Finally Spring Break is here for us! It has been a busy last few weeks so we are all ready for a little down time. We might take a couple small day trips, but other than that we plan to stay home and enjoy some relaxation. We all seem to be becoming homebodies. I don’t mind though. I think there is a lot to be said about just wanting to be in the comforts of your own home and with your family.
In between all the happenings around here, I did manage to get a few Project Life layouts done. I am really enjoying this project. I didn’t realize just how much I had missed the creative outlet that graphic design and working with photos gives me.
(please click on each layout to see the enlarged version)
Noah got his braces off FINALLY! It is hard to remember him without some kind of apparatus in his mouth. Needless to say he is THRILLED to be done with them, even though he does have to wear his retainers 24/7 for eight weeks. Then he will go to just wearing them at night.
Exactly ONE week after getting said retainers, he managed to leave them on the couch where the dog chewed them up. Grrrr. So off we went to the orthodontist for another $200 set. Not a good day.
We are getting TONS and TONS of post cards, letters and catalogs from colleges all across the country wanting Logan to consider them. It’s amazing. There are a few schools that literally send us something EVERY SINGLE DAY. He is still completely undecided where he wants to go. I think he is kind of in denial that this is really about to happen. We are going to be doing some college visits in the coming weeks so that may make it all seem a little more real. I noticed that I used the same journaling on a part of this page as I did on another, so I went back and changed it on this one. I am too lazy to change the one here. LOL
Since I had a limited amount of pictures for weeks 8 & 9, I just did one page layouts for each week. Then they will be put together like this in the book. Doesn’t bother me at all. I think that is why I liked this format that I chose with the week in review card. It helps them look better side by side when I have to do this.
Here is an insert that goes with week 9. We traveled to Nashville for a few days to attend the Tennessee Jr. Beta convention with Noah. He was competing in the Living Literature event. His group did AWESOME!!! They were definitely the most original of all the competitors. They worked so hard for months preparing for this too. I hope they know just how proud we were of all of them. The convention was at the Opryland Hotel. I love that place but I can get lost so easily in there. It’s HUGE. The best part was that I could touch palm trees from our room balcony. I have a deep love for palm trees. Anyway, I wanted to include quite a few photos from this trip, so I did a two page spread for it.
Are you on Spring Break yet? I plan to get some spring cleaning and organizing done. We have so much STUFF. I am ready to break free from lots of it. I already have four large trash bags filled to donate. I hope to have many, many more!! I also hope to make some changes around the house to brighten things up a bit. I hope everyone has a great week!
ETA: I decided today that I just can’t do the modern type of all lowercase letters in my journaling. It just doesn’t work for my Type A personality. I have gone back and changed all the appropriate letters to capitals in my raw files. I am glad that I figured this out before I got too far into this project. You will see the change in future layouts. I think it will be much better!