Sunday, March 30, 2008

Spring Break fun!!!

You are looking at my sister-in-law's brand new scraproom!!! After much deliberation, she has decided to be my partner in crime and I am over the moon with happiness! She is one of my best friends, and I am so excited about sharing my love of scrapbooking with her!!! Yeah!!! I am sure we will have many fun adventures together!!!

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

The Adventures of Flat Christina

I've had enough sadness for one week. I can't believe how hard it was to go through putting Emit down. I cleaned the house today, getting rid of the last of the dog hair, for the last time. I put away all his toys and accessories. I gave away his milkbones and the rest of his food. Jesse and I don't have children, so Emit was our boy, and we were his "mama" and "dada". We had a ridiculously strong emotional bond with him, and now he's gone.

My house is clean, I'm painting a wall that I've been wanting to paint for 2 years, and I made my flat Christina for this crazy thing that I'm doing where you send a paperdoll of yourself through a sorta chain to others and then everytime you get somebody else's paperdoll you photograph it in different places doing things with you. It's kinda hard to'll see! Anyway, I needed something happy to do with all the sadness and stress lately.

Sunday, March 23, 2008

Goodbye Emit! We will never forget you...

It has become apparent over the last week that Emit hasn't been responding to the medicines the vet gave him last week. His stomach was so huge today, and his breathing very labored. His gums and tongue were white, his eyes so dull. We knew it was time. So we put our dear sweet boy to sleep tonight. We love him so much and will never ever forget him.

His waggy tail, thumping so vigorously with joy whenever we came home. His maniacal obsession with the ball. His total addiction to any kind of people food. His proprietary attitude towards any comfortable place to rest his head, whether it be the new couch, or a clean pile of laundry. His beautiful ears, whether raised at full attention in the "flying nun" pose or else just as soft strokable stress relievers. His beautiful fur, so thick and luxurious, especially around his neck, I could just dig my fingers in and knead him for hours. His beautiful eyes, so intelligent, so sensitive. These and so many other things...our beautiful boy. Rest in Peace Emit.

Saturday, March 22, 2008

6 year Anniversary and some projects

Jesse cooked a nice dinner, steak and pasta-here's Emit scarfing down some bread. He loves carbs! Not too bad for a doggie basically on his deathbed.

Ah Redbox! One of the greatest inventions of the 21st Century. We watched "Enchanted", "Nancy Drew", "August Rush", and then I watched "Atonement" and "Into the Wild". All really good movies. I balled at the end of "August Rush". That was truly such a great movie! Evan had so much faith, it amazed me.

Oh yeah, here are 2 necklaces I made for 2 of my nieces' birthdays.

A couple of ATC's I made awhile back.

I made 2 more decoupage boxes, one for my foster son and one for a co-worker's birthday. They requested either the color scheme or the specific paper, it's not necessarily my taste, but I love to make things for other people that tickle their fancy.

Did I mention it's spring break! Yeah!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

2 projects

Our 6 year anniversary is friday so I made dh this card. The second pic is a birthday gift for my niece, it's a sign for her bedroom door. I thought it turned out way cute. Our dog is still sick (maybe dying???) this week, and dh is seeking other employment, so prayers would totally be appreciated. Did I mention that I have had the most excruciating backache of my life this week too??? When it rains it pours! My back is actually getting better though, thank God. I was able to sleep through the night last night, finally, what a blessing that was.

Sunday, March 16, 2008

I went to church!

I haven't gone for about a month or longer, and I'm so glad that I did. I needed to be reminded of my faith, and how healthy and life-giving God's word is. I've been choking, caught up in so many things but they were all the wrong things. Now I feel so free! Praise God! The text was Ephesians 4:17-24.

Thursday, March 13, 2008


I’ve been tagged by Scrap Evangel! Here’s 7 random facts about me:

1) I was born on a little island in Alaska.
2) I speak Spanish really well, and a little bit o’ French.
3) I have 2 degrees, a Bachelor of Arts in English and a Master of Arts in Teaching. My next goal is to try and become a Special Ed. Teacher.
4) My husband and I have been trying to get pregnant for 4 years with no luck, so now we’re foster parents. Currently we have a 19-year old Native American boy/man-in-training living with us.
5) I love fishing.
6) I am a reading addict.
7) I love chocolate, ice cream, dry top ramen, mashed potatoes, and processed cheese. These are my favorite comfort foods.

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

More projects!!! And Life and Stuff...AKA a week in my life!!!

My dear bubby and I at bonneville dam last saturday (our foster son took the pic)

My grandma and I last sunday

New paper bought with babysitting money from friday night

New card that I made for my oldest best friend, Tiffany!


More tags! They're just too fun and it was my first time using mini-eyelets!!!

A card for my grandma, who's been in and out of the hospital a lot lately!

My first "realistic" drawing. Drawing takes a lot of time! I have to go to art class with this autistic boy at school, so sometimes when I have a chance I do the assignments too. I was kind of proud of this, even though I accidently got creases in the paper.
This week I'm trying to get my foster son all caught up in school so he can graduate on time!!! And the dog has been sick, and we're worried about him too...kind of stressful, but also just a very typical week.

Thursday, March 6, 2008

I Made A Card!

For My Good Friend, April!

I found some of my favorite friendship quotes, as well as some new ones, on the web and printed them in different fonts on the tags which I then inked, and stamped, and then put eyelets on the big ones and then put cool fun fibers on all of them and tucked them all in the pocket!!! Here's to friendship, and here's the quotes that I used, a little gift to you. I'm all about good girl friends!!!

“If friends
I’d pick

Who finds
A faithful
Friend, finds
A treasure.

Hold a
True friend
With both
Your hands.

The best
mirror is
an old friend.–George

Two are better than one;
because they have a good
reward for their labor.
For if they fall, the
one will lift up his
fellow: but woe unto
him that is alone
when he falleth; for
he hath not another
to help him up.– Ecclesiastes 4:9-10.

A friend
may well
be reckoned
the masterpiece
of nature.– Ralph Waldo

I shot an arrow into the air,
It fell to earth, I knew not where;
For so swiftly it flew, the sight
Could not follow it in its flight.

I breathed a song into the air,
It fell to earth, I knew not where;
For, who has sight so keen and strong
That it can follow the flight of song?

Long, long afterward, in an oak
I found the arrow, still unbroke;
And the song, from beginning to end,
I found again in the heart of a friend.
– Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

"A friend is
one to whom
one may pour
out all the
contents of
one's heart,
chaff and
grain together,
knowing that
the gentlest
of hands will
take and sift
it, keep what
is worth keeping
and with a
breath of kindness
blow the rest away."
-Arabian Proverb