Tuesday, August 28, 2007
I'm alive, I promise! :)
I promise I'm still around; just haven't had a lot to say... or rather, a lot to say to the general public, ya know?

We've had some grief in our church family... a dear, sweet guy (husband and dad to two teens) went on to heaven about two weeks ago. There have been a lot of thoughts & emotions going through my head about it, but I felt like the family needed their privacy and I didn't want to put everything out there. Needless to say, grief is a tough thing, and I am so glad that we do have the comfort that those who know Jesus Christ as their Savior go on to a place of peace and joy.

In other news, I feel like I've gotten my creative juices flowing as a result of kind of just introverting myself (I don't think that's a real phrase, but that's okay). ;) I've been creating stuff for Scrap Etc. & Crop Addict, and starting to work on Christmas gifts! (If I don't do it know, it's never going to get done!)

Along with that thought, I've also been thinking about Christmas a lot and planning for baby Sabriel. Right now, her birth still feels ages off, but I know it will fly by quickly, especially once the fall hits for real. The fall seems to have so many events & fun stuff happening in it; before you know it, the holidays will be upon us. I'm trying to do a lot of planning so we can enjoy those things without stress; at least, be prepared as much as we can. This will be our first Christmas morning as a family to spend it "just us" (we've always spent it with other family members!) so I'm trying to think of new traditions to incorporate... it's really weird for me to think about us being by ourselves Christmas morning. I want it to be special and fun! Any ideas you have for me, let me know! (And keep in mind that the kiddos are 2 and 1 ....)

My little sis has been visiting for a few days and, as usual, been a tremendous help. She has been helping me organize Em's room for Atticus' move into there, chasing & entertaining my kiddos, crawling into the creepy attic to get baby clothes down and store old clothes up there, and being an awesome help. She is such a huge blessing to our family. :)

Gotta run... spending some good chill out time and then getting back into this nesting urge I have already. My scrap area is calling me, but first it needs a good straightening! Hee hee

ETA I wanted to also add this, but I forgot to earlier. I saw this earlier this week; if you have 4 minutes, you need to watch this sweet wedding proposal. So artistic. So romantic. It'll make you tear up. Plus, it has Sigur Ros playing in the background, so it's gotta be cool, right?

Blogger staceyfike said...

Blogger Adrienne said...
That was neat!!!

Blogger Abbey said...
I'm glad you're alive! COol video...so sweet. Enjoy your nesting...I always loved that feeling.

Blogger Katie said...
Awww ... I wish I was nesting =)
Have fun!
BTW - Love your LOs!

Blogger Kim said...
I loved that video! Tear up I did. Very cool artistry.

I'm so sorry about ya'll's friend at church. I know that must be hard on your church family. I love you and missy you.

Love ya sister...

Blogger Rhonda G. said...
That is a neat proposal!!
Sorry to hear about your friend--will be praying for the family/friends he left behind.

hey...I altered a cutting board last night!! check it out on my blog or the gallery @ scrap etc!

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