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Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Back to Normal

Well.....not sure we are ever NORMAL. LOL

As much as I would love to have the girls here with me, I do like getting back into our routine also.

I have been doing a bit of scrapbooking, which got pushed to the back burner during the Christmas rush.  The girls are back to their various sports.  L went to her first skating practice of the new year.  (not to self-need to get pictures of her).  So skating started as a fun, side activity about 9 months ago, soon after we moved.  She thought it would help her become a better roller blader.  Well, it seems she is a decent skater.  She has excelled through the Learning to Skate levels and actually completely skipped level 4.  So last night the head coach tells us that she needs to start their "Bridge" program if she going to continue to improve.  Of course this means more money and practices are on Fridays (the same night as gymnastics).  Not sure where we are going to go from here. I am very glad that she is doing well and likes it a lot but she is not sure she wants to compete as a skater.  We'll see.

The girls have had time to use some of their Christmas presents now that things have slowed down too.  They usually get one gift from Santa that he thinks they will really like.  Looks like he hit the mark this year.  One of the only things K asked for this Christmas was a pair of crutches. (who knows???)  LOL  Actually she has been infatuated with doctors and medicine for as long as I can remember.  She wanted to be a doctor for quite a few years and it would really suit her.  She has recently changed to wanting to be a teacher Hmmm...who am I to argue with that FABULOUS choice of profession. (in case you are wondering, yes, I taught for 7 years before the girls were born) LOL


L got a reading chair for Christmas from Santa.  Although she did not actually ask him for this, he thought it would be a great gift for my reader and he was right.  She has been spending a lot of time snuggled up in here.

I have a layout to share with you today, as well.  Our manufacturer focus for December at Emma's was Hambly.  As soon as I saw the Remnant Transfers I knew what I wanted to do for my layout.  The layout came together so quickly and I love the way it turned out.


Thanks so much for stopping by today!   Have a fabulous week!

16 comments:

Audrey Pettit said...

I know what you mean about getting back into a regular routine. I'm still in pseudo-holiday mode as my parents have still been here visiting. They leave this afternoon, and then I think I will truly get back into my regular groove. And I think I'm ready for it. :0
Love the photos of your girls with their Santa gifts, and what a fabulous layout! Love the grid design and the graphic look. Excellent use of white space, too.

Blessed so much said...

Crutches for Christmas? That's unique! I loved reading your comments, Lisa.

Lisa Rukin Swift said...

Alexa would love that reading chair! She's such a bookworm. :) I was just saying yesterday how much I'm enjoying getting back into our routine when I realized this coming Monday is a day off from school. LOL!

Connie said...

glad you are getting back to your routine after the Hoildays~sometimes that can be a challenge!!! love the LO~

pattyo said...

Love the layout! Santa always knows exactly what you want!

Sarah Webb said...

Love the page! Those Hambly rubons are great!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

You have been busy!! I loveeeeeeeeeee the photos and loving the lo!!! GORGEOUS! :):):):):):):):):):):)

Cherry's Jubilee said...

Yes....routine is good..I am still trying to get back to it. Your layout is gorgoeus...so graphic. Hey could you tell me what type of hard wood you have? We want redo our laminate and are looking at hardwood, do you like it? cherry

Stacey said...

Hi Lisa! What great gifts! Looks like they are enjoying them. I have to ask, what is the name of the blue paint in the picture of your daughter sitting on her reading chair? I want to paint my 8 yr. old daughter's room blue but I'm having trouble finding a shade I like. Thanks!

Casey Wright said...

I LOVE routine too! Lovely layout! :)

BabyBokChoy said...

getting back to normal is always good. Best of luck as you decide where to take the skating thing. I know someone who knows someone whose child is in skating and they spend like 25K a year on that! not even for the Olympics level either, lol. I've seen that layout chez emma's already, great work, love the grid design :)

Charlene said...

It's so nice to get caught up with whats going on with you! Love all the photos and your Lo is spectular!!

Izzyb said...

This is super cute! I love this color combo and especially the pops of red.

Lisa Dorsey said...

Hi Stacey-
Nice to see you post again! Sorry it took me a bit to get back to you on this. I was trying to see if I could find the original paint color for L's room. When we moved they used the old paint to create a new gallon using the color match system at Lowes. For some reason I can't find the original. I do know that it falls toward the purples. Wish I could help more!

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Sandie said...

I think I have 3 routines on the go right now. Love that reading chair. Sometimes the gifts they love most, are the ones they didn't ask for.. Great layout!