I began this blog to document my POTD (picture of the day) for our Project Life album in 2010. In Sept. 2011 I had our first baby and I plan for her to have the most documented life possible. I have continued each year with Project Life, but also have expanded my blog to include layouts, card creations, and even cooking recipes. 2013 holds endless possibilities for our family and I plan to document them all. I would love to have you join me on our journey! Thank you for visiting!
I was super excited this morning to learn that my very first layout posted over at Lets Scrap was selected as a featured photo this week! How cool is that? If you haven't been over to Let's Scrap, you should go check it out.
I joined in the sketch challenge this week over at Scrapbook Challenges. I did a 2-page layout, but used the sketch for the right hand side of my layout. I used basic grey paper, embellishments, and rub-ons.
Juan has been studying non-stop for his Architectural Licensing tests. He studies almost every evening and most of the weekend. I do catch him editing photos once in awhile, but for the most part he is seriously studying. Tonight I found him in the spare bedroom on the couch with his laptop in study position! Good luck baby!
Juan and I took Jakob to the park this afternoon. It was a beautiful day and just beginning to cool off. Jakob and Juan had a blast and I very much enjoyed watching Jakob mimic everything Juan did. The little monkey loves the slides and the swings. He also loves climbing on everything in sight!
I finally was able to pick up my wedding bouquet, almost 20 months after my wedding. I had it preserved and the lady who preserved it went out of business right after she took our deposit and my bouquet. I have been unable to reach her for the past few weeks and was panicing, but I finally managed to reach her and was able to pick up the completed product this weekend. We hung it today and it was worth the wait. It even has Juan's boutineer.
Our nephew Aram joined a soccer league this season for the first time. Juan bought him an awesome soccer ball and shin guards. He played a couple of different positions. They only played about 6 games, but they gave every player a participation trophy and Aram was so proud of it! He says he wants to play again next season.
The girls took me out to lunch today to celebrate my birthday at Traverna's. It was a very rare occasion that Sarah was in town and all the baby Mama's were able to get away. It was great to see everyone! I miss them all so much. Danna is home on maternity leave and Abby & Janet have decided to be SAHM's.
Juan wasn't sure what to get me for my birthday, but he knows I love Christmas so he gave me an ornament tree and the 12 days of Christmas ornaments from Crate & Barrel. He also gave me a glass tea light candle holder. He also made us migas for breakfast! He is very good to me.
Today was my birthday and I was asked to play in the P+W golf tournament. I even got to play on the same team as my hubby. It was a beautiful day and a great way to spend my birthday. I even managed to get us onto the green at hole 17 from my tee shot!
For my birthday celebration we had a group dinner at the Melting Pot in Addison. Mom, Vanessa, Jakob, Miriam, Angie, Juan and I. We stuffed ourselves silly. It was so wonderful, but we made ourselves sick it was soooo rich. Good thing birthdays only come once a year.
Juan brought me home three different sets of flowers for my birthday. The first set he brought home earlier this week to replace the ones that were dying, and the other two bouquets were gerber daisies. He said that he bought two sets, one orange and one pink because one was for the guest room (Angie is arriving tomorrow) and the other was for me. How sweet is he?
I finally got some more of my scrapbook albums engraved. It's been a few years and they were piling up. Blake Adams has always engraved my books and it took him a couple of months to engrave the 19+ albums. I just love how they look all lined up on the shelves. I have completed about 40 albums to date, so at about 20 pages per album I have completed roughly 1600 scrapbook pages! Wow!