the cure

Yesterday was a day that I will always remember. It's a day that I will hold close to my heart and feel good that I was a part of it.
Yesterday, we held our CROP FOR THE CURE event.
It was perfect in every sense of the word. I would love to share a lot of the details with you.
Lonae Swickard was the lady in charge. She is one of my dearest friends that I have known for almost 15 years. She wanted everyone that attended to feel special so she organized the event carefully and with a ton of love!!

Everyone that attended received a beautiful pink rose. They got this when they checked in.

When they walked in they saw ALL the raffle prizes that were donated by a bunch of restaurants, salons, manufactures, friends, and more!! Anyone could come and donate and put their name in the different raffle containers.

I was so excited to have a basket that was made just for the gals that were attending. This basket was full of scrapbook supplies.

Each gal received a goodie bag, a beautiful candle donated by two of my close friends Pattie and Christiane, a felt ribbon to wear donated by Lizz, and other fun goodies.

Lonae wanted it to be very special so she asked special friends to come and help! Her brothe Jay, was to welcome and to help take in bags. She didn't want anyone carrying their stuff in.

My parents were there to help as well. My mom greeted while my dad welcomed and took in the ladies totes as well.

The ladies felt so pampered.

Angel and Tanner volunteered some time as well to help our gals.

Tanner handled all the phone calls!! LOL

He's so cute!!!

Frankie made these beautiful cookies. THere were also a ton of pink cupcakes made by Victoria, tons of pink candies, coffee, donuts, and more.
Julie came with her daughter to donate. They all wore pink! They were so cute!!

Victoria, myself, Lonae, and Gail. Gail was so sweet to donate time and be in charge of the ticket sales.

Jeremy bought tickets and put them in baskets that he thought grandma or I would like!!

The girls were so wow'd by the way the place looked!! You can't tell but there was this amazing pink glow in the room!! Everyone kept mentioning that.

They didn't know but amongst them, were two breast cancer survivors. Lonae has asked one othem to speak. She was amazing!

We set up this awesome lunch for the girls at one of our favorite restaurants.

Angel surprised everyone and sang, Wind beneath My Wings.

Then we did the raffle drawings!! Lonae was thrilled when her daughter, who is in the hospital right now, won the only thing she wanted!!!

The event was so beautiful! We were so happy to see so many smiling faces!!

Lonae's goal was to reach $1,000.00. She exceeded that amount by A lot!! All funds went to the Susan G. Komen Foundation.

Way to go Lonae!! Thank you for everything you have done and continue to do!

You are truly an inspiration and I love ya!!!

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Neglecting my blog...

I know I know. It' s just been so busy that I haven't had time to post. Sorry and thanks for the reminders to get it updated. LOL

Let's see...since I last posted...

Jenn and I had a lot of fun here. She helped me a lot during our crazy fun anniversary crops. It was nuts!! 30 people each day. Lots of visitors as well. Lots of new products!! HOLY COW!!

We've re-done the store a thousand times as new things have come in.

We are preparing for an amazing event that my friend Lonae is putting together. She's hosting and coordinating a crop for the cure event.

We are also getting ready for THE BIG EVENT!!! The projects for this event are amazing!

I've gone to my favorite place, La Fondue a few time!!! I gotta say that this place is awesome!! They donated $100.00 gift certificate to the crop for the cure. They also donated other fun items!!!

We have the BIG crop with a bunch of girls from Scrap In Style TV. There are about 28 of us!!!

Lizz, Nikki, and I went out the other night to hang out with two fashionistas at Chevys. It was fun hanging out with Bernadette Henderson, who is also a 2007 HOF winner. Lisa Garay was there as well. She's such a sweetie pie!!

Let's see what else? The family is doing good. These past Saturday nights, I've gotten home to take the family out. We have gone bowling the last two times. It's been a lot of fun!!! I've actually managed to score above 100!LOL

Halloween is coming up. Sierra wants to be a princess. Jeremy is still not sure what he's going to dress up as. We'll probably go out with Rocio and her cousin like we did last year!!

Rocio and I are going to a concert next month in Vegas!! So excited about that!!!

I'm almost done with all my projects for our 8th book!! So thrilled!!

Okay I think that's everything. Hope this is enough info!!! LOL

Suzy West