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Monday, April 28, 2008

A big day in the Spina world

Well this past weekend was big...we had a lot going on. Saturday was an eventful day. Not only did we have our long awaited Walk for Autism Speaks,but we also had the annual kindergarten Fairy Tale Ball. It was my turn to go with my son, Adam, and it was really a nice time.

The walk day...was HOT, In the 90's. We had a lot of fun at the booths with the kids. They got to play the drums, make sand necklaces, have ice cream, decorate cookies, and get a bunch silly little toys. They loved it. Once the boys had a good enough fill of the booths we started our walk. We had promised the boys that after the walk they could go to the rock wall and the jumpy house and that satisfied them. Anyway to make a long story short, there is a long walk 3 miles and a short walk, 1 mile. Being that we had the kids, Illyse (my best friend) and I decided to do the "short" walk. We started our walk and when we came to the option of turning to the right or turning to the left...we asked which was the short walk. We were kindly directed that way. After walking for hmm...maybe 45 minutes we came to the conclusion...yep we took the long walk. Well turning back would have done no good because we were 1/2 way through,so we kept up our walk. No choice. We survived it, but at the end of the walk the boys asked "permission" to just go home and skip the jumpy house and rock wall. There was no arm twisting there..."okay let's go", I said. BUT all in all a good day :)

Once we got home, we ate lunch together, Illyse went home and I took a 2 hour nap. I needed my beauty sleep for the fairy tale ball. Adam was so sweet and looked adorable. We danced ... a lot ! The chicken dance, YMCA, the electric slide, Tooty ta (or whatever that is), bop til you drop, the hokey pokey and a slow song that Adam had no interest in dancing to...but he humored me anyway.
Here are a few pics of the day :) A great one ! THE WALK



~The dance~
Again thanks to all of you for the support of such a great cause and a great day ! Our team raised over $1500 !





Monday, April 21, 2008

This weeekend's crop was a huge success !

I am not sure even where to begin,but let me start by saying thank you to everyone for coming, for making it fun, and giving so much of yourselves ! The crop was a great success. Manufacturers and friends were so generous ahead of time, and because of that I was able to give everyone a great goody bag and no one left without receiving a prize ! That made me feel good :0). Here are a few pics of some of the prizes and the friends that won them !
Congrats to Heather La Pierre who won the grand prize, a chest from Tammy I filled with goodies ! I was happy to see her win it. She was very sweet and so excited about it. A good day for sure !


Some of the fun and friends...pics continued !
We raised just a bit shy of $500 which of course is fantastic. I wanted to say that none of this could have happened without all the help of friends old and new and the many manufacturers that donated and KAREN from Oasis for opening her doors to me. It really was touching to see so many people come out to support my cause and to have so many kind words. It kind of floored me that people thanked me for organizing the crop. I couldn't have done it without them. In my eyes the thanks belong to all of you that helped me make this such a success. Blessings to all of you and huge hugs too !
:) Christine

Friday, April 18, 2008

A busy scrappy weekend

WINNERS ! Congrats to: Dommie's mommie, Sandie, and Erin. Please email me your full name and mailing addy. Click view my complete profile and you can eamil me from there. :) Thanks everyone. I will update my blog tomorrow with pics from the crop :)
Wow this is it..The Autsim Speaks fundraising crop is tomorrow. I just can't wait. Everyone has been so supportive. Good friends, store owners, other croppers and even conplete strangers sending me donations, just cause they can't make it ! So nice. Well I have a little bit of extra goodies left over from my Goody bags for tomorrow and I thought that someone should benefit from it. So if you are one of those friends, old or new, who just couldn't make it tomorrow, then leave a comment on this post. Three lucky winners will get this little pack of Making Memory Stickers sent their way. :)

Well I mentioned that things are busy...Saturday is the crop and Sunday is the Scrapbook Garage sale at my friend's store The scrappin table. So I guess I will be a bit MIA from home this weekend. Bad timing since everyone has been sick. My mother-in-law and I might just go in shifts to watch over our stuff at the sale.

Well friends, wish me luck! Hope to raise a good amount towards my walk tomorrow. Make sure to leave a comment. Have a great weekend !

(((HUGS)))

Christine

Monday, April 14, 2008

The crop is coming up..come look and see what's inside


OH my! My house is getting a bit cluttered with all the fabulous donations that have been made towards the Autism crop. If you haven't signed up yet, there's still time ! You can call scrapbook Oasis at (949)-756-2729 to reserve your spot. The crop is on Sat. April 19th (that's only a few days away!) from 10 -6 pm. The cost is only $20! It includes lunch, snacks and a neat scrappy goody bag ! You won't be disappointed. Here is a sample of some of the things that may show up in that bag! ;0) Did you see that paper from Best Creations and Paper Trunk ? What about the Cherry Arte die cuts, the glue dots or that cute little tool bag from Tammy I ? Did you know these were all donated just for you ? So sign up and get your hands on this cute stuff !

But that is not all, it is just the beginning ! There will be raffle prizes all day long. Look what from all these companies just to give away !


extra goodies from friends
And last but not least..... How would you like to win the grand prize....one of these embellishment trunks from Tammy I ? Wouldn't you like to see what's inside ? You may just have to wait and see. I will be putting some goodies in there too! This is a perfect trunk for embellishments ! It has a tray inside to organize those embellies and magnetic container on the inside of the lid for more goodies :) OOH AHH. This could be yours...come on down and be a part of the fun !
Tammy I
Thanks to all my friends, Illyse, Jennifer, Janet my Mother-in-law and friend, Tina Keyner from Best creations, Susan Lyons from Freckle Friends and all other companies for making this happen. Lastly Karen from the Scrapbook Oasis. YOU ROCK ! Thanks for sharing your store with us and being so supportive. I can't wait for this special day !
(((HUGS)))
Christine































Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Oh YAH BAY-BEE....we have a winner !

Oh thank you all so much for your donations. I really appreciate your support and friendship. It is so nice to know that I have so many old friends and new that are so willing to support me. Thanks, it means SO MUCH !


Well on to what you are all waiting for...


The Basket

The Drawing

The WINNER

Thank you friends...congrats to you ALICIA...you all are super fantabulous ! You make each day a little brighter. BIG BIG HUGS ! Alicia mail me with your Address and I will send this out on Friday :)


Christine