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February 14, 2012

Happy Valentine's Day

I can't take credit for my niece's valentines - although I did design and print them for her, I hounded my sister to let me tackle this project I found on pinterest and I hounded my sister for weeks to email me a photo. Two photos later and a shipment south and I received this photo of the finished pieces. I must admit they are pretty cute.


As for my daughter's valentine's, we had them done over a month ago! She helped me stir in the colors for the soaps. I didn't scent them because some of the younger kids might have issue with that. 



February 08, 2012

Since January

I know. It's been a while. We've been busy. With what? I cannot exactly tell you. Let me scratch my head and see if things come to mind....

My husband goes on short, quick trips to Atlanta so that throws a wrench in life. 

I'm trying my hand at digital scrapbooking and spending all of my free computer time whipping up layouts...starting with December 2009. I've made it through June 2010 just in time for my first eve scrapbooking crop this Saturday. My goal is a month a day so I hope to be caught up, or to the current year in no time. Yet so far this week I haven't worked on 1 month at all.

Rachel had a fever one week which allowed my husband and I to do the fun rotation - he works mornings while I watch her, then he comes home and watches her in the evenings while I go to work until midnight. It's not fun but it works and we really don't have any other options. 

The weather has been crazy nice and we've been going to the park on weekends for a quick mile walk and some time on the slide and swings. Rachel loves going there and last weekend while we were leaving my husband and I were swinging her by her arms. This resulted in pain, thus resulting in a 1 hour ER visit which resulted in Nursemaid's Elbow. We figured this was what was going on since we googled it so this diagnosis at the ER was to be expected. She was fine within minutes and running around the ER with her "monkey jammas" on.

We met a friend and went to the Ann Arbor Hands on Museum last week, and after I sort through some photos, I'll be sure to post how our day went! We had a great time, all five of us girls did! I wish we could do it more often! 

Next week is single parent week as my husband heads to Germany for the week! Which takes pressure off of me having to figure out what to do for Valentine's day. It's probably a win-win for both of us.