Wednesday, May 23, 2007

I'm back!!!

I'm back!!!!

Thursday was Christian's preschool end of the year program and it was TOO CUTE FOR WORDS!!! :) He looked so grown-up in front of everyone and of course, proceeded to ham it up for the audience. Yes...he likes to steal all the attention! LOL He was one of 3 boys who got to come up front, wear fireman hats, and sing a special fireman song....too adorable! He's been walking around the house singing for weeks now and I just love hearing his little voice. During the program, he was so cute. I heard him lean over to his little friend, point, and say "there's my momma and daddy over there!". LOL Guess he was excited! There was also a part where they needed a partner and another little boy didn't want to be partner with a girl. And guess who was there willing to take his place!!!! ;) My little studman, Christian, ditched the boy he was partner with to grab the little girl. Too funny!!! We went out to lunch with the in-laws afterwards and then left right away for our trip to the Outer Banks.

As you all know, Jarrett was the best man and it was an "adult only" wedding. It KILLED me to leave the kids with my in-laws for so long. I seriously was upset for hours into the trip. We stopped in Norfolk, VA on Thursday night and I got to meet up with a digi scrapper that I'm good friends with, Hollie! We had a great time and it was so fun to meet her! Thanks, sweetie! I had a blast!!!

Friday, we drove the rest of the way to Cape Hatteras (Outer Banks) and started on the "wedding duties". We had SO much to do and it was NON-STOP through Saturday night. They had the wedding at a bed & breakfast and the owner did hardly anything to help! We had to set up tables, chairs, move a wood pile that was near the wedding site, set up centerpieces, rolling silverware, etc....UNBELIEVABLE!!! We worked our butts off the whole time and it looked beautiful when it was done, but whew...we were whooped!! The maid of honor didn't do much at all, so I was the unofficial "helper" to everyone! LOL They are good friends and I wanted their wedding to be "perfect", so we all did what we could to make it that way.

We actually got to spend time together and do what we wanted on Sunday! We went to the Hatteras lighthouse, walked on the beach, stopped at a few stores/restaurants, stopped to see Grave Digger (the monster truck) to take lots of pics for Christian, then stayed overnight in Front Royal, VA. We woke up, went to some beautiful caverns, and started homeward. We stopped to shop/eat and ended up at my in-laws to get the kids. We had to get all their stuff together and hear about the weekend. We were all SO GLAD to see each other!!! I haven't stopped hugging them yet! LOL

Jarrett took off work yesterday to spend time with the kiddos and we had SO much fun! It was Christian's last day of school, we took them to Toys R Us, and went to the zoo. Then, we went to my parent's house to eat dinner with them and let them see the kids. What a nice, relaxing day!

Anyways, I'm glad to be back and start eating right/exercising again. I gained 4 pounds while gone!!!! I missed all you girlies! I'll post some pics after I get them all downloaded/sorted.

Wednesday, May 9, 2007

Literally losing my mind...

Ugh...I am seriously starting to lose it. I have NO time to do anything but work on the house. :( HELP!!! I can't wait until the damn thing is just on the market and sold. Bad attitude, I know...but I'm sick of working on it. Never-friggin-ending!

Worked on the house all weekend and didn't even get to enjoy all the NSD festivities. HUGE bummer! I did jump into a chat at DST on Saturday night hosted by some of us Elemental Scraps designers. Had a flippin' blast! I just love chatting with you girls and giving away goodies! :) That was only an hour...then back to work. I did a little bit of shopping. Went to the Lilypad, Gina Miller Designs, Amanda Rockwell, Funky Playground Designs and got LOTS of new goodies! Also, did I tell you that I'm a guest CT for Traci Murphy this month?!?! Lucky me, I know... She is so friggin' awesome. I just love her to death! :)

I decided to extend my sale on all my designs at ES until Mother's Day, so run and shop if you have any money left! 50% off and free gift w/$5 purchase. I also put up a new kit and a new template. (You can see my first Traci Murphy LO on the template preview)

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Bday Pics...
And a little late...but here are a couple pics from Christian's bday party. Cute, huh?!?! I still can't believe my baby turned FOUR!!! (not edited at all....excuse it, please!) ;)

With all the "traffic light colors" balloons...
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Again...we LOVE balloons!
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See little peanut crying in the background? Guess who blew that Cars hornblower thing right in her face 2 seconds before this? LOL... Hence, the HUGE smile on Christian's face!!
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The whole group of kiddos eating dinner. They are SO darn cute and seeing them all together was a blast. These are the kids of my 2 best friends. (Missy, if you want a full sized version of this, let me know...I have some other cute ones of Dylan & Brady too!!)
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Blowing out the candles. Yes...I make my own cakes. My mom did it when I was little and it's something I like to carry on. They aren't the most extravegant, but we love them!
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And that's it!
I've slacked too much here...need to get back to work! My dear friend, Andrea Burns, tagged me but I'm going to have to wait to do it. :( I promise I will though! Have a great week girls!! {{{HUGS}}}

Friday, May 4, 2007

My gosh...I'm a slacker!! LOL

When it comes to blogging, that is! ;) I have seriously been SO busy that I don't even know how I'm going to keep up with it all. Here is what life has coming up for us...

-Still trying to get projects done around the house to get it up for sale. We're hoping to get the sign out this weekend and a blog up and running for it too. Keep your fingers crossed that it's a QUICK sale!!

-Trying to figure out where we stand on building a house. Of all comes down to money and what we can afford. (Doesn't everything in life?!?!?) We're getting a piece of property tested to see if we are able to put in a sandmound since it doesn't attach to the main sewage line. We also started looking at modular houses since building from scratch isn't in our budget. I was amazed when I started looking at these!!! I had a stereotype in my head of what they were going to look like and I was SO wrong! They are gorgeous!! We found a model that we just love. Big, open floorplan and we would have a HUGE basement to finish too! YAY! Now to only figure out the other specifics....

-On top of the projects at home, we've been packing/moving furniture/de-cluttering the house to make it more "showable" to people. We rented a storage facility and have been making trips there. TONS of work!

-Parties/Baptisms/Bridal Shower...all parties that we had/have to go to in the month of May/June. Ugh...

-Ava's bday is June 2nd. Still haven't written thank you notes from Christian's party. Still haven't posted pics for you of it... Our 6th anniversary is on June 1st.

-Wedding in the Outer Banks, NC in a few weeks. (10 hour drive for us) Jarrett is the best man and it is for his best friend, Jason. It's a small wedding and is an adult reception only. poor kiddos are being left here while we go!! :( I am totally bummed about it and don't want to leave them to go. We're leaving on Thursday afternoon and coming home on Monday evening. (yes...we are driving the 10 hours!!!)

-Silent Auction at my church June 9th. SO much planning and stuff left to do for it. I'm in charge of the whole thing (of course) and I don't know how it's all gonna get done.

-150th anniversary for my church. Activities all year long for this and I'm a co-chairperson. Starting in May/June we are going to sell engraved bricks to make a cute little patio.

Not to mention, my CT work, designing, etc...

UGH....I am losing my mind!! I am tired, both physically and mentally, 24 hours a day. I honestly don't know how I'm going to make it through the next few months. Jarrett & I are both irritable with everyone and everything. (more me though, of course...) I just hope that things go well and fall into place quickly. I don't want to drag this all on forever, KWIM? Please say a little prayer that it all comes together and that we have a quick sale on the house.

That being said....SALE!!!
I'm having a sale for National Scrapbooking Day!

~ Now through Monday ~

All items by me are 50% off at Elemental Scraps get my new Spring is in the Air doodles totally FREE with a $5 purchase!! YAY!

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AND...if you've read through this whole boring blog post and have continued to read even though I've taken a break, here's an additional coupon for ya! ;) Use the code bored2tears for $1.00 off your purchase!

Happy Friday!
There is a chat tomorrow night at DST from 10-11 pm EST with the designers from Elemental Scraps. (including me!) Be sure to check it out if you have a chance! Have a wonderful weekend and enjoy all the digi sales! {{{{HUGS}}}}