Monday, April 30, 2007

Let me Share...

While I was driving to work this morning I did some thinking about what I was going to write in my Blog today.

There are so many things I would love to write about, not necessarily important, but a little noteworthy nonetheless. So I thought to myself, "What is it you love?"

  • My Lord? Yes - though I don't tell Him often enough
  • My husband? absolutely, with my whole heart
  • My girls? - without question
  • My job? - you bet
  • My family? - they are the best
  • My friends? - each one is good for my heart

As I was thinking about all this, I realized that I put all these things I love in my scrapbooks. Did I mention that I love scrapbooking? I do - it is my joy.

So today I am going to share some of my scrapbook layouts. These are some of the things I love...

Love this photo of Tessa and Karlee. The three of us went to a sleep over at the Aquarium for Tessa's 16th birthday. What an awesome time we had.

Every year Tony pulls this old homemade trailer up to Shuswap for his mom. His dad built the trailer in their basement and they're all pretty proud of it, as you can tell!

We love Disneyland. This was one of our favourite trips there. Just us girls - 2006.

This layout is called "Pass It On." I designed it for a competition to celebrate marriage. We are very blessed to have had these wonderful marriages before us.

This is me.

I think Joan or Carol took this picture. We love to go pictographing together (looking for indian rock paintings) and they love to tease me about how I have to touch every one. Just can't seem to be able to help myself.

This is probably my favourite photo of Tony. We had found this wonderful old homestead on the west side of the Fraser and of course I was taking way too many pictures. When I turned around, this was how he was standing, waiting for me to be finished. When I saw the photo for the first time I thought how well it captured everything about him. I call this layout,"Born 100 Years Too Late."

What do you love? Have you thought today about how God has blessed you? Why don't you share your blessings with someone today.

Monday, April 9, 2007

Did I Tell You I Got a New Camera?

My family is getting so tired of this sentence but it's true. I've been waiting for this for so long so they're just going to have to put up with me for a while - I got a new camera!!

I have always loved taking photographs...there’s just something about capturing a moment in time and preserving it for posterity. I walked the Fort-to-Fort trail this morning (looking for a geo-cache of course) and my beautiful new camera was with me - it has become my constant companion. It seemed that wherever I looked there was another "kodak moment" - a tugboat with an enormous barge, a beautiful trillium, a old, old barn that was built a hundred years ago. They are all now captured on film (ooops...memory card.)

For some reason looking through the lens of my new camera has given me a renewed sense of the beauty around me. I think I have a pretty good appreciation for God’s creation... but lately I have appreciated His artistic ability more and more.

I hope you enjoy these pictures as much as I enjoyed taking them.