Tuesday, June 26, 2007

June 26th

I really am trying to keep this thing up to date. But well, life keeps getting in my way :) The humidity has finally hit . My goodness, its hot and sticky. We have been trying to hit the pool as often as possible. I need to get the baby a pair of swim pants so he can get in too. It's just too hot to not have him go in.

Received my 3 scrappy boys June Kits. Yummy!!! That Elsie paper is so much fun. And having 6 boys. That Junkitz paper is perfect :) Here is a layout I did

another 8 1/2 x 11. I think my friend Angie has me hooked. Her pages always look so incredible.
I need another book to read. What do you recommend?
I can't think of a funny thing from the kids today. Since I am using this blog as my memory :) But a sweet thing happened this morning. Luke woke up early so after he nursed, Lance and I played with him in our bed. He curled up in the crook of my arm holding his blanket, with Daddy holding his foot and we all crashed. It was a lovely thing to wake up to. Man I love having kids :)
Behold, Children are a heritage from the Lord.
The fruit of the womb is a reward.
Like arrows in the hand of a warrior, so are the children of one's youth.
Happyt is the man who has his quiver full of them.
Psalm 127 3-5

Thursday, June 14, 2007

total surprise

Ok while I am anxiously awaiting my June 3scrappyboys kit(s) HAHA. I was reading the new issue of Creating Keepsakes magazine. I was almost to the end and got to the readers gallery section. They showcase layouts from people who submit their work. They also mention other people that caught their eye. Guess who was listed :0 I was very surprised. I have never been published in CK. That would be one of my goals. So I was happy to have been noticed at least :) Here is a recent layout.

First 8 1/2 x 11 layout I have done in years. It was a lot of fun to play with this size but hard to cut up my cardstock :)

Monday, June 4, 2007

June 4th

Wow. I can't believe how quickly time is passing. It's already June. My anniversary is in just a couple of weeks. 17 years! Talk about time passing quickly. It seems like just yesterday that we were dating. But in that case I am glad time passed fast. I wouldn't go back to high school even if I was paid. But I have to say Lance was the best part of that time :)

I found a new mystery author. This was a great book. Nice cozy mystery.

My secret from a month or so ago can now be told. I was asked to be a guest designer at www.scrap-room.com That was very exciting for me. I have been receiving Tammy kits since she started. Here is one of the layouts I did using the June kit. This was one of my favorite kits from TSR. I had no trouble using the whole thing up :)

I need to get some thoughts out and I guess this is the place for me to do so. I have been thinking a lot the last couple of days about what a important job I have as a wife and Mother. An influencial job. I can change my house, my family for the better or worse. I have been letting the stress Lance is under at work affect me greatly. So our house had been filled with stress and short temperedness. I need to change that. I need to change. I need to fill my house with love, joy and peace. Get in the word daily. Start my day in prayer. No exuses. I am the queen of excuse :) I need to just do it. My children, husband and I all deserve to have a peaceful home. I can't do this myself understand. I need God to do it for me. I NEED Him. Period. I have been letting my faith slide, let doubt creep in, not about God but I guess in the purpose of the trials we are in. Not firming myself up. Letting there be a crack that lets doubt/ satan in. Only one cure for that. God. His word, his hand flowing through my life. So I need to allow God to use me to influence my family for good.