Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Boxes everywhere

There is a new feature up at ScrapVillage using the We R Memory Keepers new products. These are the two cards I made for this feature, and by clicking on the link you can see the layouts the other City Planners made for it. If you use the Pages by Design system, or just really enjoy sketches check back at the first of the month for the Blueprint I put together for May! (This link takes you to Cheryl's April Blueprint.)

What a week it has been! There has been so much packing to get done, and we have gone through every single box we had in our storage shed to clear a ton of stuff out. My goal was to not move a single thing across the country that we didn't know for sure we want to keep! I think we are getting pretty close to being done with the sorting and packing, and I will be glad for that!

Escrow is supposed to close by the end of the month, so we are just sort of hanging here waiting for dates to be confirmed so we can make arrangements for utilities and the moving truck. The goal is here to get 6 kids, 3 cats, 4 kittens, 3 dogs, and a houseful of stuff across the country and keep my sanity intact. If you have any tips for success in that goal, I sure could use them!

I am off tomorrow for the Mesa, AZ convention. I am working in the booth this weekend, so stop by and say hi! You won't be able to miss me... since half of my clothes are packed I am going to be wearing my Pages By Design t-shirts, and they are bright enough to be seen a mile away!

I am also going to be stopping into Ikea to grab some beds and other fun things for the new house. I have been wanting this bed forever, and we are grabbing some new bunkbeds for the boys. My plans for a truck fell through, so if you are in the area and want to go shopping with me, holler! I still have to figure out how to get the beds from Ikea to the UPS store!

I have a lot of photos to share tonight of the kids, but I took them all on my regular SLR so I have to get the film developed to disk today before I can post them. Amidst the packing and project deadlines, I did fit some real-life into this week at home. I took the yearly Easter shots, the kids had a performance on Saturday, and there was this 12 photos in a day thing I was trying to participate in! I'll be back soon!


susan said...

Jenn - I'm always up for a trip to IKEA...eventhough I think they are still out of my drawers :( Maybe Thursday after set-up???

Good luck with the packing - it'll all be worth it!!!

See you Thursday!

Johanna said...

I don't envy you!!! Moving cross country with 3 kids, 3 dogs, and a verrrry slow moving van was more fun than I deserved! I can't wait for you to get here. I wish they would clue you in about escrow.
I'm calling you in a bit.

Love ya!

Kara said...

good luck girl!! i hear that Ali E. and Marge and supposed to be there too!! dang it!! i get to miss out on THAT MUCH scrapbook celeb stalking....don't they know that i am kara _______??? geez?!?

email me!! totally missing ya crazy girl!

Anonymous said...

Jenn, I have 2 trucks and a husband to help. Can't wait to see ya this weekend. WendiB

Sharla Hunt said...

Jenn, I don't know how you do it all! I am already tired just by reading and knowing what you are up for this coming month. I know everything will work out for you. I am excited for you and your family to move into your new home! I agree with Susan, it will be worth it! Enjoy sunny AZ! Wish I was there soaking up the sun while it is snowing and raining up here in Utah. Crazy weather we have been having! Ugh! LOL!

Sue said...

Jenn - I have really needed to catch up with you!!! I love the house in your banner - good luck on getting it!!!

And I am soooooo amazed at the great pictures you take of your travels and how much you love history. I think you should scrapbook your love of history - a theme album :)

And I had no idea you knew Ari!! I LOVE Ari!!!!

Good luck with the move. You are so organized that I am sure it will go off without a hitch :)

Happy Ikea shopping :)

Anonymous said...

Have fun on your trip mom. Hope you have a great time and I cant wait till yall have everything ready to move out here! Love Ya!!!

Diana said...

Jenn, is was really great to see you!

chris jenkins said...

you make me tired - i seriously don't know how you keep going and going and going!

looks like you have been able to see lots of fun things on your travels and meet lots of great people - you have a lot of great pics posted!

for the first time in like 4yrs I am missing the convention in Mesa - have fun!

best of luck with everything as you get ready to move! please give me a call so I can say goodbye before you leave Vegas!

take care~

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