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Sunday, February 22, 2009

Saturday night playtime


You can tell you are getting old and boring when Saturday night activity consists of assembling cards while watching a movie with your hubby! Here are some masculine birthday cards that I put together last night. The paper is Stampin Up's retired Ski Slope paper, and the stamp is from Crazy for Cupcakes (also by Stampin Up). I am replenishing my card box, and am in desperate need of birthday cards!

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Saturday, February 21, 2009

Magnolias in the Garden


My stash of cards is running low, so I figured I had better kick it into high gear and get working. With spring just around the corner, it is a great time to take out some of my Magnolias and the new Raspberry Tart papers from Stampin Up. These stair-step cards are easy to make, and are perfect for doing assembly-line style stamping. I had lots of fun arranging the elements for each card.

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Sunday, February 15, 2009

Peter Goes to the ER....take 2~

Well, I got a call from the skate park yesterday around 12:30 saying that Peter had hurt his wrist and we needed to come right over to get him to the hospital. Once we saw him, we knew he had done something major. Do you remember the scene in Harry Potter when he broke his arm and it was all bent out of shape....nice visual of my boy!

They gave him a shot of morphine, took him for x-rays, and then the hand specialist told us that he would need to wait until this morning to take him into the OR to realign the bones. He was being admitted. Well...there were no beds at the inn, so Peter and I got to stay overnight in a room in the ER. They were all really nice, but it was definitely a long night. He is patched up for now, but we need to go to the doctor Thursday or Friday for the post-op follow up and new cast. Stephanie told Ben that we need to wrap Peter up in bubble-wrap before letting him leave the house from now on.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

When Life Gives You Lemons~


As you can see, our lemon tree was full of succulent lemons. I was outside yesterday picking them from the tree, and there are still more to harvest! Peter and I made 2 gallons of delicious lemonade, and still had tons to share with colleagues and friends. This is one of the best parts of living in Florida....fresh citrus almost year round!

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Awesome new papers!!!!

I just found out about these awesome new scrappy papers from Mark's Paper Company. They are all double sided, and WOW!!! You can have a chance to win some of these amazing papers as they are being given away here:

They also have a facebook group that you can join. Visit them here:

Monday, February 9, 2009

The Healing Continues

Well, it's been a while since Peter slashed his arm open (the Sunday after Christmas actually). He is still wearing bandages to cover the open "pit". His pediatrician saw it for the first time last week, and was astonished (and glad he wasn't in the ER when Peter got there!). The healing is coming along nicely, but he still has a ways to go. There is basically one area that needs to heal from the inside outwards. He calls it 'his pit' is down to about 1/8" deep, which is a huge improvement. Peter thinks it looks like a smiley face when he raises his arm...tell me what you think!
Here are the latest photos of 'the healing process'.



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Saturday, February 7, 2009

Chillin' Out

Hi there,
It's another chilly Saturday here in Florida. We have been fortunate (at least our family is enjoying it) to have a chilly winter here in Central Florida. This week the temperatures only hit the lower 50's as the daytime high. We had a few mornings with frost on the lawn, and it was a welcome sight! The dogs have been enjoying the chilly weather and are spending lots of time playing outside. Hope you are having a fun Saturday. I will post more later, and probably have photos to add!

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Weekend with the Girls


Kelcey and I just got back from our 2nd Winter Retreat. This is a gathering of 50 fellow scrapbookers who come from as far away as South Carolina and Ft. Lauderdale. Linda at Hilltop Memories puts on an awesome crop! We sleep in cabins (bunk beds, limited electricity, no bathroom except for a few group ones in the middle of the campground) that are not insulated--ours did not have a door, only a screen! Although the temps dipped into the 20's, we had our propane heater and hand warmers that we put into our sleeping bags. The main crop room was large, had 2 fireplaces, a kitchen, and lots of companionship. The campground is called Oleno State Park in High Springs. I highly recommend traveling there for a few days in the woods. There are great areas for hiking and nature watching. We had a fantastic time!

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