I've decided to create a blog to journal the things that make me laugh everyday. Most of the time it's my daughter Natalee....I hope that you enjoy reading about our adventures.

Saturday, January 7, 2012

New Year, New Blogging Habits!

2012 is going to be a busy and fun-filled year, I'm so excited by all of the things that we have in store and I can't wait to share them with all of my friends and family through this blog.  One of my resolutions this year is to be a better blogger!  I've signed on for two projects to help me towards this goal.  The Photo A Day class at Studio Calico and Project Life.  I plan to share a lot of my photo's here on my blog so that my parents and in-laws can experience this year of Natalee's life through pictures when they are apart.  

Here is a collage of our first week of the Photo A Day class.  Starting at the top left corner:

  1. Fried Potatoes - My Mom makes the best in the whole world and she gave me another lesson while I was at home for New Year's.  This was the best batch that I've ever made, not quite up to snuff when compared to hers, but closer than I've ever been.  
  2. Natalee at the Park - it was 65 degrees on Friday, we had a blast at the park until the sun went down and it got cold again!
  3. Natalee at Chick-fil-a - this is what happens when she is the only kid in the play area!
  4. Pizza at the Hotel - we got a bit side-tracked on our journey home from Tennessee.  An unexpected snow caused lots of traffic issues and the highway closed leaving us to find a hotel for the night.  We made a fun night out of it.  
  5. Nertz Marathon - a tradition at Mom's on New Year's.  We all gather around the table and play Nertz into the wee hours.  Lots of fun, laughter, insults and noise!
  6. My least favorite part of traveling - LAUNDRY when you get home!
  7. Natalee with Crazy Hair - we had a bit of fun during her bath last night. 
I was super productive on Saturday, I worked most of the day cleaning out the "junk" room and reclaiming it as my scrap space.  Once I sifted through all of the old product that I had piled up and made boxes to give away to family and friends, I had a nice clean scrap space to work on.  I spent a hour or so working on my Project Life title page.  I have it all done except for the pictures.  Can't wait to add them and then show it off.  I will work on Week 1 this week and share it as soon as I have it complete.  Off to finish editing my pictures and send them off for printing.  

Have a great week everyone!


  1. glad to see you back to blogging. i can't believe how big Nat is getting. i have also made a goal to be a better blogger. i have posted twice since the new year! wahoo!

  2. Look you blogging, Lorie!!

    I can't believe how much the little miss has gotten.

    And, what in the world is Nertz? Off to Google. . .

  3. yay lorie! love to see you blogging...and you need to share a pic of your new scrapping space! having a dedicated space is so nice!

  4. Ohh we have the same goals! Lets support each other!