Wednesday, February 25, 2009

So long!

Well, this will be my last blog post from this house. I'm pretty sure that I'm packing up the computer today. Andrew and his friend Ron are going to move us on Friday and our nephew Kevin is lined up to help me unpack at the Silverton house. I'm still not feeling well and I'm really worried about getting everything packed up properly so the boys don't break anything! LOL!

See you soon!

Sunday, February 22, 2009

The move has begun!

Sunday, we took our first two loads over to the rental. We're just putting stuff in the garage for right now because the carpets are going to get cleaned on Wednesday. (According to the girls at my friend Jackie's baby shower, he's quite the hottie and watching him is considered high entertainment! LOL!)

Once he's done and the carpets are dry I'm going to move my scrap stuff over. I want to do it myself because I just don't think my SIL's get it and I know the men don't! LOL! Besides, it doesn't really fit very well in boxes and it's just going back in the cubes. If I pull out the drawers, I can carry the cubes one at a time quite easily. It's the bigger pieces that I'll need to wait for help with.

Andrew's taking Friday off to get started with the big stuff. One of our nephews (Hi, Kevin!) may be able to help him during the day.

Oh, and I have a monster cold. Just what I needed. I'm feeling much better today than I was yesterday. I'd actually accomplished more today by about 11:00 than I did all day yesterday!

Thursday, February 19, 2009

A Few Cards

I had to make a couple thank you cards and a baby shower card last week so I thought I'd share them here. The thank yous should have reached their recipients by now and the baby shower card will get to it's owner on Saturday. (Jackie, don't look!!!)

Here are the two thank you cards. They are for my aunt and my cousin who sent us the cutest little towel, bathrobe and outfit for Audrey. The bathrobe is pink with giraffes!!! Stinkin' cute! And so very appropriate for my tall family. :D

These are matchbook style cards like the one I made for Andrew for Valentine's Day. (Yes, he did have a hard time opening it. And I laughed!) I used Bazzill cardstock for the card bases and some Bazzill scraps for the white, pink and aqua. I punched along the bottom of the white with a Martha Stewart punch. I finally used it!!!! The aqua flower is Prima, the pink is Heidi Swapp and the two green ones are Bazzill. I got the epoxy stickers at Jo's and they are the JoAnn's brand. The ribbon is just some random scraps I had. Feels good to use up scraps!

Here's the baby shower card. (Jackie, I warned you!) ;) It's for my friend Jackie who is due nine days before I am. She and her husband aren't going to find out the sex of the baby so I had to make a very gender neutral card.

The card base is more white from my scrap drawer and the green was leftover from the above cards. The orange and the chipboard are DCWV, the rubon is American Crafts and the flower is Heidi Swapp. The little orange bling is from the Target Dollar Spot. I used a corner rounder on the bottom two corners of the card and the cardstock with the sentiment. And, I used my favorite border punch, Threading Water on the white. Oh, and it's really hard to see but I sanded the edges of the orange cardstock and made some faux stitches with my Signo Uniball pen on the green with the onesie on it to match the faux stitches on the rubon.

Well, that may be it for the crafty posts for a while. I'm going to be packing up my scrap stuff in the next day or so. If I get ambitious, I may photograph a few things that I've had done for a while. But, don't count on it! LOL!

Tomorrow, I've got a prenatal appointment and then I think my mom and I are going to head up I-5. I need to pick out a crib at Babies R Us and I may get a few things for Audrey while I'm there because Salem doesn't have a Babies R Us. We're also going to Scrapbook Attack. I've got quite a bit of credit left up there and I need to use it up. It expires when they have their next garage sale and the drive from Silverton is pretty long when your pregnant. :) Also, if I buy it tomorrow, I can pack it with the rest of my stuff.

Oh, and we are going to look for a twin mattress for Mickey. He's moving to a big boy bed when we move to Silverton! I'm hoping that the first night he'll be so tired from the excitement of the move that he'll stay in bed. Wishful thinking, I'm sure! LOL!

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Still Here!

Just been packing like a mad woman and trying to stay healthy. I have been doing a little scrapping but I think that's going to come to a screeching halt with the move.

I bought this kit at Scrapbook Fever in Salem and finally got around to putting it together and ordering the pictures. Yep, I now have a wedding album! I used green paint instead of blue, of course, and it makes me so happy to see it.

Making that album inspired me to do the same sort of book for Mickey's 2nd birthday. I used Fancy Pants About a Boy line for it. The colors go well with the insane colors on Mickey's Diego cake. I made it a 6 x 6 album though. I ordered all the pics in 4x6 so I just need to pick out the ones that I need to crop to 2x2 and 3 1/2 x 5. I'm hoping a few of the pics will be cropable just the way they are. If not, I'm going to order them from It's where I ordered the wedding pics from. You can actually order 2x2 sizes without having to crop and paste in Photoshop! Much quicker. You'll get two of each but I've never had a problem getting rid of extras. My dad's always up for pictures of Mickey!

Today's plan is to get some more boxes packed. I really need to get smaller boxes as the bigger ones just get too heavy and I get crampy after moving them. I also made a large to-do list last night. I woke at midnight and didn't get back to sleep until after three. Dumping the contents of my brain seemed like a good way to help me get back to sleep. :) I do need to go fabric shopping with my mom. She's going to make little man a twin sized quilt for the day bed. We're moving him into his big boy bed when we move. I also need to buy a twin sized matress for the bed. Oh, and a pillow!

But, I think the shopping will have to wait. I'm going to take advantage of the lovely weather and go digging around in our storage unit. I've got a bunch of stuff I need to get out of there and there is some other stuff in the garage that I can put in there.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

We have a place to live!!!

Just wanted to post a quick update and let you all know that we now have a place to move to when our house closes.

We're renting a house from our friends Jackie and Eric. This is such a relief, I'm looking forward to a good night's sleep tonight!

Hope you all had a wonderful Valentine's Day and I'll try to post more later!

Erica~The no longer homeless pregnant woman!

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

We lost the house.

Yep, I'm bummed.

Yep, I'm stressed.

Yep, I'm busy.

Scheduled two house viewings today and only made one as today was the day Mickey decided to puke for the first time in his life.

He's doing fine and is currently watching Dora, eating Saltines and drinking Pedialyte.

The sale of our home is going well and will close on February 28th.

This gives us two weeks and three days to get out.

Because of the above info I've pulled six ads off Craig's List for rental homes.

I really hate this up in the air stuff. I'm a planner and even though I can deviate really easily from the plan, I'm not good at just haring off without one.

I've decided that since I can't plan a lot of stuff that I need to, I'm going to plan something I want to. :D I'm going to CKC-Portland. Not taking any classes because I don't know for sure that I can go but I'm planning on going. I'll scrounge up some coupons for my local scrapbook stores and just pay for admission when I get there. Dad can watch Mickey on Friday and Andrew will be home Saturday. I'm going!

Phew! It feels good to plan something! :D

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Nervous and can't sleep!

There is an offer coming in on the house we want to buy. ARGH!!! I really hope it's contingent on the sale of their home or that it's really, really low. Otherwise, there is no way we can compete with it right now.

Because of this, and good old pregnancy hormones, I'm up at 3:00 am dinking around on the internet trying to get tired enough to sleep. Sigh, I'm going to be no fun for Mickey tomorrow.

On the bright side of things, the inspection on our home was today and it went well. Nothing major and only a few minor things. Which is pretty darn good considering the house was built in '55!

Friday, February 6, 2009

Good news and a card!!!

Well, we accepted an offer on our house! We've set a close date of Feb 28th and I'm hoping it will make it. We have to wait until after the inspection, appraisal and approval of our home and the buyers before we can make an offer on the house we want. I'm hopeful that everything goes smoothly and that we get moved before the baby comes.

Speaking of the baby, she's still kicking like a wild woman. And, I'm 31 weeks today! I really need to get some belly shots! If everything with the houses goes well, we'll be in our new home for about a month before she shows up. Hopefully that's enough time to get everything situated!

Now for the card! The other day I had some free time so I decided to make Andrew's Valentine's Day card. I really like how it turned out. It's a matchbook style card and I'm thinking it will give him a bit of trouble when he tries to open it! Ha!

Monday, February 2, 2009

It's February!

Good stuff going on this month!

~I finished editing the pictures for Andrew's aunt and uncle's 50th Wedding Anniversary party.

~We won $60.00 at the Super Bowl party we went to on Sunday. (Well, we netted $30.00)

~We had a showing of our house on Sunday.

~And....their realtor is coming over tonight to present an offer on our house!!!! Oh, great googly-moogly, I'm excited!!! I hope it's not contingent and it's not low. I hardly slept last night. Thank goodness for Andrew, he keeps me grounded. :D
Think good thoughts for us tonight! :)

Oh, and here's what's to come in Feb!

~I'll be seven months along on the 10th
~I only have one OB appointment this month! The midwife said I was one of the lowest risk second pregnancies she'd ever had. So, instead of having to come in every two weeks until 36 weeks, I'm on a three week plan! Yeah!!! :D
~My friend's baby shower is on the 21st. (She's due nine days before me!)

~I'm taking pictures for a friend at her mom's 60th suprise Birthday party! Can't wait! I'm already getting nervous but it should be fun. Mickey and I are going to check out the venue this week and I'll reserve the same flash I used for the anniversary party. I'll be 34 weeks along so that will probably be my last photography "gig" before the baby comes. LOL!

How's your month shaping up?