Thursday, October 18, 2007

What I've been waiting for!!

The Nov/Dec issue of Scrapbooks Etc finally arrived today!!! I have been waiting for this for the last 2 1/2 months!!! I was so excited back in August when I got a call for a layout I submitted to them!! It was one of my scrapbook goals for the last 2 years to be picked up by Scrapbooks Etc and it happened!!! Here it is!! I still can't believe it's in there!! It's not the best picture, but I was too lazy to scan it!


This layout is so dear to me. It was my way of coping with my Grandmother's death, she died in January 2006. She made sure I had my fastnachts every year!!! I betcha she is smiling down on me right now!!

In preschool news, I hate to say this fearing I may jinx myself, but Jack has been good for the last 3 class days!!! I hope we have finally gotten over the hump!! He has made some friends in his class now, so I know that is helping tons!! I picked him up on Tuesday and he was talking about Molly, she was the leader for the day, "Molly is my best friend" he was saying!!! Awwwwww, melts my heart!! I asked him to show me her today, but he said later that she wasn't at school today. He also has another girlfriend and one boy that he talks about too!! My little guy is growing up!!!

While he was at school, I did some shopping. I needed a new laundry basket and also decided I was going to do over my bathroom. It is time to switch to the fall/winter ensemble and I am getting sick of what I have, so I decided to get all new!! Everything is brand new, in the color scheme of brown and aqua. I even cleaned from top to bottom in there, scouring all the tile and the ceiling!! We have a closet bathroom, seriously, I don't think I can lay down in it, not even on the diagonal! I guess big bathrooms were not the thing back in the 50's!! But, it's so small and we don't have an exhaust fan in there, add in Chris's long showers and there is a lot of steam and then the mildew shows up on the ceiling, yuck!! So, I scrubbed all that off with a bleach/h20 combo and bleached my brand new comfy jammies in the process!! Silly me forgot to take them off the back of the door while I was scrubbing. There are a few spots of rusty orange on the brown now. But hey, the bathroom is sparkling and I like rusty orange!

We've got family night at Macy's school tomorrow. We're doing pumpkin painting. It should be fun, she's been talking about it for weeks!

I think Jack finally fell asleep, so I'm going to mosey up to my scraproom and see if I can find some creativity!!

Have a great weekend!!

36 comments:

Andrea Amu said...

Hey Rachael! I just got my mag in the mail today and saw your page! So happy for you that you had a page so near and dear to you published in your favorite mag! Now if I could have some of your luck sprinkled in my direction! ;)

Have fun painting the pumpkins with Macy... that sounds like the perfect picture taking moment! Enjoy!

nicole said...

I got my mag today too - and saw this as I was flipping through...very cool - congrat Rachel!

and btw - having a hard time with my Jack at pre-school also - hoping that he doesn't finally get over it in May :)

Kate said...

Congrats on being published! Wonderful layout! I saw it today when I got my copy. Love Scrapbooks ETC.

Glad the hump is over! Been there done that with my youngest...

Have a great weekend!

Michelle said...

Congrats on getting published in your favorite mag! That's a great accomplishment!
Thanks for the sweet comment.

Kimberly said...

rock on with your bad self! so excited you had that LO picked up. huge congrats to you!!!!!!!

bummer about your jams though...lol...

glad to hear things are still going well with jack.

we'll be at E's school tomorrow night too (harvest fest) when you're at family night at macy's school. have fun!!

Rollie said...

Rachael that is so great!

awesome to be published, espcially if it was a goal for you!

Enjoy!!

Dalovely Damanda said...

congrats on getting published! I just got my issue in the mail...I'll have to go home and look you up! Way cool! :)

merrymstamper said...

that is some cool news to Celebrate!! Congratulations to your achievement...love fastnachts too! never heard of them before PA. LOL

Melonie said...

WOOHOO! Can't wait for my copy to come. SO happy for you!
YAY for Jack too!
Have a great weekend!

christiane said...

weheee!! congrats on your pub!! hugs

Cathy said...

Congrat's on the LO.
As of late, I CAN'T forget about my Granny either. I miss her big time. I'm so glad that this is the LO they selected, I'm sure it means the world to you and she would be so honored!

jadadog said...

oooh, drooling right now~! still waiting for these famous fastnachts! Congrats again! That is a wonderful memory to be published!

Ingrid said...

Wooohooo!! Huge congrats on your pub. I got my copy in the mail today. How nice to see your page in my favorite magazine. I am sure you are proud of yourself.

Have a nice weekend!

xoxo

Aimeslee said...

Wowzers, how exciting for you! I'm not into that, but I support my friends who are. How sweet about your Grandmother. :)

Radona said...

very happy that your special lo was published! you rock!

Marlou said...

HUGE!! CONGRATULATIONS!! on getting pulished xx

Scrapbook Princess said...

Congrats!!! What a great thing to happen to a great person :)

scrappermimi said...

Congrats on that great Pub! Fantastic!

Not the new PJ's! I am so loving mine.

Lora said...

CONGRATS!! I got my mag today and I was flipping and said "HEY! I know that girl!!!" so cool to see you in there. :)

You've been tagged.... check out my blog for details. :)

~Nancy~ said...

YAY YOU!! WOOHOO! Congrats on your pub.. That's soooo awesome!! WOOHOO! I'm so happy for you sweetie!!!!!!

Enjoy the rest of your Sunday! XOXO

Kendra said...

Congrats on the pub Rachael! I sat down to blog surf while your grandma's fastnachts are rising on my counter! How funny that I came to your blog and found your layout about them. I have a very happy family today. Fastnachts are at the top of the list of favorite desserts in our house. Thanks so much for sharing the recipe. : )

Trish said...

Congrats on the Pub!

Woohoo Jack is doing better with school!

shelly b said...

ahhh...just saw this yesterday...so excited..I recognized you right away! yeah!

Tawnya said...

Congrats Rachael!!!
That is an amazing accomplishment! One well deserved!!!

happydays525 said...

Congrats on the pub! I can't wait to get the magazine, I'll check out your LO for sure! What a special LO to have published too! =)

Marlene said...

WOOHOOO!!!! You go, girl!!!!

You deserve it!

Kristi Smith said...

As soon as I saw this post, I ran and grabbed my magazine!!! I hadn't looked all the way through it yet! How cool is that??? I remember you talking about fastnachts on your old J blog. You grandma would be proud. So cool both of your photos in a magazine! YAY for you! =)

Melanie said...

Congratulations, Rachael! Especially when it's a LO that's near and dear to you. :) I'm glad to hear that Jack is doing better at school.

~KRISTY~ said...

OH CONGRATS ON THE PUBLISHED LO! OMG HOW EXCITED YOU MUST OF BEEN..WELL DONE.

Natalie said...

Super CONGRATS on being pubbed!! So happy for you! And how wonderful that it was about your grandma. Very cool.

Scrappygirl said...

Congrats on being in the mag! Looks great!

ellen said...

i saw it!!! that is so fantastic! you so deserve it...i came over here first thing this morning b/c i read it bed last night...told brian...she lives near us! LOL!!!! beautiful!

Ruby said...

Congratulations Rachael! Such a great LO, and so exciting to be published in yor favorite mag.

Candice P.J. said...

SWEET!!! YAY for you!

Jan said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!! That's awesome!!! I'll have to go pick up a copy!!

twinsand2boys said...

Congrats on the publication!