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Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Ok :) Here it is!!

The Poll Winner "Grow Old Along with Me" - listed tonight!

I am still working on the Concert in the Park layout and will have that ready for Monday :)

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Just Being Silly

My parents are here for the summer... that means my boys get pretty much anything they want or ask for! We went shopping at Harry & David for a father's day present for my dad and they were selling these GINORMOUS jaw breakers. Brady picked out a blue one- and picked out a red one for his brother. They have been working on these for 3 days now and I'm beginning to think they are just like the Ever Lasting Gobstoppers on Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. Here are the results after a couple minutes of enjoying their treat...

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Toe Pain...

Yes. You read it correctly... toe pain. It is the worst pain on earth aside from labor. Ok wait, I cannot really say that truthfully because I delivered both of my boys by C-Section... so I'd have to say that toe pain is the worst pain on earth aside from.... cramps. :) But then again, that kind of pain went away when I had my hysterectomy - so now you can understand why toe pain is SO bad for me, I must have forgot what real pain feels like.

Anyway, I digress. I wore flip flops to Brady's baseball game tonight... which lead to my big toe's ultimate demise. My nephew, Matthew is 10 years old and weighs as much as I do (and also has FEET bigger than mine I might add), and has a problem with "personal space". He is the kind of kid that will sit down on the bleachers next to people he's never met, and sit as close as humanly possible to them. Practically on top of them. He is completely oblivious to a stranger's need for "personal space". Of course... I have taken care of this boy since he was 10 months old, so I love him as much as I love my own boys; he might as well be my very own son so he is quite comfortable with me and often does plop down right on top of my lap as he would his own mother. I digress-ed again, sorry - it's late and I'm in pain. As I was chatting with his mom, my sister-in-law, he waltzed right up to me to squeeze past us onto the bleachers so he could sit on my blanket. As he did this, his man size foot kicked my bare toe and broke the nail backward halfway down the nail bed. I felt like someone cut off my big toe. I looked down to see my nail broken, and blood starting to seep out of the top of the nail. Now I am definitely a squeamish person. I faint at the sight of my own blood. Poor Matthew looked horrified at the sight of my poor bloody toe - and ran off to get a band aid for me at the concession stand. Then... as always when I see blood- I start feeling light headed and queasy... and sit down on the bench. Thank Heaven there was a place for me to sit down or I would have passed out next to the dug out at my son's baseball game. How embarrassing would that be? Matthew soon returned with a bandaid and napkins feeling SO BAD I had to pretend that it didn't hurt at all, that I wasn't going to get sick all over the place and that it was no big deal that I would now have to miss my birthday present pedicure appointment that my best friend got me to use prior to our golf vacation. :) I wonder if there is a way to paint a band aid to look like a pretty pink toe nail?

So... I'm afraid to take off the band aid now to see the damage. It hurts and I know I cannot wear a shoe and it's amazing how many times you can stub your toe when it is already in horrible pain. I need a toe guard!

Oh and Matthew... if you read this, you know I love you :) xoxoxo auntie.

Friday, June 6, 2008

And the Votes are In............. :)

For my next gazebo series layout- it looks like "Concert in the Park" was the popular choice... and for my next Song Series layout for Masterpiece Monday "Grow Old Along with Me" won by a large margin. I have so many ideas in my little brain for this layout so I'm excited to move forward. I am not as enthused about a Concert in the Park theme because I'm not sure if I want to use many little bears enjoying the concert... or maybe instead of a huge bear audience, just a couple enjoying the concert on a blanket with a basket and a bucket with champagne or wine? Oh man... I gotta think about this one! Holy Crap what kind of instruments do I use? Would one bear playing a violin work :) Oh man you guys are really challenging me with this theme!! I won't sleep tonight now! Maybe I will do a trio of bears singing... like the 3 tenor bears. My brain already hurts.

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Remember, I'm taking requests!

If you have a suggestion for a gazebo themed layout- or even a favorite song you'd like to see featured in one of my layouts- drop me a line here below. If I choose your theme, you are entitled to 25% one purchase from thescrapbookexchange!

Sunday, June 1, 2008

a clue for Monday... and some POLLS!

Ok, I'll give you a "clue" for tomorrows gazebo listing - the clue is BRIDGE. Hee Hee.

I have had MANY MANY suggestions as to what my next gazebo layout should be, and I have to say I love them all. Have you ever had so many ideas swarming in your head on what to create next that you can't sit down to create any of them for fear of them not turning out how you planned? Why am I my own worst critic??? Who is scared of creating for fear that the idea won't translate correctly and you will end up with a 5 lb mess in front of you and hours of your time wasted as well as costly product? Well... that is me right now.

I'm creating two polls, vote on the next gazebo theme to be listed next Monday! And vote on the next song I should use in my next Song Series Layout! Hurry quick, it takes me at least 2-3 days to create these pages!