I am a mother. I am a wife. I am a sister, a daughter, an aunt, a cousin.
I am a scrapbooker.
I have always been artistic, it just took me a while to find my outlet. I sew, needlepoint, and draw. I also enjoy cooking and baking. I have dabbled in scrapbooking since high school by adding memorabilia to my pictures, but something was still missing.
I found modern scrapbooking after our first daughter was born and I have not looked back. I really do hope that someday, my children look at my scrapbooks and really get who I am and how much I love them. Within the last few years, I've been introduced to mixed media and well, the world will never be the same.
My husband of 12 years and I have two sweet little girls, aged 9 and 3. They are funny, sassy, sometimes naughty, silly, gorgeous, loving, bright, often cheerful, diva-esque little princesses, and they are the lights of my life. I am lucky to be married to my best friend; I swear, I love him more every day. In real life, I am a portrait and wedding photographer, but my true loves are all at home. :)
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Saturday, March 21, 2009

i had the surgery on thursday. ask me again in a week, but at this point i never would have chosen the procedure if i'd known it was going to be this painful. i feel like i've had a good pounding in the face by a very large man with brass knuckles, a scent of garlic and a name like vinny. my poor nose hurts (as do the rest of my sinuses) and is swollen to nearly twice it's size. this too shall pass?

i haven't gotten much scrapping done, but i manage to finish all of my c2p layouts before the deadline (well one was a little late...) sweet bug, let's go fly a kit, bubble beard, and swimsuit models were done with the delicious march kit; fancy pants daily grind papers and embellishments. while i really like most of amy's kits and always have fun working with them, this one is definitely in my top three. :)

although i've been out of it (i had a panic attack coming down from the anesthesia and that in and of itself was scary, and then vicodin is just not good to me), evie was very excited coming home from her ballet class today--they got to try on their costumes for the upcoming spring recital. i must have missed the day miss liz showed the pictures, but that'll be a nice surprise. i believe they will be blue and lavendar butterflies :) she was also told that she needs to practice at home, so we'll have to work on that. evie's not so good with independent activity. like me, she prefers to be with other people. :) school has been going very well for her--this year has been amazing to me. she's READING! and getting so good at spelling and sounding things out!

andy's about the same. they lost someone at work and so he's been busier than usual, having to take customer support calls. he'd rather program but is glad that this is spurring the new sales guy to help out with the phones more.

i've started a new project for my sister--she gave me a shoebox full of pictures that i'm scrapping for her. don't really know why i've taken on another project when i have many many many shoeboxes full of photos, myself, except that i'm no good at saying no, especially when it's from someone i love and also a sincere compliment. :) so the "too much party" and two senior prom layouts are for her.


Sharlotte said...

LOL @ the dogs!

Great layouts. Love your blog.

:-) Sharlotte

Karen Lee said...

Terrific job on all the layouts. Gosh....I hope you start to feel better soon. Hugs!!

Geri said...

All of your layouts are awesome . . . but I so love the photo of the dog - that is priceless!

kT said...

I love these so much girlie!!

(i need people to start looking at my blog haha)

Auntie Em said...

ROFLOL @ too much party, that still has me giggling!!! Great layouts.

kT said...

alright there missy, i already commented on this but i just realized that i didn't say anything of worth. Love the too much party LO (you're stiching is SO MUCH nicer than mine). LOVE the prom pages. that you?! if so you're adorable and you should be proud of yourself for not picking a drastically 90s prom dress. :D

Jenny B in Indy said...

LOVE your lo's!!!
And God, I wish you lived in Southern MI.. I'd drive there just to have you take pics of Caleb. I am SO needing a prof photographer right about now. (and NOT the studio kind)
Let me know if you ever get down in the Indy area.

GMS said...

kT, that's my sister. apparently she had MUCH better taste in prom dresses than i did. i don't know if i want to show you....
jenny, thank you! my family lives down by kalamazoo, but i don't really spend a lot of time there (it's always so busy when we go, visiting here and there). :)