Monday, March 22, 2010


I received a Scrapbooking Memory magazine from Australia the other day with my page published... it was a happy moment, I had totally forgotten about it :) It sure feels nice to have a page in a magazine, I just wish it was here in the States :) Oh well.... I scanned the page in, because I had to remove the page from my galleries...
I hope you will be able to blow it up, it's the top right one...

Saturday was a gorgeous day, actually the last few days have all been gorgeous, warm and sunny, all the snow is gone, I love it. We went to spend the afternoon at Fr. Sylvan's and I took my camera along, one never knows :) His grounds are so pretty and peaceful, I got some nice shots of the house and the pond, it was fun. The kids got to run around a bit after we visited, so they had a good time. Then we stopped and had some dinner at this hicks place (that's what Rachel called it), and had some really good food! It goes to show that you should never judge a book by it's cover, right? We also stopped to look at a couple of llamas, Gabrielle just finished a report on them and she was thrilled! Of course she kept warning us to keep an eye on their ears, that if they turned back we would be better off to remove ourselves, so we wouldn't get spat on :)

Here are some more pictures from the place

Then just when we were getting into the car, these hawks (?) started cruising above us and I had to rip my camera out again, change my lens to my telephoto and somehow get some halfway decent settings. It was still a little far away, but the closest I have ever gotten to one, so I was thrilled! I think my family thinks I am insane....

Not much went on last week, just the same daily running around with lessons and play practice for the kids every day. This week they are scheduled with their Iowa testing all day long, so they will be tired when they get home.
I have to call the dentist to take a look at my new crown, I can't chew on the darn thing... just another thing to take care of, it's really tiring to run all the time, from appointment to appointment and in between their are always forms to fill out for school or otherwise....I guess things could be worse :) Good thing I have my scrapbooking, that is such a release for me....which of course leads me to my latest pages...

Again, I am a week behind with my 365 pages, but I will tackle last week's soon. That Miracle page is from Fr. Sylvan's grounds, that little creek just meandered through the field and the gurgling sound was so peaceful (if you ignored the kids' squeals). It really is such a quiet and holy place, I love being there.
Well gang, that's it for today, it's been a whole week and nothing much to show for it. We must be leading such a boring life :) I am just glad the weather was nicer and the kids got to spend some time at the park with their friends. That is becoming such a hangout place for them. Better than the Mall...and closer too.
Have a good day everybody!


Barb said...

Aw, Anke! Did they make you pull your page from the gallery. Humbug. It wasn't hurting anything!! But...still big congrats to you!!!

I don't think your life is boring at all. What is boring is MY life. Good golly. It seems like I just do the same thing week in and week out. No wonder I am so good at it!!! LOL

Love your blog. It is so interesting.

jeanne said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!! You should have been submitting a long time ago. You have such a great knack for design AND photography. Wowsers!!!! I am so excited for you.

latz said...

Congratulation on your publication! I am so happy for you! It is a good reason to celebrate!

Jeanne said...

Congratulations on being published! What an amazing accomplishment and the layout is gorgeous. Wow! Then I go on to see your amazing photos and more amazing layouts. Wow again!

I shook my head in wonder when you say you didn't have much to show for the week. I beg to differ! You live an incredibly blessed and full life!

Heather said...

How fun to see your page in the mag! Our Anke, her name in lights!!!

I am so rusty with my scrapbooking now - sometimes I get really grumpy because I don't really have the time to dabble in it anymore, but I keep reminding myself that my little ones will stay little for only a season. I will really regret it if I don't relish it.

If only there were more time (and energy) in each day. :)

Congrats, dear Anke!

Never say Never!

Well, here I am creating my very own blog! I was always very sure I would never get into this blogging "thing", but here I am. I hope you will enjoy finding out a little about my not so interesting life!