Monday, September 14, 2009

Oh August!

Yes, I know that it's September! However, I need to revisit August today. It just flew by without my even realizing it was gone! That's what happens when you are moving, your daughter is graduating from college, and you have to move your son back to college! Let's not forget 4 birthdays and an anniversary. That doesn't even count the 2 birthdays that are at the beginning of September. I guess you can see that it's been NUTS around here!! But... I'm baaaack.





I think the biggest news around here is that we moved!!! After 17 years in the same house, this move has just about done us in. Who knew that we could accummulate so much JUNK!?! Our entire family has had many discussions on our 'need' of things. My mom says that we deserve each other because every single one of us is a packrat. LOL!! The only real problem with this move is that since we have moved to town, we have fewer places to stuff our stashes! In the old house, we had a garage that no one has been able to park in in years, a barn and a shed. Well, there just isn't that much space here! So, the Herrings are getting ready to have a HUGE sale. The rule has been... If you haven't used it or seen it in 10 years, it goes! If you forgot that you owned it, it goes! Nope... I don't care if you think that somewhere in the distant future you might need it. Trust me, you wouldn't remember or be able to find it anyway!




We LOVE our new house though!! It has so much more room IN it than the other house! It also has beautiful old trees covering it. It's 1 1/4 acres which is perfect for us having moved from such a wide open space. We are so thankful to have found it and it really suits us! Here are a couple of pictures of it.








Yes, I've managed to squeeze in some scrappy time, too. Not a lot, but I had to do a bit to stave off the withdrawls. Here are a couple of my favorite pages from the last couple of months at My Creative Scrapbook. Pam continues to knock my socks off each month with fabulous kits!



This one was made with the August Main Kit. It featured My Mind's Eye papers! I'm wild about this paper!! Love these colors!


This one is from the September Main Kit. It features the yummy new Pink Paislee.




So that's August in a nutshell! On to September!! Hope that you are having a wonderful one!

4 comments:

mustangkayla said...

Congrats on the new home! It is beautiful! So are your layouts! The second one is just STUNNING....GORGEOUS!

zandra said...

Best Wishes! on your new home! Love the layouts, too. Thanks for the info! I finally, got my things posted! ;o)
Hugz, Z

Stine66 said...

GOSH it looke good that new house, and you are so blessed that you live in a WARM place so you are able to have a pool. Congrats from Stine in Denmark

Jane said...

OMG!!! I want that pool!!!! Of course if I lived in Texas instead of Illinois I would definetly have a pool!! don't all houses in Texas have one?? lol!!! I love your LO's as always! enjoy the new surroundings!!