we just scooted back in town after a fabulous QUICK (too quick) getaway to Newport Beach. i absolutely LOVE the beach, and just feel so grateful that Warner's let us crash with them, and that the kids had such a blast playing together. I LOVE the tradition of vacations. i love the comfort in knowing where you are going, and what you like to do there- i love the 'at home' feeling that we all have. it's funny to sit and watch the progression of the kids' play, and how every place is super-charged with memories of past visits. i loved watching Capri and Connor run up and down the beach following after their older siblings; i could almost see the younger versions of Colton, Cory and Quincy, the memories were so vivid. ALL such happy times, happy memories. i will tell you this... i did a HORRIBLE job taking photos. years ago, i'd come home with 300+ photos... or more. this time, 56. it's still enough to capture the essence... we'll see what i can come up with.
i have SO much to do after a few days of vacation! i have lots of work to get my classes for next week all ready. i posted the wrong link to Scrapbooks, ETC... this one is right. i have products coming in from all over: Ranger, Sassafrass Lass, Provo Craft, of course Heidi Swapp, Scenic Route, American Crafts, Bazzill, Zutter to name a few) and putting kits, projects, lists and labels all together. it's exciting.
Rhonna created this FUN 4th of July kit... and i just downloaded it myself, and am putting something fun together. Can't you just see it as cute iron on's onto t-shirts, and elements printed onto sticker paper? i am actually sending some of Claudine Hellmuth's sticky back canvas through my printer to make a cover for a cutie book.... it's a little shocking to me that next weekend is the 4th of July! time flies.
ok, wish me luck today- i have not got a moment to spare!