Tuesday, August 30, 2011

First Day of Fifth Grade

Well it's offical - Garrett is a fifth grader. I can hardly believe it myself. Lots of changes for him this year! New kid at a new school, changing classes, and riding the bus....breaks this mommas heart. I was able to get a few pictures of him this morning before we took him to school, and then just one (as I wasn't allowed to walk him to class - as he is a 5th grader, and it wouldn't be "cool") as he was getting out of the car. He'll be riding the bus home this afternoon (another first for him) so I'll be outside with the camera. I will admit that I had a tear or two in my eyes this morning as I wanted to be there for him....but like Shawn says, he's ten years old. I truly do hope that he has a great day and his wonderful personality shines through and he'll have some new friends in no time at all.

Monday, August 29, 2011

Whoo'd of Thought?

Earlier this month I went to another Stampin' up Club meeting. I have to admit that I am soooo not a card maker, but enjoy going and hanging out with the ladies and making a card or two that I can use for the Birthday Club at Cookin' up Creations. Sadly I was always sending store bought cards, but now I'm able to send handmade ones! Go Tammy!

At each club meeting, you can either make two cards, or one card and one layout...this month, I wanted to do the layout as I thought the owls were absolutely adorable. Beth knows that I'm a slow scrapper and typically need more than an hour or two to do my layouts, so I usually wind up taking my stuff home and finishing it!

Last night, I finally got around to finishing that said layout, and would like to share it with you all (or at least with whoever still actually reads my blog).

Journaling reads: Seriously G - Whoo’d have thought that going to the grocery store could be such a relaxing experience? Not I that’s for sure, but you definitely always find yourself riding in the cart, just enjoying
the ride. Food Lion – Hope Mills, NC August 6th, 2009

And since I'm the oddball and scrap 8-1/2 x 11, the layout had to be adjusted for me....so I kinda had free reign! Plus I have to use patterned paper, I just have too. :) The others did this layout...

All in all, I'm pretty pleased with the way it turned out!

Where oh Where...

.........has the time gone.

It's been forever since I've actually sat down and posted to my blog. No excuses really, just a serious slacker. I probably suffered a bit of depression there for a little bit too right after the move to Pennsylvania. I had to leave G-man in North Carolina for the summer due to a new parenting arrangement in order to even make this move, and I had to go weeks and weeks without seeing my baby...thank goodness for cell phones, Facebook, and Skype!

Now the Little Man is finally here and starting his first day of fifth grade tomorrow at a new school....as the "new kid". Wish him luck!