Monday, January 30, 2012

Scrapping or the Lack of Scrapping

I'm trying!! I've been working on our Colorado album. If you read my previous post you know that it was summer of 2009! I decided to change up my method of scrapping as the way things are now, I have no hope of ever digging out from the piles of pics and digital pics I have.

I've started using the We R Memory Keepers album system. What I like about it, is the fact that I can still do my full 12 x 12 pages but I can also do smaller things scattered throughout my album. WRMK sells page sleeves with various sized sleeves. I can put pictures in and scatter a box of journaling or some fun embellishment. It's really helpful especially for scenery pictures. I do one large layout and then a couple pages of smaller pictures. Sorry I don't have anything scanned but it will be on my to do list.

Where Have I Been??

I can't believe that I haven't posted since 2009! It is now January of 2012 and I have decided to get back to blogging.

I've been pretty busy since 2009. Definitely enjoying life. I'll try to catch up in a nutshell

Summer of June 2009 camping trip out west to Colorado and Utah. We were gone for 10 days and visited 3 national parks, Arches, Mesa Verde and Rocky Mountain. I drove my first mountain pass, over 13,000 feet!

Fall of 2009, it was back to school for my BSN.

Summer of 2010 a camping trip to Michigan. We visited Michael's nephew Terry and his family. Went to Mackinaw Island, and went to Lake Superior. I ended up having to take a final on that trip. I did well on the final but it wasn't a good thing for the vacation.

Winter 2010-2011. We went on our first cruise at the beginning of February. I took the entire semester off so there was no fear of any homework on the cruise. It was a fabulous trip!!! We flew to San Juan and sailed the southern Caribbean.

Summer 2011 - Another semester off school, we hosted the Doran family reunion. Oh will I ever get done with school?

Fall 2011 back to school again. Had a registration snaffu and my classes were dropped. I could only get back into one class. Beginning to wonder if I'll ever get done. Definitely not graduating spring of 2012 as I had planned.

That brings us up to now. I am back in school, 8 credits and going strong. After this semester I have 3 classes and a internship. The end is in sight!! So do I push it and get done by December or take my time and graduate spring of 2013?? What to do, what to do.

Great to be back on the blog :)

Friday, May 1, 2009

Paper Bag Albums - WhoKnew They Were So Easy!

I've had a "fear" of paper-bag albums for quite some time. I always thought they were cute, but was afraid the whole thing would fall apart on me. I was motivated to give it a try recently and here is the result of my first paper-bag album.

I used Basic Grey "Phoebe" which was perfect for my theme!

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Scrapping Again

I've been off to a good start this year. Lately, I've been having fun doing baby girl pages!! This is completely new territory for me and I'm have so much fun with it.

For my niece Makenzie's album

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Goodbye My Friend

I lost a good friend early Monday morning. Her name is Margaret McCormick. She was a part of my life from the beginning. She gave me my first bath after I was born. She watched me grow up. She was there to hem my wedding dress when I got married. She watched my children grow up, in fact she spent the day with my oldest son when my second child was born.

Margaret was the dearest, sweetest person. She was also my mom's best friend. When I look at her picture it seems so strange to me, that she is actually gone from this world. I was priviledged to have spent time with her during her last few hours. I held her hand, and talked with her. I prayed with her, and I hugged her. Life was tough on her the last year, with one assault after another on her body. Her mind was sharp to the very end, but her body wore out.

At apx 3:30 am Monday morning, Margaret left this world and walked through the door to enternal life into the arms of her sweet savior Jesus. Waiting for her were her parents, sister, brothers, husband and her oldest son. Until we meet again my dear sweet friend Margaret, I will miss you dearly.

Friday, February 6, 2009

Welcome to the World

Welcome to the world Madison Kathryn born February 5th

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Merry Christmas

I actually had all five of us in one place at the same time.