So proud of these girls. They are strong, brave, confident,kind, and spunky. They aren’t afraid to speak out and stand up for what is right.
Where the heck have I been for two weeks. I don’t even know how that happened.
Is it just me or does time FLY at the end of the summer?
I think the girls have gotten on each other’s last nerves. There is such a thing as TOO MUCH time together in this house.
When the fighting, tattling, screeching, and whining reaches a crescendo…you can find me in the bathroom hiding and screaming into a pillow.
IT’S TIME TO GO BACK TO SCHOOL!!!!
A little part of me feels guilty every time I think about how great it’s going to be with all four of them in school.
Sometimes I feel like there’s something wrong with me when I read all of the awesome moms that are dreading school starting because they are having such a great time with their kids.
Then I remember we are all different. What works for them (clearly) does not work for me.
I can admit this…I am a better mom when I can take care of me. I’m happier when I can exercise and be creative.
Getting work done without kids around is easier and more productive. And I am so much NICER and more patient when I get a little time to breathe.
The girls love school. They love making new friends and being with people other than ME. And other than EACH OTHER. It makes them nicer. And happier. And we have a better time when we are together.
So I’m ready.
I have some goals and I want to share them here. If I share them I’ll be more liable to reach them. Accountability is a great motivator for me.
What about you? Do you have some personal goals that you hope to reach this school year? I’d love to hear about them!
When we were in Spain I found myself constantly photographing street art. Murals, door art, graffiti. My camera was FULL when we came home.
One of my favorite images was this door. As soon as I saw it I knew I had to emulate it on a scrapbook page.
Today I finally had a chance to play around with the GORGEOUS Gossamer Blue August Kits and Add-Ons.
I found these BasicGrey wood shapes in the August Main Add-On Kit and knew the triangle was perfect to use as a template.
When I cut them out and assembled them (using the photo above for guidance) here’s what I came up with.
A sprinking of embellishments here and there, a doily, and a cluster or two…and voila!
I’m so happy that I finally got that idea out of my head and onto paper. And that officially wins the weirdest way I’ve ever been inspired to create a scrapbook page. A door in Spain.
How about you? What’s the most random inspiration you’ve ever found?
My favorite thing about Barcelona was the amazing architecture. I'm ashamed to say that I didn't know much (if anything) about Antoni Gaudí before this trip. But it's fair to say that I'm now in love (obsessed?!?!) with his signature whimsical modernism. We spent much of our time in Barcelona touring his creations, as well as creations that were inspired by him.
1. Casa Batlló –This was our very first stop on the first day we were in Spain. I had seen this crazy amazing building on Pinterest and knew it warranted a quick stop. It did not disappoint. All six of us sat on the curb in front and just stared for a while.
2. La Sagrada Família– Okay. I don't even know where to start. There are no words to adequately explain how beautiful this experience was. I have goose bumps thinking about it.
We opted to do the audio tour (all six of us) and I'm so glad we did. I learned about everything you can imagine. How the church was conceived, the story behind the stained glass, columns, and ceiling. Fascinating.
Around this time in the self guided tour, a choir started singing The Lord's Prayer on my headphones and I lost it a little bit. I just stood there for a moment with tears streaming down my face and then I collected myself.
How great thou art indeed.
How cute are the littles with their headphones? SO SERIOUS.
3. Park Güell– I felt like Alice in Wonderland at this park. It was simply magical. The girls kept saying they felt like they were in a fairy tale. And I must agree.
So there you have it. Our experience meeting Gaudí. I can't wait to go back again!