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December Days

It has been a minute since I posted. I have been trying to get back into a groove, but it has not been happening. Not much sleeping for me lately and that has led me to having migraines outside of my normal pattern. The lack of sleep has also dulled out my desire to play The Sims and even scrapbook. I made a few pages a couple of weeks ago around Thanksgiving. School was out for a few days, so that meant we were just going with the flow of life and I got ideas I needed to make into layouts. Holidays are probably the hardest for my to scrapbook about. Mostly because now we spend them with our little family and we keep things extra low key. We will share a meal together. The kids and I have a few shows and movies we will watch together and then everyone just does whatever. Christmas is probably the better out of any that we celebrate. I actually like playing with the new toys with the kids. I always try to find a few games that we can all enjoy together.This year will be different since baby boy is older and now understand more.

Last weekend he repeatedly bugged me until I got up to help with decorating the tree. It was cute though. He and his big sister decorated as much as they could and I finished it up. They got distracted with other things, of course.

A year ago was our last Christmas in Wisconsin. I wanted to make it special because I just had a feeling that things would be changing soon.  I bought baby girl a dress to wear for their Christmas concert and I flat-ironed her hair for the day. She enjoyed getting dressed up for the day since we don’t do that very often.

Then, another layout I made the other day focuses on Christmas a few years ago. It was baby boy’s first Christmas and it was when he was an actual sleeper (lol).

Oh how I miss those “baby” times! I may have felt like a milk machine, but life was so good. More sleep, normal dinner time, play time was fun with both kids, and there were even moments of quiet. Now, everything has a bit of chaos. That is life though!

*Note: Both layouts are linked to their gallery posts where you can find all of the items I used to create them.

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Colorado Railroad Museum

I know it has been awhile. I have not really felt like posting here because I was not sure what to post or why I was posting. I have been posting all of the fun Sim things on my tumblr blog. Mostly because it is pretty simple – just photos with a few words sprinkled here and there.

Almost a month ago, I started this post and wanted to share about our time at the Colorado Railroad Museum in Golden. The Saturday before Halloween we took a trip up there to check out the Trick or Treat Train. My little 3-year old loves trains. He will spend most of the day building his track and then play with it for hours. Sometimes the cargo makes it safely to its destination and other times a fire truck, ambulance, or tow truck have to come in for rescue efforts. I always get tickled listening to him act it all out. It is pretty cool knowing he is doing all this from his imagination.

Seeing his pretend play, I knew a ride on a real train was going to be “amazing” as he called it. When we got there, he was sleep. Once we started walking towards the building and he could see the train going around the track, he just looked at it with his eyes and mouth wide open and then came all of the “amazing”, “awesome”, and “so cool” comments from him. All I could do was laugh. Seeing his joy made my heart smile.

Now, my 9-year old was not as excited. She told me it was not what she expected at all. It was nice weather out, but she did not think we were going to be outside. I told her it was actual trains, not toy trains. I am guessing she was not listening as I was telling her what it was like. Once we walked around and they started to get some candy, went for a train ride, she discovered the face painting booth. That made her all smiles for sure.


It was a fun event and we all learned quite a few interesting things about trains. Not sure if the 3-year old will remember this day, but he sure did enjoy it.

Digital scrapbook layouts were created with the following: Thankful and Blessed by River Rose Designs  // A Little Bit #Extra | When It’s Fall – Elements – Mommyish Designs  //   Gratitude elements – Lynne-Marie  //  Forestier Paper Pack – Lynn Grieveson  //  Flannel Season: Elements + Patterns & Backgrounds – Allison Pennington  //  Gymnast Elements – Kristin Aagard  //  DSD 2017 Grab Bag – Sara Gleason + Crystal Livesay

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