Tuesday, August 25, 2009
So today was her first day!!! The night before she had me get her "grown up outfit" out and ready for her. Once again, she woke up before we got her up...at least this time she slept thru the night and didn't get us up every two hours. She was soooo excited this morning. I hope this lasts. She did everything we asked of her today...and with gusto! And when she was ready, she looked like such a BIG GIRL!!!
Last year we started a tradition of going to the Muffin Man for breakfast before school...so of course, we had to do that again this year. She wanted me to take her to school, but I wanted her to go on the bus...so we did both and I followed her to school. It wasn't a very eventful first day this year...other than me being one of only a few First Grade parents there (I felt like a dork, but I was there for my daughter, right?).
When we picked her up she didn't have much to say other than her day was perfect and her teacher was perfect. I love that she is enjoying school.
Monday, August 24, 2009
Saturday, August 22, 2009
"It is simple, yet complex - the layout and design is basic but the patterns of the papers chosen, placement, subtle effects and photography are amazing. It says so much about the subject. Every detail seems purposeful, the "boyish" patterns, the lacy girly patterns, the repeat outdoorsy theme, the lack of color theme in the flower embellies and b/w prints. Congratulations Michelle! Great Work!!!"
Friday, August 21, 2009
Thursday, August 20, 2009
The really interesting thing about the Sealife Center is the Seal and Sea Lion tanks. The animals seem to do laps thru the tanks. For some reason, Erica LOVES to sit in front of the tanks and watch them do laps. She'll sit as long as I let her and not really move much. Which, for Erica, is an amazing thing...cuz that girl has more energy than any other TEN girls I know!!!
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
And yes, it's the August KOTM again (sorry, I know it's sold out) and another layout with sewing. I just love the play on words with this layout and the kit cuz I think the kit is also the color of fun...I LOVED working with it. Oh, and this is another lifted layout from Scrapbook Trends (I love that magazine!!!).
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
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OK...so now for the layout. When we went to Fairbanks in June, I took these pictures of Erica at the Santa Claus House. She was frustrated with me taking too many pictures and started pouting. But then I kept taking pictures and got these. I inked the acrylic sheet that came in the Kit and stitched some of the papers on the layout (my first layout with sewing...and more are coming cuz I love the look!). I also used the Threading Water Fiskars punch and added Rootbeer Float Thickers
Monday, August 17, 2009
First, I finished that acrylic album kit on Friday. Now I just need to figure out what pictures to put in it. I'm toying with Disneyland since the colors are so vibrant. Or I could just pick various Erica pictures. I can't decide...
Second, I finished a mini book for my good friend Cecile. I make baby books for my friends when they have babies...but I started AFTER Cecile had her first boy, Ian. She has always picked on me for not making one for her...so now I did. Ian starts school this year and it's a fun A-B-C mini album for a boy...it's PERFECT.
Then...I completed FIVE pages with the ACBailey August Kit of the Month .This kit was really fun to work with. And I sewed on my pages for the first time ever. So stay tuned over the next few days to see my "works of heart." I even got thumbs up from Jeff on all the layouts (cuz there's more than one photo on each page).
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
- I've been getting at least 5 layouts a month, so I'm happy with that!
- I cleaned my scrappy room and it's "mostly" been clean since just before the New Year...but don't look at it now, cuz it's on the edge.
- I haven't yet attended a weekend retreat, but I'm saving that for the winter...and maybe I'll HOST one (I really want to do an all inclusive deal like the Sweetwater House had).
- OK, fourth Friday crops have been few and far between...that one's out!
Sunday, August 9, 2009
So here's my first layout. We went blueberry picking with Mike, Nicole, and Bella at Arctic Valley. The pickin's were scarce, so the girls ended up playing in a creek. Sorry, I didn't include a pix of Bella with Erica, I'll do that on a paper layout. Thanks for looking...and hopefully I'll do more of this in the future.
Friday, August 7, 2009
Monday, August 3, 2009
Anyway, here's the link to the run and results: http://www.peakperformerstc.org/10kClassic/results.html
And two weeks ago I ran my first 5 mile run. I finished at 55:50 (pretty close to my stop watch time of 55:45): http://www.ustooak.com/mensrun/index.html
Looking at the age group standings, I'm not last, but I'm toward the bottom.
I start my "formal training" today, so we'll see what happens. Just over five months to the Rock and Roll Half Marathon in Phoenix...that's the end goal (at least for now).
Saturday, August 1, 2009
So this is a layout I made of the first trip up. I used the ACBailey July KOTM again. Originally I was going to try and use this layout for the monochromatic challenge, but I don't think it qualifies since I added white letters, journaling, and flowers. Oh, well. And as I look at the uploaded pix, it's a bit faded out due to the flash...sorry. I modified a layout from Scrapbook Trends again.This is layout #4 using the KOTM. And while the July KOTM was a summer themed kit, I used it for a cold theme, an animal theme, a sports theme, and now a general outdoor theme. I just love how versatile these kits are. Stay tuned next month for layouts using the Aug kit. The papers are a little more masculine and I think they also have a family/vintage look. Hopefully I'll get some time to scrap so I can showcase the kit.