Where did the week go?

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Wow!  Can’t  believe how fast this week went.  Lots going on  from being crazy busy at work,  chopping my hair off (pictures to come),  stocking up on Project Life goodies,  dinners with the neighbors.  I have started a journal to write down  what’s been going on in our life.  It’s a lot of work but definitely worth it.  I am just hoping to find time to scrap soon.  Hopefully tomorrow after work and the car show my husband is participating in.  :)

Here are a few more pictures from this week…

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My goofy child...our picnic Thursday

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Super fun day….

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Wednesday nights are my overnights at work so I generally sleep in pretty late  since I don’t really get to nap.  I was really hoping to do some scrappy stuff but it didn’t happen.  I did buy some cool new products that we got in recently at work.  Yay!  Hoping to play with them tomorrow. 

Today Ben and I went on a walk.  Took some super cute pictures too.  My city has a community garden for the people who live in apartments and don’t have a yard to grow a garden.  I drive by it all the time but haven’t gotten a good look until today.  Wow!  Some of their crops are doing better than my own garden.  Totally jealous!!!! While I was drooling,  Ben was playing at the park.

Here are a few of my favorite pictures from this afternoon.

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Love them!!!!

When Ken got home from work he finished some tables that he was working on to go next to my swing… Totally cute!!!!

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Once the second one is dry it will go on the other side of my swing…. My little paradise…

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OK break time is over… Stocking jewelry and scrapbook stuff tonight.

Out with the old, in with the new…

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WOW! Over two years since I last blogged and it comes with a blur of great memories. Lots of changes, wouldn’t know where to even start to list them all so I am just going to start fresh from today on.  I even switched the theme of this lovely little blog and some other things here and there. I need to go through all my links and see if they are still good. Baby steps…that’s how I am going to take this new blogging/scrapbooking adventure.

I have really been itching to get back into scrapbooking. Took too much time off from the hobby that I love the most…lots of those memories just waiting to get onto paper. I finally get to use all of the awesome scrappy supplies that I have been hoarding. :)

Today I picked up some Project Life things from Michael’s (shhh, don’t tell I was shopping at the competitor). LOL! I am trying to decide how I want to start, if I just want the family album to be using Project Life and keep going the way I have been with the kids albums. Or do both with the kids albums…so much to decide.

Some of my scrappy goals/projects:

  • * Today I signed up for 30 Days of Lists – Can’t wait to start that!!! First time doing this workshop!!! * Earlier this summer I signed up for the Find Your Voice Workshop at RUKristen Papercrafts that I really want to go back and finish what I started with that. * I am looking forward to participating in Ali Edward’s A Week in the Life  project next month.
    * Sort through all of the photos I uploaded the past few days and get some printed. I have tons of older pics but I am itching to work on some new stuff too. :)

Hopefully I can get some new layouts done too. YAY! I am super excited! I just need to take it slow and one day at a time so I miss 2 more years of non-blogging/scrapping.

 

Summer Vacation!!!

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Today was the last day of school for the kiddos! It is a love/hate situation for me…I love not having to be up early when I don’t work in the morning or after working an overnight BUT I am not looking forward to the kids fighting. They had a half day today and we went out bowling after but after that the arguing started already! YUCK! I seriously need to come up with some good punishments this summer! LOL!

We have lots planned- mostly little things around our area but we are excited. My Girl Scouts are planning on going through the summer.They want to do a book club which I think is cool. It will be a fun filled summer for sure! :)

Jackie and I made up a reading log today for the books that we are reading this summer. We are participating in several summer reading challenges. Borders and B&N both have a program for kids where they get a free book after reading so many. She is definitely excited about that…Ben not so much.

Speaking of reading…I have been reading as usual! Finished The Professor by Charlotte Bronte. Good book, seemed to take me forever to get through.

I purchased a 4 book set off Amazon called The Tea Series by Sheila Horgan. I have read the first two Hot Tea and Sweet Tea. I really like these ones. I just started the third book Iced Tea. Good books, funny but the main character sometimes rambles on a little too much. But even so I am still really  enjoying them!

Amazon has been having a ton of new books on the freebie list! Been picking those up. I definitely have tons to read this summer!!!

Off to read a bit before I head to bed. :)

~Shannon

Books, Books and more books!

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It has been pretty busy here lately. Jackie turned 10 on the 8th. We had a birthday/Mother’s Day party here. The kiddos were out of school on the 9th and we had her friend party at Joann’s where they made some super cute duct tape purses (I made one too!) , the 12th was DH’s birthday and also Jackie’s Choir concert.  Besides all of that work has been crazy busy…seriously, 40 hours is not enough time to get everything done that I am responsible for…and I can’t go into overtime.

Lately, I have been spending the little down time that I have had reading or looking on Amazon for books for my kindle. I have been getting some cool ones for free or 99 cents! I now have over 600 books on it and each day I check the top 100 lists and get more! LOL! So I decided to go ahead and put a books read for the year at the top of the page so I can keep track of what all I have read this year. I LOVE reading and my Kindle was the BEST present DH has given me!!! This time of year is my big reading time – I usually am so bogged down that I don’t feel like doing anything except reading. This year I decided to read books outside of my usual genre…I am currently reading The Professor by Charlotte Bronte. It is definitely better than I expected. I am hoping to finish it up by the end of the week!!!

So I am off to read some more before bed…the next few days I have the opening shift at work. :)

National Scrapbook Day!

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This year is going by so fast! I can barely believe that it is already May…I’ve been busy with work, housework, getting the kids where they need to go…this weekend is not only Mother’s Day but my daughter’s 10th birthday!!! It is also National Scrapbook Day!!!

ScrapChicks is having a NSD crop!!! check it out!!! I hope to get lots of scrappy stuff done this weekend!!!

~Shannon

Where does the time go?

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I have been off line most of this week. Busy with the holiday and then work craziness…I wish there were more hours in the days. Worked the overnighter last night/this morning and I have to be back at 1pm. Lots of stuff going on here. Will post some pictures tomorrow from Easter.

I took the kids to see the bunny on Saturday…Jackie informed me that this will be her last year of sitting with the “stupid bunny” that she has to be the “only 4th grader that had to visit the bunny” and that she was “totally embarrassed”.  Ben chimed in too but I told him that he has a few more bunny years ahead of him. LOL!

Anyhow, I should try to get a little sleep before the kids wake for school…I maybe even able to get a little crafting time in before work. :)

~Shannon