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Monday, September 24, 2012

Refocus

I don't know about you, but there are times that I find that I really need to refocus.  And so, I need to apologize to any of you who check my blog from time to time looking for a blog update.  My focus has been elsewhere lately.  

We have started a new sermon series at church, called Not a Fan. It has really got me thinking about what I am making the priorities in my life. Our pastor is fabulous and I recommend you give it a listen. Anyway, it was perfect timing considering that my sister decided to come for a visit. She spent last week with us and it was a great time for the two of us to spend some time together.  She is 5 years younger than me (which makes her 24-hahahaha). There was enough of an age difference that growing up we weren't super close. Don't get me wrong, we always got along fine but we didn't have a ton in common.  As I get older, those years do not make as much of a difference.  It was a very good visit. 

We took her to a big local festival here in town and she got to see K play soccer and L practice gymnastics. Before she left on Thursday she even went with me on my route to deliver groceries to my seniors for the SeniorPak program. I am so glad she was able to find some time to come visit. 

Even though I have refocused my priorities, scrapbooking is still a big part of who I am and what I love to do.  This last week Challenge Me Happy posted a new challenge.  The challenge is to create a layout using an embellishment or embellishment that you created. The perfect challenge for me because I love embellishments! :)  So after deciding to use the goofy pictures of my girls for the layout I decided to create arrows and a mustache as some of the embellishments for my layout.  Arrows are a great create-your-own embellishment.  If you are not comfortable creating your own, simply open a word document and create some arrows there.  Print them onto your paper and cut them out. It is that easy.  Here is my layout. 


Interested in giving it a shot?  You could win a spot as Guest DT for the next challenge.  Check it out here! Look forward to seeing your creations!

Have a wonderful week and thank you so much for stopping by!


13 comments:

Lisa Rukin Swift said...

Hi Lisa! I'm so glad you had time with your sister. It's so nice to be able to connect like that. I love your page! Those photos are too cute!

Jody said...

What an adorable page, Lisa!
9 therelsI love visiting your blog, I always leave smiling :)

Jody said...

Sorry, the 2 words I had to type got in my comment! LOL

betsy (pharmgirl) said...

Lisa! Refocusing sounds great! such a fun page!

Juliana said...

What a cute LO Lisa!
I am glad you had a great visit with your sister and love when a good sermon/homily speaks to you like that!!! HUGS!!!

Amy Coose said...

Such a great page, Lisa!

BabyBokChoy said...

I like the Polaroid look!!! Adorable page :)

Linda Beeson said...

Cool on your sister's visit and cool on the new series. Our pastor has started one too and I just love what thoughts he brings out each week. CUTE layout.

Connie Mercer said...

Loving the page and glad you got some good time with your sis!!!!

pattyo said...

So cute! Life is short. It helps to realize what is important.

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

So happy you had a great visit with your sister and I loveeeeeeeeeee your lo!! Those photos are so fun and loving the clouds!!!!!!

Audrey Pettit said...

Hey Lisa! So glad you're doing well and that you had such a nice visit with your sister! I think it's awesome that you are taking some time to re-focus your life. And love your adorable layout! The clouds are so cute, and the little mustache just makes me smile. How perfect for those fun photos!

Charlene said...

Hi Lisa! I'm so glad you had a wonderful visit with your sister, I'm the same way with my brothers, they are alot older and didn't bond as if we had been closer in age. It's sometmes a great thing to re-focus our life because it has a way of getting muddled with things that arent important lol! I love your page and those pics of the girs are so cute!! Hugs!