Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Back to School & Blog Candy!

I can't believe how busy life seems to have gotten these last couple of weeks. I am seriously whooped by the end of the day and can't seem to muster a whole lot energy to blog or do anything crafty. I actually get mad at myself for being so tired. I want to do creative things, and then feel guilty about not creating......cuz I am so beat! Isn't that ridiculous? I am hoping once life settles into a routine that my energy will return and my projects will start flowing!

This week over Noel Mignon's Challenge Blog, the DT was to create a school themed LO. I chose this picture of Cortney starting her first day, last year, at Elim Christian School. She is so blessed to go to a school where the staff truly loves and cares about her. I always say it is like the show "Cheers." It's the place where everybody knows her name. She wheels in and every single staff member, whether they service her or not, says hello to her. She is so incredibly happy there, which in turn makes me a very happy mama!

I used Noel's Homeroom kit from last year. I used the little library pocket to include some of Cort's favorite things in school and some of her IEP goals that she accomplished.

I had a difficult time photographing this because the polka dot transparency was picking up my reflection when I was taking the picture. So I apologize that it's a bit wonky! : )

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Thanks so much for stopping by for a visit! It is so appreciated! (And that means my family too....who check on me everyday! : )

12 comments:

Barb Schram said...

What a precious layout, Michele! Love reading about your precious, Cortney!

Rose Ann said...

Your page is fantastic, Michele!! I love your layout, colors, and wonderful photos!!

Jocelyn said...

Love thid page!!!!! Love your work!!!! :)

Denise Young said...

what a great page(s). I love the colors, patterns, and the use of the pocket with accomplished goals in it. Truly special- just like Courtney.

Tracey said...

Love your layout Michele! The yellow really pops on the black!

Allison said...

Your layouts are becoming quite the calling card...they are so distinctive. Lots of elements without looking cluttered...super!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh this just ROCKS!!!! LOVEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE all the yellow and that photo of Cort!!!!! And LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE that she has her own little "Norm!" following!!!!! (Sorry.....bad pun....just had to mention his name too!!!! LOL) :):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Creative Mish said...

What a great layout! I love the black/yellow combo!

Mary said...

Love your layout! Really enjoy reading your blog! Thanks for sharing your family stories, especially lovely Cortney stories!

Maggi said...

Great layout, I love the black and yellow together to match the school bus!

And girl, I am SO with you on the whole being tired, wanting to create, guilty thing. lol

jerseytjej said...

That is a beautiful layout! I just received our appointment for our IEP marker/evaluations... I feel a layout coming out of it! Thanks so much for the idea, lol! Gina

Lisa Foster said...

This is an awesome page, Michele! I totally LOVE your layout! And those polka-dots...oh! Too Cute!!! Hugs, Lisa