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1. hopeful -- (having or manifesting or inspiring hope; "a line of people hopeful of obtaining tickets"; "found a hopeful way of attacking the problem")
2. fortunate, hopeful, rosy -- (presaging good fortune; "she made a fortunate decision to go to medical school"; "rosy predictions")

there are so many things to be hopeful for right now in our lives, so much going many things left undone......i am hopeful that we'll have the answers soon and that we'll be ready for the answers too.

such a funny word hopeful, full of hope, wanting to feel secure -- such a want, need, lingering frustrating the word hopeful......lack of patience, lack of wanting to feel anymore disappointment, lack of wanting to hear things you don't want to hear......wanting things to be the same.......what a word full of so much, yet full of nothing.

here's hoping the hope turns out to be a great testament of my faith and strength

how's things?

so i guess i made it up when i said i would post more.....i'm classy like that......lots of things have been going on in our life, so that probably accounts for my absence......we're left feeling pretty deflated right now......we've been busy helping Karl's parents get ready for their next big adventure. a new house after so many's been fun to help them and see the transformation....knowing we'll see the before and after and that we helped them get there......Karl's family lost one of the best.....his Uncle Jerry died last wasn't expected and it was all to quick and it's really ripped a hole in a lot of people, he was a GREAT man, a kind man, a man who would give you the shirt off his back.....then Karl lost his job....yep when it rains it's been pretty poopypants (as Mackenzie would say) we're just treading water right now, facing the next grand adventure that's in store for us.....and anticipating things like my Daddy's upcoming but totally routine surgery.....i know he will be ok, but i worry none the less, Paddy starts Kindergarten in like 4;s very bittersweet as i am excited for him and he's been driving me freakin' crazy all summer long, but at the same time...i have to let go of my baby, and i know i will feel like part of me is missing....luckily he's only going to school for half a day -- so i'll be ok and he'll be driving me crazy every afternoon.....there's just so much uncertainty right now and i am having a hard time dealing with it.....sorry for sounding a bit's just a lot on the plate and a lot to worry about....anywho, i won't trouble any of you with it! i want you to be happy and enjoying the process/experience that is everyday life!

make sure you  check out COOL BLUE SCRAPBOOK STORE and 2 SASSY SCRAPPERS....lots going on with both sites! The August kit at COOL BLUE is stunning, so many papers and fun options since all the Scenic Route is doublesided! It doesn't get much better than that.....Jen also has Limited Edition kits that are selling out quickly b/c they are so cool! Get over there and check them out. Denise has tons of new arrivals and lots of great stuff on sale, like Basic Grey paper packs regularly $17.99 - NOW only $ get on over there too!

Here are some of the things I've worked on recently, not my best....but i'm happy with them and can only hope my fabulous bosses are happy with them too!

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