April 12, 2011

I dedicate this post to Julie :-)

Good Morning!! Happy Tuesday. For once I am happy the weeks are flying by, only 2 more weeks of my spring semester. WAHOOO!! I will have a 2 week break before the summer semester and I am totally excited!!

Today's post is dedicated to Julie from Life with the Tucker and Wolek clan. If you don't already follower her, you should. Not only does she offer amazing inspiration but she is such an amazing person. Her posts put a smile on my face!! When I move to Arizona next year, I might only be an hour or so away from her and I would totally love to meet her!! (hi Julie, I know you are reading this)

Anywho if you have been following Julie and have been for awhile you will see monthly she takes pictures with her kids in honor of one of her dear friends. You can see one of her monthly posts here and find out why she started taking these monthly photos. So when I first found Julie's blog awhile back and saw her monthly post with pictures of her and her kids I cried because it made me think about how I don't have ANY pictures (well maybe a few) with me and my kids and that made me very emotional!!

It took me this long but I finally gave in and took pictures with my kids. Not only do I have pictures to share with you but I also made a LO for Sketchy Thursdays May Guest Design Team Challenge and you guessed it I am in the picture too. :-)

Here is the sketch


I totally flipped the sketch upside-down

And here is my take on the sketch


All of the paper is from April's monthly kit, the Thickers and the black flower are from my stash and the butterfly is from February's monthly kit (sold out). I wasn't going to use the butterfly but I did some stitching right where the butterfly is and it got a little out of control, lol!! So that picture is me, Tony (my boyfriend), and Lil Tony. It was taken last year when we visited my family in Illinois. :-)

Now for the pictures. This first picture is me and my lil man, Max. The very few pictures I can get with him that isn't blurry because he just can't sit still, lol!
This next picture is me and my oldest, Nicki, turning 14 on April 23. My how they grow up so fast!!
Oh this picture is with my super sweet Chell-bell aka Isabel. LOL!
My lil man, Tony was being a crab and wouldn't sit with me for nothing and taking a group picture was just out of the question. LOL! Trying to get us all sitting and paying attention at the same time is going to have to wait until they get a bit older.

And this last one is with my girls. We have 3 girls(me included) and 3 boys (Tony included) in our family of 6, nice and even.

Me, Chell-Bell and Kiki-Bur (that's what her brother and sister call her, lol)


Alright so there ya have it!! I want to thank Julie for giving me that push and making me realize as she says, your kids don't care what you look like, they just know you as mom. And I don't ever want my kids to forget me and have sad feelings because they don't have pictures to remember me by. :-)

Happy Crafting!!

19 comments:

TeenaBugg38 said...

Oh my gosh, what totally adorble kids you have!! I am proud to call Julie my friend as well....she is a sweetie pie and she is totally responsible for my excessive use of smilies......lol :):):):) And I keep telling her she is one of the voices in my head...kinda scary and she bullies the other voices around! LOVEEEEEEE this layout and how you creatd the flower!!! I'm gonna rip that off one day!!!!

June Houck said...

TFS this heartfelt post. I am inspired by your take on the sketch; I love all those circles! I tend to use sketches very literally, though I am learning to let creativity take over…let the art flow.

TFS the pics of your precious children!

Karen B. said...

Absolutely wonderful post. Wonderful idea. Wonderful pictures. And wow! I love your little girls hair!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Girl... I don't even know if I can type right now as there are tears running down my face! Really...there is....I can NOT TELL YOU how PROUD I AM OF YOU!!!! Woooooooooooo Hooooooooooooooooo!!! These photos are AMAZING!!! YES!!!! I hope it felt good to take them... cause it feels good to see them!!!!! Love YOU for doing this!!! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):) I loveeeeeeeeeeeeeee that lo too!!! All the circles and loving the paint and the photos!!!! Thanks soooooooooo much for playing along with Sketchy Thursdays!!! And hehehehehehehehe to Tina's comment!! She cracks me up!! At least she's not telling me that I am an EVIL voice in her head!! LOL!!!! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

curlyqmosaics said...

What a beautiful layout. Thanks for sharing about Julie's dear friend. I have a heavy heart now myself. Seeing those beautiful children with their mama...so right, as mamas we definitely need to take the time to take photos with our babies for time is too short.

Erica said...

Beautiful LO, beautiful family and what a wonderful tribute! Good for you for stepping out from behind the camera!

Angi @ CokiePop said...

Awww your kids are adorable. Love this post. And Julie is the SWEETEST! I need to follow in our footsteps and take more pics with my kiddos too. :)

Kelly Massman said...

What a sweet tribute to Julie who IS really a sweet person!!! Your take on the sketch is really cool--I like all of your circles! And, it's great that you are doing the photos!

Diana Fisher said...

I love your pictures, and I am so glad that Julie is the one that nudged you. She is one of my BFFs and I will be so jealous of you moving to AZ. Thanks for playing with ST, too. I love your page, and great job with flipping it. :)

Court said...

SO great Julie!!!

Cindy deRosier said...

Julie is fabulous! Good for you for being inspired to take pictures with your kids and then actually doing it.

Debbie said...

Sweet pictures Leeanne!!! It's nice to see a picture of you. Your kids are adorable, and yes I'm with you, Julie is one great person!! Love your layout!!! Love all of the circles! Very creative!

Nadia Cannizzo said...

This is an exceptionally beautiful post for Julie. I do not get to comment on her blog many times, but I am a follower of her beautiful blog and LOVE reading all her adventures. Julie is the one and only person that ALWAYS comments on my blog about ANYTHING i post, and I know I see her name everywhere on other peoples blogs. SHe has an super addictive energy and I hope you keep going girl. What she has done to dedicate the photos to her friend is just testament to her character and beautiful impersonality. Well done for dedicating this post to her, and for taking more shots of yourself..

*kim* said...

Love my Julie and so happy that she has inspired you to get in the picture!!! She is truly an inspiration and what great pictures these are!!!
LOVE that page - that little pp flower collage on the side is AH-MAY-ZING!

Heather said...

What a wonderful tribute to Julie and I love these adorable pics of you and the kiddos! Great paint and layered circles too! So happy you played along in the Sketchy Thursdays GDT challenge! xoxo

Nicole Brenna said...

Leeanne- All this time... I just realized I had never seen a pic of you... I love the pics and cant wait to see what you scrap using them....

Piglet said...

This is awesome! Thanks for playing along with ST!

♥Silvana♥ said...

Awwww this post is amazing is so nice to hear how we get inspired by aour asrappy friends...great pictures =)

corrie said...

love this! so awesome.