Thursday, April 22, 2010


So, those of you in the craft world... i'm sure you know what i'm talking about when i say " I have to have Cricut!" Okay, so i don't have to have one... in fact, i can't even justify spending the money on one... i've lived my entire life with out one... i've done plenty of craft projects with out one... however.... I HAVE TO HAVE ONE.
Well, my wish has come true... I still can't justify spending the money on one... but, I did talk my dad into buying one for work. We are opening up a new store and need a bunch of signs. we priced out vinyl signs and it's ridiculous... so, i went with the argument that Cricut can do all that.... and it's not THAT much.... and vinyl is cheap....
Well, apparently I won that debate, cause we are getting one!!!! Yeah!!! I'm so excited I can't hardly stand it. He decided that he needs to get the Cricut expression???? I actually know NOTHING about the Cricut. So, it will be a learning experience...
However, i've been out in Blog world looking at all the cute crafts i can do with a Cricut.
A whole new world has opened up. LOL

My first Cricut project...
Lindsey @ Inspiring Creations has a tutorial for these Spring Blocks. (it makes me sound like i know who she is... I think she is fantastic, even if i've never even talked to her)
Well, These spring blocks were so cute i just had to try making them... or something like it. I actually started to make them... All i have left is to put the letters on the blocks! (that's where the cricut will come in handy)
I'll try to post some pictures soon of how mine turned out... Hopefully, we'll get the Cricut sooner then later and i can start playing....

Thursday, April 8, 2010

So THIS is how it's going to be...

we are part way through month 4 this year... and this is my first post. So much for New Year's resolutions. I have all of these great ideas for posts and just don't get to them. My biggest hold up on this one was pictures. I wanted to post pics of baby Jaison. I have a brother who is a photographer... do you think i have any pics yet of my baby? NONE. well, that's not true. A few weeks after Jaison was born, Dave came down and took like 200 pics... He put it on a zip drive for me... do you think i ever remember to grab the zip drive on my way to work? no, of course not. I keep thinking when my life is more organized i can get pictures done... And just when i think that's going to happen.... my computer breaks down, my washing machine breaks... my toilet starts leaking... and work - well, work is a whole other story...

So, i've come to the realization that chaos is my life organized. Organized chaos... as long as i can handle that... I'm set! LOL
So, with no further Adu -

He was due on Feb. 6th. On the 11th I went in for a stress test. I wasn't dilated at all. But, the doctor said that we could induce... Well, of course i said okay! So, I got settled into the hospital. Sean went back to work. I told him i'd call him when things started happening... They started the pitocin about noon that day. The doctor came in shortly there after and broke my water. A few hrs later I got my epidural. And Sean came back in later that evening. My mom and Stephanie came as well. To make a long boring story short... I went from nothing to all the way in a matter of a few mins. And at 10:30pm Jaison Michael was born. He weighed in at a hefty 6 lbs 12 oz. We stayed in the hospital for 2 days. I came home Saturday. Sunday was my day off work... And Monday morning i starting working.... Okay, well... I answered the phones from home. So, not really working... but, still had to deal with work stuff. The following week I went back to work... Short maternity leave. But, that's what i get for having the baby during the busiest time of year.

The pics below are from a few weeks later.

1st Bath!

Look at all those curls!