Monday, December 29, 2008

Here is my card for PageMaps contest

This is the card I made for the PageMaps sketch contest. I absolutely loved this sketch.

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Just some new things and a resolution...

One of my only two resolutions this next year is to be a better blogger. If for no other reason than to post more of my work which goes hand in hand with my other resolution to start submitting again. And I really do promise to do better...or at least try to do better.

So here are a few of my newer pages:

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Monday, December 01, 2008

Wow, has it really been almost 4 months!

I am such a bad bad blogger. I admit it. I was always a terrible diary keeper as well. So sorry about that. Not that I have any readers left. But just in case a few of you still peek occasionally to see if I just happened to update, I sincerely apologize.

So, what has been happening here in my little world? We have just gotten over the stomach virus in my house. Bleck! It all started with Becca, then hit Blake hard. It finally ended with Zach and me both getting sick the same day. Thankfully Lin took off work to take care of things the day I was sick. That helped a lot.

For those who are wanting to see Disney pictures, I will make a post on our trip soon. And yes, I do mean that. I will add a some of our favorite pictures.

As far as school goes, I will be taking one final this week and then my last final next week. Then I have no more school until January and so I will have a break and can focus on Christmas around here. I am so ready for a break from school. But next semester I am only taking two classes so it won't be quite as stressful.

Oh, and it actually snowed some today! It was just flurries and sleet but the kids were excited. It just made the roads wet but did accumulate on the cars so they did get to actually throw a few snowballs this morning. It was perfect for snowball making!

Well that's a quick update but I wanted to get something on here since it had been so long since I updated. I promise I will be back with more soon.

Monday, August 11, 2008

WOOHOO! I am so excited.

I love using sketches and I love seeing how other interpret the same sketch. So I was so excited when Deanne Emailed me that I had made her DT for her sketch team:


Make sure you all come over and check out her blog!

Thursday, August 07, 2008

More layouts and cards and update on kids

So here are the three cards and five of the layouts I have gotten done in the past week. I figured with Blake entering second grade (tomorrow is the first day) then I should probably get the first day of first grade scrapped...LOL

And on that note, I can not believe the kids go back to school tomorrow. Zach is in 7th grade this year. I am having a hard time with this. I guess its just seems that he has grown up way too fast. Becca is in 5th grade. She got the same teacher Zach had. I really like this teacher so I'm happy with it. Blake is in 2nd and has the same teacher Becca had. I'm sure he will end up loving her as much as Becca did.

And Becca had her third and final (I hope) hearing test done today. She unfortunately does have minor hearing loss in both ears, but more so in the left year. But even though she would benefit from hearing aides, her doctor is afraid having hearing aids in her ears will cause her psoriasis in her ears to flair up worse. So she will get preferential seating in classes and we will see if that helps any.

Well thats it for now... it's starting to storm so I am going to have to shut the computer down for a little while.

Tuesday, August 05, 2008

Where has the summer gone?

Can you believe the kiddos head back to school on Friday. It seems this summer break has flown by. Normally I am ready for school to start back, but this year I am just not ready. I feel like the kids haven't had enough of a break and I just am not ready to get back into the routine of getting up early. Although it will be nice to have the days quiet around the house again. And I don't start fall classes until August 18th so I will have a week of alone time before I spend my days doing school work. That will be nice.

That's about it for now. I have to take some photos of my new LOs and will post them when I get them taken and uploaded.

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Crop Frenzy

This weekend I participated in an online crop at LIFETIME MOMENTS

I got tons done. At least for me.
Here are some of my accomplishements:

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Come on over...

Hey guys, there is a sketchfest over at Creative-Scrappers this weekend.
We'd love to have you all join us:

Friday, July 18, 2008

A new sketch

Here is a sketch I just created today. If anyone uses it I would love a link to it so I can check out your work.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Reagan Faith is home!!!

If you have followed the link on my sidebar to Reagan's blog, you know she has has a long road in hostipals since late April. Well praise God, yesterday she got to come home. I just could not stop crying. I was so happy. There was a Welcome Home Reagan party at her house and so the kids and I were able to be there when the ambulance arrived to drop her off. I know mommy, daddy, and big brother Brennen is happy to have them all together again. I do ask that you remain in prayer for the family as they still have a long road ahead of them. I will post pictures after I et them off my cell phone (can you believe I forgot my real camera!)

Monday, July 07, 2008

Just a few more layouts...

The first two are based on sketches at Lifetime Moments and the third is a layout I did for the cover page of Becca's groovy girls album I am doing. Its going to be an 8X8 album of her 10th birthday party at Groovy Girls.

We also did our annual photo shoot on fourth of July. Here is one of me and DH and one of the three kiddos.

Monday, June 30, 2008

What a weekend!

I had the opportunity to attend the sold out Deeper Still Conference in Atlanta, Georgia this weekend. It was AWESOME!!! The Holy Spirit was definitely present. Check out the Deeper Still Blog. You can scroll down to the bottom to the entry Friday night in photos...the arena was packed! Can you imagine what 19,000 ladies praise The Lord does to satan...LOL I get chills just thinking about it.
The ladies who spoke were wonderful! Priscilla Shirer was hilarious. She is a down to earth mom (expecting her third) with a pasiion for Christ. And I have always wanted to hear and see Beth Moore speak. And I am looking forward to doing her newest Bible study in Esther when it is released. Now I have to admit, the other speaker, Kay Arthur, I didn't know a lot about. I knew she was suppose to be a powerful speaker, but I had no idea just how powerful she is! WOWSERS! That lady has a powerful conviction for the Lord. She was amazing. God definitely has brought these women together for a reason and I can't wait to see His work done through them. I know they lit a fire under me to get more excited and step out of my comfort zone and to stop sitting around waiting for someone else to spread The Word of God!!!
Travis and the praise was amazing and truly project the love they feel for Christ. Our special musical guest was Mandisa. Boy she can sing! If you don't know who Mandisa is, she was a finalist on the 5th season of American Idol. She was such a blessing to hear and I was moved by her love for Christ.

If you ever get to go to a conference with these three ladies (as a group or individually) you should! You will be blessed and your life will be changed!

Boy... satan is at it again!

Ugh! I was just typing about the Deeper Still Conference I went to this weekend. I was typing about how awesome it was to be there with 19,000 women praising Jesus. I had links and everything in my post when all the sudden the screen goes blank and my computer logs off the internet, causing me to lose everything I had typed. But thats okay because now I get to get doubly excited while I type it all again! So I will be right back to post about it all. Take that satan!

Monday, June 23, 2008

Wow! two posts in one day!

Thats a record for me...LOL
I just wanted to post some of my Layouts from this weekend. They were done for a crop on . We are having our annual summer scrapfest over there. Anyways, here are a few of my LOs I did.

And here are a couple of mine that are several month old that I never posted

I can't believe Blake is 7 years old...

Where has the last 7 years gone? On Thursday Blake turned 7. I can't believe my "baby" isn't such a baby anymore. Here is a photo I took of him. I don't know which is hitting me harder, Blake turning 7 or the fact that Zach will be a teen in October.