Wednesday, August 09, 2006

My entry for GPAC - CJ [Karen's CJ]

A simple layout on my "collection". Not surprised that it was my collection is scrapbooking =)

Tuesday, August 08, 2006

A Wonderful Date Night...

Last night, Mike & I celebrated by going ALL OUT. I've been craving Japanese food and so he surprised me by taking me to a nice Japanese restaurant called Sushi Roku in Old Town. The food was delicious and service was really good. It was so much fun! I have the best husband in the WORLD!!

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My happiness today...
  • I get to call my grandma tonight
  • I'm going to scrapbook the CJ that's going out tomorrow
  • My group presentation is pretty much done
  • God's helping me get an A in physiology.

Tuesday, August 01, 2006

It's been a while...

since my last update. Lots of pictures to post to illustrate the fun things that's happened the last 3 weeks. It's been an incredible journey so far in school and although there seems to be way TOO much information for me to retain in my brain... God seems to make enough room to store everything I need to know each week to do quite well on my exams. All praise to God for getting me this far...

So this is what I've been up to so far on my down time. I started playing with photoshop. Hence the new header. That picture was taken at Long Beach when Mike & I went to Gladstones with his parents. Below is another picture I started to play with but ended up having someone else finish. I'm not advance enough to really make it look like my sister's graduation was in Paris =) but one day I will be... heehee

Another thing to remember in the last 3 weeks was that I completed our Annual Anniversary Page. Mike & I decided that each year when we celebrate our wedding anniversary, we'll come up with things we want to remember about the year and WE'LL scrap it together. What that really means is that we'll come up things we want to remember about the year and I'LL scrap it while he puts the finishing touches on it. haha so here's a picture of him 'finishing' our page =)

There was a morning in the week of a the massssive heat wave that came over us where I seriously thought it was the end of the world. Because the heat was so bad one morning, Mike & I were woken up by it at 6:30. We ended up just spending some time in our garden that morning talking and admiring the flowers that were growing in our small yard. He's been faithfully watering it and making sure they didn't dehydrate from the heat.

I was able to schedule in a trip to Disneyland with a group of friends that got annual passes a month in advance. It seems nearly impossible for me to "just hang out" on short notice these days. So back in June, I asked June & Jessica (plus significant others) to block out a Sunday afternoon to go to Disneyland in July and my sister and rem ended up coming along too. It was tons of fun. We really gotta do it again! =)

On Monday, the prof wasn't feeling well so she cancelled class. I had the afternoon off!! So this idea has been running through my head ALL WEEKEND and having Monday off meant that I was able to make my idea into reality. I've been reading blogs everyday as a source of inspiration and motivation to keep going when I feel like giving up. People like Ali, Cathy Z, Melody Ross, Bonnie Rose, Heidi Swapp... The list goes on (all those on my sidebar, I read daily) anyways... I was reading Cathy Z's blog one day and she had a picture of her organizer from Memory Dock. It made me very much miss the days pior to my PDA where I wrote down everything and got to doodle on my calendar, stick post-its' everywhere, jot down ideas after ideas... but I didn't want to give up my PDA. After internalizing and filtering out ideas to create an organizer/journal/idea book that would fit ME, I came up with this:

I used the Heidi Swapp tabs that came in the Costco Kit to label the months. Found a monthly calendar template online and made it fit exactly on my journal. The cover is filled with rub ons from MM, and mostly from Kelly panaccci. Tied a ribbon as a marker that will allow me to know where I last journaled or came up with an idea.