Thursday, August 31, 2006

Part TWO... yeah - that's right... I said it!

OK... as a Tribute of Sorts to my friend Natalie... I would like to present to you PART TWO...

Well - maybe it is more like Post Two... but still... it counts, yes?!

So - here is my Fall/Autumn Layout from last year... I love the Photo's and the journaling rings true for me every September!!!
Well - Blogger ONCE AGAIN will not let me upload my pictures - maybe later... that seems to be the case... I usually can do it when I go in to Edit?! Anyone else have this problem!? LOL!? I'm not asking YOU Darcie... so just shut it! If I can, I will add those later... but for now - I will just have my journaling here...

Aahhhhh… Autumn!!!
(An Aggett Welcome to Fall!)


On October 4, 2005 I finally wrote to Creating Keepsakes Scrapbook Magazine
when the Editor in Chief, Tracy White asked subscribers to write in and tell her
if they find they have more or less time to scrap in the fall and what they think
of the Autumn season …this is what I wrote:


Tracy,
Hello there from a long time fellow Scrapper - & a long time CK Subscriber! I have actually never submitted work or sent off any e-mails to CK... but, your writing on Fall stirred something in me! I too adore this season... I am blessed to live in a gorgeous area of the universe where I can thoroughly enjoy all four seasons…& Autumn is my favorite!


I love Fall because it just screams Warmth... the colors even seem to glow in warmer tones & richer textures! Fall brings for me more of a routine - all that Summer 'free' time is gone & we are all back to school, regular work weeks, & weekly meetings. I host several prayer or Bible study meetings in my home & I love to pull out all those Fall decorations & light those scented candles that stir up a sense of Home, Warmth, & Love... While Fall stirs my senses up with Turning Leaves, Crisp Morning Walks, & Pumpkin Spices, my heart is stirred to slow down in the midst of returning to busy schedules & stop to appreciate all that life has brought me so far! So often, we go from Halloween straight to Christmas - but my favorite Holiday is tucked in between! By October I am searching my heart & making a list... checking it twice... It's not my Christmas Wish list... although - if I thought you folks there at CK would indulge me... No, it's not a Christmas list - it's my list of things I am grateful for. Each year at Thanksgiving time, our family has a tradition that we enjoy. We have what we call a Blessing Box. (Idea taken from the book "The Blessing Box" by Debbie Boone) I pull it out along with all of our Fall decor. We love to go through the years & read things we were thankful for in the past...as well as begin to focus in on what we are grateful for today. If my little one has had a bad day, we break open that Blessing Box & read through enough papers to remind her (& me) that there is plenty to be happy about when we just remember how blessed we really are! I have scrapped several of these boxes, & included a poem that I wrote, & given them out as gifts... I think the Paint cans would work great for that - or the SEI Lunchbox Albums... hmmm... my Scrapbook table is calling my name!

I am a Scrapper for Hire & have just finished a Baby Boy 1st Year Paper Bag Album, a 12x12 Wedding Album, & am currently working on a Mini Beach Album & a new Wedding Album... not to mention my own family album! I find that I have more time to Scrap in the Fall. My daughter is in school, the husband is working a full work week again, & I can enjoy those precious quiet afternoon hours planning, cropping & scrapping with my current copy of CK, Becky Higgins new Sketches book, & a Pumpkin Spice Latte... Ahhhh… Fall! What's not to love!?
Blessings,
~Karrilee Aggett~



My Weekly Fall Schedule:
Mondays = Morning Walk & Prayer & Book Study
Tuesdays = Morning Walk & Cleaning (& Scrapping!)
Wednesdays = Morning Walk & Errands (& Scrapping!)
Thursdays = Morning Walk & Prayer & Book Study
Fridays = MIT Mtg., & Errands (& Scrapping!)
Saturdays = Family Time!!! (& Scrapping!)
Sundays = Church & Family Time!!!


Flip Flops, Shorts, & Cool Tops are traded for
Clogs, Jeans, & Cozy Sweaters…
Iced Tea & Frappucinnos are traded for
Hot Chai Tea & Pumpkin Spice Lattes…


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Anyway - I thought it was great... but I never did hear anything back from CK or from Tracy?! I suppose I should try to submit again some day... this mornings ramblings about Fall made me think of this layout/journaling though...

So - until next time - which will SURELY not be until at least tomorrow People?! (Man, are you all demanding?!)

Scrap Happy!
~Karrilee~

Oh... well - this one is just for you Darc':

Our Last Summer
by the Lostprophets

The Friday sun bears down again
As we drive without friends
And on these longest days we spend
All the time trying to pretend
That our stories could be true
Our chance to be cool
The setting sunset says the day is through
If only we knew...
And we all sit around here in our home town
Listen to the waves as they all crash down
And watch the fire as it slowly burns away
Glowing embers fly across the sky

Here by my side, in my summer, our last summer
The world passes by in my summer, our last summer
The light makes shadows fall, surrounded by each other
Alive to watch it all, the view from our last summer
The view from our last summer...

We trace the sun across the sky
And we laugh till we cry
Always so hard to say goodbye (good bye)
And we all sit round here in our home town
It's so good like this, these are times we'll miss
The memories, I hope they'll never fade
Glowing embers lie across the sky

Here by my side, in my summer, our last summer
The world passes by in my summer, our last summer
The light makes shadows fall, surrounded by each other
Alive to watch it all, the view through our last summer
The view from our last summer...

I would stop time to stay with you
I would stop time so we don't move
I would stop time I would stop time
I would stop time to keep you

Here by my side, in my summer, our last summer
The world passes by in my summer, our last summer
The light makes shadows fall, surrounded by each other
Alive to watch it all, the view from our last summer

Sorry - someone NEEDED some lyrics today... I could just FEEL it! ~K~

2 comments:

Darcie said...

Hey, this is too long to comment on, LOL! I don't think I know that song either, but thatnks for the lyrics-you know how I love that! :o)

ScrapbooksbyKarrilee said...

What!? Too many words?! LOL!?

Go figure?!
~K~