Thursday, July 31, 2008

Is it true? We lose it more and more everytime we have a child???

If this is true, I must have about 25 kids hidden somewhere. I'm not joking, lately I feel like I'm losing my mind. We are extremely busy with work, lots of classes, kid stuff, Brazil things, and more. I can't remember what I ate in the morning and I even checked yesterday to see if I actually put on underwear.
Seriously, Suzy needs a little vacation from having to use her brain. It needs to be working on overdrive and instead it has an "elvis has left the building" sign on it.
Anyone else feeling this way lately? if so, can I hear an Amen! LOL
Have a great day!

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

MTV update

I've received several emails about the MTV show.
Angel said they had a lot of fun filming on Saturday. They love Jerry, the camera guy. He's filmed them before and couldn't wait to film them again. Jerry travels all over the world filming all kinds of reality shows. He know's EVERYONE.
The show is going to air on August 2nd. There is going to be a "engaged and underaged" (couples between the ages of 18 and 21 getting married) marathon that day leading up to a LIVE wedding in Time Square (never been done before).
Then they will do the updates on some of their favorite couples that include Angel and Christian.
They are excited about the show.

Sunday, July 27, 2008

My perfect weekend

I had the perfect weekend!! I hung out with all my girlfriends at the store. It was so much freaking fun!!! I got a layout done. The next day I was at work and continued to scrap. I got to hang out with Carla, Noel, and Rocio. It was so nice! Everyone that knows me knows that if I pull out a new set of alphabet and a few papers I will use them up until they are pretty much gone. LOL So You'll notice in these three layouts a lot of similar products. LOL
I'm boring but at least I got some pages done. I did another one but forgot to take a's called, "Listen up homegirl" and it's dedicated to ROCIO!LOL

Paul and the kids came by on Saturday to have lunch at work. It was so nice to have them there and to hang out for a while.
That evening, the possee got together and we went to see JOHN MAYER in concert at the Shoreline. OMG we had the BEST TIME!!! We laughed HYSTERICALLY the entire night! We got our "seats" on the lawn and enjoyed a concert under the stars. It was so stinkin' cool! These are some of my favorite photos from the evening.

A guy came over and took this picture of the four of us. Rocio and Janice taking pictures of me dying of laughter
A gal behind me took this picture
Ro took this picture. Erin and I could not stop laughing
I love this photo because it shows what we are like when we are together

Erin and I being...Erin and I
I love you my sweet little buttercup
So today I got up and spent the day with my family. We met up with Angel and her family and had lunch at Chevy's. We then went to the puppy store that we've been hanging out at by my store. It just opened and Sierra is in HEAVEN! My parents met us there and they loved on the puppies as well. We all then went to Angel's place and the kids went swimming. It was so nice! I took this picture of her view from her apartment. It's so beautiful! I feel so happy to have her be in a place that she loves so much.

Pictures from my perfect weekend! Hope you enjoyed them as much as I do.

Hugs, Suzy

Thursday, July 24, 2008

MTV is back...

MTV has been contacting Angel again. They asked her if they could do a "where are they now" show. They are coming to film this weekend. They will be following them as they go to all their different spots. I am excited to watch Mr. Tanner for a little bit on Saturday while they do some couple filming.
After that I'm off with all the girls to see John Mayer! YIPPPEEE!!
Anyway, I'll try to keep you posted about the show.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Little boy blue

My son is 14. What does he want to do? Play video all the time. Does he want to go out with friends? Do anything fun? Nope, he wants to play games.
So mommy got a little upset and took the game away.
Son was very sad and mad. Mommy thought tooo bad.
Son was so upset he didn't want to talk to mommy all day.
Mommy called her son up and sweetly said, "You better chill or you can say good bye to your games forever"
Son got over it fast and is now talking to mommy but is still upset. Mommy doesn't care because she wants son to have a life.
Son is grounded from games for a week.
If daddy is reading this...give son our game back before the week is over...(said in a sweet voice) you will be sleeping on the couch. :) Love ya.
Okay mommy is going back to work now.

Monday, July 21, 2008

I'm back from CHA!

I'm back from a wonderful weekend in Chicago. Helen, Trish, Norma, and I worked the My Little Shoebox Booth. It was a blast and we had a very successful show.
It was great to meet a lot of new people, see a lot of the people I've met in the past, and to do a lot of fun shopping for the store.
We have a lot of exciting things happening for MLS. We've been asked to do a lot of work for magazines, tv shows, and more. I've been asked to teach in Brazil. I said I wasn't going to do a lot of traveling, but come's BRAZIL!! I'm working a show there and then traveling to Rio to teach in the owners new store. I can't wait!
Anyway, it's good to be back.

Monday, July 14, 2008


We've been waiting for the new products of My Little Shoebox to come in and they finally did! The product is so beautiful!!
The problem??? It's FOUR days before the show. I leave on Thursday so that means I have two days to create!! YIKES!!! "Mojo come back...mojo come back...mojo come back" that's what I've been chanting since the product came in. I created this layout right before I left work tonight. The entire layout is using MLS. Yup--papers, die cuts, mini letters, big letters, transparancies, and chipboard buttons. I really love the colors on this collection. (A little Birdie Told Me line)

Tomorrow I'm going to create some more. Thanks for looking. Big hugs

Suzy West

Happiness is...

--finding little love notes from my little one on my bed
--being able to call friends late at night and they drop everything to come spend time with you!!!!LOL
--getting emails from my gal pal while she is on vacation because she misses you already
--is calling up a friend late at night while in bed just to chat about life.
--scrapping with my daughter who doesn't feel great but she wants to spend time with you.

You guys know who you are!!! I love you all!!!

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Excited that...

...Angel's having a little boy.
...Sierra gets to come to work with me two days a week in the summer.
...Jeremy is over coming his shyness
...I get to crop tonight with Angel
...I'm going to Chicago next week
...I'm taking the kids to Great American when I get back
...I got to see Erin before she left for her crop
...Pattie is getting better
...My aunt and uncle came and hung out at my store this week
...I made three new layouts this week
...Linda made me cupcakes
...Maria is bringing egg rolls tonight
...I get to hair flip Rocio tonight

I'm excited about a lot of things. What are you most excited about?

Friday, July 11, 2008

I've been tagged...

I have been TAGGED...
I was tagged by ROCIO. Here we go...

Each player answers the questions themselves. At the end of the post the player then tags 4 people and posts their names, then goes to their blogs and leaves them a comment letting them know that they've been tagged and ask them to read your blog. Then you let the person who tagged you know when you posted your answers.

Ten Years Ago:

WOW, I can't tell you what I was doing exactly ten years ago today but I can tell you what was going on during that time.
We were getting ready to move into the house we are in now. I was planning to attend the scrapbook expo and to tell people that I was starting a brand new club called, "bay area scrappers". Wow, that was so long ago! I was helping my friend Katie photographing weddings.
Ten years ago I had two kids. Angel was only 9 years old and Jeremy was 4. We were getting ready to go on our annual trip to Disneyland and just enjoying the summer.

Five things on today's to-do list:

1. Go to work
2. Go to Target to pick up paper towells, garbage bags, and more for the crop.
3. Get things ready for tomorrow's garage sale
4. drop off kids at grandma's
5. Crop a little

Snack I Enjoy:

Junior Mints

Things I would do if I was a millionaire:

1. Travel all over the world.
2. Buy a massive house for my family.
3. Hire a cook.
4. Donate a lot of money to my favorite charities.
5. go on a serious shopping spree.

Places I have lived:

1. Daly City--birth to 8 years old
2. Fremont--from them til' now.
3. Castro Valley--for only 6 months

4 People I am tagging:

1. Norma
2. Danielle
3. Debby
4. Becky

Have a good one!

Thursday, July 10, 2008

We found out what Angel's having...It's a...

BOY!!!! I was so wrong!!
We are sooooo super excited!

Lots of stuff...

The American Idol concert ROCKED!!! I had such a great time with Rocio! We didnt' take pictures because neither of us brought cameras. Can you freakin' believe it?

The Davids and Michael Johns were my favorites!! WOWSERS were they good!! I screamed like a crazy school girl!! LOL
Syesha sounded spectacular! One of her songs was, Listen by Beyonce and WOW! She worked it!Jason was so stinkin' adorable and sounded really good!
I loved Brooke! Didn't forget the lyrics and she was great!
Carly was like WOW! What a voice.
Kristy was good. I loved it when she sang, "God bless the USA".
Chikezi sounded awesome but I didn't like his song choices.
Ramiele was my least favorite but she has a good voice.

Can't wait for the next season to start!

I'm excited for My Little Shoebox!! We have been preparing for CHA for a while now. We leave for Chicago next week. I am sooooo not looking forward to the weather. We have a lot of new stuff coming out. Including...

We are getting ready for the Garage Sale this weekend. Lots of our customers are going to be selling new and used items. It's going to be wild!

If you are in the area, it's this Saturday and Sunday. 12pm-2pm both days. It's free. Cash only.

I think that's everything. Have a great weekend!!!

Hugs, Suzy

Wednesday, July 09, 2008

Jeremy is 14 today!!

I got up this morning and Jeremy was already up and getting ready to go to summer school. I looked up at him and I swear I felt like he grew about 5 inches this morning.
Right before my eyes was a young man and I kid you not I felt my heart melt. He's just so stinkin' sweet and adorable and as cute as can be. I am so lucky to have him as a son.
Tonight we are going to celebrate at Red Lobster so he can get his favorite meal...A LOBSTER!
Happy birthday sweetie!! I love ya!

Tuesday, July 08, 2008

I'm going to see NEW KIDS ON THE BLOCK!!! (I'm a dork...I'm soooo NOT)....

Man I thought I had nothing to blog about...yeah I do.
I'm going to see NEW KIDS ON THE BLOCK tonight!!! I am sooooo freaking excited!!!!
I'm going with my gal pal, Rocio!!! It's going to be fun!

Wow, I need sleep! LOL I'm not going to see new kids on the block tonight (seeing them in October)

I'm going to see................AMERICAN IDOL!!!! yippeeee!!!!!

Yeah, I know. I'm a dork. LOL


Monday, July 07, 2008


Yesterday we went to Santana Row to celebrate Chrsitian's birthday. (Yup another birthday). LOL We love to go there! It's so beautiful and the shops are gorgeous!! Here are a few of the pictures taken. They have live bands, farmers markets, and it's just an awesome vibe that you feel when you are there. If you are ever in the area, you need to go there.
My parents who LOVE to take pictures.

One of the streets
A place to play chess. Yup that big set is for playing too.
Angel looking beautiful.
My parents again. :)
My family.
An area that we like to hang out at.
My sweet Sierra
Thanks for looking, big hugs

Suzy West

Sunday, July 06, 2008

Sierra's 7!!!

I'm just a little late in posting Sierra's pictures. She turned 7 on the 4th of July! We got up early that morning, sang, made cupcakes, opened presents, and went over to my parents house.
Everyone was there, we celebrated, ate food, and then headed out to Jack London Square. We watched a fantastic firework show while sitting right in front of the water. In the background was the Golden Gate bridge. It was a perfect night and Sierra had a "blast!"
Sierra asked for just a couple of things for her birthday. One of things she wanted was a camera. She didn't want a kid one, she wanted a "REAL" one. So we got her a little camera. She LOVES it!! She's taken a lot of pictures.
Here are some of the shots that I took of her and below are some of the pictures she took!! She's got a great eye. I didn't see these until I uploaded them today with her.

Here are some that she took. She says she wants to put them up on her wall.

Thursday, July 03, 2008

Angel's half way there!!

I am getting pretty excited! Angel's turning 20 weeks this week. She is half way there to having another little one in her arms.
We are so thrilled for her little family. They are so truly happy and can't wait for this baby to come. Tanner kisses Angel's tummy and it's so cute!
She had such scary first months thinking she lost the baby. When she found out that she was still pregnant she was already three months so it's gone by pretty fast.
We can't wait til' the 10th to find out what's she having. I think it's a girl. I'll be thrilled either way but if she has a little girl, oh goodness, we are soooo in trouble.
I'll keep you gals posted, so check back to find out. In the mean time, what do YOU think she's having?

Hugs, Suzy West

Tuesday, July 01, 2008

Not 1...not 2...not 3...but FOUR tickets!

Dang I'm screwed!! LOL Okay so I haven't got a ticket for the LONGEST time!! I'm talking super long time. I've been pulled over several times in those years but I've talked my way out of them.
So how do I talk myself out of a freakin' camera???? Oh yeah, I can't!! Dang it! I didn't even know the camera was there.
So here's the story:

I have things going on all the time, so I'm on the phone ALL the time. Well even if I don't have something going on, I half to call Erin to tell her I saw a tree. LOL
anyway, I was turning right on central and didn't stop...four four I got four tickets. Didn't know this, because I didnt' see the camera.

I got the first ticket....I found out because Paul called me...having a COW! I told him I thought it was a mistake. He told me to go online to watch myself driving.

I could NOT stop laughing....there's the video of me yapping away like a canary...I get to central and don't stop...not even a little! I just fly through there.

Next week...another ticket...not so funny...I see the video, Copy and paste the sentence above to know what I was doing.

The third ticket....(copy paste story...again) and now I'm freaking! Paul needs therapy over this.

Fourth...yeah....I am in TROUBLE!!!! Paul is coming not happy. Crap, I better be nice...maybe I should make him his favorite meal...crap, I don't cook and don't have time to try to learn. I'll take him out. He comes home. Drops the ticket on the bed and walks out of the room. yeah...I'm screwed!

So I didn't realize not to do that until I had gotten all the tickets. Yeah, I know. I should have stopped. Now, I won't even drive down Central. It scares me. LOL
I DO stop at all or almost all of the stop signs. I'm trying and think I'm doing a lot better.

oh....and I'm going to see the judge over them. Let's see if I can reduce the amount I have to pay.
Here's to hoping.