Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Pure randomness

First of all, I took a fun personality test yesterday. I thought my results were amazingly true. At least they are according to the way I see myself. Anyway, it's way different than any other test I've taken. You can see my results by clicking here, and then you can click through to take the test yourself.

Secondly, I love summer for the weather and the fun activities. I have a difficult time with the messiness of the house because the Joel and the kids are always here. I need to send them outside more, but Bria would rather read and Chloe would rather draw. What is up with that?

Third, we had our first violin lesson of the summer this morning after 2 weeks off. We did a great job of practicing even on vacation and Bria just learned Minuet 2 today. She rocks. Our goal is to finish the Suzuki Book 1 by the end of the summer and I think she just might do it. She's got Minuet 3, The Happy Farmer and Gavotte left. So, go Bria! And hopefully Chloe will be able to move past Twinkle by the end of the summer. She's a bit stubborn about the violin, but she is making progress.

Fourth, (and possibly the most exciting news of all), I was visiting blogs yesterday. I like to go to Technorati and put in search terms that I'm curious about reading and then just go blogging. Well, I put in "scrapbooking" hoping to find layouts and get ideas and I came upon this blog. The blogger's name was in the shout out section of the reader's gallery in Creating Keepsakes Magazine for July. She included a scan of the page. And guess who else's name is on there??? They spelled it wrong (everyone usually does) but I know it's me. Neves is just not common enough to think anything else. I think that has made me happy for at least a week! Can't wait to get my own copy of the July issue! Maybe I'll break into that magazine yet!!!
Lara Neves
Lara Neves

Lara is mom to three daughters—two teens and a tween. She loves to share her parenting and homemaking triumphs and failures here at Overstuffed! She was diagnosed with Lyme disease in 2015 and has been fighting it ever since. When she isn't working on her mother of the year award, you can find her reading, singing, or taking photos.


  1. How awesome Lara...I got my CK mag. and didn't even see that..off to go look again! Congrats!

  2. OH HOW COOL IS THAT GIRL!!!!!!!!!!!! Now will you try and submit others now???? You do FABULICIOUS pages!! so why not!!!

  3. Seriously, you are such an amazing scrapper -- I have no clue why it took them this long.
    I think it's all rigged. :)

  4. How great!!!! Congratulations!!!!!!!!!!!!

  5. read the results of your personality test. is this one really true:

    "Your sense of adventure is supreme - you're up for anything, anytime. Making plans in advance isn't necessary for you: you'd rather figure things out on the go. "

  6. Hi Lara! I just saw your comment on my blog... it's been SO long since we've talked. I was so sick for the first 4 months - I didn't do any scrapping or communicating with anyone - LOL. Now, I'm just waddling around with my big tummy and waiting to see what the baby will look like.
    Hope things are well with you in Utah!
    - Cat