Wednesday, June 25, 2008

new layouts

The Reminisce gals came over to scrapbook last Thursday and I started some layouts... just getting around to finishing them up. So many cute baby photos, so little time! As we were working last week, Lisa called from Reminisce and asked Deb and Jess to come take photos. Such a sad way for the store to come to a close... Video of the clean up is here.

Saturday, June 21, 2008

for your viewing pleasure

Having some fun with iMovie - it's so easy and quick to make a silly movie!

Saturday Gratitude

Ali posted on Thursday about things she is thankful for right now - that's something I've been thinking about alot this week in the face of all this terrible flooding. I have so much to be thankful for.
  • A happy, healthy baby boy
  • Being able to spend 4 months all day every day bonding with baby L.
  • Having our families close enough to see on a regular basis
  • Beautiful weather this week that inspired me to actually get out and work in our yard
  • A home that is safe and dry
  • A hubby that appreciates what I do and works hard to provide for us
  • the fact that my AppleCare plan covered the replacement of my rotten hard drive
Working on being outside a little bit today and trying to rebuild the contents and layout on the MacBook. And a fair amount of time for snuggling and chatting and playing with Photobooth with Lachlan.

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Lachlan says "happy father's day!"

So sad

The Strip
Originally uploaded by DebAnn18

It really doesn't seem right to blog about anything other than how sad I feel for everyone in eastern Iowa who is affected by this terrible flooding (photo is of Coralville). I'll be back later this week when my laptop comes back with it's new harddrive from the Mac doctor.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Stopped by Reminisce today to pick up some layouts and other stuff I
had left there, and to get some solid color cardstock, in anticipation
of not being able to run over and grab it once they're gone. Still
feeling quite sad, especially for Lisa and the other Reminisce
employees having to deal with the large mess of closing down all
aspects of the store (not to mention the impending floodwater).

Also having a not-so-small panic attack because my MacBook froze up
this morning and will now only show me a dismal looking screen with a
question mark on it. I'll be taking it to the Mac doctor on Friday -
Thank goodness for the iPhone until then. Keep your fingers crossed
that I'll be able to recover my photos at the very least!

I'm sure that my laptop woes are very insignificant compared to the
loss of property that is and will continue to happen all around us due
to the flooding this week, so I am certainly counting my blessings
that we are high enough to be dry.

Monday, June 09, 2008

Happy & Sad

Well, actually this photo is a "before & after" - eating, that is. It amazes me how Lachlan can wake up and be ready to eat ASAP, and then what a happy boy he is after he has a full belly. Lots of smiles and fun noises happening right now!

I am feeling so happy that Bill is home from his boys' fishing trip - it was fun having the little one all to myself, but it is nice to have some back-up, too. We missed daddy!

Also feeling quite sad about this news that Reminisce will be closing at the end of June. I worked there part-time for 3 years and met so many great people. It was such a fun place to work and I will miss shopping there, too! If you're a scrapbooker, make sure to get in there and grab some good deals while supplies last!
Here are a couple new layouts. I'm still loving these photos by Shelley so much.

Thursday, June 05, 2008

Where does the time go?

Oh, yeah, I spend it looking at this sweet face! It's been a busy week so far. We were invited to a baby shower on Monday for a former coworker at Prairie Ridge. Her little boy was born the day after Lachlan, so that was fun! To see everyone and both sweet babies together was a treat. I made up some fancy burp cloths for baby Tyler by sewing Amy Butler polka dots to the edge of 3 prefolded diapers.

Grandma A. came over to visit for a few days from Des Moines, which was great. Bill's out of town this week, so it was so nice to have her here to help take care of both of us. :) Everyone wants to make sure that I am getting enough rest, but honestly, I think your body just adjusts to being a new mom. It is so nice that we get to make our own schedule right now, so there are lots of lazy mornings and afternoon naps, which is definitely helping to keep me rested.
Now that Grandma has headed home, we are having a quiet evening. L was up for much of the day, so that makes for a sleepy night for him. I'm enjoying the down time with some ice cream, watching "So You Think You Can Dance" and working on a few layouts with newly printed photos. Hopefully another update coming your way soon - hoping the rain will hold up a little so that we can get out and enjoy the art festival in Iowa City this weekend!