Today's prompt was Sketchy Sunday - take a sketch and alter it in some way. I am still away and had this one set up to work on. This was started about 2 years ago at our LSS and has been sitting around waiting for photos and journaling. I did alter the way the photos were planned so it actually fits the prompt.
The journaling reads:
"We had an amazing summer.We made a huge bucket list of activities to do.We didn’t get to all of them but we sure had
a fun time trying.Here are a few things
we did do: Boating with Holjak’s | Indoor golf game | Big bubbles | Matt had
over 50 baseball games or practices | Hikes through the woods behind ***** | Two-week trip to Thunder Bay | Cierra to **** Camp; ice cream cones
and swinging | Pandamania Summer Camp at church | Hiking at the **** | Daycare
days with Jones kids and Carter | and more...! "
Even though the photo is a bit blurry it is one of my favourites. Marlee had just received this dress from a friend and immediately had to have a fashion show. Complete to the shoes. SO typical. Her clothing style is starting to change - less miss matched items (still the odd socks) but she is really liking to get girly. She doesn't find it practical for school and prefers leggings and pants but it is interesting watching her style evolve. She also loves getting her hair done - the buns were courtesy of Ya-Ya.
Gotta love digital! I had another layout in mind, got halfway done, went out for the evening and then exhaustion set in. I was ablet o pull this one together in less than 30 minutes, got hte sotry done and even followed today's prompt of using 6+ photos. Yey! TFL!
Today's prompt was a Manic Monday - 30 minute day. I was able to do this layout in 30 minutes. I did a layout for each month showing Mitchell's growth during his first year. Somehow I missed a few months so I am finishing them up now. TFL!
Via Flickr: Now that we are coming up on our 15th wedding anniversary I figured it was time to actually finish our mini wedding album.
This is following the Simple Scrapbooks Make a wedding album design. I've had bits and pieces of pages done, journaling left and general assembly. I'm hoping that I can do a few pages each night and complete it - FINALLY!
Ahhh I was so creative with the first....Matty in a pot and later Matty in a bucket...
Back for Favourite Photo Friday.
Who: Matthew; aged 6 months
When: May 18, 2003
Where: In front of our house
Number 2 and 3 do not have such creative poses. In fact we were just realizing that number three's last professional photo was taken when he was 6 months old. Oops, somehow We've let THAT happen. Well in reality this just applies to professional photos. I think he has more photos than the other two since he is all digital.
Anyway, I digress. I love this photo because it reminds of an Anne Geddes photo. Matt was so agreeable and content. He was at just the right age. He is just cute!
It seems we've been waiting for this day for quite a while. It is a big year for us. Drew finally turned forty today. We celebrate our 15th wedding anniversary in August and I turn 40 in September. But hah - Drew is the first to celebrate!
I'd love to present a wonderful photo collage of Drew's last 40 years but unfortunately we have only a few photos of his earlier years. I obviously need to do a bit of scanning of what we do have. I have also lost all of the tagged photos of him so to go back through the years is a bit more of a task than I can do right now. But I will share a few...
Here we have one of the youngest photos we have. Isn't he sweet?
Ahh the teenage years. One day there may be a whole post on those days. I was certainly privileged to know him since grade 9.
Here we have his alter ego Dougie - present in the early days of our marriage.
I am happy to report that he has really grown since then.
And most recently (again, I need to take more photos of him in action), Drew as an amazing dad.
Happy birthday Drew! We are so happy with who you have become. You are a great husband, father, son, brother, coworker, boss - you name it. We hope you had a great day. We are sorry that you didn't get the boat you wanted, but hope you enjoyed your day otherwise.
It’s that time again!Another month has passed us by and it is time for a wrap-up.So why do I do this? First of all my memory
is terrible and often find myself wondering when such and such happened. Second
of all I love lists and information. Third of all I believe I am a type A
personality. Let's just say that I like to see my life all wrapped up, nice and
tidy with a bow. Enough said.
Here's a look at
our month: Entertainment – what we’re looking at , listening to
and going to! Books, Magazines, Blogs read: Titanic: Collision Course, Titanic:
S.O.S. by Gordon Korman The Vow by Kim and Krickett Carpenter TV, Movies, Live
Entertainment: Bones -Season 5 (Netflix) Walking tall Netflix) Not Easily Broken (DVD) S.A.L.T. (Library) The Help (library) Daily Happenings & Special Events: Road trip to South Carolina to visit Sarah, John, Macy; North
Carolina to visit H family Sam’s birthday (28th) Travel (1 hr plus): South Carolina, North Carolina, New York, Pennsylvania, West
Virginia, Virginia, Beamsville Financial/ changes to the house etc.: (gifts,
renos, big purchases, household purchases) Odyssey brakes Desktop computer repair/ new laptop Trip to USA Summer camp for kids Pot of gold for Sam Health/Development/ Exercise/ Extra Curricular Activities: Drew: Running Alison: Exercise; Dr Br appt 25th; (pregnancy:
+17 lbs; sciatica better, some leg cramps) Cierra: BOOTC; bowling; Fashion Show Matt: VPO; church drama; “minecraft” game; “um
uhh” Marlee: purge-purge-purge!
Mitchell: see 2 year blog update; EC/ Sleep log; started to sign please,
all done, eat regularly Accomplishments/
Disappointments (Goals - Gotta Do’s, Wanna do’s; OLW, projects) True Scrap (April 20-22); caught up on
OLW, MMEW All Around Us/ Other (News, Trends, Births,
Deaths, World Events, City News Etc):
I am a SAHM striving to balance motherhood, child care providing, volunteering, hobbies and more with being the person God intends for me to be. I have a terrible memory and like to scrapbook so for me this blog ia a place to record those details. So know that I may just add in details and adjust them chronologically. That's just me!