Wednesday, August 18, 2010



Okay who am I kidding if you've known me for any amount of time I've always hated bees!!!
Before I was ever stung, I hated them. After I was stung, I hated them. To this day, I hate them.

Yes HATE! I realize this is a very strong word but I mean it! I hate the honey that they make I hate the sound their creepy little wings make, they're ugly and I dont' care what you say THEY'RE MEAN!!!!!!!!!

To give you a small perspective: Yes! I have called my husband home from work to kill a wasp in my home. Yes! I have pulled over on the Interstate because a bee was in my car, Yes! I realize I'm bigger than them and can literally squash them like the evil little bug that they are and yet they can cause me to curl into the fetal position and bawl like a baby

Now these little evil eath monkeys actually have justified my feelings yesterday, when they decided to attack (YES ATTACK) my nephew!!! He's 5 and had the unfortunate luck of finding the evil demon's den under a plant. (For those of you that didnt' know... yes those horrible flying stingers of doom actually can and do nest in the ground sometimes)

Not enjoying the displacement of their roof, the bees/wasps? not sure which they were but I believe they were wasps, decided to take it out on every kid in the neighborhood and must have decided that my nephew was the ring leader because they put a big fat target on him and attacked.

Those little effers continued to chase him into his home and sting him again and again. The EMT stopped counting when taking the notes. We're guessing probably anywhere from 15 to a couple dozen.

Thank God in Heaven he is fine and well, but my hatred for the little pests have now spread.

btw: Yes I realize that w/out them we wouldn't have the gorgeous flowers we have and I realize that honey is used in many things but guess what... thank you to all the bee caretakers out there... I'm not one of them and I get to hate the little buggers! To each their own right?! :O)

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Fun with Picasa 3

Here are a few of the BabyBump pics of our soon-to-be Lily Joy.
(All editing was done in Picasa3)

August 14.2010
34 Weeks 2 Days

Monday, May 3, 2010

Eau Claire 2mi Fun Run/ half Marathon


If you ever feel like being surrounded by 1700 people sending nothing but love and excitement your way, I would HIGHLY suggest stopping by/participating in the Eau Claire Marathon celebrations next year!!

I changed my plans from running the 1/2 this year as baby #2 has put a slight damper on training. But decided to do the 2 mile fun run(walk) instead.

VERY Glad I did.

Was a lot of fun, felt great to finish and felt even better to see friends run in from the 1/2 marathon!

Cassie & Jen did AMAZING! Both coming in less than 2.5 hrs and running the entire distance!! SO PROUD! These ladies Rocked it out! I only hope that I can be next to them next year!

Friday, April 9, 2010


This one we're doing a little different.

Only 1 round
Only 1 type of Card
Pick your choice of Card category.

Number of Cards will depend on participants.
(# of participants plus 1)

Please make cards standard size 4.25x5.5, or square (larger than 4")

Also please include at least 1 embellishment
(i.e. ribbon, button, gems, brads, flowersoft etc.)
Any brand stamp/paper acceptable- this is not a CTMH only swap

Please email/call me to let me know you are participating by MAY 1, 2010

**This is the Tuesday after memorial day so you'll have a nice long 3 day weekend to finish up your cards just before the due date

If you are unable to complete your cards, please try to find an angel to complete your cards or call me to let me know.
I will not be taking on other cards so if someone does not complete their intended cards, we will each just get extra of our own back.

Cards will be sent out Thursday June 3rd.

**If you are mailing your cards to me, please send a check with the same amount of postage so that I may return the cards to you.

Looking forward to all of the great ideas!!
Feel free to email/call with any questions.
participating so far:
1. ME (humorous)
2. SUSAN (Sympathy)


So nothing new to report, but I know I havn't posted in WAAAAY to long.

The Marathon is not a forsure thing anymore, now that we're expecting baby #2 in September.
I havn't 100% decided to not participate, but seriously questioning my conditioning at this point.

Crafting was on a heidous for a couple months, but thanks to an AMAZINGLY SCRAPTABULOUS weekend w/ The DIVAs. My ambition to craft is back and I'm ready to get going again! ***Is it almost time for SWAP time again???? I'm thinking maybe!!***

Wishing you all a Scraptabulous Day!

Independent Consultant CTMH Supervisor

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

137 Days & Counting

Just a quick update before I head to bed...
2 more miles closer to New Orleans :o) ... and 137 days until the Eau Claire 1/2 marathon!
Training is going well this week. I'm up to running 5 minutes, walking 1 for 1/2 an hour straight. Not bad for someone who 5 weeks prior didn't run and didn't like running!
Have to insert my lil' shout out to Russell! This season's winner of So You Think You Can Dance! I'm pretty dang excited to see someone I've been cheering for all season actually win!! Way to go!!

Independent Consultant CTMH Supervisor

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Running To Cafe Dumonde

So to keep me motivated, I stole an idea from my boss. She & her sister have decided to 'race' eachother to a certain destination to see who can get there first. Their destination is the dells. They track their running and whomever runs that many miles first, wins!

Currently I'm racing myself to... CAFE DUMONDE!!! For those of you that have never had the pleasure of sitting in the french quarter of New Orleans stuffing your face with the worlds most amazing desert, sipping amazing cafe ole, listening to some of the best street music you will ever hear. Its a must! I figured it would be a great goal.

If you care to join me, in my virtual race, at any time, let me know and i'll put your very own themometer on the blog. You can update me on your progress and we can race together!

**138 Days to go!

**** watch the progress of all the NewOrleans Racers at the bottom of the blog****


Independent Consultant CTMH Supervisor