Saturday, February 23, 2008

Just checking in and upcoming Class dates

I hope you are all having a great weekend.

It has been a few yucky days. Snow, ice and sleet. Kids did not have school on Friday and they were sad because they could not play outside. Nothing fun about playing in freezing rain and it is a little hard to build a snowman out of ice. ha ha

James had a birthday last week. It is always a good birthday for him because it falls on the weekend of the Daytona 500! GO TONY!

We bought him Nascar's Trackpass, so he can listen to Tony while the race is on. Feeding the addiction. ha!

I love Nascar. So happy it is back. I only have to say one thing to my driver Tony Stewart! CUT YOUR HAIR! It is too long.

I have been working on my Inque Boutique projects. I cannot wait until march 1st. So, I can show you my creations. I have been having way too much fun with their stamps.

I will be teaching classes at Our Crops Plus in March. There are two events. One is on March 15th in Culpeper, VA and the other is March 28-30 in Mclean, VA.

I will be teaching a Travel Acrylic Album and School Memories Box book at both events. The Travel Album features Inque stamps.

I will post the albums on March 1st for you to see. If you are interested in going email Sarah and Deej at . Sarah and Deej are wonderful people and a lot of fun. I hope to see you there.

Also, I am excited to learn that SOY Finalist Sara Dickey will be teaching a class at the Culpeper Crop! I saw the class sample and it is gorgeous! She is so talented. I am definitely going to take it.

I think that is it.

I better run. The twins have a fund raiser at their school today and I need to get all of us ready. James had the late shift with Quinn last night, so he is still sleeping. Apparently, Quinn was not cooperating with him last night.

Enjoy your day!

Saturday, February 16, 2008

Something you may not know about me...

Deep breath.....ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh..


I am afraid of Clowns. Yep. You read that right. Clowns really creep me out.

And do not even get me started on the movie "It" by Stephen King. I had nightmares for years.

I do not know why. And it is not something I tell people about. For years, the only person that knew was my husband.

Until last year. When my Father-in-law came up to visit and gave clown noses to my kids as a fun gift. It was horrible. I did not say anything when the twins put them on. I thought I was okay. But then they came right up to my face and started to laugh crazily. That did it. I bolted upright and moved away from them. James was watching me the entire time. Waiting to see what would happen and trying not to laugh. I had told him about my little phobia, but he had never seen it first hand.

My FIL looked at me like I was crazy. Then, James told him about my fear of clowns. I think he still thought I was odd, but at least he understood why I was freaking out.

And my kids aren't much help. They think it is hysterical that clowns wig me out. They have fun with this little tidbit.

EXAMPLE: My daughter was watching the Macy's Thanksgiving Parade last year and she started screaming "Mommmy! Come here! Look!" I came around the corner and ask what she needed. She looked at me and while laughing she said...


The tv was filled with clowns. Lots of them! Ugghhh!

She really got a kick out it. I vacated the room immediately. I could still hear her laughing as I went upstairs. Where does she get that from? LOL

You are probably wondering why I am telling you all this now.

Well, I always thought that it was silly being afraid of clowns. I mean, how can you be scared of something that is suppose to bring joy and happiness to everyone. I cannot even go to a circus. I get cold chills just thinking about it.

Then, I saw a commercial during the Superbowl. It has become my favorite commercial of all time. Makes me feel like I am not alone. LOL

Click it and enjoy!

What are you afraid of?

Can you share it with me? So, I do not feel like such an oddball?

Please????????????????? LOL

Have a great weekend.

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Where does the time go....

Time is just flying by. Quinn is over a month old. My days are blurring together.

But life is good.

I know I have not really talked about my husband much. But I have to tell you. He is one funny guy. We laugh all the time. We also fight about who is funnier. Me or him. He says he is the funniest, but I "know" I am. It is a never ending battle. He is in denial.

But we agree on one thing. Jet is funnier than both of us. He has inherited our "funny" genes. He can always get James and I laughing. It is a gift he has. Nothing makes Jet happier than making people laugh.

The best part is that Jet "gets" us. He plays along with our jokes, while Kaili rolls her eyes and is wondering how she got in this crazy family.

Jet did it again tonight. He cames downstairs after we tucked him in and said his tummy hurts. So that you know his tummy always hurts when he wants to stay up late. He says he tries to talk his tummy out of it, but his tummy will not listen. His tummy is the stubborn sort.

Anyway, he said that if he sat on the couch for awhile his tummy would feel better. And then it began. I started it. Asking him silly questions about his tummy. After a few minutes of mild giggling on my part, I told Jet he had to go to bed. He started pouting. Batted his eyes and pleaded to stay up a little longer. I told him he would have to ask daddy.

So, all eyes went on Daddy. He told jet that he could stay up for 10 minutes. That should be long enough for his tummy ache to get better. Jet agreed. A couple seconds went by and Jet said....

Well, ummmmm..I have been thinking...that uh..I changed my mind...20 minutes...yeah that should do it.

I think it was the way he said it. And the innocent look mixed with a half smirk that made James and I laugh so hard. Jet knows exactly what he is doing.

He knows that if he can keep us laughing, he can do no wrong. Or get out of the wrong he has done. LOL

And sadly he is right.....we are softies for our fellow funny people....especially if he is our son..

Friday, February 1, 2008

Icy Weather....

has hit the panhandle..............

I love the way the world looks like after an ice storm. I know an ice storm can make roads treacherous and power lines can go down, but it makes everything look so beautiful.

School has been canceled for today. The twins are watching a movie and Quinn is in his new swing sleeping.

Speaking of Quinn! He received a present from a sweet friend of mine and talented scrapbooker; Dawn Tavela. My fellow Tony Stewart fan!!!

You know how I was saying that we have not really bought anything for Quinn yet? Well, Dawn helped us out with that. She gave us a stroller! It was so sweet of her. But it is not just any ole stroller...

Oh nooooo...she gave us this....


How cool is that?

And she made this for Quinn too.........
I absolutely love this...Now I have to go out and buy some of this Grunge is just awesome!!

Thank you so much Dawn. It all means so much to me.