Sunday, October 26, 2008

Our Trip to Hilton Head

We took a little trip to Hilton Head last week and had a wonderful time. My Mother and my Aunt Kay met us there. We had not seen them in a long time and won't see them at Thanksgiving or Christmas so it was nice to spend some quality time with them. We stayed pretty busy, although my Aunt Kay did nothing but relax, read and scrapbook. She had just returned from volunteering with the hurricane victims in Texas and really needed a break. Todd, my Mother and Karissa went fishing, we took lots of walks on the beach and also rode bikes. We stayed in a freestanding 3-bedroom villa located along a lagoon filled with turtles, minnows and a one-eyed alligator! Karissa would sing to the turtles and they would swim right up to her. It was the cutest thing! I think I'll nickname her the "Turtle Whisperer." We took some nice pics on the beach. I didn't realize how hard it could be to get a good picture of everyone with their eyes open (the sun was so bright)!

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This is the path we took to get to the beach-about a 5-minute walk from our villa. It was filled with the scent of jasmine and we were greeted by some very friendly butterflies. I could have stayed there all day!

Has Anyone Seen My Mojo?

It's been a LONG time since I have scrapbooked or created anything crafty (although I have made a card or altered picture frame here and there). We've been busy with with typical family life and work. But we've always been busy w/those kinds of things. So, my question is: Why have I lost my motivation to do one of the things that makes me so happy? For me, scrapbooking is the ultimate form of therapy. I'm taking a little time out for myself and spending time with my friends, while doing something constructive and positive for my family. Yes, many argue (those who don't scrapbook) that it can be expensive and excessive, but so can any hobby. And YES, shopping for supplies can be addictive, but at least it's not against the law. HA! Right now, I should upstairs in my scrapbook room creating a new masterpiece. But instead, here I sit typing away on the computer. Lately it just seems there are more important things I need to be tending to. Like cleaning my house and working on the pile of laundry that is threatening to overtake the entire second floor of our house. Funny, I was always the one that told my scrapper friends that cleaning and laundry could wait....Go SCRAPBOOK! And now it's my excuse. Let me know if you have any ideas to get my creative juices flowing again. I'm going to go fold another load of laundry. Oh the joy!

Monday, October 13, 2008

Rampant, like herpes, but for positive

I saw this on a friend of mine's blog and just had to lift it! You'll need to turn off my music player.