If only we could all be like him (God sure called home a good one!)

Last weekend, I got a surprising phone call. An important man in my life had passed away. No, it wasn’t my husband. Or my son. Or my dad. It was Father John—more formally, the Rev. John P. Roof—the priest who held my attention with his infectious laugh, his sometimes-off-kilter sense of humor, and his genuine loveContinue reading “If only we could all be like him (God sure called home a good one!)”

How can it be?

Journaling for a scrapbook page to be made sometime in the future… Our daughter Ella turns 8 in less than a week. And what a joy-filled, fast-as-lightning eight years it has been! This little girl has a strong personality, an infectious giggle and a huge heart. She loves to draw, write love notes to herContinue reading “How can it be?”

Page Share: You & Me

Journaling: In just a couple of weeks, we will celebrate 13 years of marriage. Thirteen! And what is even more amazing, we have been together almost 18 years…more than half of my lifetime. Wow. We have come a long way in those 18 years. We started together as just kids, teenagers in love who believedContinue reading “Page Share: You & Me”

What love really means

I would never call my 9-year-old son a “mama’s boy” in front of him, for fear he would be immediately embarrassed and determined never to do anything ever again that would make him appear to be such. But the truth is, I love that he sort of is, for lack of a better term, aContinue reading “What love really means”


Lately I have been a bad blogger. Lately I have been an even worse scrapbooker. But I have taken photos. LOTS of photos. And I wonder when I’ll get around to scrapping them. Lately I have been spending less time scrapbooking and blogging and designing stuff for scrapbooking and doing much of anything but workingContinue reading “Lately…”