Sunday, September 30, 2007

What we did this summer

Summer is officially over.... which inspired me to create a slide show remembering what we did! So here are a bunch of my favorite pictures of our summer!

Thursday, September 27, 2007

Jacob Funnies

Today the last thing I said to Jacob his the way out the door to school "I want you to promise to eat 3 carrots at lunch"..."OK mom" was the reply.

I picked him up, and as soon as we got in the car he said "oh mom....I was so busy eating my chips, I forgot to eat my carrots." Made me laugh.

Last night he said "Mom, when do I get to be in a talent show"? I said "Oh, you want to be in a talent show"? , His response was priceless...."Well, not until I gotted some talent".

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Back to school for me! my defense I didn't I guess a c for my first try isn't bad. considering how much science i use in my daily life..LOL!!

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Saturday, September 22, 2007

Witches' Cauldron Swap

I'm participating in my first ever scrap booking swap and it's going to be super fun because it's Halloween related! Elizabeth and Simone are the masterminds behind this, so i know it's going to go well. My partner is Erica from Ohio! The rules are to make one item, send about $15 worth of Halloween related scrap items and some Halloween candy...sounds pretty easy. But I guess I am a bit worried about her liking what I make...but I'm going to do my best to get the vintage cute stuff that she likes! Can't wait to get started!!

Sunday, September 16, 2007

Sunday Morning

I saw a very touching segment on Sunday Morning was about people helping people, respecting their elders, and giving to those who have given all of us so much! It was about making a difference in a "real way". Not about driving a hybrid car, not about leaving a "greener ecological footprint", not about a bunch of bologna. It was about helping veterans who sacrificed the most, and spoke the least about it. Didn't whine and cry and go into therapy for years. But came home, got jobs, raised their families and got on with life. But maybe that comes from the fact that they were the children of the depression. Who grew up with nothing and knew that if they wanted better for their children then they would have to fight and work like hell to give it to them. And they did.... and that's why this was so touching to me.

13 million American soldiers fought in World War the 1940's. A war memorial was not built for these heroes, who saved the entire world from certain Nazi regime until 2004....50 years after the war was over. Because this is a generation of people would never think to ask, I assume. I see that in my own's not the "me generation" as I see most of the subsequent generations are. I really think they are the last of the selfless collectiveness and they are passing away at a rate of 1200-1500 per day.

There has been a campaign spearheaded called Honor Flight ,which flies veterans out to see the World War II Memorial. Communities are coming together and having fundraisers to pay for the trip of their veterans. Boy scouts are having spaghetti feeds. Local business' are donating. Volunteer's are paying their own way to accompany the elderly to assist with pushing wheelchairs and what ever other help is needed. This is the kind of thing I want to do with my life. I want to make a difference in this way...with a real payoff...not a feeling of "am I doing the right thing???" But knowing I'm making a difference in a way that can be remembered and seen and recalled. Grabbing the bull by the horns kind of difference...aggressive, not passive. And this is an urgent difference. People who are signed up to make the trip often don't make it, because they pass on before the flight....such a shame.

Anyway...the new Ken Burns film is coming to PBS next week I will watch it and cry through the entire thing I'm sure. I hope all of you will watch it and think.....really think. This is who we were, not that long ago. And think of who we are now. Very different indeed! And please... when you are around people of this generation, give them the repect they so profoundly deserve! Don't talk down to them, don't degrade them, remember who they were not so very long ago.

Saturday, September 15, 2007

Loose Tooth

Jacob has a real loose tooth! He has said for about a year now, off and on, that he has a loose tooth because his friends have been loosing theirs. So today when he said "Hey mom...I have a loose tooth" I thought he was just saying it to say it, but I checked and low and behold it's a rel wobbler! I think a week or so from now he'll have his first little gap!

Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Etsy Love

I have been on etsy less than a week and one of my cards got picked to be on the home page today. Kind of exciting!! Although I haven't sold a single one!! If anyone loves vintage ephemera, handmade cards....I know a great place to get one!! LOL!

Sunday, September 2, 2007

The first ads...

...are out!! I'm so excited. A friend off of a message board is a subscriber and scanned the ad for me! So what do you think??? OK...Oct/Nov/Dec issues of Redbook, Good housekeeping and Woman's Day will have these Eastland Shoe ads running. What a cool birthday present for these guys!!

Got tagged...

by my friend here goes!

1. First and Middle Name: Noel Mignon

2. Birthdate: January 3rd, 1972

3. Married to: Jason

4: Kids: Jacob, Nick and Luke

5. Name of High School Team: Orland Trojans...."Trojan Man"

6. Favorite TV show: I love reality silly shows...Dancing with the Stars, Any Bravo reality show (Top Chef, Project Runway, Flipping out), The Office, The Soup.

7. Favorite band or singer: I like Michael Buble, Nelly Furtado, Sting, more and more

8. Celebrity you have the hots for: Clive Owen

9. Last movie you saw: Nightmare Before Christmas

10. Movie that you cried your eyes out to: Breakfast at Tiffany's

11. What did you do last night? I scrapped and chated a bit with Greta online

12. Favorite Perfume/Cologne: Marc Jacobs

13. Last Thing You Ate: waffles

14. Favorite Holiday: Christmas

15. Something you dressed up for at Halloween: Lucy Ricardo

16. Last concert you went to: Billy Joel...Vegas June 06

17. Siblings? Do you get along? 1 brother, we get along pretty well.

18. Person you miss the most: My Gram

19. Dream job: ???

20. Toothpaste you use: Crest

21. Dream Vacation: European Vacation...London, Rome, Paris, Athens, Madrid

22. What color is your car: Gold

23. What are you listening to right now: baseball on tv

24. If you could look like a celebrity, who?: Mandy Moore

25. Hobbies: Scrapbooking , sewing, laundry a hobby???