Sunday, November 25, 2007

One More Holiday To Go!!!

Thanksgiving is over and everything went well, but I swear I haven't sat down since Wednesday! We spent Thanksgiving in South Jersey at my sister's house with her husband and 3 kids. My mom, my baby sister and her boyfriend were there, my sister's husband's best friend, his girlfriend and their 2 kids, and my cousin and her daughter also attended. And then there was my brother whom I haven't seen since March 2005, I've missed him! My siblings and I had a lot of fun reminiscing about torturing each other as kids. I haven't laughed so hard in so long! I have a lot of pics I wanted to post, but I left my camera (my other appendage) at my sister's...darn pregnancy brain! I'll be heading back that way today anyway because we're going to see Chris Rock at the Borgata in Atlantic City! Can't wait!

The day after Thanksgiving, my sister and I went shopping! I know I may sound crazy, but I love shopping on Black Friday! Sales send my endorphins way up, thus making me extremely happy! We hit Walmart, AC Moore, Old Navy and then the mall! We were thoroughly pooped afterwards.

I spent Saturday cleaning my room, which was a complete mess and running a few errands! Then my vacuum, that I just bought mind you, broke! Argh! I hated it anyway because it was nothing like my old one, so I'm taking a trip to Best Buy to get another one. I really want a Dyson, but my sensible side just can't justify paying $400+ for a vacuum cleaner!

In baby news: I had the fetal anatomy scan this past Monday and everything looks great! I'm so happy and really can't wait until my little Xander Sebastian makes his entrance into this world! I'm half way there, though 20 weeks down, 20 weeks to go! Meanwhile, he's bumping around and his kicks are getting harder and stronger everyday. He loves to make an appearance around 10:30-11:00 PM!

SCRAP-DINER's first ever crop went over very well!! There were 12 fun challenges in all and lots of new members. Sher, the owner, gave away 10 RAKs, 2- $20 Gift certificates and a grand prize $50 Gift Certificate. The Rusty Pickle Chat was a riot, Troy was probably wondering what the heck I was laughing at! I did manage to get a few of the challenges done:

This one was based on a sketch challenge provided by Lucy Chesna. I love this picture of Donovan when he was about 6 months old. He loved that jumperoo and we loved it too because it kept him busy!

This LO was a result of a grocery list challenge. I had to chose 5 things from a list and use them on a LO. The 5 I chose were stitching, inking, chipboard, glitter, and brads. These pictures remind me that I need to get out this winter and take pics of my baby, but I just hate the snow! These photos are of Donovan when he was about a year old, it was the first winter when he could play in the snow and he loved it! He cried when it was time to come in!

I've wanted to scrap the photos on this LO for so long. The pics are of my little cousin Kaden on his second birthday (he's 2 monthe younger than Donovan). I guess I interrupted his playtime at the wrong moment because he gave me this mean look and then minutes later, I got a BIG smile! Although the photos aren't from Christmas, I couldn't help the play on the title!

And lastly, I used a lot of bling on this last LO. I ended up going back after the challenge and adhering the entire LO to a piece of red Bazzill, which looks a lot better and allows the scallops to stand out more.
Thanks for looking!


Dawn Bibbs said...

Awww, what great LO's! You do some really good work. We may have to do a photo swap one day. Would you be willing? I've done it's ok, LOL.

Glad to hear your good new baby news. And I love his name!

Take care...oh, and congrats on such a long post...HAHAHA!!! ;-)

Going For Greatness said...

I absolutely LOVE your scrappin' style! Fabulous work!
I'm so glad you had such a great Thanksgiving! That's what it's all about!!! Getting together with family, reminiscing and having a blast!!
Congrats on your pregnancy!! I've got 2 little girls, 22.5 months apart and it's great!!
Nice to meet you!
Gabi in NJ too! ( Somerset County!)

Scrapdragons said...

Your style ROCKS! Come play with us and enter our contest at Scrapdragon!
~ Gabi and Laura ( Jersey girls too!)

Adriann said...

Thanksgiving and Christmas are my favorite holidays. The family really comes out. Sounds like you all had a blast!

Love the new LO's! As always-- You RAWK!!!

Xander Sebastian---love the name. It sounds so cosmopolitan.

Enjoy your week!!

Doulanana said...

Great work Tanisha! Gald all is well in baby land. I can't believe that you are 20 weeks already!!!!

Glad that you enjoyed your shopping too! We don;t have Black Friday in Canada but our huge shopping is on Bosxing Day, The day after Christmas!
Don't you love a good deal!!!!

Lala said...

Those pages are fabulous.. sounds like your Thanksgiving was a fabulous one.. nothing better than a day with friends and family!


Brown English Muffin said...

thanks for visiting...I imagine you found me via ms dawn!!!

I love your layouts they are fantastic...and you like in NJ so I finally found someone close to me on the east coast!! Yeah!!!!

Brown English Muffin said...

oh congrats on being preggo...I want another child so badly but I just couldn't afford two in day care!!!

Cathy said...

These are all beautiful LO's!!!

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