sorry, my bad. i had no intention of taking 2 days off from the old blog. just sort of happened. good thing i had some projects up on the jillibean soup blog this week, so that it would force me to share. lol! i know it's looking and feeling a lot like spring around here. but i'm changing seasons, and going with some fallish projects today.
(click on it to see it larger. i forgot to take a picture of each page on it's own). dug out some old photos for this layout. from 2001, to be exact. geez, that was 9 years ago. but how cute are the girls? and look at sarah's little pigtails on the top of her head. so cute! this was another set of photos that had been scrapped already, but on 2 totally different layouts. and i made them for each of the girls albums, so that was 6 pages total (one was a two pager). now i have just one two page spread, that goes into the family album. little things like this make me happy. and those buttons? i actually had a totally different pumpkin patch layout, from a year before these photos. and it had no meaning to the layout, and was from a class that i had taught. so i tore off the photo and put it away. and threw the layout away. but those buttons had to be saved, since they were such fun ones (and already threaded). and they've been laying around all this time. i just happen to find them halfway through this layout, and tossed them on. i know, i know. you're so happy to have this amazing info on the "behind the scenes" making of this layout ;)
and a couple of cards. how cute is that cow stamp? it says "moochas gracias". love it! i didn't even notice that until after i had stamped it. and i walked around the house showing joe and the girls, and laughing the entire time. yes, i'm easily ammused. maybe that tractor stamp should have said "hay y'all". get it? HAY, instead of HEY. good one, right :)
and just a few more random facts that these projects make me think about. every time we drive by any cows, i do a long "mmmmooooooooooooo". and i sound just like a cow. it's like i'm calling out to them. and even though we're city folk, we do have a lot of country roads here, and a lot of cows. love it. i have secretly always dreamed of living on a farm somewhere. probably in the south. in a big farm house, with a barn and horses. and some land, with cows wandering around. a little pond would be lovely. and a long gravel road, lined with trees, and leading up to the house. and then some other random farm animals tossed in. some pigs, definately pigs. maybe a few chickens, since no farm is complete without chickens. but no rooster. i'd be firm on that one, since i'm not a morning person. i'd love to pull on my old jeans, my boots, and a flannel shirt. and live a quiet and laid back little life. will never happen. and if it did, i'd more than likely go stir-crazy. but i do like to dream about it :)