Saturday, September 20, 2008
Now that I have a craft room to work in, I've got room to invite a friend or two to "play" with me. Harv usually has a guys night out on Thursdays so I've made that my night with the girls. We cut and paste to our hearts delight and end up with lovely cards to send to friends and family.
We'll be gone this coming week but I'm open Thursday nights after that. If you enjoy card making too or would like to give it a try, call me - I'd love to have you join me.
Friday, September 19, 2008
I spent 3 days and 4 nights with my son, DIL and grandkids, helping out however I could. Mom needs to take it easy for awhile to recuperate from her C section so I lifted kids, put toys away, made beds, grocery shopped, drove Nate to preschool, made meals for the freezer and baked a few goodies. It was wonderful to have the time to spend with my DIL whom I love and admire so much for her patient way with her kids. We have had so many great talks about parenting, cooking, marriage, friendships, and spiritual things and I was blessed once again by her warm and generous heart.
It is also amazing to me to see my tall, gentle son being such a terrific husband and father - so loved by his wife and children. God has truly blessed him with spiritual wisdom and we are humbled by his godly example.
Grandprincess is 2 1/2 now and is at the age of testing mom and dad's limits but those big dark, dark brown eyes just melt me into a puddle. Here she is swinging in the hammock while singing along with Nana " Rock a bye Ella in the tree top.... when the wind blows the hammock will rock..."
Nate is 4 1/2 , a real helper already - a great conversationalist and is fascinated with his baby brother. He loves to hold him - although he always checks to see if he is "poopy" first - and can hardly wait til he grows enough to play with him.
Sunday we are leaving for Edmonton where we have a booth at the Oil Sands Trade Show.
It is definitely worth the time and money spent to take part in these trade shows as we usually only need to make one or two sales to cover the cost of participating. We always come back with a long list of contacts - many of which result in sales later. It's hard work getting everything together, packed up into the truck, then unpacked, set up and then packed up again and driven back home to once again unpack.
I fill the role of "go-fer" ("Will you go for coffee? Can you go find more brochures?...") and help with recording contacts and putting together information packets while Rick and Harv draw in potential customers and do their sales pitch. I love watching my men work and am so proud of their technical knowledge, their integrity in sales and their dedication to customer service. It's made them very successful in what they do.
These pictures are fom last year's show. we had a lot of compliments on our booth. Rick did all of the gaphics for the booth and they equal or surpass the professionally done graphics in the other booths. We look forward to having another good show this week.