Thursday, January 30, 2014

Still Counting 1000 Gifts: #1262-1283

1262. God doesn't call the equipped, He equips the called
1263. praying specific prayers to see God's specific answers
1264. Carrie's homemade chicken nuggets
1265. celebrating mom's birthday
1266. hot pink sunset through the trees
1267. keeping quiet and not getting caught in the middle
1268. making cheesy mashed potatoes with my sister
1269. free Frosty's with my parents
1270. mini rainbows in the morning clouds
1271. bushes covered with ice that shimmers in the sunlight
1272. a mother's advice
1273. sitting by a hot fire on a snowy morning
1274. guardian angel protecting my car
1275. family snow day
1276. warm, homemade tapioca pudding
1277. crafty ideas swirling around in my head
1278. a God that is never too busy
1279. watching dad be "Mr Nice Guy" and snowblowing for the neighbours
1280. the speed and ease of a snowblower
1281. morning devotions that speak directly to me
1282. icicles
1283. finding animal tracks in the snow

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Completed Project Life pages

Just wanted to share a few more of my completed pages from 2013's Project Life album. These are weeks 42 and 43. I have completed 2013 and will be trying to get all the pages photographed and shared here over the next few weeks. As of right now 2014s album is up to date with the exception of pictures. I just ordered all of January's pics up to this point and simply need to slip them into the pockets. easy peasy. Completed pages just like that. I do still need to figure out my title page, somehow that is always my weakness, maybe by the end of February!?!

Week 42: design A, with 2 inserts, a 8.5x11 page and a Snap 6x8, with 2 4x6s

Week 43: Also design A, with 2 inserts, a WRMK page protector (similar to design F, but with 2 4x6 slots) and a Martha Stewart 8.5x10 2 pocket page

first side of insert 1 includes all pictures from my first experience with lobster, my dad did all the work as I refused to even touch it!

Back side of insert 2, all pictures of a day trip with my sister to Longwood Gardens, these pictures didn't even scratch the surface of the almost 200 pictures we took so I also made a mini album to document the super fun day.
Insert 2 was simply to hold a bunch of random pictures from the week: a clothing exchange we participated in, the Halloween car show trunk or treat event, and my 1st ever enlargement over 8x10 (it's the little things!)

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Project Life 2014: Week 3

Sunday: free Frosty's with my parents, thanks to some leftover Halloween coupons that were about to expire and were almost thrown away!
 Monday: Running errands with my mom, thought it was too cute how she keeps track of her gas mileage and prices
 Tuesday: Family snow day!! Spent the majority of the afternoon playing card games
 Wednesday: Snow clean up day, we ended up with a total of 8 inches, no problem with the snowblower!
 Thursday: Bible study with Hope, we were lucky enough to snag seats right in front of the fire at Panera!
 Friday: woke up to a funny gurgling sound, the falls (that we forgot to unplug) froze over almost emptying the entire pond. Trying to dig through the ice to disconnect the falls and refill the water without waking up the hibernating fish. Not a fun task!
 Saturday: Family workout night. I think we manage to workout as a family maybe once a year (and I take pictures every. single. time. just to prove it!

Monday, January 27, 2014

Still Counting 1000 Gifts: #1240-1261

Not entirely sure why I can't get this program to work anymore, but I have realized I am not much of a blogger as much as I am a picture sharer and this is very un-motivating. So I am spending this week trying to catch up on all the posts I had planned to share with you all over the past month. It's just going to take a lot longer and probably have a lot less pictures. Ps does anyone know if there is a way to rotate a picture ion blogger once it's uploaded? One of the issues I am having and I am too much of a perfectionist to post a sideways picture. . .It's so annoying!!
Anyway here is my gratitude list from 2 weeks ago. . . 

1240. finding a journal with 2 years worth of gratitude before I even realized I was counting gifts!
1241. celebrating 47 years for our church
1242. hymns that remind us of God's truths
1243. not praying for everyone, but praying for someone
1244. God's divine power- the kind of power that righteously judges sin and yet offers us forgiveness
1245. the sovereignty of God (noticed greatly as I read thru the story of Joseph)
1246. setting goals and starting habits
1247. splitting the task at hand to get it accomplished quicker
1248. eggnog ice cream
1249. community helper dress up day on the day I got to sub at preschool
1250. the prayers of a faithful and godly woman
1251. able to help Suzanne and be good with the kids
1252. Robert's over protectiveness
1253. Brandon's scheduling my testing despite what other coworkers say
1254. BOGO 12x12 albums at Michaels
1255. recognized by the triplets (age 4) and had a really cute conversation with them
1256. got my timing belt replaced and able to use the 10% off coupon on the service
1257. God is bigger than my circumstances
1258. dad was able to fix the heater, so we didn't have to call the repairman
1259. $1 coffees at Wawa, yes please!
1260. a beautiful backroad drive
1261. meeting with Christian friends to study God's Word. . .Mr. E's devotional on prayer

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Project Life 2014: Week 3

Still having issues with Picasa, but determined to post my weekly shots!

Sunday: bulletin full of upcoming church events jotted down during announcements!
Monday: starting a new system to help me make and keep daily goals.

Tuesday: Subbing for career day at preschool, had a fun visit from the dentist

Wednesday: January self portrait day

Thursday: Subbing again

Friday: lost heat for the day, It was 52 degrees in the house for almost the whole day
Saturday: playing Taboo with the girls at Bible study, giraffe, Anna's multi-colored animal. HaHa!

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Project Life 2014: Week 2

Came home from work to find my family gathered around the heater playing card games. . .too cute. I love my family!

Another cold night sitting in front of the kerosene heather watching tv

taking apart my Caribbean album from 1999, gotta get rid of those nasty magnetic pages

replacing my car battery. . .stupid polar vortex!

Finished my 1000 gifts for 2013, took this picture to enter the 1000 Gifts camera giveaway. Didn't win, but had my picture on Ann's blog!

Spent the day in the kitchen making cookies and dinner for tomorrow

All day work day with 2 accounts in 2 states, yuck (until I get my paycheck)

I have finished my PL for 2013 this past weekend, so for now I think I'll just keep sharing one layout at a time because I really like having a completed page to share!

Week 41's completed pages, food week both design A page protectors:

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Monday, January 13, 2014

Still Counting 1000 Gifts: 1216-1239

I've decided to just continue my #'s for 2014, not sure if I'll like it or not we'll see. If not I'll go back to starting over in 2015. Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek at all the many things I have to be thankful for last week :)
1216. Christian fellowship
1217. boots in the snow
1218. Carrie riding home with us
1219. glimpses of answered prayers
1220. safety shoes
1221. "How Great Thou Art"
1222. rain to wash away the snow and wind to dry up the rain before it ices
1223. feeling pretty
1224. great water pressure in our shower
1225. boots and tights
1226. hiss of a hot radiator
1227. father-daughter day
1228. meeting other believers
1229. an abundance of PL supplies to put together other albums
1230. RAKs from Lisa M
1231. treated to lunch for no reason at all
1232. star shaped french fries
1233. sunshine on a chilly day
 1234. fog. . .indicating warm weather is coming!!
1235. an abundance of good food
1236. not needing a scarf
1237. reading thru Genesis
1238. knowing how to jump a car
1239. the reassurance of a brand new car battery