let's see... what have I been up to this week? Oh yes. Graduation. Small children. Moving to the big league. Me, practically popping pills in the back of the bleachers, while at the same time manning a video camera, my Canon, and a 4 year old who was busy stepping on the dozen pink roses we'd just bought at the store.
I thought becoming a Kindergardner and entering public schools was the big time, but I was wrong. Contemplating days this fall where she's in school all day, every day, is enough to make this mama curl into the fetal position.
I also realized how unfair being the eldest can be. For the next two years, PJ is going to have quality time with mom and dad while Morgan is gone all day. Morgan's one-on-one time occurred from birth to 2 years, when she figured it would be all about her anyway, and it was. I'm going to have to find a way to get quality time with my girl. How do other people do it? If you have any thoughts, let me know.
For now, some peeks on her last day. She bathed the night before and I put her hair in several braids so it'd be nice and fluffy for Graduation.
I'm not thrilled with how these turned out. I took photos of the girls on the first day of school with this old desk and wanted to do it again on the last, but was rushed that morning and hefted the thing outside about 2 minutes before we needed to leave. School days were cut at the end of the year for elementary school because of budget cuts, so Payton's last day is actually Tuesday. I plan to do a retake of Morgan with Payton then. I can't wait to scrap the photos side by side to see how much they've changed.
Other than that, I've been busy with yard work. We've been working a lot on curb appeal and I can't wait to see what it looks like when we are finished. One of our projects is a sprinkler system and that makes my heart smile. Green grass = happy!
I'll admit to being a bit burnt out on the craft front lately. I've experienced some negativity that has made me question myself, my work, the industry, so I've been avoiding my craft room. But I got my July kit from Studio Calico and it was a great big burst of happy (between the kit and the 5 American Craft albums I purchased to clean up some layout clutter, so happy about that).
I have one sneak to share tonight, but I have a few more projects in the works. I actually got a great big huge burst of inspiration with a magazine I ran across and I can't wait to share it and my projects this month. I sure hope everything turns out like it looks in my head! :)
I sure hope you've managed to catch the great big hint I've been giving you. You did check out the sneak show, right?
More soon! Have a great night! Davinie