Wednesday, August 31, 2011

How to Get Rid of Hiccups

The other day Colton and I were driving back from his doctor appointment.  He was acting really silly which is totally normal for him...he's our comic relief.  Anyway, he ended up with the hiccups.  I was trying to get on the interstate and all of a sudden I hear this really loud "BOO!"  I start explaining to Colton why he shouldn't be screaming in the car especially when we are driving and how that could cause a wreck.  Poor little guy said he wasn't trying to scare me...he was trying to scare his hiccups away!  Well buddy, good luck with that!!!  lol

Friday, August 26, 2011

Storm Damage and BIG Announcement

As I told you in the last post, we came home from Caden's baptism to a HUGE mess.

Fence between us and neighbors and the front of ours.

same fence

This trampoline has lived a very traumatic life.

HELLO neighbors!!

fence on other side of house

neighbors tree between our houses.  This one made me sad...loved that big ol' leafy tree especially when it would bloom in the spring.  Even though the smell was horrible it was pretty. ;)

So now to my big announcement!  I've been working on digital kit designs since I took Art of Digital Design at JessicaSprague.  I'm going to be selling them now in a brand-new shop that will open at the end of September called kaBoks!!  Yay me!!!  I think you will like it there too.  The message boards are already open if you want to pop over and see what it's like.  Siri's store is going to be different...she's bringing all crafters together.  When I say all, I mean ALL...digital, tradtional, hybrid, card-makers, non-scrapbookers, whatever you are.  She has a big dream and a big heart and I'm so excited to be on this journey with her.  I also have some Spraguemates that will be selling there too and I'm glad I get to work with them too.  She has a team of Creative Explorers who have never done any digital before and they will report on their progress as they learn on the kaBoks blog.  I'll keep you posted on when the store's grand opening is.  The kits on my Digital Scrapbook Kits tab will be available for sale there.  Wish me luck!!

And speaking of luck...Caden is needing some.  He and Colton were taking a shower yesterday after playing in the sprinklers.  After they'd been in there awhile, I went to check on them.  I look at Colton and he has all this white stuff in his hair so I chanced a look up.  My dear sweet Caden had taken the shower head and watered the ceiling so that the popcorn texture all came down.  Now we have a HUGE watermark and exposed sheet rock.  Caden needs your prayers that that sheet rock doesn't buckle. ;)  Life at the Hackworth's....

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Baptism Day!






Caden was finally baptized today!  He turned 8 in June and we kept having to put it off.  He was so good today.  We were kind of afraid he'd get nervous and take off running.  Caden wanted me to give the talk on Baptism.  I found a story on Sugardoodle that involved smearing peanut butter to represent sin and then using a paper towel to "wash away" your sins. I definitely had to pre-warn him about that one!  Caden couldn't get through it without leaving his mark either...of course.  So after Brannon baptized him and he was pulling the plug to drain the water out of the font, Caden decided to kind of swim around in there.  It was pretty funny!  I'm really proud of my little guy!  This is all he's talked about for a couple of months and I'm happy that he finally got it done!

On our way home, we hit a storm with some pretty stout straight-line winds.  We pulled in to our neighborhood and found that the fence between us and one of our neighbors was completely down as well as some of our other fence.  The trampoline is completely mangled and sort of twisted up in the maple tree that lost a lot of limbs.  The same neighbor lost their pear tree that provides a lot of shade for our yard.  We are all very grateful that it didn't hit either one of our houses.  All my flower pots were knocked over and some of the guttering popped off. But all in all, we didn't really have a lot of un-repairable or too costly damage.  Brannon had asked Caden to say the prayer last night and we asked him to pray for rain.  The last time he did, we got a really good rainfall.  Well, I guess we did again!!!

Now, Brannon is calling me outside so until next time!

Monday, August 8, 2011

Digi Kit Freebies

ETA:  Links will be going down tomorrow, Aug 12.

I'm going to be removing the links for my scrapbook kits soon so if you want them for free, grab them now!!  :)