Thursday, November 29, 2007

Brain storm......

How about an advent calendar?

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Wednesday, November 28, 2007


Our Parish did a wonderful job of setting the mood for Julie's first reconciliation. It was so beautiful the lights were dim with a large ten candelabra that sat on the alter. The service began with a song then a reading which was followed by ten examinations of conscience (for children), each time one was read our Priest put out a candle. What a powerful message in showing the darkness of our sin.

The children, all ninety eight of them then sang a song with hand motions invoking the Holy Spirit, this lasted about seven minutes (I wish I had a video camera going it was so beautiful I was ready to cry)! Each child was lead by an usher to the confessional. When Julie returned we stepped up on the alter and placed a colored flame that she worked on over the weeks coloring a section in each day when she did some act of kindness. This was placed on a large ten foot black flame representing "sin" and now it was being covered up by grace. At the foot of the alter was a large table with candles, when then light one candle and by the end of the evening all ninety eight candles were brightly shining. The service concluded with the children singing "this little light of mine".

Then we went to the banquet center for refreshments and we ate way to many desserts. So on our way home Julie says "For real... I have a stomach ache!" I replied "Hum, for real? So on the evenings before school when you say you have a stomach ache...those aren't real?" She laughed...cause finally I know. It was a graced filled moment.... the truth coming to light...this has been a weekly complaint breaking into cries so next time she complains I'm going to remind her.....little stinker....she just always wants to be with me.


Now for you....As I'm placing Christmas files in the store I have had some help from little elves they have tucked some coupons in some of the files for you to save on future purchases, so if your one of the lucky ones you just may come across one of these coupons.
I've had a couple of personal emails on making a Christmas hopes that I do! My question is....Does anyone think they would have time? If I could make this and hold the classes open through the middle of January..... would you be interested? PLEASE Let me now as soon as possible.... I think with enough interest I could have it done by the weekend, considering I made the cover a month ago and put a lot of work into it. Leave a post here if you don't mind it's easier for me to see it. The album could be....Christmas gifts that you give to friends & family????

Tomorrow I will spread some good cheer with another file uploaded to the group. Before I go I want to thank those who have sent me emails from sharing my files. It cheers me up to hear how you will use them.

HaPpY ScRaPpiNg!


It's time to begin DECORATING

I've left a file for you in our group.... I hope that you will enjoy them


New Christmas files

I just released some new files this past week and it's been a busy week! I haven't had much time at all to get on the computer but in between running I've created some awesome files!!!!
You can view them in the little slide on your right. I have many more that I just have to cut so keep watch for them.

Tomorrow I will give away a file from the group and make an announcement on a special surprise tucked in some of my files.

I worked on this layout using my new file "Santa going down the chimney". It's already for pictures! I'm hoping to get caught up on Christmas layouts before the big day.

I've been thinking about creating that Christmas album... I finished the cover a while back and don't know if I will have the time to complete it.... If I don't get to it by this weekend I'm going to have to let it least for this year!

If you are interested in taking a class please let me know by posting here or emailing me..... if their is enough interest I just might push myself but time is running short.

I also have a little camera broke or should I say some little toddler around here did something to it. It's very hard to use it shuts off when I take a picture and I'm a little upset with fugi since I purchased my camera four years ago. They made the smart card for it then stopped so now I don't know if I'm wanting it to be repaired. Hopefully I'll get one for Christmas!

So to take pictures of techniques is a real bear! I was doing that with my Thanksgiving class and I don't know if I have the patients right now to deal with it.

Family life- Julie goes to her first Reconciliation tomorrow night...I'm so excited one more child to step into more GRACES!!! and we need them!!! Katie has taken a career change she is going to be an Art teacher.... I wonder whose foot steps she is following! The girls Jennifer and Kristen, they are Irish twins... are asking for everything under the sun...laptops, cell phones, stuff that is way to out of our league. And Jesse, he's learned some knock knock jokes so I hear them all day long....

Have a great week!