Saturday, July 30, 2011

kids growing up with a sense of humor! and we got RAIN!!!

in my email today from my daughter Abby:

I told her I was gonna twitch, my spanking hand on her bootie!!! bhahahaha

The conversations my kids have with me totally rock my boat in hilarity. I was wondering as I hung my underwear up on the clothes line. (it is in the back yard), if they were embarrassed to hang their underwear?
Eric: well I think it is insane and I only do it cause you said we have to
Gabe: what was the question
Anna: well, when Vanessa stayed she refused and used the dryer
Abby: I don't know, but probably think it is strange.

Eric rechiming in: EVERYbody can see them!!!!!!
MOM: but they are clean, why worry???

I am very conscientious of  my kids underwear and socks. I have this thing about making sure they are new/clean and without holes. 
On to the rain!!
We got buckets full! I mean it unleashed this week! I am so happy, my yard is happier! 
The funny part of rain in our town, is it can be soaking and almost flooding on your street and 5 blocks away, nothing.  So when I got a text from our kids (out and about on bikes) if they could go to the bike park.  Sure I said, but it is pouring be careful.  I was thinking, they just miss the rain, but it was a very heavy rain, and it was cold, and well, lightning.  I got a text back, no rain here? 
Text back, hey guys, how about no on the bike park, are you sure it isn't raining?

Their text: MOM it is freezing rain, we are at the library.
I tell hubby, he will pick up in his truck.
Text back, Dad is enroute, unlock bikes and be ready.

The hustled!  It was so cold by now, I was snapping pics and trying not to freeze and get soaked.  The rain was coming sideways.
My wonderful hubby and rescuer of soaking wet stranded children!

I love to watch my kids work together as a team.  It does something inside me, all warm and proud! has a way of leveling off..

Insane changes and rearrangings in my real life and digi commitments, but they are all leveling out, and I wanted to do a bit of show off on some of the pages I have been making:
I loved this photo of Gman at the Bodega Bay  part of UofC, when Tangie and her Momma Rebecca came out with Steampunk Maritime...oh my, I got my cluster skills out!
I got to playing with this kit and I have a saying, that my Pastor told me long ago, Never Lose Your Joy, this is a bit of switch on the saying, I was feeling a bit like shark bait, when I made this, and laughing is always a good cure for me!
We as a family are re-entering the adoption process, and the is a huge step.  One of the things you do, is to make a life book for the children to look at before they meet us.  I am on a creative team for the ViVa's and you have to realize, they are not just designers, this team is tight, and it is full of emotions and support!  I saw the kit Sweet Song come out, and knew this is the kit I will be using for my I have to get them to do more!

These next ones, are from the way back machine....the designs fit the photo, and I wanted to complete the memory and it worked! Now Tangie has this kit called As If By Magic and there is so much in the kit, I used just a few items, but it was perfect for this memory of our first Christmas tree ( a live one, we cut down in the forest):
Whew, almost up to date!! I am on the site team for The Digi Chicks, so the abundance of designers each week to choose from is beyond wow!  I had really been so out of it, and Nicole and the ladies were so patient with me, while the settling in process from the move worked its way out.  Then these three ladies with the biggest names in digital history did a collab called Sew Cute by Sugarplum Paperie, Danielle Engebretson Designs and Mari Koegelenberg Creations.  (geez, I think I used all the alphabet). I have been sewing lately, but just curtains, so I started going through old pics, and oh, my little Anna, how tiny she is in these photos:
The font on this is by Domesticated Lady, and called Little Dude! Don't cha love it??? It's over at the DigiChick too!
There all caught up on blogger.....but, I did two layouts today! Pop over on Friday to see them!