Monday, June 13, 2016

'Favourites' Read Story Kit | Scrapbook Layout

Happy Monday everyone :) I'm back today to share a quick layout I made using the Read Story Kit from Ali Edwards. Full disclosure: this layout was almost totally scraplifted from a layout Ali made, so I can't take credit for the design aspect. But I still had so much fun making it! And it was one that came together fairly easily, due to the simple grid design, and the fact that I love books.

I used the Jonah Alpha stamp from Elle's Studio for the title. Love that stamp set!

And I used the stamps from the digital kit to create the word block at the bottom of the page, using the colour picker in Photoshop to pick colours from various journal cards in the kits. I love using the digital stamps to make word clusters like that (I did something similar and created my own patterned paper here).

The Read Story kit has definitely been one of my favourite Story Kits, 1) because I love reading, and 2) I just love the fun, bright colours of the kit. Can never say enough good things about these kits :)

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Week in the Life | Tuesday in the Album

Hello! I'm here to share my Week in the Life Tuesday pages today. Working on this album has been a bit more slow-going that I was hoping. But, it's getting done, and that's the important part. So here's what my Tuesday looks like in the album :) 

Keeping it consistent with a 3x8" insert to start off the day, as well as my full 6x8" photo.

I made sure to add a little note with how old the boys are right now. I'm going to add JJ's age onto one of the 6x8" title pages for a different day.

Like I mentioned last time, I am using one of the 6x8" templates from this set by Ali for the back of the title page. And I decided to use the rolling time stamp from Ali's Day in the Life kit (now sold out) to add some times on various photos (I just took the times from the metadata of the photo). I didn't do this for Monday, so I'm going to go back and do so now.

JJ had an eye appointment on this morning, and I included a few pictures from that, as well as some journaling about how great he did at his appointment this time. Previous appointments have not gone well. He used to get very shy/scared, and didn't really cooperate, and they could never get very accurate prescriptions, etc. But he did amazing this time! We did some 'practicing' in the weeks before his appointment, so I think that helped, but also just the fact that he is getting older, and understanding more.

On this day we found out that JJ is technically considered legally blind, because his visual acuity is so low, and because, although they can't test it at this young of an age, he has poor peripheral vision. We can just tell this in our day to day life, as he is constantly bumping into things, and just has trouble seeing things that aren't directly in front of him. This wasn't exactly 'news' to us - he's had very poor vision since birth due to some complications in utero. And he's not blind in the sense that he can't see at all. But it is still disheartening to hear him called blind. I journaled a bit about that and made it a little more hidden, by creating a flip up card (just joined two journal cards with washi). I was finally able to get my hands on some of those Avery Index tabs from Ali's shop (the shipping on them to Canada was atrocious on Amazon, and I can't find them in any office supplies I visit), and added that to the flip up card as well. Love those tabs! I've already ordered more...

I've used another 6x8" template - as you can tell, I took a lot of photos this week (I take a lot of photos in general, nevermind this week), so I've loved using these templates to be able to squeeze them all in. Maybe it's too much detail... but I think, in 5 or 10 years, when everything will be so different I will love having such a detailed look at our week.

Nothing too groundbreaking here - photos, journaling, journaling on photos...

After looking though my last year's WITL album, I didn't like how I had so many 'extra' pages (ie. pages just added into the album, not in page protectors). I thought I was going to completely stay away from that this year, but then realized, I don't mind a few here and there for a bit of texture to the album. Plus I just had too many photos I wanted to include that didn't fit into the page configurations, and between adding the directly into the album, or leaving them out totally, adding them directly in won :)

I'm trying to use up more of my little word stickers, plus I still have a lot of the perforated strips from last years WITL kit leftover... But I have a problem in that I sometimes take things too literally... haha. I have trouble putting something that says 'best day ever!' on just an ordinary day... such a dumb problem, but it's something that keeps me searching for 'the perfect' word strip and wasting so much time in the long run...

This I actually did adore though... so that worked out well. Haha!

I've been loving the hybrid approach lately. I used to be a digital scrapper, because computers are easy for me, and it was so much easier, cause you can undo anything with the click of a button. But I was always finding myself drawn to physical products. Digital embellishments didn't really do much for me. So taking the hybrid approach has really been the best of both worlds!

Thanks for following along for my Tuesday in the books. I'll be back soon (I hope!) to post Wednesday!

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Around Here | May 2016

Around here we had an awesome 2 week vacation to Orlando - which included some days in Disney World and Universal Studios (plus lots of relaxation - or at least as much relaxation as you get get with 2 young boys). So much fun!

Around here Austen got his first haircut! It was a sad day for me (and for him - he hated it and cried almost the whole time). We made an appointment for him to get his haircut in Disney about a month or so before our trip, thinking he'd probably be due for one by the time we were down there. (JJ had gotten his haircut in Disney during a previous trip, so thought we'd do the same for Austen.) Well, by the time it came for him to get his haircut, I loved his crazy little curls so much, that I totally regretting making the appointment. We went through with it anyways, but I still slightly regret it. He'll never have those true baby curls again - but his hairdresser was really good, and didn't go to scissor-happy. Either way, he's a cutie ;)

Around here the boys were big time into swimming at the house in Orlando. JJ has always put up such a fight about wearing his puddle-jumper previously, but has finally realized the independence it gives him in the pool. Him and Austen were like two little fishies, swimming around like crazy.

Around here Austen is starting to eat a little better.  More variety, and he will eat more than just a few bites of something. He is loving most kinds of fruits right now.

Around here we've had a lot of rainy, gloomy and cool days. Which I typically don't mind... but I'm ready for some sun and warm weather now! (However, not looking forward to the barrage of mosquitos that will likely bring.)

Around here I've been loving working on my Week in the Life album as I get the chance. My favourite project, for sure, and I can't wait to get it all finished up and on the shelf!

Around here JJ finally started soccer! It's already the end of May, and he's only made it to one game (missed the first 3 weeks while we were away, then it was a long weekend, so no soccer, then it got rained out), but he loved it. Ran for pretty much the whole half hour 'game', and even scored a goal! Go, JJ!

Around here I've gone a month+ without eating meat. It's actually been quite a bit easier than I thought it would be (our family never ate a huge amount of meat to begin with). After seeing how easy that's been, I am hoping to move to a plant-based diet. I'm going to try to go the whole month of June without eating any animal products. We'll see how this goes!

Around here I finally got together with a good friend, who I hadn't talked to or seen in almost a year. Ooops. It was so nice to have some adult time with a friend. Also, since she doesn't have children, our conversation didn't revolve around kids for the whole time, which was also nice. I love my kids to death, but it's always nice to have some time that's not focused on them :)

Around here I've really been focusing on getting JJ to draw, colour, cut paper, etc. All those preschool tasks he'll be doing in the fall. Of course, Mr. Determination has been catching on pretty quickly.

Around here Jason has been geeking out over his iPhone app controlled Sphero BB-8 he got for his birthday. (And has also been taking a lot of flak for being a Star Wars nerd - not from me, btw.)

Friday, May 27, 2016

Week in the Life | Monday in the Album

Well, I've finally gotten some time to sit down and start putting my Week in the Life album together. Yay! I do like having a bit of a break after the documentation, and since we were away on vacation literally the day after my week ended, that worked out well. I also really loved following along with everyone else documenting their weeks - it's always fun to see how different, or the same, other people's (total random strangers!) lives are.

However, I was almost excited to come home from vacation, just so I could get working on my album! I tried planning it out a bit while we were away, but was just finding it too hard without any of my supplies with me... I needed to actually see everything. I'm hoping to get this album done in the next 2 weeks or so, and have kind of put all of my other projects on hold to complete it. Last WITL it took me about 7 months to complete my album. Not horrible - I'm just glad I completed it, period! But I would like to just get this one done while things are as fresh in my mind as possible. 

My approach it to go day by day to complete the album - aside for the title pages for each day. I already have those all picked out and printed, and in the album. But other than that, I am mostly doing things in daily 'chunks'. I do like having consistency throughout my album, so now that Monday is done, there are a lot of elements, or designs that I will be repeating daily, to take some of the guess work out of it all.

So here's a look at my Monday, in the album :) 

I don't have my opening page for the album set yet - I had meant to take a family photo for that purpose, and totally forgot during the week. So I'm still undecided on what I'm going to do there. But on the back of the opening page, I decided to use this quote, by Laura Ingalls Wilder. I love it because it highlights the importance of 'everyday life', plus, I was a huge Little House on the Prairie fan when I was growing up, and read that whole series multiple times. So I loved how that tied in as well. And I love those "Week in the Life" packaging stickers - I saved all of them from the kit to use throughout my album. 

For the little 3x8" intro page, I created the weekday background with this digital stamp set, and just included the black chipboard "M" from the Week in the Life kit.

On the back of the 3x8" intro page, I added some gold-foiled lined paper. For days going forward my plan is to either just add patterned paper again, or possibly a photo, or other quotes I have about everyday life. For my title page for each day I used this 2016 WITL template set of Ali's

On the back of the daily title page, I am adding one of the collage templates from the same set (which one I use will vary day to day). One of the things I'm not crazy about from my last year's album is all of the journaling I did directly on the photos, and wanted to avoid doing so much of it again this year. I actually love what Ali did this year (dedicated a full front/back page to capture most of her journaling, then just added directly on the photos sparingly - you can check out her blog post on that here), and would probably have done that myself, however, was already halfway through Monday with stuff done and printed out, and didn't want to essentially start again. But that idea is in my mind for next year. Anyhow, using those templates allows for journaling, without it being all over the photos, so I'll be using those throughout my album as well, and just minimally journaling directly on photos. 

The page on the right hand side is a Becky Higgins page protector that I used, since that page style wasn't included in the protectors with the kit. Since they have a different hole configuration, I put some washi tape over the protector, then used one of the 6-hole page protectors as a guide to punch the proper holes for the binder. I just use my crop-a-dile tool, and find that if I just bunch the page protector, it doesn't punch that cleanly. It does a bit better job when it's punching through the washi tape as well, so that's why I add it. Plus, it looks nice too. Win-win :) 

I decided to use those wood veneer daily numbers in a pocket with a fold-foiled number transparency sheet I got from Michaels behind it. I'll be repeating that throughout the album. I created the "You say" card using this digital set, to capture a funny little quote from JJ. 

On this back side I included some phone/iPad screenshots, and that weekday card from last year's WITL kit, that I gold-foiled with my Minc :) Then, on the right side, I used another 6x8" collage template. Love that one to capture a big chunk of our day. I meant to add in the times beside each number for the journaling, but forgot. And didn't want to add them and re-print. But if I use that template again, it's definitely something I may add in. I also considered using Ali's time roller stamp that came in the Day in the Life kit, but the it's just a tad big for the space that's available there. Oh well!

Another  6x8" template used here on the left again. I still have quite a bit of the tear-apart word phrases from last years WITL kit, so I'm going to enjoy using them throughout my album here, as well as cutting up some of the journal cards from this years kit to add as embellishments (idea stolen from Ali).

I wasn't sure how I wanted to use those foiled day of the week cards. I like how on the back they say "The Story of Today", and I wish I had written down a little overview of the day while I was documenting, but I didn't. Plus, I've already added a fair share of journaling along with my pictures so far, so I didn't know what else to add on there. So I ended up just slipping it in to a pocket, and stamping the date on it. For Monday anyways...

And finally, my last page for Monday. I added a gradient filter to that bottom photo to add a bit more white space on the photo for journaling, and am pretty impressed with myself, haha! I am also really loving the stamp set from last year's WITL kit, and it will probably be getting a lot of use in this years album too (as well as in my Project Life album!) Amy Jo pointed out in her post she wasn't crazy about the stamp last year when she got the kit, but it has since become one of her favourites, and I am in the same boat! I'm not sure why I didn't like it at the time, but it has become a stamp set that I reach for again and again lately.

And that's Monday in my album! I'm hoping that now that I have a general 'formula' in place the rest of the days will fall together fairly easily. I'm loving how it's coming together so far, and can't wait to get this week in the books!

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, May 22, 2016

'This Tough Time' | Scrapbook Layout

Hi everyone! I'm back today to share a scrapbook layout I made using a mixture of the Ali Edwards 'Tough' and 'Wild' Story Kits. It documents the tough couple of days surrounding our son JJ's birth. To sum things up quickly, I had a very normal and healthy pregnancy, and was a week overdue, so was sent for a fetal assessment. Things didn't go well at the assessment - we found out that the baby's head was full of fluid. They dealt us the worst possible news, telling us it was unlikely the baby would make it though childbirth, or if it did, it wouldn't survive long after that. Heartbreaking news. By far the toughest day of my life, to date. Skipping ahead, JJ was born about 18 hours later, and things seemed pretty normal. He made it though childbirth - then they said maybe he would be alive hours, or maybe days, or even weeks. But the prognosis still wasn't great. It was a very tough couple of days, but finally about 3 days later (after an MRI) we got the great news that things were not what they thought, and that JJ would definitely be with us for the long haul. And now 4 years later, he is still proving everyone wrong with how amazing he is doing. This is definitely the condensed version of the story - so much went on in that time between the fetal assessment and his birth, and then between his birth and when we found out things would be ok. So many thoughts and emotions. And even since then - we've still had to go through a lot with him.

This was always a story I wanted to document, and wasn't quite sure how, but this Tough Story Kit was perfect. The sentiments noting that sometimes, life is just hard - but also the encouraging sentiments, telling us we can do hard things. There are still more stories surrounding this whole situation that I'd like to tell, but this is the jist of it. I did a baby album for JJ (a 12x12 Project Life album documenting the first year of his life), and obviously touched on a lot of this stuff, but I'm glad I could finally get it all out in a little more detail with this page.

So, let's finally take a look at the spread!

The colours of the Tough and Wild Story Kits went so well together, that I used pieces of both, and created some of my own patterned paper with some of the digital brushes from the kits.

I obviously had a lot of journaling I wanted to do for this story, and wasn't sure how to include it all, plus add a few pictures and some products, to pretty it up. I ended up making a little flip-up page.

Since I had about 2 pages of writing, I then needed something to go on the back of the top page (or I could have just left it white), but I decided to make my own patterned paper out of a bunch of the digital brushes included in the Digital Story Kit. I just attached the two journaling pages together with a strip of washi, as a 'hinge'.

I added a little tab, with the "I am:strong" stamps from the Tough Story Stamp, to act as a little page lifter.

I just love that "I can do hard things" stamp. More than anything, this situation made me realize how true that sentiment is. Granted... I know how lucky we are that this situation has turned out as well as it has. What we are dealing with now is nowhere near what we were originally told, so I always feel like we got off so easy. But there was a time we didn't know things would turn out like this, and those days were hard. I am still incredibly proud of how well we handled the situation, even when we were expecting the worst.

Since I didn't include a picture of it, this is what the second page of journaling says:

"Not long after that they moved me up to a labour room on the high-risk ward. Our families and a few close friends came to visit before they induced me. As expected, it was a quiet and sad affair. Not only due to the total shock of such unexpected news - but there was SO much excitement for this baby. It was the first baby for both sides of the families. Everyone felt robbed I think. Everything really started sinking in - this was the lowest point of the whole ordeal for me. I felt no hope. I was mentally detaching myself from this baby. I felt like I didn’t want to know anything about it if it didn’t survive birth. I didn’t want to become attached to something that I wouldn’t be able to keep.

They induced me around 8PM, and at 7:41am on April 21, 2012, our precious JJ was born. My labour and delivery were actually relatively ‘easy’. My nurses were all so amazing, and Dr. Boroditsky ended up delivering JJ. From that perspective, at least, everything had gone exactly as well as I could have hoped for. My baby was born alive, and he was actually doing well. The talk of him living turned from hours, to maybe days, to maybe months. The next few hours and days were filled with worry, and tears, and questions, but as we know now, almost 4 years later, everything has turned out the best it possibly could. What exactly happened is still unclear, but what we do know is that JJ has congenital hydrocephalus (which is a buildup of excess cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) in the brain at birth). When he was a month old, he had surgery to have a shunt put in, which now treats his hydrocephalus. Due to some damage that happened to his brain, the right side of his body is weaker than his left (mostly his arm/hand) and he has some vision issues. But all in all, he has turned out amazingly. We call him our miracle baby. I mean, I know all babies are kind of miracles, but he feels even more so, just because according to what they told us in that fetal assessment, he wasn’t even supposed to be here. And he is a healthy, thriving little boy, that brings joy to so many people. His therapists and doctors are always amazed by how well he is doing. They say his ‘story’ on paper (in hospital records and notes) doesn’t match up to how awesome he is doing. Maybe that is why it is easy for me to look back on this horrible day, and not feel that horrible about it anymore. Because I know that everything, somehow, turned out wonderfully. I mean, I know that’s definitely part of it - it’s easy to move past it when all’s well that ends well. But I am still very impressed with how well Jason and I handled the situation, before we knew that things would be OK. We were as positive as we could be, and were really there for each other. I don’t think I ever would have imagined that I would’ve dealt with it as well as I did. This was the toughest thing that life had thrown at me (and still is, to date). It taught me that I can do hard things."

Once again, I'm so thankful to Ali, and the wonderful product and education she provides, so we can get these stories told. As you can probably tell from this blog (I almost exclusively use Ali Edwards product), I am a huge fan, and after years of 'thinking about' scrapbooking, taking a few classes from her has finally got me actually doing it. I'm so glad to be getting these things documented.

Until next time, thanks for stopping by :) 

Sunday, May 8, 2016

Around Here | April 2016

A week late once again, but better late than never! Here are some of our highlights from April.

Around here we have been waiting for warmer weather to show up! Instead of April showers, we've been having April snow flurries. Ugh.

Around here the boys have been really loving their Kindermusik classes. JJ is constantly singing songs, and Austen is still loving all the attention of being the only kid on the move in class.

Around here both boys had a week or so of being out of commission - Austen had a chest infection and JJ had some sort of viral infection. Considering that was really their only sickness all winter, I thought we did pretty well.

Around here we took the boys to their first movie in the theatre - Zootopia! Austen did really well, and JJ wasn't really interested at all, and probably watched like 5 minutes of the movie, total. Despite that, it was a really great movie!

Around here we celebrated JJ's 4th birthday! He chose to go to the park, and get subs for supper for his special day! (Very high expectations...! Haha!) So hard to believe he is already 4!! He is such a sweet, and loving and caring little guy. Our little sweetheart.

Around here JJ has acquired a few new trucks in his fleet. The truck obsession continues. Although he has nights where he hasn't slept with any trucks - a very big deal for him! He has been sleeping with a truck in his bed with him nightly for almost a year!

Around here Austen has finally started showing an interest in books and reading. Previous to this his only interest was tearing them apart.

Around here Austen has been going through a terrible phase with his carseat. It is absolute torture trying to get him sitting in it, and buckled in. I remember JJ somewhat going through a phase like this, but not nearly as bad. Can't wait for this to be over!

Around here we got JJ an "OK to Wake" clock, hoping to get him to sleep in a little longer in the mornings. Both for our benefit, and his. He doesn't nap during the day, and could use a little more sleep in the mornings.

Around here we are busy getting ready for our upcoming trip. JJ is very excited to go to 'his other house'! And we are looking forward to the warm weather in Florida :) 

How was your April? I'd love for you to share a highlight in the comments!

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Week in the Life 2016 | SUNDAY

Alright! Back to sharing the last day of my Week in the Life documentation! And as much fun as it's been, I'm looking forward to a little time apart from my camera - or at least not having it attached to my hip 24/7. And my husband is looking very forward to Week in the Life being over! Haha! He was actually better about it than I thought he would be. Don't get me wrong, still a fair amount of grumbling, and looks of exasperation as I was taking photos... but I was expecting worse. 

Onto Sunday!

We had a relatively relaxing morning. Both kids had slept over at Jason's parents, so it was wonderful to have an uninterrupted sleep for once, and to be able to sleep-in! We didn't wake up until about 9:30, and even then, were able to just lay in bed and relax for like an hour, before finally rolling out of bed. Man... the simple things that you don't realize are such a luxury before you have kids...

Ahhhh... such a leisurely morning. I feel relaxed just looking at this picture. :)

A peek into Austen's closet. Soooo many clothes. Most of these were JJ's and have been handed down. And most have been bought by either family or friends (for birthdays, Christmases, etc.) We have bought very little clothing for either boys. As Austen has been outgrowing things, we either take them to Once Upon a Child, to sell them, or donate them.

Jason's parents dropped the boys off, saving us a trip out to Stonewall. Both boys were very upset to have to say goodbye. :(

 A quick bite of the last of the leftover pizza for lunch before we go out. Three scavengers hanging around for any crumbs to drop, as usual.

Big smiles from this little dude :) Daddy is in the bank, depositing money for another side job he does, and we are just waiting in the car.

As is usually the case when the boys have a sleepover... they are both zonked. Quick naps in the car while we are out and about. It is pretty common for Austen to fall asleep in the car, especially if it is around his naptime, or if he didn't nap at home. However, JJ is our little non-napper. Even in the car he rarely falls asleep. I was glad he did today though, he really needed it.

Crazy nap hair! He's getting his hair cut in just over a week when are in Disney World. I'm actually getting really sad about it! I love his little curls, and his crazy hair just seems to suit him! I'm thinking we'll just do a little trim to 'clean it up' a little bit...

We went to Toys R Us to get a new bike helmet for JJ. As soon as Austen saw the line-up of these cars, he hopped right in. Something like this is right up his alley.

JJ was looking for a 'truck with a cover', whatever that means. He didn't find one, and was very mad/upset. He is generally a very easy-going little guy, but certain things set him off, and put him into moods. This was one of those things.

The mood continues. A lot of pouting, and silence and no getting through to him. I have to say... I am kind of the same way when I am upset - not the pouting, but the silence and 'no getting though'. I kind of just shut down, and either have a hard time expressing myself, or don't want to, or am 'scared' to. And JJ is totally the same way. I find it funny, because he never sees me that way (my husband is probably the only one who has seen me in full 'shutdown' mode), but yet he is the exact same way when he is upset. On one hand, I now realize how frustrating it is for someone (aka, Jason) to have to deal with me when I am like that, but on the other hand, I also totally know how JJ feels and what he is going through when he is like that, so I feel like I can deal with it - and him - a little better. Definitely the trait I dislike about myself the most, though. Trying to consciously work on it.

The S'mores frappuccino is back! I'm not really big on frappuccinos, but these are my weakness. I see quite a few of these in my future this summer :)

Ahhhh, again with these curls! *heart eyes*

It was a beautiful day here today! (Finally!) Once we got home from our errands, we ended up spending most of the rest of the day outside. Both boys love being outside, so it's nice that the weather is finally warming up. We'll be spending a lot of time out here this summer, I'm sure.

Lots of fun stuff to play with around here.

The trees are just starting to bud. I'm sure by the time we get back from our vacation, they will be full of leaves. :)

JJ loves throwing the ball for the dogs, and then chasing them around the yard. Jason usually holds him in his arms and 'zooms' him around. He just has laughing fits over it!

Ahhhh... finally, sandal weather! Another quick trip to Wal-mart to pick up some more odds and ends.

One of my odds and ends (pretty much the reason I went to Wal-mart) I bought. Some reading material for the plane ride (if I get a chance!), or sitting around the pool. I used to buy tons of magazines (various - the trashy celeb ones, National Geographic, health or fitness ones), but have pretty much stopped in recent years. I had to buy this one though - I love Yellowstone, and this whole edition is dedicated to it. :)

This has been a week of leftovers. For various reasons. Leftover food from JJ's birthday party, leftovers for ease when Jason was working evenings, leftovers because we had extra pizza left for dinner, and then leftovers to use up food before we leave on vacation.

Although it looks like Austen is about to chow down, he ended up only licking some of the tzasiki off the pita, then eating almost nothing for the rest of dinner. Ugh. I'm hoping this not-eating phase comes to an end soon!

Eating outside. We may as well enjoy it while it is nice, and before the swarms of mosquitos come and being outside is unbearable. Plus, we didn't have much choice... it would have been torture to try to get the boys in the house.

Monkey-see, monkey-do. JJ is always pretty typically a 'daddy's boy', and wants to do anything Jason is doing, but he has been copying Jason in anything and everything he has been doing lately. It is pretty cute.

Being a goofball

Finishing up packing.

Taking breaks here and there to text a close friend (who, I am embarrassed to admit, I haven't talked to or seen in almost a year....). We both are going to be away for chunks of May, but made a date for the end of the month to get together. I gotta get better about making plans with people...

More than the packing, I was worried about making sure the house was clean and in good shape. We are having someone stay at our house to take care of the dogs (and the house!) while we are gone.

More clean-up.

Last shot of the week!

Well, it's been a full and somewhat hectic week around here. At times I was kind of kicking myself for deciding to document this week, when I knew it would already be so busy. I'm sure looking back at it, I'll appreciate it though. I'm looking forward to distancing myself from these photos for a few days, then starting to go through and start planning my album a bit. We're currently away on vacation, but it's going to be a fairly relaxing vacation, so I'm hoping to make a bit of progress on my album while we are here, so that when we get home I print my photos and start putting everything together!

Thanks so much for following along with me this week! If you are participating in Week in the Life, I'd love to follow along with you as well, so feel free to leave a comment with your blog or Instagram!

Thanks for stopping by!