Tuesday, February 21, 2012

What do you do for fun???

I love to scrapbook!! Do you have a hobby?? Well mine is scrap-booking and I love to do it! I go on two scrap book retreats a year with my Creative Memories Consultant. It's great to get away and focus on getting as many pages completed as possible!! I also love the prizes that you can win!! And I won big this year!! Well....I didn't win the grand door prize, nor the raffle, but as far as I'm concerned I won!!
I actually finished 59 pages!!! Woo Hoo!! Almost have 2011 completed. Only have November and December to finish and these will be the hardest pages for me to do since my daddy died on November 4th and that is where I begin when I begin creating pages again. 
Here are a few of the pages and pictures from the weekend!!

This was the last retreat I attended and won then too!!

This is my consultant Pegi Henderson and Kelly Crowe, having fun!

Winning prizes for paying early! How easy is that??

With my new album....isn't it pretty??
Here is the special page I did for Jordan....this is her baby!!
 I just love creating beautiful things for my family and keeping the precious memories recorded for future generations! I would recommend this hobby for everyone! And if you want to ask me any questions please do!! Love to share what I do!!

“What you are is what you have been. What you’ll be is what you do now.” – Buddha


Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Girls Lifting Weights

I've been to Florida to watch my niece at the Florida Girls Weightlifting State Meet and who knew girls could lift that much weight???!!! This was my second year to go and this year there were records broken all over the place!
I'm so very proud of my niece, Lauryn, who did a fabulous job this year. She had a shoulder injury and wasn't able to lift until the last 4 weeks of the season, so she was not quite where she wanted to be. However, to watch her lift and get that weight up is AMAZING!!! She ended up in 4th place in the 110 lb. class and I know that she was disappointed.  It is just amazing to watch them and she did a GREAT job whether she thinks so or not! Just watch this video:
And then there is the Clean and Jerk portion of the competition. Here are a few of the pictures I took and you can see the intensity on her face as she lifts!

 As you can see she is quite a small girl, but can she lift!!! That was 150 lbs. on the bench and she got 140 lbs. on the clean and jerk! I am still AMAZED every time I watch this! I know I've used AMAZING a lot but it is!! She is also a very good student and is currently participating in joint enrollment with college courses and is very involved at her church. She is sweet, gentle, and incredibly kind. I love her and wish her all the best! I just wanted to share her sweet success with all of the world!!