Sad today

I was in a car accident today, and I am fine, but my little sunshine new beetle is not fine. I hope they can fix her, but it seems she will cost too much to fix. I will hate to have my little lady gone. She has such a great story as to how I got her. I everytime I got in her I felt like I was getting a hug from my honey.

I am a little sad today.

Creative Outlet.

It has been a long time since I have let myself have a creative outlet! I have been doing lots of swaps. But I have not been doing my OWN thing for awhile. I am currently involved in 2 scrappy thing to get me motivated to play with my extensive stash again! :)  The first one is Camp Scrap with May Flaum on her blog.  Camp Scrap I'm also part of the Facebook Group.
The other thing I am part of to keep the creative juices going are challenges  from  July Scrap Fest being held on the Swaps, Crops and More Facebook Group. We are starting July Scrapfest and I am having a blast!  The inspiration for the layout is challenge number 46 from the scrapfest.  There is a file at the end of the post of all the challenges if you are interested in what we are doing.
On to the details of this layout! The Date! This is a "Night to Shine" layout. Branch had such a good time at this special Prom I can't help but smile when I look at the pictures and feel so warm inside for all the peop…

A Night to Shine

Branch did Shine! There was so much good last night, that I can't contain it.  Branch had a blast dancing and riding in a limo and he looked so dashing in his tuxedo.


It sure has been a long time.  I am thinking of deleting this, but there is so much history in this blog, it is hard for me to let it go. 

I have moved jobs once again, and am happy in this place for the time being. Nothing is forever and that is something that I am slowly learning. I have to keep going and loving and loving those who come with me for the ride.

I am becoming more adventurous in my OLD age! :) Paddle boarding, jet skiing, zip lining, all things that I wanted to try (not jet skiing) LOL but were afraid to do it because my kids would need me.  I have made some pretty awesome adults, it is time for me to have fun again! :)

More to come and to see, I will try to update occasionally to show you what we are up to! :)

Happy New Year!

Ok, so maybe that is a little Pre-mature seeing it is only December 31, 2013 and not quite 2014 yet! I'm ok with that actually. Loving my family and my life. It is good to be happy and upbeat most of the time again. I was very sad for a very long time and feel like part of me is waking up again. One thing I need to do is figure out my word for the year 2014.  Free set me up to finally be FREE of depression.  That was an entirely GREAT thing! :) Now to motivate my self for changes that need to be made.  Good Changes! :) So, we shall see. Maybe my word should be change! We will see in the next post! :) I am off to scrap! These pictures below and have fun playing with paper and think about my "word" Have a great day! Billy's Birthday. December 27, 2013... I won't say how old...I'll be kind. :)
Billy and his Best girl...Hailey
Yes, that is Branch telling Hailey (the super pup) to look at the camera! :) Billy and I and Branch with Hailey.  Bethie is behind the c…



That is my one little word for this year!
I have done lots of things with it already, like a calendar using the word all throughout. I love the idea of FREE.  It was actually my dear sweet husband that came up with the idea.  He thought about free spirit. I am a free spirit. I really don't do things like everyone else. It is the way of the Schaan girls. I think that I will always have a problem with conforming to do the "norm" LOL.  Lets just say that I am not NORMAL! And I really am ok with that! LOL

Beautiful pictures from our anniversary. I am in love and so lucky to be in love. It is going to be a great year!


Wow! It has been 7 months since I have written anything. I guess because I have been too busy living! :) That is a good thing.  Seriously good. I have been traveling and having fun with my best friend and love of my life! :)

Here is a wonderful surprise when he came home from Arizona in April.  Love this guy. :)
Got some awesome kids too! :) Bethanie graduated...WOW Class of 2012!!! Billy and I in the Atlanta Dugout! What a wonderful weekend! :) SO MUCH FUN!!!! Branch performing Green Day at Christmas time! :) He surprised Billy so much! :-O  Let me show you his shocked face! It has been a good year. I have found Joy in many places! I have had more fun and done more this year than I have my entire life. I am so curious to see what opportunities are ready for 2013! Have a great day! No Scrapping...think living is more important than documenting. I will get to it again someday, but it is not my focus right now. Have  a Good LIFE!!!! It is too short to worry about the small stuff... La…