Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Wow...25 days until Christmas!

Can you believe it? 25 more days to go. The time is simply flying away here! I had a very blessed Thanksgiving with friends this year. We did something different. No cooking for us, we went to a buffet at the Gaylord Texan River Walk Restaurant. The Gaylord was surely decorated nicely with oodles and oodles of decorations. Oh, what a wonderful selection of foods to choose from too. We ate until we had to walk off some of the excess before we could climb back into the car for the ride home....LOL! I got back home in time to watch my "BOYS" (Dallas Cowboys that is) win by the skin of their teeth. I did NOT participate in the Black Friday ordeal the next day either, but I did participate some on Cyber Monday! I think I have most of my shopping done, just a few small items left that I hope to obtain today after my paycheck is signed and in the bank....LOL! I have most all ready to be taped up and mailed, got my cards already mailed, my outside decorations are up as is my tree. Not going all out this year as in years past....too much and not enough time...LOL, I am semi-retired you see, so I have developed a real case of the LAZIES....LOL! Here are a couple of photos that I snapped at the Gaylord...Cute, huh?This is the restaurant area where we ate.Jannette, Mike and JuliaFrosty down in the Palo Duro Canyon...LOL!Mike by the tree after we ate...LOL!These poinsettias were everywhere and so very pretty, all fresh not artificial.Just one of many train villages, this one is over in the Hill Country Section.They swear this is their best they stare longingly at the Gingerbread House...LOL!This is just one of the decorated trees in the atrium.Snow on the Alamo? (not likely, but very pretty)!Just us girls.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving to All

May all of you enjoy a blessed and fruitful Thanksgiving with your loved ones making lots of great memories to share. May you also be blessed with lots of terrific food, parades and FOOTBALL...Go Cowboys!! That is certainly what I shall be doing this year! Eat all you want so you will have to exercise it all off to be able to do it again at Christmas...LOL! Thanx to all my cyber family for your friendships! Hugs to all and will chat more next time. Luv, Mat
(I used several different kits to make this page, sorry did not write them all down, if it is your work....Thanx a million for sharing!)

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Have a terrific Weekend FRIENDS!!

Downloaded this from Miriam @ Miriams Scraps and just HAD to use it! Too cute not to! To these Sexy Ladies....Have a terrific weekend! Late, Mat

Thursday, November 17, 2011

The weekend is almost here AGAIN!!

Boy, the time surely seems to be flying by. Is it because I am so busy or just that it is closing in on the end of another year? Whatever it is, I can't believe how fast the days seem to speed by! I've been in a creative mood too, so have been creating QPs and have put some online at Miriams Scraps, check them out, her link is on the right. I've been trying to gather up some Christmas gifts for the nieces, nephews, and the great ones too! We have been having some terrific fall weather here. I'm hoping to get my Christmas decorations to where I can sort them and get them ready for putting up or outside, after Thanksgiving...LOL! Well, here are a couple of pages I have finished up thought you might enjoy. Thanx for stopping by for a visit, hope you enjoy your day doing what you love, making memories to share. Chat more with you later! Luv, MatMiss "cutie patootie" Hayden in her first attempt at fishing with mama and her Papa, she loved it and she caught a 2 pound catfish. I got these photos from Margaret and used a polaroid frame cluster I had made earlier and used a BG from the 2MrsSumners Valentine kit a few years back.This is Jade swinging (got this off Christina's FB) and used a QP I made using freebie kit called Wisteria from Scrapiness Down Under.Another photo snitched from Christina of Ruby riding a horsey and placed her in a freebie QP by Lanell at Never Forget Memories.Here's Margaret with Hayden looking from a QP I made using freebie Autumn kit by Marzena.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Thank You Veterans

Thank you to all our veterans, past or present, for all you have sacrificed so that I might live in a free country! I appreciate all you do or have done to give that right to me. I also thank your families that suffer the sacrifice of not having you at home safe and sound every night. This is your day to be honored and remembered! I remember you every day! May God watch over and Bless each and every one of YOU! Thank You!Jim Hill, Pete Tate, Jerry Tate, Jason Tate, Marvin Barchers, Elvin Barchers, James Adkins, Charles Adkins, Judy Deaver, Janet Williams, Scott Williams, William Barnett, Jerry Bennett, Johnny Bell, Carl Adkins, Donald Mitchell, Joe Levengood!
Luv, Mat
I created this page from several different freebies from ScrapbookFlair. Thanx to all you wonderful designers for your work!

Friday, November 4, 2011


Somebody up north left their door open, I won't say who, it has dropped almost 50 degrees in about 36 hours! We went from 80 balmy degrees to bone chilling 35 this morning with lots of biting wind too! LOL! Never happy with the weather are we? This certainly is better than those scorching hot 100+ days we had this past summer though! We still need some moisture, but at least having to add clothes is better than trying to shed them and remain decent for the public! I've had a very busy week and a very creative one too! I've been making QPs like mad using some of Kyra's kits and a lot of Miriam's kits as well. Miriam has invited me to becaome a part of her team (with Gina) to make QPS with her creations. I am so very honored and I hope y'all will stop by to check out her blog with all her gorgeous freebies. You can find a link to her site on the lower right side in my blog list. I have finally downloaded some of Christina's photos from Halloween and one from Margaret of Hayden so I will be making some pages for them soon. In the meantime, I have made these while playing with some kits, hope you enjoy them.

This is a photo I took of the Mittens at Monument Valley, Utah and put in a QP I made using Miriam's Terracotta kit and a lacy overlay of hers.

This is my sweet Sebrina in a QP I made using Kyra's Woodland Marvel kit at With a Russian Dutch Heart!

This is also a kit by Kyra called From Earth to Sky and has little Jayson in his bath, his mommy took some cute photos, doesn't he look really relaxed and comfy?

This is Jade & Ruby when they went apple picking, used Raspberry Road Designs Autumn Apple kit for this QP.
Well, my Rangers choked up again this year....but we have next year. The series was a really good one even if we did lose it in the last game. The Cowboys forgot to show up for their Sunday night game against the Eagles, but we have this week. And those Nascar races at Martinsville were so exciting and 18 yellow flags...lots of banging up of cars too! This week they are here at the Texas Motor Speedway, needless to say no going anywhere near there until all is gone after Sunday's race for the cup. I will be glued to my TV anyhow until it is over...LOL! Guess I had better hush, do a little quick blog walking and get some work done around here! Making a big pot of hobo stew and gonna fix a pan of cornbread to tide me over the chilly couple of days...LOL! Y'all all have a terrific weekend making memories to share with us. Stay warm and enjoy life to the fullest each day! Chat with ya more next time! Luv, Mat