This year I wanted to keep my project life as simple as possible. Lots of white card stock, smallish pictures, gold glitter paper and my silhouette. Simple. I didn't even have any new pics of the family so I used some from last year.
Here's the cover page:
And here's the second and third pages:
I plan on filling in the journaling cards once I figure out what the kids are into right now. That takes some serious concentration.
Maybe this year I'll post my pl spreads on a weekly basis.
i know i've skipped some weeks but I wanted to go ahead and post last week's PL since i was able to get it done.
here's the spread:
i never really know what my color scheme will be until i get all my photos together for the week. this week, i decided to go with gray, pink and gold.
close up of first page:
i went old school and used brads:
here's the second page:
found this heidi swapp stickers on sale at michaels so i used one.
there you have it. another week down for me. the more i do PL, the easier it gets and i love that.
and on this snowy monday, the kids had a snow day so i took out my real camera and snapped a few of the boy. it only cost me a free game he wanted me to download onto the ipad. i think it was worth it.
the girls were not as easy to bribe so i have none of them to share with you today.
the kids were supposed to return to school on monday but due to the frigid temperatures, they didn't.
they didn't go to school on tuesday either.
let's just say that it's a good thing they went back to school today.
i feel badly for my friends who live in an area where school has still been cancelled. i do because as much as i know how much they love their kids, i get the need to get back to some type of routine. and routine is always good.
so here is last week's PL:
and the second page:
over the break, i was even able to snap a few individual (and group) shots of the kids.
i don't know why charlie isn't wearing a shirt. that was the least of my concern. the bigger concern was what he wore for his bottoms. he ONLY wore pajama bottoms for the ENTIRE break-that's 18 days of nothing but flannel on his little bottom.
i guess he was fine this morning because i didn't hear any wails of despair with having to actually put on real pants to go to school.
i'm gearing up for another year of PL. this will be my third year of doing this system of scrapping (created by Becky Higgins-beckyhiggins.com) and i'm looking forward to it. this year i really want to focus on getting better photos, ones that try to capture the moments. and i'm going to try to keep it as simple as possible. simple is always good.
here is my title page:
i didn't have any recent pix of the family so i used the ones from our family vacation. again, keeping it simple...
to blog more frequently but alas, it just wasn't meant to be.
but i've been busy. really, i have.
i always said that once the kids were all in school, i would re-do my living room. it's a big space. 15'x25' feet to be exact. and it's never been quite right in the layout department. so first things first; i decided to paint the walls. the original color of my walls was off white. then 13 years ago, i decided to paint it yellow/gold. i was never really in love with the color but i had a bunch of babies and there was never a good time to repaint.
i was torn on which gray to go with and decided on edgecomb gray by ben moore...
nope. hated the color. it just wasn't warm enough for living room in my opinion. so the next day, i went out and got a different color:
rainwashed by sherwin williams. it's a beautiful color and i love it on my walls.
now onto area rug. the old rug was a huge gold colored rug. again, never really loved it. but now...
i'm seriously in love (rug by amy butler).
and so are the kids. it is so soft and since i do not allow shoes inside the house, it's lovely on bare feet. :)
will update more as i slowly go through my redecorating process. i am getting my wing back chairs re-upholstered along with my ottoman. the ottoman, i am going to attempt to do myself. i feel like i've watched enough youtube videos to give me a good idea on what not to do. :)
the oldest will be in the 7th grade. the middle will be in the 5th grade and the baby boy will be in kindergarten.
i didn't think this day would ever come and now that it is here, i have mixed emotions about the whole school thing.
i know he's ready. but i don't know if i am. i keep telling myself i am but i won't know until wednesday morning comes and i see the back of his little head bobbing into the double doors of the elementary school...probably holding his sister's hand. he'll turn around one last time and wave to me. and then he'll disappear into the school.
it may be too much for me to handle.
a first in 12 years that i will be alone for the majority of the day.
not sure what i'm going to do...but i'm sure i'll think of something.
thank you for not making fun of me for that one time i tried subliminal messages to get you to stop using tobacco. yeah. you woke up and said, in a very calm, normal tone..."what the hell, moon?" and i pretended to be sleeping, even though you knew what i was doing/saying to you ("stop dipping. you don't need kodiak. it's bad for you...")
thank you for never passing judgement on my mothering skills...like that one time, when the girls were little, i chased them with the vacuum cleaner so they'd leave me alone for a couple of minutes. or the one time i told you i played hide and go seek with the girls and hid someplace and didn't come out for a little while longer than usual...
thank you for always coming home from work, greeting me with, "how's the love of my life doing today?" no matter how crappy your day was.
thank you for getting that physical when i freaked out and was convinced you had heart disease, or high cholesterol, or high blood pressure, or something. even though you didn't have the time to do it, you went and saw the doctor and had all the blood drawn to find that there is NOTHING wrong with your health.
thank you for being the father to our kids that i've always hoped they'd have. you're often times doing the things i don't want to, like that one time maddie had to get that thing-y on her face lanced. or when the girls had plantar warts on their feet that had to be frozen off. or anything to do with vomit. i still can't do vomit...or pulling of teeth. <yeeps>
thank you for convincing me we needed a babysitter. date night was your idea and i'm so happy we still have one night together every week.
the first nineteen years together have been wonderful. i can't wait to spend the next nineteen with you.