Saturday, August 31, 2013

I Challenge You...

Is it truly September already?! The children are going back to school, sports are starting up, church groups and Bible studies are ramping up, community clubs are planning their first meetings, and all this means less time for play, less time for conversation, and less time to pause and just enjoy the moments.

The other day my twins missed the bus and I woke up for work late. Translation...frantic, hectic, and crazy. In all the craziness I kissed my son Colin good-bye and his cheeks were so soft and sweet. While driving from the twins school to work I paused in the silence of my car and reflected on that small simple kiss. I reflected on the moment and remembered other moments snuggling with my children and their soft cheeks. (I  love baby cheeks). I realized how crazy things are going to become and how crazy they are normally around my house. I miss my babies being small. My oldest baby now stand 5'10"!!! I snuggle his chest :( 

That's when I decided what to do for the Swirly Girl Challenge over at for September. I challenge you to close your eyes for just 10 minutes during the hustle and bustle...and just breathe. Think on a quiet moment...a moment of calm...and moment of happiness...and now...scrap it.

I found this picture my DH took of me snuggling and napping with my darling Aubrey Sue when she was just a couple of months old. 

The papers, chippies, bling, and MOST of the flowers are Prima. They were purchased when I attended my class with Anna Dabrowska through Swirlydoos last Spring.

 Here is a close up of the cluster. Where did I get that adorable bumble bee? Check back here on September 5th to find out ;)

I just love these birds and the Ingvald Bolme resin pieces are to die for. 

So rise to my challenge...close your eyes...and just focus on something enjoyable before all the craziness begins for the fall.  



  1. Wonderful post Andie! Took me right back to sweet memories of my babies. Beautiful layout!

  2. Beautiful challenge and what a stunning layout to go with it.

  3. wow, absolutely beautiful. Love the splatter in the background - it works so well with all the gorgeous embellishments.