Sunday, January 9, 2011


Howdy Everyone!

I know I 'm not posting like usual and I know I said I would but it has been an absolutely crazy month so far.

First we had a death in the family (boyfriends cousin). Five years ago the doctors gave her a year to live (brain tumor). She did not let it get her down and she traveled the world helping others on mission trips. But the last 2-3 months she went down hill very fast. In the end it was best that she let go. She was only 24.

This coming Wednesday morning, I will be catching a flight out of this fridge *bleep* and heading out for a week in paradise. 3,793 miles and 13 hours later I will be landing in HAWAII!!!!! Yep a week in Hawaii! Oh I can not wait, I'm literally bouncing off the walls! I'm completely packed and the suitcase is already by the door and I still have two more days to wait. grr. The two older kids and the dog will be staying with grandpa. Thanks Grandpa! You totally rock!

The youngest and I will be the ones heading out. My boyfriend is already there, he flew out for the funeral. But because of the kids I stayed home and will only join him for the last week of the trip. Too much for Grandpa to deal with for a two week stretch. A week he can do but 2 is pushing the limits. The school is giving the youngest full credit for school and treating this trip like a giant field trip! We will be visiting Pearl Harbor and going to the Polynesian Cultural Center. We will also be going kayaking and taking a ride on a small catamaran amongst other things. Hopefully when I get back I will also have a personal surprise to share with you!

Anyone got any ideas on how to entertain a 4 year old for a 13 hour flight? Any suggestions are welcome! That's the only part that has me some what apprehensive. We are taking the personal DVD player but it only plays 1 movie per charge. So any ideas would be a great help!

In scrapping news I have been working on a new kit for you all inspired by the three blizzards we had here in December. Of course I'm calling it "Blizzard"! I had planned on getting that out to you this month, but right now with everything going on and packing and such I just don't have the ability to sit and concentrate on finishing it. When I get back that's the plan though to finish it up and get it out to you.

Also instead of doing P365 in the standard way, I'm going to do monthly review templates for you. I promise the first one of those to you by the end of the month. I'd like to release each months review template about the third week of each month. I also have some template packs in the works.

Thank you to everyone who has left comments. Those of you who have had issues with a few of the p365 templates, I will try and get them working before I fly the coop but if not, i will get to them asap when I get home. I know I said I was gonna pull them down at the end of the month but since we are having issues with a few and my time table over the next two weeks is crunched I will leave them up for a few extra weeks so we can make sure that those of you who want them can get them.

Well that's about it for now. I feel like I'm bouncing all over the place. I'm just a ball of nervous excitement! Oh how I wish Wednesday would get here!

Until next time....


Simona said...

Oh dear, I am so sorry for your bf's loss. But I am so happy for your upcoming trip! Hawaii! My gosh, I am so envious! Have a great time there!!
Happy New Year, too!

NanaScraps said...

think whiskey for the 4 year hope you have a ball in condolences for your BF,,,coloring pages that cloud...find some coloring pictures on the web of planes and make fun of the other passengers...trip a flight son works for Frontier and is a flight attendant and he recommends all that...rotflmao and if that doesn't help see first line or drink it have a great trip..
happy flyin
Jo Ann

Barb said...

Have a great trip and enjoy the time with you family.

Jody said...

I am just happy that all is well with you. Every time you are missing for a while I worry that something has happened.

Have a wonderful, wonderful time in Hawaii! Relax and enjoy the beautiful weather.