Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Cards, cards and more cards...

If you made it to the bottom of my ridiculously long post previously, then you know that I'm starting my new venture as a Stampin' Up rep. I've been a scrapbooker and card maker for years now and I absolutely love it! Lately I've been caught up on the card making end of things it seems. I've found it to be less involved (as far as getting supplies out) and it takes a shorter amount of time to produce something worthy enough to take care of my "fix". So I thought I'd share some things on here from time to time. These pictures aren't great but the fact that I got 3 cards accomplished in 1 day is great!

p.s. I opted to stamp this afternoon instead of downloading our pictures from our trip to Monterey this weekend to visit my brother and sis-in-law. So there's more updating to come...

Thursday, April 17, 2008

I'm obviously bad at this!

Okay, so it seems as though I can't seem to get the hang of updating this thing. Don't get me wrong, I think about it everyday and I'm an avid follower of several other blogs (daily) however, I can't seem to come up with anything substantial to blog about. That, and I seem to have slipped in the picture taking category. And a blog without pictures isn't quite as exciting, ya know?

So here's a quick recap of the last couple of weeks...(without photos):

  • Lukas managed to lock Logan in the car and he was stuck in there for a little over an hour during the lunchtime hour. Good news: I had just pulled into the garage and it was only a 62 degree day. Nate had to drive home from a meeting in Stockton with the extra key and all was well. Logan didn't even have a meltdown! Me on the other hand...well...

  • My cousin's 8 month old baby was just now diagnosed with the same heart defect that Logan has and was admitted and then transferred to Kansas City Children's where they were able to temporarily balloon her aortic valve via catheterization and was later discharged home.

  • I found out my that my close friend and her family are moving to DC by the middle of May after her husband was accepted as an agent into the FBI. Her son and Luke are only 2 months apart and have been buddies since before they turned 1. So I've been busy helping her get her house ready to sell (did I mention she's also 7 1/2 months pregnant with their 3rd child!), watching her kids and anything else I can think of to do with the hopes of keeping my mind off the reality that they're leaving. :(

  • Which brings me to my last 'major' news to report: my friend was also our local Stampin' Up! rep and we're right in the middle of an 8 month stamp camp. She's been 'grooming' me for the takeover if and when they were moving and consequently, you're now reading the blog of one of the newest Stampin' Up! reps. I'm so excited as this is definitely a hobby and passion of mine, but nervous non the less. Commitment phobia I think. :)

Anyway, that's the latest and greatest with us. Sorry for the novel...I'll continue to try and do this on a more regular basis. Hope all is well with you guys!

Okay...maybe one picture. Here is Luke and his best buddy Nathan. He's already sad that he's leaving. Are 4 year olds suppose to catch on to stuff like this already? It's sad. :(