Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Running Once Again

The kids' first official cross country meet was this past Saturday.

She looks thrilled right?

At least he kind of smiled?

They both did a real good job!

Still having my giveaway if you're interested. There is only 1 comment so you have a good chance to win :)

Until next time ~ Stacy

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Stu Co

Hannah decided to run for student council this year. Things have changed since my day. Only 8th grade students can run for president & then anybody can run for VP, secretary, or treasure. Each grade elects a boy/girl representative. She decided to run for representative.

I was catching up on Facebook late Sunday night & read that campaign week was this week. Well crap. At least the poster boards were bought.

So yesterday was a poster making frenzy. Sweat was dripping. Wheels in my brain were spinning. Frenzy. I wanted to get them done for Hannah to hang them after school. And of course she would have helped but we didn't have time :)

We were going to take a current picture of Hannah but again, no time. I dug one out of pictures waiting to be scrapbooked. It worked out just fine.

Found this idea on the Internet. The "dots" are rhinestones. This one is my favorite.

She had to write an essay which will be graded & she gets a certain number of votes based on how well it was written. She also gives a speech on Thursday getting more votes if criteria is met. Then students vote on Friday.

We are going to make up something for her to pass out Friday morning. I thought about getting smarties, taping them on something & put "be a smartie! Vote for Hannah.......". My sister in law suggested getting mints & say "be a mint. Vote for Hannah.......".

Wish her luck. I know she will appreciate it. I'll keep you posted :)

In other news, I'm hosting a giveaway for digital scrapbook software. Check out the post below for more details.

Until next time ~ Stacy

Monday, August 29, 2011

MyMemories Suite v2 Review+Giveaway

Summer is coming to a close and kids are going back to school. What are you going to do with all of those summer pictures still on your camera card or computer? Have you been wanting to learn more about digital scrapbooking but don't know where to start? Read on :)

Liz from My Memories asked if I wanted to host a giveaway and give a review for MyMemories Suite v2 software. Well heck yeah!

I've dabbled in digital scrapbooking here and there using PSE but it can be a little intimidating and it's pricey. What I liked about MyMemories Suite v2 software is that it comes with templates and ready made pages. You can also custom make your album but I really like templates, it makes my life easier and sometimes I just want to click, drag and drop a photo in a spot that is already there for me.

I made this page by using a photo template. I chose my background paper, text, ect. For the black mat I used the shape option for a square, sized it and filled in my color.

What I liked:

1. Again, love the templates.
2. I'm able to use my digital stash I've downloaded. 95% of my stash is things I've downloaded for free.
3. Hellloooo, spell check!
4. MyMemories website has video tutorials to guide you through software and tips. The video below is very helpful and will let you know exactly what this software is all about. (To see video better just click on "Welcome to the Family! link below video.)

Welcome to the Family! from Lisa Jurrens on Vimeo.

What was so so:

1. Some of the colors isn't my style but that's my personal taste.
2. I wish my last font choice would stay chosen if I'm adding another area of text.

So now all of the official business is taken care of here is the fun stuff. MyMemories is giving away MyMemories Suite v2 software to one of my blog readers. All you have to do is go to, choose your favorite digital pack or layout, and comment on this blog post telling me what's your fave. Want extra chances to win? Follow their blog for a chance, follow them on twitter for a chance or like them on Facebook for a chance. Just come back and let me know what you did on this blog post.

But wait. There's more!!!! I have a coupon cooooooode. (Imagine Oprah Winfrey saying it.) If you aren't the lucky winner but would still like to purchase the MyMemories Suite v2 software, then just use the promo code STMMMS88011 when you checkout for a $10 discount. Use that same code for $10 off for items purchased in the store. That's a $20 savings. Woo hoo!!!! Feel free to pass on the code to your friends.

I will randomly pick a winner on Sunday, September 4th so be sure to check back to see if you are the lucky person.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Middle School World

Hannah had open house last night at the middle school. It was like herding cats trying to get lockers found and going to each classroom.

She has her bags packed and ready to go along with some butterflies.

She will love it :)

Until next time ~ Stacy

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Hannah gets my phone

and I'll have random pictures of her or her and somebody else.

Most of the time it's when we are in the car and she is bored.

Playing with CamWow with her friend.

I might have taken this one though :) just wanted to share.

Until next time ~ Stacy

Friday, August 12, 2011

Sweet Rain

Finally a good ole thunderstorm rolled in Thursday bringing much needed rain & cooler temps. At one time it was 72 degrees. Bliss!!!!

It was perfect napping weather :)

Until next time ~ Stacy

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

In The Cockpit

Brent left for his trip this afternoon. He has flown on his company's plane quite a bit through out the years. He's a big boy so he has to ride shotgun. This makes me nervous. He sent me these pictures tonight.

You can't see his face but what a pretty view. Still makes me nervous though.

I want that color of blue for my craft room. Don't have one yet but when I do that's the color.

There he is. I would have to be on a Valium drip if I had to sit in the cockpit.

So safe travels Brently. We'll see you Friday.

Until next time ~ Stacy

Monday, August 8, 2011

More Random Pictures

I'm liking using blogpress. I would definitely recommend this app.

Thought I would share more pictures that have been on my phone. I noticed the pics I edited in instagram are bigger so that's why the different sizes.

When we were in Seabrook I showed my brother in law, niece and nephew geocaching. There were several caches hidden in their neighborhood.

Zack found the first one, well after he destroyed a inground sprinkler unit :). He fixed it though. I laughed so hard.

We found another cache by the tennis courts pretty close to their house. Brandice is holding the cache. It was a itty bitty magnet on a light pole.

This is one of the ways I can get pictures of Colton. We were on our way home. He. Was. Out.

Still have more to share but I'm sharing a little bit at a time because it gives me more posting abilities during a slow time :)

Until next time ~ Stacy

Random (testing blogpress)

I finally uploaded blogpress for my iPhone so I wanted to test it out. Hopefully this will work because it will be great to be able to update from my phone. So now, random pictures :)

Pictures from Shae's graduation:


Zack looking very dapper.

Brandice and Martha, so pretty.

Becky and Brent (and Larry behind Becky's head).

MeMe and PaPa

Colton was there but he is a butt about me taking pictures of him.

Our great nephew Aiden's birthday party:

A yo gabba gabba party. That cake was a group effort and turned out really cute.

Aiden playing in the balls. His favorite thing was to throw the balls out :)

I have more pictures but I'll save them for another post.

So a little review of blogpress. Uploading pictures is the only thing I did (no linking, bolding words etc) and it was really fast. My thumbs hurt from typing from the little keyboard but that's okay. I think this app will come in handy. Now to hit the post button and hope everything shows up where it's suppose to be so wish me luck :)

Posted using BlogPress from my iPhone

Saturday, August 6, 2011


Brent is going to Chicago next week, booooo! I'm trying to figure out how I can sneak on the company plane :)

He had a business trip to Chicago back in the Spring of 2004. It was 1 meeting, a fly in fly out type of meeting but we decided to make a weekend out of it & I got to tag along. We flew in on a Saturday, had all day Sunday to do as much as we could, Brent's meeting Monday morning & then flew out that afternoon. Fast, yes, but so much fun.

Wish I had taken a picture of us going through the process of taking the train in, the hotel was in downtown Chicago, from the airport. We had no idea what we were doing but some how we ended up exactly where we needed to be :)

The ESPN Zone. We just went in and looked around. I think it's closed down now.

Walked around Navy Pier.

We both thought this statue was a real man fishing. From a distance it looked real :)

Dashed in & out of museums. Andy Warhol's Mao was displayed at the Art Museum. Very cool.

Soldier Field. Just a drive by.

There was a Greek restaurant next to our hotel so we thought why not. Try something new. People were ordering some kind of flaming cheese stuff so we thought we would partake. The waiters brought it out flaming & when they put it out they yelled OPA!!! very loudly. Fun! Neither one of us liked the cheese, but the our dinner was oh so yummy.

Our quick Chicago trip was one of our favorite trips we have taken together. I want to go back when there is more time to really enjoy the city without being rushed.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

We Are Melting

I'm so over this hot, dry Oklahoma weather. It was 114 yesterday. 114. The swimming pool isn't even refreshing, it's like a giant bath tub of warm water. Come on September. My Mom always said September always sounded cooler to her, ber = brrrrrrr.

The kids have started cross country. They are running twice a day now. I hate it for them. They start back to school on the 17th. Not sure if they are ready but Momma is :)

I forgot about me wanting to post pictures I have of the kids when they were younger. Looked through them again this morning so I'm going to be sharing more of them.

The kids' cousins were at my house for some reason. Can't remember, it was 2004 :)

Anna looks scared to death & Hannah looks like she is plotting something evil.

I laughed when I saw this picture of Colton playing his video game. I guess we should've stepped in back then.

I can't believe how young they look. Times does fly by quickly.