Monday, October 22, 2007

Back in the swing of things....

Alrighty then, so I am FINALLY back to being me--no injuries, no illness, just plain me! We got back from Cuba last Sunday and I'm only now back to myself. We had a GREAT time in Cuba--great weather, great friends, BUT we decided to take a little trip off the resort to an old coffee plantation (among other things, including snorkeling in a freshwater cave--VERY creepy!) Obviously we weren't thinking clearly (probably too much rum) because we decided to eat lunch there. Yup, BIIIIGGG mistake. The four of us got what I like to call "Castro's Revenge" and were sick like dogs for almost a WEEK! Thank goodness it was one day before coming home and not at the beginning of the week cause that would have sucked big time! Anyhoo, spent the last day and a half of the trip mostly in the bathroom, then had a 3:15 am flight home from Varadero, arrived at my mom's around 8am to see the kids. Fast forward about two hours, and the Gooch is on my lap, when suddenly, he sticks his finger in my eye. Now, normally, this would have just hurt a little bit and I would have been fine, HOWEVER, I had just finished saying to my mom that the Gooch's finger nails needed to be trimmed, so the seemingly innocent poke in the eye turned into a SCRATCHED CORNEA! Yup, had a pirate patch and everything! My eye is better now, after 5 days of gooey antibiotics and the patch, then two days of "incognito" sunglasses.

All in all, a great, relaxing vacation, wouldn't ya say? Can't wait till the next one...

Saturday, October 6, 2007

Ta Da!

Well, I'm finishing some last minute packing, but I still found the time to squeeze in a few pages on a Friday night (almost 6 to be exact, but since 3 are for my DT for November, and one is a double page that I still can't figure out how to scan and glue together as a 12x24 LO), I'll only post two layouts for now....made with the *NEW* Scrapmode papers!

Loved working with the "Rockstar" line:

And also liked using the "Passion" line, but for something cutesie for Ella-Boo:

Anyway, I'm off for a week of beach and mojitos, and sun and mojitos, and music and mojitos, and snorkeling, and did I mention...MOJITOS! Adios mi amigos! Hasta luego!

Friday, October 5, 2007

Some of Ella's work...

So, I let Ella take charge of the camera for a bit (her new favourite thing to do), and here are the results... I have to say that at first I was really only impressed with the first shot, but decided to scrap all three cause they remind me that although life isn't perfect, it sure can be fun and filled with love!

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Breast Cancer awareness month

As a challenge on SQ, I did a page all in pink to salute breast cancer awareness and survival (well, except for the tiny touches of black in the writing and title).

My grams had breast cancer, my great-aunt had breast cancer, my aunt had a lumpectomy and my mom has had a lumpectomy, so let me tell ya, I check my boobs ALOT! As should every woman! So, as soon as you're done reading this, go feel yourself up!