Saturday, July 26, 2008

Getting started



With Josh having his VA appointment today, it has really sank in this is all about to happen. We know it will bring big changes to our life but were ready. We are getting use to the idea, because change can be good for the soul, yet it can also be scary. I know it sad to say this, but the army is like a dead end job. Yes you can move up in rank, but even as a Command Sergeant Major E-9 with 20+ years of service, the soldier would only be making 4,990.50 before taxes each month. After taxes that about $3700 a month. Now that sounds like a lot of money but in today's world its not. Yeah not even $5000 a month after a life time of risking your life. Josh has decided he wants to finish school and earn a degree in Electrical Engineering. He loves all things electrical so I think he would love it.

Tonight we started to clean up and out the garage. It has become to catch all for the old mismatched furniture , the junk, and all the things Blake has now grown to big for. I dont think we even made a dent in it. I wont even post a pic, it is so horrid.

I saw a challenge a few months ago on some site to use scraps only pattern paper wise under 3x3 in size to make a layout. Not sure where I seen it but it stuck in my mind with the upcoming move and my growing pile of scrap papers, that I cant throw out. ( even the smallest pieces are still so pretty) This is what I came up with.

I love this photo of my little man Blake. The look on his little face is so him. He is always smiling and happy and loves to play in the water. This day he could not stop splashing the water. He had such a good time.

12 comments:

meg duerksen said...

cute pages!!!
makes me want to get motivated to finally uncover and clean my craft room out. it's been under construction and now it's just a big mess.
but seeing fun pages like this make me want tog et going again.
he's a cutie.

Lydia said...

I hope you get the garage clean soon. I still havent got into ours yet. All I did was cut the grass and vacuum.

Shaunna :) said...

those are both ADORABLE cathy :)

so fun & summery!!

~Sasha Farina~ said...

oh i love your pages! Blake has the most adorable smile!

Lydia said...

Hey girlie! No the flowers are not hand stitch. They are iron-on for fabric.

TheresaK said...

Gorgeous layouts!!!!!
Love your blog!

Melonie said...

Great pages! Love them.

Karen M. Thaule-Pedersen said...

This is fabolous!! Great usage of colors!!

LuvJones said...

Thanks for checking me out! Love your work as well!

Kawi said...

In the first LO, i love yours stripes of papers. So cute!!!! Wowww

Jill Deiling said...

i looove your new layouts!!!

Kristen =) said...

Both layouts are very cool but I REALLY LOVE THAT FIRST one...

VERY COOL