Saturday, February 24, 2007

oh the things God can do...

what an amazing week this has been!

i went with the youth group from my church to the ski/Bible conference in gatlinburg. i always love chaperoning trips and stuff, but this was the best thing i've ever been to.we had an amazing speaker, John, and wonderful worship leaders, the Akins ( nick was leading this weekend) who are actually members of our church. God really opened my eyes to things in my life that are preventing me from getting in the game instead of just cheering the team from the side lines. other than the powerful sessions, we also had a lot of FUN!!!!! we walked around gatlinburg one day and pigeon forge the next (which of course meant shopping at the outlet :)) i was able to spend some time with a couple of my favorite girls in the youth group, and i built a lot of relationships with some of the other chaperones. it's a trip of which God will remind me often!

i got in to the home town on Thursday night, then yesterday morning i had to fly out to Oklahoma for one of my dearest friend's wedding. it was beautiful, and i got to spend time with friends i really, really, really miss!!! if only there was more time. i feel like i didn't really get to catch up with everyone.

i don't have all of my pics uploaded yet, but here are a couple...

Those are from gatlinburg...a group of the girls at lunch...anna and me :)...and the most delicious sweet potato ever (served with cinnamon, caramel sauce, and marshmallows)

this is me with one of my best friends ever...brett! we live 12 minutes away from each other, and had to go to oklahoma to hang out! we did get to ride home together on the plane and suffer through all of the turbulance :)

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

happy heart day!

what a happy valentines day this has been! my friend phillip took me to an early dinner and then to a movie (smoking aces...pretty good!!). he's a great guy; he even brought me a rose!

not only has this v-day led to some fun v-day card making, but i've done some scrapping the past couple of days as well. i'm also happy b/c i'm back at my house instead of being stuck at the parentals! this means i'm surrounded by scrapping stuff...and i have my warm cozy care bears blanket which is fabulous to snuggle up with now that it's cold outside (i feel like a 6 year old instead of a 26 yr old!)!

the RED & BLACK page is for a challenge on this site...
the challenge is to scrap a color. of course, i picked red ad i had another choice! i'm really happy with the photo. i took all of the colors out except for our red and black clothes. playing with photo shop is sooo much fun!!!

nothing else is really going on here...holly and i have had some fun girl time watching grey's and being crafty. we're starting season 2 for the second time tomorrow!!!

Saturday, February 10, 2007

before bed...

i had to post these before i go to bed...i did get a little something accomplished!

Friday, February 9, 2007


well, i'm still stuck at the parentals' without a car :( instead of creating all kinds of pages for the scrapbook, i've been looking at tons of other LOs. i did make one for my 25th b-day, but when i looked at it again today, i changed my i'm going to redo it! here's some pics i took from around the house...
this is the one layout that i did get finished...that i like! it's from UGA night at six flags.

the rest are all of sassafras...her new favorite pillow is my scrapbook...she has discovered she loves popcorn (no wonder she's a fatty!), and of course, she wanted to be in the picture that i was trying to take of a layout (the one i don't like).

Wednesday, February 7, 2007


so, i have no car to use since my brother's isn't drivable since yesterday's accident. that's right...i'm that nice sister who gave up her car for him to use...actually, he's using my dad's who is driving my mom's who is driving mine. does that make sense??! anyway...this led to me being home all day with the poor kitty girl who had to get shots yesterday and doesn't feel like being playful today. i've try to make use of my know a lot of computer games and watching tv :) most of my scrapping stuff is at my house, and i'm here at my parent's, so i can't really even do that! instead, i signed up on two peas in a bucket. i have 2 albums up and going. take a look!!!

there will be more to come...j

Tuesday, February 6, 2007

one of those days...

have you ever had one of those days? i had one today. woke up late, 3rd period was the worst EVER, kitty accident in the car which led to a bath (poor sassafras!), my brother had a car accident, and so it goes...but some how, now that i think back on it, it was a great day! waking up late meant no dunkin donuts which i don't need, 3rd period was so bad that 4th period seemed AMAZING! plus, while teaching them, i now know exactly what a noun clause is, how to pick it out in a sentence, and how to include one while writing sentences! sassy girl is clean and shiny now, and God showed me how awesome my friends are by helping out my brother when i wasn't there. life is for living, not seeing how much can go wrong.

Monday, February 5, 2007

waisting time...

have you ever been on the computer and suddenly it was 2 hours later??! it just happened...and at this point, it's been 2 and a half! there are so many fabulous blogs out there to see, but where do i draw the line? can i try to work on every scrapbooking challenge out there? besides the 52 card challenge for a deck of cards, i'm totally inspired by ali edwards one word challenge...i think my one word for the year is going to be independence. i'm still thinking about it, but i guess i should chose a word since it's already Feb, and the point is to focus on the word throughout the year!

i would say it's about bed time since i have a class of 8th graders to deal with bright and early, but i did take a nap which means a little more computer time!


Sunday, February 4, 2007

oh happy day!

isn't it amazing what you can find on the internet? from pictures to your favorite music, movie quotes and cliff notes, the web provides many bits of information that we all search for. today, however, i found something unesxpected...INSPIRATION!!!
while surfing, i found the page pencil lines. i got to this page while i researched my favorite scrapbooker...elsie flannigan. while looking around the site, i came to the conclusion that the internet provides a place for everyone, and i am now claiming my spot!
i dedicate this page to my creative side...from scrapbooking and card making to altered projects of all shapes and forms, i want to be published. since i tend to be lazy with sending in some of my pages to magizines and other publications, i hope this blog will be an easy substitute...even if it means i'm ublishing my own work! you never know who may be looking around out there. maybe this will lead to a second carear (my first is as a middle school math teacher) as a true scrapbook that can be found in a book or magizine...ahh...dreams!

xoxo...J Lizzie