Wednesday, December 26, 2007

I'm pregnant!

I think I am about 6 weeks along. On Christmas Day the HG hit. (Hyperemesis Gavidarium- Severe nausea caused by pregnancy.) It's horrible. Like having the worst stomache flu you've ever had 24/7 for at least the next 11 weeks. I want to die.

Sunday, December 16, 2007

Cutting our Christmas Tree

On Saturday, we went up to Idaho City to cut our Christmas Tree. It's something we try to do every year, but due to some conflicts with scheduling we haven't made it up in the past couple years.
The snow was perfect! It was only about 5 inches deep. Just right for the kids, and the day wasn't too cold. We all stayed pretty warm and no one even complained about being cold till the very end of the day. Aaron and Jennica even took their coats off for a while to cool down.
I think this year we found the best tree ever. It's a beauty. I have no idea what kind of tree it is, but it has short needles and it's nice and tall and full. There is just nothing like a fresh Christmas tree that you cut down yourself. If I ever break down and buy an artificial tree, someone please, first make me smell it, and then shoot me.

After we found our tree and dragged it kicking and screaming back to the truck we did some sledding. This is the first time the kids have really been old enough to enjoy sledding, and boy did they have a blast. We found a gentle sloping hill that just went on and on and on. Since the snow wasn't deep it was really easy treking back up the hill. We stayed out till it started to get dark, then Noah, Jennica and I took the last ride down the hill together. We went so far that we nearly made it back to the truck!
It was the most perfect day. The stuff memories are made of.

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

It's finally posted!!

My Christmas Village is finally posted on eBay. I am so pleased with how it all turned out. My only concern is it took me so long to complete it's going to be a challenge getting it to the buyers before Christmas!

I still need to get the unfinished albums listed. Once that's done, man alive, I need to hit the stores and start my Christmas shopping!!

Here's a link straight to the auction listings.

Oh yeah, I met with my copyright and patent attorney regarding Clear Scraps THEFT of my house shaped design template. My attorney was very interested in pursuing legal action because the theft is so blatant! Woohoo!

Friday, December 7, 2007

I'm not going to be afraid to share my work

One design may have been stolen, but I'm not going to let that turn me into someone who never posts any more pictures of my work and spends all my time searching to see if any more of my designs have been stolen. I've been afraid to post on my blog, afraid to talk about my current projects, I don't want to live like that! I am meeting with an attorney next week to discuss my legal options against Clear Scraps, but until then I won't let their unethical actions hold me back.

So here's what I've completed so far. Tell me what you think. The pictures were taken at night so the lighting isn't really good.

check out my blog design!


No wait, let me say that again.


I have been meaning to update my blog to Christmas theme, but I just haven't had time. My good friend Amber offered to do it for me. She is amazing. She threw together my blog design and created the beautiful tag of my family in just a couple hours. Now all that's missing is Christmas Music!

Thank you Amber!