Friday, May 27, 2011

Some Jenni Bowlin projects...

Ok, these are so overdue to be posted here, it's not even funny ;-) I was a guest blogger on the Jenni Bowlin blog last month, so I made four projects, including these two layouts (with the awesome new Be My Guest line):

I just love that clock paper. I cut out the larger circle and then stitched clock hands with my sewing machine.

I love those large butterfly rub-ons... so pretty! It's hard to see in the pic, but I heat embossed a butterfly (using the JBS butterfly stamp) with glitter embossing powder on a transparency - it's layered between the large pink butterfly on the bottom and the blue punched butterfly on top.

I also made a mini album and a butterfly mobile that is hanging in Chloe's doorway. Will post those next :-)

Life is good here... the school year is winding down, and I am anxiously awaiting our schedules to be a little less hectic. I can't believe it's almost June!!

Happy Memorial Day weekend, friends!

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Happy Mothers Day!!

I love my mother dearly. Over the years, she has gone from the role of mentor to the role of friend. Don't get me wrong - I still go to her for advice all the time, and I still consider her my best role model as a mother, but now that i'm an adult, I definitely also consider her a friend. She has taught me how to love unconditionally, selflessly, and with all that I am. I truly don't know where i'd be or what i'd do without her! My parents are on a cruise right now, so this is one of the only times I haven't spent Mothers Day with my mom (the only other times were when tony and I lived in Tucson). I missed her today, but i'm sure she's having a lot more fun where she is lol.

In honor of Mothers Day, here are some of my reflections on motherhood...

Motherhood is NOT:
free of stress, anxiety and constant worrying

Motherhood IS:
a privilege
a blessing
incredible fun
the most important and rewarding role I have had and will ever have
truly the most incredible, overwhelming, all encompassing love
My wonderful hubby gave me this gorgeous bouquet of flowers. I smile every time I walk into the kitchen :-)
I had such a great day with my family, and actually, the Mother's Day fun started for me on Friday when I went to an event with Noah at his school, and then I had a Mothers Day party with Chloe at her preschool. Today we met my bro, SIL and niece and nephew out for lunch, and the rest of the day we just chilled.

It was gorgeous outside, so we played with bubbles, the kids rode bikes, and Tony and I both got in some napping and I even got to crack my book open :-)

Lucas LOVES bubbles. He would get the biggest smiles whenever he saw the kids blowing them.
He would also, however, make what we termed "the stink face" every time a bubble came near his face and/or popped in front of him. Oh man, he was cracking us up! I laugh every time I see this picture.
Before I go, I wanted to share my last projects from AMM's April kit (sorry my posting is so long overdue!!):

I hope you all had an amazing mothers day today, whether you're a mother yourself or celebrating a special woman in your life!