Tuesday, September 14, 2010

My first Lucas layout (and some more Fancy Pants :-)

Ever since Lucas was born 3 short weeks ago, i've been so excited to dive in and scrap my newest addition. Of course I used Fancy Pants' Road Show line since that is one of my all time favorite FP lines, and it seems to be my go-to collection for any occasion! I covered the naked FP chip letters with Tim Holtz crackle paint and some clear glitter. I finally used the gorgeous flocked transparency, too, that i've been saving (hording?) for just the perfect occasion.

Journaling reads: Before you came along, I didn't even realize what I was missing. But the moment I held you for the first time, I knew. You complete our family. You complete me as a mommy. And I am eternally grateful. I love you, our little Lucas Blake!
This one uses a combination of Road Show and some Kraft Kuts papers. I also played around with my new EK Success punch that I love :-)

And lastly, another layout using Road Show and some Kraft Kuts papers - I told you Road Show is my go-to collection lol. I love these photos of Noah and Chloe! Things here are going well. We are adjusting to life as a family of 5 and trying to establish new routines. Noah is getting used to Kindy, and Chloe started pre-school this week. Lucas is working on staying awake more than 30 minutes a day ;-) I am recovering from surgery pretty well and even just started driving short distances - ahhh, it feels good to get some freedom back lol. I'm definitely sleep deprived, but I know it's temporary (sort of, lol). And he is worth it. Completely and totally :-)

Monday, September 6, 2010

Catching up...

Wow. I go and have a baby, and now I have SO much to catch up on! ;-) I want to catch up with you all, so hopefully visiting friends' blogs will occur soon, I have to catch up on posting layouts (and creating them! can't wait to scrap our newest member :-), I have to catch up on posting photos, and of course, i'm constantly trying to catch up on spending time with everyone in my family while still getting lots of rest and recovering from my c/s.

Let's start with the layouts, shall we ;-) So these are from the August AMM kit. Yikes! I told you I was behind. The September kit is gooorgeous, too, so you can check that out here.

Journaling for Friends with Bellies: It has been such a fun and special experience to go through this pregnancy with two of my closest friends. It will be even more fun to see our babies grow up together!
Journaling for Growing Up: My heart skips a beat when I look at this photo of you and see how old you look. You talk and act like such a big girl these days! There's no doubt about the fact that you are growing up.
This one was a highlight of all the fun stuff we did this summer :-)
When I was your age... stickers were used on paper ;-)
And now... catching up on some recent photos, starting with my big boy's first day of Kindergarten last Monday!!
Some at-home photo shoots of little Lucas:

And with his awesome big bro and sis:

After his first "real" bath tonight:
I can't thank you all enough for the sweet comments congratulating us on Lucas. I truly feel blessed more than words can say for my family, and for the love of my friends - in real life and in blog land ;-) I'm so sorry I have been slacking on blog visiting, but I hope to catch up with you all really soon!!