Sunday, August 26, 2007

Time, who's got the time?

My goodness it has been awhile since I have posted! I am going to have to make a schedule to do these things!! Last week just flew by! It doesn't help that School starts tomorrow for the staff of our High School. I had a ton of errands to run, and boy does the time fly when you are running errands. Maybe I should change my vocation to errand runner. Surely there would be a market for someone who has the time to run across town several time a day!

This school year should be very interesting. I have to supervise the learning lab this year for 1/2 a day. I so wish I was in the library all day long, but I will make do with this new assignment. I am thankful for the job, the insurance, and the summer's off! With the Lord's help, I hope to encourage the students to finish their work and hopefully be of some assistance!

Last week my daughter came over to scrap with me!! What a blessing!!! She is getting quite good at this new hobby she is reluctantly beginning. I am having a blast with her!!!

Here are two layouts she finished:

I finished this week's OLW challenge. Loved this challenge!!! Don't we all need a little balance in our lives. Going back to work and getting back into a routine will be very good!!I just won't have as much time to chat and scrap!!

The quote states: "Happiness is not a matter of intensity, but of balance, order, rhythm, and harmony." Thomas Merton

I also did a card class with Nikki Hobbs at LRS. Card 1b

Have a great Monday everyone!!! Only meetings for me so it shouldn't be too bad!!

Monday, August 20, 2007

Weekend Glories

Boy this weekend went by fast!!! Can't I just rewind a few weekends and enjoy them once again?? I wish! Going back to work at the high school is looming ever closer in the distance!!
I have so much to do, and I am so excited to say I accomplished a ton! I got some dreaded ironing done, cleaned out my upstairs, and I even scrapped a bit. The best part though, was my daughter came over to scrap with me. What a blessing when you can share your passion with your daughter! She is getting quite good at this scrapping business too! I am going to have to get some pictures of her layouts and post them on here!
The new LRS kit came in the mail this week and I have been having a blast with it.
Here are the layouts and cards I created this weekend.

This layout entitled Thank You was made for the JJ challenge.

The next layout, All Smiles, is for the OLW posie challenge. These posies were so much fun to make! I am going to have to make some more! Thanks Gigi!!
The next two cards are for Nikki's challenge at LRS.

Have a great day everyone!!

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

JJ Challenge

I had a blast with this week's Journaler's Junction challenge

Journaling reads:

Where has the time gone? Yesterday you were a cute little girl today you

are a woman fuull of beauty and grace. Beautiful inside and out.

Season's of Life

Today is the last day my sweet Heidi is home. I take her back
to college in Spokane tomorrow. I am sooo proud of her! She is so amazing! She has chosen her major, nursing, and she is so determined to have a great year! One thing about my girl is when she sets her mind to something, she fights for it all the way! Go Heidi! I am your biggest fan! It is kind of funny, all the years you have them at home you prepare them for leaving and it still doesn't make it any easier! I am not in tears like I was last year, so that is definitely a plus. I guess I am maturing too!

One of the many important things I learned last year is:

There isn't a child who hasn't gone out into the brave new world who eventually doesn't return to the old homestead carrying a bundle of dirty clothes. ~Art Buchwald

She will be back with her laundry before long-and we are talking major laundry!
I am going to miss her sooo much, but I know she is going to accomplish great things this year!

Monday, August 13, 2007

August 13

Here we are already into the middle of August!
Where has the summer gone.
I have spent the majority of my summer scrapping. It has been so much fun!!
In past summers I have baked and cleaned and you know, once school started the cooking and cleaning still needed to be done. This year I did not make those things the focus of my summer and I feel so fulfilled. I feel my scrapping has come a long way.
This summer has been a good one though. We have spent some time in Yellowstone National Park. We were able to spend a good deal of time fishing. Way fun!!!

I discovered a new site this week. (Boy am I going to have to learn to mange my time better once school has started.) It is called SIStv. What a wonderful site! I think I am going to spend a lot of time there!!
Here are the layouts I posted this morning. I found the OLW challenge! Way fun!!