Yay! It's Friday! I've been waiting all week for today! Now, Friday is always a good day (end of workweek, celebrating Shabbat at home with my family, starting weekend fun activities), but this week, I'm even more excited than usual!
Why, you ask? Because this weekend, I'm going away on my now-annual scrapbooking weekend with my FlyFriends! We're not going far, the "resort" isn't that luxurious, the food is plentiful but only adequate in quality and last year the showers only showered us with COLD water! BUT, I get the weekend away with fun friends and time to work on my albums!!! YAY!!! What more could a gal ask for? Well, sure, I COULD ask for a daily spa treatment, but let's keep it real!
So, what do I plan to do with this time this weekend? First of all, I want to work on my boys' albums. Through AdoptShoppe, I found a great "baby book" called The Story of Me, which is much more than a traditional baby book and is fully customizable to meet our particular needs! I purchased it with the adoption supplement and also the Jewish supplement! I've already started making notes on sticky notes and placing them in the book, but I believe that I can get a lot done this weekend! I've printed out a lot of photos that I want to use and am going to copy the boys' adoption documents at Kinko's this morning! I won't be able to totally complete it, but I will make a lot of progress!
The other big project I want to work on is to assemble a really neat album I bought from Lisa Bearnson's website that's called All About Me. I'm just not creative enough to create such a wonderful album on my own. Lately, I've been trying to limit my "scrapbooking" to projects like that. I take a lot of photos and I've found that I need to keep them in traditional photo albums. I also upload them to an online service where I can store and share them, which is great. I've started to create books on the online site rather than actually scrap the photos into an album. It's quicker, probably cheaper and much much easier!!! I like the end result better, too!
If I have time, I may also start an album for each boy that just contains their school photos, class photos and other portraits that we take outside of school. In just two and a half years, I have nearly 10 such photos for each boy, so I guess I better start now -- it's only going to get harder as the project gets bigger!
By the way, I have to do a quick shout-out to RockStar at this point. Not only is he fine with me hopping off for a weekend of girltime, he's going to be 100% responsible for the boy AND they've got two big activities at the synagogue this weekend that he will be taking them to. My former-altar-boy-who-still-corrects-priests-during-mass husband RockStar!!! Yay him!!! I haven't posted much about the challenges and joys of an interfaith family, and I'm not going to go into it in this post, but I wanted to say how much I love him and how great he is. So, while I'm enjoying the buffet at the resort tonight, RockStar will be eating Shabbat dinner at the synagogue with the boys, their classes and my parents. How cool is that?
Okay, gotta go finish packing now! I leave in less than 3 hours!! Woo-hoo!!!
Have a great weekend!