Saturday, April 24, 2010

It's Been Awhile!

*Out for Publication!*

It's been awhile since my last post, but I'm back with lots to share!

My husband, Gil, had a continuing education conference in Chicago a couple of weeks ago, and Anna and I tagged along. We had a blast! While Gil was in classes all day, we went to American Girl Place, Lincoln Park Zoo and did lots of shopping on Michigan Avenue. I had no idea what a beautiful city Chicago is! I hope we get to go again soon - we only had 2 1/2 days, and there was so much more to see and do! But here's a picture of Anna with her Girl of the Year doll, and a photo of the two of us at the American Girl Cafe.

There was an Apple store, and the iPad had just come out, so we went in to see what all the fuss was about. I had no idea you could do so much with the iPad!!! I was in awe! And since my 40th birthday is in June, I decided to get myself an early birthday gift. Since my Kindle recently died (not sure what happened), the iPad has taken it's place! Now I can carry around over 18,000 digital photo files, download music and movies, access the Internet, read books and do lots more! It's so super-cool!

Apple unveil iPad

Let's get down to business!

I just finished a layout with one of my favorite photos of Matthew. I cut out the little chick using my new "Create a Critter" Cricut cartridge. There are so many adorable images on this cartridge! It just might be my new favorite! I also made these pandas for my sister's Pre-K classroom. Aren't they cute???? I photographed them on top of a piece of cardboard because the glue was still wet and I didn't want it to get on the floor. Said sister Peggy also hosted a yummy Easter lunch, and I made cupcakes for the kids. They were so much fun to make!

Soccer and dancing are wrapping up until Fall, so I hope to have new projects to share soon. Thanks for stopping by! :)


Wendy said...

U get the coolest bday gifts...I'll probably get one in about 10 yrs when they are going out! lol! i have to appologize for not visiting more often. love all your layouts and the picture of u and anna 2gether at the girlie place...sorry don't know much about all that! nice to see u the other day!

Heather Bares said...

JEALOUS!!!! The iPads are so cool, but I won't be getting one anytime soon, lol. Sounds like you had a great time in Chicago!

Tina said...

Glad you started posting your layouts again...missed seeing your work. Michael's has a large selection of American Girls stuff...not just for scrakbooking & much on sale.