Sunday, November 25, 2012

On the move again!

I moved again today. I seem to be doing this a lot lately. My parents and I packed up my car with the stuff I will need for a week and a new job (yay). Then Rigel and I loaded in and drove to Fayetteville (Arkansas, that is, there IS life outside of Ft. Bragg).

And I start a new job tomorrow! I will be working in the fund development department of the state Girl Scout council. I was a Girl Scout of 11 years (yep, 11 years!) so I am excited to see behind the scenes about how they do all this great work for the girls.

And I get my new apartment on 1 December. Just in time for household goods to arrive and Joe to start terminal leave. We still don't know if he will be home for Christmas or not, but I am trying to stay positive about the whole thing.

I am VERY excited to be living in Fayetteville again though. I spend my college years here and it's always felt like home. I have already reconnected with some friends (people who where more eager to see me again than people in my hometown who I've known for over 2 decades, but I digress). And driving through town brings back to many wonderful memories. I drove by the apartments where Joe proposed to me.

It seems like I've been gone forever, when in reality, it's only been 5 years. But an "Army year" just seems longer, doesnt it? I've moved twice, got my Masters, and sent my husband to a war zone in those 5 years. Yeah, seems longer to me.

Monday, November 12, 2012

My Memories Suite Review & Giveaway

Hi everyone! I am beyond excited to announce this giveaway to you all! I have wanted to get back into scrapbooking for a few months now, but with all the school/thesis work and the tiny apartment I used to live in (and the mess of moving I am in right now), scrapbooking with all the paper, glue, and printed photos isnt really an option. And oh, yeah, I'm between jobs, so no extra money to buy all the fun accessories to make a page so much fun. So can you imagine how THRILLED I was when contacted me to do a review and giveaway of their digital scrapbooking software??
From the website: MyMemories Suite will help you create your beautiful pages from scratch or build an entire album using one of the many professionally-designed scrapbook templates provided within the scrapbook software. A large collection of papers and embellishments are also included and available at your fingertips to help you make each page uniquely your own.
With over 1,500 papers, over 1,000 page elements, and over 30 album templates (including 10 new for v3), MyMemories Suite lets you hit the ground running with your very own scrapbook or photo album in a matter of minutes. It’s easy-to-use and affordable—and compatible with both Windows and Mac computers. Don’t put off your important memories any longer, add MyMemories Suite to your shopping cart now.
The software starts off with options and just keeps them coming! Do you want to use a beautiful designer template? Or create on of your very own??
I did a few of both. Here are some screen shots of my creations!

How cute is this layout for moving?!?!? I started searching through the templates looking for something completely different, but this one just popped out at me! Boxes! All the BOXES!! All milspouses can relate to the house of boxes during a PCS.
Can I confess something? I STILL havent scrapbooked my last Christmas in Kansas... and that was 2009! But here ya go! In just a matter of minutes, I was able to find a layout I loved and make a few pages. And its great that all of the pics are all ready to go. No sizing and printing. You can do all the resizing and cropping when you decide where you want it.
The BEST part of the software in my opinion?? The UNDO button. With all the different options with this software, you will find yourself using it too. You can change background colors until you are happy. You can add text, then revise it, and move it." rel="nofollow">a Rafflecopter giveaway

Thursday, November 8, 2012

My BIG boy!

Rigel turned 6 yesterday! It makes me sad that I was so busy yesterday so I didnt get to spend most of the day with him. But when I was home, we played outside because I know it's his favorite thing to do.
I cant believe I've had him for so long. Someone told me just the other day that we were like a packaged deal, if you want Sara you get Rigel too. He is my constant. I didnt know we would have this life when I got him. I was a senior in college. Joe hadnt even proposed yet. But I am so thankfully that he came to live with me. With all the PCSs and the deployments and training, it's nice to have that one thing that is alway there. Rigel is my constant. I still get excited to come home and see him.
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