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I'm the luckiest woman out there. I'm blessed to be married to my best friend. I have two amazing children, one son-in-law and the most adorable grandson ever with grandson number two due February 2013!!! My passion is people and preserving their memories for generations to come.
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Saturday, December 26, 2009

Merry Day After Christmas and All That Jazz!!!

Well, here it is the day after Christmas - actually, almost 2 days after Christmas according to the time I am posting. I made it through the holiday rush in my first ever role as a retail manager!! I'm quite proud of myself as I did not have the desire to kill anyone - that includes staff and customers - and, I have made some new friends. With the obstacles of long hours and grouchy shoppers out of the way I am truly looking forward to the beginning of 2010 in my role as retail management and hope I can continue to affect people positively - staff and customers - considering 2 of 3 government contracts have fallen through and the third I am not sure if I am interested in as of now as the pay is quite a bit less than what I am making and the hours are just about the same so why lose money when I am actually enjoying what I am doing right??? Only time will tell though for sure!!!

Christmas here at the Brooks house proved uneventful although my in-laws in Texas had a white Christmas - meh! I could SEE snow so I guess that counts but they had snow in their front yard, on their porch, blah blah blah!!! My husband says he will never hear the end of it - we went home the one year from Corpus for them to get snow for the first time in like 80+ years on Christmas day and we move from Texas altogether and bam, they get snow on Christmas day and it wasn't ice this time, it was powdery snow.

Regardless, we had a great Christmas. We all received more than we probably deserved and it was nice to get spoiled by our kids this year since they have jobs and money of their own. A few weeks before Christmas I upgraded Rob's cell phone to an Iphone because he wasn't getting half his messages or calls and it was past the point of irritating so that was part of his gift along with a case/belt holster to protect it and some clothes. The kids got new coats, clothes and gift cards for the most part. Me, I was spoiled :) Dylan got me a sweater, purse, scarf and necklace/earring set while Cait got me slippers, earrings, necklace and ring (I think I am forgetting something but can't figure it out for sure). Rob spoiled me - I've been wanting a new camera so he bought me a new Canon Rebel Digi SLR - yeah, jaw dropping huh?? He got a really good price on it and I am so proud of him for getting me something I've wanted for a really long time - he really does listen to me sometimes!!! LOL

Anywho, here are a few pics from Christmas day taken withe my new camera:









I am loving these pics and my camera! A lot to learn about it but one step at a time is my motto right now!!

On to scrappy stuff - not much! LOL I have lots of ideas just haven't had the time or health to do anything. I have been sick with a head cold and am still fighting it. Right now I am at the point of the annoying, hacking, pain in the butt cough and still a bit stuffy. I just don't like being sick at all so this is not working well with me LOL!!!

The one scrappy thing I did get done was this card:


Which was based off a sketch challenge over at Scrapbooking Deals 4U - a new site I found and am stumbling around a bit at.

Copics used:


That is all for tonite. I have great aspirations to get a layout done tomorrow but we shall see what happens - when I plan I usually don't follow through so right now I am going to leave it up in the air a bit. Might just spend the day veggin' with the family since I'm still sick.

I hope you all had a very Merry Christmas with a safe and Happy upcoming New Year!!!

Thanks for stoppin' by and happy scrappin'!!!!


Caitlin B. said...

silly girl I gots you the scarf and dyl got you a necklace/earrings set :P Love you mama!

KarenB said...

Sorry baby girl - I blame the delirious moment on being sick!!! Either way I love everything I got!!

scrapbookmom79 said...

great pics of the family!!! Merry Christmas (a few days late)


Just to cover all bases...................

I am not the best scrapper out there. I don't claim to be totally original, I lift from many places and in many forms from color combinations, to product usage, to technique and so forth. I try to be fair to all scrappers out there and mention them when I lift from them - now keep in mind, there are so many people out there scrapping, card making and altering items that naturally more than one person will have similar ideas. When I mention lifting, or casing as some call it, I mean when you intentionally take a design you see and duplicate it exactly or only change up the coloring........KWIM???

With that said..........

All content, including text, photographs, and concept design elements are © Karen Brooks unless otherwise noted. Content within this blog is shared for personal, non-commercial use and inspiration only and shall not be used for personal gain or entry into contests or for publication. That wouldn’t be very nice now would it???

Thanks and happy scrappin'!!!!