Thursday, April 12, 2012

Layout and Pesach Bonanaza


Passover is still going on and we have been enjoying the time together! I've been off this week and little E has started to become acquainted with her "baby school," which I'll talk more about in a later post if y'all are interested. I have a lot of feelings about sending her to someone else's care, but I do think this is the best arrangement for us for now, and I'm trying to follow my "one little word" and actually take things one day at a time.

I wanted to share some older layouts today that have been sitting around gathering dust. This first layout is about the different seasons in life--at the time I created it, I was struggling with infertility and job-hunting. Now I have a baby and a job, so the season has definitely shifted!



There's a pull-out pocket containing more journaling. Man, I love those Lullaby thickers. Need about 700 more packs.

This next layout is about one of the items on my unofficial "bucket list," which is writing a book. One day, one day. Maybe when E starts napping?


This last layout documents our "second wedding." See, we were that unorganized couple that realized two days before our wedding that we needed to fill out forms and all for our religious ceremony to be legally valid. Oops. Add to that the fact that it's considered a special thing in Judaism to not see each other the week before your wedding (maybe it's a "protect the groom" maneuver--ha!), and I didn't want to risk losing any specialness, so we decided to just do a second wedding at City Hall after our first wedding.

Sounds like a great plan, but just try to get married in the 3 days before the deadline for filing taxes jointly. Long lines, people. But nevertheless, we got civilly married, jeans skirt and all.

I used Lawn Party, my most favorite Studio Calico kit to date, on this one. Yum.

Before I go, I wanted to answer a few Passover questions. Many of you wanted to know what's up with all the tinfoil. Basic answer is that the surfaces you eat and prepare food on during the year aren't kosher for Passover. So unless you get all new countertops (which might not be the worst idea, come to think of it....) you just cover up the surfaces with foil, and you have yourself a nice and kosher, albeit spaceship-looking, kitchen for Passover. We block off cabinets and fridge shelves so that we don't accidentally eat something tasty looking that's probably better than matza:) And we do keep special dishes and platters and everything just for Passover.

And before I really go, I couldn't leave you without a picture of the munckin. Here she is looking all business with her stuffed bear. Oh my heavens.


So tell me, how many old layouts do YOU have lying around?

19 comments:

  1. Love those baby toes! And I love your personal pages about you. I've always saved that stuff for journals, even pre-baby, but now I want to make that a regular thing. The hidden journaling makes me feel more comfortable with it for some reason.
    Thanks for sharing and Happy Passover!

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  2. My husband and I were civilly married on 08-09-10 just before he was deployed in jeans and shirts, one day however we will renew and have a nice family celebration. Lovely LO's!

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  3. It is hard to let your child go into someone else's care. Great for me and fortunate for my daughter she had grandma. But my little honey will start Jewish School inAugust part time.

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  4. Sorry my computers is freezing up. I want to say I love your layouts and munchkin's toes. Cute photo.

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  5. Great pages and cute photo. I get too nervous my pages will get wrecked if I don't get them into my album, but I do have some I need to take the time to photograph and put in the gallery.

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  6. Interesting about the tin foil and I love learning about cultures and faith that are different from my own. Cute kiddo pic!

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  7. Great pages! I'm glad you shared about your holiday preparations.

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  8. OmGoodness...those baby toes!!!!! Love your pages too!

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  9. oh my goodness, look how big she is getting. Ditto about the baby toes...love them! Love all your beautiful layouts too!

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  10. That photo is too cute!!! Love that stylish outfit!
    Being a mom is hard but when you have to hand the little person over to someone else, even for a few hours a day, it's even harder (even though it's supposed to make life easier!) It will get easier though as you get used to the routine. Hang in there Keshet - I will be thinking about you :)

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  11. I love it when you share about your faith journey and the nuts and bolts of that. TFS

    So glad that you've moved through the infertility and job-hunting phase. I've found though, at least for me, I get through one thing and the next 'character buildiing' episode is right around the bend. I keep reminding myself that HE is still good and this experience has good.

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  12. I could eat her up! So, so cute!
    Love your layouts-so pretty Keshet!

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  13. Love the peak of belly. I choose not to share how many pages a laying around as I may cause myself heart failure (don't look... don't look!)

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  14. Oh, goodness! She is way too cute!!! Love her!! Pretty layouts too! :-)

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  15. I hope you don't mind that I linked this post (and "four days away") for their pesach content. Hope you had a great holiday, and that you are enjoying something nice and leavened today.

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  16. Nice selection of layouts--great variety there. Good luck with your goal of writing a book someday!

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