Saturday, July 26, 2008

A few more SB pages for you...

Here's a few more pages of what I've been doing with this new OBSESSION!!! I've still not gotten my printed out pages that I ordered, but they should be here in the next day or so.

*****If you click on the page it should fill up your screen. The picture of Sam (age 7) jumping off Jack's River Falls is amazing. I still can't believe it turned out so good. Don't worry-I quickly sent it off to Brandy. I think she was mad (furious was her word exactly) at first, but really liked the picture. Joey was trying to figure out how to break it to her that he let his son jump off something 10-15 times his height into a pool that quickly turned into rapids. I probably would have been furious, too!!!*********

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Whew, where have I been, and what have we been doing?

It's been way too long since I've posted anything. Summer has taken over my life. I don't feel as if I've had time to breathe-much less relax.

Last summer some very dear friends of ours (the Kadows) moved to Hong Kong. We have thoroughly missed them. Well, they just spent the last couple of weeks visiting and staying at our home. We converted the bonus room into their "new" master bedroom and the kids bunked in with our kids. It was like an extended slumber party. My kids absolutely loved it. You can see some of our fun in the following pics!!! I hope they tell the story.

It's Makeover DAY! The big girls convinced Erin that she needed a makeover.

LOVE the Makeup!!!!

Final hairstyle-complete with CHOPSTICKS....pretty appropriate, huh?

Audrey and Jordan both have summer birthdays. We celebrated by creating a great evening referred to as "Paint Night". The girls played at the nail salon while the boys painted each other at the paintball place. I have embarked on yet another obsession. Digital Scrapbooking! These are my first attempts at pages commemorating the night. Don't be too hard on me-these are my firsts. I'm still learning to use Photoshop Elements and haven't quite gotten all the bugs out yet. I can't even really take credit for the titles. Bryn made the comment when we were eating after all the paint had dried. I immediately snagged it for use in a scrapbook.

Well, sadly the Kadows had to leave. It's back to trying to rent a rental house, finishing up sewing projects, and just being a mom.

I shouldn't say "just being a mom". I love being a mom, but sometimes life moves so fast that I forget to enjoy what I have when I have it. I have to stop and remind myself that my kids are not going to need me forever. Will already seems like he's backing away. Lately, I have caught myself staring at them when their playing and just wanting to freeze that memory in my head. The other day, Erin was dressed in a spiderman costume and Jay was dressed in a batman costume and they were double riding her four wheeler. I watched them zip across the yard screaming something about saving the world. I loved it and I just paused and thought , "don't let me forget this moment." I wish I had caught it with the camera, but it was over before I could grab the digital.

So I leave you with....don't forget the moment!!! Cherish every second that God gives you with them.