Monday, March 30, 2009


Well, thought I would post our normal everyday life. Jim is about ready to celebrate a birthday ... Yipeeeee!! ;) He is still out of work. He has turned in a whole bunch of resumes, but no luck yet. God knows and is in control so we keep trusting in him. Our dryer broke Saturday, so that has been fun to deal with as well ... sigh ... ;)
Brianna just turned 14. I am amazed that in 2 months, she will officially be in 9th grade. A high school student. My baby is no longer a baby. She is very excited about high school. We won't hear what classes she has until August, so the suspense is killing her. He, he!!
Cassie is typical Cassie. She just started playing softball again. Jim is able to help out this year (I guess there are blessings of being laid off) with her team the "Sour Apples". We had our first official game on Friday night, which we won. Yeah Cassie!! If Cassie gets board on the field, she starts picking grass, making lines in the dirt, etc. She needs to learn to be patient and focus.
I am still teaching. It has been a roller coaster ride these last 3 months. One gal took a leave of absence to finish her credential for 3 months, so we have had a sub. Then I have been training a new gal as well. Needless to say, I will be happy when work returns to "normal". I just got back from a PE Conference that lasted 4 days. It was fun, educational and tiring. :) I was also contacted out of the blue by a digital scrapbook designer who asked if I would be on her Creative Team. After looking at her kits, I said yes!! So, you will be seeing more of Nikki's stuff here on this blog as well. I felt very honored to have been picked and not had to reply to a creative team call with the chance of a "no". :)

Anyway, I think that puts our lives in a small nut shell. ;) I pray all is well with everyone and you having a blessed day! :) Hopefully next post, Jim will have a job! :)

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Freebie from Digi Keepsake


Here is page I just finished for Monica ... Love the rich colors for fall in her "Backyard Garden" kit!!

Monday, March 23, 2009

Kim's grab bag kit


Here is Kim's Kit "Pocketful of Sunshine" that is in her grab bag. Make sure to head over to Scrapmatters before she retires! If you are interested in the quick page, here is the link:

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Go Fly A Kite & Mixture Pages

With the weather turning to spring, I thought I would scrap this lo of when we were at my mom's house. I used Monica's fun kit called "Go Fly A Kite".

If you would like the quick page here is the link:

Here is another page I did using many different kits. Monica's kits are easy enough to mix and match ... I love it! ;)

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Here is the link for the QP if you want it! ;)

Friday, March 13, 2009

Kim's last kit ...

Here is Kim's last kit called "My Secret Garden". Unfortunatly, she is retiring for awhile. She needs to focus on her family right now. While I totally support her decision, I will miss her. But, you can head over to her shop and get her items at 40% off!

Here is a layout I did with Kim's new kit:

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Just for you Becky! :)

After using my QP from Simply Sweet Designs, my friend Becky asked me to make the second page to match ... so here you go Becky!! :)

Happy Birthday Hannah!! :D

Friday, March 6, 2009

It's a jungle out there!!

Kim and Haynay (Heather) came together to creat this ADORABLE kit!! It is on sale today for 20% off, so head over to Scrapmatters and pick it up quick!!

Here is the LO I created using this kit:

If you would like the qp here is the link:

For some reason, blogspot is having issues so I appologize if the links do not work.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Sunflowers Say You're Very Buoyant

You are a truly warm person with amazing bursts of energy.

You bring happiness to everyone around you, and you are adored by many.

You're bright, bold, and cheery. You nourish friends you with your optimism.

You can rise to the occasion whenever you are needed. You have boundless enthusiasm.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Foreign Language

Scrapmatters had a challenge to have your title be in a foreign language on your scrap page. Well, I am one who likes to speak English (I did take 2 years of Spanish ... don't remember a thing), so I was going to skip this challenge. But as I started thinking about it, I realized that when you text on a cell phone, that is a language all on its' own. Since I don't have texting on my phone, I do not understand it ... but Bri does. So I made her be my model and took pictures of her texting and speaking her own "language". :) BTW (by the way), Bri came up with the title on the page and I interpreted it. :)