Friday, September 12, 2008

High/Low - September 11th + Freebie

So I missed last week's HIGH/LOW mostly because I just didn't feel like I had anything to say. But a good friend, Pete kept mentioning to my hubby so I guess I better do it this week! LOL! (Thanks for caring Pete!)

Honestly, I have had too many LOWs this week with not feeling well, financial stresses, not having our vehicle fixed yet, and other little things that just made it a rotten week for me! BUT I don't want to dwell on it, so I am trying to find the blessings in my life and so I'll just share some of the HIGHs for the week instead. :)

DESIGN UPDATE:
So I have actually been on a roll with designing lately. I am the coordinator for the Birthday Bash 4 at Digitals coming up on October 1-8th and we have tons planned. But I was able to get my grab bag done (3 new products), my blog train freebie done, my mega kit submissions done as well. AND my Sister by Heart, Georgia and I almost have another kit done for you all! So lots of new stuff coming up and I'm feeling good that I'm caught up for now.

In regards to the book I illustrated, PRINCESS SECRETS, there is a little bit of a delay there. We got the proof back and some pages turned out way too dark, so I am having to do some more work on it (hopefully I will finish today) and then we get get another proof and make sure that everything looks right! Unfortunately, my funds to purchase the books to sell on my blog are no longer available - so, I am going to have to rethink some things - we are hoping to get this book published within the month - how do you all feel about doing a pre-order here on my blog? Would you purchase that way?


PERSONAL UPDATE:
So one of the good things this week is a result of the fact that I am pretty caught up on my design work - I have actually had the opportunity to READ! I even stopped my movie/tv obsession this week and just read. Would you believe I finished the whole TWILIGHT Series again (by Stephanie Meyer - 4 books), plus I re-read one of my favorites, THE PRINCESS by Lori Wick, and using my iPod I finished listening to THE SILVER CHAIR - by C.S. Lewis (4th book in the Narnia series). So it has been a fun thing to get into some different worlds this week!


So, my daughter started preschool this week! I just can't believe what a social butterfly she is. She's only 3 and I really thought I would wait an extra year before sending her to school, but she just wouldn't have that. JJ has been going to school for like 3 weeks now and she wanted to go with him everyday. So finally her preschool started and she was just so excited. She is going for 2 days a week (Tuesday & Thursday) for 2 1/2 hours each day. It's not enough for her - she would like to go every day - but we can barely afford the 2 days thing, so it will just have to do.

So let me tell you how the first day went. So on Tuesday, we sent JJ off to school on the bus at 8:40am and then had to get in the car immediately to get Beth to her preschool at 9am. We meet her teacher and get her backpack hung up by her name and then she says "Leave, Mom." So I left LOL. 2 1/2 hours later I come back and all the kids are playing on the playground. Beth sees me and she says, "Go home Mom, I want to stay here." LOL And then she cried all the way home because she didn't want to leave. So much for separation anxiety - geez! So she just loves school!

Here's her first day of school pictures:





And I never shared JJ's first day pictures either so I thought I'd do that now too. Unfortunately, we didn't get a very good one out of him - he looks like he is grimacing instead of cheezing it - but whatever. That's just JJ. He is still doing good at school and I think he is learning a lot . He still loves riding the bus and his teacher so we're all good!

Here's something funny that JJ said last night. We were having dinner and I gave each of the kids a cup of Blueberry Applesauce. Joey was being funny and he said - that is purple octopus sauce. The kids thought that was really funny, and JJ turned to me and he said, "Mom, it's purple applesauce, huh?" And I told him yes, it was and then I said, "So is Dad right (purple octopus sauce) or is Mom right (purple applesauce)?" JJ looked at Joey and then me and he said, "Me, I'm right!" Such his father's son...always has to be right. :)






Well I think that is pretty much it for today! Here's to a better week coming up! Have a great weekend!


I do have a freebie for all the digital scrappers that come to my blog! ENJOY!




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33 comments :

Maria said...

Thank you! Your blog post will be advertised on the DigiFree Digital Scrapbooking Freebie search engine today (look for timestamp: 12 Sep [LA 12:00am, NY 02:00am, UK 07:00am, OZ 05:00pm] ).

Nancy said...

DeDe, I am so sorry for all the difficulties you are having right now. I'm keeping you in my thoughts and prayers. I do plan to take advantage of your 10 for $10 sale in the next few days! That is just tooooo good to pass up!!

I would have no problem preordering 'Princess Secrets'. I've been waiting patiently for it! Do you have any idea what the cost will be yet?

Those photos of the kids are so cute! It is wonderful that Beth is so excited about school! Hopefully that will continue as she gets older! Thanks so much for the freebie scatterz!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful!! Thank you!

Beth said...

Thus is so nice! Thank you :)

thunderbugs said...

thank you for sharing...I loved your story about your daughter. I have 2 girls, one just started kindergarten and the other is 3. My oldest loved preschool too and hated to come home so she ended up staying until they closed!

Anonymous said...

So whimsical and cute!

Fenn said...

TQ!

Michelle from MD, USA said...

I love these scatterz thingies. TFS

Nancy said...

thanks Love the freebie...Hope you have things will be looking up for you soon.

Pattycakes said...

Cute kids!!! Thanks for sharing this and hope things get better for you....:)

Anonymous said...

Thank you for sharing!

Kimberly.3D said...

Not only was your freebie cute but man your kids are so adorable...How cute...my little guy started kindergarten too this year. I am lucky too, all my 4 kids were so adorable and still are...lol. Thanks for the coolest freebie...

Phyldar said...

Thanks so much for this cute freebie and give those terrific kids lots of hugs!

Purple Princess said...

Wow... are your kids Hams or what!! They are just Darling!! Love those photos! Thanks for the freebie... I am so addicted to your designs.. You are really enabling me here. I'm sure next week will be better for you... as you well know... God 'will' provide!

AnneMarie said...

times really are tough.. I know it's not much but I have some links on how to save at the grocery store.. every little bit helps when bills arrive..
thanks for the freebie :)

addicted2scrappin said...

thank you!

cherylzyx said...

Thank you!

Jeanann said...

Thank so much!

grannymike said...

Your children are precious. Thank you so much for this lovely gift.

sb3mom said...

Hi DeDe
I would have no problem with preordering "Princess Secrets" from you. Just love that you will autograph them for us. That makes it just that much more special.
Your kids are so cute!
Hope that all works out well for you.

Have a great week.

Sue ^i^

redheadrev said...

thank you!

Bekah_E'scape2Scrapland said...

very pretty! thank you!

Anonymous said...

Your kids are ADORABLE!!! What precious photos!!! Thanks so much for the ScatterZ freebie!

Mel said...

Thanks for this great Freebie...

The Husband said...

Just for the record - there's a difference between "Have to be right" and "AM right"!

cjpeterson38 said...

Oh, this is beautiful!

Julie P. (babyofmine) said...

hehehe, my 4yo this year was the same about starting pre-k. He LOVES it! :D

And, my oldest son (now 6) still "cheeses" the same way as JJ. hahaha! I love those pictures. :)

thanks for the scatterz!

Tobster said...

Hey sis your kids are cute, Sounds like they are quite the characters. Love you guys.

Nasher said...

That's odd. I didn't know Joey liked to be right all the time. It's a good thing he is around to help straighten us all out. Thanks for mentioning me in your blog. It helps with my street cred. :)

Anonymous said...

Merci

clara said...

thank you so much

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the freebie. Your kids are adorsable.

clubiani said...

Very beautiful! thanks so much for sharing