week 19 + day(s) in the life

welcome to our disney vacation! since denton's deployment we planned on taking the boys to disney. we were planning to wait until they were a little older but with the military discounts especially when they first return, we decided that now was the time. we had a blast!

this might be a bit of picture overload : )

somehow we managed to keep this from the boys. so monday morning, we got them up as usual to go to school. but when they came down we had a mickey and gift bags waiting for them, crudity of my bbf and then i added a few things. they were so excited yelling mickey, mickey, mickey. everyone got ready and we headed out for the 7 hr drive. most of the embellishments for this week, i can't give you specifics on. my bbf also put together a little scrapbook gift basket for me that included all things disney. i also used a bunch of stuff that i collected along the way while we were there. for example, the electric parade dragon has a parking stub on it. a lot of the word art that you will see came from a clear 12 x 12 sheet that was given to me.

in the pocket, i put everything that we collected, the park maps, the fast pass ticket stubs that we never used, my written itinerary of when we had our character meals and where.

this is what was hiding under the envelope. i used the clear scrapbook page and cut it apart for my week title card. the "week 19" are thickers and the mickey head is something that another friend found at walmart.

we had so much fun and i wanted to remember everything we did, i decided to make this my day in the life project for the month of may. but i couldn't just pick one day, so i did all the days that we were there. yay! i had persnickety prints print them. they always do such an amazing job, good prices and are super fast! i created my pages in photoshop, then i uploaded them. when they arrived i put them in the 12 x 12 plastic sheets and they are in between the 2 disney pages. 

i'm really happy with the way they turned out. i am happy that i did the extra work to document each day. 

well of course, since i am not caught up here i am behind in the actual production of week 20 and 21. someday i will get my system for working down. i am however super excited that i got some new embellishments from two peas in the bucket today! yay!

hope you have a good weekend!

week 18

on a catch-up roll here. this is project 18, aka prep for disney week!

the other big news of this week was the lil'd lost his first tooth!

the little red and white chevron envelope is from the paper source, i used some washi tape from smash to close it, i made the small tag from becky higgins grid card. the journal card next to it is from ali edwards, i printed it out using silver metallic ink on the silhouette. i used cards from both the baby edition of project life and the sea foam addition to make the small journal cards on the other pictures.

i created the week title card using some paper that i ordered from two peas in a bucket. the "this" card is from the sea foam edition of project life. and the little location wood piece is from studio calico. the blue stripped card is from echo park paper co. again something i picked up at michael's. on thursday of this week, i decided that it was time to make the boys some mickey clothes, we were leaving monday and the boys didn't know where were going anywhere. so i had to make them in secret. 

then last but not least, was the kenny chesney concert, with eli young band and zac brown band, great concert and a date night for denton and me, it was to celebrate our 10th anniversary which he missed in november.

up next week, our disney world vacation!

week 17 + day in the life

welcome to week 17 and also a day in the life on april 28. let's go!

the big news for this week. we got a new dog, yep, that makes two. her name is mollie. we got her from midlands golden rescue. we are told she is almost 5 but the vet disagrees and thinks she is more like 3. 

the garden is a growin' so nice to walk out the back door and have so many yummy things to gather up. we got our first 2 tomatoes this week. denton got a basketball hoops this week and he has been doing great in math at school lately. we also did our annual march for babies walk. team "will walk for peanut" raised over $3200 this year.

the little camera card is from studio calico project life kits. i printed out the week number and date on the epson printer, cut them down and glued them onto the card. easy. i added a hash tag wood symbol from studio calico also and then wrote "so proud" with the precision pens again. the recorded card is from the project life seafoam addition.

once a month i like to try and do a daily look at life, it's called a day in the life and is something that i picked up from loving ali edwards. so i just happened to pick the day we got mollie. i wasn't super detailed about the time which i have done a hourly look in the past. but today was more general, i divided it into morning, afternoon and evening and then the story of the day which of course was mollie. this is a 6x12 layout. 

on the back i created at grid of pictures that i took throughout the day.

every year i take a picture of d next to his march of dimes alley picture. hard to believe that he is 5 now. we had strawberries ripen this week, i was very excited but we have none since. : ( the plant is healthy and growing but no new blooms. while we were hunting for a new dog we found these two cuties, beauty and rocky. after the march of dimes walk was the sparkleberry fair. d got to be spiderman for awhile. there is used the precision pen and an wire arrow that i got from two peas in a bucket. the 4x6 and grow where you are planted" cards are from studio calico as well.

have a good one!