Saturday, October 31, 2009

The Flu is Officially in the House!

Yesterday afternoon was like a blur to me at the moment, as the chain of events all kinda seem to run together...I mostly remamber the 105 fever and taking it over and over again to make sure the thermometer was working properly....and after taking my "normal" temp and then redoing Tylers, we decided he needed to go to the doctor ASAP. I dropped Garrett off at his Dads, and I called Shawn, and told him to meet us. Tyler was hallucinating and that was kinda scaring me too! The media has completely gotten everyone on their toes about the flu, and I was no exception.....we took him to an urgent care who told us with his fever being as high as it was, that we should take him to the ER which is where they were going to send us too!. So we went straight there. Luckily Cape Fear Valley has a pediatrics emergency room and there wasn't a long now...all of our fingers are crossed that we don't get it. And I get to go get Garrett from his Dads today. For now, I'm off to buy some Lysol and spray this apartment down! Any volunteers to come help?

Friday, October 30, 2009

Arnette Park Haunted Hayride, Trail & House

Every year since I can remember we’ve taken Garrett on the hayride. Even after Richie and I split up we still took him together in 2007. Then last year Shawn and Tyler went with Garrett and I. Last night, we all four went again…kinda like our “own little tradition” now.

There really is no GOOD time to go. The average wait is anywhere from 30mins to an hour, regardless of what time you get there….this year we decided to try and be in the first crowd of people when they opened at seven. So we arrived at 6:20 prepared! Sodas in hand, and Garrett with his DSi and Tyler with his I-touch!! I managed to take a few pictures…you know, of us waiting and all!!

The hayride for some reason seemed to be a let down for me. Still not really sure why. It’s not because I was prepared, because they really do try to change things up every year! It just wasn’t the same for me….the haunted trail was short, and luckily the people either in front of us or behind us got most of the people jumping out at them. And then when we got to the haunted house, we had to wait, and wait, and then wait some more. Apparently they were having technical difficulties last night and kept apologizing for the wait….and the whole time Garrett is being a chicken butt, and complaining that he had to pee, and of course with no bathroom in site….just what I was afraid of, an 8 year old having the piss scared out of him! LOL Sorry if that offended anyone, I just have always wanted to use that!! Luckily he (and me too) made it to the port-a-potty afterwards!!

Once we made it through the house, the smoke inside was pretty bad. We swallowed a bunch of it, got lost inside it a few times (it was like a pitch dark maze inside with smoke/fog all inside), and probably missed over half of it as we kept going out the exit and going back in only to get lost again….and of course Garrett clinging to me to no end….and he’s not even scared. He’s just playing scared….any woo, we did have fun…then home to do homework (which I should have made him do before we left), a late dinner, showers, and bedtime…

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Our Pumpkins - 2009

Just thought I'd share them....looking forward to scrapping these pics! Going on a Haunted Hayride with the "boys" this evening....looking forward to that! Happy Halloween Everyone!

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Scrap Sketch

As most anyone who knows me knows, I absolutely love Stephanie's sketches....well now I get to use them even more often, and I actually have the opportunity to be one of her newest Creative Team Members....I really am excited about this. So if you haven't had a chance yet, make sure you go and check out her sketches!!
Scrap Sketch

Monday, October 26, 2009

Ch{all}enge Masters Very First Design Team!!

WOO HOO I made first Design Team in a very long time, and I am so looking forward to getting back into the groove of things! Hope you'll come play with us!
Ch{all}enge Masters

Scraplift – *Elizabeth Rosemond - Tammy Folk

Gotta love scraplifting....

Friday, October 23, 2009

Look What I Got from Colorbok!

Sometimes I participate in online surveys for Colorbok and they offer the first x number of people who respond a gift....

I was lucky enough to be one of those "lucky" ones this time! My package finally arrived and was delivered by Fed Ex! I had no idea what the gift would be until I opened the box....The kit has over 1,000 pieces and it even came with a matching 12x12 album.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Live Chat with Darcy McNairy from Pink Persimmon Stamps

I wanted to let you all know that we are having a live chat at Cookin' up Creations with Darcy McNairy, the Owner of Pink Persimmon Stamps.

The chat is scheduled for Friday at 9:00 EST on October 23rd, 2009. So mark your calenders!!

We're looking forward to having Darcy on the site with us, and I hope that you'll join us for this awesome go, spread the word!

Cookin' up Creations

Pink Persimmon Stamps

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Ch{all}enge Masters

A few of the members on my site, are also on another site called
Ch{all}enge Masters. I've been to the site and registered, and it looks like it's going to be a lot of fun...lots of different challenges each month. Hopefully as I participate there, I'll be able to bring some new knowledge as well as techniques to my own site, so I'm very excited about that as well.

So, the reason for my ask? Well let me just say this, they have a design team call out now!! And I wanted to give all my scrapbooking friends a heads up!

Ch{all}enge Masters