Saturday, September 30, 2006

Look what I did!

We moved Sage into a "big girl bed" this week.

I have been waiting for two years for this moment!

I finally got to decorate her room "girl".

So, I bought bedding at IKEA in spring and the walls looked a little bare, so I did this:

I was actually inspired by Vicki Boutin's layout in the October CK. I used Wallies, IKEA stickers and MM flower stamps and paint. There are also a few glow-in-the-dark stars, too.

I made the fairy princess out of cardstock, rhinestone brads, wire and KI paper. The head and hands were from a birthday card that Sage got in the mail from her Uncle Chris & Auntie Cheryl. When she saw the card, she said: "That's me!"

So now she thinks she's flying on her wall!

Friday, September 29, 2006

Custom scrapbook

On Saturday, a woman from my church came over and commissioned me to make a scrapbook for her sister.

So exciting!

I love scrapbooking. When I started over 3 years ago, something just clicked. It was like: "This is the thing I've been waiting my whole life to find."

Then, I thought, how great it would be to make some money doing what I love. So I started lpdesigns. I've been selling my cards in three local businesses, I've had a few of orders for cards & invitations and I've created two scrapbooks for our church when pastors have left.

And now I have this order.

I'm hoping this will lead to more. It's so great to be able to do something I really love to do and get paid for it.

Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Ready for kindergarten?

For her birthday, Sage received a Dora backpack from her friend, Annika.

She was absolutely over the moon!

She puts it on with her jacket and says: "Go ride on Daddy's schoolbus."

I guess she figures she's ready for school.

Sorry, hon, another 3 years to go!

Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Sage is two!

Yesterday, my baby girl turned two!

And despite the fact that I wasn't feeling well (& was still quite sore from the Terry Fox Run on Sunday), I still managed to host a party for her and take some pictures.

She is such a cutie. I caught her singing "Happy Birthday" to herself (or to other people) during the day and also managed to get it on video.

Sunday, September 17, 2006

I did it!!

I did it! I can’t believe it!

I actually ran the Terry Fox Run.

10 km.

I was so tempted to just do five, but I didn’t. I did the whole thing.

Running when I could. Walking when I needed to.

So unbelievable.

I’d hoped to run it in less than 1 hour 20 minutes and I actually did: 1 hour 17 min.

I’m so pleased that I stuck with it and met one of my goals for the year.

Thanks to everyone who supported and sponsored me!

Friday, September 08, 2006

Bad Blogger

Sorry I haven't posted in a while. Things got kind of crazy over the weekend and probably won't return to normal for a while...

On Saturday, my best friend, Val's, son was rushed to the Children's hospital in Winnipeg. He has been diagnosed with pre-t cell leukemia. Please pray for him. For healing. For his family. For peace.

On a related note, I'm participating in the Terry Fox Run, to raise money for cancer research. If you would like to support me by pledging online, please click here.

Thanks so much!