Wednesday, January 16, 2013

HELLO 2012 | scrapbook complete

So I just made 10 layouts (20 pages) in the last 3 days. Amazing how much a coupon can inspire you, huh? (I saved $80!) Well here it is, guys, savor it well. I know I will.

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December Layouts

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

November Layouts

If you're willing to wait for the video, it's pretty cute. Ethen's preschool class put on a presentation of the First Thanksgiving.

Monday, January 14, 2013

October Layouts

So, it's January. Resolutions, resolutions. I've been in such a funk lately -- ugh* trying to pull myself out and get on the ball. I've got stacks and stacks of memories to document. Precious art I don't want forgotten. My craft room is a disaster. So much to do. I'm still stuck back in October, but here goes -- jumping in now...
As part of the new me, I've signed up to take a photography class from Maggie Holmes, one of my favorite scrapbookers. I was happy to see she's starting her own paper line. This is the last time she was offering her class, so I took advantage. I still don't have a DSLR camera, but I'm hoping to learn something anyway. Now that I'm no longer on the JessicaSprague creative team I'm hoping to tackle some more projects that have been on hold...

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Happy New Year

So... I am so glad to be home.  So glad to have a fresh new year.  So grateful for the wonderful Christmas vacation we just had.  Many of you received our Christmas card this year and are way confused about our state of affairs.

In November Dave was offered a position at a new company (an offshoot of Transocean) in Dubai.  We accepted the position and began making preparations once again to move -- this time only being out of the box for 5 months.  A couple weeks later, Dave rescinded his acceptance and we decided to stay in Houston.  No concrete reason -- just one of those it doesn't feel right at this time.

We changed our minds a thousand times and weighed all the options.  Both were good.  Both were doable.  But alas, we decided to stay in Houston.  A huge weight was lifted and I was able to enjoy the holidays without an imminent move thereafter.

I've been feeling fine about our decision, and then a friend sent me this ...  wowza.  Maybe I'll change my mind again...this looks incredible.

Burj al Kalifa tower in Dubai on New Years Day.  The tallest building in the world.