Sunday, July 21, 2013

Where do I even begin...

I have been so busy packing up for our move, which is TOMORROW, I haven't been very good about blogging.  Lots of this and that to share.

As I mentioned, we close tomorrow on our new house.  We are so excited and I can't wait to get my new scrapbook room all set up.  On our final walk thru today I verified there is a lock on the door, so I can easily keep out anyone I don't want in there with me when I desperately need some alone time.  Now that doesn't mean she won't go outside to the window.  LOL!

While we were packing, we found a piggyback of Hope's that we had forgotten about.  We had been putting all her birthday money, etc. in it for years.  Then when she got old enough and wanted to start spending it we hid it so she wouldn't just blow every dime she got.  When I found the back high up on a shelf I didn't think it had much in it because it didn't rattle.  Well, it didn't rattle because it was mostly paper money.  She was pretty excited as we started pulling out the money.  Joe told her if she had enough we would take her to get a new bike.

Well, she had enough to get a new bike, helmet, the DBD Wreck-it Ralph and a can a Pringles and had 15 cents to spare.  LOL!

Hope has Vacation Bible School (VBS) this week.  Luckily the twins are going too, so Hope is staying all night at Dawn's tonight and Grandma D is going to take them to VBS.  When I told her about the arrangements, she said that would give Joe and I time alone (and then started making kissing sounds).  Oh my!  By the way, Dawn just sent me a text asking me if we were kissing yet.  LOL!  Too tired for kissing, and Joe is too busy estimating how long it is going to take him to move each row of boxes into the moving truck in the morning.

Last week was Hope's annual trip down to visit Aunt Dee and Uncle Kirk in KC.  Of course the twins and grandma Deloris went too.  She had a lot of fun and this year Dawn and I decided to go down a little early and go to Oceans of Fun with them.  After the girls were done protesting that we were interfering with their time with Dee, they finally allowed us to come along to the park and have fun too.

Later than night the grown ups got to go to a retirement party for my sister Dee, who technically is just retiring from one job (in MO) to work in another job (in KS).  I guess that says a lot about loving what you do.  :)

I don't have any good pictures from their week down there, but I do have a funny story.  Of course it came from Hope...

Every year they usually have several meals at home and they eat out on the deck enjoying the weather. They like to play the game telephone, where one person whispers to the next person and the phrase has usually changed a LOT by the time it gets all the way around the table.  WELL...Hope was sitting next to Kirk and he was whispering in her ear.  She told him she couldn't hear what he said because..."your breath smells so bad it melted my ear!"  LOL!  I laughed so hard I was crying.

Alright, we have a LONG day ahead of us tomorrow and the rest of the week getting everything unpacked, all the utilities, cable, internet, etc. set up, so signing off for awhile.  I will be back to start sharing lots of new creations made in my new space.

Here are a few cards to share that would be great to give to the friends that helped us finish up the last of the packing yesterday.  Kristi and Evon, you are two of the best friends anyone could EVER ask for in a lifetime!  Thanks for being great friends!

As usual, all these cards were made from paper scraps left over from various layouts I have created.  I have been expanding my stamp sentiments over the years, so they are starting to not look all the same, but I do have my favorites.  :)

Anyway, I am off to try and get a good nights rest.  See you soon!

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