How Quickly Time Flies

Happy Friday!!
It's hard to believe that exactly one year ago today, Matthew and I were crossing the border into Washington on the final leg of our move back home.  That was such an emotional day.  I wanted to savor every second of that drive through Washington.  Smell the fresh air and memorize every hill and mountain on the horizon.

I remember when we finally made it to our best friends home, balling my eyes out as I embraced them in the biggest hug I think I've ever given.  One of the happiest days of my life.  I never thought that leaving Washington would end up being so hard...but we learned a lot about culture shock during our 4 years in Montreal, Quebec.  It left us depressed and alone for so long in a place that no one welcomed us to.

So walking through the doors of a friends house after so long without anyone was a huge sigh of relief.  A weight lifted off our shoulders and we finally felt comfortable and happy.  And surrounded by people that we love so much!  They kept us going.  Their love and support and connection kept us from throwing in the towel, and finally being able to thank them for all of that in person meant the world to us.

This last year has flown by, but I have loved every second of it.  Getting adjusted back to an active life has been a bit of struggle.  We got so used to life being just the two of us that now we have to figure out how to balance friends back into it.  But I wouldn't have it any other way!  I love being home and I love the people that have welcomed us back into their lives.

This weeks Sami Stamps release allowed me the perfect opportunity to make a card expressing how I felt about everyone here in WA.
My husband bought me the Seattle Skyline Die from Impress Cards last year for my birthday.  While I haven't necessarily used it much, it has been one of my prize possessions.  And I knew I had to use it with this card.

The kitty flying through the air was perfect for the feeling of this card since Matthew and I are the crazy cat couple.  And of course, Hero Arts has the perfect sentiments.  I used one from the April card kit that expressed exactly how I feel.  I am so thankful for everyone here both in person and on my blog!  Everyone's love and support is amazing.

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:
    AAA Cards #62-Anything Goes
    Cas(e) This Sketch #168
    Penny's Paper Crafty #273-Anything Goes
    Word Art Wednesday #226-Anything Goes

Thank you for everything!! <3


  1. What a lovely scene you've created on your card. I'm glad you're happy back at home after what sounds like a challenging few years. Thanks for joining us at CAS(E) This Sketch!

  2. Oh, what a fun scene you created! Great take on the sketch!

  3. Gorgeous card and love the scene, Thank you for sharing with us at Penny's Paper Crafty. Good luck in the draw. Jennifer DT member x

  4. Great story and I'm glad you're now happy - and fabulous card!!!! Thanks for sharing with us at AAA cards!

  5. Howdy Emily- Gail Scott here from WAW Family Friendly Bi-Weekly Challenge - thank you for linking up this week and sharing your art work with us and your story - this is a lovely layout on your card - beautiful scene! have a blessed week!

  6. So happy to hear you are enjoying being home so much! I love your adorable card! That kitty is too cute.

  7. Cute card! Thanks for playing along at AAA Card Challenge! Justine :)