Monday, May 30, 2011

Rain, rain go away...

In lovely North Dakota... with all this wonderful, wet rain!  The flooding is terrible... it is very hard to see people's homes halfway submerged in a lake that shouldn't be there.  I feel so bad for them, and wonder where they are staying, if they are safe, and how much they have lost.  It has been raining all day today... a  giant dark cloud has been hanging around drenching an already drenched community.  I've never seen roads buckle up from underneath because of so much groundwater making it swell!
   On a lighter note, it was great fun encouraging Piper and Beckett to "run through the puddles" so Gramma could take pictures to scrapbook!  Beckett was loving it!  He got quite upset when we decided he'd had enough when his little pants were wet up to his thighs!  Of course, Gramma HAD to have Piper jump up and down for pictures in the puddle as well!  Should be some great pages!
   We leave North Dakota on the 1st (Dave's 50th Birthday) and head for South Dakota to see Mt. Rushmore and possibly the Badlands!  Should be a lot of fun with Miss Piper-face!
   One thing about being up here, is that there is a huge Scandanavian population (I am mostly Norweigan), and you would've laughed at my delight at seeing tourist items with UFF-DA on them!  UFF-DA is a Norweigan term for OOOPS!  I need to find a bumper sticker that says it!!!!
    I am going to be starting a journal thingy with my daughter... the lady that starts it and provides the daily prompts is at :  It should be a lot of fun!  We went to Hobby Lobby today and bought some journals... well, actually, I got a 6 x 6 sketch book, and plan to make little scrapbook layouts for each day!  We actually start on 1 June, so check it out if you like and join us!!
   Well, the grandkids are calling!  Take care, God Bless and see you soon!

Saturday, May 21, 2011

The End of the World...

Well, it's 2238 (10:38 pm for non military people), and we are all still here...  Guess we still have things to do and places to see and people to love!  Happy Armed Forces Day everyone!

   What a beautiful day it was today, too!  Went BACK to Crop Chocolate warehouse sale, and found some MORE stuff... very excited for these kits I've got in mind!  Can't wait to get designing, but I really need to put away all my stuff and straighten my room.  Can you say DISASTER AREA...  It is needing my immediate attention that's for sure!  Plus, I need to create a special little place for Miss Piper Grace to sit and create with her gramma when she comes to visit!  Fun, fun, fun!!

   I am such a nice and caring wife, that I decided to share my horrible cold with my husband.  The poor guy is miserable...  I sure hope no one else gets it... it sucks!

   If you can come to Roberts on Thursday this week, please come!  We are getting together there one last time!  It won't, however, be the last time we all meet!  Bernie is such a wonderful person, and has offered her basement for us all to gather and giggle and create!  As soon as I know more, I will update you all. 

   I leave for North Dakota on the 27th of May and will return, hopefully in time for Miss Donna's 50th wedding anniversary celebration!  So we will probably be taking a week off, and then hit the ground running with our weekly crafty sessions!

    Take care everyone.  God Bless you and keep you safe!

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Third Time's a Charm.. ?

Wow... almost 20 hours of scrapping really whooped me!  Came home Saturday night, and promptly proceeded to sleep for almost 3 hours!  Had tons of fun with my scrappin' buddies... really gonna miss getting together at Roberts.  But, being the optimist that I am, I am so thankful to have met these wonderful ladies and formed some great friendships.  Yes, Roberts is closing a door in one sense, but as they say, when one door closes, another one opens.  We must always keep our hearts and minds open for new opportunities, and dwell on the positives and not the negatives.  The Lord works in wonderful and mysterious ways, and we can only look forward to what He has in store for us all next!  I mean, He did bring us all together in the first place, right?
    Have a great day everyone!!

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Number Twooooo!

Wow!  Thanks to my daughter Sophia I now have a really cute backdrop for my new blog-thing!  It is perfect because it fits in with my email (crafty_chick) and All Cracked up Designs!  What can I say, I'm a funny egg!  ha hahahahahaha
   It's a beautiful sunny day, and this silly cold still won't let me get out and enjoy it without hacking all over the place.  Who gave this to me?  hmmmmm.. payback is .. well, you know!
   Excited but sad for our last Cricut Club at Roberts tomorrow (I'll be there with toilet paper in tow for the nose..)   I have met some absolutely amazing women at that store, but we are bound and determned NOT to let this be the end of it!  We WILL get together and have fun no matter where we are!  Friday  night is our last midnight crop (boo hoo), and Saturday we go out in style... wearing black and mourning the loss of our meeting place!  Come join us!
     Until next time, keep a smile on your face and a happy heart!

Monday, May 9, 2011

First time for everything...

Soooo... going to give "blogging" a try!  Why not... I've already tried 'pink' hair (and liked it!).  Now I just need to figure out what to write about... hmmmmmmmmmmmm... 
   This week is a sad week for a lot of us... our Clinton Roberts craft store is closing.  We are going out with a bang though!  Friday night is a midnight crop, and Saturday, we are all going to wear 'black', as we will be in mourning.  However, we will not let this be the end of our wonderful friendships we have formed while scrappin' at the store~!  We will continue meeting weekly for our own version of "cricut club", but we will probably come up with another name for it!  The business name is going to be "All Cracked Up Designs... And no Place to Scrap"!  Thought that was the perfect name since we are always 'cracking each other up'!
   I am looking forward to designing new and fun layouts... there are so many of them mulling around in my brain already!  I just need to get rid of this silly cold that came on all of a sudden on Mothers Day (of all days).  I've been joking all day that my nose is getting all the exercise (continually running).  Seriously, I don't have time for this, so it can leave tonight!
    Anyway, enough blabbing for this time!  Check back often...  Take care and see ya next time!