I noticed some twigs lying on the ground and looked up to see that he (or is it a she?) was well on it's way to making a pretty good sized nest. The sensitive guy that he is, Eric can not bear the thought of getting rid of the nest until the eggs hatch. So, now we shall see how long it decides to stick around. Charlie loves checking on it whenever we go outside. Tonight as we got ready to go for a walk he asked why the bird was not wearing his jacket since it was chilly outside. :)
The event this weekend was titled "Tell the story only you can tell". Just a little reminder that scrapbooking is not just about birthday and Christmas photos, but about the details of our lives. Things like our daily routine, the places that we visit often, the people that influence us most or our favorite place to sit and think. All these things that make us who we are. It really has made me think these past few days since I've been home. Taking the time to notice the details that fill our lives. I learned many different ways to document "my story" and I can't wait to get started. One of the quotes that Heidi Swapp told us in her class was "A year from now you will wish you started today". At first I didn't think much of it, but the more I have pondered it the more it has hit home. There are SO many things today that I wish I would have started a year ago. I think I am definitely going to post this somewhere in my house as a reminder.
This is Heidi, Holly and I with one of our teachers, Wilna Furstenburg. She is from South Africa and is one of the sweetest women I have ever met. Very funny too! She will also be the guest designer for the May kit of Freehand Scraps, so be sure to check out her work on the 1st!
So HAPPY to be home with this little man:
A few weeks ago we traded in our Pilot and got an Element. We have been trying to figure out how to simplify a little around here and also save some money on car expenses and gas, so it seemed like the time to do it. The Element definitely has less bells and whistles than our Pilot did that I thought I would miss, but we LOVE the Element and haven't looked back! It seems to have more room where we needed it and I just love how simple it is to keep it clean since everything is plastic. Very handy when you have a 3 year old in tow. Charlie loves it too - he doesn't even seem to miss the DVD player. Just remind me how much we love it when winter rolls around and we won't have heated seats....I think that is the only thing I am going to miss.
We love the suicide doors, it makes it so much easier to load up Charlie if I have other stuff I need to get in the car as well.
Since it has finally started warming up around here we have been spending lots of time outside with Charlie's new golf set. Here is our little Tiger Woods:
Great form don't you think? This set was made for a right-handed person. I think it is just a sign of things to come of raising a lefty.
Thanks for checking in with us. I will try to update before I leave, but if not have a great week!
Anyway, here are a few layouts that I got done this weekend. These are from our trip to California in February. I really like the way these turned out!
I still need to add the journaling to this layout but I cannot find my slick writer pen...where did that thing go? I think I better go check Charlie's toy closet...he has been very interested in my scrap supplies lately...
We made 2 boy and 2 girl quilts. I LOVE the way they all turned out, but this one has to be my absolute favorite:
If I were pregnant right now and knew I was having a boy, I maybe would just have to keep this one for myself! :)
I really love the way this book came out. My favorite item in the kit is the tags from Jenni Bowlin. I used almost all of them in this book and felt a little panic when I realized they were almost gone. The rub-ons from Jenni Bowlin were also great because they went on very easily and I loved that they showed up black on both sides of the acrylic pages. I did not use any new or unique techniques in this book, just some stamping and my favorite go-to scallop circle punch. Make sure to check out the kit at www.freehandscraps.com, it is for sale now!
Also, I just wanted to note that the acrylic album does not come in the kit so you could easily replicate this idea with any type of minibook.