Oct 29, 2009

almost Halloween

I had an idea for a costume. Mark had another idea. He wants me to dress up as the Corpse Bride and he wants to be Victor. UUmm... so I asked him.. does this mean you finally want to marry me? He looked at me *LAUGHED* and walked away. Yeah.. Yeah..
We sat down to watch the Corpse Bride to get some ideas on the costume. My son Josh walked over and sat down to watch the movie with us. aaahhhh I just love this boy! I sat in the middle, but closer to Josh (Mark was on my I don't like you very much list), and the 3 of us just talked and laughed. Mark had his arguments, see Victor doesn't marry the Corpse Bride he marries Victoria. Josh suggested I dress as Victoria instead.. lol. Mark can't win and never will. LOL.
I'm so not ready for Halloween. I've waited for it so long that now that it is coming up I am so falling behind on everything. Tomorrow is my office Halloween party. Participation is low and well...I am hoping for the best. Crossing my fingers and hoping it's successful.
Have a great Halloween... :) bucket

Scrapping the Music Challenge #109

A new pair of socks called for a new set of pictures :) Thanks for looking.

Oct 22, 2009

Prom, Yogurt Land, and mud..all makes me very happy

Camp Pendleton ASYMCA Mud Run was so much fun. As you tell from the before and after photos it was a blast. I ran with my friend Kelly...KELLY LOVE YOU GIRL!!! She had me cracking up. In June when I did he race we had Marines helping us over the mud pit walls..this year there were none. So Kelly, being the giant that she is, jumped over the regular sized wall. Me being the munchkin that I am jumped over the wimpy wall. Well hey what can I say... it was still a lot of fun. My favorite part was watching Kelly climb up a mud wall (it is referred to as "Tiny") I looked up saw her sliding down, I laughed so hard and then I started sliding down. It really was the most fun ever.. it's one of those.. you had to be there.
Have I mentioned that Pinkberry was my sweet escape. Whenever I wanted something sweet and cold I'd go to Pinkberry and get my Green Tea Pinkberry with Kiwi, pineapple, and Mangos. Ohhhh Pinkberry how I miss you..but there is a new guy in town and his name is Yogurtland. He comes in various flavors (lick, lick, suck, yum - get your mind out of the gutter.. ) and the toppings ooohhh yyyuuummm... Yeah Yougurtland is my new sweet escape.

An 80's PROM

My marathon team is having an 80's themed prom fundraiser!!! Imagine how much fun this will be! It was an idea one of my former teammates came up with (Thanks Suzi) but we just never pulled it off..either time constraints or just to busy.

As I was running with one of my current teammates (Rachelle) I told her about it. We talked about it and now it's happening. November 14! If any of my local friends would like to attend please let me know. Its our first Team Prom and I'd love to make it a success.!!!

Oct 15, 2009


Camp Pendelton's ASYMCA Mud Run..... Yes another mud run and yes I love to get dirty. Earlier tonight I was going through my running gear trying to figure out what costume I wanted to wear. So I decided on Little Nicky's sister. I love the whole "Being Evil Ain't Easy" brewhaha
I know, I know little Nicky didn't have a sister but i can pretend right. So I went to Michael's got me a black t-shirt, got the socks and devils horns at the Halloween store next door.. Now I am set!!!!
Here's hoping my shorts stay on and that my socks don't cause blisters. ;)

On the scrappy side, I have been scrapbooking but my layouts are incomplete. LOL. Bad habit of mine but I'll get there.

On to Halloween..... uumm... I can't decide on what i want to dress up as. For work I am dressing up as a Vampire. For the actual day of Halloween... uumm... I can't decide between Pippi Longstocking and a made up costume representing Day of the Day. I have a tutu... that is it and that is what i am working with. This should be interesting.

Oct 13, 2009

aahh how I love pictures

Saturday Morning -

Who loves running? We do? Maybe. Of course we do. We do it because we care, we do it because we can. Each Saturday morning it's a ritual for us to smile at each other and say.. "Are you ready?" For me it's always amazing to see them cross through our tunnel of love, waving their arms up in the air and doing a WOO HOO I did it. I am so proud of them and so proud to call them my teammates :)

Sunday Morning -

Long Beach Half Marathon: the course was awesome and the weather was perfect. I was a little afraid since I haven't been doing any long mileage training, but in the end I pulled it off. See those amazing ladies below, it was their first time running a half marathon. I think they got the bug..the marathon bug. :)

Someone get me a pen, I have a letter I want to write.

Dear BrightRoom Photography,

Why oh why must you take the most unflattering pictures of me while I run. Next time you insist on taking my picture please allow me to brush my hair, adjust my fuel belts, and put on some lip gloss.

Thank you.

Monday Morning -

So who does this? Who goes to Disneyland after doing a half marathon? ME! Me! and me. LOL. I spent the day with my friend April and her family for her and her nephews birthday. I just love seeing this place through the eyes of a child. I had a blast hanging out with Emily (age 10) and knowing I can act like a big kid and she would think it's totally cool. I've got my season pass... lets do it again!!

And with that I have tons of photos to scrapbook but no time to do it in. This weekend is shot... I sit here and wonder when did my life get so gosh darn busy. I need to start scheduling weekends to myself. Looking at my calender... uumm... I have a few days off coming up!! UUmm.. I'm loving it.

Oct 8, 2009

Say hey.....

Michael Franti & Spearhead : Say Hey Music Video

I'm sitting here in the dark and I can't get this song out of my head. Songs do that to me. I love Michael Franti, saw him in concert at the Hollywood Bowl and totally fell in love with his music. Thinking I may do some scrapbooking tomorrow night and incorporate the lyrics into my layout.

I'm off .. I need sleep but can't sleep. I have major insomnia and this is not fun at all. :( Lets hope counting sheep works.

Oct 7, 2009

Where do I start?

I know it's been awhile. I have an excuse...really I do. Let me come up with one and I'll let you know what it is. :)

First off Inspiration Unlimited....can you say AMAZING!! I've been to bigger scrapbooking events and I've been to smaller ones, but lets just say this one is just the right size.

The teachers: Janna Wilson, Layle Koncar and Teresa Collins, our cruise director Ginger Nelson really know how to throw a party. Not to mention our add on instructors Stephanie Ackerman and Tammy Mitchell.

It was a weekend full of inspiration and full of laughs a little bit of gambling mixed in with a little drinking...can't ask for anything better then that. :) Below is a slide show of some of my photos of the event.

The projects were awesome and totally gave me some new ideas. I haven't put pictures in all my projects yet so here are a few.

This book here was a mini class with Teresa. I love it! I looked for various photos of Mark and I and went at it. As much as he complains and bitches and gets on my nerves I know he likes to be scrapbooked into my projects.
TC Transparency Book

The following layouts are the classes Janna gave us. She is so creative!!

I actually messed up on this layout. I'm a dummy and I just started cutting and cutting away and in the end I couldn't go with the original layout. My fault for going ahead and not reading the directions. Either way I like it and the flowers... who knew a heart punch could have so many uses??
the girls

When we started putting this layout together I called to Ginger and said..DO YOU SEE WHAT I SEE?? She was like HUH?? i said DISNEY!! Look at it!! OH YEAH. I was a little hyper got excited and a new Disney layout was born. :)

and this one totally called vintage to me. I found a picture of my mom and my aunt and threw it on here. i am loving this flower technique!

This one here was Layle project. I haven't added pictures to it yet, hopefully soon. I'm thinking my next free weekend is maybe..in two weeks.

Tissue flowers!! This belongs to the book Teresa taught us. So much prettier in real life. I haven't put pictures in that book yet either. It's a friendship book..and to be honest I have so many friends that I want to add to it... now to chose all my photos. :)

If you want to join in the fun next year I totally suggest signing up as soon as the event opens up. Right now it's only open to those that attended this year. It will open up next month to everyone. Keep an eye out on Teresa's blog for the date. If you go to her blog you can also see the list of the new instructors for next year. And we will also be at a nicer resort Green Valley in Henderson. SO EXCITED..I'm going to try and go a bit early and enjoy some R&R before the event.

Besides that I've been really busy. yeah I know the story of my life. I have the Long Beach Half Marathon coming up on Sunday (10/11) and then I have the Camp Pendleton Mud Run the following Saturday. hhuummm but you know what I love it. It's an addiction. A bad addiction. I've signed up for too many marathons lately. Not sure what got into me. Think I am sick in the head. LOL. So far this is my schedule.

Long Beach Half Marathon (10/11)
Cam Pendleton Mud Run (10/17)
Santa Barbara half Marathon (11/7)
Las Veas Half Marathon (12/6)
13.1 Marathon - Los Angeles (Brand New) (1/10/2010)

That is all I have signed up/paid for.

BUT.... that isn't all.
I still need to sign up for Surf City Half and that one is in February (2010). hummmmm and some of my friends are going to do the Los Angeles Marathon in March. Do I really want to run 26.2 miles - this one isn't a half. I've done it twice. I know I can do it. Humm I have to think about it.

and with that I am off. Oh...did i mention I am going to DISNEYLAND on Monday!! Yep after I run a half marathon on Sunday I will head on out to Disneyland on Monday. Like I said..I am crazy in the head. :) I can't wait!!

YAWN..good night.