Monday, April 17, 2006

Gearing up...



We had a happy Easter at our house this weekend. I am happy to say that although the chocolate bunnies and colored eggs are a fun touch, Easter has much more depth and meaning than that. I hope you found your celebration to be more than just enjoying food and family, even though that is a good thing, and were stirred inside at the thought of the deeper meaning of this holiday. For me it is a reminder of the HOPE that awaits me for all eternity- my religion celebrates a living God and Savior. It means that I pray to a God who hears me, cares for me, has a plan for me, and has a place waiting for me in heaven with Him someday. My faith is more than just going to church or doing good things in hope that I am counted worthy of getting into heaven someday. I hope that you already have this same hope and assurance through your faith. If not, I hope you will seek it with all your heart until God becomes as real to you as He is to me!
That's the meaningful stuff for today. The rest of my thoughts are consumed with my preparations for the rest of the week. Three days til I'm on my way to Alabama for my Scrap weekend! The tough part of the trip is all the stuff I have to do before I leave home. I'm the kind of person who likes to have all my bases covered- you know- the obsessive, over-thinking mom...that's me. I was thinking, if something happened where I did check out "for good" it would take a small team to fill my shoes. That's a good and bad thing. It makes me realize how much I do for my family- and I feel good about that; they deserve a lot of me- but it means doing a lot of extra work so that life runs smoothly while I'm away.
I've been having fun making little goodie bags for the ladies that will be teaching the scrap classes in Birmingham- you know, Elsie, Carrie Colbert, Heidi Swapp and Cathy Zielske. The fabulous four! I made a bunch of mini-magnets for each of them by pulling pictures and logos off their blogsites. I figure most of them probably have a magnet board somewhere in their scrap area- or at the very least they have a fridge that they can stick 'em on. Or they can give them away to someone who really wants them.
I guess I've got plenty on my Nitty.Gritty. to-do list this week. Wish me luck!!!

9 comments:

Suzelle said...

Okay.....could those magnets be any CUTER !!!!!!!!!! LOVE that idea !!!!!!! Darling Easter pic :)

Anonymous said...

LOVE the magnet idea, i am sure they will be a fabulous hit!
Have a great time!


Tammy
http://www.myscrapblog.com/anderjam

Deanna- yep Dee-na said...

sweet pic of the kids! : )
Hope you had a wonderful Easter!
Love the magnets. what a cool idea! Hope you have such a fabulous time at the big event! I've kept tabs on what is going on, and I hate not going.I have to settle for the CK convention closer to home. Hopefully they will do another one in the future.

Christina said...

Happy Easter, Jody!

Amen to all the HOPE of the Easter holiday. Amen!

I'm planning on taking a bit of a hiatus this weekend, too. GOT lots to do for the husband before then... oh my, so much to do.

jen martin said...

hey! i have a question for you... could you give me your email address?? thanks so much!!

Rhonda said...

I love those magnets! There was a cool site that did them but I had it n the back of my mind I was going to do my own... Glad you have a nice Easter!

Vee said...

the magnets are so cool!
LOVE them
Vee

Christy said...

Hey Jodi- good luck! I am off to a scrap weekend myself on Thursday. If I can only wade into my studio to pack for it!

kris said...

Jody, what a great idea to make magnets for the girls. They will love them! :)