Thursday, July 24, 2008

Happy Summer Everyone! I know I am horrible at keeping this blog up! Sorry about that! I will try to be better as usual! lol! We just celebrated the 24th of July (which is Pioneer Day here in Utah) by going up to the park behind my parents house and watching the most awesome fireworks show around!! We love it because we can just walk from my parents backyard so there is not a parking issue! Also, the mountains are so close there that the fireworks sound REALLY loud! It is a very fun family tradition! I told my parents they can never sell that house so we can always enjoy this tradition! LOL!!

So, we FINALLY moved into our brand new Town House!!! It is so cute and so roomy! It was WAY too much work, but it was SO worth it!! I am still unpacking boxes like crazy and Adrian has set up his office in the basement and I hardly ever see him! He has a lot of projects going on right now so it is so nice for him to have a space where he can spread out! It's nice for me, because it's not all in the living room! :) I'll have to post some pics when I get it decorated the way I want it!

In scrappy news, I'm REALLY EXCITED!!!! Because Close to My Heart's Convention is next week!! My Mom and I are flying to Orlando to attend!!! I will get to see all the great new products they will be coming out with for the new Fall/Winter book! I will also get a copy of that book!! There are tons of free give aways and the make and take should be AWESOME!! There are also some really informative business classes. Then there is Extravaganza where you get to go to several 30 minute mini classes!! In these classes you get TONS of ideas about how to use all the amazing CTMH products we sell, including the new ones which is WAY exciting!! We will be staying in an amazing, gorgeous resort to boot!! Since we'll be in Orlando, we will be taking advantage of my FREE Disney pass!!  So, after convention, my Mom and I will be staying with my Uncle Bob (he lives 30 min from Disney World) and we'll be going to Disney World for a few days!!! It should be WAY fun!!! I am REALLY looking forward to it!! I will have to post some pictures of all the fun artwork I get to make and of the fun things we'll be doing!

I hope everyone else is enjoying their Summer as much as I am!!

Saturday, March 29, 2008

Hey Everyone! My friend Jen Ashton is trying to win a chance to sing live on stage with Rascal Flatts!!! She entered the contest late, and she really needs votes. So, I am asking everyone I know to PLEASE listen to her sing and VOTE for Jen! She is incredibly talented and she really deserves this chance! Below is a link that will take you to her page where you can vote! Thanks Everyone for your support!! I REALLY appreciate it!

Friday, March 28, 2008

Hi Everyone! Adrian informed me that nobody would look at my blog anymore if I only post to it once a year!!! LOL! So, since I told you in my last blog that I was going to make my Christmas pages, I thought I would share them with you! I am really proud of my little "photo pocket" that I made on the second page down. I used the file folder Coluzzle template to make the little folder. Then I cropped six photos that I couldn't fit on my pages, but still wanted in my album, and adhered them to red cardstock. I made the tabs out of punched circles that I adhered to the back of the cardstock. I traced the folder on the outside of the page protector and then cut a square in my page protector following the outline. I then put the page in the page protector and slipped the photos in the folder so I could pull them out whenever I want to! It was a really fun way to scrapbook many photos at a time!

We had a really nice holiday season spent with loved ones in Idaho. We are very happy that it is Spring now and we have a few life changing events happening right now! First Adrian quit his job at Feature Films For Families! After 12 years he finally got an offer he couldn't refuse! He took a job at Disney!!! He will be working for Disney Interactive on their video games as a Senior Artist! We are so very happy about it!!! This has been a life long dream of Adrian's and I am really proud of him!

Second, we are building a house!!! We were starting to think we would be living in apartments the rest of our lives!!! It is a rambler townhouse. It has 2 bedrooms on the main level and laundry on the main level, and 2 bedrooms, an office, a family room, and bathroom in the basement! It is perfect for us, since there are just the two of us, and we will be a part of a homeowner's association so they will take care of the lawn and snow and all the outside stuff! We will also have access to a pool and hot tub which is great for me!!! We couldn't be happier right now! We will be moving the first part of May! I will have my own scrapbook room, so watch out world!!! LOL! It will be so nice to have a place where our family can visit and we can have family and friends over once in a while!

I have a Valentine layout and cards and an Easter layout and Spring cards done, so I will try and post them next! I know I always say I will try and be better, but hopefully I will!!!

Thanks to all who actually read this blog!