Friday, October 23, 2009

Welp. . .it seems we are the latest victims of the flu. Two of my girls are sickies, but I don't think it's H1N1. They just have a little bug with sore throats and headaches and body aches. We'll see. . .I am pumping them full of herbs and vitamins and my family room looks like a hospital with all the sanitizer and clorox wipes and lysol! Everytime they cough we use sanitizer and wipe down the tables and spray lysol. Lol. Can't be too careful! My little guy is staying at my mother in law's until we know that this is over and not something more serious. They were so bummed to be missing out on Grandparent's day though. =( On the other hand, I kind of like being on the couch in our pj's watching movies and drinking hot chocolate!

I am so excited to have made this recent purchase. . .

Have you guys heard about this? It's the Elf on the Shelf, based on a book. A fun tradition that we plan to do with the kiddos this year. Here is where you can get all the details. I first found out about this from a photographer on flickr who did a hilarious photo series using the elf. Check it out!
You'll see photos of our little elf in December when he makes his big debut here. ;-)

I have been working on a planner for the year 2010 and it is nearly finished! I wanted to post some of my progress here. . .
the cover

A few inside pages

I purchased the day by day kit from Noel Mignon, and took the class to go with it. My book is patterned after Jana Eubank's. I am so happy to have almost completed it. I always have to have a calendar to write things down and I save them all because I can't bear to throw them away when I have things like "found out we're expecting again!" and "It's a boy!" on them. This is perfect because it combines scrapbooking with my calendar.

Well back to my nurse duties. Have a fantastic weekend!


Jocelyn said...

I hope your little ones start feeling better quickly. My youngest had the flu yesterday...after 22 hours he was feeling more like himself. It is scary with all this H1N1 junk floating around. BTW, that planner is awesome!!!!

deana said...

Totally love your planner you're making! I need to do that, too!

Hate to be the bearer of bad news, but Bryn just got over the H1N1 virus. Sore throat was part of her symptoms. They tested her for Strep & since it came back negative, they determined that based on the sore throat + all the other typical flu symptoms that it was H1N1. So... you may want to follow up with the doc.

Sure won't be a fun weekend. Hope they GET WELL SOON! :-(


Gigi said...

wow! i LOVE your planner!! now you are going to have me clicking through your link & spending money, haha!! touche :)

hope you guys are feeling better!

Jocelyn said...

Hey, thanks for stopping by my blog and yes we live in Lafayette. How cool that you used to live here too:-) Yes, Arni's is alive and well. I think we are going to eat there this week before going to the corn maze. Fun stuff!

Beth Perry said...

hey girlie!! i hope you are feeling better!!!!
And love LOVE the way your planner is turning out!
I will just have to say, too, when I jumped to your profile page (before coming onto the blog), I just keep forgetting how darn pretty you are!! So gorgeous, sweetie!
have a great weekend!
Talk to you soon!~

rachaelwood said...

1. Hope your sickies are better soon.
2. That Journal is SO cute!

Sara Ancich said...

Elf on the Shelf has been a tradition in our house for 5 years. The BEST!

chinamommy said...

Oh gee... grab the bleach & start scrubbin'- ugh! i'm in a tizzy over this pig flu!!! Get well soon everyone!
LOVE the planner, i keep planning to make one...
FYI- the van pic's are on the blog... enjoy the embarrassment of my youth!