Thursday, April 26, 2007

hi ya peeps! No wayyyyy has it been 4 days since I was last here!! Wowowo! Crazy.

Well....what have the Blankenship's been up to?

On Sunday we went to bday parties and hung out. Had a nice anniversary..nothing too crazy this year.

Monday was school for the monkies and petstore runs. We had Tobee all day, so that was fun. He was in a good mood, which always helps.

Tuesday was our big day! Took Chase and his class (plus 3other kindy classes) on a 45min BUS RIDE( 78 kids)
to go see a highschool production of Peter Pan! It was soooo sooooo fabulous. Actors were first rate...they even rented a flying machine so that the characters could really fly. The kidlets were mesmerised. One boy told me...that was the best "movie" I have ever seen. So sososo cute. Chase got Captain Hook's autograph teehee. We then had lunch in a park and hung out. After that we took a pretty good hike through this nature preserve...where we saw lots of birds, baby owls nests, bever dams and otter homes...but all the critters were sleeping. It was actually pretty warm in the sun (no shade) and the kiddos were getting whiny by the time it was we were to hike back. I was like...look...if this chubby mommy can do it...you can do it! goodness. On the busride home...they were falling like leaves...heads were wobbling, eyes were closing...drool was pooling. We were gone 7.5 HOURSSSSSSS. I was poooped!

Hayden had a good time too. He hung with his preschool teacher in the morning...she took him and two other little boys to the carwash, the party store and to get corndogs. Then he went to grandma and grandpa's (who just returned from 6months in Texas). So he was pretty spoiled all day.

Yesterday I recovered, hehehe, and today I get Tobee again...not sure what we will do.

haven't shared layouts for a bit...so hehehe here they are:full credits here




I used Robin's sketch template freebie for her challenge at Raks (click here to play)
I wanted to point you over to SDK...my part of the freebie supa mega kit is up:
I also have been feeling badly for the rectangle scrappers...I treat you like bad stepchildren, don't I??? So I made something special just for you guys (though square scrappers can adapt it..that is what I will do).

click here to download...be good...no sharing, spitting, swearing, throwing, etc etc. and leave me a cockadoodledoo if you please!
hugs and happy scrapping!

39 comments:

Kim said...

Way cool, Tracy! Glad you had fun with all of those kiddos, lol! Your layouts are awesome but the one with you and hubby is just STUNNING!! I want it for my book (along with all the others, lol)! Mom said she knows (hands on hips) that you're gonna give us copies, lol!

Happy Belated Anniversary!

Dana said...

Your templates always stand out, and just make me wanna scrap !!! THank you

DigiBrandi said...

I love the template! Thanks for sharing it!

lori said...

awesome los! I love seeing your work! Very sweet of you to think of those who do rectangles!

Tennie said...

Very nice. Thanks for sharing your talents.

ConnyB said...

Your Layouts are so pretty! I enjoyed looking at them, TFS!
And also thank you very much for the template and kit - your work is always so great :)
Hugs,
Conny

IkeaGoddess said...

muuuaaahhhhaha - I cracked up reading about the school trip. After a day like that I would have given the boys to hubby, saying "your turn", and then would have had a large alcoholic beverage of my choice and just do nothing - at all.
Thanks for the template, sweetie-pie, I'm off to make it square right away.

Nicole said...

Awesome template Tracy! Thanks for sharing it.

Aly said...

Awesome blossom! Thanks for the template and this square-bee will gladly adapt.

karen said...

cockadoodledoo! Thanks for the template... and thanks for it being rectangle. Sounds like Tuesday was an eventful day for the kids.

Cleo Fitzgerald said...

lovely templates, I love the style of your LO, you have often given me a idea when Im stuck...

Daniela said...

Very cool template. Thanks for sharing!

Joanna said...

Thanks a lot for the goodies.

Cleo Fitzgerald said...

you are giving my nightmares as to what is to come with my 2 year old!! thaks for not leaving me with my ignorant bliss!!

Joy said...

This is wonderful - thank you SO much!

Mara said...

so lovely, thank you fery much

rachel said...

Cute cute cute, Miss Tracy B! Love this one, but I'll have to square it up too. Guess the poor rectangle crew have to do this with 99% of the templates, huh? LOL

Thanks for beachhouse, too! Love that long wood alpha...very snazzy. Oh, did I ever offer you my freebie list with design goodies? LOts ok for commercial use...if you'd like it, email me at orachel54@yahoo.com

Have a great weekend!

Denise Umlauf said...

Your templates are just awesome ! Can´t wait to work on this one ! Thanks a lot !

wvsandy said...

Thanks for the story, the LOs and the template. They are all great.

korib said...

Thanks for sharing the template...too cute! Also...really loved the image of all the drooling kidlets. Thanks for giving me a good giggle!

Mary Ellen said...

all of your layouts are fantastic!!
thanks for the great template

nancy72 said...

Thanks bunches, Tracy...this is a beautiful template...;o)

nannac said...

very nice...Thanks for sharing

LouAnn said...

great template - thank you!

JulieBee said...

That trip sounds exhausting but fun. I might have needed ear-plugs, though...
Thank you for the wonderful template! I love your layouts. They're very eye-catching.

Anonymous said...

Thanks Tracy for the great template, will have to resize it, that should be fun.

Joyce

AmyK said...

Hey babycakes! I love the new layouts - the "Can't take my eyes off you" one is really incredible! Gorgeous work! Thanks for the template too. :)

Mish said...

Yay Tracy, a rectangle template! Love it! Thank you!

dana b said...

Love the template. I am trying to figure out how to use it with PSE. Do you select a portion and "cut it out" so the photo or paper shows from behind?

Jennie said...

Love the layouts! Thanks for the great template too. :)

cathy said...

I like this template. Thanks so much.

visitor said...

Tracy, your templates are terrific- this is the third I have downloaded. Thanks for your generosity in sharing:)

twoboyz00 said...

Thanks so much for the rectangle template!!

pokettiger said...

This template is fantastic! Thank you!

grambie said...

Here's My Cockadoodle Doo!! YEAH!!! I love it. Thanks again for remembering us rectangular scrappers with this fantastic template design. Love the 3-photo pplacement inside the heart along with the opened & closed parends for journaling. Oh my, I can't wait until I get my computer back from Sony--2nd trip. Again, thanks for remembering us in your lovely template designs. I have a special folder for all of your designs. TFS.

Nightshadow said...

I love this template. I'm going to use it for an anniversary card for my hubby. Thank you so much.

(Hope yours was a terrific one)

Anonymous said...

What a gorgeous template Tracy! Thank you so much for sharing.
Hugs,
Reene

lukasmummy said...

Hiya,
Thought you might like to see it in action:
http://www.digishoptalk.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=115026&cat=all&ppuser=895

Lisa said...

I like this template. Thanks so much.