Thursday, July 30, 2009

Some cards...

Here are a couple of cards that I made from the things we created from the "Heat Bond" Technique Tuesday video over at Crop Suey.

Now, I'm wondering what else I can make with that great new discovery of how to use Heat Bond! I'm going to think on it for a bit and then see what I can make...I'm thinking layers...

I am almost caught up on my 52 Pick Me Up too; I've been keeping on track this week (yippee!!)


Tuesday, July 28, 2009

My 52 Pick Me Up...

More catch up...

Week 27 Side One:
Week 27 Side Two:
Week 28 Side One:
Week 28 Side Two:

Sorry for the pic quality; I am in need of a new camera (I've been in denial over the last few months)!



Reese absolutely loves to get dirty...but then she will play the princess too.

When we went to Robert's baseball games, Reese made her own excitement too. When Robert wasn't at bat, she had her hands dug deep into the wonderful red rocks they put all around our Edmonton ball diamonds.

Really, couldn't they find something that doesn't stain every child's clothes? Because, you know where there's sand my kids want to play...

Here's the LO:

Monday, July 27, 2009

My 52 Pick Me Up...

So, life has sent me a curve ball...

...but I'm back on track and getting back to where I am supposed to be. For the next few days I will be posting 2 ATCs at a time until I am caught up and up to date.

The "52 Pick Me Up" challenge was one that I really committed to this year and I knew that I may get sidetracked a little at some point in the year. I am happy that the first side track did not occur until 6 months into the challenge.

So, I am picking up my socks and diving right back in...

Here goes:

Week 25 Side One:
Week 25 Side Two:
Week 26 Side One:
Week 26 Side Two:

And more to come...


Friday, July 24, 2009

SATU challenge LO

Since my crazy week has passed I have found some time for me.

Here's the LO I created for the current challenge up at SATU.
The journaling reads: "Reese, Through you I have learned so much about myself. I am happy...I am blessed...I am thankful that you have taught me that peek-a-boo is a game of discover at so many different levels. You are such a big part of what defines me."

It felt good to get some creativity glued down on a page. But, I need to catch up now!


Sunday, July 19, 2009

Happy Birthday to my Son!

Today is a very special day, Robert turns 5 today!!

The last few days have been quite hectic in our home. My hubby left on a 2-week contract and is gone until the beginning of August. I then had 3 busy days after he left.

But, all that aside...the best part of my week was today. Robert showed so much gratefulness today and I was so very proud of him. But with all the maturity he showed, there was a time to play...and that was at his party on Friday.

Brave (or crazy) me took 10 5-yr olds to the West Edmonton Mall (the LARGEST mall in the world) for a Sea Lion Show and a tour of the Sea Life Caverns. With my parents along for the ride, we managed to stay on top of the kids and it was quite a fun afternoon.

Here's the birthday boy!The kids actually sort of posed for a picture. Robert wanted to look "cool" for the pic.

Such a fun day...By the end of the party, my daughter was about finished. I took one last picture with Papa and Nana and her expression is priceless...she is DONE!I just want to shout from a rooftop...

Happy Birthday Robert!!


Tuesday, July 14, 2009

In transit!

I have been a crazy lady over the last month. I have to apologize for being absent; it's all I could do to keep my head above water!

I have so much to say...

School ended, you know the parties and all that stuff.

Then our family went camping for 10 days...and on our way out to the camp, we were hit by a deer! No injury to the family, but the truck is in bad shape. We found out today that it's not a write off, but pretty close. Now our next month is being spent with a rental vehicle waiting to see how they make it look "just like new"!

Our camping trip went something like this:
Day 1: hit by deer
Day 3-5: Robert sick (fever and lethargic, sleeping 20 out of 24 hrs)
Day 6-7: Reese sick (vomitting and fever)
Day 3-7: Rain poured down almost joke
Day 3-7: Rob had to go home to get the truck sorted out so that we could tow our trailer home
Day 7-10: Kids are better, hubby returns and the sun comes out...all in all a great weekend!

We returned from camping on the 12th.

My DH is heading out of town this Thursday for the rest of the month (laundry to do, packing to get done)

My son's 5th birthday is Sunday...his friends party is Friday (and I just started planning it yesterday)

Bree is having a Garage Sale this weekend (of which I knew about for awhile, but have not prepared for...because I have boat load of stuff to sell, now I have to get that ready for Thurs).

And...I have an all day catering affair on Saturday that I am in charge of. It's a 200 person wedding (all fancy-schmancy).

So...I can hardly believe I found the time to write all of I am getting ready for bed. I will hit the ground running every day until this Sunday, when all the pressing things will have passed and I can begin to think about the great things that have happened this week.

...Bree, Nicki and I winning the Cosmo Cricket New Release Sneak Peek video contest.
Check it out HERE...I am so excited (really I am, I am just so busy to be able to enjoy the sweetness of it all)

Anyhow, off to bed. You will be hearing from me next week. Life WILL get back on has to!!!!