Tuesday, April 07, 2009


It's not often that I share many personal details here on my blog. Not that I have anything major to say, anyway. I set up this little blog to share my scrapbook layouts, and I try to keep it that way. I do have some online friends who visit here, and several of you have e-mailed me to ask where I have been. So, I figured it would be okay to share just a tiny part of my personal life which will explain my absence over the past several weeks. Another reason why I am hesitant to share personal details is because I guess there is a part of me that is a bit superstitious...even if I try to deny it. Anyway, my absence as of late has been because I met someone. For those of you who know me, you may already be aware that I have placed the priorities in my life in a certain order....Ryan, school, scrapbooking. It's been that way for years. That has been my choice, and I have been very okay with that. Being a good Mom has always been #1. Everything else falls into place after that. Being a first year teacher and trying to scrapbook as much as possible left very little time for anything else. So, my free time was my free time, and I was not about to give up my "me" time for anything or anyone. I was adamant about that....up until about 2 months ago. I wasn't looking to meet anyone...it just happened. Isn't that how it usually works? I was so caught off guard, but yet it was okay. I found that I wanted to spend time with this new someone...even give up my "me" time to do it. Imagine my surprise. If someone would have told me that I would make that decision a few months back, I would have told them that they were nuts. Without boring you with any further details, let's just say that I'm actually allowing myself to enjoy time with him and think that I might just be falling for him. Pretty crazy, huh?

So, my hobby and my blog have taken a back seat for the time being. I have had a few layouts picked up by BHG, so I think that makes my lack of scrapbooking okay in my mind. I also tell myself that school will be out in less than 2 months, so I will have way more time for "me" then. In the meantime, I can actually say that I am happy with the way things are. I am knocking on wood as we speak...there's that superstitious streak once again. Wish me luck....maybe he's the one!

And because I always feel the need to share some eye candy here, I will leave you with this layout that I made earlier this year. It's another Disney one....my nieces in particular and the fun they had on our family trip.
I was thrilled to be able to use that little Minnie Mouse sticker from EK Success. It's not ordinarily something you would see on my pages, but I so fell in love with it and had to have it! It turned out to be the perfect embellishment for my page!

Spring Break is here in less than 24 hours, so maybe...just maybe...I will spend some time creating. Or maybe not. If I do....I will be sure to share here on my blog. I hope all is well with everyone! Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Well, that is a perfectly good reason to be MIA! :)

    Love the layout too! I saw another one of yours on the BHG website for the Make it Yours call. Congrats! I hope to get some time to lift it.

    Hope you are well!

  2. Congratulations! Enjoy this "discovery" time! You deserve it!

  3. Love the LO and congrats on the new someone! Hope that your life is full of joy!


  4. Denine!! :) :) :) Thinking many good thoughts for you!

  5. Congrats on the new someone! Great reason to be MIA. Love that Disney layout.

  6. I am so happy for you Denine! You deserve to be happy! Congratulations on beginning a new journey! :)

  7. sweetie, you already know I am so happy for you! :) We gotta catch up soon!

  8. Beautiful blog !!! I love all your projects ....

    Pilar (from spain)