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Friday, July 25, 2008

what is it with me...

and 2 month blog breaks?!...sigh....
I think it is called "life"....yes that is most definitely it lol.
It is about 11:30 pm so this will be mostly pics/layouts and just a little "catch up" (no not the stuff you put on fries or what dragons glop on crispy people....)
I have been babysitting my 2 nephews for the last month or so from 6:30 a.m. (keep in mind that I am NOT a morning person) until 5:30 pm. Now, let me say that they are great kids! It is just that, as many of you know, every kid you have during the waking hours drains hours worth of energy from you....sooooooooooo ok I have a teenager (mine), that is definitely about 3 hours drain per day....my 10 yr old nephew another 3 hours....my 9 1/2, er um "almost 10" yr old son who is mr. negativity so that is about a 5 hour drain...my 5 1/2 yr old nephew who is the baby of HIS family, hm about a 3 1/2 hour drain...and my 3 1/2, er...ugh ALMOST 4 yr old daughter who is the youngest, the only girl, AND a drama queen/tomboy to boot, yeah about another 6 hours.... so um lets see, 5 plus 3 plus 3 plus 3 1/2 plus 6...hm ...that is...(hold on have to count my toes now...)
ok so I have used up about 20 1/2 hours of energy....hm....and I sleep about 5 hours per night....wow not bad, only a 15 1/2 hour deficit :) UGH is it any wonder I have not been blogging much?
I have, however, been able to take some pics, do some scrapbooking (if I blog I can't scrap and vice versa, just not enough time in the day lol) OH and I volunteered at VBS this past week....
AND I rearranged my bedroom and livingroom this week...sigh....
anyway, I will blog more later, in the meantime here are some pics and layouts that I have had over the last couple months.....just stop here if you are pressed for time ;)....
all credits can be found in my gallery at DST (here)...and believe it or not these are not all of the layouts I have done for june/july lol.....ok the pics will wait for another day (or another post) b/c I didn't realize how many layouts I did these last 2-2 1/2 months!


^^ my nephews at Virginia Beach this past May (i believe)

^^Tink walkin down the driveway...when her hair is wet/straight it reaches her waist lol ...this gorgeous kit was given to me by sweet miss Pamela Gibson (papers and alpha)...the crown was a RAK from Tangie Baxter :) and the wings are mine

^^ :) one of my new fave pics of Tink, and another fabulous kit from Pamela Gibson...


^^Malachi feeling the need to be part of the family during a card game


^^ Lane doing what he loves most :)

^^Tink in the back yard on a rare day when she was feeling quiet and contemplative...the journaling around the edge is one of my favorite quotes...." Suddenly, through birthing a daughter, a woman finds herself face to face not only with an infant, a little girl, a woman-to-be, but also with her own unresolved conflicts from the past and her hopes and dreams for the future.... As though experiencing an earthquake, mothers of daughters may find their lives shifted, their deep feelings unearthed, the balance struck in all relationships once again off kilter."


Chase & Elijah back in 2003 lol i just love this pic of them and it fit so well with Pat Christensen's doodley kit...


Lane used to pick big bouquets of roadside TigerWillies (as he called them) for me when he was little...he is wearing my mamaw's "chef hat" b/c we had just picked her up from work lol...i miss those days....

:) pics of my 3 over the years :)


my 3 back in Oct. of '06...i love that pic of them :)

Lane in Jan. of '07....he is so handsome.....sigh....

my sweet tink when she was just a couple days old...


tink & her best friend carson....journaling can be found here



i love this kit by ziggle designs! and i love the pic of tink taken on memorial day (eve) lol


the many faces of tink :)


my beautiful tink....


i just love everything about this layout, from their goofy faces to the memories held in that background...


another using that ziggle designs "star spangled" kit


this adorable lil kit was RAK'ed to me from sweet amy sumrall, who is now proudly selling at Sunshine Studio Scraps (woo hoo go amy!)


:) this is actually the front of a 4x4 card :) (well 4x8 before you fold it)...that pic of tink cracks me up...


a weeds and wildflowers challenge i did


i love this pic of tink and the colors of sweet miss carla's kits matched it perfectly!



yes, i have even been scrapping older pics :) and yes some of the boys' pics lol


another kit RAK, this one from Jennifer Barnette (i think)...the kit is super cute and matched this pic perfectly :)


a RAK kit from Krystal Hartley, isn't it gorgeous?! oh yeah, and these are the 2 nephews i was talking about :)


*sniffle* my lil tinker when she was less than 2 weeks old....this cute lil kit was a RAK from darling sweets, Jen Riggins

my precious boys back in 2000...sigh....sometimes i miss them being that little.....

well bless you if you made it this far lol, i really will try to give a good ol' fashioned update and chit chat next time...had a couple huge blessings happen and a couple very big hurts these past couple of months.....yet through it all God is always so good to me, can you believe He loves me that much?!

6 comments:

Kari ~ Relocated Dixie Girl said...

AWESOME LOs!! I've missed you! Now I see where you've been hiding. Shoot me an email sometime chica.
I haven't forgotten that I'm looking for those ribbons for you. lol
*great big HUGE huggles to ya*
Miss ya sweets!!

Sara E said...

WOW! talk about catching up with your layouts, girl

they are all sooooooo beautiful!

awesome work, as usual :)

Brook said...

The LOs are awesome! I have missed chatting with you!

ChrissyW said...

WOW!!! that's a ton of layouts - well DONE!!! just got your comment on my blog - and yup 4x6's count as mini albums :P - thanks for stopping by!! - I'm working on a new set of those soon!

joyinhim said...

Hey - nice to see you! These are awesome LOs and I don't know how yo had time with all the other things you have been doing. I am way behind and hope to get some scrapping done this week.

I love all the LOs, but especially the ones where the photos are blended into the papers. The ziggie design kits are great - I tried finding them online,but wasn't successful...help me find them please.

Blessings to you and yours.

LadyPatsFan said...

So glad to see you back, I've been thinking about you. I love all those layouts, there are so many great ones. Wonderful job, and your kids are simply adorable. I am rather partial to the one of Malachi, but I'm a sucker for a big black lab. :)