Friday, October 22, 2010

Washington SCRAP-A-GANZA with Pat!!

In July at the family reunion, Pat and I talked about how much FUN it would be to attend the 3 day crop in her town on October 15-17 (Fri.-Sun). together! I didn't really think it would be possible, but Jason and his Grandparents schemed behind my back to get me there! You guys are AWESOME!! I had the best time ever! We made cards for a total of 38 hours over 3 days! The event was AMAZING! It was put on by the wonderful and talented girls at Forget Me Not (local scrapbook store). The event included 3 DELICIOUS meals a day, plus snacks and drinks and use of ALL the store's supplies! We even took trips to the store for 25% off purchases! I met a lot of great girls with AMAZING talents and ideas! I learned a lot and now have a HUGE wish list of things I need/want (hint ideas anyone? hee hee) I was able to "step out of my comfort zone" and try different things like painting with water colors and embossing. Pat and I had a BLAST and a lot of laughs! She's a slave driver! LOL I already miss getting our punkin spice lattes every morning with her :) It was so nice to be in WA again too. The place is beautiful and the weather was awesome! I really needed a good dose of Fall! Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh Poor Grandad had the house all to himself for 3 days as we barely even saw him. In fact, on Sat. I didn't see him at all! We left before he got up and came home way after he went to bed. Thanks for sharing Pat with me, Grandad! Thanks for an amazing trip too, I had so much fun and I'm sad that's it's over already! I look forward to sending out my cards though! Love you guys!!!!!

Packing the car of our goods!  This is ONLY the trunk (back seat not pictured) hee hee
The AG center (at the fairgrounds) before the crazy crop girls arrived!
Pat setting up the stamps
Photo-op of me and Pat
Bye bye Scrap-a-ganza 2010! ;(
All of our cards (sideways cause I can't rotate it!!!!! Grrrrrrrrrrrrr)
Pat's spooooooooky Halloween cards (she's got a dark crafty side)
My attempt at water colors and getting out of my comfort zone!  :)
Embossing with the Cuddle Bug!  I LOVE that machine!!
Really stepping out of the box with water colors, embossing and paper crumpling! Thanks Pat! :)

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Some ACTION shots of Ethan!

In a previous post I mentioned that I didn't have many action shots of the kids playing soccer because I'm too busy screaming!  While that is true, Jason was kind enough to get these great pics over the weekend while at Ethan's game (he doesn't "carry on" the way Mom does)  We had to split up, so I was at Ava's game.  She scored one and won her game and Ethan scored two and won his game!  Great weekend for the Thunder and Lightening!!! :)

 After the game.....FILTHY and eating powdered doughnuts! LOL

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

I ran the LT Dan 5K!!

On Sat. my friend, Leslee and I ran the LT Dan 5K to show our support for some of the most severely injured troops from the War on Terror.  The race took place in downtown Beaufort, SC on Waterfront Park and was part of it's annual shrimp festival weekend.  The weather was perfect and over 600 people came for the run, 4 times over the normal amount!  The race went down Bay street and over the Beaufort bridge.  It was a little rough since the bridge goes up hill BOTH ways!  Coming back we were faced with wind over the water, making it a little harder, but I never stopped and ran the whole way!  I came in at 34.52.  Jason and the kids were at the finish line to cheer us on!  It was a lot of fun and only my second 5k, but I'm already looking for the next one! This was Leslee's first one ever and she did GREAT!  We had a blast!

On Fri. night The LT Dan Band (with Gary Sinise) played a FREE concert in Waterfront Park.  Jason and I took the kids and had a lot of fun.  Unfortunately it was sooooo packed they weren't letting people in anymore, so we had to wait a while for people to leave before we could go in.  The band was great, even though we could barely see them and I forgot my camera, so there's no pics! :( LOL
Ava giving me FIVE!
Leslee coming in!