Saturday, July 18, 2009

You Feel Good

Allison has said some really cute things recently. Here's an e-mail that was sent to me by my mother-in-law:

Allison asked last night, "When am I going to see my Mommy and Daddy?"

I said, "I think next week."

She thought for a minute, and then said, "I don't remember what they look like. I think my Daddy doesn't have a beard."

Can I just keep her?

That happened right at the end of the three-week stay in Texas. It's funny how she thought she had forgotten what we looked like. She was staying in houses where there are photos of us. When she finally got to see me, she ran up and gave me a big hug. Then she told me, "You feel good."

Taylor is old enough that he doesn't want to admit that he misses us. However, he spent a good portion of the afternoon leaning/lying on me while watching TV. It's not cool to miss Mom when you're almost 13. And, he sure doesn't want to admit that he needs Mom!

Katie is on the fence. She's a very relational person, so it's difficult to not admit that you miss Mom. But, on the other hand, she very much wants to be like her brother. And if he can pretend to not miss Mom, then so can she! She wanted to stay longer--by herself--but Scott told her that he missed her too much. That was enough consolation to bring her home with a good attitude.

No matter how old you are, a hug from Mom or Dad always feels good. Sometimes we're just too old or stubborn to admit it!

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Free is cheap enough

Scott's family has a saying, "Free is cheap enough." So, I get lost in the blog world entering drawings for free stuff. Now, I'm not a lucky person. But, I guess I can hope that one day my luck will change, and I will win something fantastic!

So, here's the latest hope. Stampin Addicts dot com has tons of ideas using the Stampin’ Up! Big Shot and is giving away a Big Shot Die Pack as part of the Stampin’ Up! summer celebration. To enter, all you have to do is write about it. This is my entry. Now give me my dies.

Friday, July 3, 2009

Lost in the blog world

Now that I've discovered blogger's blog reader, I've been lost in the blog world reading! But, the cool thing is that people talk about their favorite blogs and that leads me to more reading. Ok, so maybe that's not "cool" per se, but I do get lost in other people's worlds. Through all this blog hopping, I was lead to . Everyday I check it out to see if they are giving away stuff I'm interested in. I wish I could say that I have won something, but I have not. However, I've only been paying attention for the last week or so, so maybe my luck will change in the future!