Ok...I feel like I am just now coming down from this whirlwind weekend! It seems like we are always cleaning! With a 5 month old and two toddlers...it just never ends!
So, on Saturday Lara and I went to Heidelberg with Laura and her family. We saw them light up the castle and watched the fireworks show. And we saw some major patriotism!
Germany was playing Portugal at the time, and right when the fireworks were going off, the crowd would erupt in HUGE waves of cheering. A bar right next to us had a HUGE projection screen and when everyone in the bar would start cheering, all the hundreds of spectators on the river followed suit. SO much fun! The bridge was completely lined with people and we sat right on the river bank. The moon was almost full and rising over the mountain...it was so bright it looked like a spotlight! So pretty!
We also stopped at Starbucks for a frappucino. And I swear this has to be THE CUTEST Starbucks I have ever seen! The old house it was in was just beautiful! I would buy this place if I could. 10 inch crown mouldings, paneling on every wall and a teeny nook at the top of a tiny, heavy, twisted staircase that led to this....nothing like this in the States, that's for sure!
Oh! We also ate dinner at TGIF's...which is a huge treat for us since we get so little American food! Lara wasn't as good as I had hoped, but it's no wonder since she was with her 2 best friends and out late! LOL!
We walked a lot and had a really lovely evening. We didn't get home til 11:30, but had a great time. Thanks, Laura, for inviting us! :D Oh, and Lara made me take this photo! HA!
And the coolest thing that happened was during the night....cuz ya know what I didn't do? I didn't get up. Not once. Can you guess who allowed me that? NORAH! YAY!!! That little chubbins slept from 8 pm to 8:30 am!! WOOOHOOOO!! I think this is the beginnign, folks...the beginning of nights full of sleep! I don't know how we have been so lucky, but both Lara and Mia slept through the night at 4 months and now Norah is a close third at 5 months....I am one of those people that requires BEAUCOUP sleep. I simply cannot function on 4-5 hours. I need at least 8. Oh, and she is turning into quite the little thumbsucker...following in Mia's example, I guess! :)
K, so I woke up all happy and cheery Sunday morning! We puttered around the house and did random things til noon and then Colin took Lara and Mia to Wunderland to give me the afternoon off. So, I just had Norah and I had a LOVELY block of time to get to design with. She was a bit fussy, but I had her right next to me a the desk and held her and played with her.....maybe I need to do this more often cuz here is the end result:
Isn't it cool? I am really so happy with the way this kit turned out. And to top it all off...IT'S FREE!! Yeah, you heard me! This little bad boy will be going up in the boutique on Thursday. Ya know, I've been working on this for a couple of days and I really was trying to make this small...more like a mini kit...but I just CANNOT stop when I have an idea in my head. Soooo, you get to reap the benefits! My first designer sample just isn't how I design anymore. I think I have learned so much in the past few months and I really think people should be rewarded for how much support they give us digi designers. Thank you from the bottom of my heart! I really hope you enjoy my new sampler!
And for today, I need to finish up another kit that has been in the works for about a week now...it's WAY different from the past two kits, but I am really excited about it. I hope people don't start thinking I have split personality disorder...none of my kits ever look like another! I'm all over the place! :)
And I JUST NOW got my stuff together and checked out digishoptalk.com. wow...that's all i can say...wow. Why haven't I been there yet??!! This is such a fabulous resource! At first I was skeptical, but I have realized what an amazing thing this is going to be for the digi community! It's so nice to have a place to go that is completely open. Wow. AND I just now realized that Shannon (the owner) is the same Shannon from IOD's CT. Am I slow or what?!?! So, congrats, Shannon! I'll definitely be stopping by there every day! and psssst...if you comment on this post before midnight EST tonight (monday) I will put your name in a drawing for a $15 gift certificate from www.thedigichick.com. How ya like them apples? ;)