Well since you last heard from me... a lot of things have changed.
I have a beautiful 2 month old son named Sawyer James; he was born in the early morning hours of June 18 (2:45 AM), yes that is the day after Father's day this year (best gift ever). My wonderful 3 year old girl is becoming quite the handful, but she is a loving and helpful big sister.
We are completely settled into our home, and now we are deciding on which plants we plan to rip out first... I'm thinking the terrible bushes in front of the house. Currently they are not serving any purpose, and they are weed ridden and totally misshapen.
I have officially returned back to work as of August 10th. It wasn't too hard a transition for me as I work 8 minutes from my house, so I visit my little guy during lunch each and every day where I get to have special bonding time while nursing.
While I was on maternity leave, I got scrappy a few times per week. It felt so amazing.
I am officially in graduate school. I am taking 6 hours each semester, so I stay busy, but not overwhelmingly so. I am a first year grad student though, so I'm sure it gets harder each semester. Right now I'm not drowning. I'm just keeping up with my readings, discussions, assignments, and I'm developing my research proposal for my thesis.
And as of late....I've never felt the need before nor thought that I could afford it, but I joined three kit clubs. I have decided to stick with two of them for the long haul, but the other one I'm going to opt out unless there is something that I want to buy, then I will opt in again. I think this will be great for me because it gives me access to papers and materials that I wouldn't ordinarily purchase for myself. I've been exposed to such great brands already like Fancy Pants, Heidi Swapp, and Prima Marketing. Although I've known of these brands for some time, I've never actually gone out of my way to purchase their products before, and BOY I was missing out!
I'm currently subbing to Citrus Twist Kits, Gossamer Blue, and Scraptastic Kits. All three are awesome and are a great deal considering the amount of product that you receive for the total cost (kit + ship).
Overall I just wanted to let everyone know that I'm still alive. I'm still getting scrappy, and even though I'm graduated from UNT, I'm still in school :)
Also, if you are a local of North Texas, I have set up a crop group that meets at my place on the 3rd Saturday of each month. I'm a social scrapper at heart, so I'm REALLY excited that I have a large enough place where I am comfortably seat 8-10 scrappers at each crop! I will be supplying the bottled water, die-cutting machines (Silhouette Cameo & Cricut Expression), tables, chairs, and space!! I hope that you can join me sometime! You can RSVP for a crop at my house at this website: www.meetup.com/scrap-happens-north-texas/