I can't believe it's been nearly a month since I blogged! August was just crazy around here. My MIL was here for most of the month reupholstering our living room furniture - it turned out great and I love it, but the process was a big mess for several weeks and sort of turned life upside down (I didn't realize how hard it is to live without furniture!). My son also started school (2nd grade!), I have big changes happening at work (we're moving into a new clinic in a few weeks), and my husband Joel also started back to school (grad school to get his Master's in Social Work) - so August seemed like one big adjustment period for all of us! Things finally seem to be settling down. I'm VERY proud of the fact that even in the midst of all the craziness, I somehow managed to stay caught up on Project Life!! YAY! So, let's see if I ever manage to catch up on sharing my layouts here on the blog...
Week 26: June 23 - June 29, 2013
What was happening this week: One of my good friends from high school, Alanna, who I hadn't seen in like 15 years!!, came to visit for a week with her sweet family. They stayed at my Mom's house in Kihei while my Mom was vacationing on the mainland. I took off work the week they were here and we had so much fun playing tourists. It was awesome seeing our boys interact and getting to know each other's husbands in real life (Facebook doesn't seem like "real life", ya know?). I really can't put into words how GOOD this week was - every bit of it.
I used a little bit of the Midnight Core kit and the Jade Core kit by Becky Higgins in this layout as well as lots of bits and pieces from Elle's Studio. That "Hello Vacation!" card is from the Saltwater Journal Tags collection, which I've just about completely used up. I also used a bunch of white Micro Monogram stickers throughout the layout.
The right side of the layout is really more of the same - photos of our Staycation adventures with Alanna's family, lots of Elle's Studio goodies.
And now some stats, because I think it's fun when Elise Cripe does this, so I thought I'd start as well:
Ratio of photos taken by Jen to photos taken by Joel: 6 to 0 (plus 2 taken by Alanna, 1 taken by Alanna's son Micah, 1 taken by Alanna's husband Curtis, and 1 taken by a stranger at the spa)
Ratio of Galaxy S3 Phone Photos to "real camera" photos: 9 to 2
I will be sharing a link to this post on The Mom Creative blog.