Wednesday, August 29, 2007

It's time to catch up!!

Wow...I have fallen way behind in my posting...but so much has been going on

So maybe take a bathroom break...get yourself a drink...maybe even a snack as this may be a long post in order to catch up on everything.

As you all know My friend Gabi & I have been so busy launching our new challenge blog site Scrapdragon. What a fun adventure that has been. So I find I spend more time there than here. I am hoping now that we have the system down & some sponsors, things will settle in a bit more. If you haven't had a chance yet...go check it out...I am really proud of what we are doing over there!!

Last week I was in a course called Mastering Life's Energies offered by the Academy for Coaching Excellence. It was absolutely fabulous!! I was just amazed by the content that was offered & the courage & grace of my course mates. Life changing stuff going on there. I am pleased & excited to be starting a new phase in my life training to be a life coach with the Academy. So stay tuned to hear more about that!!

While I was busy at my course, David brought Connor & Kailey with him to Florida to visit his Dad & Willean. They had a fabulous time. I was sad to miss out on the fun.

My Dad & Marguerite helped to support me in being able to take my course by taking Caleb & Rachel for a holiday at their home in Cape May Point, New Jersey. They had a great time. The kids apparently were quite busy gardening, going to the farmers' market, & playing in the waves.

After I completed my course I headed down to my parents to spend a few days with Marguerite, Caleb & Rachel before bringing the kids back up to Somerville. The weather in Cape May was just glorious & we had some great fun on the beach. We also enjoyed a fabulous summer meal of lobster, shrimp, steamers, fresh jersey corn & tomatoes...yummy!!

Here are some great shots I got of Caleb & Rachel while at my parents' home. I especially love these photos of Rachel.

This photo of Caleb is in this little hide-away that he created in a spot in my parents garden. It was really pretty cool. I could totally see all the games & adventures this spot would help create in combination with his great imagination. Don't you just remember that kind of thing form your own childhood?

Also, while in Cape May, my Dad helped Rachel purchase her very own digital camera with money she had saved. She got a great little camera & she is very pleased with her purchase.

Here is a photo of Kailey she took with it. I can't wait to see all her photos as she learns to use all the features of her great little camera. I think this will be great for her as the camera will grow with her abilities. This is no kids camera, most adults would be happy to have one like it.
I did get a bit of scrapping done yesterday. I did a page to celebrate the completion of Rachel's first knitting project.

Rachel was very proud to have completed it!

Well...whew...I think I may actually be caught up for the moment!!

Thanks for taking the time to read it.


Angela Prieto said...

Wow Laura that's a whole lot to get caught up on! LOL! Love the pictures of your kids!

Sherri said...

Great Photos!
The weather has been great here!

Yu'er said...

Great pics and a wonderful LO! I try to catch up with the challege 2

silvergirl said...

Laura you have been so busy! I love the pics of the kids and I can't wait to here more about your class! Maybe you can help me! LOL!

shelly b said...

great photos! love the knitting LO...I really want to learn to knit!

Nik Just Nik said...

WOW Laura I love the photos of the kids... You sure have been busy lately...

Have missed catching you online


Going For Greatness said...

Busy dog days of August!! I'm glad you had the opportunity to take that course. I know it was awesome and hard both at the same time! I'm glad you're home! I missed you!!
Looks like the kids had a blast on their vacations too!
Those photos are beautiful!
Can't wait to see you again! I MISS YOU!

lauren said...

wow--you are a busy, BUSY (gorgeous & megatalented) family! v cool!!! :) can't wait to hear more about the life coaching stuff--that is fascinating!

croppin carla said...

WOW are a busy person.....I thought I was busy....PHEW....I was exhausted reading some of this...LOL. Love all the pictures, your kids are so cute. Love you DD with the hat by the flowers. Cant wait to see a scrap book page with that photo!

Rachel Whetzel said...

Busy Busy! I love it!

Vee said...

gorgeous pic and layout! :)

Petula Wright said...

Absolutely gorgeous photos! Your children are beautiful.

Nura Keif said...

Awesome pictures and layouts!!