So much happened yesterday, I don't know where to begin!!
Eeekkkkk!!! I WON the huge contest at Craft Warehouse! LOOK here!!! Not only did I win for my store (9 stores in total) but I won for the entire Northwest which means I was 'crowned' (giggle) the 2008 Scrapbook Queen. But, best of all, I won a $500 Gift Certificate. Oh my! So much fun!! Thank you to everyone who voted. That helped me to the first round where the judges then chose for each store. Then the winners of each store were all judeged and they picked on GRAND Prize winner. That is a Grand Prize. I'm so excited! So, we drove out the store, which is 3 1/2 hours away, for the big announcement. My inlaws live about 1/2 hour away from the store so Ina Rae got to come as well. Because of the big event, they had a very fun maken'take using Heidi Grace 'Midnight Kisses,' one of my favorite lines right now!!!
They also had AMAZING sales on. BOGO off on the Pattern Paper, all adhesive was 25% off. Needless to say I stocked up. (I feel a RAK comin' on!!!)
Well, we didn't arrive there until right when they were making the announcement. So, we ran into the store. No camera of course. When of the sweet employees there said she would email me a photo that they took. So, Arte and Ina Rae took the kids so I could do some serious shopping. And boy, I did!!!
While I was busy shopping, Arte and the kids were driving home and happened to pass the Oregon Zoo. They decided to stop in to see if they could get a peak at the NEW BABY ELEPHANT!!! He is only 15 days old. TEENY TINY!! Can you imagine? What a life time experience for them. Well, they waited in line for two hours to see it. And, if you can believe it. No camera. ***sigh*** What did we do before camera's anyway? If you want to see the elephant, you don't have to wait in line. Just click here! Needless to say, it was well worth the wait and they LOVED it!
Now for the most exciting news of all. Kaylee had her baby!!!!!!!!! Wahoo!!! Kaylee is my very good friend, Lucy's daugther. Her and her husband are also the new youth leaders at our church and she is the one who will be watching Kelsey when I sub every once in a while this year. They are a sweet, sweet couple and now they have this precious baby girl! We stopped at the hospital as soon as we heard the news. We were on our big trip to Craft Warehouse in Portland so it was perfect timing. AND I had a camera!!!!! They aren't the best shots. Lucy is gorgeous and precious no matter what. But I plan to go over their house and take a really good photo shoot of her for them. Looky here!!!
It was a day full of good, happy news. I even found out one more small exciting thing. I went to visit Scrapbook Resumes which is a huge website where many, many top scrappers have their resumes, and one of my layouts was being featured on the home page. Check it out here! This is the second time in the last year. So, that was kind of fun.
Thanks for letting me share in all my very exciting news!!! Hope you have a blessed Sunday.