Stay-cation

Sometimes even Wonder Woman needs a day off...

I have a little obsession with Wonder Woman. I don't know what it is or how it started. I actually think my Sister got me started on it & it had to do with work. Any who, I think about WW all the time & often wonder what she would do in certain situations. LOL 

This is what I think WW looks like on a Sunday morning...

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 Appropriate, don't you think? Everyone should be lazy on Sunday. Well, except for me. I had to clean "the beast" which hadn't been cleaned all week. EEK!

I have been L-A-Z-Y this past week. So has everyone else in this house. The weather has been perfect, my hubby has been wonderful & loving, the pups have been happy...sigh... I couldn't have asked for a better stay-cation. Get this...we didn't do ANYTHING. Nope, hardly left the house. Sometimes it's nice to enjoy what you have. :)

Hope you have a wonderfully RELAXING day today!

Thanks for stopping by!

Siggie

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card deets: 

  • stamps: Star & Rhoda from Rosie's Roadshow
  • paper: DP from MME, Red, White, Blue & Yellow
  • inks: Black Momento & Copics
  • misc: Saying from Computer, Star Brads & Atyou Blue Spica Pen

Card overhaul complete...

I am liking this version sooooo much better than the first one I made. 

AFTER: 

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BEFORE: 

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The "after" version looks more balanced. I look at the "before" card & wonder what the heck I was thinking??? I can't even believe I thought that was an acceptable card. BLAH!!! Definitely happier with the new version. 

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I am bummed. My stay-cation is coming to an end. BOOO!!!! The pups aren't happy either. They love hanging out with us all day, see...

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Who wouldn't want these 3 as stamping companions?? Only thing bad about them when they are like this...trying not to trip over them. LOL

Well folks, I need to clean the house & then I am going to get back to stamping. I still have a TON of cards I want to make before this vacay is over. Wants, needs...maybe I should just take care of my wants??? Mmmm, maybe...

See you all later!
Siggie


Stay-cation in progress...recap of Day 8 & 9 with Audrey...

Day 8:

I can't believe how fast this stay-cation has gone. It seems like yesterday I was picking Audrey up at the airport. Sigh...how time flies...

We tried to keep it low key after our adventures at Out of Africe Wildlife Park but I really had no clue what it was like to go see a Disney movie on OPENING day! We arrived at the theatre 30 minutes early for our movie: 

 

Little did I know that I should have been there an hour early!! By the time we got up to the window to get our tickets for our selected movie time, we would have been sitting in the front row. Uh, no thank you!! So we purchased tickets for the next show time and waited in line for 40+ minutes. Oh my goodness, there were kids EVERYWHERE!! LOL 

"Brave" was really cute. Cute & LONG. If you have kids, you should go see it. Even if you don't have kids & you like Disney movies, you should go see it.

After the movie, we ran to Old Navy to pick up the her swim shorts that we forgot & dropped by Costco for a few things. Once we got home, she pulled a Friday and started racing to her room to put her swim suit on. She came out and annouced it was "race time."

We all went outside and tah-dah....

  

Audrey completed the challenge her Uncle set before her & won herself an iPad. DISCLOSURE: Now, about this iPad thing, I just want everyone to know that this was NOT my idea and I did not/do not support giving an 8yr old something this expensive. There I said it. Now I feel better. And, uh, please do not think that just because you can swim across the pool or something silly like that that YOU will be getting an iPad or that we are looking for additional neieces & nephews. Just sayin'... LOL

After the swim challenge we had a little dinner, watched a little tv & then did some stamping. If you would like to see our stamped creations, you can see them HERE

Day 9: 

Not much going on today other than laundry & packing. It's time to ship the little one back home. :( 

We will miss her. She has been nothing but entertaining while here. I am so thankful that my Sis & her Hubby let her come visit! 

See ya all later!

Newkarriesig
 & Audrey

 


Parting words from Audrey at the airport...

Scenario 1: there is a young couple sitting across for us kissing & snuggling.
Audrey: that is sooo disgusting
Me: no, it's not. They are in love & being affectionate. Nothing wrong with that.
Audrey: no Auntie, it really is disgusting.
Me: I don't think so. In fact, I wish Uncle Robert would do that with me.
She looks at me with a serious face and says...
"Auntie, if you want him to do that then you need to tell him that!"

Scenario 2: we're talking about her going home
Audrey: well, I need to go home to the people that love me
Me: I love you
Audrey: I know but you know what I am saying. I have to go home to the people that love me and need me.
Me: I need you
Audrey: I know Auntie but you will be okay. (as she pats me on the back)
Seriously people, can you imagine all the conversations I had with this child over the past week???? LOL
Karrie :)
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Stay-cation in progress...recap of Day 7 with Audrey...

Where's Audrey on Day 7? At Out of Africa Wildlife Park in Camp Verde, AZ. Talk about a GREAT privately owned/funded zoo! If you are ever in AZ for vacation, you should definitely make a trip out to see this! Here are some pics from our day...

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We started out on an open bus Safari. Prior to boarding the bus we were given treats to give to the giraffes & camel. Audrey was lucky enough to feed the giraffes not once, not twice but THREE times. 

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The giraffe knew the guide had YUMMY treats so he came in the bus to get some. It was hysterical!

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After Audrey was done petting the giraffe she turned around and said "he's dirty!" and showed me her dirty hand. She wasn't too pleased about that. LOL

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A couple of shots of my two favorite yahoo's...

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Cooling off with a rainbow Hawaiian Ice. Looks yummy, huh? She thought so!

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This next part was our favorite part of the day, check it out...

 

 

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This is "Amazonia," she's a Anaconda.Robert & Audrey were freaked out by her. Me? On the other hand? I was excited to get to touch her, suprisingly enough she was silky smooth.  LOL

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Now this next exhibit was another one of my favorites. In fact, I think it was a HIT for all three of us...

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I mean really, who doesn't love a Prarie Dog??? 

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And that's the end of our time at the park...ciao friends!!

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More updates to follow, hopefully I will be back later today with the rest. 

See you later!

Newkarriesig& Audrey


Rosie Roadshow Challenge!!

I am so excited that Anna agreed to participate in a Rosie Roadshow card challenge with me. It's been FOREVER since we have done one. :(

Anna came up with a good idea & asked if Audrey wanted to play before she leaves. Since Audrey has been a stamping fool this week I figured she would be all for it. And...she was...

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It's a master piece, don't you think? I know, she's ahhhh-mazing, huh???

My card has a swimming theme...you know, with all the swimming I have been doing this past week, I thought it was appropriate, see....

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Isn't she so sexy in her little red bikini (I hand drew that on her)?? I think she is trying to pick up Richard, don't you?? All I have to say is...thank goodness they weren't skinny dipping! LOL

Make sure to visit Anna's blog & check out her card, I am sure it is FABULOUS!!! 

Thanks for stopping by!

Newkarriesig
& Audrey 


Stay-cation in progress...recap of Days 5 & 6 with Audrey...

Well, days 5 & 6 were pretty uneventful. We watched a lot of tv, movies, etc. Did some swimming (you know, to practice for the swim challenge today), a little stamping, school work, eating, napping, gaming and even more swimming. (After 12 yrs of living in AZ I have a tan!!LOL)

Like I said, nothing big. I don't even have pictures. Well, I have one, but I am not allowed to share it. Yell at Robert, he is the one being a butt about it. :( 

Any who, I will be back with a recap of Day 7 in a bit. 

Chat with you later, 

Newkarriesig
 & Audrey


Stay-cation in progress...recap of Day 4 with Audrey...

Day 4 was not as fulfilling as Audrey wanted it to be. I had certain things I needed to get done, the big one? CLEANING THE HOUSE! I can't stand a dirty house, not when I have 3 labs & Robert. I am not saying that I am perfect by any means. I am just saying that...well...I don't know how 3 dogs & 2 people can make such a MESS. LOL

First thing out of Audrey's mouth this morning was "when can I go swimming?" My response was, "Ummm, after you are done with your school work, cleaning your bedroom, taking a shower and I am done cleaning the house & going to Costco." She didn't like that. What can I say? I can't give her everything she wants, whenever she wants. I mean, geez, what am I? Some kind of push over??? :)

So, she started her day with some breakfast & then took a shower. When she was done, she asked if she could walk Libby. Of couse you can! 

Here's the little poser...

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I' m sorry, but...HOW FRIGGIN' CUTE IS SHE???? Sigh...so cute, so very, very, cute!

Then came school work...

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Not really sure why she felt the need to hide...little stinker!

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And then she decided my stamp desk was a better place to work...

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I think she had alterior motives and wanted to do a little stamping after her school work...yep, that was it, see...

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After stamping came the usual "when can I go swimming? can we go now? how much more before we can go? can Uncle Robert take me?" Since I was still cleaning the house I told her to go beg her Uncle. She did. It took her a couple of times but she finally broke him down. (Please note, in between all the begging & cleaning she DID clean her room.) Here's a little snippet of her afternoon...

 

As you can see, she is definitely a water girl. Or is that iPad girl? LOL 

We eventually made it to Costco & had some dinner (cooked at home at the request of Audrey). We also did a little night swimming. I don't know about you but after 4 days I am pooped (but in a good way, a happy way). I think Robert is feeling the same way. 

Alright, I am off. Little Miss is making me breakfast this morning. Should be good!

See you all later!

Newkarriesig & Audrey