Matt and Dad summer 2008

Father’s Day Thoughts

Yesterday, my husband read this wonderful quotation by Mark Twain (in the newspaper), which I’m sure many of you have heard before.. When I was a boy of fourteen, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around.  But when I got to be twenty-one, I was astonished at […] Read more…

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Driving Miss Daisy…Crazy

  Honestly, I’m too old to be teaching my son how to drive. For the past month, our 16-yr-old son, BG (BoyGenius), has been taking driving lessons. Here’s a “stealth” photo I sneaked while hiding inside our front door, like a contortionist, sticking my camera only out into the window area, praying I would get […] Read more…

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Transparency Leaves Tutorial

Since my initial goal was to blog about scrapbooking, I’d better get to it! ha ha! Here’s a better pic of my two-page Graphic 45 Springtime layout, “Our Fairytale,” which I taught at my local scrapbook store called Scrap-A-Lot. I LOVE designing for Kim at the store, and she has soooo many wonderful products and […] Read more…

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Sister Wives

First of all, I should tell you that I do not watch TV.  Well, I do watch American Idol.  And Modern Family.  And The Middle.  But that’s it.  My kids, however, seem to have that TLC channel on all the time lately.  So I’ve seen brides shop for wedding dresses in “Say Yes to the […] Read more…

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Like Mother, Like Daughter

My older daughter and I get along great.  She’s the easygoing one in the family, ready to laugh at her own mistakes and doesn’t stay angry for long.  Must be my genetics.  But for the sake of this blog, I will call her Drama Queen or DQ, an affectionate nickname for her in our family. […] Read more…

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Blood Pressure

I’ve never thought about my blood pressure.  Isn’t that the topic of conversation in retirement homes?  Lately, it’s on my mind because we have teenagers in the house.  Conversations that begin with, “Mom, don’t freak out, but….” raise my blood pressure numbers, as does Call Display with the school’s phone number.  Mostly it’s my 16-year-old […] Read more…

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Almost Here!

I’ve wanted to start blogging for over a year now.  Sometimes I can be a perfectionist, so I think this has delayed my first post.  I’ve been researching blogging, visiting blogs, exploring blog designers online….mostly doing everything but blogging! ha ha! So I’ve decided to jump in and just start, even though I do not […] Read more…

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