Sunday, November 30, 2008

Crazy Busy

Whew! What a weekend! Don came home on Tuesday and we have not stopped except for Thanksgiving dinner on Thursday. We have done tons of cleaning out and finishing up projects here at the house before the big move. It does feel great to have gotten so much done! Don goes back to Virginia tomorrow (I have to take him to the airport at 3:30 am :::faint!:::)

My Mom will be here one week from Monday and then the mover will be here from December 9th - 11th. Then we will deep clean the house here in Omaha and set out for Virginia (we plan to stop in Indiana for a day or two on the way.) The movers will deliver our things to our new home on December 18th!! Then we will spend the weekend unpacking some things before my Dad, sister and Uncle join us for Christmas.

I won't have much time to be on-line until after the first of the year but will try to check in when I can! Hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving!!

Here are a few layouts that I made for the Sketchapalooza Class at Feeling Scrappy - which was SO much fun thanks to all the ladies who shared the class with us!! {{hug!}}

This one uses a sketch I made and is from our trip last spring to Florida.

This one uses a sketch by Stacey and is of the kids 1st day of school :)

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Some things I've done...

I found this on Lee's blog. If you want to play along, just copy the list and highlight all the things you've done.

1. Started your own blog
2. Slept under the stars
3. Played in a band
4. Visited Hawaii
5. Watched a meteor shower
6. Given more than you can afford to charity
7. Been to Disneyland/world
8. Climbed a mountain
9. Held a praying mantis
10. Sang a solo
11. Bungee jumped
12. Visited Paris
13. Watched a lightning storm at sea
14. Taught yourself an art from scratch
15. Adopted a child
16. Had food poisoning
17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty
18. Grown your own vegetables
19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France
20. Slept on an overnight train
21. Had a pillow fight
22. Hitch hiked
23. Taken a sick day when you’re not ill
24. Built a snow fort
25. Held a lamb
26. Gone skinny dipping
27. Run a Marathon
28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice
29. Seen a total eclipse
30. Watched a sunrise or sunset
31. Hit a home run
32. Been on a cruise
33. Seen Niagara Falls in person
34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors
35. Seen an Amish community
36. Taught yourself a new language
37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied
38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person
39. Gone rock climbing
40. Seen Michelangelo’s David
41. Sung karaoke
42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt
43. Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant
44. Visited Africa
45. Walked on a beach by moonlight
46. Been transported in an ambulance
47. Had your portrait painted
48. Gone deep sea fishing
49. Seen the Sistine Chapel in person
50. Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris
51. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling
52. Kissed in the rain
53. Played in the mud
54. Gone to a drive-in theater
55. Been in a movie
56. Visited the Great Wall of China
57. Started a business
58. Taken a martial arts class
59. Visited Russia
60. Served at a soup kitchen
61. Sold Girl Scout Cookies
62. Gone whale watching
63. Got flowers for no reason
64. Donated blood, platelets or plasma
65. Gone sky diving
66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp
67. Bounced a check
68. Flown in a helicopter
69. Saved a favorite childhood toy
70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial
71. Eaten Caviar
72. Pieced a quilt
73. Stood in Times Square
74. Toured the Everglades
75. Been fired from a job
76. Seen the Changing of the Guards in London
77. Broken a bone
78. Been on a speeding motorcycle
79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person
80. Published a book
81. Visited the Vatican
82. Bought a brand new car
83. Walked in Jerusalem
84. Had your picture in the newspaper
85. Read the entire Bible
86. Visited the White House
87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating
88. Had chickenpox
89. Saved someone’s life
90. Sat on a jury
91. Met someone famous
92. Joined a book club
93. Lost a loved one
94. Had a baby
95. Seen the Alamo in person
96. Swam in the Great Salt Lake
97. Been involved in a law suit
98. Owned a cell phone
99. Been stung by a bee

Friday, November 21, 2008

Friday Fill In

Whew! What a busy week and I don't think it will slow down anytime soon! Just busy making lists, cleaning out and generally getting ready to move. Thought I would try a "Friday fill-in" today :)

1. The last band I saw live was Kenny Chesney.
2. What I look forward to most on Thanksgiving is having my husband home with us.
3. My Christmas/holiday shopping is not even near being done.
4. Thoughts of moving fill my head.
5. I wish I could wear contacts but I am to wimpy about my eyes.
6. Bagpipes are odd to me but I did enjoy listening to them when I have been overseas.
7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to reading in bed, tomorrow my plans include sleeping in, playing at Feeling Scrappy's class graduation and cleaning out some cabinets and Sunday, I want to watch a movie with the kids!

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Get Real :)

Marie Antoinette Award
"The Real Person Award"

My super sweet friend Char, has given me the "Real Person Award"! I am honoured to receive this from Char - she is not only a REAL person but she has one of the biggest heart I know! Thank you Char!
I would like to pass this Marie Antoinette award on to...

Of course there are more - many more - but a few have already been giving the award and I was only suppose to list 7 :) I love the web - it has opened up the world to all of us enabling us to met and become friends with people that in the past we may never have had the pleasure.
The rules for this award are to display the icon, and pass it along to seven (7) other bloggers that you feel are real in who they are.
Be real!

Saturday, November 15, 2008

More house details

Whew! What a whirlwind of a trip! Glad to be home (after being in the air and airports from 9:00 am until 6:30 pm yesterday.) After taking my mother-in-law to the airport, I spent the day unpacking and getting quotes from three different movers.

We bought a home that is still under construction so I don't have any great pictures yet but I will at least share the outside and what will soon be my scraproom! We hope to close on the house on December 15th and plan to move in on the 18th so my "to-do list" is well over a mile long! I am a little nervous about everything but know the time will fly by and everything will somehow get done and then our family will be all together again and living in our new home :o)

Anyhow - here is the outside of the house - (sorry about the poor photo quality!!)

And here is my future scraproom:

How awesome is that window?! I am so excited to have the natural light! I have big plans for this room but first things first - I gotta get packing!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Home owners x2!

After a busy week Don and I made an offer (which was accepted) on a new home here in Richmond! It is a brand new house - actually still under construction so I was able to pick out some flooring and a few other items which was really nice. I will share some pictures when I get home. We are both really excited about the house but most of all being together again as a family! Our closing date is suppose to be Dec 15th and we will be moving in a few days after that so I am sure it will be a crazy couple of months for us! I promise to fill you in more once I get home this coming weekend :)

I also wanted to remind you about the challenge we have over on Feeling Scrappy. You can check it out here: Hope you will give it a shot - we have a great prize up for grabs! Here is the layout I made for the challenge.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Hi from Virginia!

Here I am in Richmond getting ready to go out house shopping! The fall colors here are just beautiful and we are planning to take a drive this weekend to take them all in - I will share some photos with you when I get back. Just wanted to say hello and that I hope all my blogger friends are having a great week so far! Wish me luck on my house shopping - hoping to find a great house with a great scraproom too :wink: !