Friday, October 31, 2008
Now I have to get them printed so I can use them for my class sample. I am teaching the Karen Russell Standing Album class in December and I wanted to use Lisa's pictures. I wasn't sure it would happen as first I had class shortages, then the pictures weren't available yet. Wow, so I am guessing that I will be working on this at the anniversary crop at the Shilo...
ETA: This picture was taken in the vineyard about hundred yards from the reception site.
Thursday, October 30, 2008
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
I have been sweating the fact that my card kits didn't come in time for class on the 17th. They finally got here yesterday. So ladies those of you who paid already can pick up your kits at Scrapbook Fever. I came home right after class last night and started working right away on the class samples for November. Here are just a couple of the cards we will be doing in class. The theme is Christmas cards and they are just gorgeous. The class will be on the 21st, so sign up as soon as you can on the first of the month as these kits go fast. I already have Decembers samples done, I just have to take photos and send them to Bud. I am not doing an extra class next month as I want some time to spend getting to know my grandchild when he makes his appearance. I will be teaching Karen Russell's Standing Album class in December and a chipboard book using Basic Grey's Eva line in January.
Monday, October 27, 2008
Lisa and Buck were here last night carving pumpkins or I should say they carved "a" pumpkin. Sarah bemoaned the fact that no one said we were doing pumpkins and wanted to come over to carve theirs. So Lisa and Buck are waiting till Wednesday to carve the other two pumpkins they have. Thus holding to our traditional viewing of "Sleepy Hallow" and carving pumpkins this will happen Wednesday evening. It is so much fun to have my kids here with their sweeties. There is always lots of laughs when we all get together.
Friday, October 24, 2008
I am just getting around to loading pictures I took from last Saturdays scrap/shower we had at the church for Sarah. She got some really cute things. Receiving blankets, a dust ruffle for Cash's bed, some monkey jammies, a pair of jeans and a coupon book (good for baby-sitting, laundry, meals, etc.) to help Sarah and Nate. Sarah is doing good and looks absolutely beautiful though she says she doesn't feel that way. She is also fighting a cold, poor sweetie...
Monday, October 20, 2008
I have so many things on my plate right now I don't know where to start. Time is really of the ecesence as little Cash is due in approximately three weeks. I want to have my calendar free as well as my to do list dwindled down to manageable. Not having much luck right now as I seem to let things distract me from the matters at hand. I am praying for a little peace of mind or I will lose it while tackling these tasks. It should teach me not to put things off but alas I am a proscrastinator...
Friday, October 17, 2008
We have approximately four weeks till our grandchild is born. To say that we are getting anxious is an understatement. Sarah said she is in no hurry, that he needs to stay where he is until the fourteenth. I asked why, and got this response. "If he is born earlier than that he will mess with my budget. I get paid for the full month if he is born after that." Wow, as if this child will ever not mess with her budget. It is funny but I don't remember being that aware of how much my girls affected my budget but I know they did. This picture was taken at the coast a few weeks back by our friend Janet.
Thursday, October 16, 2008
I had been waiting to hear if my card kits that I needed for my class on Friday had shipped since last Friday. Well the news wasn't bad but just not that good. The vendor is shipping only six instead of the twelve we ordered and they won't be here till next week. So my class has been cancelled and I will just be getting credit for the kits. Darn Basic Grey, those kits are so cute!! Here a some pictures of a few of the cards. The kit has a total of eight with envelopes at a very good price.
Friday, October 10, 2008
My sisters-in-law have not gotten together for dinner for quite sometime now. So when one of them sent an email that seemed desperate for "girl" company we decided to get together. So we are meeting tonight at six at Caruso's in Keizer. I have never been there, Sarah said that she went with Nate before and said they were really good but a bit spendy.
Wednesday, October 8, 2008
I had to go to the bank and then Fred Meyers today. And as is my usual thing I do, I headed in the wrong direction for the men's department, so I had to turn around and it took me past the baby department. I fought the strong urge to buy sleepers for Cash but when I went past the last row there was a sign that read "Buy one, get the second at half off". Why do they do that to us poor grandmothers? These little shoes called out to me and I couldn't resist...
ETA: I know Sarah will say I have an illness. True, it came with my children.
Monday, October 6, 2008
It was easier than I thought. Thank goodness I mostly figured it out but I still had to ask Steve about the resolution because the book was NO help whatsoever. I spent part of the day Saturday and Sunday scanning photos that my sister-in-law Lisa lent me back in July. I hope to have them finished by today. Then I will start working on the photos we received from a cousin of Steve's. I hate to have photos laying around because I always fear something bad will happen to them. I look at some of these photos and I can't believe how we have changed over the years. The loved ones we have lost and the new family members that have joined us. This photo taken at Grandma Burma's is of my sister-in-law and her husband, (Steve's brother), Craig. I believe it was a prom photo. Joining them in the photo my mother-in-law Norma, Lisa, Craig, Grandma and Bob my father-in-law. Both Grandma and Bob are gone now and we miss them dearly.
Saturday, October 4, 2008
Lisa returned from San Marcos, Texas last night around ten. She said it was cold here! Gee, in the sixties doesn't seem that cold to me but then she has been staying where the temps have been in the mid-90's. Spoke to her today and she said she was warming up but was really tired. Nicole the gal that sets up stores for Columbia and always asks to have Lisa help her is stressing out because Lisa won't be going to the "Mall of America" with her in early November. Lisa already let them know at work that she will be taking a week off to help her sister when Sarah has the baby. Nicole told Lisa to tell Sarah to hurry up and push that kid out because she is messing with her work schedule. Ha..ha.. Sarah and Nate dropped off a gift for Annette, stopped at Raymond's little fresh market for some fruit then dropped by here. Lots of fun as usual when she stops by for a visit. She also left with a care package of pretzel chips, dried apples and a large bag of grapes. She was such a happy camper when she left here...
ETA: This picture was taken by Nate a couple of weeks ago. She will be at thirty-five weeks come the middle of next week. She says she isn't getting nervous about the birth. I am....
Friday, October 3, 2008
I am guessing of the teenage variety. Thought it would be extremely funny to throw a pumpkin at Steve's car last night. I didn't hear anything other than the dog bark for a brief amount of time. Steve went out to feed Piper this morning and saw that the back passenger side window was busted out. This made for a real special morning around here...
Thursday, October 2, 2008
It is an extremely absurd show that is hysterically funny! It was my first time watching it. Crude stuff, mostly suggestive adult content and humor. Not normally my cup of tea but I watched it with Steve anyway. My favorite part had to be Earl lighting a cigarette right after Joy had used hair spray on her hair. Too funny!!