Lately, I feel like no matter what I do, it's not right and it's not enough. I'll get over it and I'm gonna hang in there, but it's been a rough couple of weeks and I'm hoping that I am doing the right things. Being a mom is TOUGH. But, I wouldn't trade it for anything...and here's why...
Sometimes I get little glimpses of them actually caring for each other and enjoying each other. Sometimes I find them playing really well together or sticking up for each other, cheering each other on for small accomplishments in school or at home...sometimes I see how much they really do love each other, even if it's not been the norm around here lately :)
Here's a layout I created for this week's Sunday Sketch at Studio Calico...it kind of goes along with my above rant :)
I spent a big portion of yesterday backing up my photos to an external hard drive and removing them from my laptop to free up some space when I came across this great shot of my oldest son, Garrison and my little girl, Avery. It was taken on Father's Day this past June when we were eating out at a local restaurant with my side of the family. They were cuddling up on a couch after we finished dinner smiling, giggling, and really enjoying each other's company...ahhh...I do treasure moments like this, especially after a long week of constant fighting and arguing. The little journaling tag I tucked away on the left side reads..."Sometimes you two actually get along and love each other, lol!"
I veered off from the sketch a bit by layering a lot of papers and embellishments close together. I also switched up the spots for the photo and the circle shapes and adjusted the title placement a bit, too. I've been wanting to use those adorable tags for weeks now and this seemed like the perfect opportunity! And check out that NEW washi I used to cover a few wood veneer banner pieces! Freckled Fawn had a huge shop update last Friday and a sale, so you should definitely go check it out! And there's a new color challenge up on their blog :)
I used my Cameo to cut out all of the turquoise card stock pieces. I found all of the cut files at www.silhouetteonlinestore.com. The rest is from this month's Studio Calico Main Kit +Add-ons and my Pop Off The Page class kit.
I hope you're having a smooth Monday! Thanks for looking!