Sunday, September 30, 2007

A little walk down memory lane

Today I was searching through some "old" pictures of Jack from when he was 2... he's 5 now ya know, so they are really old! Well, that's what he told me anyway!! I came across some really cute ones that I haven't looked at in a long time. It got me thinking that I really need to focus on getting more pictures scrapped. I need to focus on why I scrap and not just create for the sake of creating. I think I have gotten a little off track! But, I have a plan to get myself back on track and in gear! I thought I'd share a few of these adorable shots you will be seeing scrapped very soon!!



Thanks for sharing my memories!

Hugs!

Janice

Friday, September 21, 2007

It's already been a week!!

Wow!! I can't believe it has been a week since I went to the CK Convention! AND... I didn't get to posting my exciting time here until today!! I had a great time taking only 2 classes but they both ROCKED!! The first class I took with my good friend Shelly! We always have a great time together! We created a mini tin CD album! My next class and really the reason I went to the convention was to take Becky Higgins Sketch class! It was all I thought it would be and more! Not only is Becky the sweetest ever but the class was truly wonderful! I learned a lot and I am more in love with sketches than ever!! I bought her newest book that has 200 of her sketches and 200 NEW layouts to go with them! A fun note: my neighbor Karen and her family are featured in several LO's!! Just a perk of being pals with Miss B. So fun!





Here are a few shots! Becky also signed my book too! Thanks Girly!!





Look who I also ran into in the convention! Lisa is also real and super sweet!!








Here are the LO's I did in Becky's Sketch class!! My printer is out of ink so the journaling will be in the "white" space on the 2nd page! And the strips of paper holding the vert. photo is a place to so just that... hold extra photos!! Love this idea!! ;)

More soon!!

Hugs and have a great weekend!!


Monday, September 17, 2007

How did I miss posting these??




I can't believe it... well, I guess I really can since we have been so busy for the last month! With Kindergarten starting, Nancy & Pascal visiting, our trip to San Diego, and Jack's 5th birthday!! All that in the matter of 1 month! Phew... no wonder I'm tired! LOL! Here are pictures of Jack and friends from the 1st day of school! I love that he neighborhood kids who all walk together every morning!


Jack's first "new" friend is Jack R.... they are in class together and love to have play dates!
We had to learn about lucnh boxes too! Jack thought he should bring all his "leftovers" home to me!! He said he had fun swinging his bag all around.... but oh man what a mess! LOL!!

Thanks for checking out my blog!! Anothe entry later!! I had a fun weekend!! ;)

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

A few photos to share!

Here are a few pictures from our Baptism. The 1st 2 are of our good friend Ty, the 2nd 2 are my DH Bob and the last 3 are of me! Our thanks to Pastor Jackie Allen and all of our Encounter Group friends for a great night and a fun fellowship party!






Coming soon...... photo's from Jack's 5th Birthday Beach Party! :)

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Remembering 9.11...


Remembering 9.11 brings tears to my eyes. It is something that I will NEVER forget. The horrific events of that day 6 years ago still fills me with fear, shock and questions. That day and the days, weeks and months afterward were life changing. I am proud of how our country came together. How we shared our grief and began to heal. Here is a layout that I did that really explains some of the many ways my life was changed!




The journaling reads:
I have so many feelings today. It Sept.11, 2002. I year after the horrific attacks on the United States by terrorists. It devastated our country as we lost over 3000 lives. It changed the world! It changed me. I was broken & lost. My heart was empty. I felt scared and alone. I didn't know if or when I'd ever feel "normal" again.We have had so many changes in our life since then, The most significant change happened within the last 24 hours. You were born! As labor progressed we wondered if the time would be 9:11pm or if you would hold off until 9.11.02. But no, you came into the world on 9.10.02 @ 9:32pm as God planned. Then, the most amazing thing happened. The nurse put you on the scale and it read 9.1.1 ...which is 9lbs 1.1ounce. Normally, the last .1 is not noted but to me this was a sign from God. It told me to move on but to never forget and that He would take care of the rest. Now, my life is full & blessed. I am no longer lost, broken or alone.

This day continues to be Life Changing! Tonight, my husband Bob, our good friend Ty and I will be Baptized in our backyard pool! We are so excited! Our Small Group from North Pointe Church will be here to share this time with us too. We picked this day for many reasons and it will give us something positive to remember on this day. So, pray for us tonight around 7pm! I will post pictures in the next few days!

Thank you for sharing my life! Your comments are always welcome! :)
Hugs!
Janice

Friday, September 7, 2007








As many of you know in January I started theWeight Watcher's program! It was a decision that I just had to make.. I was to tired of feeling "ugly" and "fat"! Even more sick of big baggy clothes that made me look and feel even worse! So, the journey began!


This photo (me in the PINK)was actually taken in February by Kimberly. It's a nice photo too because she just got done doing my hair!! She's a Rockstar!! But, it does show "me"!!


Fast forward 5 months to July. I had the opportunity to join a "Group Fitness Study" at a local World Gym. It was an 8 week program. We were required to workout a minimum of 3 times a week under specific guidelines! It was the BEST thing ever!! The classes were wonderful and still are by the way... I decided to join the gym and continue!!


Fast forward another 2 months and here we are to date! I have lost a total of 22 pounds and still going down!! I have also lost 2 pants sizes and 1 top size so far! (I even lost a bra size which makes me very happy!) I feel the best I have in over 10 years and I have increased my health my 85% according to my Doctor!

Sorry I can't get the picture the way I wanted them.. but I'm sure you get it!! Nancy you will have to help me with this sometime!! :)