Wednesday, December 31, 2008


Gotta love it when the internet goes in and out...grrr.
Onto my lovely story... .this has been one heck of a Christmas break for us at the Moreno household!!
First up:
An intruder on the property! yep...

My sister called around midnight saying she was out on the porch and heard a man just outside her house singing.. yikes! So she goes inside to get the gun and then tells me she hears him right outside her door (keep in mind we live out on almost 50 acres of property... so out in the sticks)... so by this time I'm freakin' out a bit. I left the kids with my other sister and drive over to my sisters house honking all the way... not sure what the honking was going to do but scare him maybe, so that was my big plan... by the time I get there she said she has fired a few shots off to scare him and saw him walking away towards the state park that is next to our property.
I was just scared shitless by this point.. I think if I didn't have the kids to protect etc that it wouldn't get me so scared but still. uugh!
We went out the next day to look for signs of someone squatting on the property etc... with no luck. So hopefully we scared off whoever was trespassing on the property!!

2 Days before Christmas the Wii breaks!!!
Santa brought the kids the new Rock Band and several Wii games of course. I was so upset, I mean I knows it's out of our hands but I was just so upset about it!

We are outside playing around Christmas Eve and we hear a huge bang then like a rumbling sound that lasted several seconds up by the highway. We all looked at each other like WTH, then just went on our way.... out here you hear gunshots quite often. Then we heard the sirens and thought oh crap! My nephew was out walking the dogs and said that it looked like the cops were up by the property by the freeway... so I hop in the car to go on up and check it out. Sure enough some lady fell asleep and came up on a feed trailor going around 70 mph and hit it, rolled the feed trailor and she went down a ravine and took out a part of the fence. (the NEW fence that is barely a year old!!!) The cop wasn't sure if she was telling the truth about her insurance and such... oh the good news! grr!! lol

So it's been an exciting one that's for sure!!

Other than that we had a great Christmas, the kids despite the Wii are in heaven with all their goodies! The older ones got new air pistols/rifles and slingshots. Gparents got them a new trampoline so they pretty much live outside lately, yeah! It's been fun for sure!
I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas with your families and I wish you all a very Happy New Year!
We are hanging out tonight with the kids... will pop some bubbly with the short ones and play games with a snacky kind of dinner (the best!).
Hopefully I can update soon with some Christmas pictures and layouts!
My best to you all!

Monday, December 22, 2008

Having some jealousy issues....


My little sister Brandy is here visiting and is finishing up the 4th book in the Twilight series right now. I look over and keep asking "so where are you now?... what's happening now?".

I think I have issues.. I find myself getting jealous that she is all engrossed in the book reading it for the first time... I wish I was reading it!! I have never been one to reread a book, just not my thing... but I am considering do it with this series! LOL

Anywho... speaking of the Twilight book... apparantly I am a lot like Esme.

You are thoughtful and care very deeply for your family. A loving home is of great
importance to you and you always try to make people feel welcome. Although you have a great capacity to love, you also have a great capacity to hurt, so at times you can be
sensitive. You're firm when you need to be, but people trust your judgment and
appreciate the kind way you always handle things.

Not sure about the "sensitive" part.. but the rest is pretty much good!

In other news... the Glitz 10 minute blog is featuring another one of my quick projects. Head on over to check it out and find close ups and instructions to complete this project.

We had quite the adventure here on the property last night... I will fill everyone in with my next post... a little hint.. it involves me toting a rifle!

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Dream Street Projects

Another drive by posting today.... check out the Dream Street Blog... it was my day to contribute another set of cards using paper that might not usually be used for Christmas cards. There are so many creative cards there, ya'll should totally check them out.

For close ups on these cards check out the Dream Street Blog!

We are busy as all get out around here gearing up for Christmas.... hopefully I can blog with a bit more content after the holidays!!


Saturday, December 13, 2008

A New Glitz Blog!

Glitz has come up with a wonderful new blog, genius!!!

We are all busy in our daily lives with kids, work, afterschool activities etc...this blog gives some fabulous ideas that can be created in 10 minutes or less! really, seriously! (hehe)... go check it out!
Here is my Christmas tree I did for my turn on the blog... we are featuring Christmas goodies right now, head on over!

Check the Glitz blog for close ups, directions, and supply list for this cute little tree!
Thanks for looking!

Monday, December 8, 2008

Christmas Cards!

I have just a drive by posting today.... I am up to my eyeballs in little Christmas goodies trying to get them ready for the kids classmates, I'll share one when I'm done... way cute!
We finally got the tree up yesterday... good gracious! Jay is the one that usually done it each year (for a reason too!) I have no patience whatsoever to sit and fiddle with the lights and such. Well it turned out we had 2 sections of the tree that were out... so I just added more lights and called it finished! The kids are happy with it, that's what matters. I am hoping to get the rest of the house decorated and try to get myself into the Christmas spirit a bit more!
My life and weekdays have become that much more stressful with the addition of Madison and Mitchell playing basketball... add 2 more nights of running (and one of those nights already is filled).. so once again I will need to split myself in 2 somehow to make it happen! I can do it.. just put on my cape and poof! all is right! (haha.. if only).
Here are one set of Christmas cards that went up on the Dream Street Blog that I did... I have another set coming up too!
I used the Everyday Celebrations line for this card set. It's not your traditional Christmas paper but by using bits and pieces of the collection, I love the way they turned out!

Off to try to get more things done!!! This month will probably be filled with drive by postings/sharing! lol

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Hillbilly Internet

Man oh man... I have been without internet for about a week!!
I have watched 2 movies and read 2 books! LOL
Today I am back... I have to say the little internet break was nice too!

How was everyones Turkey Day?
I had so much fun with my mom, stepdad, little sister and brother and my Grandma here (and my sister and her kids came over too)... I love having all the family over. We had a great time staying up late playing Taboo, Pictionary (oh how I love this game!!), and Scattergories! I am already looking forward to Christmas to do it again!

I don't have any goodies to share but I did update my blog header! go me! This is from an ad I did for Pageframes for the Dec. issue of Scrapbook Trends. (I did the cards for the Dec. cards issue too for the ad).

I have some fun Dream Street cards done. Checking out the Dream Street blog this month is just a must... we are showing how to make creative cards using all of the papers from the last 2 collections!! It's fun to see non-Christmas/Winter papers being used for Christmas cards. What great inspiration to use all of your different patterned papers for Holiday Cards!!

I am hoping to get some things scrapped this week so I can share!