Tuesday, February 7, 2012

I don't know how they do it.

They = Bloggers who have kids.
I'm giving each and every one of you a virtual high five.
Blogging with kids can't be easy... heck I'm just the aunt and I couldn't find time to get it done!!

My week in LA was great.  I spent time at CHA, spent some 1 on 1 time with Aliyah, lots of family time, went to a LAMQG meeting, took a class with Anna Maria Horner & even made a visit to Robert Kaufman's offices.  The rest of my family joined us for the weekend and we spent some time watching airplanes at the Santa Monica airport.  Later that night we all got dressed up for a gala event where Brad & Karin were honored by their synagogue.   

I'm behind on e-mail... and sewing... & blogging... but as a good friend just pointed out "Enjoy your life. It's the only one you get!"

So here are some photos of me enjoying my life.

me... my new bag & amh

my twin for the day
who knew that coral shirts & jeans along with super cute glasses was the way to go?!

24 photos from one day
taken with 2 iPhones via Hipstamatic Disposable app
The day starts with me & both the kids... then just me & Aliyah stay home while Brad & Karin took Elijah in for treatment.  Brad & I each took photos during the day and then Brad snapped the last one of me holding Elijah when we all met up again for Lunch.  Elijah is still in treatment & will be for a few years, but things are good.  He's a very very strong & brave little boy.

{Scrapbook element from Project Life digital kit... more on my addiction to Project Life soon!  Font is CK Ali's Hand}

late night scrapbooking with Karin

all smiles for breakfast

Waving bye to the airplane


 coming in for a landing

my family likes our cameras :-)
we really really like our cameras :-)

 Karin snapping a photo of me... while I snapped one of her.

here is her photo


 still waiting

 i see one!

the girls
My SIL Karin, niece Aliyah, mom & me.

the boys
My special someone, my dad, my nephew Elijah & my brother Brad.

another photo of someone taking a photo.
we like to capture everything!

 more giggles.
love this kid {and her brother too}

making Lego lemonade stands at Toys R Us to raise money for Alex's Lemonade Stand

pretending to be a kid while at Toys R Us

all dressed up for the gala

me & mom

me & dad

Brad & Karin

We all had a great time at the event.  Congrats again to Brad & Karin!


I hope you enjoyed this peek at me enjoying life.  Now can someone please come help me clean my studio & answer all my e-mail??

© Blog post written by Julie Herman
© Photos by Karin Herman, & Julie Herman - Please do not remove & or repost.
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mascanlon said...

So glad to see all the fun times in your life! That's the important stuff, who you hug and whose eyes light up when you come in. Looks like a wonderful week Julie, thanks for sharing it with us!

Hilachas said...

What a gorgeous family! Thanks for sharing your special photos with us.

Dymbrulee said...

I love your quilt designs and always look forward to new posts from your blog :) Thanks for sharing some "real" life stuff!
Also, that picture of you and your "twin", I seriously thought she was wearing a quilted bug antennae headband or something lol.

Queenie Believe said...

Agreed, Enjoy your life!
Looks like a very good time was had by all.
Have a great day.
Always, Queenie

bethanndodd said...

Those are some great memories you all captured...thanks for sharing and reminding me to enjoy life a little more. So happy to hear Elijah is doing so well...he is definately one brave boy! Smiles~Beth

EG said...

I love your gala dress! Glad you had good family time!

CitricSugar said...

Your nephew and the rest of your family are in my prayers. It's wonderful to see that cancer doesn't slow your family down at all!

Liz Hawkins said...

Rockin' the Mod Podge T. Love seeing you so dang happy...even if you're so far away! Hugs from Philly....

Dresden Quilter said...

I love all your photos. You have such a sweet family.

Bennett and Graves said...

If you guys are fans of planes a trip inland to the little Chino Airport's "Planes of Fame" is a suggestion;

Helen L said...

If I were closer I'd help you clean your studio (if that meant I could come and sew with you :-) I'm just north of SF, so it's a little too far:-( Hope you get caught up soon!

Pinky said...

thanks for this very personal look into your everyday life... really lovely and special!

Angela Nash said...

:) Lovin your life in CA. Thanks for sharing - Now I have to once again clean up my space! Boys are so messy.

Sandy said...

Great family photos...LIFE at its finest! Thanks for sharing.