Thursday, July 23, 2009

Srap Challenge

Thanks to my supper crafty friend, Toni, I am participating in an online challenge blog. It is called "Favorite Things" and every two weeks there will be a new challenge {if you want to play along the blog is on my sidebar}. She had the great idea to do all the challenges into a book about herself, so I am being a total copycat and doing the same! The first challenge, favorite color. Here is my entry:

It is in a 6x12 album, so this double page spread is 6x24 inches. Kind of a challenge in itself to work with the odd size. The title page reads:

"My Favorite Color

Where are you?"

The journalling says:

"For as long as I can remember, purple has been my absolute favorite color. I just love it, all shades from lavender to the darkest hues. The problem? It is nearly absent in my life! Purple clothes? Hardly any! In my home decor? Not one bit! Purple car? Never! Even my scrap supplies were lacking. What's up? Someone told me that it was the most offensive color. Can't be! Maybe it is like a fine wine or a delicacy, enjoyed only in moderation....Yah, that's it!"

Monday, July 13, 2009

A Big Day

July 12,1991, Michael Anthony Muniz, Jr. was born, and I became a mother.
18 years ago.
I am now the mother of an adult!
Crazy! Seems like yesterday that he was my little "bug":
{Michael- 1 month old}
And now he is an adult. Unbelievable!
We made him our favorite cake {white cake with strawberries and whipped cream} and went to Lucille's BBQ with all 6 of us plus 2 of Michael's friends.
He still hates his picture taken, so with much effort on my part I got this picture of him:

So here he is on his 18th birthday.

Time has really flown by:

July 12, 1991- 8 pounds 4 ounces, 21 inches long

July 12, 2009- 270+ pounds, just shy of 6 feet tall!

18 years ago I entered a new chapter of life, becoming a mother. Yesterday I entered a new chapter, becoming a mother of an adult. Amazing!

Monday, July 6, 2009

just a little bit OBSESSED!

So I have been a little obsessed with reading this summer.

Mostly "chick lit" like the Sookie Stackhouse series of vampire books that the HBO series "True Blood" is based on {thanks Kimberly}:

And (of all things) Middle School fiction, such as "The Hunger Games" by Suzanne Collins {thanks Emily}. Can't wait for the sequel:

The girls and I have been spending A LOT of time at the library!
Library holds and inter-library loans have been good to us.