...Imagine Gabby's glee when she walked into work today and saw a poster for the Combined Federal Campaign featuring one Charmer Kurz. I showed Charmer, reminding her how lucky she is that we rescued her. She wasn't impressed.
...I guess I have one. Because someone suggested they weren't seeing enough Charmer. Without further ado:
(She has been walking around limping for the last day...We are hoping she just "twisted her ankle.")
She is still adjusting to Charlie - the fact that they share four letters in their name complicates things a bit. Sometimes she will stay upstairs when he's napping and I'll hear the tap tap tap of her paws across the floor and on the monitor will hear her walk into Charlie's room. When I am up in the middle of the night, she always wags her tail at me. When I make Charlie's barley cereal, she turns in circles, begging for it.
Her life is different, but she's not. And we still love her just as much, in case anyone's wondering.
-I pick which ones I will truly "scrapbook" (as in, spend more than 10 minutes with) and get them developed 4x6, 5x7, or even 8.5x11 for those full-page layouts. I am not a paid spokesperson (but I did stay at a Holiday Inn Express last night): scrapbook pictures is REALLY reasonable. And really good. My photos arrive within just a few days looking like the photos I actually uploaded. That's not always the case, I've found.
-The rest I have developed as wallet size, and I have developed the template above to scrapbook all of them. The text on the right describes the photos. The background patterned paper will change, the stamp will change, and the date will change. That's it.
-I have purchased every Heidi Swapp glossy chipboard heart package I could find in the whole world wide web. If you have any and are willing to sell, I could potentially part with my first born for them.
-I also fulfilled my nine year-old-self-office-playing-dork's fantasy and purchased a big-girl laminator. So far I have laminated some of the paperwork from the hospital, and all of Charlie's growth sheets from the pediatrician. I am a laminating fool. Pretty soon I might laminate Charlie.
...I came home late from a work event, feeling a little off. Decided to take a pregnancy test. Waited two minutes as the hour-glass turned over and over. Felt my heart leap into my throat when the word "pregnant" appeared. In that instant, our lives changed forever.
"For a long time there were only your footprints & laughter in our
dreams & even from such small things, we knew we could not wait to
love you forever." -Story People