Life is Great in Mesa Arizona

Sunday, April 29, 2007

Quick Update . . .

April/May and September/October are killer months for me! In between scrapbook conventions, fundraisers, Board exams, working at the hospital, running a store, and traveling, I don't have too much time to catch up to myself. My living room looks like a storage shed, my bedroom is one BIG closet, and the mail just keeps piling higher and higher. BUT . . . there is light at the end of the tunnel and I can't wait for the merry-go-round to slow down and let me off for a few days. My best "guesstimate" is that it will be sometime the end of May!

This picture of Jaden taken a couple of years ago, tells it like it is . . . CRAZY but FUN! In the meantime, know that life continues to be great in Mesa, Arizona.

Sunday, April 15, 2007

Ready . . . Set . . . Go . . .

The Autism Fundraiser is well under way . . . to date we have raised over $2000. We will continue to sell paper "Puzzle" pieces for $1.00 through the end of April at Devine Memories. We will also be selling these puzzle pieces at the Mesa CK Convention along with "Puzzle Piece Charm" necklaces. I just love my necklace . . . I have "3" silver puzzle charms . . . one for Jake, one for Jaden, and one for McKay. All proceeds from these sales will be donated to Autism Speaks to help raise awareness and fund research for this puzzling syndrome. Many thanks to all of you who have participated with us in this worthy cause. If you are out of town and would like to help, just give us a call at the store and we will be happy to accept your donation over the phone. Together we can make a difference!

We are just days away from the Mesa CK Convention . . . we have been cutting, and packaging, and putting together kits for our classes. We have also been pricing and getting ready for our vendor booth. We have some great product and will debut a brand new paper line . . . The Paper Element. Michelle is using one of their lines in her convention class. My class features Dreamstreet Designs, and Kim's class is centered around the new Cosmo Cricket Dutch Girl paper. Other product that will be available in our booth will be Prima flowers, Scotch Tacky Glue (*we can't scrap without it), All My Memories totes, incredible page kits, funky finds, ribbons, wooden albums, and our very own "Devine Memories" t-shirts. Come see us in Booth 100 . . . we would love to visit with you!

Jen and her family will be here Wednesday morning (about 3:00 a.m.) They are coming for Spring Break and we are very excited to have Jen here to help with the Convention classes. She will be an incredible T.A. (Teacher's Aide). We are also going to celebrate Kira's "8th" birthday. I can't believe that she is that old already. I will be going to Utah the first weekend in May for her baptism.

So . . . you can see that we are BUSY, EXCITED, HAPPY, and TIRED . . . all at the same time. From my point of view "Life is Great in Mesa, AZ!"