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time to practice what I preach

April 16th, 2009 . by maria

I had two occasions last night to practice what I tall people about crafting.

1. Anyone can craft.
My youngest is working on a geometry project that involves a lot of cutting and gluing of 3D objects. I had to back off and just remind him that the more practice he gets with cutting, the easier it will be. I still gave hime pointers and tools, but stuck to my guns that he could do it. And he did.

2. I tell people to keep my card sets at their desk at work, for birthdays and such. Well, there is one at work today. Guess what went in my bag this morning? Happy Bday, Jaimi!

the family that plays together (or ‘how yoville improved our marriage’)

April 15th, 2009 . by maria

OK, this is gonna sound crazy, but Yoville has improved our marriage. (Yoville is a Facebook app.) First, I have to say we are blessed with a good marriage as it is, and I have a great hubby. But we had a lot of fun this weekend creating our yoville avatars, playing games, decorating our Yoville apartments, and blowing each other kisses. But it wasn’t just the fun we had together. My hubby signed into it the other day, and when I got home, he said the cutest thing: “Your avatar is so cute – she looks just like you. When I see it in Yoville I say ‘there’s my sweetie!’ ” So, here’s my hubby thinking how cute I am when I am not even home…and here’s me with a sweet memory of how my hubby is thinking how cute I am when I am not even home. How awesome is that?