Saturday, July 29, 2006

Here I am!! I am swamped right now, and for the next couple of weeks, but I'm here!! LOL This coming week is our VBS...we're doing "Arctic Edge: Where Adventure Meets Courage!" VERY cute stuff, and it's very Alaska-like stuff...this is a backdrop I've painted...

It was actually pretty easy to paint. I used a light projector to draw my design (a die cut I've had for a few years from the Smokies that has a silouette of trees & a bear), and I just kinda freehanded the rest. Now, I'm still not done, this has been an insane week, and this next one will only be that much MORE insane...

Not only is it VBS week, but I'm keeping a couple of kiddos from church for 2 1/2 days (overnights) while a lady has surgery & is recovering this week. These kids' homelife is questionable, they've been passed around the family, and are with their Grandma & Grandpa right now...and that situation just got a little strange...Please pray for this family...we'll call them the West Virginia family...Just a lot of weird stuff/rumors/etc...

So, after VBS week, on the 7th, we're going to the Ohio State Fair!! :) STEVEN CURTIS CHAPMAN FOR $12!!!!!!!!! Can you say, YAY!?!?! LOL So, of COURSE we're going!! LOL I think Princess will LOVE it :) The fair, anyway...we'll see about the concert...

THEN, on Wednesday (not this coming, but the following Wed.) we're going to the Columbus Zoo!! We've got a free child's admission coupon off of a Diet Coke 2-liter!! :) When I told Mom & Dad, they wanted to come, too, so I think Princess will ABSOLUTELY love that!! :)

Here's an ADORABLE pic of CutiePie!! :) Mom went to Utah for a family reunion (no, we're not Mormons for the average passer-by)... So, while she was gone, I got to watch CutiePie for them, and took this pic of her in Princess's old swing...

Now, a disclaimer, I took both these pics with my cell phone, so that's why they're blurry...my digi cam is charging up, and actually, we'd misplaced the rechargable batteries, so it was dead at the BEST photo ops this week!! Of course!! ::rolling eyes:: Oh, well...

Let's see, what else have I been up to? I've really enjoyed having some girl time this summer with my teacher friends!! :) Carebear & English are a lot of fun, and it's been GREAT keeping in touch with them so much this summer!! Lunch time has worked out to be the best time to meet!! :) It's been a lot of fun!! :) This week we're meeting at Carebear's house since I have VBS...It's been GREAT to have "girl-time." And, it's been great for Princess to have another little girl to play with!! English's daughter will be 4!! this September!! So, a little bit of an age difference, but they seem to really get along well with each other. It's so much fun to see them playing girly things :)

We finally put Princess in her big girl bed last night!! She did OK, but kinda fell out of her bed a couple times (always softly, we only know because King found her on the floor a couple times when he looked in on her). So, other than that, it went well...Now for tonight, and tomorrow's naptime!! I'm a little nervous about naptime...

Today, I went to breakfast with Mom & the "Hen Party" gals (Mom's friends from HS & growing up...and my cousin Shoptilyadrop, MathTeacher, & SingingCousin (and actually, Phyl, that sings with Dad, too, came :) ) It was NICE!! We met at Clifton Mill, and WOW does it ever look different in the summertime!! LOL FYI, Clifton Mill is a MAJOR Christmas lights display from Thanksgiving thru Jan. 1st or something like that...In the summer all the trees are full & there's lots of overgrowth where there's just twiggy trees in the winter...But the mill still works during the summer!! It's a very pretty view :)

Well, I think that brings us pretty much up to date...King's been VERY busy with finishing up his quarter at school this week. I think that's why I don't get online very much...I don't usually get a chance during the day, and when I normally would get on at night, he's on here, so I don't get on at all...Just a vicious cycle LOL I've been trying to read, though, but feel VERY out of the loop!! I hope you all still check my blog!! LOL :)

Talk to ya later!! :)

6 comments:

Andrew & Dawn said...

Missing you Mandy! Princess in her own bed? Wow - time is flying!
Dawn

Anonymous said...

I was wondering if you fell in the toilet or what!??!?! Glad things are going well! I've missed reading about your crazy days!!!!!

Hope you have a wonderful VBS!

Lots of Love!
Kelley

Josy said...

I thought you got lost in the wilds of your garden, lol!

Sounds like things are definitely busy!

Missy said...

Hey Cousin! I've missed you! I had almost given up checking you blog daily to see if you updated! So, glad you did! I've missed keeping up with you this way! We REALLY need to have you all over soon. It has been WAY too long! I was hoping y'all would be at dinner the other night....but not that I really got to talk to adults very much....just trying to keep the kiddos entertained!

Yeah...VBS is a LOT of work, but so rewarding! So, praying that the week goes smoothly and that the Lord blesses each little heart that attends. Great job on the scenery!!!

And how brave of you to offer to watch kids overnight...and during VBS week. Good luck with that!!!

Keep us posted! Miss ya and love ya lots!!!!

Andrew & Dawn said...

Mandy, me again - ya have to tutor me on adding songs n' stuff to my blog! Awesome! Love the songs you choose! BTW, I thought that 'king' was your dog - but then it seemed like your DH in another sentence! LOL

Missin' ya! Email me? I lost your address when our computer crashed.
D

Sara said...

Cutie Pie's name suits her. She's adorable. She looks bigger than Piglet! I love the bow too.

Sorry you're having such a busy time. I hope everything goes well with VBS and watching the extra kids. Good luck with that!