Monday, December 29, 2008

Wii are so Excited

Santa brought Taylor a Wii for Christmas. I gotta admit, he kinda brought it for Mom too! She had NO IDEA, so when she opened up the Wii, all of the others gifts were quickly forgotten.
Of course we immediately hooked it up and started playing. It really is a blast. We bowled, golfed, played baseball and tennis. She's got a pretty good backhand! Ha!
She's gone for the week, so I've got to practice! LOL!
She is such a sweetie, she made dog biscuits for Hershey, and she wrapped all her own presents this year. She saved her allowance and bought her own gifts and gosh...what I am going to do??? She's growing up so fast. They don't stay little long!

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Scrapbooking and School

I know it's a little early, but I have already decided what my resolution is going to be for the new I hope to start DSCC in the Spring. It's very exciting and a little scary. I haven't been in school for twelve years. Well I am always up for a challenge. I think I will start off with just a few classes.... you know.....ease back into it.
On a totally different note, being a new single mom I decided to make Christmas gifts this year. It is amazing what types of things you can scrapbook! Wayne Rhodes really liked some of the ornaments I made and now, starting in January you can find my creations in Jezabel's on the square. Look out Wal-Mart! LOL! I am coming after your card business. Ha! Seriously, it's worth a try and maybe I can even scrapbook my through college.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

False Alarm!

Well, when the alarm went off at 6:00 this morning, I sure was hoping I would get to go back to sleep for a little while. No such luck, channel 5 said Tipton County Schools WOULD be open today. Oh well! I am glad that the streets weren't covered in ice, but I sure could have used an extra day at home to catch up on laundry, wrapping presents and holiday baking.

Taylor was so disappointed when I woke her up for school. She just knew she would get to sleep in! She put up a small protest, but in the end we did manage to get out to the door on time and to school with no surprise ice patches.

Monday, December 15, 2008

"Music to My Ears"

Click to play Christmas Concert

Taylor had her Christmas Concert Friday night at the High School. The 6th graders performed first and they all looked more grown up then I like to admit. A few girls were even in heels. Can you imagine heels in the 6th grade! Next comes make-up, boys, and goodness knows what else....

They played three Christmas songs; "Jingle Bells"," Up on the Roof Top", and for the life of me I can't remember the third song.

If you have kids in the band then you understand why. LOL! Seriously, Taylor has really picked up on the flute quickly. She has only been playing since August and she really knows her stuff. It makes me very proud that she seems to blessed with musical talent.

Music has always been such a huge part of my life and I am glad that she will have music in her life.

Monday, December 8, 2008


Well, the tree came down before the big event even got started :( It was a to keep anyone from getting bopped in the head with a beautifully decorated, blinged out , 9 ft, super heavy Christmas Tree, we took it down.

There is always next year..and "Chicks with Scissors" will come back scrappin'! Scrapbooking that is. Until then! Happy Scrappin and Merry Christmas.

"Chicks with Scissors"
Mary Everett, Marnie, Debbie & Paige

Chicks with Scissors

My best friend and I are were recently discussing blogs. The fact that everyone we know has a blog but us seemed a little strange:-) So I decided to try it out.

Every year, there is a contest on the square in my hometown called "Festival of Trees". Businesses and schools and sometimes civic groups and friends get together and decorate Christmas trees. The winner receives bragging rights for the rest of the year.

It has become a great tradition in our community. After the Christmas Parade, people pile into the Chamber Center for hot coco and cookies. While they visit with their neighbors and friends they vote on their favorite trees. Lucky ticket holders win prizes and some of the trees are auctioned off. Everyone leaves full of Christmas Spirit.

All the money collected for the festival is donated to The Carl Perkins Center for the Prevention of Child Abuse, The money is used to fill "Christmas Wishs" for the children from the center.

Debbie and I LOVE to scrapbook & Debbie thought it would be a GREAT idea to enter a scrapbooking tree.

All we needed was a tree and some ornaments!

Mary Everett, another chick with scissors, had the perfect tree. It was the tree she used as a child. The tree was a magnificent sight. Without the top it stood 9 feet tall and it glowed like something out of "A Christmas Story". Her father is an electrician and boy did he LOVE Christmas lights. Remember when the dad from the movie plugs in the tree ? Sparks fly and all the lights go out? Well we recreated that scene! Our tree pulls uses so much juice, we can't plug it up without causing a power outage!

Tonight is the Christmas Parade so hopefully we will know if we are going to be crowned the winner in a few days. In the meantime, check out some of these great trees & if you would like to know where you can get ornaments made by "Chicks with Scissors" just shoot me an email.

Merry Christmas and Happy Scrappin!

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I am just beginning a new phase of my life so I thought a blog might be fun. We'll see :-) I am a mom to a wonderful daughter, a singer in a band and a lover of all things scrapbooking. Making things to share with friends, to mark a special occasion, or just becasue, is my way of giving a little bit of myself to those I love.


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