Friday, August 21, 2009


Just to let everyone know that the image in the post below is not a card that I made. It was an image I got from the internet to announce the birth of my Best friend`s new grandson. He is not my grandson. I have yet to make a baby card to welcome baby Trent. I got some cute embellishments and paper and am hoping to make a card soon.

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Friday, August 14, 2009

My BFF's daughter Janelle had her baby!


Trent Timothy Damen Cowl entered the world today at 9:30 a.m. Damen is Janelle's maiden name. He weighed in at 6 lbs. 9 oz. and is 19" long. Parents Janelle and Tim are ecstatic. Janelle and Tim met at Trent University in Peterborough Ontario. She was admitted at 6:30 a.m. and was induced. Janelle is going home with the baby this evening.

Trent is the 4th grandson for my friend Jeanine and hubby Bert. They also have a 2 yr. old granddaughter.

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Thursday, August 13, 2009

Baby card for Janelle

This is the baby card I made for Janelle's baby shower. My card was the only handmade card she received although she also received some hand made blankets. She was pleased as punch to see the baby carriage charm I put on it. She and her hubby did not want to know the sex of the baby so I went with light purple and yellow.

I used my cuttlebug to cut and emboss the circles. The picture does not show it well but the 3 crystal embellishments are a medium purple colour.

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Time spent with a friend, is time well spent.

On Sunday, August 9th; I drove almost 3 hours to London, Ontario to spend a few days with my BFF; Jeanine. Jeanine and I have known each other since we were 9 years old and became best friends. When I was almost 11; my family moved but we kept in touch by letters. We did not see each other again until we were both 20 years old. Since then, we have seen each other 1 - 3 times a year. I have attended the weddings of all of her 4 children.

On Sunday evening, we drove to Jeanine's Sister-in-law's (Carol) to attend a baby shower for Jeanine's daughter Janelle where this picture was taken. I am on the left and Jeanine is on the right. While at the shower, I enjoyed talking to Janelle's inlaws as well as reconnecting with some of Jeanine's Sister-in-laws. Whenever we go to Jeanine's house, it is not unusual for us to visit with Jeanine's family as most of them live within an easy driving distance from each other. Jeanine's husband Bert has a lot of his brothers and sisters living nearby and he and Jeanine can easily walk to 2 of them. They live out in the country near Lucan, Ontario which is about a half hour drive north of London.

Janelle will be going into the hospital tonight to be induced tomorrow. She has had some issues with high blood pressure. Her actual due date is August 22nd. I will be sitting on pins and needles tomorrow waiting for a phone call from Jeanine to find out if Janelle had a boy or girl and all the other details (weight & length).

On Monday, Jeanine's younger sister, Bernadette joined us and was our chauffeur for the day. She drove us to Bayfield which was about an hour's drive. Bayfield is on Lake Huron and is a touristy type town. We had a nice lunch there and poked around all the stores. Jeanine bought me a stainless steel heart shaped pendant with a clear crystal for my birthday which was on Saturday, Aug. 8th.

We found this old tree in town and 2 ladies were more than happy to take our picture with it. Bernadette is a bit younger than Jeanine and I but I also played with her as a child.

This next picture shows Jeanine's children's garden which is located behind her house. The rocks in front have all her grandchildren's names and date of birth engraved on them.

On Tuesday, Jeanine and I drove to London to a mall where I bought myself a new navy blue purse to replace the purse that was being held together with electrical tape. Jeanine also bought herself a new pair of Croc sandals and changed into them at lunch in the food court. Unfortunately, she left her old sandals behind and did not notice it until we were back at her house. After lunch we drove to a Nail store and I treated the 2 of us to a manicure and pedicure.
It was a fun 2 1/2 days together and we hope to be able to do this again soon. It would have been nice to spend more time together but I had to drive back to Toronto on Tues. eve. as I had a Dr.'s appointment for a physical yesterday morning. Opa and Jeanine's husband Bert have also become great friends and enjoy spending time together.

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Sunday, August 9, 2009

I found my MOJO!!

And what a relief that was!

Blogger is being a pain in the patootie and will not let me upload any pics! I'll try again later if I have time before I leave for London. If not, it will have to wait until I get back. I need to run to the store to buy a baby gift, pack my bag and shower.

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Friday, August 7, 2009

Need to find

My MOJO!! DD's bd was July 10th - I have started her card but have not finished it. My BIL's bd was July 17th and I have not made him his golf card yet. My sister's bd was July 27th and I still need to send her the card I made a long time ago. When I made the card, I had no idea who I would be sending it to, but have decided to send it to my sister.

I have 2 sisters-in-law who will be celebrating their 60th birthdays this coming week. I will be turning 60 tomorrow. My sister-in-law Jan, will be 60 on Monday and my other sister-in-law Claire will be 60 on Tuesday. I'm not sure how Jan and Claire feel about turning 60, but I for one intend to enjoy this year. My co-workers gathered around my desk today right after lunch and sang happy birthday to me today and gave me a lovely card that they all signed. They also got me a carrot loaf cake complete with candles.

I got some happy mail today from my blogging buddy Stef - she sent me a birthday card along with a few goodies that I can use to embellish cards I make. I love the sentiment she stamped inside: "It's not the years in your life, but the life in your years that count." How true!
I can't take a pic of the card as it is in the car and DH has gone out with the car. I will take a picture of it tomorrow and will hopefully be able to post it on my blog then.

I leave for London Ontario on Sunday after lunch to spend some time with my BFF Jeanine whose daughter is expecting her 1st child any day now. I will be going to a baby shower for Jeanine's daughter on Sunday evening with Jeanine so I need to get off this computer and make a card for her baby. On my lunch hour today, I went to my local LSS and bought some baby paper and a stamp as I had nothing in my stash to make a baby card. I will get off this computer soon and make that card and will post a picture of it later.

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