Random stuff bout Me, Chad, Shelby or anything else I feel like talking about

Sunday, March 29, 2009

I chased paper yesterday

Yesterday, the Scrap Pack & I participated in the 2nd Annual NW Paperchase. Basically you purchase a passport and a pin and go to local scrapbook stores and can purchase your items for 20%. You also get your passport stamped and once you have 14 of the 28 stores stamped you are put in a drawing. Well...we only hit 8 stores yesterday and though I can hit a few on our way down to Long Beach next week, I won't be around to return my passport to my home store.

But it was A LOT of fun! We started off in Bothell after a hearty breakfast at Crystal Creek Cafe (a tad pricey mind you) Then it was off to Singin' in the Rain where I became obsessed with finding a stamp of a Starbucks like coffee mug (though I am pretty sure I already have one at home). The next store I found some monkey paper in which I want to stick pic's of my brother on it since we refer to him as "Uncle Monkey" After a bit of turbulant ride (Jen not realizing how curvy the corner was and then the idiot that came to almost a complete stop on the freeway!) we made it to Lasting Memories in Lynnwood where we went chick hunting. Then we went to my new favorite scrapbook store which is Urban Scrapbooker in Edmonds. It is a bit out of the way for me but the people there are SO friendly and their prices are really good! PLUS I donated a TON of our misc scrapbook supplies which they donate to high schools, girl scouts, etc.

After a nice lunch at Ivars (yum - clam chowder!) and talk of taking my mom to the vet to have her put down (you really had to be there) we headed to Shoreline at which point I remembered this paper I had seen in an email I had received and I became obsessed with trying to locate it! Of course I remembered nothing about the paper except for what it kind of looked like. I could not however remember the company that made it or the name of the paper! Sigh......

Then the race was on as we were coming towards the end of the day and to the time that scrapbook stores started to close! We dashed in to the one minutes before they closed but luckily got our passports stamped (and got some yummy chocolate too!). Then I talked the group in to stopping at Ben Franklin because, well, we were going to drive right by it and I said (and I quote) "We don't have to buy anything. We can just go in and get our passports stamped" Ha, ha, ha!!! Yeah, we all walked out of there with something.....!

After one more coffee to get us those last few miles home, we were done!! I was off to pick up my kiddo (who had been with Uncle Monkey & kids) that day and then home to my hubby!

It is amazing how a day of shopping can wear you out! I was pooped and curled up on the couch soon after I got home!

Now today it is off to scrapbook (I mean do laundry! Yeah, that is it!) and spend time with my family!

Saturday, March 21, 2009

What happens in Vegas....

I don't think I have ever had so much fun in Vegas! I have gone before but its always been with Chad and for car type things. Oh yes, I did enjoy those times but this time was just different. Maybe because I didn't have Chad going "Do we really need any more souveniers?" But he should be proud! I did stay away from all the silly touristy souveniers!

I did not win big. In fact I didn't even break even! I would have liked to maybe win a little spending $$$. But we gambled, shopped, shopped some more, ate lots and just had a good time!

We stayed at The Excalibur and they had a $25 all you can eat all day buffet. Basically you pay $25 and can go back to the buffet that whole day. Great deal but really, after the third visit, I was quite stuffed and quite sick of buffets. If I see another one it will be TOO soon!

It was also nice to go somewhere where it was not snowing!! I actually wore shorts and short sleeve tops!

And that is all I am at liberty to mention about my trip. As you know...What happens in Vegas....Stays in Vegas!!

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Check out our new Harley

Here is the new addition to our family! Our new little puppy Harley! she is part Airedale, part Border Collie - or as we like to call her, a Borderdale!! :)

We drove to Wenatchee to get her. Which normally would not be all that bad but the snow in the pass was AWFUL! And of course it really didn't get much better close to home either. Where is spring?

Anyway, just a short blog but wanted to post info on our new girl!

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Vegas, Baby!!!!

In about 9 days I will be getting on a plane to meet up with my friend Nikki in Vegas. She lives in AZ and we rarely see each other (but of course we IM/email every day!!!!!!!!!!) Well a few weeks back we decided a Girls Weekend was in order and we figured Vegas was a good meeting point. It is about a 5 hr drive for her I think and of course I can fly. Well I can't fly...I will get on a plane that can fly....

Anyway, I am SOOOO excited! And her sis-in-law Jane will be going to. Jane is Nick Carter's mommy! Nick Carter from the Backstreet Boys!!!

Anyway, it should be fun! Shopping, a little gambling, mani's, pedi's...whatever!!

What is funny about Nikki is how our lifes could have crossed in the past. We got to talking the other day and I was talking about where my grandparents lived. The more we talked we realized she grew up near my grandparents and frequently road her bike to the Skaggs that we used to always go to when we went to visit my grandparents! Then we got to talking about where my other grandparents had lived and she said her grandma had lived near there as well and she even remembers driving the church I used to go to as a kid!!

It is just weird how you meet someone and come to realize how many times your life could have crossed in the past, and then you kind of wonder what life would be like IF you had crossed paths before. I mean I know we all meet when we do for a reason but it just makes you wonder.

Anyway, I am just so excited to see her! I have already started to get a new wardrobe. Gotta get all gussied up you know...What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas...right???? Wink, wink!!!