Saturday, October 07, 2006

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving to you all!
This is a big time of year for my family. My Birthday is the week of Thanksgiving (Oct 4) and my parents anniversary is October 8 (always falls on Thanksgiving weekend) so there is always something etc special to be thankful for this holiday season.

The Blog Challenge on the Go Scrapping Message Board this week is to tell everyone what you are thankful for. I have been thinking a lot about this -- I have a lot to be thankful for and am not sure if I can express it all here but, here it goes.

I am thankful for my entire family -- immediate and extended.
My husband, of course, we have been through a lot together in the 11 years we have been married and through it all our commitment to each other has been a blessing and has kept us together through thick and thin. My daughter is the Joy in my life. As I am sitting here writing this Blog, she is "styling" my hair and giving me hugs... Love my little girl. My parents, inlaws (or out-laws, depending on how you look at it :) , my sister and brother and sister in law, my niece, everyone has contributed to my life and have made me who I am today. To them, I am thankful.

I am thankful for my friends, my extended Go Scrapping family, my health, the fact that I always have enough: enough food in the fridge, enough gas in my car, enough heat in the winter and air in the summer, enough things to make my life comfortable so that I need for nothing. My life may not be glitzy but I have a scrapbook full of love and memories and a camera to capture more -- what else can I ask for??

This weekend I am at the trailer getting ready to close it up for the season. But first, I am taking a road trip to Chatham with Judy and Sheri from my Design Team and a couple other Go Scrapping friends. We are completing a CD Album at the LSS and I am really looking forward to it! :) I think it will make an awesome gift!!! Love Road Trips (yes, something else to be thankful for)

This week I will be busy organizing more Go Scrapping Events and getting ready for the upcoming Barrie Crop and the CreativFestival in Toronto on the 19-22. Lots to do but I wouldn't have it any other way!!! Can't wait! Hope to see you all soon!

Monday, October 02, 2006

Okay, Okay

Better Late than never....Right?? Sorry I have been "tardy" posting on my blog. I have been busy busy busy and it seems that the blog posts get pushed to the "to do" pile. Sorry Ladies (and any gents out there reading this too) I will be sure to make a better effort to keep this baby up to date! I promise!

Go Scrapping had its first 2006 Fall Day Crop on Sept 23 in Cambridge. What a blast! It was great to see everyone after a summer of picture taking and I was thrilled to meet 24 new Go Scrapping Croppers at this event. I "crowned" two new groupies (Yahoo!!) and "promoted" Leesa and Mat to "Platinum Groupie Status" too. Jen and I took pictures during the event and will post them on the Go Scrapping Website as soon as I get them (we used Jen's camera that day).

I was at the London Scrapbook Expo this weekend. I was there to help Hannah (Scrapping Turtle) at her booth. It was a great show with a really great attendance. Congratulations to the organizers!

After the show I went to Leesa's Birthday Party. I won't tell you how old she is (she'd kill me if I did)I will say that I was thrilled to be invited!! It was so nice to see the "groupie posse " in their homes, meet their scrubbys and see the scrap lair :) Thanks again for the invite -- I had a FANTASTIC time!!

This is going to be another hectic week. My DH is going to the trailer for the week with his dad and brother. Some nice Father/Son bonding time. DH and FIL went to the trailer this time last year as well. Looks like this may become a annual tradition for the Ellis men. I'm glad. It's good for them -- and it gets DH out of my hair LOL.....Just kidding *sort of* ;)

I am teaching a card class at Simply Scrapping on Tuesday. Looking forward to getting back into the teaching mode again. I just love it! And the Barrie Day Crop and the CreativFestival are just around the corner so I will be working on getting everything ready for those events too! Yahoo!!