Monday, August 9, 2010


Hello everyone! Whew! The old saying is certainly true..."Time waits for no man/woman". It looks like the dust is finally starting to settle on the many issues we were dealing with. We have been relaxing and enjoying our summer, and I hope that each of you has done the same. I've been working for the last few months on a 'digital scrapbook for hire' project for a group of Toastmasters. I had to devote any of my free time to the project and I am happy to report that I have completed the album!! Yay!! So, now I can get back to sharing and visiting with all of you.

You may notice a new look for me on my profile pic...I have joined Weight Watchers and to date, I've shed 25 pounds. I've started working out 5 to 6 days a week. My Man bought all of us gym memberships for our birthdays this year and I tell you that has got to be the best gift I've ever received! I take a variety of classes there, including water aerobics and Zumba. I am planning to add yoga into my schedule soon. I am LOVING the changes I notice with my body. I promise I won't bore you with weight loss posts, but, since we haven't talked in a while, I thought I would give you an update or two.

The girls are preparing for Back to is still a bittersweet time for me. I really enjoy having them home for summer. Victoria is starting her third year in college...CAN NOT believe how quickly this has gone. Patricia will be a freshman in high school! I am excited to watch their lives change as they grow into mature young women. I know God has a plan for them and seeing them walking with Him, is best of all!

I am eager to get around to visit with each of you. I feel like I've missed so much. There are so many new products out there, too...wonderful new color palettes, beautiful patterned papers and stamps that I simply MUST have! I might need to take a card class to get my creativity going again. At any rate...I am still here and I just wanted to say...HEY!



Carolyn said...

You look great!! Congrats on the weight loss!! Love the backdrop!

Thanks for the sweet comment!

Kim Burmeister said...

Barb, you look marvelous! Congrats on the weight loss! I won't be bored with updates so post away.

The summer has gone by too fast! Sounds like you had a great relaxing time with your family. Can't wait to see what you make once you are back to creating for yourself.

Take care & HUGS!

Sheila H said...

Congrats on your weight loss - you look great! I'm so looking forward to all your posts.

VonEnemy said...

Thats why i love my cousin. Enjoy my dear enjoy :D

Lisa Stenz said...

Barb you look fantastic! (But you have always looked fantastic to me!) Congrats on all of the positive changes in your life. Love ya tons my friend. xoxo

Eldora said...

Barabra we're so glad you're back.
we've missed you and you look GREAT
You're an inspirition not only with
your creativity but also with your
weight loss-you go, girl. Blessing
to you

Jeanne said...

BARB!!!!! I'm SO happy to see you! I've missed you! I'm glad to hear things are settling down for deserve the break. I'm happy you've been enjoying your summer with your girls and I'm thrilled for you with your weight loss! You look absolutely marvelous! Like Lisa said, you always look wonderful to me, but your picture exudes a new confidence! Love it!

Please don't hesitate to keep us updated on your just never know who you will inspire!

Congrats on completing the big project and I can't wait to see you create again. Your work is just beautiful.

Huge hugs!!!