Friday, November 28, 2008
Thursday, November 27, 2008
Please share with me if you are going early to shop and what you planning to buy.
Comment after you're back from your shopping and let me know the deals you got!
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Sunday, November 23, 2008
I used to sell Creative Memories. It was fun; I enjoyed teaching others how to preserve their memories by way of a scrapbook. For years I only used Creative Memories products. Some of my friends would tease and say, "We have to hide the contraband (i.e. non-Creative Memories products) from Jennifer." Recently, I moved over to "contraband". In all honesty, it is easier to acquire than Creative Memories products. I also think Creative Memories has changed their inventory to a very limited selection. I will vouch for the Creative Memories albums and say I will most likely never use anything else. I am still in love with this.
A few weeks ago someone introduced me to doing your scrapbook pages digitally through http://www.howfasttheygrow.com/. I thought it was a great idea but was a little worried about how the pages would look. So I gave it a try and ordered three pages just to see how user friendly it was and to see how I liked the pages. Once you get the hang of the website, it is very fast and easy. The pages came yesterday and I think they look better than I expected. I am very pleased. Right now the company is offering a coupon code....so if you are going to order try this one: THANKS2U. I believe it will give you 20% off your order.
I've decided not to go all digital. I still enjoy the "act" of scrapbooking at a crop with my friends. Plus, I have all the supplies to scrapbook like this so it wouldn't be an economical decision if I completely switched over. However, a few digital pages put in throughout the photo album will be the way I go.
Sunday, November 16, 2008
Saturday, November 15, 2008
Anyone reading this post should not confuse my love for Clemson. I love the university, the life I had there for four years, the overall Clemson feeling, and most of all I LOVE that I am an alum of Clemson University. However, the football program in general is frustrating. This year Tommy Bowden was fired or resigned...I am not sure of the "PC" term for this. No matter what you call it, he is gone. I was very thankful that day for the decision. However, the season has continued and Clemson has continued to lose. So it isn't that I don't love Clemson University -- I do. But loving Clemson is not all about football. In my nine years of marriage I have learned a lot about the SEC and no matter how good Clemson ever is in football...there is a good possibility that while Clemson is in the ACC there isn't going to be the excitement that comes from the SEC.
Nine years ago I married a Gator...I MEAN A GATOR. He is the kind of fan that makes people say, "Those Gator fans are obnoxious!" What is ironic about this is in most situations he is reserved...but not when it comes to the Gators. I have learned the Gator traditions, SEC football, and in the meantime fallen in love with the Gators. (Again, this is NOT to be confused with falling in love with the University of Florida. Clemson University holds my heart.)
When I first started going to Gator games, I felt a little silly cheering for them as I had only ever cheered for the Tigers. But in any relationship, as you slowly begin to fall in love, you get emotional, attached, and feel more comfortable. That was me as I began to fall in love with Gator football. I've learned so much -- including how incredibly competitive and difficult the SEC is!
Before we had kids, we went to almost every home Gator game as well as a lot of the away games. After children, we weren't able to go to as many games but we rarely missed a game on TV. Brewer spent his first two fall seasons in Sneakers every Saturday. Two years ago, Lou and I (along with my brother) were able to go to the National CHOMPionship game in Arizona. What a fun football experience the Gators have given me.
Here we are with only a few games to go in the 2008 football season. The Gators are looking like they will go to the National CHOMPionship again. I mean, could it be true? Those Gators are looking good! It brought chills to me when I read what Steve Spurrier said after the Gators beat his Gamecocks tonight..."Spurrier told him [Myer], 'Good luck. Go on a four-game winning streak'." Those four games would be the Citadel, FSU, Alabama at the SEC CHOMPionship, and then the National CHOMPionship game.
Come on Gators! I can barely stand it! Are we going to the big one again? Oh, college football is so much fun! Plus, I need to know if I should be purchasing a National CHOMPionship ticket as Lou's Christmas present... The suspense is almost killing me...But I guess I'll have to wait like all other college football fans out there to see how it plays out.
Gators, I'm pass having a crush on you...I'm in love! Thanks for great Saturdays around here.
Friday, November 14, 2008
Today we headed to the hospital where both he and Maddox were born and took all of his pacis in a large Ziplock bag to give to the babies. A wonderful man on staff dressed in scrubs allowed Brewer to explain that he was a big boy, he no longer needed his pacis, and he handed his bag of pacis over. I was so proud of him. Brewer seemed fine with it; I almost cried. I think mommies want their babies to STAY babies. This was such a "big" thing to do.
Friday, November 7, 2008
Monday, November 3, 2008
Thirty years ago today God gave me a brother. One I didn’t ask for and one I sure wouldn’t have signed up for. In fact, my mom would find David as an infant crying with teeth impressions left in his arm…um, given by me. Growing up David and I were horrible to one another. Honestly, our parents weren’t sure if we loved one another. I am not sure if David and I even knew if we did until I left for college. Soon after this time I realized how important my sibling was. WOW – was I blessed! Now I could never imagine my life without David.
David Michael is a Godly man. He is a gentleman (with many thanks to my parents for raising him with “southern” manners). He is honest, caring, affectionate, loving, humble, polite, patient, exudes kindness, an athlete, a great brother-in-law, a wonderful uncle, and my best friend!
Our boys adore him. It is no mistake that David and Maddox share the same middle name. If given a choice, Brewer would choose to play with Uncle Day-Day over any of his friends. What’s so precious about this is that Uncle Day-Day would choose Brewer over any of his friends!
So to David…happy thirty years today! Thanks for being my brother and my best friend! I love you! --Jennifer