Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Tired, Blue & Sore

School started on Monday for my kids and I still haven't stopped running. I spent some time making a cute little brag book the other day and have yet to post a picture with instructions.  I am still learning how to manipulate the website and change designs.  I can't figure out how to edit my calendar of events either.  Seems I am not good at this Blogging thing.

I have taken up the exercise at our local gym after eight years and have been at it a month.  I feel stronger, have more endurance however I am not seeing the results I had hoped for.  It's a matter of impatience.  Time will tell.  I refuse to DIET.  My husband and I have been eating healthier but the last few days I have had the blues and have been totally exhausted. A result has been snacking. I bent over yesterday while doing laundry  and my back slipped out.  My exercise adventure will have to be limited and because of a weak and sore back but I will get after it tonight probably and spend my time on the treadmill for the most part.

Scrapin' & Stampin'
I am really excited to say Close to My Heart has an amazing new 12 x 12  simulated leather album and they have just released their newest Idea Book as of September 1st.  They have gone strictly to 12 x 12 albums. I will miss the 6 x 6 albums they have offered in the past.  They were great gifts and so much fun to make for a vacation or special event. The albums by far are the most durable and beautiful albums I have ever ran across. The new albums have been reduced from $39.95 to $24.95 and this includes 5 Page Protectors.  They are so beautiful.  I offer Pay Pal if anyone would like to order and have it shipped directly to them.  I recommend ordering  Page Protectors(10) at  $5.95 and perhaps Memory Flip Flaps(15) $3.95 they extend the number of photos a page can hold.  This will complete your album.  Then take off scrapin' with your photos, papers and embellishments to finish a wonderful gift or event to share with family and friends.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Relaxing Sundays

Busy weekend with both kids active and getting ready for school.  I still have not figured out all there is to Blogging or setting up my site but I know diving in head first is the 1st "Tip" I share with you.  Why not?  What or Who is it going to hurt? Sharing your passions, creations, and excitement to the world I think is going to be fun.  I have learned a great deal already just by dipping my toes in to get wet and creating this Blog site.  I have much more to learn.  I am hoping in the next few days to create something wonderful to view, take a picture and then learn to upload it to share it with the world.

Mt. Princeton, CO 450 students make an  8 hour round trip hike to the top and back down to camp.
Cindy, Kelsi, my daughter at the TOP.  
Cindy & I after a Chuck Wagon Supper
Today, however, my focus will be at a Young Life Ministry meeting for 5 hours.  We just began our second year reaching kids and went from 11 kids attending an amazing camp the first summer to 46 this summer and it was the time of My Life.  I will share a couple pictures to show you the beauty and excitement. I made the hike as well and only by God's Grace.  I have not had scheduled exercise due to a bad lower back in 8 years.  This was the most amazing accomplishment for me and to share it with my daughter and husband along with the other 46 students we brought to camp was just AMAZING and so BEAUTIFUL.  I have been exercising ever since and plan to continue and make sure the next time I make this mountain I am in better shape.  In two years my husband and I have planned to return with our son and share this amazing adventure with him.

Friday, August 6, 2010

In the Beginning....

Here weeee goooooo......I am trying to arrange and design my Blog and I am already stumped. I hope in the very near future I learn a little faster the How To's of Design and Blogging.  I am so afraid of all this computer & techy' stuff.  I  assume my Blog will evolve in time. With lots of learning my creative side will shine, I hope!  So stayed tuned for some "Tips & Tricks" as I learn and go on this new Adventure.