Friday, February 29, 2008

Musical Brothers

Here's a recent page... it's pictures of my hubby (bottom photo) and his brother playing music together. They're both very musically talented and I didn't really have much to say about the pictures other than that... so I used some stickers to tell the story. The circle where the title is was hand-cut to fit the available space. I used Love, Elsie rub-ons to make the title. The felt shapes are Fancy Pants... I attached them & the buttons by stitching them to the page with DMC floss in a few colors. The chipboard accents are Scenic Route. The patterned papers are Scenic Route and Basic Grey.

I haven't been very busy or inspired lately when it comes to scrapbooking. I think I need to get some new photos printed, maybe that will trigger the creativity? I'm working on a special project for my mother-in-law right now, so it's kind of a nice change of pace. Maybe next week I'll be back to my old scrapping self!

Saturday, February 23, 2008

Going to a concert tonight...

Can't wait!!! I'm so excited about the concert I'm headed off to tonight. Casting Crowns! Never heard of 'em? I'll post a little clip here for you to listen:

They're a Christian band. My dad got us tickets that his friend (who has membership seats at the venue) didn't want. So, they're ours... free! 5th row. Niiiice.

Anyways, I'm off to spend some time with my dad, mom and sister-in-law. It'll be nice to have a free night without my guys. ;)

Didn't get much scrapping done today but I have 3 LO's in the works. So maybe tomorrow I'll find more time to finish them.

Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Magical... or something

May I point out a few things of interest in this photograph (the best photo taken of us out of the two days were were at Disney):

1. We are both wearing camo shorts. This was not an accident or some kind of oops-we're-matching thing. It was actually planned... although I am now regretting it immensely after seeing this photo. Immensely. It looks like we just came from the Bass Pro shop or something! LOL!

2. I need a tan.

3. This is a nice picture of the magnificent Cinderella's Castle, huh? What castle, you say? Well, maybe the castle would have looked nice in the photo. However we are almost complely obstructing it. It's coming out of our heads! And don't even mention the street light. *sigh*

4. Notice the sea gull over to the left? I was dodging those buggers the entire time. I've seen them poop on people's heads and did NOT want that to happen to me. It seems the gulls are a serious issue here... there were tons more of them than the last time I was at Disney (about 3 years ago).

5. The girl in the black pants to my left... is her leg... broken? It's bent at such an odd angle. Totally creeping me out.

6. The fanny pack. Yes, I went there.

Now tell me how I am going to scrap this photo? Talk about a challenge!!! :)

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Busy, Simple & In-Between

Well, when it comes to scrapbooking I wouldn't say I have a certain "style" that I tend to stick with. Sometimes I feel like doing a quick page with minimal embellishments and other times I can't stop adding things! These past few days I've done three very different pages. One I feel I went a little overboard, one is plain (too plain?) and the other is just right. Can you guess which is which?

Just to update you about Ben and our upcoming Disney trip... it turns out he has croup. It's contagious and even though he got steroids and a breathing treatment on the nebulizer, he will not be well enough for Disney on Friday. I wouldn't dream of dragging him there in that condition, especially since there was already a 50% chance he would be miserable in perfect health! :) Also, the doctor didn't say this but after some research I found out that the steroids do suppress the immune system a bit. And the last thing I want is for him to pick up something else! Poor baby! The funniest part of this all is that he will most likely have an even more magical time at his grandparents house than Disney could have ever offered! It was honestly for our enjoyment more than his. And now we will get a romantic vacation for ourselves that we would have never arranged on our own if this hadn't happened. Everything seems to have been divinely arranged for us.

It will break my heart to leave Ben feeling sick, but he is in expert hands with my mom and dad. Hopefully he will be much better by Friday. It will still be hard for me to leave him. Does that ever go away, though? It seems like everyone I talk to says it is tough to leave their kids. I think it will be less tough on Saturday morning when, for the first time since his birth, I will sleep in with absolutely no reason to wake up at any particular time. Amen! ;)

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Sick... again.

I just can't believe this... Benjamin is sick again! We had 5 days of non-sickness and then BAM! Sick once again. He came down with a fever yesterday and then came the hacking cough deep in his chest. We've got an appointment with the Ped at 9:45 a.m.

Here's the worst part: we're supposed to be going to Disney World on Friday!!!! :( AGH! I hope hope hope he is better by then. If not, we might have to go without him and leave him with Grandma and Grandpa because our Disney hotel reservations are non-refundable. It would be awful to not have him there... but it would be even worse for us to drag a sick baby around the park. Although, a little mini vacation just hubby and me wouldn't be bad. We haven't gone on a vacation just the two of us since 6 months before he was born. Maybe this is a divine intervention? ;)

As for scrapbooking, I've been busy but haven't gotten to photograph the layouts yet. Right now it looks like rain, but maybe this afternoon the sun will shine again and I can go out to take pictures of them. We'll see.