Friday, January 7, 2011

A Farm Fresh New Year & Farm Fresh Furball!...

...and our first FFF of 2011 at The Greeting Farm!

Whew!  It has been an exciting week here on the Farm...The January releases went up for sale, Marie had her adorable Lily Anya, and the Anya I'm using on my card today was given as a free gift to all of our fabulous TGF friends!  Sweet!

I am running on VERY little sleep right now so I'm not sure I adore my card, in fact I really don't like the way it came out, sadly.  I sure do adore New Year's Anya, though! :)   She is darling, isn't she?    I used some leftover "Snow Day" paper from the Crate paper 6x6 stack (one of my goals is to not BUY until I am done using all of my papers and well, I will not be buying for a while, trust me.  This ONLY goes for paper though, haha ;)  

This week's FFF Challenge is a sketch by our AMAZING and talented DT mate, Mercy Kerin.  Here's the sketch:

Well, I can tell you that we have been VERY busy at the Diedrich abode.  After coming back from a trip to see our favorite cousins over New Year's eve weekend, we returned full-speed to school starting again.  Today is my ELEVENTH wedding anniversary...I am so excited about that too- love ya, babe!  For all my FB friends who are friends w/ my DH too-you know what a great guy I have.  We are so lucky...AND, to ring in the new year and our ELEVEN year celebration-we have a BRAND new addition to our family.   Introducing:

Kekipu Sparklepuff Diedrich
(pronounced Kee-kih-poo...Kekipu means "REBEL" in Hawaiian :)

Born November 8th, 2010 (just 8 weeks old)
Weight at Vet appt. yesterday, ONE pound, ONE ounce ;)
and yep, Ava TOTALLY came up w/ her middle name, and the boys have shortened it to "Keeks" which makes me laugh, hee hee ;)

She has DEFINITELY been keeping us busy, but smiling ear to ear and is the sweetest little thing EVER!  I definitely feel like a parent of a newborn-in fact, Marie and I were laughing saying we can chat during 2am feeds and in my case, letting the pup out at 2am when she wakes up crying, LOL!   So far she has been very good and we just ADORE her-the kids are head over heels and are very protective over her and are fighting over who gets to do what for her.  Hopefully that won't wear off any time soon, LOL!

Well, that's all for me now-SORRY i've been MIA-but this is why!   I will be by your blogs soon-I've missed y'all!   Lots of squeezy puppy hugs, everyone!



Sparkle said...

I still think you card is cute hun! Happy anniversary!

WickedPixie said...

Happy Anniversary!! Super cute card, and what an adorable little furrface!! So many reasons to smile! :-)Traci

Tash Daly said...

Pish Tosh... the card is lovely, I also love the New Year Anya stamp we all generously received but have not yet had a chance to use it. Congratulations on your 11th year Anniversary, WOW!!! and how cute is your new puppy!!! Awwwww..... Hope you enjoy your day. :-)

Elena said...

Happy Anniversary to you and your husband, Jessica! It's mine this day too!
Oh, look at your sweet new addition to the family! Just want to hug her! I am sure she will bring even more joy to your family!
As for me, I liked your card. Your coloring, paper choice and cute brads everything speaks pretty to me! :)

Erin said...

Happy Anniversary and Congrats on the new baby. Sparklepuff sounds like a name my 5 year old would come up with.

Mimi said...

Happy Anniversary and such a CUTE little puppy! Sweet card too! Love the colors and fun brads! Have a great weekend! ;)

Shaela said...

awww, what a cutie!! We got an 8 wk old pup at Thanksgiving... thankfully he's sleeping through the night now, but I was pulling those 2am potty breaks for a couple months so I know how you feel, lol!

Mercy said...

new year anya looks beautiful, jess! gorgeous coloring, and those apoxy brads are fabulous too! awesome job on this week's challenge! :)

Lynda Nielsen said...

awwww Jess, "Keeks" is adorable... and sooooo tiny too... How big will she get? What a face!!! I just adore her!
Oh, and your card is not bad, so I don't know why you don't like how it turned out. You're excused from being tired, I know all about new puppies. I went through it last Holiday season... I'm still waiting for the hyperness to calm down. I don't think it ever will. ha ha
Big Hugs,

Crafty Jenn said...

Come on now...we all know that "no new paper" goal never works for any of us! Lol! Good luck though, cause I try and fail everytime. ;)

Love this Anya image (thanks TGF!) and your new family member is adorable!

<3 Jenn

faithnme said...

Hi Jess.. just want to say that I love your new family member... too cute and wishing you a "Happy Anniversary to you and your DH


Peggy said...

Super cute card Jess! Happy Anniversary to you and hubbs! I love the puppy!! I am sure the Diedrich household will never be the same, lol!!

Giò said...

WOW fabulous card and colouring too. I love Kekipu... it's so incredibly adorable!!!!
Have a fab week end
Hugs, Giò

Jessie/knightrone said...

Happy Anniversary girlie!! Your puppy is the CUTEST!! I can't wait to meet her in person!!

Tasha said...

OMG the pup is adorable! EEEKKK such a bundle of cuteness!
Love the card, fabulous colours and layout, awesome brads too
love tasha xx

Tanya Tahir said...

Oh that is such an adorable "Happy New Year" Anya!! I would love to get my hands on her :)