Thursday, August 12, 2010

Back to School

It's been a month since I last posted - sorry about that! We've been busy, busy, busy shopping for school supplies, school shoes and school uniforms. Caroline and Anna went back to Catholic High on Tuesday (8th and 5th), and St. Edward's first day was today. Jack is a 2nd grader, and my baby boy Matthew started Pre-K. This is the first time in over 13 years that I haven't had a little one at home. Not sure how I feel about that. On one hand, I will be sad and lonely without my little Mattie-Moo here with me. On the other, I plan to do lots of things I haven't been able to do in a long time, like scrapbooking, exercising, housework, and maybe even a bit of volunteering during school hours. We shall see! Here's a picture of the kids in their uniforms and ready for school. :)

I did manage to get a couple of layouts done in the last week. They're super-simple and super-doable, which is all I've had time for lately. I'm hoping to have time for more detailed layouts in the very near future (like on Monday).

I'm on a baking kick these days, just to keep things interesting. On Monday, Anna and I made red velvet cupcakes with cream cheese frosting (Gil's favorite), and on Tuesday, I baked chocolate chip cookies from scratch. Yum! I love having homemade treats for the kids when they get out of school. It keeps us out of the McDonald's drive-thru line!

The renovations to our blue house continue. Lots of progress is being made. The ceiling in the main living area has been transformed! We took out the "popcorn" ceiling and replaced it with cypress, and added cypress beams. The windows should be in toward the end of the month, and the sheetrock will start going up in the next week or two. It's exciting!!!

Before (hideousness):

After (loveliness):

Hope to post again soon. Thanks for taking a moment to visit with me! :)


Domestica said...

First time here + I loved that post - your layouts are perfect - simple, inspiring and they really let the photos shine - here's to a great school year!

DazzleYouDesigns said...

Hello...I just stumbled upon your blog, very cute! I scrapbook too, and blog hop alot...your "bayou boys" layout is super cute! :-)

Jeanne Pellerin said...

Thank y'all so much for the sweet comments!!! :) :) :)