Monday, December 24, 2007

Merry Christmas Eve!

It's been a busy, crazy month and a half since my last post. Holidays, travels, parties and adventures. I'm really ready to ring in the new year next week. I said last year that 2006 was one of my worst and had hopes of 2007 being better, but that didn't happen. So once again I'm going to wish to have a quiet and normal 2008. But with Rick's transplant ahead and Steven's job/life always keeping me spinning, I'm guessing the next year will still be bumpy.

During December, I've been working on a special recipe/memory book. I was hoping to get it done by Christmas, but now just hoping for the end of the month. No matter, it will get done. I did actually bake yesterday... what do you think about my cookies? Let me tell you... they are Yum-O!

Peace & Love!

Thursday, November 15, 2007


Life may not be the party we hoped for, but while we're here we should dance....

(yeah, I know it's more than 10 words... so shoot me, LOL!)

Thursday, November 08, 2007

What have I done! :)

Well... if you really want to know, I've been working on a website. It's something that I've wanted to do for a very long time.

Scrapbook Friends

The homepage needs work, but it's the forums and gallery where (hopefully) everyone will hang out.

Wish me luck!

Thursday, November 01, 2007

Wicked Saturday in Chicago

Steven surprised us by showing up late Thursday night for a couple of days while he is in between jobs. So I stole him for myself and we went to the park and to see Wicked. Here are some RANDOM photos from our fun day!

Saturday, October 27, 2007


I've been tagged by Katie to tell where you were 10/20/30 years ago.

1997 ~ Life was good. Rick was working, Steven was 10 and I was working part-time at the scaffolding company... just enough to keep me out of trouble. I was also busy with volunteer stuff... PTG at school, Call-a-Ride and the food pantry.

1987 ~ Life was good. I was a brand new mom... just staying home and cuddling my 4 week old baby. I quit my wonderful job at the BMV when I found out I was pregnant earlier that year. We were still living out of town in the country and moved the following year.

1977 ~ Life was good. I had just moved in with my sister Cat to start my Sophomore year at Hebron. I was having a blast... basketball, pep club, art club, dances, friends, parties... all the great stuff you do in high school.

Hmmm... do I see a pattern? Yes, I think so. I must say that I have a pretty good life. It has it's bumps.... and sometimes I feel like I'm actually on a roller coaster, but heck... what fun would it be just to drive straight and go 40 mph all the time?

I'm going to TAG...
Janelle and Judy
Get posting girls!

Monday, October 22, 2007

Cloverdale Crop

I'm just back from a wonderful scrapbooking weekend in
Cloverdale with some great friends!

I did 22 pages and got a great start on my Christmas cards.

Jodie took some wonderful photos for all of us!

MooFun is from when Kim, Katie, Janelle and I met up at the
Dairy Farm this past June.

Yum-O for ice cream!

Rick and I met up with Katie at the Brickyard
for qualifying in July.

Danny turned 40 this year and was quite surprised
by the party Mary gave him.

This is from the MS golf outing.
Notice Rick sucking down the jello shot... go Rick!

Here's one from my birthday.
We celebrated at the Olive Garden.

Steven has packed up and moved out.
I haven't heard from him in over a week... hope all is well.
(hint... maybe you should email or call your mom!)

This MS walk layout was a baggie challenge from Pam.

On Sundays, Rick likes to sweat
since it's an extra day of no dialysis.

Don't touch Jojo's T-bones! :-)

Katie's blog challenge this week was to post
something you scrapped with blue in it...
I think I have a few that might count. ;-)

Thursday, September 13, 2007

He made it!

25 years ago, we never would have thought that Rick would see his 50th birthday!

Happy Birthday honey! Wishing you lots more! :-)

Sunday, September 09, 2007

"You'll never guess what happened...."

You'll never guess what happened.... yesterday while just doing usual Saturday errands, I went out and bought a new car! It's a Pontiac VIBE. I haven't had a Pontiac in several years and forgot what fun they are to drive. So here's the story.... while Rick and I were heading north to just pick up a few things at Sam's, HL and Lowes, I said... let go test drive the Vibe. I told him I promise not to buy one.... as we have never ever been to a car lot without coming home with something. But that didn't hold true and our record it still clean... and we came home with this cute little beauty! :)

Sunday, September 02, 2007

Turkey Run

We took a drive yesterday to Steam Corner, Indiana for a flea market and our favorite festival treat... a corn dog! After enjoying our lunch, we headed over to Turkey Run State Park. There was a car show going on, so looked them over, then walked a couple of the trails. What a beautiful September day!

Thursday, August 30, 2007

Buddy Map

I know I'm getting a little behind on my blog lately... just haven't been feeling too great and haven't been hanging around the pc as much.
Please scroll all the way down to the bottom and add yourself to my buddy map! :)

Thursday, August 16, 2007

"The rulz:"Each player lists 8 facts/habits about themselves. The rules of the game are posted at the beginning before those facts/habits are listed. At the end of the post, the player then tags 8 people and posts their names, then goes to their blogs and leaves them a comment, letting them know that they have been tagged and asking them to read your blog,"

  1. I've been married for 26 years to my best friend and we have 1 son who will soon be 20.
  2. I'm a morning person.
  3. I love Nascar.
  4. I work for an independent telephone company.
  5. My favorite way to vacation is to take a cruise.
  6. Pink is my color.
  7. I'm usually listening to talk radio.
  8. I'm addicted to the internet.
I'll tag Janelle, Judy, and some Paws people... I'll get back to you on this. :)

Monday, August 13, 2007

Challenge #7

Saturday, August 11, 2007

Challenge #6

This week's challenge was to write about what inspires you. For some reason, the answer didn't come easy this week. Oh I could say the usual stuff.... looking at layouts online, reading magazines, sketches, etc. Lately no matter what, I haven't felt very inspired... until a few weeks ago, I when found some help. I'm not going to go into all of the details, but here is my inspiration.

God grant me the serenity
to accept the things I cannot change,

Courage to change the things I can,
and the wisdom to know the difference.

Monday, August 06, 2007

Do you have a life test....

Here's how the test works.

Copy and paste the list onto your blog It’s been said that if you’ve seen over 85 movies you have no life. Mark the ones you’ve seen. There are 239 films on this list. Copy this list, go to your own blog, paste it in and put x’s by the ones that you have seen. Add them up.

OK here goes

( ) Rocky Horror Picture Show
(x) Grease
() Pirates of the Caribbean
( ) Pirates of the Caribbean 2: Dead Man’s Chest
( ) Boondock Saints
( ) Fight Club
( ) Starsky and Hutch
( ) Neverending Story
() Blazing Saddles
(X) Airplane
( x) The Princess Bride
( ) AnchorMan
( x) Napoleon Dynamite
( ) Labyrinth
( ) Saw
( ) Saw II
( ) White Noise
( ) White Oleander
( ) Anger Management
( x) 50 First Dates
() The Princess Diaries
( ) The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement
(x ) Scream
(x ) Scream 2
( x) Scream 3
(x ) Scary Movie
( x) Scary Movie 2
( ) Scary Movie 3
( ) Scary Movie 4
(x ) American Pie
(x ) American Pie 2
( x) American Wedding
( ) American Pie Band Camp
(x) Harry Potter 1
(x) Harry Potter 2
(x) Harry Potter 3
(x) Harry Potter 4
( ) Resident Evil 1
( ) Resident Evil 2
(x) The Wedding Singer
( ) Little Black Book
( ) The Village
() Lilo & Stitch
(x) Finding Nemo
( ) Finding Neverland
( ) Signs
(X) The Grinch
( ) Texas Chainsaw Massacre
( ) Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning
( ) White Chicks
( ) Butterfly Effect
( ) 13 Going on 30
(x) I, Robot
( ) Robots
(x ) Dodgeball:
( ) Universal Soldier
( ) Lemony Snicket: A Series Of Unfortunate Events
( ) Along Came Polly
(x ) Deep Impact
(x) KingPin
( ) Never Been Kissed
(x) Meet The Parents
(x) Meet the Fockers
( ) Eight Crazy Nights
( ) Joe Dirt
(x ) King Kong
( ) A Cinderella Story
(x ) The Terminal
( ) The Lizzie McGuire Movie
( ) Passport to Paris
(x) Dumb & Dumber
( ) Dumber & Dumberer
( ) Final Destination
( ) Final Destination 2
(x ) Final Destination 3
(x ) Halloween
(x ) The Ring
( ) The Ring 2
( ) Surviving Christmas
(X) Flubber
(x ) Harold & Kumar Go To White Castle
( ) Practical Magic
( ) Chicago
( x) Ghost Ship
( ) From Hell
( ) Hellboy
(x ) Secret Window
( ) I Am Sam
( ) The Whole Nine Yards
( ) The Whole Ten Yards
() The Day After Tomorrow
() Child’s Play
( ) Seed of Chucky
( ) Bride of Chucky
( ) Ten Things I Hate About You
( ) Just Married
( ) Gothika
(X) Nightmare on Elm Street
(x) Sixteen Candles
(x ) Remember the Titans
( ) Coach Carter
( ) The Grudge
( ) The Grudge 2
(X) The Mask
( ) Son Of The Mask
( ) Bad Boys
( ) Bad Boys 2
( ) Joy Ride
( ) Lucky Number Sleven
(x) Ocean’s Eleven
( ) Ocean’s Twelve
(x) Bourne Identity
() Bourne Supremecy
( ) Lone Star
( ) Bedazzled
() Predator I
() Predator II
( ) The Fog
() Ice Age
(x) Ice Age 2: The Meltdown
( ) Curious George
(X) Independence Day
(x) Cujo
( ) A Bronx Tale
( ) Darkness Falls
(x) Christine
(X) E.T.
( ) Children of the Corn
( ) My Bosses Daughter
( ) Maid in Manhattan
( ) War of the Worlds
() Rush Hour
( ) Rush Hour 2
( ) Best Bet
() How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days
( ) She’s All That
( ) Calendar Girls
( ) Sideways
(x ) Mars Attacks
( ) Event Horizon
( ) Ever After
(X) Wizard of Oz
(x) Forrest Gump
( ) Big Trouble in Little China
() The Terminator
) The Terminator 2
( ) The Terminator 3
( ) X-Men
( ) X-2
( ) X3
(x) Spider-Man
(x ) Spider-Man 2
( ) Sky High
(x ) Jeepers Creepers
( ) Jeepers Creepers 2
(x ) Catch Me If You Can
() The Little Mermaid
(X) Freaky Friday
( ) Reign of Fire
( ) The Skulls
( ) Cruel Intentions
( ) Cruel Intentions 2
( ) The Hot Chick
(X) Shrek
(X) Shrek 2
( ) Swimfan
(x) Miracle on 34th street
( ) Old School
(x ) The Notebook
( ) K-Pax
( ) Krippendorf’s Tribe
( ) A Walk to Remember
( ) Ice Castles
( ) Boogeyman
(x ) The 40-year-old Virgin
( ) Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring
( ) Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
( ) Lord of the Rings: Return Of the King
(X) Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark
(X) Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
(X) Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
( ) Base-ketball
( ) Hostel
( ) Waiting for Guffman
( ) House of 1000 Corpses
( ) Devils Rejects
( ) Elf
( ) Highlander
( ) Mothman Prophecies
( ) American History X
( ) Three
( ) The Jacket
( ) Kung Fu Hustle
( ) Shaolin Soccer
( ) Night Watch
() Monsters Inc.
(X) Titanic
( ) Monty Python and the Holy Grail
( ) Shaun Of the Dead
( ) Willard
( ) High Tension
( ) Club Dread
( ) Hulk
( ) Dawn Of the Dead
(x ) Hook
() Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
( ) 28 days later
( ) Orgazmo
( ) Phantasm
( ) Waterworld
( ) Kill Bill Vol. 1
( ) Kill Bill Vol. 2
( ) Mortal Kombat
( ) Wolf Creek
( ) Kingdom of Heaven
( ) The Hills Have Eyes
( ) I Spit on Your Grave
( ) The Last House on the Left
( ) Re-Animator
( ) Army of Darkness
( ) Star Wars Ep. I The Phantom Menace
( ) Star Wars Ep. II Attack of the Clones
( ) Star Wars Ep. III Revenge of the Sith
(x ) Star Wars Ep. IV A New Hope
(x ) Star Wars Ep. V The Empire Strikes Back
(x ) Star Wars Ep. VI Return of the Jedi
( ) Ewoks: Caravan Of Courage
( ) Ewoks: The Battle For Endor
() The Matrix
( ) The Matrix: Reloaded
( ) The Matrix: Revolutions
( ) Animatrix
( ) Evil Dead
( ) Evil Dead 2
( ) Team America: World Police
( ) Red Dragon
(X) Silence of the Lambs
( ) Hannibal

Total of 68 for me. Yeah.... guess that means I do still have a life! But how the heck did this list get to me without my all-time favorite... Shawshank Redemption! :)

Monday, July 30, 2007

Challenge #5

July 30, 2007

K A Jones
Jones & Co

Dear Ms. Jones

This letter is in regard to your request from Sunday, July 29, 2007 posted on Our company is finding great difficulty in processing your request. It seems that that our processor has a problem with sharing all of these details in blog format.

We would like to continue to do business with your company. So hopefully your next request will be more reasonable.


J. Steinhilber

Monday, July 09, 2007

Katie's Week #2 Challenge

Happy Summer!
This week's challenge was to do a self portrait layout.
Thank goodness for the gorillapod!

Here is my layout for this week's challenge.

Wednesday, July 04, 2007

Happy 4th of July!

Happy 4th of July!

Here we are as Rick was getting ready to park the cars
last night for the town fireworks display!

Sunday, July 01, 2007

Katie's Week #1 Challenge - July 1st

So here I am... not good about talking about myself, but my bff Katie has started a weekly challenge at SBP to get us to be better bloggers.

July 1st... just a couple of days before the 4th of July!!!
I love the 4th... it's always so much fun. Parade in the morning... family picnic and swimming in the afternoon and fireworks at night. Nothing could be better... except for the fact that Steven won't be here with us this year. I talked to him late last night. He sounds great, but he is very sad about missing the holiday this year. It broke my heart because I know that it is his favorite time of year too. Here is a photo of Steven from the parade last year....

So this year I have a lot of mixed feelings about my favorite holiday.
Dear Steven... I hope you get to have a yummy grilled hamburger and get to see a few fireworks and we will celebrate as soon as you get home!

Lastest Layouts

Thursday, June 28, 2007


Just found this cool slideshow maker and thought I would give it a try with some photos from last Christmas.

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

I'v been tagged.....

Here's the rules:

Each player starts with 7 random facts about themselves on their Blog. People who are tagged need to blog 7 facts about themselves and post the rules as well. At the end of their blog list 7 people you are tagging. Let them know that they are tagged by leaving them a comment. So here are my 7 random facts:

1. My dream car is a baby blue '61 Vette.
2. I love cozy pj's.
3. I am NOT a shoe person.... meaning I only own about 6 pairs.
4. No strange eating habits... I just love food!
5. I've had more than 15 different jobs.
6. I named by DS after Stephen King... maybe I shouldn't have.
7. I am terrible at RANDOM!!!

Now to tag:


For K & K....

The evil side of me just couldn't resist doing this!
How can you not love a little digi when it solves a scrap craving while at work!

I know when I'm in trouble....

You won't see many digital layouts from me. I was just experimenting a little, but my BFF's are not happy about it!!!

Read Katie's comments on her blog HERE

So maybe once in a while I'll pop a digi on, but I do love my inky fingers and my Katie and Kim too much, so I promise not to give up paper scrapping!

Monday, June 18, 2007

My First Digi LO!

Yeah... I know... I said I'd never go digi....
Well... NEVER say never ;-)

Friday, May 25, 2007


Here's one for the Friday challenge on Scrapbook Playground. My two BFF's just being "normal"! LOL!

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Mama Robin

So we have a robin nesting in the downspout. Every time I walk by, it flies from the nest. I can't wait to see the babies.

Monday, April 30, 2007

I just got back from a scrapping retreat in Indy. I outdid myself by completing a whole 8x8 gift album. :-)