Monday, March 30, 2009

Remembering Grammie

My grandmother Wheeler died this morning. She had a stroke last night and was rushed to the hospital. My Mom and Dad were here on vacation and just left to head back to Vermont. Michael and I will leave on Wednesday or Thursday.

This is my Grandmother in the1980s.

This is my Grandmother in about 1993.

I remember my Grandmother playing Barbies and Strawberry Shortcake with me.

I remember my Grandmother riding her exercise bike while I would roller skated in her basement.

I remember taking walks with my grandmother.

I remember explaining in detail my paper on
Child Psychology...I was in 4th Grade!

I remember my Grandmother driving me to the my Jr. prom because Mom and Dad were out of town.

I remember calling her Young Grammie, even though my other Grandmother was the same age!

I remember my Grandmother watching MTV with me.

I remember how my Grandmother's house was so cleaned and always smelled good.

I remember how my Grandmother would set out the ironing board and use it as a buffet table during family holidays

I remember writing letter to my Grandmother when I was in college. She would write me back.

This was my Grandmother,Grandfather, Aunt Kathy, my Mom, and Aunt Patty back in September.

I took a great picture of my Grandmother back in October. It accidentally got deleted from my card before I could upload it. Oh...I wish I had it.

It will be nice to get to go home to Vermont. I have been homesick. Yet, I wish it didn't have to be under these circumstances.

Friday, March 27, 2009

Lexi watching a video!
My niece Lexi at Christmas!

My silly nephew I.

Monday, March 23, 2009

My most recent Project

This past weekend I had the opportunity to photograph the women's ministry event at my church! It was a lot of fun! Having my camera gave me the opportunity to talk with a lot of people. I am usually very uncomforatable being in a room of people that I don't know. So the camera gave me a talking point! :D

So here is a little package that I put together for the women's ministry leader. I included all my pictures on a CD. I made the CD cover on Photoshop. I also made a photo collage. Finally I printed out my favorite shots of the day and put them in a little mini album!!! I can't wait for her to get them :D
Inside the album. Sorry the picture is so yellow :(

The CD Cover
The Album cover

I am waiting video!

This is my most recent favorite song! I first heard it in the movie Fire Proof!

Here is a video that I found on Youtube featuring the song!

Sunday, March 22, 2009

He-Brews Event at Grace Fellowship Church

I made a little collage from the pictures that I took the other day during the women's ministry event at church. I'll write more later! Just wanted to get this up :D

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Happy Sunday, Getting a new computer, and my favorite site of the week!

The weekend has been a good one. I am always sad to see them go. The next two weekends will be a flurry of activity. Next Friday I am helping with the "Parent's Night Out" at work. On Saturday I am taking pictures of the women's ministry event. On Sunday, we are having some people from our small group over for brunch before church! Sooooooo...That should be nice :D :D :D :D The weekend after my Mom and Dad will be in town! Yahoo!!!

We finally purchased the new computer. After saving money since November it was really nice to finally get what we wanted. Our old computer wasn't horrible, it just had this terrible habit of doing "BLUE SCREEN OF DEATH". There was a lot of drama to getting the computer. It was not as simple as I thought it was going to be. Michael had done some research online about computers and we found one at Sam's Club a few weeks ago that we really liked. So anyway, on Friday night he popped over to Sam's club just to make sure that was the computer we really wanted. When we got there it was SOLD OUT! So Michael did some more research online and found a DELL desktop that he liked that was also sold at Sam's club. So on Saturday we headed back to Sam's club to get the DELL. Guess Dell computer either. By this time I was fed up. So we go back home and Michael does some more research and he finds a great package at Best Buy. We go back towards Best Buy. We talk with one sales lady about the package and we load it up. We head the cashier and they told us it was another price. MUCH MORE EXPENSIVE.Back to the computer area we talk to another sales person and he tells us a cheaper price than the 1st salesperson. Crazy! So we head back to the cashier and tell them that such and such a salesperson told us we could have it for the cheapest price. So a swing of $70 to $100 makes quite a bit of differnce. It makes a difference who you talk to at the store.

So we ended up with a very nice Gateway with a very nice, very wide monitor. I am very excited. It has a movie making program on it that I can't wait to use :D :D :D

Here are the $1 coins we have been saving since November! Thats a lot of coinage :D

Michael playing a stupid computer game!

After church we went to Borders. Michael wanted some computer magazine and I, well I had to slip in a scrapbook magazine as well! It is really fabulous. I've only browsed it so far, but wow tons of fun! I am so sad to see Simple Scrapbooks going away. I hate when magazines have to close. Hallmark magazine, which was another of my favorites is not longer going to be published. Hopefully someday when the economy changes Simple Scrapbooks and Hallmark Magazine can return.


The Par-tea planner

This site has tons of pretties! Check out the photo gallery. Princess Devon's Tea Party Birthday is an out of this WORLD party. So beautiful!!!

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Font Freaks

It is getting crazy at work! Whenever we make a new document we have to find an a very nice font to go along with the theme. Yesterday I was typing up my Spring Break Camp Lesson plans and I spend 10 minutes looking for a lovely little font! Argggggggg......We are soooooooo funny!

Speaking of fonts...Here is an excellent site that I came across! Tons of super cute free fonts! Kevin and Amanda's Homepage!

Have a lovely day!


Saturday, March 7, 2009

God using an unlikely means to give me guidance and comfort

I have been struggling with the quest for Perfection. The quest to have a perfect house. The quest to look perfect. The quest to BE perfect. It is unatainable.

So yesterday I received my Issue of Today's Christian Woman which I have just recentley subscribed to. A special section was devoted to unrealistic expentations we place on ourselves to be perfect. It talks about how we are not ment to be "it all". God has gifted us all differently and how we should use those gifts for HIS glory. We were gifted differently to work together to be "THE BODY OF CHRIST". Just like our eyes can't do everything on our bodies, neither are we ment to do EVERYTHING.

It was reassuring to read that other women struggle with some of the same issues that I do. God is amazing. He can even use a magazine to comfort me!

I haven't updated my Project 365 Lately. It has been a struggle lately. I am looking for new things to photograph. It's easy on the weekends because I do different things, but during the week I do pretty much the same stuff.

We started the New Members class at Church. I also broke my favorite creamer that I use to put maple syrup in.

Michael was counting the money in our computer fund! We are almost there. We have enough for the computer we want, we are just waiting a little longer to save for the new version of Photoshop.

My new issue of Creating Keepsakes came in the mail!
Michael and I went to Borders after work!

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Life...The Great Balancing Act

I have really be struggling with balance. How do I balance all the different areas of my life, without feeling like I'm in a Tornado or a carnival ride?

It always seems when one section of my life is going great that another is suffering. I want balance! Is there such a thing.

I am very lucky that I have a husband who does sooooooooo much around the house. I feel extremely guilty on how much he really does do. He cooks, he cleans up, he does laundry. He does get upset once in a while about how much he does, and that makes me feel even worse. I feel like a many balls in the air and only being able to catch a few.