Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Today We Welcome Back ...

free immigrant workers my parents. LOL.  The kids have been counting down the days till they get piles of gifts. I have been dreading to field inquiries on all things around the house.  To my father, there must be a reason behind everything. Worse yet, he must understand that reason to his own satisfaction. Never mind 'because we want to!"  I will have to explain why we moved the knives from this part of the counter to another, why we bought a cast iron wok, why Jay dug up the grape plant, etc etc...  What a headache...  On the bright side, my mother can finally sew the button back onto my cute suit jacket, patch the knees of the kids' jeans, and I won't have to cook fried rice again for six months. L O L. 

Oh it's good to have them back all kidding aside. When Second Child heard my dad's voice after she got home, she literally started to jump up and down in circles cheering.  First Born rushed up in her new qipao, a red one at that, sigh...  good times... good times...

Have you checked out Work in Progress's May kit yet?  Here is a picture of the main kit on its way to my house.  I am anxiously waiting for it!  I will have a lot of uninterrupted time with this beauty now that the babysitters are back in the house, lol.  Be sure to stop by to see the add-on and project kits.  Get them before they sell out!



Here is one last layout I did using WIP's April kit.  I mostly just used the Basic Grey Life's a Party papers included in the kit for a fall layout.  Another apple layout, will the strawberries be offended?

Speaking of strawberries, there are flowers on our plants now.  Just one more month, it'll be the picking season again.  You know what that means... too many photos, lol. 
Trish loves to include tags in her kits, and here's how I used three of them as background for my photos.  There are more tags in the May kit, I look forward to using them!

That's it folks.  It's time to police the bazaar downstairs and prevent further candy and cookie eating... 

Good times...

36 comments:

Kathy Martin said...

lol You are too funny...your father is too funny! I have a friend who has a mom like your dad! Her mom will go through the trash and ask why she's throwing anything out!

Great page...love the design! :)

Nadia Cannizzo said...

LOL! Seriously funny...always get a giggle every time I come here. Parents huh? My mum still does little things like that , that your mum does too! And it feels good..lol! TAke care..

Oh AWESOME page by the way!

Nathalie said...

Sounds like it's a riot at your house!!!! :) Love the page and especially your great design!
Can't wait to see what you do with the WIP kit! (Gorgeous summer pages I'm sure!)
:D

Keri said...

Love her focused look as she's chomping into that apple, LOL...love the tags and the letters and the woodgrain in this kit...I know you're loving that PP Hometown Summer too! :)

Karen B. said...

Fun times coming at your house, it sounds like! Cute layout and creative way to use the tags.

Alice Wertz said...

love her face when she bits into that apple! priceless! super layout as always, Jing-Jing! you know we need to see the photo of our girl in her red qipao, right? =) ahhh.... i wish my mom could be here to cook for us, too! lucky you!! =) now you have me craving for fried rice....

liana suwandi said...

lol... i can't stop laughing reading your blog JJ, you're hilarious girl.

love your page and cute model :)

Denise Price said...

I know what you mean about the strawberries. Our plants just got their first flowers too, so I'm waiting with eager anticipation for the berries to appear. There is not much in the world that tastes better than fresh berries. :)

Love your page! And yay for handwritten journaling!

Nadhrah Maidin said...

Adorable pics and LO dear. I was having good laugh reading ur post. LOL

Sandi Cl~ said...

Pricless layout! And you are one of the funniest gals I know! Enjoy your parents .. I would love to spend time with mine again if they were here. They were the best parents ever!

alexandra s.m. said...

Je suis écroulée de rire!!
Je vous souhaite à tous beaucoup d ebons temps et ta page est adorable ;-)

Emily Leiphart said...

Now that your parents are back, can I say, "What? Only two photos on your layout?!" LOL I love that you make me laugh and now your parents are going to make me laugh, too! :P Seriously though, this page is adorable and I love those coloured tags. I love the look of your daughter's face biting into that juicy apple!

Pearl said...

awesome that your parents are back nice & safely with yer ! lol

adorable layout with the apples ! great tip with the tags !

Jocelyn said...

Yay for parents being home!!!! I know you are so excited for them to be there!!!

WOW...what a great kit!!!! Awesome page!!!

Wishing you a great one!!!

Audrey Pettit said...

You are cracking me up with your stories, Jing Jing! Parents can be trying at times, but how wonderful they are. You're so lucky to have them. Just put your patient panties on. :)
Fabulous apple layout. Love the woodgrain and title work,and great use of the tags.

scrapopotamos said...

First: How jealous are you that MY strawberries already have little fruits on them?
Second: If you can't handle your dad's questioning, I told you I would be more than happy to take him off your hands. I swear, I am going to reroute your parents through Philly for a 2-week layover one of these years!

How blessed you all are to have such time with family!

deana said...

You crack me up when you talk about your parents! I'm glad they are back safely. But seriously...why DID you find it necessary to move the knives?

Love how you used all the tags. So, so adorable!

Larajc said...

adorable layout!

jamie said...

your commentary is hilarious. but you know that.
yeah for the apples. they provided great fodder for another project well done. but you knew that too.
~j

Eila Sandberg said...

Those apples look sooo good and so does your layout J-J! apples, strawberries, pumpkins or red/black currants, you just bring 'em on! everything looks just fab when you put 'em on paper! oh happy days to have your parents back, you know they are meant to be annoying. Still have to chuckle when reading about your dad. Thanks for your visit my dear! xxoo

Patricia said...

very beautiful page...

Christie Bryant said...

FUNNY! I love the way you talk about your dad. So cute! Fun to have the extra help around.

I love your apple layout, very cute!

Keshet said...

LOVE that Apple layout--and good luck with the family visit, ha! Also, I saw your page in CK about moving from Senegal and now I'm dying to know more about life in Senegal. Can we have a post about that, please? Or I'll just hit you up at CHA, hee!

papertrails leaver said...

Hee hee! Don't we love those workers? Your layout is so sweet! Love the juicy apple and the picture capturing her biting into one!

Charlene said...

What an adoable LO Jing Jing!!! You are to fuuny! You can send your parents to my house for a month I would love it loL!!!! Enjoy the parents!!

Jules said...

stunning jing jing.. i love your page designs. lol... your family sounds frighteningly similar to mine!! :)) x

Melanie said...

You are so blessed to have your parents come and stay with your family for 6 months. Your children will always treasure and remember the time spent with them.

You have flowers on your strawberry plants already? Lucky you :) I won't mind seeing more layouts of them . . .

Kim said...

totally lovin all the tags layered here and there, gorgy photos and just the perfect ammount of product!

Sandy Ang said...

you crack me up with your description of your dad. sounds just like my great grand ma. as for the fab lo, the apples work so well i'm sure the strawberries don't mind them taking the limelight.

Angi @ CokiePop said...

Love your delicious page of apples. Super adorable. :)

Lydia said...

Absolutely love the use of tags on this one Jing-JIng, and so funny about your folks!! Have fun!!

jamie said...

you must be a busy lady. i am missing the love here.
~j

Belinda said...

Sounds funny! :) Wish my parents could be closer! Love your page! Fun design!

ellen s. said...

you crack me up!!!

Kary said...

Love to read your postings - you write so well, and with a great sense of humour. I can imagine how excited your kids are with the grandparents. Enjoy having them around ;) Love your layout too.

Michelle said...

My middle has a red dress. We got it at the MOA in a kiosk on the first floor. She loves it. Now... can you teach me how to do the chopsticks in her hair and make them stay?? LOL Your father sounds like my FIL. :) Beautiful page!!!