Thought I'd share some scrapbook pages I've done over the last couple of days (yay! I scrapped!) and share a few more of the poems I wrote, but first--how was your weekend?
Ours was good. And, even though we did lots of stuff, it didn't seem near as hectic as usual. (In fact, right now it's a Sunday afternoon and I'm able to pop on the computer...which means, it's absolutely not been as hectic!)
McKenna had color guard tryouts and made it for the third year in a row (she is hoping to either be captain or co-captain this year, and she's excited about the squad they've got coming in); Delaney's school softball team came in third in the county tournament (there were 11 teams and one particular team was really dominating and impossible to beat, but HMS put on a really good showing!); Sydney and I went and watched the Hannah Montana movie all by ourselves (which was really nice); and I actually had time to finish the latest mystery I'm reading and cook a good Sunday dinner. So, it was very nice...
Now, how about some of my scrapbook pages?
Here's a fun one I did with two pictures of Delaney being silly on the day of her school pageant this past November (yep, I'm still way behind!)...
And I decided to make a mini-album with my favorite pictures from the pageant as well (I really love mini albums, and this one went in with the others in my "mini album basket"). I bought a cute and cheap clasped photo album from Hobby Lobby, then added pictures, a few embellishments, and some journaling. Just super duper easy...
Then I actually got to work on some Christmas photos. I did two layouts; one I titled "anticipation" and it has two of my favorite pictures from the season, as Sydney stood on the side of the road during our Christmas parade and waited for Santa Claus to make his appearance...
And the other had some pictures from our family gathering with our friend, Raymond. You'll remember that Raymond lost his Mom before the holidays and we took it upon ourselves to make his Christmas as special and "normal" as at all possible. My journaling says that "true joy" really only comes from serving and loving others...
And then I had to go back and do a page of Delaney playing volleyball (again, back in the Fall). Even though the sport was new to her, she just fell in love with volleyball...
And then this was just a super-easy simple layout that I wanted to create to focus primarily on the picture, which is probably my most favorite recent one. The moment captured in this photo just reminds me that it's the simple times shared with those I love that make life worthwhile...
I am in the middle of several more layouts, and also two mini albums (one from Sydney's Christmas play, and one of last year's awesome Bama football season), so I hope to share those with you soon as well.
And now, how about a few poems to complete this "creative" post?
I've been doing the poems over at the Poem-a-Day-Challenge, so I thought I'd share a few of my favorites from the last week.
One of the day's challenges was to write about a specific memory...
singing on the way to school:
Puff, pooh, and stewball
sung in the car
as morning broke
on the way to school
The Byrds singing about
Cat singing about
the wild world
My world felt perfect,
easy as a bird flying
seamlessly in the blue
with Dad’s voice,
and my small one
so we decided to
the day yawned,
my feet resting,
on the window sill
of that little
the wind whistled,
my hand resting,
on the gear shift
of that little
the minutes stretched,
the highway stretched,
so we decided
to take the
And the sky
when day and
And your eyes
I hope you all had a wonderful weekend. I'd love to hear what you've been up to (have any of you been creative as well?), and I'm going to be popping by as many of your blogs as possible.
Have a good one!