Monday, November 15, 2010


Failure.  That about says it.  I know hard to believe that someone as swell as me could even get close to being a failure, but alas it is true.  Well, at least in terms of my goal to use up all the November Studio Calico kit before the December one arrives.  We are about halfway through the time allotment and I have done one layout.  ONE.  Crap.  I'm not totally to blame.  Do you like how I conveniently shove the total blame off of me?  Hold on.  Watch this.  You'll love the scapegoat.  Here it comes....It's the weather's fault.  Didn't see that coming, did you?  So it snowed.  A LOT.  Well, a lot for the first snowfall of the season.  

On top of it being the first snowfall, it was also sticky, which means excitement .  Here's the equation:
Excitement + sticky = snow fun = snow man = no time to scrap.  Oh well, scrapping is about photos, too.

So we built forts and snow families and even a snow dog, because everyone knows a well-rounded snow family needs a snow dog.

She attempted to bring the snow dog into the garage for the night.  Has she not seen Frosty the Snowman a million times?  What happens in the poinsettia greenhouse?  Ugh.  Thank goodness for Santa.  I couldn't promise Santa could make a special trip to apply magical Christmas fix potion for a snow dog   So he stayed outside with his frozen family with a lesson about removing creatures from their natural environments.  A science lesson revolving around a snow dog, that is one for the books.  And, yes, the dog has antlers.  So does Mr. The Grinch's dog.  Her exact words.  Cute.  

With chilly toes and nose we made it here.  I don't drink coffee.  I am all about the hot chocolate.  Caribou usually has the best hot chocolate.  They let you order it in white, milk or dark chocolate.  Three choices...three times the fun.  However, Starbucks has salted caramel hot chocolate.  I am sorry Caribou, but right now the drink love is with 'Bucks.  I will return soon though.  I promise.

Because I am a nerd, I was excited to wear these:

 And these:

Oh and I might as well confess. We made it here, too.  The girl loves her tacos.  Not sure if this is a good thing yet.  She thought this was a happy meal and all for her.  A quick lesson in portions.  I bet you thought Taco Bell was only good for making butts expand.  Nope.  Now you know the truth.  Nutritional education.  HA!

Oh and that one layout I have done.  It was a team effort.  I did the layout and she did the journaling.  She wanted to write on the layout.  I had to let go of my OCD perfectionistic behavior.  It's hard.

The layout was for the Studio Calico Sunday Sketch based on Waleska's Big Adventure layout.  

Lest you believe she has no brothers.  She does.  One was spending the day with grandma and grandpa. 

The other:

had his head stuck in a snow bank due to the continual bombardment of snow balls at us.  We will thaw him out next spring.


michele said...

i have to laugh ... i have toe socks, too, and i believe we have the same snow boot/shoes. land's end? check. orange? check. ;o) why have we not schedule regular girl hang-out time and become best friends yet?? by the way ... did you get 'bou's email this morning about the SPICY mocha?? mocha with chopotle and ancho pepper and cinnamon?? $2 on mondays??? we should totally meet for coffee next monday.

ArlaMo said...

Now I need some orange boots! And some snow, you know, so I can have a scapegoat, too.

Kelly Noel said...

snow!! it was warm here today, but it's par for the course down here in FL ;) we won't get our "real winter" till january/february. heee. looks like you guys had fun though!

Melissa said...

I have no good excuse like the snow for not making something with my November kit. I should really change that today. Love your layout.

Briana Johnson said...

oh this was a great post! Look how big that snow family is! Wow. i don't blame you for not scrapping - gotta live the fun stuff first, huh. Salted caramel chocolate??? uh. no way. Now I won't roll my eyes when Adam wants to get a decaf coffee. And I smiled HUGE when you said I might as well admit we went here too and then there's Em with the taco box! LOL, snort! ; ) She looked so cute at Halloween. Great pageness as well.