So I just spent an hour posting about what was going on in our family over the last few weeks..our trip to Lagoon, or family reunion, ben's fishing trip.. how I actually CLEANED my office.. and much more.. only to have it all erased when i tried to do spell check! LOL.. dang spell check! who cares if I can't spell anyways?
So here is a shorter update on what has been going on in our lives.. and this time.. sorry.. no spell check.
Lagoon was a blast.. have to say it's SO much better going now that our kids are older and I think the fact that I am more laid back..since we took all 6 kids 2 years ago.. makes a huge difference.. After Lagoon we were home one day and then headed to a Campbell Family reunion. My maiden name is Campbell and it was a reunion for everyone on my dad's side of the family (aunts, uncles, cousins, second cousins.. etc).. I am really close with my dad's brothers and sisters.. and their kids.. so it's alot of fun. My dad is the 11th out of 12 kids, and growing up we spent alot of summers, holidays and weekends visiting my dad's brothers and sisters and cousins. Most of my siblings have 5 plus kids.. so you can imagine how many of us there are. Infact they counted at the reunion and the total blood decendants from my Granparents (who passed away when I was in High School).. are over 280.. this doesn't count spouses! So it's fun to get together with everyone.. I love my aunts and uncles.. and cousins too..
so we just go home from that on wednesdsay and then back to our busy work.. now through the 10th is the busy time for our Scarlet Lime Kit club. It's the time each month were we are receiving products for July kits, unpacking products, kitting, entering orders, ordering products for our August kits.. designing stamps for our August kits, updating the website and then packing and shiping the July kits. Ben got invited on a fishing trip with my brothers this past friday and saturday, so he had to work extra hard to get stuff ready for his "gals" before he left.. so they could start unpacking products, etc while he was gone. We are lucky to have some fabulous ladies in our neighboorhood and my dad, who come help Ben kit each month. (ben is in charge of kitting all of our kits each month and then getting all the USPS boxes ready for shipping.. then packing and shipping).. I wanted to post some pictures to show you what our garage looks like each month.
Actually it's not even used as a garage because since we are either constantly kitting.. shipping.. or receiving product we have ordered.. it is just our "warehouse" if you call it that! LOL.. but this is what it looks like when they have unpacked all the product for our main kits.. Monday they will start the kititng process.. which ben has down to a science.. and they can kit everything in just over a week.
So life is busy this week! I spent all day yesterday (while ben was gone).. deep cleaning my scrapbooking (note the CLEAN office picture below! LOL).. room, cleaning our bedroom, doing most of the laundry in our house AND i even managed to design the stamp for our Main kit for August! I didn't know I had all of that energy in me! LOL.. plus I took all the kids (all 7 of them since we had our nephew this wekeend too).. to get snow cones, to Sonic's for dinner and then we went swimming..I thought the night was over.. and then after Ben got home we decided to go out for Ice Cream with our Friends Dave and Kara.. and didn't get home until almost midnight.. needless to say I CRASHED last night and then woke up at 7:00 am for church..
So I love Sundays.. it's our day to go to church, relax (no working on sundays).. take naps, spend time as a family.. etc.
We have a busy month ahead of us (Ben is going to Boise this next wekeend wwith all the kids if he gets all the kits packed.. which he will because he has 4 people helping him).. hopefully I can go too.. but I have much more that needs to be done by the 8th, which is the day we start packing and shipping. Then after the packing and shipping (8th-10th) we leave for Lagoon again.. for a couple of days.. to spend some good quality time with our kids.. before Ben and I head out to Chicago for CHA (the Craft and Hobby trade show, where all the new product for the summer/fall monts are debuted.. for our bussiness.. scrapbooking stuff). Then back from Chicago and ben leaves for a week for Scout Camp with the yougn Men in our ward.. and then we start the packing, kitting, etc.. all over again..
It's been and is going to be a crazy summer.. but when you live in eastern idaho where you get 10 months of winter.. and only 2 of summer.. you enjoy it while you can! LOL..
Hope you have a wonderful week..