Monday, November 29, 2010

Just a Ramblin'

Josie went to work with me today and we had a great time! We started putting up the christmas decorations and at lunch went to Hobby Lobby to buy some ornaments for the tree. She picked up the tube of ornaments and walked around holding them like a purse as she was "shopping". It was cute!!!
Tonight when I picked her up at Papa Doug's and Mama Carole's, dad carried her to the car. As I was putting her in the car she says "that's my Papa" I said yes that's your Papa Doug. She said no that's Papa Richard. (I've been telling her about him lately, while she plays with all the stuff he made me when I was little) I told her no that's Papa Doug, Papa Richard is in heaven with Jesus. She sat and thought a moment and then asked my why he was with Jesus. I told her evidently Jesus needed him up there with him. She thinks another moment and cocks her head to the side with her little attitude and says "I don't know why Jesus needs him, Mom". It was too cute and made me sad that she never got to meet Papa Richard and he never got to meet her. But I know that all the Grandparents are looking down and watching her as she grows.
I miss you too Papa!!!

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Pampered Chef, Josie & Dawnna

Yeah!!! I had my fourth Pampered Chef party last night and it was a $400 party, so that means I met my goal of $1500 for the month of November and I get my spring products for free. I'm so excited, can't wait to see that box on my porch.
Today, Dawnna came over and hung out with Josie & I. We had a good time and got the menu set for the Richardson Christmas party. And even assigned the specific items to different people.
Josie would ask Dawnna every once in a while, "Why you here, and when you go home?" Then as the day went on, she asked Dawnna when her Mommy was coming to pick her up. That was hilarious and we had to call Aunt Susie to tell her.
We had a great Sunday though! Hanging out, made some snickerdoodles, did some more Christmas decorations, which I will probably be griping about come January when I take them down cause I did so much. Which reminder to self, Take some pictures! I stinking forgot my camera over Thanksgiving so I'm gonna have to rely on everyone else to give me some photos to scrap.
Man! I miss my brain!!!

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Uncles, Money & Tears

Josie saw Uncle "Davie" (David) on Thanksgiving night and now instead of it always being Uncle Butch she talks about, now it's Uncle Davie. She informed me this morning as I was getting out of the shower that Uncle Davie was crying. I asked her why he was crying and she told me because, she didn't give him a Million dollars. I guess I would cry to Uncle Davie.

Speaking of Uncles! Thursday at Nana's, she was scared to death of Uncle Rick. We walked in the door and of course they all swarmed her. That's not a good way to start! Uncle Rick (Jones) asked if he could have a hug and Josie just nodded her head yes, not quite knowing what to think. But she went to him and as soon as she started hugging him she also started crying. From that point on, she wouldn't go near him. If he came near her, she would run to me crying and squeeze my neck. It was kind of funny, but sad at the same time. It's sad that she is like that because she doesn't get to see any of them enough. Or comfortable at Nana's enough that it doesn't matter who's there. But they just aren't like my side of the family. They don't do get togethers unless it's holidays.

On a side note, last night was the first night she slept in Big Girl Panties. My little girl is growing up!!!

I also signed up for a new class. I need to get my photo mojo back!
Big Picture Classes

Wish me luck! And hopefully this will keep the blog up to date better. Got to go, Josie's awake from nap!!! And we are off to another Pampered Chef show at Cindy's.

Friday, November 26, 2010

What a Mouth!

What a mouth, Josie has on her now! It's sounds different when it is coming from other children's mouths or from kids that are older. But what do you do with a Two Year Old that calls things "Stupid", constantly says "Butt Crack" and is now saying "Oh God!"
Then to top it off, tonight I was having her go pee before bed and she tells me "You're an idiot!" Come on girl!!! You're too young to be saying this stuff. I've tried the ignoring thing and the getting on to her and telling her she can't say that stuff. But it all just keeps flying out of her mouth!
I guess at least she's not cussing me, Yet that is!!! :-)

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Merry & Bright Kit by Snips & Snails

Stephanne from Snips & Snails is releasing a Christmas kit called Merry & Bright. Since I already have the whole year of 2009 scrapped, I went back to my 2008 photos. Wow!!! Talk about changes, check everyone out. Even Mikey looks different now. Course I guess we are all getting older.

Hope everyone has a Happy Thanksgiving!!!

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Christmas Time's a Coming!

Just have some things to post on here for memory sake and then I'll get us caught up in photos.

  • Josie has been in big girl panties since November 1st. Mostly she goes without having any accidents and I believe we are officially potty trained. Diapers are only at night and nap, which I think I could get rid of but Mommy's paranoid!
  • She is into singing all of her bible songs and knows about all of them. She is also starting to try and say the Pledge of Allegiance to the Bible.
  • Her music is expanding, she was wanting to listen to music last weekend and found my CD's. And guess the first one she grabbed?!!! Made this Mommy so happy. She grabbed John Cougar. or whatever you want to call him. He's still Cougar to me!
  • We started putting up Christmas decoration on Nov 1st. and now she wants to decorate everything.
  • She helped Mommy put up her Disney tree in the family room and actually did very well. When she did get bored though, she started tearing my boxes trying to get the ornaments out. Not good!
  • She & I went to Wal-mart to pick her out a tree, I had planned on getting her a pink one but she picked out purple. It is actually very pretty, but a little too small for ornaments, so I bought some purple lights to put on it. The only ornaments she has on it is the ones Uncle Christ brought her this past Tuesday and they are monster trucks.
  • Speaking of Tuesday, this past Tuesday was the second week of no Mommy's allowed in dance class. And she did really well this week. Took a little coaxing but there were no tears shed!
  • This past Monday evening, I had a pampered chef show so Daddy stopped to pick up Josie and take her home. When they got home they fixed our downstairs toilet. Tuesday evening, Josie & I come home from dance class and she said she wanted to take a bath downstairs. I needed to pee and this is the conversation that took place as I was peeing.
                       Me: Josie, I am so glad you & Daddy fixed the potty and we can flush it now!!!
                       Josie: Mommy! pause  I didn't say damnet!
                       Me: You didn't?
                       Josie: No Daddy did!

I about died! This girl talks way to clearly and picks up on way too much. But even though she shouldn't be saying it, you can't help but laugh cause it was hilarious.

  • After she went to bed last night I started putting the ornaments on the upstairs tree. When she woke up this morning, she was running back and forth between me and the tree, telling me she sees Strawberry Shortcake and Mommy pick me up!
Now we'll get caught up on photos.

Daddy telling Josie to eat the pumpkin!

Josie telling Daddy how to draw her pumpkin and he's not listening to her.

Michelle helped her carve the one on the left and Daddy carved the one on the right.

Josie really got into Halloween. It didn't take her long to figure out what the costume was for.

 Then we had a Ninja and a Cheerleader Barbie.

Josie had a blast when I got my Pampered Chef kit. She ended up climbing in the bag.

 Cindy made this cake for Kayla, she wanted a Barbie cake.

Granny made her a purse and matching dress. Josie got one too.

Josie had to play dress up last night after we had our bath.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Snips & Snails and some Cute Kits

Check out these new kits by Snips & Snails.
Love the colors in this kit.

Then there is this kit:
Would be really great for some teenage photos or even some photos of people playing the Wii games.

And last but not least is this kit:

Friday, November 12, 2010

Snips & Snails is at it again

I have three new kits to share with you today from Snips & Snails Designs.
First up is Shabby Lady. You can find it here:

Next is Thankfully Blessed and you can find it here:

And last but not least is Mr Fix It, and you can find it here:

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Falling by the Wayside Again

I just can't seem to keep up anymore. I really need to buy me a big calendar that I can actually write in the lines what needs to be done that day. I was suppose to have posted these layouts for my CT's last week and completely spaced it in the excitement of my first Pampered Chef show and dealing with a sick husband and sick baby. Sorry Girls!
Guess better late than never!

So here goes:
First up is Kolby & Matthew by Valarie Ostrom at Elemental Scraps. Loved the colors in this kit.
Here's the link to this kit: and

Now onto Snips & Snails. Remember how I said this girl had been on a roll. Well I have several layouts to show you for her.
First up is Bless Our Nest.
Beautiful muted, distressed colors in this kit. You can find it here:

Next up is Modern Woman. I think the name says it all with this kit.

You can find this kit here:

Last but not least, there was a collaboration that began on October 30, called SeaSide Solitude. As soon as I saw it I knew of the perfect photos.
You can find more information about it here:

I think I'm going to go to Staples at lunch and get me a bigger calendar to get myself organized better so I can stay on top of this stuff more. The older Josie gets the harder it is.
I also need to update the blog on her too. Hopefully within the week I can get that done. Plus I got to get the Halloween Theme off the blog, but I don't really want to do Thanksgiving because I am already in the Christmas mood. I've already put up our Disney Tree, the miniature tree and Josie & I went to Walmart on Monday and she picked out a purple tree for her room. Now I'm going to start on the upstairs as the basement is now decorated other than hanging snowflakes from Josie's ceiling in her room.