catch up!

So much has happened since I last posted, where does that time go? Actually … I know! Ha ha… it’s been SO nuts around here… and after the last 5 or so days, I can’t seem to convince myself to get up off the couch. I just feel so tired. I think that the 115degree temps are not helping!
Preview day was an awesome experience and a huge success!!! It was so fun for me to watch the teachers in action, see their personalities match up to their projects and teaching style. We are each so different, and  it’s a really cool mix! I am happy about it! it’s so great as a teacher to  get a chance to go through a class, see how long things are really going to take, what things are going to be problems, and develop solutions before hand! Everyone is going to love the projects… and NOT TO WORRY… those of you who will not be attending the event this year…  you will be able to purchase the book… we are in the throws of working on that now… but it’s like, oh I don’t know… 130 pages or so- full color- fully stepped out projects, supply list and how to instructions… many of the projects will make beautiful holiday giflts… I am already planning! Of course, the book won’t be available until after the event… and we are really encouraging scrapbook store owners to PRE-ORDER through Bazzill. We are planning on having them organized for delivery that week after the event! Last year we sold through the show book in less than a week.  We had a great group of ladies serving as volunteers… when they got there Friday morning, we had everyone sign a CONFIDENTIALITY agreement. Then they were each assigned a box that held all the kits. After each class and project was completed… it had to go back into the box, labeled with their name, not to be re-opened until CE, when they can reclaim them! I even had to stash mine back in…  not taking  ANY chances! LOL
Teachers

Here is a quick pic of the girls that are teaching… such a great mix! I love them all, and I am SO GRATEFUL that they have been willing to jump through all the hoops that is involved with teaching at our event! They have been awesome to work with!  Originally Rebecca Sower was teaching as well, but due to  some health problems, she will not be joining us… so sad! But, we have added Jennifer Wagner to the group! She is super-talented, high-energy girl who we roped in, and she put together such a fun project we are all loving! She teaches here locally at Mistic paper…
Here is the cute shot I snapped of all the volunteers! Course these ladies are so excited, gave us awesome feedback, and are totally up for making CE even more amazing than last year! we can’t pull it off w/ out them!

Volunteers

So my dear friend heather (she is in the volunteer photo on the front row, all the way to the right…) she drove over from Calif.  to be a volunteer, and brought her 4 kids that are all almost the same ages as my kids. The kids have a blast together… but it’s a LOT of kids! We had 2 babysitters for both days, and everything went great (other than a small BB gun incident). Then we had a low key father’s day, and then Monday morning, I woke up  early, did the whirlwind clean up in order to get ready for the cleaning lady to come! I even cleaned out some drawers and straightened my SHOES. Got laundry going…and then spent Monday afternoon at BIG SURF with lots of kids!… by Tuesday I was in full swing ‘catch up’, and yesterday I just kind of bonked. I feel like that low-energy poop-out has even overflowed into today.  I am tired. I went to the dr. today, and i’m still pregnant!  My sister-in-law Cassie and I both have our due dates the first week of JULY! Well, she went and had her baby 2 nights ago! A baby boy!  So cute… I went to the hospital (the nurses kept asking me if I wanted a wheel chair-LOL)… anyway… it was so amazing to hold a newborn again. Of course I am an emotional time bomb… and anytime something strikes, it’s a flood-gate! But he is so beautiful and perfect. it’s all just almost more than I can believe! Feeling like I was just there, and Capri still seems so tiny, but compared to this new little life, she is HUGE! Sitting in that room, the same place I will find myself in just over 2 weeks… giving birth again, WOW. Just very humbling, a little overwhelming and just plain joyful!  I have an induction date of July 7.  Such a cool birthday for a baby boy! 7-7-07! 2 weeks from Saturday. I went to target today and bought newborn diapers, boy-onesies and sleepers… I mean, seriously… can this really be here?
Sandals

While there, I just couldn’t resist these tiny sandals. Capri only has a size 2 foot, so these are really probably not ‘walking’ shoes, but cute indeed…

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  1. Nicole 21 June, 2007 at 4:21 pm - Reply

    I can’t believe I’m the first to post! you must have just finished this blog. I live here in Glendale AZ and love Big Surf. I’m on the other side of the world from you and frequent WaterWorld more often. LOVE IT! I’m so excited for your son to have such a cool birthday. I hope it all works out! Love reading your blog…I know how busy you’ve been…enjoy some nice rest!!

  2. Felicia 21 June, 2007 at 4:39 pm - Reply

    July 7th is an awesome day to have a baby! if happens to be my mom’s b-day too! best wishes on a speedy delivery and a healthy new little one to love!
    Love those tiny sandle-clad footsies! too cute!

  3. Tracey 21 June, 2007 at 4:43 pm - Reply

    Wow only 2 weeks to go. I have been watching your blog over the past few months and wondering how far along you are. I have 5 weeks to go with my third and the heat is starting to get to me. Take care and good luck.

  4. gillian 21 June, 2007 at 4:55 pm - Reply

    7/7/07 is truly the most awesome & lucky day to be born. How fun!!!

  5. sonja 21 June, 2007 at 5:28 pm - Reply

    wishing you luck beforehand…i’ll be on a plane heading to seattle that morning… congrats to all of you

  6. Caroline 21 June, 2007 at 5:38 pm - Reply

    That was going to be my wedding date if I wanted to wait 2 years, {couldn’t wait}.
    Congrats on your busy weekend. It always feels good to make so many accomplishments.
    We are all dying to know WHAT IS THE BABIES NAME GOING TO BE??? Can’t wait for the new CE book. I am going to order the 2006 off of e-bay. Good luck with up coming events.
    bye for now.
    Peace love and scrapbooking !!!

  7. janis 21 June, 2007 at 5:39 pm - Reply

    oh those tiny toes of Capri! heavy sigh. 🙂

  8. Kathleen 21 June, 2007 at 5:53 pm - Reply

    I am only 18 weeks pregnant and you have about 10 times more energy than I do! You are amazing! So fun to have a cool birthday like that…my two boys are 2/1/00 and 4/3/02. But this next baby will break the pattern and be 11/2-/07. Good luck with all the baby and CE stuff!

  9. Susie 21 June, 2007 at 6:22 pm - Reply

    Holy cow. You totally just freaked me out! I glanced down through your pictures first and saw those chubby little legs with the sandals and I thought…”OMG, SHE IS SWOOOOOOOOLLEN! She didn’t look swollen in the first pic??!! Is she ok???!!!” After a moment of panic, I totally skimmed until I read that it was a pic of cutie pie Capri’s toesies. Phew! {{{Of course, THEN I noticed the tell-tale strap around the back. Man.}}} GIRL…you had me scared for a minute there! ha ha! Glad to see that all is well…wishing you the best for your next little arrival (and for Creative Escape!).

  10. Erin Bassett 21 June, 2007 at 6:40 pm - Reply

    Whatta cool Bday….mine’s 7/7 too…but obviously a different year. The nice thing about having the same digits for your Bday is that everyone seems to remember it better. 🙂

  11. valerie 21 June, 2007 at 7:03 pm - Reply

    lucky number 7!!
    and i SO love those sandles…sometimes, the shoes are soo dang cute, who CARES if they’re not the greatest for walking?!

  12. Sandy 21 June, 2007 at 7:48 pm - Reply

    I wish you all the best with your new baby coming! 7/7/07 is cool but, being a mom I know you want the baby now lol. Whatever the date, I hope that your son is healthy as can be as well as you! I’m in your Y2R class, falling behind 🙁 with so much on my plate but I love printing out and listening to the weekly audios that you have. Good luck!

  13. cindy mandernach 21 June, 2007 at 8:05 pm - Reply

    7/7/07 is my daughter’s due date as well. and capri was born on my other daughter’s birthday…wow.
    cindy

  14. psmullican 21 June, 2007 at 9:17 pm - Reply

    Do take good care of yourself. It won’t be long now so hang in there. BTW, how do you get to be a volunteer for CE? Is that a silly question? Hope not! 🙂

  15. Talia 21 June, 2007 at 9:38 pm - Reply

    i cannot WAIT for CE…and Capri’s toesies are so cute!!

  16. Talia 21 June, 2007 at 9:38 pm - Reply

    i cannot WAIT for CE…and Capri’s toesies are so cute!!

  17. angela 21 June, 2007 at 9:50 pm - Reply

    7/7 that’s my birthday, too! Great day to have a baby boy!! Good luck to you!!

  18. angela 21 June, 2007 at 9:51 pm - Reply

    7/7 that’s my birthday, too! Great day to have a baby boy!! Good luck to you!!

  19. Erika Fellars 21 June, 2007 at 9:57 pm - Reply

    Heidi,
    Now all you need is for your baby boy to be born at 7:07…! That is great about Cassie having a little boy, I didn’t even know she was pregnant.
    I love reading your blog and am so happy for you that your CE stuff is coming along!
    -Erika

  20. Erika Fellars 21 June, 2007 at 9:59 pm - Reply

    Heidi,
    Now all you need is for your baby boy to be born at 7:07…! That is great about Cassie having a little boy, I didn’t even know she was pregnant.
    I love reading your blog and am so happy for you that your CE stuff is coming along!
    -Erika

  21. Erika Fellars 21 June, 2007 at 10:00 pm - Reply

    Heidi,
    Now all you need is for your baby boy to be born at 7:07…! That is great about Cassie having a little boy, I didn’t even know she was pregnant.
    I love reading your blog and am so happy for you that your CE stuff is coming along!
    -Erika

  22. Erika Fellars 21 June, 2007 at 10:00 pm - Reply

    Heidi,
    Now all you need is for your baby boy to be born at 7:07…! That is great about Cassie having a little boy, I didn’t even know she was pregnant.
    I love reading your blog and am so happy for you that your CE stuff is coming along!
    -Erika

  23. Yvonne Michelle 21 June, 2007 at 10:01 pm - Reply

    Heidi! I totally went through it with Chloe & Gabby being a year apart. But I didn’t have a nanny OR a cleaning lady, ha ha! Hence all the great scrapbook layouts of the two of them covered in mud, sharpie pen, etc. Now they’re 7 & 8, time flies. Irish twins are the best! We’ve all come a long way since the “Memory Lane” days. Peace out & good luck! ~Yvonne

  24. Yvonne Michelle 21 June, 2007 at 10:01 pm - Reply

    Heidi! I totally went through it with Chloe & Gabby being a year apart. But I didn’t have a nanny OR a cleaning lady, ha ha! Hence all the great scrapbook layouts of the two of them covered in mud, sharpie pen, etc. Now they’re 7 & 8, time flies. Irish twins are the best! We’ve all come a long way since the “Memory Lane” days. Peace out & good luck! ~Yvonne

  25. Erika Fellars 21 June, 2007 at 10:04 pm - Reply

    Sorry about the quadruple postings…not sure what happened 😉

  26. Paul-ene 21 June, 2007 at 10:55 pm - Reply

    Good luck with everything. July baby is great…my boy was born in July too and now he is going to be 4 soon. WOW…time flies! Good luck with those small babies….you earned having time on the couch…your a busy gal and pregnant! Enjoy your time with new baby and family.

  27. shawnna 21 June, 2007 at 11:30 pm - Reply

    Wow can’t believe it is only 2 weeks away
    WOW
    her tiny feet are so CUTE — makes me want a little one
    please post pics if/when you redo the nursery – I loved seeing pics last time 😀

  28. Julia Budd 22 June, 2007 at 12:46 am - Reply

    I’m a 7/7 birthday too, at 7pm! Sadly not as recently as I’d like!! I’d like to echo what a great day it is; people remember and enjoy the ‘unusualness’ of the date for you. Fun. You sound ready girl. Take care.

  29. However Although 22 June, 2007 at 9:00 am - Reply

    HS,
    I love your blog. And I’ve never commented, but I’m sorry, those toes and those sandals have motivated me to comment this morning. They are the CUTEST! I have said more than once that it might be worth having a baby just so I could look at those cute feet for a while.
    Mandy

  30. Cecilia 22 June, 2007 at 9:13 am - Reply

    Great Birthday 7-7-7
    My DS is 6 right now, his birthday is December 12th…so the year he turns 12 the date will be 12-12-12. I’m playing the lottery that day!LOL
    Good Luck and Best wishes with the new Babe!

  31. diane mcvey 22 June, 2007 at 11:18 am - Reply

    Oh, those precious little toes! Such cute little feet, and Capri is totally ADORABLE!!! Can’t wait ’til your new little guy gets here…how fun! You have a BEAUTIFUL family, and the two newest (well, almost!) have to be such a joy to all of you! You are amazing, and so blessed…and you deserve it! Have a wonderful weekend! 🙂

  32. Kim Griffin 22 June, 2007 at 2:34 pm - Reply

    AAAWWWWW…i miss baby toes! my little guy is 5 already, don’t bother much now with toe kissing…unless he just had a bath!
    our house numbers are 777…i felt they were lucky when we bought the house, and we’ve been very happy and blessed here. if this does indeed end up being the birthdate, i hope your new little man will have many happy blessings with his lucky numbers too!
    :O)

  33. paige 22 June, 2007 at 2:52 pm - Reply

    good luck on 7/7/07!!!!
    can’t wait to see your little cutiepie!
    xo

  34. Kim Oddo 22 June, 2007 at 3:20 pm - Reply

    You are sooooooooo amazing to me! Where do you get this energy? I JUST found out I am having a lil surprise myself! My 3 will all be 22 mo. apart and that FREAKS me out, but if ANYONE can pull this off it will be you!

  35. Allison 22 June, 2007 at 7:36 pm - Reply

    I always admire you from afar… but I had to comment for several reasons… #1 We LOVE LOVE LOVE the amazing and gorgeous garage doors your husband does!!! I showed them to my husband and he called the company to find out what we could do about getting some of those beauties… we live in Michigan and apparently we are the first to have inquired from the Great Lakes State! Also, your family is darling!!! I just had to comment on the irony of the 7-7 date! My daughter, Kennedy was born on 7-7-03, she weighed 7 lbs. 7 oz. A few minutes after giving birth, in my delirious state, I looked up at my husband and I said, “Oh my gosh!!! She weighed 7/7, on the 7th day of the 7th month.” To top it all off, the name we had chosen for her has 7 letters in it, we have a cat named “Seven” because he has 7 toes on his two front paws and also my husband bought and gave to me a diamond ring that has 7 diamonds in it on the birth of our daughter (and he had bought the ring 4 months prior)! So nonetheless, a 7-7-07 birthday for your little darling is definitely way cool! When we tell people “our lucky 7” story, they just grin. She will be 4 in a couple of weeks and as much as I don’t want her to grow up, I am already looking forward to her golden birthday when she turns 7 on the 7th! Much love and happiness to you and your family! ;o)

  36. Shirley 22 June, 2007 at 10:42 pm - Reply

    Oh wow Heidi- only 2 weeks to go! Good luck and can’t wait to see those first little baby shots!

  37. kim Loewen 23 June, 2007 at 4:08 pm - Reply

    I am so excited for CE! I love Capri’s little shoes!!!

  38. heidi 24 June, 2007 at 12:36 pm - Reply

    Growing up I had a friend who’s birthday was 7/7/77… I always thought that would be the neatest birthday!

  39. Lesliemc 26 June, 2007 at 7:05 pm - Reply

    Em–you look AMAZING! What is the name of the plan? I would LOVE to ask my m.d. about it? Post here or email me, please!
    Love those pictures of Capri’s curls…what a cutie patootie!

  40. Eve 29 June, 2007 at 3:03 pm - Reply

    7/7/70 is my birthday! So maybe he will be the inverse of me. : )

  41. Deene 3 July, 2007 at 9:12 am - Reply

    IDEA . . . If your little bundle of fireworks is born on the 4th, can you PLEASE call him Sparky???? It would be just like you to nickname a kid that!!! I hope you don’t take offense . . . I truly love it! Sparky Swapp . . . .I see fame in his future!

  42. Yvonne 5 July, 2007 at 1:22 pm - Reply

    You look FABULOUS for being ready to deliver! The first photo, you may be hiding a little, but you look FABULOUS!!!

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