First is a one word meme. Both of these are from a friend that I’ve had since sixth grade, Monkey Memories.
1. Where is your cell phone? nowhere
2. Where is your significant other? Couch
3. Your hair color? Red
4. Your mother? Bay City
5. Your father? Heaven
6. Your favorite thing? Chocolate
7. Your dream last night? (shrug)
8. Your dream/goal? Cleanliness
9. The room you’re in? Family
10. Your hobby? Scrapping
11. Your fear? Spiders
12. Where do you want to be in six years? Here
13. Where were you last night? Couch
14. What you’re not? Caught-up
15. One of your wish list items? Digital SLR
16. Where you grew up? Everywhere
17. The last thing you did? Laughed
18. What are you wearing? Clothes
19. Your TV? Memorex
20. Your pet? Gerbils
21. Your computer? Mac
22. Your mood? Unsure
23. Missing someone? Isaac
24. Your car? Van
25. Something you’re not wearing? Socks
26. Favorite store? Target
27. Your summer? Gone
28. Love someone? Many
29. Your favorite color? Blue-green
30. When is the last time you laughed? Now
31. Last time you cried? Days
For the second meme, I am supposed to post the 6th picture in my sixth album! I’m going with the sixth picture in my newest folder because I want to show off my new nephew!

I’ve no idea who to tag. I don’t like tagging people. I feel like I’m making them do something they don’t want to. Of course, I can’t really make them do anything, but still, just because I want to do a meme doesn’t mean anyone else does.

Happy blogoversary to me!!! I made a simple layout for the occasion!

So you may be wondering what I’ve been up to. Well, I’ll tell you. This whole year has been a year full of sickness in our family. This summer both Chris and I had mono. I got it and a week later Chris had it too. Just try to keep two preschoolers out of trouble with both parents needing 20 hours of sleep a day! It was awful! One month we had 5 deaths in our family, church and pets and that was at the same time as the mono.

We just had our hands full, so I let the blog go a bit. There have been good things, too, though. My brother moved to Indianapolis ans I got to go help (even with the mono). That was a nice two-day trip. Chris and Princess were both in Alice in Wonderland. Ooh! I’ll post a picture for you!

Chris as the King of Hearts playing golf.

Chris as the Caterpillar blowing bubbles rather than smoking.

Chris as the Caterpillar blowing bubbles rather than smoking.

Princess as a dancing flower.

Princess as a dancing flower.

Princess starts Kindergarten tomorrow! I can hardly believe it and it makes me a little sad. She’s growing up so fast. It will be nice to have her back in school, though. She is such a social creature and this has been a long boring summer for her.

I have preached several times this summer, too. God gave me one sermon as I was laying down for a nap. It was great! It only took about an hour to write it out and I was done. With everything else going on, though, I didn’t even take time to post those.

Well, hopefully, I will keep up with the blog now. I have also gotten my scrap blog up and running and all prettied up. Take a look: RedheadRevScraps.

Oh, I wanted to thank Teena in Toronto for the comment this morning. She was the only reason I even remembered! Thanks, Teena!

Woot! Only seven days till my 3rd blogoversary!

My apologies for being missing in action. It sure has been a crazy year and a crazy summer. I don’t even know what I last told you! I’ll get back to updating soon. I hope things will settle into a routine as the kids start school. I do have my doubts that they will, though. 😦

I’ve even preached like 3 times and not put my sermons up! What is wrong with me?! Well, I definitely plan on posting again next Monday on my BLOGOVERSARY!

I’ve been tagged again which is probably a good thing since it’s been a while since I have posted. First, though, some news. We got our economic stimulus check in the mail last week! Yippee! I got to buy an external hard drive so that I can back-up all my precious pictures and scrap stuff! It was fun splurging on fun stuff for a week. Another bit of news is that I have added another blog. If you click scrap layouts at the top of this page, you will go to a page with a link to the new blog on it. It showcases (or at least will) my most beautiful layouts. Check it out!

Now for the meme:

I was tagged by Monkey Memories!

Four jobs I’ve had:
1. pastor
2. assistant manager at a pizza place
3. secretary
4. shift manager at Office Depot

Four movies I could watch over and over:

I really don’t like to watch movies over and over, but the ones that I can stand to watch like once a year are:
1. Princess Bride
2. The Matrix Trilogy
3. Dances with Wolves (although it’s been a LONG time since I’ve watched it, I just LOVED that movie. I wonder if I still do?)
4. Lord of the Rings

Four places I have lived:
1. Scottsdale, AZ (haha this one stays the same as MM’s answer!)
2. Marion, Michigan
3. Minneapolis, Minnesota
4. Tulsa, Oklahoma

Four TV shows I like:
1. Alias (My absolute favorite!)
2. Lost (yes, I’m a Lostie and proud of it!)
3. CSI
4. The Pretender (anyone else remember that show? It was awesome!)

Four Favorite Foods:
1. Chocolate cake with triple chocolate chip fudge frosting (YUM!)
2. Tuna Casserole (my favorite comfort food)
3. Coldstone Ice Cream (the best combo in the world: 1/4 mint, 3/4 Chocolate with brownie chunks, marshmallow cream and fudge sauce. YUMMY!)
4. Lemonade (good lemonade not like out of the pop machine. I mean fresh squeezed goodness.)

Four Places I Would Rather Be:
1. Paris, France
2. Anywhere in Europe
3. The Philippines
4. Minneapolis, Minnesota

People I’m Tagging:
YOU! If you want to be tagged, BE YE TAGGED! lol!

This year has been CRAZY!!! I know that isn’t an excuse for my lack of posts, though. I’ve been feeling kinda unspiritual lately. I can’t really explain it better than that. Here I am a short week before ordination and feeling…blah spiritually. I’ve decided to take action! And I have. Hopefully my action will get me out of this funk.

You're Invited!


So, yeah, my wonderful hubby and I will be getting ordained on Thursday, May 8th. I’m very excited! We have worked for this and I will be glad to have accomplished yet another goal in my life. I created an invitation using digi-scrap items. This is Shauna of Pineapple Plantation’s Fancy Pants kit. If you’ll be around Detroit, here is the invite:

I’m sure you’re wondering what I’ve been doing with myself all this time. I am too! lol! No, really, our family had the flu two time this year and that wiped us out for a good 5 or 6 weeks! In my free time, I have been diligently digi-scrapping. I just got into this whole new world. I really love it. I’m a huge fan of Photoshop and I never really got into paper scrapping because of the time, cost and space needed. I really love digi-scrapping. In fact, I am the lead moderator on a new digi-scrapping site. I love it at the Scrap Orchard! Here is a recent layout that I did. I think it’s my best ever! If you like it, click it and leave me some comment love! All of the credits are in the gallery.

Two Peas in a Pod Dreaming

What do you think? I was going for whimsical. I think I did it!

So, we are leaving on Sunday sometime to go down to the campground, owned by the Assemblies of God Michigan District, where we will spend a couple of R & R days and meet my in-laws. They are watching our kids for us while we are at District Council. Tuesday we will head to District Council. Then Thursday everyone, including my family, will meet in Detroit to see us get ordained. I’m super excited! Can you tell? One of the pastors in Detroit offered us their church’s missionary house to stay in, FREE of Charge, while we are there. Isn’t that awesome? We have the whole 4 bedroom house so our family can stay with us Thursday night. Yay!

God always provides for us even when we don’t know how he will do it! Praise the Lord!

Well, now you know I’m still alive. I do feel rather bad about not writing lately. But, I should have plenty to write about our ordination, so look for that in a week or so!

A new digi-scrapping site, Scrap Orchard, opened this week. Everyday they are giving away a mini-kit and having a challenge to go along with it. Today’s is “You’re A Peach”. The mini-kit was created by Kami of Ziggle Scraps. We were supposed to scrap about someone we admire. You can still get in on the action. Just click the link and go to their blog where they have the info and download. Here is my page, in honor of my hubby:


Click the image to see it enlarged and read the journaling.

Hi all!

I was tagged by Tara Sloan of Destiny Driven and I decided to do the meme because I’ve learned some stuff about myself recently that I can tell you! So, here it goes…

1. I was thinking about doing my masters, but I’m not going to because I don’t think the timing is right.

2. Many of the things I do, I do to fill a need. That means that if there is no need, I don’t do it even if it would be fun and beneficial. How dumb is that?

3. I have a Christian life coach and I LOVE her! I highly suggest that everyone think about getting a coach to challenge you to move forward in your life.

4. I’m a Lostie. It’s true.

5. Eating sugar makes me cranky. Weird, huh? And I love sugar!

6. I am more open to finding a new hobby than finishing projects I have already started in hobbies I already have!

7. We have been given about 15 boxes worth of books in the past 2 months. Some close friends are moving and my mom is moving from her trailer to only one room. That means I have books coming out of my ears! But I can’t wait to read them. They range from fiction to non-fiction to reference to Bibles.

There you have it! Now I will tag:

Mary Beth Bradshaw
Ilona Hadinger
AnneMarie Hauger
Diane Roth

I think I’m supposed to tag seven, so if you want in, please feel free!

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