Saturday, September 27, 2008

A few of my cards




I still consider myself to be a 'newbie' when it comes to cards, but here are a few i've done in the last bit


Another one of my creations

I love how this turned out...

Friday, September 26, 2008

My first holiday layout

This layout was done for a challenge at Lovebugscrapbooking.com. The challenge was to use at least 7 photo's. These pictures are of our para sailing adventure in Mexico. I am quite pleased with how it turned out!!!

Hermoso Hombre

means 'Beautiful Man' and while in Mexico we met
a Spanish couple. The woman said this and proceeded to
snap a picture of Sean. There was another couple there
who interpreted for the Spanish couple. When I asked what
she said, the girl told me this "she says your husband is a beautiful man
and has the same colouring (dark hair, skin etc) as the men in Spain and
she wanted a picture to take home to her friends" I wish I had of snapped
a picture of her husband...he wasn't bad to look at either!!!

Thursday, September 25, 2008

A funny story I wanted to share!!

When we were in Mexico...we went into the town of Playa Del Carmen. While there we found a little bar on the beach and decided to enjoy a couple of cerveza's (beers). After a bit, both Dayle and I had to use the 'little girls room' so we asked our waiter. He pointed to the beach and say 'Playa' meaning beach...use the beach (the water) We both laughed, then he laughed and pointed towards a building up and around the corner. So, off Dayle and I go only to discover the 'womens' washroom had no toilet seat, no toilet paper and no door...not even one leading outside...(where is the OMG smilie when you need him ) so..we both sort of looked at each other when Dayle said 'you stand guard'...I mean honestly what choice did we have. SO, thatI did and she for me. Let me just say..'drip dry' We have never laughed so much in a long time. SO, we go back to the table, look at the waiter and say 'Yes, next time the Playa' LMAO ( just kidding)
Another funny point...the mens washroom HAD toilet paper!!! Go figure

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Tagged :)

My Friend Tracey tagged me and it looked like fun!!

THE FIVE TAG

10 years ago I:
1. Got Married
2. Had 4 kids under the age of 8
3.Was a stay at home mom
4. Didn't scrapbook
5.Was renting a big old farmhouse

5 things on today's "to do" list
1. Stop by the lawyers office with a letter
2. Make spaghetti for dinner
3. Kiss my husband
4. Finish my layout
5. Watch Dancing With The Stars

5 snacks I enjoy:
1. Dil Pickle Chips
2.Popcorn
3. Melba toast with cream cheese
4. vegies & dip
5. Licorice

5 things I would do if I were a millionaire:
1. Build a huge log house
2. Give my parents money so they could retire
3. Buy a few new vehicles
4. Take my kids on a holiday , where ever they wanted to go
5. Invest for our future



5 places I have lived:
1. Shelburne
2. Rosemont
3. Dundalk
4. Flesherton
5.Creemore (all places are in Ontario)

Five jobs I have had:
1. Babysitter
2. Data entry operator
3. Printing Press Plate mounter
4. Assembly line worker
5. Accounts Rec./Payroll admin.

I tag...Whoever wants to and
1. Peggy
2. Desi
3. Kirsten
4. Christina
5. Ronda

Rules: Each player answers the question themselves. At the end of the post the player then tags 5 people and posts their names, then goes to their blog and leaves them a comment letting them know that they've been tagged and asking them to read your blog. Let the person that tagged you know when you've answered the questions on your blog.

Mexico...is so beautiful

So, since posting pics I should maybe just tell you a bit about our trip. We had to be at our airport at 3am...sounds bad but really it wasn't. Likely because we were so excited to be going and couldn't actually believe we were!. We boarded the plane and flew out of Toronto at 6:15am on Saturday September 13th. We arrived in Cancun, Mexico at 9:40am (our time) so I quickly switched my watch to Mexico time...which was 10:40am. Once we cleared customs grabbed our bags and boarded the bus...we were very very hot! It was a 45 minute drive to our resort from the airport. We checked in, got our rooms , changed and headed to the beach! We were enjoying the beautiful views by 1pm that day. It was amazing and so relaxing. Something both Sean and I have needed for a long long time.

There was a great breeze coming off the water, it felt great but was tough on my hair, so my girlfriend and I found a guy to braid our hair for us quickly. Hard to believe but it only took him an hour to do each of us. We both have long hair...so that was cool. Neither of us wanted to sit there for a really long time :)

We left the beach and went for a swim in the pool...which felt like bath water...omg, it was so nice. It was almost dinner time, so we went to change and hit one of the buffets for a nice easy meal. The food selection was awesome!!!

We pretty much spent the next few days relaxing by the pool, having a few interesting drinks LOL and enjoying the great food. Sean and I needed a break from 'everyday life' so our goal was not to be off on excursions every day, besides they can get quite expensive.

Monday we had reservations at the Italian restaurant, Tuesday was Japenese and Wednesday was International. They were all pretty good...it's good to try new things, even if you don't like them LOL

Thursday we rented a cab and went into town 'Playa Del Carmen' for the day. Man, it almost felt hotter there then at the resort!! Sean and I wanted to get the kids a couple souvenirs so this was the spot. We enjoyed a few beers on the beach ($2.00 each! ) and at the local 'hot spot' Senore Frogs ($5.00 each for beer there) It was so hot, we stopped at a store , bought a 6 pack of Coors Light and walked up the street drinking it (yes, this is allowed LOL ) while looking at the sites.

We stayed a few hours, then rented a cab to take us back to the resort. Both cab drivers were very funny, and had us all laughing hysterically. They drive so close to other vehicles and people...it's a little freaky!

When we got back to the resort, we headed to the pool to start a celebration for Dayle's 40th birthday. We didn't really want to celebrate on Friday (her actual birthday) because we were leaving the next morning, and no one wanted to get on a plane hungover LOL

The bartenders were quite willing to continue to make us tequila shooters of all different flavours. We even made friends with a couple from Spain. They didn't speak english and we didn't speak very much spanish, but we seem to understand each other quite well...as we sat at the pool bar for quite some time.

I decided we had better go for dinner to get something to eat. By this time, we were all feeling pretty good LOL so off we went. By the time we were done eating and heading back toward the rooms, it was time for a sleep...but we had so much fun and there was a lot of giggling and laughing happening.

Friday Sean and I felt great but Dayle and Kevin were a little ...ummm...hungover so they were not indulging in the 'free drinks' aspect of the holiday. We wanted to go para-sailing today, so around noon we headed down to the beach, paid $55.00 each to go up for aprox 20 minutes and had the most fabulous time ever! Sean is not a big fan of heights and even he loved it. It was amazing to see the views of the resort and the beach and sea from that high up. We are so glad we did it. We spent the rest of the day at the pool...relaxing and swimming.

We had to check out of our rooms on Saturday the 20th at 5am..but that was ok...it was time to come home. Both Sean and I had to stop talking about our kids, tears were forming in our eyes~
We arrived back in Toronto at about 2:30 or so...then headed home.

We dropped Kevin and Dayle off at home, then headed to pick Reece up at Mom's. Mom made enough dinner for us too, so we stayed. Go figure...she had fahita's LOL

We had the best time we've had in a long time. This year has been trying to say the least...so this was needed greatly. Sean and I have never been away together in the 14 years we've been together....and we are definetly planning the next one already!!!!!

Monday, September 22, 2008

More Pics

Me in the Japenese Restaurant
Our feet together at the resort
The sun setting over the water
Our beautiful beach
View from our balcany

Pics from our vacation!!!

The courtyard in the middle of the rooms
Dayle, Kevin, Sean and I on the beach in Playa Del Carmen
Dinner our first night in Mexico!
At the pool bar
View of the pool and the swim up bar

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Hello

Well, it's almost time...in two days i'll be on the plane...just a couple hours away from a much needed holiday. Yeah, I know...everyone is sick of hearing about it..but I can't help but be excited. I'm really excited for the pictures i'm hoping to take too. All arrangements are made with regards to Reece going to Mom's and walking to school etc. Jesse is staying with his dad, against my better judgement but he really didn't want to stay with Grandma :)

well, i'm off to work, then it's wing night at the pub...see you later!

Saturday, September 6, 2008

Happy Saturday :)

Good Day everyone!!!

Dayle and Kevin are coming for dinner, they are the friends we are going to Mexico with. Great people...sort of a pre trip get together LOL any excuse!!!

I still have a few arrangements to make this week, with regards to our holiday, but i'm pretty much good to go :)

Must remember to pick up an extra set of camera batterie for both camera's. No way am I going to be without a way to take pictures!!

Anyhoot...must run...still have to vacuum and shower

Have a great day

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Wow, only 9 days to go

I can hardly believe the day has almost arrived. Sean and I are so excited. My new Tankini arrived today...and it looks great. It's no bikini but hey, cute just the same.
I can't wait to take lots of pictures..I have a few in mind. I want a picture of just Sean and my feet in the sand..wouldn't that make an awesome layout?

OK, off I go..almost bedtime.

Enjoy the night :)

Birthday Pics


Here are a couple pics from the birthday dinner we had for Dad. Don't we all look great :)