Friday, December 30, 2005

No More Coincidences

The word coincidence is officially gone from my vocabulary. I am convinced now more than ever, that every step we take is directed. Every missed offramp has a purpose. Every annoyance that slows us down was placed there with a mission. Curious as to goes.....

Kathy, Letty, Cathy and I went to P.F. Chang's to celebrate my birthday the other night. We had a great dinner but lots of little things happened which seemed totally inconsequential at the time, but now I realize they were HUGE factors in the Holy Cow portion of the night.

Some of the little things - Letty hit every red light on her way to pick all of us up making us 20 minutes late for our reservation - the appetizer chef was backed up so it took us longer to get our Lettuce Wraps than usual - in all we ended up spending 4 hours at the restaurant but it was 4 great hours!

Now the little things on the drive home - Kathy had to pick up Ken's car on the way home(because she didn't have time to do it with him that morning) so we we're trying to figure out which off ramp to take. She said "take off ramp #1" I said "no it's off ramp #2" so we bypassed #1 and got off at #2, which of course was the wrong off ramp (#1 was right - oops!).

Now the Holy Cow! - As we started trying to back track to where we were supposed to be we came to a red light at an intersection of a freeway overpass. Out of the corner of my eye I saw something move, then the light turned green and I realized it was a person, over the fence standing on the edge of the overpass! I told the girls and they were like "are you sure?", "now way" we proceed to pick up Kathy's car and decide to drive back that way just to make sure that I was wrong. But I wasn't wrong - there was a guy standing on the edge of the overpass looking down, drinking a beer.....I freaked! I called 911 and we went and parked in an alley where we could still see him. It seemed like forever before the 1st sheriff arrived and even then the guy would not get off the overpass - he was a jumper! So we pulled out of the alley so we could ID ourselves to the police if necessary. They closed down the freeway...more and more police came....they were down on the freeway....on the hillside leading up to the overpass....around the guy trying to talk to him. Finally, after what seemed like an eternity - he got down! I can even find the right word to describe how this all felt!

Looking back on all the little things that happened I realize we were meant to be there. The red lights, little annoyances....if they hadn't have happened who knows...........

But leave it to Greg to be able to make me laugh last night - while we were in the alley waiting for the police to show up I called him. Told him what was happening and he says "Honey, you don't have to call and make up some crazy crap about why you're late. Just say you're late." Right about then the cops showed up and Kathy was yelling "there's the cops! they're going over to him!" Greg says, "See, I can even hear Kathy in the background egging you on."

Yesterday we found out that the guy is on a suicide watch somewhere. I'm praying for him, whoever he is, and his circumstances.

So my big point of the day.....Don't get mad when you hit all the red lights - there may be someone around the corner who needs you to be there!

Tuesday, December 27, 2005

The Birthday Tattoo!!

I did it!! Greg took me on my birthday for my new tattoo!!

Here I am at 36 with my first tattoo!! A 36 year old, Volvo driving, suburban mommy and wife - some might say this is one of my unpolitically correct moves -- but I LOVE IT!

There's a story behind this of course. I'm really tired of people being judged based on the outside. I have some really Godly friends that are inked all over....and just because they have tattoos they are preceived as being "less worthy of salvation"...hmmmm.....I have actually had a conversation with a friend who thought my tattoo was a sin....but then we talked, read the Bible and amazingly enough...not a sin! In fact, I think of my tattoo as a form of silent witness. Now, I haven't been to church since I did this so I'm sure there will be more to tell!!

We all just need to look at a person's heart and inside....not how they look on the outside!

Sunday, December 25, 2005

Merry Christmas!

I saw a great sign today - it said "Merry Christmas Spoken Here" ... it struck me since it seems that 'Merry Christmas' is being replaced by 'Happy Holidays' in an effort to be politically correct.

As I sit here tonight and reflect on the day and who I am, I have decided I am probably totally politically incorrect as someone can come...but I am happy with me, comfortable and secure in what I believe...and my kids seem to think I'm okay! Greg only had to throw things at me a couple of times during the holiday dinner table to get me to zip the lip, but hey, he loves me anyway! :)

Some think I'm an enigma or oxymoron - (don't really like the moron part of that word!), I'll settle for woman of international intrigue and mystery.... well, I'll keep telling myself that anyway!

As this new year comes upon us I want to wish you all the Lord's abundant blessings and peace in your life. Seek Him and you will find's not easy....but then again things worth having never are.

Wednesday, December 21, 2005

Happy Birthday to Me!!!

Yes - today is the day......36 years!! Wow - where does the time go!!?? For some reason this birthday is bugging it because I'm halfway to 72...move into a new age bracket....realize that when my mom was 36 I was 18... Who Knows!

Oh well, had a nice a fuzzy new robe, original artwork by Kade and knives, if you can believe it. Greg actually got me knives! I'm not even supposed to cut things if he's not many sharp object accidents you know!

Here is a layout I did for the Junkitz DT Call about who I was at 35....who I was....yesterday.....still pretty much the same today....but I think an at 36 layout will be showing up in the near future!

Monday, December 19, 2005

I've Been Tagged!!

Got tagged by [url=]Deanna[/url] so here we go!!

The rules for this particular tagging are as follows:

Remove the blog name in the top spot from the following list and bump everyone up one place. Then add yourself to the bottom slot.

1. Kdubs
2. Courtney
3. Beth
4. Deanna (View of Life)
5. Julie B

Then you get to select five people to pass the love on to.

1. Anita
2. Laura
3. Jill
4. Cynthia
5. Meghan

Now, on to the questions!

What were you doing 10 years ago?
Enjoying my first year of marriage!

What were you doing one year ago?
Same thing as today, living one day at a time!

Five snacks you enjoy:
1. Nacho Cheese Doritos
2. Sweet Pickles
3. Almond Joy
4. String Cheese
5. Cashews

Five songs to which you know all the lyrics:
1. Barney Theme Song
2. This Woman's Work by Kate Bush
3. Dora the Explorer Theme Song
4. We Will Rock You by Queen
5. Blvd. of Broken Dreams by Green Day

Five things you would do if you were a millionaire:
1. Pay for my kiddos college education
2. Go on a shoe shopping spree
3. Donate $ to an AIDS Orphanage in South Africa
4. Help our the homeless in my own community
5. Vacation!

Five bad habits:
1. Potty Mouth
2. Paying no attention to my budget
3. Being a little judgemental
4. Buying to many pairs of shoes
5. Binge eating

Five things you like doing:

1. Scrapbooking
2. Sleeping
3. Spending time with family and friends
4. Enjoying a great meal

Five things you would never wear, buy, or get new again:
1. Lycra bike shorts
2. Leather Maternity Pants (yes I did!!)
3. Crop tops
4. Polyester
5. a really little bikini

Five favorite toys:
1. DSL
2. TiVo
3. Cell Phone
4. i Pod
5. Caller ID

Friday, December 16, 2005

This Guy!!

I have to give a huge shout out to my honey! He has truly kept the Bergman house in working order the last week. The kids have been gotten ready for school and bed, bathed, read to, prayed with, played with - (not sure what they ate ;) ) and my kitchen is totally clean!

Greg - I LOVE YOU! I APPRECIATE YOU! You are everything and that is enough!

Thursday, December 15, 2005

Two Posts in One Day??

How could that be?? Well, when I was blog surfing I came across this fun quiz in Carolyn's blog. So which reindeer are you?

You Are Prancer

You are the perfect reindeer, with perfect hooves and perfect flying form.

Why You're Naughty: Because you're Santa's pet, and you won't let anyone show you up.

Why You're Nice: You have the softest fur and the sweetest carrot breath.

The Upside of Illness

Day 5 of being in bed with some viral nastiness!! Honestly I can never remember being this sick in my life!! I find myself wallowing in self-pity, missing the kids Christmas programs, holiday parties, a surprise party for my birthday that some friends at work set to snap out of it I decided to list some of the good points!

1. 5 days of not eating - a great head start to the "lose weight" New Year's Resolution.

2. The kids are actually depending on Daddy to read goodnight stories, help brush hair, etc. Cool!!

3. My skin looks great! It's super hydrated since all I've been doing is drinking!!

4. Haven't done any housecleaning, laundry......but the house is still clean and the laundry is done - thanks Mom and Greg!!

5. People bring you soup. Delicious, homemade friend Lynette did this Chicken Enchilada Soup last night....oh my gosh...fabulous!

So I need to focus on these!! But still...Santa, could you bring me my health back??

Saturday, December 10, 2005


Kade has had a funky cough for a week...he's been feeling fine other than that....yesterday morning Keira woke up with a 102.5 temperature.....very sick! Now this morning Mommy has the funky cough....lucky Daddy....he's out playing golf!

But sick or not....we've got things to do!! Our home has been missing one essential Christmas element - the tree!! So today is the day. Last year we did the Lowe's Christmas Tree Hunt. Here's the layout from that.

This year I think we'll be giving the Home Depot Lot a look!

Tuesday, December 06, 2005

the X marks the spot game

Okay - I'm getting hooked on these funny little getting to know you blog games. Got this one of Felicia's blog...after you've read one of your own. :)

Silly little thing, just put an X next to what you HAVE done

(x) smoked a cigarette - I was trying to get a guy to quite liking me, thought maybe this would do it
( ) crashed a friend's car
(x) stolen a car - but it was with my best friend and it was her mom's car
(x) been in love
(x) been dumped
( ) shoplifted as a chil
( ) been fired
( ) been in a fist fight
(x) snuck out of your parents' house
(x) had feelings for someone who didn't have them back
( ) gone on a blind date
(x) lied to a friend - big mistake!
(x) skipped school
(x) seen someone die - the most impacting moment of my life
( ) been to Canada
(x) been to Mexico
(x) been on a plane
( ) purposely set a part of yourself on fire
(x) eaten sushi
(x) been skiing - water and snow
(x) met someone from the Internet - all my SA friends!
(x) been at a concert
(x) taken painkillers
(x) love someone or miss someone right now
(x) laid on your back and watched cloud shapes go by
(x) made a snow angel
(x) had a tea party
(x) flown a kite
(x) built a sand castle
(x) gone puddle jumping - want to do it again if it will ever rain in SoCal
(x) played dress up
(x) jumped into a pile of leaves
(x) gone sledding
(x) cheated while playing a game as a kid
(x) been lonely
(x) fallen asleep at work/school
(x) used a fake ID
(x) watched the sun set
(x) felt an earthquake
(x) slept beneath the stars
(x) been tickled
(x) been robbed - at gunpoint - it SUCKS!
(x) been misunderstood
(x) petted a reindeer/goat/kangaroo/deer Goats...
(x) won a contest
(x) run a red light/stop sign
(x) been suspended from school - for coming to school drunk on a double dare
(x) had braces
(x) felt like an outcast/third person
(x) eaten a whole pint of ice cream in one night
(x) had déjà vu
( ) danced in the moonlight
(x) liked the way you looked
(x) witnessed a crime !
(x) questioned your heart
( ) been obsessed with post-it notes
(x) squished mud through your bare feet
(x) been lost
(x) been on the opposite side of the country - DC and CA
(x) swam in the ocean
(x) felt like dying
(x) cried yourself to sleep
(x) played cops and robbers
(x) recently colored with crayons
(x) sang karaoke - cover your ears!!
(x) paid for a meal with only coins
(x) done something you told yourself you wouldn't
(x) made prank phone calls
(x) laughed until some kind of beverage came out of your nose
(x) caught a snowflake on your tongue
(x) danced in the rain
(x) written a letter to Santa Claus
(x) been kissed under the mistletoe
(x) watched a sunrise with someone you love
(x) blown bubbles with the kids
(x) made a bonfire on the beach
(x) crashed a party
(x) gone roller-skating
(x) had a wish come true
(x) jumped off a bridge - not off a bridge but out of a plane

WOW! This makes me feel like I've done a lot of fun stuff! Some good and funny memories came back from doing this.

Monday, December 05, 2005

I'm Still Not Asleep......

Surfing my friends' blogs........Kim had this cool quiz......

Check me out!!

Punk Mama
You're a punk rock mommy! DIY is probably your
motto, because you're a punk mama at heart.
Your kids are getting your independent spirit
and guts, and learning to solve problems
themselves. You love it when they show their
independence, even when it's breaking your

What kind of a freaky mother are you?
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I Can't Sleep!!

Doggone it! I am so tired that I can't sleep....must be up in 5 hours....I'm sure I'll be sleeping well then.

Do you ever wonder why some people just seem to have a negative personality? Take joy in making others miserable? Complain about little insignificant things? I've been wondering about this a lot today - probably because a person like this has been affecting me today......probably another reason I can't sleep....trying to formulate some kind of response to this person.

What I really want to say and what I will say are two different I'm trying to take the raw emotion and turn it into something that could become productive and not actually fuel this little insignificant fire. Oh I could go for the 5 Alarm Fire and blow this baby up! But we're really trying to teach Kade to let the small crap roll off his back....if I'm going to preach it I better live it!

So what do you think - I will see this person on Friday (along with about 30 others) and could do this face to face or I can email tomorrow and try to smooth out some of the rough spots. What would you do? What sucks is that this also is affecting a very dear friend who shouldn't have to be dealing with petty stuff right now!

Okay I've rambled enough..............back to my warm cozy bed........

Sunday, December 04, 2005

The Sun is Going Down

on another Sunday. What a week! I have felt like I was chasing myself trying to catch up all week long. And I sit....definitely not caught up!

At church today our youth pastor taught and he was on fire!! He was so passionate about what he was teaching....but I felt sooo bad for him because I was feeling like a lot of it was falling on deaf ears. Greg and I were sitting in the very back and I was just not feeling the love...but then again, I shouldn't be judging because who knows what was going on in people's hearts.

That's a tough thing for me....not judging's in our (or at least my)nature to do it.....I really need to make a more concious effort to stop it! You know - whatever you judge by is the same measure you too will be judged.

So from now on I will try to make this a non-judgemental blog!

Friday, December 02, 2005

You're a Mean One!

Look who I met while I was out shopping..........

Why yes, the Grinch is out alive and well!! When I go out Christmas shopping I expect that I am going to have to wait in line. You know, some cashiers also may close their registers so they can go get something to eat....okay by me....I don't like missing a meal. But there was one woman, with a heart 3 sizes to small! She was not being very nice to cashiers or customers!

So, on the off chance she reads this.....

"Hey, woman who was shopping in Kohl's in Ventura tonight.....lighten up for crying out loud.....if you don't you'll be seeing a big ol' lump of coal in your stocking!!!!!"

Thursday, December 01, 2005

What I Need

Okay - I was very intrigued by the "Put your name in the Google Search Engine followed by the word 'needs' and see what happens" I did it! Quite funny I must say....

According to Google, here is what I need

Julie Needs Cards 4 Hospital Visit 4 Transplant

Meet Julie - Needs Early Start

Julie Needs Your Help!Julie Needs Your Help! ... Welcome To the World Headquarters for Save Julie:
Campaign 2000. We here at SJ2K are working tirelessly to preserve a way of life ... - 15k - Cached - Similar pages

Julie Needs a Last-Minute Fordham Hybrid I know it's rather late in the game,
but I need a partner for Fordham. I can run anything from sci-fi to con law ...

I'm ablogging: Meghan needs a savage beating
Julie needs to work on her parenting. (Oh, I BEG to differ!) Julie needs some
time and patience with a friend who is willing to work with her.

Julie needs to call the artist at Black Cat Typography

Julie needs to work on her parenting. Last night when Marissa stormed off and
there was a delay in retrieving her, I said to myself, "wouldn't happen with ...

UK Political Weblogs - Julie Morgan
Ideally, Julie needs to bite the bullet

Tara says, "Julie needs complete access in the hallway

The Sun Online - Fit Squad: Band aid
Tunic tops are also great although Julie needs to go for cotton styles with abit of structure rather than anything too flimsy like chiffon, which clings ...

So I think it's kinda funny that 2 of the 10 say I need help with parenting!! Also, I'm going to have to check out the site that is trying to preserve the Julie Way of Life!

Wednesday, November 30, 2005

Did You Really Want to Know This?

I'll just say - Bonni made me do it.....

2 know me is 2 love me

2 - names you go by: JulieB, Jules

2 - parts of your heritage: British, Scottis

2 - things that scare you: Evil and My kids becoming druggies

2 - of your everyday essentials: Coffee and kisses

2 - of your favorite bands or musical artists: GreenDay and Anna Nalick

2 - favorite songs: Breathe and Boulevard of Broken Dreams

2 - things you want in a relationship (other than real love): Spontaneity and Commitment

2 - physical things that appeal to you (in the opposite sex): Smile and Muscles

2 - of your favorite hobbies: Srapbooking & Shoe Shopping

2 - things you want really badly: Canon Digital Rebel and A Long Life

2 - places you want to go on vacation: Spain and London

2 - things you want to do before you die: My grandchildren and Way Fewer Homeless and Poverty Stricken Children

2 - ways that you are stereotypically a chick: Catty and Impatient

2 - things you are thinking about now: Dinner and the Sunset

2 - stores you shop at: Target and Macy's

2 - people I would like to see take this quiz: Linda and JulieP

So there you have it....more random facts about moi!! See you soon

Tuesday, November 29, 2005

Today Sucked Eggs!!

Okay - I woke up completely pissy...I think I know why (nothing to do with hormones or dh...hehe). The day was pretty okay until 2:30! Then I had to sit in an hour and a half long staff meeting. Can I just say I work with the most indecisive people ever! I love them but there's beating a dead horse and then there's beating the horse, moving it around, checking to see if it still dead and then deciding to beat it again. Does that make any sense? If it does you are so on my level!!

Leave work to go pick up DD and lock my keys in my car! Have to call my neighbor who was kind enough to get my spare and drive all the way to the town where I work to bring them to me. Did I mention I have Triple A....yeah...would've been good to remember that!

On to my dear friends: Friend One's mom was having surgery for breast cancer today so I've been worried about her. Just got off the phone with her and it sounds like things went well and they are resting up. So I call Friend Two to let her know and she sounds all bad...well she was just t-boned by a 94 year old man and he totaled her car. Fortunately she didn't have any of her kiddos with her. Friend Three is locked down in her house while the police search for a guy that stole a car, wrecked in in her neigborhood and then got away.

So how was your day?

Sunday, November 27, 2005

Let's Talk Turkey!

How was your Thanksgiving? Mine was so stressfree!! All of the "high-maintenance" members of my family were elsewhere. What a difference that makes!

I am in search of a new book called Boundaries. It was recommended to me by a dear friend. It's about setting boundaries, encouraging others to respect them and how to deal with situations where your boundaries aren't respected. How appropriate during the holidays!

Saturday, October 15, 2005

Greg is Home!!

We survived the week...barely!! Keira has chosen sharpie marker and gluestick as her new lipglosses of choice.

Kade's soccer team lost - again.......that makes 8 in a row. He was sooooooo bummed after the game....he played harder than he's played all season. He was so confident they were going to win today. During family prayer time last night he prayed, "God please let us just win one game" - I think he was expecting the win to be today but obviously God has another plan. As our friend Clint said, the boys are being given a lesson in humility. Try explaining that one to a 7 year old!!

Anyway, back to Greg. The trip was amazing....God had been paving the way for this way before we even knew it was going to happen. Looking back it is so evident! When I asked Greg to sum it up in one word he said, "humanity"......profound, huh........

Well more stories later - Have a fabulous weekend!

Monday, October 10, 2005

Idiot and Klutz

Well - what a day!!! And it's only noon!

Went to work this morning only to find out Santa Paula schools aren't in because of Columbus Day.........can you say idiot? I only worked last Monday so I'm using that as my excuse for not knowing! Yep, uh-huh, that's it.

Now the klutz part.......i go to pick Keira up from school.......she's tired so I'm holding her........and then I trip! It was like a slow motion nightmare - I'm trying to regain balance but know that I'm not and trying to make sure I get her head covered so it doesn't hit the groud.............which thank God it didn' there we lay on the ground....she's crying and scared, her knee and elbow are bleeding, my pants are ripped, i'm bleeding........but here's my big least 2 people were standing right nearby and neither of them came over to see if we were okay....finally a different lady walked over and offered up a baby wipe.......what really kinda ticks me on this is that it is a Christian pre-school......guess I should've been hoping for a Samaritan to cross my path..........okay don't take that as sacriledge..not meant to be.........what it is meant to be is a kick in the butt - PUT YOUR FAITH INTO ACTION PEOPLE!! LET'S DO WHAT JESUS WOULD DO!!

anyway we're home now and all cleaned up and I'm not going anywhere else today!

Sunday, October 09, 2005

Misson Picture

It was really cool for the kids to be able to see this picture of Greg today. Kade has had some anxiety about the safety of his daddy so this pic was a God-send for him!

And for me it was nice to see my honey!!

Saturday, October 08, 2005

The Link

okay - messed up the html link so here it is....I hope

  • ScrapAddict Katrina Relief Acution
  • Shop and Support Katrina Relief Efforts

    If you're like me you may have already started thinking about Christmas shopping..............if you haven't then you should!!!

    The Design Team at ScrapAddict has gotten together and created a ton of cool stuff. These would be awesome gifts for teachers, mother-in-laws, bosses or even yourself! And the other great part is that 100% of the proceeds are going directly to the Red Cross to support Katrina Relief.......

    Check out the link and feel free to email it to anyone you think might be interested.

    Have a great day!

    Friday, October 07, 2005

    Things I Love Today

    1. Awake Shaken Black Iced Tea with one shot of sweetener from Starbucks! I'll be bummed when they pull it off the menu for the winter.....maybe I can convince my local barista to keep it on just for me.

    2. Having a friend that owns a drycleaning shop. Nice when they can remind you "You know those things you dropped off three weeks ago? You might want to come pick them up."

    3. My Serfas sunglasses - great way to hide tired eyes

    4. Five Cheese and Tomato pizza from California Pizza Kitchen...YUM!

    5. The way Kade has decided it is actually cool to say I Love You to his mom!!!!!!!

    Thursday, October 06, 2005

    Proud Moments

    Just a quick note tonight - talked to Greg this afternoon.......

    He's overwhelmed with all they're seeing in New Orleans. Today they helped a man tear down his home, Greg said the damage was so incredible. This is going to be a real heart-wrenching experience for Greg I think. I can't wait for him to get home and share his stories and pictures.

    We miss him so much, but are so thrilled he has this opportunity to minister to those who need him so much right now.

    I'm Not a Very Consistent Blogger!!

    I need to get better at this.......not that anyone really wants to read my rambling musings about my journey........but I actually like to go back and read them.

    Today I so love my life! My kids rock, I live in an incredibly beautiful place......what could be better!!

    Tuesday, August 23, 2005

    Not Super Bummed...or Things I've Learned in the Last Few Weeks

    Well....I got an incredibe surprise last night when I got home from email from Felicia inviting me to be a part of the Altered Design Team at ScrapAddict! How cool is that?? So, what are the lessons from this experience....

    1. Good things happen to those who wait (duh, we've all heard that one, huh?)

    2. As soon as I quit obsessing about something, something good happens or it is in some way resolved.

    3. I love being thought of as 'altered'....sounds better than unbalanced, crazy, emotional.....I think I'll just use 'altered' as my new buzz word...probably get it on a t-shirt

    4. My son has the capability of being an amazing human being!

    5. I have become an excellent Pez dispenser loader....I can get them from the package to the dispenser in one move!

    Well, now that I have rambled....hope whoever reads this has a blessed day....and I'm going to try and post more anyone cares! LOL HAHAHA

    Tuesday, August 16, 2005

    Super Bummed

    Today isn't starting out so happy!

    I was really hoping to be chosen for the ScrapAddict Design Team but it wasn't meant to be....................

    Sunday, July 31, 2005

    We're Home!

    After 2,872 miles we have returned to Sunny So Cal!!

    Pictures to follow soon

    Thursday, July 14, 2005

    Off to the Wild Blue Yonder

    Getting ready for vacation takes a really long time! We're off on a three week adventure starting tomorrow - Utah, Wyoming, Montana - visiting Yellowstone and as many places as we can in between.

    I'm a little nervous, normal travel worries - will the kids deal with the car ride, will we be safe, will be garden continue to grow while I'm gone, how will I go for so long without scrapbooking??

    And when it comes to scrapbooking I've been mulling over some things - I really want to get published! Yes, I scrap for my family but I have decided I want a little more just for my selfish self....I want to see something I've done in print! I think I do good work, I've submitted lots of things but nothing has been picked up. So here's the dillema - do I try and change my style to get published or just keep going and hope that someday something I do will catch an editor's eye? Guess I have time to think about that in the next three weeks!

    Sunday, June 05, 2005

    A New Week

    June gloom has officially settled in over our coastal town.....I think that has something to do with my gloomy mood. Fog from the time we wake up until about 2pm and then it rolls back again at about 4pm.

    I did get a scrapping boost this week....Basic Grey, a paper manufacturer, chose one of my layouts to put on their website. Kinda cool!

    I'm looking forward to going to the Bridge tonight.....last week was our first time. The kids loved it, Greg and I loved it. This whole journey of searching I'm on is leading me places I never knew I would go......but I like the things I'm finding

    Wednesday, June 01, 2005

    Bad Day

    I'm having a bad day. So I'm going to come here and mope about it a little bit.

    Too many nightmares last night about Tim's accident. Is it only now that I'm going to start really processing through it? Thought I was in a good place with it, if that's possible.

    My scrapping is not going where I'd like it to. Finally got up the nerve to submit some things to a magazine and design team but haven't heard about either of them. Didn't win any contests either. I mean, truly I scrap for my family, but it would be cool to get published.

    Greg told me to go spend some $ and get my hair colored. It is colored...five different ones right now. He didn't mean to hurt my feelings but he knew I was already in the midst of a downward spiraling day.....I'm leaving it the way it is though because I like it!

    Oh well, now that I've spilled, I guess I'll go have some more coffee.

    Sunday, May 08, 2005

    Musings on Mommyhood

    Mother's Day is coming to an end. All I wanted today was to sleep in and not have the kids whine. I guess one out of two is not bad!

    Greg got up with the kids this am, made pancakes and I got to sleep until 10:30! Can't remember the last time that happened.

    As for no whining, well, I shouldn't have asked for it because I think the kids misunderstood. I got twice as much as usual!

    How have I raised one who can't seem to ever dress himself and another who thinks she has to be carried everywhere? As crazy as they've driven me today, I know I'll peek in on them tonight as they sleep and know that I'm one of the lucky ones called 'mommy!'

    Friday, May 06, 2005


    This week's journey has been memorable to say the least! Wednesday night Greg broke his ankle in a freak accident at Kade's baseball game, Thursday night Keira decided to puke up corn dogs and fries with ketchup and tonight Kade chose to have a full on episode over taking his meds.

    I need to remember not to pray for patience anymore because I think God is answering with all these tests to see if I have it!

    Thursday, May 05, 2005

    First Post

    Is this working? This is blog test number one!