Sunday, August 31, 2008

And Yet Another Senior Picture

This is a 2-page layout I did of Jenna's Senior Pictures. I know I'm prejudice, but I think she looked beautiful!

Saturday, August 30, 2008

Some New Layouts

Here are a few more layouts I've finally finished from Jenna's graduation. I've got lots more to add later.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

AnoTHer WilD WeEkeNd of FuN!

I spent another fun-filled weekend with the girls in Talequah at a scrapbooking retreat! What could be better than hanging out with crazy friends, doing scrapbooking for 3 days while being pampered with awesome meals prepared by someone else? Altogether I got 16 layouts done. Here are the first five. I'll post the others as soon as I get them photographed and uploaded but first I need to take a nap! I'm worn out!

You Color My World:
Kristin and Jenna in July, 1992 (ages 3 and 5):

Sleepy Brian:
(Youth Group's Mexico Mission Trip - June, 2008)

Grandma's Lap:
(Kristin and Jenna with Grandma - November 1992)
Quote: Few things are more delightful than grandchildren fighting over your lap (Doug Larson)

Spring in Bloom:
(Little Kristin - March, 1989)

(Youth Group Ski Trip - March,2005)

Friday, August 15, 2008

Wylde Woman Award

I received the best warm fuzzy from my friend Carol today. She gave me a Wylde Women Award on her blog. The purpose of this award is "to send love and acknowledgment to women who brighten your day, teach you new things and live their lives fully with generosity and joy". Wow Carol! Thank you so much for thinking I deserve it! It's a sweet honor and it definitely made my day brighter!

I'm supposed to pass this award on. Here are the rules:

1. You can give it to one or one hundred or any number in between - it's up to you.
2. Make sure you link to their site in your post.
3. Link back to Tammy's blog so that she can go to visit all these wonderful women.
4. Remember the Purpose of the Award.

I am giving this award back to Carol. She has been through so many trials this past year and yet she maintains a positive attitude and her sense of humor. Your example has taught me a lot Carol, and I so hope I can respond with the same attitude if I ever find myself faced with similar challenges.

I also want to pass it on to Kim who has been on the most amazing journey over the past year. She has lost close to 100 pounds and her example has been nothing short of inspirational.

I know of nobody more consistently inspiring than Shanna. Not only does she do amazing cards and scrapbook pages, but she constantly keeps her blog updated and all of that while being mommy to 5 precious kiddos and still maintaining her sense of humor! She's amazing!

Thanks again for the honor Carol!

Saturday, August 9, 2008

My Naked Ladies

This week my Naked Ladies began blooming! I look forward to seeing them every summer. We used to have hundreds of them, but they were accidently dug up and thrown away when we were removing some old shrubbery several years ago. Only a few in the front yard and a few in the back yard survived. I just wish they lasted more than a few weeks a year.

Monday, August 4, 2008


Last week Jenna joined approximately 55 members of the church youth group, chaperons and youth ministers on their annual mission trip to Mexico. They assisted in the construction of a school and a church in Piedras Negras. All week they worked long, hard days in the heat but they were rewarded at the end of the week on their way home by getting to stay in a plush hotel with time off to enjoy the River Walk in San Antonio, Texas. I'm so thankful they got home safely. On the way back to Oklahoma, the tread separated from the tire of the vehicle that Jenna was riding in. This is especially scary because four years ago a similar tire failure caused one of our church vans to have a horrible roll-over accident that caused serious injuries to several of our teenagers. Luckily for us, the vans were immediately replaced with safer vehicles (Sprinters) and another potential tragedy was prevented. I'm so happy to say everyone returned safe and sound, but extremely tired. Some more pictures:

They clean up really well:

Saturday, August 2, 2008

More Layouts From Sketch Fest

Here are a few more layouts from Sketch Fest at Creative Scrappers. I'm tired but I had a great time!

Rice Family Thanksgiving - 1986
Family Ties Sketch Challenge creating a layout having something to do with "Family"

China Adventure - "Flip It" Challenge

Dirty Little Chickie - Stitching Challenge

Live Out Loud
- Sketch Challenge using flowers

Kim in Junior High - Sketch Challenge using at least three of the same picture