Monday, June 30, 2008

Remember Today 6.30.08

{rememebr} a night of reorganizing my "studio"--love the feeling of cleaning out, organizing, rearranging to create a fresh new place to be creative.

Sunday, June 29, 2008

Remember Today 6.29.08

{remember} dark, stormy clouds approaching and Maddox asking if the "thunder and lightning is gonna turn on."

Saturday, June 28, 2008

Remember Today 6.28.08

{remember} the boys awake at 5:41 am (maybe earlier) after going to sleep at 10:30 last night.

Friday, June 27, 2008

Remember Today 6.27.08

{remember} Logan telling all his friends at his birthday party that his "Baby Cousin" is coming over tomorrow.

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Corn on the cob, preschool's end and a silly baby

Squeaking in a few pages for June:

Remember Today 6.26.08

{remember} a trip to the botanical gardens--walking "secret" paths, hearing frogs, seeing a mother turkey with her babies, and taking lots of pictures. Logan said he wanted to come back everyday.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Remember Today 6.25.08

{remember} settling into the lazy days of summer: swimming in the pool, swinging on the swings, playing in the driveway--just hanging out.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

the One, the Only

I think this is the only layout I've done for June--could this be possible?

anyone up for a challenge?

Ok, so the craziness of the close of the school year is finally over, sports seasons have ended, and we already have our "big" vacation over and done with. I finally feel freed to get down to some serious scrapbooking (well, I don't know how serious but I'm hoping to complete a couple of pages before month end). So who's with me? Need a bit of a jump start? Use one of these sketches as your inspiration and get scrapping.

Remember Today 6.24.08

{remember} a terrible back ache and a conversation with Maddox:

M: are you stretching, Mommy?
me: yes, I'm stretching
M: 'cause your back hurts?
me: yes, my back hurts very much
M: ok, then I'll rub it. {rubs my back} is it all better now?
me: not really
M: then I'll rub it with this {his train}. there is that all better?
me: yes, thank you, love {kiss}

Monday, June 23, 2008

Remember Today 6.23.08

{remember} spending a stormy day inside doing pretty much nothing--sheer bliss after the past crazy weeks.

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Remember Today 6.22.08

{remember} being able to yell out "Happy Birthday" as Logan walked by in the baseball parade (and wishing I had the foresight to have made a poster to hold up for him).

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Remember Today 6.21.08

{remember} our "country club" pool overflowing with boys at the end-of-baseball-season-cookout--are we exceeding the legal limit?

Friday, June 20, 2008

Remember Today 6.20.08

{remember} a bit of Christmas in June--lots of rides on the Reindeer Coaster and Humbug, a visit with Santa (Maddox wouldn't even get in the same room with him, but L & C didn't want to get off his chair), and more ice cream and fried dough!

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Remember Today 6.19.08

{remember} an awesome fun time riding rides, laughing with the boys, walking 4 miles through the park, gorging on popcorn, icecream and fried dough, and loving every minute of it!

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Remember Today 6.18.08

{remember} getting in the jam packed car to leave for StoryLand and Perry asking for the directions--whoops, did we forget that one little minor detail?! At least we didn't leave a kid behind.


Ahh, I can finally take a much needed breath--school is over, teacher scrapbooks are completed and given, school staff gifts have been made and given, Logan's birthday invitations are made and in the mail, the house is clean, the baseball banner is underway, and we are packed and headed to StoryLand for a fun family vacation to kick of the summer break--a big sigh of relief.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Bus driver gifts--check!

For the morning (a woman):

For the afternoon (a man):

Remember Today 6.17.08

{remember} Logan's last day of first grade, and that feeling of sheer joy to have an entire summer in front of you. Cleaning the entire house and packing in preparation for Storyland.

Monday, June 16, 2008

Remember Today 6.16.08

{remember} Family Fun Day at Camden's school--can't believe he's done with preschool.

A hug from a beloved teacher

Whittling away at the "To Do's"

Here are the 16 one sheet boxes for the staff at the boys' schools. Check.

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Remember Today 6.15.08

{remember} the boys and I serving Perry breakfast in bed for Father's Day: Thomas' whole grain light english muffin with peanut butter, v-8 juice, water, fish oil, multi vitamin, Claritin, vitamin C (who actually eats like this??). I'd post a picture, but he threatened me with my life.

Teacher gifts

I made four of these albums for the boys' teachers (with the gracious help of three of the moms from the classes--who totally saved my butt!). Simple design, but when you're doing 68 two page layouts you can't get too fancy.

Saturday, June 14, 2008

Remember Today 6.14.08

{remember} Logan's happiness at "whacking" the baseballs in the front yard after dinner.

Friday, June 13, 2008

Remember Today 6.13.08

{remember} Logan going with his Grandma to shop for his birthday and coming home with $44 worth of Pokemon and YugiOh cards--will this obsession ever end?

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Remember Today 6.12.08

{remember} a fun day at the zoo with Logan's class--thank God for perfect weather for the day.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Remember Today 6.11.08

{remember} how the craziness of this time of year rivals that of the holidays--field days, end of school year parties, sports wrapping up, teacher and school staff gifts to make and buy, open houses, etc. Next year I need to get started in April!

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Remember Today 6.10.08

{remember} Camden jumping in the pool fully clothed and the total freedom this bit of disobedience gave him.

Monday, June 9, 2008

Remember Today 6.9.08

{remember} setting up the pool for the summer (including digging out a wheelbarrow-full of dirt in the blazing 100 degree heat in an attempt to level the ground so the darn thing doesn't tip over and leak out again ruining all our summer fun--yes, I was a bit disgruntled) so the boys can have tons of fun!

Sunday, June 8, 2008

Remember Today 6.8.08

{remember} Maddox loving the "bumpy" [aka, jumpy] at the church picnic.

Saturday, June 7, 2008

Remember Today 6.7.08

{remember} the final game of C's soccer season, the end of season celebration and his very own and much earned soccer medal:

Friday, June 6, 2008

Gifts to soccer coaches

Super simple gift card holder. Love SU!'s adorable "All in the Family" people. Didn't have a soccer ball stamp so improvised with stickers from the boys' stash.

Cut 8 1/2 x 11 long way in half (4 1/4 x 11). Score at 1 1/2" to create a pocket for gift card and use super sticky tape to seal sides. Then score a bit from gift card top, and again to wrap around. Trim off excess. I honestly didn't measure so I apologize for not being more precise than this in my directions.

Remember Today 6.6.08

{remember} craving time for scrapbooking, but needing to tackle other necessary projects instead.

Thursday, June 5, 2008

remember today 6.5.08

{remember} creating a to do list that's nearly a page long, and then wondering how I'm ever going to get it all done. . .

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Remember Today 6.4.08

{remember} taking C & M to Camden's "favorite place to go in a car with his family"--so fun to browse without rushing and no one begging and crying to buy everything in sight. And like the crazy person I am, I brought along my camera to snap pics. It was for his school project, honest.

I should carry my camera around with me more often.

One down, 14 more to go. . .

This box is made from one sheet of 8 1/2 x 11 cardstock, simply scored and folded, no cuts, no adhesive. Directions here. Some of the folds are a bit tricky and took me two tries to get right, but other than that this box is a cinch--thank goodness 'cause I'm making them for the prinicpals, nurses, secretaries, assistants, and specialists at the boys' schools. They'll be filled with Lindt truffles. How many more days until school's out???

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Remember Today 6.3.08

{remember} after a bit of practice, Maddox has mastered the art of pedaling his trike-- so proud of himself.

Monday, June 2, 2008

Mom's card

Now that I have finally given my mom her Mother's Day card, I can post it:

So Stinkin' Cute

Yet again I am saved by the creativity of someone else. For this month's Stamp Club project, I found (at 10:30 the night before) the cutest, most clever{est} card I have ever seen. So, of course, I just had to steal it for my Stamp Club.

Is this not the cutest?!

Remember Today 6.2.08

{remember} playing soccer with Camden's team--last practice of the season, and oh how he loved the game.

Sunday, June 1, 2008

Just a card

Anniversary card for C&J using SU!'s rub ons.

Remember Today 6.1.08

{remember} L & C swimming in Auntie Lisa's just-filled, frigid pool (about 52 F)--no toe test for these two, they just dove right in.