Friday, May 30, 2008

The Adventure Begins!!

The big day has finally come! Howard is leaving for his World Tour! I can't believe it, honestly. You talk and plan but it doesn't seem real until the day is finally here. I can honestly say, I cried.

Howard on the other hand was a strong Gumble. First, he gathered all his Gumble friends together for one last goodbye. Those that haven't moved on to new homes that is.


He did have one very special goodbye to make. Penelope is his favourite. ;)



I really think she took it harder than me that Howard was leaving. If she could have found a way to sneak in with him, our first host would have had a surprise!

Then with one last look at what has been his home all his Gumble life



It was time for goodbye kisses from me



My son



and my daughter



It was time to go.




Goodbye my little Gumble friend! You are going to have such a good time. I will miss you.

Check back soon for the first installment of Howard's World Tour from Fotofiction's home.

Have a Gumbly Day!

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Howard Leaves Today!!

The fabric tag came in yesterday! Howard will be starting his greatest adventure ever later on today! He's horribly excited. ;0

I will have the first installment of Howard's World Tour will come either later on today or tomorrow when I blog about his leaving.

Stay tuned!

Have a Gumbly Day!

Deon

Sunday, May 25, 2008

Another Update

I received a message from the person who made Howard's fabric tag. It's on it's way and should be here sometime this week. She rushed it for me, and was told 5 days. That was on Thursday, so that means it should be here by, Wednesday or Thursday. As soon as it gets here, Howard is eager and ready to start his adventure. I'll have him mailed out to the first host that day.

Keep watching. I promise, the adventures are coming!

Have a Gumbly Day!

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Uh Oh!!

I've been checking the post office every day for the tag for Howard's bottom. But each day I'm greeted by an empty mailbox.

Well, that's not necessarily true. I've been getting some amazing things I've ordered from Etsy. ;)

I received a convo from the seller today. She was away on holidays, and when she got home today Howard's tag was in her mailbox with insufficient postage.

Oh no!!

So, she's going to rush it to me. Hopefully I'll have it by the end of this week so Howard can start his World Tour.

Keep all your fingers crossed. Howard is getting very anxious!

Have a Gumbly Day!

Deon

Friday, May 16, 2008

Howard Gets Back To Nature

After such a thrilling day at Track and Field, Howard was feeling just a little, well, tired. So, we thought it would be a good time for him to get back to where he is most comfortable. Nature.

I had my daughter and her friend take Howard for a walk down in a little wooded area we have near our house so he could get a little fresh air and recoup a bit.

The first thing he found was a nice cozy cave to hide in. It took them a while to find him, and boy were they worried!


Those poor girls. They were frantic trying to find him.

They were finally able to coax him out of the cave. Lucky Howard found some leaves to rest in.


He gave one poor girl an awful fright. Don't run away! It's just Howard!!

Who would have thought Howard could be so frightening! Poor girl. And poor Howard too! He never wanted to scare anyone. He finds a little peace on a rock by a little creek that runs through the woods



This little trip into the woods was just the trick to help Howard feel better. He's back to his normal Gumble self now, ready and eager to start his world tour!



Check back soon for a new Howard adventure.

Have a Gumbly day!

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Howard Goes To Track and Field

Well, I know you've all been patiently waiting for a new Howard adventure. I had thought I would wait until he started his World Tour, but since that's on hold for another week, I took Howard to our school's Track and Field day.

Howard and I were a bit late getting there this morning (boy that Gumble can be difficult to get moving in the morning!!). So by the time we got to the school, the first race was already in full swing.



This is my daughter winning the 1500 meter race. A good start to the day!

Right after that, my son, Howard and I went to Shotput.


Howard looks a little nervous, don't you think? I wonder why that would be??



Oh no!!

Poor, poor Howard. Who knew Gumbles could fly?

Well, after that, Howard took a well deserved rest in the shade.


But there's no rest for the weary on Track and Field day, and soon we were off to Long Jump




Then Triple Jump



And after all that hard work, Howard rests in the shade again with all his ribbons



Actually, they're my daughters. All 7 of them. ;)

Well, that's Howard's wonderful day at Track and Field. All in all (other than the Shot Put) he had a good day. Lots of fun and sunshine!

Check back soon for another Howard Adventure

Have a Gumbly Day!

Deon

While We're Waiting.....

Today is Track and Field Day at my kids' school. So, guess where Howard is going? You got it! I'll have a new Howard adventure to share with all of you soon! (so long as the school will let me, that is)

Be sure to check back soon to see Howard's newest adventure. It should be a really good one. I wonder how Howard will do at high jump..... ;)

In the meantime, I have some new Gumbles in my shop. You should check them out. They are really sweet! Just click on them in the My Etsy Shop on the left hand side.

Have a Gumbly Day!

Deon

Sunday, May 11, 2008

We Hit A Snag!!

Well, all good plans and all that jazz. ;)

I had Howard all packed up and ready to go. I was debating whether or not to send business cards along in the package when someone suggested to me that a fabric tag on the bottom of Howard would be a better idea. So, now I'm waiting for a tag to come in the mail.

It should be in this week then Howard is off!

Stay tuned. The adventure will be starting soon!!

Have a Gumbly Day!

Monday, May 5, 2008

Today Is The Big Day!!!

Howard leaves today! I don't know if I'm excited, scared or sad to see him go! It's going to be tough to pack that little fella up and drop him down that chute. But I know he's going to be in good hands no matter where he goes and is going to have the time of his life out there in the big, wide, wonderful world we call home.

I can't wait to see all the photo's from his adventures.

I'm starting a scrapbook too so I'll have a permanent hard copy of where he goes and what he does.
Stay tuned here. I'll be back later with photo's of Howard's goodbye.

Have a Gumbly Day!

Deon

Sunday, May 4, 2008

It's Just So Exciting!

Howard starts the first leg of his greatest adventure yet tomorrow!

He's off to his first host family here in Ontario first thing tomorrow morning. Be sure to keep stopping by so you don't miss it! I'm hoping to have a new blog post by the end of the week. I'll keep you all updated though, so you don't miss out!

If you would like, you can join my Yahoo group where I will be giving updates on new blog posts, where Howard is and all the exciting new things going on in my shop.

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/HomeOfTheGumbles/

Hope to see some of you there!

Have a Gumbly Day!

Deon