Monday, January 30, 2006

Another whirlwind weekend!

Whew! Another whirlwind weekend has flown past. This is the last weekend we're out of town (until the 11th, anyway). Maggie and I have been out of town for every single weekend since before Thanksgiving. How crazy is that?!

This weekend was fun, though. We went to my parents' house first. My dad came back from another business trip to China, so he was excited to see Maggie. This is when we found about Fiona and the new baby. :) On Saturday, Chris got home (well, to Atlanta) from his week-long business trip to Colorado, so we picked him up at the airport on the way to his parents' house in Atlanta.

Sunday was the big event--my Christmas present day! Chris got me a class at the Viking Cooking School--Basic Knife Skills. My sister and sister-in-law were also taking the class (Christmas presents for all of us), so it was lots of fun to get together with them without the kiddos for a little while. I learned all sorts of new things about using my knives. The most impressive one, though, is that if you buy chicken breasts with the bones and rib meat (for like $1.70 a pound) instead of the boneless skinless ones (about $4 a pound) and then bone the chicken yourself, you could save enough in a year to buy a David Yurman diamond tennis bracelet! That's what the teacher said, anyway. I'm not interested in the bracelet (though diamonds would be nice), but a digi-Rebel seems much more doable if I make the sacrifice! Cool, huh?

Since we were traveling this weekend, I didn't get much scrapping done. I did two pages, though. The first is a re-do for the first week of the DigiChick's It's a Chick's Life challenges:

Credits: Papers from Michelle Pearson's German Chocolate kit (,
Tags from Ronnie McCray's Earth's Bread Basket (download from her blog), Ribbons
from Jen Wilson's All Tied Up kit (Scrapbook-Bytes). Fonts are SP Purkage and 2Peas

I originally did this challenge by reviewing Maggie's year, so I thought I'd go back and redo this one to complement the other challeges for January.

The other page I finished this weekend is for Gina Miller's Sketch Challenge at Scrapbook-Bytes.

Credits: Papers are from Gina Miller's Burst of Mango kit (Scrapbook-Bytes) and
Flower from Gina Miller's Funky Flowers (Scrapbook-Bytes). Fonts are Scriptina,
2Peas Goofball, 2Peas International, and Courteney's Journal.

I'm going to try to get some scrapping in today, but I need to get Maggie to take a nap (she's quite happily pretending she doesn't need one at the moment) and do my 3 hours of tutoring first. Ahhhh, work. What a drag! :)

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