Thursday, October 21, 2010

thankful hip to the hop

so this week's theme is
THANKFUL.
i did a layout about the youngest peanut of the erickson bunch.
the peanut who almost never was.
way back in 2003 my husband and i made a deal.
i wanted a third kid and he did not.
he was happy with two, a boy and a girl.
i just knew was meant to be the mom of 3.
(would have been nice to have 4, but that would require more money than i have, as well as a TUMMY TUCK.)
so, we discussed and negotiated. 
after the dust cleared, i walked away with abby (see above) and ron got a new pool table. :)
(he will swear to this day that it was supposed to be a motorcycle, but that is false.)
i am SOOOOO glad we decided to shoot for a family of five.
abby is fan-flippin-tastic and in case you have not seen her dance moves:  they are stellar.


ah yes....
you can win this stamp set:


             i will be picking a winner tomorrow from
                   the comments on my blog today.

after my blog, pop over to see wendy:


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STAMPS USED
cupcake
ticket
background dots

50 comments:

Wendy ten Hove said...

Hi Jen,

Aaah... loved reading your story! So sweet and how can you 'not want' that cutie face? she looks sooo adorable! Loved reading about the story behind you having here, and I'm sure your husband is now in love as well! And later will play pool with her and then she will win and do a cute little happy dance, hi hi!! Love the layout you made!! Congrats on this wonderful little girl!!

Hugs, Wendy

Sarah Anderson said...

I have a little peanut like that two, similar story only my other half didn't get a pool table lol You never stop being thankful for them do you ?!!! Love your layout :)

StampinCathy said...

Your layout is so cute and just love the story that goes with it. I just love the theme this week. I'm so thankful for so many things and for sure all the friends at Unity/Ippity! Thanks for the inspiration. Please don't add me in on the giveaway. I love love love stamps, but I have that awesome set.

cindy said...

She's a doll.

Bogner's said...

What a fun story of how you fought for your baby peanut! That b/w photo is adorable on your lo!

Lisa said...

Wonderful story - she is absolutely adorable, and so is your layout! ;)

JPScraps said...

Fun layout, fun story, and one little cutie!

lynn said...

such a sweet post and cute page! she's adorable:)

April said...

What a great page and a hilarious story! I'm happy you got your third...she's adorable! ;)
- April W

Lillian Child said...

What a great story! Just had me smiling out loud! A motorcycle indeed. LOL You definitely got the better end of the deal! Thanks for sharing this DARLING layout of your little girl - she's adorable!

Erika said...

The story is great! Sounds like something my husband would say. She's adorable. The layout is very pretty. TFS

Brooke said...

So darling Jen! Love your layout.. just like I always do!! The story of how Abby came to be is hilarious and she will no doubt love that one when she gets older!! Have a fanfreakintastic day!

Shaparak said...

I absolutely love your simple, fun adorable layouts. Your work is great inspiration to me!! Lovely story behind the picture!!

Erika M. said...

What a cool story maybe I should try negotiating with my husband for another darling baby - we only have one and he is quite insistent that one is enough. Your layout is darling!

Noelle Reese said...

Well she totally looks yummier than a cupcake to me! Great story! My DH said only one kid! He already had 2! Well TEN years later I got my second baby! We couldn't be happier. I am so NOT telling him about the pool table! LOL

Maria Gurnsey said...

ADORABLE :)

stampjourney said...

What a sweet story about your youngest, and an adorable layout to go with it!

Tracy J said...

That is a hilarious story. And I bet, in all reality, your hubby would rather have the daughter than either a pool table OR a motorcycle!

chickadee3357 said...

Super cute girl! Love the brown and pink colors.

jmahugger said...

Beautiful Story you shared today. I am blessed with one child. That was all that was meant for us. Your layout is so cute!! Love that cupcake stamp. One of my fav Unity stamps!!

Enjoy your weekend!!

Julie said...

I don't know what's cuter: the scrapbook page OR that little face! SO SO cute, Jen!

Angela Fehr said...

Great story and she's adorable!

JenMarie said...

Fabulous as always!!!
Great giveaway!

{jennie} said...

I LOVE reading your birth story of number 3. Adorable layout, too. I have that stamp and need to get inky with it!

RubyM said...

I just love this layout. My GD has a birthday this weekend. This has inspired me. Thanks so much.

Martha said...

wow this is so cute!

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

Such a cute page!!! Love the colors you used!!!

Purple Princess said...

Super cute layout! That cupcake is one of my favorite stamps!!

Jennifer Roach said...

Cute story and what a cute layout too :)

I love how men can be bribed LOL!!

Eva said...

What a CUTE story Jen...love it! And sweet layout, too. And man and their motorcycles....we are trying to sell our Harley, do you think Ron would like that....ROFL.....(just had to say that..hehehe)

Cindy said...

So stinkin cute!!! Just love your LO!!

Emily (stampingout on SCS) said...

LOVE this! So super sweet! I always love your layouts! :)

Terri E. said...

This sure is a fun one.

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Jennine Chambers said...

What a cute story! Have you told that before or are you not the only one making deals for kids? lol

scalder said...

Glad to hear you won on the 3rd, and a girl to boot:) Love the page, your love shines through:)

Rona said...

what a great story - and a fabulous layout!!

Mary Friederichsen said...

She is adorable! I am glad you won!!
Beautiful layout! And I hope you tell that story at her wedding reception someday!haha :)

Shemaine Smith said...

Oh Jen that post touched my heart!! She is pretty fantastic and her dance moves totally rock!~Even my 13 year old enjoyed that vid!

symbelly said...

She is a cute girl.
your scrapbook page is lovely.
my favorite colors (pink and brown)

thanks for sharing

Lacey said...

Darling layout and sweet story. Thanks for sharing :) She was meant to grace your lives (pool table or not) ;)

Regina said...

Your LO's are so cute, and so full of pizazz - one of my favorites is "must be genetic". You inject life and spunk into your work - beautiful projects, great stories, and wonderful life!

Scrappy Jackie said...

I am a new follower. I love your work so far. That page is so whimsical and fun. Thank you for sharing!

Amy said...

she is cuteness and I would say you are lucky to have her :) Girls are so much fun...just finding that out myself...thanks for sharing!

Lindsey said...

Love your perfect pink layout... and would love to win that yummy stamp set!

catnap said...

So cute! Love the funky LO and the fun cupcake

BishopsMommie said...

oooh yummy candy , just like the cupcake..cute stuff!!

Toni K said...

What a cutie! So glad you got your third! Love that layout too!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

OHHHH! Super sweet--love that distressed polka dot and that cupcake!! Cute story about your little one:)

Nancy B said...

Great story, adorable Abby & very cute layout!

MsJay said...

Very pretty layout page.