Tuesday, June 7, 2011

What we've been up to...

Or more like, what haven't we been up to?? Gosh, things have been busy lately! As the school year comes to a close, I am looking forward to lazy(er) days and spending lots of time with the kids. The kids have some camps they are doing, we are going on a week long cruise to the Bahamas, we've got lots of crafts and pool time planned, and we're even going to have a visit from this super cool lady and her super cool son :-)

In scrappy news, I can sum up what i've been up to very easily - nothing lol. I have taken a break this past month as I hadn't been feeling very creative and needed to refocus. Well, i'm happy to report that the break helped - I actually felt motivated to scrap two nights ago, and it felt GOOD! Actually, it felt great :-) It just reinforced for me how much I love (and need!) having a creative outlet, but sometimes taking a break is definitely needed to get the mojo flowing again. I made this layout just for fun (something I also don't do nearly enough!).

Here is the journaling:

You have always been SO tall for your age and have often acted more mature and wiser than one would expect. Because of this, I sometimes forget that you are ONLY six. I forget that when it’s pajama day in Kindergarten, you will want to wear your superman pajamas with a cape. I forget that when it’s show and tell, you’ll want to bring in a stuffed animal. I forget that when I volunteer in your classroom, you’ll want to run over to me, give me a big hug, and sit on my lap (which I love!!). I forget that sometimes when things aren’t going your way and you’re frustrated, you’ll break down in tears. Time goes way too quickly as is, so I am so thankful for all of these little reminders that inside that mature, wise exterior, there is a little boy who is ONLY six.

So, speaking of scrappy breaks, my term is up at AMM and, after two years designing for Michelle, I have decided not to renew my term. It was a tough decision because I love AMM and I really love Michelle, but it seemed like the right time for me to move on. Life is definitely crazier now, and I think it's good to do something different after awhile to bring out the best of my creative side :-) This is the first time in three years that I have not been on a design team, so it will definitely take some getting used to, i'm sure. And, although I don't have the time in my life to be on multiple teams like I used to, I would certainly still love to be on a team in the near future if it's a good fit. So, my plan is to just keep creating and see what the future holds!

And, of course, I just had to post some recent pics of what we've been up to...

Chloe and Lucas loving each other up on Memorial day: The boys swimming at our good friends' house:
Hanging out with my new friend, the goat, at my nephew's b-day party (at a farm ;-)
I just loved this bench, and Lucas seemed to, as well!

Love this little guy!!
Happy hump day, my friends!


Wendy Sommers said...

Staci, you just totally sparked my mojo! I've been wanting to do a layout about my son and a struggle he's currently having but I was sure how to go ahead. The title of your layout you posted here is EXACTLY what I need. It's perfect. I hope you don't mind being lifted in the near future. :) Thanks for the inspiration and enjoy your family this summer! Sounds like you're already off to a great start.

Casey Wright said...

Love this layout! and your pictures are adorable! Love it!

Staci said...

I saw this LO on 2peas and didn't realize it was yours until I went to comment! Beautiful!

Ania said...

Lucas' so adorable, and the pic of you and the goat just too cute, hehe :) Glad to see you've got your mojo back, who knows, maybe we'll be on the same team again sometime in the future! *hugs* :)

Renee Lamb said...

Hey friend! love the latest layout! I agree that sometimes taking a creative break does wonders for us! I've done that this month. Just have had zero motivation! But looks like you never missed a beat! Love the pics and you look great!