Saturday, August 30, 2008
I have been looking up plants and stuff to put in our bare backyard. In some ways it is fun but I have no green thumb. It is trial and error...usually error. :) But I actually enjoy this strangely enough. Having moved to a new area where all the plants are foreign to me is kind of exciting. It's neat to drive around and see plants and trees that I have never seen before. I am looking forward to spring when I can really start to learn more. By then the boys will also be a little more independent so I thinking they will want to "help" in the yard. I am really looking forward to this time with them.
The newest thing the boys are into now are trains. We played with some at the Children's Museum and I couldn't get them away from the train table. Funny to me because the first time we went they could have cared less. My neighbor was having a garage sale and I scored a train table for them! Woo-hoo! Need to take some pictures and share.
I worked on a 2-page layout while they were napping today. Trying to get at least 5 pages done this weekend. I am so very behind on my scrapping and figure if I can get the momentum going again I can get back my groove. :) Just have to finish up the journaling on the pages and will share either later tonight or some time over the long weekend...
Thursday, August 28, 2008
Monday, August 25, 2008
Then later they decided they wanted to wear my shoes so each took one and put them on. They just crack me up half the time!
When I woke up that morning and ran down to get their breakfast stuff out this was the beautiful sunrise that was going on. I just had to stop and take some pictures. It was just beautiful to me. I finally have a little area in the house all to myself. Been oh so long (a few years now) and it feels oh so good. So hopefully now I can actually get some stuff accomplished again. Woo-hoo! Still trying to find a place for everything but it is at least a beginning and I can sit and work on a few things while I finish the unpacking. Ah...feels so nice!
I am determined to start getting to know the area we live in. So far everything I do is in the city near us and not in the little town we live in. With that being said...I drove to find a nursery because I wanted to find some trees for our yard. I had been told this one location had a lady that could help me determine what trees would be best for my yard, etc. So I take the boys this afternoon and head out. It was in the middle of corn fields! I just was shocked. No other businesses near the place. I have to get used to the fact I live in a very small town now. This is kind of shocking to me. I love the area we picked but just have to get used to a different kind of lifestyle. I am going to be doing a lot more ordering by mail and such I am sure. :)
Sunday, August 24, 2008
Unpacking is still coming along. So many things are going through my head these days I can't seem to sleep. One would think I would just get up and do something productive. No, not at 3 am. I just toss and turn and go in and out of sleep to wake up the next morning and not want to get out of bed. Hope this stops soon...this always seems to happen when I have too many things on my mind and not enough hours in my day to get it all done. Twice in one week is enough for sleepy me!
Determined to get another page done tonight. I played around making some word art last night. I think I am going to find some cool sayings and post some freebies soon. I love word art. Quotes make it so easy to bring a page together for me for some reason.
Saturday, August 23, 2008
We went to the Children's Museum this morning and when we left I asked the guys if they had fun and Cameron said "uh-huh." So now when we do something fun and are finished I ask if he had fun and he says "uh-huh." How funny! I love that they do something new every day at this age. Always keeps me on my toes. :)
Thursday, August 21, 2008
Credits: Seth by Michelle Herron, green ricrac is from the July Artistan Guild kit and Font is CK Ali's Hand (love this by the way!)
I am amazed at how many new and very talented designers have come on board at My Scrap Shop just in the last month. It's really cool to see all the new faces and telent. Plus it has been seeing all the new kits and actions. I am so addicted to actions...and brushes, and word art, and...wait, I could go on forever. And MSS is having a CT call! You need to go and check it out and apply. It is so laid back and fun. And you get to work with all the great designers there. :)
KB - thanks for stopping by! Oh my...I remember the 8 month old phase. It gets easier with each passing month. Once they reach a year old life gets so much better. :) But I wouldn't trade being a twin mom for anything...I love my little guys to pieces!
Margaret and Mel - thanks! I am so glad to know my little guys aren't behind. Kind of scares me that I am not doing what I need to when I think they are.
Michelle - they surprisingly talk to me more than to each other I think. They are so different from each other they just kind of do their own things. They tend to go back and forth. Just depends on the week I guess.
Tuesday, August 19, 2008
I am still not over whatever this is I had last week. I thought I was but then yesterday and today let me know no go. I am determined to shake it!
The boys are starting to talk so much more. I am glad...was getting a little nervous. I know they say both boys and twins talk later usually but man...they are 19 months and although they each had a good amount of words they just weren't using them as often as I would like to hear. Now they are repeating just about anything and surprising me when they name something new out of the blue. They are also starting to do the 2-word things too. Very cute.
I spent some much needed time organizing some of my digi stuff that had been waiting for what seemed ages to be done. I am finding it hard to scrap when I have "stuff" to organize and sort. Why is this I wonder? I have actually discovered a few OCD things lately about myself. He, he. Nah, I am not that bad but sometimes I feel like I am.
Oh! I discovered a web site for my old high school alumni the other day. Actually a friend of mine sent the info to me but can I say addicting?!?!!??!?! It was fun to spend the evening looking up people and seeing what they look like now and what they are up to. I just have had to make myself not go back much because I can spend all night on the thing. :) But it has brought a few people back into my life I had wondered what happened to them. Kinda cool.
Sunday, August 17, 2008
Going to be a busy week. Determined to make up for being sick last week in both unpacking and scrapping. I have so many photos to download and organize and so much scrapping stuff I need to sort through and organize on my EHD. Have to start getting ready for my trip in October!
Thursday, August 14, 2008
And Noah. Sweet, adorable Noah. He is such a character sometimes. He knows how to work the system already. And oh my if he does not get his own way. Hmm...wonder where he gets that from. He did something new today (well, guess I should say yesterday) and for the life of me I can't recall what it was. Too tired I guess and should get myself into bed.
But before I go...Zan made this really cool kit for all of you out there. She is one talented gal! And busy too. I am amazed she has four little ones and home schools...so impressive to me. So go and check it out HERE today only.
Wednesday, August 13, 2008
Still finding my way from out underneath the boxes. But we are getting there. I have actually been trying to shake some kind of bug or something these last few weeks. This weekend/beginning of the week hit me pretty hard though. I could hardly keep my eyes open. Reminded me of when I got mono a few years back. Hmm... But feeling worlds better today so I am determined to get some more unpacking done. :)
Can I just say I LOVE the weather here? It is in the 70s and low 80s right now and I am wanting to do nothing but stay outside and play. Really wish the backyard had grass about now! It is coming along. M went and got some grass seed and re-seeded the thing and had been faithfully watering it this week. There is some green fuzz all over. Woo-hoo! I need to go and take some pictures of it...haven't done much of that lately. Getting back on track though...
Thursday, August 7, 2008
You can pick up these great little quick pages here (boy) and here (girl).
**As of 8:58 am this morning (8/8) the boy link has been fixed. Sorry about that!
Oh my gosh! We went to the Children's Museum here today and I have to tell you it is out of this world! There are five floors of stuff for kids of all ages. They even have half a floor for kiddos under five! The boys had a blast and came home and took a three hour nap! We will be going again...we picked up a yearly membership...well worth every penny!!!!! Now I just have to find my card reader because I brought the point and shoot camera and my computer doesn't have the proper card reader for it. Hmm...still can't figure out which box that thing went into!
Mel - www.mcadesigns.blogspot.com
Kimberly's Mommy- http://www.kimberlysmommy.blogspot.com/
Nicole - http://mamacatscrap.blogspot.com
I think I have finally figured out why Noah keeps waking up in the middle of the night screaming and won't go back to sleep. We have been back on his meds for acid reflux for almost a week now and he has only woke up for a few minutes a few different nights now. And I just went in a rubbed his back and he went back to sleep. I pray this is what was wrong!
Sunday, August 3, 2008
I haven't even taken the time to take photos around the new place! Bad me. I know I need to go and take some of the great fence and all. They did a fantastic job with it. Now if we could just get some grass in the backyard we would be set. Of course the first time we took the boys back there to play they go straight for the mud. Then Cameron kept running full speed and falling and about the 3rd time or so he scratched the side of his face. So needless to say we haven't gone back there much. I need to get busy on the basement tonight so I can get that under control. I haven't spent much time down there since we moved but will soon with the boys as that is their main play area. Or will be.
I am really out of touch with all my scrapping things. But I will say I returned to Amy Sumrall making me the absolute cutest thing ever...take a peek!
Isn't it fabulous!?!?!?!?!?! You can get your very own sketch as well. Just head over here and check it out!