Monday, October 31, 2005

Pumpkins, Treats and Fears...

is officially over. After working shifts in a pumpkin patch, creating a carnival type game and giving out candy from the back of our truck, and spending 12 hours over 4 days in a pitch black cubby hole in a maze, I can say that it all was fun and a success. Aren't these kids cute??? They are standing in front of Mike's trunk. It was his first year doing a trunk and I think he did a super job! Katelyn was with the youth in a trunk called "whack a youth", patterned after the old "whack a mole" arcade game. They got whacked with a pool noodle. I would have liked to try my hand at that one!

I'm exhausted and hoarse. This week promises to be no slow down. I have a crop, a workshop, a baby shower, and a meeting with a dear friend that I haven't seen in 15 years. It's all good.

Life is good and I'm feeling very thankful. Thankful for a church that cares about and reaches out to our community. Thankful for dear friends and family who show their love in so many tangible ways. Thankful for fun and safe things for my children to do without feeling "left out" or restricted or deprived. And for how dog gone cute my kiddos are! Posted by Picasa

Friday, October 28, 2005

Pumpkins, Treats and Fears...

Oh my! Just got home from dress rehearsal for our church's Face the Fear House. I had so much fun scaring people, I thought I'd laugh myself silly! If you want the details/story line go to It's a fun time without evil or gore and you even get a free dvd at the end. If you come by, I'm in the maze, but you'll never find me! (insert evil laugh here)

We will be finishing up the work on our trunk for Trunk or Treat on Sunday. Again, another church activity that is an outreach to our community. A safe place for the kids and a local radio station (Magic 107) will be there. We are repeating what we did last year. A mystery trunk. Some spray painting and we will be done. (No, not my truck, some cardboard) The youth are doing a trunk called "whack-a-youth". Just like the old "wack-a-mole". I thought they should charge $1. I'd pay it to hit a teenager! It could be a great fundraiser.

Last of all in the news for today, we worked in our pumpkin patch. Here are a couple of cute pictures of Kendall. She was really good and had a fun time. Even took an hour nap. The weather was absolutely heavenly! A perfect afternoon to be outside. I made about 30 cards for them to sell. The patch is a fundraiser for the youth and hopefully the cards will be a little something extra.

Tuesday, October 25, 2005

Happy Birthday Boys!

It's that time of year again. When my men grow one year older. Parker's proud of it and Pete does his best to ignore it!

Hard to believe just 11 short years ago, Parker was a mere 3 pounds 12 ounces. Now he's a least 100 pounds more than that! Way back then I was scared to death he wasn't going to make it. Now sometimes I'm still afraid he's not going to make it, but only because Pete and I might kill him! (just a joke, but he is a pre-teen!)

So for Parker it's all about Star Wars, gross stuff, karate, more gross stuff, shooting, pocket knifes and gross stuff. I'm just a girl and I don't get it.

Pete is dangerously close to that silver checking account which he loves to hold over my head (because I refuse to have my name on a silver acct. - I'm not that old!!).

So we had the family party and had Star Wars cake and a fun time. Here is a picture of us all. They grow up so fast!

Friday, October 14, 2005

Scenes From Memories Expo

Who says stamping isn't relaxing?? The second picture is a view of Friday night's crop, which I must confess was my favorite part of the whole weekend! These are my people!!!

Here's Linda teaching the world to stamp 2 or 3 people at a time! Also the view of the Expo from our side of the table. Crazy fun!

And one last view of the crop. We have lots of great ideas for next year. I can't wait!!!

Set up day at the Expo

Mari and Paula went to great lengths to get our highway lines just right.

It takes a lot of "stuff" to make an attractive display!

Here we are trying to get everything up and in order. I should have taken a picture before we got the wire displays up so you could really see what was involved.

Here is Bonnie. She became the master of fastening things down. We all got to be pretty good with tie wraps, hemp and ribbon.

After all that hot and dirty work, Linda, Mari and I went out for a fabulous manicure! I was home and prepping for a busy day by 4 pm. Not bad at all!

Thursday, October 13, 2005

Been Awhile...

Wow! Things are moving along here at the speed of light! Where does the time go?

Spent most of last week preparing and working (and having fun) at the Memories Expo. That is my world! I love scrapbookers! Got to be at the Friday night crop. I love the energy in the room at a big crop. There's nothing like it. From a business standpoint, I am satisfied and hopeful. Physically, my bones and feet feel very old!

Pete and the kids seem to have survived very well. I came home to a beautifully clean house. Sweet! Made the time away even sweeter to know they will all be well and the house won't fall down when I am gone.

This weekend I am teaching 2 stamping classes. I will post what we do on Tuesday. I'm looking forward to it. Got to download pics from my camera and get a little stamping done. Will post more later.