January 26, 2009

Blessings for this week

Though honestly I haven't done my blessing layout for this week for FaithSisters...I have a good excuse...I have been down with the flu and cold since Thursday night and I'm having a tough time making it completely go away...I think I start feeling better then BAM, I'm sniffling, achy and exhausted again...so if and when I get a chance to do a layout my blessing layout is going to be about

Don't realize how you can take your health for granted until you aren't healthy anymore...and not only that as many of you Mommies know that when mommy is down the house goes down with it...though hubby is being nice and taking care of me, there are just those things that only a mommy can do....so I'm doing what I can and letting some things go.
Speaking of health...I did go to the doctor on Thursday cause I was concerned about a spot on the bottom of my left leg and since skin cancer runs in my family I wasn't going to take any chances. Come to find out it was nothing...just dermatofibroma...which is basically scar tissue from a hair follicle that keeps scaring over I guess...so I'm thankful and praise God for that!
So until I feel better...here is to Health and hopes that I get back to 100% soon!
Have a great week!

January 19, 2009

52 Blessings

As part of a new challenge they are doing over at Faith Sisters, they are doing a 52 Blessings challenge where you think of a blessing a week and scrapbook about that blessing. Though I'm abotu 3 weeks behind at this point I want to give three blessings I have so far to catch up.

1. My Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Without Him I truly am nothing.

2. My husband...he takes very good care of us and he makes me smile.

3. My three wonderful boys...they are truly a treasure... a blessing from above.

What blessings are you thankful for?

As a sidenote...do you have any idea on how to import a template on Blogger?? I've tried and just not getting it....any help would be appreciated...I need a new look here.

January 14, 2009

Let's Recap...

Since my posts as of late have been quite sparce (hoping that will change soon), I thought I'd do a little recap of life thus far.

My last official day of work was Tuesday at the church, though I'm filling in next Wednesday and Friday because Shirley has Dr. appointments to go to. I have to admit, though it's nice to be home again...for one my house really needs my TLC since I haven't been able to give it the attention I'm used to giving it, yet part of me is sad because I really enjoyed filling in at the church. It was nice getting to know people and getting to know some people even better. I'm glad that I will be filling in whenever Shirley needs me to and that Pastor Rod has appreciated the job I've done. Working these past few months truly has been a blessing to me in more ways than one.

Christmas and New Years came and went and in a way I was glad for it to be over...only because I truly was way too busy. Note to self for next year I guess.

And no I have not made any New Year's Resolutions...I don't believe in those anymore...it truly only sets me up for failure and then I feel bad at the end of the year (or usually much sooner) for not attaining my goals...I'm just refocusing on my life and trying to get it back into some sort of order that I can live with. My word for this year is MARGIN. Pastor Rod has been preaching these sermons the past few weeks on having margin in our lives...these messages have been truly speaking to me...and thank goodness I have them on tape so I can listen to them over and over (since I teach Junior Church during Pastor's message, they make a tape for me.) So I'm going to try and refocus my life and create a little more margin so I have time for more important things.

Was supposed to go away this weekend to the Scrap Studio but they had a water pipe break and won't have it fixed by the weekend so I'm not going. In a way I'm sad cause I really wanted to get away, yet part of me is relieved since I really wasn't prepared to go and I was truly scrambling to try and get things packed and stuff. Hopefully now that I'll be home a little more now and hopefully the weather breaks soon and then I can go...maybe in March or April. We shall see.

I've become a permanent member on the FaithSisters site, which I'm very honored to be a part of. I love FaithSisters,and though I haven't been able to give it the attention I would like lately, I love this site and what they stand for and how we are all working together to get the message of Christ out there in the scrapping world.

Boys are growing like weeds...hard to believe in a couple weks Brennan is going to be 10 and a month after that Austin will be 12. Where is the time going?!?! They are growing so fast.

I'm finishing up a class I was taking over at Big Picture Scrapbooking and hoping to finish it this weekend. I'm also starting a new class in February called "Library of Memories" taught by Stacy Julian from Simple Scrapbooks. I won this class for free over the summer during Big Picture's Big Wig Bash and I'm so excited to be taking this class. I so loved the Cathy Zielske class I just took and I have no doubt this class is going to be just as educational. Though it's not as much about scrapping as it is about organzing I'm hoping this class gets me organized to be a better scrapbooker.

I'm also teaching a scrapbooking class at our church. We are creating a prayer journal that is going to take us through the whole year. I'm pretty excited about this class and I know the ladies I'm teaching are too. God has really led me in this class and it's truly been a blessing.

Well I've got to go do some laundry and hoping to get to my craft table tonight. Hoping 2009 is working well for you all so far this year.

We got several inches of snow today...and I just heard that tomorrow is a snow day for the boys...it's Kevin's day off and I am not supposed to work (Unless Shirley can't make it in)...so sounds like a nice sleeping in family day....aaaahhhhhh. That sounds soooo nice. Thank God for snow days ;-) And I leave you with this picture of my hubby during our Christmas play at church...it was his singing debut...and yes he is doing the "Saturday Night Fever" dance...needless to say he was the hit of the play...and it truly was a once in a lifetime moment. He was truly born 10 years too late ;-)

Have a blessed week!