This was kind of a wild weekend. I headed off to Lancaster, PA with my MIL for some girl time – which translates into scrapbooking and shopping, some chocolate, a little less sleep and a lot of laughter. Along the way I also turned down an offer from a producer who thought our family would be a good fit for a new reality series. I’m not kidding! Keep on reading…..
We spent Thursday and Friday at the Creating Keepsakes Convention in Lancaster, PA. It used to be in Valley Forge, but moved 2 years ago. It’s an hour further to Lancaster, but considering that there are two outlet malls in Lancaster it makes the extra hour worth the trip.
Usually when I go to this convention I take 5-7 classes, which means I run from class to class the entire day. This year I decided to take 1 class and concentrate on getting some of my own pages done. I managed to scrapbook all our life events from January to June, which I think is pretty good. Our Disney trip alone is an epic 8 layouts – thankfully we haven’t had any other huge trips! The pages are super simple, but it feels good to have the pages down and the memories recorded.
Since our hotel was right in the middle of the outlets we spent some time shopping as well. The girls had a wish list for the Disney Store, and it was fun to be able to find a few items that I knew they would love. Talbots, Chicos, and Easy Spirit were some of our stops, and I found some great items to spruce up my wardrobe! We had Gymbucks, so Gymboree was a must – and the store didn’t disappoint. I came home with several sweet outfits for the girls.
On the way to Lancaster I had a phone call from a producer for Bravo. Apparently there will be a new reality series coming out about *abnormal* parenting, and through social media she had found my blog. Since we homeschool *Interest Led* she wondered if we would be interested in being a part of the series. A crew would follow us for a few days to document how we live and then it would air on national television. While I’ve always thought it might be fun to be on TV, I had to turn her down.
Although, the more I think about it perhaps I should have said *yes*. I mean, who wouldn’t tune in to see our crazy everyday world of juggling Baby J’s visitation and doctor appointments with laundry, potty training, diapers, and, oh yes - school? Let’s not forget about our dogs who bark, run like crazy and try to jump the fence every 30 seconds. Or our 15 year old cat who throws up at the most inopportune times. Come to think about it, who wouldn’t want to watch us?!
Just out of curiosity – would you tune in to see how we live?