Thursday, January 31, 2008
Tomorrow is the one-month anniversary of Micayla's journey on this earth coming to an end.
Instead of being sad. Do something extraordinary for someone tomorrow to bring them JOY!!
Please join me today in honoring Micayla (and Lynda) and send a little joy out there into the world. And to Lynda, thank you for sharing your journey--I'm sending lots of virtual (((hugs))) your way!
Wednesday, January 30, 2008
Tuesday, January 29, 2008
That happened AFTER I got this phone call from the school: "You need to come pick Austin, he has something stuck on his finger. We've tried ice, cold water, and soap, but it isn't coming off". So I rush over to find this:
When I got the call, I had visions of a hospital trip, but I thought I'd try myself first. So after a moment's debate, I used my scissors to crack each size and squeezed. The plastic shattered and out came the finger.
I drove him back to school for the rest of the day. Gotta love the thought pattern of a boy
"I don't know--there was a hole in the middle"
Hmmm...a hole means you must stick your finger in it. Nothing else you could possibly do.
Must be because I'm headed there this weekend, but I just keep scrapping Vegas pictures. These are from 3 years ago when I was Preggo with Brendan.
Somewhere I have Vegas embellishments, but I was too lazy to dig through everything, so I used CTMH's now retired Rowdy papers. The old me would have hoarded them forever since they are no longer available. However the new me, with the goal of using my stash, used them anyway! My new motto--if I use them in the scrapbook, I can ENJOY them forever--can't do that if they're stashed in the cabinet!
Monday, January 28, 2008
Saturday, January 26, 2008
This was not as funny as Austin telling us that "THEY" shouldn't make rain, only snow. When we asked who "they" were, he told us the guys that make the rain--Huh?! Apparently, he thought the weather people were actually making the weather, not reporting it. We had to clue him in on the fact that no one can control the weather.
Crazy busy day today. We started the day with Austin's first basketball game. It was great--can't remember the last time I laughed so much. It's so fun watching the little ones play--most of whom are clueless. My favorite moment was when Austin dribbled the ball all the way down the court only to hand it to a kid on the other team--TWICE! Too funny. Poor Brendan just wanted to be out there. As is the way, I'm sure, for most little brothers.
Then we came home and I got ready for a workshop I had this afternoon. We did the fun Folio Accordion Albums designed by a fellow CTMH Consultant, Kelly Triggs-English (I think--sorry if I butchered her name). I love these. The two here are mine--I wish I would have taken pictures of the other ones the ladies did. We made the books together and then everyone had their own pack of Stickease to decorate. It was fun to see all the creative ideas as everyone made it their own.
Then tonight, I finally had a chance to sit and scrapbook. Pretty Woman was on t.v., so I've been having a few laughs--I haven't seen it in ages. Love that movie. Anyway, these pictures have been on my list to scrapbook for a while. They just crack me up. It still needs something, but I don't have any "potty" or "underwear" stickers or embellishments. Guess I need to go shopping--LOL!
Here's the journaling on the pictures:
1. Use the potty (or try)
Be sure to use lots of toilet paper—on the floor!
2. Run before anyone catches you
3. Look for underwear in Brother’s drawer
4. Find Scooby Doo ones—they’re the best
5. Put them on—hopefully not backwards
6. Wear them Proud
7. Mission Accomplished!
Friday, January 25, 2008
Thursday, January 24, 2008
Wednesday, January 23, 2008
The papers are CTMH's now retired Traditional Holiday kit.
I did have time to play with my Sweet N' Sassy stamps finally. This is a mock up of Austin's birthday invites. Hopefully tomorrow I can sit down and make 20 more.
His knight party is really proving to be a challenge. Everything is pirates and it's really hard to find knight stuff. I found a few things online and I'm making some of my own stuff. The cake is my last hurdle. I don't want to pay a fortune at a specialty bakery, nor do I have time (or know-how) to make my own. I talked to the lady at Albertson's and she was really helpful, but they don't have anything like that, except for Shrek. Not really what we are going for. She told me I can either take a picture and do a photo cake or find 3-d goodies and they can decorate around that. Not really what I wanted to hear. Oh the fun. On the positive side, Austin really wants to go to Medieval Times. Since it is so expensive, I told him that would be his birthday gift from us and he was fine with that, so yay!
Last for today--this is what Austin was doing while I was scrapping and Brendan was sleeping. He started building a track with his GeoTrax, but decided a sign would be more fun. This is a sign for "Soup $65" made out of track. Yes that is some expensive soup, but very creative :)
|What Nicole Means|
You are very intuitive and wise. You understand the world better than most people.
You also have a very active imagination. You often get carried away with your thoughts.
You are prone to a little paranoia and jealousy. You sometimes go overboard in interpreting signals.
You tend to be pretty tightly wound. It's easy to get you excited... which can be a good or bad thing.
You have a lot of enthusiasm, but it fades rather quickly. You don't stick with any one thing for very long.
You have the drive to accomplish a lot in a short amount of time. Your biggest problem is making sure you finish the projects you start.
You are very open. You communicate well, and you connect with other people easily.
You are a naturally creative person. Ideas just flow from your mind.
A true chameleon, you are many things at different points in your life. You are very adaptable.
You are well rounded, with a complete perspective on life.
You are solid and dependable. You are loyal, and people can count on you.
At times, you can be a bit too serious. You tend to put too much pressure on yourself.
You are relaxed, chill, and very likely to go with the flow.
You are light hearted and accepting. You don't get worked up easily.
Well adjusted and incredibly happy, many people wonder what your secret to life is.
You are friendly, charming, and warm. You get along with almost everyone.
You work hard not to rock the boat. Your easy going attitude brings people together.
At times, you can be a little flaky and irresponsible. But for the important things, you pull it together.