**FYI....I started this post on Wednesday the 18th...it's been "saved as draft" for five days (with very little in the way of content). Seems school half term and mommies on computers don't mix!!!
In no particular order... (well two of my favorite all time pictures first)
*Adds is obsessed with sunglasses (this flash pair came from Amanda.) Earlier in the day Dean was telling her she looked awesome. When we went out to play (and she insisted she couldn't go outside with out her shades) I told her she looked gorgeous....she went around all day (and is still doing it) saying "I'm Awesome Gorgeous!" Love it!!
* Had a GREAT surprise (totally and completely surprise) party for Spike on Saturday. We had 18 of our closest friends to the Angel hotel for a meal and late night of ... (nothing too crazy I promise!) I will post more about it, with pictures, on his actual birthday (next week.) But in the mean time, thanks everyone for keeping it a surprise and doing so very much to make it so special for him!!! YOU ARE ALL AWESOME!!
* Dean is back to school after a week break. He was so chipper this morning, saying how excited he was to see all his friends. We had such a busy busy week, with Friday being the only day we didn't have something going on. We took in two theater performances (one was great, one was not so great). We had the Bowkis ladies over on Wednesday....always such a treat!! And how cute are these pictures Anna took:
*A couple weekends ago we went with Lils, Jon, and Daniel to Suffolk Ski Park for sledding and skiing (for the dads.) It was such super great fun!! Dean must have gone down that hill 30 times during our hour slot (I am NOT kidding!!)
Obviously Addie loved it too!!
*We had a very low key Valentine's Day. We were out to dinner at friends on the Friday and out again on the Sunday (to the Black Lion...YUM), so we didn't have the heart to stick the kids with three nights of babysitting in a row (even though they love the babysitter.) So we ate a late dinner, had a bottle of champagne and watched Master Chef (seriously love that show!)
*Made these cute Valentine's for Dean to send to friends/family in the states and to give to school friends/kids in the neighborhood:
* Pencil Lines has had some amazing guests and I have loved doing my layouts from the great sketches:
This is one of my favorite layouts EVER!!!! Love all that Fancy Pants Felt, the Heather Bailey papers, and the gorgeous photo + super cute story. It all came about when Dean said (out of no where) "I can't wait for Addie to grow up so she can have a baby in her tummy." ME: (shocked) "What....Why?" (and then thinking Lord let it be at least thirty years!) Dean: "Because she is going to be such an amazing mommy." How cute is he? He really truly adores her!
I am finding it almost impossible to photograph layouts lately! The lighting around here is so blue and harsh (no....it's not my white balance that's the problem.) Loving scrapbooking, but really not the least bit happy with the pictures of the layouts. Never mind!
Another layout that I love, but can't get a good image of to save my life! Loving the Heather Bailey paper again and all that glitter and bling!!
I'm still in the early days of learning/playing with digital scrapbooking. Did this quick layout using a Pencil Lines template + Kerry Lynn/Kenner Road's gorgeous FREE download (all but the two papers with the golden yellow) + two Katie Pertiet papers (the ones with the golden yellow).
And now, before my time on the computer runs out, I have got to shout out VERY LOUDLY about an AMAZING group I have been asked to join.
The Scrap Review....This is seriously a fantastic group of artists, working together to bring you in depth reviews on all manner of scrapbooking + art making supplies PLUS tutorials and "how to"s. I am so pleased to be included in such an awesome creative bunch of ladies!!! Get on over to the site and grab a blinkie here. Then be sure to stay tuned for all the great give aways and articles starting up next week.