Monday, August 31, 2009

Our Aunties Love Us!

This layout was made with Upsy Daisy Designs Circle of Friends papers. My sisters are first-time aunts and the only aunts or uncles within visiting distance so they are loving spoiling the girls!

We have been extremely busy the last few weeks traveling back and forth to my parent's house for various wedding related occasions. Thankfully, we don't have to travel again until the wedding. It's such a production taking the girls out of town and they don't always adjust well. It takes them a day or so to get back into our routine at home. Last night was particularly rough for us because the girls have been a little sick with stuffy noses. I was up with both of them at a couple different times last night which makes for a tired mommy. Glen's mom came over this morning but I'm having to adjust my plans for the day. I appreciate her help so much! She comes 2-3 mornings a week so that I am able to run errands and clean. Otherwise, I don't know when I would get anything done as two little girls demand most of my time and attention.

I've been working on various projects for two guest design spots and will have some new things to share soon! I better get busy! :)

Friday, August 14, 2009

From Mother's Day to...

Father's Day! I couldn't do a page about my first Mother's Day without doing one about Glen's first Father's Day! (Have to keep things fair, you know!) I absolutely love watching Glen with the girls. He's definitely enjoying being a dad. In fact, some mornings I about have to push him out the door to go to work because he doesn't want to leave. He'll wake the girls up in the morning to make sure he has his time with them before work. That works for me so I can get a little extra sleep. He's really good about recognizing when mommy needs a break too and I appreciate that. This page uses Upsy Daisy Designs new Man About Town II papers...perfect for pages about the guys in your life.

Well, I knew it was bound to happen sooner or later but I have been nursing a very sore back this week. I think I twisted wrong when I was holding Lily on Tuesday. It was so bad that I broke down and went to the chiropractor on Wednesday and am going again today. I just couldn't take the pain anymore. I'm hoping I am finally on the mend.

We have a busy weekend ahead as we are traveling out of town for my little sister's bridal shower. Her wedding is coming up in less than a month.

Time to get busy! :)

Sunday, August 09, 2009

Shabby chic fun!

My absolute favorite manufacturer is Melissa Frances. I find myself reaching for her products again and again and again. My favorite product to work with is her rub-ons and I am now in love with her pearls and rhinestones. I own every color available!!!! :) This layout is full of Melissa Frances products. I thought they were perfect to highlight my first Mother's Day... a day that I will always remember. I was so unbelievably exhausted that day so I cried off and on. Before this year, Mother's Day was always an incredibly painful day for me. I purposely avoided going to church that day just because I didn't want to deal with the baby dedication that takes place. I just couldn't handle it. So, now that I FINALLY got to be a mom myself, I couldn't stop crying. I was also really missing my grandma and wishing that she could be here to see my daughters. Glen made the day really memorable for me by surprising me with a spa gift certificate and a beautiful silver charm for a necklace with two parents and two children. He captured my surprise and emotions really well in the photos on the bottom of the page.

We had a bit of a busy week. I'm going a little stir crazy at home. I love being home with my girls but sometimes I just crave a little adult interaction besides members of my own family. It's been virtually impossible to go to small group or do things at night simply because the girls are so fussy from about 6-8 before we start feeding them their bedtime bottle. And then when I get stir crazy, I start feeling really down. It was so nice just to get dressed up to go to church this morning. Sometimes I really feel like a frumpy housewife because all I wear are shorts and t-shirts! It does a world of wonder to put on a dress and a little lip gloss. :) I have also decided it is absolutely essential that I exercise. We can't afford my gym membership right now but to feel healthy and better about myself I have to keep moving and stay toned. These are girls are chubbing up and I have to have a strong back or I'll be in trouble! So, I'm going to start making exercise a daily priority.

Well, I best get lunch started. My parents are on their way here for their weekly visit. Two little girls are impossible for them to resist and they visit all the time! :)
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