4/14/08

Yes, I Still Scrapbook

I was so happy to be asked to showcase a few of the new products from Elle's Studio during her blog party this last weekend. I love the number tags and the candy store journaling spots! I've still got a pile of tags to work through on future layouts. Thanks, Elle!

The rest of the mini is here.


(Prepare for the parenthesis')
This month has been irregular but so refreshing. We're starting to figure out where we'll be living in Springfield, sorting out jobs and planning how to be organized enough so the kit club isn't too affected by the timing of our move.
Last night I went to bed before 11:00 p.m. (never happens!) just to get a head start on the week ahead. We slept with our windows open but it got too cool for Sebastian around 4:30 a.m. I woke up and covered him up with a blanket and then got back in bed but laid there for about 45 minutes going over kit club details, imagining what our new place will look like, wondering what life will be like in the Midwest, etc.
Finally, I decided to do something productive with my alert state of mind and crept out of the bedroom so as not to disturb anyone who might be happily asleep (yes, our son sleeps in a crib in our room...thats another blog post). I made it into our bathroom where I located my bra (ahem) and morning clothes (aka: clothes I wouldn't be caught dead in outside) in the dark and was about to step out into the hall when I saw a dark figure coming towards me. (Gasp!) It was my half-asleep brother and his full bladder (yes, another blog post). He had a little green flashlight with him but he looked quite scary and I was a little nervous that he had seen me clawing around in the bathroom and brought his gun to investigate! My brother is in the Army Reserves and is an accurate marksman with a full plan of attack if ever anyone tried to break into the house, so you can see why my heart might start beating rapidly. Fortunately, he was just getting up to use that bathroom and was too groggy to be alarmed.
I eventually made it downstairs without peeing my own pants and got busy working through e-mails and ordering the final bits for the kit club this month. 9:30 a.m. hasn't felt this good in awhile. I might try this early to bed, early to rise thing out again.

Off to the foothills to take some pictures in a field of wildflowers this afternoon. Does it feel like Spring where you are?

20 comments:

Dani said...

I was just about to post myself about how it actually does feel like spring here in Kansas City today... a bit chilly, but that spring kind of chilly you know?? Much better than the icky cold of this weekend!

I've slowly started becoming a big fan of getting to be before midnight and getting up early... I've been amazed what I get done so soon in the day!

Beautiful stuff with the Elle's Studio products!

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At The Seven said...

You went to the Elbo Room?!?!?! my friends and I go there so much that we call it "The Office".

Lisa said...

isn't the weather lovely right now? i wish it would stay this temperature year round. i'm NOT looking forward to the coming months! whew, our AC bill is going to skyrocket :P

so when are the 3 of us going to hang out? (you me and veronica of course lol) i say we organize a crop date! just throwing it out there :) hope all is well!

Brittany said...

Rach, I miss spring. It is as hot as hades here.

erin said...

It does feel like spring and it makes me want to be outside and not stuck in an office all day! By the way, I love your style girl.

erin said...

I most certainly will give Oklahoma a kiss for you. Maybe next time you're here we could grab some coffee or something!

elliebelle said...

Your mini book is so cool and incredibly creative! I have never really seen anything like it. I wish I were good at scrapbooking - but it's not my forte. haha! Great work!

Sue said...

well it's heater weather here down under, very chilly indeed. I really need to look up a may and see where you are shifting to and from, absolutely no idea!!!! Love the album, very cute.

Sue said...

oops, meant map not may lol

Divine in the Daily (& emj photos) said...

great story. can't wait to see the pics.

Charin said...

I love your new projects! :) SO cute! I need to give the early to bed, early to rise thing a try...Katie forces the second part of it anyway :)

Jenna said...

its most definitely springy here! i love mornings you get to wake up before little feet. love your layouts. elle's studio has the cutest stuff! my little guy is in our room too. did that curtain thingie you put up ever work for you? i have to slide out of bed without any movement or noise! i'm sure you know abou that! ;)

Miss Dot said...

no, it is the end of summer and there is a beautiful cool crispness in the air in the mornings, it is heavenly :-)

Joy said...

Oooo, I love these pages, Rachel!

Michelle said...

oooh...way to rock Elle's tags!! I love mini and the pages...lovely! =) It is definitely Spring here...can't wait to see your pictures!

Aleta said...

Hey, Its Aleta! Didn't know you guys moved. Congrats. Hope you're settling in well. I will give you guys a call sometime. Ro is so big. Wish you could see her. She's a maniac!

Michelle said...

Incredible mini. Of course I want to buy all of elle's product now. Congrats on the productive morning!

Sara said...

I ahve to say I LOVE that mini book you made. Its so INSPRING. It truly is. So I just wanted to say thanks for sharing all your stuff!!

tess said...

Rachel I love your blog. You are so real, no politically correct holding back here. I love it!! More people need to be as open and honest as you with what they say. menstruate? pee? Wow, you say the same "real things" I say. Neat!! I found you through the redvelvetart blog avia Ealsie's blog. You girls have so much fun and reading your blogs makes me jealous, enviuos and feel young again all at once. Thanks,
Tess
P.S. Vow to be sugary sweet to the next saleman that comes to the door. (It's makes them crazy. LOL)

Holly said...

I'm all about the early to bed/early to rise thing. Although, it seems to have rarely happened since Bryan came home. I need to get on that this week. Maybe I will actually feel like I have accomplished something rather than just being a total slouch. I feel like I have not accomplished a thing in the last month. Anyway...lovely stuff for Elle's Studio! It feels like spring here. I just wish the rain would stop. Seriously. Enough.