Monthly Archives: July 2008

Free stuff to a randomly chosen commenter! *updated*


Hey remember last year when I gave something away? Yeah, me either.

No actually, I remember because I was high on the number of comments I got…but the high was short lived because really they all just wanted to win something. But I’m cool with that.

Last year I really wanted to participate but it took me awhile to decide what to actually give away. This year it’s a no brainer for me. I’d like to give away some of my Stampin supplies. You see, I can’t actually remember the last time I made a card, therefore, there is no need to have the stuff…especially when baby number 2 is on the way. When will I possibly have time to make cards? Besides, I’m over it, it was fun while it lasted.

Here is a pic of of the loot I’m giving away FREE to a lucky, randomly selected winner.

There’s a Stampin Up stamp set called “whale wishes”. There is an unopened package of “Earth Elements” card stock also from Stampin Up. A small box of letter stamps from Image Tree, a package of scrapbooking sticker thingys, and a stamp kit that my hubby picked up for me that has never been opened and I don’t really know how to use it but I’m sure you do if you are into such things. I’m certain it is fantastic.

Anyway, if you want to win, leave me a comment, try not to be rude or I will randomly un-pick you if you are randomly picked because I have the right to do that, it’s my blog. This is open to the US and Canada.

Did I forget anything? I don’t know, I think I covered all the bases. Thanks for visiting and thanks to Bloggy Giveaways for the fun!



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One of Mike’s co-workers got C a pink shirt with the company logo on it. It’s an xs and prolly won’t fit her properly until she’s about 6 but she LOVES it anyway.

I told her she could wear it to bed tonight as a night gown. She was thrilled. After a bath I put it on her and made a big fuss about how great she looked in it.

She looks down at herself and says in the most dreamy Cinderella voice, “I’m wearing the gown of my dreams.”

Too stinkin’ cute 🙂


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What? Where did July go?

I’m aware July is not quite over yet but I’m also aware that it almost is. Um, where did it go? What a busy month. Every since our VBS started on the 7th I feel like I haven’t stopped. Probably because, well, I haven’t. That Friday afternoon after a busy but good vbs I boarded a plane for Ontario, left my family for the first time, and visited with various aunts and uncles and cousins.

My Aunt Grace is terminal with brain cancer but what an inspiring visit. She was happy and bright and not in any pain. This was amazing to me since her prognosis is only a few weeks. I will have a great last memory of her. Her faith is so strong and she knows where she is going and who she will meet when she gets there. Her faith lies in the Lord. I will see her there someday.

I worried alot before I left. I always worry alot. I try not to and it’s an effort to hand over my silly nervousness to God but I really tried to trust Him. And you know what? He came through. As always. I was strangely calm on both plane rides, I didn’t worry about germs too much (but don’t worry, I did have my hand gel with me at all times), and I didn’t worry how C was doing without me. So, small miracles do happen 🙂

C was fine. She missed me but not in the freakout, crying kinda way that she would have about 8 months ago. She had a great time with her Daddy who kept her really busy. They did all kinds of fun things together, even crafts! I was glad. The phone calls home each night consisted of her telling me a story about what they did that day and then a “bye, mommy” and quickly handing the phone back to Mike so she could continue playing. It was easier than having her crying on the phone, that’s for sure!

Anyway, when I got home from that trip, C came down with a little cold. Nothing big but enough give me a sore throat as well. That’s ok, we are fine now. But colds and all I had to start organizing for this past weekend. Most of you who read prolly saw the pictures already but for those of you who didn’t, we went to my parents cottage about 3.5 hours away. It’s the community my grampy grew up in and it was his birthday party on Saturday. It was a very fun family reunion kind of time. Staying at the cottage is always adventurous. It was C’s first time and she LOVED it! Fishing and boating are her two new favorite things.

So here we are back home and getting re-settled into regular life and regular bedtimes and regular discipline.

I won’t lie, I’m tired. But all the craziness has been fun. I can rest in the winter, right? Oh yeah, new baby coming, prolly not much rest with it 🙂


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I’m going!

Yup, I’m boarding a plane and heading to Ontario tomorrow.  I won’t lie, I’ve been having panic attacks since yesterday so if you think of it, pray for me. Thank you.

Flying scares me, germs on airplanes scare me, leaving my baby scares me, getting sick while I’m there scares me…

See? I have all kinds of crazy. Anyone want some of my crazy?



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Leaving on a jet plane?

I might possibly be doing that on Friday or Saturday. Apparently our ability to make such a big decision and actually book a flight is a whole ‘nother story. It’s not that I don’t want to go, it’s more that I obsess about every detail and as I may have documented many times in the past, I’m not so good at the decision making. I’m trying to get Mike to just make it for me. He already booked the time off so that’s a start I suppose.

Now let me tell you where and why I might be going. My Aunt Grace, my mom’s oldest sister, just found out that her prognosis is not good. She has been battling cancer for a few years now. First in her lungs and then most recently in her brain. Originally they thought it was very treatable and she might have many years left but since then, new tumors have emerged on her brain and the news we got a few days ago is that she has about two to seven weeks to live. She lives in London, ON.

My mom left this morning for a week’s visit with her to and stay with her other sister that lives close by. If I went, it wouldn’t be until Friday afternoon or Saturday morning and then I would be back on Tuesday.

It’s strange in a way that I really feel the need to go. This aunt has lived on Ontario my whole life. I’ve met her only a handful of times. I really don’t know her that well. But for some reason, I really want to go see her before she dies. Before, I supposed I would go to her funeral when she passed away. But then I got thinking, if I am going to make the trip, why not do it while she was living?

Seems like a no brainer in some ways. In other ways, it’s a tough decision. Flying is expensive. Flying ALONE is, uh, SCARY! And, I’ve never left my daughter over night. Ever. I suppose there has to be a first time but that just might be the hardest part for me. Separation. As much as a little mommy break might sound tempting, I know I will miss her the minute I get on the plane. She really isn’t old enough to understand why the mommy who NEVER leaves her has to be gone for 3 or 4 days. That part will be hard.

Anyway, so I suppose I might actually have to get to booking some flights if I really intend to go anywhere.

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