Saturday, August 30, 2008

Up and Running!

We have Internet again--woohoo! Well, we made the big move last Saturday, but we didn't get Internet hooked up until Wednesday. Today is the first chance I've been able to get on for more than a few minutes, so I thought I'd update.

This week has been insanely busy for us. We moved in Saturday, got some unpacking done Saturday and Sunday. Then school started for Austin and I on Monday. This was the first week back to work and school for ALL of us, and it's been exhausting. I love the school I'm teaching at, but getting used to working all day every day again has been tough. Austin is loving his new school. It sounds like he's making some new friends, so that's good.

Brendan has had a tougher adjustment. Yesterday was the first day in two weeks he didn't cry. And by cry I mean sob from the time I wake him up in the morning, all the way through our morning routine, all the way to school and into the classroom. It's been heartbreaking for me, but I have no choice. Thursday he only cried a little though and yesterday he didn't cry at all, so we're making progress. He likes school once he's there. When I pick him up, he's excited and tells me all they did--he's just having a tough time being left behind I think.

I'm just glad this is a three day weekend. Our house is just boxes everywhere!! I'm hoping to get unpacked and maybe even get a few cards made since I have a swap that's overdue. I don't know though since this is currently what my scrap room looks like:

I think this is living proof of Dave Barry's quote, "There's a fine line between hobby and mental illness" LOL! THere are a couple sets of drawers still in the garage and a few boxes out of view in the pic. I'm hoping to just set up a table in there and work out of boxes until I have time to set up everything .

Well, I'm off to get to work on the house. Here's the layout I made a few weeks ago with our 4th of July pictures. I used CTMH's Blue Ribbon papers and stickease, plus the July Word Puzzle stamps.

Sunday, August 17, 2008

If you need a laugh...

Here you go. This is by far the funniest site I've seen in a long time. It's a blog on the worst cake disasters: Cake wrecks I haven't laughed that hard in a while. I don't know what's funnier, the cakes (what were they thinking?) or the commentary. Check it out.

I've been working on a couple pages that I'll try and post later today, after I pick up my pictures and finish them :) Just busy, busy here. I start work tomorrow and Brendan starts preschool. It makes me so sad. I've never left him anywhere for more than a few hours, so this is going to be hard for mama! Austin is coming to work with me Monday and Tuesday and Grandma the rest of the week, so hopefully he's not too bored. He's actually excited to come help me set up my classroom.

Should be a crazy week, but at the end of it, we'll be in our new house! Woohoo!! Austin told me he is very ready to be in his own bed again. I think he's even more ready to have his toys back :) Brendan, well, he just giggles every time I say we'll be in our house next Saturday. I feel the same way. The countdown is on.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Trying to get my Mojo back

I just have not felt like creating lately. When I do drag all my stuff out, I mostly sit and stare at it. I got the new CTMH stamp of the months for fall/winter in the mail and couldn't wait to play with them. However, I'm limited on paper choices and embellishments, so it wasn't easy. I am so in love with September's stamp set, though! It's beautiful and so versatile.

Here's a couple I made a few days ago. I love the fall look of these cards. Colors are Barn Red, Olive, and Autumn Terracotta. I used paper from the Boom Di Ada kit. Yes, for those who actually read the cards, the second one is missing the word "happy" oops, somehow I didn't ink/stamp it all the way. It now says "happy" on the inside--LOL!

Last night I made this one using the same set and Paper Garden papers/color: Petal, baby Pink, Blush, and Buttercup. Sorry the pic is a little dark. I don't have any editing software on this computer, so I can't lighten it up. I do love this card, but three cards that followed, ended up in the trash. Don't know what my deal is, but I hope I snap out of it soon!

We're still fighting the sickies here--to the tune of 10 Dr visits and almost $300 in the last 3 weeks. I may have to take Brendan back today again. Austin ended up going 6 times for his eye. Mike and I both ended up with bronchitis. The three of us were all put on antibiotics. Then I took Brendan in and they said his was viral to just give him Tylenol and/or Motrin. The poor kid isn't getting better and I don't understand how all the rest of us could have something bacterial and his could be viral--doesn't make sense to me. Now his eye isn't looking good, so I may have to go back today. Ugh!

Down to the wire on the house now. Next week should be a busy one. I go back to work on Monday and Brendan will start preschool. Thursday, Mike will get back from DC (he left Monday) and we will sign on the house. Saturday we move in, Sunday I have a back to school picnic, then the following Monday school starts for my school and Austin's. If we survive it sane, life will be good :) As much as I'm not ready for school to start, I am beyond ready to get back into a routine again. Plus, there's always shopping for school supplies--my favorite part of going to school :) I know--I'm a big dork, but there's nothing quite like new pencils and notebooks to bring a smile to my face!!

Friday, August 1, 2008

Our new house and other news

Our house officially closes on August 22nd, so we're down to a few weeks now--woohoo! Loving it! I have no idea what we're going to do with that backyard--it's huge!! Ic an't wait to get all moved in and settled. More importantly, get my scrap room set up so I can start creating again--LOL We were over there last night and took a walk in our new neighborhood. Nice and peaceful. Here's a couple pics

I have been online looking at the new CTMH catty and boy am I going to be broke!! I can't wait to get settled and start having classes and crops again so I can afford all the new goodies :)

In other news the boys and I have been sick all week. Started with colds and pink eye for the boys--yuck! I have a bad cold that has settled in my throat and ears (as it always does for me). Now I get to take Austin BACK to the dr. today because his eye is getting worse instead of better. I swear it's been one thing after another lately. Better now than once school starts though!

On a happier note, here are a few pics from the airshow last weekend. It was so hot--about 109 on the tarmac, but very neat getting to see the Blue Angels!! It is so amaizing what they can do in the air--I was in awe. My pics of them are far away,s o I didn't load them. Poor Brendan had his ears covered the whole time.