Sunday, June 30, 2013

June 365 2013

June was quite the busy month.  Anniversaries, Birthdays, end of School, the list goes on.  It was a full month. 

It was a great start to the Summer!

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Officially NINE

Hard to believe that 9 short years ago, my life changed by such a small little person.  Gianna came into the world on her own terms. Early in the morning, and with little time to prepare (barely made it to the hospital that's just 5 mins away).  She is full of fire and doesn't let much get in her way either.  She is my mini-me.  And she is amazing!

She has an abundance of love for people and wants to be everyones friend.

She loves to read the goofiest, funniest books she can get her hands on.

She wants to get a cat...mainly I think because her sister wants a dog.

She loves to swim, but doesn't like being outside with BUGS.

She is a smart cookie and will rattle off numbers like a calculator.

She loves listening to Taylor Swift and Selena Gomez.

She loves to shop for clothes in HER style.

She asks questions about EVERYTHING!

She thinks she can get away with things when she gives "the look".

She is my baby, and she is NINE.

Happy 9th Birthday Gianna!!

You make us proud.  Sparkle on Sweet Girl!  Love you always!

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Still At It

Don't ask me where June went. I have no idea. I haven't stopped blogging. Just had nothing photographed to share. That's my downfall. Every.Time. 

When I'm on a roll the last thing I want to do is stop to take pics of my projects. OR the lighting is bad. Can't win. 

Today before attempting to work at my clean desk area, I wanted to snap some pics of Project Life pages back from week 19. I'm pretty caught up with it just haven't shared it. Yes, I am a slacker. Again.  I did try to take pics but they were coming out pretty "blah" so I trashed them all. I will have to find time tomorrow. 

Pinky swear promise. 

In other news, tomorrow is the last day of school! WOOOO-HOOOO!!! Finally! The day could not come soon enough. It just dragged on. 

You know it's a happy day when you make the last lunch of the school year. Today and tomorrow are half days. Not much time to do anything but the time flies quick before pick up. 

Marissa performed with her choir at tonight's middle school graduation.  Her time will be here before you know it. 

Feels like she just started her first year of middle school. Despite her many late nights of homework, I think she liked it. So much has changed for her this year and she's growing up. 

This weekend is Gianna's 9th birthday. She's got plans, some of which include going to Outback for dinner. One of the few places she actually eats!! She had a better school year than last year, and has changed for the better in some ways. 

Can't believe I've got a 4th & 7th grader as of tomorrow! 

As for now, I'm ready for the summer. Just wish Mother Nature would decide on the weather. It's been nutty lately! 

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Fourteen Wonderful Years!

Today marks FOURTEEN WONDERFUL years since saying "I do."


Hard to believe it's been that long, yet it seems like yesterday! 

Of course, as terrific as most days are, not every day is a fairytale.  Some days are downright tough with everyday craziness.  Through it all we keep each other grounded.  Joe is my rock.  He motivates me to be better.  He loves me no matter how crazy I get.  He is amazing!! 

If I had to do all over again I would in a heartbeat!  There's no one else I'd rather be with.  As corny as it sounds he really is my soul mate. 

Love him to infinity and beyond!!

Monday, June 3, 2013

You Make Life Grand Version 2

Ever since I made THIS layout of the girls, I knew I had to make another.  Whenever I make a layout that has both girls, I like to make one for both of their albums.  Sounds crazy but I can't decide who gets what.  I keep it very similar, but make a few changes most of the time. 

Seems like I've been on a Disney kick lately.  We have an upcoming trip to WDW this summer that can't come soon enough!!  It's been over a year since our last trip and with all the new attractions I just can not wait to go!! 

Sunday, June 2, 2013

EPCOT Thru Instagram

Going through the pile of extra printed pics I realized these were enough to make a layout.  

I kept it simple, as usual, using a grid design. I made the title with my Cameo using the font for EPCOT and the Billabong font for Instagram.

Used more sequins for bling....slowly going through my suddenly-growing stash. So many fun shapes and colors!! I find them in the kids craft sections of Michaels.

I've been having fun making Disney layouts again. Maybe I'll get motivated to do another autograph album!! 

Saturday, June 1, 2013

After The Crazy Week

This past week was such a crazy off schedule week that I spent some time today catching up on things around the house.

My main priority today was laundry.  I lost track of how many loads I did today.  Not only did I do laundry but I've been folding, sorting, and putting it all away too!  No laundry baskets full of clean clothes to search through to find socks!  When I told Joe he went into shock.

Joe had to work some today, so I decided to break in my crock pot that my sister Marie gave me for my birthday.  I got a recipe from Pinterest for Hawaiian Meatballs and threw it all together.  I figured if no one liked it I could always grill up some burgers!!  Gotta have a back up plan!!  Turns out we all liked it (except Gianna who is THE PICKIEST kid on the planet and she didn't even try it!!) but personally I think since it makes so much, you could easily make it as an appetizer for a buffet type party.

Confesstion time:  I couldn't resist Kelly Purkey's Project kit this month.  I swore I wasn't going to buy anymore supplies for Project Life but it was irresistable!! 

Another confesstion: I also bought the Project Life kit from Citrus TwistI know! I know!!  I don't need either kit and I went overboard but it was calling my name!!!

Now that I've gotten some of my chores done and the confessions aired, I plan on sitting in my poor, neglected, craft room and catching up on things!