Where do I begin…

Aug 28, 2008 by

Here’s my triumphant return to the world of blogging…

Summer is done. It was fairly uneventful. We managed to tackle some major home improvement projects, including sodding the backyard, painting the hall, stripping the bathroom wallpaper, painting, etc. I still need to add some finishing touches, but signs of the 70′s & 80′s in this house are almost gone.

So now that we’re all caught up, let’s talk about last night.

Nolen’s assignment last night was to cover his books. I’m notorious for hijacking projects like this… Nolen has been known to hide projects from me so that I wouldn’t get involved and make things ten times more complicated than they needed to be. When he told me his homework assignment, he could see the pure elation in my face. The poor thing preemptively looked at me “mom, I just want normal book covers”. Ugh…normal. I tried. I swear it! Staples was all out of covers but Target had some, and on sale, only they wouldn’t fit the books and we nearly busted the books trying to cover them.

Plan B. Mom gets her way. The next 2 1/2 hours were dedicated to creating 12″ x 24″ digital prints and using them as book covers. Cute, huh?

In other news, Ella can’t wait to be a mommy with “big boobs”.

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  1. curdiemer

    Not just a science book, but Nolen’s Science book. The girls are going to think he such a sensitive, creative type. ;)

    LOL at Ella, I wonder how embarrassing that picture will be in ten years.


  2. Rodriguez_Family

    Welcome back to the world of blogging. We’ve missed you.


  3. Joel, Melody, Grant, & Kate

    Wow, Ella is somethin’ else. That’s hilarious!

    Cool book covers. :-)

  4. Joel, Melody, Grant, & Kate

    Wow, Ella is somethin’ else. That’s hilarious!

    Cool book covers. :-)

  5. Laura Ping

    i just had to comment. a few days ago gracie came to me with her panty/bra set on. she was very sad – so i asked her what was wrong. she pointed to the bra and said, “i need two bowls to put in here.” “I want really big heavy boobies like yours.” I put two of perry’s sweat socks in it and she was THRILLED. Then, i couldn’t get her to take them out and just wear a t-shirt — without all the lovely ladiness under it. oiy! what did i start?

    cute and potentially embarrassing photo of ella. i am glad i have one of gracie also ;)

  6. Leigh

    I LOVE those book covers! You could sell those.

    Ella…what a trip!

  7. Kandice

    haha! i’m loving this!!! :) welcome back, friend!

  8. kat-in-texas

    Is there anything you can’t do? Those book covers are awesome!!! I would buy them for my kids!!!

    I just want you to know I finally figured out how to get my downloads into Photoshop. ha. I guess it just takes a little practice and patience.

    Ella’s a trip. So cute!

    Say “Hi” to Andie!!!

    Your Hitchiker Friend,

  9. eve

    I love the bookcovers! I would love to make some for my kids – is there a template or something I can follow?

  10. Stacey in Texas

    Wow, love the book covers. I’m clueless when it comes to digital scrapbooking. Do you offer any online classes?

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