Monday, July 28, 2008


Remember a couple months ago when we made the cornhole boards and bags? My husband has taken it to the next level. He searched online and found and joined the ACO of South Carolina (American Cornhole Organization).

My alma mater, Wofford College, is home to the Carolina Panthers summer training camp, and on Saturday night there was a party celebrating the start of training for this year. There were numerous vendors and activities, including a large section dedicated to Cornhole! Ken dropped off the boys and I at Aunt Nena's house for a visit, and then headed over to try his luck and find out if he's really as good as he thinks he is. (of course I already knew the answer to that, he is, duh!)
He came in 2nd place, beat out by a guy who is ranked 8th in the nation! They even put his photo on their website!

Are you as stunned as I am to learn that (1) there's a game called cornhole, (2) there's an official governing body for the sport, or (3) there are people nationally ranked?

I'm just glad that my husband has found a nice little activity that he can enjoy in the evenings with friends, the kids, or even his wife, and occasionally more competitively. And yes, I can beat him - just last night I won 21-14. Be impressed . . . but don't ask me to explain the severe handicap required for my win!

Sunday, July 27, 2008

New kit from Krystal Hartley - Sunkissed

Here's my take on the newest kit from Krystal Hartley and Misty Cato!

Friday, July 25, 2008

Designers Wanted!

Heritage Makers is launching a new add-on to our software which will feature templates for customers to browse and purchase. We are looking for some talented designers to offer these templates. Think you've got what it takes? Click here to learn more.

You do have to become a consultant to participate in the program. If this opportunity sounds right for you, please use my link to join - I'd love to work with you! Here is my Heritage Makers consultant website . . .

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

W. Richard Grant

W. Richard Grant
Abington, MA. W. Richard Dick Grant, a dedicated and loving husband to Paula J. (Neary) Grant, died Sunday after a long illness. He was a son of the late Coleman H. Grant Jr. and Shirley A. Grant of Abington. Dick is survived by three sons and their wives, Kenneth and Krystal Grant of South Carolina, Scott and Misty Grant of North Carolina and Jason and Jessica Grant of Florida; his siblings, Kent Grant of Maine, Cheryl White of Duxbury, James Grant of Plymouth and Marcus Grant of Marshfield. Papa is also survived by seven grandchildren, Kens children, Kyle, Jordan, Cassidy, Alex, and Nathaniel and Scotts children, Mackenzie and Campbell. A lifelong resident of Abington, Dick grew up in Abington, where he graduated from Abington High School in 1960. He was a baseball and soccer coach in the Abington youth sports programs and he was a member of the United Church of Christ. He graduated from Babson College in 1974 and he served as a reservist in the U.S. Marine Corp. Dick worked as an insurance salesman for 10 years with the New York Life Insurance Company. He also spent 20 years working independently in real estate sales and insurance, and in later years, he was a building contractor. He was a member of several organizations including the Massachusetts Insurance Underwriters Association, the Knights of Columbus of Rockland and was an avid golfer who belonged to Country Club of Halifax for 25 years. Dick enjoyed coaching baseball and soccer while his boys were young. He enjoyed traveling with sons to golf tournaments and he liked to go fishing while vacationing in Maine. He enjoyed traveling to Hawaii with Paula and their close friends. Visitation will be at 5 p.m. Wednesday in the Magoun-Biggins Funeral Home, 135 Union St., Rockland, and will conclude with a memorial service which will begin at 7:15 p.m. Donations may be sent to Old Colony Hospice, 1 Credit Union Way, Randolph, MA 02368. For directions or to sign online guest book,

Sunday, July 20, 2008

goodbye Papa

Wayne Richard Grant let go last night sometime between 10:30pm and 3am.
Photo with Ken, 1968.

Sunday, July 13, 2008

drivin & digi scrappin

We're heading home for now, 100 miles down, 836 to go. I am slowly digi-scrapping my way through the old family photos I scanned, this one is of my sister. I grabbed Shelley Moore's new template and used a free download from 2peas by Sande Krieger titled "Mary Mary Quite Contrary".

Bad news from Boston

Ken's dad was taken to the hospital Friday morning, unable to catch his breath. He has fluid on his lungs, which they said is just part of the process, and there's nothing they can do. They gave him 24-72 hours. They sent him home with the intent to keep him sedated until it's over. Nana Paula is being so strong, staying with him and taking excellent care of him, she is amazing. Prayers for him and for her and for the family are appreciated.

Wednesday, July 9, 2008


Well I've taken lots of photos and intended to blog several times, but my rambunctious 2yo and my flaky laptop conspired to prevent me from doing much of anything online. Sunday night I began backing up my laptop files, and on Monday night I wiped the disc and restored it to factory condition. What joy! Reinstalling EVERYTHING. The great news is, photoshop works now! The bad news is, Internet Explorer has crashed twice on me already. For now, I'll take photoshop!

We are on another road trip to the Scrapper's Dream Vacation in Burlington, MA. I have a small booth to sell Scrapbook Girl and offer scanning services. Ken and the boys will visit his dad in Abington, whose health is declining rapidly from the cancer.

I'll try to get pics uploaded, maybe a few layouts, since 15-hour drives each way gives me lots of laptop time!