Saturday, November 17, 2007


We were blessed to get to travel to Tahiti with Tahitian Noni. We spent 8 days in a tropical paradise together. We're counting this as our 31st anniversary celebration! Here are some pictures: I couldn't get the captions underneath each picture, so here they are: 1. Who knew that pineapple grows on these small bushes - I thought there was a pineapple TREE! 2. The ocean view from our hotel. 3. The sand pool right outside our room. A swimming pool with a sand bottom - a true BOBW (best of both worlds) 4. The Tahiti Papeete temple where we did a session in Tahitian. 5. Beautiful sunsets - every night!

Thirty-one years together!

Friday, November 16, 2007


I'll have more pictures of our trip to Tahiti and journaling later, but I needed to get out the pictures of us swimming with the dolphins. It was a highlight of our trip and we're so glad that we did it. We both love dolphins and Rich overcame his dislike of water to experience the dolphin encounter.

Thursday, November 1, 2007

New and Improved Staroom

My staroom is my room for scrapbooking; it's also the family office, computer, homework, and project room. Unfortunately, lately it has become more of the latter and less of the first. I realized when I was in NY and read a book that Laura got for her birthday (which I couldn't find a picture of on the internet) The Organized and Inspired Scrapbooker, that part of the reason I haven't scrapbooked in three and half years is because my room isn't organized properly and doesn't inspire me to want to scrapbook. Also, just being with Laura and talking with her about scrapbooking really made me want to get going again because she truly is an inspired scrapbooker.

When I got home I got the book and read it, as well as using the workbook that comes with the book to help you realize what inspires you and your personal approach to scrapbookng and then how to make your scrapbooking space make you WANT to scrapbook. Well, it's taken me a couple of weeks to completely revamp my space and my supplies, but I completed this project last night at 10:30 pm and it feels great! I got a bigger bookcase since my old one was overflowing (thanks, Heather!) so now I have a "reading area" with my books, Ikea chair and lamp. I moved my printer and modem closer to the computer and made my "home office" space more workable. Finally I reorganized ALL of my scrapbook supplies. I realized that my approach to scrapbooking is motivated my color, so I organized everything into drawers by color. This included going through all my stickers, brads, grommets, die cuts by color - very time consuming, but rewarding because now I am excited to get scrapbooking. My next job is organizing all the photos of the last three and a half years into photo boxes so I can start scrapbooking!