Wednesday, May 28, 2008

settling down...

Well, my life is settling down somewhat since the big news of the loss of my job. I think I was in a coma for a few days - disbelief and disgust. But, I have come to see that this may in fact be the biggest blessing. I have been abused and used at my current school and think I may just need this change! :) I am just hoping I get word of another job really soon, so I can stop worrying and actually buy a scrapbook something or other without feeling guilty. haha

My mom is here visiting!! It's so wonderful!! She cleans my house and takes care of Layne and Bayleigh. Too bad she can't stay forever. :) I love you, Mom!

Layne will be 3 months on Sunday. Can you believe that?!?!? Wow, time is going so much faster this time around. It's unbelievable. I will definitely have some new pictures up by the weekend. You won't believe how big he is getting.

Last night was pure madness over at Studio Calico - REVEAL NIGHT!! I had a blast at my first reveal and it was fun chatting with all the girls. :)

Here is a layout I made using some of my stash from the May kit:
I have another page using the May goodies. I will have to pull it off of my camera to post.

Alright, off to take care of Layne and get ready to go get some killer Cuban food!! :)


Friday, May 23, 2008

not great news!

I found out that I am indeed not going to have a job next year at the school I am currently at. My contract was *not* renewed. But, there are some leads on other jobs within my district and in another district. As many have said to me at school - this may just be a blessing in disguise.

I have decided to just take it a day at a time and not let it get me worried. There is a plan and it will all work out. Just have to keep chanting that to myself. :)

Bayleigh only has another week left of 1st grade. I can't believe my little girl is going to 2nd grade. She is getting so big. She started wearing deoderant last week. *sigh* I am soooo not prepared for this!

Layne has been home with Andy for a week and a half. Now on Tuesday Andy heads back to work and my mom is coming to help out for the last week of school. I am hoping that there isn't too much of an adjustment when she comes. We dealt with no naps and fits of crying when I first went back. Poor baby just wants his mama. Nothing wrong with that! LOL

On to some fun scrapping stuff.

A layout using the May kit over at Lifetime Moments (link in the sidebar).
And a card that has a spin wheel to show different messages. Just have to add the messages when I decide who exactly will get this one. :)
Alrighty, I gotta feed the little one. I will try to finish my Studio Calico layout tonight and post tomorrow. Such fun stuff to work with.

Have a beautiful evening!


Tuesday, May 20, 2008

i am here :)

It's been awhile since I have posted. Mostly because time escapes me everyday! I went back to work last Tuesday and it has been quite an adjustment. Andy has been staying home with Layne. Let's just say.....EYE OPENER!!! I think he now appreciates all that I do around this house - for sure. I am so over this school year and ready to be home for the summer with my baby.

Say a little prayer because today is when the reappointments are being done at my school. With a budget cut of nearly $10 million - everyone is in jeopardy. I will know much more in the coming days!

On to fun stuff....

A layout about Layne's first monthA cards that uses the KI Memories lace cardstock as a masking template. :)I am working on another layout using a fun new kit from I cannot wait to get it finished and uploaded. Then, on to a new kit that will be here soon.

That's about it for tonight. I am going to try to get to bed at a decent hour tonight.

Night, ya'll.


Thursday, May 08, 2008

longer than I wanted...

So, it has been a bit longer than I would like between blog posts. Life has just been super crazy with Andy out of town! Wow, all those mothers who have 2 and 3 kids under the age of 5, I tip my hat to you. I don't know how you do it. I have a hard enough time and my kids are 7 years apart!

But, I am learning to enjoy the craziness of my life right now. I love this song by Trace Atkins..."You're gonna miss this." And wow, how true it is. One day when my kids are off involved in their own lives, I am going to want this crazy life back! So, I am making it my goal to focus on the here and now and enjoy the moments that I have. Crazy, hectic, maddening, and fun!! :)

I have a few things to share.

First, a recent picture of Layne. He now weighs 12 lbs, 5 oz! He is getting so big and is such a sweet, happy boy. I snapped this one with my self-timer on my camera - had to capture one of my snuggly boy!
And here is a picture of Bayleigh. I took this to create a layout about her in all her 7 year old glory! :) She is getting so's hard to believe she is 7. We like to call her Miss Sassy Pants. Do you see why???
And finally a scrappy creation. I took part in the National Scrapbook Day festivities over at Lifetime Moments (see sidebar for link). It was a blast and more scrapping than I have done in a long, long time. So, I hope to be on a roll and getting back to it. :)
I have a couple of other projects that I got done too. I will have to save those and post tomorrow.

Hope your day is beautiful!


Thursday, May 01, 2008

crying over spilled milk...

Yep, that is what I did tonight. This is how my evening panned out.

I got to talk on the phone to my girlfriend Jenn - we have been missing each other and playing phone tag of sorts! So, since I got to talk to my friend, the rest of my house and life had to fall apart! LOL

Bayleigh had an accident in her pants. We have been dealing with this on a regular basis now! I don't know what's up with that.

While playing in the yard, she and her new friend decided to play with the hose and squirt each other. Neither of them thought to ask an adult first. The end result?? Soaking wet kiddos. Yay, another mess to clean up. LOL

I finally get dinner made after an hour of attempts and we sit down to eat. YAY!! We made it!!

Not quite. Bayleigh started swinging her arms around for some unknown reason and proceeds to spill milk all over the table and floor. Yes, my table is covered with a fabric tablecloth. Yes, the pictures of Layne from the hospital were on the table. Yes, my planner with everything that keeps me functioning was on the table. Yes, I sat and cried.

All of this went down with Layne crying and wanting to be held.

What a day! I am keeping it all in perspective though. We are all alive and with limbs. :)

Hope your day was better than mine. Maybe a bowl of ice cream will help.