Monday, November 8, 2010

We Bought a Sheep!

This past weekend was an exciting one!  The annual Nickel family Thanksgiving get-together took place on Saturday.  The kids behaved relatively badly in the 1.5 hour drive to Bruce and Carrie's. How did we survive the drive to Yellowstone this summer?  I digress...

While we were out there, First Born found someone her age and wouldn't be parted from her new friend.  Second Child and I made our ways to the Barn to check out the sheep.  There were many sheep indeed and they all smelled badly, lol.  As I stood there watching, Bruce asked me what I thought of the sheep, and I said "Lamb chops."  So it was from that moment, 12 years into being a part of this family, I found out that we could actually purchase a sheep directly from Bruce's family farm!  The discussion and transaction that followed were done rapidly, so now we have a sheep!!! Turns out that there is one ram that needs to go very soon, hurray! I should left instructions to fatten it up more, lol, but can someone say "Leg of Lamb?"  I am so excited!

Before I go and dream of lamb biryani, I do have a scrappy project to share. Using Cosmo Cricket's Togetherness (heart it), SRM Stickers (Everyday Girl and Everyday Boy), and a really fun Bazzill loopy edge, I bring you her version of jump roping, lol.  This is how her mother feels like doing, jumping for joy, over the sheep, L O L. 

24 comments:

Aubree said...

Super cute!! Love the way you used the swirls at the bottom!

Yum -- lamb chops!!

Keri said...

Adorable use of the "hop skip jump" and the little swirly lines from CC...such a cute page!
Enjoy the lamb?!! :)

Sue said...

lol Jing-Jing! When I read the title I thought you bought a pet lamb. :D Imagine my horror when I read "lamb chop"! :D Love that layout, especially the loopy edge.

sweet craf-tea chick said...

hehe, i was totally thinking the same as sue, a pet sheep.
what a cute layout! fun title! thanks for sharing and have a great day! *hugs* steph :)

Chantal said...

Super funny reading, Jing-Jing! Classic!!! :D I love your layout - those loopy loops so rock and I just love your use of colour! :D

Samantha said...

oh jing jing, i too was really surprised to see that all this sheep excitement was over a meal. i was so hoping for news about a pet lamb for the girls to cuddle.

Tracy said...

Cute layout.
I did try lamb once, really didn't care for it. But then again hubby cooked it LOL.

deana said...

I am re-reading your post because I'm confused by the comments. It appears that you purchased a lamb... a live one. Not a leg of lamb to eat, right? One can't be sure when it comes to the mind of Jing-Jing Nickel. So I ask... WTF are you planning to do with said lamb & where will it reside... in your craft room?

Must go off to bed before this situation stresses me out. Baaaaaaahhhh! LOL!!!!!!

teacher jessy said...

I was a little puzzled by your title at first, u managed to get me there!! Lol. Lamb briyani is yummo!!

Totally love ur take on the layout especially with the circles u created, looks like it is part of the photo :)

Wendy Kwok said...

seriously I laugh so hard with lamb Byrani.... so funny! And you asked me a question about the heart border in one of my LO, I used a Martha Stewart punch and then cut on the shape and stick it down behind my circle page.

NinaB said...

I hope the kids don't get too attached to the sheep before it becomes dinner. LOL. Great layout, as usual.

Pearl said...

really you are going to cook the what lamb???? baaaaa !!! who's gonna slaughter ? woot !

adorable subject with the CC layout !

Maryfrances said...

Funny story Jing-Jing. Love your layout especially the swirls..they fit perfect with the jumprope.

Alice Wertz said...

haha. so funny! so happy for you and the sheep (?)!! so does it come already "processed" or you get it alive? hope you enjoy it! =) i don't eat lamb and hubby is allergic to wool, so that definitely won't work for us. LOL! thanks for sharing the fun story. i love it! very fun layout, too. love the loopy die cut and details. so cute. i did start out at as a scrapbooker, but completely abandoned it when i start making cards. do hope i'll get back to it one day though...

Keshet said...

Ha! I love sheep!

Jennifer Larson said...

Sweet LO! But you bought a sheep? You've been Baaaaaahd! (Sorry, couldn't help it.)

Kathleen said...

Gorgeous! Love that loopy edge!! And lol, mmmmm lamb :D

Angi @ CokiePop said...

I love Cosmo Criket. Your choice of papers and embellies is so adorable. Love it.

Tanya Tahir said...

ahaha - love the lamb chop comments! Yay for you being able to purchase a sheep. Maybe now that you know, you can buy it more often! Cute layout too :)

Rhonda Merry said...

Are you going to be the one to prepare the meal? Start to Finish? Just Wondering!
Love the LO, cute, cute!

Courtney said...

such a fun layout - that loopy edge and the chipboard pieces mimic the photos perfectly!

Nathalie said...

J'ADORE cette page!!! La bordure Bazzill est parfaite pour le sujet!!!

Colette Bate said...

OMG ... I saw your title ... just HAD to read the story .. wondering the whole time where you were going to keep a sheep at your house? bbwwahahaha Not being a fan of lamb I'm struggling with understanding your yummy excitement .. but whatever floats your boat! You are hilarious and that's one of the reasons we love you so much. One of the others? ... your brilliant scrappy style! xoxox

Belinda said...

Oh so cute! :) Love you fun layout with the loops and use of color! And you guys did Tday already??? Man... Lots of tasty food? :D My mom used to make an Asian fusion Tday meal and I really miss it... my in-laws don't do anything Asian (not sure why) so I can't even try to do any of my real Tday faves... anyhoo, hope you guys had a good one!