Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Around Our House...

It's been a bit since I've shared what's happening around our house so I thought I'd stop and share a bit.

  • Our biggest news is that Pat is officially back to work after 11 years of being at home. He started yesterday as a real estate appraiser.  It's a great job with lots of flexibility...part time and perfect for our schedule.
  • The other exciting news is that Ryan got his temporary driver's license last weekend so he's taking driver's ed and he has gotten behind the wheel for a couple short trips in our neighborhood.   He's also very busy with baseball workouts for spring baseball and of course,  show choir.
  • Jonathon has been in science club after school for a few weeks now and is loving every minute of it.   And here is at his choir concert this week.  There is nothing better to me than hearing children sing.
  • Collin has been working extra hard in school and was so proud when he came home with the "Star Student" award for November.   I loved seeing the smile on his face.  And...he's started playing basketball for the first time this week.  Pat is the assistant coach (that's what happens when you sign up late!), but really he loves it.
  • Marcel is busy being the little brother getting carted to and from to his brother's activities.   And although he asks for his own room on occasion, there's nothing sweeter than this picture of Collin and Marcel sleeping together on Monday night.
  • And me... our family and work keep me very busy, but as you know I'm managing to keep up with crafting.  It is my relaxation and I wouldn't trade it.  Life isn't always perfect so I'm finding myself praying quite a bit for peace and happiness for many. 
So that's what's happening around our home?  What about you?  I hope during this holiday season that you are finding time for yourself and your family.

And before I sign off...two cards...because as I said...I'm making time for my crafting!



First one is for the awesome Retro Sketch.

And the second is for the current Dynamic Duo...my first time playing along with this challenge using Karen Baker's new stamps!


17 comments:

  1. You do have a busy household! Love seeing pictures of your sweet boys!

    I'm just hoping to have the energy to write out my Christmas cards and take them to the post office on Saturday morning :)

    I super LOVE your retro sketch card...what a fabulous quote and the colors are so refreshing!

    Your Dynamic Duo card is perfect...I love the contrast in colors!

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  2. What a fun little catch up on your family! Congratulations to all of them for their newest adventures.

    Glad to see you are keeping up with the creating too -- that isn't always so easy. Fun cards - love that Merry Christmas card w/ the layout

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  3. Love reading about the family and the sweet pictures. Congrats to Pat!!! Love both cards - the words on the fist card are very meaningful.

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  4. Lots of exciting news over there! Love your pretty cards. I especially love that big, bold Merry Christmas sentiment!

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  5. Such beautiful projects, Lynn! LOVE that grid design! Just perfect!

    And it sounds like lots of changes are taking place around your home. I wish Pat all the luck with his new job! Ezekiel started basketball this week, too, and BJ's the assistant coach, but by choice ;). LOL! Hugs!

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  6. wow! Lots going on at the Mangan Ranch! How exciting! Congrats to Pat from me! What a change that will be! Love the cards and you know I love the paper on the first and that delicious ribbon on the second. Just trying to stay on track here. My sister needs gift cards for her store so that has taken up my time in the evenings for a few days as I don't keep them on hand. Baking starts this weekend! Hugs to you!

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  7. always busy! And still time to make gorgeous cards x

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  8. You are a busy family! Tired just reading about it all. Thrilled hubby got a flexible job that works with the family schedule and well done to all the boys :) Great set of cards. Love the mix of papers in the first.

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  9. AWESOME news all around! Your sweet boys are growing to be wonderful young man....(not the little ones just yet! They are adorable!!). You are such an inspiration to many moms out there...I don't know how you do it all, but you are absolutely amazing. And yes, the card is so beautifully designed as always!I am still in awe of your talent!

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  10. I love when you catch us up on what's happenin' with the Mangan gang! Congrats to Pat - how wonderful that the job has the flexibility your family needs! It's a blessing to have a healthy, happy and busy household!

    Wonderful cards! Pretty design with the blocks of patterned paper, and love the look you achieved with Karen's awesome stamps!

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  11. You are busy. There are a lot happening over in your house, all for the good. You are my inspiration. I said it before and will say it again. I really don't know how you manage to accomplish so much. Awesome cards. really love the second one.

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  12. I don't know how you manage to squeeze in crafty time with such a busy household but I'm glad you do so we get to enjoy your beauties! :)

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  13. Great update on your family. Wishing Pat the best of luck in his new venture. Today's cards are lovely your RS has such a fantastic quote on it and your DD is just gorgeous.

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  14. Woo-hoo! Congratulations to Pat! And your boys as well. Love these posts and reading about your family. Your cards are awesome too, of course. My favorite is the second (grin).

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  15. Hi Lynn! Two great cards today! Glad to have you join us at Dynamic Duos!

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  16. LOVE hearing about the family happenings and LOVE both of your cards! The sentiment on the first is delightful and the bow on your second gives me bow envy!

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  17. How great to see a glimpse of what is going on at your house - all sounds so great! Super cards here - love the sentiment on the one about it never being too late - so affirming. TFS!

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