We have been so busy I have not had time to blog. I am seriously considering going to a 3x a week blog until things calm down around here, which I estimate will be sometime in the year 2014...lol.
We have been in our house for four years now and just now completed tearing out the horrible shrubs the previous owners had across the front. We're planning on replacing that with a white vinyl picket fence across the front and down the left side. We've planted and replanted the flowers and are in the process of refurbishing the watering system and extending to the lower lawn behind the pool. We've had the front walk paved and the front porch and down the sides of the drive way. We've repainted all the rooms except two, planted and planted and planted and are fairly finished in the back. The outside of the house needs repainting and the garage door replaced like we did with the outside light...all things in good time. It is our home now even though people in the neighborhood still sometimes refer to it as T______ and N_______'s house.
Thursday we spent on laundry, house cleaning chores and me getting ready for the two National Scrapbook Day crops I was working. We got so busy, we forgot to go for our margaritas at Cinco de Mayo in Dunedin. Oh well, next year. Thurs night was book club at Linda H's and she held it in the club house where she lives on the cause way to Honeymoon Island. We saw dolphin and even a manatee. It was a lovely evening with a great group of ladies. The Nov. meeting is back here and yes! girls, E will be making his apricot glazed brownies for dessert.
Friday we had our usual play date with the twins. They are both still a bit stuffed up from colds and did not nap very well. We have a new game...chase me Nana. I make growlie noises and stomp my feet and they race away from me in the walker laughing and turning around to come back for more. And they love to eat...almost as much ends up on their sweet little boys faces as does in their tummies!
I had the 3-6 pm shift on Friday with Pam Bennett who is the CT leader there. We had a challenge : scrap a layout with the title "When I Win the Lottery" and, while we all want world peace, better pay for teachers (ahem!)and a cure for cancer, we asked the gals to be a bit selfish and scrap something they would do for themselves WHEN they win. This is my layout: this is an island off the Amalfi Coast of Italy and even has a guest house for visiting friends. This also adds another layout to my Med. cruise album, btw. We also did a Fast Scrap (create a post card front and back ) which means the project must be completed in that hour. I will put my postcard in my altered blog.
This morning, Janet Miller and I had the 6am-8am shift at ACOT and our challenge was a sketch that Janet made for us to scrap to. You can see the sketch at ACOT (Challenge 6). This is my take on her cool sketch.
At 9:30am, I headed up to Posh Scraps in Palm Harbor to do make n takes for Michele, the owner, during the one day National Scrapbook Day crop she is holding at her store today. I took the gals through a tag with the Ranger stains, Tweety Jill Butterfly stamps, chalk inks, Stickles and some lovely ribbons step by step. I left the tags up at the store so any late arrivals could complete the make n take too.
That tag is on my altered blog as well.
I scrapped with Jacque and lots of other ladies until a bit after two when my allergies got the best of me and I headed home.
Tomorrow we are celebrating Mother's Day at the boys dedication at the kids church and then back here for bbq and swim time. We're getting family pictures taken compliments of the church (one for the kids but I am sure we'll buy a few for E and I too).
I hope your Mother's Day is special and that you are surrounded by love and family.