Honestly, though, it was such a cool opportunity for me to allow people to help me. I'm one of those stubborn people who believe that they can handle it all themselves (which is so not true!), and I think I needed a little lesson in humility and letting people love on me.
And love on me, they did. :) A friend came and cleaned my house for me. Others stepped in a helped work out stuff for my kids when my car was not starting up. Another friend actually came and drove me all the way to Gatlinburg! Several people - friends and family - helped ease burdens from me in various ways. It was so cool to see in practice... and humbling.
I was telling my Sunday School girlies a few weeks ago about how it's hard for me to show grace to others, because I don't let people see my weaknesses so they can show grace to me, and it turns into an ugly cycle. It's something that I feel like God has been really teaching me the last 6 months or so. Last week was a sure sign of it!
Anyways, I had an absolutely AMAZING time. Got lots of uninterrupted sleep AND scrapping. Woo to the hoo! I'll be posting pics of everything I completed over the next week, but here are the layouts I taught. (Like a do-do, I forgot to bring my layouts back home with me, so once they get back to me, I can post pics of what they look like complete with photos, journaling, and titles).
(By the way, does anyone know why blogger is putting lines in my photo- like the one above- when I upload? They're not in my original photos. I end up deleting them and re-uploading them. I asked a question about it on the help forums but didn't get a response.)
Oh, and the "NEWS" I mentioned in my post title?
Well, remember me talking about applying for the Lily Bee Design Team?
I got a pretty good phone call yesterday. :) Needless to say, I'm pretty much over the moon and in complete awe over the fact that I got chosen to be on this team.
Lots of happy dancin' going on here today!!!!