Monday, May 24, 2010

I'm baaaaaaaaaaaack....

Ok, ok, so I didn't actually go anywhere, but I feel like I should make something up to explain my long blogging absence ;-) Blah blah blah, yadda yadda yadda, you all know I don't have a good reason other than being pregnant and feeling unmotivated these days, so i'll leave it at that lol.

Much has happened in the 3 weeks since i've been here. Let's see....
1. We went cold turkey on Chloe's paci (she was using one for bedtime still)
2. I've spent a lot of time feeling completely and utterly exhausted (see #1 to figure out partly why lol - Chloe's bedtime habits have gone in the toilet now that she's lost her comfort)
3. My belly has grown about twice in size ;-)
4. Tony and I had our 8th wedding anniversary
5. I started nesting and totally cleaned out the baby's room (formerly known as our guest room) and GET THIS - my scrap room!! (So excited that I can see the floor again!)
6. We've been getting ready for Noah's preschool graduation in two days - tomorrow is his last day of preschool forever!
7. We ordered Chloe big girl furniture - can't wait for it to come in so I can fix up her "big girl" room and then start on the nursery.
8. Thanks to my awesome friend Doris sending me some gorgeous new Jenni Bowlin and Fancy Pants sending me the fantastic new lines, i've even been motivated to scrap some!

Here is a FP layout using the About a Girl line, including the flocked transparency and the glitter die-cut wings:

This weekend was SO much fun! We had a n'hood party Saturday night and then did backyard camping, ending with a big outdoor breakfast Sunday morning. Tony and I sort of cheated by putting an air mattress in the tent, but the kids roughed it completely by sleeping on the ground. We all had a blast!! The kids were so excited, and they keep asking when we can do it again :-)

Here is me and down-the-street-Heather and next-door Lisa:
Tony and Chloe during tent set-up time:
Roasting the marshmallows to make s'mores. Yuuuuuum.
Chilling in the tent:
Although I was very sore and veeery tired on Sunday, it was well worth it. Such great memories! I ended the weekend by getting a table at my LSS's scrappy yardsale. I ended up earning quite a lot of money in trade for stuff that was just sitting in my room gathering dust, so i'm happy.

I hope you all have had a wonderful few weeks, and i'll be around soon to catch up with you all!


Peggy said...

Okay I have been absent from your blog waaaay too long, I didn't even know you were pregnant ... congratulations!!!!!!
Your LO is beautiful! I love the funny pics and Chloe is such a cutie. So ... now I'm off reading what I've missed, and by the looks of it, I'll be at it for a while LOL.

xxx Peggy

Amy Coose said...

What a cutie she is! I love the LO, and I'm glad you had fun camping with the kiddos.

Jocelyn said...

I know what you mean with the paci...we have just done this with Gavin and it stinks!!!

Oh how wonderful making over rooms...yes you are nesting!!!

Love the pics of the camp much fun is that....we have done it several times with the boys and neighborhood little ones!!!

Wishing you the best and the LO....PERFECT!!!

Lori Renn said...

You are so pregnant and gorgeous!! And you are so so so lucky to get some JBS stuff! How do I get hooked up with Doris??? :) xoxo

Kristii said...

You are looking so gorgeous girl!!! I just love your layout!!!! So very cute!!!! Way fun pictures toooo!! So glad you are back!!

Tanya Tahir said...

You are glowing, Staci! Love that layout too :)

Audrey Pettit said...

Missed you, girl! So glad you've been having some fun and are just resting up a bit. You really need to be doing that right about now.
Love the photos of your campout and love, love your layout. Fabulous photo arrangement and I am so diggin that flocked transparency. Great job!

Peggy said...

Thanks for visiting my blog Staci! And don't apologize for having been absent, at least you have an excuse! I've been so busy these last few months, but find myself having a bit more time again lately, so I look forward to keeping up regularly with your blog now.

I hope you're enjoying your pregnancy Staci, and I wish you well.

Love xxx Peggy

Danielle Calhoun said...

good to see you back!!!! love the layout, and the pictures!!!!! enjoy the pregnancy, it goes fast...and then you have 3 kids! LOL

Pearl said...

Great pics as always ! totally admirable that you cleaned out schtuff for the scrappy room !!!

adorable layout too !