Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Teresa Collins Guest Designer and major catch up!!

Ok, so it's been a *little* while since i've updated here (hanging head in shame ;-) The truth of the matter is that life has just gotten really busy, and, unfortunately, I just haven't had the time to keep up with scrapping and blogging like I used to. I'm trying hard to manage my time so that I can get back to scrapping regularly like I used to - I really miss that creative outlet! I did manage to get some layouts done recently for my guest design gig for Teresa Collins. She sent me the GORGEOUS Christmas home collection, and I made these 3 layouts:





You can see the blog post here.

A super big THANK YOU to Teresa Collins for having me as a guest designer - what an honor! :-)

Now, onto some photo catch up! During my blogging hiatus, I missed Halloween:



And I missed a trip to the airport park with the kids. Lucas LOVED seeing the planes fly by! My mother-in-law was also here for a visit then, which was a great treat for all of us. Unfortunately she had to cut her trip short, as Tony's grandmother is sick, but we loved having my MIL visit while she was here!





And then, most recently, I missed blogging about Thanksgiving. We hosted, as we always do, and it was great to have some of the family together. Love this pic of us ladies - my mom, me, my SIL, my niece, and my Chloe :-)

The 5 cousins:
And this year's family photo (yes, this will be gracing this year's holiday card soon LOL)!
So, in recent months, Noah finally lost his first tooth, Lucas started walking (he is all over the place!), Chloe learned how to ride her bike without training wheels, Tony completed the Tough Mudder (a 10 mile obstacle run), and I signed up for the Iron Girl triathlon (.6 mile swim, 17 mile bike ride and 3.4 mile run). What was I thinking? Good question!! Thank goodness I have until August to train. I've started with the running, and although I still hate it lol, at least I feel like i'm going to die a little less each time - I guess that's a good sign hehea.

Yes, life is definitely busy here. But very very good. And we truly have so much to be thankful for. Happy belated Thanksgiving, friends!

10 comments:

Staci said...

Staci, your LOs are so beautiful! I love the Thanksgiving pics. I have a very similar gray and black top. :-)

Andrea Amu said...

Girl, you are looking amazing! Jus' sayin'! ;)

And your scrapping is looking equally amazin'! You haven't lost your fabulous style! Congrats on your work with the Teresa Collins collections... it's superb!

Meg Giroux said...

Congrats Staci on your Teresa Collins spot!!!! You rocked it girl! Love the layouts!
Good luck with your triathlon!!!! That's awesome girl!
Have a great holiday!!!

Stacey Michaud said...

gorgeous projects...you did beautiful things with the TC goodies! I am so inspired!

Bethany Kartchner said...

Hi! Your layouts are beautiful and so are your pics! Great to see you back! :)

Pearl said...

Wow ! lovee all the pics of you & your beautiful family ! great to see you're all enjoying life !

& Congrats on the TC GDT gig ! way to go, hun !!!!!!

Yeah I have been a stranger to blogging & scrapping too ! Real life has been soo good for me lately ! cant complain about cutting back on the crafty side of life . lol ! b

Audrey Pettit said...

Awesome post! Your layouts are stunning! You did an amazing job with the Teresa Collins goodies! And LOVE all your photos! :)

Sandy Ang said...

Just love your wonderful TC work.

Kim Sonksen said...

I love all the catch up photos, the one of all you girls is ny favourite!

Gorgeous layouts - you rocked the TC my friend.

Happy Holidays to you and your family

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