Friday, March 10, 2017

My Sweet Boy is 8!

Ethen turned eight today.  How does this happen?  For real?

I took him to the Houston Temple for the first time.  He was really struck by it's beauty.  He wanted to go inside, so we managed to go to the bathroom.  He mentioned how he understood why people wanted to go here because it was so peaceful.

He's not an easy subject to photograph.  He is chatty, wiggly, goofy, and never looks at the camera.  But I did manage to snap a few that I loved.

His new thing is languages.  He wants to learn Korean, Chinese, Spanish, and Russian all at the same time.  We opted on practicing Spanish first.  He LOVES his El Libro De Mormon and reads aloud from it with his dad.

Join us for his baptism on March 25 if you can.

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

February 2016 Calendar Pages

So the first trimester of my pregnancy has been killing me.   No energy + all day yuckiness = no creativity.  Nothing is getting done.  I'm barely functioning as I see things looming in front of me, growing ever more pressing.  So I'm taking it a day at a time. 

It's funny as I post last year's layout, how I had given up on having another baby a year ago.  It definitely hasn't been the timing I wanted, but who knows what the Lord has planned for us.  We'll take it.

Posting these late, but that's okay, right?

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

February 2016 Digital Layouts

Just one Valentine layout for digital pages this month.  Happy Valentines' Day!

Template from Studio DD.

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

January 2016 Digital Layouts

Template from Paislee Press Pocket Guide No. 2

Pulled gold wordart off web.

Template is from Scrapping with Liz Life is an Adventure template, digital elements are from In A Creative Bubble Travelogue collection.

January 2016 Calendar Pages

Got my 2015 book in the mail and I love it.  I'm keeping the same format for 2016, because it works so well for me.  I feel this template has a lot more flexibility than Project Life.

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

January 2016 Hybrid Layouts

These two pages are similar in design, but I had one portrait and one landscape picture, so I had to improvise a little.  Although the overall theme is the same, I tailored the journaling to fit each child.
Patterned papers: Pinkfresh and Fancy Pants; Enamel Dots: The Paper Studio; and Thickers: American Crafts

Patterned papers: Pinkfresh and Pink Paislee; Enamel Dots: The Paper Studio; and Thickers: American Crafts

Saturday, December 31, 2016

December 2015 Digital Layouts

These are the last two layouts to go into this book.  I'm getting the cover ready and sending it to Shutterfly to have it printed!

The trees are from Carina Garder's O Christmas Tree collection, but I recolored them.  The wordart is from Ali Edwards and the 25 is from In A Creative Bubble.

This is a really old Ali Edwards template that I expanded to two pages.