Monday, July 28, 2008

What color are you?

Just a little fun thing, that I saw on this blog: Covered in Crafts

You Are a Red Crayon

Your world is colored with bright, vivid, wild colors.

You have a deep, complex personality - and you are always expressing something about yourself.

Bold and dominant, you are a natural leader. You have an energy that is intense... and sometimes overwhelming.

Your reaction to everything tends to be strong. You are the master of love-hate relationships.

Your color wheel opposite is green. Green people are way too mellow to understand what drives your energy.

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Scrap Room Move and Makeover...

Well, I am finally finished with the big move. It took far longer than I expected, but isn't that always the way?

Just in case someone wants a reminder, here is a link to an online album with my old scraproom.

I figured the best way to show you the room (without a panoramic camera) would be just take pictures starting at one corner and swing around. So here goes.

Here is my paper storage and at the bottom (for easy access) are some of the kids books. That "thing" on the wall, is nine 12x12 corkboard squares that I covered with patterned paper to make a bulletin board. Rene is mitering some moulding for me to use as a frame around it. We'll hopefully get that done tomorrow.

This is the closet of the room. I took the sliding doors off of the frame and put in curtains.

Behind the curtains is a desk that holds the kids' computer and a television. The top of the closet is our games storage. In the middle of the room is a futon that the gives the kids and sometimes mami a place to chill-out.

So, there it is. I guess there are no more excuses. Now, I have to get scrappin'.

Monday, July 7, 2008

I knew on the day we got married...

...I married my best friend. Seriously, we were best friends that fell in love. No matter how hard we fought it, we were supposed to be together.

Here is the story of our wedding day.

Rene and I have always been "no-frills" kind of people. When we decided to get married, we did NOT want a huge elaborate affair that would set us back before we even started forward.

We decided to ask our dear friend Karol and her husband Tom if we could have the wedding in their backyard. What you have to understand here is that Karol is friends with both Rene and me. We have both taught with her. She, in essence, is the reason that we ended up together because she kept pushing us toward one another. So, her house (with its beautiful, spacious backyard) was perfect. Without hesitation, she said, "Yes!"

Since Rene and I taught at the same school, we decided to ask the principal if we could borrow some school chairs and long "banquet" tables.
Without hesitation, she said, "Yes!"

Here is a shot from the top of Karol's hill in her yard. (We ended up having roughly 200 people in attendance.) Ummm, excuse the "old-style" scrapbooking and especially the deco-scissors.

Ok, so I told my bridesmaids (BFFs Chris and Dianne) to wear any black dresses that they wanted to wear. I made our bouquets with roses from a flower farm in Carlsbad.

Rene told his groomsmen (Tim and Chris) to wear black suits and blue ties.

My sweet baby Jake (no longer a baby) was my "bubble blower". I didn't want a ring bearer, so he used a bubble gun and walked down the aisle, blowing bubbles. He, then promptly ran to the trampoline for the rest of the ceremony. :D

My dad walked me down the aisle. Love you, daddy.

Rene's cousin, John, married us.

Rene's tia, Olivia, made our cake and then I made the cake topper that was similar to our bouquets and decorated it with yellow daisies around the layers. Also, all the food in the buffet trays in the background of the picture was bought by me and then distributed to any guest that said, "Let me know if there is anything I can do to help." {insert maniacal laugh here} I'd say, "Oh, thank you. Could you cook this before the wedding and bring it with you?" I'm evil and crass, but hey we already knew that, didn't we?

We had the obligatory conga line....

Kids jumped on the trampoline...

I love you, baby! Thanks for your love and this beautiful family!