Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Find Your Groove !

Woo-hoo the book is finally out and I just got my copy yesterday , it is AWESOME !!! I am so proud to be a part of this book! It seriously rocked my socks off.Hats off to Kitty Foster and Wendy McKeehan they did an amazing job with the book. One of my favs for sure!! Here my layout that is in it. This is a must have book!
Another book that came out recently that I was fortunate enough to be a part of is the Toodlerhood book. That book is also awesome.
I was so stinkin' excited to get this one and find MY layout on the back cover too! Here are a few layouts I had in this one:

On a personal level, summer has come to the Heisler residence. I am sooooo thankful summer school is starting Thursday morning. I have to admit that I am a bit nervous for Chloe, she has 3 different classes this round of SS and some how she will have to find her way to these classes. I am hoping the teachers will help these little ones out but how can you make sure every child gets to where they are suppose to go ???? FREAKS me out. This a large school and the thought of my little girl trying to find her way around scares the crap out of me. I am sure they must have a system they follow.. we'll find out Thursday I guess.

I received an email today that I just have to share it's a long one but well worth the read...

After 21 years of marriage, my wife wanted me to take another woman out to dinner and a movie.. She said, "I love you, but I know this other woman
loves you and would love to spend some time with you."The other woman that my wife wanted me to visit was my mother, who had beena widow for 19 years, but the demands of my work and my 3 children had madeit possible to visit her only occasionally.That night I called to invite her to go out for dinner and a movie."What's wrong, are you well?" She asked. My mother is the type of womanwho suspects that a late night call or surprise invitation is a sign of bad
news."I thought that it would be pleasant to spend some time with you," I responded. Just the two of us."She thought about it for a moment, and then said, "I would like that very much."That Friday after work, as I drove over to pick her up I was a bit nervous. When I arrived at her house, I noticed that she, too, seemed to be nervous>about our date. She waited in the door with her coat on. She had curledher hair and was wearing the dress that she had worn to celebrate her last wedding anniversary. She smiled from a face that was as radiant as an Angel's. "I told my friends that I was going to go out with my son, and they were impressed,"
she said, as she got into the car. "They can't wait to hear about our meeting." We went to a restaurant that, although not elegant, was very nice and cozy.My mother took my arm as if she were the First Lady. After we sat down, I had to read the menu. Her eyes could only read large print. Half way A nostalgic smile was on her lips. "It was I who used to have to read the
menu when you were small," she said. "Then it's time that you relax and
let me return the favor," I responded.During the dinner, we had an agreeable conversation-- nothing extraordinary but catching up on recent events of each other's life. We talked so much
>that we missed the movie. As we arrived at her house later, she said,"I'll go out with you again, but only if you let me invite you." I agreed."How was your dinner date?" Asked my wife when I got home."Very nice. Much more so than I could have imagined," I answered.
A few days later, my mother died of a massive heart attack. It happened so
suddenly that I didn't have a chance to do anything for her.Some time later, I received an envelope with a copy of a restaurant receipt from the same place where mother and I had dined. An attached note said: "I paid this bill in advance. I wasn't sure that I could be there; but
nevertheless I paid for two plates -- one for you and the other for your wife.You will never know what that night meant for me."I love you, son." At that moment, I understood the importance of saying in time:"I love you! ," and to give our loved ones the time that they deserve.Nothing in life is more important than your family. Give them the time they deserve, because these things cannot be put off till "some other time.

"Somebody said it takes about 6 weeks to get back to normal after you've had a baby.
Somebody doesn't know that once you're a mother, "normal" is history.

Somebody said you learn how to be a mother by instinct
Somebody never took a 3-year-old shopping.

Somebody said being a mother is boring.
Somebody never rode in a car driven by a teenager with a driver's permit.

Somebody said good mothers never raise their voices. Somebody never came out the back door just in time to see her child hit a golf ball through the neighbor's kitchen window.

>Somebody said you don't need an education to be a mother.
>Somebody never helped a 4th grader with his math.
>Somebody said you can't love the 5th child as much as you love the first .
>Somebody doesn't have 5 children.
>Somebody said a mother can find all the answers to her child-rearing
>questions in the books.
>Somebody never had a child stuff beans up his nose or in his ears.
>Somebody said the hardest part of being a mother is labor and delivery.
>Somebody never watched her "baby" get on the bus for the 1st day of
>kindergarten . Or on a plane headed for military boot camp.
>Somebody said a mother can do her job with her eyes closed and one hand
>tied behind her back.
>Somebody never organized 7 giggling Brownies to sell cookies.
>Somebody said a mother can stop worrying after her child gets married.
>Somebody doesn't know that marriage adds a new son- or daughter-in-law to a
>mother's heartstrings.
>Somebody said a mother's job is done when her last child leaves home.
>Somebody never had grandchildren! .
>Somebody said your mother knows you love her, so you don't need to tell
>Somebody isn't a mother.

This applies to Father's as well !!!

God Bless !


Holly Lane said...

wow Becky Congrats on the books!! All your layouts rock!!!

Love that email!!

Lala said...

COngrats oj the books.. you are rockin' the scrapping world eh?? Nice email too!


Trina said...

Hi! Wow, love your LO's! Congrats on the books!!!!!!!!!!!! I came to visit after seeing you on Susan J's blog. And the email you posted has really made me think. Thanks.

-leafa mcbirdie said...

whoa girl -check you out! you're everywhere! congrats!