Wednesday, June 30, 2010

I have a BABY!

Gabriel Quinn was born on June 21, 2010 at 1:16pm via ceserean section. 5 lb. 4 oz. and 18.5 inches long.

Yes, it was early. And yes, this post is way late. However, you won't actually know the 2nd part as I am going to fudge the date I actually post this LOL.

I got up at 6am on the 21st in order to register for my last two college classes. I graduate in May 2011. After registering I got up to get something to drink when I felt something, wasn't sure what at the moment. Upon inspection it looked like it could have been my water breaking so I called the dr's office which had me come in to the labor and delivery at the hospital. I called my hubby who for whatever reason thought it was funny. He had just gotten to work BTW. Hubby gets home, we are getting the kids ready for some friends of ours who were going to watch them and we left them with the neighbors until the friends show up. Thankfully it was only 2 of our 3 kids as the other was away for the weekend.

We get to the hospital and as I am arriving on L&D I see my doctor. YAY for luck, he is the doctor on call. They do a check to see if it was in fact my water and it was so I was scheduled for a c-section. The surgery went great, I was awake for the whole thing and got to hear my baby cry. That is the most amazing sound ever. I was only 35 weeks 3 days along so he had to go to the nursery because he was having issues breathing.

To keep this post from being extremely long, he had RDS - Respitory Distress Syndrome, basically his lungs weren't quite developed yet so they had to give him some meds to keep his lungs from collapsing. In all, he was in the hospital for 9 days.

Welcome home Peanut!
At Birth

On his way home

Thursday, June 17, 2010

'100 Days of Summer - 15% off Simple Stories Life Documented'

Summer 2010 is here...join us for a summerlong celebration!

We're so excited for this new warm and sunny season...and all of the excitement and fun that summer time brings! So for the next 100 days we're celebrating ...and we want you to join us. From challenges, contests and drawings, to prizes, new products, and awesome incentives...not too mention plenty of cool summer business tips and scrapbook'll be drenched in pure summertime bliss. So grab a cool drink and jump on board...this is going to be one cool summer!

"Live" 12x12 Layout - Simple Stories Life Documented by Amber Crowell

Jump in, get creative and SAVE!

Starting June 17th we'll be sponsoring a summer long layout contest where every other week we'll announce a special collection - along with a super sale on the highlighted product line. You'll have a two week period to create your best layout using products from the collection. Email your submissions to Jodi at along with your material list, name, consultant number, email address, and phone number. We'll post each submission on our MemoryWorks Blog and consultant MW Studio where our talented TeamWorks members will judge each entry and award one winner a scrapbook prize package worth $25.00!

Simple Stories Layout Contest
We couldn't possibly start our summer layout contest without first highlighting our very own Simple Stories product line!

Our first layout contest we'll be focusing on all things Simple Stories - the colors, the designs and the theme is so versatile it makes the perfect summer projects! This is the first-ever sale on our Simple Stories kit*, so grab your kit (or 2...or 3...) at this amazing deal and get creative. Top layouts will also be selected to be highlighted on our Simple Stories blog and photo gallery!

*Save 15% on Simple Stories Life Documented Kit - offer good only June 17 - June 24, 2010; Layout Submissions Due - July 5, 2010; Email layout image to; Open to consultants and customers.
Shop Now...and WIN!