Tuesday, February 9, 2010

It's been a while!

Wow, it has been a really long time since I have been on here to blog! There has been so much going on and I have just not had time to even think about blogging. The first main event was the 5 inches of snow we got here a few weeks ago (see how behind on this blogging I am)! Here are just a few pictures of our house and our road....
Nothing too impressive compared to my husband's family in PA who are dealing with 2 and 1/2 feet of snow over the weekend plus the extra 12 plus inches they are expecting by tomorrow! And think....I'm moving up there into that mess! The things we will do for our children and our families! :o)
Here is a card that I made for a friend of mine who just turned the big 40! I love her and you would never be able to guess that she is 40! She is so youthful and amazing and I can only hope to be like her when I reach that milestone!

This next card is the Valentine's Day card that I made for my hubby this year. He has actually already seen it laying out on my desk, but I don't think he *knows* it's for him...so it won't be a huge surprise, but we aren't big on this holiday anyway, but I couldn't NOT make him a card! I also need to send a shout out to my friend Courtney over at Practicing Creativity! I made the card using her stamp set "Key to my Heart." I am so proud of her for her efforts in venturing out and following her heart! Way to go Courtney! (I loved using your set by the way)

This next card I didn't make with any certain person or use really and this is totally not like me. I may send it as a Valentine's card, but I'm not really sure. I may just keep it and send it out later too. I also used Courtney's set for the sentiment on this card as well.

The other thing happening in the life of the Quiles Family is that we have water under our house :( We have had a really wet season here in TN and as a result, we keep water standing under our house. We had a "waterproofing company" come out and give us an estimate of $7,000 to install 2 sump pumps and a pipe system under the house, which yes, would take the water out from under the house once it gets there, but what about trying to prevent that from happening first?
So we have gotten another guy we know to help us out and he is going to build up our yard around the foundation and slope it away from the house and do some other small things to keep the water from staying right by the house....as well as pumping the water out that is there now and drying out our crawl space.
We have also put our house up for sale about a month ago, but we have not had a single person by to look at it yet. That's ok because we have had some snow and it's been raining a lot so I know it's not a very popular time to be looking in the middle of winter. It has also given us some time to get this water situation taken care of!
Shew! I think that's it for tonight. If you are still reading, thank you and goodnight!
Supplies for cards:
Happy Birthday: Striped paper is from Basic Grey's Sugar Rush Collection, Happy Birthday and cupcake stamps are from Stampabilites unmounted rubber stamp "Birthday" set.
Valentine's Card: Paper is from Basic Grey's Sugar Rush collection, stamps are Practicing Creativity's Key to my Heart set
Hey Friend: Sentiment is from Practicing Creativity's Key to my Heart set, Paper is from Basic Grey's Sugar Rush collection, the small flower is from the American Crafts Sentiments set, and the buttons are also from Basic Grey's Sugar Rush Collection.


Courtney Baker said...

Wow that's a lot of money! Hope that works out! Love the card and I think my stamps will be in a store very close to you soon!

Kelley Eubanks said...

$7000 ... wow! We would have to take out a loan! Your cards are great Brandy! Love the snow pics as well! Miss you!