Archives for July 2006

another scrapbook page and some doughnuts

No… Abbie does not have a skin disease… for some reason I can’t get the compression right on this file. So I compressed the heck out of it and it gave her skin this odd look and changed the color of the green circle. The actual colors on the page and photo are gorgeous. I’ll update it when I’m no longer frustrated enough to throw my computer out the window (ever felt like that??!!)

Gonna scoot off to go get some Krispy Kremes for our Sunday morning doughnuts. (God bless whoever “invented” Krispy Kremes; s-e-r-i-o-u-s-l-y!!)



making another full recovery

from everyone being sick, once again… It must be the “we moved to a new place” sickness. We’ve been passing things around since we moved here. I just went for three straight weeks with a cold, sinus infection and then another cold (maybe flu?) I went to pick up medicine last week and couldn’t decide what was best so I went over-board with it and was prepared to take a couple of bottles of medicine back. Guess what — we went through them all! Not a drop left.

Oh — and I’m an official four-eyes now! I actually like my glasses; which is a good thing ’cause I am supposed to wear them all the time. Apparently, I don’t use my right eye very much. Explains those headaches I’ve had frequently.

I had my full training at Hope Clinic two weeks ago – so I can officially start my volunteering there now (I still need to meet with the coordinator and sit in on some sessions but I’m considered an official volunteer now). Pray for me as I begin this. The girls need prayers and I will need prayers for God’s words to speak through me.

I just finished reading House by Ted Dekker and Frank Perretti. I love books by both of these authors and this did not disappoint. It is interesting to me how Ted Dekker typically takes a biblical principle and weaves it into a story that makes you see the ugliness of sin and the love and beauty of Christ. (His Martyr’s Song series is a beautiful example of Christ’s love)


This makes me feel blessed…

I’ve had messes to clean up, but never like this!

THE HORROR of it! Can you even begin to imagine walking in on this!!!!!!

(PS: this was on someone elses blog. Don’t know who these kids are, but if they ever come to my house, they have to play outside!)

Swing time

Happy 4th

We had our church picnic sunday and I got some cute shots of Seamus. The other 2 were too busy running around to stop for photos. I need to get some fast action film to get their photos. (p.s. – I added some photos of the quilt on the last post (here) — this is pre-quilting; I still need to layer it and quilt it)

I’m really struggling with finding enough time in the day to do all of the things I want to do (do I hear nods of understanding??) I’m insane-o with the “how-to” books from the library: how to take good photos, how to sew, how to design for print… yadee yadee yadee

On top of that I have bible study and my usual daily bible reading.

Oh, and the kids. I do have three of them and they need my attention.

This is an area that needs serious prayer. I want to learn it all, but I can’t. My kids need me. That is my priority during the day. But I have this internal drive to create too.

So, I’ll be praying for wisdom. What does God want me to create? How does he want me to use my time daily.

Did you realize that the same power that rose Christ from the dead is available to us daily to get through our days??

I’d be crazy not to take advantage of that.