Thursday, April 29, 2010

Quick post

  Just a quick post before I go to work today because I haven't posted in a while and that makes me a BAD blogger! Things have been hectic but routine around here. I really do love my job, but I'm so happy to come home to Maylee. She's (usually) so happy to see me when I get home. She waits at the window for me to drive up and then starts jumping up and down and yelling "Mommy!" It's one of the most wonderful things in the world!
   So most of you who know me know that I'm a singer and in high school was in all the choirs, theater and stuff. I also did it for my first two years of college and tried a little community choir after that, but wasn't really into it. I miss singing with other people. Anyway, I mention this because I've been listening to a podcast called Mouth Off all about contemporary a cappella music. I never knew how prevalent it was in America. They have turned me on to such amazing music, and if you listen to it, it's all done by the human voice. That might not blow you away just reading this, but if you listened to it, you'd be amazed. We're talking drums, bass, guitars...the works. Check it out if you's amazing. And the two guys who host the podcast are fuuuuunnnnny, too.
  Pictures with Maylee went okay the other weekend. Could have been better, could have been worse. She's just a typical (almost) 2-year-old and if we're outside, she wants to be PLAYING, not posing and smiling. Val got some beautiful shots and we were even able to get a few of Brandon and me that we really like. We got two family shots that are pretty good.
  We have a family reunion I'm looking forward to this weekend. It's always fun to see the family I only see once a year. Thanks to the wonder of Facebook, I've been able to talk to a lot of them much more often now, and I feel like I actually know them a little better. That's wonderful, I think. I know it'd be better if we actually saw each other more, but Facebook is better than nothing!
  Maylee's birthday party is coming up and I'm trying to plan it. It's going to be a small affair, but I guess that's okay. A lot of people aren't going to be able to make it which is a bummer. I try not to let my feelings be hurt, but ultimately I just want Maylee to have a fun day. Here's the invitation I made for her party:

If we were inviting a child, we also included a burned CD (I know, I'm illegal and going to children's song jail) of Maylee's favorite band, The Laurie Berkner Band. I made a little CD cover to put in the CD sleeves that looked like this:

If I didn't think people were thinking I invited them to just get presents (that's not it AT ALL!!!) I would invite so many more people. I just want people to celebrate with me! My child is two. Isn't that amazing to everyone in the whole universe??? It's not? Just to us? Oh, fine.

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Does that make me crazy???

  I'm starting to lose it a little already this morning, and it's only 6:15! We're having our pictures done today by Val, and I'm starting to freak out a little. I guess mainly what I worry about is that Maylee won't cooperate. She's been VERY strong-willed know, testing her limits and all. And I really want a family photo this time, so I hope it goes well.
   I'm trying to anticipate what I'll need today and try to bring some stuff to distract Maylee, but nothing's really coming to mind. And I have a HUGE zit, courtesy of some meds I recently started and stopped because they broke me out so badly! Yep, I'm losing it!!!
  Wish me luck. Well, wish all of us luck. It'll be fine. I'll be fine. Maylee will be fine. It's fine.

Just a random aside, here's what it looks like off my back deck now. Welcome Spring!!

This is what it looks like off my back deck in my fantasy scrap world:

I put this together in like 5 minutes, so it's not great, but it's cute. And yes, that's a turtle with an umbrella. All my friends know how much I LOVE turtles!

Sunday, April 11, 2010


   It's an absolutely gorgeous day here. It has been the best weekend! Last weekend, which was Easter weekend, was so gorgeous, too! I just hope we don't skip right from Winter to Summer. I like chilly mornings and nice afternoons. I know I haven't posted in a while. I thought about posting all the time, and was just too lazy to do it. I've been doing a lot of scrapping and have been having fun hunting down freebies. I just can't say enough how much I love Digital Daisy's website. She does all the work of hunting them down and puts them all on one blog. How convenient is that?! Inevitably, I find a site she has posted that has all kinds of other freebies, so I have to delve into that new site. It's like treasure hunting!
   We're having our pictures done by a photographer friend of mine next Saturday (yes, that's my baby under recent work on her website!). We do this about every six months with her. It's nice to have connections! I just love how relaxed it is...we usually just play outside and Val takes out pictures, and they turn out wonderfully! I just hope Maylee cooperates and lets us take a family picture this time. Last time she was TOO busy to let us hold her and take pictures. Here's a layout I did of that photoshoot. I used the freebie kit "Promise" from the Shabby Princess. This is actually the first digiscrap layout I ever did!

  Maylee and I are both getting over infections; ear for her and sinus for me. This sinus infection has held onto me for almost a month now. And of course, allergy season is starting, so I'm coughing and snotty for another reason, now! She and Daddy are at the park right now, and my house is actually clean, so I have a little time to myself. I'm doing my usual...sitting at the computer. I'll leave you with one of the Easter layouts I did. We had 2 get-togethers, one for each side of the family, and I only have one done. I used the Sunrise Sorbet blog train for this one. It's hard to credit these kinds of things, because so many scrappers contributed!

I also finished the March layout. As usual, I used the 365 kit from CuddleBeez.

Oh, and one more: