Welcome to a day in my life. I can't guarantee that this will be an exciting read for anyone. My life is filled with all the mundane activities of a stay-at-home-mom just trying to raise her three sons to be the best men they can be.

Wednesday, January 09, 2008

I can't believe that school is back in. I really didn't want the school break to be over.

On Friday of last week, we decided to do some cross-border shopping. Then we decided to stay over night just for something different to do. We had a wonderful time, and the boys were into shopping (for the most part.) They all had things that they were looking for. It worked out perfectly for me because they all went off to the computer/video stores, leaving me to shop in peace. After a very filling dinner of Olive Garden, we went back to the hotel to try and catch some highlights of the world cup junior game.

What I loved most about the trip is that two of the boys are now at an age where we can relate as adults. It was so nice just to watch the interactions going on and really appreciate the growth in my boys lately. They are really becoming fine young men. I'm so proud of them.

As soon as we got home on Saturday I jumped on-line to participate in an on-line crop. (that's where a bunch of people scrap in their own homes at the same time, completing challenges that have been posted on the web site, and chatting with each other.) I managed to get quite a bit done over the next day and a half (inspite of a migraine) and am happy to say that I've found my scrapping mojo again.

Here's some of my completed challenges:

This one was my favorite. We were only allowed to use white cardstock. Nothing else, except ink, chalk, and the like. The red heart was cut out from white cardstock and stamped with red ink.


  1. Anonymous3:29 PM

    Love all your new pages! Wow, you were productive! I especially love the feel of the first one. :)

    I can understand how it would be a good change to relate with your boys more as adults and I am looking forward to that with my girls too, even if it's kind of a bittersweet thing since it means that they are no longer our little kids, kwim? Mine are only 8 and 6 but I've already seen a difference when we go to family reunions and such since I can now resume enjoying some adult time and conversation. ;)

  2. That is a lot of pages and work. Thank you for sharing them.

    There are some good things about the kids getting older...you do not need to run them all over the place. You can leave them behind to go out on last second dates without babysitter issues. And the one I love, you can go away for a night or two, or even a week without having to have them along.

  3. Oh my gosh, I love all of your new pages! Your scrapping mojo is more than back, it's front and center!

  4. Great layouts.

    It is nice to talk with the kids about grown-up stuff even though I always enjoyed sharing their kid stuff with them. Joshua is really getting into the political stuff now. He's so excited about voting in next month's primary and the coming election. Jonathan pays attention to current events, but he talks with Maggie a lot more than he talks with us. I wonder why? ;)

  5. Anonymous7:22 PM

    I love your pages, Barb... I'm glad you've found your scrapping groove again. YAY! I'm especially impressed with the white cardstock only page... and also the one where you used the paper-pieced car embellishment! lol. Great job!


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