Did a really quick impromptu photo shoot with the kids on Sunday. I brought them to get some head shots taken and when we got home since they were already in the mood I took a couple pics of my own. I never really notice how big they are getting until I look at the pics I take of them over time.
Nay is turning into quite the Little Man ... And Niah she's such a Lady .... They are 10 & 8 When did this happen?
I love our time together. They make for some of the best conversations. When I pick them up after school and I'm taxiing them off to their after school activities I am always happy to hear about the adventures of their day. And when they're not talking about their school day tales their singing and laughing. Those sounds just make my day 10x better.
I love those two little munchkins and I am so happy to have them in my life. I really don't know what kind of person I would be if I didn't have them in my life. They keep me sane and help to keep me going on those days I wonder why I should.
Anyways here are some of my favorite pics from our little photo shoot.
Love these pics because when I look at them I can see their personalities just bursting through.
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Have you guys checked out the new challenge on Dirty Scraps . If you haven't you should. This one really challenges you let out feelings that might have been built up for years. And Damn it feels good. Here is my layout.
You thought I didn't know you pretended to be my friend. You thought I didn't know you thought of me as a convenient friend. You smiled in my face and talked behind my back. You used me to pay your way when we went out. You used me to do things for you. I was a true friend to you and I loved you like a sister. Thank God I had a real friend who loved and respected me enough to show me what you really are .... A USER. I had to let you go. You lost a good friend. To bad for you.
My Birthday was on the 6th of October. I didn't have the usual party but I had the best time ever. This is my gift from hubby. Gotta love a man who gives jewelry especially Tiffany.
Wednesday (on my birthday) I went to Dinner with Hubby and the kids. I let them choose the restaurant and they picked Olive Garden (their favorite place). I had a wonderful time.
On Friday Night Hubby and went out to a wonder restaurant. Don't have any pics from that. That's something that we will keep between us.
Saturday night we went to the UM vs FSU game. We had a fabulous time. Hubby an even better time cause his team won. I always enjoy going to sporting events. You can really feel the excitement of the game when you're there live. And the people you meet there are the funniest.
Sunday was time to spend with the Ladies. We had lunch at a little Italian place. The food was delish and the atmosphere was perfect. I had the stuffed shrimp (stuffed with crab meat) .... the best.
Over all I am so blessed to have had such a wonderful birthday. Cheers to many more.
Dirty Scraps is having our very first blog hop, scheduled for Oct 23rd at midnight central time and ending October 24th at midnight central time.
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I don't watch much TV but there are 2 shows I'm loving right now.
The first is HellCats which stars 2 Disney up and comings Aly Michalka and Ashley Tisdale. It's cute, corky and positive and I can watch it with the kids. I like light shows that I don't have to think about especially after years of watching Lost and Nip/Tuk.
The other is Vampire Diaries. My daughter got me into this one. She loves this show. Every Thursday Baby Girl and I and even the Little Man get our Vampire fix for the week by watching Damon, Stefan, Elena and Now Kathrine do their thing.
Back to reality. Kids are back in school. They started on Monday. Now it’s homework and projects as well as picking them up and shuffling them off to their different activities. Nay is on the Dance Team again this year and Niah is now on the Gymnastics team so I’ll be spread pretty thin this year. But I don’t mind because I love the routine. It looks like 2 trips to Orlando this year. One trip for each child’s activity and tons of completions and performances. There are also some additional, very exciting things going on for them this year that I can’t discuss right now. But trust me I’m one proud Mommy. And with all of this they have to make sure all school work in on point because of course that comes first.
Since my summer is over I thought it would be great to share some of my favorite photos from this summer.
Nay being Nay
Just love this pic of my little man.
Niah on her Birthday
Busch Gardens with friends.
4th of July
My Uncle visited from France.
The first dress I sewed.
Niah and my niece on our trip to Jamaica.
My cousin, My Mom and Myself in Jamaica
The family at our end of summer party.
Before I go don't forget to check out Dirty Scraps They have an awesome challenge up and the ladies have posted some wonderful layouts for inspirations. They are all stunning and very mind-grabbing.
Check out the layout I did with the Nikki Sivils prizes offered from one of our prior challenges.
Back from a wonderful weekend in Jamaica with my family. The purpose of the trip was a memorial for my Grandmother who died 2 years ago. We added her head stone to her grave and added flowers. It was a small and beautiful ceremony that I know she would have loved. I will posted picture soon.
GOOD NEWS: I came home to such wonderful news. I have been selected as one of the newest design team member of Dirty Scraps . I'm so excited I can't even contain myself. I feel so blessed to be apart of such a talent group of women.
Before I leave here are a couple Pages I did before I left for challenges currently up at TallyScrapper ... Head on over there. There are some great challenges up right now. Great for getting those creative juices flowing. I also have a photography challenge up over there as well. Click here to post your photo.
I WON!!!!! yes I won this month's challenge over at Dirty Scraps. I'm so excited I don't know what to say. My creative juices are just rolling lately. It also helps that there is so much amazing talent and inspiration over at Dirty Scraps. Check out my winning layout.
The other day I was in deed thought about a friend of mine. We're not really close but when we see each other we talk and laugh and crack jokes. We are connected through facebook so I occasionally see what's going on based on status updates. Every time I see him he's smiling and joking and really enjoying life. He's had some medical problems for a while now but most of the time when you see him you would never know. He never lets it get him down. I love his spirit and his character and wish I could be more like that. Cause honestly there is no reason complaining and crying over things we can't change. Or complaining about something that we make no attempt to change. Anyways I saw him the other day and commented on a depressing status update he had on his wall (which was very out of character for him). He explained that things were more serious than first thought but that he had taken a step back to recharge and go at it again. And as usual he was cracking jokes, laughing and radiating with that beautiful spirit I'm always so envious of.
We could all learn something from his view on life. Enjoy life to the fullest and when you feel like you can't take anymore: step back, recharge and go at it again.
I'm not preaching or anything just wanted to share.
OK I went and saw Eclipse...Loved it. I am very happy with the new director. He did a wonderful job of staying as true to the book as possible. Now that I was able to see the story on the big screen it makes my heart hurt for Jacob even more. I love his spunk and his drive but I feel bad that he has to be in love with someone that is obviously in love with someone else. Currently slowly reading Breaking Dawn. Heard that they will be splitting this one into 2 movies. Good more to look forward to.
Finished a cute little dress for Niah that she wore to the movie. She made me feel so good because she was so proud of it. I let her pick the fabric which made her even more excited about the dress. She wanted it down to her ankles but I decide it would be better mid-calf. I'm just so happy she likes it enough to brag that her Mommy made it for her. LOL