Friday, September 24, 2010

I LOVE Halloween........

I don't know if it is because my birthday is the day after Halloween, but this holiday has always been a special one for me. :) I just love doing Halloween layouts and would really do them all year if I could! I love thinking of new ways to dress up my little bears and new haunted houses to build! Here are a few more that I did this week and I am guess there will be more to come! :)

The Pixie Cottage: Autism Benefit

The Pixie Cottage: Autism Benefit: "We here at The Pixie Cottage are thrilled to have a little artist who volunteered her time and her art to help a worthy cause. Let me introd..."

Monday, September 20, 2010

This past weeks listings

Finally able to sit down at the computer longer than 5 minutes! :) Brian was out of town all week last week, then Alexis came down with the stomach flu so my time was very limited. Here are the layouts that I was able to get done and listed last week. I just LOVE Fall and Halloween layouts! They are truly my all time favorite layouts to do...

The hunt for a job is not going so well. The opportunities are just not out there right now. I have been out of work for 10 years now and it looks like I will have to apply for a starting position, boo.... :( Maybe it is time to begin a new career.....

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

It has been a tough couple of months

While on a mini vacation to California this July, my mother called with sad news. My Great Aunt Alice passed on the Big Island of Hawaii. She was the matriarch of our family and had lived a long life. She was 96 at her passing. My biggest regret was that I was unable to go home for the funeral, I felt like I let my mother down... :(

Also during our vacation, we found out that Brian's Aunt Shirley had taken a turn for the worst. When we got back home to Colorado, we planned a trip to visit her. It was just going to be for the weekend, spending as much time as we could with her. Brian's sister was going to be flying in from Kuwait to spend some time with her that weekend as well. Well, to our dismay and great sadness, we didn't make it home in time. We all kept our plans and the funeral was planned for that weekend. Aunt Shirley was not just an Aunt to Brian and his sister, she was like their mother, and like a Grandmother to my children. She will be greatly missed......