Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Scrappy Soccer Mom

So when did I become the soccer mom? Oh it was a little over 4 years ago. I even drive the minivan which you all know is soccer mobile written all over it. What happened to the days driving around in my little VW convertible? Oh those days seem so long ago. Now don't get me wrong love watching my son play his little heart out. With my love of scrapbooking you know I have my camera in hand too. Of course, I forget it the night he makes the goals, but there will be more I say to myself and start to think of the layout I will create with the pictures of that night.

I realized I have not posted very often to this blog and really I started this for scrapbooking and really have just chatted about my family and I. Well that is going to change. I am trying to get more serious about getting to all those supplies. A while back I set a goal for myself and posted it on the Ebay scrapbook forums, one of my favorite places to chats with my close friends I have made over the years. Well they all said this goal was quite high.
The goal=100 personal layouts and 25 things to sell which I will probably sell on Etsy instead of Feebay :) So I have made 2 things to sell and will list them soon. I also will be adding an Etsy mini to here after I do, to show all you my pretty creations. Ok so the goal seems crazy to my friends and family because along with the goal I said I needed to do this before I bought one more thing. See I am a collector of scrap supplies. I just got on a roll of buying and not creating and it needs to stop. I mean really I do want to preserve our memories and help others do the same. Its just SO HARD to use those pretty supplies sometimes. So have I bought anything? Yes, I am weak, already broke down and went to Joann's. I was going in just for a replacement blade for my paper trimmer (needed)but low and behold finally my J's had the grade and high school stacks in and YES they were 50% off so I just had to buy them. I have you know though that the one of the 2 things I created since though, I did use the one stack for! So see it was all in the name of business! LOL Thats my story and I am sticking to it.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Summer Colds

So Michael and I went to my parents this last weekend. Oh it was so nice I chatted with my mom and dad til the wee hours of the morning.

Well I first talked to my mom about my Great Aunt Lou. Found out some pretty cool stuff that I didn't know. Turns out she was the second to highest rank in the WAC.She told me all the places she was stationed and so fourth. Very interesting and have to say I need and want to hear more. However, my mom needed to get to bed and I was off to chat with my dad.

I found out that my dad was dreaming of moving somewhere warm. That he no longer snowmobiles or ice fishes and well who likes to shovel. LOL He asked if I ever thought of moving and I said after this last winter heck yeah! He asked what holds us back from just doing it. I said well to be honest dad you guys I love my family and don't want to be that far from you,mom and Tom (my brother)! He said that was what he was thinking too, how he would love to be somewhere near the ocean but could not stand to be that far from us.

Well so I awoke up so tired that next morning even though I did sleep in. I grabbed a cup of coffee which I never drink but seem to NEED up there all the time. Michael put on his pout that he wanted to have breakfast at the restaurant Nana works for so I caved in and I am glad I did. We ran into my honorary grandparents Neal and Anita well they were their in Jamaica to see Mike and I get married. Anita was also their for my first ultrasound with my mom and Mike so to see them made my day! I miss them oh so much they moved to Arkansas a while back so its been too long. We chatted a little and hugged and then it happened and I could not contain myself I just welled up with tears as they walked out the door. I thought maybe it was due to being over tired hormones gone crazy....but the ride home seemed like forever. I felt sick to my stomach thought maybe to much caffeine. When we finally pulled into our driveway I was so exhausted and just had no clue yet to why. I came in and went straight to my bed. Poor Hubby what a way to greet him huh. Sorry honey! He figured it out and came in, and chatted with me. He told me all the little tasks he had been up too while we were away. He kissed my forehead and said I have bad news buttercup you have a fever. UGH a Fever in Summer come on....but he was right and I was miserable. He fixed dinner and took care of me. My fever finally broke last night but ugh it was not fun and I hope that is over and done with for a long time! In the meantime I am so far behind on things.
One thing we missed was Michael soccer game on Monday. However, tonight we were there and Michael finally scored his first goal! This is his 4th year and we were so excited I threw up my arms and was like yes way to go kiddo and he looked over with the biggest smile! YIPPIE