Saturday, May 24, 2008

Mish Mash...

This month at Scrapbook Doodle I got to play with some Junkitz. I scrapped this layout of my neice when she surprised us last month for Josh's Confirmation. This weekend Libby has a fun Memorial Day weekend challenge posted, so pop on by and check it out!

Last Sunday was Josh's friend Taylor Strand's Benefit dinner. Taylor was badly burned in a fire pit accident 7 weeks ago! She has undergone several surgeries, and will be in the hospital for months, maybe even a year! God bless her and her family! At the fundraiser, was the highlight of my week! Watching the boys Sumo wrestle! It is not the greatest photo, but they had me in stitches! They paid the fee, and got into these outfits! The funniest was when they fell to the ground and couldnt get up without help! The smiles on their faces was worth it all! I am sure there were smiles on Taylor's families faces as well, as the 400+ silent auction items brought in $21,000! This community has certainly come together for a great cause!

My nephew Nolan is preparing for his trip to Boston to see a Uveitis specialist for his eyes! To read more you can go to his blog at !!! He is nervous, but has high hopes that Dr. Foster can help, in hopes of keeping him from experiencing any blindness.

Have a wonderful and SAFE holiday weekend!

Sunday, May 4, 2008

Where have I been?

Last weekend Josh celebrated his Confirmation. It was a wonderful weekend with family and friends here! Josh did excellent with this questioning and testimonial! He has always had such wonderful FAITH, so I knew that he would do wonderful!

The Wednesday before we all had a wonderful surprise! My neice Alix flew with my mom! She is 8, and we all just adore her! Of course it meant a little spoiling on her "Annie's" part! She let's me braid her hair, curl it, we had pedicures, and the best part.......the first thing she said to me when I picked her up from the shuttle...."Annie, can we scrapbook?" (She and her brother call me Annie because when they were younger, they couldn't say Aunty, so it was Annie, and it just stuck!) Even with all that I had to do to get ready for Josh's big day, how could i say NO to scrapbooking? We got several simple layouts done, and she went home with her very own pink bubblgum colored album!

Of course yesterday was a BIG day........NATIONAL SCRAPBOOKING DAY! Of course I celebrated it! I finished 8 layout challenges between Scrapbook Doodle and

Take a peak at a few!