Monday, December 29, 2008
Wow! What a couple of weeks it has been. Christmas concerts, birthdays, Christmas and New Years coming. I am exhuasted with all the excitement that has been going on in our lives.
Austin's birthday was fabulous with a household full of friends, family and food. He got spoiled wrotten as usual and loved it. On his actual birthday we almost couldn't get him to sleep because he was so excited he was going to be 5 finally! That night I was in the middle of cooking his bday cake when my oven blew up. 2 days before Christmas!! I might also mention, Christmas was being held at our house! The birthday was saved though, I had a banana cake in the freezer so we put candles on it and had that.
Our oven did not get fixed in time for Christmas and the part is so stinkin expensive it's crazy! This week hopefully they can get it in and we can cook normally again. Dear friends of ours went to Saskatchewan for Christmas and let us use their oven for cooking our turkey. Thank you Justin and Anna for saving our holiday feast!!
Christmas day was perfect! Hailee got up at 3am and waited til 5:30 to come upstairs. I was awake so we waited til 6 to wake up Dad and Austin. Hailee got a beautiful doll house and Austin got a train table so they were pretty pumped. The family was great, the food was better and by 6pm I was ready for bed.
I of course got spoiled as well with a tripod for my camera, jammas, scrap stuff, a hand knit sweater, a purse, jewellery, perfume and so much more.
I was supposed to babysit for New Year's eve but got cancelled on, so now Brian, the kids and I are going to stay home, order in and play the wii. New Year's day we are going to go to Mom and Dad's for Chinese food. I hope everyone else is having as great a holiday as me!
Sunday, December 21, 2008
Here are a couple pics to tide you over. Austin and Hailee had a country themed Christmas concert this year so they got all dolled up cowboy style. Aren't they cute?!
The other one is of Austin in front of his super cool Lightning McQueen birthday cake Lisa made him. Thanks Lisa! You are a total doll! I will try and get some more on here later.
Thursday, December 18, 2008
All the Christmas shopping is done and the house is decorated. Groceries are bought and Austins birthday has been celebrated. I am looking so forward to the Christmas break and thank goodness it is here as of tomorrow. We have all even been sick already so hopefully Christmas is safe.
Things are moving right along as far as the store and new DT go and I can't wait to have my first month end meeting with the girls. I am very excited to see all of their new work. I have been scrapbooking up a storm at home, finishing of gifts, making calendars and working on stuff for the store.
I hope you are all fine and well. I will try and get some photos uploaded on here tomorrow with pics of the kids and what I've been working on. Talk to you all real soon!
Saturday, November 15, 2008
Thankfully the kids and I were all okay as we got side swiped by a tour bus last weekend in Stettler. I cried as I tried to tell the police my story and let me tell you, the lady officer was none to friendly. That sorta peeved me off as it was the bus driver's fault and my car was the only one wrecked. Then the next day I find out that this is the second accident that bus has been in in less than a week! Now I am just waiting for an insurance adjuster to come and check the damages on my car. The brother in law doesn't think the damage will be too bad. I just hope that the bus driver has to pay for my damage in the end. So in the mean time I am back to driving the Lincoln. Oh yay!
The crop was last weekend and even though it was a smaller group than normal it was perfect. I got 8 layouts and 4 cards done and even got to play with my new slice machine.
Tuesday Brian was off work so he and I cleaned out the livingroom upstairs, moved a bunch of furniture steamed carpets and rearranged both livingrooms. Brian also completely gunged the kitchen for me and scrubbed the floors. I got all the laundry caught up and bathrooms scrubbed. It was awesome.
The new DT for the store has been chosen and this term I will not be on the DT. Katie and I have decided to not be team members but to actually spend more time training and helping the girls as well as more time testing new tools and such. I am pretty excited. I am still running the team though.
My Christmas shopping is almost done with a few things left to buy Austin and I still have to do Brian but other than that I am done. I hope everyone else is doing well. I have to run and cook lunch and then off to hole up in my scraproom for the rest of the day! Ciao!!;)
Thursday, October 30, 2008
Thursday, October 16, 2008
Also my dear sweet friend Michelle had a baby last month and I am dying to get up to Grand Prairie to see her in person. Brian has talked about taking days off but he needs someone to cover for him. They are doing well and she is absolutely precious. I have a shopping problem when it comes to baby girls, so I am sure Tanaya will appreciate me a lot. LOL!
Friday, September 19, 2008
On tuesday I decided to move the kids bedrooms around. Not just around, up and down levels in our house. My scrapbook room has moved from the fourth lower floor to the top floor. It was a long day of grunting and pain, but it is done now. I think this will work out better in the end. I will post pictures later.
Last weekend I had my very eventfull birthday. A family member went missing for awhile. Then my parents stopped to see me, Kandess was here playing ball in a tournament for the weekend. Family member was found. Brian was horridly sick. Brian and the kids went to the store and bought a cake and some decorations. We all went to watch Kass play ball and before the game even really got going Brian got called out to work. Kass and her friend Shawn helped the kids with the cake and decorations. For supper I took the kids to town, we bought movies and KFC and came home to have supper and veg in our beds watching movies. Guess it is just another day, lol.
I have bought myself numerous bday gifts this week to make up for it though. Brian told me I better stop now though, lol. Darn it!!
Today I am headed to town for groceries and to seek out the new Rock Band II for Hailee for Christmas. I am also going to stop at Toys R Us to buy a train table for Austin if they have one. Then both of the kids large gifts are bought and I can relax.
After school I think we will go to Stettler to plan this months DT kits and visit a few people. We will see how the day goes. I wanted to head for GP to see Michelle and baby this weekend but I think we will have to wait a few more weeks. I need to get some scrappin done before all my deadlines are here.
Have a great day everyone! ;)
Thursday, September 11, 2008
Last weekend we had the crop and it was so awesome. There is always such a great group of women at our events and I always leave feeling kinda sad that the weekend is over yet so exhausted it needs to be over, lol!
Friday, September 5, 2008
I have yet to start packing though. I have my clothes packed, the door prizes packed, clothes for Elliot that are to small for Austin packed, cupcakes made and packed, but I have not packed a single scrapbooking item. I just don't know what I want to take. It has been awhile since I have not worked on a project for the store, or a class or something to that effect. I am just struggling to focus on my own projects. I think maybe I should work on my calendars though. Enough of that.
Today I went to Old Navy and bought Austin his halloween costume. It is so freakin' cute. Or should I say stinkin' cute?! It is a skunk!! On the bum there is a little heart that says lil' stinker. I took pics of him in it already but I will have to upload them on sunday or monday when I get back.
Ok off to try and pack. See you all after the weekend. I am sure I will have tons of stories to share.
Thursday, August 28, 2008
Been a little down in the dumps this week and I am not sure why. I love this time of year, I have been kept super busy, kids are almost back to school;( Just not sure. Today I started gunging the house though and maybe once that is done and we can get a routine going I will be better.
Last weekend I had the DT meeting at the store and the girls continue to amaze me. I made an absolutely huge exciting announcement that you will have to check the store blog for. The store is now full of all the new inspiration once again.
After the meeting I headed out to Dad and Mom's to do cattle. It was just me, Dad, Travis, Trey, Kandess, Christine and Charity. It was kinda nice that it was Dad and his kids. Everything went rather smooth, but, of course Trey got ran over, Kandess hurt her hand, Travis was the boss (lol) and I thought I broke my arm. Of course I can't ever go a year without thinking I have broke something. Although this year I really thought I did. I even went to the ER lastnight finally because it had started to hurt worse. Not broke. Typical. Drama Queen Extraordinare.
Austin got stung by a bee. Scary, gonna have to watch out, think he may be allergic poor little duffer. Here he is with his owie. Thank goodness the swelling only lasted 2 days. Made me want to cry every time I looked at him.
Tuesday we went to Katie's for a meeting of the minds, and her birthday! Today is her real birthday! HAPPY BIRTHDAY KATIE!! Did the whole gift and cake thing. It was an awesome day. Hailee and Hunter decided they were having a sleepover so the boys thought they should have one too. What an ordeal! Austin was going to stay and when I went to leave... Major Meltdown! Cody was a trooper though so he came and stayed at our house.
Yesterday we tried Martial Arts with the boys. Cody did great and Austin, well... That is a whole other story. Today I signed him up for dance though. So we shall see. It is now way past my bedtime though so I am gonna head for bed and I will chat again really soon! Don't forget to check the store's blog tomorrow for all the latest and greatest!