Thursday, September 27, 2007

Much needed retreat

I just returned from a "much needed retreat" at Big Rock Ranch in Eustace, TX. It was so fun. I worked on Kaylee's 1st grade album - yes, I'm actually that far behind - shame on me!! Cindy went with me and we had our nails done, got massages, ate some great food, and actually got some pages done, too.

I'm also working on some projects for another book for Design Originals. I'm so very excited about it and can't wait to start on them. I also have been making the cards for the "All About Cards" kids class that will be in November at the Scrapbook Pad. I'm so blessed and just can't believe that I'm actually getting to "work" doing what I love - so it doesn't even seem like "work". I get so much satisfaction out of seeing a student at one of my classes when they finish their project and are proud of what they made. I can't imagine how it will feel when I see some of my projects actually printed in a published book! It just doesn't seem real. I just thank the Lord for bringing these opportunities my way and hope that I can make the best of them and do a good job.

The kids are doing well in school and they both looked so cute for their school pictures! I can't wait to get the pictures back. Zachary got a "Caught BEE-ing Good" sticker Tuesday for using his manners - WOW! It's amazing, but I guess sometimes they actually do listen and learn even when we think they don't :) I was so very proud of him!

That's about all for now. Friday night some of us are getting together and doing the "Crop for a Cure" crop at the Scrapbook Pad. It's an all nighter - I wonder if I'll actually make it that long - time will tell. Thanks for checking in and I hope you are having a wonderful week!


Friday, September 7, 2007

Fun Friday Nights

Hey everyone! I'm writing from The Scrapbook Pad where I'm cropping, well, actually blogging right now - hehe! We're having a great time and celebrating a belated birthday for our friend, Julie. I actually got 8 hours of sleep last night and can't believe how much better I feel! I can't wait to see how I feel after getting a whole 2 nights of good sleep.

I just turned in the information for the classes that I will be teaching at The Scrapbook Pad until the end of the year. I think they're going to be awesome and I'd love to see some of you here! In November, I'll be doing a "What I'm Thankful For" paper bag album using the fall papers from BoBunny - it will be sooo cute! Then in December, I'll be doing the "Believe" chipboard book by BoBunny with Christmas papers and decorations - I can't wait!

I'd love to hear from everyone - please post and tell me what you're doing this Friday night!


Thursday, September 6, 2007

Exhausting Week

Hey there! It truly has been an exhausting week. I finished the projects - shadow boxes- for Design Originals and I was very pleased with how they turned out. It was a lot of hard work and most nights I was up until 2AM or later and getting back up at 7AM, but when I dropped them off today and heard everyone say how cute they were - it was all worth it! I'll try to get a few photos up tomorrow night if I can.

Kaylee is still enjoying school and Zachary had his 2nd day of Pre-K today. He got upset today when I had to leave him, which was odd because he was fine on Tuesday. He seemed to calm down quickly though and was having a good time when I went to pick him up. I think he really got some great teachers! They are soooo good with the kids. They told me after the first day that his favorite words are "I not". When they would say "OK, we're going to have a story now" he would say "I not". When they said they were going to have lunch, he said "I not". It was pretty funny though, because after he would say that, they told me it didn't take much convincing to get him to do it anyway. Such a silly boy - he keeps us entertained.

Nothing much else going on here. I just have to try to tend to my neglected house and I'm going to crop at the Scrapbook Pad tomorrow night which I am very much looking forward to. Tonight I'm going to go to bed early - in fact as soon as I get done here for some much needed catch up sleep. Thanks for checking in.

Til next time,