Sunday, December 23, 2007

2 Days til' Christmas...and Counting!

There are only two more days until Christmas and my boys couldn't be more excited. Larry decorated lightly this year since we just had the baby, but the house looks cute all the same. I cannot wait to get back into the swing of things and begin scrapbooking again. I have so much work to do, but I suppose I'll start with the most recent stuff and work my way backwards. Looks like I'll be starting with Luke's Baby Book first.

Anyhow, here are some pictures of our house and what's decorated for the holidays in it...

Monday, December 10, 2007

Birth Announcement

Here's the birth announcement that I made... Enjoy!!!

Thursday, December 6, 2007

An Angel Is Born

Hi everyone! I thought I would take a minute or two to come online and finally post a picture of our little angel, Luke James. He was born on November 15th and weighed 6 lbs. 14 oz. at 3 weeks early and was 20 inches in length. He had to be readmitted into the hospital to undergo PhotoTherapy Treatment for jaundice followed by Home Treatment. In the pictures below, Luke's at home undergoing his PhotoTherapy. That's why he looks like he's glowing... What an angel!!!

(Pictures were taken on my camera phone.)

Monday, November 12, 2007

My Baby Shower

Yesterday afternoon, my mom and sister threw a baby shower for me at my Grandma's House. It was absoultely wonderful! I was surrounded by family and friends, and everyone had a great time. We ate good food, played some games and my sister gave out these awesome prizes with hair and mani/pedi products...The winners were quite excited!!! I opened presents and received a lot of adorable outfits, 2 travel swings and gift cards. It was very nice and it couldn't have been better. Thanks Mommy & G!!! Love Ya! (pictures will be posted soon...)

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Our Wedding Anniversary

I can't believe that it's already been 8 years since we got married! It's amazing how time flies... when you're having fun. In our 8 years together, we've had 2 beautiful sons with our 3rd on the way in a matter of weeks, a happy home, great family vacations, many wonderful times, and some sad, but overall, a great life. I can't wait to celebrate the rest of our annniversaries to come!!! I love you, L... Always. Thank you for making all my dreams come true and for loving me the way you do.

Sunday, November 4, 2007

A Busy Weekend

It's amazing how the time is just flying by... I'm going to be 36 weeks tomorrow and L just finished painting Baby Luke's Nursery. We've spent the weekend trying to declutter our home and getting ready for the baby. L still has to finish sanding and painting the 1/2 bath in the nursery. And he also needs to find the car seat base and boot. Otherwise, I'll have to go buy a new one. So much to do, so little time! I'm almost finish getting my bag ready for the hospital - just in case... I have to be as prepared as possible. Luckily, Nicholas goes to school in Fullerton, where my parents, sister, brother and grandparents live. In event that I go into labor, there's always someone around that can watch my boys and take me to the hospital... L works in the Port of Los Angeles so he can just meet me there! I'm hoping that I make it to Thanksgiving... This 3rd trimester has definitely taken a toll on my body - It's been a doozy! So please, wish me luck!!!

Thursday, November 1, 2007

New PARTY Chatterbookz Preorder!!!

Kit includes everything you need!

• 1 Party! Chatter Bookz 12” x 4” • 1 Rub-On Sheet - 12” x 4”
• 2 Die-Cut Sheets - 12” x 4” • Star Embellishment
• 24 Designer Papers - 12” x 4” • Ribbon
• 3 Cardstock - 12” x 4”

Price: $24.95 ea.

To preorder, e-mail me at & please put "PARTY Chatterbookz Preorder" in the Subject line. Thanks!!!

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

A Bundle of Nerves

Well, I'm currently 35 wks/1 day pregnant with my 3rd son and I have a strong feeling that he's definitely going to be coming early! I have that "Indian Burn" sensation on my tummy and my stomach is always hard as a rock. I can already tell that Lil' Luke is running out of room! Goodness gracious! I just hope that I can make it past my Baby Shower on Sunday, November 11th... I feel so unprepared. We still need to finish painting the nursery and sand and paint the 1/2 bath in there as well. So much to do with so little time... I'm also still trying to get over my cold, no thanks to the fires! The poor air quality really did a number on me. Just when I thought I was pretty much over it, I got worse! Go figure.

Sunday, October 28, 2007

Do you know what your legacy is?

Today was an interesting day. My sis and I took our boys to church this morning and today's sermon was an eye opener. Toward the end of the sermon, our pastor asked us, "Do you know what your legacy is?" He then proceeded to give us an example when he asked, "Do you know your Great-Grandfather's full name?" I think the entire church was stunned! It was such a powerful question and mind-blowing at the same time... Our pastor continued on to say that all of us would eventually be forgotten by the time we become Great-Grandparents. It was very sad to hear, but at the same time true. It got me to thinking that I have to do my very best to keep up with mine and my husband's families and teach our children the importance of leaving a legacy behind. With scrapbooking, I will definitely be able to do that and each of my children will have albums to pass down to their children and so on and so forth! So please try and make it a point to scrapbook your precious memories so your family isn't left in the dark and eventually forgotten...

Thursday, October 25, 2007

California Wildfires (My Brother, the Squad Leader)

Wed Oct 24, 9:20 PM ET

Adam Castillo and other members of the Orange County Fire Authority Strike Team prepare to move out to cut fire breaks in Live Oak Canyon in eastern Orange County, Calif., Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2007. A merciful easing of the winds fueling Southern California's sprawling wildfires finally gave fire crews a chance to fight back against some blazes Wednesday, and weary residents could take solace in an overriding sign of hope: Just one person has died from the flames. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Still Hanging Indoors

The fires are still blazing in the counties surrounding us. Air quality is still horrible and the heat, my goodness! It's almost November and 100 degrees outside. That is unheard of! I was kind of worried sending Nick to school and him being outside at recess inhaling all of the ash in the air. But we received an e-mail from the school district stating that they were doing everything possible to keep the children safe and indoors. So that put my mind at ease. Nick says that they eat snack & lunch in class and do various games and activities during recess time, in class as well. The only time they have to go outdoors is when they have to use the restroom. Obviously, they are trying to make the best of a terrible situation.
My heart goes out to all the families that have had to evacuate their homes due to fires closing in on them and to those who've lost their homes. It's tragic! My thoughts and prayers go out to all of the families...
God Bless!

Monday, October 22, 2007

Poor Air Qualilty

Well, it's Monday - the beginning of the school week and I'm feeling a little better than I did yesterday. It would've been a beautiful day today had the air quality not been so horrible! We have fires going on all around us in Orange County and in Malibu. It's awful! I really feel for those people in those areas that have already lost their homes and those that are still at risk. I also worry about all of the fire crews out there trying to contain these fires... My brother especially!!! I just pray that all goes well and that God keeps him and all the other men and women safe.

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Sunday, October 21, 2007

It Looks Like a Cold ~ Yuck!

Hey ya'll! It's official. I've caught a cold. Luckily, I caught it early... so I'm hoping to nip it in the butt as soon as possible! I started taking some Zicam yesterday evening, along with my vitamins, so I'll be keeping my fingers crossed.

Anyhow, I've been busy all weekend trying to update my websites, along with creating this new blog and I couldn't be prouder. I'm not a "Computer Genius" or anything like that, but I've been able to teach myself through "Trial & Error". Please feel free to leave your comments and let me know what ya' think!

Saturday, October 20, 2007

My First Post

Well, I'd like to begin by thanking those of you that
have stopped by to view my blog. I'm currently
33 wks/5 dys pregnant with my 3rd son and I haven't
had a whole lot of time to work my TLC Business as I
have liked to. However, I have completed a few projects...
One of which, I'd like to share since Halloween is just around
the corner. It's a Halloween Coaster... ENJOY!!!

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