Spring break…blog break…

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It’s spring break here at our household!

That means no blogging from me for several days.  Of course,  you are used to that, but just in case!!

Good times, good days!

Project Life, Week 11: Birthday celebrations!!

The Mom Creative

Better late than never!  A labor intensive layout for Week 11 with birthdays and festivities to record!  And new this week, I’m using the Kraft Edition!!  So fun!  Got it 20% last Monday!  Watch AC Digitals every Monday for their 20% off new products!  So fun!!

Week 11 for blog

Birthday insert for the week,DPL-Week-11-birthday-insert_edited-1

Now onto Week 12.  It’s started and ready to roll…

I am linking up with The Mom Creative Project Life Tuesday.

Links to frequently used elements on my pages.  I will try and list the specific links to a post in red and the rest just leave in black for general purpose!  I don’t want this to be too labor intensive every week, but I do want to give credit where it’s due for sure!!

Project Life Seafoam Edition

Project Life Kraft Edition

Becky Higgins Project Life Templates

Ali Edwards Days & Months Hand Drawn Brushes

Traveling Typewriter Font freebie

Lobster Font freebie

Cathy Zielski Week in Review cards No 1

Awesome freebies from Jessica Sprague Digital Project Life class

Persnickety Prints StoryTeller Freebies

September Blue Weekly Circle Titles Freebie

Pixels and Company Twenty13 calendar cards

Cathy Zielski InstagramTemplate card freebie

Echo Park Birthday Girl Mini

Echo Park Hello Summer Full Edition

Wishy Washy-feedsack

 

Project Life sun rays

I don’t have my layout for last week done.  I was going to do it this morning, but we had a 2-hour delay and now we are off the whole day.  The kids and I have stuff we want to do and it doesn’t involve mom being on the computer today!  My kiddos are ready to have their momma back, and I can see it manifesting itself BIG time today in DD2.  She’s up and at it and ready to GO.  I’m not usually, but even more so being pregnant.  My day hardly starts much before 10:00…and she is going completely stir-crazy on me today.  And since I’m feeling moderately good right now, I must use my energy in good ways and get to the basement and have FUN!  Right now I’ve got her practicing piano so I can at least post this.

Here is what I saw this morning when I came out for my breakfast at 7:15!

Project Life sunrays

The family has been pouring over my newly updated 2013 Project Life album!  It’s all caught up through Week 10!  So exciting!!  I order all my pages from Persnickety Prints and they are gorgeous!!  And it goes without saying that I was thrilled to see the sun shining this morning.  And the birthday flowers from last week are still going strong!

And here’s an exciting invitation over at Margie’s blog for a Project Life celebration blog hop.  Sounds wonderful!

And in case you live in the Midwest where winter is NOT letting up and SPRING IS TOMORROW, take a peek at Melissa’s gorgeous photos from her recent trip to the Dallas Arboretum!  I think I’ll get a one-way ticket down!!

Happy day regardless of the weather!  We’ll be making pizza for lunch today.

Project Life Week 10

The Mom Creative

Just got last week’s spread done for Week 10!!  Set my timer to see how long it takes me to do a week at at time, about an hour!  Now I’m off to Persnickety to order Weeks 6-10!!  Can. not. wait.!!!  The order will come lickety split too!!

Thanks for stopping by!  I was lazy last week.  I did get my spread done, but just didn’t have the mojo to post about it.  I appreciate your comments…they inspire me to keep posting!

Week 10 for blog

Click on photo for a larger view.

I am linking up with The Mom Creative Project Life Tuesday.

Links to frequently used elements on my pages.  I will try and list the specific links to a post in red and the rest just leave in black for general purpose!  I don’t want this to be too labor intensive every week, but I do want to give credit where it’s due for sure!!

Project Life Seafoam Edition

Becky Higgins Project Life Templates

Ali Edwards Days & Months Hand Drawn Brushes

Traveling Typewriter Font freebie

Lobster Font freebie

Cathy Zielski Week in Review cards No 1

Awesome freebies from Jessica Sprague Digital Project Life class

Persnickety Prints StoryTeller Freebies

September Blue Weekly Circle Titles Freebie

Pixels and Company Twenty13 calendar cards

Cathy Zielski InstagramTemplate card freebie

Echo Park Birthday Girl Mini

Echo Park Hello Summer Full Edition

Wishy Washy-feedsack

Randomness….

blog post, birthday flowers

And I’ll write it here in my “home” instead of on my Facebook wall.  That way if you want to read it,  you know where to find me, if you don’t, I don’t feel guilty taking up space on your wall!

Just noticed DD2’s winter coat lying on the floor.  She must have worn her spring coat today???  Didn’t even notice LOL!  She’s been enjoying playing outdoors as much as possible again!  I hear the continual bounce of the ball against the garage door.

Inspired by this blog post that I’m not alone in not being unhappy with my current photo taking and photos!  Her last few paragraphs echo my sentiments lately, and I think it’s for the very same reason…I have spring fever and am dying for SUNSHINE!  I am going to get the app she mentioned for my iPad photo taking which I’ve definitely been doing more of.  Got a few other inspiring articles to read and learn from that I got in a newsletter email this weekend.  I love exciting inspiration that hits the spot at the perfect time!

I have tons of cards to be making and really want to be making but….there are so many other fun things happening lately!  Such a quandary to be in LOL!  I didn’t even make one for DD this weekend.  She didn’t mind!

A yummy slice of birthday cake tasted so good this morning.

DD1 had some help blowing out her candles!  He was pretty awed by 14 candles to blow out!!  I get to babysit him and his sweet little baby sister 1 day this week and next.  They are the sweetest kiddos.

blog post, birthday help

I am sooooo pale.  So ready for some sunshine.  I don’t get overly tan, but definitely more color than I have now. I’m careful, yes, but I do get out there and soak up as much Vitamin D as I can.  Exercising, pool time, gardening.  Bring it on!

Trees are tapped, sap is flowing!  DH just taps a few trees for the fun of making our own syrup!

blog, sap flow

The fact that my husband cooked up a corn beef roast and some extra chicken breasts for me makes my heart pitter-patter all the more so.  He is a gem.  He even baked fresh rye bread for the Reuben sandwiches!  YUM!  He also bent over to pick something up speedy fast when I dropped it this weekend.  What a delight!  Bending over is taking more and more effort!

blog post, reuben

I’m getting mixed messages on the gender of this baby.  I’m carrying low (boy), the heart rate is high (girl), the Chinese calendar says boy, I feel miserable ALOT (girl).  Hmm, what else?  Those are the most obvious right now!!

I feel myself bonding more and more with the little one as heshe kicks more and more!

Geraniums are starting to bloom!  I’ll soon be planting my pots.  Hanging pots were just hung up at the greenhouse. It’s right on my walking route and so I’ve been checking it out every day.  Joy!!

blog, winter blooms

Greenhouse view,

blog, greenhouse goodness

And we’ve officially “sprung ahead” with the hour time change.  I set our bedroom clock ahead and promptly went to bed, 8:00 pm spring ahead time.  It felt wonderful!  Then I don’t feel the change so harshly.

Have a wonderful day!

Currently…

Oh my!  I’m in the midst of a very happy week!  And it’s only going to get happier!!  We love birthday’s in this house.

Currently…getting ready for a trip to town for one last run of birthday goodies I need.  Ingredients for Sunday night’s snacky supper with our dear friends that will help us celebrate DD1’s 14th birthday.

Currently…thankful that even though my two kiddos are leaving the single digits this year, we have a little baby coming to start that phase all over again!  Can. not. wait.

Currently…still smiling from yesterday’s lunch date with two friends, one of which is due very soon with her little one!  Can. not. wait.

baby bumps, rebekah, neisha

I joked with her this morning that we should campaign for 1,000 likes because we got so many hits yesterday as it was!  Other people’s baby bumps are so cute when they aren’t yours LOL!!  And she mentioned we should let Blue Spoon know and get them in on it!!  We didn’t plan on the advertising in the background.  This photo was taken quickly as our third friend rushed off to her next appointment…so there was no planning, just click and run!  But it turned out perfectly with their logo right in the middle!!

Currently….so thankful the forecast is holding less and less colder temps and snow and more sunshine and warmer temps.  Perfect for spring break weather.  DH is tapping a few trees this weekend.  Mmmmm!

Currently…wanting to stamp a pretty, artsy card.  I need to get down there and just do it.  Problem is, so much of life is fun to me, I hardly need that outlet too.  Seriously.  I love keeping house.  It’s pretty much full-time play for me.  I got to thinking about this when I was wondering why I don’t get down to stamp more.  Well…there are just so many fun things a girl can do in a day that’s why!! (and yes, some days are rough and you feel like Cinderella, I’m being all unrealistic here…)

Currently….craving Reuben sandwiches.  Thank goodness corn beef is on sale this week.  We’ll be stocking up, I assure you of that!  I’m not mostly Irish for nothing!!

Currently…still eating lots of Honey Nut Cheerios.  (mostly Aldi brand)

Currently….thankful for Facebook and the social outlet there.  Yes ,there are some aspects of it I still don’t like.  But I do love the constant banter that can happen!

Currently…dreaming of making our summer bucket list!  First and foremost, I will be a nurturing momma.  After all, I hardly thought this blessing of a brand new baby would be mine ever again!  And the heart of motherhood is where I and others see me at my happiest, most content state of mind.  I’m thankful DH reminded me of this recently….”You were your happiest I’ve ever seen this last summer.”  And I knew exactly why.  I won’t go into the details of why, but I just knew, and I couldn’t believe it was that transparent that he had noticed too.  🙂

Currently…needing to flip the laundry and go for my walk!

Have a wonderful day and weekend!  Next week has another birthday, DH!  And then my dr. appointment and scheduling of the ultrasound the following week!  And hopefully a tour of the new birthing facilities soon too!   Not new, new, but new to us in the last 10 years since DD2 was born!

Snow day!

I’m skipping out on Project Life Tuesday today.  I got the layouts done, but I just don’t feel like taking the extra steps to blur out names and faces this week!  That’s just reality!

It’s a snow day here today.  Snowing tiny flakes non-stop since early this morning.  Got the paved part of the driveway shoveled this morning and I’m glad I did, because now it’s staying bare, temps must be warm enough!

March 5, rebekah, shoveling snow

Might try to make a card or two this afternoon, but it’s not looking too hopeful.  Just don’t have much mojo flowing!  Cozying down with a book or my iPad sounds more appealing at the moment.

Currently…

Happy MARCH!  I’m so excited that spring is that much closer.  That June is that much closer!  Here I am at 25 weeks pregnant.  Just got some new clothes (not what I’m wearing though…).

March 1, 25 weeks

March 1, Rebekah, 25 weeks_edited-1

Other currentlys…

*getting ready for a potluck at our house Sunday!  It’s past time to get people together around here!

*have birthday presents for DD1 that need to be wrapped

*weight gain at 8 lbs so far

*Blueberries have been really good at Aldi the last two weeks.  And at a good price!

*I ate three bowls of Honey Nut Cheerios (Aldi brand though!) yesterday.  2 at one sitting, 1 before bed!  A craving!

*scored on some beautiful kid’s wooden puzzles at the thrift shop yesterday!

*I go to bed early.  Like 8’ish.  Most evenings if I don’t go by then, I start getting a real ick feeling and I hate that feeling.  Going to bed early seems to alleviate that.  Not usually feeling too tired, but it just be my body’s way of saying “Enough!”

*ready to declutter the back basement bedroom….again.

*I’ve had a lot of wonderment about what it’s like to be a reserved type of person.  I’m not, so that’s why I wonder.  And yet I’m not even in the same league as my SIL’s!!  What would a reserved person do around them I wonder? 😉  Love em’…and want to be more like em’!

*highly addicted to two iPad apps.  4 pics, 1 word and Word Search+.  If I’m not sick of them by June, I could see the word search being a great distractor during the first labor signs!!  🙂  Maybe!

*listening the kids eat their dinner.  They were watching an exciting basketball game up at school and missed the family dinner time.  DH and I had a nice quiet dinner and talked about all things baby pretty much!  Nice not to have various kiddo opinions thrown in!!

And that’s all. I thought I had more to add, but I don’t, so I won’t bore you any longer!

Have a wonderful day!