Sunday, September 13, 2009

Project 365: Week 37

Monday, September 7, 2009

We celebrated Labor Day by just staying home and hanging out together as a family. We did have a picnic on our lawn too. The kids hung out with Dad while I did some designing.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Our day consisted of school for JJ, chores, and playing (spinning/dancing) outside!

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

What a day! Our van's head gasket blew last night and so we had to figure things out. Joey took the day off work and we got JJ on the bus. We were going to walk Beth to her FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL and then Joey was going to ride the bus/trax up to Salt Lake City to get Pete's car. He generously offered to let us borrow it until we get the van fixed. We were on the phone a lot last night trying to figure out a way to get our van to my Dad (5 hours away) so he could fix it for us - as we are really short on money right now. So we were already stressed and then JJ's school called and told us that we needed to come and get him because he was sick. And of course I needed to start walking to get Beth to school. So Beth and I walked to her school and Joey got a ride with a friend to go get JJ. I walked the mile to Beth's school, dropped her off and then walked the mile back home and just beat JJ and Joey home by about 10 minutes. JJ was crying and stressed because he had to come home from school. He had a cough and was sniffly. Joey finally got on the bus to head up to get Pete's car and JJ and I had to walk to go get Beth from school. Joey got the car and barely got back home before we had to get Uncle Aaron to come babysit for us so we could go on our date night that we had planned for a couple of weeks. So we got the kids settled and headed out to go back to Salt Lake City for dinner and movie (Nine) with Curtis and Anne, Jared and Bryn, and Pete and his date, Suzanne. We had a great night and I'm glad that the day ended well after all the stress!

September 10, 2009

JJ stayed home from school and the kids played all day. I was very amused with their creativity. One of JJ's favorite movies right now is BACK TO THE FUTURE and he was using Woody as his "Marty" and a shoe as his time machine! Love it!

JJ's school has a new policy where even just a little cold has to be checked out before the student returns to school (mostly because of the swine flu scare) and since Beth was sick a bit too today, we got an appointment with the doctor. It was just colds for both of them.

Our stake is starting volleyball on Thursday nights so I was so excited to be able to do that. I went and played for 3 hours - and I'm so sore, but it was a lot of fun. With this once a week and walking 4 miles, three times a week - I think I'm actually going to get in shape!

Friday, September 11, 2009

JJ stayed home again and we had to walk Beth to school. On our return home, I found a box on my porch and inside was an amazing surprise. My dear friend, Georgia sent me a Fairy Bear. It was so cute and lifted my spirits immensely! Thank you, Georgia.

I continued my goal to make cookies on Fridays. This time, I made no-bake cookies, but unfortunately, I failed. I couldn't get the cookies to set up - they tasted good, but it was pretty much like eating dough - got to figure that one out!

Saturday, September 12, 2009

I had the opportunity to spend the day at the ScrapbookUSA Expo. Even though I'm totally a Digital gal now - it was fun to walk around the booths and see all the fun scrapbooking supplies there are now. I met up with Sabrina and her cute daughter, Kalissa for awhile too and it was good to visit with her. I mostly sat at a table and tried to catch up with my Project 365 layouts. I've kept up with the photos and journaling on my blog but have really gotten behind on the weekly layouts. I was able to catch up on 4 weeks worth and though I was hoping for more - at least I got going on it. It was funny to sit at the tables and be one of the only ones with a laptop - I did see one other lady with a laptop, but not sure if she was scrapping. All around me was lots of traditional scrappers, but I did have one lady come up to me and watch for awhile. She had just gotten Photoshop Elements and was wanting to start digital scrapbooking - very cool!

Sunday, September 13, 2009

JJ has spread the cold to all of us now - Joey and I woke up with sore throats and the kids are still sniffly. So we stayed home from church today. The kids seem to be on the mend so I think I will send them to school tomorrow - but I thought we would give them one more day at home. JJ loves using Dad's computer to watch his Spiderman and so he got to do that for a little while today, while Dad watched his football. The Colts had their first game of the season today - they won, BARELY - but we'll take it!

And here is my layout for this week:

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Toucan Scraps said...

cute teddy, and glad you had fun at the expo

Ajila said...

Again, I loved the pictures and commentary. You have such a wonderful family. I love how you had lunch on the lawn. You have a knack for making even simple things into fun things. Thank you so much for sharing and leaving you some love.