Away Again

Well, I survived conferences last week…actually they weren’t that bad.  It just made the days really long and I had a lot to do.  On Friday I came home earlier than usual (early dismissal) and started to get ready.  I was kind of sad that I didn’t get out to Somerset till 8:00, but it was fine.  Cyndi got me dinner and I warmed it up in the microwave at the fieldhouse.  I mentioned (I think) that I was teaching two workshops on Saturday.  I do that so that I can go to the crop for free.  It’s pretty cool.  Only I wasn’t really prepared before I went, so I spent most of my evening on Friday getting ready for my workshops…cutting cardstock and preparing my sample.  It was fun working on my sample.  I had decided to teach a workshop on a Box Explosion Album.  I found the directions on line after I had seen one on someone’s website a long time ago.  It’s basically an album that folds up into a box. You put a lid on top to hold it together…when you take it off, it opens out (explodes).  It’s really cool.  I will post pictures of it later.

On Saturday afternoon I taught my classes and they both went really well.  The other one I taught was about using pockets in your layouts. After they were over, I went back and slept for a little while and then we went to dinner.  After dinner I started working on scrapbooking.  I am working on Jasmin’s album.  I started it last year at the crop here.  It’s the first album that I ever stuck with a theme.  Actually it’s more of a color scheme/method theme.  When I made the first few pages, I distressed it and made it look old by rubbing brown ink on the edges of the papers and frames and stuff.  It looks really cool and I have used the same color theme throughout the album (so far).  I bought some paper that matched the album, but then found more that were similar colors.  I love how it looks and how it is so unified.  I will post some pics later. I can’t now because I am not at home.  Anyway, the weekend was awesome! I loved hanging out with mom and Cyndi.  It was great to have delicious food prepared for me.  And everyone survived at home.  When I got home yesterday, they were all sleeping!

Today we drove down to Angola to Pokegan State Park.  We are staying at the hotel there.  My mom and dad got us rooms.  (Cyndi is here too).  I don’t really know what our agenda is tomorrow, just laid back I think.  The kids had a great time swimming tonight, and now the older 3 are camping out for the night in grandma and grandpas room.  Jasmin finally fell asleep close to 11!

More later

A Busy Week Ahead of Me

This week is one of the busiest I will have had in a while.  Savannah has her awards night for basketball tomorrow evening.  Tuesday night is our Financial Peace class.  Wednesday and Thursday I have conferences.  I haven’t got all my testing done (at school)…I am hoping I can do it tomorrow.  I will probably be staying up late to work on report cards tomorrow night and Tuesday, too, if I don’t get them done.

Then Friday, while it is an easier day at work, I will be leaving to go to the Crop Weekend at Somerset Beach Campground.  I have been going to this for the past 3 years.  I love to do scrapbooking, but it is so hard to find the time.  I really like to go to this crop though.  It’s a lot of fun and the food is awesome. I enjoy the time to be creative and hang out with my mom and sister.  Last year I only went for one day, since Jasmin was still kind of little and I was nursing still.

I will be teaching 2 workshops on Saturday.  On top of all the other stuff I have to do, I have to prepare for those, too…plus get my stuff together for scrapbooking and probably print more pictures so I have something to do while I am there.  So even though it will be a hard week with a lot to do,  I at least have something to look forward too…and then the best thing is after next weekend…I have a week off work for Spring Break!  Yeah!

Disqualifying myself for Mom of the Year…

actually…I don’t really think I am in the running for that anyway.  😉

Tonight after work, we decided to go out to dinner.  Savannah and I had to be at Brownies at 6, but we decided to be late on purpose.  Today is Sam’s birthday and we wanted to do something special to celebrate, so we went to Red Lobster.  We love Red Lobster…but it just isn’t the same with kids.  It was a delicious meal and we had a great waiter.  The WAIT was a little long.  I think we waited for about 45 minutes for a table.  Anyway…while we were waiting, Jasmin fell off the bench in the waiting room, face down onto the carpet. I saw her falling so I grabbed the back of her pants, but that made her hit face first instead of holding her up…nice.  In a crowded waiting room.  So she was screaming and crying really hard and when she had her mouth open so wide, I saw she had another tooth…then I felt around in there and  realized she has 3 molars!  What the heck?!  When did that happen.  Aren’t good mom’s supposed to know when their kids are getting teeth!?  How did I miss that?  Actually, now that I know that she has more teeth…it really explains a lot of her behavior over the past 3 weeks!  Can you tell I am too busy!?