Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Where Have I Been?

Oh my, this might be a long post! I haven't posted forever!!! The kids have a week left of summer break. They start back next Wednesday! I have to be a mean mom and say I am soooo glad! I have no rhyme or reason at my house during the summer. They stay up way late and then I love the quiet in the morning so I let them sleep late. It's a vicious cycle! In fact this is what I found Sunday morning when I went to wake up Hayden and Hensley for church!

In case you were wondering, yes, they do have beds. Why they choose to sleep on the wood floor, I have no idea! LOL! They are precious when they are sleeping aren't they?

So I will be glad to get the kids back on a normal sleeping schedule and take back my quiet evenings. Before school got out Hensley was in bed by 8pm. I don't know if I will ever get that back again. I would settle for 9pm.

I had Bunko last night and as usual it was a lot of fun! I have been subbing for a friend that couldn't do Tuesday nights but starting next month she will be able to make it again. But there is always someone gone so I'm sure I will just be a floating sub!

Monday night I went to dinner with a few of my hair clients. We went to Chili's and had a good time! My client Jennifer is older than Deb and I but she is so fun you wouldn't know it. She's the life of the party. I needed a few nights out. My patience is wearing very thin these days! It's being cooped up with these kids, I will be so glad when they can go outside and play more.

My mom is flying in on Saturday and will be here a little over a week. My dad will fly in next weekend for Landon's birthday and then they will leave together the day after. I can't believe Landon will be a year old in a week and a half! It doesn't seem possible. He's not quite walking without the use of furniture yet but he gets into everything just the same! I forgot what it was like to chase around a baby all day! He's got such a fun personality!

So in the scrapbooking world I have some changes going on. I am now on the personal CT of Ellie Lash who you know is my favorite designer. I will be in charge of running her CT Blog and I am sooo excited to be a part of her team! I am having so much fun! As of the end of August I will no longer be on the CT at ScrapMatters but I am excited for their re-grand opening on the 8th of August. Of course I will still be participating in their community because I just love everyone so much there and Ellie sells there but I am excited to branch out a little and have already met some great people in Ellie's CT and the ScpapOrchard community. And of course Ellie is a member of the Sunshine Girls and I love all the Sunshine Girls! So I am just really excited for this opportunity!

Did you see my new stinkin' cute blinkie on my sidebar? Feel free to snag it. It was made by fa11enan9e1 from ScrapOrchard. She has amazing talent. If you are looking for any kind of blinkie, she is definately who I would recommend!!! I have her blinkie on my sidebar also, it is linked to her store.

So this is what I have been busy doing this past week. Ellie and Shauna from Pineapple Plantation came out with a new kit called Summer Lovin' and I had so much fun working with it.

Click on the layouts for credits...

This last one was from ScrapOrchards very first Speed Scrap(Make it Snappy) Which I am excited to announce that there will be more of in the future. It was a lot of fun!!! I have missed the last 2 at ScrapMatters. I will keep you posted of upcoming Speed Scraps.

Also my niece is finally home from the hospital and is doing very well. I did a layout with her newborn pictures. Seriously, I cannot believe these newborn hospital pictures. They have a studio in the hospital now with props and stuff! My kids all have the same striped blanket in the background, laying in the bassinet with the same expression on their face! OOOOOO someone pulled the binkie out of my mouth!!! LOL!

...and here are 2 more that I worked on this week. 6 layouts in a week, that might just be a record for me!!!

Of course I wouldn't go this long without posting without giving out a freebie! I have a template from my Chasing Seagulls layout for you. Click on template for download!

We are hoping to get the CT Blog up and running by August 1st so I will keep you posted on that! Have a great rest of the week!


Maria said...

Thank you! Your blog post will be advertised on the DigiFree Digital Scrapbooking Freebie search engine today (look for timestamp: 31 Jul [LA 12:00am, NY 02:00am, UK 07:00am, OZ 05:00pm]).

ShortCake said...

Great template, thank you! Congrats on joining Ellie's CT team.

beckag99 said...

Thanks for the great template! I love that layout of your niece!!!