Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Finally... moved in and back to scrapbooking!!

It has been a long few weeks but I am finally in my new home and have all the boxes unpacked!! (We aren't counting the garage yet!!  LOL!!)  Now if we can get a few pictures hung on the walls, it might actually start to feel like home!!
And of course, I have a husband who does not let any grass grow under his feet... so the same day our furniture arrived, the pool company began digging in our backyard for our new swimming pool!! In fact, the pool people were already digging before our furniture showed up!! It was crazy!! But I am glad we started when we did... they are making great progress!! It has been less than 2 weeks and it already looks like this:


And I am so thankful that I had my parents here to help me!! They came all the way from Indiana to help us get settled into our new home in Texas! My mom is an unpacking machine!! And my dad is Mr. Fix it!! By the time they left Monday night, we had the boxes unpacked, all the fix it up projects complete and still had time for a game of cards!!
Thanks Mom and Dad!! You guys are the best!! Love you bunches!!

Now on to business!! This week we have a new sketch at Sketches in Thyme!! It is a sketch by Helen Croft at scrapalittlesketches.com!! These sketches are wonderful and so easy to work with! I used a picture of Greg and I with my parents in Cabo a few years ago. Instead of using two photos like the sketch, I decided to stick to just one! I love these papers from the Mi Casa stack from DCWV!! They are so perfect for my LOs from our Mexico trip!

Be sure to stop by the Sketches in Thyme blog and see what all the fabulous Mavens did with this sketch!! And then be sure to do your own LO and share it with us!!

And before I go, I really want to thank all of my fabulous friends who continued to stop by and leave comments and send emails throughout my move process!! It really means a lot to me that you took the time to check in from time to time... even when I wasn't always able to check in on your blogs!! I am so lucky to have met all of you through my blogging!!

Barb  :)

19 comments:

mforquer said...

Congrats on your move!! Glad you have gotten so much done!! Good for you! I love this layout too! Gorgeous textures and colors - so rich looking! Have fun in your new pool!
Melissa

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

What a wonderful family! Glad the move was a success! Can't wait to see what you create in your new space!

Ayana Posadas said...

How exciting that you're in your new home! Congrats! :)
Beautiful layout! And I really like your "Fall" theme blog background and banner too! :)

Jamie Lane said...

We are glad to have you back! So good to hear that you are adjusting to the new home (it looks great btw!)!

Your take on the sketch is great, I love the twine through the eyelets and all the little details!

Sheila aka SassyLady said...

Welcome to the south! So glad you are all moved in, and I know you will love the pool when completed. I so wish we had a built in pool in our backyard!
Love your layout but love the fact that you are back even more!

Jocelyn said...

Oh the house looks stunning...What great parents to help out!!!

OK...the pool looks awesome...so I am planning a trip to Texas...I have two friends there....so now I can stop by for a dip!!!

Love the LO and most of all ENJOY your new home!!!

Dawn said...

How exciting to be getting so much done so soon, glad it is starting to feel like home.
Glad you could jump in this week, nice to see a layout. You have such great pictures always.

Tanya R said...

Wow, so much happening for you. A great layout, and I love the paper. the hemp stitching in the upper corner is fab too.

Hugs
Tanya

Pat said...

Glad to see you back!! Love this lo, that paper is so nice!!

Lisa said...

Congratulations. Glad for you. The pool is looking good. Love the layout.

Fern said...

Hi Barb!! It sounds like all of the tough stuff is done and that maybe you all can slow down a little... the pool is going to be beautiful!! Can't wait to see a peek at your new scraproom...
Your layout is beautiful... Love the paper and the twine is a fantastic idea... Great hardware too... Have a wonderful day!! Hugs!!

Fern said...

Hey, I forgot to tell you I like your new blog look!!! :o)

Beatriz Farquhar-Guzman said...

Your house and pool look amazing but the best part was to have your parents with you... what a treasure that must have been. Your page is beautiful!

Debbie said...

Glad to hear that you are settled in your new home and now a complete family! Love your layout! Love the colors and wonderful picture!

Cokie Pop Paper Boutique said...

Glad you guys are settling in here in the big T-E-X-A-S :) Great pics of the house and that pool. You will need it in this heat. LOL Love the metal embellishments on your L.O.

Denise said...

Gorgeous layout :) So glad you are settling in :)

Diana said...

Your home looks beautiful. That pool is almost done. Love the LO. I love the stitching on the top.

Crystal aka Caitlynsmommy said...

WOW that is a massive move but SO glad you all are there safe and sound. Your parents sound just like mine and my inlaws!

li-bee-ti said...

Congrats on your move! Finally at your new home!
And your parents are really amazing!

The lo is superb!

(and thank you so much for all your warm and lovely comments on my blog. I really appreciate it!

 
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