It's almost Friday...

By Holly - 1/20/2011 02:22:00 PM

is my mantra this week.

This week has definitely been tougher than the past 2.

I have to remind myself, we're still adjusting. Over and over. Lots of changes.

We will get into a routine. We will make new friends. We will get used to our new budget. We will eventually love all the time we get to spend together. We will be blessed for doing what it right. We will love to living walking distance to church and the temple. I will become a good cook again. We will still see our old friends and family.

I'm spending a lot of time on reciting this list above, in my head.

Flipping our world upside-down has been like lifting a rock will lived under for so long and it's exposing every one of my weaknesses. I'm sure that's one of the reasons we're here, but having them exposed all at once, is so overwhelming.

It's been a struggle to not find self-doubt around every corner.

When I call my Mom on a hard day, she quotes my late grandmother, "You come from from pioneer stock!"
 A helpful reminder that I can persevere and be made better for it.

Just in the short time I've been writing this post, I think I've found a new mantra, "Put Your Shoulder to the Wheel." Yep, there is it. I love blogging, it's so therapeutic. Between blogging and scrapping, I think that covers a good portion of what real therapy would.

Speaking of scrapping, a few more layouts to share.

 This first one is my favorite of the bunch.
If you've spent any time with Zoe you might know that she has a great fake cry. Very believable and sometimes even tears. However, you can spot the fake cry instantaneously when she immediately stops and says," I'm done crying, I'm a happy girl now!" with a smile and a devious look in her eye.

This layout design was a lift from another scrapbooker. I loved the squares with the chipboard flowers on them so I replicated them and added even more than the original.

I've already done a cousins page of this photoshoot, but I wanted to do another one with some of the non-smiling photos. 

Well it is almost Friday. Ryan has his first big test tonight, so we'll probably end up back at Arctic Circle tonight.

Holly & Co.

PS. Part II of the project I am working on was a success, D.I. had exactly what I needed. Just a few more finishing touches and I'll be ready to share :)

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