Micah is improving

Well to understand today, I must tell you about yesterday. I spent over an hour talking
to a good friend of mine (Carla). You know, just one of those great, giggly silly conversations?

While we were talking, I was cleaning a few things up in the basement, and I felt really good
about my accomplishment as I came upstairs to check email.

I have shared with many of you, and many of you have been praying for my K’s first little friend, and how he became seriously ill and was in ICU. Well waiting in my Inbox was an email with an update to his condition that basically said his parents were not being given much hope for a significant
recovery. I was devastated, I just started bawling. I called dh but he was away from his desk. So I called my friend back, as she has been praying and hurting for this family right along with me. She promised to keep praying.

I called a few people from church to update them, and as I was typing out the email for the church prayer chain, I typed the phrase, “please keep praying, we serve a mighty God who still performs miracles”, I got an excited call from one of our friends that I just spoken to. (Ok I am getting goose bumps all over again) She told me that a new entry had been posted to the website that is keeping us all updated on M’s condition. He spoke for the first time yesterday, and was able to move his arms and legs at the doctors requests!!!!!

And it gets better! This morning I read that he is being moved out of his ICU room! And right after I read this, as my heart was soaring with joy, one of my favorite happy, happy songs started playing on Lifetime radio, Walking on Sunshine by Katrina and the Waves! If you are not familiar with this song, it is one of the great, smiling, dancing, singing at the top of your lungs songs of all times.
(this song is actually the ringtone on my phone, 🙂 It just could NOT have been more appropriate!

Ok, if you have made it this far, THANK YOU! And a huge thank you to all of you that are praying for M and his family! God is working in a mighty way, let’s keep praying!

Sometimes it’s the little things….

…..that make you happy. Not a profound statement, but sometimes just a call from a friend
is enough to make your whole day, ya know?

By the way…. HAPPY FRIDAY! I LOVE Fridays! 🙂
I posted my new sketch for the week at SBB, http://www.scrapbook-bytes.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=97266&cat=10140.

I have been keeping a notebook of ideas like a lot of scrappers do,
and this was a sketch I made based on an old Bryan White CD.

I like to think of myself…

as being somewhat tech savvy. I know my way around the computer pretty well, I digi scrap, my life is in my Palm pilot, I am permanently attached to my mp3 player.

But today I felt like a raving idiot! I wanted to to tweak my blog a little bit, and put all the extra stuff on the sides, and frankcassiesomom (Kim) offered to help me during a crop yesterday.

Let me just say there is a REASON why html is called CODE. I have never felt so out of it in my life!
Kim was so so so incredible patient!!!! I made a tiny little breakthrough there toward the end, and I did start to see a method to the madness, but MAN ALIVE! Thanks so much Kim, I OWE you big time!

So last night I showed dh what she had taught me, he said “Great”, thinking I think, that this meant he was off the hook, LOL. Then I handed him a list of all the things I needed him to add to my blog, 🙂 And being the fantastic hubby that he is, HE DID. I am so happy!

But I have to say, I think I do want to learn CSS now. Now that my eyes are opened just a little tiny bit.

A friend of mine suggested that we take a picture that represents our day, and post them. So I was gonna post a pic of html code, but I decided on this one instead. We had yummy grilled corn on the cob with basil and garlic flavored butter for dinner last night, YUM!

I also grilled chicken, but it got a little overdone when I took a phone call. Dd complained that it was burnt, but I said “No honey it is Blackened chicken, it’s supposed to be like that.” I am so bad!
Actually I don’t like burnt things either, but this was good, it stayed moist inside.

And I was able to scrap last night!!! woo hoo! (While poor hubby was working on my blog)
Lauren gave a great inspriation in the Calendar crop. My layout is posted over there on the left, I love the way it turned out.

Ok, I am late getting this posted, so I am off to start my day today now, LOL.

OK, besides my other weird obsessions….

I also happen to love all things that have to do with flying and the US space program.

I am beyond thrilled that the Air Force Thunderbirds are featuring their first female pilot in 2006,
and that the next shuttle mission features 2 women, including NASA’s first female commander, Eileen Collins.

So imagine how totally cool I thought this blog is. Dh found it last night. It is a blog of a young woman in the astronaut training program at KSC. She has been posting the most incredible photos too, which of course I am totally diggin’.

Anyway here is the link http://damarisbsarria.blogspot.com/
I think I am going to use this as a science project for K, let her follow this woman’s
progress, etc. How cool would that be to watch this woman go up into space some day?

Well, here we go sportsfans…

Ok, so I am taking the blogging plunge! I don’t really know why, I can’t say that I am as witty as some or that I have tons of interesting things to say (note the word interesting, anyone who knows me, knows that I have tons to say, 🙂

With everything that is going on lately, I only created one layout today, and it looks simple but I actually spent a while on it. I was inspired by the AL calendar and simple scrapbooks magazine, the simple shortcuts one that just came out.
Side note: SS Inspirations has been on my desk constantly for the last month, IT ROCKS! I am hoping the Shortcuts one is as good, I think it will be.

Anyway, we did a family photo shoot on 4th of July. It was a rushed, frustrated affair, but we ended up with a few good pics. Not totally thrilled with the lighting, I had some serious hot spots, but it has been forever since we did family pics, and we were seeing all of Shane’s family that night, so I toughed it out, even though I HATED the way my hair turned out.

SO I have been scrapping those pics of late, and today I took single pics of Shane and I and created a layout of US. Because next week, we will be celebrating 15 years of being together. Our first date was July 27, 1990. MAN does that make me feel OLD. And although my beloved husband says that wedding anniversaries cancel out all other anniversaries, I don’t feel that way. I think every milestone in life needs to be acknowledged and celebrated.

Which brings me to my Quote of the Day. I posted a layout http://www.scrapbook-bytes.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=96216&cat=500&ppuser=1627 where I put this in the description:
“Dh does not get my taking pics of peoples backs, LOL but I realy like this.”
LeeAndra, who totally cracks me up all the time with the way she puts things, said the following:

“He doesn’t have to ‘get’ it, just accept it and move on. “ 🙂

I don’t think LA meant to be totally profound, but MAN ALIVE!!!
I need to repeat this to myself over and over, not just about dh but everyone! So what if very few people understand my passion for photography and scrapbooking. So what if people look at me funny when I am trying to explain to them about a picture I just HAD to take, because I saw it so clearly in my mind. Accept it and move on, I LOVE IT
BTW, look for a picture of GRASS in the near future. Once I get the pic that I see in my mind then I will tell you that whole story.

Now aren’t you all painfully sorry you told me I should start a blog?