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June 11, 2008


rachel carlson

an email i sent to my husband by accident...

she said: what die-cuts/punches did we use for this make-n-take at the expo???? were they die-cuts or punches????

he said: Oh sweety, I’m sure we used the fabulous new flower punch from Suzie Woozies with the textured inky-dinky-do from timmy holtz, and overlayed it with the whooptie-dooptie translucent parchment line from 37 tinkers!

he REALLY does get me - HA!

HUGE healing hugs, rachel


I have 3 little girls that are obsessed with High School Musical!! Their ages are 7, 4, & 3. They have the movie & soundtrack down pat, and the funny thing is as far as I know, here in our home, they've only seen the 2nd movie once. But they can recite the movie and the songs, so when we were shopping the other day we walked past the girls clothes section. Way in the back was a High School Musical shirt with the main guys face on it, my 3 year old scream "HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAl mommy, oh PLEASE (very dramatic with the pleading hands and puppy eyes) he's sooo Dreammy can't we have just one shirt?" This out of my 3 year old, I was laughing so hard that I gave in and got each of them one. But if that don't beat all she wants to wear the shirt every day, and if I tell her its dirty she goes and fishes it out of the laundy bin. I'll have her dressed for the day, and turn around 5 minutes later and she has that dirty shirt on over what ever she's supposed to be in. Determined little stink, but well worth it. Keep your spirits up and God Bless You!!!


I love your products! They are amazing. I use the products to create memories for future generations. I love my family and want them to share and pass on memories. You're in my prayers and hope you're doing better.


Dang! You're cute! I don't know how you manage to come out of all this looking so good, but you did it! Hugs and more power to you!! xxoo

Elaine :)

Claudia F.

A funny thing our Grandson said one day....
My hubby was teasing him and finally getting tired of it our Grandson turns and said to him
"Grandpa, your making me gassy".
Hugs Melissa !

Kay Tillman

We live in deep south GA and my 5 year old little boy informed me yesterday that he has never talked to a "redneck" after hearing that said in a country song we were listening to....I then had to break his little heart and inform him that he was surrounded by "rednecks" :) who all love him.

I will continue to keep you in my prayers.



I have a cute story to share about my just turned five year old daughter. She frequently confuses words or hears something a little different then the rest of us. One night while watching tv while I was doing some scrapping she said "mom, what are monster tails?" Not looking up from my page I just kind of blew her off and said "I don't know" and she said "no mom, on the tv what are those monster tails". I looked up and it was a commercial for Red Lobster advertising LOBSTER Tails. I still laugh every time I think about this. So in celebration of your last cancer treatment go out and have some MONSTER TAILS!!!

Good luck to you Melissa. You are an inspiration!

Dawn McVey (dawnsing)

Well, I don't know how funny you might think this is but when I think of funny TV, I think of shows like Seinfeld, the Office and of course, Friends. Remember some of the funny names that came up over the years on Friends???

Chenandler Bong
Regina Filangie

Those make me smile just thinking about them! Haha!


I had fun reading all these stories. My little on (soon to be 5 months) is keeping us intertained all day with his babbling and funny noises. His newest thing is spitting and it was fine when it was just spit, but today I introduced carrots to his rice cereal...I was laughing so hard because I had rice cereal and carrots all over. I told him that next time I will have wear an apron.

Christine Hertel

Oh, these are great... I just have a few words of wisdom from my daughter, who after hearing us have a conversation about drinking and driving, piped in with her little voice and said in her 3 year old wisdom, "You shouldn't drink and drive... you might spill your juice."

Take care.


My favorite movie line is from Dumb & Dumber with Jim Carrey stating "Yeah, there's plenty of jobs out there if you want to work 40 hrs. a week??!!"




An elephant joke...What cheers you up when you get sick? A GET Wellephant card. heheheh


kids say the darndest things again - my DS (6) tells me he wants to be a policeman, not a mum "cause mums don't do anything except play with paper!"

Thanks for sharing your story, you're looking great!!



Last week my soon-to-be two year old asked for Daddy's torch that was sitting on the bench. When I gave it to him he said "YEAH BEBE" ~ so funny !

My mum is also adopted and she was always told that she was extra special because she was 'chosen'. What a nice thought :)


Cindy, Australia

Lisa Helmcke

Noth'in like a dancing hippo to make you giggle! It really doesn't get more light-hearted than this, enjoy!

Keeping you in my prayers!
I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. ~Philippians 4:13
Lisa in WA~

Marla Maertin

Never Tick Off A Nurse
A bigshot businessman had to spend a few days in the hospital. He acted terribly to all the staff, especially the nurses, bossing them around just like he did his employees. The head nurse was the only one who stood up to him. One day she came into his room and said, "I have to take your temperature." After complaining several minutes, he finally settled down, crossed his arms, and opened his mouth. "No, I'm sorry," the nurse stated, "I can't use an oral thermometer this time." This started another round of complaining, but he eventually rolled over and bared his bottom. After feeling the nurse insert the thermometer, he heard her say, "I have to get something. Now you stay JUST LIKE THAT until I get back." She left in a hurry, leaving his door wide open as she ran out. He cursed and complained while people passing his room laughed and laughed. After half an hour, his doctor came into the room. "What's going on here?" he asks. Angrily, the man answers, "What's your problem? Haven't you ever seen someone having their temperature taken before?" After a pause, the doctor replies, "Not with a carnation...!"
(thought hospital jokes might be better than hospital stays.)
A new intern was serving his rotation in gynecology at a large hospital. He was still uncomfortable doing PAP tests, so he decided to whistle to calm his nerves. This seemed to be working well, and his confidence boosted. As he was nearing the end of his daily shift, he was scheduled to do a test on a very nice-looking lady. He walked into the examining room, trying not to look at her face directly, but unable to prevent from looking altogether. As he started the exam, he apologized again and again for dropping instruments, and knocking over the tray. Finally, he explained that he was now going to insert the scraper and hoped that he wouldn't hurt her, but that she should tell him if he did. Blushing furiously, he bent down to get the job done and started whistling. All of a sudden, he felt her shaking. "I'm sorry - am I hurting you?" "No," she answered. But the shaking continued. He looked up to see that she was giggling. Frustrated, he said, "Well, I'm sorry for tickling you." "Oh, you aren't tickling me," she relied, "it's your whistling." "What's wrong with it?" he asked. "Well, do you think it's appropriate to whistle, "Oh, I Wish I Were an Oscar Meyer Wiener?" right now?" she laughed.


My 4 year old daughter is VERY SOCIAl here are some of her conversations... Well, we're in the check out lane and Eliza she says rather loudly to the woman in front of us, "EXCUSE ME MA'AM" (I don't even know where she got ma'am from?) the lady turns to her and Eliza says, "HI" that was it. The lady giggled a little and said, "She's very polite." Eliza just HAD to say hello to this lady and then just as we're leaving the checker that we had was pretty new and needed a little extra help and the lady that was helping was grandmaish and Eliza looks at her and says, "You're so beautiful!" It was so sweet. She's done this countless times and you should see the women's faces light up when she says it. She never says it about women that are strikingly beautiful or modelish but it's the sweet nice sincerely kind people. I think she sees into their hearts and souls! :)


whenever i have a bad day, i just watch my son in this short video of him eaing a chicken nugget........


hope it made you smile!


My daughter kept telling me she wanted some ice cream, so I said fine I'll get you some when we go to the store. She said, "No mommy I don't want store ice cream I want some from Dirty Clean!" Hope your feeling better!!!


I teach a class of five and six year olds. I have one little boy in the class who is autistic. He spends much of the day crying , screaming and shouting at the cass and myself. I often get frazzled but it makes my day when at home time he says as he goes out the door " I wove you"


We had a couple trees cut down yesterday in our backyard. As one section of the trunk was cut, it landed hard on our grass and took a chunk out of the grass. My 4 year old son turned to me and said, "Mom, now we have our own golf course in our backyard!" Then sure enough yesterday afternoon while playing with friends, I found them in the backyard hitting golf balls into their new round of holes!

Good luck this week. Continue forward with a positive attitude!

Tara Cole

Not so good at remembering jokes or movie lines but I think that this is light hearted. This is taped to my monitor and I read it everyday:

Things don't go wrong and break you heart so you can become bitter and give up. They happen so you can be all that you were intended to be. ~Charles "Tremendous" Jones

Keep your spirits high!


Keep Smiling Girl!
You are so talented and I love your stuff!!


Quick joke my daughter bought home from school last week. She's been getting a lot of mileage out of it...
How do you make a kleenex dance?
Put a little boogie in it!
Hee hee.

Hope your back to feeling normal soon, Melissa.


I'll share a real Aussie joke with you Melissa.
What do you get if you cross a sheep & a kangaroo.....A Woolly Jumper!!!! Sorry it's so lame :)
God bless every single inch of you :)

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