Tuesday, May 05, 2009

long time...

no blog.  Wow, sometimes hours turn into days and days turn into weeks...all in the blink of an eye!  I'm not sure why I've been too busy to blog...nothing super exciting going on - we've been busy, but we've been around.  Anyway...I do have a few fun things to share.

I was approached a while ago about doing some "guest blogging" on a new blog focusing on crafting and how it relates to health, Craft for Health.  It's really quite interesting - I hope you'll take a minute and browse the site.  My first post went up last week.  If you're interested, you can read it here

Here's a peek at the little card I shared in my post. :o)



Last week on the American Crafts blog, the whole week was dedicated to inspiration...specifically finding inspiration from ads.  Kelly asked me to share my inspiration binder - which I was more than happy to do! 

Here's the post, and here's a quick peek at my binder:


and a few of the inside pages:




You definitely want to check out the blog for lots of great ideas and tons of inspiration!  :o)



And a few non-scrapbook related things I want to add here...just so I remember...

  • Meagan prepared and presented FHE all by herself last week - she taught us about the Word of Wisdom and played a fun game.  She did an amazing job and even the little boys were interested and attentive the entire time.  That's something I have a hard time doing!
  • Josh shared his testimony last week in fast & testimony meeting.  It went something like this:  "I want to bury my testimony.  I know the church is true.  I know the kids in Park City will get better. [long pause] And I know George Washington and Abraham Lincoln were true presidents.  Amen."  When he sat back down next to me I asked if he was nervous.  He said that his tummy was tickly inside, but he still wanted to get up.  But then he was so nervous he forgot Joseph Smith's name.  I am proud of him and I love that he wants to share his testimony...and I know eventually he won't get as nervous and he'll remember the things he wants to say.  {Nope...we don't coach our kids and tell them exactly what to say when they stand up in front of the congregation...obviously! :o)}
  • Seth actually went to his Primary class all alone last Sunday!  Seriously - he has been going to Young Women's with me for almost a year.  He loved it!  I knew he would...he just had to give it a chance!  Now if we could just get Zach to go to nursery without Brad...Sundays would be soooo much better!
  • Meagan started softball practice last week - she's excited to play this summer!
  • Brad also joined a baseball team this year - it will be fun watching him do something he enjoys.  His job hasn't allowed him to participate in anything like this since we were married - his schedule was just too unpredictable and busy.  I guess that's one good thing about a slow economy, right?  [trying to look on the bright side of all the crapola.]
  • I'm anxious for the weather to clear up (and warm up) so I can start walking in the mornings again...I'm ready to get rid of the "winter weight" I've packed on since Valentine's day...plus there's just something awesome about starting my day with a nice long, brisk walk in the cool morning air!



I'll be back soon with more fun things to share - and something fun to give away too! :o)


  1. so nice to see you back on your blog wendy! but i know you've been busy too! cute projects .. love getting a peek inside your inspiration binder. and sounds like the kids are doing great and keeping busy. nice that brad can get out and play some ball too. i know joe would love to get back out there one of these days. baseball was his life "back in the day". lol! he does do the umpiring ... but that's more like a job instead of just having fun!

  2. Glad to see you are back blogging. :)

  3. Gorgeous stuff! It was worth the wait!