Saturday, July 11, 2009

Howdy!

I'm back, and ready to scrap! How have you all been the past couple weeks? We are all finally feeling a-o-k, and ready to return to the land of the living. Thankfully, Erin did not get sick, although she has been dealing with teething the past couple days. Kyla was diagnosed with croup and we put her on prednisone to help keep her from coughing so terribly. It worked like a charm, but I thought the kid was going to eat us out of house and home while she was on it! One night, my picky-I-only-eat-enough-to-keep-a-bird-alive toddler ate THREE piece of pizza, a salad, and a popsicle! Remind me NEVER to take this medicine - I'd end up as big as a house! I never got the fullblown virus, but was just soooo tired it was all I could do to keep up with the kidlets.

In other news, I FINALLY GOT MY LAPTOP!!!! Crops, here I come!! I am waiting on DH to install the wireless router, then I will be totally up and running with it. I have noticed a few minor issues switching between my pc and laptop, so if any goofs show up in a template by accident, let me know! I am just soooo incredibly excited to no longer be tied down in the office. Yippee!

Other things to report:

Erin, at just 7 months, pulled up to standing 2 days ago. She is now a pro at getting up, but not down, so is easily frustrated. However, when she gets herself up, she is so thrilled she just bangs like crazy on whatever she is holding onto.

One of the moms from my local online community has become a published author! We have been reading her stories on our site for a while, so I am soooo excited for her:
The Adventures of Curlylocks and Stripperella: A Modern Mother's Tale

My Granny did pass this past weekend. I am sad that she is gone, but almost relieved that she is not so weakened anymore. When she was so sick in June, I went to see her, and was so sad about how weak she was. She has always been a little ball of energy, and that part of her was gone. Her funeral is in the morning. I am going to go by myself, and Jon will stay here with the girls. There are some religious differences between the branches of our family, and I don't want to even try to explain things to K yet. She and E are both too young to even understand death, so this will be my time to mourn her. This is one of my favorite pics with her, taken at my wedding in 03:
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I am having milk supply issues...again. Nursing will never be easy for me, so this is just one more thing I have to deal with. K weaned earlier than I wanted too, b/c my supply dropped and I didn't know it until it was too late. This time, I knew what to look for, so we have caught it early enough to try to remedy.

And, onto the goods!

The All Boxed Up Template Set:

10 related templates for you to create with! These will eventually be added to the store as an album with a cover and opening page, but you can get them free for this weekend! The link will be removed on Monday.

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This Download has Expired! Look for it in the store soon!


That about covers it for now! I hope you have a great weekend, and I will see you on Monday!

44 comments:

Lorry said...

Glad to see things are better again! :) Congrats to Erin, too. Hope she doesn't get into too much trouble. lol My girlie is starting to walk at only 10 months. Eeek! Really keeping me on my toes, this one!

belle said...

Thanks very much.

Claudia said...

Sorry about your Granny, but glad that you are all much better. Congrats on your laptop!!! Thank you so much for sharing your great templates!

caryl said...

It's nice to know you're doing better now...
and as always, thank you for sharing your beautiful templates... :)

jmutchler said...

thanks for the template. the picture of you and your granny is priceless!

Kaje said...

your granny is in better place now, indeed. Happy for your Erin, too, can't wait until my Abi does that!

thanks for the wonderful templates!

Anonymous said...

Sorry about your grandmother. Glad you are feeling better though. Thanks for the awesome templates.

sdwrdt said...

Oh, my goodness! Thanks for the generosity!

Sorry about your Grandma, but know what it's like when you don't want to see them any sicker (weaker).

Glad everyone is on the mend!

Barbara said...

What a lovely photo and memory of you and your Granny. I'm glad you're on the road to wellville.

CreativeBusyHands-Scrapbook Freebies Search said...

Thank you so much for this Freebie. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in Creative Busy Hands Scrapbook Freebies Search List, under the Template(s), Overlay(s), Photo Mask(s) post on Jul. 11, 2009. Thanks again.

Jana said...

First of all...oh wow! That was definately worth the wait. Thank you so much for the wonderful album set! I am so excited.

Those of you that use these double page templates, How do you print them out? Or maybe I should ask what kind of albums or books you put them in so they don't look like some of the pictures or writing in the middle doesn't get cut off or look like it was cut in half? Ok. Sorry for the long question.

I am sorry to hear about your grandmother and my thought and prayers are with your family. I lost mine a few months ago, but there was comfort in knowing she wasn't suffering anymore.

Jules said...

Good to see you back! My condolences on the loss of your Granny. thank you for taking the time to treat us to your fantastic templates!

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for the boxed templates. I never want to miss any of yours.

So sorry to hear about your Grandma. That picture is priceless. I'm glad you are feeling better. Dealing with grief is hard enough without being sick at the same time.
flowersgal

eve said...

thank you for the templates!
and i'm sorry about your granny...

Sue said...

I'm glad you and your family are feeling better. I think the photo of you with your grandma is wonderful. God be with you as you grieve for her.

Thanks for the lovely templates!

Cheryl said...

Sorry to hear about your Granny (that's a lovely picture of you two); but glad to hear you all are feeling better! Thank you for the templates!

Anonymous said...

Glad things are getting better for you. Sorry about your granny. THanks for the wonderful templates. Teresa

fl_connie said...

Oh gosh! My son was walking & playing with the other kids at 10 months - and never, ever slowed down again! Hope Erin is just a little bit slower than that! (Not for her sake - but for yours, lol!) Sorry about your Granny, but I understand what you mean. Thanks for these lovely templates! Take care!

Barb said...

Glad to see you all are feeling better. Sorry to hear about your Grandma, though.

Thanks for the awesome templates!
Good for you with the laptop!
Whoot! Whoot! :-)

Darla said...

Glad to see your feeling better. I'm sorry for the loss of your Granny. I lost mine a little over a year ago and still grieve.
Thank you for taking the time to supply us template junkies with a fix! You are a very busy mom.

Christa said...

Glad to see you are better. I am sorry for your loss. Thank you for sharing this amazing template in the midst of everything that is going on in your life.

Stathis Five said...

Thanks for the great templates. Glad you are all feeling better.

Stathis Five said...

Thanks for the great templates. Glad you are all feeling better.

Digi Free said...

Thank you! Your blog post will be advertised on the DigiFree Digital Scrapbooking Freebie search engine today (look for timestamp: 11 Jul [LA 07:00pm, NY 09:00pm] - 12 Jul [UK 02:00am, OZ 12:00pm] ).

cjpeterson38 said...

I am glad you and your family are on the mend. What a great pic of you and your grandmother. Aren't pics a great starting place for our memories? Thank you for sharing the templates today. I can't imagine how you have had the time with not feeling well and taking care of your family.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing your gifts as you experience your Granny's loss. sometimes our hobbies are what helps keep us sane!

IkeaGoddess said...

Thank you for the fabulous templates. I'm very glad you are feeling better. Congrats on the new laptop. The photo of you and your gran is precious, I'm sorry for your loss.

Beth said...

Thanks for these great templates -- they're just my style!

Rachel C. said...

Thanks for the freebies! They are beautiful!

Lynette said...

I'm so glad things are better at home, but sorry about your loss. That is an absolutely gorgeous picture! I'm so glad you have it to remember her by.
Thanks for another lovely template! Now if I just had time to use them!

You are invited to visit my freebie blog at http://lynettesphotoart.blogspot.com

mhsands said...

Sorry for ur loss!

Anonymous said...

I am sorry to hear about the loss of your granny,the picture you posted is wonderful with the two of you together. I am happy to hear that you are feeling better.

Thank you so much for sharing your templates.

michiganhills said...

Glad things are calming down for you - even though its been hard I'm sure.
Thanks so much for sharing your talents. Love your templates!

thescrappywife said...

Glad you're all feeling better, though sorry about your Granny. Hang in there with the breastfeeding!

You'll enjoy your laptop, I know. My sweet darling bought one for me, and I think it's the best present ever, lol!

Thank you for another set of wonderful templates!

Chris said...

Thank you for the great templates! Sorry to hear about your grandmother.

Sandie said...

So sorry to hear about your grandma. I know exactly what you mean when you say you just don't want to see them sick anymore. The photo of the two of you together is beautiful!

THANK YOU soooo much for the AWESOME template set!! I just love all of your work, and these will be great to use! THANKS AGAIN!!!

mclaflin said...

My 80-year-old grandmother had twins and the doctor told her to drink a cup of beer a day. She had worlds of milk. It worked for me, as well!

Natalie said...

Thank you so much for sharing your talent!!

Sorry about losing your sweet Grandma. I'm sure she is proud of you!!

Chris said...

Thanks so very much for the freeies. I'm sorry to read of your Granny's passing, and my prayers are with you.

Donna said...
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Donna said...

Sorry for your loss. Granny's are special and since you are a scrapbooker, you can make sure your kids get a real picture of who she was.
Thanks for more great templates. You amaze me.

N.T. said...

I'm sorry to hear about your Granny. It's always an awful mix of emotions when you lose someone who was sick for a long time. I hope the religious differences you mentioned didn't rear an ugly head during all this.

Jessica said...

Sorry to hear about your Grandma. It's always hard to lose someone you love.

I love the new template and can't wait to see the coordinating templates! They'll be perfect for the Disney World album I'm working on since they fit so many photos!

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