Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Happy 2010 Y'all!!

After serious & cautious consideration...your contract of friendship has been renewed for the New Year 2010!It was a very hard decision to make...So try not to screw it up!!! My Wish for You in 2010. May peace break into your home and may thieves come to steal your debts. May the pockets of your jeans become a magnet for $100 bills. May love stick to your face like Vaseline and may laughter assault your lips! May happiness slap you across the face and may your tears be that of joy. May the problems you had, forget your home address! In simple words ...........May 2010 be the best year of your life!! Happy New Year!!
I've been so busy trying to close up loose ends of 2009 for work (still working parttime) and getting all bills paid around here, as well as taking down all the Christmas stuff and putting it away, making sure all the clothes are clean, the groceries bought, the house clean and put back in order, etc, etc that I have not been here in a couple of days. Hope all had a wonderful Christmas and will have the most marvelous new year in 2010. I've got lots of photos of the great nieces from Christmas to scrap so will be busy doing that after tomorrow. This page was done using the freebie by Rainbow7203 and SBF called New Year 2010 and the bottle card is a freebie by jpdesigns from digifree, the 2010 contract is from an e-mail I received. Y'all have a SAFE and very happy New Year! Will chat more with you in 2010~Luv ya bunches! Mat

Friday, December 25, 2009

White Christmas?? In Texas??

Where are my lights? They looked lovely shining through the snow.
See the snow still falling?
Yep, been here 36 yrs and this is the FIRST white Christmas we have had. We went from 78 degrees on the 23rd to 1/2 inch of rain that turned into 3 inches of snow on the 24th and it is still there this morning with the 22 degrees and wind chill of 10! The sun has come out and it is finally beginning to melt a little bit. Here are some photos I had fun making last night. The wind was so terribly cold and blowing the snow sideways and sometimes in just whirlwinds. It is so lovely to see from the inside with the warmth of the fireplace. Glad it won't be sticking around though. Hope you and yours are having a most wonderful of Christmas' making lots of favorite memories. From our home to yours a joyous holiday with your loved ones. Chat later y'all! Luv, Mat

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Hayden did NOT like Santa

Awoke to 64 degrees and lite drizzle this morning! After noon the front is to be here dropping the temps and more rain or possible flurries! No wonder everyone is sniffling around here! Supposed to be a 40 degree drop by Saturday morning! Glad I am finished with all the shopping I am doing. Anyhow, I got these from Penny and just had to share them. Miss Hayden did NOT like Santa at all. Hope you enjoy these pages! Will be back to chat more later, make lots of memories today! Luv, Mat

Monday, December 21, 2009

First day of Winter?

First day of winter and it's 65 degrees? In the fall we had 10 degrees! I think something is screwed up somewhere! It will change again in a couple of days, but at least we didn't get any of the eastern snow storms that hit over the weekend. Been busy all day doing last minute goodies and distribution, weigh in one last time BEFORE Christmas, pick up mail both at the office and from my PO Box. Paying bills, filing claims and now I am tired! Finished for today so thought I'd upload a couple of pages I made last evening of the cutie pies, Hayden, Jade & Ruby! Some freebie QP's and free stuff from Miss Linda too! Hope you have a terrific week and have a few minutes to be by yourself and thank the good Lord for another wonderful year! Make as many memories as you can, cause you only go around once! Chat more later y'all! Luv, Mat

Friday, December 18, 2009

Happy Anniversary Linda & Dennis

OMG! Can't believe I almost let this slip by me, have had the page made for a couple of days! You know how it is when you get old and forgetful? When I went on my blog walking rounds I happened to remember, so Happy Anniversary Linda & Dennis. Hope you have a most beautiful of days! May you experience many more happy years together. Luv ya bunches! MatThis freebie is called Big Snowy that I got from digifree site.

The Eyes of a Child

Morning all! I got a nice surprise yesterday! Penny finally sent me some updated photos of Miss Hayden! She surely has grown and has gotten even prettier despite looking like her daddy...LOL! Anyhow, took time out to do this page really quick last evening, thought I'd share it~she has piercing brown eyes, so cut this one down for this page~Enjoy! Back to making my Christmas goodies for friends and neighbors as some of them will be leaving for the holidays this weekend. Hope you all stay dry and WARM and are so very busy making memories to share! Chat again soon! Luv y'all! MatThe BG and frames are from DS Charming Xmas kit, the other elements are from various artists in this years Aussie Sleigh Ride Blog Train and still others and the wordart are by me!

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Good Sunday Morning!

We have SUNSHINE again...yipee!! With the weather so frightful in so many places, guess we should not complain here with our recent cold snap, but 30+ degree drop in just a couple hours with lots of wind is NOT normal for Texas this time of year. Takes a toll on the old body too, so am happy (as are my aching joints) that the sun has chosen to shine today. Temps should rise as rapidly as they fell a couple days ago too! The "girls" will be happy to be allowed a few minutes outside too, to investigate all my dead plants that got frozen despite covering them up. Anyhow, guess I will get up from this computer and go out to enjoy it with a fresh cup of coffee. Before I go, will leave a couple of new pages I made of Jade and Ruby with some of the new photos I got off Christina's facebook. Enjoy the autumn or fall backgrounds I used from last years Fall Splendor Blog Train. Thanx Linda for the wonderful Wordart you give so freely! Y'all continue making great memories to share and those of you that are experiencing sub zero weather, hope you are staying warm. Luv y'all! Mat

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Wow is it cold here today!

I know, we don't really have it bad....but it is too cold to be outside today. It's noon and the windchill is still at 10 degrees. No snow, but so much WIND! Bone chilling to us, so staying inside, fire going and scrapping, scrapping, scrapping! They are doing a challenge on SBF for grandmother's so, I've put together this page of my mother "gazing from heaven" at her grown grandchildren and even some of her great grandchildren that she never got to see. The kit is called Blue Castello, but has no TOU so not sure who did it! Anyhow, back to the fireplace, hope you and yours are staying warm and cozy and out of this miserable weather. Will chat later y'all! Luv, Mat

Monday, December 7, 2009

I got new photos of Jade & Ruby!

Got new photos I pinched from Facebook of Jade & Ruby so had to make these 2 pages. It is surely cold here, been in front of the fireplace for 2 days now and it is supposed to start that cold rain tonight, We had sleet just a couple miles west of here today. I got my running around done today, but have a manicure and pedicure due tomorrow. Got my haircut and new glasses should be in tomorrow or next day! Good thing too, because my left lens fell out tonight, could not see to fix them or to drive to get them fixed. Sure was a mess there for awhile. Anyhow, settled back down now, dinner is over, dishes are done and the girls are fighting for time with me at the computer. Thought I'd upload these 2 pages then back to the fire. I guess I have been spending too much time here as my shoulder is aching a bit! Hope y'all have a great week and stay warm!Thanx for looking at my growing great nieces! Later y'all! Luv, MatJade is riding a stone donkey and having a blast, the wordart from Linda fits this just perfectly! The kit is some of cuddlebeez 30 day freebies as is the kit for Ruby and the wordart is by Miss Scarlett. Thanx ladies for all the freebies that make my pages so lovely and sooooooo much easier to make.

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Happy Birthday Ladies

Well, well, well! 2 birthdays today. My S-I-L Myrl and my flower loving cyber friend Judy! I hope both you ladies have a wonderful, wonderful memory making day! May your next year be a blessed and happy one! Love you both!Myrl's page is made with kit #4 of 30 from cuddlebeez and photo from Sebrina's graduation.Sunflower kit is 3's enough Autumn Passion and the photo I pinched from her Anniversary Blog! Chat later on ladies! Have a terrific Sunday! Luv, Mat

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Santa Baby

Miss Scarlett sure hit the nail on the head with her Santa Baby wordart. I had the perfect photo of my N-I-L Tiffany to go with it, so scrounged and opened CJS Xmas kit from last year and this is what I put together. Thought the photo with the sultry, sexy look so appropriate. She is such a beauty, as sweet inside as she is lovely outside! Enjoy! Sure is cold here, supposed to snow again tomorrow...staying warm by the fire and the "girls" are terrific heating blankets too! Later y'all! Luv, Mat

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

What is this white stuff?

We awoke to wet falling snow this morning, I took the girls out so they could see what it was. MzKitty and Oreo are 5, Pumpkin is 4...they have never seen or been in snow before...LOL! It was hysterically funny. MzKitty would not come beyond the stoop of the door (under the overhang), Pumpkin ran out into in having a blast, Oreo crept along beside the house under the eaves, but would not get into the snow. When the flakes hit her back, she shot back into the house! I laughed until I hurt! I made the background of the geranium and Pumpkin, then a small photo of each one just so y'all could see. The snow is already coming to an end, so we are just getting a good dusting now, but supposedly more by Friday! We so seldom see snow down here that everyone was out taking photos like I was...LMAO! Have a terrific day and will chat with y'all later! Luv, Mat

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

I'm ignoring you~

Just took this on Thanksgiving day of the neighbors cat that I totally adore, I give her lots of loving and of course treats. She is such a sweet and beautiful cat. She hisses at my "girls" when she sees them. Just adored her attitude in this photo, which is typical CAT! Hope you are having a great day, cloudy, cold and rainy here! I have a large pot of Turkey Noodle soup on and staying inside where it is warm and cozy with the girls. Have a terrific day, chat more next time y'all! Luv, Mat PS the kits I used were freebies called Turquoise, As Time Goes By by Teri, Torn papers by Cindee and WordArt by MissScarlett, thanx to all of you for sharing your work!