Max is afraid of pumpkin guts.
I can not say that I didn't taunt him with them.
Hey - these are homeschool kids...they don't get teased at school.
They got to learn it from somewhere....
But not about the taunting Max.
I did that.
He is afraid of spiders and pupkin guts.
Carving the pumpkins was fun.
But not what I pictured.
It was a lot more work on us...the parents...than I thought it would be.
Next year we just need pupkins and sharp things to let the kids stab into them. That was the real interest for them.
things into the pumpkins.
Very Lord of the Flies.
I guess I would be concerned if they were more Lord of the Dance than the flies.
Somtimes a little refinement would be nice.
Just a smidge.
Pic at the top right - Alex and his pumpkin. OH - and after the slaying of the pumkins came the fire. They were into that too. Bottome picture....Hey Max, ya wanna eat some pumkin guts?
This is a very simple lo.
Someone asked me to join in on a "happy anniversary shelley and ned scraplift thing"
Shelley - being one of my all time fave Garden Girls at 2 peas.
We were given two cards Shelley made to pick from.
I went with this.
Is it hard to read which lines goes with what?
Anyway - that is a picture of my hubby and me when we were engaded for 1.5 years. After we dated for 1.5 years.
Our dating anniversary is coming up.
We were a blind date.
Our first date was Oct. 31.
Hubby doesn't really see this as a gift giving opportunity.
But I hold to my school girl optimism that he will turn over a new leaf...or just his credit card, each year. I mean, it wasn't just any date.
It was the last first date too.
Hmm, that may not be the best way for me to market this holiday.
SO - question : do you celebrate your dating anniversary?
Oh, and I didn't just type this.
We have a leadership thing with our church this weekend - so I will be busy with that for the next few days. (Not that I am a leader - hubby is. I am just bossy. KelliDarrSuperstar - did that sound familiar?) SO, I am going to try out the time release thing on the blog. See if this will just POST all by itself on....Fri or Sat? Friday. Now, if everything is all screwie - clearly the time relase thingie didn't work. Probably user (me) error. I'm not real computerie.
Have a great weekend
Had to wrap some.
Max spotted the boxes in my closet yest.
When you were a kid, was there more of a spread from Santa or more things under the tree?
JD & I both had the spread.
The wow factor.
Not a lot to unwrap.
How about you?
PS.this was much longer and so funny....ah, yes
such a good read
but Typepad has been fickel today
not a lot of love for me
and keeps kicking me off
and deleating my posts
there, there Typepad
this Harriet Myers thing will all blow over and you'll be fine
**EDIT: I a not for or against Ms. Meyers...just a funny. My friend just called me very upset about the whole thing and was amazed I wasn't glued to my TV. Um...I'm SCRAPPING. They will find someone for the Supreame Court but these pictures aren't going to scrap themselves**
See the spider? Yeah.
We are waiting for Daddy to get home.
Glad he isn't on a business trip or something!
Now, if you didn't have junk in the background to know that I was making this up....I was going to tell you it was a garbage can over the biggest wolf spider ever. AND that is a 10 lb pumpkin on top to keep the gargantuan creature from consuming the children...and possibly wolves.
But it is a pen container with a smallish pumpkin on top.
I caught it myself.
kellicrowe, spider slayer.
Spider keeper until daddy gets home to "take care of it."
For some reason he doesn't rush home from downtown Atlanta back to the 'burbs to take care of these things.
Can't he do his complex job, bring home the bacon and fry it up in the pan and slay the spiders whenever and wherever I need them slay-eded?
(He really is a fantastic cook...just in case this is the first day he selects to actually read this thing:)
We were making Halloween decorations during school today when David spotted the spider.
I totally forgot I left Max painting right behind me.
I forgot to turn around for about 3 minutes.....
That is enough time for him to have painted all over the walls and himself and his brother's creations and to have taken the spider out for a walk...and that would have beent he first minute.
OK - he is happily paining layer #62 on his bat decoration. Whew.
Meanwhile, back at the ranch....
The spider showed up to add some creepiness to our Halloween preperations.
I have said before that my house sometimes looks like a snow globe that was shaken and percipitated stuff everywhere.
Now it looks like my home vomited on itself.
Yes - gross.
That would be trash piled up that you can see in the background of the spider vessel.
In my craft room.
I am working on laundry, cleaning the craft room and cooking yummy soup (with meat) tonight.
These few items that most people do all at once will take up the majority of the rest of my day.
Happy Wed....wait, yes WED!
...don't dress your kids warm enough.
They will want to select a pumkin and get back in that mini van.
Works well for selecting Christmas trees as well.
These are the kids who were hot tub hotties a few days ago.
Not so much.
They are pumpkin patch coldies.
And when I say pumpkin patch...I mean this little tiny piece of lawn surrounded by parking lot in front of a church. So I snapped this bad pic and then my camera stopped working.
No camera function?
What if my kids do something cute?
I did revive it a smidge.
(OK - I cleverly turned it off and then back on. Such the technician am I)
I can take pics again....but no zoom.
So here's to hoping my kids only do cute things close to me for a few weeks.
and since it is cold we were going to have stew tonight.
Or today when we ran back by....
At least we have ice cream and popcycles.
Wow, is that really all I got?
Here is my rough draft for a letter I am sending to Disney:
This is my son, David. He had a wonderful time at Disney World a few weeks ago. Every park was so well maintained. Every employee we encountered was so cheerful and friendly no matter how hot, busy or covered in fur they were.
Every one in our family enjoyed the park. But I want to tell you how I feel like Disney made it particuarly special for David. David has Asperger's Syndrome. You would not know it from looking at him or talking with him. It is considered sensory related. The noise, people, and lines of Disney can be taxing to anyone. But the stimulation Disney offers is overwhelming to to a child who's senses are already maxed out.
For a good portion of David's life, we heard a lot of doctors, therapists and teachers tell us what David lacked. They singled him out as being delayed and over sensitive to stimulus. He has proven so many of them wrong. But he still struggles with the constant barrage of stimulus a regular day offers.
When I was reading up on visiting Disney in my many books, I was elated to read that Disney had a program for children with sensory issues. I called my son's Developmental Pediatrician. They were very familiare with your program and sent a quick letter to me explaining David's diagnosis. We presented the letter at the services desk upon arriving in the park.
Whenever we approached a ride with a wait time of 10 minutes or more, we just presented the card to the attendant and then they said to our whole party....
"Right this way."
They opened a velvet rope and pulled it back and let our whole party of 8 go through right to the ride.
To most people, it probably just looked like we had a fast pass to the ride. It made a huge difference for David. We didn't use it the first day because we want to see if he could handle it. The second day, we used it. It was a world of difference for David. For our whole family.
I get so excited telling people about this amazing thing you offer to so many families who have children with sensory issues. And the part that has the tears welled up in my eyes as I write this is what the attendants said when we presented them with the card. "Right this way." David wasn't told he couldn't handle it. You didn't make him wear some bright orange vest. He wasn't made to look and feel anything but - special. And for a child, a family, who has heard so many negatives...those words of "right this way" were the real magic of Disney for this Mommy.
When I experience excellent customer service, I say thank you. Thank you for this progam. Thank you for your employees. And David also wanted me to say thanks to who ever thought up Space Mountain. He thinks it was a very good idea.
Home is like a warm glove.
It is good to be home.
Well, maybe not a glove.
I mean, my gloves always have that little bit
of too much length on the finger for me
so that when I try to use my hands the
finger tip smooches down or doubles over
and I loose all of my fine motor skill in my hands
because of the flappy finger thing.
Home is like a warm sweatshirt.
Sure it isn't clean
ans it smells a little bit
but it is warm and the perfect fit
I am home
I am happy
And I am COLD!
From by the pool to 44 degrees in less than 24 hours....that is confusing to my body.
When we woke up this morning.. we quickly decided it was time to turn on the heat.
Each child came in our room and announced that it was cold.
Little weathermen, all.
The pet frogs (Froggy and Tiny Tim) seem to have eaten the fish that cleans their tank (Snakers).
The Lady Bug the hermit crab made it.
The ferns on the front porch...not so much.
The pic: Alex in the kitchen about an hour ago.
HOW did I ever cope with waiting days - a week even - to get pictures back from the lab?
Gots to have my instant.
We went to the Naval Air Museum in Pensicola, Fl the other day.
Lots of cockpits for the kids to play in, amazing stuff set up with the local school system, Imax.
Had us a good time.
5.5 hours of school worked in.
This morning I went to a power stretching class.
Instructor was about 22.
Other two people in the class we like 60.
They kicked my tail.
Up one side of the street.
And down the other.
There were stretches where I could barely grab the back of my knee.
"Go ahead and grab you toes now if you can"
My classmates could.
I thought I did really well because I only got my left and right mixed up once.
We are hitting the beach in a few minutes.
(I am listening to Blondie - a little Tide Is High)
See that happy kid?
That boat is from Pottery Barn kids.
Was sold for like $150 a few Christmas' ago.
I got it for $38.
Hooray for Pottery Barn Kids clearance section.
Alex and John David have had a blast with it in the ocean.
People stopped and watched.
I, being always the smartie pants, said
You should have seen the bottle we had to break to get that thing.
I am my best audience.
And go ahead, feel free to grab your toes.
So what is it that from deep within me is gnawing, begging for me to go home and decorate my house for Christmas? Really?
I mean - I am at the BEACH.
It is still summer here.
And yet - I got Christmas tunes (when Trees isn't playing) in my head.
I wanna wrap gifts in my green papers I have been collecting.
So not only am I ready for the decorating when I get home....
but here is the worst news.....
my house is trashed.
We left it in a HUGE mess.
I had help - but really the out of control mess is my fault.
I called my friend Kristin and made her promise that if we go down in some firey blaze while on vacation - she has to break into the house with like 58 trash bags...hefty....and start stuffing things in them. I really don't want to have people's last thoughts of me to be the way that house looks.
Really feeling like it may overshadow ANY other thoughts.
It is that bad.
He had to fly back to Atlanta for meetings. He had to stay in that messy place last night.
He, incidently, is a very tidy, neat guy.
Bless his heart for picking me.
Ok - so back to the Christmas ideas.
When do you mail out Christmas Cards?
Here is something that I leanred fun from one of my pals who learned it from MOPS.
Whenever a family sends us a picture in their card, we put it in a big bowl on the kitchen counter.
Then, each night, one of the boys draws a name out of the prayer bowl. We include prayers for that family in our blessing.
We are great about this from Jan - May.
Honestly - we tapper off.
Get slack about the bowl later in the year.
When my friend Ginny told me about this idea a few years back - I was so tempted to send her a picture card for every day in Dec. Ya know, get our names prayed for a lot through out the year:)
Ok - enough with the rambling.
I have a huge scrapbooking hang over.
Those are my boys.
My hot tub hotties.
They normally look a lot a alike.
But not in this picture.
I was probably humming Joy to the World as I took this.
You KNOW I am kiddding.
Yes - we are still here.
JD is working today. His company has an office here.
So this isn't just a vacation. I mean for him:)
And yes, we did just get back from Disney.
We really don't travel much.
And we really try to only travel in the fall.
Love the fall at the beach.
People are like nature.
I like them.
I just don't want them all over me.
And I have a wicked cut on my middle finger.
I think it was falling and I caught it.
It really is a blurr.
Yet another good reason to NOT scrap at 2 am.
Apparently, the middle finger on my left hand is quite important for typing.
Didja see the mid month garden?
Ok - survey:
For those of you who watched Rock Star INXS -
which song did you like more:
Pretty Vegas by JD
Trees by Marty
I so can't wait to hear Trees again.
photo shoot on the beach
1. look at Tara Whitney's blog
2. make a list/sketches of all photos you want to steal to make your own family look cute, clever and photogenic.
3. take Abbie and the fam out at the perfect - yet short lived - light just before sunset
4. bring the pics back and load them ont he computer
5. delete all the ones that make us look uncute, unclever and unphotogenic
6. enter the good ones into a photo gallery on the left. over there....on the left.
Happy Birthday Cami!
Look - no Alberts!
I got it posted on time.
You know I will never send it to you.
I hope your day is super.
And pain free:)
Get any ipod bling?
I met Cami last Oct in a secret pals group.
So everyone wish her happy her day.
OH - and it did cross my mind that I could offend someone by using a Christmas tree as a birthday tree.
But I figure if I am a super conservative Christian gal...and I thought it was funny and not offensive....then maybe others wouldn't think it bad;) Ya know - given the right hormones and suger in take - some folks can take offense at most anything.
It is a birthday tree.
Has nothing to do with Christmas.
Not that a Christmas tree has anything to do with Christmas either.
Happy Monday to you!
Off to eat a Krispy Creame donut.
Drink some Dr. Bob....my husband's purchase when sent out to get Dr. Pepper.
And do reading with the kids.
The we are hitting the beach.
Ya know that bob sled thing they do in the Olympics?
Yeah - that is what I am trying to say.
There is this cliff of sand right in front of the ocean.
We pressed a path in it for the boogie board and
Ok - so that is all I got.
Not a lot going on.
I am scrapping today.
Abbie's parents and sisters came over for lunch.
(They live about 45 min from here)
John David mentioned he'd like to take the kids out on the catamarran.
I gotta figure out the spell check on ths thing.
Of course - I am freaking out at the idea of my 3 BABIES on a little boat without sides.
If given about 5.87 seconds - I can assess the danger possibilities - no matter how remote- in anything.
ps - anyone know how to spell check on typepad?
Come sit right back and hear a tale
A tale of a fateful trip
A party of 8 aboard a tiny ship
A teenie, tiny ship
Kelli saw that the boat was small
She had expected more luxureee
Like shelter and, maybe
a real pot-eeee
a real potee
Ok, so here is the picture of me:
After I woke up from my nap on the sofa this afternoon
After we asked the nice friends of my husband (work associates who live down here)
to bring us back early....very early from a fishing trip..even though they took the day off from work to take us all out fishing
After Alex and David and Max and I all got sick on the boat
not throwing up sick...but that kinda total state of nausia about to over take you at any moment
After we took dramamine
After we caught some bigger fish
After we caught some smaller fish to use as bait for the bigger fish
After we saw that the boat was way smaller than JD had led me to believe it would be and we had a quick discussion on bathrooming issues aboard the boat and I played the girl card
After we packed a cooler with enough food to last us in case we got stranded on an island for a few days
After we got up at 6 am to start this day 'cause you gotta hit the water early
After we went to bed early
That is enough to make a girl have some wicked wierd hair.
There is a photo album of pics over there on the left.
Gotta say - DUDE, the pics are not super.
BUT let us remember that I was feeling like I would toss some cookies over the edge of the boat at any moment...and my balance wasn't so hot.
No sea legs.
Not a surprise because I also don't have any skiing legs
or running legs
or scuba diving legs
These legs were made for staying inside.
Seriously, it was so nice of them to take us out on the boat.
The boys were excited about it.
I mean, until they got sick.
I had gotten sick before on a deep sea fishing trip in High School.
So now we know.
You know what kind of boats don't make me sick?
I'm good on them.
So...we are hanging out in the room, letting the kids watch tv and eating from the cooler this afternoon.
Ahhhh. What a vacation:)
I am thinking about taking a yoga class here.
I wonder if I have yoga legs?
I am thinking not.
Happy Thursday to you!
I have a new idea.
Whenever I am late on a b-day card....
as I am with sooooo many right now....
blame Albert Einstien.
I am coming up with a series of these.
I posted this one late for paperjax.
I still have outstanding cards for
Patricia, Marlene and Kristy.
And when I say outstanding...I mean like:
It has come to our attention that you have 3 outstanding library books that need to be returned right away.
(Haha, and we know that would never happen b/c of my HUGE aversion to library books)
Who could be bummed at Albert Einstien in a dress?
Loving this AL paper with the dresses.
I mean - what else would I use the pink dress paper for?
So, if I missed your b-day...really, blame Albert.
Smart, smart guy.
Just can't seem to show up on time.
ps - spent some of the day at the pool & hot tub.
The boys LOVE the hot tub.
I have trained them up right.
Tomorrow - fishing.
Is this rude to post?
My view today.
The calm, calm ocean.
Those would be my feet there.
JD sitting on the right, watching the boys.
Alex is the dot in in the water in the middle.
David is in the water to the left.
Where is Max?
In the water?
Playing in the sand?
In a sweatshirt, long pants sipping a juice box in the lounge chair under the umbrella next to me?
How DID you now?
He thought he would be cold.
Now, it is nice here.
The water is chilly.
But we are not experiencing any sort of sweatshirt weather.
(she types while wearing a sweatshirt....but it is night time now)
The older boys can swim.
Suddenly the beach isn't amazingly hard and exhausting.
I mean, it seems like we have had a baby or I have been pregnant every summer since...well, since we could just go and see a movie without planning it out for two weeks.
THAT long ago.
My view to my left - Max - wearing the latest in 3 year old beach lounge wear.
Maybe he will pull out the ascot and smoking jacket tomorrow.
Just over my shoulder - and what facinated Max for quite some time - the bull dozers and dump trucks.
All Tonka Truck yellow.
This evening we went to Scrapadoodle in Pensicola.
I heard it was the best scrapbook store in the gulf coast.
It was nice.
They had a wide variety of things:
Ribbon on the spool, stamps, card making - etc.
I think, and this is not really up for group discussion...
I may just be spoiled.
The Scrapshack in NC, Scrapit in TN and Memories In GA.
They are some really amazing stores.
Here are some pics.
Oh - And I put on my 60 spf.
And then my self tanner when we went out to eat.
OH - and for dinner I had grits, shrimp, garlic, mushrooms and gouda cheese.
If you are not from the south you probably just had to take a throw up break.
Those are not my eyes up there.
As Max pointed out - there was a lot of me on the screen.
So - those are David's eyes from a pic Abbie took and I posted about a month ago.
I still don't know how to format it to make a banner.
That is just a slice of a HUGE picture.
My eye brows haven't looked that good since I was about 8.
I think Bert and I could be related.
Oh, and because I feel like into each blog...a little photo must fall....
here is a super close up pic of Maxwell. Abbie might have snapped this one too.
Well, WE are at the beach.
Somehow I feel ok with tellng you that.
I guess because we have 3 cars worth of people leaving our home at different times.
And JD has to fly back home for a few meetings.
And the neighbors are on the look out.
And they are ticked.
Pear theif on the loose, ya know.
So here is our view.
It is the bay.
Kids LOVE it - shallow for a long way out.
Loads of hermit crabs.
The ocean is just on the other side of us.
Yes - we are on a sliver of an island.
If a tropical storm even sneezes this way we are so evacuating.
There are two loooonnnnnng bridges that we have to go over to get out of here.
(Stacey - TWO bridges. TWO.)
Ivan cancelled our trip last year.
I will take some picks to post.
It is still amazing how much there is left to clean up from Ivan.
And that was over a year ago.
So I got the scrapbook triage and the homeschool triage going on.
Really - a little drawer is all we need for the school stuff this week.
The kids were amazingly happy in the car on the way here.
I am still stunned.
Maybe traveling in the afternnon is the best time for them.
Oh - and filling their tummies with Varsity hotdogs.
I fogot to bring sun screen.
You KNOW my little pale family needs that 60 spf.
Yest. Alex asked me what time I was going to take his picture.
I was like - Huh?
OHHHH, the Birthday Morning Picture.
See, I like to take pictures of the kids the first moment I see them on the morning of their birthday. OR/AND take a picture of them the moment they were born. Alex was born at 9:40 am.
All 3 boys were c-sections and came into the world at very respectable hours in the morning.
It isn't like I am waking anyone up during the night.
I am not Marie Barone.
Ok - so is anyone else enjoying all the Everybody Loves Raymond reruns like I am?
Dude, it is fun to catch one from way back when:)
Last week the made reference to the fact that Marie always had to give Ray a b-day kiss at the moment of his birth.
When remembering that she had to find him in the shower one year at that time, she said
"Yes, that was awkward."
I watch these extream characters on TV and realize they seem less weird to me than they used to.
I am becoming a Marie Barone/Adriane Monk.
Bring on the meds.
JUST KIDDING Tom Cruise.
Get off the sofa.
Meanwhile - back at the Ranch....
So I walk into the room this morning and snap a picture of Alex and he says,
"Oh yeah, it's my birthday! I forgot!"
What a thrill for a kid....to suddenly realize it is his birthday!
Me..I honestly was int he dentist's office last week doing math.
2005 - 1973 = 32
Yes, fill in the blank, I am 32.
So...back at the Ranch,
Alex already had the Game Cube.
We got him that nifty thing that you attatch to the bottom of the cube that allows you to play you Game Boygames on it. Smart. AND, you can play the OLD Gameboy games on it. Like that huge rectangular Gameboy with the b/w screen. Yep. They are playing Tetris now. Tetris that was purchased like 11 years ago. Funny to hear that music again.
Happy Alex's Birthday!
We did a photo swap.
('member dat? 'member the lo of Paige?)
Those cool swirlies deals she makes - I call them squillens.
I just got this in the mail today.
Looked great at 2 peas - but in person...
it is really amazing.
Lots more detail to see IRL.
AND CHECK OUT THE BACK!
See, my mom used to cross stitch a lot.
She would always show me the back of things she made.
AND I saw her checking out the back of things other people had made.
There was always a bit of a "tsk tsk" look in her eyes when the back was messy.
As Martha Stewart would say (like on the Apprentice last night)
"You don't fake it till you make it. You creat beauty from the inside out."
Funny, because although my Mom's last name is Stewart...she has a sign that reads "Martha Stewart doesn't live here" See, Mom, you and Martha are like this.
(Me holding two fingers up and together)
Suzanne - this rocks!
And yes, Stacey, I am holding the pics of Cody for ransom.
I have yet to scrap those pics you sent me......so long ago I can't even remember...nor do I want to because that would only compound the embarrisment.
Me - So I took the kids to the park today.
Mom - Yeah - I read that in your blog.
Me - Oh.
Ha ha, ya know Shannon posted a comment a few days ago that this would happen. Ya know, the family not needing an to talk to you about stuff because they read it on your blog...
Mom - Yeah, I read that too.
Max looking at the blog - hey, there is a picture of you and there is a picture of you and there is a picture of you Mo-ommy! There are lots of pictures of you.
Not a conversation - but that picture.
That is Laura. My friend Russ' daughter.
I LOVE THAT PICTURE! I mean- the smocked dress (which Russ probably made) the helmet AND the clear backpack bag. I mean....you see this and just so badly want to be able to think like a kid again.
Ya know - the time when you saw something and thought to yourself...I wonder if I can fit in this?
That is my kid on the jumbo tron at Sea World.
We were seated up high - great view.
Then the first time the crowd in the lower section got wet - David was all about getting down there.
David, Alex and I took off.
Like we were afraid we were gonna miss the getting wet.
It happens through out the show.
I was expecting the cold...but for some reason (duh again) I was surprised by the salt.
We got really really wet.
It was great.
I am not sure who - Abbie, my mom, or JD that snapped this from high up...in the dry section.
It is David right after we got drenched.
That is me with head back, (dude - my neck is seriously long) laughing and Alex is in the bottom left.
Just a fun picture.
Boys are so fun.
No humiliation is too great for a CJ entry.
Even for me.
Asking Abbie to take pictures of me trying to look....pathetically so....like a rock star.
I couldn't even play one on TV.
I can't sing.
Not at all.
Not a teeny tiny bit.
I can't even lead the Happy Birthdays for my kids.
However, I am an excellent lip syncher.
So here are silly pictures of me for Tara's "Music that moves you" CJ.
Oh....they get better.
Me pretending to whale on the guitar.
Me pretending to smash said, child size guitar.
Me pretending to dance.
All for Tara's CJ.
Abbie never laughed at me once while taking these pictures.
Not once...that I heard.
Ok - show of hands - how many people are currently in a CJ?
Me - I am in two.
Is your hand up?
***PS - DUDE - that picture wasn't 'possed to be that BIG! I have to re-do it all if I re-size it. Hmmm.
Me - supersized. Just for you.***
Doesn't it look like some yummy, 3 layered scrapbooking dessert?
I just bought this cool stand because I knew that I was about to receive...
some amazing Lil Davis loot to do a few things for them for MT.
Super exciting to be asked.
Thank you Tracie Claiborne.
I am not kidding.
Your thread you started about me a few weeks ago was read by the very awesome Jenni Bowlin.
And now I have this delightful Lil Davis centerpiece.
(So what is the proper thank you for someone who does somethng like this for you? - suggestions please. But then I will have to thank whoever gives me the idea...)
Here are a few picks of my fave things....and NO, I didn't stamp those dots on the chipboards:) They came that way. Thanks for thinking I am just that clever.
Oh...and here is what that nice center piece looks like now....looks like it exploded.
And Stacey - here is the close up of the packaging of the wide ribbon. Isn't it super? 2 yards per pack. I think I am going to make a big flower corsage thingie out of the red stripped ribbon. It will look awesome on a jean jacket. Of course, then I will need to get a jean jacket. Denim. I think they call them denim jackets now. (I had a jean jacket in Jr. High...and no matter how much it was washed, it always had a funky smell to it. Wierd.)
In other news - we went to the park today.
That is the kind of thing I think about doing but just never do with the kids.
I am like - go in the back yard and pretend it is a park - 'kay?
My new book on "How Not to Parent" should be out soon.
scrapping is for fun
scrapping is fun
i like scrapping
it doesn't stress me out a bit
and if it does
then i am doing it wrong
i gotta remember that
the lo: my max sporting some new Lil Davis funzies.
I am obsessed with circles.
I have lost no affection for my punches.
OH - do YOu have a WHITE stamp pad?
I got one the other day - I love it.
It stamps white.
I know that should seem obvious...but i was still impressed.
Important white stamp pad lesson #1: always clean the stamp's previous ink off the stamp before placing it on the white pad.
And that tip was for free.
In other news - my sister now knows I have a blog.
Now I can't talk about her here.
Not that I did before.
Just now I can't.
Mom was here this weekend.
She hands me a punch that she doesn't use anymore and says
"Here, you can have this...even though it isn't the kind you are in love with now."
Well. At least I know they read this thing:)
Got me some KI treats.
Didja read Kristine's blog 2 weeks ago when she was talking about the pressure on companies/manufacturers/retailers to have the newest shinest scrapbooking thing?
It was very interesting.
I tell ya - I DO like new.
It is usually my favorite thing.
However, as of late, I have been embracing my inner fondness of the old.
Ok - when I say old I am not talking die cut old.
I mean like 12 month old KI.
The article made me realize - that in my interest in the new....I may have to give up access to the old.
WHY? Well, the stores/sites can't carry it all.
I just got these fuuuuuun KI icilce thingies. Love 'em.
They were on clearance at 2 Peas.
So is my fave color: Envy Green paper by KI.
(Yes, that is a real word from my vocabulary)
I so hope I will still be able to get this stuff later on.
But I am thinking...no.
SO - what items (not tools) would sadden YOU if they were phased out by a company?
Me - KI from last year.
American Crafts stickers.
Scrapworks rub ons.