Wednesday, December 21, 2005

Merry Christmas to all!

“In the old days, it was not called the Holiday Season; the Christians called it ‘Christmas’ and went to church; the Jews called it ‘Hanukkah’ and went to synagogue; the atheists went to parties and drank. People passing each other on the street would say ‘Merry Christmas!’ or ‘Happy Hanukkah!’ or (to the atheists) ‘Look out for the wall!’”
-Dave Barry, bestselling author and Pulitzer Prize-winning humorist

These are a few of my favorite things (sing it with me)

The rules for this particular tagging are as follows:
Remove the blog name in the top spot from the following list and bump everyone up one place. Then add yourself to the bottom slot.

1. Sharmin's Stuff
2. Adrienne {A Glimpse OF ME; A peek into my world...}

Then you get to select five people to pass the love on to.
1. Carla
2. Adrienne

Now, on to the questions!
What were you doing 10 years ago? I was just getting ready to start my student teaching.

What were you doing one year ago? Same as this year, eagerly awaiting the last day of giving finals so I could get some time away from other people's children. LOL

Five snacks you enjoy:
1. M&M's (dark chocolate)
2. Butter cookies
3. M&M's (peanut butter)
4. Cheese dip
5. M&M's (milk chocolate)

Five songs to which you know all the lyrics:
1. Who Am I by Casting Crowns
2. Walking After Midnight by Patsy Cline
3. Shoutin' Time by The Hoppers
4. Days of Elijah by Robin Mark
5. You Raise Me Up by Selah

Five things you would do if you were a millionaire:
1. Build a new house with a gourmet kitchen, complete with quartz countertops AND my very own studio where I could work on my scrapbooks, draw, paint, and photography.
2. Buy me a brand new Cadillac CTS OR a Yukon Denali XL (summit white, of course!)
3. Take a vacation somewhere warm & I could swim with dolphins.
4. Sock a bunch away for an early retirement.
5. Send my 3 miracles to college (I'm sure med school will follow for the boys, right? LOL).

Five bad habits:
1. Procrastinating.
2. Spending too much time on the computer.
3. Opening my mouth when I should keep it closed.
4. Eating too much sugar.
5. Not enough patience

Five things you like doing:
1. Taking pictures
2. Scrapbooking
3. Playing with my children
4. Spending time with friends and family
5. Cooking

Five things you would never wear, buy, or get new again:
1. Platform shoes....ugh...(gotta agree with Adrienne on this one)
2. Spandex.
3. Big Hair and/or spiral perms
4. A Geo vehicle (college car)
5. Body piercings...the ears are enough. I'm also too chicken to get a tattoo.

Five favorite toys:
1. My cameras (Nikon N50, an oldie but goody, and an HP photosmart digital)
2. My piano
3. My Sizzix sidekick AND now Quickutz
4. My numerous kitchen gadgets
5. My cell phone

Tuesday, December 20, 2005

Merry Christmas

The Christmas season is upon us and with it has come the major controversy, should it be a Christmas tree or a holiday tree? In our house, we put up a Christmas tree. Christmas ... for some reason, that word has become a violation of someone's Civil Rights. Give me a break! I find that very difficult to believe, especially since those same people have no problem spending US dollars on which are printed the words, "In GOD we trust." I'm sorry if you think the word God is violating your civil rights, but go read a history book and you will discover that America was founded on God. In GOD we trust! If you don't like it, move, but don't tell me I can't say CHRISTmas. Now is the time to put on your big girl panties and get over it. I don't get offended when someone says "Happy Hanukkah" or "Happy Kwanzaa". It doesn't bother me when someone chooses to celebrate Ramadan, either, but those same people have no right telling me that my faith, Christianity, is a violation of their rights.

Now, for those of you who insist on saying "happy holidays" or decorating your "holiday tree", you might want to keep in mind that the word holiday is actually a contraction for the term Holy Days, which goes back to the birth of Christ. Don't believe me? Look it up, and in the meantime have a MERRY CHRISTMAS!

Christ gave His life for you, and whether or not you choose to accept His gift is totally up to you. God said it, that settles it, and I believe it!

Wednesday, October 26, 2005

Air Evac

This is an aerial view of our school. We're very small and the high school and elementary are all on one campus. I'm really proud of this one! The pilot said we were around 600 ft in the air.

My Air Evac ride

Luckily, I wasn't a patient, but I did get to go up in the Air Evac helicopter. This week has been safety week at school so the fire dept., ambulance/rescue unit/ and Air Evac came to school and did a presentation. Being the yearbook adviser, I saw a photo opportunity. I mentioned how cool it would be to take a photo of the school from the air, so they took me up! I wasn't the only one, but I did feel pretty special! LOL Check out the shots I took! Oh, did I mention I got to wear the headset and talk to the pilot, too! It was great! In my next career, I'm gonna be a helicopter pilot!

Friday, August 26, 2005

My First Altered Clipboard

Okay, I know it's in there sideways, but I just couldn't figure out how to straighten it up. If you know please tell me.

This is my first attempt at an altered clipboard. I made this for my daughter's school locker. It's the small size clipboard. I used Basic Grey Lollipop Shoppe paper, MM foam stamps, and Offray ribbon. The dotted paper is a pocket with some little pink note cards stuck in it. I printed off a bell schedule and put under the clip, and used magnetic tape (the heavy duty kind on the roll) so it would stick to the locker. I had lots of fun with this, in fact, I may make one for myself. We use clipboards as hall passes, and since I'm the Art teacher, mine needs to be different and colorful, don't you think? *Ü*


Welcome to my little corner of the web! I've never had a site to post my things on before so this is all new to me. I'm hoping to share some of my ideas and scrapbook designs. Let me know what you think!