More WalkWay Photos

Once all the flagstones were set the breeze went on.

And while I was taking photos, two fighter jets flew by.  I was only able to photo one of them.  This reminds me of a few months back when I was driving home on a small road near the air force base and a couple of fighter jets were just lifting off ground.  They came toward my car and then did almost a 90 degree up over us.  It was so close, it scared me and my two girls, but it was fantastic.

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Walkway Completed!

[Flagstone]

Over the weekend, husband was able to complete the walkway.  Kylie spent a lot of time helping her dad but I think she really just enjoyed playing in the sand.

More photos to come…

Guitar Lessons Done Until July

[Kida & Her Guitar]

It’s been difficult getting Kida to go to her guitar lessons.  In the beginning she loved it but somehow she doesn’t seem to want to do it anymore.  Is this when the mother in me should kick in and push her to not give up?  I’ve been trying.  She isn’t fighting me.  She’s just not practicing at home.  She goes to practice and does the work but she’s just not thrilled.

I find that she enjoys activities if it involves people she likes.  For instance, when her 3rd grade class had a sleepover at the museum (strange as it may seem, it was actually fun), she was crazy happy.  All her girlfriends were there and the boy she likes was also there.  And best of all, the one person she wanted to be there to see her friends, teachers, and the boy she likes, was me.  It was the best couple of days of her life.  In her guitar class, she doesn’t know anyone and has once told me that there is a boy that she finds annoying but that’s about it.  She has not said one way or another if she likes her teacher but I’m guessing this teacher is fair and doesn’t praise anyone in particular for doing well or not well and maybe she isn’t used to that.  I think her teacher is great.  I’m wondering if it has anything to do with the kind of music they are playing too.  Maybe she just doesn’t understand the importance of music yet.

Well, I’m not giving up yet.  I’ve signed Kida up for the next session which will start in July.

New Stem on MB Orchid & 3 Blooms on DR Orchid

[Master Bath Orchid 5.28.11]

It seems like it’s been awhile since I’ve talked about the orchids.  The pink spotted one in the master bath has lost all it’s flowers so I clipped what was left of the dead flowers and the top of the stems off.  I was supposed to re-pot it but still haven’t gotten to it.

The white one is still going strong!  I had no idea that a new stem had grown until I glanced at it earlier this morning while getting out of the shower.

Below is the dining room orchid.  There are three blooms but two of them look like they are on their way out.  They didn’t last very long.  Also, the very tip was supposed to bloom a couple more flowers but they kind of just withered off.  I definitely need to re-pot them.

Digital Layouts: Loved & Beautiful Forever

These two layouts were created using the Heart & Soul kit by Scrap’it Designs.

Walkway Before & After

[Husband and father-in-law working on the walkway]

My husband has been hard at work putting in the walkway.  Last weekend my father-in-law (his dad) helped which was deeply needed since I don’t have the man-strength to do that kind of work.

We are starting on the walkway.  Originally, it was so that we could transport rocks, dirt, sod, trees, etc., down to the backyard but now husband is thinking of doing all that on the other side of the house were there is more space and the hill down isn’t so steep.  We still have time to really decide on that.

Here are the before and after photos.  We are not completely done yet so more photos will be coming.

I did help a little and so did Kylie.  We shoveled the rocks and that was seriously hard work.  My body ached for 3 days!

Here is a glimpse at our desert-like backyard.  It gets so dry here that the ground cracks.  The dirt is made of sand and clay and when it’s dry like that, it’s like rock.

Close up of what the dirt looks like.  Kylie loves to play in it like she’s at the beach.

Digital Layouts: Kida, Dillon Lake, and Maroon Bells AND Creative Teams I’ve Joined

Kit used: Summer Serenity by Scrap’it Designs.

Kit used for “Dillon Lake” and “Maroon Bells” layouts: For Spacious Skies by Jennifer Z Designs.

Creative Teams Joined!

I am extremely thrilled to announce that I have been accepted as a member of the creative teams for the following designers:

Tree City Studio – You can find Tree City Studio designs at Polkadotplum.com and MissesBeeHaven.com.

Scrap’it Designs – You can find  Scrap’it’s designs at Digiridooscrap.com.

Jennifer Z Designs – You can find Jennifer’s designs at Divinedigital.com.

Please take the opportunity to look around their blogs and their shops.  They are all very talented designers whom I will surely enjoy creating for.  I hope their designs and the layouts created with them will inspire you to continue digi-scrapping or start digi-srapping.

I began seriously digi-scrapping not too long ago.  Within the last few months I really began to create layouts about 8 hours a day if not more.  I participated in challenges and the two-hour challenges at Scrap Orchard.  The two-hour one’s really helped me think quick and I’m grateful for that.  Now it doesn’t take me very long to create a layout.  After feeling comfortable with my skills and needing more to do, I applied to 5 different designer’s team call and out of 5, I was accepted by the 3 listed above.

Thanks, Tree City Studio, Scrap’it Designs, and Jennifer Z Designs for accepting me as a member of your creative team!