Saturday, June 09, 2007

Lots to catch up on!

Okay...wow...it's been a while since I've posted. Let's see what I've been up to in the last month.

I went to the Pick of the Patch retreat. It was so much fun! It's great to get together with friends that you don't get to see often. I got to meet Angelo. He is SO CUTE!!!!!! Like, seriously! So smiley. It was cute, when Jenn's husband, Jim, came to pick him up so she could scrap the night away, Angelo just stared at him smiling. I thought that was adorable! Shannon and Danielle shared a room with Julia and I (we spent the whole weekend scrapping and playing together). We had great ambitions of getting up early to run and scrap, but when you don't make it to bed before 2am, it doesn't quite work out that way. *S* I took some amazing classes! Yolanda Robinson is amazing (she designs for Fontwerks)! I would take another class with her in a second! I'll make sure I take photos of the cute felt book we made and post it soon. I also took a class from Kah-Mei from Fontwerks. I love her new rub-ons!!!! She is so sweet and uber talented! I was totally blown away with all the techniques that she used in the class. Everyone I show the book to is in awe too! And then the super crazy talented Tracy Kyle. I didn't finish all the layouts, but that was a fun class too. I pretty much won back in prizes what I paid for the classes too, which was a total bonus!

I promise that I'll post photos of the stuff I got (really Jenn...I promise!), but I won a $1000 shopping spree at a great linen and bath store in Victoria, Heirloom Linens. I received a phone call while I was sorting my mail on a Monday morning and the guy from the station asked if I would hold and talk to him on the air for a minute. I really didn't think anything of it, because it's a talk radio station. When he came back on he said that when I had called a few weeks earlier I had been entered into a draw for a prize, and I had won a really great one. It was kind of exciting, and a great way to start a Monday morning off!

Oh, and I'm the June guest designer over at POTP. I had fun with the kit. There's a super cute Maya Road scalloped mini book that came with it too, but I made my own mini book with the cardstock in the kit.


Next Sunday is the New Balance Half Iron triathlon here in Victoria. Adam is racing it and trying to qualify for a spot in Ironman Canada in Penticton this year. I'm sure he can do it and I'm so dang excited to go to Ironman! We were talking about it with some friends the other day. It's going to be awesome!!

Here's a layout I made at Karen's crop last weekend. It was a fun day! I think this has become one of my favourite layouts! I love those MM glitter stickers!


And I'm still running. I'm so glad I signed up for Heidi's BPS class just because it gave me the boost I needed to start. I've enjoyed it more than I thought.

Oh, ya. And poor Colin broke his collar bone almost three weeks ago. It was the holiday Monday in May and he was out skateboarding with a friend and fell off his skateboard. He got up crying and walked over to his friend and told him that he thought he had broken a bone. His friend walked him home, which I thought was really nice. When Colin walked into the house (I actually heard the dogs upstairs barking and had opened the door to see if Colin was home and heard him crying as he walked up the side of the house) he told me that he fell off his skateboard and had a bunch of road rash. I don't remember him saying that he thought he broke a bone, but when I helped him take his t-shirt off he winced and I could tell right away that he had a broken collar bone. So we were at the hospital probably 20 minutes after it happened. He was wearing a helmet though, SO i'm really happy about that! A week later I washed his sling and shrunk it (silly mom!) and we had to go back to the hospital to get him a new one. The nurse there recognized me and remembered Adam and his accident last summer (she said she felt really bad putting the two slings on him). Pretty funny that my two guys have both broken their collar bones now. Everyone at work says it'll be my turn next summer. I hope not!! He's doing really well now and you can hardly tell that he broke it. He just can't carry a back pack on it yet, or climb up his bunk bed.

Well, I'm watching Blue Crush and scrapping, so I'm off to do that. I hope everyone is enjoying the start of summer!

2 comments:

Denise said...

Gosh Cate, it's been forever since I've checked in on you. So glad to see an update and it sounds like you're doing well. Love your recent pages and I'm definitely going to have to trip over to POTP to check out your DT stuff.

JennD said...

It's about time you updated. *S*

It was great to see you at the retreat. And Angelo is pretty cute, isn't he?

I'm still waiting for those pics of your loot but I'll keep waiting patiently .*S*

Totally love all your scrapbooking this month. Your gorgeous Pageframe album, your POTP DT stuff and the pages you did at Karen's crop - love them all!