Meeting an Idol

Tuesday, June 26, 2007


Finally got to meet Stacy Julian in person! I attended her Scrap Happy class on Saturday (loved it!) and acted like a total dork getting her autograph and pictures. She's so genuine, so real, I absolutely love her. Stacy's Simple Scrapbook magazine, her Big Picture website and book have changed the way I see scrapbooking. The pressure to be "all caught up" is no longer an issue, you can just scrap and be happy! That, and the fact that Stacy and I have this weird Lincoln/Kennedy connection, makes this meeting all the more special. We've lived in several of the same towns, my children are similar in ages to hers, my oldest child had the same first grade teacher as hers (one year apart), we both started out as consultants for a stamping company (D.O.T.S/Close to My Heart), the list goes on.


Don't laugh too much...note my giddy expression and the wringing of the hands while Stacy signs my Library of Memories notebook.

A Birthday to Remember

Thursday, June 21, 2007


Usually birthdays for adults are no big deal in my household. A card and cake from Albertson's, sometimes out to dinner at Applebees. All good stuff, but nothing out of the ordinary. But this year was extra special. My husband rented an itty bitty float plane (did I mention he's a pilot?) and we flew from Hayden Lake to Lake Coeur d'Alene. Landed on the water and taxied over to a waterfront restaraunt. Many people arrive at this restraurant by boat, but we arrived in STYLE! Had dinner on the outdoor deck, then climbed back into the plane and took off into the sunset. How's that for romantic? James racked up some serious points with this event. Luckily I have until January to figure out what to do for his birthday. Somehow I don't think a cake and card are going to do.

Lake Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. This is beautiful country!



Arial View of the Restaurant (I did use my zoom, we were not buzzing the rooftops!)

Touchdown, on the water, and taxiing over to the shore

Sunset take-off!

Last day of school haircut

Thursday, June 14, 2007


My son has been asking for a mohawk haircut. It's not like he's a teen, he's in 2nd grade. But I guess that that there are a few kids who actually wear mohawks in 2nd grade. To compromise, I told him (months ago) that I would cut his hair for the last day of school, if he still wanted. Guess what? He asked for "the haircut".
It's just one day, right? And maybe it's the rebel in me, I think he looks pretty cool.

Here's to the Teachers

Tuesday, June 12, 2007


I love this quote. It says so much about what a good teacher can do. Teaching a student to think for themselves is the best thing you can do for anyone. With three of my four children in school, from elementary to high school, I so appreciate the hard work and dedication it takes to help them succeed. My hat's off to all teachers, everywhere!