Monday, April 25, 2011

Happy Easter

I hope you all had a nice Easter weekend. We had a very lovely Easter weekend. It was full of activity but not crazy busy.

Let me backtrack and talk about last weekend. Last weekend I had a number of stampin' events. Kevin took one look at my schedule and decided that it was best if he take the kids up north to our timeshare. He felt it would be best to give me peace and space to prepare and host my events without having to worry about what to do with the kids and he didn't want the kids to be in the way. At first I was a bit insulted. I felt like I would be missing out spending time with the family. However, it turned out he was absolutely right! I didn't get home from the Friday evening workshop until past 11:00 (much socializing and shopping going on...) which meant I was far too tired to pack for the birthday party event the next day. It was so incredibly peaceful to wake up the next morning and lie around. I finally got around to cutting paper and packing up for the late afternoon event around 11:00am (after I had gone to Tim's for a coffee and calorie laden breakfast sandwich). I realized that my wise husband knew me better than I knew myself. I would've been much more stressed out thinking about what I had to do when I would be dividing myself between workshop prep and taking care of the kids, getting their meals etc. This way, the kids were having fun with daddy (apparently they watched videos all weekend since it was so rainy outside) and I was cherishing my alone time in absolute silence. Refreshing! Isn't it strange how other people can know us better than we know ourselves?

I was also scheduled to volunteer in the Sunday school room last Sunday. I very rarely help out in the Sunday school classes but sometimes they call me in a pinch. I think the regular teachers are awesome. So much energy and creativity. Last Sunday they made palm branches. It was so cute to see all the kids dancing and singing with their handmade palm branches.

This weekend was the annual Easter fun fair at our church. As usual, hundreds of families from the community came through the doors to take in the event. I helped out at the toddler egg hunt booth. Since we were in the school staff room, there wasn't much mystery in terms of where to hide the eggs. Someone had made props to help create some places to hide the eggs. What's funny is that many little todders didn't even know they were supposed to pick up the eggs and put them in the basket. Some little ones just sat on the floor and rolled the eggs around. Others would get one egg and figure that was good enough. Those little kids were so cute. Here's a picture of our props and some of the volunteers.

As you can see, the eggs were not really "hidden".

What's a long weekend without getting some Stampin' done? I have been desperate to CASE this card since I saw it on Paula Stewart's blog (a fellow Team S.T.I.C gal). The colours just grabbed me. This card uses the printed petals stamp set and the FYI sentiment set. (inside the card it says: you make me smile)

The colours are perfect plum, baja breeze and pear pizzazz

I hope you all enjoyed your weekend. Feel free to send me an e-mail and tell me all about it. I enjoy hearing from you!


  1. Wow, for a moment I thought that was my card until I read the sentiment! LOL It looks fantastic Gen! Can I just say I love being a part of your team, I'm so lucky. :)

  2. You're lucky to have such a supportive husband! Does he give lessons? Lol. Such a pretty card, I'm considering that stamp set as a new purchase now too!