Sunday, September 25, 2011

Thank you GCD Studios!

Ok, ok, I know I've been on a teeny tiny bit of a hiatus here recently ;-) Super busy month and not a whole lot of scrapping. Still working on that whole balance thing! I did have the honor, though, of Guest Designing for GCD this month, as you can see here. Here are the first two projects I did (the other two haven't been posted yet) with their awesome September kit. I had a blast working with it - thanks GCD :-)

I also got a gorgeous box of Teresa Collins goodies the other day to work with for a Guest Designer spot - super excited about that, as well! Can't wait to play :-)

Things have been good here - the kids are loving school so far, and work is going well for me. Noah turns 7 next Sunday, so we are having a birthday party for him which he can't wait for. I got away last weekend for a girls weekend for the first time since Lucas was born - I love those weekends to refresh and recharge! Thanks for bearing with me during my absenteeism ;-) Happy fall, my friends!

Thursday, September 1, 2011

First birthday and First grade... oh my!

Lucas turned ONE last week! I still can't believe it - this year went sooo fast (too fast!). I've always had a hard time with my babies turning one, but knowing he is my last made this one that much harder. But, alas, we had a wonderful birthday party celebration for him, and that helped his sad mama embrace the exciting times that lay ahead ;-) He got two ride-on trucks for his birthday that he LOVES. I just had to get these photos scrapped right away, of course :-)
Some of my favorite pics from the party (we had a Sock Monkey theme :-):

Not only did we have a first birthday, but we now have a first grader! Week one has been going well... no complaints. Let's hope it stays that way!

No firsts for this girl lol, but she is excited to be starting her second (and last) year of pre-school in two weeks.

In addition to the big birthday and the start of school, we had quite an eventful week last week! Last Tuesday, Lucas' actual birthday, we had an earthquake that measured 5.8 on the Richter scale. Not only do we normally not get earthquakes out this way, but the one we did have before was very slight. There was no denying this one! Things were falling off shelves in our house left and right - I even had a vase break! The two younger kids were freaked! Then, only 4 days later, Hurricane Irene made her way up the east coast and brought crazy storms over this way. Luckily, we did not lose power (LOTS of people out here did, and some people I know first got their power back today - 5 days later!) and there was no damage, but others were not so lucky. I feel very lucky! We did have to postpone Lucas' party from Saturday to Sunday, but it all worked out ;-) I sure hope all my friends out there who were also visited by Irene also fared as well as we did!

Let's hope next week is not nearly as exciting! ;-)