And it wasn't a "fight" per se...it was a tiff, but it was before bed (while going to bed) and wasn't resolved by morning and we NEVER do that...so I made this page to remind myself of just how LUCKY I am...it wasn't hard - not one bit! My Lar is an AMAZING best friend, a WONDERFUL husband, and an EXCELLENT father. This one's for you Babe!
Wednesday, January 30, 2008
Thursday, January 24, 2008
And then let's see...I was inspired by another scrapper's layout at the LOAD challenge to scrap my scrap space one day - WITHOUT picking it up first (OH MY!) and this is what I came up with:
And let's see...I got really inspired by Stacy Julian over at http://www.bigpicturescrapbooking.com/ and her new book that's going to be released on Feb. 1st. So I started organizing our photo albums and assessing what photos I have and what I need to do to get them where we can actually enjoy them and make it easier for me to be able to "pluck" them for scrapping (because I DO NOT scrap chronologically at all, nor to want to scrap every photo I own - EVER)...so this was my page that day:
And I needed a QUICK layout to do one night so I used this matted photo of Jonah Bug that I had sitting in my favorite photos pile and cut up some cute patterned paper and paired it up with some FABU orange flowers I had just bought (I'm REALLY into orange right now - it is HARD to find accents in ORANGE!) and ended up with this:
And another day I needed a quick page and took an idea off of my Inspiration Ring that I made (from page layouts I've cut out from mags) and scraplifted this one - well sorta kinda - they made a cat page on a b/w/red paisley paper. I added the hearts and the name, etc. But it gave me the start! I would NEVER have thought to use this paper otherwise! That's what it's all about - finding INSPIRATION somewhere and GOING with it!
I have been getting sooooo much done! I also managed to go to my cousin's baby shower this weekend, we took the kiddos to the "Specific" Science Center (that's what Seth calls it! LOL!) and to Spaghetti Factory afterwards - YUM! Have had appointments, appointments and appointments this week - I really don't like weeks like this, but hey, it's life. So I try to pack them all into one week. Oh! And I lost my car/house keys! And they haven't been turned in yet! And I lost them in a store! YIKES! So throw up a prayer if you think about it...speaking of prayer and FAITH...here's what I made RIGHT before I sat down to do this CATCH UP post:
This is for a 9x9 accordian album that I'm going to be teaching at the end of February...I need to go post this on my CTMH glittergirl website - see my links if you want to sign up for the class.
Okay, off to put dinner in the crockpot and then off to my dental cleaning...oh the life of a ROCKSTAR - I just can't keep up! LOL!
Wednesday, January 16, 2008
Tuesday, January 15, 2008
Monday, January 14, 2008
Excerpt from Alexandra Stoddard's You Are Your Choices: "So many people have a terrible time making up their minds. Indecision drains energy, causes procrastination, and keeps us from moving forward with life. We become scattered and confused. There is no absolute certain choice. There is only the wise, good choice at the time." "Choice by definition contains ambiguity."
So...choices. How do you feel about them? Do you relish them? Struggle with them? I talked a few days ago about my youngest son, S, who NEEDS them to operate. Then there's my oldest son, J, who, when presented with choices, is always afraid of choosing "wrong" - he always wants to make sure he's choosing the "best" of the choices presented. What about you? Do you like choices or do you like to be told what to do? What about when you MUST make a choice? Do you procrastinate until it has caused undue confusion and unrest for so many others? Make a choice and stand by it. Change your mind later, if more information presents itself. Be proud of your choices. Let your voice be heard. Be confident. Go forth in the world and choose. It is your right and our ancestors worked hard to give us these rights.
I laugh a bit as I write this because I know so many of you are rolling your eyes and thinking, "Oh sure, it's EASY for you!" But NOT TRUE. I just fake it. Because if someone doesn't make a decision, doesn't choose, doesn't speak, doesn't move forward, then where would we all be? Well I for one, don't want to know.
Just a thought for the morning from a bit of reading I did last night. Feel free to CHOOSE to comment :)
Saturday, January 12, 2008
Tuesday, January 08, 2008
Well not REALLY...but just kinda :) I did get a page done today, very quickly actually. It was inspired by another scrapper's page from yesterday - LOVE that! I'm going to post it here then we're off to dinner at my P-I-L's house - LOVE them! They are the bestest ever! I am so blessed! Here's the page - CTMH inks, papers (LOVE those textured cardstocks!), & alphbet stamps. Heidi Swapp flower & XL brad. Memories Complete sticker.
This is the first time Jonah realized he had cousins. We went down to Arizona for my brother's wedding and he met Madison (left) and Kate (center - she lives here in WA) - they had so much fun together - he was soooooooooooo excited to realize what a cousin was! Too cute!
Have a great night!@
Monday, January 07, 2008
Sunday, January 06, 2008
Saturday, January 05, 2008
Friday, January 04, 2008
and that makes me happy :) She is my dose of fun when I need it and vice versa. Nice to have a person like that don't you think?
Had a dr. appt. today, did some shopping...for fun shopping...oh my! And did manage to create a page for the L.O.A.D. challenge I'm participating in over at http://www.bigpicturescrapbooking.com/ here it is:
The boys and I all went to the chiropractor today and got "fixed up"...well most of the way...Seth ended up freaking out when he was 85% of the way done...it was bizarre. Oh well...it happens when you're 5 1/2. And that's about all I've got for today...more tomorrow, promise. And oh, U.K. Boyz, if you're reading this...I TRIED and TRIED to upload the New Year's video...I think it's posessed...ERGH! It's a no go...will have to redo it for you...maybe at the rate I move it will be a Valentine's video!
Thursday, January 03, 2008
Some of the musings (which you probably can't read) are as follows:
Find your Passion: and dump the rest! Spend time on your hobbies - it's okay! Take care of yourself first!
journal: Blogging, scrapping, art journals, scraps of paper, it's all cheap therapy!
Continually strive for balance...plan your work and work your plan.
Work In Progress...and it's okay. It's okay to be wrong, and it's okay to admit it publicly.
Do what you LOVE. It's okay to let go of things you don't love - life's too short to waste time on them.
experience new tastes, places, peoples, charities, lifestyles, ways to be green
walk the dog more often
Pet me! (on dog)
play God gave you two active boys for a reason - so go play!
experiment with new colors!
Take no more than what you need.
spend time with seniors, for one day you too will be one!
Practice something calming like yoga, gardening, walking, drinking tea, scheduling out your time...this will avoid undue anxiety.
Candles and music make me feel calm.
Purge the excess "stuff".
Purge the negative self talk.
Purge the yelling.
Purge the excess body weight.
Purge people who creep into my life who aren't healthy.
Purge bad habits.
Purge limiting yourself.
Purge the urge to spread yourself too thin.
Purge the urge to...etc., etc. and so forth :)
Have a great 2008!