Monday, January 23, 2012

Cute new photos to share!

What a lovely way to start a new week. Christina sent some new photos of Jayson in his shirt I sent him...finally big enough to wear it...LOL! Plus got some new ones of the girls from her facebook too! Also got a photo of Maggie and Hayden from her facebook that I wanted to use in a freebie QP I had downloaded, and then today is my "adopted brother" Rodney's birthday, so had to make him a page too. Thanks to all the designers who share their work so liberally, I appreciate all of you so much.
It has been pretty mild weather her lately, hard to believe it is winter time! Nina and I spent the day on Friday in Denton shopping. Not my most favorite thing to do, but this day I truly enjoyed immensely! We even got to have lunch with Elizabeth, her granddaughter...she is finally beginning to "show" that she is pregnant with Emorie! I should have taken some photos, but was having too much fun to remember I had my camera with me! DUH!!
Yesterday, spent the day watching the playoff games, both were great games right down to the last minutes of them! Happy with the outcome of both, but then either team would have been okay with me since my team was not in the playoffs....LOL! Next is the ProBowl then the SUPER BOWL!
Well, got some work to do, so gonna hush for now and chat more next time! Hope all of you have a terrific week ahead and enjoy whatever you do making more memories to share! Luv, MatThis QP is called Serendipity with no TOU sorry, the wordart is by Ginger.
I created this page using Scapiness Down Under kit 012312 and wordart by Ginger with Christina's facebook photos of Jade, Ruby and Jayson.
This QP is called Outside the Barn 2 by Lanell at Never Forget Memories with Maggie riding.
This is lovely QP Quiet Memory is by my friend Linda at Random Thoughts with photo of Hayden from Margaret's facebook.
This QP was a NL freebie by Ashaw called my man. Photo of the 60's is mine and got the one of today from his facebook.

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Happy Birthday to my Friends!!

Today is a double birthday celebration for my friends, Libby (high school chum) and Judy (aka Scarlett my scrap/blog sister)! I've used 2 freebie QPs that I picked up from other scrapping buds to make them a birthday wish from me and "the Girls". Libby is in a QP by Miriam at Miriam's Scraps, Judy is in one by Lanell at Never Forget Memories(see their links on the lower right in my list of favs)! I hope both you ladies enjoy your day immensely and that you are blessed with many more to come. Luv you both! Happy Birthday!! Mat & "the girls"!

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

We finally got RAIN!

Yippee, we finally got some rain. It rained most of the night before last, all day yesterday and most of last night...slow steady soaking kind that we so desperately need. It is finally beginning to taper off and move away this, damp and a little on the chilly side. Tomorrow, sunshine and 65, this weather cannot make up it's mind here!! I decided to make a couple of pages to occupy my mind this my clothes are drying (the bed is made, floors swept, bathroom is clean, as is the litter boxes, trash out and clothes washed). I got this freebie page from Lanell at Never Forget Memories called doorinwall and just had to put my furgirls in it, the other QP is a freebie from Eledhwen at Raspberry Road Designs using the new Winter Solitude kit...the photo of Sebrina was taken from her facebook this morning...LOL! Whatever you do today, make it memorable and then share it with others! Chat more next time....Luv, Mat

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Rest In Peace Pete!!

(This is a QP I made using RDH kit From Earth to Sky- I see I made a boo boo on the photo, should be Bennett!)
I was given sad news this morning that my first husband, Pete, passed away! I met him in 1966 while he was home on leave. I was just finishing a year of technical school shortly after graduating from high school and was taken with the smooth talking older worldly man in uniform. We married on his next leave which was October 21,1966.
In November he was sent to Turkey for a 2 year tour of duty, I followed in January of 1967. My first time for flying, my first time outside the USA and my first time of total terror of doing this all alone at the tender age of 19 and as green a hick little girl as you could find....LOL! Of course this was still during the cold war so we had many "On Standby" situations and did some traveling to other places as well as learning a lot about that part of the country and even a few devastating earthquakes. In October of 1969 we returned to the states headed to San Angelo, Texas until his retirement in late 1970, then we headed back home to Georgia. Due to so many, many adjustments, too much alcohol and a lot of medical problems for me, we divorced about 6 months later. I moved back to Texas in 1976 and lost touch with him, but when I went home for visits I would visit his dad or his brother and check up on all the family. In 1988 he happened to be at home from his many travels and I called, he came to my sister's house for a visit. I took this photo of him, he still looked the same after all those years. Then in 1989, while on a motorcycle trip to my dad's in Tennessee, I met him at the North Carolina/Tennessee Welcome Center, he was in his motorhome and just returning from a trip to Montana. Had a nice little chat again. I have always remained friends with him and tried to stay in touch occasionally. I am so happy he conquered his excessive drinking and enjoyed the latter years of his life traveling and sharing one adventure after another. May his soul be at rest now. I extend to his family by deepest sympathy for their loss of beloved brother and uncle. Luv, Mat

Thursday, January 5, 2012

How y'all are?

Sounds kind of cajun, huh? LOL! The weather here can't seem to understand it is winter, to be up around 70 today and tomorrow. Got spring fever already, cause I've been cleaning and opening windows...LOL! Now I need to rake leaves again, but tomorrow is supposed to be pretty windy so maybe ALL the leaves will be down if I just wait a couple more days and only have to rake them once more....LOL...I know my neck, back and shoulders would appreciate that! I've finished my work, having a Mimosa and have some short ribs cooking think I will go add some rice to them for dinner...yummy smells in my home right now. I got some photos of the great-nieces and great-nephew over the holidays, so wanted to make a couple of pages for them. Hope you enjoy looking. I've also been creating for Miriam with her first kit for 2012 if you want to go take a look. Hope y'all all have a terrific weekend ahead, make lots and lots of memories to share. Be safe whatever you do, chat more next time. Luv, MatThis is a freebie QP at Miriam's Scraps that I created using her birthday kit from last year...Jayson is Grandpa Jim's pride and joy for sure...look at the cute little frog hat that his Aunt Tiff made for him...cute, huh?Jade and Ruby with their Angry Bird caps...LOL...Ruby even has on an outfit I sent her for Christmas too...I used several different Christmas themed kits by Raspberry Road to make this QP. Don't they just love these caps?This kit is called Lovely Christmas and is a freebie from Kyra at With A Russian-Dutch Heart. Miss Hayden is in her pretty dress I sent her for Christmas and her new pink cowgirl boots she also got from someone. Too cute, too cute!