Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Reflections of Summers Past and PL Week 24

It's August. And I'm a bit disappointed with myself. I have not been blogging on a regular basis. I had the same problem last summer too. [Not that this is a problem I have only in the summer] I've limited the amount of time my kids can be on their 'electronics' and then I can hardly sneak down and spend time on my computer. They call me on it. And though I'm the adult. The parent. I have a hard time saying no to them, and then, yes to me. So it's easier to just stay away from the computer.

We were also away on vacation for the last 2 weeks of July. Our time away was terrific. The weather was fabu-lous. Really. Fab. 

We have been doing an annual lake vacation since I was a wee young girl. I have pretty much done it every year since I was about 5 years old. The only exceptions being, the year I was 13 and we did a big family trip across the USA. The year I was 24 and they sold the resort we'd been going to since I was 5, and last year, when the little town flooded due to heavy rain and a very dangerous run-off situation. So... In the past 35 years, we've missed going 3 times... And now of course, our little family goes. My kids have both been going since they were born. Both kids took their first trip to the lake when they were a mere six weeks old. A very different trip for me, those two times, but that's how young they were when introduced to 'the lake'. Both my kids also learned to walk at the lake, at 14 months old. I'm taking Ali Edwards - Hello Story Class at Big Picture Classes. I created 2 separate layouts, of my kids over the years at the lake. I love how they've turned out.

I love that by looking at these 2 spreads [both are 2 - 8.5x11 pages] I can see my kids evolve over the years. From little babies to the little people they are today. Love these layouts. I love taking Ali's classes. She's ubber cool.

I also have another project life spread to add. Week 24:

During week 24, I was lucky enough to go to our 2nd Annual Yoga Retreat. I added a few pictures of that, in a separate insert. Had such a great time.

Insert Side A:

Insert Side B:

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