Sunday, December 31, 2006

in three's right?

... everything happens in threes right? Well, I was driving home (with both kids) one evening last week and my car broke down on the highway. (it was already dark and thank God for cell phones). Two days later Sean and Riley were fishing and the boat broke down. Then I went to turn on my computer the next day and an error message showed up and my computer wouldn't even boot up. So I called my computer guy and he proceeded to tell me that my hard drive had crashed and NOTHING was salvagable!!!!
What a way to end 2006.

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

A few more picts of Brody...

This is a photo of Brody wearing the Frailing (my maiden name) family baptism gown.
This is my dad Ken with Brody.
This is my mom Dianne with Brody.
This is Joyia. She is a dear friend of our family. She was my midwife until she got breast cancer. She is in remission, but still unable to go back to work. She was there as my support.
This is Dr Shroder. He delivered Brody. He was wonderful!!!

Sunday, December 17, 2006

ATC swap

One Wednesday morning (a couple of months ago) I was in K2 and a met a woman named Sue Benner. She was here on vacation, taking a card class that Jo Ann was teaching. We got to talking and she found out that I was the one that started our ATC class. Well, she has a Yahoo Group called "Stamping Scrapping Swapping Democracy". She wanted me to tell my ATCers about her Yahoo Group and that we were welcome to join. (That would mean that you could start swapping ATC's with other women across the country.)
If you would like more info about it you can e-mail her at or just sign up.
I am sorry it has taken me a while to get this out to all of you.

Dream, Design and Create

PS Here are some cool ATC's I found online

Friday, December 15, 2006

Colorstrology "what your birthday color says about you"

I received this really cool book last night called "Colorstrology" and I wanted to share my color and what it says about me.
October 21st
Chintz Rose
If your were born on this day:
Your mental powers are highly developed. Many individuals with this birthday are meant to share information with people from all walks of life and from all over the world. People who are rich or poor, from the city or country, all seem to be able to hear you. Sometimes you think too much, especially when you don't get enough physical exercise or have any creative outlets.
How this color benefits you:
Your personal color can help channel your thoughts into constructive endeavors. Wearing, meditating, or surrounding yourself with Chintz Rose balances the emotional with the intellectual side of your nature.
Compatible birthdays:
August 22, October 4, December 31

This book is really cool. Thanks Karen for the hours of enjoyment this book will give me!!!

Monday, December 11, 2006

New Pictures

Yes, I know I should be napping, but I wanted to post a few more pictures. It is hard to believe that Brody is a week old today. On Saturday Lori came over and we had our first photo shoot with Brody. These are just some of the pictures. They turned out amazing.
Thanks Lori, we love you!!!
I also wanted to thank everyone for their prayers this past week, especially last monday during my labor and delivery.

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Brody's Birthday 12-4-06

What a wonderful day. I went in for my induction at 8am yesterday morning and Brody was here at 5:04pm. I had an epidural at 10:30 along with a pitocin drip. At 12:15ish Dr Schroder broke my water. I stayed at 4-5 cm for a couple of hours, then progressed really quickly. I was able to push Brody out in 4 contractions. It was a wonderful experience. Brody is 7lbs, 12 ozs he is 21 inches long.
Thanks for all the prayers. I will post more pictures soon!
Love, Nikki

Sunday, December 03, 2006

Elsie Challenge #12

Scraplift a layout shape. I was inspired by a LO I saw of Elsie's at a class we took of hers. She had sewn around the photo and then she sewed "doodles" around it too...
I might go back and add, I do feel like it is missing something???
Dream, Design and Create

PS No baby yet!