Monday, August 25, 2008

Catch up!

I just can't stay on top of blogging these days!!

We've been having lots of fun here in our household!! We were trying to pack in lots of fun stuff before the new school year began, which was today!!!

We've done lots of bike rides! I'm so very proud of Miss Macy!! She did her first big "bike adventure" with us last week!! Jack graduated to the tandem bike (no more trailer - yay!) and she rode her bike along with me and Chris! She did the entire 8.5 miles!! It was only at the last 1/2 mile that she started to complain of being exhausted!! I'm so proud of her for going so far! We only did a short 4.5 mile trail this past weekend. She got tired out faster on that one, it had a lot more hilly areas!

Yesterday, we went to the Phila Zoo. We always have a nice time there! We even got to meet the Slowsky's! Here's a pic for all the Comcast commercial fans!!

Those commercials always crack me up!

Today, Macy started 1st grade!! She's been so excited for the last few weeks! She just loves school! I hope it stays that way! This year she'll have homework every night plus spelling tests weekly! They also get their very own desk instead of sitting 4 kids to a round table!! She made herself up some homework sheets last night! haha!!
Here she is this morning. It's good I got this picture, she was in such a hurry to get into school that I didn't have time to snap a picture of her going up the steps!


And, in scrapping news, I didn't make the cut for the Memory Makers Masters 2009 contest. It's all good though! I know they like me!! While we were down the shore, they requested another layout for their Jan/Feb issue!! One of these years the honor will be mine!
Here is my "I Believe" layout that I had to send in to them.


Work is going well. I am officially on my own now, done orientation! I had a total of 6 days of orientation! That comes out to one day for each year that I was gone! LOL It's all coming back to me now and I enjoy working the 2 days a week!

Have a great week!

26 comments:

Marlene said...

Great layout...and you're right, they do love you! Macy looks so grown up in her school picture.

Glad you're enjoying work. Miss you, though!

muirwoodsue said...

Love your photo of your daughter's first day. I see the Slowsky's Comcast commercials all the time here in the Detroit area. Too funny!
Sue

Sarah*Jane said...

Congrats to you on completing orientation! My husband was diagnosed with cardiomyopathy 3.5 years ago, so I have a special place in my *heart* for cardiac nurses! Love the layouts, very cute : )

Susan Beth said...

I love that layout!

lisa dickinson said...

oh i'm jealous you met the Slowskys! They crack me up too! :)

Linda Beeson said...

Wonderful layout - glad you could share it!

Lori K said...

Gorgeous LO! SHe looks so serious in her school pic, all business! Hope the school year is wonderful.

~Amie~ said...

Rachael, I love the layout!
And she looks so big and excited for 1st grade!! Cute!

Pattern Paper Addict said...

Those chipboard letters are gorgeous! Cute Lo, TFS!

Colleen said...

Congrats Macy on starting first grade! My "big" guy starts Kindergarten next week!

Love the layout!

Melanie said...

Macy looks so cute! DD just started first grade too, and she didn't even bother waving or saying goodbye when she got on the bus. Gorgeous page! MMM is really missing out by not picking you!

denine zielinski said...

She looks so adorable. Glad she loves school. Congrats on the pub and keep your chin up for next years MMM...your layout is fabulous!

happydays525 said...

Absolutely love the layout, thanks for posting it!

Scrapbook Princess said...

Macy looks so beautiful!! I love that layout at the end! How did you get the blue swirl on the letters?

Kristi Smith said...

I love how much stuff you guys do together as a family. That is very impressive that Macy was able to ride that far!

Sorry you didn't make the Masters Team, I am sure you will make it one of these days!

Cute photo of Macy!

Glad you like working two days a week. I work 22 hours a week and it is perfect for me!

Melonie said...

Glad work is going well! Macy looks adorable in her dress! Hope she's had a super first week.

Nura Keif said...

Gorgeous photo and layout:-D

croppin carla said...

Well looks and sounds like you guys had a good time before school started. Great picture of your DD....and great lay out too!

Kimberly said...

sounds like things are going really well for you! i'm so happy! :)

love the photo of macy and love the LO too! congrats on having yet another LO picked up. you know i love your scrapping. you have a really great attitude about MMMM.

and holy crap! i can't believe macy rode 8.5 miles!!! E would pass out and complain long before the last 1/2 mile! go macy!!

scrappermimi said...

Macy looks adorable and I just love the title on that LO, what a cool technique. They were crazy to not pick you!

Jaime Warren said...

Rachael, I totally love your "I Believe" layout, it's absolutely wonderful, I love your work :o) And Macy looks adorable! Jill had her 1st day of 1st grade not too long ago too :o)

I tagged you too ;o)

Mireille said...

oh wow.. lovely pictures and an awesome layout!

stacy said...

Your daughter looks so grown up. First grade is a very big deal. Congrats on the pub. You have a great attitude... keep it up!

~ Amy W ~ said...

Just look at how TALL she has gotten!! Our babies are growing up way too fast don't you think?

Oh, and you are WAY ahead of my blogging ;) AND scrapping!! LOL

In any case, family time is always first I say. Hugs friend.

ellen said...

i was rooting for you all the way. it is b.s. they didn't pick you, esp since i see your lo's in there every month!

if i wanted to see some HOF winners i would get CK. jmo!

congrats on macy's first day of 1st grade! she is adorable.

Celeste said...

:) i tagged you. thought maybe you could use a diversion today. hugs!