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Monday, June 13, 2011

Running and Jumping and Smiling

What a week!  I apologize for being a bit down last week.  I am definitely feeling so much better this week.  There is something magical about the sweet giggles of my girls. Ahhhh...makes me happy.  So glad to have them home for the summer. 

Our first Wednesday of delivering food to the elderly couldn't have gone better.  The girls had a blast and we met some of the sweetest people. After we got done with delivering food, stopped to play a little Lazer Tag.  The girls got buy one get one free tickets at a hockey game last month and we hadn't had a chance to use them yet.  Although the girls have both played before (L actually had her last birthday party at a Laser Tag place) I have never played.  I have to admit, it was a LOT of fun.  We may have to go back again some time. We just need to talk to those girls about the hazards of ganging up on their mother. It could lead to extra chores you know! :)

This weekend was great.  Saturday morning after sleeping in we headed downtown for GermanFest.  They did have a few things for the kids to do but the main highlight for all of us, besides the food of course, was the 8th annual Wiener Dog Races.  I laughed so hard watching those sweet dogs run down the lane.

Isn't he the cutest? 

After leaving GermanFest we did some shopping for the girls.  We ended up leaving their swingset in Bloomington when we moved.  It had already made two moves and we felt that it was just time to let the poor thing stay in one place. :)  Although the girls did not actually swing on it a whole lot anymore it definitely was still a place they hung out with their friends.  We decided that we would get them a trampoline when we got a yard.  To the great pleasure of my girls, the landscaper recommended we get the trampoline before he got started and set it up so we knew exactly where we wanted it.  He is going to put mulch down so we don't have to worry about mowing under it.  I am glad he made this recommendation because we actually ended up moving it from its original place. It took quite a while to set up yesterday but by evening it was ready for them to use.  They jumped in that thing for 3 hours!  Needless to say, they are out there again this morning. :)  It is definitely a kid magnet.  The little 3 year old from across the street was over for a bit last night with her mom and dad. We had told them to bring her over after they got home from their graduation parties. Then later the little soon to be 5th grader that lives down the road came over to jump for a while too.  I think it is going to be a hit. :) 

As promised, I am going to give away my Scrapbook Trends magazine.  And the winner is......


Please send me your address Patty!
I hope to be giving away another magazine in the next week or so.  I have a layout in this month's BHG but have not got my comp issue yet. 

I wanted to share a card I made for Emma's a couple of weeks ago.  Lots of Prima on this one. 

One last bit of news I want to share with you.  I am going to be a part of a brand new challenge blog called Challenge Me Happy.  Please check it out. There are going to be amazing inspiration projects, fun challenges and lots of goodies to give away.  I can't wait to show you the layout I created for the reveal this week. 

Have a wonderful week and thank you so very much for stopping by!!!


pattyo said...

Oh, I'm so excited that I won! Thank you! Your contact me link won't work for me. I do have an e-mail address for you from a while back, but I'm not sure it's still the same. I will send you my address there--if you don't get it today, contact my e-mail which is and let me know how to reach you.
P.S. Love the card!

Annelie Maddock said...

So happy that you're on the team! Can't wait for the big reveal! And also, what a wonderful card!!

Charlene said...

I'm so glad to hear your better sweet friend!! :-) It sounds like the girls did the trick! I wish my kids were little again! I have the grandkids but not everyday and miss that :-)

Gorgeous card with all the Prima!!

Marie/Mison said...

I really love your card. The colors are fab!

Anonymous said...

Hi Lisa! Just stopping by to say hello.. looking forward to working with you at Challenge Me Happy!! That card is super sweet and I love all that Prima you have used!!

Anonymous said...

Hi Lisa! Just stopping by to say hello.. looking forward to working with you at Challenge Me Happy!! That card is super sweet and I love all that Prima you have used!!

Laura Evangeline said...

I love the picture of the dog! :-)

Audrey Pettit said...

Sounds like your summer is off to a great start, Lisa! Laser tag and trampoline= mucho fun for all! Love, love sweet summertime for just these get to play with your kiddos again. :)
Love your gorgeous card! SO stunning!