Monday, March 30, 2009
I have completed Kyra's lifebook. This is one of the digital pages that I have created: no paper! It says "Kyra, this is your special story. It tells of you life in China and how you came to live with your forever family. We've created this book for you so that you will know where you came from when you travel through this fantastic journey called LIFE." The group of adoptive parents at www.asialifebooks.org are just starting to write the books, so I may stick this page up for a sample. I've really enjoyed the digital scrapbooking, just wish I was better at it (and faster). I bought a charity kit called Tian Li to make it (ok, I scraplifted the idea from a very talented lady RuthAnn). Hurray! I've finished this page!
Saturday, March 28, 2009
This was a fun page I recently put together for a class-it has all of the quirky things we "love" about Atlanta. The photo is of Ken and me downtown at the Centennial park, after we found the brick we bought during the Olympics. OK, this photo is from 1996. Add a few pounds for me, and little less hair for Ken and we might be up to 2009...The big round black circle is the road that goes around the city (we live by a place called "Spagetti Junction": Kyra just counted the ramps and we drive under (SEVEN of them) to pass under the twisted mess of roads at Spagetti Junction).
Our fantastic chior director Betty! These kids have a blast, and I'm pretty sure she does too! Anyone that can entertain (and teach music at the same time) to 40 7 and 8 year olds gets MY vote! The talent that this woman brings to the children's Wednesday nights is just amazing!
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
March 17, Happy St. Patrick's Day
The day started out a little unusual. Ken turned off the alarm clock and we all overslept TWO hours! I guess we should not have stayed up and watched that movie last night. Kyra found a baby garden snake in her room, thanks to the "hunter" CandyCat. After Mom carried the little critter out to the trash, we emailed our friend Anthony, who lives in Ireland. We made a quick batch of cupcakes for the class, and off to school she went. This shamrock in the photo is really beautiful in real life...very sparkly, and brilliant. Miss Kyra was making some art this weekend in my artroom. I've got to finish up the stuff for the tax-man (very painful), but I'll survive. Have a great day! Did you see the green fountain on tv at the White House, in Washington DC?
Sunday, March 15, 2009
"this old house" is gross, so we are doing a new guest bath. Right now it's studs. I live in tools just outside of our kitchen (drives me nuts!)...but I have been through this rennovation thing before, so I'll survive. Last night at 10 pm, he was testing the new pipes, and water came SHOOTING up from one of them, inbetween the walls and onto a light...not a good scene, considering he had been working for 12 hours (under the house, in a muddy crawlspace, and on his knees). Hopefully we'll have the shower plumbing done today, and that will go a little better. I have a toilet and plumbing shower fixtures in my living room, tools in the kitchen, a sink in my guest bedroom (Ugghhhh)...Did I mention my mother in law is coming soon????( Just to make matters a little more stressful). I'll take a photo later today of the mess (oh, I mean "project."hahahha!).
Saturday, March 14, 2009
I feel like I spend SO much time in my laundry room. What Mom doesn't? I got this rolling caddy, with 3 sections in it to keep sheets organized. it's got a pocket in the front for pillow cases, and I'm SOOO happy that I'm not totally disorganized in that room anymore. I've got a big plastic drawer for each family member on top of the dryer (a GREAT investment). I should have a piggy bank on there too! When I find money in pockets do you think I return it? hahhahahhahaa!
Darn! You would think I could get these photos straight....This is the collection of wonderful blooms that we see in late winter, here in Atlanta. These even survived our snowstorm! I actually ordered a new camera lense, so I won't have to take this poor quality anymore (I'm miserable with my Mom's point and shoot camera). So, look for more of the absolutely spectacular blossom photos soon!