how is everyone's summer going???

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Mommy2007's picture
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how is everyone's summer going???

how are u all doing? getting any scrapbooking done?

I haven't had a chance to do any since b4 ds #2 was born. right now i'm working on decluttering and organizing the house. dh might be getting a new job that will have him working long days and long commute for the first couple months, then farther away and only home on wknds and then us relocating. So i'm trying to get rid of things that I really wouldn't want to move/we don't need/don't use.... we just have too much!!! I really want to get super organized in case in case this all happens... and if not then that's okay too.

Hope u all are enjoying summer and taking tons of pics.
Love to see all of your inspiring work!!!

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My summer is busy with the kids and the house ... and my never ending list of things to do (fun and not fun). I looked at a layout I have had planned for MONTHS ... and yearned for the time to actually work on it. It's from 2009, I just want to get that book done, and I only have 2-3 layouts left.

Jack's birthday is on Monday, so I'm working on things for his room makeover. I get to be crafty, but it's not scrapbooking. I'll post pictures once I get to that point. But I'm still buying supplies and deciding on colors, so nothing will be ready by his actual birthday.

Brittany, jealous of your decluttering. I need to do that, but instead I'm finding that I'm making piles of stuff to get rid of instead. I need to get stuff listed on freecycle or documented for donation and then just get it out of here! Keep us posted on DH's job - does he want this new job?

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Brittany ~ I need to do that too. We have way too much stuff taking up space in our storage rooms!

Gwen ~ I can't believe Jack is going to be 3! Please share before/after pictures of his new room!

It feels like our summer is just getting started here because it's finally hot out! We find out later this month what we're having. I haven't really done anything to prepare for the baby yet, except buy a few things here and there that we are in need of (things we had borrowed but given back last time around).

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Hi gals! Been FOREVER since I have posted here! I am only working part time right now so I am doing lots in my house - cleaning, organizing, purging, and finishing a bunch of home improvement projects that never got finished! Lots of painting going on and putting down new flooring in one of the bedrooms. Also DD birthday is next week with her party being the 16th. I have been doing lots of fun stuff with my cricut to make decorations!

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Brittany - hope it all works out for the best!

Gwen, can't wait to see the room.

Ashley, can't wait to find out if boy or girl.

Jess, you sound busy but productive Smile

We are adjusting to life with a new baby still. I am scrapping a little. Just started her birth album.

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Hi, my name is Charys. I used to scrap. All the time. I used to be on here regularly. You all became like extended family to me. But I haven't scrapped at all lately. I don't know if you guys remember me. Wink hahaa

Summer: Busy. busy. busy.

But who isn't right?! you all sound so busy, but I'm super jealous everyone has found time to scrap too. Wink

I now am head teller at the bank I work at and stay super busy between working full-time, mommy full-time, very active in church, etc. Biggrin But it's all good!

I just realllllly wish I could manage to find a time to Scrap Escape. Wink Ya know, scrapbooking without two boys hanging onto you, pulling you in a different direction. I'm trying to justify sending them to daycare for two of my five upcoming vacation days. I'm such a bad mommy. lol. But I realllly want to get caught up on scrapbooking.

miss you all so much!

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Good to see you Jess & Charys!! Well, everybody! Wink LOL

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I am planning on organizing the office stuff in the next few weeks. That includes scrappy stuff and it is a daunting task.

Our summer here has been super busy. We get out a lot with the kids. I get projects done and maybe even some scrapping in during the yucky months.

Ashley, how is this pregnancy treating you? I'm so excited for you!

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Joined: 09/19/07
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Hi everyone! Don't know if you all remember me, but I used to come around here a bit. I've been SUPER busy with a summer off (I substitute teach during the school year) and being at home with a 2 year old and a 6 month old! So I had kind of run out of time (and space) to get any scrapping done. Luckily, my mom has been so sweet in letting us come hang out at her house on these really hot days (we don't have a/c at our house). One day, she wanted me to bring my cricut over to see how it works, so I broought my tub of scrapping stuff over and while the kids are napping I've been getting quite a lot done actually Smile still working on DD's first year (she was 2 in June, haha), but I'm getting stuff done so I'm happy with that. Other than that, just playing with my little ones, trying to stay cool and looking for a teaching job. Hope everyone has a good August!b

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quick hi ladies! been too busy to scrap much (or at all) since returning to work at the end of April Sad I am slowly starting work on my friend's wedding album...waiting for some more pics for inspo first. I wanted to try to premake pages, but I just can't operate that way Lol I need to put my foot down and DEMAND some me time...DH and I have been having some difficulties adjusting to routines/division of labor now that we have 2 kids and I am back to working.

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"Andy1784" wrote:

I am planning on organizing the office stuff in the next few weeks. That includes scrappy stuff and it is a daunting task.

Our summer here has been super busy. We get out a lot with the kids. I get projects done and maybe even some scrapping in during the yucky months.

Ashley, how is this pregnancy treating you? I'm so excited for you!

Thank you! I'm feeling good now. I'm finally done throwing up I think, and haven't been too gaggy. We found out last week we are having a little girl!

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aww a little sister for Miles! Congrats Smile glad the sickness is going away.

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"LMCH" wrote:

quick hi ladies! been too busy to scrap much (or at all) since returning to work at the end of April Sad I am slowly starting work on my friend's wedding album...waiting for some more pics for inspo first. I wanted to try to premake pages, but I just can't operate that way Lol I need to put my foot down and DEMAND some me time...DH and I have been having some difficulties adjusting to routines/division of labor now that we have 2 kids and I am back to working.

it's very hard to do. I've had to pick what to do for my me time, and it's hard to be firm about it. I end up doing most of it between 10pm-2am, and that's killing me. so I feel your pain to some degree. but back when I was working with two kids, DH and I had a deal that I would get one weekend day a month for scrapbooking. maybe you could try something like that. does he have a hobby/interest that you can compromise with? he gets a day of golfing, you get a day of scrapping with the promise he will keep the kids away from you?

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well his hobby is playing on his computer which he does ALL THE TIME, which is part of the problem on my end. that and I do the chores/necessary things before doing anything fun and he is the other way around. yeah, we need to work on that...but of course he doesn't think there is a problem b/c he is making out like a bandit in this current set up Sad

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How did I miss this post? I check in here all the time to see if anything is new!

It is good to see an update from everyone.

Things here are good, just busy of course. Jamie just started preschool and I am heartbroken lol. I miss him so much when he is gone. His first day was torture for me. I cried my heart out when I dropped him off. He is loving it though.

Allie is growing so fast, I feel like 2 years have zoomed by.

We found out baby 3 is a boy ( I knew it before the u/s though lol) and we are naming him Lucas William.

I haven't been scrapping much lately, been spending my free time ( ha, that's the 3 minutes at night before I fall asleep time) reading mostly.

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Ashley- yay for a beautiful little girl.

Angie- aww another sweet boy. i have boy girl boy and it's so much fun. Cate definitely could not have handled a little sister at that point in time. Maybe if we go for #4 in a couple years we'll get another girl.

Gwen- I totally understand why u haven't gotten to scrap, but man the non scrapping stuff u are cranking out is awesome. Jack's room...amazing!!!

Charys- aww we miss u here too girly. Seems life got busy for a lot of us. We all started having more kids, etc etc etc. Hopefully with back to school will bring more time for all of us.

So update on us...dh ended up getting another job offer same day as the one that would have required for us to move out of state. We weighed the differences, pros & cons and the other offer which is only 15-20 minutes from us won. So he started that job a few weeks ago and it's been going well. It's 9 hr days and then half day fri if it's not an overtime week. So i'm thinking that will go over pretty well since i'll be able to do any of my dr appts and some errands on fri afternoons while he watches the kids.

Time is going so fast, still organizing/cleaning, getting ready for A to start 2nd yr of preschool in sept, trying to go through clothes figure out what they need, dr appts, enjoying the last bits of summer, planning for the fall etc.

A is 4 1/2, C is 2 and J is a few days shy of 6 months and already crawling so yeah they're giving me a run for my money!!! lol. well i'm sure there is plenty else to update u all on but i gotta run. hoping to get some scrapping done once A starts preschool again... was able to organize the boxes of memorabilia etc i will eventually scrap, so now it's divided by each child and some other things. I was able to organize some photos i plan on scrapping next too.

Hope all is well with everyone else & you're enjoying the last bits of summer!!!!

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