Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Nancy's Coming!!!!

Nan's coming!!! yeah! This is so great, we haven't seen each other in nearly four years. Caleb and Davie were babies the last time she came to visit. I guess I'd better get my but in gear and get some spring cleaning done before she gets here. Maybe I should rephrase that; I guess I'd better get my butt in gear and get some cleaning done.

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Shhhhhhhhh, it's a secret!!

So I got a phone call yesterday from my sister, my stepmom is planning a surprise birthday party for my Dad's 65th Birthday, and they want me to come, so they're pitching in for a ticket and I'm going out west for a week!!!! I haven't seen most of my family for 4 years so I am out of my mind excited about this. I am so not a spur of the moment person when it comes to big decisions, so to take this leap and book a ticket in less than 24 hours is huge. On top of that I got two cards picked up by Paper Trends magazine, so I am on top of the world!!!

Nancy's Coming!!!!!

Saturday from H-E double hockey sticks.

Well that was a stressful weekend, I'm glad it's over. I got home from graveyard shift Saturday morning and I was so looking forward to crawling into bed, since Brett was home and the kids didn't need to go anywhere. Instead I found my four year old bawling because he was so sick. His chest was so tight and wheezy that he was having trouble breathing and he had a fever. My first thought -Now what do we do about Ben's wind up party for hockey???- So anyway I gave Caleb some Tylenol and a decongestant and tried to make him comfortable. Nothing seemed to ease the tightness in his chest so by nine am I was starting to get a little worried. I took him to the walk in clinic and the doctor said that Caleb's cold was causing him to have asthma, so he gave me a perscription for an inhaler an told me to give him some more tylenol cause his fever was still quite high. The inhaler helped minimally but at least he could breathe. I gave him some advil since I had already given him some tylenol. He seemed to be doing okay after this so we decided to get Grandma and Grandpa to take Madison and Caleb and Just Brett Ben and I would go to the party. I stayed home with madison and Caleb While Brett took Ben To do the laser tag part of the party then the three of us went to the pot luck. Before I droped The two little one off at Grandma's I gave Caleb a dose of decogestant and a dose of Tylenol. he seemed to be okay he was up and playing when i left (he sat on the couch all day) so Off we went. About an hour later Grandma phoned and said she was worried that maybe he needed to see the doctor as he was having trouble breathing again. I knew he had to be pretty bad for grandma to call us so I left Ben and Brett at the party and I went and got Caleb and took him up to the hospital. They gave him another dose of tylenol when we got there as his fever was still 40. Then they did a chest x-ray which thankfully came back clear. They gave him ventelyn in the little dinosaur mask which really helped and he was able to breathe better but he still had a fever of 39.6 so they gave him another dose of Tylenol at about 9:30. That made three doses of Tylenol in about 4 hours and still had a fever??? Which still hadn't come down by 10:30 so they finally gave him som ibuprofin which brought the fever down right away. Thank goodness. Mental note to self, Don't give Caleb Tylenol For fever. It dosen't work. We finally got home at about midnight. By then I was completely exausted since I hadn't slept all day after graveyard shift. I think I was asleep almost before my head hit the pillow.

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Here are a few of the beautiful sunsets taken outside our condo.

Ben having fun in the waves at the beach by our condo.

well as you can see I got the pictures to load but I could only do one at a time, I think that I need to shrink them down a bit. I'll have to ask Brett how.

Madison and Caleb learning to Hula at the Luau.
Caleb a Kanipali Beach
Caleb watching the whales from a lookout on the way to Lahina.

At the black sand beach
This is in a little cave next to the black sand beach that we went to near Hana.

Hawaii pictures

well I've been home for a week now and I'm just getting around to posting some pictures. My profile (that Nicki so kindly created for me) does say that I hardly ever check my e-mail or go on line. She wasn't entirely making that up. i am however trying to get online more. Anyhow, I'm going to make this short. Hawaii was wonderful! It is so beautiful there. We tried to do as many things as we could fit in without exhausting ourselves. Maui isn't a very big island but there is a lot to see and do. Some of the things we fit in were....whale watching, snorkel cruise, swimming with the sea turtles, Ulalena (theatre show), Luau, drove the Hana Highway, Drove to the top of Haleakala (10,000ft volcano) and lots and lots of beaches. Well it looks like the blog site is having some technical difficulties and I can't upload my pictures right now but I will try again later.

Saturday, March 10, 2007


This is what I see outside my backdoor right now. My kids and I went to the park this afternoon and as I was siiting on the bench watching them play an aquaintance asked what was new with our family. I could not think of a single thing. I'm not sure if that's because my life is really just one endless round of diapers, homework, housework and the occaisional scrapbooking session or if I'm just terrible at describing things. After all, yesterday when my oldest asked me what the movie "Forest Gump" was about I said "Uh its about a man named Forrest Gump, and well, it starts when he's a kid and its just kind of about his life..." My husband interupted at this point with disgust and told her "Its about the evolution of american culture as seen through eyes of one man."

Um, okay. So while I can't see through the dirty dishes to describe what's new for us right now, I'm sure there are some deep and profound things going on and I will see them clearly in hindsight. Happy Spring!

Monday, March 5, 2007

Scrappin up a storm

So it's been a while, but I've been working like crazy trying to finish a few projects for my DT and a few magazine calls. I've gotten used to the free magazines and boxes of goodies on my doorstep the past few months, so I'm hoping to keep them coming. Here are a few of my recent projects. I'm making more and more cards, they're faster and no photos to develop, but I still get my creative "fix".
I'm still working on sponsors for the Crop for Kids, getting a little panicky that the details aren't ironed out yet, I Don't like last minute stuff if I can help it, though I've done some of my best work under pressure of looming deadlines, go figure. So I'm off to clean my house, and maybe enjoy a few quiet moments with my new scrapping magazine before the kids come home from school. If I'm really lucky, I might even doze off for a few minutes. By the way, thanks for the cool banner Nicole, well done!

Thursday, March 1, 2007

Well here is the banner I'm using to try to figure out how to post one, after two days still no luck :( (On the plus side, this one's not great but banners are fun to make-this is a quick practice)