Thursday, January 31, 2008

Another Crazy Week

I can't believe it's been over a week since I've posted! Where did it go?! Kinsey had her 1 month doctor appointment, and all went well. She weighs over 10 pounds already which is what Devon weighed at her 2 month appointment! Our weekend was busy too. We had dinner at my mom's with Erik's side of the family, and then the next night was dinner at my cousin Alex's house with my side of the family. Devon was so excited to play with all of the kids! I also had my 6 week postpartum checkup and all was well there too. I did have to go for a 2 hour glucose test to see if the diabetes carried over after the pregnancy. I haven't heard anything back yet, so hopefully no news is good news!

Here's a pic of Kinsey. We sit her in this chair for her weekly, now monthly pictures.
Here's Devon getting ready to go to her favorite place--Nanny's house. She loves this suitcase she got for Christmas from Grandma.
Here is Devon with the easel she got from Santa for Christmas. She drew her first smiley face by herself! (the one on the bottom)

Friday, January 18, 2008

I've Been Busy!

Besides taking care of my two babies, I've been scrapping like crazy! I've been very inspired by contests and challenges I've seen on the forums and websites I visit. Here are some of the layouts I've done over the past two weeks.

This first one was for a Design Team call at Addicted Scrappers. Erik took these pictures, how cool did they get!!! They almost look like professional pictures, he did great! Let me start by saying that we woke up on the morning of December 16th to no electricity, a screaming child, and a mysterious phone call on my cell phone. It was 7:15 am, who calls that early? Well we had no electricity due to the ice storm. My sister was the mysterious caller. It turns out she was on her way (driving all the way from Texas to PA). She made a very difficult decision and wanted to come home to live with family. This was quite a surprise! I knew this would be no ordinary day.

Later that night, around 8:15 p.m., I was just grabbing my evening snack, and getting ready to watch some football. Well, my water broke, so that didn't happen! We headed into the hospital on ice slicked roads and had our beautiful baby. Quite an eventful day!!!

This next layout was done for The Scrap Room. It was a sketch contest from their newsletter. I really like how it turned out. These pictures were taken at Sears in May 2007 when Devon was 18 months old.

This was also for a contest, but for the Coordinates Collections website. We had to incorporate something old and something new. My something old was the torn paper. My something new was putting one large 5 x 7 with it. The picture was taken this Thanksgiving at our annual wreath making festivities.

Willowtraders is giving away 5 free passes for a class that I really want to take! We were to create layouts based on a sketch by the teacher (Susan Costanza). Mine was a 2 pager with pictures from this Christmas Eve with my side of the family.

So besides picking up toys, washing bottles, burping babies, and playing with play doh, I am still making time for myself! I think it helps to keep me sane!

Monday, January 14, 2008

Coordinates Collections Cyber Crop

This weekend I participated in the Coordinates Collections Cyber Crop. I finished 5 of the challenges. Here are the layouts:

The challenges were really alot of fun and I like how my layouts turned out!

Saturday, January 5, 2008

My First Post!

I made a New Year's resolution to start a blog. So here I go! I wanted a place (besides Myspace) where I could keep track of what's going on in my life, and a place to keep all of my scrappy projects. Hopefully this will keep family and friends (who are interested) up to date with what's happening. Especially the family that we see once a year!

Now, I'm off to figure out how to do the rest of this!