Friday, November 30, 2007

It's MY business :)
Well, I just updated my Custom Scrapbooking business site. It still seems cheesy to me, but I guess that is the best I am going to get until I can afford to pay to host my my own domain and maybe get some nice software to make a nice page...until then, this will have to do.
Business on the CS (Custom Scrapbooks) end is kinda slow. I have a project in the works with a friend of mine that got married about six months ago. It should be a fun, different project. We will be using Black and White pictures with an Asian theme throughout. Blacks, Red, Golds, etc. So I am excited. I just bought a bunch of paper for her project...that was fun. To me, scrapbook shopping to me is probably like clothes shopping is for other girls. I LOVE deals and I LOVE when you find the perfect fit for your page!!!
Here is a little slideshow I made of a few of my scrapbooking examples.

Nice huh? There are just the neatest programs on the internet to make all this neat stuff with! Anywho...

This weekend. I don't think Cory and I are doing much. We have a Core Leaders meeting at Jason and Brittany's house tonight (The Youth Pastor and his wife...our good friends.) I hope that goes well. We are going to be talking about "Clarifying a Win" in the youth department. So basically setting small but specific goals for making things "happen" in the youth department! I have pretty much been bored out of my mind at work this week, so I took lots of "extra" time to read our required reading and prepare for the meeting. I typed up all my notes, came up with lots of ideas and made lots of points...I'm such a kiss-up! haha!
Saturday, I think we are hanging around the house for the cable guy. Don't even get CORY started on that whole situation. Let's just say that before it was all said and done we have a discount on each bill for $10 for our "trouble." SWEET! haha! Who doesn't like a discount!? We will probably also hang more drywall in the bathroom downstairs and head towards finally finishing that half bath project! I will be so excited then!!
Sunday will of course be church...Cory and I have's the last of 4 of our membership classes at church. I know, I know...we have each been at the church OVER 12 almost 18 years haha! But these are to solidify the "salubrious" nature that our church is moving into. (Salubrious means "An environment of health and well being.) So basically, these classes are so that we are all on the "same page." At least that is how I look at them. And this is our LAST one :) yeah! :) Then I think that is all we have for the day!!! Rest and Relaxation and some of our favorite shows!! Maybe we can watch them on our new TV in the bedroom. Yep, we did it. We bought a 32" LCD flatscreen to replace the other MONSTER we had in there. Cory was supposed to be spending today hanging it, we shall see how that went when I get home from work!! :)
OK....that's enough babbling for one maybe CORY will update next!!! Have a great day, talk to you soon!!!

Monday, November 26, 2007

Turkey and Shaved arms...

Turkey Day is all over now. It was a nice time with the family and friends. I hope that each of you enjoyed your days as well!!!
This has been a slow weekend and beginning of the week. I am sure it will fly by, after all it is the holidays...before we know it, it will be MARCH!!! ahh! Craziness!
Random fact - I shaved my arms today. I have been wanting to do it for a while now...I think my arms are too hairy and it bugged me for the last time! They are SO soft. I know it seems a bit crazy...but I am cool with it so far!!!
I know this seems to be a rather boring entry...don't have much to say really. I actually should be going to bed, cause I stayed up too late last night watching "Mr Brooks." It was really weird, you had to really pay attention to the movie. I would recomment it! It was a Decent mind-bending thriller type movie. (I feel like an advertizement!) ha!
OK, no more typing...I am going to take my advice...BED TIME!

Wednesday, November 21, 2007



Well, just like years past, Cory and I will be getting together with My side of the family, His side of the family, and two other families (friends) + some local church Mission kids for Thanksgiving. It should be a good time! It usually is!

I pray that everyone has a BLESSED holiday with either with family or not. Remember to count your blessings!!

Cory & April :)

Monday, November 19, 2007

Cory's a NEWBIE!

Hello All,

This is my first time doing this blog thing so bear with me as I learn to navigate this new thing. I am a little frustrated right now because I have so much I want to accomplish today, but I can't sleep. I work the midnight shift which is 11 pm to 730 am, so I am normally up at this time, but I am off right now so I try to sleep at night so that I can be a normal human during the day. This doesn't seem to be working very well.

The plans for today are to go to my Chiropractors appointment and then I will go to my parents house to help my father with an electrical problem he is having. Then I am planning to come home and work on my bathroom downstairs. I am framing in a new bathroom downstairs and I am finding that I really enjoy doing construction projects.

I am also hoping that the artist that is working on the artwork for an Organizational License plate I am creating for Maryland calls me and tells me that he is done. If he calls me then I will be making a trip to the Motor Vehicle Administration to kick off the creation of this license plate. So excited about this adventure.

I will fill you guys in on this adventure next time. So until next time Adios.
Cory signing out.


Friday, November 16, 2007

Wedding Slideshow

Enjoy some pictures from Sarah's Wedding. (My little Sister)

Waste time at work..I do.

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Good Luck!

Cory has been added as an Author on the hopefully he will being blogging too!!! Wish him luck :)


Today is a SLOWday at here are some fun things I did:

Your Biblical Name Is...
Bathsheba Thomasina
You will live to see the end of times.

You Failed the US Citizenship Test

Oops, you only got 3 out of 10 right!

Ooops, that's not good....guess I need to brush up on my knowledge!!!

What April Means

A is for Abstract

P is for Pure

R is for Radiant

I is for Important

L is for Loud

pssshhh, I am SO not loud! :)

That's all for now :)

new hair.

Well, I finally got the haircut I wanted! I tell you what, when I went back the second time to have them "fix" my got shorter and shorter and I got SO nervous!

But when I came home and styled it and then Cory saw it, I knew it was good. He really liked it!!! That made me happy.

Now, I am still working on the styling aspect...that is hard. I haven't ever really used a straightener before...but so far it is great. I just want to make sure my hair doesn't look like a 6 year old with a bowl cut do :)

Here it is...what do you think?

It's not the greatest picture, I took it with my phone...bleh. Anywho...we shall see.'s finally FRIDAY...and I am so happy. Not that I hate my job, but I just want more me time and work is getting in the way! Cory and I have hardly seen each other lately, cause he has been working so hard and I have been so busy, so this next week should be nice. I have both Thursday and Friday off (with pay...bonus!) so I am excited! We gotta get some christmas shopping done...soon! We are so past our normal shopping deadline, but we have been doing alot of money shuffling, etc. We are trying to pay down some debt and get ourselves in a happy financial situation and that takes patience and putting off christmas shopping for now! :)
Tomorrow is Turkey Bowl flag football day....our annual thanksgiving tradition at church. Not too sure if I am playing yet or not. The field is right down the road from our house, so I may just take Pickle on a walk and enjoy watching the game!
Talk atcha later gators!

Thursday, November 15, 2007






boo hair cut.

BLEEEEH! Seriously with the rain!!!!

I am SO over it. I want to enjoy the nice FALL days with the brisk air and the shining sun to warm you when you get that cold chill!!!

In time I!

Well, I got the HAIRS cut....BOO again. I don't like it. In fact, I don't like it SO much that I am going back this evening after work to have them FIX it. I just look like a offense to any soccer moms that may be reading...but that was NOT what I was going for.

So, wish me luck...take 2 will happen arond 4:45 this evening...and maybe this time they will get it right! Other than that...tonight is another NOTHING much night. Gonna get caught up on some of my shows and the rest of the laundry.

Talk atcha soon!

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

I don't BREATHE funny!

Well. We are all DONE. The wedding went great and now Sarah and Kyle are married! They are enjoying thier vacation in Jamaica...well at least we hope they are enjoying it. I know it was supposed to rain a couple of days.

So now back to the daily grind. Work yesterday was alright. Kinda slow...but I was able to finish some side work for Pastor Fred (the maturity pastor at our church) He gave me this audio book MONTHS ago called "Affabel: Window of Eternity." It is really neat. Normally I have a hard time getting into audio books, but I have really be able to follow this one pretty well. He gave it to me to plan out some form of dramatic portrayal of the audio. I think that I have come up with some pretty good ideas so far! I sent him my work on Episode 1 today. (there are 4 episodes) We shall see what he thinks!

Tuesday...another gloomy day in Maryland. I slept so well and it was so hard to get up this morning...becuase it was so grey outside! I started using Breathe Right strips on Monday night. Cory says I have been like snoring or breathing funny...or something like that at night and it has been keeping him up. I feel bad, but I have just been son congested lately. Maybe it is allergies or a cold...whatever it I have to wear these things!

Wednesday...yet another gloomy day in Maryland. Come on now, I am getting DEPRESSED...enough with the RAIN already! I am going to get my hair cut OFF today...I am so excited! I am thinking about going with some of the ideas below...

I dunno...we shall see if my hair even DOES that look! I just want something different!

Then we have church!!! So, just another Wednesday! Talk to ya soon!

Thursday, November 08, 2007


AHHHH! Is it Saturday yet? Sarah's wedding is THIS saturday....and I am ready to get the show on the road. When you plan for months and the time finally comes the last week just DRAGS. Although I am sure for her, it is FLYING by. I know my week before certainly did!
Met with Jason this am for go over Youth Ministry planning stuff. I am excited about planning ahead and really advertising stuff and getting lots of new students in...We shall see what happens!
Work today was pretty boring. I worked on the office calendar...which is my specialty...creating things like that. But for 6 hours...bleh. It can get a little old. On a positive work note...Dodger...our office dog (my boss's dog) has visited my desk like 15 times today. he is a bit of a begger. But he is it's all good.
Ok that's to you soon!

Monday, November 05, 2007

a mountain retreat...

My first re-post!!
I tried this about a year ago...well over was a year in April. I figured this would be a fun way to keep in touch with some of you on our day-to-day life!
You can leave me comments and all that that is sweet!
I will post pictures and junk about our travels, days-at-work and other stuff. Because I realize that you have nothing better to do than to read about me...HA! It's just to keep updated!!
Here we go...
It's Monday...bleh. Back to work. Cory and I headed out to Deep Creek Lake, MD this past weekend. We left RIGHT after work on was about a three hour drive...but it was so nice up there. The air was just crisp enough for a light jacket and perfect for the two bonfires we enjoyed on friday and saturday night. We attended a couples retreat while we were up there. We stayed at a lovely Bed & Breakfast called the North Glade Inn. It was nice to chat with some other couples and to enjoy the lake and the nice mountain air!
This week has FLOWN by...Sarah's wedding is in TWO days...I still have quite a few errands to run!!! Arg...but I will keep you updated! It is getting late and I am due to be up early for a breakfast meeting!!!

Later Gators!

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