Friday, August 30, 2013

Back with some more

Some more layouts from the summer:

Do More of What Makes You Happy:
Using the Studio Calico Roundabout kit

August...also using Roundabout

Using Gossamer Blue's June kit

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Recent pages...

Wanted to share some of the pages I made over the summer. Here goes...

Using the Studio Calico Valley High kit

The Flume Gorge
Also made with the Valley High Kit

Pool Time made with the Gossamer Blue July kit:

Sweetness...another Gossamer Blue layout:

I'll be back tomorrow with a few more. Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Elle's Studio

So excited to be the Project Spotlight at Elle's Studio! Check it out here! Here is the layout they  were spotlight:

I did it for another one of their Thursday inspired by those! Thanks Elle's Studio!!

Monday, August 26, 2013

First Day Of School

The kids went back to school today! Hard to believe summer is already over but excited for the upcoming school year. Here are the obligatory 1st day photos:

Brandon, 10th grade

Max, 7th grade

Ally 2nd grade

I think its gonna be a great year!

Friday, August 9, 2013


I am trying my first photo challenge for I Heart Faces. The theme of this challenge is is my entry:

Photo Challenge Submission Wish me luck! This photo was submitted to the I Heart Faces photo challenge –

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Feeling Blessed

Summer. Glorious Summer. It could have been disastrous ... we went in completely without a plan. We did this on purpose...we were feeling like we needed a break from schedules, a break from sports. We decided not to sign up for camps or anything. Our only plan was our annual lake vacation. So I was nervous that they would be bored, or watching too much tv or getting on each others last nerves. And that has happened on occasion. But for the most part it has been amazing. With the age spread of my kids I was worried that they would want to be in different directions all the time. But that hasn't really happened. And we discovered something...they still want to be with us! We have had tones of time as a family...I feel like this has been such a gift. We were able to cross lots of things off our Summer bucket List...

We hiked the Flume Gorge:

Canobie Lake Park:

Water Country:

Grampa's much time at Grampa's pool...

I watched my boys have so much fun with each other...

And my little fish...

and her BFF...

We mini golfed...

which included a family selfie;)

And we climbed trees...

and made fairy houses...

and had tea parties...

It has been quite perfect.

And now we have 3 weeks left. We are winding down. We are starting to think about school. Max is looking at sneakers online. Ally keeps changing her mind on what she wants to wear the first day. And Brandon is working on his golf swing for golf team. We're getting ready. We still have a few more things to check off our list but I definitely think we have made the most of it. To me this has been one of the most memorable summers. I did not expect to have the time with my boys that I had. I did not expect to have the time as a family that we had. It was a gift and I feel so incredibly blessed.

Sunday Sketch

I decided to play along with Studio Calico's Sunday Sketch from last week. Here's what I came up with:

The pic is from our trip to Canobie Lake Park last week with fun...and yes, they were drenched from head to toe after this ride! I used the Valley High Kit from Studio Calico along with some printables from Toolbox, the class this month. TFL:)