Friday, October 31, 2008

Happy Halloween!

Been and Lo- you will totally get this face! 
(This one's for you, Been.  It follows your self-portrait from SABC this summer :O)
Today is the festive day of Hallowe'en, and we've got plans.  Kimmer (possibly), Pammer and Kender are coming over to partake in some Halloween hilarity. 
Way to pull out the guts, Buddy (and no, you're not too old for me to call you that)!
Before the hilarity, we needed to have some punkins in the house to livin things up.  Here are the pictures from this year's awesome pumpkin carving event. 
The last picture is of a card that was made for my Lo.  We don't get to see each other as much right now which sucks, but I think of her lots and wanted her to feel loved and thought of. :O)

Enjoy this chocolate season, everyone!

Friday, October 17, 2008

Secret Sister and Simoneous

This Wednesday night was the reveal night for who's name we drew in Life Group.
I was the lucky lady who drew Ms. Darla's name. Not that I've been the best SS by any stretch of the imagination, however, I really did enjoy thinking of her, listening to her thoughts and things that she would share and tucking it away to pray about later on.
Here is an example of one such card that came her way this last year.  Her's was a little different as it was an Anniversary card with a few added details.  This card template was actually designed by someone at Clipperstreet (they get full credit!). Love that place!
I did have pictures of the rest of the cards she received, but sadly, when my hard drive died last week, so did all of my personal videos and pictures. :O(
Oh well, it's just stuff, right?
Awesome day today. I'm so thankful for the first time experiences that were part of today, moments to meet and treasure people, first impressions, and of course, Date Night with my boy.

Lastly, one of the biggest highlights in my week is spending a few hours each Thursday with this wonderful little girl.  The very first picture on this post is my Niece, Simoneous.  That's not her real name, but one that my brilliant NinjaSister created in a moment of magnificent inspiration.
So, everyone, here is Simoneous. If her gorgeous little face doesn't make you smile, seriously.  You're messed.

Enjoy the weekend!

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Family and Fall Flowers

I'm supposed to be studying and working on a powerpoint presentation for a class that needs to be taught on Thursday, but, this just has to be posted.
It's Thanksgiving, a time when people are supposed to reflect on what they are thankful for.
I don't want to be the kind of person who gets so caught up in life that she forgets to enjoy moments or begins to take these blessings in life for-granted.
This weekend has been killer.  Friday night, we were blessed by a call from Pammer, who was checking in with an awesome gesture to make sure all was well.  Pammer shreds.  Makes me teary.
Then, Been called and we were able to talk for the first time in over a week.  Loved it!  So miss that!
My very own Been lives in Alberta so when we would normally be driving our respective husbands insane (ok, fine, mine is purely in my imagination, despite post 10pm conversations) with frequent phone calls, coffee dates, dinners and chillin afternoons, we settle for phone calls that are farther and fewer in between (curse school!!) and yearly visits. :O(  Such is reality. Hopefully that will change one day. I also have a Harsinder, who lives in Delta with his Dilly and Simoneous.  
Last Sunday brought an awesome time with Darla.  A total surprise, didn't see it coming but seriously blessed my socks off. Love you, girl!
Sunday morning brought a knock on my door from Kimmer.  And with Kimmer were these:

And just now- a phone call from Kender and Pammer saying she's bringing over lunch cause they're worried I've dissolved from this world somehow.
I love my biological family- all of them!  But my girls (my Lois, Kimmer, Pammer, Kender, Darla, Elisa, Stephanie)- they are also my family.
Even when I'm more absent than present on Wednesday nights and when I'm there, still more absent than present. Ha! ;O)
Family: Where my story begins, unfolds, twists, disappears, gets punched back to life and keeps on going.
Energizer Bunny Style.
And now... lunch and then time to take off for Thanksgiving Dinner at Harris' house.  Ahh! So blessed!!!

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Holy smokes! A new post!

Ok, so perhaps I am totally guilty of tremendous neglect with this blog.
I am ravaged with feelings of guilt over my neglectful actions.
In fact, perhaps they are turning into core beliefs (shout out!).

Despite the insane schedule of September, there were a few cards that were made.  Here is one such card.  This one was made for a co-worker's little baby girl who was born in August.  Hopefully she is not stalking this blog and therefore does not come across this card posted here. ;O)
And another such card:
Yes, indeed, a festive Channamus card.  Very important holiday and I was feeling festive.  This card was made using reverse embossing (yay, Theresa Unrah!) and just a few simple details.  With a few less snowflakes, I thought my sister might make something like this as I know she loves simplicity with cards.

Hope your end of summer was grand and that you are all enjoying the changing colours that fall brings!