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Monday, May 21, 2012

And the award goes to....

Happy Monday everyone!

WOW what a busy weekend.  I am truthfully feeling a bit overwhelmed right now.  I didn't have time to get much done this weekend and this week seems a bit daunting but I know it will get done.  I just need to stop, breathe, and break it into pieces and all will get finished.

This is the last week of school for my girls.  I am definitely excited about having them home with me for the next couple of months but it also means a busy week.  I am making tags to go on little packages of cookies for all of K's teachers.  When you have a middle school child, it is just impossible to thank all those teachers the way we did when they were in elementary school but I don't want them to go without either.  I will share the tags with you later this week hopefully.

I mentioned that we had another busy weekend and it actually started Thursday night.  K had an award ceremony at her school.  So proud of my girl, she  got an award for being a High Honor Roll student, having Excellent Attendance and the Presidential Fitness Award (which she tells me is VERY hard to get mom)  I have to admit I didn't hear a lot of those being given away. LOL  Friday morning was L's award ceremony and she got an award for Excellent grades and for having the highest NWEA (standardized test) math score in her whole class. Go figure.  This from my child who loves to read but HATES math. LOL

We also got to go back to Bloomington this weekend for L's best friend's birthday party.


That was a lot of fun.  Those trips do make me a bit melancholy though.  I miss all of those amazing people back in Bloomington so much!  I grew up in a small town but DH and I gravitate to bigger cities for all of the extra activities that are available.  But Bloomington is perfect in that way, IU offers all the extras while you still get the benefits of a small town.  I really feel we got to know people faster and better while we were there because you just ran into them more often.  I guess the reason I bring this up is because as we were leaving town we had to stop at CVS to get L some cold medicine.  While there we ran into a friend that we knew from gymnastics. Her daughter had been on the team with L for a couple of years.  Oh how I love that sweet family.  I was just sad that her daughter wasn't with her so L could have seen her.

This week I also have to get ready for a big trip.  L and another friend from B-town are going to a gymnastics camp next week in Tennessee.  Yes, I said Tennessee.  This momma is NOT prepared to leave her baby in TN (8 hours away).  So what does any self respecting mother do?  She plans to spend the week in Nashville with her best friend (the other momma not ready to leave her baby).  It may be tough but we will muddle through. (insert big fat smile here!)  I think I am as excited as L is. While we are gone K is going to go spend some time with grandparents in Illinois.  DH is going to have a very quiet house that is for sure.  This means I have a lot to get packed and ready before I go.

Got a layout to share with you also today.  We focused on products from the amazing Teresa Collins last week at Emma's.  I really do love her stuff.  Had so much fun making this layout about K's twelfth birthday party.  They had a scavenger hunt at the mall.  I debated including the some of these photos because they are a bit blurry due to some very giggly girls being in charge of the camera (that was part of the hunt) but I decided it was part of the story and had to be included.  The strip along the left lists the items they were to find.


So I suppose I should stop procrastinating and actually get that stuff done huh?  Thanks so much for stopping by!

8 comments:

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Wow!! You have been busy!!! Congrats to the girls for their school awards...and can't wait to see the tags you made for the teachers!! I loveeeeeeeeeeee your lo! LOVING the photos and loveeeeeeee the colors!! Take some time for you too! Don't forget that!

pattyo said...

Wow! Lovely two-pager! Congrats to the girls on their achievements!

Audrey Pettit said...

OMGoodness, you do sound quite busy this week, my friend! But don't worry, I KNOW you will get it all done! So happy for you all that this is your last week of school. Congrats on all your girls' achievements. And I hope you really enjoy your trip!

Connie Mercer said...

Beautiful doulbe Lo, Lisa!!! Your week sounds carzy ( I have weeks like that too) Hang in there~congrats to your sweet girls and enjoy your summer!!!

Sam said...

I really liked the way you included the blurry pics in your layouts. You have given me new confidence in using blurry pics. When I go out to my craft room from http://roomstogrowusa.web12.hubspot.com/hobbyrooom/, I am going to view my blurry pics again and see how to best utilize them. Thanks for the confidence!

Lisa Rukin Swift said...

A big congrats to your girls on their achievements and awards. Alexa has NWEA testing coming up next week. The funny thing is, we never get the results until October or so. LOL! You're the second person I know this week going to TN. My youngest sister's daughter (my niece) is going for a crew competition. I'm glad you were able to fit a bit of creative time in the craziness of your schedule. I love the layout! So nice to see a 2-pager and with so much fun color and layering! Take care, Lisa!

BabyBokChoy said...

What a brilliantly designed two pager!!!!! congrats to your children!!! :)

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