Saturday, January 31, 2009

A few more to post.....

So, I've played some more with the Feb. kit and came up with a few more things :

I'm not really a card maker, but I tried my hand at it just for fun. I might do it again someday!

I'm pretty tired today after not getting enough sleep last night - only three hours between 2:30 and 7am. I'm not sure why that happened, but it stinks. I was supposed to go visit my SIL today, but didn't trust myself to drive 2 hours there and back as tired as I was. She graciously allowed me to stay home. I love you, Krissy & I'll make it up to you soon, I promise!

We took the kids skating for about 1/2 hour today. Most of us had a good time. Erica has greatly improved her skating skills from last year and was super upset when it was time to go - she was having way to much fun!!

Have a great night!

Thursday, January 29, 2009

So my kit came.....

& I've been scrapping almost non stop for the last 2 days. I think Erica is starting to get annoyed with me, as I tend to be quite focused on the task at hand. My friends have all given up on trying to have a phone conversation with me this week too - I'm too easily distracted. My apologies to everyone for my not so great company this week.

So, without further ado, here's the February kit & the pages I have done so far :

I might try to get one more done yet as I have so much stuff left over!! It's an awesome kit this month. If you get a chance, you should have a peek at the February gallery to see what the other Sweet Pea girls have done with the kit this month - their work is always awesome!

Last night I took a break from scrapping (gasp, I know) and went out for coffee and dessert with 3 friends of mine. Two hours went by so fast!! I had deep fried cheesecake & an Irish coffee (yum yum) and we chatted, laughed and got to know each other a little better. That doesn't happen near often enough, so I hope we start doing stuff like that more regularly.

I finally have my van back today after being without wheels for 3 days. I never really realized how much I depend on my vehicle until I lost it. It's a good thing the kit showed up when it did - I was totally distracted from losing my mind!!!

Have a great day!

Sunday, January 25, 2009

I'm still here.....

it's just that life is mostly uneventful right now. And I'm so glad. It's nice to not have anything new to report & that life is sort of plain. It's been a busy couple of months for us around here.

Today hubby's car died right after we got home from church - we pulled into the driveway and the clutch cable snapped. It's surprising how one small part being broken can cause such havoc in your life. It just got towed away to the shop. Guess I won't have a vehicle tomorrow. Sigh. Not that I had plans to go anywhere, it's just the knowing that I can't!! Now I just have to figure out how to get the kids home from school tomorrow....

I'm still waiting for my Feb kit to come & I'm so annoyed that snail mail can't be faster. I'm hoping that it comes tomorrow morning bright and early so that I have something to do. Otherwise, I might have to start sorting through the craft closet in the basement - EEK!! Not sure that I even want to open up that door!!!

Have a great day!

Monday, January 19, 2009

It feels like it will never end.....

people being sick that is. Now it's hubby. There is nothing worse than a sick husband. They're so mopey!!! Wish I could have just slept the day away when I got sick last week.......but I digress. So, now that means that EVERYONE in the house has been through the wringer. I REALLY hope that's it for this round. I'm so done with cleaning up after sick people now.

This week I'm feeling restless, waiting for my fabulous Feb kit to come. I have everything planned out and ready to go, just need to get that paper in my hands. This month we were given a fun DT challenge too - and I can't wait to get started on it! I think that's the LO I'm most excited about.

Otherwise, we've got nothing going on here - just a regular hum drum week - THANK GOODNESS!!

Have a great night!

Friday, January 16, 2009

I fought the bug.....

but the bug won. Yep I got it too. Renee stayed home another day from school yesterday as well, which was a blessing in disguise because she helped tremendously with keeping Erica entertained while I crashed on the couch. Hubby even cooked (which means it was a pizza night =D) so I didn't have to do anything at all! Thank goodness my co - worker was willing to take on the extra day of work last night, because I don't think I could have managed. Renee's gone back to school today though, and I finally got a decent nights sleep, so I feel a little better. Hubby is home today too, because the weather is miserable, so I have another pair of helping hands for the day. I really hate being sick.

Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

When it rains.....

it pours, it seems. Today I'm home with two - that's right - TWO sick girls. Erica started last night, forcing the RE-wash of sheets that were done just yesterday afternoon, and then Renee started this morning just before school. I'm going to have to have a strong stomach today.

To top it all off, that's now 3 nights in a row of broken sleep - last night I was woken up 4 times.

Sigh. I think I'll have an extra cup of coffee today.....

Monday, January 12, 2009

So, he really is sick.....

Yep - got the call from the school at noon to come get Ethan. The poor guy threw up in front of his teachers desk today and has been feeling rotten and mostly sleeping ever since. So, it looks like he might be at home tomorrow too. I hear from one of the other moms that the kids in his class kinda expect him to throw up at least once every year.....couldn't help but giggle about that one!! Hmmmm is there a LO in that statement??

Guess it wasn't the overeating at the hockey game Saturday night after all.....

Sunday, January 11, 2009

It was a guys night out.....

last night. Richard took Ethan to an Attack game - our local junior hockey team. It's rare that they get time alone together, so we made it a surprise for Ethan too - he still had no idea where they were going until they got there. After they got to their seats, the prize manager asked Ethan if he wanted a better seat. Of course he said YES, so they were moved to the VIP section and got to sit in the nice HUGE leather chairs right by our home teams entrance. Here they are and a few more pictures from the game :

The last pic is of Ethan and the prize manager. Ethan came home with a sore belly for all the food that he was given, plus gift certificates to the Brick!! It was a late night, but they had such a good time!

I finally finished Breaking Dawn - the last book in the Twilight series. I loved the way that it ended, but now I can't help but want more!! There's so many more stories that could be told. I really hope Stephenie considers writing another book in this series. In the meantime, I'm re - reading the last 3rd of the book; it was my favorite part. I can't wait to get the movie - nobody call me on March 21st, I have a date with Edward and Bella!!

The sneek peek of Sweet Pea Scraps Febuary's kit is up - and it's awesome!! I can't wait to get this one in the mail! You should go have a look!

Have a great Sunday!

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

A Milestone Was.....

reached in our household:

ERICA zipped up her own coat today!! She definitely earned a high five for that one! It's hard to believe that she's almost 4 now. She's growing up so fast, sometimes I miss the baby days. But with each new thing that she learns to do by herself, it gets easier.

I'm now halfway through Breaking Dawn & am still enthralled with the series. It just may become my new favorite...and that's saying a lot since I've been in love with Diana G's Outlander series for so long. Stephenie Meyer is such an amazing author.

Today I finished a colour challenge in the week that it was posted!! It's been awhile since that happened! Loved the colours and I thought of these silly pics of Ethan as soon as I saw these papers :

Guess that's all for now - Have a great night!

Monday, January 5, 2009

Taking a Quick Break.....

from Edward and Bella to post a couple of pages I did on the weekend. Guess what?? They're not kit related!!! I love being part of the SPS Design Team, but it's my first one ever. I had no idea that being part of a DT could be so creatively draining sometimes. I also think that the busy-ness of Christmas had something to do with the lack of creative energy. But, my mojo is back & now I'm trying to get caught up on some of my regular challenges. These two LO's are for Color Combos #101 & #102.

Only one more to go and then I think I'm all caught up. If you've never tried out a colour challenge, you should give it a try!!

Now that school is back in, I'm back to work again too. Since I've been off for over 2 weeks, I'm for sure going to be sore tomorrow after working this afternoon.

Don't forget to have a peek at the January Gallery - the DT is rockin' the kit this month again! Awesome work ladies!

Have a great night!

Sunday, January 4, 2009

I can't wait.....

to start on Eclipse!! Dad finally finished and brought both book #3 and #4 in the Twilight series for me today, so I'll be spending most of today reading the continuing story of Edward and Bella. Who knew that vampires could be so romantic?? =D

Have a great day!!

Friday, January 2, 2009


gave me my mojo back!!!!! We went out for dinner last night with my in-laws and I made the mistake of having coffee with my meal - usually a HUGE no-no for me. But anyways, due to the late night wakefulness, I managed to get another 2 LO's done with the January kit! Here they are :

The reason for the dinner?? My BIL is leaving today to go live in Alberta. He and my FIL are driving out so that he has his truck and then Dad is flying back later. It should take about 2 - 2.5 days to get there. So, we had a small family gathering to say goodbye. We'll miss him, but we're glad that he's stepping out of the box and trying something new!

Today I got my swap package in the mail! So fun to open up that envelope and check out all the awesome goodies! Everyone that participated is just so talented; so I'm for sure going to participate again!

Have a great day!