Friday, April 24, 2009


Good morning, friends!

I'm so sorry it's been so long since I've blogged. With all that has been going on, I just haven't had the desire, you know? Things are better and I thank you so much for your prayers. My sister and her kids are hanging in there.

I've been busy getting ready for Inspired! I can't believe in two weeks I'll be teaching my first class of the day. It seems like it takes forever for the event to get here, then when it gets close I feel like I still have so much to do! :) The last three ribbons arrived via UPS yesterday...yay! So this weekend I'll be sitting and cutting ribbon, bagging 300 kits with their final items, and hopefully shipping everything to Donna on Monday or Tuesday! It's always such a relief to get those boxes out of here and know they are on their way to NC. I'm almost finished with my door sign/canvas as well. Last year I made a bunch of door prizes to give out in my classes. I just don't know if I'll have time this year. :( That makes me sad but I know everyone will understand if I don't get them done.

The photo above is of one of the projects I'll be teaching at Scrapadoodle in June. I hope you can come join me for this fun weekend retreat!

On Sunday my baby boy turns 9 years old. I can't believe it! Tonight he is having 5 boys over for a Super Mario Bros. themed sleepover. Pizza and ice cream cake, popcorn and m&m's for late night snacks, and lots of video games, light saber fights, and body sound jokes. I plan on taking lots of photos and video. :)

Thank you for reading my blog. I'm glad you are still here!


Kris with a K said...

I'm glad you are there for your sister and her kids...

My middle, Alex, is turning 15 on Sunday...they are birthday buddies! Ah, butt jokes, farts, all the good stuff of a boy party. Enjoy!!

Rebecca said...

Oh my goodness... I hope you will be making some kits available for this after the event. That looks incredible!

Kim said...

Happy Birthday, Noah! Can't believe our boys are turning 9 (Mark will be 9 in June). Seems like just yesterday they were babies!

Anonymous said...


Your sister and family have been in my prayers during this time.

Good luck with your inspired class and getting all those ribbons cut. I wished I lived closer, I would love to attend a class like yours.

Thanks for your update and sharing your talents with us. Wish Noah a big Happy Birthday

Take care,

Marilyn C.
in Tennessee

Chiara said...

love the class you will be teaching. Can't wait to see you in a few weeks

Betsy said...

I am a little behind on my blog reading and just read about your sister's husband. Oh. my. goodness. I am sooo sorry to hear that. I know your sister and her sweet children are walking through such a hard time right now. I will keep her and your whole family in my prayers. May ya'll all feel God's arms wrapped a little more tightly around you during the next weeks and months. Lots of love to you!

Pearl Maple said...

Best wishes for your family.

Congrats on the upcoming birthday too, it is a special anniversary for you the mom.

Good luck with the Inspired workshop, it would be my dream to attend that type of event one day, we are so limited in our area and appreciate all the bloggers who make so much available over the internet.

Just a simple gal said...

My baby boy turned 19 today! They came home from college to celebrate - soooooo good to see them! Looking forward to Inspired! See you then!

Cameron said...

Can't wait to see you next week and take this class! :)

mima said...

Oh my gosh! I just stumbled on your blog!!! I SSOOOO want to learn to be acllage artist! Is there anyway I could get a getting started in collage newbie kit from you!!! Seriously! Or a LIST of your favorite must haves or books.. ANYTHING!! Thanks and hugs!~debi