Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Project Life: Week 25

The Mom Creative

Hanging out with dad for Father's day!

this bruise just appeared Monday morning, I think it was from Volleyball Sat. night. It sure was nasty.

figuring out all the little things in my rental car

celebrating the first day of summer

still 95F at almost 6pm, yep, summer's here alright

practicing my shot with dad's BBgun

having fun with the giant bows at ACMoore :)
Edited to add pictures of my completed week 22
complete layout:

 Page one
I had 3 inserts from this week, an 8.5x11 with all our graduation invitations(did not take a picture), photo pocket page design E with tons of extra pictures and a birthday invitation (missing 1 picture as I am waiting on a reprint, 

and a 12x12 page to include all my targets from the day I learned to shoot. I added some Martha Stewart labels to identify which targets were from which gun.
last page: 

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Monday, June 25, 2012

1000 Gifts: #505-525

505. father's day. . .celebrating my dad
506. getting some really good pics of my dad and my sister together

507. guest preacher. . . great message
508. visiting with a friend between her rotations (which are out of state)
509. free ice cream cone from BR
510. laughing with my family
511. friendly people to deal with (my insurance agent, repair shop guy, and rental car guy)
512. car repairs covered 100%
513. free rental (fun sporty car!)

514. cool basement studio on a hot afternoon
515. ice pops
516. XM radio
517. car repairs done early
518. mom and me pool time

519. dad was able to fix my pedometer (I accidentally jumped into the pool with it on!!! Yikes!)
520. finally got respirators at work, no more breathing irritating chemicals
521. Girls' Bible study
522. driving my OWN car!! Love her!
523. weekend off for the 1st time in 2 months!
524. gift card for fun stuff at ACMoore
525. lightening bugs. . .oh the memories of being a child :)

Bonus picture that my sister took for me while I was at work: hot air balloons over our house, how cool!

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Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Project Life: Week 24

The Mom Creative

Breakfast with my dad's Uncle John. It's been about 20 years since he's seen him last
hanging out at the pool with my cousin Ted

opps! I broke the handle on the back door. Now we have to be patient and wait for dad to find the time to repair or replace the door!

just got rear-ended. grrr! All you can see are the surface scratches, but there is at least $500 worth of damage so far!

self portrait day (and flag day)

Another pool day, practicing our dives

Bible study/Gym night: we lost every single game, but I don't think the other team was keeping score right :)

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Monday, June 18, 2012

1000 Gifts: #484-504

484. listening to stories from the past
485. having breakfast on the porch in the wide open country with Uncle John
486. driving thru the mountains

487. hanging out with cousin Ted
488. cold pool on a hot day
489. $10 Kohl's cash from my sister
490.blooming hydrangeas

491. green bean sprouts
492. old hymns
493. safety and minimal damage in my car accident
494. a job well done that I was really concerned about
495. hot morning coffee
496. great insurance company
497. prayers and phone calls from friends
498. hanging out on the porch chatting with mom and Carrie
499. hot tub time with my sister (and the dog)

500. flexible work schedule
501. family tv time: watching the crazy guy walk over Niagara Falls
502. family time at the pool on a hot afternoon

503. volleyball

504. Got done work early enough to make it to Bible study
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Thursday, June 14, 2012

telling my story in 5 photos

This is part of a challenge on Jenny's blog to encourage us to tell our stories. Each week she gives us a theme with 5 prompts for pictures. Here are my photographs from this week:

Something I can't live without:

I cannot live without my faith in Jesus. Everything around me reminds me of just how much a part of our lives He is. I enjoy spending time at church and in His Word. Having a quiet time with Him every morning is a must for me. I cannot even begin to think of what life would be without. . .

A favorite snack:

fresh baked Sugar cookies from the grocery bakery. LOVE them!! They are super sweet so I usually only eat 1 a day, but they are to die for. mmm!

Your ride:

that's my baby. My 2007 Accent. I have yet to name this car (although I am a huge fan of cars having names). I think to often I take it fro granted that when I am ready to get up and go she will just start. But thankfully I have not had any problems with this car. I sure do love my ride!

Weekend routine:

other than just hanging out we do not have much of a weekend routine around here. However with the summer just around the corner we are now in the season of "must-do's" every weekend. The biggie is mowing the grass and taking care of the yard and ponds. But we don't mind, we are outdoors-y people (is that even a word?) Can never get enough sunshine and fresh air!

a place you get your food:

my mind immediately jumps to the grocery store, even though there are plenty of other places we get our food from. (I mean it is garden season after all) We have shopped at Giant for. . .well forever I guess. My "little sister" Ashley works there so it's an added bonus to get to visit a little each week.
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Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Project Life: Week 23

The Mom Creative

I was a teacher's helper as a senior to her 3 year old preschool class. . .and now she is graduating!!! Congrats Heather!!

Watermelon, the perfect summer snack

Putting in the rain shutters from my great grandmother. What a great invention to allow the air in while keeping the rain out.

Planting the green beans, it's a little later than usual, but hey better late than never right?

Enjoying the sunshine while still managing to get some things done

the amazing package from my dear sweet friend Lisa, full of scrapbook goodies for my new biz! THANK YOU does not even begin to express my gratitude, I am so blessed with amazing friends!!

The huge pallet stack at cousin Paige's graduation bonfire!

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