Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Yes, I am still here....{With Some WONDERFUL News!!!}

Yes. I'm still here.

I have to pinch myself every now and then.

Why???

Well, remember the Rusty Pickle Design Team contest???

Well....i made it!!!

They announced the winners on Monday. We actually received emails that day...and I read mine carefully...just to make sure...and sure enough! I made it!

And not only that! But I have a new friend who made it too!!! Amanda Oates!!! She is this really GREAT scrapbooker and I couldn't be more happier for her! Well I'm happy for both of us!

So Monday (June 9th) we received our emails. And we made it, along with ten other ladies (who are just as excited as I am! But it didn't really hit me until about 45 minutes later. I just sat at my computer, and said to myself...I did it...I couldn't believe it. And I can't wait to get started!

My daughter came in the room after the announcement was made on the Rusty Pickle site and she said to me, "Mom, can we go to the Zoo now?" And I told her, "Yes, Sarah...we can go to the Zoo now". But since it rained on Monday and Tuesday, we didn't get to go until today...97 degrees out and we are at the Zoo. But I told her that I would take her, and I did...now at least I have a happy 12 year old. At least for a little while!

While we were at the Zoo we went by and saw the otters. The Otters are Sarah's favorite animal to watch because they come right up to the observation window and look at you! Just like you are the one they are supposed to be watching, and not the other way around! And I tried to get this picture of the five otters swimming under water towards us...i think I got it, but I'm going to check later...so if you see an otter picture here later on, you'll know what it's from.

I'm going to leave for now. I have some major cleaning up to do in my scrapbook room. Lots of stuff that needs to be put back where it belongs, zoo pictures to be uploaded, and I want to scrapbook something! (Plus it's getting ready to really storm outside!)

Have a GREAT DAY!!!

{JILL}

6 comments:

Vbarrdms@aol.com said...

Congrats!! I knew you could do it!! Great job!
Virginia

Amanda B thegirltx said...

Big Congrats!!! How very exciting for you! I can't wait to see what you create for them.

Amy said...

Hey Jill! This is Amy from your CKU-A Stamford dorm. I was so excited to see your name on the Rusty Pickly winners list. That is so awesome! I love your work and I am so glad to see that you are doing well.

-Amy

Amanda Oates said...

Jill- you are the sweetest and I am WAY beyond thrilled that you made it too!! YOU ROCK!

Latharia said...

How did I miss this? I guess part of it was that I expected it to happen!!! :) YOU GO GIRL!! What a wonderful road you have ahead of yourself! Now, if only they made Water Park themed papers. :D

Casey Rivas said...

Congrats, Jill! Very well-deserved! I loved seeing your work!