Sunday, December 31, 2006

Christmas Celebrations have ended... until next year!

Saturday night we had my family's Christmas celebration. It was at my sister's house. There were 20 people there and it was a good time. As always... I enjoy spending time with my family. My uncle and aunt come in from Wisconsin too. It's nice to see everyone together during the holidays. The boys got more toys to play with. Transformers were the thing this year. Kind of funny, huh? I remember when Transformers were popular when I was a child. It's amazing how things come back on to the scene.

I hope everyone's christmas was wonderful! I can't believe it's over already...there will be more next year.

Crazy, but it's raining here. The end of January and it's 40 degrees during the day! Minnesota for ya'...

Have a safe night and Happy New Year!

P.S. I just noticed, after I added the pictures to the blog, that it looks like Tyler has a really big arm! How funny. It's actually my husband's arm... I left the picture because I just love it!

Friday, December 29, 2006

Lovin' this music...

I am so lovin' this album by Chris Daughtry. Remember him...from American Idol. I was so bummed when he had to go from Idol, but I knew there would be an album in his future. The album is awesome. I listened to the whole thing once all the way through. I usually can't do that with new CDs because I don't have the patience to listen to songs I don't know. Well this one is a good one, the entire thing. Someday when I actually have an office, I will have a radio too. I will be playing this one for sure while I scrap. The eye candy isn't too bad either. Love you, hubby...

Thank you to Sarah and Todd for getting this CD for me for Christmas. I almost bought it ahead of time but I held out because I knew I asked for it from them! Thank you...

Have safe and happy New Year celebrations this weekend!


Wednesday, December 27, 2006

The perfect day...

I just want to let you know that I think my Christmas day was almost perfect. To me it felt almost story book.

First - The Weierke's came over and we had brunch. We ate like kings, we had eggs, english muffins, sausage, bacon, waffles, along with tons of snacks.

We then opened gifts. It was so nice to see Matt and Ty open their presents - thanks Jen for sharing your kids with me.

The only drawback to Christmas, was that Jen had to work :-( She left our house a little after 2 - the boys settled down and played with their toys and we watched a few tv shows.

Believe it or not Ty, Joe and I took a short Christmas nap. I woke up to hearing Todd say to Matt - I think they are all sleeping - what should we do? So - they started playing X-box - it was perfect.

Both of these boys starting playing X-box - it was so cute. See the pics below. Joe and Ty continued to sleep and Matt showed me all the new tricks that he could do on his new skateboarding game. Can you believe that this 4 year old totally could kick butt at skateboarding?

To make it even better - Todd and I actually got the house decorated and cleaned for Christmas Eve - we even have pictures of us in front of the tree.

I hope you and your family had as good of a Christmas as I did! Wishing you and your family a great New Year!

Saturday, December 23, 2006

a GREAT quote...

This quote is SO perfect for the holiday season. Rember it while eating all you can eat during your gatherings with friends and families....

"Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways,chocolate in one hand, body thoroughly used up, totally worn out and screaming"WOO HOO what a ride!"

Happy Holidays to EVERYONE!

your Scraploft team,

Jenny and Sarah

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

I just need more time...

I need more time in every day. I can't get all I want to get done in a day...done in a day! Hmmm...if only there were 27 hours in a day. That would be a little bit of help to me. I did some christmas shopping today. For some reason I'm finding it hard to shop for people this year. I shopped for 6 hours and only officially finished one person. I bought more gifts for my boys, of course, but other than that I checked one other person off the buying list.

So, only two more days for us to finish up our shopping. Unfortunately, I have to work on Thursday and Friday. I was suppose to work the entire Christmas weekend, but I got the 23rd and 24th off. Anyway...I will be spending the next two days finishing up the shopping. A family trip down to Medford for the outlet mall is in store tomorrow evening. Then wrap, wrap, wrap away on Wednesday. Sarah and I will talk shop while I'm wrapping presents. We've been on a hiatus from meetings. Busy last couple of weeks.

Speaking of working Christmas. I do have to work Christmas day, but hey, it's triple pay! I will make over $700 for one day. More mula for scrapbook shopping after Christmas time! yes...
We will do Santa gifts and brunch with Sarah and Todd before I have to head off to work.

Enjoy your week! Take it easy if you are able to. Before the bustle of Christmas weekend is upon us...

Happy Holidays,

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

A Time to Party

Okay - so I went and saw Bonnie's beautiful scrap mecca last night. Oh my gosh, this room is beautiful! Seriously - this room isn't your run of the mill GREAT scrap room - it's a sanctuary for anyone who loves to be inspired.

Oh and the ambience of the whole house - it was warm and cozy and I had a great time laughing and crying (from laughing so hard) with the girls.

[Nicole - not sure why I didn't get a pic of you, but superimpose your pic right next to Bonnie]

Some of these girls I only see a few times a year. Note to self - hang out with these two more frequently - always good for a fun time.

And finally the loot!! Holy Cow!! I won the grand prize! Since I don't usually win jack - this was such a pleasant surprise. I ripped this basket open as soon as I got home - it was full of such great goodies. See pics below. (And this is just SOME of the stuff)

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

a fun weekend...

I had a pretty fantastic time this weekend. Friday, Sarah and I went scrapbooking. I worked on some layouts for a planner. I got 5 layouts done! Yes, they were small-6x8, but still 5 layouts! I was happy...

Saturday I slept in...needed that desperately. Last week was a tough, long one. The boys were driving me crazy. It didn't help that I only got 4-5 hours of sleep for three days! Anyways...finally broke down crying with my friend Janel stuck on the phone. Thanks Janel for listening to my sap! So I needed some sleep. Finally crawled out of bed at noon on Saturday. Did some shopping because I realized I didn't have a gift for my Tyler's party!

Tyler will be three on the 16th. Look at this baby picture of sweet. It seems like yesterday I was behind the camera trying to get that smile! We had his birthday party Sunday because next weekend is work weekend for me. We had our families over to celebrate. Boy...does my house seem small when there is that many bodies around. Matthew wanted to "help" open presents. Let's just say present opening was done in 5 minutes! Between Tyler, Matthew, and cousin Steven, there was no time for monkey business. The pictures I did manage to get will be fun to scrap. Less photos to narrow down that way.

Just thought I would blog a bit since we haven't for awhile. We've been taking it easy the last couple of weeks. We have a lot going on with other parts of our lives, so we decided to hang low for a while. Refresh with the new year. Scraploft is still up and running, don't worry! But the weekly meetings were put on hold. More time for family that way...which is great.


Thursday, December 07, 2006's cold outside!

Hello to all the people in warm weather out there! I wish I was with you right now! Yes, it is officially freakin' cold here! Currently 1 degree with a windchill of -10! Perfect weather for doing a little scrapbooking. Which, hmmm, Sarah and I will be doing tomorrow! I'm SO excited.

Before our lives got even busier with Scraploft's launch, we would try and scrap once a month. My main concern with starting a business in the industry is that I would stop scrapbooking. What you say?...yes STOP scrapping! I think since we went live (not counting the long retreat weekend in August...which rocked!) I have scrapped maybe 3 times. Sad, but true. That means 3 pages because I don't ever get more than one page done when I scrap with others. I like to talk, what can I say! So last meeting Sarah and I decided that we are going to try and get back into scrapbooking once a month. I'm pumped for that. I need to use all of this paper we keep getting into our office!

So, bundle up and get together this weekend with your scrapping posse. Talk, laugh, scrap, talk some more, laugh some more, and hey maybe scrap again!

Stay warm all you people in the chilly weather! Wear your hats and gloves. Yes, I even bought a hat this year! I haven't warn a hat for years! Starting to not care about the hair as much I guess. If you are in warm thankful and send a little our way.


P.S. I am just sick over the tragedy in Oregon. I can only imagine what that man went through in the cold weather. My prayers and blessings go out to those families who knew Mr. Kim.

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

ugh...I hate pictures!

I hate pictures of myself lately! I will chalk the picture from a previous post up to the fact it was taken after a long day of walking and shopping! I wasn't paying attention when she took the phto either! I will catch Sarah in action one of these days. It's kind of hard when I don't bring my camera along to meeting I guess, huh? LOL! Good times, good times. But the pictures do show what we do for this business of ours. That was a good shipping day!


Fancy Pants pictures!

Here are some pictures of the new Fancy Pants' collections-Clair de Lune and Mulberry Road. Enjoy!


Monday, December 04, 2006

A day (or night) in the life of Scraploft

So here's some pictures of what it's like to work at Scraploft - yes I know it isn't glamorous - but it's our life and we like it.

This is Jenn processing our orders. Look at how hard she is working :-) And this is what it looks like when we're packing items up. Oh - how I love the stack of boxes waiting to go to the post office.

Just a little insight on our lives on a Monday night.

Be sure to checkout the new Fancy Pants - so very cute!

Sunday, December 03, 2006

Fancy Pants is here!

The beautiful Fancy Pants Designs' collections, Claire de Lune and Mulberry Road,have arrived at Scraploft! I am so excited for these new arrials! We have the ribbon, flowers, rubons, and die cuts to match both collections as well! The Mulberry Road would be perfect for some Valentine's layouts or even cards. The Claire de Lune is another paper that we have to be used for the holidays. These papers are rich with color. I am going to do a page about my new hair color with the Claire de Lune. Stay tuned for that layout! Come check out the new papers at our site!


P.S. The picture link isn't working right now for blogger, so I will have to add pictures later. Meanwhile you can see the pictures of the collections live on!