Wednesday, December 05, 2007

What Mom's say in a 24 hour period!

I just found this on another blog and I love it! This is a great Christian comedian Anita Renfroe! Enjoy it!

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

The Scrap room and Paint room!

Well I won't call it done, as it is not as neat as I wanted, but at least untill after Christmas when I will have more time to fool around with it and set up a few more shelves, it is done and I can now scrap and Paint!

I am so excited to be able to go down and start! I hope to start my classes after Christmas, so I will need to get it neater right after Christmas but with all the company and pressure to decorate and the desire to do some auctual painting and scrapping, I got to the point where I was just saying well enough!

I still have some boxes in the barn to unpack yet also and I am missing some drawers to one of my stands, so stuff is just sitting on the shelf instead of in the drawers. THe tall Paint cabinet has some stuff piled on it that are projects I want to get done for Christmas. By the way that paint cabinet has well over 600 acrylic paints in just the bottom half of it.

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Saturday, November 24, 2007

4 days of having all 3 grandsons here!

It was truly great to have all 3 boys here! The house was full of laughter and running! Yes there was a little bit of fighting too and many many times of "STAY OFF THE STAIRS!" but it was great.

I can't believe it is over already! My son and his wife and Britton will leave early tomorrow morning for S.C.

I can't help feeling sad, it went so fast. Thankfully my dil took alot of photos as I was so busy that I did not get many! This is one that I auctually did take though!
This next week I am going to do a lot of scrapbooking!

Friday, November 16, 2007


please copy and paste and write your answers in comments if you want to play along... I hope you will follow through as I would love to know you better!

Yourself: very sentimental

Your partner: Can fix almost anything, Stresses easy, Hard working

Your hair: Needs better coloring job

Your mother: I worry about her health, she cares more and more every year, and worries alot!

Your father: OH BOY! likes to work with wood but is a perfectionist, EXTREMELY forgetful. I will stop here!!!!

Your favorite item: My paint brushes &camera

Your dream last night: I had a sleep study last night and with all the gadgets hooked up to me, I don't believe I dreamed at all! If I did it was probaly about being in a prison or being kidnapped and tied up.

Your favorite drink: Fresca/rootbeer but I cannot drink either because a med I am on makes all carbonated beverages taste like someone dropped aspirin in them.

Your dream car: I truthfully don't have one, as long as it is in great running condition, body is good and mileage is good! Guess I am just practical. Course in the summer a convertable would be okay!

Dream home: A home I could design that looks old but has all the new stuff ( windows etc.) and is on a large amt. of acres, private area with pond, pool. gardens, deer and wildlife in view! Close hunting for hubby. But yet close to highway to town. (OH and close LSS and Painting supplies and Grocery store)

The room you are in: living room

Your fear: Not being able to see grandchildren....

Where you want to be in 10 years: Right where I am!

Who you hung out with last night: Hubby, daughter and son in law

You’re not: Patient

One of your wish list items: a hot tub

The last thing you did: Looked out the front door

You are wearing: khakis and a striped sweater

Your favorite weather: Autumn

Your favorite book: Let's Roll by Lisa Beamer

Last thing you ate: Chicken speidi Pizza

Your life: is my God, and my family and my friends

Your mood: a little down right now, worrying about the house in Mn. selling

Your best friend: My hubby

What are you thinking about right now: getting my home ready for thanksgiving

Your car: a van

What are you doing at the moment: On the computer instead of working!

Relationship status: married, 33 years to my best friend

What is on your t.v: nothing just peace and quiet

When is the last time you laughed: Wed. Night at our Church members meeting! Our Pastor is awesome at making jokes and making you laugh and making it easier to listen to speaches/sermons but also others gave reports and said some little remarks that had us all laughing! it is truly a great church with some great members!!!

I am tagging Nancy, Denean, Rachel! AND ANYONE ELSE WHO WANTS TO PLAY ALONG! Please Remember to comment when you play along so I know you have joined in the fun!

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Missing Jason and Noah

Jason and Noah came to visit overnight while I was gone! Since we rarely get to see them and not sure each time when we will get to see them again, the time in between is very tough! When the boys come to see us the talk alot about missing us and Jay Jay talks about how he wishes Mommy would let him visit more. It breaks my heart but I just hug him and tell him I love him! Someday he will understand. Noah is to young to understand much except wanting to be held the whole time he visits. We love them so much and pray that God will take care of the situation so that we have more visitation somehow. God is Good and we know that He will see things through.

I pray daily for the boys and yes even for their mother. So here are some of the photos my daughter took while I was away!

Sunday, November 04, 2007

Britton and Great Grandpa!

Britton had a grand old time playing with his great Grandpa! Or was it Great Grandpa had a grand old time playing with Britton! Even though Grandpa was feeling his oats a little bit after some major surgery! Never the less they both enjoyed each others company!

Monday, October 29, 2007


A Big thank you to all who have been praying for my dad's surgery! All went very well to day and it looks as though they were able to get all the cancer cells!! Praise God!! It is 11:33 pm and we got home one hour ago and just finished Supper and are heading to bed but I wanted to make sure everyone knew how thankful I was for your prayers and thoughts and well wishes! GOD is so Good and I know He listens!

Saturday, October 27, 2007

I made it to S.C.

With some delayed planes and lost luggage but I am here! Britton my sweet grandson wants to say hi to everyone!!! Britton and his mommy are reading a book!

Monday, October 22, 2007

Fall in N.Y.

Well the leaves are turning and the hill behind our new house is OUTSTANDING! What a beautiful view we have! Even the view of the empty house to the west of our house is beautiful! Nothing is prettier then N.Y. in the fall!! Happy Fall!

Friday, October 19, 2007

Swimming in OCTOBER in N.Y.

My husband wanted to make sure we had proof that we auctually swam in our pool on October 11th. So here are the pictures.
The solar panels work well to heat the pool but the indian summer we were having helped too but as you can see it was still to cold for me! The water temp. was 76 degrees! I still say "LET'S Get a Hot tub dear for the cooler months!!!!"

Wednesday, October 10, 2007


When you love someone from the bottom of your heart and they love you right back from the bottom of their heart!!! Well that is the way it is with my grandson Noah! I know he loves me and he know I love him! I know that if anything ever happen to me, he would know that I loved him and he would always remember me! That is very important to me!!

He holds a special spot in my heart!! So does his brother and my other grandson Britton but today is about Noah!

Britton is coming for Thanksgiving,I hope to make sure when he is here that week that I at least work on making him remember me!(Britton lives in S.C. not very close to me so I don't see him much!!!)

Thursday, October 04, 2007


Thought I better show you that yes I do still scrap!!! Hoping this motivates Maria to send more photos!! I recently got some great photos of Jason and Noah to do to! Also lots of moving photos!

This is my grandson Britton! One day on the phone he was singing "going fishin' so I just had to name this layout "fishin" I am so thankful for the photos his mom sends me since I rarely get to see him! I am looking forward to him coming to see me real soon!!

Sunday, September 30, 2007

Well I did some more unpacking!

But I did not take any photos! I have been looking at curtains!! Has anyone priced curtains lately??? Use to be that you bought them as a pair, now they only come as panels and they are crazy!! It cost more to buy the curtains then to carpet!! I think I will take up sewing again!

Thursday, September 27, 2007

Okay I guess I am going to have to make a game up!

starting today I am going to take a picture and share something fun or unusual I unpack so maybe it will make the unpacking a challenge!!

So stay tuned!!!

Monday, September 24, 2007

Home at LAST!!!!!!

Last Monday September 17th we closed on our New Home back in New York! We are once again Home in N.Y. ( although prayers are still welcome for the Mn. home to sell!!!!!)

NOW the work has begun and I am paying! I am sick of boxes, my neck hurts and the migraines are bad! But I have a home and I am out of the blasted camper!!!!

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

UGH!!! Dates got changed!!

Our closing is now September 14th! the big date right now though is this coming friday! that is inspection day~~ oh and by the way the house in Mn. still has not sold! but that is because we goofed on real estate agents~ He has open houses with the wrong address or does not advertise at all and our house is off the beat and track~~ EEK~ pray for us please!!!

Monday, July 16, 2007

We found it!!! Please Hurry end of August!

Yes we found a house!!! Our new home will be Owego, NY. we will have 2.3 acres!~ the bad news is the earliest we can get into the house is August 30th! so we have over another month of camper living and very little and very seldom having internet access!! But the end is now in site!

Friday, July 06, 2007

yep, still living in a camper! no home yet!


Thursday, May 31, 2007

just thought I would do a super fast update!

We are now LIVING in a Motorhome! Yes I said living in a motorhome! House in Mn. is still for sale and we are still looking in Ny! Please keep praying! I am going crazy! Sure wish someone would buy the house in Mn. It would ease the stress!!!

Tuesday, May 01, 2007


Who said house hunting is fun? Not me! Help me!!

Can I just load my Mn. home and move it to NY? EEK!!!! Will someone buy the MN. home? EEK!!!

Will the nightmare end?? EEEK!!!

I have added some photos of the MN house!

Friday, April 20, 2007

How cool I was awarded the thinking blog award by Dari Donovan on her blog go check it out at Charmed and Dangerous
here is what she wrote about me...SUSIE - She does beautiful scrapbook pages and shares her knowledge with me. :-)

Also I am going to participate in what looks like an exciting blog party! It is a scrapbooking blog party but you don't have to scrap to participate and there will be PRIZES! WOO HOO!


Sunday, April 15, 2007


Just found a great new sketch site!!! You got to check it out! I will post the link here in this post but if you forget or lose it, I will also post it in my list of links in my sidebar as I want it where I can find it all the time too!!! Little Book of Sketches

Saturday, April 14, 2007

7 Random Facts or Habits!!

Each player starts with 7 random facts/habits about themselves. People who are tagged need to write their own blog about their seven things, as well as these rules. At the end of your blog, you need to choose 7 people to get tagged and list their names. Don’t forget to leave them a comment telling them that they have been tagged and to read your blog!

1. I went to college and I have a degree in Nursing.

2. I am a procrastinator & work better under pressure. (stole that one from Denean, who stole it from Shannon but it totally fits me!)

3. I so miss seeing my grandchildren!

4. I never in my life thought I would be able to paint the way I am able to!

5. I am a huge ice cream fiend!

6. One of my biggest pet peeves is people who lie and hurt other people.

7. My dream is to own a shop teaching painting and scrapbooking.

ok, now I tag Linda, Margo, Elise, Amy, Amanda, Dariana, and Nancy!

Friday, April 13, 2007

My Daughter!

Well I am on to week 3 of the spring fling contest! I am so busy with house stuff and two contest that I have no time to scrap anything else! I am glad that Lucy from Memories from Scrap let's us put the layouts on our blog!

Yesterday Marie called me and I got to hear Little Britton sing twinkle twinkle little star, happy birthday and deep and wide! It was so great! I had goose bumps and of course tears in my eyes! I just wanted to reach through the phone and hug that little guy! I wish so much that we lived closer! Sometimes life seems so strange, families so far apart, but then God has a plan and I have to trust that He knows what He is doing, even though I would like to tell him sometimes that I would like to change his plan! LOL!

Monday, April 09, 2007


This is the layout I did for the 2nd week of the contest of Memories from Scrap! I made it to week three first of all! This is my sweet little grandson Britton!! Isn't he just Ducky!!

Oh by the way the packing is going slow and the realtor comes friday so remember me in your prayers cause it is rough on this body!!

Sunday, April 01, 2007

Winter Fun with Britton and Memories from Scrap!

I am in another Contest and did a layout called for it called Winter Fun with my Handsome Grandson Britton! I qualified to go to the 2nd week with the layout! If you would like to check out the site here the link Memories From Scrap

Friday, March 30, 2007

Woo Hoo Such a priviledge!!

Magistical Memories who makes the most awesome chipboard for scrapbooking, ask to use my Bench Warmer layout on their blog!!

So my little Britton is up on Magistical Memories Blog!! Go Check it out!!!

Thursday, March 29, 2007

I am okay! Just busy!!!

Just thought I would share the most recent photo of my grandson Britton! Wearing his Mother's shoes!!

Working on a couple layouts that I will show real soon! Been busy with some doctors appts. and getting the house ready for the market! Starting to get really excited about that!!

I felt bad because it has been awhile since I updated but all is well!

Monday, March 19, 2007

It's a beautiful day today! The sun is shining! The snow is melted!

Julie over at Heart in Hand posted a great Quote! I really love and thought I would share!
People are often unreasonable, illogical and self-centered; Love them anyway

If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives, be kind anyway.

If you are successful, you will win some false friends and some true enemies; Succeed anyway

If you are honest, people may cheat you; Be honest anyway

What you spend years building, someone may try to destroy overnight; Build anyway

People favor underdogs but only follow top dogs; fight for some underdogs anyway

If you find serenity and happiness, they may be jealous; Be happy anyway

The good you do today, people will often forget tomarrow; Do good anyway

Give the world the best you have, and it may never be enough; Give the world the best you've got anyway!

Friday, March 16, 2007

Grand Opening Starts Tomorrow!!

Want to win some great prizes!! Maybe a great kit! Or just download a Free kit or class! COME ON OVER and meet TAMMY!! She does the most awesome Altering I have ever seen!! SHE will be giving away a Memory Purse this weekend!! THE GRAND OPENING IS MARCH 16-18th. HEART and HAND SCRAPS The forum has been running for a little while and there are already some great gals there!

Sign up and tell Tammy that SusieQ sent you over in the referral area! Just so she knows where all her referrals are from!!

Oh and I have some lurkers that keep checking out my blog but don't comment and you are welcome too! We are one big family and welcome everyone!

Wednesday, March 14, 2007


When I think Peace, I think of The Prince of Peace!

I think how when life is causing all kinds of turmoil and it seems like everything in our life is hairy, that The Prince of Peace can grant us a Peace that passes all understanding! If you have never felt this feeling, you might not understand this saying but if you have you will understand exactly what I am talking about!

It is a wonderful feeling that happens when it would make no sense for you to feel totally at Peace and yet by the grace of God, you do! It is like being in the middle of war with bullets going every which way and yet you have no fear and feel a total peace.

Well that is how I feel lately! I have such a sense of peace because I have turned my cares over to "The Prince of Peace"

I think what gave me the most Peace is when I decided to focus on the Serenity Prayer!

Decided to edit this post to add that the photo is a photo hubby took on his recent trip for work to Colorado and I edit the photo and added the prayer on to it!

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Family Time!

Just finished another layout! this is my son Kevin and my sweet Daughter in law Maria and their son Britton! This one went quite fast for me! It is amazing how much my son looks like his dad in this photo!

Monday, March 12, 2007

Grand Opening of a great new forum coming soon

March 16,17, & 18 is the Grand Opening of Heart and Hand Scraps forums!
I have been participating there for a little while now! It is a beautiful forum which will have some lovely kits and some lovely classes!

Tammy the owner is going to be giving away some great prizes which include free classes and kits!! SO you must not just lurk! You have to join as you can win free stuff! THAT includes You DAWN! AND YOU MINDY! AND don't forget to tell her SusieQ sent you!

The addy is Heart and Hand it is bound to be a great weekend and an awesome grand opening!

10 Things that make me happy!

I have been challenges to list 10 things that make me happy!
1. TAWG (Time alone with God!)
2. Spending Time with my Grandchildren!
3. Family get togethers.
4. Time alone with my wonderful sweet adoring Husband
5. Rides in the country
6. Working in my garden
7. time with my friends
8. My special internet friends
9. Painting
10. Scrapbooking
11. Going to Church
12. Relaxing with a good book!
Whoops I think I could go on yet! Many things in life make me happy!
I am glad to be alive and happy for all my wonderful friends and family!

Thank you Lord for this wonderful day and thank you Corrina for another great challenge!!!


Another layout Done for two challenges on Scrappin Mojos and also for two challenges at my other favorite Scrapbook forum!

I have had some problems we harrasement with some people from the old forum who are trying to make it look like I am the one in the wrong and all I have to say is this:

This is a quote from a awesome book I am reading that I talked about in a previous post: the book is by Jennifer Rothschild: Lessons I learned in the Dark
"Often we can't choose the feelings we experience. But we can always choose our response to them. We Don't have to allow our feelings to dictate our choices. It may seem risky at the time, but if we dont esteem God's eternal Word more highly than we do our fleeting human feelings, we'll miss the blessings that wait on the other side of choosing to
trust. "

Therefore God exalted him to the highest place and gave him the name that is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, the glory of God the Father (Philippians 2:9:11)

Saturday, March 10, 2007

My latest layout!

The layout is of a little girl that is a close friend of ours little girl! Pastor Tim Hawk and Susan Hawks daughter Alexandria Faye! I was there for Alex's delivery in 1991 (she is 2 in the photo!) it is so hard to imagine that she is now going to be 16 this year! I really want to go see them after we are settled! They live about 5 hours from where we will be living!

This is my husband in Boulder Colorado! HE IS coming home later today! His plane comes in at 4:30 and I will be very glad to have him home!

Friday, March 09, 2007

This is my good friend Amy!

Amy and I were both on a DT together! We talked occasionally when we were on the Dt but when I did not make the Dt when the new call went out Amy knew that life had been rough on me lately so she checked with me to see how I was dealing with everything and I explained how bad things had gotten lately in my life and that the DT was the least of my problems!!

I can handle silly things like that!! SO we had a great chat and I told her how I had starting web surfing and went to Pub Calls and found another site doing another DT call and so she joined me at Scrappin Mojo! We both have been enjoying the site every since and each others company and Amy has been a great support to me in a time when life is changing very fast!

NOW TODAY after my post below I find that she too has been kicked off the old site and wrongly accused of inviting people to Scrappin Mojos just because the site is growing!! WELL I cannot believe the insecurity of the owner of the other site!!! DOES she think her site is that bad that she will lose people if they visit other sites? OH my!! Anyways I am very thankful for my new friend AMY and thankful that she called that day to check on me!!! BY the way AMY if you want me to put up a differnt photo just send me one and I will edit this post!!!

I sure do love my internet friends! They can touch your heart from miles away!!


So I was on this DT! it was a sweet small and friendly site! The owner seemed sweet, the DT was mostly a great group that got along great! Then the owner moved and was out for the longest time, the site when down, I checked and checked numerous times daily since I was on the DT and the site was my duty! We went months without a kit!!

Then the site came back up, we supported (hum some of us did!) the site with no kit, no owner around and then the owner came back and the kit came back and the site was great! I never left the site, I supported the whole time! SOME PEOPLE DID NOT! well the new DT call was made and there were some awesome pieces put in for it! I knew in my heart that I would probaly not make it and was fine with it! But did decide I would look for another DT call. (funny thing is that since then, things happening I have decided not to put in for any right now! LOL)

well anyways I did not make the new call! SO surfing Pub calls I find Scrappin Mojos
is having a DT call and when I get there I find a friend from the other site: Nancyroo! I love it! so I start chatting and helping this new site grow, the new site grows on me! One of the old DT members calls me and I tell her. Then I advertise the site on my blog! BUT I NEVER EVER EVER WENT ON THE FORUM I WAS ON THE DT FOR AND ASK ANYONE TO COME OVER TO IT! EVEN THOUGH WHEN WE WERE DT MEMBERS WE WERE PUSHED TO GO GET PEOPLE TO COME TO THAT FORUM!!

I would like to personally inform you that I have banned you from the site. I have been notified several times from various members that you are approaching them to join another site!
I really don't appreciate this, and when MY members inform me of these things, I will take care of it!
Honestly, I didn't think all the stuff going on behind the scene with most of you, would become personal to me, but it has!
Well I tried to explain to the owner that I did not do this but it was useless! I know who was up to this and who her lying gang is! But I have decided to let GOD handle it and I know He will! So instead I will go back to what I was doing and that is posting and having a great time on two great sites I have found! I love watching the top 50 scrapbooking sites numbers go up and down and I think that someone has just hurt themselves because I still liked people on the other site! SO SCRAPPIN MOJO LETS MOVE THOSE NUMBERS! and I will soon be telling you about another great site too!! WATCH OUT WORLD THE SCRAPBOOKING SITES ARE GOING TO FIND OUT ABOUT SOME AWESOME NEW SITES AND ABOUT WHO IS REALLY WHO JUST BECAUSE THEIR REAL CHARACTERS WILL SHINE THROUGH!!

GOD IS GOOD! and as you can see the person I am I have mentioned no names to protect the innocent! whoever that may be!

Thursday, March 08, 2007

Well my contest is over! It is time to annouce the winner

The time has come to draw a winner! 6 people registered for Scrappin Mojo! I hope you all stay and enjoy Scrappin Mojo! I also hope you come back to my blog because I have another contest coming really soon with my next big annoucement!!

Okay I guess you would like to hear the winner! I need the winner to go to Scrappin Mojo and Pm me her snail mail so I can mail out her prize!

And without any further picking and making you wait the winner who registered at Scrappin Mojo as "Scrappinchica" is Martha!! Congradulations Martha!

Sunday, March 04, 2007

Another day of my contest!

Day four of my Contest to win this rak!! SO far there are only 2 people in for the drawing to win this great rak!

All you have to do to win this rak is go to Scrappin Mojo and register and tell them I sent you (susieQ) then come back here and leave a comment with your nickname you registered under and you will go into the drawing! OH by the way, want to know what I get for you doing this? I get to see more people check out Scrappin Mojo and see a great site grow!

I promise there is no contest that I get points for sending people there for!!!

ALSO stay tuned to my blog for good news that I am still waiting to share!!!

I also want to share that I am so thankful to my special friends that have been helping through a hard time!! GOD IS SO GOOD!

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