Welcome to the Family Earl!

A new puppy joined our family yesterday! Ok not my house, but my dad just picked up a new puppy yesterday! He is the cutest little guy, almost makes me want to get a dog, ALMOST! For know we'll just be it's suraget family, he can come visit, but has to go home when he's bad!
The kids and I went to the airport to meet him when he arrived from Toronto.
All excited waiting with treats in hand

Where is he!

Still waiting!!!
So we find out we're in the wrong spot, he's in Cargo holding area waiting
There he is waiting, in his crate
There he is, everyone is excited!!!
Dad's new buddy has arrived!!


Crop 4 Kids is 50% Sold out!!!

I am sooooooo excited Crop 4 kids is 50% sold out and Public registration opens tomorrow Morning!!!
Everyone that joined us last year, was given early registration, and we are now 50% sold out!!!!! Yeah!!!!
It's so heart warming, all the people that want to help the Children's Hospital.

Go to to register, before it's too late!


Christmas Wreaths anyone???

Megan is loving Company dance this year! She dances 4 days a week and loves every minute of it. My van on the other hand could drive it self to and from the studio.
This year the Company girls at Axis Dance Centre will be preforming in Banff at the Banff Performing Arts Centre. in order for them to go to Banff we are doing fundraising!!!!!
Just in time for Christmas they are selling Nova Scotia 20" Balsam Fir Wreaths and 15" Centerpiece.
The Wreaths are $38.00 and are adorned with weatherproof red velvet gold back bow, seven natural pine cones, nine crabapples and five holly berry clusters.
The Centerpieces are $45.00 it is encircled with four 10" red candles gracious red velvet puff bow six natural pine cones, nine crabapples, six holly berry clusters.
They can also be delivered anywhere in Canada and the US for just $8.00 extra. with a personal gift card message.

If you are interested and want to help Megan fundraise for her Banff trip please e-mail me at and we can make arraignments. Order deadline is November 7th

I also have pictures of what they look like if you are interested

Merry Christmas everyone!!!


What a crazy weekend!!!

Saturday was the Kick off to Crop 4 Kids crop!!!!!
And what a blast we had. 25 ladies scrapbooked from 10-10 on Saturday, we enjoyed fun games, make and takes, laughs and great food!!!!!! and I think some scrapbooking got done????
I had such a great time I forgot to take pictures.....
The registration for Crop 4 Kids 2010 started today and registrations are pouring in. I'm glad everyone had such a great time last year that they are exited to do it again.

I know some people are asking why the registration is so early this year...

there are a few reasons:

  1. With the crop being in March if I opened registration a few months before it would be just after Christmas, and if your life is as crazy as mine just after Christmas is busy.

  2. With the down turn in the economy it may be hard for people to afford the crop seat just after Christmas.

  3. If people would like to make payments for the crop seat let me know. I would hate for someone miss out on the crop because they can't afford the $99.00 all in one payment. Please email me at to make the arrangements

  4. The forth reason is kind of a selfish one... In my family my kids health can turn in the blink of an eye. Last year Ben was in the hospital, having an IV inserted 3 days before the crop. So I like to do things well in advance so I can prepare for any health"hick-ups"Right now everything is some what calm, Ben just had surgery on his left ear, and is doing great!

So I know it's early but Registration is open and your not going to want to miss it this year!!!!!!

Did you hear??????

Crop 4 Kids 2010
The "Creative Goddess"
From Canadian Scrapbooker Magazine
Lecia Forrest

I am sooooooo excited and can not believe Lecia is coming....

Go to to register!!!!


Count Down to Crop 4 Kids 12 hour Crop!!!

I can't believe registration for Crop 4 Kids is just around the corner!!!

Advance Crop Seat Registration for 2009 Crop Attendees will begin on October 19th 9:00am
on the web site

Open Registration will start on October 30th

What better way to To kick off Crop 4 Kids registration then a 12 hr crop!!!!
There are only 5 seats left!!!
If you would like to reserve one of the last 5 spots email me at


Wow it's been a while!!!!

Sorry to all my bloggers. I can't believe it's been so long since my last blog entry.
It was a busy September with the kids going back to school & the start of Scrapbooking "season".
Megan started Grade 4 this year.
Kaitlin is in Pre-k this year and my
baby started pre-school this year.

The GREAT CANADIAN SCRAPBOOK CARNIVAL was so much fun!!! Those ladies from Canadian Scrapbooker Magazine know how to put on a party!!!

I was honored to help out with the layout contest at the shows in Calgary and Edmonton.

At the Calgary Show We raised $400.00 for the Alberta Children's Hospital. and the Edmonton show raised $656.00 for the Stollery Hospital. YEAHHHH! to all the winners and thanks to everyone that donated to both the hospitals.

Sooo much Fun!!!!!

I have a big announcement coming up for Crop 4 Kids this week!!!!
We have an AMAZING TEAM of instructors this year, I'm so excited to have one very talented lady joining us this year.. she's so much fun and I can't wait to tell you who it is..... Can you guesses???? I'd love to hear who you think it is...