Friday, June 29, 2012

Turning 41, Some Peeks, and a Little Trip :)

Um, yeah, it's my birthday today.
Last year I turned the big 40 which I spent doing jury duty and ending the day with a huge headache.
Not the best way to turn 40.

But this year, no jury duty, hopefully no headache, and happy to be spending part of the day with family. Mike's side today, and then going to be seeing some of my side tomorrow.
So what started as really doing nothing at all, is actually going to be a fun kind of celebration  weekend :)

Next, I definitely want to share a few more project peeks. These are for Scrapbooking from the Inside Out kit club. The theme this month is Communication, and for my first kit with them, I actually had more ideas than I needed. I have a lot to say when it comes to communication :) Especially since we have a great Pinterest board for the kit this month which you can find here!
I actually completed five layouts total this month, but am only sharing three today...
here is one...
this is two...
and finally three.
I'm a little nervous about my first reveal over there, but really enjoyed working with the kit this month!
The full reveal for the SFTIO kit is on July 1st. And Issue 11 for Crafting Ireland is out on July 5th. So will have lots to share in the upcoming week. Including a post with fourth of July tags on the Craft Your Nest blog :)

And now that my design team work is done for July, I plan on working on the Ireland album some more and the Instagram mini. And yes, I promise to share what I create from both. I know a few asked in the comments on my last post if I would :)

As for the "little trip" part of my title, we took a short drive down to where Mike's current job is located. It is a four hour drive, so not as long as when we went to visit him in Canada, but for some reason, it felt like it!  We did have fun visiting him for two days, and enjoyed seeing him in person at night instead of just chatting through the computer. Although the funny thing is, the only photos I took were in the hotel room :)
Playing with Legos together...
And a nap after swimming for a few hours in the afternoon. This little girl does not take naps anymore, but she crashed for at least an hour and a half. Evan and I spent the time having a little "Temple Run" marathon on the ipad. A ridiculous game that he has me addicted to now :)
 Plus a pretty intense sunset out our hotel window. We had a gorgeous view from our room.

When Mike came back from the job site both nights, we ate dinner and then swam some more.
And is was hot there, but is even hotter back here! Tomorrow is supposed to be 106 degrees not counting the heat index! In fact, the next few days are over 100 degrees! Kind of crazy.

Now going to relax and enjoy my birthday. I hope everyone has a great weekend!!! :)


  1. looks like some great work- can't wait to see the finished projects!!!

    yesterday was 100 here and today is more of the same- yuck

  2. *new follower*
    Happy Birthday!! :) I am turning 40 in about a month, and am kind of dreading it! At least I won't be on jury duty!!! :D

  3. Happy Birthday! Hope you have a great day.

  4. Happy BIRTHDAY!!!! Cute photos and great sneaks!

  5. Can't wait to see the whole thing! Looks great so far.

  6. Happy Birthday!!! I celebrate my 43rd next week with a wonderful family vacation. I am looking so forward to it. It is our first one in 10 years. Don't be nervous about your reveal. The peeks look wonderful and I know the pages will be too!

  7. Happy birthday, Mary Jo!!! LOVE your pictures and the sneaks!!

  8. HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Mary Jo!!! It sounds much better than last year. And when I turned 40, I injured my foot...not a tiny injury seemed it was not so welcoming turning 40. I'm a June baby too...!

    Hope you have a wonderful day!

    The sneaks look fabulous! Love too that they have Pinterest. Excited for you and the reveal...will try to make it over there we're heading out on a maybe while in the car and can squeeze it in...can't wait to see!

  9. Happy birthday Mary Jo!!!!! Hope you have a fantastic weekend :) Your sneaks look wonderful and i'm super excited for all the reveals! I bet the kids loved getting to see Dad at night!

  10. Happy Birthday! I hope you have a great birthday weekend!

    I can't wait to see your reveals :)

    That's so nice that you were able to visit Mike at work. It must be hard to have him so far away.

  11. Happy birthday!! have a great weekend! x

  12. Love the sneaks!!
    Glad you had a great time on your Birthday weekend!
    Love all the pictures!!
    I will look for your projects this week on the sites!!

  13. Happy Birthday :)
    Sounds like you enjoyed your little family trip to see your hubby.
    Your little on looks so sweet sleeping away :)