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Monday, February 18, 2013

A month really???

Hi everyone!

I can't believe it has been a month since I posted anything.  As I posted in a previous post, God has really been working on me lately (in a good way!)  I have had to stop and reevaluate my priorities.  This had all started before Christmas and then I started a new Bible Study on Nehemiah by Kelly Minter. WOW, it has really made me think about who or what I need to focus my life around.  I have started doing more volunteer work and spending more time with God.  It has been really good.

Thank you to those sweet followers of mine that have let me know I am missed here.  I can't tell you how much your messages meant to me.  Things have been pretty normal as far as the family is concerned.  We actually had to attend Freshmen Orientation for K! I am soooo NOT ready for this. Don't get me wrong, SHE is ready, I am not.  She is excited about the classes she is going to take and so on top of things that I am not worried about her in the least.  Seeing her class choices makes her scrapbooking/former teacher mom happy. :)  In her 4 year plan she has 2 photography classes and classes to prepare her for the field of elementary education.  We have had lots of talks though about how I in no way want her to go into education for me.  I am really trying to emphasize that she needs to keep an open mind about her classes and future but I do think she would be a fabulous teacher.

L is still tumbling and flipping all over the place.  She has added more time at the gym for no other reason than she is so very happy there. :) She has been under the weather this weekend though.  I actually let her sleep in this morning and took her to school late. She has been coughing so bad that she can't sleep.  Last night was better than Saturday night but she was still up from 3:30 until 5:45.  I didn't have it in my heart to get her up at 6:15 to get ready for school.

DH is doing alright but feeling the effects of aging. :)  He has been told that he is going to need a hip replacement.  It is an inherited problem that was probably made worse by all of his years of playing hockey and our water skiing years before we had kids.  It hasn't slowed him down from hockey though.  He is still one of the number one scorers on his team, most who are quite a bit younger than him.

As for me, like I said, I am still involved in Bible Study and volunteering.  Really looking forward to start working in the schools just north of here.  I am going to get to mentor students who are struggling academically or just need some extra one on one with an adult.  I can't wait!  I am also still doing some scrapbooking, just not as much.  I adore designing for Emma's Paperie and will hold onto that position for as long as Cindy will have me.  :)  I am still also designing for Crafts N' Things magazine and Challenge Me Happy.

Speaking of Challenge Me Happy, there is a new challenge up and this was a fun one.  The theme was Typography.  I found the coolest Coca Cola ad on Pinterest that I used as inspiration.  Here is the ad:


And here is the layout I did for the challenge. 


There is still time if you want to join us in this fun challenge and there is a cool prize as well.  Hop on over to Challenge Me Happy for the details.

Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a wonderful week!!!

7 comments:

Audrey Pettit said...

I am sooo, sooo glad to hear how well you are all doing, Lisa! And so happy that you have found a path that is bringing you great personal peace. Good for you!
LOVE your layout! Your take on that cool Coke ad is beyond fabulous!!

Lisa Rukin Swift said...

I'm so glad you're doing well, Lisa. I've missed you! Love your awesome take on the inspiration piece.

Terri Davenport said...

What a fabulous layout! (DS3 is scheduling for his freshman classes next year. Kind of crazy.)

pattyo said...

It's wonderful that you have re-focused your priorities and that you are happy with it. Your layout is awesome. Glad to see you back.

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

So happy to hear that you and the family are doing well! I love love love love love your lo! LOVING how you did that title!! GORGEOUS!!!!

Charlene said...

It's good to see my sweet friend doing so well! When you follow god, it's all good right? I'm sorry to hear about poor dh....that's miserable! I hope he's beter soon! Girls sound like there doing great!!

I have to say your LO is right on with the ad!! WOW,WOW,WOW....did I say WOW lol!! Hugs!

Stacey said...

How are you doing? Miss your blog posts. I hope you have some scrapbook pages to share!