Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Week three

I am really trying to stay with it this time around. Here is the third week all done :)

I'm happy I got that all done. It's a challenge to find a good photo for the full bleed section.
I also found some time to get lesson 3 for Jana Morton's class on blending done. I just love playing around with her, she is amazing!

I'll probably wind up doing a full bleed page opposite of this one, maybe one with Riley, using this photo

My sister has finally joined the facebook crazies! I loved getting her invitation. We don't get to talk too often with her being in Germany, so I am hoping that we will be able to catch up with each other more often once she figures out how to use it.

An other great thing I just discovered is Words With Friends. It's playing scrabble on your phone and you all probably already know about it. Seems like I am the babe in the woods when it comes to games, which I usually don't get into. I don't have enough time as it is. This is really fun though, I love it!

Today is Riley's birthday and we ordered him a cake to make into a Star Wars theme with little figurines we bought. Gabrielle came up with the idea and she was so excited about it. I hope he liked it. She is up there now celebrating after having missed him earlier to go bowling. Oh well, we did Zumba instead, which is always great! In fact, I am heading for the shower right now, it's badly needed after an hour of jumping around! Have a wonderful evening everybody!

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Still here

I don't even know what happened, but this poor blog just got away from me. Resolution for the New Year is to keep it up-to-date! (well, one of the resolutions anyway :))
Where to even begin... life has just been running along, the kids make everything busy and I don't mean that in a bad way. There is just always something going on. Then there were photo shoots to edit, the kids had pictures they wanted, the house needs tended to, Christmas was looming, just everything.... Well, I am still here, everybody is doing well, Christmas was very nice and so was New Years and now things are finally going back to somewhat normal!
The girls just had their Winter Formal at school and of course that was a big event with the dresses and all the other stuff that's part of it. I have pictures :) :)

 Rachel did her own hair, which I thought was quite awesome, it came out great!

Gabrielle took her boyfriend Riley of course, I should have a picture of the two of them too

There were a bunch of girls waiting in line to have their pictures taken, so we never got around to do group shots, oh well!

Last month Gabby went to Riley's Formal, she was so cute, her first Formal with a boy and he made it special with the corsage and just the whole thing.

I am not going to bore you with all the pages I have done since the last post. You can find them all in my gallery, except for my 365 pages, which I didn't post there, since they were made with Anna Aspnes templates. I finished the book, got it done at and can't wait to see what it looks like! It's a big book, but I really loved the way it came out! Once I have it, I will take a picture.
The weather around here has been kind of silly, we have hardly had any winter and that is just fine with me. Now we finally had some snow and it's pretty cold, but in a couple of days it's supposed to warm up again. It's almost February, just a few more weeks and it will be spring! Yeah!!!

I haven't been back to Karate, I do feel bad about it, but I don't know where to fit that in right now. We are doing Zumba and I still love it! No pressure, just fun and exercise!

Here are the pages I am making for this year's project 366 (:)). I really love the large photo on one side, I was even tempted to just do a page per day, but that book would have been gigantic and I don't have a stellar photo for each day. I want to keep the photos relevant for the day too, so it's not always easy to come up with a shot that also looks good

Katie has those awesome pocketpages in the store just for this project and they are so versatile, I just love them! A lot of people are doing the project hybrid and they are using them also. They look quite fabulous, but I am not a hands on person anymore, too messy :)
Have all of you checked out Pinterest yet? It's an awesome site where you can pin things you find on the web and put them in different categories. There is also a large community of people with whom you can share pins. Lots of awesome inspiration, it's a great site! I have found wonderful poses for my photography, clothing and recipes, all kinds of great stuff!

Well, this was just a short update to let you know that I am still alive!
One last note, I will miss sweet Barb terribly! She was always the first one to leave me a comment on my posts and sadly she just passed a way a few weeks ago. I have truly lost a dear friend, even though I never met her in person! I am missing her a lot!

Well, have a great Sunday everybody!

Never say Never!

Well, here I am creating my very own blog! I was always very sure I would never get into this blogging "thing", but here I am. I hope you will enjoy finding out a little about my not so interesting life!