I have been busy, busy, busy .... trying to get everything done. It has been a challenge to say the least.
Trying to get back into the swing of things of being back home .... what can I say, but OH MY GOSH !!!!! I really would have liked to have about an extra twenty-four hours in each of the last few days. My computer has literally been in overdrive.
But, first things first .... again today I am using one of my freebies from last year because it's just plain easier!!!! This is one of my all time favorites, too.
I am going to tell you a little about my trip to Texas through photographs ...... my trip started with getting the suitcases out of the basement. What clothes to take ... decisions, decisions. Will I need long sleeves or short sleeve?
The trip is on it's way. What adventures we are on ... it's miles and miles of scenery. One of our views along our roadmap was Indian National Parkway in Oklahoma. Where are the indians and the teepees? I guess I'll just have to use my imagination.
One of my fascinations has always been deserted houses. I wonder what happened to the people that use to live there. This rundown home is no exception. Did a storm cause them to leave? It just looks cold and sad to me. And, for those that might want to know I took this with my camera going 75 mph through the window!!! I LOVE THIS CAMERA!!!
I've talked that hubby of mine into an earlier stop. It's heaven to get into the room before 7:00pm. With dinner at Outback Restaurant, then time for relaxation, plenty of flirting with my hubby, time for television and a good book and sleep are the order of the night ... and exactly in that order.
I'm dreaming of Texas and my daughter, Angie. What better dreams can I have? I know when I wake up .... I am really, really going to see her!!!! Have I told you I have missed her like crazy!!! She is my daughter I call "Sunshine". Soon I'll be catching up on all the latest gossip. But, I won't escape exercise .... cause' she's my exercise freak !!! Must tell you, she ran her first marathon on January 13th. AND I CAN'T RUN 500 YARDS!!!! I can't wait to see her smiling face and give her the biggest, huggiest, monster Texas style hug ever!!!!
WE HAVE ARRIVED!!!!!
After all the hugs and kisses, Popeye Chicken and suitcases up to the guest room ....
it's time for Papa and Nana's
one and only
personal concert from Master Ryan
It was like heaven to our ears even if there was a "frog stuck" inside at moments. His father kept telling him to get the poor thing out and and let him breathe. What .... his father doesn't know great jazz if it bit him in the butt!!! Just the same, these grandparents CLAPPED and CHEERED because he will always be the best in our hearts. This is my third grandchild and even though you're not suppose to have a favortie ... HE IS THE ONE!!!!
This is just a start to get your attention. My journal will continue of each day. I wanted to start just with this little glimpse into my world. I hope you enjoy the trip as much as I did.
And, for any of you that are newcomers to my world, I want to welcome you. Please come and sit awhile. I offer daily freebies on many different themes. During the next couple of weeks I will be doing most of them on the valentines and love.
Yes, you are seeing right ..... I am finally home again!!!!! And, I have to tell you it sure was hard to leave all that gorgious weather with temperatures of 75 degrees and come home to COLD, ICE AND RAIN!!!!!
Just the same, I am so happy to talk with all my cyber friends again. It seems like an eternity since I was here.
I promise I will tell you all about my trip, but without delay I want to post today's freebie. With Valentine's Day just around the corner .... this one pokes a little fun at CUPID. Hope you don't mind. It is one from last year, as I don't really have time to create a new one. Just the same I hope you like it.
here is a preview of today's free wordart
This one includes versions for the others, as well
Even though I don't have a freebie for you today, I just wanted to say hi.
I am having the best time with my daughter, Angie and her family here in Katy, Texas. It is just wonderful. I am so relaxed and having so much fun.
My granddaughter, Abby is getting sooooo grown up ... it's called thirteen going on forty and her brothers Ryan and Sean are just getting more handsome by the minute. Sean got new contact lenses yesterday and he is little peacock strutting. And loves aaaalllll that he is seeing. As for Ryan, he is silly as ever but soooo gentle. I love his sweet spirit so much.
I have had hours on hours of just girl time with my baby daughter and I feel like I have just come home. It is wonderful, wonderful and more wonderful.
As for my son-in-law, Reggie ... he and my husband are just about inseparable and are talking like two lost cousins.
We've played Dance Central 4, Halo games and I've watched more tech than ever. I swear the entire family is connected!!!!! IPads, IPhones, Kindle Fires ... you name it!!!
I know, short and sweet ..... but I just wanted to let you know I am having a fantastic time!!!!
One of my New Year's resolutions was to exercise three times a week ...
I have equipped myself with all the latest help, too. I have three exercise "helpers" at home. Now, do you think my Zumba Rush and Zumba Core help???? Yes, yes, yes they do, they do, they do!!!! Unfortunately my husband is always laughing at me .... he says I have two left feet.
But, do I see him exercising ........
With that inspiration, my freebie today is on the theme of exercise.
Oh my gosh .... I have been away from my blog for about four days and I have fifteen comments waiting. Needless to say, just as soon as I post this freebie
I have alot of reading to do
I have been working on a request for the past few days and I have finally completed it!!! It is the first time in a long, long time that I have become "creative juices" stumped. I can't tell you how many times I started this and ....
Just in case anyone doesn't understand what this one means. Everyone does need a FAT BANK ACCOUNT at Christmas time and who doesn't want a SKINNY BODY. But, more often than not what we get is the .....
This one was really fun to create today .... once my brain and photoshop decided to cooperate with each other.
Just one other piece of information ... I am sorry to say there won't be many freebies during this month. I am leaving for Texas next Tuesday for two weeks to see my daughter, Angie and her family. I am so excited about going and just can't wait to get there.
And, I am actually looking forward to getting out of the snow !!!!!
I want to kind of let you know what the schedule is for me ......
I will start doing Valentine's wordart in about one week and will continue on that theme until right at Valentine's Day. Through the rest of this week, I will continue with the rest of the New Year's themed ones.
Hope you like this one too .... it was fun to make.
I want to wish all my followers a Happy New Year. You have all made me the most wonderful year of 2012 as a newcomer to this digital words. And, if you are a newcomer to my site welcome, welcome, welcome.
I could say all the same things that come on New Year's Day, but as always ....
I said something with yesterday's post that I want to continue on that theme ....
One of my wishes was for us all to laugh more. When is the last time you really laughed from your stomach all the way to the outside of your body? That amazing feeling that can touch you right down to the tip of your toes. That laughter that has the ability to bring tears to your eyes. And, make your stomach even hurt.
Isn't It Wonderful !!!
but, that's not all .......
I want you to look
again at the
with the eyes of that
child that is deep
inside all of us
Yes, I am that person that only wants to look at the world with all it's imperfections .....
as the most wonderful place to be
won't you come
and join me on the best year ever!!!!
And, now .....
it's time for me to say thank you from the
deepest part of my heart
to a dear, dear, dear friend.
Her name is Lisa.
this is the surprise she sent me today!!!!!
It is a
special day for Sue over at Grands9Creations for she is celebrating her first
anniversary offering free word art to the public. Over the past two months Sue
has become one of my dearest friends and my world would not be the same without
her bright optimism, her ongoing inspiration and her desire to be my biggest
cheerleader. So it is with great pleasure that I
In honour of this auspicious occasion Sue, I have created a
special badge 200 px wide for your side bar, or for anyone who would like to
join me in congratulating Sue on this very special day.
Here's to many more years of blogging success. We love
you Sue! Until next time,