Monday, May 18, 2009

Happy Monday Everyone!

Happy Monday folks!!

I hope you all enjoyed a wonderful weekend, got some rest and are ready to start a new week!

Well I couldn't resist showing you some photos from our weekend out on the boat.....not really the whole weekend but part of it. What an incredibly peaceful time it was......gets you away from the real world....if only for a day! As you can see from the photos, Thijs loved his new toys!!! He spent most of the day in the water with his mask and snorkle and fishing rod (he wasn't really fishing....just pretending to) We all enjoyed looking at the fish swimming around underneath us, and the coral too. Last time we were out we were lucky enough to see a manatee swim right past the boat and times before we've seen dolphin playing in the ocean too. It's so tranquil out just want to stay on the ocean forever!!!

As we are leaving for our first vacation on the boat upcoming Friday, this was a trial run to make sure everything is working as it should. We checked out the generator, air conditioner and all other appliances and they all worked great.....still don't have a/c working at home though!!! Perhaps we should just sleep on the boat on the trailer!!!!! LOL So this week is going to be really busy in the de Zwart household. Sooooo many things to get done.....I do hope to have a little time to make a few cards though, as I need to post some soon.

Midnight Madness
Tomorrow of course is the Midnight Madness sketch challenge number 2, so I hope you will all join in the fun......the cards from MMSC1 have been terrific....some people entering more than one we look forward to seeing much more of your inspiring designs! If you haven't joined in the fun yet, pop on over to Priscilla's blog to check out the goodies celebrating the launch of Midnight don't want to miss out on the prize!!!

Dustin Pike
I have some really cute designs from Dustin Pike's upcoming release on May you don't want to miss these either. Check out Dustin's blog, especially on Wednesday for his next freebie!!! Need to get cracking on the cards for the DT!

Salute to all the teachers in the world!
As the school year is fast approaching, I also want to make some special cards for Thijs' teachers to say Thank You for the wonderful job that they do....teacher's sometimes are so unappreciated....they deserve much more recognition for the job they do....and each year that comes I think that their jobs become more difficult... especially since they are definately not paid what they are worth!!! We are so happy with the preK teacher that Thijs has, she is amazing and really does teach because she loves and enjoys her job. So please don't forget to show your appreciation to the teachers in your lives....they so deserve some recognition!!!

With that said, I need to get my act together and get off the computer and get some cards started!!!!!



  1. What great photos Charlotte! Thijs is adorable! The boat in the sunset is gorgeous!! Can't wait your creation for tomorrow!

  2. Hi Charlotte, what gorgeous photos, I'm soooo jealous, I really have a love for the ocean, sea, paddling pool!Lol any water really and these photos are beautiful, do you need any deck hands on your boat?? just seen my awards!! Thank you soo much, love your blog too and of course all your fabulous creations, Happy Crafting to you,Sue xx

  3. There's Klingon's on the starboard side.. starboard side.. starboard side..there's Klingon's on the starboard side, starboard jim
    It's life Jim, but not as we know it, not as we know it not as we know it,
    It's life Jim, but not as we know it, not as we know it, Jim...

    aw...I missed the MM...but I'm ready for next weeks!

    I've put a lnk in for Dustin...

    any sign of that shed yet!?


    Ps great pictures!

  4. Aw, what a cutie! The sunset is just beautiful!!


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