Good news/bad News

Well I wasnt gonna post this today being it was our anniversary and all but Im about to go to bed so.. I figured get it over with.
Went to the dr today did get my flu shot and pneumonia shot which was good they let me have it. BUT bad news .. Protein in my urine…. and if any of you that have lupus or know anything about lupus you know what that means… ITSSS baaaackkk well I guess it never really left but I thought the kidney thing was over. Scheduling more tests more crapp for after the first of the year.. don’t wanna ruin the holidays. IF I go on the treatments now it could ruin the holidays for all of us.. especially Bella. I knew something was not right I had not been feeling well and so tired and just BLAH… can’t get enough sleep which is SOOOOO not like me. But anyway… I know I didn’t call everyone like I said I would and tell them what the dr said. Today was our anniversary and kinda wanted to not think about it. Be happy for a bit. Not that this is bad. Just means all the stuff isnt working and I have to go back on yucky medications and stuff again. Its a fact of life with living with lupus. More people have kidney involvment than any other organ.. it is the leading cause of transplant in lupus patients. As I get older it is just one of those things we will have to face reality and deal with as it comes. I thank God every day I was able to have Bella and I thank God I have such a wonderful husband that loves and supports me through sickness and in health. When most men would have headed for the hills he dug his heels in and wouldnt let me give up and Im today, on our anniversary, SO thankful to him and my family for all they do for me. Love you guys if I havnt told you lately. Thank you to my friends that always pray for us as well! You guys rock!
THIS IS NOT a bad thing not a sad thing… Not a death sentence and not a major cause for worry… , just a setback that well, we kind figured would happen. We will get more details in the coming weeks.. will take a while to get back in to the nephrology dept but my dr is optomistic they will see me quickly with me having been in before. He has a call in and they are to call me with my apts. Just gotta go back on the meds I hate and that make me all fat and gross but hey.. fat is better than the alternative huh…. Id rather be fat and with my hubby and little girl than skinny and the alternative.
A HUGE SHOUT OUT TO JACI I totally forgot your birthday this past weekend and Im sorry You have full permission to beat me with wet noodles. haha. Happy birthday girly I hope you had a great day.

Here is to Jeanne as well I hope you are feeling better. I wish I lived closer You could pile up with me and bella and play x box SHe is getting pretty good at shrek! ROFL..
I have some layouts to post but not gonna tonight gonna go curl up with my hubby. NIGHT YALL! 😉


Happy Anniversary

Today is John’s and My anniversary. 9 years we have been together. Seems like yesterday. Hard to believe 9 years has gone by. We have come a long way in those 9 years. Had some milestones and made it through some sad and some trying times.. together. WE have a beautiful daughter and alot of fun all of us together. How will we celebrate? Probably go to our favorite resteraunt and hang out at home. Bella is still running fever (we go back to the dr thursday is first appt avail grrr) and I have dr appts today too. Bella says she isnt sure what anniversary is but “can we have elmo cake?”

So, Thank you honey for 9 wonderful years, for a beautiful little girl and many elmo cakes in our future.
I love you and will today and tomorrow and forever.

Black Friday

OK so we got up at WAY TOOO EARLY O CLOCK… and went shopping with the OTHER TEN MILLION people in mobile… BUT IM Happy to say IM ALMOST FINISHED!!! I just have to finish making the things I gotta make and pick up a couple more store bought things. Santa is packin up his sleigh people! ALl I can say is it will be a 12 dancing princess Christmas this year. Along with the year of electronics. I AM SO HAPPY I got online last night at midnight and got that portable dvd player and V smile thingy cuz otherwise… Id be still looking and spending ALOT more money. I really was fortunate to get some AWESOME deals today. I can save more money buying stuff than anyone I know (according to John Jones) The scrapbook store was on my list as well haha! I GOT MY CROP A DILE! IF YOU GUYS DON’T HAVE ONE OF THESE omg they are sooo rockin I mean they click so easily through stuff it is just amazing.. How did I live without that thing!!!! THe other coolest thing ever are the Paint Dabbers IM totally in love and when they are half off I AM IN HEAVEN. I loaded up on the ones I KNEW i didnt have and then I will get the rest as I can… IM wondering where I can find those bottles empty to dump my mm paints in… hmmm In quiring minds wanna know lol

NOW to figure out how to get this in the house where hubby and mini me cant see it… IM gonna be wrapping it tomorrow fast so they dont see it 🙂


MAN I have some catching up to do! Bella has been sick sick with the flu/bronchitis and I have been working nights on a special project that yall will see soon. 🙂 Between the breathing treatments and her hanging from the ceiling fan afterwards…. ITS BEEN REAL FUN around here! (NOT)

SOI did get a page made…. ITs for a contest I entered for scenic route.
I know it is hard to see but I used some glitter all over the back ground paper on the flowers… but its not that noticeable so oh well…

I LOVE this picture of her being silly. I have Adobe Photo shop cs~2 so I used it to reverse color in the photo antique then add just a little center color back. so you get THAt exuberant happy feel when looking at it.

TODAY’S STM BLOG CHALLENGE IS: DId you ever have a job that was just FUN and what was it.


when I was 21 years old.

I worked at a western store. OH MY GOSH. Every time there was a rodeo in town….. wrangler butts everywhere. ALl the cowboys shopped with us cuz we were just about the only western store in town. GOt to meet a few celebrities as well. WE had a blast! we had a young crew I think the oldest was 25 so we were always clowning. OUR boss was a total goob (still is) and we had so much fun raggin on him and sneaking around.
ONe time our manager was off the entire day working on some stuff for us so to have this massive party that night and the big boss never had a clue. He thought he was in the stock room all day cuz we took a cowboy hat and some boots and put behind a screen. ONe of us would run back and beat on the walls and drop boxes etc so it sounded like he was really working hard.

OF course the next day we all piled in and did what he was suposedly working on and got it knocked out so he wouldnt get busted and OH yeah IT WAS A STELLAR PARTY!!!! ONe of my best friends and room mate both worked together and we always were playing pranks. WE all would hit the rodeos and the club on thursday nights and everyone would look to see what we were wearing .. the next day we would sell out of that outfit IT was hysterical. We used to joke we could wear kroger sacks and the next day there would be a rush on them. SO FUNNY how just cuz you worked somewhere everyone had to have what you were wearing….. if they only knew rofl. But anyway that was a blast I have so many memories … playing football in the parking long cuz we all had to work on a holiday and NO ONE was open but us (he was such a weirdo) so we all went outside and played football. ONe time we shot bow and arrows in the store and the manager missed a pair of full quill ostrich ropers by like millimeters I think he crapped himself, but he wouldnt admit it (those boots sold for 800 bucks) The arrow was sitting there swaying in the door frame and we all just sank. We ran to the back to find some cauking to fill the hole and couldnt find any so, we used toothpaste. THe big boss kept saying Yall smell something like MINT and we would all crack up laughing. I didnt make much money cuz well we were all minimuim wagers but we had so much fun and are still friends to this day. I will never forget those days. I made enough money to pay my part of the rent and bills and that was it. we had like 6 girls living in that apartment so we could afford it. Man those were the days huh!

What about you? what was the most fun job you ever had?

excitement comes with tears

Im so excited to say I have a publication coming up in an idea book. What makes it so exciting you ask? Its the first real page I have done on my dad’s death. You all know the story… and know how hard it has been for me to start a book on it but that I want Bella to know the legacy behind him and how he died a hero. So for them to pick THIS page was huge for me. BUT, what really got me excited is well… That wasn’t the page I submitted. I submitted a different page but all of you know my blog is attached to my signature so every email I send out… you get a link to my blog. WELL, this lady looked at my blog and asked me about this page. I told her I didn’t know.. she asked me the story behind the page I told her. She asked to call me. So now It will be coming out in an idea book that will be released March 31st. The excitement of getting an idea book pub was overwhelming but I cried and cried because I dunno I guess just the fact of HOW hard that was for me. IT took me well 11 years to do a page and my first one… is gonna be in a book. Not a magazine that someone will throw away in a month or two.. but a book. ITs an idea book but I know I keep those for a long time. She told me how surprised I would be that if someone saw this page that is going through something difficult it may just inspire them to take the courage and face the pain and work through it by scrapping it. How can you say no to that?

the three letter word I hate most

so you wonder why I am up at 1:55 am? probably not.. Most of you know I would rather be up at night anyway. ONe because it is quiet. But, mainly cuz well the world is asleep and I can run around in my underwear un noticed, without hearing the screams of people saying “OMG IM BLIND NOW!” but then, that is another good plus. Don’t cha think?
This is the one time that I dont hear that 3 letter word that I have grown to totally DETEST and wonder what the lord really used to do for enjoyment before I HAD BELLA. You know he is sitting up there eating popcorn with my dad going “watch this.. Your gonna LOVE this part” and I can envision them Hi^5 ing each other and sharing laughs.

But What is that, Nancy, You say? Wwhat 3 letter word can be that hideous that a root canal sounds better to you right now? hmmm Is there a word that is worse? Well if your a mommy you already know this and I shouldn’t have to tell you and if your my mom you have already gone to pop some popcorn cuz this is one of THOSE moments you prayed when I WAS three years old would happen. TOuche’ mom… BUt for all of you that are still wondering..Ill tell you.

ITS WHY. WHYWHYWHYWHYWHYWHYWHYWHYWHYWHYWHYWHY Not to be confused with just the singular why cuz it never happens once? It is like when the ice machine gets stuck and you know there are 900 more pieces of ice about to land on your kitchen floor. yup these are the days OF WHY….

I try to remember the days before why came to live at our house. I can remember sitting in the floor with the small child, I call mine (some days) and thinking OH will she ever utter a word out of that mouth of hers? Wwhat will she say? What is she thinking (we now know it was WHY!!)What will she want to know? And to the lords amusement he said haha GOLDEN OPPORTUNITY.. as a teenager YOU THOUGHT you knew everything … HERE IS YOUR TEST. Prove it!
Take this example

You go to say the local Hobby lobby. Your looking for something in particular. Mommy? Can I have… (whatever she sees in front of her face) No baby. BUT WHY? Because you dont need that? but why? You say”why? “why what?” why mommy? I want it.
I know you want it, but you dont need it?
Why dont you need it??!! well cuz you have 900000000000 other things at home just like it that I trip over.
::Getting a little irritated:: I dunno bella maybe cuz YOu dont pick them up..
::more irritated::I dunno why you dont pick them UP!! Its NOT CUZ I havn’t asked you to… I think we should have your hearing checked or maybe I am talking to myself…

so I think for a second.. 1. How come her part of the conversation ALWAYS consists of BUT and WHY? and 2. WHY (there is that word! again) am I explaining all this. SO FINALLY it happens. You know that moment. The one YOU SWORE would never happen.That moment when your eyes cross and you have to literally hold the buggy tighter to keep from injuring said kid, with every bit of glare and control you can muster up inside of you in your most official like “Mommy” Voice . That rather than birds chirping and harpsacords playing the theme song to Psycho should come over the intercom system… You scold out the NONE OTHER PHRASE… ( you already know what it is don’t you? yup cuz you have kids and you have been there and are laughing your butt off cuz you have done the SAME THING probably in hobby lobby too huh!) YOU exclaim “BECAUSE I SAID SO!!!”
AMidst the thunder (which is really my father and the lord himself ROLLING in the clouds laughing their wings off) You see this soft pouty face with the ordacity to look shocked stare up at you as if you just murdered a puppy and softly with a voice so angelic she replies:
BUt.. WHY?

I think visiting hours here at the insane assylum are Wednesdays from 1 to 3 so please bring chocolate and more scrap stuff no sharp points they say… and when Bella has kids I ahve already appropriatly repayed her the curse of YOUR CHILD WILL SAY WHY more than you…
Betcha cant guess what her reply was! ::sigh::


“Here’s a FUN Blog Challenge for all of you. We’re all talking about what we went on our Christmas list and wishing for this and that. But what if YOU were a scrapbook item, just what would you be and why? Blog about it, make a layout about it, for now, fantasize!”

Jozzie gave us a FUN blog challenge today. Hmmm which scrapbook item am I…..
IM probably patterned paper… You can do so much with it. IT is bright.. it is thick it is thin (kinda like me depending on if IM on steroids or not heehe) it is versatile it can be used to decorate a page or enhance a project. You can cut it and it and it looks even better. You can add things to it and dress it up or you can trim it down and make it blend in to the page. It comes in a variety of styles and colors it can be toned down with sand paper or it can be fancied up with bling. IT is a sturdy background to a page but is always noticed. It is reliable and always in style. It will enhance any project.

Are you "Keepin up with the Jones’

SO if you have been to the site Scrap that Moment, I am sure you have noticed that we have more than a couple of Jones’ girls on that Design team. The Jones’ girls have some major MAJOR happnin’s up our sleeves cuz well.. when you have more than one Jones girl on a design team.. THere is always major happnins haha. We have major mo jo and major action to share and we are all bustin at the seams to get it going. I am so excited to be a part of this adventure and cannot wait for you to see what all we have in store FOR YOU! I will assure you that YOUR SOCKS will be KNOCKED slam off! Keep your eyes peeled and watch the Jones girls cuz you never know what they will be up to next 😉 If you are not familiar with the Jones Girls. Check us out at SCRAP THAT MOMENT. Where Kara Jones, Heidi Jones, Tabitha Jones and Nancy Jones all kick it with the scrap that moment design team!