August 29, 2007

More fun to come!



We're leaving early tomorrow morning to spend the next few days in Solvang, and then head further North. Solvang is such a fun little town to visit. Totally brings back memories from my childhood. By this time tomorrow night, I will have had Ableskiver for breakfast, spent the day shopping and relaxing in the pool. Oh I just can't wait!
See ya Monday!

Vacation, Day 2


Here's where were headed today. Tucker has wanted to go to the La Brea Tar Pits for the last few years, after watching a program on the Discovery Channel. He was 2 the last time we were there, and doesn't remember the trip, so he is beyond excited about today! He is so into dinosaurs, fossils and the ice age.
We had a great day at Legoland yesterday! Took lots of pics, but I think I'll just upload pictures at the end of the week, and do a Vacation Re-Cap.

August 28, 2007

This is Where I'll be Today!!


Today starts the first day of our vacation, and off to LEGOLAND we go!
Have a great day, I know I sure will!

August 19, 2007

Along the Way


One of the best things about working in the Scrapbooking Industry is the people you meet along the way. Besides the co-workers that become like family, there is also the customers that become friends.
One of those customers/friends stopped by the LSS (local scrapbook store)this week while I was working and said she had something for me. She handed me the package to open, and inside was the most beautiful quilt I had ever seen.
Amazing story right?
No, the amazing part is that her husband hand made the quilt for me.
She helps him pick out the colors, and put them all together, and he does the quilting while she's scrapbooking.
I have the quilt laying over the sofa in our family room, and everytime I walk into the room, I still can't help but to stop and look at it. It's beautiful!
I know the quilt took him months to make, and that just blows me away that someone would do that for me.
I've tried 3 times today to make a Thank You card for them, but just can't make it perfect like I want. Thank you just doesn't seem like enough anyway.
I really have met some wonderful people along the way.

August 14, 2007

The sweetness of a six year old


I did this layout quite sometime ago and had it hanging at the LSS where I work. But, all good things must come to an end, and today I took the layout down, to make room for a new one. Gotta have new layouts to go with the new products you know!
I brought the layout home with me tonight and layed it on the island in my scrapbook room. A few minutes later Tucker walked in and saw it laying there. As he kept walking through the room, with out missing a beat, he looked at me and said,
"Mom, what would you have done if I had been born ugly? You wouldn't be able to scrapbook if I was ugly".
I laughed to myself, and knew I would save this for a later conversation.
Tonight at bedtime, I explained to him that he was the cutest 6 year old I knew, but that even if he had been born with only 1 hand, or didn't have legs, he would still be the cutest 6 year old I knew, and that no matter what, Mama's always love their babies.
As I turned out his light, and was leaving his room, this is what I heard.
"Cow (he sleeps with Cow EVERY NIGHT) no matter what, even if your stuffing comes out or if your tail comes off, I'll always love you 'cuz papa's always love their babies".
Ah the sweetness of a 6 year old.

August 11, 2007

5 Things

Here is my 5 Things list, a few days late...

5 Things that make me Happy right here, right now:
1. new products coming into the store EVERYDAY, so much to see (and buy!)
2. my in-laws are coming down today to spend a few days with us before they start back to school. Love having them here!
3. 2 big events at the store this week are over...lot's of work to get ready for...but fun once all the prep work is finished
4. We bought Tucker his first real bike this week. It's gold, and he calls in his "Golden Bike". So fun to see him ride around.
5. I'm down 13 lbs. wahoo!!

Have a great weekend!

August 6, 2007

Layouts to Share



Here's two layouts I did yesterday with my pics from Friday at the Nature Center. I even pulled out the sewing machine and stitched on the Butterfly layout. Loved how the stitching on the chipboard looks!!

August 3, 2007

El Dorado Nature Center





We spent this morning at the Nature Center at El Dorado Park. We didn't see any wildlife, but I did get a few fun pictures of a dragonfly and a butterfly.
I work the crop tonight at the store, but I sure enjoyed my day off.

August 1, 2007

Wednesday List

5 things that make me happy, right here, right now!

1. i've lost 11 lbs!!
2. finished 3 layout last night!! Wahoo!!
3. last week of swimming lessons for Tucker. Sad about that, but he has come so far, and has loved it!
4. completed the album (for a customer) that I had been working on for a few weeks. She was so happy when she looked through all the pages yesterday. She wants me to do more work for her!
5. new things arriving everyday at work from CHA (the Craft & Hobby Association) show
so excited to see all the new scrapbooking goodies!