Monday, December 10, 2007

A very long review

Hey folks! It's been a long time for sure. I guess I am going through some type of mini fatigue thing. I do hope to get over it soon.

This past weekend my mom had a dinner party for my family. It was nice. We had around 1o people over and we fixed a ham, fried chicken wings, meatloaf, macaroni and cheese, broccoli and rice casserole, string beans, sweet potato pie, chocolate cake, almond cream cheese pound cake and an impossible pie. I think there might have been more but you get the idea. Everyone enjoyed themselves and I believe ate a bit too much. They had those eyes half opened look to them. LMAO! It was fun though. I was quite tired afterward. My back was beginning to bother me a lot and I cleaned as well as I could and I ended up staying the night. Sunday I was very tired and didn't go to church but I stayed and cleaned my mother's home for her. I left late Sunday night and I was still not feeling very well. I don't know what to think about that.

Anyway that was the weekend for me. I cooked Friday night and went to my mother's house early Saturday to help her and that was it for me!

I was supposed to start packing for my Winter Park, Colorado ski trip last night but I didn't get a chance. I went to sleep early. I did stop on my way home today and bought my brother's Christmas gift and some ski socks for the trip. I am getting a bit excited. Woo Hoo! Three days of skiing! I hope I don't get altitude sickness. I better start drinking tons of water now!

I did want to show off some of my scrapbooking work. I completed several layouts and I have more to complete. Hopefully I will have them done on my next meeting on the 20th.

I finally did it! I couldn't help myself! I treated myself to the upper tier of the Clip It Up! Adrienne eat your heart out! LOL! I got a couple of coupons from Archiver's for 30% off anything in the store. The first thing that came to my mind was the Clip It Up Upper Tier! I couldn't resist! I think this will be it for the month on hobby supplies! But I am so glad I got it! It's fabulous!
I also purchased a set of circle stamps. I have been wanting these stamps for some time. I wanted to use them on some layouts I had made but I worked around them. I finally decided to just go ahead and buy them. Now I am kind of regretting it. I have a tendency to buy stuff I really want and never use it. It is just stored in my craft limbo area (I call it my creative space but you get my drift) and I never use it. I must stop this!
This is my layouts from my family reunion I attended in July 2007. I started these layouts in August and I have yet to complete them. I like them so far.

This is my my mother's oldest sister (or my Aunt) Waverline. She isthe oldest sibling in my mother's immediate family.
This is a picture of my Aunt Waverline and my mom (Ivory). The "S" is for sister.
This is my Mom (Ivory). She is the second oldest.

This is my Aunt Ethel. She is my mother's youngest sister. She is the fourth sibling.
This is my Uncle James (we call him "Geek" and don't ask why because I don't know). He is the youngest sibling at number seven.
This is my mother's first cousin named Robert Jones. He is a character. This is my first cousin Cedric. His father is my mother's brother Clarence. This is my Uncle Clarence's wife Wanda.
This is my first cousin Christian. She is my Uncle Clarence's daughter. This is my Uncle Clarence. He is the sixth sibling in the family.
This is my Uncle Robert (We call him Bunkus and again don't ask because I don't know why). He is my mother's oldest brother. He is the third sibling.
This is my Aunt Waverline's husband Ira.
I like this picture of my Aunt and her husband. The "L" is for love.
This is my cousin's daughter Ja'Maya. She is her youngest daughter. She is adorable. This is my cousin's oldest daughter Diamond. She is really cute. I hope you all like the layouts I showcased here. I have about three or four more layouts to complete for the reunion and I hope to have them completed soon. I will have them posted soon.
I was very disappointed the previous weekend. I found a sewing meetup group and we were supposed to have our first meeting the first Saturday in December. I went scrapbooking on the Friday night before and I got up late but I was preparing to go. I checked my e-mail and saw that the group leader had cancelled the meeting! I was all set and ready to go too! I felt if someone had zapped all my energy. I was so disappointed! But the upside is the weather was not good. We had some freezing rain here in the Chicagoland area and it was very slippery and traffic was not good. So it all worked out for the best.
I know this has been a rather long entry with all the pictures so I will end it now. I do plan to post a recipe this week. If I have internet access in Colorado I will post my adventures skiing. I want to update you on my crochet progress too. So stay tuned!


Adrienne said...

Now you know you are wrong! LOL, I had almost put that out of my mind!!! LOL. Once I get my area all set up again, I will ahve to really look into it. How big is that thing? It looks HUGE. I love the simplicity of your pages! They look great. HOpe you are feeling better.

PAJNSTL said...

lol glad you posted chic!
are you makian album for your family with all the layouts?
lol @ all the nicknames!
I have a funny ski themed story, you jogged my memory! :) Have fun on your trip!

Be careful in this nasty weather, too.

Virtuous said...

Wow! I hope you get your rest and energy very soon! Especially for your ski trip! I have FUN!!!

Nice layouts for your family reunion book!
And ur uh yeah...I need to know if Cuz Cedric is available? Haha! :o)

Glad you are doing plenty of crafting over there!

flygirlual said...

hope you are feeling better for your trip!! Going to have to find some layout ideas for you so you can use those stamps!!!

Nina MM said...

Oooh, I would love to scrapbook. You do gorgeous work.

KimT said...

Your layouts are great! And girl, just reading the menu for your mother's dinner party made me wish I was in your family! Sounds like you guys had a great time.

I signed up for a sewing meetup event too this month that got cancelled! And I did not even get an email. I just happened to call. I was going to cancel anyway but still!

Looking for to your other layouts and your crochet progress.

GrammaStamper (Barb) said...

Very nice layouts you have here. Your family dinner sounds delightful.

Sheila said...

Your layouts are great and making me wanna get my scrap Have a Happy Holiday and your vacation.