Friday, September 23, 2011

Fabulous Friday!!!!

Ok, so let me set the stage.... Thursday morning, Darcy took my youngest son Brayden, to see his mom and dad. 9 hours away. I am having a hard time with it, I have never been away from him for more than one night and that was barely a 12 hour time span. This time he is gone for 3 whole nights! That is FOUR DAYS! Ack! On the positive side, I cleaned house SO hard yesterday that I decided to dedicate today to ME. Which means scrapbooking.... ALL DAY LONG. Pretty awesome.... I don't have to jump up to get little monkey anything, get him OUT of anything, wipe his boogery nose, change his dirty diapers.... it's kinda nice. But I still miss him to the moon and back. :(

So anyhoo. I decided to actually get a sketch done first thing this morning... instead of leaving it until Wednesday morning like I have been doing lately. LOL! The sketch can be found here at Sketchy Thursdays so check it out and play along!! This is what I managed to come up with... pics of my oldest daughter, who will be *gulp* 13 in March. How? I have no idea. LOL!

I also did another sketch for a contest at Canadian Scrapbooker Magazine...

And I still have a whole uninterrupted afternoon to get some more done, plus a whole weekend as much as the other 3 kids will let me! :)

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

I Heart Wednesdays!

What I don't like about today is the new changes to Facebook. Yes, I'm unable to accept change. I am stubborn and set in my ways. LOL! I'll get used to it, I'm sure, just not today. Or tomorrow. Call me next month and we'll talk about it.

I worked on this weeks sketch from Sketchy Thursdays, and love how it turned out. I don't have any pictures of my friends and I.... when my friends and I get together, it's over coffee. We're all busy moms, and we don't have time to jet away out of town for spa days, or head out to the movies or a play. We sit down with our kids playing in the background, pull out the coffee, and chat. I love it. It's my time.... to talk to other moms and grownups. I smile, I laugh, sometimes we cry. Just being together is awesome.

I hope you all find some time to get together with your friends to do something that makes you smile!! It will do wonders for your sanity, I swear. :)

Monday, September 12, 2011

Happy Monday!

Yes... I am one of those crazy people who LOVE Mondays. Why? Because it is the start of a somewhat quiet week for me, something I have grown to really love and be thankful for. :)

The man is working nightshift tonight, so I decided to sit down and create. So many other things I should be doing, but I just felt the NEED to scrap. Everything else will still be there tomorrow, right? ;)

Taking the weekly sketch from Sketchy Thursdays, I created this layout using a few pictures from Braydens surgery. We haven't made many pictures of him after surgery public, they are mostly for just us.... but I thought I'd use some of them on some layouts....

Brayden surely has given us the gift of love... pure, sweet, innocent, unconditional love.

Have a fantastic week, everyone!! Make sure you have your camera ready when those leaves start turning and the kids start playing in your carefully raked piles!! LOL!

Thursday, September 8, 2011

I love school

Ok, I'm not in school.

But my kids are.

Yup, I am thrilled that my kids are back in school and I have more time for some very important things in my life.... like SCRAPPING!! :)

I managed to get 2 more layouts done since yesterday.....

Are your kids happy to be back at school? Do you find yourself lost without them making constant noises and messes around the house? I admit it's sad seeing them walk away every morning, and it's sad hearing Brayden cry as they are leaving.... but still, I enjoy my days with just Brayden right now...

I hope you all have a great weekend!!

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Cutting it close!

I love taking part in the weekly sketches at Sketchy Thursdays, but this week I fell behind and didn't think I'd be able to get it done... Luckily, my kids went back to school today and I was able to sit at the scrap table for a little while this afternoon! :)

Here is my layout based on the 9.1 sketch, pretty simple and straightforward, sometimes that is the way to go!!