Saturday, July 18, 2015

Celebrate The Small Things - July 17, 2015


I am late with this post because I was at the Fit Expo at the Los Angeles Convention Center. We got lots of free stuff, including the entrance tickets. Our kids loved the Nestl√© booth the best because they were giving out free bottles of chocolate milk. My husband got a free shirt for doing 12 pull-ups. My son got a free jump rope for doing 5. We tried walking on the slack line which is like a tight rope. I thought it would be easy, but I fell off. Those circus performers make it look so easy. I have a new respect for them. We spent several hours at the expo. It was a lot more fun than I thought it was going to be. I wanted to join the Zumba class, but I was too busy looking at the booths. 

I got a little further along with my picture book this week. I have 2 more drawings to do before I review the whole thing and add the text. I'm excited.

I finished another sketchbook this week. I lost count of how many I've completed this year, but I think they are all ones that I started years ago. The one I finished this week was started in 2006. In this sketchbook are drawings of our son when he was 2 weeks old.


I'm exciting to be starting a new sketchbook. My sister-in-law gave it to me around 4 years ago. That's how long it takes me to get through sketchbooks. 

I learned a lesson this week. That is, Don't post birthday cards prematurely. My friend, Lisa, saw her birthday card on this blog before she received it in the mail. I didn't think she was going to look at my blog, but she was showing it to her son and happened to see the birthday card I made for her. D'oh!

What are you celebrating?

If you'd like to join the Celebrate The Small Things blog hop, visit our talented host, Lexa @ Lexa Cain for more information.  And don't forget to check out her co-hosts, LG Keltner @ Writing Off the Edge and Tonja @ Kidbits Blog

 Please check out participating blogs here:

1.Lexa Cain2.Fiction and Film
3.Writing Off the Edge4.Kidbits
5.TheCyborgMom6.Thoughts and Ideas from Deanie Humphrys-Dunne
7.My Inner Geek8.Eclectic Alli
9.Kim Graff10.Intentional Insights with S. Kelley Harrell
11.Constantine12.My Miracle Life
13.Writing, Reading, and the Pursuit of Dreams14.My Creatively Random Life
15.Jeff Chapman's Writing16.Shells Tales and Sails
17.Lara Lacombe18.TF Walsh
19.Caring for my Veteran20.Life, Yoga and Other Adventures
21.About myself, by myself22.Suzanne Furness
23.My Write Spot24.Elizabeth Seckman
25.Avalon26.Cherdo on the Flipside
27.Writing By Marilyn28.My Baffling Brain
29.Planet Kimberly30.Shah Wharton
31.Mere Joyce32.Just Get It Written
33.Kathleen S. Allen34.Victorian Scribbles
35.Dandilyonfluff36.Curious as a Cathy
37.Tanya Miranda38.Teresa Morse
39.Catherine Ensley40.God, Entertainment, & Annoying Things
41.Ann - A Friend of Jesus 201342.Carole Anne Carr
43.Special Teaching At Pempi's Palace44.Square Pegs
45.Sandy's Space46.The Beveled Edge
47.Lisa Manifold48.Lori Carlson
49.Patricia's Place50.Peace, Love, & Books
51.Desiree Yearning52.Yvonne Van Dalen


  1. The expo does sound like fun.

  2. What precious sketches of your little one!

  3. The sketches of your son are adorable!!! I'm glad you had good time at the expo, even though you didn't have time to Zumba. It sounds like the whole family enjoyed themselves! :)