Pieces of Me

Monday, August 13, 2007

Playing Catch Up

I really feel like my life is zooming ahead of me, and I cannot catch up with it. I'm running in slow motion. UGH. I'm ready for swimming lessons to be over. I really think that's what is making my world feel upside down. Things are just go, go, go. . . nonstop.

Okay, Hannah celebrated her birthday with our family yesterday. I think she had a lot of fun. She was able to play with her cousins and see some people we don't see very often. I'm so glad that Nickie and Joel came to visit with their beautiful girls. Time is flying by and everyone is growing up so quickly. Hannah is four! In 2 weeks she starts PreK four day a week. I think it will be so good for her.

Starting tomorrow I am going to be watching a little girl for my friend. She's around 18 months old and I will keep her 5 days a week along with my kiddos. This is really such a blessing to us. As we are figuring out the whole house thing (which seems to be moving forward), I now have some income to help out with the finances. Things are getting exciting and I'm ready for it all to be final. It's a wait and see game right now.

I am starting Weight Watchers again full time with several of my girlfriends. We are going to do this together. I'm really excited and finally have the support I've been needing. Of course, I need to find all my stuff since we aren't doing the meetings. That's just an added expense that I'm willing to give up since I haven't been going anyway. I'm doing the E-Tools so that's will hold me accountable, and having friends to cry and celebrate with is something that is so important for me.

I think that's all right now in our little family. Hannah is four and female as her daddy says. Cayden is all boy and is now trying to climb over the furniture, not just on it. LOL.

I've made a few LOs recently. Not a ton, but a couple.

Hannah's Birthday Photo's by Uncle Kenny

Designer Credits: Beautiful Angel by Karla's Kaleidoscope Designs. Font: Tabor Handwriting

Here's one from Cayden's 1st Birthday Party.

Created this LO with Brayden's Birthday Kit by Traci Thompson. I recolored it to match Cayden's birthday cake! I'm pretty pleased with the results. I also used Traci Drane's Hanging Around Template.

And a LO recapping Cayden's summer!

Designer Credits: Kids Camp Papers and Sweet Summertime Wordart by CanDesigns; Arrows from My Favorite Boy by Jill D'zines; Summer Recap Template by Kristen Tilly

Journaling Reads: 1. You master walking! You started walking all the time on Father's Day 2007. You took your first steady steps at Uncle Les's house, walking into Aunt Cara's arms.2. GG, Aunt Lisa, Susie and Greg come to visit. We all went to Sea World. You and sister had a great time!3. On the 4th of July, we took you to the zoo for the very first time. You loved looking at the animals, but your favorites were the fish. Uncle Kenny took this photo!4. This summer is when we discovered you love to play outside, especially on the swings. You love to go "Weee."

This final LO of the evening, I whipped out just now. And now I'm off to bed. This is my sister-in-law and her youngest son.

Designer Credits: Template by Angela Sharrow; LO created with My Favorite Boy Sampler by Jill's D'zines.


Anonymous said...

Love getting to "catch up" with you ~ Don't forget to check in with all of us about WW too --- pretty please!! Glad Hannah's birthday week went well and that things are rolling along on the house. I miss "hearing" from you --- and I know to come on here, but you could stop by every now and then too ;-] LOVE YOU!!

Patricia Hodge said...

Good luck on WW. I have been doing it for a year and I am down 44 pounds.

Unknown said...

Good luck with WW. I liked your layouts from the birthdays.

Kirstie said...

we just started swimming lessons again this week after a 4 month break! Goodluck with your weight loss.

Modern-Day Ma said...

your layouts are wonderful! ( and i seriously LOVE the 'I make Milk, What's your superpower blinkie' HYSTERICAL! ( I am nursing too.. LOL)
anywhooo... great blog! :-)