The start of August means the kids go back to school in our district. We’ve got 3 high schoolers and 2 elementary students this year. It’s always busy at house!
journaling: Lookout Vista Ridge! Elizabeth and Carissa are on the scene and ready to take this new school by storm this year. They switched to a new school to work on pursuing the career paths they are interested in, leaving many of their good friends behind. Of course they will see them from time to time, and Facebook chats are only a monitor away. Elizabeth and Carissa are looking forward to the challenges ahead and making new friends along the way too.
credits: by Michelle Godin at The-LilyPad.com: Hello Goodbye Papers
and Hello Goodbye Elements
font: Horse Puke, Chromosome Heavy, custom font by Darcy Baldwin
journaling: The second half of your 8th grade school year you both got quite a bit of grief from classmates about choosing a different school to attend for high school the next year. You didn’t let it bother you though because you knew what you wanted to do and this was the best place to go to achieve those goals, as well as being feasible transportation-wise. I’m proud of you for not letting other people’s choices influence you. I know you will both do well this year!
Pictures taken at Freshman year registration. July 24, 2012
credits: School Zone Plus Bundle by Kim Jensen at The-LilyPad.com; August 2012 Foundations by Crystal Livesay at LiveYourStories.com
credits: Cerise Noir Collection by Flergs at scrapbookgraphics.com; August Foundations 2012 by Crystal Livesay at liveyourstories.com; font: Zapf Chancery LT credits: Cerise Noir Collection by Flergs at scrapbookgraphics.com; August Foundations 2012 by Crystal Livesay at liveyourstories.com; font: Century Gothic
credits: Studio Mix 28- Enduring Grace and Studio Mix 28- Enduring Grace Word Art by The Studio Girls at scrapbookgraphics.com; August Foundations 2012 by Crystal Livesay at liveyourstories.com; font: FO PS I Love You
credits: Hold on to Happy by Crystal Livesay at DesignHouseDigital.com; Kitschy Kitchen Collection by Sahlin Studio and Jenn Barrette at The-LilyPad.com; The Notebooks, School Zone Elements by Kim Jensen at The-LilyPad.com; Studio Mix 28- Enduring Grace by The Studio Girls (doily) at scrapbookgraphics.com; Stick It Dates by Darcy Baldwin; font: Lobster, custom font by Darcy Baldwin
journaling: The Waldo Canyon Fire consumed the hills west of Colorado Springs from June 23 to July 10, 2012 and was the most destructive fire in Colorado history. We had a front seat to all of the action with almost 24 hour coverage of the fire on our local news stations, and seeing and breathing the smoke. By the time the fire was put out 17 days after it began, it destroyed 346 homes, killed 2 people, evacuated 32,000 people, and caused $352.6 million dollars in damages, not to mention lost business revenue. As much as we heard about the fire’s destruction, we also saw firsthand the heroic efforts of the thousands of fire fighting personnel that were protecting our community. They worked long shifts, stopping only to eat and sleep right where they were so they could respond quickly if needed again. Thanks to their amazing efforts, the damage was kept to so much less than it could have been.
credits: at The-LilyPad.com: Eclectomania 1 and Recycled Newspaper Alpha by Kim Jensen, To The Rescue and Community Helpers by Jacque Larsen, Mini Dots Alpha by Amy Martin; template by Scrapping With Liz; photos were collected from public postings on Facebook; font: Georgia
journaling: Beth and Carissa were thrilled when Iyanno asked them to work with her to choreograph and video a dance for the Disney Channel Make Your Mark dance contest this summer. They spent a couple of weeks working on things seperately because they couldn’t find a time to all get together. Iyanno was able to stay a few hours after the twins’ birthday party ended so they could have some time work together, and they were able to finish working things out. We recorded the video the next week during some open time at the dance studio, and it was submitted to the contest. We don’t really expect anything more to come of it, and that’s OK. It was a fun project doing something they all enjoy and a way to spend some extra time together exploring their talents and abilities. They were willing to take a risk and give it a shot, and I’m sure they will all find a way to make their mark on the world eventually.
credits: at The-LilyPad.com: by Michelle Godin- Moody Blues Papers, Moody Blues Elements Sew Artsty Just the Stitches, Keep Calm Splatter On; by Kim Jensen- Perforated Paper Alpha, Bloomin' Octagonal, Bloomin' Baubles, Pinned Purple Paper Dates; Enjoy the Moment (silver wire swirl) by Sahlin Studio; Story Maps Vol. 1 by Crystal Livesay at DesignHouseDigital.com; glitter style by Flergs
font: Ticket Capitals Impressed, custom font by Darcy Baldwin
journaling: It almost snuck by me this year, but a friend mentioned it in passing in an email that afternoon- it was July 11th and that meant that it was free Slurpee day at 7-Elevens across the country. With it being summer, our more relaxed schedule allowed us to all jump in the van and make a quick trip down the hill to try out a few new chilly flavors to help beat the heat.
credits: TLP Summer Bucket List minis by Allison Pennington, Karah Fredricks, Kate Hadfield, Michelle Godin, Lauren Grier, Sahlin Studio, Emily Merritt, Little Butterfly Wings, Kim Jensen, Amber Clegg, Tickled Pink Studio, Kay Winiecki; Blanc Stitches by Amy Martin; Stamped Hex Templates by Crystal Livesay at DesignHouseDigital.com; font: custom font by Darcy Baldwin
Labels: Beth, Carissa, dance, heritage, Kim Jensen, Michelle Godin, Sarah, school, scrapbooking