Monday, April 25, 2011

A Small Break...

With baseball season just ending for my oldest and then summer baseball not in full swing for the boys we are in a bit of a lull... and it's glorious!
It won't really last long, only for about a week.... but it's nice to just come home and chill... actually make dinner and sit around the table! I really miss those days... when then kids were smaller and we didn't run so much we sat around the table each and every night and had dinner together and shared about our day. With so much go go go around here we may get that twice a week now... i wasn't sure really if the kids got too much out of it until we didn't do it... now they ask "are we at home tonight? can we do dinner on the porch?"...

Have to give a shout out to my little softballer (kenna!)... last year was her first year to play softball and she rarely hit the ball when up to bat (coach pitch) and just did ok in the outfield....
this year...
she has hit every single time but once up at bat and last week caught a pop fly and threw it to first for a double play!! I was up out of the stands like an idiot so excited!! :)


I haven't shared any craftyness lately cause I had wanted to leave my Core entry up top... but with the announcement sometime this week (fingers still crossed... eeek!) I thought it was time to start sharing work again ;)


Here's a new layout I just finished today (I actually finished TWO *gasp!* but I''m only sharing one.. gotta space them out ya know!)... this one is all from the Noel Mignon Jump and Jive kit (still 6 left!!)

This layouts about the tradition the kids have making me breakfast in bed each year... they go all out and I get really spoiled.. Jay has started this with them from the time they were tiny... and they are very serious about it and don't like to miss it! This particular year Jay had to be out of town and he made sure to make breakfast the night before and cut up all the fruit etc so all the kids had to do was take it out of the fridge and heat it up and present it! I LOVE that my kids do this for me each year...
I worked on this layout and just fell in love with it and then once I got done I realized... damn! I forgot to journal (I do this often.. hehe) and so I printed out a large tag and slipped it behind my large photo mat (see the little punched border sticking out the top?)


and then here it is sticking out...

and of course a little close up..

Just found out this layout is featured over at Paper Issues... how fun! Thanks girls! :)

Speaking of Noel Mignon.... the NEW MARY ELLEN kit is now up for sale... here's a look at it...

yeah it's a beauty huh.... go grab you one! :)

Thanks for stopping by!

5 comments:

dstandard said...

Awesome Kim - love your ruffles!

Gretchen said...

loooove the Mother's Day layout!! if you want, go link it up at Paper Issues. there is a linky party with Mother's Day projects going on!!
http://paperissues.blogspot.com/2011/04/word-to-your-mutha.html

Cassie said...

This is so fabulous!! Thank you so much for sharing it with us at Paper Issues! We featured you today! http://paperissues.blogspot.com/2011/04/mothers-day-layout.html

Diana Fisher said...

Such a wonderful page! Love the title in the middle, hidden journaling and the scallops layered like that. Fab!!!!

kim c said...

saw you at paper issues.
gorgeous layout.
love your style.