September 20, 2009

I recommend...

Oh wow. So I almost forgot to tell you.

Ever read a book and after the last page is read, you put it down and just think 'wow'? I just did.

When I say that a book has made an impact on me, I don't say so lightly. I adore reading and could devour books much more quickly if time allowed, so I have read my fair share of terrible, good, great, and just mediocre pieces of writing. Very few go into my 'amazing' category and even fewer into the 'life-changing' one. I love all kinds of genres- espcially Christian fiction and classics. My favorite authors range from John Steinbeck, Homer, CS Lewis, Ted Dekker, Francine Rivers, and Oscar Wilde. In short, I adore books. And this one I found to be amazing, packed with wisdom and an incredible read. Life-changing, you could say.

Charles Martin is an incredible writer and this book will pour emotions into you. You'll realize the value of a life, the value of the person you love most and the incredible heart on which our life depends on.

Read it. You will not regret it.

"Above all else guard your heart, for it is the wellspring of life". Proverbs 4:23

catching up

So the past couple weeks have been CRAZY with a capital C.

Between Ryan, sicknesses, holiday weekends and neverending exams, I haven't had much time on the computer to just do what I want. I've decided that taking Microbiology is going to make me a hypochondriac or just a super- germaphobe. Now that I know the specific names of bacteria that likes to grow in fridges, bathtubs and on cheese... I'm quite disgusted. And looking at them incessently through microscopes doens't help much either. Although labs are quite humorous with me and my two lab cohorts- we're all somewhat accident prone. Giving us potential pathogens, bunsen burners and thousand-dollar equipment is a little risky.

All that aside I've had just a pity-party week where I feel that school has overtaken me and therefore leaves me no time with my two boys. I've been in a quite a bit of a funk the past few days.

But no worries. Me and Ryan had a movie night the other night where we watched "Finding Nemo" and he liked all of it except for when the momma died. He didn't know how he felt about that.

On a crafty note, I feel as though I get a minute here and half an hour there... and all of it is consumed by things other than just 'me' stuff. Chris' and then Anna's birthday have both taken a little scrapping time from me. I did a "SoCal meets Arkansas' book for Chris where I put in pictures of the highlights of his time here in the natural state, reminding him that there ARE good things here when he's not in California. (Though most of the time, I'd rather be in California myself). I added in flip pockets where I printed on vellum things that his Arkie friends love about him. He nearly cried when reading all of them. So here's a couple pics and thanks to everyone who helped out!

That was a fun album to do- it challenged me to find a way to make a scrapbook album guy-friendly.

I just finished Anna's birthday present last night- I'll get that one up soon. I though it turned out WAY cute. She's seven and such a girly-girl. So there's tons of pink and lots of sparkle. It looks just like her.

Also I had so much fun working with the september kit from It was such a GORGEOUS kit and I really want to use it for tons more things... but this is what I have done so far.

It was full of such yummy fall colors. Check the kit out on the site and get it soon! It was the perfect kit to start off the fall season!! :)


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