Saturday, August 22, 2009

Happy Anniversary

Happy Anniversary to my wonderful parents. The first song is for you!
45 years! Not only are you wonderful parents, but you are my best friends.

You have taught me a lot about how to be a parent, but I still haven't figured out what to get you for your anniversary :)

Hugs & Kisses!!

Love, Johanna, Davi, Hallie, Sandy & Sara (even missy the cat and all the pets who you have taken in during times of crisis and fires)

I would love it if all of you would leave a comment and wish my parents happy anniversary!!

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Doggie Update!!

Ok, the dog's owners were hanging up "lost dog" signs and saw our "found dog" signs. I got a call about 7:30 pm and a lady at the other end said "I think you found my dog, does she have a pink polka dot collar?" I said yes and she started to cry. I gave her the address and the girls and I and Sandy waited with the dog in the front yard. She parked across the street and I thought the dog's tail would wag off when her owners got out of the car. The whole family came and friends of theirs who were helping hang up signs came over too. we were all hugging and everyone was so happy.
Her name is "Gracie" and she is a Chi-Weenie. She is full grown. Her owners had just moved to the area, and that was the first day of work, so Gracie was a bit freaked out. I think she must have set out looking for her owners.
It was really special to be part of such a happy ending like that. It was better than any "feel good" movie, and definitely the best summer day ever. I think the girls will remember hanging up signs and taking care of "Gracie" for the day and how amazing it was to help her find her family. Hallie said late that night "We did a good thing, didn't we?"
I said "yes, Gracie was so sweet, I think a lot of people would have wanted to keep her"
Hallie asked, "Do you miss Gracie?"
I said "yeah, but I am happy her family found her"
she replied, "that made me more happy than all the presents in the world"

Me too :)

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

our little temporary angel

So today I was at Petco buying crickets. At the register there was a bucket of dog biscuits. I took one (for the neighbor dogs) and the cashier at the store said "oh, what type of dog do you have?" I replied,"Oh, we have a cat, robo hamster, tarantula and gecko, but no dog. I just get the treats for the neighbor dogs"...
Fast forward 15 minutes.
We have a dog.
Well, not really, we cant keep her. I was driving down Lake Jennings, which is a very busy road and the truck in front of me slowed down. I was moving into the middle turn lane to turn left. I see this teeny dog run out from under the truck and towards my car. I lost sight of her and was afraid to move my car, so I stopped and looked around, then under my car, I still couldn't see her. I was still too afraid to get back into my car without knowing where she was, had I already rolled over her? I walked to the other side of the car, got on my hands and knees (hoping a car wouldn't run over my legs) and looked under my car. She was shaking and hiding by my tire. when I reached for her she went even further under my car. Have I mentioned it's really hot out here in August? I crawled under my car as far as I could and grabbed her two front legs and drug her out. I put her in my lap and drove home. she was really thirsty, hungry and tired.

She is sweet and curious, she has no tags. The cat is ok with her, she isn't all puffed up or upset. We have shown her to most of the neighbors. The girls and their friends put up found dog signs around the neighbor hood. I am going to drive and put some up a bit further out. Someone is missing her.

So for now, we are enjoying her. She likes to sleep on your lap, oh and a blankie is good too.

Monday, August 10, 2009

We Love Making Memories!!

Santa has come early to The Red Bee...Just in time for Santa's Summer Splendor! If you are signed up for any of the SSS classes at The Red Bee on August 15th and 16th, you are automatically entered in a drawing to win a brand new Making Memories Slice Machine!! Signed up for more than one class? Well, that means your name is entered multiple times! This is a win win - take a bunch of VERY cute classes, all taught by talented and dedicated artists, such as Candice Carpenter, Leah Fung, Donna Salazar, Stephanie Akerman and myself (Johanna Peterson) and bonus - you might win a Slice! We will also have a slew of other prizes to give away at the event as well - but only for those who signed up for one of the 6 classes we're offering. There is still room in all the classes so call to sign up today! 714-838-1200

Saturday, August 08, 2009

Scrapbook Cruise Info

We are soooo excited to announce that we are doing a crop and cruise with Crafting Cruises!! On May 3rd, 2010, we'll be on the Royal Carribean's Radiance of the Sea, heading down to Cabo San Lucas! Each of us will be teaching a class plus there are mini classes, my photography workshop, games and prizes! Leah has more details on her blog and here's the flyer too. It's $100 to sign up and you can make monthly payments if you like. And it's fully refundable up until the very last payment in February. We're really hoping a lot of our vBlog viewers will come along for the ride! It's going to be a blast hanging out and scrapbooking with all of you!