Monday, May 28, 2012

Hello Monday May 28, 2012

Sam mowing the lawn...finally. May 2012

Hello freshly mowed lawn. It looks and smells so good.
Hello BBQ. Looking forward to a Memorial Day picnic with friends.
Hello details. Working through everything getting ready for class.
Hello exams. The kids are entering the last few weeks of school.
Hello research. Looking at which new camera to get for my birthday in June.
Hello summer. Memorial day is your official kick-off!

What are you saying hello to this week? Check out Lisa's blog and link up :)

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Rain Drops Keep Falling on my Head

Boy, are we getting the rain this week. Normally, I don't really mind it to much but my grass is getting to the jungle stage! Mind you - we had a beautiful weekend with plenty of time to mow. Anyone who has a teenage son will understand what happened next. On Friday night I reminded said teenager that he had to mow the lawn this weekend. Well - I got busy and did not remind him again and guess what did not get done. Right! So, we wait out the rain while our poor neighbors shake their heads at the state of my lawn.

The great thing about this rain is that when we get a few moments between drops and I am out walking the dog I see lot of beautiful opportunities for photos! Here are a few I was able to capture today. (You can click on them to see the full sized image.)

What are you seeing that is beautiful today? Take note :)

Monday, May 21, 2012

Hello Monday May 21, 2012

Photo I took for Ali Edward's class prompt: morning routine. May 2012

Hello clean house. A nice way to start the week.

Hello SOL testing for the kids. Lots of studying going on.

Hello Mom and Dad. They will be here around noon today :)

Hello trained puppy. No accidents for a couple weeks now. Whoot!

Hello summer planning. Shaping up to be a busy one.

Hello PF Chang's. Going with Mom for a late Mother's dinner celebration. Mmmmm

Hope this day is the start of a great week for you all!

Friday, May 18, 2012


I spent the morning - not doing what I should be doing. Instead, I did what I wanted to be doing - what I needed to be doing. As I mentioned yesterday I am taking Ali Edwards 31 things writing class - my plan is to write everyday. I know all the writing will not find its way onto scrapbook pages during the class but I will be doing a few of them. Here is my first one - it is simple and unadorned. :)

The prompt was jewelry. I have done pages before about my jewelry and I thought this lack of jewelry was a more important story to tell. Here is the 6x12 page I created. (You can click on the photo it to get a closer look at the writting)

Now back to doing things I should be doing - like getting this house in order before the weekend. Hope you have a great day!

Thursday, May 17, 2012

31 things

Today is the first day of a writing class I am taking by the talented Ali Edwards called 31 Things. It is all about recording the stories of our lives. The small everyday things that tell the biggest and best stories.

I hesitated to sign up for the course with so much going on this month - between out of town guests, kids activities and lots of scrapping already in process getting ready for Feeling Scrappy's sketch class I wasn't sure I would have time but in the end I could not resist. So glad I didn't - I already feel energized and excited about the 1st writing prompt today!

Anyone else doing something they are excited about today?

Monday, May 14, 2012

Hello Monday May 14, 2012

Hello laundry. Guess you don't have to say hello to something that never leaves...

Hello drizzle. It is a gray day today but good for the grass.

Hello lists. Cleaning up the old ones and making new ones for the week.

Hello sketches. Busy creating new ones for Feeling Scrappy.

Hello coconut lotion. The scent just screams summer to me.

Hello veggies. Been eating lots of them this past week and plan to continue it this week.

Hello grocery store. To get more said veggies :)

Play along here. Have a great week!

Friday, May 11, 2012

Friday Fill-ins May 11, 2012

Fresh lilacs smell so good! March 2012

1. What a beautiful day! The weather is just perfect :)
2. Getting old isn't so bad, right?
3. It's no surprise that I am excited about sleeping in tomorrow.
4. Moving again wasn't easy, but I am SO glad I did.
5. I like to try my hand at a Thai cooking class.6.  To many to list - is one of my most favorite songs!
7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to a cozy night in with the pup, tomorrow my plans include soccer and scrapbooking and Sunday, I want to spend the day (after soccer again) with the kids and family friends playing board games and eating pizza!

Want to join in? Go to this blog for the prompts :) Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Fresh Start Layout

I have doing quite a bit of scrapping lately making samples for the upcoming Feeling Scrappy Sketch Class so I can show you those layouts just yet BUT I did manage to make this one recently. It is not the  fanciest page but it made me happy to make it :)

Have a great day!

Monday, May 7, 2012

Hello Monday ~ May 7, 2012

The flowers on the bush in my front yard. May 2012

Hello Sick Girl. Started the morning with poor Abbie getting sick.

Hello Weight Watchers. Yep - gotta get back to eating better.

Hello Snuggle Time. Watched the movie "Dear John" with Abbie this afternoon.

Hello Long Grass. Must get Sam on his job tonight.

Hello Parents. They are planning a quick visit later this month.

Hello Happy Mail. Expecting a package of scrap goodies today.

Hello Subway. Dinner is served.

What are you saying hello to today? Visit this blog to link up :)

Friday, May 4, 2012

Friday Fill-ins May 4, 2012

The beautiful horse at my Mom and Dad's place in Florida. April 2012

1. After a while, watching TV gets old.
2. It is almost summer at least so lots of reasons to get outside!
3. Well, anyway, that is my plan - to get outside more.
4. My home is a comfort to me.
5. I always stay up way to late.
6. My kids and inspiration from others keeps me going.
7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to scrapbooking with two new friends, tomorrow my plans include running the kids around and doing a National Scrapbook Day challenge or two and Sunday, I want to have a nice family day!

Want to do try your own friday fill-ins? Check out this blog for this weeks list. Have a great weekend!