Independent Stampin Up! Demonstrator since 2007
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Friday, October 31, 2008

Well, I survived!

I am sorry I have been MIA! I have been SOOOOOOOO busy, but I did it!!! I made it through the soccer season!! We put the finishing touches on our season with tournaments played in the pouring down rain and inches of thick, icky, gooey red mud!! The kids LOVED it!! It was cold and wet and a super long day, but it was fun! : ) We had our Coaches Appreciation Dinner and Tournament meeting. We had all of our final end of the year parties and dinners and now it is time for me to step down! I have been Vice President of our local chapter of soccer for our community for two years, but stood in as 'acting' President this year due to hubby's work schedule (he is the pres!). We have been involved with running soccer for 7+ years though and so it is time. I have gotten to the point of burn out. I LOVE the sport and LOVE the kids and I will truly miss it, but I am feeling the need to focus inward for a while. I want to spend some uninterrupted time with my kids and get my house back into shape (it is amazing how quickly things unravel when daily maintenance gets thrown out the window! LOL) I want to get back into a workout routine...I have packed on 8 pounds this season (AAAACCCCKKKKK!!!!) and I want to become a regular blog poster again! It is such good therapy for me to stamp and create and I want to become more involved!

I did oodles of projects over the past week, but unfortunately in my haste to rush from one event to another I just didn't have the time to photograph most of it. I did snap a few quick photos of this project though and thought I would share. I wanted to do a little something for my coaches this year to say thank you. We had 29 teams and each coach had an assistant (or two!) so it had to be simple and semi quick! I figured since one of my favorite all time things is chocolate...I would share the wealth! : ) I made 76 of these big guys and passed them out at our Appreciation dinner! They were a big hit! I cut up 12X12 sheets of soccer themed paper into fours and wrapped each quarter around a Hershey bar. I crimped the end and took a bite out of each one with half of the spiral circle punch from Stampin' Up! I wrapped a belly band around each one with a soccer ball, ribbon and thank you note! They were a fun project! : )

I will be back soon with some more fun things!

Hope that everyone has a great day! : )


Cathrine StClair said...

The candy bars are cute! Bet they loved them. I hear ya about feeling a little burned out. For me its Girl Scouts. I'm supposed to start a Daisy troop for the twins, but I haven't done it yet. The thought of runnig 2 troops is just too daunting. Maybe after the Holidays.

Lori said...

These are adorable! I'm sure everyone appreciated receiving them. I'm glad to hear you're going to be able to get back a little time for yourself and your family now--you deserve it after all your hard work during the soccer season.