Sunday, June 29, 2008

The Crazy Days of Summer...

It is funny I always look forward to school ending so that I can have a free summer full of fun. So how come it always feels like summer is filled with so much activity that I can barely catch my breath??

Friday was one of those days.

I had a meeting at 7:30am for this big project I am involved in. It is really exciting, but I will share more about it in the next few months.

Then I had to get home and get some work done for my life coaching business, Grace Coaching & Consulting.

Then it was hurry up to feed the kids & get Connor, Kailey, & Rachel off to swim team practice.

Then it was hurry up over to the orthodontist to get Caleb's braces put on.

Check out these before & after photos...

Then hurry back to the pool to pick up the three from practice & get them all some lunch.

Then it was get everyone ready for the big swim team kick-off party. I am swim team manager this year so I had some copies to make & wanted to get there a bit early for any set-up that might need to get done.

But before we could head over to the pool...Caleb had another doctors appointment to get his burn looked at. He was out on his dad's motorcycle and got an awful burn on his leg... good news though it is healing nicely.

We finally got to the pool around 4PM to start getting ready. Festivities started at 6PM. We had pizza and a DJ. The kids had a blast.

Here are a few shots of my kids at the party...

Rachel in a dance contest with a few of her friends.

Connor getting ready for some pizza

Kailey looking cute as ever

I am happy to say the kick-off party was a great success and everyone seemed to have a good time.

Oh!! I better add this on before I forget...Scrapdragons has something cool going on so go check it out!!

Monday, June 23, 2008

From Junk Yards to Golf Courses...

OK you know the house in your neighborhood where the grass is too long, their are weeds everywhere, the driveway needs to be repaved, & there are always kids toys everywhere? Well, guess what?!!? In my neighborhood that would be my house. It is really awful. I joke that our yard looks like Sanford & Son. I can even hear that crazy funky music as I watch the opening credits with Lamont & Sanford driving around in that old pick up in my head. The other image I have is the Addams Family all overgrown & crazy looking. The funny thing is when the yard is cleaned up it really looks great. I just can't seem to keep up anymore with all the other things going on. So we are on the search for a landscaper. Since David has a back injury he can no longer help me out around the yard. I am not sure why, but not being able to do it myself is making me sad. I don't want to keep doing it, but somehow I feel sad about letting it go.

I got a new hair cut. It is way short for me, but I am liking it. I think it will be way cute for summer.

I took these two shots with my phone so you all can see...

One day I styled it under the next with a little flip.Gotta love fun hair for summer!!

Last week Kailey & Rachel were in a golf clinic at one of the local Somerset County Golf Courses. The Neshanic Valley Golf Course offers a juniors program for 5 days two hours a day. The girls had a great time & did very well. My Dad & Marguerite got Rachel a new set of golf clubs for an early birthday present & she was just so excited to try them out.

Here are some pictures of the girls from one of the nights. They look so cute & very serious.

Well that is it for now...good night all!

Monday, June 16, 2008

Bad Bad Blogger!!

Wow...when I came on here to post I was shocked to see I had not posted anything since May....GASP...I am a bad bad blogger!!

The good news is that means I have been too busy having fun with my family. There is so much going on with Caleb & Rachel out of school already. Plus Connor & Kailey have been having a ton of half days as they wind down to their last day on Friday.

I have some exciting news...I made the Design Team for my local scrapbook store Scrapbooking Moments in Time!! I am very excited they are super nice there & their kits are so much fun to play with.

If you happen to live anywhere near South Bound Brook, New sure to check them out!!

Here are the Layouts I made with the July kit...

They wanted an about me layout...

Another layout...

A card... Some other type of project...
This was so much fun to play with.

I hope to get back into the swing of blogging. So much is going on & I have so many pictures to share.

Hopefully it will not be another two weeks before I post!!