Sunday, January 30, 2011

Sunday Post

My goodness this has been a crazy 2 weeks. We are in the work eat sleep mode it seems. Obviously since I haven't blogged in awhile.
Yesterday was another much needed break from that work routine. Tina hosted another class from her beautiful home. 10 of us joined her to create a mini album. And what a fun fun day it was!!!! Lots of techniques, stamping and creative uses for office and Home depot supplies. I learned to hammer a word on a washer (great stress reliever) use metal mesh and on and on. In the end we had a mini album chocked full of fun embellishments. Poor Amanda had a "little" incident with glue explosion and a "bit" of glue in her hair.
As we arrived Rosie greeted us. Today she was allowed to stay with the group and she was very well behaved. Laughing with us and interjecting her own comments now and again. By the end of the afternoon I do think she had had enough of us and was ready for quiet.
Thanks Tina for a wonderful creative afternoon. So looking forward to the next class!

Miss Rosie. So so beautiful vibrant colors

Here she is ignoring me HA!


Cover of our mini album. Note the metal mesh in the corner

Our kits all bundled up

Name tags that we added to the album


Our place settings. Tina was very generous and gifted all of us with the stamp pad, glue sticks and the stand for our books


Tina, Amanda and I. We won't talk about the glue incident in the hair will we Amanda ??:)


Sharon, Tina and Sharon's daughter

Yummy snacks

Yummy cupcakes

I think Rosie was tired of socializing with us!


Reason I haven't ridden my bike all week. Flat flat tire. Daughter is supposed to come help me fix it today


New rain boots ha ha we never get rain but love the boots anyway


Class I took at Mystic Paper
What a fun class. 300 plus scalloped circles are added to the heart form and then sprayed with a glimmer mist type spray. I forgot to get a picture of it with the buttons on the frame oops!

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Happy Birthday Dear Sister


Today is my sister's birthday. Happy Birthday Jo.
Or should I say Patricia Jo Struchen Helmers HA!!!
I hope for you a year filled with nothing but the very best and lots of new adventures.
Have a wonderful day you so deserve it Grandma to be

Saturday, January 01, 2011

Welcome 2011




I have to say that I am not sad to see 2010 end and I welcome 2011 with anticipation, hope and with positivity.
So it is with great anticipation that I look forward to what lies ahead in 2011.
Each year I join in in Ali Edwards OLW (one little word). Only this year I have struggled trying to find that perfect word for me. I finally came up with 2 words that I thought would be a good fit. "Courage & Grace". I just couldn't decide which it was to be and so I chose both of them.

COURAGE to face all that this year holds in store for me with GRACE
COURAGE to stand up for my convictions
COURAGE to take the steps forward to improve my health
COURAGE to face each new day with a more positive attitude
COURAGE to do things on my own

GRACE to accept a helping hand
GRACE to admit when I am wrong
GRACE to let the natural aging process occurring without regret (A big one for me)
GRACE and patience for those around me

I am sure I will be adding more Grace and Courage as the days and months progress. For now I am happy with these choices.

Wishing everyone a prosperous, peaceful, joyous 2011