Tuesday, December 26, 2006

check this out....

This is my beautiful Mom and myself! love this picture... taken a year ago. this is an Altered Layout-(backgroundpaper is regular cardstock)Paper strips are from Dani Mogstads 2007 calander collection (SUMMER) The flower, and heart are as well. the stamp is from Dani Mogstads This LOVE collection-love me tender-i added the stitching and the prima flowers.

Monday, December 25, 2006

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

sad song.

So tonight logan surprised me tonight when i walked in the door. he quickly got me out the door again and surprised me with Cafe Rio.. so yummy and then we went to the dollar theater and saw MAN OF THE YEAR... WAY GOOD! so awesome!! way way way awesome.

on the way home we were listening to a country station and this song came on... i turned it up so i can hear it because i hadn't before... as the song went on i could tell where it was going... by the end of the song.. i was crying.. the silent cry where tears slid quietly down your cheeks and you have that lump in your throat.

Alissa Lies
By: Jason Michael Carroll

My little girl met a new friend just the other day
On the playground at school between the tires and the swing
And she came home with tear-filled eyes
When she said to me daddy, Alyssa lies

Well, I just brushed it off at first
cuz I didnt know how much my little girl had been hurt
Or the things that she had seen
I wasnt ready when I said you can tell me

She said Alyssa lies to the classroom
Alyssa lies everyday at school
Alyssa lies to the teachers
As she tries to cover every bruise

My little girl laid her head down that night to go to sleep
As I stepped out the room, I heard her say a prayer so soft and sweet
God bless my mom and my dad
And my new friend Alyssa, oh, I know she needs you bad

Because Alyssa lies to the classroom
Alyssa lies everyday at school
Alyssa lies to the teachers
As she tries to cover every bruise

I had the worst night of sleep in years
As I tried to think of a way to calm her fears
I knew exactly what I had to do
But when we got to school on Monday, I heard the news

My little girl asked me why everybody looked so sad
The lump in my throat grew bigger with every question that she asked
Until I felt the tears run down my face
And I told her that Alyssa wouldnt be at school today
Cuz she doesnt lie in the classroom

She doesnt lie anymore at school
Alyssa lies with Jesus
Because theres nothing anyone would do

Tears filled my eyes when my little girl asked me why Alyssa lies
Oh daddy, oh daddy tell me why Alyssa lies

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

{hello mr. random}

I absoutly love this picture!! i took it back sometime in 2004. i played with it a few times, but never scrapped it, but tonight i was totally inspired to scrap it. My sister gave me a Gift Certificate to 2peas for babysitting.. THANK YOU AMY! i totally used it all tonight.. but ALOT! love that alpha.. (French Laundry) and the papers and the tape measurer... totally into those right now.. love it (made by tia) anywho well not too much is going on here.

Logan and I are just going day by day living life.

Tonight i had my last session for my depression and lets just say i felt great. at first i was super nervous about seeing a therapyst but its totally a 180 from what i thought it would be like.. i totally felt like i would be judged.. he helped me not judged me. he became a friend. someone that listened and helped me. i have grown up so much lately and im so grateful for that. Logan and i have grown so much closer to eachother. i feel that the world is right again.. im back on my feet instead of floating around in space.

Working is fantastic. my classroom is beautifully clean and the kids are wonderful. i will miss C St. so much! it will be super hard to leave and say goodbye. They dont have a teacher to replace me yet... kinda nervous because the kids are anxious to know who will be watching them... dont blame them. :) im anxious too!

grown alot closer to friends here and it will be rough saying goodbye.. but its good to know i will visit again. its nice having friends :).

Love this time of year.. everything is warm and cozy. fresh snow on the ground, kids in boots, coats, hats, scarfs, and gloves. Snow ball fights, melting snowmen, warm cocoa each morning... mmmm... this is a good time of year. Going sledding Friday... cant wait.. will be so much fun!

We're hoping to hit the slopes on Christmas day... do a mid-day. go up about noon and then get home at night... eat yummy ham! *need to buy ham* :)

Tonight went shopping to make chocolate dipped pretzels... cant wait to eat those... and pass them out to people :)

well after all this randomness i think i will head off to dreamland. super tired tonight. see you all around! love you.

unto number 5!!!

thats right i finished number 4!! well i did lastweek and im already unto like page 130 in number 5! way awesome so far!!! im so addicted!

Monday, December 11, 2006

about time.

look at this! i scrapped tonight and it turned out amazing! love love love love love love love love love it!

Friday, December 08, 2006

we are alive!

wow lol its been ages!! so not too much going on, just getting ready to move outta here... cant wait to move back to Washington! lastnight we got our christmas tree... way cute :) tomorrow we will decorate it. tonight my work has the christmas program for the kiddos... way excited! my class is so stinkin cute! anywho well gotta go! love you will write more soon promise!

Thursday, November 16, 2006


i am having a blast in washington. feels so good to be back here, but i miss Logan SO SO much! he comes Saturday so im super excited!! i have been scrapbooking... taking advantage over all amy's goodies from 2peas! love them! look for more coming soon :) lol

Sunday, November 12, 2006


thats right i have read all of number 3... harry potter and the prisoner of azkaban!!! finished it tonight... well today i read like 200 pages! lol so addicting! love this book! ive already started number 4!! and IM COMING HOME TOMORROW :)

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

doodles! yummy doodles!

i havn't made any new products for a while.. got into a slump.. i guess.. well on sunday i designed this, and it hit the store Monday hope it does well... i am doing some more doodles as well... christmas, thanksgiving, etc. should get them out before i leave on vacation! which is only 5 days now! YAY!!! love you all!

Thursday, November 02, 2006

i finally did a layout, its been FOREVER!! i love this new kit by shabbyprincess, vintage floral... love this picture of mom and i when she came to visit! i miss you!! Posted by Picasa

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

being a book worm...

In early October logan and i had a harry potter marathon and we watched all the movies back to back.... then i really really wanted to read the books... my friend Diana have read all 7 and said there is so much more in thebooks... so i started my quest... i started the first book on October 10th and finished 4 days later... quickly after that i started the 2nd book and finished it tonight... can i say WOW! i love these books i have already started the 3rd... litteraly as soon as i finished the second one i picked up the third one... my goal is to read all 7 by Janurary... im excited to keep reading. i read as soon as i wake up, on my lunch break, during the naptime at work, as soon as i get home, whenever we are driving, in bed before i go to sleep, between cermericals, on sundays whenever i can get my hand on the book i do.... and most of you know im not much of a reader.. but i love love love these.. anywho well im off to read :) yay!

Tuesday, October 31, 2006

oh yeah gotta love that skirt! Posted by Picasa

check out the hair Posted by Picasa

awesome 80s baby! Posted by Picasa

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! im so excited about halloween... one of my favorite hollidays! im excited to wear my super awesome costum! im just not telling anyone what it is... ill just post a picture tonight :) HEE HEE... anywho well hope my family is all doing well i love you!

Friday, October 27, 2006


THATS RIGHT!!! only 18 more days until i fly home to Washington for TWO WEEKS!! awesome! im so excited to family again, to see little Brinnon and all of my neices and nephews! and to be around TREES. sorry that i have neglected my blog so much lately, Logan and I have been SO busy with work, his school, and life. Tonight im watching a girl from my child care center, Hannah, and im super excited lol... she 9years old and dont tell anyone else, but shes prolly my favorite in my class... yes i know i shouldnt have favorites but it happens... anywho but shes spending the night and so in the morning im going to take her pictures for a surprise Christmas gift to her mom. pretty cool... shes excited.. well anywho i better be on my way... see ya.

Saturday, October 21, 2006


one of my most favorite movies of all time is Ladder 49. I love this movie so much but it is one of the most sadest movies i have ever seen.. i bawl i mean really really really bawl when i watch this movie... we watched it tonight.. first time in over a year and i bawled for about 30 minutes... even after the movie was over! i do suggest seeing this movie though even though its sad its still one of the best movies! i love it! The reason its been so long since we watched it is because i bawl like this everytime... i balwed at the theater with my mom and fernanda, and then when i got the movie for my 19th birthday from my mom THANK YOU MOM... we all watched it as a family.. and there i was bawling and sniffling and balwing a whole lot more.. everyone was like geez laura! lol i dont know why it makes me cry so much ive seen sad movies before but this one i just lose it lol.. anywho well hope everyone is having a fantastic weekend! love you all 24 more days!!

Friday, October 20, 2006

pictures as promised...

Here are more pictures from our Vegas weekend! the one of me standing is from the hoover dam, im in Nevada and Arizona at the same time :) WAY FUN!

Thursday, October 19, 2006

picture post :)

Only one picture sorry... lol... there will be more.. this is Logan and I on our way to the Hoover Dam.. thats lake Mead behind us... HUGE and BEAUTIFUL! i really wanted to swim! lol you all know me... im a fish! :) anywho well not a whole lot going on... got off work on time today (5pm) which was nice i walked home, beautiful outside.. crispy leaves, blue skys, cool air... yum! when i got home i lite my beautiful smelly candle (birthday cake) and put in our glade freshener... its so yummy! its called festive vanilla but smells just like birthday cake as well... we have our home teachers coming over, hopefully it will be so good smelling in here lol :) i can smell it right now and im so excited :) anywho... hope you all are having a great day... oh yea only 26 more days until i fly into Seattle! im so stinkin excited!!

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

a short hello...

i really dont have much time but i have let my blog slide so much! this last weekend logan and i went down to vegas! his dad and stepmom where down there and we hung out with them the entire weekend and monday.. it was awesome to be around family again! i miss everyone so much! vegas was awesome as well... totally in love with newyork newyork and paris! so awesome!! monday we went to the hoover dam and that thing is amazing! so HUGE! crazy to think they did that way back when with not nearly as much technology we have today. well anywho i know this is SUPER short but i have to get to work... have a good day and i will try to load more pictures tonight.

Saturday, September 30, 2006

some awesome GOODIES!!

Diana and I went to Roberts crafts tonight.. they do a Girls night while the Priesthood confrence session is going on. it wasnt what we thought.. kinda lame but i was able to pick up some things i have been dreaming about for a while and finally i made my self buy them.
i have been wanting these beauitful flowers for some time.. they are so tiny and colorful! perfect for my art journal and scrapbook pages... cant wait to use them!

I have been looking for a good white pen for a while now and tonight i found one that i would try out and see if i like it. Right when i came home i wrote on black paper and i LOVE it! it works great! cant wait to use to for some good old doodling!!

Sunday, September 24, 2006

check this out

well it starts TODAY!! go check it out!! im really excited to start this challenge... its going to be BI-WEEKLY... and i have tons of goodies in store for it. im really excited!!!

here is the link:

Saturday, September 16, 2006

First comes Spring, Second comes Summer, Third comes...

WINTER? where did fall go? is it coming back?? this is what we woke up to this morning... on SEPTEMBER 16TH!

CRAZY!!! its not alot but its something to make this little snowlover happy! i woke up and had to pee, and I walked into the living room to get my chapstick and I looked out the window to see if it was sunny and I got a surprise!! i get to wear my favorite long sleeve shirt, comfy jeans, and my wonderful leather converses... oh so lovin this! i liked summer but 105 degrees gets old after a week. lol i cant wait for my bright green snowboard jacket, getting my board waxed, going up to the mountians and hiking up before the season opens... hot chocolate, layers of heavy blankets at night, sweartshirts, snowmans, sledding, homemade scarfs and beanies. mmmmm... so excited!

Monday, September 11, 2006

we will remember.

5 years.. wow...

5 years since that tragic day
5 years since i was the most confused
5 years since everything changed
5 years since we became weak then stronger

my thing is i want to know how many people would have remembered if it wasnt all over the news this weekend? i feel as if our country is forgetting that day, we need to remember it and cherish that day for it brought all of us together, stronger, united as one.

my prayers to all those who died. you ARE rememebered

Sunday, September 10, 2006


okay there are things called ATCs they are like mini cards, but of art.. mainly digital art.. in my eyes they are to push the limits and go out tehre with your art... break your comfort level and try stuff.. here is what i came up with... the first one is pretty comfy for me but the second one is out of my bubble and i love it!

Saturday, September 09, 2006


welcome BRINNON ADAM CLINE!!!! im so excited to annouce the long awaited arival of my nephew!!!... so many prayers, tears, and miracles! Im so proud and happy for Adam and Carrie... they are already fantastic parents and will always be! i did this layout tonight with a picture from my sisters blog... family.grendell.net hope you dont mind Amy. i love this picture! anywho today Logan and I chilled hung out, and went to the Greater Avenue's street fair... its like giant farmers market.. in all honesty it really felt like i was in Washington downtown... it really made me feel like at home, which i needed. anywho well love you!

Thursday, September 07, 2006

a blah day

do you ever have days you just fee like "blah" like there erally isnt a name for it.. you not happy but not sad.. your not mad or extreamly excited? i dont know how to explain it... im tired, but im awake and ready to work, but i dont want to work but i dont want to stay at home... i want to play with the kids at work but id also like to just sit and do lesson plans and clean up my classroom.... ug!

Tuesday, September 05, 2006


just a couple layouts i have done recently

getting excited for carrie and adam!! the little dude is due any day now!! i cant wait until i get that text mess
age on my phone with a little pic!!! sucks not being there

Monday, September 04, 2006


my prayers go out to Steve Irwin's family... if you have not heard the famous "CROC HUNTER" from Austrilla Steve Irwin died this morning by a freak accident... he was in the ocean in shallow water on the reef doing a documentry on the oceans deadlest creaters when a stingray struck him with its barbed tail right in Steve's heart... it is said he died instantly but they quickly pulled him on the boat and did CPR on him for 30 minutes until they got to land and pernouced his death... he left behind two children, daughter Bindie (8) and son Bob (almost 3) and his Wife...


my prayers to his family and friends... to his children to know he's in a better place, and his wife for comfort and peace.

Sunday, September 03, 2006


i just finished 4 kits.. yay!!! they all will be up at digiscrapshak.biz this week.. some already are!! they are have HUGE sales too!! so check everything out! :)