Credits: Layered template (MS Template Challenge 58) by This Dixie Pixie, I’m All Boy by Jen C Designs and About Boys Wordart by Connie Prince and Kim’s Scraps. Font is DJB Andrea D by Darcy Baldwin.
Journalling reads: You three had a great time playing on the climbing frame and slide. Lukas liked hanging like a monkey from the bars best. Logan seemed to be a little bit scared to let go of Daddy’s hands and go down the slide, but he was more willing once he saw Lukas at the bottom to catch him. I love watching the three of you playing together, it’s too cute for words!
Created for the April 2011 Template challenge at SUN
Credits: Layered template (April Template Challenge) by Mandy Nickell, New Beginnings by Jen C Designs and Starburst Overlays by Laura White (C.W Picket & Company). Fonts are Cambria and DJB Heidi H Script by Darcy Baldwin.
Journalling reads: After a silly lady on the reception desk, a very rude nurse and the sonographer leaving us sitting for ages waiting, it was finally time. The doctors had a lot of fears about you, they were worried that all the bleeding and pain might mean that you were not where you were supposed to be. We were scared that you might be another one of our angel babies. But in less than a minute we had all the answers that we needed. You were exactly where you were supposed to be and you had a healthy strong heartbeat. It was such a relief to know that at least for now, you were ok, we could relax for a little while before there were other things for us to worry about. Once we had that reassurance it was ok to see the funny side to all the little details about the appointment, like the fact that they finally had an alternative to tying a blue nitrile glove around the probe since the covers are made of latex and mummy is highly allergic, they were now using latex free condoms. Or the fact that the poor doctor looked so grateful and relieved that my pregnancy would be handled by the Silver Star Team and he didn’t have to read through my long and complicated maternity notes. Or maybe that in a whole row full of sample toilets, mummy managed to pick the only one without a working lock and someone walked in while I was trying to accomplish the very difficult task, of peeing in the little bottle without getting covered. After our visit was over we were left with readjusted dates based on size, your new due date is August 27th. But I have a feeling if you are anything like your brothers, a due date won’t matter one tiny bit to to you, and you will arrive when and where you decide that you want to, just please don’t choose Tescos! 16th January 2009
Created for the 1st April 2011 Template Challenge at Funky Playground Designs
Credits: Layered template (April Template Challenge) by Shanmomto4 and Oh Boy! by Jen C Designs. Font is DJB Jenna by Darcy Baldwin.
Journalling reads: You have no idea how much I wish I could look at these photographs and just sit and write about how sweet it is that you and Joshua were playing together in the garden with the quad bike. But I can’t because every single time I look at these photos they make me feel sad. With Joshua being born so soon after Leo died I couldn’t really help myself from using him to try and fill the huge void in my heart. He stayed with us a lot and I kind of ended up treating him like he was one of my own. It made things easier for you, having someone around to play with to take your mind off everything. The two of you formed a really great relationship with each other but I can’t seem to help my thoughts from wondering to wishing. I wish that Leo had been able to join you, for the three of you to bond and play as cousins, but more than anything else i wish that you had been given the chance to make at least some of these memories as brothers.
Enabling: Template doesn’t appear to be available any longer but Oh Boy! by Jen C Designs is available here.
Credits: Layered template (Shabby Spring Templates, Template 2) and Shabby Spring both by Jen C Designs. Font is DJB Play Misty For Me by Darcy Baldwin.
Journalling reads: Holding Ernie for the first time was such a strange experience. I had been waiting so long to meet him for the first time, but between sickness, Christmas and other things he was nearly 3 months old before I finally got to give him cuddles. He was so sweet and gorgeous, and he seemed to be really content to be with me. I know it’s mean but I was thrilled that he cried when Mark held him but settled when I took him back. I even got a cute little smile from him. The boys fussed over him and I was really surprised that Logan was very sweet and gentle I thought that he would be very jealous and possessive like he is when Lukas or Mark tried to cuddle me. The strange part is that for years holding a baby has turned me to complete and utter mush. As we walked out of their Mark looked incredibly nervous. He was expecting the usual conversation that involved me gushing about the baby, and dropping in a few not so subtle hints about how nice it would be to have another baby. Only it didn’t come, I loved holding him but it was enough for me to cuddle him and then give him back to his mummy. I didn’t even want to take him home with me. It felt so wrong to me since I have spent almost my whole adult life with the longing for a baby. I guess that I may have just finally reached the point of being done with having kids. 23/01/2011
Enabling: Shabby Spring Bundle by Jen C Designs available here
Created for the March 2011 Template Challenge at Funky Playground Designs
Credits: Layered template (Papercuts A) by Michelle Batton and Your Story Mini by Jen C Designs. Fonts are DJB Heather G and DJB Coffeeshop Espresso both by Darcy Baldwin.
Journalling reads: When you came with Mummy to drop off Lukas’s birthday card, you couldn’t wait to run out into the back garden. It was starting to get near your bedtime so we had to make it a quick play. You were fascinated by the trampoline, I don’t think you had seen one before. At first you wanted me to hold your hands and help you jump. But once Lukas got on you were soon bouncing and running around on it. You will have to come and play again soon. 3rd August 2007.
Credits: Layered template (XOXO Template Challenge) and Cold by Jen C Designs. Font is DJB Angie Bold by Darcy Baldwin.
Journalling reads: Everyday single day you learn new tricks, some of them are really very cute and some, not so much. This one for example is far from cute and very close to being extremely irritating. You have decided that it is great fun to take off all of your clothes. Since our house is freezing I always worry about whether or not you are warm enough when I layer up your clothes so can you imagine how I feel when you end up naked? As if that wasn’t bad enough you are stretching all of the necks on your clothes and wrecking them. It’s frustrating. Have you really got nothing better to do than spend your day driving me crazy? Do you really like hearing me say the same words over and over again, “Logan, please stop doing that”, “Put your arm back in that sleeve”, “Logan Angeleo Jaedyn Ben, will you please put your clothes back on” “Logan, I mean it, stop, now”, “Logan this is your last chance, get your clothes back on”, “urgh stop getting naked” and “Logan you bad boy, stop that”, there are various other combinations some spoken, some growled, some even shouted. I threaten to smack you and you ignore me. I try putting you in time out or giving you the mummy death stare, but the only thing that seems to work is this one 3 word phrase I keep in reserve for when nothing else has worked and all of my patience has run out, the one that is usually spoken in tones that make me ashamed to be a mummy, what can I say sweetie I am only human and you have a unique talent for pushing my buttons. I am not proud of it and I really wish that you wouldn’t make me resort to saying the one phrase that makes you cry every single time without fail. . . . . . . . . LEAVE IT ON!!
Credits: Layered template (Tens List Templates, Template 2) by Molly Weight (Biograffiti) and 52 Inspirations 2011 Week Nine Mini by Sue Cummings. Font is DJB Coffeeshop Espresso by Darcy Baldwin.
Journalling reads: Being sick all the time makes it really easy to see the negative things in my life. But I have started to realise that most of the things I view as negative are the things that I can’t do anything about, like the medical issues and the money troubles. They are things we have just have to learn to live with, sure we can have hope that they will eventually change but right now we have no way of forcing them to change. So I decided to start concentrating on the things that I could influence and change and I realised that the first and most important thing I needed to change was my own attitude about life. I thought making a list of all the good things I have in my life was a great place to start. It was a hard lesson to learn that I could have easily listed 10 things that I hated or were negative about my life but yet I struggled to find 10 things I loved or were good about it. It’s going to be a long road, but here’s to making my very first step.
Top Ten List reads: My two amazing little boys, a wonderful loving husband, a lovely great grandmother, a great online best friend, a rented 3 bedroom house, 5 amazing creative teams, super fast internet access, photoshop creative suite 5, lots of comfortable clothes and a desktop and a laptop.
Enabling: Template is available as part of the Tens List Templates Set by Biograffiti here, 52 Inspirations is a subscription based product by Vicki Stegall and Sue Cummings available exclusively at Oscraps here but if you want to pick up just the Week Nine Mini you can do that here.
Credits: Layered template (Cluster Funk, Volume 2, Template 4) by Jen C Designs and Blame It On The Rain (slightly recoloured) by Jen C Designs and Aaron Morris (Sir Scrapalot Designs). Fonts are FO Textura Traced by Fontologie and DJB Christina by Darcy Baldwin.
Journalling reads: I know that I have never been mother of the year material. Being sick has always made things difficult for me to be the kind of mummy that I think you deserve. But you have never seemed to mind, always been happy enough with the way things are. I think that may have something to do with the fact that although Mummy is not always able to do the things she wants to do with you, she is well put bluntly a little bit crazy. Your mummy does things that most people would never dream of. Take this photo for example, Nannie Freda’s back garden was flooded thanks to the heavy rain, and it was pouring down outside. But Mummy had the smart idea to let you go outside and play in it. I took the attitude that you had wellington boots, and a really great waterproof set. A little bit of rain wasn’t going to hurt you we could always dry you off. I may sound more slightly more unconventional than crazy, did I forget to say that I decided to come out with you? I put on a pair of shoes and joined you in the garden. We jumped in the massive puddle that the concrete had become, we splashed and we made lots of noise. I made Daddy take some photos and when we were done I was soaked up to the waistband of my trousers, but it was worth it because we had so much fun!
Credits: Layered template (I Love You Just A Little Bit,Template 4) and In Love With You both by Jen C Designs. Font is DJB Euroscript by Darcy Baldwin.
Journalling reads: This is one of those wedding photos that I have always overlooked, to me it was just us coming out of the registry office, standing at the top of the steps, nothing really special. At least it wasn’t until I looked through the photographs a bit closer and realised this is the only one of the three of us together. The photographer never bothered to take group shots.
Credits: Layered template (From My Playlist, 31st December 2010) by Molly Weight (Biograffiti) and 52 Inspirations 2011 Week Four Mini by Vicki Stegall and 52 Inspirations 2011 The Basics by Sue Cummings and Vicki Stegall. Font is DJB Joy Script by Darcy Baldwin.
Journalling reads: Before we became a family you and me were never really a traditional couple. There was never really romance or dates, but there was always a lot of fire and passion, not always in a good way. It was only when I was looking through the photographs that I realised that with the exception of our wedding day, I don’t have a single photograph of just us together. As much as I adore our little family. I hope that one day I can fill that vacant frame with just one of you, me, us and we.
Enabling: From My Playlist Template 31st December 2010 by Biograffiti is available here, 52 Inspirations is a subscription based product by Vicki Stegall and Sue Cummings available exclusively at Oscraps here but if you want to pick up just the Week Five Mini and 52 Inspirations 2011 The Basics you can do that here and here.