Wednesday, August 4, 2010

what "Back to School" means to me

Can you believe it!?
The summer just started and already it's about time
to hit the books once again.
Schools in this area start on August 19th!
AUGUST 19!!!

Let it be known that I am not ready.....
physically (I haven't even ordered our 4th grade books yet),
or emotionally (how am I going to juggle teaching three this year?)
I've even wondered if it's too late to send them to school.
Hmmmmmm........

But really, the point of this post was to tell you
what really excites me about this time of year.....

back to school sales on
COMPOSITION BOOKS!

Composition books mean journal making at our house.
There is nothing the kids like more than
hauling out my stash of
pretty papers
and ribbons
and sparkly glitter letters.
Throw in a little hot glue,
double sided tape
and a dash of creativity
and we have personalized journals
and very proud little girls!

These are their latest creations.


And I know I'm not allowed to have favorites,
but I especially like the way this one turned out
(minus the dark shadow from the window.)




And yes, that is a piano in the background of picture #1!!!
An adorable man from church lost his piano-playing wife recently
and he thought we should have it.
We. are. so. honored.
Thank you Pinky!!!!!

3 comments:

amandakweaver said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE this one too! I still treasure the journal you made me. Beautiful works of art!

kellyjo@chef.net said...

Love your journals. Can't bring myself to write in mine yet, but it looks lovely on my desk. Blanca chewed the corner on Kendalyn's journal from you this week and she wailed in misery for a long time. I will have to make her another, but it won't be the same. Congrats on the piano - finally!! You deserve it. And your yellow entertainment center is genius! What a great story, you sentimental deal-hunter!

Sabrina said...

So cute!!
What a sweet gesture for this man to give you the piano. You must have been touched.