Wednesday, May 7, 2008

I'm going places

Today I took my personal day from work. I had important business. Business that can apparently only be taken care of during the hours I am at work.

I applied for a passport.

Yes, this means I'm doing a little traveling this summer...

Mike and I are going to Poland! We'll be on a mission trip, painting a church and doing youth activities! The guy who is organizing the trip has been over several times to work with this church. I'm really excited for several reasons: (1) I've never been outside the States, (2) I've never been on a mission trip, (3) hubs and I have never done any major traveling together. We've been a little worried about the cost, both in terms of money and time, but have prayed about it, and we both feel very at peace with our decision to go. I know this is going to be an amazing opportunity for us!


Last Saturday was National Scrapbook Day! Who else celebrated? I didn't get to do as much as I would have liked -- but that was because my brother was visiting, so that was okay. I did complete three challenges on SIS.

"Bon Appetit" Challenge:

I had to choose items from a menu for a five-course meal. Each of my selections represented an element I had to include on my page. I chose bread (8 1/2 x 11 page), baked potato (three buttons), salmon (pink and grey color scheme), Caesar salad (one flower), cheesecake (two pieces of patterned paper that don't match).

"You Don't Have to Be Married" Wedding Challenge:

Use something old from your stash, something new (you've bought in the last month), something borrowed (from another hobby), and something blue. And the photo had to be black and white (like a wedding gown and tux). I won the drawing for participating in this challenge!

"This Is Why I Rock" Challenge:

I finished this one last night -- long past the deadline. But better late than never. Just a bunch of reasons why I think I rock. (That sounds conceitied, but it really isn't meant to be! We should celebrate the things we like about ourselves!)


This Saturday, my little sister graduates from college! I'm so proud of her! (And Brittany -- if you're reading this, I promise to bring the camera!!!) :D


Siany said...

Your layouts look great :)

Raquel Daroda said...

Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful!! :)

Jill Deiling said...

wow thats so exciting that you're going to poland, congratulations!! I've never been out of the states either, i cant wait til you get to go!
congrats on getting 3 challenges done for sis, i saw that you won one too, that is soo awesome!
congatulations to your sister for graduating college! that is such a big accomplishment! :)
I hope you have a great weekend bekka!

Angie said...

Ohhh I love that one in the middle
Wonder why ???
Poland I was getting excited that u were going to say Australia !!!
Maybe one day u can adventure and see me ???
Or I see u !!!

Michelle said...

Cute pages, Bekka!! =) And yay for travelling!

Lisa said...

love the pages!! and congrats on the traveling!! thats totally exciting! i pray for the day we will be able to travel too :) have tons of fun! and be sure to remember your blog when you're away :)