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.