Sunday, September 26, 2010

Baby Steps

This one was a little bit harder to bring together, so it took longer than the others.

The baby feet border is my favorite part.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

I just keep going and going and going...

I finished this one last night.  :)

I've noticed that I use something of Kelly's on pretty much every digi-project I do.  I guess she's just awesome like that.  :)

Friday, September 24, 2010

Spring Spread and Calendar Pages

I got another one done this morning.  :)

I've also been working on a calendar project off and on for the last year or so.  It's not quite done, but I finally got enough put together so that I could share some of it.  I'll be posting the rest as I complete it, and when it's done, I'll tell you what I'm going to do with it.  You can check them out on my new blog page by clicking the link at the top of my blog, or by simply clicking here.  Go on, go look!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

It Only Took Being Without Internet for 24 Hours, 9 Months After the Fact

But I FINALLY got my Christmas LOs done:

We transferred from the tiny hotel room to a small apartment for the duration of our time in Germany, but there was a problem with the internet until late this afternoon.  And, since Brandon and Elora were off running errands, I took the time to finally sit down and get these done.  Of course, I had to completely scrap everything I had already done, and start over.  I hated to waste all the time and effort I'd already put into the pages, but I was at a dead end.  Now, I'm happy with what I have.  I may yet go back and edit the text, I haven't decided*. 

Next up: Spring/Easter pages.  :)

Want to see the rest of the pages?  I have them all posted here, for your viewing pleasure.  Click on the images to view them larger.  :)

*I have indeed gone back and edited the text and font, and updated the photos to reflect the changes.

Saturday, September 18, 2010


Our return to the States has been delayed twice now (more on why later) so we are settling in for a bit longer here in Germany.  The internet connection at our current hotel is not the greatest, but I do have some pictures to share so I'll give it a try.  I'm having problems with my PSE, too, so they're all completely unedited, but oh well.

These are from before we left the Marriott, about a week and a half ago.  I had to practically hold her down to do it, but I finally managed to get her hair into pig tails for the first time ever.  I love it, and I have since purchased colorful little hair ties for her, but I haven't been able to manage a repeat performance. 

This is the view from our new hotel.  It is a significant improvement over the view from our window at the Marriott, which was the roof of the rather industrial looking building next door, but in all other things, we rather wish we were back at the larger hotel.  We looked into transferring back, but no luck.  We didn't even know we would be delayed again until less than 24 hours before we were supposed to get on the plane, so we had to scramble for accommodations at the last minute and everything was full.  Does anyone in this area know what's going over the next 2 weeks, that all the better hotels are booked solid?  Is it the Stuttgart Oktoberfest thing?  At least this hotel had a cancellation and we were able to just stay where we've been.

See Brandon and Elora in this one?  They kind of scared me a bit, standing up on the wall like that.  These are a few more pics from the area immediately around the hotel.  It really is a pretty little area, with plenty of restaurants within a 2 or 3 minute walk. 

And this was the other morning, when Brandon and Elora were both being sleepy heads.  I love my little fambly.

Anyway, it looks like I am going to have quite a bit of time on my hands, so I need to see about getting my PSE working again.  Then I could at least get some digiscrapping done.  :)

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

When We Get Back to the States...

 Living in Germany has been an amazing experience, and in some ways, I am sad to see it end.  For the most part though, I am INSANELY excited to be returning to the country of my birth.  Here are just a few of the reasons why...

...we will have fast internet.  (There are so many reasons that this is exciting for us, I can't even begin to name them all.)

...we will be in the same time zone as the rest of our immediate family, and most of our friends.  (And we'll be a heck of a lot closer to the rest, too.)

...I will be able to download books directly to my Kindle without paying an international fee.

...I will be living within only a few miles of my friend Rebekah.

...we won't have to worry about the dollar-to-euro conversion any more.

...I will be able to open my Etsy shop, without worrying about international shipping.

...we will speak the same language as most of the other residents.


...we will be starting another chapter in our lives.  This, I think, is the best part.  :)

Almost there!

Friday, September 3, 2010

Because I'm Probably The Only One Who Found That Last One Interesting.

I snapped these pictures of Elora on one of our last mornings in our apartment.  

I went to brush her teeth for her like I always do, but she pushed her lips together and shook her head "no."  When I asked if she wanted to do it herself, she shook her head "yes".  

So I switched from the finger brush to her little white toothbrush, and put some of her safe-if-swallowed toothpaste on it for her, and let her go.  

Ok, well, maybe I did help her a little at first, to make sure she actually got her teeth clean, instead of just sucking off the toothpaste which is what she would have done if I'd let her.

The good news is that I have a kid who likes to brush her teeth--yay!

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