Sunday, February 24, 2008

Scrapbook Weekend

Well, Frank has gone back to work and I decided to scrapbook. Here are a few of my pages: first ones are Amy in a photo taken today and Amanda just before graduation in May 2006; next two are Anna & Emma, my friend, Angela's daughters; and last is the little boy from Ocho Rios, Jamaica.

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Happy Birthday, Joanna

Happy 23rd to the darling little girl with the parasol - Peek-a-b00 - Daddy's still watching you and he is very proud of you! Hope it's a good one! (This picture was scanned from the one in Frank's wallet ... it's pretty worn out, but he says it's still his favorite.)

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

I saw the Eclipse ... and Saturn's Rings, too!

It was so cool, the moon looked so 3D when the eclipse was total - like a giant ball in the sky instead of the normal flatness I see! Frank got out the telescope so I could see Saturn, too. Gosh that is such a pretty planet. I love it when you can see the rings so clearly. What a great way to end a great day!

Good News!

Frank talked with the folks at FLS (where he worked until January 16) and they have a new warehouse opening up in Fletcher and have hired Frank back to work for them at the new facility. He goes tomorrow morning for his drug test and then onto orientation. Thank you for all the prayers and well wishes ... not only for his job search but for my sanity (ha ha!)

Saturday, February 16, 2008

Almost 2 Hours Ago...

Frank went into the kitchen to make my breakfast. This is the result. Breakfast quesadillas with sliced strawberries, mango, and sour cream. No wonder I need Weight Watchers!

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Happy Valentine's Day

Chillean Sea Bass, Yummy Crab Stuffing, Fresh Green Asparagus topped with Lemony Hollandaise ... what more could a girl ask for? Apple Pie, maybe? I'm not sure, but I'm guessing that even if you ate out tonight at a 5 Star restaurant, your meal was not as delicious or made with as much love as mine was! It's so nice to have my own personal chef!

Being that I am NOT the chef and that I worked so hard today, I made a stop at Inlges and got to wait in their "Lover's Lane," along with a bunch of other GUYS. It was so cool, they had an arch of paper flowers and red and white balloons along with a sign that said, "Lover's Lane ~ for Valentine's Purchases Only." My self-decorated giant chocolate chip cookie, strawberries, and chocolate dipping sauce qualified!

When I got home and gave Frank his big cookie, he fussed at me because he said I said, "We're not getting each other anything." Then my sniffer caught the scent of apple pie coming from the oven, and then we both laughed! He broke the rule, too. Ahh ... isn't it romantic? I babysit to earn enough to buy his cookie and he chopped wood to earn enough to buy me a pie. Reminds me of the "Gift of the Magi" ` well sort of, neither of us lost any hair in the deal. LOL.

Okay, so tell me what you did on this day of love for the one you love or what the one who loves you did for you.

PS Be sure to check back later for results of Matthew's last regular season game tonight. It's at West and against North.

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Kids say the cutest things ... even the older ones

On Monday morning I took Matthew to school and I asked him when he was going to take driver's ed (you know, since he turned 16 three weeks ago). Do you know what he said? It's pretty funny!
He said, "Can you do that online?"

Pretty sure he was serious! I guess I should be happy he's not chomping at the bit to add to our growing parking lot of vehicles and ever increasing insurance costs.

Sunday, February 10, 2008

Amy Makes the Dean's List!

Blue Ridge Community College

Blue Ridge Community College announced the fall semester 2007 dean's list. Students must be full time student with a minimum grade-point average of 3.5.

The following students were named: Henderson County: Anne Adkinson; Chad Anderson; Kristine Barbour; Cori Blankenship; Henry Bleiweiss; Heather Bradshaw; Benjamin Capps; Christina Chavez; Jennifer Connell; Kelley Creech; Richard Cross; Robert Davis; Ashley Downey; Teresa Drevar; Kayla Edney; Diana Gamez; Sylvia Gossett; Kasey Hendrix; Casey Herbert; Sharon Huchzermeier; Reuben Jacques; Michelle Janes; Michael Johnson; Brittany Jones; John Jones; Shannon King; Michael Klipp; Kelly Leech; Tammy Lyda; Lisa MacDonald; Natasia Marling; Katherine McCraw; Connie McGowan; Ashley McGraw; Josie Medrano; David Morris; Glen Morris; Philip Olivier; Erica Ours; Sarah Parris; Kristina Patterson; Lindsey Prather; Maureen Rhodes; Amy Roberts; Guadalupe Robles; Kimberly Rodriguez; Laura Sexton; Courtney Shock; Stephanie Slinkard; Charles Smith; Eric Smith; Daniel Sutton; Kayla Thomas; George Tipton; Richard Van Wingerden.

And Amanda did well, too, she has a 3.0 Average!

Saturday, February 09, 2008

Matter Scored to 3 Point Shots In Win Over East

Matthew and the Falcons beat Uncle John's East Eagles last night by 2 points and Matter scored 8 points to help! You can read the write-ups about all of his games on The Baller's Blog (click here: ) I have copied all the stories off of the Times-News website to keep here as a record for him. The Headlines in light blue are by me ... as I am sure you will be able to notice right away since they usually talk about Matthew!

Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Did You See This?

It's Matthew! On the front page of the paper last Wednesday. I didn't see it until the end of the day. He has a guy's arm in his face, but it is definitely him. I have extra copies if anyone needs them autographed ... haha! (If you click on the image it will open up bigger so you can see him better.)

Monday, February 04, 2008

Two Layouts I did on Sunday

I know I have used this pic before, but I wanted to use it on a paper layout, too. The last one I did had Helen in it and was a digital layout. Today, I organized and then managed to "dis" organize all my paper supplies while scrapping these two layouts.

Sunday, February 03, 2008

The Biggest Upset Ever?

That's what they said anyway. There were a few of us at work who actually really DID pick Eli Manning and the Giants to beat the Patriots. Sure, it was wishful hoping, but hey, they did! And what an amazing win. I have no fingernails left! Go Giants. I cannot wait to see Peyton hand off that trophy to his little brother (well, not literally, but hey they did get it back to back!) Way to go, Mannings!

Saturday, February 02, 2008

Conrad Family Photo shoot

I did this paper layout today using photos I took of Frank, Justin and Tiffany back in December. Tiffany asked me to take them so she could give them to Art as a framed gift for his new "man cave." Some of them came out pretty good and there were way too many for a one page layout. Here I picked some of my favorites and even made a mini book on the second page to hold a couple more and a close-up of each of them. Enjoy!