Friday, December 28, 2007

A Work in Progress

My Scrapbooking Room that was....
Spacious and Great and all Mine! A little getaway in our "finished basement"

Then THIS happened (May 2006)
Which in Return caused THIS to Happen! So much for a finished basement. It had to be gutted due to the 1 foot or more of water damage.
So in a hurry, during all of this mess, my scrappy stuff got moved up to David's Nursery and David got moved into a smaller room (that is actually a great room for him). Too cluttered to even scrapbook in. It was a mess!

Yes, sharing the room with hubby comic book collection. So there it sat. I tried to resume organizing a few times but it just didn't work.
So slowly between March 2007 to October 2007, supplies creep down to the dining room and didn't leave.
July organization project:

By the end of October there was most of my stuff moved down to the dining room and the addition of some new storage items:


And I am very proud to say my dining/room scrapbook space looked like this for Christmas Eve Lunch. I think it looks pretty darn good. I have cleaned out alot, re organized and sorted so much. I have more to do in the new year but I think I have accomplished a great deal of organizing and actually got caught up on most of my scrapbook layouts in the process!

I will post a picture of what remains in the scrappy/comic book room upstairs. I packed away alot of stamping products and beading stuff I had for now. More resolutions for 2008 coming soon!

Sunday, December 23, 2007

Amazing Milestones

The newest milestone at our home and out and about is David learning and recognizing letters and words, repeating lines in books by repetition and now he is learning how to write his name. At night, he pretends to write letters on his wall and then uses his pretend eraser to erase it. Very cute. I will have to get it on video sometime. Tonight he did it and he knows the strokes to almost every letter in the alphabet.
His favorite letter is H. He loves making it and also the letter "i". ummmm Do you think he loves "Hi5"?
Here is his name

and Here is HOLLY that he wrote tonight for us at Grandma & Grandpa's house.

PS: Christmas has been so much fun this year. Very exciting. I will post some pictures latter. With the Holidays and all the snow, I have taken almost 400 pictures this month!!!