Sunday, May 31, 2009
On the personal side we had a great time celebrating Rorys birthday yesterday, the family was over for a bbq, the weather was great and a good time was had by all. The only problem for the day, I forgot to buy candles, so Rory had to pretend to blow out his candles, it was quite funny. Rory had asked the kids if they would help him blow out the candles and they were right there ready to do it, took them a few seconds to realize there weren't any candles to blow out.
Today we purchased a large pool for the backyard. Rory is really, really saftey conscious so it took quite a bit of convincing to do so. I had found one with a cover that had a zipper lock to ensure the kids couldn't get into it when we weren't around. Well after 4 1/2 hours filling the pool with water we go and put the cover on only to discover that the zipper was broken, ugh!!!! So now I have two kids that don't know yet that their new pool won't last 1 day in our possession, what to do with all the water!!!!!!!!!!
p.s. I will be announcing the winner of the thank you card contest tomorrow night, good luck to all that entered!
Saturday, May 30, 2009
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
Monday, May 25, 2009
I started a new job today, I am a purchaser at a vitamin manufacturer, the location is awesome, 5 - 10 minutes from home, considering I used to commute an hour and 1/2 each way to work this is a huge improvement.
It definitely means more planning on my part, but I am a list maker so this should work out well for me. I think it is going to be a great new beginning for me, I haven't worked outside the home in quite a while so getting back in the routine may prove a challenge, but I am up for it!!!
Owls - tonight I started some new owl cards that will be listed on both Etsy and ebay, I will post pics as soon as I have them.
Finally don't forget to check out the giveaway I am having here http://kriskroppin.blogspot.com/2009/05/blog-giveaway-10-mini-thank-you-cards.html
Saturday, May 23, 2009
This giveaway will be for 10 mini Thank you cards. Each card will measure 2x2 when folded and will be a variety of different designs.
There are 2 ways to enter this giveaway:
1. Leave a comment telling me your favorite two color combinations
2. Become a follower of the blog.
I will draw the winner of this giveaway on the evening of May 31st.
We arrived in Lincoln City and the pictures began. In 2 days we took 117 pictures, I am so thankful for digital cameras!
Here are a few of the pics from our first night there.
This log reminded us of a turtle!
Cooked dinner at the house, got the kids ready for bed and then enjoyed the finale of American Idol as the surf pounded in the back. (Yeah Kris!!!!!!)
It was an incredible few days and we all can't wait to get back, the next time we go we decided it will definitely be for at least a week.
Since we arrived home very late on Thursday we decided to keep Trevor home for one last day off school. Night of the Museum 2 opened on Friday and Trevor has been waiting for about a year since we heard it was coming out, they filmed it here in town so we knew about it coming out pretty early. Trevor loved the Night of the Museum and was literally counting down the days till it came out. So we decided to trick him, I can't imagine that we have many years left to be able to do this. We didn't tell him where we were going just that we were going out for a drive, we live a block from the theatres so he quickly realized where we were going but then we told him that movies don't start till the evening and that we were only going there to have lunch at Burger King, he actually bought it until we went to get the popcorn, then he figured it out.
So now life returns to normal, I will be making my lists and getting organized for next week. I start my new job on Monday so our schedules will definitely be changing.
Have a great weekend
Friday, May 15, 2009
From what I understand there are 22 steps down to the beach, they are steep so it may not work for the boys and Rorys Mom but the idea of being able to walk out the back door onto the beach has me so excited!
We are leaving on Tuesday morning (avoiding the long weekend rush) and will return on Friday. The plan is to take our time getting there and enjoying the coast along the way. It is a 7 hour drive but with all the stops I plan who know when we will arrive :)
Should be tons a fun, just hope the weather cooperates! So I probably won't be posting until I return as I have quite a bit to get done this weekend before we go so until then...
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
For the past couple of weeks Trev has been telling me that they have been working on a Mothers Day gift but he was really good and kept it a secret, he is very much my son and secrets are really hard for him so I was quite proud of this.
He was too excited though to wait until Sunday, so at 7:45 a.m. in bed on Saturday I was presented with an envelope, inside the envelope was what he had been working on for the past few weeks.
These are love coupons and there are 4 in total. The coupons include, helping wash the dishes, helping with dinner, making his bed, and my favorite, help me bake. This one is my favorite because I can't bake, I don't have the patience, so any help would be appreciated.
The next item I received was a booklet he had been working on which detailed all the things he loves about me. It was so sweet!
These handmade gifts are such a treasure, I love the work he put into them and I will surely keept them in a safe place to enjoy for years to come!
Christmas was part of my title. I know it is months away but I have a question, when do you start to get organized for Christmas? I have a number of handmade cards to list on Etsy as well as my boxed sets for ebay and I was a little late last year, so is it too early now to start listing them or should I still wait just a bit?
p.s. My boys didn't do it, I was very sad to see the playoff run come to an end but after thinking about it they did ok considering they were not even expected to make the playoffs.
Monday, May 11, 2009
Maybe I should just start small and work on some new cards, and then get into the bigger layouts.
One thing for sure is I do have to start working on the boys layouts, I am soooooo behind with their books, I have to find the box where all the scrap ready photos are.
What do you do when the inspiration is lacking, any advice would be helpful :)
Go Canucks Go!!!!!
Sunday, May 10, 2009
The original plan was to have a picnic and then go to Minter Gardens, this is a beautiful spot about 1 1/2 hours from here. Once we determined that we all weren't going the plan was changed to go to Granville Island in Vancouver. My Mom, Trevor and I spent the day down there where we enjoyed fish n chips, wonderful pasteries and some shopping. Trevor was even the star attraction in a magic trick, it was so cute.
Granville Island is such a fun place to visit, just honestly don't go if you are hungry, I wanted some of everything, well maybe not everything as some things were just a little weird!! Check out the tower of strawberries in the photo above, mmmmmmmmmmm.
In a couple hours we are off to dinner, Japanese. It has been quite a while since I have gone out for Japanese and Trevor is so excited to sit in his own private room. He has already had sushi (it was one of their lunch selections this year at school) and he wasn't a fan the first time but I am going to see if he will try it again, you never know, as I tell him all the time, tastes can change!
I hope everyone has had as wonderful a Mothers Day as I have, my only wish is that half the clan wasn't sick :(
Oh, on a different note, my optimism is weaning just a bit with my boys, they lost last night to go down in the series, I am hoping they can get it together for Monday.
Saturday, May 9, 2009
It is a reusable sandwich bag, the description is as follows:
Reusable Sandwich Pouch
-made from designer 100% cotton exterior, lined with nylon , a water and stain resistant fabric
-pouch measure 6.50x7.00, a generous velcro closure is used for added freshness to your sandwich
- a convenient 3 inch strap makes it easy for those little hands or adult fingers to carry pouch
-no seams are exposed , no crumbs getting caught in the threads-pouch can be wiped out with a damp cloth, or machine wash warm and line dry
I haven't purchase one yet but I will, just can't decide which one I like the best, here are a few more examples of these bags. What a great way to cut down on garbage and look stylish doing so!!
On a different note it looks like my power of optimism may be working out for me earlier than I thought it would, more details to follow.
Friday, May 8, 2009
Thursday, May 7, 2009
Wednesday, May 6, 2009
and celebrated Trevors 7th birthday. Here are some pics of the great day, actually I should say days. We had a family party on the Saturday and the kids party on Sunday.
I was so excited to get tickets to the game this past Saturday (really hard ticket to get here in Vancouver) but even on the way to the game I was thinking maybe I shouldn't go. I am not a very superstitious person but when it comes to hockey I am. So considering I haven't been to a winning game all season and since they not only lost but lost bad I thought maybe I should stay away.