Sunday, August 31, 2008


I loved this series of books and I cannot wait until the movie comes out! I know this has nothing to do with scrapbooking, but this series is incredible!

Tuesday, August 19, 2008


Happy Tuesday evening everyone! I made a gift for my mom this weekend and I wanted to share it with all of you. Every Wednesday during the summer, my mom and I would go to the movies. (My sisters joined us once - they do have to work - poor things!) My mom had not been to the movies since "Ocean's Eleven" came out so she was very excited. I decided to save all of our ticket stubs and make her a little scrapbook about the movies we saw. The front and back covers are chipboard covered in paper. I copied the movie posters and summaries from the internet and printed them out on cardstock. Then I gave each movie their own page. I bound the scrapbook using a Bind-It-All machine. This is an incredible machine that punches through just about anything. (There are great videos on YouTube about how to use it!) Now she has a keepsake about our summer fun. (And don't worry! I am not spoiling her surprise by posting these pics. My mom and dad are spending the week in Hawaii!!!!! She will get it when she gets back.) Aloha!

Saturday, August 16, 2008

New Shade of Green

Happy Saturday everyone! Yes, summer vacation has officially ended for us Zonies and school is back in full swing. I am teaching 3rd grade again and I love it! It just seems to get harder to get back into the swing of things each and every year. It is supposed to get easier after 12 years, right?!

Today, something momentous is happening. Not the Olympics, although those have been amazing! They have inspired me to get my butt off of the couch and start exercising. (Not that I have done that, but I have thought about that as I get my bowl of ice cream!) No, today Brett Favre is going to put on a different shade of green and start as quarterback of the New York Jets, instead of the Green Bay Packers. Some of you might not know that I am a HUGE football fan! I love the sport and usually get a little bit depressed after the Super Bowl is over every year. Why am I a huge fan? Well - here it goes:

Back in 6th grade, many moons ago, my dad was building our new house. He would go to work every day and then go to the house and work on it. We would stay up late to wait for him to come home. On Monday nights, there was not much on except for Monday Night Football. My mom and I went crazy over Joe Montana and the 49ers. I even had his poster hanging up in my room for most of junior high.

Then in high school, another quarterback named Brett Favre came onto the scene. He was incredible to watch! He was not only good, but looked like he was having so much fun. That is when our obsession with the Packers began. My sisters and I had cheeseheads and officially became fans. Later on in my life, I was lucky enough to become great friends with some geniune cheeseheads. In 2004, the Stoeckly clan let me travel back to Wisconsin with them and they took me to Lambeau Field. (I have been there twice and hope to go many more times!) The place is incredible. I cannot even put into words what it is like to walk into a stadium where 98% of the crowd is rooting for the home team. (Especially since my home team is the Cardinals.) It was freezing but so much fun. These layouts are from that game.

As some of you know, Brett Favre has left the Packers and is now with the Jets. Tonight is the first time we will see him in a different uniform. I am kind of nervous. Not sure why, but I guess the unknown makes you feel that way! I just hope he still has that fun sparkle that he had so many years ago! Good luck, Brett! But as always, Go Pack Go!!