Tuesday, May 31, 2011

The Fun Begins Tomorrow!

I am very excited to be a part of a new blog called Scrapping Everyday Miracles and tomorrow the blog will be going live! We are celebrating the kickoff with a fun blog hop with lots of prizes. I hope that you will join in the fun. Scrapping Everyday Miracles is an inspiration challenge blog... we want to encourage you to look at what God is doing in your life and scrap about it. Check it out and come back here tomorrow to get hopping.

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Digging in the Dirt

At long last I am going to get our garden planted! I've been trying to get to it ALL month but our weekends kept getting filled up. Fresh veggies will be coming our way. Tomatoes, green beans, acorn squash, carrots, pumpkins and zucchinis I think…

Off I go with shovel in hand!

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Walk like an Egyptian

Well we had fun on our cub scout camping trip although I managed to get poison oak. That stuff is just plain evil! I haven't scrapped anything from that yet, but I did finish this layout that I had started before we left. This museum trip was quite an adventure with the boys and we're going to stick with "kid-friendly" museums for the time being, lol. I did get to see the Amish quilt exhibit (see the top of the sign) so I was pretty happy about that! After the King Tut exhibit and that though the boys were D-O-N-E.

On the far right side of the spread I have a pocket for stashing the brochure, ticket stubs, etc. from the trip. I like to save ephemera from trips, I think it adds to the memories of the event.

Thursday, May 19, 2011


Well, Greg gets to go on a cub scout pack camping trip this weekend so he of course is very excited. This is our first scout campout and it should be lots of fun. Hopefully it won't be too cold, but at least the rain went away. Greg was pleased to hear that s'mores will still be served. As you can see, they are a favorite!

Tuesday, May 17, 2011


Wow, hubby and I watched the recent episode of Extreme Makeover Home Edition about the family of a little boy with Osteogenesis Imperfecta and it hit close to home! I know lots of people don't like this show but I think the Sharrock family was very deserving and it was wonderful to see them get the help they needed. It also made me very thankful that my little Jon has Type 1 OI and not Type 3 like the boy in the show. He's not as fragile so we haven't had as many breaks to deal with as the Sharrock family, but we certainly understand that rush of worry that comes with every little tumble your child takes. I would encourage readers to find out more about OI, we just concluded Osteogenesis Imperfecta awareness week but it's not too late to be aware, lol. On a final note, don't take the good health of you and your family for granted, there are so many families out there whose situation is otherwise.

Here is a layout I did when we first found out Jon has OI. His brother tripped on him and it broke his right femur. That opened a whole new chapter in the life of our family and started us on a path I never dreamed I'd be on, that of a parent with a special-needs child (and not just OI but that's a whole different part of the story.)

Monday, May 16, 2011

Go win stuff!!

I am very honored and excited to be on the design team for the Scrapping Everyday Miracles blog. I encourage you to go check it out. Not only can you participate in lots of fun challenges, learn great techniques and be inspired but you can explore your journey as a Christian through scrapping. I call that a win-win proposition! Things will get going over there on June 1st but right now you still have a chance to win a really great prize package. Let the fun begin!

And because everyone needs a laugh daily, here is one of my absolute favorite layouts that always makes me smile (my husband is such a good sport, it's one of the many things I love about him:

Friday, May 13, 2011

It has begun!

Well, here I am, ready to step into the wild and wonderful world of the blogsphere. And you dear followers (all three of you) are here to witness it. A new birth should be celebrated appropriately so here is a fun layout I did of Son #1 when he was a wee little baby. (As soon as I figure out how to add a photo, um, one moment…)