Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Digi Dare #2

I thought I'd try this again. Even though there are a lot of people who enter, and I'm just a beginner, I enjoy the digi dares because they make me think. And I get a chance to do a layout about myself, instead of the usual stuff about my wonderful kids. This challenge was to scrap with black and white square pictures the five things you think are the most beautiful in the world.
Claudia Campbell did the acrylic alphabet. The blue, green and tan papers are from Kay Miller's Mixed Veggies kit. The plaid is one of Shabby Miss Jenn's contributions to the Stand Up and Scrap Kit. The swirls were done by Karla's Kaleidoscope Designs.
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Emily's first day of preschool

Okay, I've been lazy. I've been waiting for more pictures before I downloaded, but I just haven't been taking pictures. We went to the park on Saturday, and how I wish I had brought my camera! Scott was playing soccer with all four of our kiddos and it was SO cute!
Above is Emily with her friend Allison, and Ben. Allison and Ben kept insisting on being in all the pictures. Finally I got one with Em's alone! She absolutely loves preschool and wants to go every day. Monday and Wednesday she comes home absolutely exhausted!
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Sunday, September 16, 2007

BYU vs. Tulsa

Scott and I drove up with one of Scott's buddies to Tulsa, OK to watch the Cougars play the Golden Hurricanes with faith in our hearts that there was NO way the Cougars could blow this game. Were we ever wrong! We couldn't play defense to save our lives and to top that off we thought we'd be Christian and spot them about 24 pts. (interceptions & lack of defense) and see if we could still win. Not an excellent plan! We also found great fun in chalking up the penalties: personal fouls and false starts GALORE, even a token pass interference as the offense! It was a nail-bitter--neck and neck the entire game.
Despite the dismal turnout of the game: Tulsa 55 BYU 47, we had a fun trip. It probably wasn't the best idea for my legs to walk around that much and sit on bleachers for 3 1/2 hrs. not to mention the 10 hours total travel time in the car, the colder weather with no jackets and the 2:30 a.m. bedtime. But we got to meet an awesome family in Oklahoma City (in-laws of Scott's buddy Ben who drove us up and back in his car) who graciously provided a bed for me to sleep in!
It was also very healing for my spirit. Our kids stayed at home with a wonderful couple whom they ADORE! They enjoyed every minute of their time with them, and tried to convince us to leave when they came home from church and saw us home already! I had an entire day filled with tantalizing adult conversation and no child responsibilities! It was glorious!

Friday, September 14, 2007

Digi Dares Competition

Okay, I'm finished. I put a lot more thought into this layout than I have into any other. It took me all afternoon. I think I'm satisfied with the way it turned out. I used Casual Friday and Twinkle Toes kits from Miss Mint : http://peppermintcreative.com/index.php?main_page=home. The yellow paper was done by Angela Niehaus: http://www.digitalcandy.ca/. It was fun to scrap a page about me, I've only done pages about my kids so far. The theme was what I wish I had known when I was 20 years old. You get bonus points for including a picture of yourself, and you have to include a border and three circles. Lots of fun! I hope I have time to do it again next week. Here's the link if you want to try: http://www.thedigidares.com/.

Flashback Friday

These are scrapbook pages I made for Scott before the digital scrapbooking days. These are obviously of his mission days. I love the picture at the MTC when they all tried to act like they were escaping. And I think the Seoul, Korea temple is just beautiful. He had several opportunities to go to the temple during his mission with several different companions. Lucky boy, the temple was in his mission. I certainly appreciate the sacrifice youth of the church make to serve missions, and I love how it usually has a huge impact on their development, their faith and their integrity.

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Sunday, September 09, 2007

Happy Grandparents Day!

Grandma and Grandpa Oliver,
We love you! Thanks for all you do for us. I used my new digital scrapbooking addiction to make a couple pages with pictures of you and your grandkids over the years. You are the best!

Thursday, September 06, 2007

Wordless Wednesday (one day late!)

The Latest Drama

Well, I had another Dr. appointment yesterday. After talking with my friend, who is also a patient of my OB/GYN I decided to show him the horrendous vein in my leg once again. He totally freaked out! He wrote me a prescription for Jobst hose (very intense compression hose that are close to impossible to put on, are itchy and hot!) and told me I had to go get them that very day, put them on and leave them on until the baby was born. He told me that I would have to get surgery on the vein after the baby was born, and that I should NOT have any more children! I also have to go in every two weeks from now on instead of every four so that he can keep an eye on my horrendous superficial vericosity! Suddenly I'm a high risk pregnancy.

It was a sad day for me! I love kids, and I love my kids even more. I guess I just had my little heart set on six. I guess it's just like anything else hard in life, I'll work through the grieving process and then I can move forward into the next stage of life. No more babies.

Scott was kind of excited. The first thing he said to me when I told him what the Dr. had said (actually he said he was sorry first) was, "I think it's an answer to your prayers." We now know what to do. He told me it was all for the best because I had been, "On the edge" this whole pregnancy. And he's right, I have pretty much been psychotic. It's been interesting. It's funny how the Lord leads and guides us. It's never quite how we think it should be, but it's always for the best!

Sunday, September 02, 2007

Daniela Peuss' Diva kit

I loved how this double page layout turned out! I love how the dune grass brush lets the black from the background peek through, and I like how the black works with the other colors. I am quite pleased. I have been wanting to do a page with Emily and Julia doing their girly diva poses! Daniela Peuss' work is available at: http://www.scrapartist.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=2886&cat=540.
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