I suppose you've noticed I've been a little quiet lately.
Well...its because something big has been brewing and I was afraid I'd spill the beans if I posted much. In fact, I did sort of start to spill them in my last post, which my husband pointed out, so I decided to wait until I could speak more freely.
Here's the scoop: Scott was just hired to work at Transport America in Eagan! We are talking full benefits, decent pay, 40 hours a week! We are very happy and relieved, after a year of struggling to live off Squngee alone. He has two weeks left at the Wild Bird Store and then his new adventure will begin. Actually, it will be an adventure for all of us, as he chose to apply for a 11pm-7am job, so he could spend more awake time with Andrew, and that will mean a change in sleep patterns at our house! We are excited about these changes though and can't wait for our new life to start.
Martha brought Hannah over for a few hours on Saturday afternoon, and as always with Martha, I was inspired to create a little bit. It's been a month, so be kind folks!
The Sophie layout is an almost direct scraplift off my Designing With Calendar. This is a Nia style layout designed by Desiree on September 4, for those with the calendar. I liked the clean simplicity of the layout.
Humorously, the second layout is inspired by September 27, which has a picture of a dog on it! I used the layout style and the side stripes as inspiration, but did elements of the layout digitally using a free kit from Two Peas. It was super quick and easy, which is what I needed to get my juices started again.
As you can see from this last layout, boy wonder is in a tooth losing mode. He lost three last week, two in the last 24 hours. His new big teeth are already growing in behind, so he won't be toothless long. It really changes how he looks and makes him look older.
Here is a little sneak peek at our Apple Orchard outing yesterday afternoon. We don't pick the apples anymore, just enjoy playing around in the hay, eating kettle corn and drinking cider, and tasting wine. This is still our favorite orchard for apples, we bought a whole bag of honeycrisp, a very expensive and very wonderful apple that was "born" in Minnesota. Yum!