What i love

  • my LORD and Savior Jesus Christ
  • to snuggle in the safety of hubby's arms
  • my kids' laughter
  • chocolate (well it's true)
  • daisies
  • candles of any kind
  • warm bubble baths

Wednesday, June 28, 2006

ok so now that i have had my moment of reflection... i take it all back.. i mean i can't very well leave my friends larolin and MELODY in a lurch when they NEED me so much! what kind of friend would i be?? So i would like to revise my previous statement just a little... only for MV.com... PAPERDILLIES (hint hint), and if by some WILDCRAZY INSANELY impossibility that MElody Ross actually WANTS me... i will sacrifice myself for the greater good and design for CHATTERBOX too... i know what you are thinkin... what about your family, what about all that jazz yesterday?? welll i still stand by MOST of that... but you know there are some opportunities toooo goood to pass up... so i can swing it.. i mean Lucas starts school in AUGUST and nothing would prolly even come up til after that... and CBX does their DT adding in the FALL and Larolin... said this FALL.. so i have some time to really pray about it...

yeah i know i am justifying.. but you all know.... that's just me! (haha)

Tuesday, June 27, 2006

a moment of reflection...

it has come to my heart's attention that there are some things that i must put aside for a while... nothing major, at least not in the big scope of things, but something that has taken up a big part of my attention and effort over the past year(s) or so.
I have decided to forgo any new DT opportunities, contests and "TRYING" to go out for publication in the scrapbooking world. It has been a hard decision to make, as i would love to get my name out there and really make a go of this whole thing in a more professional setting. I just don't think that this season of my life allows for such ambition. This is the same realization i came to when i closed my store. it was just the wrong season of life to be giving so much effort to something other than raising my family. I find myself getting caught up in deadlines and pressures that i put on myself, and my family suffers for it. I am no longer gonna do this... that is not to say that i will never submit for publications, it simply means i will no longer specifically create pages to fit any call... if i happen to make a fantastic page and it happens to fit something they are calling for, sure i will give it a go.
I just figure i barely have time to scrap for myself and my family, how in the world could i expect to represent a company and keep up with their demands on my limited scrapping time, designing great things to sell their products? I will remain loyal to MV.com and their generosity and will continue to do my best for them alone... and i am so happy to have that opportunity! But as for the rest of you (wagging my finger)
you will just have to suffer thru without my awesome talents until a later season arrives... sometime when i have more time to devote to being your famous representative! (haha)

and that is my moment of pure sanity and reflection for the week... back to your regularly scheduled craziness!

Thursday, June 15, 2006

normal again...

i will be doing great if i could just feel normal again... i need to go to the dr and get some bloodwork done for my thyroid condition... i am soooooo very tired all the time and just cannot get motivated to DO anything....
but on a happier note i have some great updates to hand out to blogland...

I am an AUNTIE>>> for the first time officially that is.... My brother Scott and his wife Vicki just welcomed Jacob Michael to the world June 14th! I can't wait to see him, Scott says that he is so beautiful and i am sure that he is!

Kellar is doing better, in an open isolette and holding his own, you can read about his progress at his own blog http://www.kellarreid.com/. He is still having some tummy issues, but it sounds like that he is gonna pull thru and be ok after some more time at the hospital.

My cousin Courtney's going back to work.... TODAY and i am praying for her, it is a hard day, but it is evident that she loves her baby so much, and miss sydney is growing more beautiful every day, i am sure grandma Evie will enjoy spoiling her!

GASC was a lot of fun with all the girls, anticipated it all year long, and 5 days from home was a long time. It has been 4 days since we came home and the whole trip seems like a blur... Shopping , cropping and laughing all weekend was a much needed kickoff to a long summer at home with the kids...

i am thinking that is about all that is going on here... almost done with the roof, only one side of the garage to go... Chelsea turns 10 on the 18th and we are having her swim party on saturday... cant believe 10 already... where does the time go...

Thursday, June 01, 2006

back in the saddle...

well seeing that HOF did NOT call me and the H*** place did not freeze over , i guess that means i am free to submit my FANTASTIC layouts elsewhere! SOOO i bit the bullet and entered some of them for the My Mind's Eye DT contest... makers of WILD ASPARAGUS that i LOVE (not as much as chatterbox OF COURSE, but still) i am sure they will be flooded with entries, but i gave it a shot anyhow.

so here's my entry... keep your finger's crossed!