Tuesday, May 27, 2008

We have a housefull!!

Beth and Matt are moved in, Heidi is home from college, and my dad and Carrie have arrived. We do have a housefull! I am so happy that my dad is able to visit while Matt and Beth are still here! It has blessed my heart beyond measure to see all those I love, here together. I am so not looking forward to the "Big Move", but I am totally enjoying the time we are having together and for that I am truly thankful!!
Carrie and I pulled out all the photo albums and looked through all my scrapbook pages! What fun reliving all those memories again with her! She is such a sweetie and so very patient going through all those pages! That's why we do this thing though-to relive and enjoy those old memories with the ones we love!!

I will have to get some candid shots of all the goings on this week, but I can tell my kids are already over the picture taking. I am going to have to sneak it in here and there while they least expect it! I do have a couple of pictures from the graduation party to post. It was a fantastic party! Our kids have so much support and we are so proud of them!
Matt and Beth with Ed and I and Ed's family.

Whoo hoo, I only have 9 more days of school left!! I am so excited to spend a few days scrapping away with no other cares in the world! Aaaahhh....just thinking about it sounds heavenly!!
I will have to get a job this summer, but I am hoping to find something part time so I can scrap to my heart's content. Speaking of scrapping I have some layouts that I haven't posted here yet:

I used Graphic 45 papers in these layouts. I totally love Graphic 45-awesome paper! These were designed for a class at Keepsakes By Design.
Here is my quote for the week:
Happiness is a matter of one's most ordinary and everyday mode of consciousness being busy and lively and unconcerned with self. ~Iris Murdoch
Have a fantastic week!

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Such a Glorious Weekend!

We had totally amazing weather this weekend!! Its about time!! The 80's felt so good after such a long and snowy and gloomy spring! I was able to work out in my flower beds and soak up the sun! This was such a glorious weekend!

Heidi made it home on Friday evening from college in Spokane, Washington. It is so good to have her home for the summer! She received some awesome news before she left Spokane-The hospital here in town wants to hire her for the summer! Such an answer to prayer! She was also told she may have another part time job! How awesome is that!

I finished a layout today that I did for the Pick Me Up Challenge at LittleRedScrapbook.

This is of my oldest dd Bethany. She was so excited about her twirly dress. The funny thing is, you can't tell whether she is a tom-boy or a girlie-girl. I love the look on her face!! Too fun.

Here is my quote for the week:
Jumping for joy is good exercise. ~Author Unknown

Wishing you joy,


Friday, May 16, 2008

May LRS Designs

The LittleRedScrapbook May kit featured the SEI Dill blossom line. If you haven't had a chance to work with this line of paper, check out LRS and get yours today!! I totally loved the Maya Road Chipboard Trees that came with the kit! They are so cute and fun to work with!! Here are my designs for May:

So proud!!!

What a whirlwind life has been the last couple of weeks! Last Thursday we moved my oldest daughter and her husband in to live with us for the next month. Saturday we attended the MSU graduation and we are so proud to say that our son-in-law graduated from Montana State University with a Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering. He and Bethany will be moving to the fine state of Washington where he will begin working as a nuclear engineer. I can't tell you all the emotions that are flowing through me even now. I am so happy for them, yet my heart aches knowing that I will not get to see them every week. I will miss them so much, but I know they will do very well there! They are amazing kids and I know they will accomplish amazing things as they start this new chapter in their lives!
We are so proud of you two!! You are gonna knock their socks off in Washington!! WE are going miss you!!

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Mother's Day Layout Challenge

My friend Cathy decided to take me up on my Mother's Day Challenge and here is her layout

The colors are very striking and the flowers add the perfect touch!! Great job Cathy!! Thanks for taking part in this challenge! There will be a little RAK included in your Card kit!!