Have you seen this book? 

I have 2 layouts published in this book.   I was pretty excited when they selected these pages about 1 year ago.    I can finally share the pages with you. 
On page 83, you will find this page:  

On page 76, you will find this one:

Shutterfly photo books

Back in January,  I earned 2 free photo books from Shutterfly and Best Buy.  
Needless to say, I had Grand intentions, but needed to quickly get those books finished since they expired on June 30.   The first book is our 2010 year in review.  I used Jessica Sprague's One Year templates to make this one quickly.  

The second book is our family vacation from July 2010.  We took a big trip to Ottawa Ontario.  This book documents our days on the road.  

May in Digital

 We had several big events is May.  Ben's 12th Birthday,  Nadia graduated from Preschool and Ethan ran is his first 5K.   I was motivated to quickly capture these moments on a scrapbook page.  The computer pages have been much easier for me right now.   Paper pages seem to require more set-up and clean-up, but I do have several paper pages waiting for me to finish up. 

Woodruff Design hosted it’s first annual 5K charity run, with the proceeds supporting local youth organizations.  You and Dad decided to run for Ames Hockey.  That morning at the run registration you found several hockey friends to run with and off you went.  I was surprised to see you & your friend Sam rounding the corner to the finish line so soon. You finished your first 5K with a time of 26:38.  Placing 50th out of 189 runners. You were incredibly proud of your finish & are already looking forward to next year. By the way, you left Dad in the dust.  Congrats!  I am proud of you. 
Here's the page of the 12 year old.  I used the digital template that I created from a Let's Scrap sketch.  If you would like to have this template,   See this post:  let's scrap
You completed Pre-School on May 20,2011.  United Preschool was an excellent choice for you this year.  You had great teachers, made good friends and learned every thing you need to be a successful Kindergartener next year.  Congratulations! 

Ethan's Poem

The last few weeks of school and the first few weeks of summer have gotten the best of me. 

I will do my best to update you over the next several days. 

I have been sorting through the piles of paper that arrived home the last few days of school.  I ran across this little gem.  Ethan's writing class worked on some poems.  Several were published on the Raising Readers in Story county website.

This is Ethan's submission: