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cory's baptism… and pirate pages!

cory's baptism… and pirate pages!

What a busy week and weekend. I am seriously exhausted. Like deep down tired… I want to just put life on pause and crawl in my bed for 48 hours… then hit play again! Man, that would be so nice. Thursday mom and dad, and cam, rane and collin came to town for cory’s baptism that was Saturday. It’s so fun to have them come! I have just allowed everything to take a back seat, and I have just joined them on vacation a little! in fact, Friday… we sat by the pool ALL DAY! I haven’t done that forever… and got a bit of a sunburn even. I kept thinking to myself… why don’t I come out here more? Answer: I have too much to do. (lame answer).  Friday NIGHT was father’s and son’s… the kids had a blast, and were so happy to have cam and collin around! I was happy to have all the boys gone! Amazing the peace and quiet resulting!! The remaining party went to the mall and Cheesecake Factory! Very enjoyable.
Saturday was Cory’s baptism at 2pm… eric got him a new suit, and he was SO excited to wear it! he looked so handsome… so grown up! Baptisms are so wonderful! I sat there just feeling amazed that he was really 8, and it was really time.  it was so nice to have our families there. It made me realize how proud I am of him… what a good kid he is, and what a clear understanding that he has for what he was  doing and why! I admire his little soul and character. He’s just such a great kid.

I even worked on scrapbook pages of the pirate party last week… they pages turned out so cute. I love having a ‘theme’ to play with.
So onto another super busy week! Holy cow- school gets out Thursday YIKES! That means it’s FULL ON! I am really worried about the summer balance schedule. It’s going to be a trick.





  • Angie Nichalson

    21 May, 2007 at 9:34 am Reply

    Hi Heidi. Congratulations on Cory’s baptism and having such a fine, young man. You guys look awesome in your family picutre. Love the layouts. Angie

  • denise in Gilbert

    21 May, 2007 at 10:21 am Reply

    Heidi, Your LO are so fun!!! Where did you find all the pirate goodies to do the LO. The party looks like so much fun.

  • Alison Love

    21 May, 2007 at 11:08 am Reply

    i know what you mean about summer. in a way i’m so very ready for summer break, but at the same time i’m really not! plus school always packs a gagillion activities into the last week or so!

  • Kate

    21 May, 2007 at 11:34 am Reply

    Love these pirate layouts. TFS!
    Congrats on your son’s baptism. Doing things with family is good!

  • paige

    21 May, 2007 at 11:39 am Reply

    wish you were my next door neighbor…you are a walking party!!!
    ( well, that & the fact that then i could swim in your pool and borrow the way too cute jcrew flats!!!!)

  • Vee

    21 May, 2007 at 11:40 am Reply

    congrats on Cory’s baptism!!
    love the pirates pages
    get some rest!!

  • Kandis Smith

    21 May, 2007 at 12:13 pm Reply

    Way cute layout! Congrats on the baptism. TFS!

  • Debbie House

    21 May, 2007 at 12:41 pm Reply

    Heidi…adorable pages, and such a cute picture of you 3 for the Baptism. I have 6 children..oldest is 25, and youngest in 6. I think I will have a good cry when my little Tanner get’s baptized. Thank-you for sharing!! Also Love the AYTR class!! Thanks for all you do!!

  • psmullican

    21 May, 2007 at 1:48 pm Reply

    Love seeing your boy pages. One of the reasons I first loved your designs-you actually did boy stuff! Hang in there w/ all you have going on. And enjoy that poolside more-it’s gorgeous from what I’ve seen in photos. Take care!

  • Em

    21 May, 2007 at 2:19 pm Reply

    You DO sound busy. Glad the things that have been keeping you busy have been so great. Congrats to Cory, what a great kid!

  • Fresh Floral Art

    21 May, 2007 at 2:24 pm Reply

    Thank you for sharing your family picture from Cory’s baptism. What a special time.

  • Kim Loewen

    21 May, 2007 at 4:11 pm Reply

    What a nice picture of the three of you at Cory’s baptism! Such a special day for him! And I love love love the pirate pages you did!

  • caleenrae.blogspot.com

    21 May, 2007 at 4:42 pm Reply

    What a handsome son and family. I know
    the feeling about the baptism and what a
    special day it is for all. I have 6 children
    and my last one was baptised a year ago..
    I love your pirate layouts.. looks like a
    super cool pirate party.

  • Melanie LaVergne

    21 May, 2007 at 7:00 pm Reply

    Wow, Heidi, those layouts turned out fabulous. Thanks so much for sharing these with us. I’ve completed one magnet board, (mine’s round!), like your Mom’s Day gift. I have three more in mind to do, so lot’s of plans. Not sure how much i’ll get done as we are getting ready to move into our new home. I know how busy life can be. Glad to hear that you took some time to sit by the pool. Wouldn’t want our favorite girl to burn out. LOL

  • Leah

    21 May, 2007 at 8:19 pm Reply

    Love the color scheme of those pirate pages.. really cool. I usually scrap 12×12, but lately I’ve been really drawn to 8.5×11. These are great inspiration!

  • Colleen E

    21 May, 2007 at 9:56 pm Reply

    Beautiful photo of the 3 of you – congrats. What happy times… xo

  • Gillian

    21 May, 2007 at 11:12 pm Reply

    The party… fab!
    The layouts… brilliant!
    The baptism… congratulations!

  • Melody Brown, Cape Town

    22 May, 2007 at 3:51 am Reply

    I seriously dont know how you keep it all together. Put your feet up and breathe deep as often as you can girl. Later xxx

  • Nilaja Whitaker

    22 May, 2007 at 6:23 am Reply

    please, please, please, heidi! where did you get the pirate pages? my 2yr old daughter is a pirates fanatic (thanks to the back yardagins). do you think the local scrapbook store will have it? Oh! you’re so much fun! the picture of you and the family is very sweet!

  • Lee W

    22 May, 2007 at 6:25 am Reply

    Your pages ROCK! My 3 1/2 y.o. loves pirates too- he thinks we should take him the see the third Pirates movie! Themes really can be fun! You and your family looked great on baptism day, too.

  • Edleen

    23 May, 2007 at 4:47 am Reply

    love the pirate pages!
    beautiful family picture 🙂

  • Kim Griffin

    23 May, 2007 at 11:09 am Reply

    congratulations cory on your baptism!!! one of many big steps in your life…
    heidi, i love the pirate pages…you have inspired and motivated me to finally get going on courtney’s 8th birthday pirate party album now too!!
    …enjoy those sun-basking days by the pool while you can before baby #5 arrives…soon you won’t even have time to sleep never mind swim!!! take it easy girl!!
    kim :o)

  • LenaS

    28 May, 2007 at 6:07 pm Reply

    Pirate pages need to B published somewhere,eh?
    Don’t U love it when the guys “dress up”? They look so handsome. Congrats to Cory!

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