Thursday, September 20, 2007

I'm back!!

I am SO darn tired too!

The convention went really well, and Pageframes were so popular! Kimber and I taught our album and everyone really seemed to enjoy the class, such fun gals!!
It's always nice to see friends again! Tara and Holly.... I miss them already, so nice to just hang out again! I met Natalia, the owner of Couture Scrapbooking and she is a hoot! I don't think she knew quite what to think of me... but we had a blast!
And Kimber... well it's always nice to hang with my girl! Good gracious the 2 of us are fun together!! We both decided we could do some serious damage if we were to actually live closer together! LOL

Summer flew in on Saturday night and met us all at the Hard Rock Cafe... um yeah... we had a good time! hehe.... then we dragged our butts out of bed and headed over to Scottsdale for the Xyron Technical Support training!
While we trained for several days we also had loads of fun!!
I got to hang out and meet some of the awesome Project X girls: Summer Fullerton, Linda Harrison, Angie Hagist, Tracey Odachowski, Eva Flake, Alexis Hardy, Jen Grant and Tena Sprenger..... oh my word.... we had SO much fun together!! I love meeting new friends, especially friends that are those "instant connections".

While it's nice to get away some times from the everyday here, I missed this herd like crazy!! As soon as I got home I went in to kiss each of them.... Matthew crawled in bed with me this morning for some cuddling... oh how I miss that!!

Also.... in some FUN scrappy news!!!!!!!!!!
I have joined forces with some fabulous girls and created stamps for Super T's !!! We are a brand new stamp company and all of these rockin' gals have made stamps... Me, Amy Teets, Tracy Whitney, Jolie Thomas, Kristi Hellyer, and the big cheese Heather Stanworth!!
I love the name Super T's.... it's all about channeling the inner "Super Hero" in all of us! Check out the site and get you some awesome new stamps!!! :)

I think that's all for now! I need to get busy around here and get caught up!!

Monday, September 10, 2007

Another one bites the dust...

Sigh... it never fails!! Just as I am fixing to go out of town the house is coming down with strep!! Morgan this morning tested positive for strep... goodness! I'm assuming this will make its rounds around the house as usual, since all my herd are big fans of the strep!!! GRRR!!

Well I have all my supplies for the class in Phoenix and I leave Wed. afternoon!! It looks like I will be putting class kits together in the room... once again JOY! I'm getting excited though to see all the gals! I'll be there through Sunday... then after that I will be in training for my new job with a super fun company!!! (scrappy company I will share later) Can you say over the top thrilled!! So I will be there for training until the following Thursday....
basically I'm saying all this for all of you blog readers out there... (like 4 of you? LOL) that there won't be any updates for awhile! LOL

In other good news....there is a HUGE store opening up here in Tucson. Pages in Progress! I went up the other day to talk to them and I'm giddy that they want me to teach classes and help with designs and stuff! Giddy I tell ya! The owners are so nice and fun, so I think the store will be a huge success!

Here's a peak of the album Kimber and I are teaching in Phoenix this week!

Friday, September 7, 2007

Pick of the Patch!

Today is upload at Pick of the Patch!!
Sandra put together such a fabulous kit this month... check it out!!
Here's are my layouts.... to see the rest of the awesome design team, head over to the gallery!

Yep this is me when I was a little thing!

Do you Love Chipboard??

If you are a chipboard lover like myself... head over to Magistical Memories and get in on the action! Each month we have a contest and you can win some awesome chipboard!!!

This month the theme is Super Heros!!! Check out the details here! What's the prize??? UMMM... $50 bucks to shop and get all the Magistical you want!!! How's that for a hum-dinger!?!?

Well Morgans game was today but I didn't get there until it ended! GRRRR..... sometimes I wish I could clone myself!! Once the younger 4 got home from school, I had to run and pick up Buddy (the dog) from the vet clinic, then once I got home I was waiting for Jay to get home from work (he had to meet with the big wig and couldn't leave), he didn't get home in time to run the girls to dance, so off I go. Well by the time he got there and the time I am walking up to the game, I hear the damn buzzer!!! GRRR... so I missed the whole thing! :( Morgan didn't play in this game though, but I would have still liked to see the team!

Kenna is up and running today... back to herself!! Now I need to keep my fingers crossed that it doesn't spread around!!

Thursday, September 6, 2007

So happy!

Last night was Morgans first basketball game. Now we weren't sure if he was going to be able to play... basically he is on a team with like 15 8th graders, and he is one of 3 6th graders. BUT HE PLAYED!!! He got to come in the 4th quarter and I was just giddy!! He did so well too... I know he will have more playing time in the future! So darn proud of him!
And would ya know it, I didn't take my camera.... I know bad mom!!! Sometimes it feels good though to just go and enjoy without looking behind a lense!

Funny story.... I had a huge box yesterday from Xyron and I was just giddy with all that was in it... and Makenna heard me on the phone telling whoever "Man I could have just kissed him when I saw him bring my box to the door!".... later that night she said "Mom I heard you say you were going to kiss that man"... I tried to explain that it was just an expression, she wouldn't hear it.. laughing telling me I'm only supposed to kiss daddy. I almost fell over laughing!!

Speaking of Makenna... she's got STREP!! Poor little thing has been home for 2 days cuddling with mommy! Just in time too *insert eye roll*, I am going out of town for a week next week and poof here comes strep in my house once again! When I left in May when mom was here, they whole herd got it, Morgan got it twice! So timing is just perfect for them to all get it again... good gracious talk about timing!!

Tomorrow Morgan has another game... this time I'm taking my camera!! So tomorrow won't be another "no photo post"......

Later gaters!!

Tuesday, September 4, 2007

Upload Day at Busy Bee!!

Well today is upload day at Busy Bee Scrapbooking for the DT!!
Heather has SO many new fun things coming in the store lately, it's hard not to go crazy!!


I just got word of a new store opening up here in Tucson.. oh my word!!! I could not be anymore excited!! It's called Pages in Progress, I've contacted them about possibly teaching... fingers crossed!!

I am finally done with the album for CKC and have all the instructions written up. I love the little album and I hope everyone else does too! SO happy with all the companies that donated... Hambly, Dream Street, Inque Boutique, Sakura, and Glitz!! I'm still waiting on one more thing so that I can get these kits packed... my WONDERFUL local gals have offered to help me pack kits... and you can bet your booty I'm gonna take them up on it!!

Peace out! :)

Sunday, September 2, 2007

Relaxing Sunday!

Gotta love 'em!!

We all did our Sunday cleaning. I think the kids are finally starting to realize, it all goes much faster when they ALL help!! So the house is all clean... now laundry- that's another story! That crap is never ending... so tempting to let the herd just wear underwear unless we leave the house! LOL

We headed out to see Underdog today at the theater on base. Gotta love to be able to get the entire herd into the movies for $10... off base it would have been a house payment to get us all in!

This afternoon I got a lovely email for the MM Fabulous Friends book!!! Thanks so much Kitty and Wendy!

Saturday, September 1, 2007

Busy, Busy, Busy!!

I have started to neglect this blog already... I never was any good at keeping a journal!

Yesterday the kids were all in school and dh had the day off so we.... brace yourself... SPENT THE DAY TOGETHER!!!! I don't think we have had a chance to just hang out since, well since I don't know when! I had never golfed before and dh wanted me to give it a shot with him. Well I did... wasn't too bad at it. See I have control issues.. so for me to let loose and just swing away, yeah I was struggling a bit at first. We ended up playing 9 holes and had a fun day.
Today though... I am sore in places I didn't know I had! Good gracious!!

The kids are good... Morgan is LOVING basketball. I'm hoping he really gets a chance to play this year, those boys on his team are so big! BUT my Mo has some skills so I'm sure the coach will see it and he will get his playing time.
The twins are adjusting to kinder pretty good and are already wanting to walk to and from to school with Madi and Mitch. I let them one day and had a hard time keeping my nose from the window watching them! We live on base so I am much more comfortable letting them spread their wings here and gaining their confidence and my trust.
Madi and Mitch have both decided to be apart of the orchestra this year... Madi wants to play violin and Mitchell wants to play cello! Our house will never be the same... *sigh*!! LOL

On the scrappy front... I have had a GREAT opportunity come my way, I'll share more later once I get the details and the "for sure's" on it more! So exciting though, it will be a nice opportunity for me to continue to stay at home with the short ones (okay, be available for field trips, volunteering in their classrooms and being here in the morning and afternoon) and make some moola on the side. The moola will help to pay off some bills, we will be retiring here very soon! That in itself is a whole 'nother post!! Jay and I have been discussing it a lot lately.. just what we are going to do! I of course am ready to pack up and be out on the property!!
I want everyday life like this: (this is the herd and my sisters herd heading down to fish on the property!)
Back to work... I have lots of things due here very soon!
I am up to my eyeballs getting the kits ready for the class that Kimber McGray and I are going to teach in a couple weeks at CKC Phoenix
with the Pageframes Clear Album. It's gonna be so much fun to see Tara and all again and spend some time with them!!! If you are going to be in Phoenix September 14-15th, come and see us!!! We will have a booth set up with all kinds of goodies and a make and take!!