Friday, January 30, 2009

Lookie...I scrapped and I ate cake!

(If you've read this blog long enough, that sentence pretty much fits me, doesn't it? All it really needs is some reading, writing, "Lost," and football to really be perfect!)

I did a little bit of scrapping this week. Not as much as I would have liked, but still better than nothing. I thought I'd share two of the pages that I did.

This first one I LOVE because of the story and memory behind it. (I also dig the pictures!)

That journaling on it says: "One of my favorite Thanksgiving moments from this year was when Sydney set up her own coffee and tea "shop" at Mom and Dad's house. She poured drinks from the carafes, stirred in sugar and creamer, and served it to everyone. Extra special was getting to play with Great Gran--who loved it! Sydney did so great that she even got tips!"

And then I did a couple of pages dedicated to my 40th birthday celebrations (I know, I birthday was back in August. I'm a tad behind on my photos; but I'm getting there!)

I did a two-page spread that told about all the celebrations we had (the surprise party that Gary gave me at church; the party we had at my Mom's that my college friend, Cheryl, came to; and the family party we had here at home. This was the first page of it (and you can see part of the corresponding page on the table next to it).

I seriously want to get some more scrapping done over the weekend, and hope I'll be able to. I have a mini book planned to preserve my pictures of the 2008 Bama football season; and today I ordered my pictures from Christmas. I want to do a mini album dedicated strictly to Sydney's Christmas play (which contained some of my favorite memories, and photos, from this year).

If I get any of those done, I'll share them with all of you.

And now, how about a quick photo recap of a few activities from yesterday and today?

Last night was Delaney's middle school drama production, "Big Bad." (Delaney was the lawyer defending the Big Bad Wolf.) Here are a couple of pictures during the play, and then with the cast and the celebration afterwards. Let's just put it this way...Delaney is a drama queen (but in a good way!).

And then tonight we went to celebrate Gary's mom's birthday, as well as Gan Gan's 80th birthday. My cake in the shape of the number "80" worked! I was so excited! (And I love these pictures of Gan Gan with the cake!)

If I weren't now in a Sugar Coma (I also ate homemade banana pudding!), I'd do some more scrapbooking. As it is, I'm so lethargic and sugar-filled that all I'm going to do is take a hot bubble bath and watch my DVR-ed "Psych" from tonight.

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend! See ya on the other side!


Nina Diane said...

didn't you just love Lost the other night??? wow!

Cheryl Wray said...

Nina--Oh.My.Gosh. It was SO SO SO SO SO good!!!!!!!!!!!

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NancyJones said...

THIS IS SOOO AWESOME GIRL! AND yes i love me some LOST!!!!

Gin said...

That cake looks so great.I'm very impressed.

And I love your scrapbooking also. Sometimes I wish I scrapbooked (ha ha, not really.)

Laura said...

Love the "80" cake.

Adrienne said...

YAY! So glad you scrapped!!!!! I have GOT to plan something at my house! LOL

Faye said...

Cheryl, that cake turned out amazing and I adore the bottom pic of Gan Gan....what an adorable smile!!
Love your LOs...I haven't scrapped for months and am so far behind, it'll be like starting new :P

Cheryl Wray said...

Nancy--Lost was SO good!!

Gin--LOL You're too funny.

Laura--Thanks! It actually turned out really good.

Adrienne--Yes you DO!! LOL

Faye--I loved that picture of Gan Gan.She is so awesome, and so young at heart!

hippo chick said...


I'm just back from my scrap book weekend. It was great. I love the birthday cake. You are so clever, girl.

~hippo hugs~

Anonymous said...

Loe all those pictures.

Linda said...

LOL...I do believe the first sentence describes a good deal about you...Love the cake, the pics....and los...Hope you had a fun weekend.

Sheila said...

The cake looks delicious and you did a great job. Happy B-day to your MiL and Gan-Gan.

The pic of Sidney and her Great-Gan is priceless.

Cheryl Wray said...

Hippo--Ooh, I can't wait to hear all about your scrappy weekend. Did you get a lot done?


Linda--LOL Yep, that describes me!

Sheila--the cake was SO good!!

Monogram Queen said...

I want some cake! and a pig snout please!

Gretchen said...

Gan Gan is beautiful! And you did such a nice job on her cakes. Lurved the pics of your Drama Queen. Well Done! I giggle when I think of you scrappin' all your football memories. You are a fan, through and through. Loved the story about Sydney's coffee shop, too. Great LOs.


Auburn Kat said...

Awww, I love that cake! What an exciting birthday!

I also loved the pictures once again!

Cheryl Wray said...

Queen--LOL on the pig snout. Those Three Little Pigs were too cute!!

Gretchen--Those were all some good times!! And I can't wait to work on my Bama football album!! :-)


Edleen said...

ohhh...great cake!!! must be so Yummy :D

love the layouts Cheryl. hope to see more this year ;)

have a wonderful February!

Kathy said...

I love how your pages turned out! I had to laugh though, because you ended up having THREE birthday parties! LOL! I cannot remember the last time I had a birthday party!

I bet the play was hilarious! Your family always does the most interesting things.

LOVE the cake! GREAT JOB!

Cheryl Wray said...

Kathy--Can you believe that I actually had FOUR parties! We also had a Bama football party here at the house; it was Bama's opening game of the season and we combined it with ANOTHER bday party for me, with some separate friends. Crazy!!! I demand birthday parties! LOL

Leah said...

That cake is awesome!!

CrAzY Working Mom said...

Oh, I love her cake! So sweet. I hope I live to see 80. :)

Shabby Chic Crafts said...

I haven't stopped by in ages. Your girls are just growing like weeds.

So cute!

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