Monday, August 29, 2011

WooHoo - Monday

First full week of school for the kids and I realized this morning, taking the boys, that I didn't snap any "First Day" photos.  What the heck???  So, I snagged the boys this morning and will have to get my daughter tomorrow.  I'm sure, being a 14 y.o. high school girl will make her super excited at 6:45 in the morning to have her picture taken.  Don't you?  I also didn't get any of them in their traditional spot at the front door - that's gonna be a little trickier since my daughter leaves a full hour before the boys do.

We also have the first official "back to school cold" in the house.  My daughter left sounding like the Snufulufagus and has texted me she needs drugs.  I'm prepping myself for the rest of the house getting sick as well.  You know, just in time for the 3-day weekend.

We enjoyed four soccer games over the weekend, three losses and one win.  WOOHOO for the one win. We had a mini volleyball tournament early Saturday morning.  We had volleyball fundraising  . . . or rather I had lots of pushing to get the daughter fundraising.  I'm starting week two of the "get on the cleaning wagon."  Took a little more self-talk to get me moving this morning, but the daily chores are done.  Another WooHoo.  Now, if I can just get caught up on the rest of the list.

On the bright side, I took myself out on Friday and completed nine pages and a 12 page mini book using Big Picture's Big Idea Festival class.  The theme was "Words to Live By" but, dork that I am, I didn't realize that when I was planning what to do (see this is why you should READ.)  I was planning on doing more a "I enjoy when you Share blah-blah-blah."  As I pulled photos and then started writing, it actually came out as words to live by.  Guess now I can print out the cover "Words to Live By" that I just found on the website today.  (See, again, the whole reading thing.)  I also don't know if I'm going to leave the pages this simple - I contemplated adding some stitching and and played with some embellishments, but nothing seemed to either fit or look right.

Okay, almost time to start the daily running, homework and dinner dance. 

Ready to get some pages of your own completed.  Stay tuned on September 1st for "Four Sketches, 20 Days"  It'll be good!!

Happy Monday.


Francine said...

Lori - great job on your mini album. The pictures and words you chose are wonderful. You've created a keepsake to be proud of.

Kristin - The Fifth Sparrow No More said...

Woohoo on getting so much done! Now if i only i could be that productive ...

Nitasha said...

What a great mini! I participated in the class too, but didn't quite finish my little tag album yet. Hopefully, I'll finish it next weekend!