Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Trying to not neglect the blog


I need to be better at blogging. I can't seem to update it though, every day and sometimes, every week. I should put a goal in to blog 3 days a week. Going to try. Now that School has started, won't be carting kids around AS much on a daily basis.

Went to Arkansas 2 wks ago, and visited with my parents, and then also my SIS, Jacquie came up and we went on a scrapbook shop hunt. Visited (twice...but don't tell MOM--teehee) the store in her area which is fabulous "Signed, Sealed, and Delivered" in Bentonville, Ar. Love that store. She had some really nice, new things in there.

We did not get much time to scrap but I did make this one layout and I felt like it centered me. Made it the night before we went home and I liked how it turned out. Just a pic of my dear parents who Grandparents to MY kids! I do not want to lose my mojo, so I have been dabbling every night for a bit, while life is busy, and when it slows, watch out world!

1st day of school for the kids. Whooooo...8th and 10th grade. I was on my way to work when they got off to school. A lot different than in the past. They are SO grown up now. I will post pictures later. I hope they are excited and have a great day and a great year! I am shaking my head right now, how DID I GET TO BE A MOM OF these 2 AWESOME, WONDERFUL AND FUN kids? I am blessed and truly thankful! And even on top of that, wow, I am not EVEN 40, and here I have kids in Senior high school. Seems like it was yesterday that I was walking them each into Kindergarten for the first time, and I do not know who was more scared...them or me.

So my advice: spend as much time with them, they grow up WAY TOO FAST!

On my own advice, I gave up my weekend job. I am just too tired and I feel like my time is NEVER my own. I think it was good but as of 10/10/08, it will be no more. I need to spend more time with my kids--yikes, only 3 and 5 years left before I pack them off to college. Life is too short to go through it tired and missing out on the things that really count like your kids lives! So here is to another month of weekends and then, DONE! Love and hugs, Lara

7 comments:

Rita said...

Wonderful LO! I'm glad you are going to have more time to spend with your family...how rewarding! My kids are still young and sometimes it is so overwhelming, but I try to take a step back and realize someday they won't need me and I will be sad:(

Kristii said...

Fantastic layout!! I am at the sending off to college stage and your advice is right on the money! Enjoy them now, because they grow up way too fast!

Jeanyjo said...

Awesome LO And I agree I have a 7th and 10th grader and Boy do they grow up so fast. I am lucky to be a SAHM and Love every minute I get with my girls I am very blesed

Close To Home said...

What a great page. I am having a hard time with KINDERGARTEN. How do you stand how fast the time goes!??!

Lauri {Scrap Attack} said...

What a beautiful LO Lara! But of course they always are! ;)

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laverneboese said...

I love all the colors in this layout Lara...and I hear ya on the blogging. I have been struggling with mine lately...I am happy that you'll have more time to spend with your family. That's why I only work part time :)

Pat said...

Great LO!!! Children do grow up fast.