Saturday, October 25, 2008

A 3 inch curb got the best of me!

Hey there! I had a pretty good week this past week and was looking forward to a fun weekend. I was going to spend a girl night with my friends, then have a Mommy/Daughter day on Saturday, then go to church and work on designing on Sunday. Well, I was behind on my collab kit at CLD, so I took my computer to Amanda's house on Friday night and worked while I watched movies. We had a great time and when I was leaving to go to my car, the curb just jumped up and got me - hehehe!! No - really -clumsy me just didn't judge where the curb was very well, and slipped off and turned my ankle. I thought I would be ok and came home and went to bed, but after tossing and turning all night, when I got up in the morning, I realized it was worse than I had thought. So, Robby took me to the ER. Luckily, it wasn't broken, but I sprained it pretty bad. I have a splint and I'm on crutches - ugh!!! So instead of going to the craft show with Kaylee today, I got to go to the ER and then sit in a chair with my leg elevated and on ice. For those of you who know me - sitting still is TORTURE!!! I convinced Robby to let me go with them this evening to a trick or treating block party. We were planning to take the kids with Amanda and her two boys. It was fun, but I forgot how hard crutches can be. Robby tried to tell me, but I just remembered how it wasn't that hard when I was on them in high school. Well, geez - I guess I forgot how many years (and pounds- hehe) ago that was!!! So - now I'm off to go soak in the bathtub to try to soothe the sores under my arms and hopefully relax my arm muscles from the strain of carrying my not so small body around on crutches for over an hour!!! Well, I just thought I'd share and see if I get any sympathy here. I'm not getting much other than "I told you so" from Robby - hehe!! I guess I deserve it! :)

I hope you all have had a better start to the weekend than me. I'll be ok and it will heal. Just kind of a bummer - not how I wanted to spend my weekend. I'll try to write again soon to give you all an update. Take care!

~til next time,

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Back To Reality

I had a great time on my retreat. I didn't complete as many pages as I would have liked, but I had fun and did some relaxing too. I even watched a couple of movies. I got 23 pages done, so that's still pretty good, I think. One of the greatest thing about going to Big Rock Ranch is the food - oh my is it ever good!!! Then - you don't have to clean up and do dishes - that was heavenly!!!

I got back home late Sunday night, then Robby was off to Houston again early Monday morning. This time, he was only gone a few days. He's back now - thank goodness!! Tonight, we went as a family to see Beverly Hills Chihuahua. It was really a cute movie. This was the first time we'd ever taken Zachary to a movie theatre. Needless to say, I'm glad it wasn't crowded and we won't be doing that again any time soon. He just wanted to run back and forth in the row sitting in all the different seats. It was pretty funny though, because sometimes when he was watching the movie, he would say, loudly I might add, things like "that's soooo cuuute" or "this sure is a big movie". I couldn't help but laugh.

Tomorrow night is Kaylee's performance with the Star Steppers at the Saginaw High School football game. This is her 3rd year to do the clinic and perform, and she loves it. Hopefully I'll be able to get some good photos. Then, on Saturday, Kaylee and I are going to a workshop with Miss Joni to make some Christmas cards. It will be some good Mother-Daughter time for us and I'm looking forward to it.

That's really all the new news I have for you. I've just been putting stuff away and playing catch up since I got back. I'm hoping to be able to start on a new kit this weekend so that I'll have a new one to release next week - keep your fingers crossed!!

~til next time,

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

On my way out of town - whooo hoo!!!

Tomorrow is officially the day I've been waiting for for several months!! I get to go on a retreat!!! This one is put on by my friend and Creative Memories consultant, Beverly Bingham. We are going to Big Rock Ranch and it is sooo fun!! One of my BFF's, Cindy is going with me. When we go here, we take traditional scrapbooking to do. Beverly always has great contests to motivate me to get lots of pages done, and we have fabulous meals cooked for us - even snacks, and the best part - I don't have to clean up after the meals or anything!!!!

I'm taking the kid's school books to work on. I only have a little over 2 years of Kaylee's and 1 year of Zachary's - ONLY!!! rofl! Kaylee is now in 4th grade, and I'm just finishing up her 1st grade year - ugh!! Zachary is in his 2nd year of Preschool, and I have to do last year's for him. I'm really going to try to focus and do them well, but not worry if every page is not like one in a magazine. The important thing is to get them in books and document what I can before I forget it all - hehe!!

I have been soo excited that I have had my scrapbooking supplies packed since Monday!! I even get to go a day early, so I leave Thursday and don't come back until Sunday evening - wow - I'm not sure I'll know what to do with myself - but I bet I'll figure something out - hehe!!

That's about all the news I have for now. I hope you all have a wonderful weekend and I'll have to let you know how much progress I made when I get back. Maybe by telling you all, it will motivate me even more to be sure I get TONS of pages done.

~til next time,

Thursday, October 2, 2008

New kit give-aways!

Hey everyone! I just released my new kit, Punkin Patch, and also a set of Quick pages that go with it! They are on sale at all of my stores this weekend only - so be sure to check it out!! I also wanted to let you know that I'm doing some give-aways of my new kit at Faith Sisters and ColorLineDesign this weekend. If you'd like to have a chance to win, check out the threads here:

Color Line Design:

Faith Sisters:

I may also start a contest at DST tomorrow - so be on the look out there as well!!

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!
~til next time,