Thursday, July 29, 2010

Noel Mignon shares...

Hi Everyone!! I am going to start off slow and try not to overwhelm both you and myself! :P Because I have a lot of catching up to do as far as what I have to share LO wise! So we will just do small shares until it is all up. :D Sounds good!

Here I have a LO that I did for my most recent Noel Mignon post that talks about my fav kit item, the Maya Road Kraft Envelopes! As I say in the post I have about 3 full packs of these but I didn't actually ever use an envelope until I received a couple in my Sunkissed kit.
This was an extremely fun LO to do, as I love doing the patchwork, and the colors in the kit were so awesome all together that I think it just worked out well. :D This LO is about all the different emotions and things going through my head now knowing that we are expecting baby number 2.
I worry for Creedence, I worry for the new baby as I am wiped out enough with Cree, and I am worried for me because I know this will mean a lot less me time. (wow that last one really sounds selfish! :( it's not meant to be, I just know that if I don't get a certain amount of time without a break to just be me then I start to go nuts. don't we all a little bit though?)
I guess I am just in worry mode. I worry about the delivery as I don't want it to be anything like it was with Cree.

I worry about the money of all this (our insurance doesn't cover maternity-and we knew that going into this-so that means it all comes out of pocket. Cree was in the NICU for 5 days because of a long and traumatic delivery. I know that if that happens again that we are going to be in some serious debt. :P Which we are more than willing to go into but it is just a scary thought. And on top of that if it is a boy we don't own anything boyish!!! LOL! I have so much pink from when Cree was little that we are kinda hoping for a girl just out of convenience! :D Makes me sound really cheap. :P)

Gah! You can see that this will never stop if I am allowed to go on all day! LOL! The worries just never end, but I am working real hard on not dwelling on anything, and spending these days that I have with Cree, as she is cuter than ever and is blossoming more and more everyday! Right now she is obbsessed with putting all the baby shoes she found in a bag on all of her dolls. She gave up a while ago on getting them on her feet, and realized that her dolls and stuffed animals fit them much better. But of course, mommy needs to be the one to put them on! LOL! So I am interrupted about 20 times an hour to put little bitty shoes back on feet that the shoes don't fit. :P I think a LO needs to be in the works here. :D

Back to the program now. :D I have a few things Noel Mignon related to share! :D First up, my friend from the Noel Mignon kit club DT, Brittny Lejeune, is hosting a mini book class called My Growing Up Book!!! It looks fantastic!! Click this link to go directly to her website and see all about it! Here is the poster!

Better yet-she is giving away two instruction spots in the class for Free!!! Here is the link to the thread on the message board where you can enter to win! You have until August 7th to get two chances to win!! Good Luck!

And last I am happy to annouce that Noel Mignon kit club is going to be doing a Fun in the Sun Crop from August 9th to the 13th!!! Woohoo!!! I am so excited!!! I have never been a part of a crop so I am really looking forward to it! (Still not sure exactly how things work and what not but that is ok! I'll find out soon enough!) So save the dates! And I hope to see you there!! :D

Well that is it from here! I will be back next time with my CHA stuff for Crate Paper (which was the only CHA stuff I got done! So glad a lot of the morning sickness is going away!). And I'll also catch you up on a few past LOs I still need to share. :D Take care!!!

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Amy...You got some 'splainin to do!

Said in the best Ricky Ricardo voice I can muster. :P

I look back on my last post and seriously want to bang my head on my desk when I see the date that it was written. :P But seriously can not help but laugh at the title of the post. If only we both knew what was in store after that! LOL!

I can not even begin to explain where I have been or what I have been doing lately, and not have it be an hour long read. The pictures alone would be one of my longest posts ever! :P So, I will be explaining over the length of quite a while, but to kinda sum it up for now it goes something like this: We moved. Which took about a month to do. :P And lost internet during that whole time. Which left me in a huge panic. Finally got out of old house, and got internet set up in the new house. Found out just before the move that we are expecting baby number 2! But a few days after that extreme morning sickness and fatigue set in. Morning sickness and fatigue like I have never felt before in my life. And it has not. stopped. SINCE. And if that wasn't bad enough I for some reason now get the migraines I had quite a while ago back. So needless to say I wake every morning just really not wanting to even get out of bed! LOL! Sigh. (pity party over now! :D) Everyone else is doing great here! Creedence is almost 100% potty trained! :D We are still working on the communicating when she needs to go, and the wearing clothes part. Oh and she still wears a diaper to bed. Other than that she rarely has an accident because she gets up when she needs to go and heads to the bathroom all on her own! :D Of course I follow, but the telling me that she needs to go isn't happening so much. And she is always naked, because she confuses panties with her diaper. So those are the only hiccups. LOL! I can't tell you how proud I am of her for changing to this so quickly! And I am also super happy that she is almost 100% out of diapers, as we were going through a pack in a matter of days! :P That is how much she goes. Yeah I know. Crazy. My house is still in shambles as unpacking hasn't gone so well with me being sick, and Jed has had to work a lot more than usual lately. Which means that my scrap area is in extreme shambles too. But I get my own room now! With a door and everything! :D Which means that Cree won't be getting into any of it anymore. But I will have to have the baby crib and what not in there (which there is plenty of room for) as Cree will be getting her own room now. And I think it works fine because the baby isn't gonna need a whole lot of room anyway. And having the baby seperated from Creedence at night when Cree is learning to sleep in her own room I think will work out much better. Any advice you have on that would be awesome, as having two little ones is going to be a whole different ballgame that we are totally unfamiliar with!

Well that is about all that has been going on personally. The scrappy side of me has been a bit busy lately too! I won't share a whole lot right now as I don't want this to be a super long post but I have lots of LOs and stuff to share! I am very sorry that I haven't kept this place up to date, or even been around to share anything! I'm sure there are lots of you that think I have fallen off the face of the planet! LOL! There have been a few of my fav scrappers that have, and I still miss their blogs and scrappy work! But I am totally here! Just running at about 45% capacity. :P Second trimester is upon me so hopefully I will start feeling a whole lot better soon! :D I am busy right now finishing up CHA stuff, and am really desperately needing to answer some emails that I got months ago and just haven't responded to yet. If you are one of those people-my deepest apologies! A response email is in the works! :D I hope that is comforting.

Well until my next update: Thank you all for still supporting me and sticking around here! :D Be back soon! Take care!