Thursday, August 13, 2009

I'm baaaaaaaaaaaack!

Now I know why people say they need a vacation from their vacation - i'm beat, lol! We had a GREAT time, and it was sooo cool to see how much fun the kids had! We went with my family to Myrtle Beach, SC, so the kids got to play with their cousins (who are 9 and 3) for a week straight - they were so excited! I took a ton of pics (of course!), so i'm only going to show some highlights here, and i'll break it up into two blog posts so as not to bore you *too* much, lol.








(this is my SIL here with me)

I also have a Fancy Pants layout to share that I did for the blog before I left. I wanted to show how to use leftover pieces from chipboard books. In this case, I had a bunch of chip circles (and I also cut around them to use their negative spaces) left from a FP album, so I used them to add dimension to this layout about Noah and his cousin Kaela. The journaling talks about how close they are, despite their 5 year age difference.

Well, I sure did miss my blogging friends while I was gone, and I hope to catch up with what you guys have been up to very soon! Thanks for keeping my blog warm for me while I was gone ;-)

16 comments:

Jocelyn said...

Yayyyyy.....Welcome Back!!!! Do you know that you were down there the same time as my daughter and their family!!!! I adore MB.....she is exhausted toooo!!! The pics are great......and it looks like you had a great time!!!! Loving that LO.... What a great idea with the chipboard circles....Take some time to settle back in...school starts soon!!!!! :)

Tessa said...

looks like you had a great time!

Aphra said...

glad you had a good time! cute kiddos. LOVE the layout. Those chipboard circles and all the kraft cardstock is fabulous!

Trisha said...

Sounds like you had a great time! Love the pictures and layout!

Wendy Kwok said...

Hi.... what a great time you had! Love those pics of your kids. They are adorable.

Jessica said...

Hey Staci...welcome back! So glad you had a great time and love the pics! Love that pg. also!

Renee Lamb said...

ooh fun pics! Myrtle Beach is fun - we used to go to Isle of Palms when we lived in NC - looks like you guys had a blast and it's great the kids got to play with their cousins! love the pics and that layout - very creative way to use those chip pieces! glad to see you back! ♥

Tara Powell said...

What a fun time!
Don't you just love Myrtle Beach?
I adore your layout, what a great way to use your scraps!
Glad you are back, Staci
;)

doris said...

she's back! glad you guys had so much fun!!! cute layout! love the circle design. :D

Karmele said...

Glad you had a good time!Love the photos and layout!! adorable!!

Staci said...

Glad you had a nice vacation! Thanks Staci for always continuing to inspire! ;-)

Pearl said...

Great hol pics ! sounds like a terrific break nevertheless ! ;-)

Fab FP layout with all the circular elements ! great ideas there !

Stacey Michaud said...

Great photos! Looks like you guys had a blast! But, I agree--you need like three days to recuperate from vacation! Love the layout--you are just soo creative!

Denise said...

Great Pics Staci, so glad you had a great trip!!! Love the layout...love the cirles!!!!

Diana said...

I LOVE this LO also! How precious are these pictures of Noah and Kaela!

Mom

Peggy said...

Great pictures and a beautiful LO! I'm glad to hear you had such a great time.
xxx Peggy