Saturday, November 9, 2013


As a parent you worry . . . constantly. Am I making the right decisions? Is my child thriving and happy? etc. etc. Now imagine that child wanting to go to a foreign country for 10 months?!

My husband and I bit our nails and chewed over whether or not to host a foreign exchange student for those 10 months. We believe we are good people with something positive and rewarding to offer any child (actually a teenager) in our home. We worried how our son was going to handle another person in the house. 

It wasn't until after we finalized the paperwork and got approved to host a student that we told our six-year old son the news. His reaction was priceless.

"I am getting a big brother?!!" 

"When is he coming?"

"What's his name?"

"Is he here yet?"

All in the space of 10 seconds, my child rattled off his excitement. He was just so THRILLED with this new found addition.

I have talked a little about Tobias (the big brother) in my previous blog posts. He has been with us for three months now and fits into our family as snug as a glove.

This layout was fun to do and came together very quickly. I used a lot of October Afternoon scraps and followed this sketch from Pinterest.

Thanks for stopping by today!!

I used the arrows and the airplane to point to Germany, the country our student is from.


October Afternoon scraps of paper
Tiny Letter Stickers
More stickers
Wooden Embellishments - you can find some here

Friday, November 1, 2013

No friend Like a Brother

Here is my first layout of my son and exchange student together. Now, I have plenty of photos just not plenty of time to be crafty! This was fun photo to scrap cause these two really are just like true brothers!!

I followed this sketch from Pinterest.

Before making this layout I put on my scrapbook wishlist a whole bunch of doodling templates. I have a feeling I'll want to doodle on most of my future layouts of these two! I am also going to have to increase my stash of "boy" embellishments!!

Thanks for stopping by today!

EP: Notes to Self PP and stickers
Diamond Doodling Template
Camera embellishments