Saturday, September 27, 2008

Wyatt's 1st haircut and cooking with Grandma

Before the haircut

After the haircut

The back so you can all see the chop job

The kids had a great day helping grandma make oatmeal raisin cookies. Even Wyatt helped and eventaully got the concept to pour his stuff into the bowl. It was a fun day for everyone.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Socialized Medicine

I don't normally publically talk about my political views unless it is with my family and those friends that I know have the same views as me or won't judge me for what I believe in but I have to inform you of this issue. Derek a year ago had some testing done for anxiety and needed to be put on a medication. Of course our insurance which is the state medical(which is basically what socialized medicine is) would not approve it. He then went through 3 trial meds that didn't work. So we then tried again to get the med that worked approved this was back in March. We heard nothing for a very long time. I tried to call and they told me that they had nothing to do with it. Ok you are my insurance company how can you have nothing to do with it. So we went back to the doctor last week and tried again to have the prescription put through. Again it was denied and we (meaning Dr Hall's nurse) had to put all of Derek's file through again to get it approved. Finally it was. So for a year because we have a wonderful Dr., Derek has been taking samples. But lets think about it if we didn't have a doctor that cared about us what then no samples and, I think I would have probably killed my husband (just kidding) but I probably would be in a mental health ward at the hospital. When someone needs a medicine it should be given to them. This was absolutely ridiculous and this is what we will get all the time if our country goes to socialized medicine. Derek served his mission in Canada where they have socialized medicine and he has a collar bone that wasn't set right and he told me that if we think it is bad here know it will only get worse we will be waiting in lines for everything. So as you go to the polls this November think about your choice and if you want to be able to get what you want when you want it or do you want the government to tell you when you can have it and then it might be to late by the time they give it to you.

Semi Famous

I am able to say that I will be semi famous now. I have been asked to be on our local scrap booking store's design team. This means that I will make layouts, altered things, home decor items etc. for them and they will hang them up in their store and there is also a blog for Paper Pals Design Team. I feel very honored to have been selected. So keep a watch out for those of you that are local in the store for my stuff and those that are not there is a link on the side of my blog to get to the design teams blog so that you too can see the semi famous projects of Nikki Peterson.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

My Layouts for Kit Club from the month of August

This is my favorite one from this month. We had to use the word blessed in our layout. I sewed, used white paint, and chipboard.

This layout was fun to do I used paint with a sponge to get a watery look. Originally the paper was white. As one of my friends says if you don't like the color of the paper paint over it and make it what you like. I also sewed on this layout.

This layout was the 3rd challenge where we used a sketch. If you know me there are very few originals I love to use sketches or as we call it scrap lift.

This 2 page layout was another of the challenges where we had to interview someone. I did Tanis b/c I knew all his favorites during that period of his life.

These are just 2 cards I did with the left over scraps I had.
I enjoy this club so much it really makes me stretch sometimes to think of ways to use the paper and still be my style. Hope you enjoy.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Super Saturday

Ornaments and the other class is a hot pad/mitt class

Picture Tile Board

Wood Plague to hang your stockings on

Table Runners (there are 12 but we are only doing 2 November and Decembers) and the glass vase doesn't come with it just showing what you can add to the runners.

Mommy and little girl aprons

Christmas Card, Bag, and Tag

So I am in charge of our Super Saturday this year and I am so excited. Heavenly Father really gave me the inspiration in picking my committee. Besides the fact that they are all very talented, one of them has been very supportive in a personal way. I know that the ladies were put into my life for a reason at this time. So I wanted to post the pics of the samples of the projects we are doing so if any of you that actually read my blog like any you can get them if you would like to.

Friday, September 5, 2008

New Bunk bed For Tanis and Ashley

We decided it was time to get the kids a bunk bed and make more room in their room. So last night Derek and I started a 8pm and got done at 1:30am making this awesome bunk for them. It is solid pine and smells so good. The kids love it. Now you can actually take more than 3 steps in their room.