Saturday, August 21, 2010

He's Here!

Just a quick post to share a few pictures.
Jonathan Logan arrived Wednesday the 18th at 7:51am
Weighing 6lbs 13 oz ; 19 inches long

We are home but he is still in NICU. He's ding good and should be able to come home in just a couple of days. I'll write more about his birth story later, but just wanted to post a quick update.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Scrap Whispers Blog Hop - Back to School Backpack Album

Welcome to the Scrap Whispers Blog Hop.

You should be arriving from Kelly's blog. If you're joining us from here make sure you start at the beginning so you can get the tutorial directions and you don't miss any of the fun creations and ideas for this cute backpack album.

This time around we are making this cute little mini album that would be great for back to school pictures. Or even a little album for your kids to keep their friends pictures in, they'll be taking those school pictures soon!
Here is mine:

Thanks for stopping by! You can head on over to Helen's blog to see hers as well as the rest of the SW team's.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Msc Update - Baby and Other Kiddos

Two posts in one day!! It's a record! Make sure you scroll down below this post to see my Sussie Layouts!!
I haven't done much but share scrappy stuff on here lately and I figure I'm due a different kind of post. This has been a very quick and busy summer as we get ready for Jonathan to join us in just 7 short days.

I have not done well taking pics this time around, but here's one I snapped in the mirror last week at 34 weeks.

Currently I am:
Not sleeping the best. Just generally being uncomfortable, heartburn and leg cramps. Some nights are better than others, and I am grateful for the rest I am getting. I seem to get better sleep when I take an afternoon nap!

Feeling like the baby is about to fall out! Hopefully that's not TMI but he is sitting so low..
see what I mean? And yes I was just opening presents, not checking to make sure he hadn't fallen out on the floor! :)

Feeling a little anxious about the C-section being 4 weeks before he is due. I know that's not THAT early, but saying lots of prayers the everything will go smoothly and hoping he doesn't have to spend any time in ICU. But also knowing that even if he does this is the best decision to avoid any complications with my previous history of uterine window. Thankful that I haven't had any more pain that caused me some concern a month or so ago, and thankful for a doctor that is fully confident that all will go well.

Really looking forward to holding him in my arms and trying to remember to savor every moment because I KNOW those first few weeks will go oh so fast even as hectic and hard as they may be.

Feeling more organized than I've been in a long time. A little more on top of the housework (but never the less a long way to where I want to be!), making lots of to-do lists and getting lots of things crossed off! Planning a bit of pre-school curriculum for the girls to supplement their 1 day a week at Mother's Morning Out, and reminding myself to cut myself some slack because a newborn is about to be in this house, and a lot of this kind of stuff will have to be on the back-burner for a bit!

And speaking of the girls and Mother's Morning Out.. today was their first day of preschool. They will be going one day a week for 4 hours. They were both just a little bit excited!

So that sums up a bit in our world today! Hope everyone is having a good week!

Scrapbook Sussies *August Reveal*

It's already the 11th of the month, which means I have another scrap post for you with my Sussie Layouts.

I used my Making Memories SLICE to cut those stars, and some pink cardstock from my stash to make them stand out a bit.

For "Beach Beauty" everything is from the kit except the brown felt thickers.

There was this really fun "sun" piece of patterned paper on the WRMemories side of the kit, which made for a quick and easy page. Add a couple of embellishments and all done!

For this last page I doubled up with a challenge going on at Scrap Whispers. We are getting ready to start a new round, so if you'd like to play along head over to the Scrap Whispers blog for more details. There are a few more days to sign up and all you do is lift one page during the round.

The weekly challenge we have over there this week is to scrap a pet page. This cute little puppy belongs to my brother-in-law and Natalie really enjoyed playing with her.

So there you have it! You can see more work with the August kit in the Sussies Gallery!

Tuesday, August 03, 2010

Dixie Pieces Reveal - August 2010

This month's kit is now available over at Dixie Pieces! Here is what I created:

No, I haven't had the baby and already done a layout about it! :) These are some pictures from when Abigail was born that I hadn't scrapped yet. I'm very excited about holding another little bitty one in TWO weeks! I punched circles out of one of the patterned papers, cut them in half and used them to make the scalloped border.

I've had these pictures of Natalie sitting in my stash to be scrapped for a while. I need to go back into my picture files and figure out when they were taken so I can add the date to this page. I think she had just turned two.

When you head on over to Dixie Pieces to look at the other gals designs, be sure to check out the challenges this month. They are all about photography tips, tricks and techniques and I hope you will play along with us! The random winner this month will get a $15 gift certificate to the store!