Thursday, September 11, 2008


I am ready for fall. I love everything about fall.

the crispness

the colors associated with fall....golds, deep browns, greens, dark reds...yummy

the pumpkin farm


being able to wear long sleeves and pants and not be hot (I am ALWAYS hot)

school carnival

no airconditioner

which leads to the windows open and airing out the house

walking in the neighborhood

leaf hunting

bike rides

apple cider

sat mornings on the front porch with breakfast

I could just go on and on,lol. I love it. not quite here yet...but so close I can feel it's presence haunting my mind

school is in full swing for both boys....hayden is in preschool...last year of it. he still misses his old school, but likes jack and jill. he also goes to speach once a week. great people there.

chase's teacher is great....his schoolmates are fabulous and I just could not be happier there right now.

I serve on the board of Jack and jill and the board of the parent's club for chase's school. I NEED to be involved....I believe that if you want something done right...make sure you're involved,lol.

we are in full planning mode of Barry's Carnival. It will be so awesome this year! YAY!

On the negative note...I have been dealing with a health issue...breast lumps. I wasn't going to talk about it here...but so important to check yourself.

they say the very last day of your cycle....first with no signs of blood...tmi but important to know....check yourself. don't do it too many will grow too accustomed to your lumps and not notice if they grow sometimes.

so. I have two. a tad abnormal. we had the mammogram and ultrasounds. going in for surgery on friday to see what they are. I am feeling positive that all is ok. this is just my wake up call to live better. eat better....more veggies and cancer fighting goods. less soda. less stress. drink only ever oh often. excersise more. spend more time with familiy.


check yourself. don't wait for them to find them. and I am large chested (very) and still found it can be done.

so I have been dealing with this crap for a few weeks and it is all consuming.

but I am feeling ok with it.

we went camping for our end of summer trip. my mom and aunt. my oldest daughter and boyfriend. brans dad and uncle. the ocean. oh how I love thee. let me count hte ways. Saturday was THE best day I have EVER had at Fort Bragg CA beach. WOW. all I can say. Thank you God!

I am trying to tap into my creative side...made a few new goodies you will be seeing next week.

today I released a little element template pack for bdays. Chase is turning 7 in I am a little preoccupied. They are good for CU with no extra license needed. You get tiff, psd and individual png files. and you get a candy bar wrapper template included...I love those (perfect for hershey bars).

a dollar till sat morning. and you get a little bonus of 4 goodies to go with it till then too..mailed to you seperately.

click here to go to store.

and I made this template to share. I really like this one...I like them all, don't get me wrong. but this one makes me happyyyy!

ok my friends. I have a request. time to update momma's ipod.

tell me some fave songs of yours. I like all lay em on me.

I could also use some good book titles to read....with surgery on is coming up to baby me and watch the boys. I will be able to sit on my porch and watch them ride bikes and read while she cooks/cleans. whooohoooo.

I am almost done w/time traveler's wife. read keeping faith, memory keepers daughter, mermaid chair, autumn leaves, eat love pray, kite runner and a thousand splendid suns for book club. I like mysteries and the likes of deen koontz, kellerman, sandra brown etc. I like it all in books too! so tell me. I haven't gotten into the twilight books yet.

hugs and happy scrapping!


Jan said...

Keeping you in my prayers, Tracy. I was a mammography tech for 14 years.
Thank you for the fun template. I can't wait until November. :)

Joy said...

Thinking of you lots.

Thanks for the template :)

Maria said...

Thank you! Your blog post will be advertised on the DigiFree Digital Scrapbooking Freebie search engine today (look for timestamp: 12 Sep [LA 12:00am, NY 02:00am, UK 07:00am, OZ 05:00pm] ).

theroyalblog said...

1. Thank you - I :heart: your templates!

2. I hope today's surgery (biopsy?) goes well and you get great news.

3. My iPod has mindless hip-hop that's the right tempo for the elliptical/bicycle. My faves right now are Loli Loli by Three 6 Mafia and In the Ayer by Flo Rida.


Bree said...

Thank you for the template and hope you get good news today. Good for your for being proactive.

Tania said...

Thinking of you,

I'm really loving the CD by Duffy, Rockferry. Awesome, soulfull voice, great tunes!

clc said...

Love the template - thanks so much! I'll be praying that your biopsy comes back clean!

AmyM said...

Thank you, this is gorgeous!

Brandi said...

Hello :)
And thanks for the template!

Lor said...

Praying for a clean biopsy Tracey!Been there girl, just remember to think positive, it helps! And thank you so much for an awesome template.

Anonymous said...

Tracy, first sending prayers your way. I know this is a scary time but think positive thoughts.I know easier said than done!

Second, love your work and your templates and I do appreciate you sharing.


Pam M. said...

Thank you so much for the template! Praying for a clean report!

Valorie said...

thank you tracy!! love it!

Miss j aka mixedclawzz said...

thanks bunches.
I hope eveything went OK today. I'm sending prayers and well wishes your way.
I know you have been busy with everything, but I just wanted to let you know I sent you an e-mail the other day.

Anonymous said...

I pray you receive good news! Take it easy, let mom run the show.

Thanks for the template. I LOVE your templates! ~Robin

shelly said...

Thank you for the template, it is so cool!

Cindy said...

Thank you for the template! I hope everything went well today.

Myxi said...

Thanks for the template Tracy. I hope all went well today. I'll keep you in my thoughts & prayers too. :)

Myxi said...

Oh, I almost forgot, I was thinking of making some apple dumplings, but Apple Template dumplings sounds deeeeeelish. OR even an Template Apple smoothie.
Would I be violating your TOU?
I can never remember ;P

Nicole said...

Know that we'll all be thinking of you & praying for you. You've got lotsa friends here. Hope all goes well for you on Friday. And thanks for the wonderful freebie! Good luck girl:)

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JenBreeze said...

Keeping you in my thoughts, Tracy.

carin said...

Hope you are feeling ok today (Saturday) and things went well. If you like mysteries and don't mind a little gore (a la CSIish), a great historical fiction writer is Caleb Carr - two books, Alienist and Angel of Darkness, have some of the same characters, set in turn of the 20th century NYC. SO GOOD if you're into that kind of stuff.

Anonymous said...

Thanks so much! LOVE it

joelsgirl_kellie said...

Hey girl, what's up with the little lumps? I just saw your post today. :(
Thanks for the cute template. If you like mysteries, Mary Higgins Clark is my favorite modern day mystery writer. I also love Agatha Christy.