Wednesday, July 7, 2010

My New Freedom....

This week's challenge over at the Noel Mignon Blog is to scrap about a time when you have felt a certain type of freedom. Every DT member took a different approach and it was interesting to see the individual topics chosen. Mine was about the fact that now that my children are older, it does allow me a certain amount of freedom. No longer are the days of chasing a busy toddler, or taking care of a crying infant. Not that I don't miss those days, because believe me, I do. But there is something to be said about this age. Yes, the problems they possess are a bit bigger then when they are 3 or 4, yes, they still need guidance (lots of it!), attention, and support......but I don't have to worry about my little one getting into a forbidden cabinet, climbing something too tall, ingesting something they shouldn't......etc.

This means time for me. Time to indulge in this hobby that I so enjoy. Time to recharge my batteries............and I am rather enjoying this new found freedom!! : )

LO uses Noel Mignon's Sun-Kissed Kit. (Sold out!) But head on over to the MB to get a sneaky peeky at her newest kit called Office Party! It goes up for sale on July 15th!!!

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Off to Shriner's Hospital again today......for Cort's fitting of her new leg braces. (AFO's). As always, it is pretty much an all day event since it is an hour or so from the house. (OK...maybe freedom is a bit limited today! LOL)

Thanks for stopping by! I love reading your comments and truly it does make my day! : )

11 comments:

Pat (mspfd) said...

What an amazing page! What a wonderful take on the theme. Your children are beautiful and your work is always inspiring!

Sylvia said...

Wonderful LO!!! LOVE it!!! And I totally understand what you mean :)
I have two (almost) grown ups.. and it was amazing to get more and more time for myself and DH as they were getting older ..

But then we decided to have two more kiddies and now .. that's it with freedom *giggle* (just kidding.. the little ones are 7 and 5 now and it's getting better and better :) !)

And hey... it's amazing... your daughter is a little YOU, isn't she?!

I'm sure you are super proud to be a mom of two such wonderful children :)

Sylvia xx

Julia said...

super sweet layout! Love the fun colors and the clean design. I totally agree...lovin' the freedom of the kids slowly getting older. Not a big fan of the teenagers though! LOL

Kathy Braun and Lucky said...

Wow, I think you have said it all, this LO is awesome so bright and cheery and your kids are very sweet.

Corie said...

WOw this page is so bright and happy -- love it!!

Crystal said...

OOOO What a happy page Michele..this is FANTASTIC!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

What an AWESOME LO Michele!!!! Good luck at the hospital...tomorrow is Brookie's turn...we were put on hold from the insurance...so this is #12...and the 1st one in a YEAR! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Julie Masse said...

What a beautiful page Michele!! I love the colors and those beautiful photos!! Great lo! :)

Nerina said...

What a beautiful **FRESH** layout! And I love the way you've explained your thoughts on this time in your life too! I can really relate to what you're saying - papercrafting just wasn't a reality for me a few years ago either - but there is an exchange, the freedom comes with a cost, and something in me misses those days!

吳婷婷 said...

人生是故事的創造與遺忘。............................................................

Regina Easter said...

michele...........i love love this layout...so refreshing...and oh so true girl...with having a 18...goodness FREEDOM has arrived..hugs