Friday, September 28, 2007

I thought this would be a quickie

This will be quick because it is already 10:15 pm, I still have to finish We Are Marshall tonight so I can give it back to Jenn tomorrow. Riley has a soccer game in the morning and right after that we are leaving to drive down to LA. Have I mentioned that yet? Ryan's employers bought both of us tickets to go to this huge food and wine event on one of the backlots at Universal Studios. Wolfgang Puck puts it on and pretty much all of the big chefs in the country are going to be there. Tickets were $300 (yes, each)!! So we are going to that tomorrow night and have lined up a babysitter for the kids through the hotel. Then Sunday we are taking the kids to Universal Studios. Should be fun!

Anyway, here are two pages I have been meaning to do for awhile but never got around to, until tonight!

For some reason, I am not happy with the Race Day page. There is still going to be another page to go along with it but I haven't started it yet. Let me know if you have suggestions on how to spiff it up a bit. Oh, that reminds me, my friend Mackenzie suggested I download the pages in medium size instead of large and that will enable you to click on each page to view it larger. Unfortunately, it doesn't work with this type of file.So, if you want to see a larger image of any of my pages, go to photobucket and search for krbrown16. When it comes up, click on it and you will see all my pages. There, you can click on each one individually and enlarge it.

kit courtesty of Tanyia Deskins

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

What a difference a day makes

Okay, and a few glasses of wine. I guess it helps get the creative juices flowing.

Here are two more Rome pages I did tonight after the kids went to sleep. Pays to not have cable! I had nothing better to do than to scrap! As always, please let me know what you think.

This kit is courtesy of AmelieScrap and is called Sea.

Finally, a few words (and photos) from Italy

It has taken me a week to be able to sort through my life post Italy. I had to actually take the day off work today so I could get stuff done around the house. I actually had time to create two new digiscrap layouts too!

I decided I am going to scrap the trip in chronological order. So, the first two pages here are from our first few days. Let me know what you think of them!! My goal is to make an Italy album for everyone on the trip (by everyone I mean "my gang").

This kit is courtesy of AmelieScraps and is called Soft Memories.

This kit is courtesy of Designs by Krista and is called Heartfelt.

So, now, on to the trip. Let's just say, it was the best of times, it was the worst of times. If it could have been just Ryan, the kids and I it would have been perfect. As it was, the trip was fantastic, totally amazing, but all of our personalities clashed a bit too much and that put a bit of a damper on our time in Italy.

People have asked me what the highlight was and I can't think of one single thing that stands out. I enjoyed everything we did. Even the towns I have been to before, I was able to see through "new" eyes (namely Riley and Bella). So that brought a new level to it for me. I was so amazed at how well the kids did. Jet lag was very hard for Bella and she struggled with it right up until we left. But other than that, they were great. Riley was totally into the artwork at the Uffizi, Accademia and The Sistine Chapel. They enjoyed hearing stories about the Colloseum and its gladiators. They ate foods that I never thought they would try in a million years, and, they LIKED them!! Of course, they had their fair share of gelato too!!

The one thing I learned travelling like this with small children is that I need to cut my itinerary in half. We were not able to see and do all of the things we had planned on because we had forgotten to take into account that we had two little people with us who needed frequent potty stops, souvenir stops, snack stops and who walked a lot slower than we did. So now we know. I feel sorry for the people who wait to travel until their kids are older. Don't they know what they, and their kids, are missing??!! Yes, it is a little more work but as long as you plan well, travelling with small kids can be a breeze, and think of all the memories!!

So, enough of my rambling. I will post more layouts in the next few days as I have time to make them.

Thursday, September 20, 2007

I'm back but....

Still soo exhausted that it is going to be a few days before I post again.

Tuesday, September 4, 2007

Sono in ferie!

If you look hard, I mean really, really hard, you can see me sitting under the loggia sipping a glass of wine with the family and enjoying the tuscan landscape.
In other words, I am on vacation in Italy.

See you in 2 weeks!