Today was full of so many wonderful things!!! These days don't come along all that often, and when they do it makes them twice as great!
First of all I was asked to be a Creative Team member over at Heart In Hand Scraps! I am beyond thrilled to be working with the uber talented instructors and the other 3 CT members! Yay!!! I am a huge fan of Tammy's work as well as the instructors, they have amazing talent and I just hope some of it rubs off on me!
Secondly, today was a fabulous mail day! I got two scrappy packages from 2peas that I just ordered on Wed. I have never had such quick turnaround from them. I hope this is the way it will be from now on because sometimes they are the only site that carry a lot of everything I want and I have not ordered often from them.
AND I received a wonderful card and generous gc from a friend (my dh works with her dh) who I had let go through all of my huge scrappy boxes of stuff I purged earlier in the year. She wrote me the nicest letter and even included several photos of layouts she had completed using the items I gave her. Now that feels great! It's so nice to see that someone appreciated it and has been able to use things and truly enjoy them. That's what it's all about. :)
It snowed almost all day! I love the snow! It's so pretty.
Lastly, I caved into getting the kids (including Kenny ;)) a puppy we saw at the pet store last weekend. He's a Great Dane mix (mostly Great Dane, he's huge!) and is about 3 months old. Kenny and the kids feel in love with him, but we didn't want to get a puppy just because the pressure from the kids. On a whim my dh stopped by the pet store on our way home from running errands and the puppy was still there, so with a lot of pleading from my dh I agreed. *sigh* I am so not a dog person, however the kids are and it's such a simple thing to make them happy which makes me happy. Fair enough. ;)
We named him Charlie and we were able to sneak him in the house without the kids seeing and Kenny took him into the bedroom while I asked the kids to unload the car. When they were all done, they came to our bedroom door and this is when they first saw him. Ashlyn started crying and almost dropped the bag of fish she was holding (hers had died so we got her a replacement along with 2 more), Skye started screaming and then Ashlyn did, too. I thought I was never going to be able to hear again. lol! Kara was jumping up and down like crazy with tears streaming down her face and Nathan had a grin from ear to ear. Meghan was at work, but she started crying when she came home and saw him. The reaction was priceless and well worth it to see the joy upon their faces.
Angel was very afraid of him at first, but once they were both outside, they hit it off and ran around in the snow playing with each other. It was so cute! Angel seems happy to have a playmate, even if it's just outside for now. She's still skittish in the house, but I am sure in time they will be best buddies.
I'll post some pics later. I need to try to get a good one. He's going to be a big dog. His mom was a monster and his paws are huge! Oh boy, what did I just agree to?!
Happy Saturday! :)