Thursday, March 27, 2008

texas, here i come.

Okay, I know it is like, the most cliche thing ever to always say this, but it's true...time is just FLYING by lately! What the freak. How is it almost April? Every week I have all of these things on my to-do list, all these things I want to accomplish and then, surprise...it never happens. That is just the reality with husbands, children, families, church, pets and LIFE in general, right? (please tell me I am not the only one who feels like I never get anything done!!)



Anyways...despite time flying by at record speed, things really have been good. To be honest, I am still coming down from "Girl's Night Out"...there was just such a build-up to it and Kim and I spent so much time planning and preparing that I truly crashed once that weekend was over. We are trying to get in the groove again around here and I'm trying to get back into some actual scrapbooking for ME. It's been awhile since I've just been able to sit and play with no assignment and deadline in mind. So, with that in mind, here is my take on Janet's project that she taught at GNO. Pretty much like hers, but I changed a few things here and there for fun...I used different paper to cover the shadowbox, and added some paint and more bling. I really do love this project...It just looks so darn cute, I've had it sitting on my mantle for the past week...I can't take it down!










And then a simple page of Payton using some new Love, Elsie stuff. (really not in love with this layout, but like I said, I'm trying to get back in the "creating" mode...it's hard when you've taken a break!)





And speaking of Payton, I registered her for playschool starting in September. I was really back and forth with it, I couldn't decide if I wanted to put her in or not...mainly because as a stay-at-home mom with 2 little kids and no schedule, it felt like a big step for us. For whatever reason I was just really feeling like, "Do I want to commit? Will it be worth it? Why should we drive around and be on a schedule if we don't HAVE to?" So I went with my mom on Monday and checked the little playschool out and I decided to just go for it. I know the lady who will be her teacher and she's just awesome. Payton was so excited to see the room with all the kids and the gym where they'll play games and really, it's a whole 6 months till it even starts...by then she will be soooo ready. And you know what? It will get my butt out of the house twice a week...Gabby and I will run errands on those mornings...it will be good. I think the hardest thing has been accepting that my baby is growing up!



So now I'm just getting ready for my little trip...I'm heading to Houston on Sunday to visit my sister and her 2 kiddies for a week. I can't wait!! It's been 3 years since I've been to Niki's house and I just can't wait to cuddle my new little nephew. I'm going without my own kids, so it'll be a nice little break and I'm sure they will be very content to be with Daddy for a few days! (I'll miss them, though!)



So....Texas, here I come!
(anyone else know that Backyardigans song? heehee!)



Be back on the 5th.



T:)

12 comments:

~Kim said...

Talia,

How funny about the Backyardigans...guess which episode we were just watching? "He hi, yippe, i-o, Texas here we come"

Have fun in Texas...love love love the lo and shadowbox!

~Kim

Jamie said...

No, you are not the only one who feels that way. I have been thinking the exact same thing for about a week and a half. We have 3 little ones 2 years and under. I am usually very on top of stuff but not the past week or so. I am sure we will both find our groove soon.

Have a safe trip! You are going to love the South!!

Jamie ~ Alabama

s a n s k u :) said...

You are definately not the only one who feels like you don't get much done. Story of my life! :P

I can totally see your point about the playschool thing. I'd have a hard time deciding as well. I'm sure I'll do the same though as I think Sienna gets tired just being with me. We have fun but hey - I can only play so much a day. :D

Have fun in Texas! Bring some of that sunshine back with you when you come. It's supposed to get so darn cold over here again... :P

Charin said...

That shadow box is *gorgeous*!!!! :) Love it.
Love what you did with Elsie's new line too!
Have fun in Texas, eat some yummy chili ;)

Joanne said...

Have fun in Texas and tell Nikki congrats from me on her new little baby. The girls night out looked fab and i would love to try and come to the next one( hint hint). Cute shadow box!

Bobbi-Jo said...

Your project turned out just awesome! Love it! And HOW can you not love that layout. I would DIE to create like that. Besides, any page with that cutie on it is praiseworthy ;)

Have a FUN trip to Texas. I'm NOT envious at all.. .....right.

erin ;0) said...

I'll be thinking of you while I'm on my kidless vacation too! Vegas...Here I come!

Ashley said...

I think your layout is really cute. Have fun in Texas.

Anne Thompson said...

I am totally with you on the to-do list never getting crossed off! It really bothers me actually. ANd I think it's great you decided to go for it with the preschool, I had the same issues with my 2 little girls last Sept. we did it and it actually wasn't as hard staying on schedule as I thought it would be! Have fun in Texas!

Kara said...

the weather has been great here!! i am sure that you are ready to bust out some capris??
is it still cool there in CA?

hope that you have a safe flight!!

Janet Hopkins said...

I can't believe you will be only four hours from me and I won't even get to see you...boo hoo!

LOVE THE PROJECT SO MUCH! Especially the paint on the edges.

Have a great trip!

Kim said...

Your project turned out so good...love it! Have lots of fun in Texas...give Harry a kiss for me :)