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About Jubilee

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  • Birthday 01/19/80

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  1. I was working on organizing some models. Baby really, really wanted them. He's just learning to pull himself up on things and hasn't figured out he can walk around the box, so he decided to pull himself over it..
  2. I booked tickets last night, so I guess my husband and I are committed to coming! We're renting a car, arriving at DFW airport around 6pm on Thursday. Our flight leaves at 7pm on Sunday, so we will be aiming to arrive at car-rental return around 4:30. We're traveling with our infant son but could provide a ride to at least one other person (two if traveling light, luggage space may be an issue with the stroller). We'll probably be going back and forth to the hotel multiple times per day to accommodate baby naps as well. Message me if you might need a ride to/from the airport at those times!
  3. Yes, they would probably encourage budding toddler antics rather than discouraging them :) I'm hoping to go, just anxious about how Evan will do. We're leaving for model expo tomorrow, so it should be instructive and help me make a decision.
  4. Well, our child is delightful, cheerful, and friendly, but I hate to assume that other people will want to participate in keeping him entertained and/or from killing himself. :) Yah, my husband would come if we decide to go. I probably will skip classes or most scheduled events, except for judging. I'm trying to also manage my expectations/schedule in a way that I'm not in conflict with the needs of our child (who will probably still be breastfeeding a few times a day, even if my husband is doing the wrangling, he doesn't have the equipment for that). So mostly, I just want to hang out and see friends and pretty models. :)
  5. Maybe? I'm not opposed to those. Baby is just on the verge of figuring out crawling, so he'll probably be somewhat new to walking, if he is walking yet, by October. I'm not as much worried about him walking/running away as him falling down, knocking things over, trying to eat small bits he finds on the floor, eating power cables, etc, etc.. not to mention generally being bored and restless and, well, a baby :)
  6. Thanks for the perspective, a car is probably the best bet. I'm really anxious about trying to contain a mobile 1 year old at Reaper and on the fence about even going this year. I'm afraid it'll be like going to the trouble of flying all the way there to spend most of my time trying to keep my child from harming himself, eating inappropriate things, or annoying other people (or doing property damage to their stuff), all of which are things I can more easily manage at home without having to go to an airport first. My husband would be along, too, but it's not reasonable or fair to expect him to do all the baby wrangling. We took him to a weekend convention near home when he was 4 months old, but he was content to sit in his stroller and chew on things for the most part. I don't envision that will be the case in October. :(
  7. Has there been any decision/announcement on what the shuttle from the hotel to convention schedule will look like? I'm considering coming with my 1 year old and he will need to take naps, which means we will need to go back to the hotel a couple of times during the day. Is using the shuttle a viable option or do I need to rent a car?
  8. I found a link to the hotel block with the reaper group code on the reapercon website this morning and wanted to see how much hotels would be. It's telling me that the rate isn't available. Has it already sold out or has it not actually been activated yet? Edit: if I don't schedule to come on wednesday, there's still space in the block.
  9. awww, thanks Corporea :)
  10. Thanks for the birthday wishes! :)
  11. Actually, I had to pre-order him 9 months in advance.. Thanks everyone! I'm hoping to bring him with me next year. :)
  12. I received a wonderful surprise in the mail today. I cried. I especially think the mother's day mouse is a nice touch. A signed swag bag AND a baby were totally worth missing out on con for. :) PS. Sorry Ed, we already named him Evan.
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    74023, 74030, and 74031 have much thicker lipped edges than what appears on pictures for the new core round and oval bases, but they're all called "lipped". It took me a while to figure out that the first three have "display" tacked on the end of their names. I don't know, it's confusing, but maybe I'm just tired. I would go with "thin lipped" or something to help distinguish them, personally. I have a hard time resisting bases. Ali
  14. I use the easy cast stuff from Michaels or Joanns.
  15. You can get things like this at home depot: http://www.homedepot.com/p/Stair-Parts-7337-Unfinished-Oak-Oval-Rosette-7337R-000-HD00L/202088435 (Jessica Rich pointed me towards these) You can also a variety of plaques from Michaels or JoAnns in the wood section. There's usually a rough spot on the edge of the wood plaques because they're soft. Wren once taught me how to smooth those out: "Sand, wipe with tack cloth (a wax permeated cloth that lifts off the sawdust and also buffs a little). Paint with Future cause I still have a bunch of it, but I’m sure gloss sealer would work roughly the same. It fills in the grain on the wood and makes it less porous so it soaks up less of the stuff you use for final finish or if you prime. Sand, wipe with tack cloth. Coat with Future. Repeat until I’m satisfied with the feel of the wood. If I want the wood grain to show, I mix a ‘varnish’ by adding a little of a paint colour that works with the colours used to the Future. This requires slightly more careful application or the colour will look uneven. Or I just use straight paint." I used some kind of heavy gloss sealer instead of future, because I don't have future. You can tell this is a legit Rhonda quote because she's showing her Canadian with the Us in color. :) It's a messy process but a cheap solution. I think I got the tack cloth at home depot. Ali