Thursday, April 14, 2011

A Trampoline Story

On June 6th, 2009, I finally convinced Brannon that the kids needed a trampoline.  I wanted them to have something else to do outside and get some more exercise while having fun.  And I wanted them to WANT to go outside and give me a break from all the bickering that comprises summer vacation.  It was GREAT for the first few days.  Then the first storm hit it.  And another.  Brannon called the company and got the parts to fix it and did it.  And then another storm hit it again, soon followed by 2 others.  Every time, the trampoline would either get thrown up against our fence or up against and almost over the storage shed.  We (by that I mean B) called and got replacement parts again and never got around to fixing it.  At that point, summer was almost over so it was kind of a lost cause.  When the next summer came (2010), I begged and pleaded and begged some more for the trampoline to get fixed.  It didn't happen.  But we did get to go to Disney World but there was still a whole lotta summer left when we got back.  Still no trampoline.  I let it go knowing that the Summer of 2011 was going to be different and that trampoline was going to get fixed one way or the other.  So guess what we did a few weeks ago??? The kids love having it again!  I guess it worked out since they are a little older now and hopefully a little more careful.  The net around the top didn't survive so they have to be more careful.  And now here we are today...expecting severe storms and possible tornadoes tonight.  Figures....

Supplies:  Everything from Pink Paislee Daily Junque by the House of 3 EXCEPT:  mini-staples and attacher (Tim Holtz, Ranger); scallop punch and chipboard 2 (Stampin' Up!); shipping tag and printing on tag (Mouse, Paper, Scissors class from www.jessicasprague.com ); chipboard tag, tiny alphas (Making Memories); ledger journaling spots (Heidi Swapp); dyes (Trunk Bay Glimmer Mist and Sprout Chalkboard Mist by Tattered Angels)