Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Happy Birthday, Brother!

Soo...today is my BIG brother's 35th birthday! He's so old! HA! (I hope he reads today ;)) Happy Birthday! Hope you have/are having a great day!!!!!!

Can't wait to call him and tell him how old is, too! HEE HEE!

Ok...so, of course, things have been busy...yep, you guessed it! But there are only 3 days of school left for the C man! Wooo-HOO!! I'm probably more excited than he is! He had some really not great teachers this year...and I really try hard to give teachers the benefit of the doubt...I mean I would NEVER want their job and I totally admire men and women who can get up and teach 5 days a week...wether it be tiny, squirmy little ones or smart ankle teenagers...BUT, for these two ladies the benefit has just run out. And everyone that I have spoken to about the problems have said the same thing..."I wish you would have asked me before school started about them..." Including the previous principal. I just don't understand that. Are they just hanging in there for retirement...like, they hate their jobs and what they do and are miserable, but retirement is maybe right around the corner??? And I know MILLIONS of people in this world probably hate their jobs and are doing the exact same thing...but this isn't just any job...they are teaching my baby...preparing children for their future...
Well...I could go on and on...but I'll just end this rant before I get a little crazy :)

DH is off to the DR. this morning...hopefully to get his foot cleared. If you are new to my life, he had foot surgery at the beginning of the year for a fracture that happened LAST summer. Yes folks, he waited 6 months to go the dr....6 months walking around with a broken foot. I know, he's crazy!! BUT...hopefully it will be better today and he will be cleared! It's not been healing exactly the way it is supposed to and I think he's a little discouraged about it...I hope and pray it is done today and that it will be his last Dr's appt!!!!

Last night our small group did a dinner for our ministers and their spouses and then we had a mini redneck golf tournament after dinner. We had sooo much fun. If you are not familiar with redneck golf (I was also clueless until about a week ago) you can check it out here...It's actually A LOT of fun. Maybe something you can include in your next family outing!! I contributed a pie to the event, one of my faves...which I think is really great for summer...The name sounds kinda unappealing, but it is REALLY good...I like to warm it up in the micro before I eat it...YUMMMY!!! Here is the recipe for that too...Nothing like a good desert and some redneck golf!! HA!

Sunday night we had some REALLY bad weather roll through our area...I am completely fascinated with it and made the whole family go storm chasing with me. I WISH I had remembered to take my stinkin' camera, but unfortuantely I did not. I thought we would see a tornado fall out of it any minute...but it just kept rotating and nothing. Just when it started getting really exciting, it was time for church so we had to go back to town. Maybe next time...or maybe I just need to hook up with the Twister Sisters...

OK...onto some scrappiness...
Last week I won two RAK's from Scrap for a Cure...they had an online crop...Can't wait to see what I have won! It's a surprise!! WOOO-HOOO!! And I also did some Etsy shopping this weekend...aren't these the CUTEST tags. I can not wait to get them...Happy mail days for me this week!!! AND I thought I could give someone else a happy mail day, too! Just leave a comment with your fave Etsy store! There are sooo many, I want to know what I'm missin'! I'll draw a winner on Friday and send you some of these tags, plus some other goodies! GOOD LUCK!!!!


Here are some LO's from last week...
Here is my latest work for Triple the Sketch...It is a mini book/album I am working on for B..."All the Things I love @ 2"...

And here is a LO of C playing teatherball at school...(Ok, I googled teatherball/tetherball and it is spelled both ways...if you are an experienced teatherer/tetherer please let me know the official spelling :D)...

AND...in celebration of warmer weather...here is an old LO that I've never posted...C when he was little...











Well...I guess that is all for today! I really need to update more, so I'm not so long winded...sorry!!
Hope you have a GREAT week!!
Blessings...
Em

15 comments:

dannisdoodles said...

I placed an order with her last week too, how cool is that? She's my fave but another tag shop I really enjoy is: http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5023181&order=§ion_id=&page=2

have a great week girl!

hugs & love!
danni

Leslie Ashe said...

You're so cute Ember!!! Oh and your brother's not old! I AM!! He's younger than me! Happy Birthday to HIM!
LOVE your creations!!!
LOVE your etsyfindings too!

Amy W. said...

awsome scrappy stuff! yay for your little guy being out of school soon!

my fave etsy place...at the moment...is...http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5662379

love the link you shared. :)

Kelly said...

Good stuff! Your projects rock! I love that etsy store myself; I was actually gonna contact her about a custom order- wouldn't a mix of those goodies rock?

Danielle said...

LOVE those projects Ember!!! You are awesome!!! Sounds like you have been busy! Hmm, favorite Etsy store, the only one that I have even seen is the one you mentioned! I guess I don't etsy shop too much!

Dena said...

Sounds like we are having the SAME exact school issues. Zoe has a real bummer of a teacher this year and our principal is getting fired for get this....being drunk on the job! WTH?!?!
I love Elle's
http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5023181
May Third
http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5134586
Kootie's Closet
http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=11798325

All I can say is thank goodness the school year is almost over with and HAPPY BIRTHDAY To your oh so old brother LOL :)

Marie said...

WOWIE! These are all great! I love them all! You have great taste in music btw. I cant believe your hubby went for 6 months with a broken foot! YIKES! Oh and happy bday to ur brother! Be careful storm watching! Love Elle and my friend Aja has a great etsy.

http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5023181

http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5117100

Happay said...

you really have alot going on
love your mini-album

Staci said...

I don't etsy shop much myself (need to work on that, lol) but I have been to the one you mentioned and really liked it :-) Happy b-day to your brother! Frustrating about your experience with the school - I work in education and see that all the time, it makes no sense!

Nicole said...

That little album is adorable!

Anonymous said...

Thanks so much for the BDay wish. Thanks for the call too. I am glad that at least one of you can sing.
Love ya,
Unky P

Kara said...

Oh my. Your work is SO beautiful, that mini is fabulous! Thanks for the sweet comments on my blog. See ya around!

Lauren said...

that little album is soooooo cute! Happy birthday to your older brother! btw, the weather yesterday!!! The flooding was up to my tires! I love it here so far though!

Dena said...

Hey Ember! yes she was drunk and hung over at multiple school functions. Sweeeet huh!

June 1st is my big debut at Bad Girls and I am scared to death LOL. The girls on the team are just amazing.

Ohh and if you havent come and checked out the inspireME site for Websters Pages come on over and do so! We are giving out prizes today!!
www.websterspages.ning.com

renee lamb said...

um...ok...i did NOT know about your DH's foot. What a bummer!!! Good thing it's cleared now. And i just love love love the cover of you album...I am dying to see the rest girl! all your layouts are fantastic!! love them!