Sunday, November 30, 2008

I just realized something

Did anyone else notice that they completely skipped the video tape part of Twilight where James explains why he's there... all that stuff about Alice? Isn't that pretty important? How are they going to continue the story? I know, I'm a nerd but I just realized that and had to get it out. Leave a comment with your thoughts, I'd appreciate it!

Saturday, November 29, 2008

A new season, a new look

Thought I'd spruce up the blog a bit, what do you think? I think Christmas is my most favorite time of year and I love that I can have my blog reflect that! Next I'll change out the music but maybe tomorrow.

We got back from our Thanksgiving in Louisville last night and I'm still beat from the trip. Ari wasn't the smoothest traveller on the way there and it took a lot out of me. A LOT. I now know the cost of my sanity is $338, the price of a new stroller and car seat. I'll spare you the gory details... trust me, it was brutal. Anyway, once we arrived all was good again. I had my fantastic Mother In Law to the rescue, she even met me at the gate in the airport where I literally passed off my kid like a football. Good thing she was there, I needed her! She's always there when I need her though and I am incredibly grateful for that. Mother in laws get a bad rap but she is truly awesome, I am very lucky to have her in my life!

Anyway, we had an awesome holiday. Matt arrived Wednesday evening and we were able to spend Thanksgiving day as a family. Dick, my father in law, is an amazing cook and the turkey he prepared is easily the best I've ever had. I didn't take my camera but when they send me the pictures I'll be sure to post them. That bird was gorgeous and very tasty! We played cards and ate until we couldn't get up from the table, a truly perfect day.

As I mentioned, I didn't take my camera on the trip but I'll post pictures when they send them. It was a great week, we've only been home a day and I miss them already. Good thing Christmas and Ari's birthday are only a short 4 weeks away.

I hate to keep this short (and relatively boring, sorry) but I'm very sleepy and am going to go to bed early. Ari is in bed and Matt won't be home until later tonight so no harm done! Good night everyone, stay warm!

Friday, November 21, 2008

Today is THE day!

I'll be there tonight, just a few more hours... I cannot wait!

Friday, November 14, 2008

Whew, tagged again.

My friend Laura tagged me again and since I don't have anything interesting to report from Wiebke World I thought I'd spurt out some more random facts. I'm not going to tag anyone else though since I've run out of people :(

1. I watched ER last night and sobbed like a baby the whole time. Matt called to say goodnight and thought something was really wrong. I tend to get wrapped up in shows I love and this one was gut wrenching. I won't spoil it unless you'd TiVo'd it... just be sure to have a box of tissues near when you watch it.

2. I hate doing the dishes, like really hate it. If there's any way I can eat without using dishes that need to be washed I do it. That generally means I'm eating out of the container it was cooked in because I don't like to use paper or plastic either. I think it's wasteful. I've even skipped lunch once or twice because my kitchen has been cleaned and I don't want to mess it up.

3. I am a Democrat and I voted for Barack Obama. I try to keep politics and religion off my blog because those areas are so controversial but my faith in politics has been renewed recently. For the first time in nearly a decade I can say that I am proud to be an American and since this is my blog and all, why not share it here too. I cannot wait to see what the next four or eight years will bring!

4. I don't like fish. Only when my father in law cooks it (or my mother in law, she's awesome too) will I eat it and actually enjoy it.

5. I miss my family. My brother and my in laws. I haven't seen them enough recently and that makes me sad. I feel like Ari is growing by leaps and bounds and I wish they were closer to see it in person. I need to make time to go visit more often but it's hard, I don't want to bother anyone. *I just saw my dad last weekend, that's why he's not on this list. I usually miss him too, just as much as the others!

6. We got a Wii this week. Matt kicked my butt in boxing and tennis and bowling and every other game we played. How is it that I can practice and practice and he can pick it up once and knock my socks off? Men.

7. I don't believe in "gender roles" for children, or anyone for that matter. This issue was brought up on my moms website and many mommies feel their sons shouldn't be allowed to play with "girl" toys and won't allow it. I think that's a little wrong in my opinion and hope that I am raising a well rounded little boy. Not one that just wants to run around shooting stuff and scratching himself. Ari has a baby doll and a play kitchen as well as his cars and dinosaurs. If he shows interest in something I don't want to let society dictate wether it's appropriate. Does that make sense?

I'm sure I may have offended people with my random facts but I've had a lot of stuff weighing on me lately. I think I need to ponder some more but the other part of me says to just push it all aside and continue on my merry way. I have a lot on my plate right now so I think that's what I'll do. Anyway, sorry for all the randomness and I hope I haven't made anyone mad.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

And the winner is:

Jenn!!! Yay girlie, thanks for being such a loyal blog stalker ;) I'll get your goodies in the mail and promise to sit down and get you that email as soon as I get more than 2 minutes on the computer uninterrupted. Thank you to everyone that checks on me, I really appreciate it. I'll be back with an update and pictures from our Florida trip but I have a raging headache and a massive to do list for tomorrow so I think I need to hit the hay!

Friday, November 7, 2008

Holy Cow, a giveaway!

Wow, I just noticed that I have had over 10,000 hits on the ole' blog!! Wow, who knew my crazy life would be that interesting or that my scrap stuff would be so popular!! So, to celebrate I'll do a little giveaway. Leave a comment by Monday and I'll randomly pick one and send you some scrappy goodies. I have lots of stuff that I've just cleaned out, most of it is pretty new too. Thanks for reading along with me, I'll see you Monday!

Monday, November 3, 2008

More eye candy!

As you know I've been doing some work for a new scrapbook store here in town called Southern Scrapbooks. Holly, the owner, used to be a Fiskateer. In fact, she was the #1 Fiskateer and now a Legend and I think that is so totally cool! She and I were meant to be friends and working with her is amazingly fun. I find myself wanting to go to the store way too much but I guess that's not a bad thing. Anyway, I thought I'd share some of my creations for the store.

Have you seen the new My Mind's Eye Laundry Line? Seriously, glitter papers and ribbons and stamps and super fun embellies... I am in love and want to buy the whole thing! Here's two layouts and a card. The first one is obviously Matt skiing in Wisconsin this year. He is such a rockstar, he can slalom and get up on just one ski, not two and have to drop one. It is so fun to watch him, as I was scrapping this last night I found myself wishing we were at the lake right now but it's probably snowing up there right now so not as fun.

This next one I used pictures that Holly gave me. It's the little girl that her mom babysit's I think and she is so adorable, I just want to squish her. I'm severely lacking in the "girl pictures" department so it was fun to glam it up.

And this one is just a little card that I had to make with the houndstooth glitter paper. I'm on a card making kick lately so this was fun to do. The stamp is from MME and I just used VersaMark, not ink. I love that watermark look on cardstock!

The titles for the layouts were cut with my new love, the QuicKutz. Seriously, love it. Getting one for myself ;) I used the Nutmeg font and the Blossom font and I think they are perfect. I love that you can cut out the letters you need, no more running out of 't' or 'e' since you can just cut another one!

I did a couple Christmas layouts too since it's so quickly approaching. Less than two months, sheesh. This first one I did to showcase the new Lil' Davis foil paper. I love this picture of Ari on Santa's lap, he was like "who is this and why am I sitting on his lap???". Too cute!

This next one I did for the QuicKutz class on Tuesday. I love this new border die of the Christmas lights. It's so easy to use, this whole layout took me under 15 minutes! Again, the Nutmeg font too and yes I realize the 'i' is missing... I think it got left at the store so I'll just add it when I go in today. Nothing slows me down though ;)

I also made a turkey tag napkin ring for Thanksgiving but it's not quite done yet. I can't decide if I want it to say "Gobble" or not and am letting Holly make that decision. I'll share it when I figure out what it will look like in the end. Well, I think that's enough for now. I have to go take the kid back to the Dr. in a few minutes. He's not doing any better, still pulling on his ears and just miserable so I think we need to alter his course of treatment. Wish us luck, I hate that my little man isn't feeling well. Although you should see him right now... he's watching a Jack's Big Music Show video and dancing with a tape measure singing "love, love" over and over... too cute.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Eye Candy!

It's November which means it's time to share my Crop Addict Kit creations! This month the kit was absolutely GORGEOUS! The whole Fancy Pants fall line plus Scrap Within Reach, lots of fun embellies and of course Bazzill cardstock. I had so much fun working with this kit. You can probably tell the layouts that I did before Ari got sick and the layout I did after~ sorry about that Debbie. I just totally fell off the creative wagon and am really not happy with the turnout but what can you do? I still have one more layout to add to this too but it's still sitting upstairs on my table. I'll get it posted after Matt gets home to help me out today.

In other news the kid is still sick. I tried weaning down the Tylenol and he woke up twice last night crying and rubbing his little head :( This morning he was pretty uncomfortable too, really sad and pulling on both ears. So, it looks like we're headed back to the doctor tomorrow. She said if he was still showing signs of discomfort to bring him back in. I feel so bad for him, I hate that he's in pain and it's really sad that when I ask him if he wants "drops" he runs to me yelling "Yeah!!". Poor baby. Thankfully Matt gets to come home today because we both need it. Well, I have a ton of cleaning to do and I think skipping breakfast was not a good idea because my tummy is rumbly. I'll be back later with more eye candy. Oh, I will be putting Ari's costume on at some point so look for those pics too!

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Hmm, question:

Would it be totally stupid and nuts to put Ari in his costume today just so I have some pictures of him in it? We missed out on all the Halloween fun because he's sick but does that mean I have to miss out on all the scrappy goodness that goes along with it? What would you do? Help a scrap-addict out...