Thursday, September 19, 2013

Project Life Week 17 & 18

It's nice to get back to Project Life again.

Since I didn't have that many photos from these weeks I combined them together. Although I do have an insert of Noah's T ball game.

Here are the two pages together. I added the insert in between them. Used a lot of orange, blue, and a little red thrown in.

Here is the first page.

The title card.

I used a title card from the Seafoam kit. The yellow banner is from October Afternoon. The blue numbers are from the Studio Calico kit. The & and week stamp are also from the SC kit.

Patrick had styled Noah's hair and they came downstairs to show me. Awesome dude !

Brush is from here.

Katelyn and Max. Max is the next door furry four legged friend. She looooooves him and is always looking out the window to see if they are outside so that she can go "play."

I painted Noah's room this week. Also started the decorative process.

This first journaling card is rather simple. I found a free dog clipart, isn't he cute !! Anyways, I added two stripes of washi tape and then added the word MAX, the dog's name.

The other journaling card is one from the Studio Calico card. The April is an Heidi Swapp rub on and the create is a stamp from my stash. The journaling talks about painting Noah's room.

I added some patterned paper to the top of the first journaling card. Added some embellishments and the title at the bottom.

The next journaling card is from the Midnight kit. Doodled with black pen around the heart first. Added the wood man and then the rest of the embellishments. 

The second page.

Katelyn and Max again. Isn't he just the sweetest. We love Max and Jack !

Summer Fever. The weather is heating up.

Simply took the word yes from this brush set and repeated it. Added some journaling on the bottom. Noah's first time riding with training wheels.

The first journaling card is one of my favorites from the SC kit. I added the number 4 to the top and some journaling to the bottom.

The second card is a photo of the new neighbor girls jumping on the tramp in the backyard. Cut the photo at a slant and added washi tape. 

First journaling card is another one from the SC kit. A quote courtesy of Katelyn.

Another one from the SC kit.

Here is my insert that I added about Noah's T ball game.

Coaching from daddy.

Hitting the ball. Such concentration.

Journaling cards.

The first one is from the seafoam kit. The second one is from the Midnight kit. Added the great arrow stamp from the SC kit. 

The other side.

Photos. More hitting the ball.

Journaling cards.

The orange one is actually one that I can't remember. I think it is from a sheet of journaling cards from a manufacturer. 

The second one is from the seafoam kit.

Whew ! Weeks 17 and 18 are all done now.

Thanks for tuning in and as always, if you have any comments or questions please don't hesitate to ask.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Week In The Life Sunday

I think, actually I know, that by the 7th day of this project I was tired.

I was done.

I was all photoed out. If that is even a word.

All my creative juices were gone. Hence the lack of photos and the boring photos ! Sorry ! 

My kids were getting annoyed at me and my camera. They even asked when I was going to be done talking pictures of them.

Usually in years past I have done really well with all 7 days.

Not this year. I don't know if I was just worn out. Or worn out from our little trip. Or what.

Enough of that.

Let me share what I did take from Sunday.

I was fortunate enough to get to sleep in. Was woken up to all 3 kids jumping on the bed yelling "daddy made pancakes, daddy made pancakes." Oh yeah. I was very tempted to say. Yah for daddy, now go eat your pancakes and leave me in peace so I can go back to bed. My family knows I hardly eat breakfast. I did get up and finish off 2 pancakes. Who can say no to pancakes ! Kids got Mickey Mouse shaped. 

Did a few things around the house. Cleaned up from breakfast. Did the dishes. Then got Noah and Maddie in the tub.  They lined all the bath toys up from biggest to smallest. Tried to get a good shot of this but the bathtub is in a bad spot for this to happen. And again, I was not really motivated.

I got showered. Got the kids a snack before heading off to church. Church from 11 - 2. Got home at 2:30.  Had every intention of trying to get everyone together for a photo after church but again. Lack of motivation was just not there. Also the girls changed before I remembered. Noah in his tie will have to do.

The kids watched a movie. Also put all the littlest pet shops on the coffee table. I asked them why they were there.  " They wanted to watch the movie mom." Like duh ! I should have known.

Before dinner I got to take a nap. Did I mention earlier that I was tired. While I was napping Patrick and Noah made homemade spaghetti. Noah wants to be the Hulk for Halloween. At least for now. So he and daddy were practicing how to act like the hulk. And the fact that his shirt off is an absolute coincidence.

Dinner of Homemade Spagetti, French Bread, and green beans. I wanted to make sure that I got a shot of us sitting at the table. Me and Patrick have our usual spots, where we are sitting. We don't move around. And then the kids take turns rotating sitting by daddy. They used to fight over it and now they know that they have to take turns and can most of the time figure out who's turn it is.

Reading Harry Potter again. Also finished their homework that was supposed to be turned in on Friday.

Kids are all in bed. Time for some Sunday Night Football. My 49ers were playing. Unfortunately they didn't play well/Seattle played good, we lost. Not a good weekend for our football teams.

I plan on finding some good photos from the internet from the University of Utah game and the San Fransisco game to add to my album. 

Well folks. That is it for all the photos + words. I plan on taking some time this week and next week to figure out how I want to put my album together.

I know that I want to use a 8x10. And include Ali Edwards templates. After that I am not sure.  Will probably surf the web a little to see what everybody else is doing. Figure something out. I always love to do a hybrid version. So I will get started on this when Noah is away at Preschool tomorrow morning. I will share once I get each day done.

Also look for a new Project Life post hopefully tomorrow.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Week In The Life Saturday


Didn't take to many photos. Lots of driving. Errands. And then ended with football.

Woke up the kids in the morning and had them eat breakfast. Packed up the car and we drove home.

The kids thought it was so cool that it was foggy outside.

All 3 kids had birthday parties that morning. Noah's was first so we drove straight there and dropped him off.

These fields, by the way there are lots of fields everywhere around us, are the ones I drive by almost on a daily basis.

Another field.

I drove around just about all morning. Picking up kids, dropping them off.

Once we had collected everybody we went to Home Depot.

Browsed the lawn mower aisle. You see we need a new lawn mower like yesterday. How come they have to be so expensive !

We picked up some fertilizer for the lawn, a refill on bug spray, and some flowers for the yard.

Playtime at home for these two.

Mowing the lawn for the big one. Noah joined in at the very end.

Some ABC fun for the kids.

I ran to do some shopping. Two stores. First was Vons.

My basket. Did really well. Only spent $15 for all this.

3 normal boxes of cereal
2 large boxes of cereal
1 box of cheeze -it
5 cans of spagetto's
4 Dole fruit packs
1 cesear salad pack
2 Nestle snack packs

Picked up a Papa Murphys pizza on the way home. Chicken Garlic, our favorite.

Got all the kids in bed and finished the Utah/Oregon State game. It was heartbreaking, we lost in overtime.

That concludes Saturday. Tomorrow I will share Sunday. I also have a PL spread to share after that.

Monday, September 16, 2013

Week In The Life Friday

I'm back ! Today I want to share some photos + words from Friday.

Can I just say that Friday the 13th was a BAD day. From the time that the kids got up in the morning (which was 6 o'clock by the way) things went south and kept going.

Usually when we are on vacation things are pleasant, everyone is happy, and things go my way. Well, not Friday.  I will just spare you most of the details. Trust me !

Breakfast. In our hotel room. While everyone got dressed. I had some computer work to do.

All 3 kids had birthday parties to go to on Saturday morning. A visit to Target for presents and wrapping paper.  * I can't wait to upgrade my iphone. The photos are getting worse and worse. *

Back to the hotel. On the way I tried to get gas. No such luck. Call to the bank. Long story short, I couldn't purchase anything for at least a few hours. I then tried to tell the lady that I was on vacation and needed to fill up on gas and feed my family. Well, we headed back to the hotel. 

In the meantime, trying to kill time, we went swimming. Thankful we made it back to the hotel on an empty tank of gas.

The pool water was apparently really cold this morning. Usually my girls jump right it. Katelyn had to doggie paddle for a while to get used to it.

Palm Trees. Everywhere.

 All 3 swimmers in the hot tub.

Once everyone was showered I was finally allowed to buy gas and lunch. It was about 1 o'clock. Hit the McDonald's first. Got Maddie food and me a large Dr. Pepper. On the way down the street to Del Taco for the rest of us I picked up my Dr. Pepper cup. The lid wasn't all the way on and I ended up with half of it in my lap !! Great, just great. Pulled over, tried to clean up what I could. Went into the Del Taco drive thru, ordered. Then proceeded to pull forward. My hand slipped from the Dr. Pepper spill and sent the van into the cement wall. Oh dear ! Oh dear. As I am holding back tears waiting for our food the kids are fighting, crying, ect.  This is the very low point of my day. Here is what the car looks like now. Thankfully it was nothing serious. But still, it's my baby !

After I had semi pulled myself together we went over to Ralphs to get some wipes for the car. Cleaned up the spill the best I could. In all the chaos I forgot to get me some food. In and Out was in the same parking lot, perfect. Stopped by the park we had seen on the way there for some playtime, de-stress time and eating time.

A quick talk to my brother (who we had plans with that night) and it was back to the hotel to get ready for the nights plans.

Here is what Patrick was doing all day. Out on location. Working.

Over the cool bridge we go. The kids loved it. 

I was so excited to see my brother and sister in law. They live in the next city over. We try to get together every time we come down this way.

We walked from their apartment to a great pizza place. The kids loved the walk, especially since it involved their aunt and uncle.

Got caught up on the walk down to get dinner. Ate some great pizza. I didn't get any photos from dinner. I think the day was getting to me and the kids were all wound up and I was very busy trying to keep them in their seats.

We went back to their apartment and visited for a little while before driving back to the hotel.

And that was it for Friday, thank goodness nothing else happened. Whew !! I'm glad that day was over.

Stay tuned for Saturday and Sunday coming soon.