Friday, September 28, 2007

Long Time, No Blog

Whew, this has been one heck of a week. Not only has work been crazy busy but every night of the week there was something going on. And the best was last night. Fred & I went to see Genesis at Giant Stadium. We had a private suite with some people from my job. The show was awesome. Definitely one of the best live shows I have seen. (Besides DMB of course!) It was a very chill night and our first concert together. So, we were all sorts of psyched (how the heck do you spell that owrd??). I think I might even have a new idea for a wedding song...hmm....

In other news...Diane's Great Pumpkin class started on Wednesday. I had been waiting patiently for this since Halloween is my FAVORITE holiday!! Yet another kick ass concept from Diane. This woman totally rocks!!! Her imagination & creativity always impress & inspire me. I promise to post some pics when I finish. And here is a pic of Diane with Kathleen, another fabulous talented gal I adore!!

In some other news...I may be teaching a Halloween class. Possibly scrapbooking? Maybe card making? Stay tuned for more details.

And finally...the layouts I did at a crop 3 weeks ago and never posted...

Wednesday, September 19, 2007


These past two mornings have had me in Elmyra heaven!! Yesterday I noticed Merv staring hardcore out the window. When I looked there was a few deer outside. When I left for work, they were still out there. So, I ran in the house and got some goodies for them (leftover french bread and bagels I brought back from LI) They chomped that stuff down. Once they realized I had food, they kept coming closer and closer. So last night Fred brought home all the leftover bagels and muffins (I actually ate those) and croissants (um... we had those for dinner). So this morning I left for work with a bag of bagels under my arm. One deer ate 4 bagels!!! I stood there feeding her for a good 10 minutes. Then all of a sudden she just walked away. I guess she was full. Hopefully I will see her tomrrow.

And just sharing this funny pic of Bailey & my toe.

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

A Scrappy Good Weekend!!

Hi everyone, I know it's Tuesday and I am just blogging the weekend but oh well! I am a little late. And still not awake at this time. But let's see how it goes anyway...
So Friday was mellow. Fred & I hit the Chinese buffet in Sussex. It was all sorts of yum. Then we went home and I packed for the next day's crop at Creative Gatherings. Fred left for work Saturday morning around 5am so I was up and running by 8am. I was so excited for a day of cropping. Things were a little bumpy getting over there. There was some coffee spillage and sticky hands. But, I got there early and got a spot right in front so I didn't have far to lug my stuff in. I was so anxious I started working immediately on a Halloween layout. (I love Halloween!!) I spent 8 hours on the darn thing! But I love it. The rest of the day was sooo fun. I had awesome cropping buddies. And lots of laughs. I actually got 3 layouts done but haven't taken pictures. I promise I will share those this week. In the meantime here are a few I did about a month ago but don't think I ever shared. These were actually for a contest but I missed the deadline.

Sunday was another fantastic day. It was a Fred & Gina day. We headed out about 10:30am. First we stopped at the Jefferson Diner for some seriously good food. We totally understand why they were voted "Morris County's #1 Diner" - 3 years in a row!! Can I just say YUM!!!

THIS JUST IN: I just got an email from Laura stating that she might be moving to Franklin NJ. Since Fred & I are thinking about moving to Vernon - THIS COULD MEAN I MIGHT HAVE A FRIEND THAT LIVES 15 MINUTES AWAY!!

After that we headed down to Flemington to visit Pieces Of Time scrapbook store. That was awesome. I got a Halloween kit with lots of cool stuff, some new papers and some other scrappy goodness. After that I just wanted to head back home and scrapbook. We were originally supposed to go to Northlandz, but Fred asked if I minded a little drive, he had something else in mind. We headed over to New Hope, PA. Fred had mentioned before that he wanted to take me there. It was so nice!! A very cool artsy craftsy foodsy town, all the thngs I love!! We checked out some galleries, did a little shopping, ate some ice cream. (SHOCKER!) I live for days like these, just me & Fred off out and about. We shut our cell phones off (except for 5 minutes when I HAD to send this picture to Laura) cheekbones look good when I am sucking down ice cream!

On the way home we stopped at New Orleans Steak House for dinner. It was a nice winding down to our day. Like I said, I live for these days. I had the best of both worlds this weekend - a day of scrapping and a day of Fred!!

Tuesday, September 4, 2007

Kickin' it old school....Lawn Guyland style!!!

I was back in the old hood this weekend kickin it with my old school homies! What a blast!! Sunday was Stacey & Scott's wedding at the Crescent Beach Club in Bayville. It was magnificent!! The weather was perfect. The ceremony took place on the beach right at sunset. It was breathtaking!!

I got to see all my old buddies from my old job. It was awesome. I had that "at home" feeling I've not felt in awhile. I mean that feeling of being around old friends and people that are nice to you becuase they genuinely like & respect you. I got to see my old bosses, my cookie, and everyone else that used to be part of my everyday life.

I have to admit though, it was definitely bittersweet. I've learned that looking back is not always the best thing, definitely not the most comfortable. I think Fred knew it was a diificult time for me. At one point in the evening he looked at me and said "There are a million jobs but only one me & you." He's right. There is only one me & Fred and that is something I cherish more than anything. So as awesome as it was to be "home" this weekend, my real home is with Fred, wherever we are.