Thursday, June 28, 2007

Please help find...

Kelly Nolan. She's a 22-year-old Whitewater student... living in Madison for the summer... her family is from Waunakee. I've been doing stories about her with her family all today, and spent a lot of time on the phone with the family yesterday. She got separated from her friends last Friday night... and has now been missing for six days. Her family is terrified... and the police have been searching and are concerned. Please go to our web site for information and to see photos... and contact Crimestoppers at 266-6014 with any information. For those who don't know her... please pray for her family... and her safety.

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

KI Memories Challenge

A challenge on the KI Memories blog was to scrapbook a friend you miss. Here's mine.

Friday, June 22, 2007

I want to make an art journal. And other notes.

I'm up early today... or at least early for me. Woke up at 9:30 today... not sure why but maybe was because Brad had to go for his last physical before his new job. (additional... don't worry, he's not leaving the foundation... just getting some extra major gift experience at St. Mary's Hospital) I've been up doing laundry, etc... but wanting to scrapbook really bad. I love scrapbooking... everyone knows that... but sometimes it can be hard to get over the hump to actually go do it. It's not because I think I won't enjoy it... sometimes its because I'm not sure what to work on... sometimes I know what I want to work on but I'm worried I won't have the products or paper I want (I don't have a lot cause I can't afford a lot...) so it won't turn out like I'm hoping. Right now... I have 3 different projects I want to work on... an 8.5x11 album of our honeymoon photos... starting a new album of layouts on whatever topic I choose (which sounds simple but is different for me because I usually have done topical or chronological scrapbooking)... or making an art journal. One of the other scrapbook blogs I'm reading is selling a kit to make one. I'm probably not gonna buy it because I don't have the money... but they're doing journaling challenges for pages on the site and they're totally inspiring me. The writing is coming to my brain... but the layouts and stuff not so much... only because I havent made an art journal before and its just more freestyle than I'm used to. Its literally kind of a scary thing to jump into... but I think I have to try only because it's something new. So I guess I'll go sit in my scrap room and figure out what project to work on... I hope for myself that the art journal comes to my brain and turns out beautifully. I'll keep you posted.

Otherwise... Martha's wedding, as you can see below, was lovely. She looked beautiful and they both seemed happy and it was really nice. We worked our butts off the day before helping set up chairs and make all the flower arrangements, but it was so worth it. I hope they're having a great time on their honeymoon.

I have split days off this week so I have tomorrow off... and we're going to a Brewer game. I'm excited about it, cause I haven't been to one this year and its for a welcome home party for one of Brad's FMS Mel. She spent the semester in Spain (so jealous!) and is back on the job.

Dad gets his DREAM TRUCK this weekend ha. They ordered a 2007 Ford F350 for the farm... apparently dark red and loaded with everything Dad ever hoped for. I'm hoping to make it to when they pick it up so I can see his face when he sees it. Probably a mix of dream come true... and reality that now the payments start ha.

Brad and I have to decide whether to renew our lease for this apartment... and its bittersweet. I really love this place, and its become like a real home for us. But I'm dying to have a house all to ourselves. Get a garden, be able to landscape and make the house beautiful, really start to nest. But there are a lot of factors as to whether that is possible... money, whether we're staying around here for long, is it big enough for our needs, will we have to buy a new car for Brad, then buy a lawn mower, snowblower, etc... I kind of think the hurdles are too big for right now. Its so sad... because theres a house we both love in a good neighborhood for sale right now... I'll probably cry when it sells. Brad assures me we will have a beautiful house someday... its just hard when I want one so badly right now.

That's enough for now... off to go try and be scrapbook-inspired...

Mr. and Mrs. Brad and Martha Lewke!!

Thursday, June 14, 2007

Another workweek over...

And off to wedding land tomorrow. Martha's getting married and its so exciting... except for it's going to be hotter than blazes out there. I'm sure everything will be beautiful because it's a wedding, it has to be. :)

Way tough to get back in the groove at work again... especially when it seems like the dog days of summer out. I really want to be at home scrapbooking, I'm suddenly feeling a really creative energy right now... like I lie awake at night thinking of page ideas... i should keep a notebook by the bed to write them all down because I forget half of them by the morning. Think of how beautiful my scrapbooks would be if I only could stay up all night and not work my regular job? Interesting thought...

My friends Katy and Jay have their site finally up and running and it's so fabulous. You should all check it out regularly... they're incredibly talented people working so hard on something they love, the passion and vision is almost contagious. check it out ASAP!

Monday, June 11, 2007

Just a glimpse

of our great couple days in Door County. What a fun birthday trip... just relaxing and feeling loved.

Wednesday, June 6, 2007

When on vacation...

Scrapbook like a maniac!!! Had a couple of kits I wanted to play with... so these are the results. Thought this was fun... its a kit created by one of my favorite scrapbookers... and totally emulates her style, with the libary cards and the rounded corners... fun stuff. Working on part 2 of the kit... another mini-book... then hope to do a little traveling around the state this week. Time off is like candy for the soul...

Saturday, June 2, 2007

Its June!!

Oh, how I love this month! My birthday is in a week (with some fun vacation time)... it's the month Brad and I started dating... Martha is getting's Father's day and Seth's birthday... time for great food from the garden (strawberries!!) and my flowers will start looking perky... and its just the most beautiful and glorious month in all of summer. Yikes... that's probably the most happy thoughts that have come from my head in a while. Thank god June is here... I never needed a happy month more. Brace yourself for more scrapbook posting soon... with some vacation time and fresh creativity following successfully finishing both wedding books... I have some catching up to do.