Thursday, August 22, 2013

Vacation Anyone!?!?!?!

Vacation anyone?  I could use another one!  I just got back from a week-long vacation with my two little ones.  Bill had to stay home, because he didn’t have the vacation time at work so I went solo, (well sort of solo).  The kids and I (with my grandpa in toe) trekked up to St. Joseph Island in Canada for our week adventure.  We were joined by my parents, sister (and her family), and one of my brothers (and his family).  All together there were 14 people in 1 cabin (with only 1 bathroom).  We survived and had so much fun!  The weather could have been warmer, and the wind calmer, but bad (or not so good) weather on vacation beats the best weather while at work.  Not to mention that the kids didn’t seem to care if it was only 70 degrees out, they went in the lake (clothes and all) anyway! 

                  It was also great to see my dad’s family, my aunts and uncles and cousins that I don’t get to see all that often.  It was fun to get with everyone again, and I really enjoyed that so much. 

                  While on vacation I realized that summer is almost over with.  Already its half way through august and I can’t believe how fast time has flown by.  I’ve been so busy with work and kids that I haven’t had a chance to slow down, and it doesn’t look like slowing down is in my future either.  Bill and I just got done signing the kids up for a 9 week tumbling class that starts August 24th (less than 2 weeks away).  The kids should enjoy the class; it looks like a lot of fun.  I can’t wait for them to start, it will be something to do with them on Saturday mornings, and maybe it will wear them out and they’ll take good naps! 

                  Over the past couple of months (since I last updated this blog) Bill and I have been busy with the kids.  I have, however, been able to get some scrapbooking done.  I would say the ‘biggest’ life event we had this summer was Charlie’s “summer” haircut.  He wasn’t too sure about the whole thing, he has had haircuts in the past but never this drastic.  I scrapbooked a page with him and his new look, I think I might have to create a nice two page layout for our 2013 book that shows the before and after “Charlie”.  (Page was creating using Trixie Scrap Designs “That’s My Boy “Bundle

                  I have also had a chance to take a picture I took of Jean this June at her Aunt Beth’s house running through the sprinkler and scrap that.  This also might be another topic that may become a two page layout for the 2013 book. (Page was created using Trixie Scrap Designs “Sunshine Day” Bundle and using Seatrout Scraps “Summer Bytes Part 3” Template Set

                  Finally I have a page that I did turn into a 2 page layout I’ll post the 2nd page soon, but I have the first page here.  I finished this page and loved it so much that I did a second page that features Charlie having fun at the playground.  (Page was created using Trixie Scrap Designs “Sunshine Day” Bundle and Triple Play Vol. 2 Templates, also by Trixie Scrap Designs )

In the next couple of months I’ll be posting some pages I created using my favorite photos from my own wedding.  I’ve been so slow at scrapbooking my wedding (it’s been just over 4 years since the big day), and with my brother’s wedding coming up on New Year’s Eve I’ve been more motivated to get my wedding scrapbooked. 

                  Wow I just realized that I’m so behind on getting my own albums done.  I have to do 2011, 2012, 2013 and my wedding!!!!  What am I waiting for, and where do I start?  Do I start with 2011 and work forward, or do I start with 2013 and work backwards????  At least I know that I’ll have plenty of awesome kits to choose from with the great designers I currently create layouts for.  Thanks to you ladies: Tracey Anderson (designer of Trixie Scraps Designs)!/trixiescraps , Rachel Pearce (designer of Seatrout Scraps)!/pages/Seatrout-Scraps/206135582852424 , Jennifer Jenson (designer of Little Rad Trio) and Jennifer Lamb Page (designer of Luv Ewe Designs)!/luvewedesigns for all the wonderful kits and templates to work with!  If you are a digital scrapbooking addict (like me) or maybe just dabble in it a bit check these ladies out, and “Like” their facebook pages!

Until Next Time…