Thursday, December 21, 2006

Baby bump at 16 weeks...

Here is the baby bump photo from last week. I am getting huge already and in full-on maternity clothes. I had an OB appt. this week and the baby seems healthy and is growing perfectly. Now, we look forward to Jan. 3rd when we have the level 2 ultrasound and, hopefully, find out whether we are having a boy or girl.

I am "almost" caught up and ready for Christmas. Just a few more little things to get done and the house to thoroughly clean and we are ready. All of my Christmas cards made it out by the mailing deadline which was looking to be a really iffy proposition. It meant stamping a couple of mornings at 4:00 am, but they are done and sent. Here is one version of this year's card. I ended up with a couple of different color schemes because of lack of paper.

I hope that everyone is having a happy holiday season. I am hoping to find some time to myself this weekend and do some creating purely for the joy of it. It's been a while with the craziness of Christmas and I am ready to get creative. What about you?

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

How is it already December 12th?!?!

We are less than 2 weeks away from Christmas!! How in the world did that happen?!?! Now the race is on around here to see if I can get everything done and shipped (gifts, cards, and work are all running behind...accckkk!) Although, I do have to say that I feel a bit more prepared than I normally am, but that doesn't mean that I am not desperately behind because I definitely am. LOL!

But because I have been working on things that nobody is allowed to see yet. Shhhh, it's a secret. Here are some recent layouts that have been in The Scrapbook Magazine.

In other news, I did finally get my camera. I am still not too sure that I made the right decision on the model, but I need to experiment more before I make my final verdict.

Friday, December 01, 2006

Awwww, December....

December is a magical month! I love the feeling in the air with Christmas coming. I love the twinkle of the Christmas lights. I love the sound of Christmas carols in the air. I love the feeling of anticipation in the malls and stores(I know, it is crazy, but I adore going to the malls at this time of the year!) I love opening each day's square on the calendar and having chocolate for breakfast. It's a magical month and I am so glad that it is here. I hope that we can all take some time this month and sit back and enjoy it.

Well, I have continued to sleep well all week and am getting so much done. I am mailing off the artwork for an article this morning (as soon as I get the step-by-steps done...I hate doing that part! LOL!) I think that this is some of the best work that I have ever done...LOVE all of the projects! I hope that Natalie can forgive me for being a little late with it. It actually should have been in her hands today. Oooops!

This is a layout that I did late last night for my final layout for the Cottage for the month of November(nothing like making it just under the wire!) These are some photos from the Duke Homestead that we took on my birthday back in August. The papers are Crate Paper- Birdie collection. The rub-ons are Fancy Pants and Heidi Swapp and everything is available over in the Cottage store.

I had a realization yesterday about my camera. I was thinking that I could actually make it til after Christmas to buy it, but for my DT projects this month, I have to do actual projects not just layouts which will have to be photographed. Luckily just after I realized that, I received a paycheck in the mail which will pay for the camera. Whew! Now to get it deposited...

Totally off topic here...I think that my cat is developing OCD. LOL! Yesterday we were both here in the kitchen (that is where my computer is located) and the fridge made a funny noise that sounded like a rodent scurrying. I promise you...we have NO rodents, it was the fridge, but we both heard it and now he spends all day moving from the fridge to the oven waiting for something to come out. It is so funny in a pathetic, sad kind of way. Maybe I need to find some new toys for the cat.

Have a great weekend!
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