7.09.2008

ew...what is that?



The past two days have been a constant mixture of drizzle, rain, and outright downpour. I've loved this rain for several reasons. The first is that I haven't had to water our garden (thank you mother nature) and the second is that I have a very good excuse for not going on my morning run (it's been too wet:). But this morning I woke up to a beautiful sunrise and not a cloud in the sky so I made myself put on my tennis shoes (isn't it amazing how quickly we can break good habits...two days of no morning exercise and I'm ready to quit forever!). Well, while on my little jog I happened upon this weird slimy fish/lizard thing slithering across the road. It was the grossest thing I have yet to see on my morning jaunts. I finished my run and then got my camera and went back. I really wanted a picture so I could ask Ryan what the heck it was. But, it was nowhere to be seen. Now I will probably never know what it was, but I am ok with not seeing one again! So, I decided to share a more beautiful picture...my view on my way home from my run every morning (unless I have a good excuse to stay inside:) Every time I look at those mountians I am reminded of Psalm 121: "I lift up my eyes to the hills -- where does my help come from? My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth." Such comforting words! What a blessing to live in this beautiful place!


Ok, enough rambling. I wanted to share another 6x6 scrapbook page for my family album. This is a picture of my hubby (far right) and his two younger brothers. I grew up with one sister, so marrying into a family of all boys has been an adventure! These guys are so wonderful and I love any chance to spend time with them. I kept this page pretty simple because I didn't want to take away from the picture. I embossed the title and they are all shiny irl. Well, I better get going. I'm off to pick up my littlest cousin to bring her to the school for basketball camp. I am going to work in my classroom and then take her out to lunch. We've been trying to go to this cute little tea shop in town all summer and it is always closed when we get there (the joys of a small town...business hours by owner's convienence:) I do really love it though!) So, hopefully today is our lucky day! Have a happy one!
{ingredients}
stamps: whimiscal alphabet
paper: brocade blue, chocoalte chip
ink: brocade blue
more: clear embossing powder, word window punch, eyelets, paper piercer

2 comments:

Mindy said...

Cool colors on this one--and I like the brown accents on the sides. I'm making some cards today with my mom and aunt... yours are inspiring, friend! See you soon! :)

Dena Griffin said...

Love that page! I have 3 boys, so this gave me a glimpse to the future - how great!

Loved reading about your morning runs. I am supposed to be running but some rain kept me from it for a few days - I need to strap those shoes on and go!