Friday, March 12, 2010

Yesterday was a good day...


I would say one of my favorite things is the world is laughing really hard. I mean really hard... that sore ab, can't breath, eye watering laugh. And although I laugh frequently I can honestly say I haven't laughed as hard as I did yesterday in a long time. I'm laughing right now just thinking about it. Chase and I try to walk Maddie as much as we can. So yesterday we started off on our walk. There is a creek that we pass on our walk, and since it was a beautiful day we let Maddie get a drink. And then this conversation starts:

Chase: Jump across the creek.
Me: No. Can you even jump across the creek?
Chase: Yea (walks down to the edge to scope things out)
Me: Are you really going to do it?
Chase: I don't know... do you think I should?
Me: Big boy that's up to you.

At this point I'm pretty sure he's going to jump it. And I honestly had every confidence that he would make it. Chase is actually one of most athletic people I know (and as a college athlete I've hung out with my fair share).

Chase does one more walk through. Reties his shoes. Runs toward the water... JUMPS... and

DOES NOT MAKE IT. He was very close maybe 6 inches short. He landed in that part of the creek where it is all mud and zero rocks. It honestly was one of the funniest moments of my life. I really wish you could have seen the lady that was passing on the trail as all this happened. And did I mention it wasn't like Chase got wet... he got muddy. Oh I'll just show you (and note this is after we walked all the way back and he had a chance to dry some).
A closer look...


Ah... I love it. What I love even more is that Chase wasn't even that upset, he was really just glad he was able to make me laugh. So made my day.

I did want to show you a card made with some of the May Arts ribbon I have over in the store. I'm so in love with this ribbon!

Don't you love that texture?

29 comments:

StampinCathy said...

What a great story and glad it made your day and Chase is ok. I really think it is one of those manly man things. LOL WoW! Your card is just beautiful. I love that cuttlebug folder and that ribbon is so pretty.

~amy~ said...

toooooo funny...thanks for sharing your story!!! I love your card...excellent ribbon!

Karen B. said...

The ribbon is so beautiful, but I love the pop of orange behind the card!

Sarah Craig said...

Now that is a beautiful card! Simple, clean, organic - so sweet. I have to grin about your Chase story, although I can certainly feel for him too!

Laurel said...

Funny story and of course a beautiful card!

Brandi said...

That is too funny. Sounds like something my husband would do! Love moments like those!
Brandi

wendyp said...

omgosh! That is too funny! And Maddie is still perfectly clean. My dogs probably would have jumped right in the water too thinking it was a game, LOL!

Gorgeous card! Love that texture! And that bow...WOW!!!

Michelle said...

I saw you tweet that last night and was thinking...car? Oh...person...ohhh better with the mud pic - LOL

I love this ribbon - that I got from you! - I made something with it last night...gonna have to get more...it's soooo different from everything else...can be fancy...or rustic...love things with multiple personalities like that!

Jocelyn said...

That is too hilarious!!! Thanks for sharing it with us!!!! Love the little bit of orange behind the card...definitely makes it pop!!!! Gorgeous!

Virginia L. said...

Thanks for sharing the story and you tell it so well with Chase's picture :) I love the design with the May Art ribbon....you showed off the ribbons so beautifully!

Dawn said...

Ha! Men, they always act first and think second...but then again it sounds like it thought about, maybe he should have thought twice!

BTW, just got Look Up in and am super stoked about getting it inked up tonight! ;o)

Winter said...

LOL! That is so funny! We have hardwood floors in our house, (and being the fun parents that we are) we let our kids ride their skates, ripsticks, skateboards, and even the bikes when they first got them, in the house. So Chace got a new ripstick for Christmas and Chance was going to try it out, and he fell SO hard in the living room! We all just sat there, until he started laughing and then we all laughed til we cried! Those moments are great! :)
LOVE the card! That is just Beautiful!

Karen said...

Thanks for sharing that, Courtney! :> I love laughing like that too, laughing so hard words (at least not intelligible ones) cannot come out!

And your card is fantastic! And yes, all that gorgeous texture!!

Sara said...

Laughing 'til you cry is the best! I am glad your husband was ok. I love the card. The pop of color is perfect.

Dana Gustafson said...

ha ha ha! That's awesome!

Laural-Lee said...

Girl your story made me giggle. It's been a while since I've laughed as hard as you did but those moments are never forgotten and will always bring a chuckle won't they?

Lovely ribbon! I like how it becomes a focal point and dresses up a fast and simple card.

Charlene Austin said...

Oh that is SO funny! What a fun time.

AnitaRex said...

Ha! Love that he jumped and landed in the mud! Nothing is better than laughing and the fact that he wasn't mad makes it so much better! Love that ribbon and that card is just simple but perfect!

Merry said...

Great story...poor Chase...but now I have a smile to start my day.

Love this card.You make a simple card look so easy and they turn out so elegant. I just can't achieve this look.

Kay said...

Oh my gosh! That photo of him is priceless! The look on his face! Such a hilarious story. I love those fall on the ground laughing SO hard moments!! Too bad they don't happen more often, right?!

Your card is so classy! That ribbon couldn't be more fabulous and the embossing is gorgeous! Great work, sweetie! Have a really, really FUN weekend!!! ♥♥Kay

Lea L. said...

Oooooh...I love that card! The embossing is fab!!

♥♥♥Lea

Nancy said...

What a cute and funny post. I love your card. The earth tones and coordinating ribbon are just perfect.

Life At Camellia Cottage said...

Gorgeous card! Thanks for visiting my blog today and leaving a comment. Yes, I made the apron (poorly I might add) but thought it turned out okay. I'm going to add you to my blog roll so I can keep up with you. Blessings, Becky G.

Lisa Petrella said...

Great story---so funny! Does Chase know you've told all of your blog friends about this? hahaha!!

I love this card! The embossing and that gorgeous ribbon---what an elegant combination!

Gina said...

Poor Chase! I have done things like that myself, thinking I can make it and then just falling short. Cute card!

craft_princess said...

Thanks for sharing your story...it cracked me up and I wasn't even there!!!

Kim J. said...

I'm laughing my butt off! This is sooo something that would happen to me -- only I'd be the one covered in mud, not Chris. ;)

Cindy Lee said...

Thanks for sharing this funny story with us! I had a good laugh...really! And I love your card, gal!!! That ribbon is just 'WOW'! Gotta love the texture!

Kelley Eubanks said...

Thats awesome!! Love the story and love this card.. beautiful!