Well, we've had quite the exciting week...
1. First of all, we had with our Back to School Feast on Monday.
We made homemade pizzas and while they was baking in the oven,
we had appetizers (a new addition to the feast!)
While we ate the appetizers, we all went around and shared
things we were looking forward to in the coming year,
as well as prayer requests.
Then, we prayed for the person to our left... and timed it perfectly
for the pizzas to be done!
And of course, we needed to finish off our meal with cake!
2. Jonah started Grade 9 on Tuesday afternoon.
Austin went to school with him on Wednesday morning, but he's signed
up for a Culinary Arts Vocational program for his first semester of Grade 12,
and starts officially there today.
We met with Sage's teacher on Wednesday morning and she started on Thursday,
in Grade 7.
How is it that my baby is in Junior High?
I guess this is the last year all three will pose like this for me.... unless
Austin really enjoys Culinary Arts and returns for a semester next fall
(which is an option for graduating students to come back for one semester.)
I guess we'll see.... just like we'll see what the year ahead holds!
And, at Jonah's request, we invited some friends to come and
play Laser Tag with us last night.
The perfect way to kick off the new year, don't you think?
3. And I have some exciting news...
After substitute teaching for the past 7 years, I decided that it was time
to go back to work full time.
I thought that I could maybe try to find a teaching position,
but that idea didn't excite me very much.
Then, as I was browsing a local job find website, I saw an ad
for a kitchen designer for Decor Cabinets, here in Morden.
And I thought: "Imagine getting paid to design!"
So I wrote up a resume and cover letter that stressed my passion for
creating beautiful things and applied for the job.
I had an interview two weeks ago and on Tuesday this week,
they called and offered me the position!
I am beyond thrilled and start on Monday!
So, this will definitely be a new chapter for me and for my family,
but I think it will be very good.
4. A few weeks ago, Cameron took Sage horseback riding with some friends.
Upon their return, he suggested that Sage make a card to thank them.
I can't remember what I was doing when she went to make her card the other day,
but I didn't have time to join her.
I told her she could use whatever she liked and she came back upstairs with this card:
Isn't it fabulous?
I swear I provided no guidance -- she is incredible!
5. And lastly, I have a card that I'd like to share for this week's
I also made it using this week's fabulous colour combo from the
I also added some grey into my card, to give it more of a "black and white" effect.
I decided to use my Colour Pop Butterflies stencils and stamps to make my card.
I started with two panels of white cardstock and stencilled/stamped the butterflies in
three shades of grey on the one and in aqua mist, hawaiian shores and tropical teal
and harvest gold and summer sunrise on the other.
Then, from the coloured panel, I diecut the Mat Stack 5.
I stamped the sentiment (from Choose Joy) and
adhered the diecut over the black and white panel with dimensional adhesive.
Thanks for looking!