Saturday, March 24, 2007

I feel like I haven't posted anything creative in a while, so here are a couple of LOs that I finished tonight. Not that it really matters that much since most of the people who read this blog would see these over at TallyScrapper.

Meeting baby Alexander

And a few more pictures can be found here.

So this afternoon I went and met Alexander. Such a sweet little guy. Mel now has a computer at the hospital, so if she's feeling up to it she may post a few more pictures on the baby blog. She has over 100 on her camera, and I think Auntie Alyson took lots of pictures as well.

They'll be going home at some point on Monday, so maybe then she'll start to get into some kind of routine and we'll get regular updates. Alyson and Dan will both be home the first week, then just Dan, and then the third week it will be just Mel and Alexander on their own during the day.

Thursday, March 22, 2007

Alexander is here!

So I got up to go to the bathroom and I missed Alyson's call. Good thing there's viocemail!

Alexander Christopher joined the Chiocco family at 2:08pm this afternoon. He's 5 pounds, 14 ounces and 19 inches long.

Everyone is doing well.

Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Woo hoo, I'm going to Chicago!

For over a year now I'm been "home-sick" for my alma mater, Valparaiso University, and in particular, it's theatre program. There were a couple of times that I almsot dragged Chris on spur of the moment trips out there, but common sense prevailed. So now, after saving our money, we're going to Chicago! We'll be spending some time at Valpo, some time in the city, and hopefully some time with friends. I just booked our flights and also tickets for two shows we're going to. Noises Off on campus, and Rosencrantz & Guildenstern are Dead at Piccolo, which is a group founded by a bunch of other Valpo alums. In fact, one of my friends is directing the show and a few others are in the cast.

And in other travel news, the following week I'll be going to Vegas for work. April/May is going to be a busy time for me.

Monday, March 05, 2007

Some creativity

Here's what I've been up to creatively in the past week or so. all of these are up at TallyScrapper, so you may have already seen them there. This is more for the one or two people who don't go there.

So what do we have here? Layouts for FOUR different albums! (Anniversary, Book of Me, 2006, and 2007). And also a card. Enjoy!

Friday, March 02, 2007

Poking head out from under the rock that I apparently crawled under...

Hmm, ever since TallyScrapper opened it seems that we've all been neglecting our blogs- myself included. So what have I been up to this week?
  • I'm becoming a knitting machine! Working away on the monkey, but then ran out of brown yarn. That was on Monday, I think. Can't get to the store until Saturday. So I finished up all the tan parts of the monkey so at lest I was still making progress.
  • Then yesterday I picked up some other yarn so that I could start a bag for a co-worker. See, I was "supposed to" get her a disco ball for Christmas, but I never did get her that. So when she saw my bag she commented that I could make her one instead of getting the disco ball. She was kidding, but I liked the idea. So after 3 hours of knititng while watching TV last night, the bottom of the bag is finished and I've started the sides.
  • My eBay Quickutz additcion flared up again. I've received three of my purchases and awaiting one more. Now I just need to actually use them.
  • Sized and printed pictures for a scraplift I plan to do. Only problem is that I need to do some sewing on the LO and Andrew still has my machine.
  • Sized 56 pictures for the final page of my 2006 album. (Not final as in I'll be done when this LO is completed, but final as in last page of the album). Waiting for that to be delivered and then I can finish up the page. It's also kind of a scraplift.
  • Placed a TallyScrapper order. Bunch of fun goodies coming my way.
There might be more going on, but that's all I can remember for now. Coming up this weekend are game night with York and Carolyn tonight (I think we're playing Apples to Apples), haircut tomorrow, and a bunch of errands. Hopefully I'll be able to get some scrapping time in, too.