Monday, July 30, 2007
Wednesday, July 25, 2007
These pages for the current Disney Challenge on Two Peas. I like working on my normal stuff and taking a "break" to complete the challenges as if they are assignments... keeps me into my Disney stuff!
Friday, July 20, 2007
Do you tend to do more hand or computer journaling?
I really don't like my handwriting so I do a lot of computer journaling. However, if it's something quick and simple, I'll write it out. I love looking at handwriting from my mom, grandma, and other family members. I love it how I can just glance at something and know immediately who wrote it. I can even copy their style of writing, but I feel like my writing is always different. I do like to write though because I want people to someday look at it and feel the way I do when I see something hand-written by my grandma who is no longer with us.
Here is it! My favorite layout for the moment... I started out somewhat frustrated with the strange photo selection but I wanted to show the food and activities from my son's party. I also loved the photo of Grandpa Gary at the open grill. I just adore that photo of him. I also wanted to show my huge plate of kabobs since I was up the night before getting splinters galore!
Monday, July 16, 2007
List 5 things you do each and every day, weekday or weekend...
- Give my son hugs and kisses! What kind of mother would I be if I didn't?
- Nurse. Yes, the little one is still breastfeeding and it is something we do everday without fail!
- Put sunblock on my face.
- Check my email. I'm a fanatic, it's really bad!
- Scrapbook! Lately, this is really true... I have been slightly addicted lately!
I'm not exactly a person of routine and I hardly follow any schedule especially on a daily basis, but this entry kind of makes me sad thinking of things I should do everyday but don't. Here's five things I resolve to do everyday....
- Give my husband a kiss and a hug! What kind of wife am I?
- Call my mother!
- Spend some time with our dog who has been a bit neglected lately.
- Pray and actively be thankful for our blessings!!
Friday, July 13, 2007
Ah-ha! I made an invitation! This is for my dad's surprise 65th birthday dinner. Let's hope he hasn't discovered this blog... he knows we're going to dinner, but not that others are invited!! I'm so happy with the way this came out... Adventures in card-making and eyelets aren't so bad afterall!
I paticularly like the words to the Star Spangled Banner that I added. We didn't really get that many photos on the 4th of July so that's the reason for the big photos. We hope next year isn't as hot and is more relaxing!
Tuesday, July 10, 2007
Do you have one book that you would recommend a friend to read?One of my favorite books is Little Earthquakes by Jennifer Weiner. It's a book that I'd recommend to mothers and especially a mom-to-be. I read this book before I got pregnant but shortly before I knew we were going to start TTC and I loved the picture this book paints of motherhood ups and downs. We often only hear the horror stories of motherhood and then we see this picture perfect image of motherhood portrayed in media... so this book felt so realistic to me and helped soothe my fears of soon becoming a new mom.
Friday, July 6, 2007
We took Joseph in for his pictures every month the first year - yes I'm one of *those* moms. Anyhow.... even though I left my camera in Riverbank, I am so addicted to blogging, I borrowed a digital camera so I could blog! Joe and I are sick (I had a fever this morning) so there aren't any creative juices or energy for scrapbooking .... I tried... but I was able to photograph this album. The title page is still in the works - I'll update it if it ever gets done!
Thursday, July 5, 2007
No photos for awhile.... I left my camera in Riverbank and won't get it until Sunday when we go back for a family BBQ.
Monday, July 2, 2007
This is an incomplete spread, but I wanted to post it because it was something I started at the crop over the weekend. I'm planning to put some journaling on the right page in the blank square. This layout is kind of meaningful to me because it's about the house where we were living when our son was born. We moved two months after he was born, but my husband and I owned the house for two years. It was our first place together.... aww...
This is one of those layouts that came together because of a funny moment captured on camera. My husband had the baby out in the wagon (before he could walk) and gave him a wrench so they could work on the race car "together." Sure enough, my son starts beating the car with a wrench. Love it!
Also I love this layout and how cute it came out. I bought this paper back at an Expo, but used Madeline's stamps at the crop over the weekend. LOVE the dark stamped monkeys on the brown paper especially!
As a mom of a boy, I'm always looking for an excuse to use pink in my paper crafts. This was a fun layout to do. I had bought this one sheet of Valentine's Day themed paper and had to find a way to use it. Again, thanks to Madeline for letting me use her stamps on these pages. I'm super happy with the way it came out!
I got some really cute layouts completed at this crop I attended. One (or two?) still need some journaling but I need to print it because I don't like handwriting for long journaling. But I'll be posting some of the layouts I completed....