OK, this is very intimidating but we are moving beyond that and posting this. I LOVE the new challenge. I honestly have NEVER done a page about myself before and this was so much fun. I LOVED seeing the pages yesterday and getting to know you all better...there are so many amazing people here!


I took a ton of inspiration from Linda's layout https://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/ideas/data/1766/menow1.jpg I think it is absolutely stunning. I used her idea of the sketch and the way she journaled. My journaling is really small...apparently I had a lot of random tidbits I was shocked came out when I sat down to do this.


38 years old...brown hair...blue eyes...stay at home mom...LOVE my family...three wonderful children...two girls and a boy...awesome husband...a sweet English Bulldog...one miscarriage...undergraduate degree in child psychology and a masters in school counseling...love photography...obsessed with scrapbooking and preserving our lives...drink pop all day long...donít like coffee or beer...Christian...raised Catholic and am now Lutheran...a total homebody...a wife, mother, daughter, sister, aunt, godmother, friend, niece...teach church school...constantly exchanging sleep for scrapbook time...love to take walks and photograph nature...ADORE my children...drive a Toyota Sienna van...have traveled to Mexico, the Virgin Islands, Scotland, Denmark and Sweden...zero patience...short fuse...stayiong home with our children for the third year after a ten year career as a school counselor...parenting is the most challenging thing that I have ever done...looking forward to my children being able to do things for themselves...love mashed potatoes, root beer floats and cookie dough...could do without a tv in my house...obsessed with the computer...enjoy silence...need to lose weight...fascinated with geneology...donít like to shop...favorite thing to wear is blue jeans and a sweatshirt...not very social these days and treasure my alone time when the kids go down to sleep...very genuine and down to earth...one of my favorite parts of parenthood is seeing the love my children have for one another...get sick of hearing myself talk all day long...canít live without a shower in the morning...get up at least 4 times a meal to help the kids...live in the house we bought shortly after we were married and can see us living here for the rest of our lives...loyal, honest and trustworthy...a hard worker...canít put something down once I start it...passionate about life and anything that I am involved with...very determined...LOVE competition...have ran a marathon...have spent hours upon hours and years upon years on the golf course before my life with children...donít like to watch movies or tv shows that have any type of violence...youngest of three children...two older brothers...lost my mom when I was 21 and still miss her dearly...ADORE my in-laws...LOVE reading books to my children...like to exercise if it it is competitive...organized...always planning and working on a project...like things to be orderly (very difficult with children)...canít stand whining...wear my heart on my sleeve...grew up in a small town...my parents were blue collar workers....my faith is very important to me....have scrapbooked my whole life and switched to all digi in November of 2008...got the courage to upload a layout to DD in June of 2009 and have enjoyed becoming a part of the community...staying at home with my children is the hardest job I have ever had and yet, I wouldnít trade it for the world...would read more if I had more time... favorite fonts are impact and century gothic....favorite color is blue...LOVE to create and look at things in different ways...LOVE to learn and challenge myself...LOVE all kinds of sports especially college sports...have season tickets to the U of M Gopher basketball team...we have been married for almost 8 years...spend all of our time together as a family...favorite seasons are spring and summer...do not like cold weather and miss being outside during the winter...favorite place to hangout is on our back patio by the woods...am completely exhausted by the time the kids go to bed and find life again when I get on the computer...have never created a page about myself before...I love to play cards and games...worry about my children and how my inadequacies as a parent are going to affect them...I love details and appreciate the little things...take millions of pictures becasue I want to slow life down and savor each moment...think I have a strong appreciation for the gift of life because I saw my mom pass away at such a young age with so much life left to live...people think Iím mellow but Iím not...am very happy, grateful and LOVE the life that God has so graciously blessed me with!


Credits: K. Pertiet Digital Date Stamps Vol. 15
Farm Fresh Collection (staples)


Doodled Daydreams Paper Pack (white paper)


M. Martin
Sierra Paper Pack


L. Grieveson Evie Kit


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