Friday, July 31, 2009
Thursday, July 30, 2009
Mark is trying to be the plumber's assistant.......anyone up there?
Monday, July 27, 2009
Friday, July 24, 2009
Thursday, July 23, 2009
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
Our garden is abundant with tomatoes this year, especially the grape tomatoes. It's amazing how many are on just one plant. Our cucumbers, like many other folks, didn't do so well this year. They started out ok but ended up being very bitter. Time to plant a new round of crops for the fall harvest. The girls have already planted their pumpkin seeds, so we'll have that to look forward to. Need to get some squash and zucchini in the ground soon. Love the fresh vegetables.
My friend Evette and I got together last night to work on preparing a model for the August recipe card. I had purchased some papers and a stamp set last week, so that was what we had to start our creative process. We sit across from one another and just toss ideas back and forth and cut out paper and stamp designs and in the end we come up with a pretty great card. At least that's what we're hoping for while we're going through the brainstorming session. We can also make quite a mess with all the supplies, which we did last night. Too late to clean up, too tired, so that's was on today's agenda. But in the end it was all worth it and I think the ladies will like the August card alot. I already know some of them love the recipe since I served it at the Stampin' Up open house on Sunday and it received rave reviews.
Monday, July 20, 2009
Just as we were finishing up the snowman class, my husband informed me we had another leak in our ceiling. Sure enough, water spots were traveling all across one end of the room. Oh no, not again. We were looking up at the ceiling and all of a sudden water started pouring down the living room wall. Double OH NO!! So he turned the water off, called our friendly plumber, and waited. Ryan got to the house as quick as he could, inspected the problem, gave us very bad news about where the leak was located and what it would take to fix it and then capped off the line where the leak was. We made a decision at that point to go ahead and get all the pipes replaced. So this week's adventure will be having 1/4 of the ceiling cut away in the living room and I guess some of the walls so the pipes can be replaced. Oh whoa is us!!! But hopefully this will solve those bad pipe problems and we can stop worrying about leaks every few weeks. After my class was over I looked at my husband and said just great, I have an open house on Sunday with 30 ladies coming in and a big hole in my ceiling. Oh well, maybe no one will look up!!
The open house was for Stampin' Up's new catalog preview. I decided to have Christmas in July projects to give everyone a headstart on planning Christmas cards and projects. The event was a lot of work for me but also a lot of fun planning and preparing for. Lots of wonderful ladies came to the house and had a good time stamping, eating, visiting and looking at all the new goodies from Stampin' Up. Thanks for coming everyone!!
Lou, Tammy & Avery, Mom, daughter & granddaughter, stamping together!
Evette, Stephanie & Sandra hard at work having fun!
Rhonda & Pam take time from their card making for a pose
Ooooh, so much to choose from!
Friday, July 17, 2009
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
And the conversation was certainly lively during the evening. We discussed everything from favorite books and authors to menopause to where we lived in the past to, eventually ovaries and alzheimers. And some startling revelations were made regarding our bodies that we won't go into here! Poor Heather (the youngest of the group) sure got her ears full from us old-timers! Sorry Heather. But your turn is coming!! By the end of the night, conversation and good times aside, we actually did end up with snowman pillows. Good job ladies!