Saturday, February 23, 2013

Best Day EVER!

This was the declaration made by Hope on the way home from the family fun night at her school.  She was pretty excited since she won the raffle prize she REALLY wanted.  In fact, it was the only raffle that she put her tickets in for a chance to win.


Yep that is one giant horse, and of course two small ponies too.  She has named them Arabella and Tori for the kids and Sofia is the mom.  :)  She is one excited girl tonight, and of course they are all sleeping with her too.  Good thing she has a full size bed so there is room for everyone.

They had all kinds of games, but I think Hope played Bingo the most.  I was a volunteer tonight, so I got to serve pizza all night long.  :)  We had a LOT left over, so we started selling whole boxes of pizza and we sold them right up to the very end.  BUT we finally got them all sold! 

Friday after school, several kids in the neighborhood talked me into to taking them sledding.  Luckily, one of the other moms came along too.  I was a little worried about keeping track of 5 kids, but more worried how I would keep track of them all if something happened to one of them.  Anyway, we didn't have to worry about all that and they all had a great time.




As I was looking through these photos, I realized that all but one of the kids in the pictures are adopted (and one foster).  How ironic is that?????

I love our neighborhood and getting to know all the kids and parents.  As Hope has gotten older, and once she was in school, we really started to get to know a lot more of our neighbors.  

Some of the same kids showed up again today and wanted me to take them sledding again, but I had a few other things I needed to get done.  So they went back for a second try and one of the other moms and finally got them to agree to take them.  FUNNY!

I hope there are some good snow related scrapbooking lines that come out this summer at CHA because I have a LOT of pictures to scrapbook from this winter.  :)

And speaking of scrapbooking...here are a few cards I created using the scraps from the Easter Egg Hunt layout (and a few other odds and ends too) I shared in my last post.


I love using up older supplies when creating cards.  I have had these metal flowers for a LONG time.



I bought these hexagon dies a while back and I finally broke them out to create this card.


There is that other metal flower....


Strangely, I feel a sense of accomplishment when I use up all of a product and get to through away the packaging, etc.  I feel the same way when I use up as much of a set of scraps that I can to create cards.  Luckily, I have a great place to sell them here locally and to my friends and family too.  I helps support my habit.  LOL!!!!!  Because I always need more STUFF!!!!!

Ok, I am off to create some more cards from layout scraps that I have had for quite a while.  It is finally their time to shine.  :)  I will share them soon!

Everyone have a great night!

Darla


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