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How to Survive a Move!

Moving… I think I could write a book on it by now.  If you've moved across country before you know this is not an easy task and you really need a survival kit.  


Since the packers finished their 3 day job in 1 day we had a day of rest.  Okay, that's not really true.  It's more like a day of clean up. Russ was taking down fish tanks and doing man stuff.  I was doing a little digital scrapbooking since every time I went to do something I couldn't… it's packed. For instance,  pour a bowl of cereal but there are no bowls!  Tried to be super mom and cook chicken nuggetts, but the pans are packed! GRR.  


Funny how quickly I forgot we needed camping gear for the next 3 days.  


No worries about the kids.  They are perfectly fine.  Having the time of their lives.  So it seems anyways!

How to survive a move

Sometimes it's good to take a snoozie on boxes.  

How to survive a move

Then wake up feeling like you are on top of the world!


How to survive a move


This is how I feel about the entire thing. DONE!  I'm ready to GO!

How to survive a move

Then you have Brandon who has become a piece of our furniture.  

How to survive a move

Then you have Russ all smiley face for a bit….

Then find him like this 5 minutes later….

How to survive a move

The key to surviving any of this is staying positive, laughing a lot and remembering that we are making really fun memories along the way.  

Speaking of memories.  While Russ was working I played a bit. 

I decided to have a little digital fun.  You will notice on this page I used a few outside digital art pieces from another company.  If you didn't know you could do this with My Digital Studio… you CAN! 

It's a great option I love because My Digital Studio is so user friendly.  Like I said before, this is so much easier to use than other photography editing programs.  Regardless, the process is what I love and I love capturing fun memories and going back for a good laugh. 

My friend Deb and I had a great time taking selfies in Salt Lake.  We captured our personalities well.  I just love her. 

My Digital Studio

You can see all the digital art I used HERE

Click HERE to learn more about My Digital Studio and how you can start creating right away!


Happy day and make it the BEST ever.  We are…


Perseverance- A Lesson From My Son!

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Perseverance- that's a mighty big word and a lesson I've learned from my son.  


Brandon is teaching me perseverance! Who would have thought? This week I've thrown a few toddler tantrums and had the feeling of quitting everything. Typical for my pre-menopausal self lately.  It's acutally a trait I'm slowly learning to deal with.  I never actually quit anything, I just throw the tantrum and then feel better about everything.  


As parents we are the ones that are typically teaching our children the big words like perseverance.  I have to say that my son is the one teaching me this lesson over the last few weeks.  I'm watching this 12 year old try his BEST at swim over the last 6 weeks of the swim season and amazed how his determination and pereverance has pushed him to a successful year.  


When I look at this picture in this layout above my cheeks literally hurt from smiling.  This is the kid that quit last year on the first day of swim after I had paid good money for him to join the team.  He stumbled through the first year not earning a single ribbon except for a participation ribbon the last day.  He tried his best but he definitely had a long way to go. He was NOT a quitter. The beautiful lady standing next to him in the picture above has believed in him since day ONE!  She has treated him as her own son.  

I'm not a quitter either.  Although sometimes when I get so overwhelmed I get that feeling of just dropping everything and walking away.  It just seems easier.  I know in my heart that can't be the solution because again, I'm not a quitter.  Thank GOD I have so many that continue to believe in ME. As readers of this blog you continue to inspire me even when a dark day arrives. 

I've had that quitting feeling this week with this move.  Yes, I'm still OVER the moon with excitement about this move. It's really one of the greatest things to happen…. EVER.  Although I'm SUPER excited the process of moving sucks.  

This week I'm taking a lesson from my son.  I'm going to press on. I'm going to do my best. I'm going to persevere through the hard times.  It will soon be a thing of the past, this I know.  

Continue to believe in yourself.  I believe we all have great gifts and my favorite that God gave me was the gift of GAB.  



P.S.  You can see all the supplies I used for this page HERE.  

P.S.S. Did you see the swaps I posted yesterday? Click HERE and you can see them.  They rock.  LOTS of questions on coloring the button.  The process is quite simple.  You can use ink and clear embossing powder to color the button and heat it using your heat tool.  I know Shelli used Gold EP on her button at Convention and it was STUNNING.  

P.S.S.S– Stamping withdrawl is setting in and it's only been a day.  Pray!